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Networking Fundamentals - 40366 Course Outline

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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 teach and validate fundamental technology concepts. 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.

Course Outline

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

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
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
Appendix A189
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