Designed for those without an Engineering degree in telecommunications, our goal is to explain 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.
Telecom, Datacom and Networking for Non-Engineers is ideal for self-study and reference, as the companion reference textbook for Teracom online training courses, and as a Study Guide for the TCO Certified Telecommunications Network Specialist (CTNS) telecommunications certification.
This invaluable reference book and study guide contains all of the text and the main graphic from every lesson in all six of Teracom’s online CTNS telecommunications certification courses. 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.
Fundamentals • Loops & Trunks • Analog • Voiceband • POTS • CO • Remotes • DSL
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