This course describes the structure, functional components, operation and testing of systems that provide Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) services to customers. The course includes a description of the role of DSLAM and B-RAS equipment in an access network, the advantages of IP enabled DSLAMs and the principles of operation and benefits of dynamic spectrum management.
You will need an understanding of the principles of ADSL to gain the maximum benefit from this course. We suggest that the PTT online course DLA: ""ADSL principles"" is completed before attempting this course.
This e-learning course has a comprehensive range of interactive training facilities to provide a total learning experience. Technical words and acronyms have links to an online glossary giving an instant explanation. Interactive simulations explain concepts and systems operation. Onscreen question sessions at the end of each module test understanding and provide further guidance and instruction. Revision links provide quick access to subjects previously discussed and relevant to the module being studied. Once studied as a structured, assessed course, the content can be browsed for revision or reference.
By the end of this course you will be able to:
- describe the role of the equipment and protocols used in the networks that provide DSL-based broadband Internet access.
- describe the operation of the protocols used in the provision of an ADSL connection to a customer.
- describe the architectures and techniques used to provide DSL services over networks based on the use of the Internet Protocol (IP).
- describe the role of the equipment at an ADSL customer's premises.
- describe the principles, operation, and facilities of SHDSL service provision.
- describe the principles and benefits of dynamic spectrum management in optimising the performance of DSL broadband connections.
- describe the tests that can be carried out on a DSL connection and explain their purpose.
1. Course Introduction
2. Service providers’ equipment
3. ADSL connections
4. ADSL over IP networks
5. Customers’ equipment
6. Symmetrical DSL access
7. Testing DSL connections
8. Spectrum management