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Advanced computer networks

PTT - Providers Of Telecoms Training


What will I learn?

This online course discusses the techniques employed to enhance the security of Ethernet local area networks (LANs), the role and facilities of computer network management and testing tools, and the wide area network services that provide connections between remote LANs.
This course is aimed at those responsible for the design, administration or maintenance of corporate local area networks.and wide area network connections.

The course begins by describing the concept and applications of virtual local area networks (VLANS). The different types of VLAN are described and their benefits compared.
The methods employed by hackers to obtain unauthorised access to local area networks (LANs) are discussed. Ways of protecting LANs against external attack are described and compared inc. access lists, firewalls and proxy servers.
The role and facilities of management and control protocols in IP based
networks are discussed and the tests that assess the performance of a network connection described.
The services that provide connections between remote LANs are then described. The characteristics and facilities provided by Carrier Ethernet services are described. The features, advantages and applications of the various types of technology that can provide Carrier Ethernet services are then described and compared.

This course includes online assessments. A certificate of completion is awarded to successful participants.

What do I need to know?

This course assumes a prior knowledge of the basic operation of an Ethernet-based LAN. Therefore, it is suggested that the PTT course "Computer networks" is studied before attempting this "Advanced computer networks" course.

Course info


Course Provider Diploma/Certificate/Award (this must include an assessed element)

Study Hours

Variable - to suit the learner

Study mode




Total time for completion

12 months

Who runs this course?



PTT – Providers of telecommunications training – is a specialist distance learning provider that focusses on telecommunications and Information communications technology (ICT). PTT’s extensive catalogue of online courses offer a valuable training and information resource for those joining the telecoms and ICT sectors as well as managers, technicians and engineers who need to keep up to date with the latest techniques and systems. Apart from standalone courses, PTT also offers online study programmes that reward successful participants with a certificate. PTT courses and study programmes are used throughout the world by major telecommunications and ICT organisations to train their staff as well as individuals wanting to

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