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Wide Area Networks (WAN) - Chapter Summary
Work through this chapter on wide area networks (WAN) at your own pace, studying as few or as many of these easy-to-follow lessons as you need. Just a few of the topics covered here include WAN connectivity techniques, troubleshooting procedures and how different types of these networks are used. Each lesson is coupled with a self-assessment quiz so you can ensure you've fully understood what you've reviewed. Help from an expert is available in the Dashboard if you need assistance. After you complete this chapter, you should be ready to:
- Outline wide area network topologies
- Explain WAN connectivity techniques
- Define DSL and cable wide area networks, the types and uses
- Identify the procedures and commands used for WAN troubleshooting
1. Wide Area Network Topologies
In this lesson, we'll examine and understand the different types of network typologies and how they apply to Wide Area Network. Their differences in data transmission will be examined. We'll understand their advantages and disadvantages accordingly.
2. WAN Connectivity Techniques
Any company that has more than one location will benefit from WAN connectivity. There are multiple techniques to connecting a WAN ranging from full service to do-it-yourself.
3. DSL & Cable Wide Area Networks: Definitions, Types & Uses
The evolution of home networks is quite an interesting topic, starting with the old days of dial-up. This lesson will take you through some of the basics while comparing and contrasting a DSL network with a cable network.
4. WAN Troubleshooting: Procedures & Commands
This lesson explores common issues associated with implementing, configuring, and operating Wide Area Networks. You will also identify procedures and commands for troubleshooting each issue.
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