Forouzan's Business Data Communications is designed for use in a data communications course for business majors. To this end, the book blends an accessible technical presentation of important networking concepts with many business applications.
Pedagogy is a key component of the Forouzan approach. Each chapters is mapped out with chapter objectives and an overview at the beginning. Throughout the chapters, Forouzan makes use of Business Emphasis boxes to pull out important business applications. Technical Emphasis Boxes are also used to provide optional, additional technical material. Each chapter ends with a running case study, as well as extensive problem sets.
Business Data Communications is supported by a complete supplements package. This includes: PowerPoints, solutions, quizzes, animations of key concepts, and a testbank. All of the resources make it easy to get started teaching with the book, as well as provide additional resources for students.