Network+/Architecture/WAN Technologies

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This lesson covers Wide Area Network (WAN) technologies.

Objectives and Skills[edit]

Objectives and skills for the WAN technologies portion of Network+ certification include:[1]

  • Explain the characteristics and benefits of various WAN technologies
    • Fiber
      • SONET
      • DWDM
      • CWDM
    • Frame relay
    • Satellite
    • Broadband cable
    • DSL/ADSL
    • ISDN
    • ATM
    • PPP/Multilink PPP
    • MPLS
    • GSM/CDMA
      • LTE/4G
      • HSPA+
      • 3G
      • Edge
    • Dialup
    • WiMAX
    • Metro-Ethernet
    • Leased lines
      • T-1
      • T-3
      • E-1
      • E-3
      • OC3
      • OC12
    • Circuit switch vs packet switch

Readings[edit]

  1. Read Wikipedia: Wide area network.

Multimedia[edit]

  1. Watch YouTube: SONET, DWDM, and CWDM - CompTIA Network+ N10-006 - 1.4.
  2. Watch YouTube: ATM, Frame Relay, and MPLS - CompTIA Network+ N10-006 - 1.4.
  3. Watch YouTube: Satellite, ISDN, Cable, DSL, and dialup networks - CompTIA Network+ N10-006 - 1.4.
  4. Watch YouTube: PPP and Multilink PPP - CompTIA Network+ N10-006 - 1.4.
  5. Watch YouTube: GSM, CDMA, and WiMAX - CompTIA Network+ N10-006 - 1.4.
  6. Watch YouTube: Leased Lines and Metro Ethernet - CompTIA Network+ N10-006 - 1.4.
  7. Watch YouTube: Circuit Switching and Packet Switching - CompTIA Network+ N10-006 - 1.4.

Activities[edit]

References[edit]