J. S., Framestore CFC
B. M., London Internet Exchange
WANs training course contents
WAN architecture, Common WAN terms, Core vs access, service providers, relationship with 7 layer model, WAN equipment, how to choose a WAN.
Copper, phone lines, fibre, coaxial, satellite, wireless. Cabling to the building, CPE cabling, interfaces.
Dial up vs. Dedicated vs. packet switched networks and when to use them. Packet switching vs. circuit switching. Point to point and point to multipoint.
Dialup access technologies
Modems, ISDN, BRI, PRI.
Access with dedicated lines
XDSL, leased lines
X.25, SMDS, Frame Relay, CIR, ATM, Internet, MANS, dark fibre and other services.
Case study: Selecting WAN technologies.
Service provider technologies
MPLS, SDH, WDM, DWDM.
Network addressing, default gateways, routing tables, routing protocols.
Service providers, ISPs, private peering, public peering, core WANs in the Internet.
Private networks, public networks, What are VPNs?, benefits of VPNs, tunnelling, encryption, IPSec.
Case study: Specifying WAN connectivity.
Why Choose Us
SNT trainers score an average of over 90% on the three main areas of:
- Ability to teach
- Technical knowledge
- Answering questions
We limit our maximum class size to 8 delegates; often we have less than this. This ensures optimal interactivity between delegates and instructor.
"Excellent course. The small class size was a great benefit…" M.B. IBM
We write our own courses; courseware does not just consist of slides and our slides are diagrams not bullet point text. A typical chapter provides clearly defined objectives with a chapter overview, slides with text underneath, a quiz at the end to check the learning of the students. Hands on exercises are at the end and are used to reinforce the theory.