Paperback: 456 pages
Publisher: Sams Publishing; 4 edition (September 25, 2008)
Product Dimensions: 7 x 1 x 9 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds
Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (38 customer reviews)
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Overall a decent introductory TCP/IP book. If you don't know the concept - the "in 24 hours" concept means that there are 24 chapters, each of which are meant to take an hour or less to read over & understand. I found most of the chapters took me under an hour to review, but I'm already pretty experienced in the concepts presented, so for a novice (to which this book is preominantly aimed), an hour sounds about right for reading, reviewing, & fully comprehending the material. Each chapter starts out with a very small one-page outline of what you're about to read in the chapter and what specific goals or takeaways you should be getting from the material. In terms of "sidenotes" (of which I am fond), the book calls them "by the way" notes, and they're essentially just by-the-way blurbs about things you're reading. I don't really think there are enough of these, but, then again, they would make the chapters longer and possibly get in the way of the whole "hour" concept....Each chapter concludes with a summary, Q&A (only 4 or 5 questions, with the answers provided directly underneath each question), ~5 Q quiz (NOT multiple choice; answers provided at the back of the book), ~5 exercises, and a glossary of key terms. I'm typically a fan of more questions in the quizzes, but 5 is enough to broadly cover the concepts in the chapter, so more might be overkill. The difficulty of the quizzes is about what you'd expect - nothing too hard, nothing too easy, as long as you've read the chapter. I might have also asked for a book-wide quiz at the very end of the book to help reinforce material from 18 hours ago, but that isn't included.
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