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S4. Connecting networks

As the course title states, the focus of this course is on the WAN technologies and network services required by converged applications in a complex network. In this course, you will learn the selection criteria of network devices and WAN technologies to meet network requirements. You will do the following:

  • Describe different WAN technologies and their benefits
  • Describe the operations and benefits of virtual private networks (VPNs) and tunneling
  • Configure and troubleshoot serial connections
  • Configure and troubleshoot broadband connections
  • Configure and troubleshoot IPsec tunneling operations
  • Monitor and troubleshoot network operations using syslog, SNMP, and NetFlow
  • Describe network architectures

By the end of this course, you will be able 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 IPsec and virtual private network (VPN) operations in a complex network.