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Wide Area Networks and Networking Services and Security

  • Description
  • Outcome
  • Certification
  • The free online course Wide Area Networks and Networking Services and Security introduces you in a step-by-step manner to the concept of wide area network and networking services. The course begins by introducing you to Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol, which is a client/server protocol that enables configured client computers to obtain IP addresses automatically. You will learn how IP addresses are leased to client computers and the role of DORA (Discovery, Offer, Request, Acknowledge) and APIPA (Automatic Private IP Addressing).

    Next, you will be introduced to Remote Desktop Services and how it enables Virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI). You will learn how Routing and Remote Access Service (RRAS) supports remote user or site-to-site connectivity by using Virtual private network (VPN)and Dial-up connections. You will also learn about Internet Protocol Security (IPSec) which is a protocol within the TCP/IP suite that encrypts and authenticates IP packets.

    You will learn about Routing which is the process of managing the flow of data between network segments and between hosts or routers. You will review common dynamic routing protocols such as Distance vector routing (Routing Information Protocol (RIP) and Link state routing (Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)). You will also learn about Interior Gateway Protocols, routing protocols that were designed for use within Autonomous Systems, and Exterior Gateway Protocols, routing protocols that were designed for use between Autonomous Systems.

    This course will be of interest to all learners who would like to learn more about computer networking, in particular the structure and function of wide area networks and networking services and security. It will also be of great interest to all learners who are considering computer networking as a career or who are considering doing professional computer networking exams.

  • Having completed this course you will be able to:
    - Describe Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol.
    - Describe the function of Remote Desktop Services.
    - Describe Routing and Remote Access Service and IPSec.
    - Describe Domain Name Service and WINS.
    - Describe Routing and its functions.
    - Describe Interior and Exterior Gateway Protocols.
    - Describe Wide Area Networking Technologies.

  • All Alison courses are free to study. To successfully complete a course you must score 80% or higher in each course assessments. Upon successful completion of a course, you can choose to make your achievement formal by purchasing an official Alison Diploma, Certificate or PDF.

    Having an official Alison document is a great way to share your success. Plus it’s:

    • Ideal for including in CVs, job applications and portfolios
    • An indication of your ability to learn and achieve high results
    • An incentive to continue to empower yourself through learning
    • A tangible way of supporting the Alison mission to empower people everywhere through education.

Wide Area Networks and Networking Services and Security
  • Free

  • 1-2 Hours

  • Channel 9

  • Assessment

  • Certification

  • 50 Pts

Modules List( 3 )
  • Wide Area Networks and Networking Services and Sec...
  • Wide Area Networks and Networking Services and Security - Course document View Resource
  • Module
    1
    Working with Networking Services
    • Learn what services can be provided and which services are required for a network to function.
    • Learning Outcomes
    • DHCP: Installation and Function
    • DHCP and DORA
    • APIPA and Remote Desktop Services
    • Routing and Remote Access Service and IPSec
    • Domain Name Service and WINS
    • Lesson Summary
  • Module 2: Understanding Wide Area Networks
    • Once you have learned about your local area network, we will teach you about connecting it to other local area networks over large geographic areas and across mutliple types of boundaries.
    • Learning Outcomes
    • Understanding Routing
    • Interior and Exterior Gateway Protocols
    • Wide Area Networking Technologies
    • Lesson Summary
  • END OF COURSE ASSESSMENT
  • Module 3: Wide Area Networks and Networking Services and Security Assessment
    • You must score 80% or more to pass this assessment.
    • Wide Area Networks Assessment
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