IT Networking at Uni, any good textbooks?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by Mirai 11, Sep 3, 2011.

  1. Mirai 11 macrumors 6502

    Mirai 11

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    Hello,
    I'm on a couple of student forums, but straight away i get the replies that don't help in the slightest, so i thought i'd come to here!
    Anyone who's studied Networking at Uni/College, have there been any good textbooks at all that have been really useful? I've been revising over the topologies, the OSI Model and the like, but a few books to carry round with great info would be really beneficial.
    Much appreciated!
     
  2. r1ch4rd macrumors 6502a

    r1ch4rd

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    When I was at University we used "Data and Computer Communications" by William Stallings as the main course text. It's pretty comprehensive and in depth.

    It totally depends on the content of your course what is going to be useful though. I assume you are studying Computer Science? If not, this book might be a bit much.
     
  3. Mirai 11 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mirai 11

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    I'll lookout for this and see if its any help, cheers.
    The course is Networking, it's going to cover everything, and even though the first year isn't going to be as mental as the 2nd and 3rd year, just want to be prepared :)
     
  4. PaulyD macrumors 6502

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    Cisco CCNA books will set you up for the most part but they will obviously cover their own protocols as well as other well known ones. If it is like the course I took then they covered the first two semesters of CCNA throughout the course.

    Probably the best thing to do would be to ask your tutors?
     

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