Exam 98-366

Networking Fundamentals

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  • Published: 02 August 2010
  • Languages: English, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese (Brazil), Russian, Spanish, Spanish (Latin America)
  • Audiences: Academic
  • Technology: Windows Server 2008
  • Credit towards certification: MTA

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Skills measured

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  • 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

  • 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; fibre optic; twisted pair shielded or non-shielded; catxx cabling, wireless; susceptibility to external interference (machinery and power cables); susceptibility to electricity (lightning), susceptibility to interception

  • 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 tunnelling protocols to ensure backwards 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 tunnelling protocols to ensure backwards 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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    How well do the videos prepare you?

    Posted by Admiral Awesome on 23 Mar 2015 at 05:20 GMT

    So I finished the MVA course for Networking Fundamentals. It was pretty straight forward and I feel good about the info on there, but how much do these videos encompass everything expected to be on the exam? Should I read through an entire book still, or can I just go ahead and try to take the test?

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Who should take this exam?

This exam is designed to provide candidates with an assessment of their knowledge of fundamental networking concepts. It can also serve as a stepping stone to the Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) exams.

Candidates for this exam are seeking to prove fundamental networking knowledge and skills. Before taking this exam, candidates should have a solid foundational knowledge of the topics outlined in this preparation guide. It is recommended that candidates become familiar with the concepts and the technologies described here by taking relevant training courses. Candidates are expected to have some hands-on experience with Windows Server, Windows-based networking, network management tools, DNS, TCP/IP, names resolution process and network protocols and topologies.

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