Course 101
Telecom, Datacom and Networking
for Non-Engineering Professionals
course 101 telecom, datacom and networking for non-engineers
Telecom, Datacom and Networking for Non-Engineering Professionals is our famous core training - an intensive course designed for non-engineering professionals, getting you up to speed on virtually all aspects of telecom, datacom and networking, from fundamentals and jargon to the latest technologies, services and solutions.

This is the essential core telecom knowledge set, tuned and refined over 20 years... and constantly updated. The latest updates added lessons on IPv6, CLECs and collocations, 4G LTE, The Cloud, MPLS VPNs, VDSL2, Optical Ethernet and VoIP.

You get a top-ranked instructor, three days in the classroom, a 354-page course book with detailed text notes,
course completion certificate, plus free bonus TCO CTA and CTNS certifications, access to all online courses with unlimited repeats, and the companion reference textbook Telecom 101 eBook, all for $1395.
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Course Overview
Day 1: Fundamentals of Telecommunications
The first day puts in place a solid base, covering the telephone network, traditional telephony, VoIP, digital, the telecom business and players, The Cloud and wireless.  We'll demystify buzzwords and jargon, provide a clear structure for understanding the components of telecom networks including loops and trunks, switches, softswitches and gateways, digital voice and video, ILECs and CLECs, the network “cloud”, how services are actually provided,
and wireless: mobile networks, cellular to 4G, WiFi… and how it all fits together.
Understand loops, trunks, POTS and the PSTN - the foundation for everything. PBX & Centrex.
VoIP concepts and components. VoIP soft switches, SIP trunking, hosted PBX.
Understand what "digital" is, how voice and video are digitized, how bits are transmitted digitally.
The telecom business: ILECs, CLECs and collocations, POPs, IXCs and resellers.
The Network Cloud, services and equipment. How services are actually provided.
Wireless: cellular concepts, mobile Internet, 3G CDMA, HSPA, 4G LTE and OFDM, WiFi and more.
Day 2: “Data” Communications & Transmission
The second day begins with a discussion of how voice and video are treated like data to achieve convergence:
one network and one service for everything. Then you'll learn the fundamentals of the principles and technologies that were developed for data, including circuit configurations, LANs and WANs, packets and frames and Ethernet.
Next, we’ll cover transmission systems: the installed base of channelized TDM and SONET backbones, newer systems based on IP and Optical Ethernet, all about fiber optics, and DSL and cable modems on copper for the last mile.
Convergence: treat everything like data.
"Data" fundamentals: DTEs and DCEs, LANs and WANs, IP packets vs. MAC frames.
Ethernet LANs, MAC addresses, LAN cables, LAN switches and VLANs. Optical Ethernet.
Legacy channelized TDM transmission systems: DS0-DS3, T1, SONET, ISDN.
Today's packetized transmission systems: IP packets and Optical Ethernet.
Fiber Optics: fiber, fiber cables, wavelengths and modes, DWDM, FTTH, PONs.
FTTN and last mile on copper: DSL, VDSL, cable modems and DOCSIS.
Day 3: Networking
On the last day, we bring it all together with networking: starting with the OSI Layers to provide a structure
for the discussion, then the principles of overbooking, bandwidth on demand and packet switching, IP and routers,
Customer Edge, IP addressing, DHCP, public and private addresses, Network Address Translation and IPv6.
In the afternoon, we’ll cover carrier packet networks, Service Level Agreements, MPLS and how MPLS is
used to implement VPNs, classes of service, service integration and traffic aggregation. The last main chapter
covers the Internet, ISPs, Internet VoIP and Internet VPNs. We’ll conclude with a top-down review with templates
for mainstream solutions you can put to immediate use and a peek at the future of telecommunications.
A true understanding of the OSI layers and protocol stacks.
Routers and IP addresses, DHCP, static and dynamic, public and private, NAT. IPv6.
Carrier packet networks and services, Service Level Agreement, Class of Service, service assurance.
MPLS concepts. MPLS for QoS, MPLS VPNs for business, integration and aggregation.
Internet, ISPs, transit and peering. The Web, Internet VoIP and VPNs.
Practical solutions and project methodology.
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This training - and our superb instructors - consistently receive rave reviews on evaluations. 
Many attendees tell us that this is knowledge that they've been needing for years.  
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Why Take This Course
Designed for Non-Engineering Professionals
Understand the jargon and buzzwords, technologies, protocols and standards, the underlying ideas and how it all works together - in plain English.
Vendor independent
This is the core knowledge set required in the telecom business, and will be a solid, productivity-enhancing start to any telecom or data network project or system.
Proven content
This material, its content, order, timing, analogies and examples have been tuned and refined over 20 years... and we constantly update it. Hundreds of people have rated this course "excellent".
Technically-qualified professional instructors
Our instructors hold Bachelor of Engineering degrees or equivalent and have decades of experience working in the field. They consistently receive the highest ratings across the board and written praise on student evaluations.
