Telecom, Datacom and Networking for Non-Engineers: Reference Book - CTNS Study Guide

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CTNS Study Guide and companion reference textbook.

Telecom, Datacom and Networking for Non-Engineers is the study guide and companion reference textbook for the TCO Certified Telecommunications Network Specialist (CTNS) telecommunications certification.

This book is ideal as a companion study guide while taking the courses, and will serve as an invaluable day-to-day reference in the future.  It can also be used for self-study, delivering the core knowledge needed in telecommunications today: fundamental concepts and jargon, the PSTN, wireless telecommunications, the OSI model and Layers, Ethernet, IP packets, IP addresses, networks and routers, MPLS, carrier networks and carrier services.

Designed for non-Engineers, this comprehensive book explains telecom and networks in plain English: the jargon, buzzwords, mainstream technologies and services, standard practices, and most importantly, the underlying ideas… and how it all fits together.

This invaluable resource contains all of the text and the main graphic from every lesson in all six of Teracom’s online CTNS telecommunications certification courses:

The PSTN
Fundamentals • Loops & Trunks • Analog • Voiceband • POTS • CO • Remotes • DSL

Wireless Telecommunications
Radio Concepts • Mobility • Cellular Networks • GSM • CDMA • 4G LTE • WiFi • Satellite

The OSI Layers and Protocol Stacks
Protocols & Standards • OSI Model • Layers • TCP/IP • How Protocol Stacks Work

Ethernet, LANs and VLANs
LAN Concepts • Ethernet and 802.3 • MAC Addresses • LAN Cables • Switches • VLANs

IP Networks, Routers and Addresses
Packets • Networks • Routers & Routing • IP Addresses • DHCP • NAT • IPv6

MPLS and Carrier Packet Networks
Carrier Networks • Carrier Services • MPLS • SLAs • CoS • Integration • Aggregation

The online courses are interactive and rich with photos, images and animated graphics, plus a voiceover. This is the textbook. Visit teracomtraining.com or our youTube channel youtube.com/teracomtraining for previews and free samples of the online courses.

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About the author

Eric Coll is an international expert in telecommunications, data communications and networking and has been actively involved in the industry since 1983. He holds Bachelor of Engineering and Master of Engineering (Electrical) degrees, and is licensed as a Professional Engineer in his home jurisdiction.

Mr. Coll has taught telecommunications technology training seminars to wide acclaim across North America since 1992, and has broad experience working as an engineer in the telecommunications industry. He has worked for Nortel's R&D labs as a design engineer on projects including digital voice and data communications research and digital telecom network equipment design, and on satellite radar systems, consulting on Wide Area Network design, and many other projects in capacities ranging from detailed design and implementation to systems engineering, project leader and consultant.

In addition to being founder and Director of Teracom Training Institute, Mr. Coll provides consulting to the telecommunications industry, specializing in telecommunications technology R&D and as a Subject Matter Expert in tax matters.


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Teracom Training Institute
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Published on
Sep 9, 2013
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Pages
362
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ISBN
9781894887069
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Language
English
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Genres
Computers / Certification Guides / General
Computers / Internet / General
Computers / Networking / General
Education / Training & Certification
Technology & Engineering / Telecommunications
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