CST* 283

This is the final course in a four-course sequence of Data Communications
and Networking courses following CST*231, CST*281, and CST*282. WAN
technologies and network services required by converged applications in a
complex network are explored. 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. With this advanced knowledge, the
student will be well prepared for entry-level certification exams in the computer
networking industry. Prerequisite: CST* 282.