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Supporting QoS and Wireless in a Network Design

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In a perfect world there would be no competition between traffic on a network and all traffic would be created equal. However, that is not the case. In order to support different applications and traffic types on the same network, you need to design QoS to ensure that sensitive traffic has priority. In addition, with the increasing number of mobile devices in networks you need to design a network that will be able to support wireless LANs. This course introduces you to QoS and covers design best practices for QoS mechanisms such as Classification, Marking, Policing, Shaping, and Re-marking. The course also covers Wireless LANs and the different design options that are available to meet business 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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Lesson Objectives

Supporting QoS and Wireless in a Network Design

  • start the course
  • describe traffic characteristics
  • describe the need for QoS
  • describe QoS mechanisms
  • describe trust boundary
  • describe classification and marking in QoS mechanisms
  • describe classification tools
  • describe the QoS mechanisms – policing, shaping, and re-marking
  • describe the tools for managing congestion
  • describe the tools for congestion avoidance
  • describe the QoS deployment principles
  • describe recommended practice QoS design principles
  • describe design strategies
  • describe wireless LAN networks
  • describe autonomous WLAN architecture
  • describe centralized WLAN architecture
  • describe wireless bridge in specialty WLAN architecture
  • describe cloud-enabled WLAN architecture
  • describe LAN bandwidth considerations
  • describe trunk and VLAN configuration
  • compare WLAN and PoE
  • describe WLAN and end-to-end QoS
  • describe supporting wireless security
  • describe QoS mechanisms
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