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March 7, 2017
1h 51m

Anytime an organization requires network access to a remote facility, engineers need a way to connect the remote site to the main network. WAN technologies are used to do this and come in several types to accommodate different needs. In this course, WAN Technologies for Cisco CCNA 200-125/200-105, you'll look at several WAN technologies including PPP, PPPoE, PPP Multilink, MetroEthernet, dark fiber, MPLS, and GRE/VPN tunnels. First, you'll learn how to implement a PPP connection using encrypted authentication. Next, you'll discover how to bundle several serial links together to increase the bandwidth. Finally, you'll explore how to troubleshoot PPPoE and build a GRE tunnel. By the end of this course, you'll be more comfortable with Wide Area Networks(WANs) communications.

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For nearly 20 years, Ross has taught and managed data networks.

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Hi everyone, my name is Ross Bagurdes and welcome to my course WAN Technologies.

I am a network engineer with 20 years experience in building and managing enterprise networks, and teaching people about them.

Wide Area Networks or WANs are used to connect remote faculties together. These remote facilities might be 1 mile or 100s of miles apart. WAN technologies provide the connections needed to allow remote facilities connect into the corporate network.

We will cover several WAN technologies in this course including:Point to Point serial links using Point to Point Protocol, Multilink PPP, PPPoE, dark fiber and metro Ethernet, MPLS, GRE and VPN tunnels.

By the end of this course you will be able to implement a PPP connection using encrypted authentication, bundle several serial links together to increase the bandwidth, troubleshoot PPPoE, and build a GRE tunnel.

Before beginning the course you should be familiar with the information provided in the CCENT learning path series of courses.

From here, you should feel comfortable moving onto Network Services for the CCNA 200-125exam.

I hope you’ll join me on this journey to learn Wide Area Network communications with the WAN Technologies course at Pluralsight.