High-quality course materials
You will receive a 354-page high-quality course book, up-to-date and bringing together information impossible to find in one place anywhere else... sure to be a valuable reference for years to come.
Free Bonuses: Online Courses, Certification, Telecom 101
You get as a free bonus the Certified Telecommunications Network Specialist (CTNS)
Certification Package
: all six online courses and the CTNS certification exams with unlimited repeats.
The Certified Telecommunications Analyst (CTA) certification exam is the final exam for Course 101. Pass it and get the prestigious Telecommunications Certification Organization CTA certification with certificate suitable for framing... or just write the 10-question test for each chapter to confirm your new knowledge.
AND, you get the 400-page Telecom 101 eBook as a free bonus.
Value Pricing
This three-day course is value priced at $1395. Compare to $1999 and up for lower quality and without the bonuses elsewhere.
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Thousands of people from organizations including AT&T, Verizon, Cisco, Intel and Microsoft, the GSA, CIA, IRS, FAA, and FBI, all branches of US Armed Forces, TELUS, Bell Canada, Qwest, Wells Fargo, Bank of America, TD Bank, Oneida Tableware, the SF Giants and many others who needed to be more effective in understanding and dealing with telecom and networking technology, services and applications have benefited from this course.
You'll get up to speed, demystify jargon and buzzwords, fill the gaps, understand the technologies, the underlying ideas and how it all fits together... knowledge you can't get reading trade magazines or talking to salespeople.
This investment will be repaid many times over, eliminating frustration at buzzword-filled meetings, increasing your efficiency, and helping ensure you make the right choices.
Our goal is to bust the buzzwords, demystify the jargon and instill structured understanding... in plain English. Register today to benefit from this career-enhancing course!
Free Bonus!
CTA Certification is included
certifications
Certified Telecommunications Analyst (CTA) certification from the
Telecommunications Certification Organization is included.
CTA Certification is the optional "final exam" for this course, concrete proof of your telecom knowledge for current or future employers. It's backed up with a certificate and a letter of introduction.
Aside from the certification, students find the chapter-by-chapter exams useful for measuring knowledge and ensuring key points are understood. details
Another Free Bonus!
Online Courses & Certified Telecommunications Network Specialist (CTNS) Certification
online telecom and networking courses
You also get the Certified Telecommunications Network Specialist (CTNS) Certification Package Unlimited Plan -the full set of Online Courses with unlimited course and exam repeats, a $219 value at no extra charge!  details
Not only are the Online Courses an excellent way to familiarize yourself with the topics before the seminar, they allow you to take a second pass through key topics or a refresher after the seminar, and feature pictures of equipment and additional lessons.
If you choose to write the optional course exams, you will also earn TCO CTNS certification, complete with certificate suitable for framing and letter of reference.
Another Free Bonus! Telecom 101 Reference Book
Telecom 101 textbook
But that's not all! You also get the Telecom 101 reference book in eBook format for free with this course. details
Telecom 101 covers telecom, datacom and networking from A-Z, organized in logical chapters covering all major topics, and written in our signature "Telecom for Non-Engineering Professionals" style.
Covering all of the topics in this course, Telecom 101 allows you to study in advance, and serves as an invaluable day-to-day handbook.
As a special added bonus, you can optionally get a printed copy of Telecom 101 in standard 7" x 9" softcover textbook format with high-quality paper, a laminated cover and professional binding for half price!  details on the half-price printed book offer
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Course Outline
Telecom, Datacom and Networking for Non-Engineering Professionals is our core training, organized into three
modular parts: telecom, datacom and… networking. We’ll start at the beginning of the story, progress through
key concepts in a logical order, and finish at the end. Our goal is to bust the buzzwords, cut through the jargon
and doubletalk to put in place a clear, structured understanding of telecom, datacom, IP and networking.
Part 1: Fundamentals of Telecommunications
The first part provides an understanding of the telephone network, traditional telephony and VoIP, digital
communications, the telecom business and players, the Cloud and wireless. We'll demystify buzzwords and
jargon, provide a clear structure for understanding the components of telecom networks including loops and
trunks, switches, VoIP, digital voice and video, ILECs and CLECs, the network “cloud”, how services are actually
provided, plus wireless: mobile networks, cellular to 4G, WiFi… and how it all fits together.
Objectives
• Understand telecom fundamentals:
• Telephony and the telephone network
• Voice over IP
• Digital voice and video
• The telecom business, ILECs and CLECs
• The Cloud and how services are provided
• Wireless telecom: cellular to 4G and WiFi.
• Fill in the gaps in your knowledge.
• Form a solid base on which to build.
 
