• Visual approach is supported with hundreds of figures and
animations on the text website
• Strong in-text pedagogy is designed for the beginning student and includes numerous figures,
highlighted points, examples and real life applications, key terms, chapter summaries, practice
sets and an extensive glossary and list of acronyms.
• Text uses a bottom-up approach where students learn about data communications before
learning about networking. This approach allows instructors to cover the material in one course,
rather than having separate courses on data communications and networking.