This course covers Wide Area Networking concepts and its interface with metropolitan area networks (MAN) and local area networks (LAN). The course will cover telecommunication technologies, backbone technologies, hardware device protocol, hardware selection and usage, and basic WAN security considerations and planning
Identify the purpose of subnetting and default gateways.
Discuss the differences between public and private networks.
Voice and Data
Describe the main protocols used for Voice over IP (VoIP).
Define a private branch exchange (PBX).
Differentiate between data, voice, and video signals.
Classify the main types of cables used in networking.
Describe the components that make up a wide area network (WAN).
Describe the main features of Ethernet and Token Ring.
Explain how a virtual local area network (VLAN) would be used in a corporate environment.
Design a WAN.
Explain how to secure a wireless local area network (WLAN).
Discuss the different types of wireless signals as they relate to a WAN.
Compare and contrast private key and public key encryption.
Identify how different types of firewalls protect networks.
Analyze network security risks.
Cisco Switches and Routers
Explain how to configure a Cisco router.
Differentiate between static and dynamic routes.
Explain how to configure a Cisco switch.
Compare and contrast packet switching and circuit switching.
Determine appropriate situations for using integrated services digital network (ISDN) connection services.
Identify the function of a Channel Service Unit/Data Service Unit (CSU/DSU).
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