Join Greg Sowell for an in-depth discussion in this video Next steps, part of Networking Foundations: Network Media (WANs).
- Thanks for watching. I've covered many technologies essential to WAN communication. If you are ready to continue your journey as a network engineer, be sure to check out other courses in the Foundations of Networking series. Each course focuses on a specific piece of networking knowledge. There are many other courses to check out too. You can learn how to configure Cisco routers and switches with a command line with Up and Running with Cisco CLI. If certification is your goal, be sure to check out the CCNA ICND courses or CompTIA Network+.
For information, check out my blog, gregsowell.com, and go forth and route.
He discusses different WAN technologies and features such as speeds, spans, and price points—including inexpensive options such as VPN. He then covers switches (the devices that connect computers in your building) and routers (devices that control the transmission of network data). Along the way, Greg shows how to build private connections, implement free networking over the Internet, build switch networks, and overlay-routed networks. He'll also introduce different routing protocols, such as OPSF link-state routing and distance-vector routing with RIPv2, EIGRP, and BGP.
Note that this course maps to domains 1 and 2 of the Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) Networking Fundamentals certification exam (98-366).
- Understanding the technology: from dial-up to VPNs
- Working with hubs, bridges, and switches
- Ensuring hardware redundancy
- Using switching types and MAC tables
- Preventing bridge loops with STP
- Routing with routing tables
- Using NAT
- Securing your switches and routers
- Setting up firewalls
- Working with different routing protocols: RIPv2, OSPF, EIGRP, and more
Skill Level Beginner
Networking Foundations: Network Media (LANs)with Greg Sowell1h 9m Intermediate
1. WAN Technologies
4. Routing Protocols
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