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CCENT: Cisco® Certified Entry Networking Technician Study Guide by Todd Lammle

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Chapter 10. Introduction to Wide Area Networks

THE CCENT EXAM TOPICS COVERED IN THIS CHAPTER INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:

  • Implement and verify WAN links

    • Describe different methods for connecting to a WAN

    • Configure and verify a basic WAN serial connection

Introduction to Wide Area Networks

I'm not going to cover every type of Cisco WAN support in this chapter—again, this book's purpose is mainly to give you everything you need to pass the exam. For that reason, I'm going to focus on the HDLC and PPP, although we'll touch on other technologies, like Frame Relay. But first, we will look at WAN basics, including cabling a WAN.

Note

For more detail on WAN technologies, above and beyond the Cisco ...

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