New Skills

New Training: WAN Technologies

by Team Nuggets
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Published on March 29, 2021

In this 8-video skill, CBT Nuggets trainer Jeremy Cioara teaches you about various wireless area network (WAN) technologies, including service types, transmission mediums, and termination types. Watch this new networking training.

Watch the full course: CompTIA Network+

This training includes:

  • 8 videos

  • 51 minutes of training

You’ll learn these topics in this skill:

  • WAN Technologies: Understanding the LAN, MAN, and WAN Difference

  • WAN Technologies: WAN Transmission over Copper, Fiber, Wireless, and Satellite

  • WAN Technologies: WAN Types – ISDN/PRI, T1-T3, E1-E3, and OC

  • WAN Technologies: WAN Types – Cable, DSL, Dial-up

  • WAN Technologies: WAN Characteristics – Frame Relay, ATM, MPLS, and DMVPN

  • WAN Technologies: What is PPP and PPPoE?

  • WAN Technologies: What is SIP Trunking?

  • WAN Technologies: The Physical Reality of a WAN Connection

The Difference Between LAN, MAN, and WAN is Private

A LAN is a group of devices that are interconnected to allow for communication. A defining characteristic of a LAN is that it’s privately owned. The network devices are generally owned by the same organization using the network. For that reason, LANs typically cover one narrow geographical area: a coffee shop, hospital or college.

A MAN covers a larger area than a LAN but it remains a defined geographical region. Compared to a LAN, a MAN comes with all the drawbacks you’d expect from a larger network, more congestion and lower transmission speed. But the critical difference is that many of the components of a MAN are publicly owned — or at least not owned entirely by the networks operating on them.

A WAN is different from a LAN or MAN in that it’s generally not defined geographically — it’s a huge interconnection of devices and networks, from a number of different places. WANs are almost never privately owned and depend on public infrastructure and systems to maintain connection.

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