■ Chapter 1, "Introduction to Computer Networking Concepts"—This chapter provides a very basic introduction for those who are brand new to networking.
■ Chapter 2, "The TCP/IP and OSI Networking Models"—Chapter 2 introduces the terminology surrounding two different networking architectures, namely Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) and Open Systems Interconnection (OSI). This chapters also compares the new protocol architectural models.
■ Chapter 3, "Data Link Layer Fundamentals: Ethernet LANs"—TCP/IP and OSI both have several protocols and functions performed at the data link layer. This chapter covers the concepts and terms used for the most popular option for the data link layer for local-area networks (LANs), namely Ethernet.
■ Chapter 4, "Fundamentals of WANs"—TCP/IP and OSI both have several protocols and functions performed at the data link layer. This chapter covers the concepts and terms used for the most popular options for the data link layer for wide-area networks (WANs), including High-Level Data Link Control (HDLC), the Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP), and Frame Relay.
■ Chapter 5, "Fundamentals of IP"—The Internet Protocol (IP) is the main network layer protocol for TCP/IP. This chapter introduces the basics of IP, including IP addressing.
■ Chapter 6, "Fundamentals of TCP and UDP"—The Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) and User Datagram Protocol (UDP) are the main transport layer protocols for TCP/IP. This chapter introduces the basics of TCP and UDP.
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