This course will examine a few topics that could be classified as advanced networking concepts. The topics covered in this course are an important part of the Network+ exam and are likely to be present in many of the environments in which you will find yourself working. Today’s networks are different than the networks of the past and include technologies that were not present as little as ten years ago. As the industry changes, network technicians must adapt and this begins by expanding our knowledge to include new technologies. The topics that will be covered in this course include technology of virtualization, basic concepts and structure of SAN, essential elements of cloud-based computing, various types of cloud models, and unified communications.