Data Communications and Networking Basics

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9The book contains the basic concepts, terminology, protocols, and technologies used in modern data communication, local area networks (LANs), and wide area networks (WANs). The reader receives a thorough introduction to topics such as: OSI and TCP/IP reference models, error detection and correction methods, data link control and protocols, packet switching, Internet working, congestion control, quality of service, cryptography, and network security. The book also includes a chapter on emerging technologies such as IoT, Big Data Analytics, and Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs).


  • Covers the major components and protocols of data communications and networking
  • Includes a discussion of emerging technologies such as Big Data Analytics, cloud computing, Internet of Things (IoT), Smart Grid, SCADA, control systems, and Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN)
  • Provides "Test Your Knowledge" exercises with answers at the end of each chapter to help master the concepts discussed
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