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I. Getting Up and Running with ISDN

A. Introduction
B. Working with the telephone company
C. Determining your ISDN needs
D. Ordering ISDN
E. ISDN and the Internet

.....OBJECTIVES OF THIS SECTION

. Be able to determine which ISDN service option is right for you
. Become familiar with ISDN ordering codes (IOCs)
. Learn how to determine your ISDN needs
. Describe the use of ISDN for LAN interconnections and the Internet
. Understand the components necessary to connect ISDN to your desktop

II. WHAT IS ISDN?

A. Introduction to ISDN
B. Basic Technology
C. ISDN Terminal Adapter
D. Evolution of the Public Telephone Network
E. Summary

.....OBJECTIVES OF THIS SECTION

Introduce the ISDN concept and describe its impact on the public telephone network
Describe the migration of the public network from analog to digital technology
Highlight the major advantages to be gained by carriers and users from the transition from analog to digital technology
Identify the types of services that will be made available to users by carriers
Describe how the terminal adapter in an ISDN works

III. ISDN DEFINITION

.....OBJECTIVES OF THIS SECTION

Define what is meant by ISDN using the CCITT definition
Describe the basic operating principles of an ISDN and the types of voice and non-voice services it can provide
Review the role of standards in an ISDN
Learn how the absence of standards deters both users and vendors from entering the market

IV. STANDARDS OF ISDN

A. U.S.
B. International

.....OBJECTIVES OF THIS SECTION

Describe the importance of standards in the development of ISDN
Introduce the major standards organizations for telecommunications and their roles
Understand the ISDN standards and their relationships to each other
Describe the standards problems that affect ISDN and what has been done to remedy them

V. APPLICATIONS FOR ISDN

A. Introduction
B. Quality Improvements
C. Cost
D. Capacity
E. Flexibility
F. New Service Possibilities
G. Summary

.....OBJECTIVES OF THIS SECTION

Describe the overall benefits made available in an ISDN
Point out how these benefits can be used to support voice, data, video or other communication applications
Understand how these ISDN capabilities can benefit both users and telephone companies

VI. ISDN VOICE APPLICATIONS

A. Introduction
B. Basic Voice Service Enhancements
C. Simplified Wiring
D. Private Network Enhancements
E. Summary

.....OBJECTIVES OF THIS SECTION

. Relate how ISDN technologies are being used to support services and applications in the voice communications area
Identify three categories of voice features that an ISDN can provide
Describe how those features work in either a business or residence application

VII. ISDN DATA APPLICATIONS

A. Introduction
B. OSI Reference Model
C. B Channel/H Channel Circuit Switched
D. D Channel Packet Switched
E. ISDN Dedicated Services
F. Summary

.....OBJECTIVES OF THIS SECTION

Introduce the OSI Reference Model and the part that it plays in the standards development process
Describe the data communications services that ISDN will make possible, including circuit switched and packet switched services
Highlight the major developments that will have to occur in the data processing system to take full advantage of ISDN based data communication capability

VIII. VIDEO APPLICATIONS

A. Basics of Video Transmission
B. Video Teleconferencing/Video Meeting
C. Video Presentations
D. Training
E. Interviewing/Auditioning
F. Monitoring and Surveillance
G. Video Technology in ISDN
H. Summary

.....OBJECTIVES OF THIS SECTION

Provide an overview of the basic make-up of a video transmission signal.
Describe the primary applications for video transmission in a business.
Present and compare the three mechanisms used for transmitting video in a digital format for use with an ISDN.

IX. DIGITAL SUBSCRIBER LINES

A. Introduction
B. Digital Subscriber Lines
C.
Summary

.....OBJECTIVES OF THIS SECTION

Compare the latest Digital Subscriber Lines or xDSL technologies including: ISDN Digital Subscriber Line (IDSL), High Speed Digital Subscriber Line (HDSL), Single Pair HDSL (SDLS) and Asymmetrical Digital Subscriber Line (ADSL)

X. ISDN EVOLUTION

A. Introduction
B. ISDN Concepts
C. Migration Issues
D. Summary

.....OBJECTIVES OF THIS SECTION

Review the basic concept of ISDN and the primary advantages to be gained for both telephone companies and end users.
Describe some of the major problems that are involved in migrating our current telecommunications infrastructure to one that will support ISDN.
Look at some of the long term prospects that ISDN holds for new service possibilities.