Continuing Education

CCTM714 - CCNA-4 Connecting Networks

Pre-requisite: CCTM713

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Course Overview

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 configure and troubleshoot network devices and resolve common issues with data link protocols. Students also develop the knowledge and skills needed to implement IPSec and virtual private network (VPN) operations in a complex network. Here are some examples of tasks students will be able to perform after completing this course:

  • describe the operations and benefits of virtual private networks (VPNs) and tunneling
  • describe different WAN technologies and their benefits
  • 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 for borderless networks, data centers, and collaboration

Upcoming Offerings

Delivery Methods

  • Face to Face: class is scheduled in-person, with face-to-face instruction
  • Blended: class has a portion of face-to-face and online interaction
  • Hyflex: class has a flexible structure where it's optional for students to attend sessions in the classroom, participate online, or do both.
  • Remote Live Delivery: replaced online synchronous, where classes are fully online and scheduled at a specific time for students to attend.
  • Remote On-Demand Delivery: replaced online asynchronous, where students can engage with online class content at different times.
  • Remote Independent: online learning where content is self-led and no instructor.
  • Work Placement: class is a work placement
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