Telecommunication Networks: Protocols, Modeling, and Analysis
||Author: Mischa Schwartz|
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Publisher: Pearson Education POD (August, 1986)
Sales Rank: 314,470
Average Customer Rating: 5 out of 5
Customer ReviewsRating: 5 out of 5
Fantastic but unknown for some reason
This is one great book on networking. Unlike other books that include exclusively kiddie babbling about OSI etc., this one comprises a lot of material (actually, most of the book) on queueing and related low-level network issues.
As the other reviewer suggested, math (statistics, Markov chains, etc.) is profusely utilized throughout the text, so make sure you start with a good refresher of the above topics. If there's nothing to refresh, this is not a book for you, it's not another "certification" cram-blam-exam tutorial. Not any vendor oriented. It does talk about OSI, TCP/IP, SNA, and other environments, but mostly the book is more fundamental than just that. At the same time, this is not a textbook on statistics by any means, math here is of the purely applied kind, only what's relevant, it doesn't crush the reader -- which is a rare combination: it's not elementary, yet eminently practical. Also, the book contains a huge bibliography. Highly recommended for any technical individual working in the telecom industry.
Rating: 5 out of 5
Makes MCSE, ECNE or Sun certification a joke.
This is the real engineering book to consider and understand Networks. You may need to find a key for all the solutions as they are very hard to understand. A upper level of statistics is taken for granted before you address this book.
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