Standard: BICSI - NSC


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This manual provides an overview of concepts and technologies considered to be fundamental to organizational network design. The contents of this manual are grouped into seven chapters, as follows:

• This chapter provides an overview of basic networking concepts, including network architecture, design, and project management

• Chapter 2: Network Connectivity, describes cabling and wireless technologies used to link network devices in a single building or a multi-building campus.

• Chapter 3: Fundamental Network Components, provides an overview of the hardware components used to enable building, campus, and multi-site networks.

• Chapter 4: Network Communications, describes the communications protocols associated with networks, internetworks, storage, and telecommunications circuits.

• Chapter 5: Network Administration and Security, describes the concepts, technologies, and standards associated with network management and network security.

• Chapter 6: Commercial Building Networks, provides an overview of design guidelines for building, campus, and multi-site networks, including remote access connectivity for mobile users.

• Chapter 7: Data Center Networks, provides an overview of design guidelines for data centers, including the facilities, cabling topologies, and network equipment associated with data center deployment.

Appendix A: Codes, Standards, Regulations, and Organizations, details the sources of codes and standards and lists important international, multinational/regional, and country-specific codes and standards.

Appendix B: Legacy Technologies, provides an overview of network technologies used in the past but no longer considered for deployment within most organizations.

Appendix C: Numbering Conversions, provides a reference for numeric conversions.

Organization: Advancing the Information and Communication Technology Community
Document Number: nsc
Publish Date: 2011-01-01
Page Count: 591
Change Type: STCH
Available Languages: EN
DOD Adopted: NO
ANSI Approved: NO
Most Recent Revision: YES
Current Version: YES
Status: Inactive