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ATM Training | Asynchronous Transfer Mode Training

ATM Training | Asynchronous Transfer Mode Training

ATM Training | Asynchronous Transfer Mode Training:

ATM Training | Asynchronous Transfer Mode Training Course Hands-on (Online, Onsite, and Classroom Live!)

A network technology based on transferring data in cells or packets of a fixed size. The small, constant cell size allows ATM equipment to transmit video, audio, and computer data over the same network, and assure that no single type of data hogs the line. ATM creates a fixed channel, or route, between two points whenever data transfer begins.

This differs from TCP/IP, in which messages are divided into packets and each packet can take a different route from source to destination. This difference makes it easier to track and bill data usage across an ATM network, but it makes it less adaptable to sudden surges in network traffic.

This ATM Training | Asynchronous Transfer Mode Training course provides the concepts you need to understand Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) in both practice and potential. This ATM Training | Asynchronous Transfer Mode Training class lays the foundation for ATM by explaining all the basics from formats and headers to virtual circuits and connections.

We also explore the evolution of an ATM network from a non-ATM network. You will gain a business perspective on how ATM compares with alternative technologies, review the many interfaces, and examine the protocol. In addition to an ATM overview, specific topics featured in this course include congestion control, the adaptation layer, carrier services, ATM backbones, IP over ATM, voice, and video over ATM, Private Network-to-Network Interface (PNNI), MPLS and ATM standard interfaces.

What’s Included?

  • 2 days of ATM Training or Asynchronous Transfer Mode Training with an expert instructor
  • ATM Training Electronic Course Guide
  • Certificate of Completion
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee


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  • If you are familiar with some aspects of ATM Training | Asynchronous Transfer Mode Training, we can omit or shorten their discussion.
  • We can adjust the emphasis placed on the various topics or build the ATM Training | Asynchronous Transfer Mode Training course around the mix of technologies of interest to you (including technologies other than those included in this outline).
  • If your background is nontechnical, we can exclude the more technical topics, include the topics that may be of special interest to you (e.g., as a manager or policy-maker), and present the ATM Training | Asynchronous Transfer Mode Training course in a manner understandable to lay audiences.

Audience/Target Group

The target audience for this ATM Training | Asynchronous Transfer Mode Training course:

  • Anyone who deals with client-server data, voice, video, or facsimile networking or uses client-server LANs and WANs
  • Users, providers, and designers of ATM technology
  • LAN/WAN networking professionals and administrators
  • Communications engineers and product designers
  • Communications and technical marketing and sales support
  • Client-server programmers, analysts, and planners
  • IT managers and consultants

Class Prerequisites

The knowledge and skills that a learner must have before attending this training course are:

  • While there are no specific prerequisites, prior exposure to telecommunications and data networks will be helpful.


After completing this ATM Training | Asynchronous Transfer Mode Training course, attendees will be able to:

  • Define and use the important ATM terms
  • Become a confident user of the ATM
  • Name the ATM suppliers, products, carriers, and users
  • Summarize the most promising ATM business goals, structures, applications, and services
  • Name the factors critical to the assessment, deployment, and management of ATM
  • Use the selection criteria for determining where ATM can be safely applied
  • Minimize your risk for selecting and using ATMs and new vendors
  • Identify what’s missing from ATM capabilities and the migration obstacles
  • Employ proper products and strategies for migrating your office LANs and WANs to ATM
  • Determine if you should first use ATM on your LANs, WANs, voice, or video
  • Integrate your LAN/WAN networks with voice, video, and facsimile networks
  • Utilize SNMP’s ATM MIBs to help manage your ATM products
  • Leverage ATM enhancements such as ABR, P-NNI, LAN Emulation, MPOA
  • Describe Cisco’s Tag Switching and Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) technologies
  • Identify and pursue key ATM issues and ask more penetrating questions
  • Anticipate and minimize network management and reliability problems
  • Budget and evaluate costs and cost savings more effectively
  • Describe ATM Classes of Service and Traffic Management
  • Avoid being disappointed by management products and performance
  • Identify what ATM test equipment is available and what you need
  • Evaluate job applicants and vendors better

