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Course Number: 160-20001V01
This course discusses the WAN technologies and network services required by converged applications in a complex network. The course enables students to understand the selection criteria of network devices and WAN technologies to meet network requirements. Students learn how to troubleshoot and resolve common issues with data link protocols. Students will also develop the knowledge and skills needed to implement Network Address Translation (NAT), IPSec, and virtual private network (VPN) operations in a complex network.Online course materials via the Cisco Networking Academy and Digital Student Lab Manuals are provided to all participants. The Packet Tracer network simulator is also available exclusively to students of the Cisco Networking Academy.Students who successfully complete the Connecting Networks course will be able to perform the following functions:• Understand and describe different WAN technologies and their benefits• Understand and describe the operations and benefits of virtual private networks (VPNs) and tunneling• Configure and troubleshoot serial connections• Configure and troubleshoot broadband connections• Configure and troubleshoot IPSec tunneling operations• Monitor and troubleshoot network operations using syslog, SNMP, and NetFlow• Design network architectures:• Borderless networks• Data centers and virtualization• Collaboration technology and solutionsCisco Certifications: • Students will be prepared to take the Cisco CCNA® certification exam after completing a set of four courses
Students must have completed Certificate IV in Networking or equivalent industry experience
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