CompTIA NET+ Cert, Part 06 of 17: LAN and WAN Infrastructure

with expert Patrick Loner

In this course we'll took a more detailed look at the various network devices that you will be involved with working as a network technician. We'll start by analyzing the various types of switches as well as their cost and capabilities. Next in this session we'll shift focus to look at WAN transmission and connectivity options that exist for today’s networks. We start by describing the various methods that organizations might tap into to provide connections to the internet as well as other offices. These included various styles of networks such as circuit switching networks used by DSL, ISDN, and T-Carriers, cell-switching networks used by ATM, and packet-switching networks used by Frame Relay and MPLS. We then discuss various options for connecting to the service provider providing access to those networks. We'll finish by looking at the common concept of converged networks where we can maintain different types of traffic, such as voice, video, and data on the same underlying infrastructure.


Beginner | 1h 58m | March 22, 2014

NET+CompTIA

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Patrick Loner

Patrick Loner has certifications for MCSA, MCSE, MCITP, A+, Network+, Security+, and more. He has been working as a Microsoft Certified Trainer, network administrator, and network consultant for over ten years. He has over a decade of experience working with and teaching about Windows networks with client and server operating systems. He has guided many students toward Microsoft and CompTIA certifications. Most recently, he has worked as a freelance trainer and network consultant specializing in Windows Server 2008 and Microsoft Exchange 2007 and Exchange 2010 implementations, design, and upgrades. Patrick continues to branch out now working with and training on Windows Server 2012, Windows 8, Exchange 2013, and System Center Configuration Manager 2012.




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