ntc249 | undergraduate
Wide Area Networking Concepts
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- Describe the components that make up a wide area network (WAN).
- Differentiate between data, voice, and video network traffic.
- Define a private branch exchange (PBX).
- Describe the main protocols used for voice over IP (VoIP).
- Identify how different types of firewalls protect networks.
- Analyze network security risks.
- Compare and contrast private key and public key encryption.
Network Technology and Protocols
- Discuss the differences between public and private networks.
- Identify the purpose of subnetting and default gateways.
- Describe Ethernet, Token Ring, and Fiber Distributed Data Interface (FDDI).
- Explain how a virtual local area network (VLAN) would be used in a corporate environment.
- Identify the function of a Channel Service Unit/Data Service Unit (CSU/DSU).
- Determine appropriate situations for using Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) and cable connection services.
- Compare and contrast packet switching and circuit switching.
- Discuss the different types of wireless signals as they relate to a WAN.
- Design a WAN.
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