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By taking this Datacommunications Essentials online training course, you will learn the fundamentals of data communication and the key strategies developed to move information reliably and confidentially through the practical world. Training presentations are anchored in actual implementations of data-com protocols such as Ethernet, TCP/IP, frame relay and the Internet and devices including switches and routers.

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Video Title
Length
01: Communications Fundamentals
39 min
02: Data Encoding and Error Control
27 min
03: Protocol Overview
20 min
04: The Physical Layer
19 min
05: Data Link Functions
26 min
06: Serial Operation
22 min
07: Networks Part 1
29 min
09: Serial Networks Part 1
32 min
10: Serial Networks Part 2
9 min
11: Local Area Networks Part 1
8 min
12: Local Area Networks Part 2
20 min
13: The Evolution of LANs
25 min
14: LAN Switching Part 1
19 min
15: LAN Switching Part 2
13 min
16: Wireless LANs: Wi-Fi Part 1
29 min
17: Wireless LANs: Wi-Fi Part 2
17 min
18: Packed Switched WANs Part 1
27 min
19: Packet Switched WANs Part 2
16 min
20: Circuit Switched WANs Part 1
31 min
21: Circuit Switched WANs Part 2
26 min
22: Course Summary
6 min
Course Survey
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Module 00: Datacommunications Essentials Online Training - Course Introduction

Module 01: Communications Fundamentals
• Information format
• Datacom systems
• Applications and Qos issues

Module 02: Data Encoding and Error Control
• Encoding and timing
• Error Control

Module 03: Protocol Overview
• Protocol Implementations
• Physical layer characteristics

Module 04: The Physical Layer
• Data formats and encodings
• Timing issues
• Asynchronous and synchronous transmissions
• Transmission media

Module 05: Data Link Functions
• Data link overview
• Parallel ports
• Serial ports

Module 06: Serial Operation
• Serial Ports
• USB
• HDLC

Module 07: Networks Part 1
• Network form and function
• Network types
• Package switching
• Network Protocols OSI
• Protocol Operation
• Introduction to TCP-IP

Module 08: Networks Part 2
• Network form and function
• Network types
• Package switching
• Network Protocols OSI
• Protocol Operation
• Introduction to TCP-IP

Module 09: Serial Networks Part 1
• Hosts and Routers
• Wired and Wireless Phys
• IP addressing
• Routing mechanisms
• TCP and UDP
• Routers and Routing

Module 10: Serial Networks Part 2
• Hosts and Routers
• Wired and Wireless Phys
• IP addressing
• Routing mechanisms
• TCP and UDP
• Routers and Routing

Module 11: Local Area Networks Part 1
• IEEE 802 overview
• LAN addressing
• LAN frames

Module 12: Local Area Networks Part 2
• IEEE 802.3
• LAN topologies
• Shared vs. switched Ethernet
• IEEE 802.11
• Wireless LAN basic elements

Module 13: The Evolution of LANs
• Switching, Bridging, Routing
• Ethernet Deployment

Module 14: LAN Switching Part 1
• Motivation for switched LANs
• Layer 2 and Layer 3 switching
• Switched Ethernet
• Redundancy issues

Module 15: LAN Switching Part 2
• Motivation for VLANs
• VLAN deployments

Module 16: Wireless LANs: Wi-Fi Part 1
• Architecture, Challenges and Benefits of WLANs
• Spread Spectrum methods
• Wi-Fi operation; framing issues
• Power saving techniques

Module 17: Wireless LANs: Wi-Fi Part 2
• MAC functions; CSMA/CA
• CTS/RTS; Hidden nodes

Module 18: Packed Switched WANs Part 1
• X.25
• Frame Relay
• ATM

Module 19: Packet Switched WANs Part 2
• ATM details
• QoS support
• SVCs, PVCs
• ATM layers

Module 20: Circuit Switched WANs Part 1
• Telecom Overview
• Modems
• ISDN

Module 21: Circuit Switched WANs Part 2
• Always-on technologies
• DSL
• Private circuits
• SONET/SDH

Module 22: Datacommunications Essentials Online Training - Course Summary

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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.

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

Module 01: Communications Fundamentals

  • Information format
  • ASCII
  • 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
  • SONET

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
  • EVDO, EV-DV

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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This Fiber Optic Communications online training course starts from the basics of communication and then logically and quickly provides a comprehensive knowledge base in this essential communication technology. Training discussions include all aspects of fiber optic systems, including the business case, the technical fundamentals, deployment fiber optic systems and the latest advances.

