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Continuing IT Training Program - Introduction to Telecommunications and Networking

Last Updated: January 29, 2024

Program Overview

Telecommunications and Networking are at the heart of modern information systems.  Applications meet the needs of users with networks sharing the information with the servers performing the work.  Today, banking may be performed by customers anywhere, at any time, using a variety of devices.  Banking applications may be implemented in-house or by a service provider and all need networks to function.  In this course, participants will receive a comprehensive view of current telecommunications and networking options with examples of their use.

Key Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Explain data and voice communication networks and the use of wireless technologies;
  • Define networking models with an emphasis on physical, data link, and network layers;
  • Describe strategic planning for networks and telecommunications;
  • Discuss data and voice network architectures;
  • Describe common network risks and security;
  • Explain various elements of wireless LAN environments; and
  • Describe network testing and auditing; Discuss management of networks and telecommunications.

Instructional Format

Facilitated classroom discussion and lectures


Four and one-half days



Target Audience

Examiners or ITEAs who will lead or participate on level B and A examinations.

This course is open to appropriate staff of the FDIC and partner government regulatory agencies. This course is not open to the public or staff of private banks.


Participant should have attended ITEC and Introduction to Security.

Pre-Course Assignment


Special Requirements

This course should be taken prior to any other intermediate or advanced IT course.

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