Fundamentals of Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM)


Among the plethora of networking technologies, ATM is considered a breakthrough technology because it offers some unique features. It can seamlessly integrate local area networks and wide area networks, and offer a single platform for various broadband services with assured quality of service. The prime goal of ATM is to provide a flexible and scalable network that can accommodate newer technologies. This is a boon to the telecommunications industry, which is constantly facing the challenge of migrating from one technology to another.

This course is for beginners, IT managers, or other professionals who would like to understand the basics of ATM networks. Specifically, it is intended for persons who are preparing for entry-level careers in the telecommunications field. The basic information presented in this course will enable those persons to pursue further specialized training in specific technology areas with the eventual goal of qualifying for work as a telecommunications technical professional.

This course carries the following professional education credits: 0.4 CEUs. For more information on accreditation bodies, please visit


  • In this course, you will examine the ATM architecture, interfaces, signaling and routing protocols, traffic engineering, and ATM network management.

Hardware and Software Required:

  • Browser Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 (or higher)
  • Browser Mozilla Firefox 2 (or higher)
  • Browser Apple Safari 2 (or higher)
  • Operating System Microsoft Windows 2000, XP, Vista, or Windows 7
  • Operating System Apple Mac OS X 10.4 (or higher)
  • Processor Pentium III 1 GHz (or better)
  • Processor Macintosh Intel-based or PowerPC G4 (or better)
  • RAM 512 MB (1 GB or more recommended)
  • Internet connection 256K (broadband recommended)
  • Adobe Flash Player 8 (current version recommended)
  • Adobe Reader 7 (or higher)
  • Other requirements may apply to supplemental offline activities. Omitting these optional activities does not affect course completion.


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Course Info

  • Code: EL-FATM
  • Duration: 3 hours 45 minutes
  • Price: Call for price

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