Introduction to Wide Area Networks

Wide area networks (WAN) comprise the data networks covering individual cities, to the entire globe. The data on these networks, naturally, includes video and voice. For technicians to perform well in this world, they need to be familiar with the various WAN technologies. As an introduction into WAN, this course teaches satellite network basics, as well as how the various WAN technologies work together to transport data; such as synchronous optical networks (SONET), Ethernet, and multiprotocol label switching (MPLS). Virtual private networks (VPN) functionality and security is also explored.

Delivery Options

The course is delivered online. Lesson and final exams are taken online.

Completion Time

The estimated completion time for this course is four hours. The maximum allotted time is four months from enrollment.

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