This course provides detailed information about the components, operation, management and security aspects of an Ethernet local area network, introduces the concept and application of virtual private networks and discusses the use of Ethernet in wide area networks ("Carrier Ethernet").
A basic understanding of digital communications and the role of data protocols, and an understanding of the basic principles of Ethernet local area networks (LANs).
It is recommended that the PTT online courses SRC: "Data communication principles" and LAA: "Ethernet fundamentals" are studied before attempting this course.
Operation of a switch inc. "self-learning" facility
Benefits and features of the different types of switch
Role and operation of the Spanning Tree Protocol
Structure of IP packets and concept of network addressing
Basic facilities of a router; advantages of routing compared to switching
Role and operation of Address Resolution Protocol, ARP
Comparison of static and dynamic (DHCP) IP addressing
Role and operation of Network Address Translation (NAT).
Significance of TCP/UDP port numbers
Role and facilities of firewalls and proxy servers; static and dynamic access lists
Interconnection of remote local area networks
Virtual Private Networks (VPN): role of VPN clients, VPN servers and IPsec
Capabilities and role of various "Carrier Ethernet" services including VPLS and Ethernet over SDH.
Testing Ethernet wide area network connections
Role and facilities of the Simple Network Management Protocol, SNMP
Number of modules: 8
Approximate study time: 7 hours
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VAT will be added to the above price for UK and EU customers.