This course discusses the WAN technologies and network services required by converged applications in a complex network. The course enables students to understand the selection criteria of network devices and WAN technologies to meet network requirements. Students learn how to configure and troubleshoot network devices and resolve common issues with data link protocols. Students will also develop the knowledge and skills needed to implement virtual private network (VPN) operations in a complex network.
Students who complete the Connecting Networks course will be able to perform the following functions:
- Understand and describe different WAN technologies and their benefits
- Configure, verify and troubleshoot serial connections: HDLC and PPP
- Understand and describe the operations and benefits of virtual private networks (VPNs) and tunneling
- Configure, verify and troubleshoot tunneling operations
- Configure, verify and troubleshoot eBGP in a single-homed remote access network.
- Configure, verify and troubleshoot IPv4 and IPv6 ACLs
- Configure SNMP to monitor network operations in a small to medium-sized business network
- Troubleshoot a network problem using SPAN
- Describe basic QoS concepts: network transmission characteristics, queueing algorithms and QoS mechanisms
- Describe Cloud Computing and Network Programmability in an enterprise network architecture
- Describe the pillars and the values of the Internet of Everything
- Troubleshoot end-to-end connectivity in a small to medium-sized business network, using a systematic approach