A hands on Introduction to Wide Area Networks for engineers. This course covers all current major WAN technologies from a perspective of design, evaluating technologies available as well as hands on to consolidate the theory
LANs, MANS and WANS, protocols, the OSI seven layer model, ITU-T, ETSI, DTE, DCE, and the overall picture.
Service providers, core, access, DTE, DCE, CPE,
dialup, circuit switched, packet switched, how to
choose a WAN, common bandwidths, site to site,
Topologies: Star, Full mesh, partial mesh.
Before IP was ubiquitous, The PSTN, Dial up networks, modems, ISDN, Stat mux, TDM, 64k, N*64, E1, X25, Frame Relay
The growth of IP, the role of routers, routing tables,
Hands on: IP and routing.
Copper, Fibre, Wireless, Microwave, Phone lines, FTTC, FTTH, mobile networks.
The transport plane, SDH, SONET, DWDM.
Phone lines, leased lines, xDSL, WiMax, satellite, the role of PPP.
adband xDSL, ADSL, SDSL, local loops, DSLAM, DSL architecture.
Cell switching principles, ATM switching, Virtual paths, QOS, CBR, VBR, ABR, UBR, AAL1 to AAL5, MPOA, LANE, Voice over ATM.
VPNs, IPSEC, QOS.
Core MPLS, MPLS and the 7 layer model, MPLS protocol, MPLS standard, MPLS runs on routers, MPLS history, Why MPLS?
LSRs, PE and P router roles, FEC, swapping labels, MPLS packet format, Loops, TTL control.
What is Ethernet? LANs, MANs, WANs, Ethernet
and switches in the LAN. Traditional LAN/WAN
integration, routers. The Ethernet interface for the
Standards: Transporting carrier Ethernet.
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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.