ntc409 | undergraduate

Global Network Architecture And Design

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This course addresses the fundamentals of network design and analysis with an emphasis on business network needs. The network design techniques necessary for Local Area Network (LAN) and Wide Area Network (WAN) implementations are covered. The concept of service levels, the provisioning of and importance of service levels are analyzed.

This undergraduate-level course is 5 To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

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

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    Networking Service Levels and the Cloud

    • Explain the importance and purpose of service level agreements and why these levels must be adequate for networking services.
    • Describe the importance of international standards in global network design.
    • Differentiate between class of service and quality of service.

    LAN Design Techniques and Tools

    • Identify wired and fiber cable types and their advantages and disadvantages.
    • Describe how wireless LANS operate and provide advantages and disadvantages for business network use.
    • Identify communication protocols for wired and wireless networks and explain the best use of each.

    WAN Design Techniques and Tools

    • Recognize how data networks operate efficiently utilizing packet switching, circuit switching and other networking technology.
    • Explain the advantages and disadvantages of satellite communications.
    • Explain the advantages and disadvantages of cloud computing in support of business functions.

    Networking in the Global Arena

    • Examine the history of digital computing in today's global network environment.
    • Understand the role of network architecture in the global environment.
    • Explain how data governance and network architecture support business functions in all environments.

    Assessing Business Network Needs

    • Identify the business process functions and sources for assessing business needs.
    • Analyze sources of business functions and the relations to network use.
    • Align IT and business strategies for network use.
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