Part I of this book is composed of this chapter. It describes the network design process and two network design models, and includes the following sections:
• Design Principles
• Modular Network Design
This chapter discusses design and the various methodologies for designing today's networks.
Appendix B, "Network Fundamentals," is a refresher of topics that you should understand before reading this chapterand the rest of the book. Appendix B includes the following topics:
• Introduction to networks
• Protocols and the OSI model
• Network devices
• Introduction to the TCP/IP suite
You are encouraged to review any of the material in Appendix B that you are not familiar with before reading the rest of this chapter.
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