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Pass Microsoft MTA 98-366 Networking Fundamentals Exam from your first attempt.

Expected learning & outcomes

  • Students looking to pass the MTA exam
  • Anyone interested in networking fundamentals

    Skills you will learn

    Hardware, intellectual property, Media, Networks, Support, Translation

    About this course

    Course topics covers

    Understanding network infrastructures (30–35%)

    • Understand the concepts of Internet, intranet, and extranet
      • Virtual Private Network (VPN), security zones, firewalls
    • Understand local area networks (LANs)
      • Perimeter networks; addressing; reserved address ranges for local use (including local loopback IP), VLANs; wired LAN and wireless LAN
    • Understand wide area networks (WANs)
      • Leased lines, dial-up, ISDN, VPN, T1, T3, E1, E3, DSL, cable, and more, and their characteristics (speed, availability)
    • Understand wireless networking
      • Types of wireless networking standards and their characteristics (802.11a,b,g,n, including different GHz ranges), types of network security (WPA, WEP, 802.1X, and others), point-to-point (P2P) wireless, wireless bridging
    • Understand network topologies and access methods
      • Star, mesh, ring

    Understanding network hardware (20–25%)

    • Understand switches
      • Transmission speed, number and type of ports, number of uplinks, speed of uplinks, managed or unmanaged switches, VLAN capabilities, Layer 2 and Layer 3 switches and security options, hardware redundancy, support, backplane speed, switching types and MAC table, understand capabilities of hubs versus switches
    • Understand routers
      • Transmission speed considerations, directly connected routes, static routing, dynamic routing (routing protocols), default routes; routing table and how it selects best route(s); routing table memory, network address translation (NAT), software routing in Windows Server; Quality of Service (QoS)
    • Understand media types
      • Cable types and their characteristics, including media segment length and speed; fiber optic; twisted pair shielded or nonshielded; catxx cabling, wireless; susceptibility to external interference (machinery and power cables); susceptibility to electricity (lightning), susceptibility to interception

    Understanding protocols and services (45-50%)

    • Understand the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) model
      • OSI model; Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) model; examples of devices, protocols, applications, and which OSI/TCP layer they belong to; TCP and User Datagram Protocol (UDP); well-known ports for most used purposes (not necessarily Internet); packets and frames
    • Understand IPv4
      • Subnetting, IPconfig, why use Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4), addressing, ipv4toipv6 tunneling protocols to ensure backward compatibility, dual IP stack, subnetmask, gateway, ports, packets, reserved address ranges for local use (including local loopback IP)
    • Understand IPv6
      • Subnetting, IPconfig, why use IPv6, addressing, ipv4toipv6 tunneling protocols to ensure backward compatibility, dual IP stack, subnetmask, gateway, ports, packets, reserved address ranges for local use (including local loopback IP)
    • Understand names resolution
      • DNS, Windows Internet Name Service (WINS), steps in the name resolution process
    • Understand networking services
      • Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP), remote access
    • Understand TCP/IP
      • Tools (such as ping), tracert, pathping, Telnet, IPconfig, netstat, reserved address ranges for local use (including local loopback IP), protocols

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