ntc249 | undergraduate

Wide Area Networking Concepts

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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.

This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks This course is available to take individually or To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 5 weeks

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    Network Security

    • Analyze network security risks.
    • Compare and contrast private key and public key encryption.
    • Identify how different types of firewalls protect networks.

    Wireless Technology

    • Discuss the different types of wireless signals as they relate to a WAN.
    • Design a WAN.

    Networking Basics

    • Describe the main protocols used for voice over IP (VoIP).
    • 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).

    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.

    WAN Technology

    • 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.
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