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At Last––Clear and Comprehensible Definitions of All the Networking Acronyms, Terms, and Abbreviations You Need to Know

The Dictionary of Networking is a highly readable, authoritative guide to the extensive––and often bewildering––terminology of network computing. This completely updated, expanded third edition spans all aspects of networking hardware and software––from peer–to–peer networks to enterprise wide area networks (WANs), the Internet, and internetworking––and covers every major network operating system. Topics include:

  • Certification programs
  • Communications
  • Industry standards
  • The Internet and intranets
  • LANs, MANs, WANs
  • Mobile and wireless computing
  • Network administration
  • Networking theory and concepts
  • Operating systems and environments
  • PC and server hardware
  • Protocols
  • Security
  • Slang
  • Voice and data transmissions
This book contains more than 3,000 entries. Abbreviations and acronyms are cross–referenced to their definitions, and many entries include additional cross–references to related entries. You′ll find clear, concise definitions, acronyms and abbreviations defined in context.

About the Author

Peter Dyson has more than 20 years of experience in engineering, software development, and technical support. His computer–related publications range from technical research papers to more than a dozen books on operating systems and software. His other books for Sybex include Mastering Microsoft Internet Information Server 4 and The PC User′s Pocket Dictionary.

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IT Project Manager can now understand his team 30 Oct. 2001
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As a Project Manager for a Fortune 10 corporation, I first used this book to help unravel all the three letter acronyms and technical terms that some of my team were using (so I would not have to ask what they meant and look like an idiot). I have yet to find a network-related term (or even a distantly network-related term) which is not covered clearly and concisely in this book. This book covers over 3000 terms used in networks, operating systems, security, architecture, and even slang terms and significant numbers. I find this book much more useful than a rack of text books and can highly recommend this book to anyone who needs to understand the terms used in a complex corporate computing environment.
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