Multimedia Networking

The CCDA objectives covered in this section are as follows:

8 Determine the customer's requirements for new applications, protocols, number of users, peak usage hours, security, and network management.

9 Diagram the flow of information for new applications.

12 Predict the amount of traffic and the type of traffic caused by the applications, given charts that characterize typical network traffic.

With the introduction of technologies to integrate data with voice and video, a network designer must consider the time-sensitive nature of these applications. Packet voice introduces the ability to bypass toll charges by using the data network as a voice transport for telephone calls. When designing for video applications, consider using multicasting to reduce the amount of duplicate unicast traffic on the network.

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