Wide Area Networks and Networking Services and Security - Revised
Gain a stronger understanding of Wide Area Network technology and network security with this free online course.
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This course will first introduce you to the functions that can be provided by network services. You will study the installation and function of the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) and the 4 stages it goes through when assigning an IP address to the client. The course will then discuss Automatic Private IP Addressing (APIPA), Routing and Remote Access Service (RRAS), IP security (IPSec), Domain Name System (DNS), and Windows Internet Name Service (WINS).
You will then learn how to connect your local area network to other local area networks over large geographic areas and across multiple types of boundaries. You will study routing, the differences between Interior Gateway Protocol (IGP), Exterior Gateway Protocol (EGP), and Wide Area Network (WAN). The course will also discuss core WAN technologies, including Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM), Frame Relay, Switched Multimegabit Data Services (SMDS), and X.25.
Computer networking allows users to share data files and hardware devices such as printers, scanners, and hard drives. Device sharing is essential to most modern businesses, and is not possible without computer networks. This free online computer networking course will teach you the structure and function of computer networking so that you can gain a better grasp of LANs and OSI. By the end of the course, you will know how to build a safe and secure computer network, and will have given your résumé a solid boost.
Working with Networking Services
Working with Networking Services - 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
Working with Networking Services - Lesson Summary
Understanding Wide Area Networks
Understanding Wide Area Networks - Learning Outcomes
Interior and Exterior Gateway Protocols
Wide Area Networking Technologies
Understanding Wide Area Networks - Lesson Summary
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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