This course discusses the WAN technologies and network services required by converged applications in a complex network. In a complex hierarchical networks, students will learn the selection criteria of network devices and WAN technologies to meet network requirements, configure and troubleshoot network devices, resolve common issues with data link protocols, and develop the knowledge and skills needed to implement virtual private network (VPN) operations. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course. Class Notes: Section OQ2 is an 8-week course that begins the week of 3/12/18 and ends the week ending 5/13/18. Students are strongly encouraged to register for the 1st-8-week course (NET TEC 221 OQ1/OQ1X) that starts the week of 1/17/18 and ends the week ending 3/11/18. Enrollment Requirements: Grade of C or better in NET TEC 221, or Consent of Department Chairperson.