Microsoft Technology Associate Networking Fundamentals Certification Training

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For many looking to get a start in the IT field, it can be difficult finding that first job without experience or a certification. Likewise, it is hard for many to get certified without the hands-on experience that first IT job provides. Microsoft has come to rescue by creating a series of entry-level, lifetime certification that can help the new professional show they have the skills needed to be an IT professional.

This course focuses on the Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) Networking Fundamentals certifications. In this course not only will we help you master the skills and knowledge needed to take and pass the certification exam, but an equally important, we will provide you with the resources needed to be a competent entry-level IT professional.

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Course Objectives

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Explain, describe and manage network infrastructures
  • Explain, describe, configure and troubleshoot common network hardware
  • Explain, describe, and work with common network protocols and services
  • Take and pass the Microsoft Networking Fundamentals MTA 98-366 exam
Topic Topic Title Subtopics
1 Introduction to MTA and Certifications
  • Introduction to MTA and Certifications
  • Computer Certifications
  • Microsoft Technology Associate Certification
  • MTA Networking Fundamentals
  • Testing What To Expect
2 Local Area Networking
  • Get to Know a Local Area Network
  • Types of Networks
  • Identifying Network Topologies
  • Defining Ethernet
  • Client/Server and Peer-to-Peer Networks
3 Defining Networks with the OSI Model
  • Introduction to The OSI
  • Introducing the OSI Layers
  • Defining the Communications Subnetwork
  • Defining the Upper OSI Layers
  • The TCP/IP Model
  • Ports
4 Understanding Wired and Wireless Networks
  • Introduction to Wired and Wireless Networks
  • Twisted-Pair Cables
  • UTP Standards
  • Fiber Optic Cables
  • Wireless Devices
  • Wireless Standards
5 Understanding Internet Protocol
  • Introduction to IP Addresses
  • Categorizing IPv4 addresses
  • Default gateways and DNS servers
  • Advanced IPv4 Concepts
  • Classless inter-domain routing (CIDR)
  • Understanding IPv6
  • Configuring IPv6
6 Implementing TCP/IP in the Command Line
  • Reviewing The Command Prompt
  • Working with Ipconfig and Ping
  • Working with Advanced TCP/IP commands (part 01)
  • Working with Advanced TCP/IP commands (part 02)
7 Working with Networking Services
  • Introduction to Networking Services
  • Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)
  • Terminal Services/Remote Desktop Support
  • Routing and Remote Access Service (RRAS)
  • Internet Protocol Security (IPsec)
  • Domain Name System (DNS)
  • Windows Internet Name Service (WINS)
8 Understanding Wide Area Networks
  • Introduction to Wide Area Networks
  • Static and Dynamic Routing
  • Packet Switching
  • T-Carriers
  • Other WAN Technologies and Internet Connectivity
9 Defining Network Infrastructures and Network Security
  • Introduction to Infrastructures and Security
  • The Internet
  • Intranets and Extranets
  • Virtual Private Networks (VPNs)
  • Firewalls
  • Demilitarized Zone (DMZ)
10 Course Final Examination and Certification Submission

There are no prerequisites to take Microsoft Technology Associate Networking Fundamentals Certification Training.

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textbook cover imageStudents 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 instructors teach and validate fundamental technology concepts and provides students with a foundation for their careers as well as the confidence they need to succeed in advanced studies. Through the use of MOAC MTA titles you can help ensure your students future success in and out of the classroom. 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.

Microsoft® Official Academic Course - Networking Fundamentals, Exam 98-366 Copyright © 2017 by John Wiley & Sons, Inc. All rights reserved. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

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There are a total of 1000 points in the course:

Topic Assessment Points Available
1 Topic 1 Quiz 75
2 Topic 2 Quiz 75
3 Topic 3 Quiz 75
4 Topic 4 Quiz 75
5 Topic 5 Quiz 75
6
Topic 6 Quiz 75
7 Topic 7 Quiz 75
8 Topic 8 Quiz 75
9 Topic 9 Quiz 75
10 Graded Final Exam 300
10 Certification Attempt Submission 25
Total   1000

For many looking to get a start in the IT field, it can be difficult finding that first job without experience or a certification. Likewise, it is hard for many to get certified without the hands-on experience that first IT job provides. Microsoft has come to rescue by creating a series of entry-level, lifetime certification that can help the new professional show they have the skills needed to be an IT professional.

This course focuses on the Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) Networking Fundamentals certifications. In this course not only will we help you master the skills and knowledge needed to take and pass the certification exam, but an equally important, we will provide you with the resources needed to be a competent entry-level IT professional.

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