Course Syllabus:

Introductory Overview of ATM

  • What is ATM? Its chief characteristics and uses?
  • Why is ATM Asynchronous if it is synchronous?
  • Positioning ATMs in public networking technology
  • Vital and valid business reasons for using ATM
  • Why not just use Fast Ethernet, MPLS, SONET or Frame Relay?
  • The ATM Forum, the ITU-T, ETSI, ECMA

The ATM Architecture

  • The rationale behind ATM’s design: 5+48 bytes, etc
  • B-ISDN Architectural Model. Versus OSI?
  • ATM Adaptation Layer (AAL) and sublayers
    • ATM Service classes and QoS: A, B, C, D
    • The AAL sublayers: Convergence and SAR
    • AAL 1, AAL 2, AAL 3/4: Purpose and structure
    • Type 5 : MPLS and Multi-Protocol Encapsulation
    • What is missing or is undefined now?
  • ATM Layer: Purpose, definitions, and vagueness
    • Virtual Connections, Paths and Channels
    • The ATM cell header: Fields and function
    • ATM OAM cells, Signaling cells and channels
  • ATM Physical Layer: Purpose and structure
    • Transmission Convergence Sublayer
    • Formats at STS-1 (51.84 Mbps), at SDH-1 (155.52 Mbps), at
    • OC-1, at SDH-4 (622.08 Mbps), OC-48, OC-192, etc.
    • Formats at 155.52, 100, 51 Mbps & T1 / E1
    • Physical Medium Dependent Sublayer
  • Three different technologies used in ATM switches

ATM Forum’s User-Network Interface

  • Its scope, purpose, bearer service attributes, and QoS
  • Setting up an SVC: Parameters, protocols, elements
    •  Q.2931, UPC, CAC, NPC, QoS, CLP
  • UNI vers. 3.1/4.0/4.1, Spec’d and Unspec’d QoSs
  • Specs for SONET and 44.736 Mbps at public UNI
  • Specs for 100, 155.52, and 51 Mbps at private UNI

Managing ATM Using SNMP

  • A quick review of SNMP, MIB, ASN.1, BER, scope
  • ATM Integrated Local Management Interface (ILMI)
    • The UNI Management Entity (UME)
  • ATM MIB (Management Information Base)
  • Can you manage ATM today with ILMI and UMEs?

ATM Training – Being Realistic about ATM

  • Politics of merging your voice, data, and video
  • AAL incompatibilities and interoperability
  • Are adequate compliance tests available today?
  • Capability and availability of ATM test equipment
  • Admission control and security

Applying ATM in Campus LANs

  • Objectives, target applications, obstacles
  • Dangers: Vendor performance specs, surprises
  • Campus LAN configurations and ATM

Applying ATM in the WAN

  • Objectives for implementing the ATM WAN
    • Cost justification, strategies
  • Obstacles that carriers and users face
  • Descriptions of some operational ATM WANs

ATM Enhancements

  • Procedures for Switched Virtual Connections
    • States, messages, multipoint, parameters
  • For T1/E1, E3/T3 25.6, 51 and SONET/SDH
  • Network Management: M1 to M5 specs
  • P-NNI: Purpose, procedures, scope
  • B-ICI, UNI 4.0, DXI, Frame Relay over ATM
  • LAN Emulation, Classical IP over ATM, MPOA
  • IP Switching, Cisco’s Tag Switching, MPLS

ATM Traffic Management

  •  Six different Classes of Service: Parameters, QoS
  •  Available Bit Rate (ABR): Issues, techniques
  •  Congestion Control: Issues, technology
    • Rate-based versus Credit-based
    • UPC, EPD, Shaping, PPD
  • ATM traffic shaping: Objectives, tools, status

ATM Training Course Wrap-up

  • Quick summary review
  • Issues and concerns
  • Final discussions

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