Extending a Cisco Network to a WAN

This course is included in our On-demand training solution.


To describe the implementation and configuration of the different technologies used on Cisco devices to enable wide area connections

Target Audience

Network administrators responsible for implementing and managing small and medium-sized business networks; network technicians who install network devices in small business environments; Cisco channel resellers who are new to Cisco products and services


Familiarity with Cisco’s Internetworking Technology Multimedia (ITM) or CCNA Basics; a working knowledge of networking terminology and topologies, including network protocols, the roles of network devices, and the OSI reference model; a knowledge of binary and hexadecimal numbering, while not essential, would be an advantage

Expected Duration

180 min.

Course Objectives

Extending a Cisco Network to a WAN

  • discuss the elements of a wide-area network.
  • describe the protocols used for WAN connectivity and how devices are connected to the network.
  • detail HDLC and PPP protocol operation.
  • detail the authentication and encapsulation processes used by PPP.
  • configure PPP on a Cisco device interface.
  • describe the terminology of Frame Relay and how it operates.
  • describe the purpose and command syntax for defining static Frame Relay map entries on a router.
  • configure Frame Relay subinterfaces on a router.
  • discuss the typical types of Frame Relay connections made to service providers.
  • configure a subinterface on a Cisco router.
  • configure a Frame Relay connection.