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Data Communications and Networking (McGraw-Hill Forouzan Networking)

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As one of the fastest growing technologies in our culture today, data communications and networking presents a unique challenge for instructors. As both the number and types of students are increasing, it is essential to have a textbook that provides coverage of the latest advances, while presenting the material in a way that is accessible to students with little or no bac ...more
Hardcover, Fourth Edition, 1168 pages
Published February 9th 2006 by McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math (first published June 6th 2000)
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Jul 19, 2013 rated it did not like it
This is one of the worst academic material I've come across. Not to mention,it's super lengthy and repeats the same thing in different manner for pages after pages,this book gives too much importance to physical layer and data link layer,the network layer is comparatively better while there are hardly any matter pertaining to the transport layer and application layer which are the two most important layers in the internet spectrum. Exactly 50% of the book is devoted to the most unimportant and u ...more
Sep 05, 2017 rated it liked it
غلاف الكتاب في عالم،وعنوان الكتاب في عالم ثاني..مهو شيء جديد على كتب الحاسب.
Jayesh Naithani
Dec 26, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: technology-read
Read this book recently as part of a graduate level introductory course on computer networks at the University of Saint Thomas in Saint Paul, Minnesota. The book covers the five layer TCP/IP protocol suite and provides a basic understanding about each layer using plenty of diagrams complemented with supporting text.

A lot has changed in the networking area since I took a Computer Science course about the topic during my undergraduate days in the late '80s - wireless communications, Internet telep
Ashwaq Alshammari
Dec 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I have read this book during my studying for IT/Networking. I took it as a reference in many coerces, it gives you a clear and a sophisticated way of explaining networking and layers and how they work. Highly recommend
Britt Freeman
Sep 04, 2015 rated it did not like it
way too long. way too in depth. insanely dry. not at all the best text for an undergraduate introductory networking class. too much communications and information theory math. not enough focus on networking. what would be more useful would be a slightly more in depth Network+ guide. been a professional in the field for a long time, and i've never used about 900 pages of the material in this book. though, that intimates that i believe understanding the underpinnings of a thing is less important t ...more
Alexi Parizeau
It's over 1200 pages yet still it's only a "brief overview". I read it cover to cover, and though I was never bored, it certainly wasn't exciting. If I had to do multiple readings (which I do) my preference is definitely with Tanenbaum's "Computer Networks". Meanwhile, I can't help wonder what else I could be doing with my time instead of repeatedly reading data communication textbooks (ie like reading Atlas Shrugged, 2666, Ulysses, Kingkiller Chronicles, 1Q84, Infinite Jest, etc). But we all ha ...more
Feb 26, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: study

This is a good textbook for introductory courses to networking. The chapters include detailed yet easy to grasp explanations of the topics covered, often with figures and demonstrations.

This textbook was prescribed for my course so I had to study it in depth.There are NUMEROUS errors/typos in the examples and chapter questions. Also, some of the figures (e.g. IP addressing) contain incorrect data. Unless you study/read this book actively, you may miss on these parts.
Sep 18, 2011 rated it really liked it
CSC305:Data communications and networking
Fall 2011-2012
MoWe 4:30-5:45 pm

An interesting and wonderful course..It was really easy and I enjoyed my time..I did very well during the semester except the final which was really easy but I didn't do well on it..But at the end I was really satisfied with my results..
And after taking this course I decided to specialize on networking.

Jul 05, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: geeky, non-fiction
Seiring dengan berakhirnya semester maka saya nyatakan buku ini selesai dibaca :).
Buku nan tebal ini membahas A sampai Z mengenai jaringan komputer. Mengenai jaringan komputer, buku-buku Pak Forouzan bisa dijadikan pegangan.
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May 02, 2010 rated it it was amazing
2nd must have read book for telco eng stdnt! :P
Tahir Abulubbad
Mar 25, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Forozan has a simple straightforward language. This book is best chosen as an introductory to the networking field.
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