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ATM fundamentals  |    A 2 day training course

ATM training course description

An introduction to ATM.

What will you learn
  • Describe how ATM fits in the seven layer model.
  • Explain how ATM works.
  • Describe the ATM architecture.
  • Explain how LANE and MPOA work.
ATM training course details

ATM training course contents

  • Introduction
  • WAN technology overview, ATM advantages

  • ATM overview
  • The big woolly cloud, ATM and the seven layer model, ATM multiplexing, Cell switching principles, PVCs, SVCs, VPI's and VCI's, ATM switching, ATM standards.

  • ATM physical layer
  • Supported physical layers, ATM interfaces, SDH, Alternatives to SDH,POS.

  • The ATM layer
  • ATM interfaces, ATM cells, Cell headers, ATM addressing.

  • The ATM Adaptation layer
  • What the Adpatation layer does, AAL1 to AAL5 levels, QoS and CoS, CBR, VBR, ABR, UBR.

  • ATM Queuing
  • Min Cell rate, Peak Cell rate, Burst tolerance, Sustainable Cell Rate, CDVT.

  • ATM signalling
  • ATM Forum, ITU-T, UNI, NNI, User to User, PNNI, ILMI
    Uses of ATM (ATM Higher layers) RFC 1483, RFC 1577 "Classical IP", NHRP, LANE, MPOA, Voice over ATM.

Learning path



Based on customer reviews

J. E. - Aker Solutions:

"Good level of practical."

B. M. - London Internet Exchange

"Excellent presentation - very good course structure."

Training approach

This structured training course seeks to build upon workbook learning through the use of group exercises, dynamic discussion and individual tasks in order to deliver an engaging and interactive module that will ensure all candidates are able to transfer their new skills into the workplace.