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Designing Wide Area Networks

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Determining how to connect remote offices to a main site is a skill you must have. Based on the applications that are using the WAN, you will want to select the most appropriate option available. This course describes which options to consider based on a given set of needs. This course focuses on various WAN technologies, including MPLS VPNs, VPWS, IPsec VPNs, GRE over IPsec, DMVPNs, IPsec VTIs, and GETVPN. It will help you identify the best solution based on your needs.

Target Audience
This path is intended for anyone who is interested in developing the skills needed to successfully design networks that will support voice, video, and data communications.


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Designing Wide Area Networks

  • start the course
  • describe WAN topologies
  • describe how to connect remote sites
  • describe WAN considerations
  • compare provider-managed VPNs layer 2 and layer 3
  • describe MPLS
  • describe layer 3 VPN: MPLS/VPN
  • describe VPWS and VPLS
  • give an overview of enterprise-managed VPNs
  • describe IPsec
  • describe enterprise-managed VPN: IPsec tunnel mode
  • describe enterprise-managed VPNs: GRE over IPsec
  • describe enterprise-managed VPNs
  • implement enterprise-managed VPNs
  • describe DMVPN in enterprise-managed VPNs
  • implement DMVPN in enterprise-managed VPNs
  • describe enterprise-managed VPNs: IPsec VTI
  • describe enterprise-managed VPNs: GETVPN
  • describe making choices in enterprise-managed VPNs
  • describe the enterprise-managed VPN options
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