What you will learn
• The structure and operation of the telephone network.
• What analog means. The voiceband. Loops and trunks.
• Plain Ordinary Telephone Service
• Voice over IP (VoIP) concepts and components
• Traditional PBX & Centrex vs. VoIP Soft switches
• What digital means. How voice is digitized. MP4 video.
• All about LECs, CLECs, IXCs and interconnections.
• Wireless and cellular concepts, terminology, standards.
• 3G CDMA, 4G LTE and WiFi
1. Fundamentals of Telephony
It all begins with the Public Switched Telephone Network and Plain Ordinary Telephone Service.
We'll establish with a model for the PSTN, explaining analog circuits, loops, trunks, remotes,
circuit switching and other telephony buzzwords and jargon. We’ll understand how the network is
organized into access, switching and transmission. We’ll cover Centrex and traditional PBX, then
understand Voice over IP (VoIP) concepts and components, soft switches and SIP trunking.
 

A. History of Telecommunications
B. The Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN)
C. Analog Circuits
D. What is Sound?
E. The Voiceband
F. Plain Ordinary Telephone Service (POTS)
G. DTMF Address Signaling
H. Signaling System 7 (SS7)
I. Network Architecture: Access, Switching, Transmission
J. Telephone Switches
K. Traditional PBX and Centrex
L. VoIP
M. Soft Switches, Hosted PBX and IP Centrex
N. SIP Trunking

2. Digital
With the fundamentals in place, we’ll cover digital. You will learn what is really meant by “digital”,
how voice is digitized to 64 kb/s, and MP4 digital video. We’ll complete the story understanding
how the resulting bits are communicated using binary pulses on copper and fiber.
 

A. Analog and Digital: What Do We Really Mean?
B. Continuous Signals, Discrete Signals
C. Voice Digitization (Analog → Digital Conversion)
D. Voice Reconstruction (Digital → Analog Conversion)
E. Voice Digitization: 64kb/s G.711 Standard
F. Digital Video: H.264 / MPEG-4 Standard
G. Implementing Digital: Binary Pulses

3. The Telecommunications Industry, Competition and Interconnect
In this chapter, you will gain a solid understanding of the telecommunications business and how it
is structured, including telephone companies, local and long-distance, and how these companies
compete and interconnect. You will understand how each organization fits into the picture,
including ILECs, IXCs, resellers, CLECs, collocations, regional rings, POPs and MANs.
 

