Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Top-Down Network Design, 3rd edition, is shipping! In many ways, updating a book is harder than writing it, so I'm very grateful for the help of the professionals at Pearson Education (Cisco Press) and my technical editors, Keith Nabozny and Joe Wilson.
One goal for writing a 3rd edition was to make the book a good textbook. It started life as a popular book for professionals but took on a life of its own in academia. I've heard from professors all over the world who use it in CS or engineering classes. It's a good fit for a career-oriented college that has a couple of basic networking classes that can serve as pre-reqs.
The most fun thing about writing this edition was adding review questions and design scenarios at the end of every chapter for readers to practice their network design skills. I hope students, professors, and professional network engineers find these additions helpful.