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ITM430 Wide Area Networks

Lead Faculty: Ms. Debra A. Bowen

Course Description

Overview of the management tools necessary to understand the WAN hardware and software for client server architecture technology. This course focuses on the installation and management of the WAN and the connectivity to other systems and networks. The emphasis of this course is on hands-on learning: how to install, configure and implement the network.

Learning Outcomes

  • Define the technical and business characteristics of Wide Area Networks.
  • Describe Wide Area Network architectures, models, and International Networks.
  • Describe circuit switched, packet switched, frame relay, and ATM Networks.
  • Identify how to interconnect Networks using bridges, switches, routers, and gateways.
  • Identify Remote access technologies for mobile users to LAN's.
  • List Network Management Objectives for LAN's and WAN's.
  • Identify the components of Network management systems, standards, and protocols.
  • Identify the major security requirements and threats for Computer Networks.
  • Identify how to manage, safeguard, and protect computer networks.