A. US Domestic Telcos
B. AT&T and Verizon
C. Canadian Telephone Companies
D. PSTN Switching Center Hierarchy
E. 1984: LECs, IXCs and POPs - Last Mile: Switched Access from ILEC
F. Competitive Carrier - Last Mile: Dedicated Line from ILEC
G. Competitive Carrier - Last Mile CLEC: Collocation plus ILEC Dark Fiber
H. Competitive Carrier Network Model: Regional Rings, POPs and MANs

4. The Cloud
Next, we will demystify the Network Cloud. You will learn why people draw a picture of a cloud to
represent a network, then most importantly, what is inside the cloud and understand what is really
going on. You will learn about the three basic kinds of network services available, the equipment
used to implement each, and how services are actually provided… highly useful knowledge when
planning, ordering, troubleshooting, auditing, or otherwise dealing with carrier services.
 

A. Anatomy of a Service
B. Inside the Network Cloud
C. Network Equipment: How and Where Each is Used
D. Summary: How Services Are Provided

5. Wireless
We'll complete the first part of the course, and the first day, with wireless, concentrating on
cellular. You will learn the components and basic principles of operation of mobile networks,
tracing a call from end-to-end from mobile phone to landline. You’ll understand the requirements
for coverage, capacity and mobility, and why cellular radio systems are used. We’ll cover voice
over cellular, then the exploding area of “data” over cellular, which is actually Internet access.
With the concepts in place, we’ll sort out different cellular technologies and generations: without
bogging down on details, you will learn the differences between 2G GSM/TDMA, 3G 1X, UMTS
and HSPA CDMA, and 4G LTE with its OFDM. We’ll conclude with WiFi, more properly called
802.11 wireless LANs, and satellite communications.
 

A. Wireless
B. Mobile Networks
C. Cellular
D. Second Generation: Digital Cellular
E. Digital Cellular: Voice
F. Digital Cellular: Data = Internet Access
G. Spectrum-Sharing Technologies: FDMA, TDMA, CDMA, OFDM
H. 3G: 1X, UMTS, HSPA (CDMA)
I. 4G LTE and OFDM
J. Dynamic Assignment of Subcarriers
K. Wireless LANs: WiFi & 802.11 Standards
L. Satellite

Part 2: “Data” Communications & Transmission
The second part of the course begins the second day with a discussion of how voice and video are treated like
data to achieve convergence: one network and one service for everything. Then we’ll put in place a solid base of
the principles and technologies that were developed for communicating data, including circuit configurations, LANs
and WANs, packets and frames and Ethernet. Then we’ll cover transmission systems: legacy channelized TDM
and SONET backbones, today’s IP and Optical Ethernet core network, fiber optics, and finishing the module and
the day with fiber to the neighborhood then DSL and cable modems on copper for the last mile.
Objectives
• Understand how convergence was achieved by
   treating telephone and television like data
• Learn the fundamentals of technologies
   originally developed for data and now used for
   everything.
• Understand legacy channelized TDM systems,
   today’s packet-switched and Optical Ethernet
   systems, and the transition from old to new.
• Learn the fundamentals of fiber optics, fiber in
   the network core and fiber to the premise.
• Learn how fiber to the neighborhood then DSL
   and Cable modems are used for the last mile in
   brownfields.
 
What you will learn
• What convergence is and how it was achieved.
• Circuit components, DTEs and DCEs.
• Circuit configurations: LANs and WANs.
• Binary and hex, ASCII and unicode.
• Fundamentals of frames and packets, how they relate
• LANs: Ethernet, MAC addresses, LAN cable categories.
• Ethernet switches, VLANs and Optical Ethernet.
• Legacy channelized TDM transmission systems and DS0.
• DS1 vs. T1. DS3, SONET, ISDN.
• Today’s IP packet & Optical Ethernet backbones.
• The transition from channels to packets.
• Fiber optics basics: wavelengths and modes, DWDM.
• Optical Ethernet to the business, PONs to the home.
• DSL, DSLAMs, and VDSL2 for the last mile.
• Broadband carriers, cable modems and DOCSIS
6. “Data” Communications Concepts
We'll begin the second day understanding what “convergence” is and how it was achieved by
treating telephone calls and television like data communications. Then, we’ll get you up to speed
on the concepts, jargon, buzzwords and technologies that were originally developed for datacom
and now used for everything. You’ll learn the basic ITU model for data circuits, the components
in the model, and practical examples of circuit configurations including LANs and WANs. This
chapter serves as an introduction to topics that will be covered in the rest of the course.
 

