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Wide Area Networks and Networking Services and Security - Revised

Network and Security
Free Course
Learn about the details of wide area networks and different networking services by studying this Computer Networking course.
  • Duration

    1-2 Hours
  • Assessment

  • Certification

  • Responsive

  • Publisher

    Channel 9




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This course will first introduce you to Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol; a server/client protocol that allows configured client computers to obtain IP addresses automatically. You will learn about the leasing of IP addresses to client computers and about the role of API PA (Automatic Private IP Addressing) and DORA (Discovery, Offer, Request, Acknowledge).

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

You will then learn about Routing; the process of managing the flow of data between routers or hosts and between network segments. You will review some dynamic routing protocols such as Link state routing (Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)) and Distance vector routing (Routing Information Protocol (RIP).

You will also learn about different Gateway Protocols, both Interior and Exterior. Interior Gateway Protocols are routing protocols designed for use within Autonomous Systems, and Exterior Gateway Protocols were designed for use between Autonomous Systems.

This course will be of interest to all looking to learn more about computer networking, and about the function and structure of networking services and security and wide area networks. It will also be very interesting for all learners considering computer networking as a career and for those considering taking professional exams in computer networking.

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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.

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