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ISBN-10 158714266XISBN-13 9781587142666
ISBN-10 1587051524ISBN-13 9781587051524
Author(s): Priscilla Oppenheimer
Publisher: Cisco Press
Copyright year: © 2004 Pages: 600

The updated edition of the popular network design text teaches a practical methodology for designing enterprise networks that are reliable, secure, and manageable.

Top-Down Network Design, Second Edition teaches a network design methodology that is based on structured systems analysis techniques that revolutionized software development projects back in the 1970s and 1980s. The book describes the design methodology, as it has been adapted to fit modern network design, with the topics being taught in the order that design tasks should be accomplished. Case studies and examples help students understand how to successfully complete a design project that fulfills a client or organization's requirements.

NEW TO THIS EDITION: The second edition, is updated for the newest technologies, and includes coverage of new topics, all organized within the top-down design process. Top-Down Network Design teaches a classic method for network design that is timeless, but that also takes special consideration for recent networking requirements like an increased need for security and resilience, a renewed recognition that network projects must be prioritized based on business goals, and a need to support mobile users.