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MTA Networking Fundamentals Course (98-366) (2011 Version)

MTA Networking Fundamentals Course (98-366) (2011 Version)

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MTA Networking Fundamentals Course (98-366) (2011 Version)

3 Sessions -
7 Hours of Interactive Training

MTA Networking Fundamentals is designed to provide students with an explanation and understanding of fundamental networking concepts. This training course prepares students for Microsoft exam 98-366. MTA is a new entry-level credential from Microsoft that validates the foundational knowledge needed to take the first step toward building a successful career in technology. The MTA certification programs cover the baseline knowledge of building and managing Microsoft Windows Servers, Windows-based network operating systems, Active Directory, account management, and system recovery tools. Expert Scott Kennedy guides you through each exam objective seamlessly, all the while preparing you for the Microsoft exam 98-366. This course provides you with interactive videos that meet the needs of multiple styles of learning from auditory to visual. The MTA Networking Fundamentals eLearning course includes a pre test and post test that accurately identifies your skill gap. Kennedy will guide you step by step and help you close your skill gap with content concentrating on each exam objective. Achieving MTA certifications is the first step toward becoming a Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS).

  • Understand the basic concepts of the Internet, intranet, and extranet
  • Understand the difference between switches and routers and how they are configured
  • Introduction to the OSI 7-layer networking model, IPv4 and IPv6

About The Author
Scott Kennedy is an instructor/presenter with 20+ years experience in the Microsoft field. Twice recognized as Microsoft “Trainer of the Year”, he has a wealth of knowledge that is rarely matched. Scott enjoys teaching networking and server administration concepts and is a master at making the complex simple and easy to understand. Holder of numerous industry certifications including: MCSE, MCITP, MCDST, MCT, and Cisco’s CCNP, Scott is currently the Chief Courseware Architect for LearnForce.

Session 1

Section A: Introduction

  • Microsoft Certification Paths
  • Taking the Exam
  • Exam Prerequisites
  • Exam Preparation Tips
  • Define a Virtual Lab
  • Fundamentals of Networking
  • Knowledge Domains
  • History of Networking
  • Network Defined
  • Networking Benefits
  • Important Network Components
  • Simple Computer Network Diagram

Section B: Internet, Intranet, and Extranet

  • Internet Defined
  • Intranet Defined
  • Extranet Defined
  • Securing Network Connectivity
  • Virtual Private Networks Defined
  • VPN Connection Process
  • Network Security Zone
  • Firewalls Defined

Section C: Understanding LANs

  • Local Area Network Defined
  • Perimeter Network
  • Addresses
  • Viewing Windows IP Addresses
  • Reserved Private IP Addresses
  • Internet Assigned Numbers Authority
  • Internet Connection Sharing

Section D: Wired vs. Wireless LANs

  • Wired LANs
  • Wired LAN Advantages
  • Wired LAN Disadvantages
  • Wireless LANs
  • Wireless LAN Advantages
  • Wireless LAN Disadvantages
  • Wireless LAN Types
  • Wireless LAN Diagram

Section E: Understanding WANs

  • Dial-up Connections
  • Integrated Services Digital Network
  • Virtual Private Networks
  • Wide Area Network Defined
  • T1 Defined
  • T3 Defined
  • E1 Defined
  • DSL Defined
  • Cable Internet

Section F: Understanding Wireless Networking

  • Introduction to the OSI Model
  • OSI Model In-Depth
  • Wireless Telecommunications Review
  • Wireless Defined
  • Wireless Modulation
  • IEEE
  • IEEE Protocols
  • 802.11b/g Drawbacks
  • Wireless Security Standards
  • Wireless Bridging/Switching

Section G: Networking Topologies and Access Methods

  • Network Topologies Defined
  • Star Topology
  • Mesh Topology
  • Ring Topology
  • Bus Topology

Session 2

Section A: Understanding Switches

  • Ethernet
  • Transmission Speeds
  • Straight-through Cables
  • Crossover Cables
  • MAC Addresses
  • Hubs 101
  • Switches 101
  • Managed vs. Unmanaged Switches
  • Managed Switches
  • Unmanaged Switches
  • Broadcast vs. Collision Domains
  • Virtual LANs

Section B: Switches in Depth

  • Layer 2 Switches
  • Layer 3 Switches
  • Switch Link Redundancy
  • MAC Tables
  • Circuit Switching
  • Packet Switching
  • Cell Switching

Section C: Understanding Routers

  • Routers Defined
  • tracert
  • Routing Defined
  • Dynamic Routing
  • Routing Tables
  • IP Addresses
  • Routing with Windows

Section D: Network Cabling Part I

  • Common Network Media
  • Twisted Pair
  • Coaxial
  • Fiberoptic
  • Wireless
  • Interference Considerations
  • Electromagnetic Interference
  • Electronic Interception

Section E: Network Cabling Part II

  • Unshielded Twisted Pair Cable
  • Types of UTP Cable
  • Shielded Twisted Pair Cable
  • Coaxial Cable
  • Wireless Cable Considerations
  • Network Cable Matrix
  • EIA Network Wiring Standards

Session 3

Section A: Understanding the OSI Model Part I

  • Internetwork
  • Terminology
  • OSI Reference Model Review
  • OSI Communication Process
  • Encapsulation
  • Protocols Defined

Section B: Understanding the OSI Model Part II

  • Layer 2: Frames
  • Layer 3: Packets
  • Layer 4: Segments
  • OSI Communication Process Review
  • TCP In-Depth
  • The DOD Model
  • Common TCP Ports
  • UDP In-Depth
  • TCP vs. UDP Comparison

Section C: IP Addressing Part I

  • IPv4 Addressing
  • Static IP Addressing
  • Dynamic IP Addressing
  • APIPA Addresses
  • Classful IP Addressing Concept
  • Classful IP Addressing Diagram
  • Network Address Breakdown
  • Local Loopback Addressing
  • IP Configuration Dialog Box

Section D: IP Addressing Part II

  • IPv6 Addressing
  • IPv6 Dual Stack
  • Teredo: IPv4 to IPv6 Tunneling

Section E: Introduction to Name Resolution

  • Name Resolution Defined
  • Name Resolution Process
  • DNS Diagram

Section F: Networking Services and Tools

  • Allocating IP Addresses
  • Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol
  • DHCP Configuration Process
  • Understanding IPSec
  • TCP/IP Components
  • TCP Port Review
  • Using the PING Command
  • Using the ARP Command
  • Using the NETSTAT Command
  • Using the TRACERT Command
  • Using the IPCONFIG Command
  • Using the PATHPING Command
  • The Telnet Command Defined