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Video Title
Length
01: Reasons to Use Fiber
25 min
02: Using Fiber: The Big Picture
26 min
02 A: Using Fiber: The Big Picture Part 2
20 min
04: Types of Optical Fiber
26 min
05: Wave Length Options
28 min
06: Optical System Losses
25 min
07: Optical Sources
19 min
07 A: Optical Sources Part 2
10 min
08: Optical Receivers
29 min
09: Splicing Fiber
32 min
10: Using Connectors
22 min
11: Loss Budgets
20 min
12: Using an OTDR
30 min
13: Dispersion and Bandwidth
21 min
14: Measuring Bandwidth
21 min
15: Course Summary
8 min
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Module 00: Fiber Optic Communications Online Training - Course Introduction

Module 01: Reasons to Use Fiber
• Communication networks
• Fiber in communications networks
• Analog and digital transport
• Band width
• Communications quality: SNR, BER
• Fiber system
• Fiber construction

Module 02: Using Fiber: The Big Picture
• Effects on data transmission
• Fiber types
• Fiber performance comparisons
• Optical transmitters and receivers
• Performance comparisons
• Fiber cables
• Joining fibers
• Fiber solutions

Module 02 A: Using Fiber: The Big Picture Part 2

Module 03: Light Wave Characteristics
• Light wave characteristics
• Reflection and refraction
• Fiber types

Module 04: Types of Optical Fiber
• Index profiles
• Numerical aperture
• Manufacturing fibers

Module 05: Wave Length Options
• Power and loss considerations
• Attenuation characteristics
• Windows of operation

Module 06: Optical System Losses
• External effects on loss
• Aging effects
• Specialized fibers
• Loss specifications
• Measuring fiber loss
• Couplers and splitters

Module 07: Optical Sources
• Data in light wave form
• Types of sources
• Source spectra
• LED characteristics
• Laser diode characteristics
• Complexity of laser based systems
• Comparison of LEDs and lasers

Module 07 A: Optical Sources Part 2

Module 08: Optical Receivers
• Fiber receivers
• PiNFET receivers
• APD receivers
• Receiver sensitivities
• Choosing a proper receiver
• Practical examples
• Advances in fiber communications

Module 09: Splicing Fiber
• Connector and splice loss
• Reasons for insertion loss
• Summarizing connector splice losses
• Fiber mismatches
• Splicing fibers
• Using splices

Module 10: Using Connectors
• Connector components
• Commonly used connectors
• Connector specifications
• Installing connectors
• Patch panels and patch cords
• Connector Insertion loss and return loss

Module 11: Loss Budgets
• Power budget overview
• Receiver specifications
• Power Budget: Fiber loss
• Fiber Budget: Splice and connector loss
• Overall link loss
• Managing the power budget

Module 12: Using an OTDR
• OTDR
• Interpreting OTDR displays
• When to use an OTDR
• Optical troubleshooting
• Light wave amplification
• Specialized cables

Module 13: Dispersion and Bandwidth
• Dispersion and bandwidth
• Sources of dispersion
• Cause of dispersion
• Chromatic dispersion
• SMF optical bandwidth
• Multi-mode dispersion
• Multi-mode fiber optical bandwidth

Module 14: Measuring Bandwidth
• Determining optical bandwidth
• Optical bandwidth examples
• Mathematical determination of bandwidth
• System bandwidth
• System bandwidth factors
• Predicting system bandwidth
• Managing system bandwidth
• Troubleshooting system bandwidth
• Latest advances

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This TCP/IP online training course establishes the business case for TCP/IP and quickly provides a comprehensive knowledge base in this essential communications technology. Training discussions include all aspects of TCP/IP standards, the technical fundamentals, deployment and operation of packet-based networks.

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Video Title
Length
01: TCP/IP History and Standards
21 min
02: Data Communications
20 min
03: DoD Model and Lower Layer Concepts
18 min
04: TCP/IP, LAN and WAN
15 min
05: TCP/IP and the WAN- SONET
22 min
06: TCP/IP and the WAN- Frame Relay
14 min
07: Asynchronous Transfer Mode
14 min
08: Reading a Packet Header
25 min
09: Packet Forwarding
15 min
10: Functionality of IP
12 min
11: Subnetting
12 min
12: IPv6 Overview
15 min
13: IPv6 Header Fields
11 min
14: Extension Headers
17 min
16: Unicast Address Details
17 min
17: Multicast and Anycast Addresses
18 min
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Module 00: TCP/IP Essentials Online Training - Course Introduction

Module 01: TCP/IP History and Standards

  • Early Computer Networks
  • What is TCP/IP and Origination
  • TCP/IP and Internet United
  • TCP/IP Standards Development

Module 02: Data Communications

  • Data Communications Networks
  • Network Classifications
  • Network Protocols
  • Protocol Models
  • Chapter Quiz

