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Exam 98-366: MTA Networking Fundamentals

Microsoft Official Academic Course

ISBN: 978-1-118-02684-7 April 2011 208 Pages

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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 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.

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Lesson 1: Understanding Local Area Networking 1

Objective Domain Matrix 1

Key Terms 1

Examining Local Area Networks, Devices, and Data Transfer 2

Defining a LAN 2

Identifying Types of LANs 14

Getting to Know Perimeter Networks 16

Identifying Network Topologies and Standards 18

Identifying Network Topologies 18

Defining Ethernet Standards 21

Identifying the Differences between Client/Server and Peer-to-Peer Distributed Networks 23

Skill Summary 26

Knowledge Assessment 26

Workplace Ready 29

Lesson 2: Defining Networks with the OSI Model 30

Objective Domain Matrix 30

Key Terms 30

Understanding OSI Basics 31

Defining the Layers in the OSI Model 31

Defining the Communications Subnetwork 33

Defining the Upper OSI Layers 39

Reviewing the OSI Layers 44

Defining the TCP/IP Model 45

Skill Summary 46

Knowledge Assessment 46

Workplace Ready 49

Lesson 3: Understanding Wired and Wireless Networks 50

Objective Domain Matrix 50

Key Terms 50

Recognizing Wired Networks and Media Types 51

Identifying and Working with Twisted-Pair Cables 51

Identifying and Working with Fiber Optic Cable 57

Comprehending Wireless Networks 59

Identifying Wireless Devices 59

Identifying Wireless Networking Standards 61

Skill Summary 65

Knowledge Assessment 65

Workplace Ready 67

Lesson 4: Understanding Internet Protocol 68

Objective Domain Matrix 68

Key Terms 68

Working with IPv4 69

Categorizing IPv4 Addresses 69

Default Gateways and DNS Servers 75

Defining Advanced IPv4 Concepts 78

Defining Classless Inter-Domain Routing (CIDR) 85

Working with IPv6 86

Understanding IPv6 86

Configuring IPv6 88

Skill Summary 93

Knowledge Assessment 94

Workplace Ready 97

Lesson 5: Implementing TCP/IP in the Command Line 98

Objective Domain Matrix 98

Key Terms 98

Using Basic TCP/IP Commands 99

Working with the Command Prompt 99

Working with Ipconfig and Ping 101

Working with Advanced TCP/IP Commands 107

Skill Summary 120

Knowledge Assessment 120

Workplace Ready 127

Defining T-Carriers 157

Defining Other WAN Technologies and Internet Connectivity 158

Skill Summary 160

Knowledge Assessment 160

Workplace Ready 163

Lesson 8: Defining Network Infrastructures and Network Security 164

Objective Domain Matrix 164

Key Terms 164

Understanding Networks outside the LAN 165

Defining the Internet 165

Defining Intranets and Extranets 166

Understanding VPNs 167

Understanding Security Devices and Zones 172

Defining Firewalls and Other Perimeter Security Devices 172

Redefining the DMZ 175

Putting It All Together 176

Skill Summary 178

Knowledge Assessment 178

Workplace Ready 181

Index 183

Appendix A 189

Lesson 6: Working with Networking Services 128

Objective Domain Matrix 128

Key Terms 128

Setting Up Common Networking Services 129

Working with DHCP 129

Working with Terminal Services 134

Defining More Networking Services 136

Defining RRAS 136

Defining IPsec 138

Defining Name Resolution Techniques 138

Defining DNS 138

Defining WINS 140

Skill Summary 142

Knowledge Assessment 142

Workplace Ready 145

Lesson 7: Understanding Wide Area Networks 146

Objective Domain Matrix 146

Key Terms 146

Understanding Routing 147

Identifying Static and Dynamic Routing 147

Defining Common WAN Technologies and Connections 150

Defining Packet Switching 150