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ATM Training

Asynchronous Transfer Mode has been widely deployed within the last decade. It's powerful technology enables network designers, administrators and users to use more than best-effort data transfer. Nevertheless, using ATM's advantages requires a deep understanding of the architecture and mechanisms.

Seminar Objectives

  • Understand the ATM concept
  • Realize advantages compared to other technologies
  • Get insight into building blocks, layers and protocols
  • Grasp the different transmission modes
  • Study protocol details in hands-on sessions

Seminar Description

  • Type: instructor-led,
  • Duration: 1-3 days (can be adapted as required)
  • Materials: Powerpoint slides with annotations and Index, Instructor handbook upon request

Seminar Outline / Building Blocks

  • Introduction to the ATM Training
  • Motivation for ATM, History, Standards
  • ATM Physical Layer
  • Transmission media
  • The ATM Layers
  • (AAL1, AAL2, AAL3/4, AAL5)
  • Signalling Protocols UNI / NNI
  • User Network and Network Network Signalling, PNNI
  • Classical IP and LAN Emulation
  • Data transfer modes over ATM networks
  • Traffic Management
  • Traffic Shaping, Policing, Frame Discard
  • Voice over ATM / Circuit Emulation
  • Narrowband Interworking
  • ATM Interworking (IP/MPLS)
  • Interfaces and Interworking with IP networks

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