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Data Communications: The Big Picture

by Nick Russo

Whether you are a newcomer to the technology world or a business leader interested in how technology impacts your organization, this course is for you. You'll learn how to be conversationally fluent in all modern data communications topics.

What you'll learn

A frustrating aspect of modern data communications is keeping up with the introduction of new technologies and the mind-numbing quantity of corresponding buzzwords. In this course, Data Communications: The Big Picture, you'll learn how to communicate intelligently on any networking topic. First, you'll learn what data communications encompasses, how it works, and the core technologies and protocols involved. Next, you'll discover a wide variety of networks that exist, including enterprise, network service provider, and cloud architectures and the primary differences between them. Finally, you'll understand how various applications transit over these networks, and some strategies to optimize that transmission. When you're finished with this course, you'll be conversationally fluent in all of the technical areas mentioned.

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Course Overview
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About the author

Nicholas (Nick) Russo, CCDE #20160041 and CCIE #42518, is an internationally recognized expert in IP/MPLS networking and design. To grow his skillset, Nick has been focused advancing Network DevOps via automation for his clients. Recently, Nick has been sharing his knowledge through online video training and speaking at industry conferences. Nick also holds a Bachelor's of Science in Computer Science from the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). Nick lives in Maryland, USA with his wife, Car... more

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