Networking Concepts

2 Day Course
Code PWL009

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Classroom Virtual Classroom Private Group - Virtual Self-Paced Online


A 2-day class providing a review of telecoms & networking concepts. 

Target Audience

  • Anyone who wishes to understand the concepts of telecoms and data networking.
  • Students who do not pass the OCSA 2.0 pre-course test are strongly advised to undertake this class
  • Students wishing to undertake the MEF Network Foundations but have no experience with the technical aspects of telecoms architecture & networks


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Telecoms Concepts Review (15 topics)

  • The Components of a Telecoms Network
  • The Access Network
  • The Core Network
  • The Wide Area Network (WAN)
  • The Data Network
  • The Cloud
  • Basic Network Technologies
  • Optical Networks: WDM/DWDM
  • Multi-protocol label switching (MPLS)
  • Virtual Private Networks (VPNs)
  • Signalling Systems
  • Intelligent Networks
  • Next Generation Networks (NGNs)
  • Quad Play Services including SIP & IPTV

Networking Concepts (19 topics)

  • OSI and TCP/IP models
  • Fundamental elements of networking
  • Connection-oriented vs. connectionless protocols
  • Ethernet networks
  • Collision domains and broadcast domains
  • Routers vs. switches
  • Layer 2 technology
  • Layer 3 technology
  • Overview of Routing Protocols (OSPF and BGP)
  • Optical networking fundamentals
  • IP Network Services
  • IP Technology (IPv4 and IPv6)
  • Packet Filtering
  • Longest Match
  • DNS
  • DHCP
  • NAT
  • OvS Basic Commands
  • Virtualization


There are no prerequisites for this course.

Prerequisite Certifications

  • The OCSA 2.0 certification provides vendor-neutral knowledge of software defined networking (SDN) with a particular focus on the work of the ONF including Openflow and P4 programmability.

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Transport Designer, Orange

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