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00: Course Introduction 10
01: Communications Fundamentals 15
02: Datacom Systems 23
03: Data Encoding and Error Control 26
04: Communications Networks 27
05: Introduction to TCP/IP 25
06: Transport Layer 18
07: Wired Transmission 27
08: Fiber Cabling 14
09: Introduction to Wireless 29
10: Circuit Switch WANs Part 1 24
11: Circuit Switch WANs Part 2 23
12: Packet Switch WANs 20
13: ATM 18
14: Cellular Radio 27
15: Cellular Advances 25
16: Regional Wireless 25
17: Migration to Higher Speeds 23
18: HSPA and EVDO 13
19: Satellite Systems: GEO 27
20: Satellite Systems: MEO, HEO and LEO 20
21: WAN Challenges 25
22: Course Summary 6
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Total: 8 hours 10 minutes

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This Telecommunications Essentials online training course provides you with a working understanding and appreciation of the features, functions and modern implementations of telecommunication networks. All major market penetrations are discussed, concentrating on the universal goal of converging all applications (voice, data, image, video...) onto one network and providing the appropriate quality of service for each.




As a result of taking this telecommunications training, you will be able to:

• Define basic terminology and concepts of communications networks
• Compare and contrast packet switching and circuit switching
• Explain the operation of private circuits
• Describe high speed WWANs services
• Discuss performance factors associated with network cabling
• Illustrate the operation of cellular private radio systems
• Examine DSL and ISDN
• Describe telephone signaling methods
• Examine the features and ATM and Frame Relay
• Discuss GEO and LEO Satellite Systems

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Telecommunications Essentials Outline

Module 00: Telecommunications Essentials Online Training - Course Introduction

Module 01: Communications Fundamentals

  • Information format
  • Hexadecimal

Module 02: Datacom Systems

  • Datacom systems
  • Applications and QoS issues

Module 03: Data Encoding and Error Control

  • Encoding and timing
  • Error control

Module 04: Communications Networks

  • Network form and function
  • OSI Protocol model

Module 05: Introduction to TCP/IP

  • Hosts
  • Routers
  • Addressing issues

Module 06: Transport Layer

  • TCP
  • Flow control issues
  • UDP
  • IPv6 overview
  • Routing examples

Module 07: Wired Transmission

  • Metallic cables
  • Performance cost issues
  • Fiber overview
  • Multi-mode fiber versus single-mode fiber
  • Optical transmitters and receivers

Module 08: Fiber Cabling

  • Fiber cabling
  • Splicers and connectors
  • Cost performance issues
  • Fiber security

Module 09: Introduction to Wireless

  • Wireless primer
  • Antennas
  • Challenges of radio communication
  • Achieving higher data rates
  • Wireless security and cost issues

Module 10: Circuit Switch WANs Part 1

  • Telecom overview
  • Modems

Module 11: Circuit Switch WANs Part 2

  • DSL
  • Private Circuits

Module 12: Packet Switch WANs

  • Virtual circuits
  • X.25
  • Frame relay
  • Performance issues

Module 13: ATM

  • Virtual circuit types
  • ATM protocol layers
  • Defining quality of service
  • Performance comparisons

Module 14: Cellular Radio

  • Cellular planning
  • Cellular infrastructure
  • Call processing
  • CDMA versus TDMA
  • System capacities

Module 15: Cellular Advances

  • Upgrades
  • GPRS and EDGE
  • 3G Cellular

Module 16: Regional Wireless

  • SMR
  • Trunked radio
  • Wireless local loops
  • Mobile radio components

Module 17: Migration to Higher Speeds

  • Migration to higher speeds
  • WiMAX, mobile WiMAX
  • Mobile broadband wireless access
  • HiperMAN

Module 18: HSPA and EVDO

  • HSPA

Module 19: Satellite Systems: GEO

  • Satellite systems
  • GEO implementations

Module 20: Satellite Systems: MEO, HEO and LEO

  • MEO and HEO implementations
  • LEO implementations

Module 21: WAN Challenges

  • Qos and convergence
  • Jumbo framing
  • Troubleshooting

Module 22: Telecommunications Essentials Online Training - Course Summary




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