This is an advanced course that covers the techniques and features for enabling or enhancing Wide Area Network (WAN) and remote access solutions. It focuses on using one or more of the available WAN dialup or permanent connection technologies for remote access between enterprise sites. This course includes asynchronous modem connections, Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP) features, and network security using Virtual Private Networks (VPNs). Students will apply common remote access solutions including ISDN Basic Rate Interface and Primary Rate Interface (BRI and PRI), Dial-On-Demand Routing (DDR), Frame Relay, dial backup, Quality of Service (QOS), and Authentication Authorization Accounting (AAA). 3 hrs. lecture, 2 hrs. lab/wk.
Prerequisite: IT 247
Refer to the instructor's course syllabus for details about any supplies that may be required.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student should be able to:
- Identify WAN components.
- Setup remote access using modems and asynchronous dialup connections.
- Describe PPP operation.
- Explain the operation of ISDN and DDR.
- Implement DDR using dialer profiles.
- Implement remote access using frame relay technology.
- Define and configure common methods used for WAN backup.
- Manage the network performance with queuing and compression.
- Scale IP addresses with network address translation (NAT).
- Use AAA to scale access control.
- Describe common broadband technologies.
- Explain and configure VPNs.
Content Outline and Competencies:
I. WAN Components A. Describe the elements of remote access networks. B. List common WAN technologies. C. Select appropriate remote access solutions. II. Remote Access Using Modems and Asynchronous Dialup Connections A. Describe modem functions. B. Configure asynchronous interfaces and terminal lines. C. Configure a modem and verify its operation. III. PPP Operation A. Describe the operation of PPP components. B. Describe PPP authentication. C. Explain PPP features including callback, compression, and multilink. D. Configure and verify PPP. IV. The Operation of ISDN and DDR A. Describe ISDN architecture. B. List ISDN protocol layers. C. Configure ISDN BRI. D. Configure DDR. E. Configure ISDN PRI. V. DDR Using Dialer Profiles A. Describe legacy DDR. B. Explain the operation of dialer profiles. C. Configure dialer profiles. VI. Remote Access Using Frame Relay Technology A. Explain the operation of frame relay. B. List common frame relay topologies. C. Configure and verify frame relay. D. Implement techniques to shape frame relay traffic. E. Demonstrate on demand routing using frame relay. VII. Common Methods Used for WAN Backup A. Configure dial backup. B. Explain backup interface operation. C. Explain and configure floating static routes. VIII. The Network Performance with Queuing and Compression A. Describe and configure weighted fair queuing. B. Describe and configure low latency queuing. C. Optimize traffic flow with data compression. IX. Scale IP Addresses with NAT A. Explain the operation of NAT. B. Configure and verify NAT. C. Contrast common NAT strategies. X. Use AAA to Scale Access Control A. Explain the operation of AAA security. B. Configure and verify AAA authentication. C. Configure and verify AAA authorization. D. Configure and verify AAA accounting. XI. Common Broadband Technologies A. Explain the operation of cable technology. B. Explain the operation of digital subscriber line (DSL) technology. C. Configure and test DSL. XII. Explain and Configure VPNs A. Define common VPN types, tunnels, and terms. B. Explain the operation of IP security (IPSec) . C. Configure IPSec tunneling.
Method of Evaluation and Competencies:
Evaluation of student mastery of course competencies will be accomplished using the following methods:
Examinations 50% Projects/Assignments 50% Total 100% Grade Criteria: A = 90 – 100% B = 80 – 89% C = 70 – 79% D = 60 – 69% F = 0 – 59%
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