Networking Fundamentals

  • Duration 3 days
  • Price $1,557
  • Certifications MTA: IT Infrastructure
  • Exams 98-366
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Students who are beginning studies in technology need a strong foundation in the basics before moving on to more advanced technology courses and certification programs. The Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) is a new and innovative certification track designed to provide a pathway for future success in technology courses and careers.

The MTA program curriculum helps teach and validate fundamental technology concepts. This text covers the fundamentals of local area networking, defining networks with the OSI Model and understanding wired and wireless networks. In addition it includes understanding Internet Protocol, implementing TCP/IP and working with networking services. Your students will better understand wide area networks along with defining network infrastructures and network security.

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Lesson 1: Understanding Local Area Networking

  • Key Terms
  • Examining Local Area Networks, Devices, and Data Transfer
  • Defining a LAN
  • Identifying Types of LANs
  • Getting to Know Perimeter Networks
  • Identifying Network Topologies and Standards
  • Identifying Network Topologies
  • Defining Ethernet Standards
  • Identifying the Differences between Client/Server and Peer-to-Peer Distributed Networks
  • Skill Summary
  • Knowledge Assessment
  • Workplace Ready

Lesson 2: Defining Networks with the OSI Model

  • Key Terms
  • Understanding OSI Basics
  • Defining the Layers in the OSI Model
  • Defining the Communications Subnetwork
  • Defining the Upper OSI Layers
  • Reviewing the OSI Layers
  • Defining the TCP/IP Model
  • Skill Summary
  • Knowledge Assessment
  • Workplace Ready

Lesson 3: Understanding Wired and Wireless Networks

  • Key Terms
  • Recognizing Wired Networks and Media Types
  • Identifying and Working with Twisted-Pair Cables
  • Identifying and Working with Fiber Optic Cable
  • Comprehending Wireless Networks
  • Identifying Wireless Devices
  • Identifying Wireless Networking Standards
  • Skill Summary
  • Knowledge Assessment
  • Workplace Ready

Lesson 4: Understanding Internet Protocol

  • Key Terms
  • Working with IPv4
  • Categorizing IPv4 Addresses
  • Default Gateways and DNS Servers
  • Defining Advanced IPv4 Concepts
  • Defining Classless Inter-Domain Routing (CIDR)
  • Working with IPv6
  • Understanding IPv6
  • Configuring IPv6
  • Skill Summary
  • Knowledge Assessment
  • Workplace Ready

Lesson 5: Implementing TCP/IP in the Command Line

  • Key Terms
  • Using Basic TCP/IP Commands
  • Working with the Command Prompt
  • Working with Ipconfig and Ping
  • Working with Advanced TCP/IP Commands
  • Skill Summary
  • Knowledge Assessment
  • Workplace Ready

Lesson 6: Working with Networking Services

  • Key Terms
  • Setting Up Common Networking Services
  • Working with DHCP
  • Working with Terminal Services
  • Defining More Networking Services
  • Defining RRAS
  • Defining IPsec
  • Defining Name Resolution Techniques
  • Defining DNS
  • Defining WINS
  • Skill Summary
  • Knowledge Assessment
  • Workplace Ready

Lesson 7: Understanding Wide Area Networks

  • Key Terms
  • Understanding Routing
  • Identifying Static and Dynamic Routing
  • Defining Common WAN Technologies and Connections
  • Defining Packet Switching
  • Defining T-Carriers
  • Defining Other WAN Technologies and Internet Connectivity
  • Skill Summary
  • Knowledge Assessment
  • Workplace Ready

Lesson 8: Defining Network Infrastructures and Network Security

  • Key Terms
  • Understanding Networks outside the LAN
  • Defining the Internet
  • Defining Intranets and Extranets
  • Understanding VPNs
  • Understanding Security Devices and Zones
  • Defining Firewalls and Other Perimeter Security Devices
  • Redefining the DMZ
  • Putting It All Together
  • Skill Summary
  • Knowledge Assessment
  • Workplace Ready


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