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.
Introduction to Wide Area Networks
Course Type: Online
0 credit hours
4 seat hours