Remote Network Connectivity

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


To describe the functions of major WAN technologies

Target Audience

Individuals new to networking concepts and terminology; individuals preparing to take the Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices (ICND) learning path; anyone preparing for the Introduction to Cisco Networking Technologies (INTRO) exam, the Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices (ICND) exam, or the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) exam


basic understanding of personal computing hardware configurations and of networking business drivers

Expected Duration

160 min.

Course Objectives

Remote Network Connectivity

  • recognize the functions, operation, and primary components of a WAN.
  • identify the features and functions of major WAN technologies.
  • determine the WAN connection types and multiplexing used in a given scenario.
  • recognize the structure and functionality of the Internet.
  • identify the characteristics and functions of the PPP and HDLC protocols.
  • identify the function and operation of ISDN, DSL, Frame Relay, ATM, and SONET connection technologies.
  • identify the function and operation of analog modems and cable modems.
  • determine the appropriate connection medium to use when connecting a WAN in a given scenario.
  • distinguish between the functions, operations, and primary components of a MAN, SAN, CN, and VPN.
  • match an appropriate WAN connection technology and modem to a corporate network, for a given scenario.