A. Convergence: Treat Everything Like Data
B. Data Circuit Model
C. Data Terminal Equipment (DTE)
D. Analog and Digital Data Circuits
E. Data Circuit-Terminating Equipment (DCE)
F. Point-to-Point Circuits
G. Multidrop Circuits
H. LANs
I. Wide Area Networks

7. Coding, Frames and Packets
In this chapter, we'll put in place a solid understanding of the key concepts of IP packets and LAN
frames, ensuring that you have a solid foundation on which to build an understanding of IP
packets, Ethernet MAC frames, routers, bandwidth on demand packet networks and the Internet.
We’ll begin with a quick review of binary and hexadecimal to ensure you’re up to speed.
 

A. Essential Functions
B. Representing Quantities: Decimal, Binary and Hex
C. Character Coding: ASCII and Unicode
D. Start/Stop/Parity
E. Frames
F. Packets
G. Packets and IP Addresses vs. Frames and MAC Addresses

8. Ethernet, LANs and VLANs
Ethernet is now used in all parts of the network. In this chapter, you will learn the basic principles of Ethernet and
LANs, how it was formalized in the 802 series of standards, the crucial concepts of MAC addresses and MAC
frames, LAN cables and the important concept of a broadcast domain. You’ll understand LAN switches, also
called Layer 2 switches connect devices, and how VLANs separate devices. Finally, we’ll review Optical Ethernet
and the standards for communicating MAC frames at up to 100 Gigabits per second on fiber between switches.
 

A. MAC Addresses, MAC Frames and Broadcast Domains
B. Ethernet and 802 standards
C. LAN Cables and Categories
D. Ethernet / Layer 2 Switches
E. VLANs
F. Optical Ethernet

9. Transmission Systems
Channelized Time Division Multiplexing (TDM) is now referred to as a “legacy” technology – but there is a huge
installed base that is not going to disappear overnight. We’ll begin with the basics of TDM, multiplexers and
channels. You’ll learn about the DS0-DS3 hierarchy and the technologies that implement it: T1, SONET and
ISDN. Then, we’ll understand how today’s packet-based transmission systems move IP packets in Ethernet
frames on demand, and cover important issues in the transition from channels to packets.
 

A. Channelized Time Division Multiplexing (TDM)
B. Multiplexers
C. DS0s and SONET Framing
D. Channelized Digital Hierarchy: Standard Legacy Transmission Speeds
E. Digital Carrier Systems: Legacy Transmission Technologies
F. ISDN BRI and PRI
G. Statistical Time Division Multiplexing
H. Overbooking and Bandwidth on Demand
I. IP Packets and Ethernet Framing
J. Coexistence and Transition from Channels to Packets

10. Fiber
In this chapter, you will learn the fundamentals of fiber: how it is used to communicate bits, how fiber cables are
constructed, the types of fiber, wavelengths, bands and modes, and the impairment called dispersion that limits
transmission distances. Then, we’ll cover the important concept of Wave-Division Multiplexing, allowing huge
increases in bandwidth. You’ll understand how in the past 1.5 Mb/s was called “high capacity” and in the near
future 10 Gb/s will be “high capacity”. We’ll complete the chapter on fiber by understanding how fiber is used in
the network core, how it is used to build Metropolitan Area Networks, how Optical Ethernet is used for access
circuits, and how Passive Optical Network technology can be used to save money.
 

A. Light as a Carrier
B. Fiber Optics and Fiber Cables
C. Optical Wavelengths, Bands and Modes
D. Wave-Division Multiplexing: CWDM and DWDM
E. Network Core
F. Metropolitan Area Network
G. Fiber to the Premise (FTTP, FTTH): PONs and OE

11. DSL and Cable Modems: Last Mile on Copper
To finish the second part of the course, we’ll explore how fiber is pulled to the neighborhood, then modems are
used to communicate bits on the “last mile” in brownfields, i.e. established residential neighborhoods where
copper wire cables are already installed. You’ll learn what modems do and how they work. Then you will learn
the telephone company’s strategy: DSL and DSLAMs and the latest VDSL2 technology, then the cable TV
company’s strategy: cable modems on broadband coax, and compare and contrast the two.
 

