Technology, Data and Science

Networking Foundations: Wide Area Networks (WANs)

A wide area network (WAN) spans across large distances or across geographic locations. In this course, IT trainer and technology advocate Jarrel Rivera guides you through this foundational networking topic. Get an introduction to WAN, including terminologies, topologies, and devices. Learn about traditional WAN, such as leased lines, PSTN, ISDN, ATM, Frame-relay, SONET/SDH, and dive into modern WAN like dark fiber, ethernet WAN, MPLS, xDSL, PPPoE, Fiber, wireless, SD-WAN. Plus, explore several topics you need to consider, related to WAN, including redundancy, bandwidth/speed, VPN, router security, firewall.

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