The book teaches data communications and networking to students without requring heavy technical background while still providing challenges to more experienced students.
More than 700 figures provide complete, visual presentation of the material.
Many examples have been developed in each chapter to demonstrate the concepts.
An On-line Learning Center is available to provide extra material to both students and instructors. Some features of the on-line learning center include: PowerPoint Slides, Solutions, and Animated Figures.
Summaries at the end of each chapter emphasize the key points.
The practice set includes and extensive number of review questions, multiple choice questions, and extended exercises.