About this Unit
The Wide Area Networks unit focuses on advanced IP addressing techniques including
Network Address Translation, Port Address Translation and Dynamic Host Configuration
Protocol (NAT, PAT and DHCP).
Also, current industry standard Wide Area Network protocols are
covered in depth. These include Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP), Integrated Services Digital
Network (ISDN), Dial on Demand (DDR) and Frame Relay.
Network design and management
are covered including tools for diagnostics and network management. Optical networking is
introduced including techniques for multiplexing and converting between optical and electronic
Students gain practical experience setting up, testing and troubleshooting WANs and
This unit is mapped to the
Cisco Networking Academy, Semester 4 .
To achieve this unit you must:
- Understand and configure Network and Port Address Translation
- Design, set-up, test and evaluate Wide Area Networks and protocols
- Understand and administer networks devices and operating systems
- Describe optical networking.