Module 03: DoD Model and Lower Layer Concepts

  • Origins of the DoD Model
  • Hosts and Routers
  • Lower Layer Functions

Module 04: TCP/IP, LAN and WAN

  • Ethernet Framing
  • DSL Concepts
  • DSL Operation
  • TCP/IP Over DSL

Module 05: TCP/IP and the WAN- SONET

  • Leased Lines
  • Fractional Services
  • Sonet SDH

Module 06: TCP/IP and the WAN- Frame Relay

  • Frame Relay
  • LAP-F
  • Committed Information Rate (CIR)

Module 07: Asynchronous Transfer Mode

  • Virtual Circuits
  • ATM and QoS
  • TCP/IP Over ATM
  • Quiz

Module 08: Reading a Packet Header

  • IP Header Fields
  • Segmentation
  • Fragmentation Issues
  • IP Addressing

Module 09: Packet Forwarding

  • Routing Quiz
  • Simple Routing Example
  • Enterprise Routing

Module 10: Functionality of IP

  • Address Resolution
  • ICMP
  • IP Addressing

Module 11: Subnetting

  • Subnet Masks
  • Addressing Rules Quiz
  • Subnetting

Module 12: IPv6 Overview

  • Features of IPv6
  • Addressing Overview
  • Auto-configuration issues
  • Neighbor Discovery

Module 13: IPv6 Header Fields

  • Main Header Fields
  • Flow Labels
  • Traffic Classes
  • Differentiated Services
  • Hop Limit

Module 14: Extension Headers

  • Next Header Fields
  • Extension Headers
  • Extension Header Order
  • IPv6 MTU
  • Fragmentation
  • Quiz

Module 15: Address Types and Scopes

  • Unicast Addresses
  • Multicast Addresses
  • Anycast Addresses
  • Address Notation

Module 16: Unicast Address Details

  • Prefix Notations
  • Global Unicast Addresses
  • Interface Identifiers
  • Local Unicast Addresses

Module 17: Multicast and Anycast Addresses

  • Multicast Address Format
  • Multicast Group Management
  • Listener Discovery Messages
  • Anycast Address Space
  • Quiz

 

 

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This TCP/IP online training course starts with discussions of practical methods for migrating to IPv6 and offers several approaches for seamless communications between IPv4 and IPv6 networks. Building on the fundamentals of TCP/IP, this training discusses IP routing protocols and the operation and features of TCP. Included are a thorough discussion of TCP/IP applications, TCP/IP utilities for troubleshooting network problems and the components and deployment of VPNs. The course concludes with a discussion of application behavior, convergence issues, and the protocols that are designed to enhance performance for applications that require a defined QoS.

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Video Title
Length
01: Autoconfiguration and ICMPv6
14 min
02: Neighbor Discovery Part 1
9 min
04: Migration Strategies
13 min
05: Tunneling
16 min
06: Additional Issues with Tunneling and Migration
13 min
07: IP Routing
13 min
08: Dynamic Routing Protocols
11 min
09: Transport Layer
14 min
10: Streaming Data Issues
16 min
11: TCP Applications
11 min
12: DNS and TCP/IP Utilities
7 min
13: Web Applications and Email
14 min
14: Configuring TCP/IP
12 min
15: VPNs
12 min
16: VPN Options
15 min
17: VPN Issues
11 min
18: IPSec Operation
13 min
19: QoS and Performance Issues
17 min
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Module 00: TCP/IP in Action Online Training - Course Introduction

Module 01: Autoconfiguration and ICMPv6

  • Header Format
  • Error Checking
  • Destination Unreachable
  • Exceeding MTU
  • Error Message Codes

Module 02: Neighbor Discovery Part 1

  • Message Types
  • Neighbor Discovery Methods
  • Re-Direct Messages

Module 03: Neighbor Discovery Part 2

  • Neighbor Cache
  • Auto Configuration Issues
  • Duplicate Address Detection
  • Quiz

Module 04: Migration Strategies

  • Mixing IPv4 and IPv6
  • Migration Planning
  • Dual Stacks

Module 05: Tunneling

  • Configuring Tunnels
  • Automatic Tunnels
  • 6 to 4 Tunnels

Module 06: Additional Issues with Tunneling and Migration

  • Security Issues
  • NAT
  • Migration Strategies
  • Quiz

Module 07: IP Routing

  • Using Routing Tables
  • Pinging a Host on the LAN
  • Pinging a Host on a Remote Network

Module 08: Dynamic Routing Protocols

  • Types of Routing Protocols
  • RIP
  • OSPF
  • BGP

Module 09: Transport Layer

  • TCP and UDP
  • Segmentation Issues
  • Ports
  • Sockets

Module 10: Streaming Data Issues

  • Streaming Data
  • Flow Control
  • Examining TCP Sessions
  • Chapter Quiz

Module 11: TCP Applications

  • Application Layer Functions
  • Telnet
  • FTP
  • NFS
  • Remote Procedure Calls

