Microsoft 98-366 - Networking Fundamentals

Hours: 40 / Access Length: 12 Months / Delivery: Online, Self-Paced
Retail Price: $599.00

Course Overview:

The Microsoft MTA Networking Fundamentals 98-366 exam validates the candidates' skills and abilities in remote networking, IP addressing, switches, WAN, LAN, networks, and OSI model. The MTA Networking Fundamentals certification is designed for candidates who have knowledge of general networking concepts and the technologies. Candidates must also have hands-on experience with Windows Server, Windows-based networking, network management tools, DNS, TCP/IP, names resolution process, and network protocols and topologies.

This course includes FREE access for 12 months to a cloud based lab platform to assist students in developing the practical information technology (IT) skills necessary to succeed in high in demand IT jobs. This cloud based lab solution uses real equipment that enables our students to execute each practical task in a safe environment that is accessible from anywhere without needing to buy their own hardware or risk damage to their own system.

Along with providing the necessary hardware in a virtual environment, students gain access to high quality practical exercises that cover many of the exam topics they will encounter on their certifying exams.

This course prepares a student to take the Microsoft 98-366 - Networking Fundamentals MTA certification exam.

Course Outline:

Chapter 1: Introduction
  • Certification Guidelines
  • Exam Guidelines
Chapter 2: Introduction to Networking
  • Overview
  • Comparing Logical and Physical Networks
  • Networking Home Computers
  • Networking Small Offices and Home Offices
  • Networking Large Offices
  • Networking Enterprises
  • Understanding Standards Organizations
Chapter 3: Overview of Networking Components
  • Overview
  • Comparing Unicast, Broadcast, and Multicast Traffic
  • Understanding Network Hardware
  • Exploring Protocols and Services
  • Understanding Basic Topologies
Chapter 4: Understanding the OSI Model
  • Understanding the OSI Model
  • Understanding the TCP/IP Model
  • Mapping Devices on the OSI and TCP Models
  • Mapping Protocols on the OSI and TCP/IP Models
Chapter 5: Exploring Common Protocols
  • Core TCP/IP Protocols
  • Understanding TCP and UDP
  • Exploring Common Protocols
  • Understanding Ports
Chapter 6: Identifying the Default Gateway
  • Exploring IPv4
  • Exploring the Components of an IPv4 Address
  • Exploring an IPv4 Address in Binary
  • Subnetting IPv4 Addresses
  • Comparing Manual and Automatic Assignment of IPv4 Addresses
Chapter 7: Understanding Hexadecimal
  • Exploring IPv6
  • Exploring IPv6 Addresses
  • Exploring the Components of an IPv6 Address
  • Understanding the Dual IP Stack
  • Comparing Manual and Automatic Assignment of IPv6
Chapter 8: Connecting Computers to a Network
  • Identifying Potential Problems with Connectivity
  • Exploring Cable Types and Their Characteristics
Chapter 9: Networking Computers with Switches
  • Overview
  • Connecting Multiple Computers
  • Understanding Physical Ports
  • Comparing Hubs and Switches
  • Comparing Managed and Unmanaged Switches
  • Exploring Switch Speeds
  • Understanding Security Options
Chapter 10: Connecting Networks with Routers
  • Overview
  • Connecting Multiple Networks
  • Routing Traffic on a Network
  • Identifying Transmission Speeds
  • Routing Software in Windows Server 2016
  • Understanding Other Routing Protocols
  • Quality of Service (QoS)
Chapter 11: Exploring Types of Names Used in Networks
  • Resolving Names to IP Addresses
  • Exploring Types of Names Used in Networks
  • Exploring Types of Name Resolution
  • Identifying the Steps in Name Resolution
Chapter 12: Understanding Network Security Zones
  • Overview
  • Understanding Risks on the Internet
  • Exploring an Intranet
  • Understanding Firewalls
  • Identifying a Perimeter Network
  • Understanding Extranets
Chapter 13: Understanding Wireless Networking
  • Overview
  • Exploring Basic Wireless Components
  • Comparing Networking Standards and Characteristics
  • Comparing Network Security Methods
  • Using Wireless Networks
  • Understanding Point-to-Point Wireless
Chapter 14: Understanding Internet Access Methods and Wide Area Networks
  • Overview
  • Comparing Connectivity Methods Used in Homes and SOHOs
  • Comparing Connectivity Methods in Enterprises
  • Exploring Remote Access Services
  • Using RADIUS
Chapter 15: Using the Command Prompt
  • Troubleshooting TCP/IP
  • Using the command Prompt
  • Checking the TCP/IP Configuration with ipconfig
  • Troubleshooting Connectivity with ping
  • Identifying Routers with tracert
  • Verifying the Routed Path with pathping
  • Viewing TCP/IP Statistics with netstat
  • Installing Telnet
Chapter 16: Appendix A
  • Certification Objectives Map

Certification(s):

This course prepares a student to take the Microsoft 98-366 - Networking Fundamentals MTA certification exam.


System Requirements:

Internet Connectivity Requirements:
  • Cable and DSL internet connections are recommended.

Hardware Requirements:
  • Minimum Pentium 400 Mhz CPU or G3 Macintosh. 1 GHz or greater CPU recommended.
  • 256MB RAM minimum. 1 GB RAM recommended.
  • 800x600 video resolution minimum. 1025x768 recommended.
  • Speakers/Headphones to listen to Dialogue steaming audio sessions.
  • A microphone to speak in Dialogue streaming audio sessions.
Operating System Requirements:
  • Windows Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 9, 10
  • Mac OSX 10 or higher.
  • OpenSUSE Linux 9.2 or higher.
Web Browser Requirements:
  • Google Chrome is recommended.
  • Firefox 13.x or greater.
  • Internet Explorer 6.x or greater.
  • Safari 3.2.2 or greater.
Software Requirements:
  • Adobe Flash Player 6 or greater.
  • Oracle Java 7 or greater.
  • Adobe Reader 7 or greater.
Web Browser Settings:
  • Accept Cookies
  • Disable Pop-up Blocker.


**Outlines are subject to change, as courses and materials are updated.**