Data Communications & Networking IV
This course introduces and extends the student's knowledge and practical experience with Wide Area Network (WANs) technologies. Students are introduced to the network requirements of converged application in a complex network. They learn about the different WAN technologies like Point-to-Point Protocols (PPP), GRE and single-homed eBGP along with their benefits. Additionally, they learn about Access Control Lists, network monitoring and Quality of Service implementation. Students also continue to practice and test their troubleshooting skills. As a graduate of this course, the student will have many of the skills needed to plan and implement an efficient network on a business scale. As local area networks have become more commonplace, the need for professionals capable of interconnecting corporate environments rises. This course prepares students to continue their networking skills education in the SECR 1100 and VOIP 2100 courses in semesters 5 and 6.