A concise overview course covering Wide Area Networks with particular emphasis on the WAN options available including the use of the Internet.
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.
Modems, ISDN, BRI, PRI.
XDSL, leased lines.
X.25, SMDS, Frame Relay, CIR, ATM, Internet, MANS, dark fibre and other services.
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.
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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.