MTA 98-366: Networking Fundamentals

NR Computer Learning Center (NRCLC) offers hands-on training in Networking Fundamentals to help students understand network infrastructure, network hardware, protocols and services. This course will help students prepare for MTA 98-366 Certification Exam.

Technology

Windows Server 2008

Topic

  • Understand network infrastructures
  • 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
  • Understand wireless networking
  • Types of wireless networking standards
  • network 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
  • Preparation resources
  • Solution Design Considerations for Network Topologies
  • Wireless LAN Service Overview
  • Wired and Wireless Networking with 802.1X Authentication
  • Understand network hardware
  • 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
  • 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
  • Preparation resources
  • Computer Hardware and Windows Server
  • Routing
  • Understand protocols and services
  • 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

Target Audience

  • Student who are interested in developing career as a Network Engineer, Network Administrator or System Administrator
  • Student preparing for MTA Exam

The Training Includes

  • Classroom instruction
  • Hands-on workshops
  • Training Material
  • Quick Reference Guide

For more information

call 714-505-3475