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Requirements Analysis

Concepts

In this chapter you will learn to develop service descriptions for networks and to identify and/or derive network requirements from the system. You will learn that network requirements are coupled to services and will develop a requirements specification to map out requirements and help determine their dependencies. You will learn how to apply the concepts discussed in the last chapter to a variety of user, application, and device requirements and to develop both a requirements specification and an applications map.

2.1 Objectives

In this chapter we expand the concept of requirements for a network. We tune the general systems engineering process, introduced in the last chapter, to the problem of networking. We talk ...

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