Module 12: DNS and TCP/IP Utilities

  • Host Name Resolution
  • DNS Server Functions
  • Trace Route
  • Neotrace and Pathping

Module 13: Web Applications and Email

  • Web Access
  • Web Security
  • Cookies
  • Email Basics
  • Security Issues in Email

Module 14: Configuring TCP/IP

  • DHCP in Action
  • Configuration Methods
  • Network Address Translation
  • Private IP Addresses
  • Quiz

Module 15: VPNs

  • VPN Challenges
  • Extending the Intranet
  • Defining a VPN

Module 16: VPN Options

  • Motivations for VPNs
  • Service Options
  • Service Providers
  • VPN Implementation

Module 17: VPN Issues

  • Maintaining Security
  • Authentication Methods
  • Data Integrity

Module 18: IPSec Operation

  • Authentication Headers
  • Hash Functions
  • ESP
  • Tunneling Protocols
  • Common VPN Implementations
  • Quiz

Module 19: QoS and Performance Issues

  • Streaming Traffic
  • Supporting QoS
  • VoIP
  • Jumbo Framing
  • Performance Assessment
  • Quiz
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This VoIP course gives you a history and background of telephony and how we can evolve to next generation voice communications (Voice over IP). Included in the VoIP online training is a review of circuit switched telephony, QoS issues, and how packet based networks can be used for robust and cost effective support of streaming applications.

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Video Title
Length
01: The Business Case for VoIP
22 min
02: Communications Networks
30 min
03: Introduction to TCP/IP
20 min
04: Local Area Networks Part 1
18 min
05: Local Area Networks Part 2
20 min
06: The Evolution of LANs
25 min
07: LAN Switching Part 1
19 min
08: LAN Switching Part 2
13 min
09: Circuit Switched WANs Part 1
20 min
10: Circuit Switched WANs Part 2
23 min
11: Traffic Analysis and Modems
17 min
12: Streaming Over IP
15 min
13: ATM
22 min
14: VoIP Options and Requirements
14 min
15: VoIP Signaling
24 min
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Module 00: Next Generation Telephony, VoIP Online Training - Course Introduction

Module 01: The Business Case for VoIP

  • Convergence issues
  • o Transmission level
    o Network level
    o Application level
  • Exploiting network bandwidth
  • Reducing Telephony Costs

Module 02: Communications Networks

  • Network Classifications
  • Circuit-switched vs. Packet-switched
  • Network Protocols
  • Protocol Models

Module 03: Introduction to TCP/IP

  • Hosts
  • Routers
  • Addressing issues

Module 04: Local Area Networks Part 1

  • IEEE 802 overview
  • LAN addressing
  • LAN frames

Module 05: Local Area Networks Part 2

  • IEEE 802.3
  • LAN topologies
  • Shared vs. Switched Ethernet
  • IEEE 802.11
  • Wireless LAN basic elements

Module 06: The Evolution of LANs

  • Ethernet Deployment
  • Switching, Bridging, Routing
  • Spanning Tree Algorithm

Module 07: LAN Switching Part 1

  • Motivation for switched LANs
  • Layer 2 and Layer 3 switching
  • Switched Ethernet
  • Redundancy issues

Module 08: LAN Switching Part 2

  • Motivation for VLANs
  • VLAN deployments

Module 09: Circuit Switched WANs Part 1

  • Telecom overview
  • Modems
  • ISDN

Module 10: Circuit Switched WANs Part 2

  • DSL
  • Private Circuits
  • SONET

Module 11: Traffic Analysis and Modems

  • Traffic Analysis
  • Traffic Load
  • Blocking
  • Modems
  • Modem Connections

Module 12: Streaming Over IP

  • Protocols
  • Differentiated Services
  • MPLS
  • QoS

Module 13: ATM

  • QoS
  • VC
  • ATM Layers

Module 14: VoIP Options and Requirements

  • Common Configurations
  • IP Phones
  • Regulatory Issues

Module 15: VoIP Signaling

  • Types of Protocols
  • VoIP Performance
  • Deployment Considerations
  • Reliability Panning

Module 16: Migration Strategies

  • The Migration Process: Sample Migration
  • Network Administration
  • Service Level Agreements (SLAs)

 

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David Zimny

David is a consultant and retired Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology from Southern Polytechnic State University.  While at Southern Tech he developed courses in RF communication systems, microwave devices and antennas and was the Director of the Wilder Communications Center.

David works as a consultant to corporations, lecturer and course author and teacher providing training programs in high speed local and wide area networks, wireless networks, wireless security, TCP/IP, serial networking protocols, switched and routed networks, telecommunications, data communications, fiber-optic communications systems, Frame Relay, ATM, 3G Wireless, SAS and SATA. 

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