A. Modems: Representing Data in a Frequency Channel
B. Modulation Techniques
C. DSL: Beyond the Voiceband
D. DSLAMs
E. Fiber to the Neighborhood (FTTN), DSL to the Premise
F. VDSL2 Bands and Profiles
G. Broadband Carriers: FTTN & Broadband Coax to the Premise

Part 3: Networking
The third part brings it all together with networking: starting the third day with the OSI Layers to provide a structure
for the discussion, then the principles of overbooking, bandwidth on demand and packet switching, IP and routers,
Customer Edge, IP addressing, DHCP, public and private addresses, Network Address Translation and IPv6.
Then in the afternoon, we’ll cover carrier packet networks, Service Level Agreements, MPLS and how MPLS is
used to implement VPNs, classes of service, service integration and traffic aggregation. The last main chapter
covers the Internet, ISPs, Internet VoIP and Internet VPNs. We’ll conclude with a top-down review with templates
for mainstream solutions you can put to immediate use and a peek at the future of telecommunications.
Objectives
• Understand networking fundamentals as well as
   current practical technologies, services and
   solutions.
• Understand what the OSI Layers are
• Understand how protocol stacks work
• Learn about routers and IP addressing
• Understand carrier packet network services
• Learn about MPLS and how it is used to manage
   traffic on the network.
• Understand Internet structure and operation,
   how ISPs fit into the picture and Internet voice
   and data.
• Learn technology deployment steps.
 
What you will learn
• Truly understand the OSI layers and protocol stacks.
• How routers implement the network.
• The Customer Edge (CE) and what it does.
• IPv4 packets and address classes, and IPv6
• Static and dynamic addresses and DHCP
• Public and private addresses and NAT
• Structure and components of carrier packet networks.
• Service Level Agreements and traffic profiles.
• The crucial concept of virtual circuits
• Briefly review legacy Frame Relay and ATM
• MPLS jargon, buzzwords and principles of operation.
• How MPLS can be used to implement classes of service,
   service integration and traffic aggregation.
• MPLS business services and MPLS VPNs.
• The history, structure and operation of the Internet.
• ISPs, the Domain Name System and MIME
• Internet telephony and Internet VPNs
• Technology deployment practices and solutions.
• The future of telecommunications.
12. The OSI Layers and Protocol Stacks
There are so many functions that must be performed to interoperate systems, a structure is
required to organize the functions so that separate issues can be treated separately. We’ll begin
the third part of the course, and the third day with the most commonly-used structure, the ISO
Open Systems Interconnection 7-Layer Reference Model. You'll learn what a layer is, the
purpose of each layer, examples of protocols like TCP and IP used to implement layers, and gain
a true understanding of how a protocol stack works for applications like web surfing and VoIP.
 

A. Protocols and Standards
B. ISO OSI Reference Model
C. OSI 7-Layer Model
D. Physical Layer: 802.3, DSL, DOCSIS
E. Data Link Layer: 802 MAC
F. Network Layer: IP and MPLS
G. Transport Layer: TCP and UDP
H. Session Layer: POP, SIP, HTTP
I. Presentation Layer: ASCII, Encryption, Codecs
J. Application Layer: SMTP, HTML, English …
K. Protocol Stack in Operation: Babushka Dolls
L. Standards Organizations

13. IP Networks, Routers and Addresses
With a structure in place for discussing what we need to do, we’ll understand how networks are
implemented. We begin with the simplest framework, a private network, to understand routing
and bandwidth on demand. We’ll introduce the term Customer Edge router and examine the
functions performed by a router. Then we will cover IPv4 addressing: IPv4 address classes,
static vs. dynamic addresses and DHCP, public and private addresses and NAT. Then we’ll
review IPv6, and how IPv6 addresses are allocated and assigned, and types of IPv6 addresses.
 

