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Introduction to Global Communications

Learn best practices for global communication standards and the networks which support them.

GK# 3851

Course Overview

In this course, you will focus on topics that define worldwide communications standards and the networks that provide the services. Historically, telecom providers built and interconnected their networks with copper-based standards with a main purpose of providing voice services. Today, global communications have evolved and networks are now migrating solely to packet-switched services, leaving behind yesterday's circuit-switching and the copper those networks once depended on.

You will begin with the basics of switching and routing and then cover the complex network topologies of today's service providers. You will then examine the fiber-optic links that provide the fabric for today's communications backbone. You will learn the mobile wireless standards as they transition through the various generations, review satellite networks, and cover the evolution of communications technology.

Delivery Format Options

  • Private Group Training

    Private Group Training

    Train your entire team in a private, coordinated professional development session at the location of your choice.

    Receive private training for teams online and in-person.

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What You'll Learn

  • Transport services and infrastructure of service providers
  • Switching and routing fundamentals
  • Wireless LAN fundamentals
  • Data applications for the World Wide Web (WWW)
  • Global connections of the fiber optic backbone
  • Voice over IP (VoIP) fundamentals, services, and features
  • Mobile wireless communications (2nd, 3rd, and 4th generation networks)
  • Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS)
  • Global view of telecom services and infrastructure
  • Basic security threats and prevention

Follow-On Courses

Who Needs To Attend

  • Anyone looking for an overview of telecom on a global scale
  • Telecom professionals that deal with global networks
  • Government and military entities that want to understand how global networks interoperate
  • Individuals seeking information for investment opportunities in global networks