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The World of Data Communications *NEW*

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The world of data communications has gone through rapid and dramatic changes in the past decades, and the pace of change is accelerating. Service providers are revamping services and networks based on the new business expectations from customers and the IP-based technologies. What are the significant implications of the data communications evolution? What is the current landscape of data communications technologies? And what are the trends we need to watch for in the future? This training solution provides an overview of the fundamental concepts in data communications and the foundational technologies. It combines a view of the technology with the business considerations to create business-level understanding of how data communications are transforming business strategies and operations.

Learning Objectives

After completing this course, the student will be able to:
• Concisely articulate the need for networks
• Describe the Internet architecture
• Converse accurately at a high level with data communications terms
• List the protocol layers in IP networking
• Define a Local Area Network and explain the role of Ethernet within it
• Describe key components of an IP network
• Discuss the merits and downsides of different connectivity solutions
• List new features and challenges for IPv6
• Explain the need for Quality of Service (QoS)
• Sketch a typical business data network

Intended Audience

This solution is designed for executives, sales teams, and any other personnel not in a technical role but who need an introduction to the essentials of data communications.

Course Length

0.5 day

Course Outlines / Knowledge Knuggets

1. Networking Essentials
1.1. The need for networks
1.2. The Internet architecture
1.3. Communicating with data

2. IP Networking Fundamentals
2.1. IP networking protocol layers
2.2. Ethernet
2.2.1. The role of Ethernet
2.2.2. Local Area Networks (LANs)
2.2.3. Ethernet switches
2.3. Communication in IP networks
2.3.1. IP addresses
2.3.2. IPv6: What and why
2.4. IP network functions
2.4.1. Getting an IP address: DHCP
2.4.2. Routers and routing
2.4.3. Network Address Translation (NAT)
2.4.4. Domain Name System (DNS)
2.4.5. WiFi
2.5. Quality of Service (QoS)
2.6. Exercise: The Journey of a Packet

3. Business Networks
3.1. Business network architecture
3.2. Voice and data
3.3. VLANs
3.4. Firewalls


- Self-paced, animated, and interactive

- $150/each course for 6 month license

- Immediate online access upon purchase

- Flexible way to take training at any hour

- Online training transcript available

- Electronic certificates at completion

- Full list of courses at


For any additional questions,
please contact Mr. Rod Marckese
at +1-972-664-0727 x246 or

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