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Telecommunications: A Beginner's Guide - Authors: Mitchell S. Moore, N. Todd Pritsky, Cliff Riggs, Peter V. Southwick

Telecommunications plays a major role in the development of the knowledge economy. Interest in telecom is massive. Now you key into the telecom world by learning the basics of telecommunications using this expert step by step guide and resource. 



Product Details

Paperback: 544 pages
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Osborne Media; 1 edition (December 11, 2001)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0072193565
ISBN-13: 978-0072193565
Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 7.4 x 1.4 inches

The telecom beginner's guide is designed to be an invaluable resource for beginners and professionals who already work in the telecommunications industry. It does this by providing comprehensive content on the key need-to-know issues and topics of telecommunications -  voice and data communications, convergence, etc.

Reading objectives include:

  • Get a clear and concise introduction to the telecommunications field
  • Understand high-speed access technologies including DSL and broadband
  • Discover how wireless and virtual private networks function
  • Learn about Internet Protocol (IP), addressing, application services, and more .

It is packaged as a go-to guide that you can use for getting fundamental knowledge of the telecommunications industry and also as a resource for reference while working in or with the industry. It isn't just a book for telecom engineers but for anyone who has the need to get a handle on what telecommunications is all about. With the Telecommunications beginner's guide there is no need to reinvent the wheel.

The guide is written by the seasoned experts at Hill Associates a leading telecommunications training and consulting company. The authors are Mitchell S. Moore, who specializes in the strategic use of telecommunications technology -especially the Internet to enhance the value proposition that companies bring to their customers. His particular interests and expertise include industry convergence and Internet-enabled collaborative communities. He is also an expert in optical networking technology. He is the author of The Telecommunication Manager's Plain English Guide to Packet Switching; N. Todd Pritsky, who specializes in computer networking and the Internet.

He is currently director of e-Learning Courseware and a Senior Member of Technical Staff for Hill Associates; Cliff Riggs technical expertise includes TCP/IP, LANs, routing and switching, security, e-commerce, and VPNs. He is a Cisco Certified Network Professional, Cisco Certified Design Professional, Certified Novell Administrator, citrix Certified Administrator, Microsoft Certified Professional + Internet, and Microsoft Certified Trainer; Peter V. Southwick has been in communications designing, implementing, and training on voice and data systems for over 20 years. He specializes in wide area technologies, network design, Telephony, ISDN, SS7, LANs, and SNA.

This resource made of 6 parts starts with a brief history of telephony and the evolution of networking, and then moves on to cover key topics that include wireless communication, convergence, Internet Protocol (IP), virtual Private networks, and much more.

The six parts of the guide are - Part 1 The Evolution of Networking; Part II Network Foundations; PART III The PSTN; Part IV Data Networks; Part V The Internet; Part VI Convergence.

From the back cover:

  • Learn the basic of telephony, telephone system management, and its structure;
  • Get an introduction to data networking and preview the open systems interconnection (OSI) model and lnternet protocol (IP) suite;
  • Examine the architecture of the Internet, and learn about service providers (ISPs) and Internet access options
  • Explore the functions and services offered by fast packet technologies, frame relay, and ATM
  • Understand the basics of switching both circuit switching and packet switching
  • Discover options for convergence
  • Create and design an operable local area network (LAN)
  • Trace the evolution of transmission technology - from analog and digital to wireless.

To reinforce learning objectives the book includes practical hands-on tips and techniques on implementing key technologies in the telecom industry.

Newcomer to telecommunications? Do you need a good grounding in the fundamentals? Or are already on the job and you need good reference material. Then this resource could be the right guide for you. Become part of telecom revolution. You don't need excuses when you have knowledge.

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June 23, 2008


Akeem Fagbemi from Abeokuta says:



I hope it will give one the real fundamentals as explained, because telecom is not just a revolution but a world changing explosion. I'm experiencing it first hand.  


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