A. Review: Channelized TDM
B. Efficiency via Overbooking & Bandwidth on Demand
C. IP Packets
D. Routers and Customer Edge (CE)
E. IPv4 Address Classes
F. DHCP
G. Public and Private IPv4 Addresses
H. Network Address Translation
I. IPv6 Address Allocation and Address Types

14. MPLS and Carrier Networks
IP packets will be used to carry everything, including phone calls and television. But IP in itself
does not include any Quality of Service (QoS) mechanism, no way to prioritize or manage traffic.
This is implemented with MPLS. In this chapter, you’ll learn the basics of carrier packet networks,
identifying Provider Edge (PE), Customer Edge (CE), access and core, and the important concept
of a Service Level Agreement. Then you’ll gain a practical understanding of the purpose and
functioning of MPLS, virtual circuits and traffic classes, previous methods Frame Relay and ATM,
then MPLS and how it is used to implement business customer services, differentiated services
and Class of Service (CoS), service integration and traffic aggregation in the core.
 

A. Carrier Packet Network Basics
B. Service Level Agreement
C. Provider Equipment at the Customer Premise
D. Virtual Circuit Technologies
E. Packet-Switching using Virtual Circuits
F. Frame Relay using Virtual Circuits
G. ATM
H. MPLS
I. MPLS VPNs for Business Customers
J. MPLS and Diff-Serv to Support Classes of Service
K. MPLS for Service Integration
L. MPLS for Traffic Aggregation

15. The Internet
The Internet is a giant collection of interconnected IP networks called Autonomous Systems
across which the public can communicate IP packets. In this chapter, we’ll understand what an
ISP is and how they connect to others via transit and peering, then review how DNS, HTML,
HTTP, clients and servers work together to form the Web on top of the Internet. We’ll conclude
by understanding telephone calls over the Internet and secure VPNs over the Internet.
 

A. A Network To Survive Nuclear War
B. The Inter-Net Protocol
C. Internet Service Providers
D. World Wide Web
E. Domain Name System
F. HTML, HTTP and HTTPS
G. MIME and Base-64 Encoding for Email Attachments
H. Internet Telephony & VSPs
I. Internet VPNs

16. Wrapping Up
The final chapter brings all of the concepts together with a top-down review. You’ll learn valuable
insight into telecom project management and methodology, and review telecom, datacom and
networking technologies, services and solutions. We’ll conclude with a peek at the future of
telecommunications, where the telephone network and Internet become the same thing.
 

A. Technology Deployment Steps
B. Requirements Analysis
C. High-Level Design
D. Review: Circuits and Services
E. Access and Transmission Technology Roundup
F. Private Network
G. Carrier IP Services
H. The Future

Don't Miss This Opportunity!
The knowledge you will gain taking this course will put an end to buzzword-related frustration, improve your accuracy and efficiency and enhance your career prospects. This is the training you've been looking for to fill the gaps and get a solid grounding in all major topics in telecom, datacom and networking. Plus the high-quality course materials, certificate suitable for framing, bonus free textbook and value pricing... don't miss this opportunity. Register now!
Our Goal
Our goal is to bust the buzzwords, demystify jargon, understand technologies and mainstream solutions and - most importantly - the ideas underlying all of this, and how it all works together... knowledge you can't get on the job, talking to vendors or reading trade magazines.
How You Will Benefit
You'll gain a long-lasting, solid base of unbiased career-enhancing knowledge you can build on, an investment sure to be repaid many times over, increasing your confidence and productivity and eliminating jargon- and buzzword-related frustration.
Plus, you will receive a high-quality course book - a valuable reference packed with detailed notes, diagrams and practical explanations, with experience, tips and templates you can put to immediate use, plus a course completion certificate - and if you write the optional exams, Telecommunications Certification Organization certification attesting to your telecom, datacom and networking knowledge.
And don't forget: free unlimited access to Online Courses and optional CTNS certification, CTA Certification plus the Telecom 101 reference eBook.
Join us today to gain these career-enhancing knowledge skills!
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