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DVD-Video Course V3:
Fundamentals of Datacom and Networking
WANs and LANs · Frames and Packets · Equipment, Services and The Network "Cloud"

In this course, we'll begin by establishing a model for a data communications circuit, then provide examples and context for each of the components of the model, and review different circuit configurations including LANs and WANs.

In the second chapter, we’ll look at how data is formatted for transmission, beginning with the older concepts of “synchronous” and “asynchronous”, then cover the newer ideas of frames and packets, how frames and packets are related, and the addresses on frames and packets, and the structure of IPv4 packets.

We'll complete this course with an understanding of the "Network Cloud", why people use clouds to draw networks, and what is really going on inside that cloud.

This set of topics, particularly the understanding of packets and frames, the addresses on each, and how they are related; and the idea that there are three kinds of network services - and three kinds of edge equipment - is the foundation for all further study of LANs, WANs, IP and just about any other kind of communications, including Voice over IP.
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Course outline - V3: Fundamentals of Datacom and Networking
Length 106 minutes. DVD-R NTSC format. 65-page 8.5" x 11" softcover bound workbook.
Part 1 Introduction to Data Communications and Networking
  1.03 Data Circuit Model
1.05 Data Terminal Equipment (DTE)
1.07 Analog and Digital Data Circuits
1.09 Data Circuit Terminating Equipment (DCE)
1.11 Configuration Example: Point-to-Point
1.13 Multidrop Circuits
1.15 LANs
1.17 Wide Area Networks
Part 2 How Data is Formatted for Transmission
  2.03 Data Communications Basics: Bits and Bytes
2.05 ASCII Code Set
2.07 “Asynchronous”
2.09 Frames
2.11 Details for Reference: Cyclic Redundancy Check
2.13 Packets
2.15 Packets vs. Frames
2.17 IP Packets
Part 3 The Network "Cloud": How Data Circuits are Actually Provisioned
  3.03 Anatomy of a Digital Circuit
3.05 Common Carriers’ Transmission Networks
3.07 Network Equipment: How and Where Each is Used
Appendix A Start, Stop, Parity
Appendix B Acronyms and Abbreviations
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Teracom's self-paced DVD-video courses: ideal for learning about telecom, datacom, networking, IP, MPLS, Voice over IP and wireless outside of structured seminars.
Each course comes with an approx. 2-hour full-color multimedia DVD-video, a comprehensive workbook/textbook with copies of all graphics and detailed reference notes that are sure to be a valuable reference for years to come; plus a knowledge evaluation exercise and personalized course completion certificate suitable for framing.
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