98-366-lab : MTA: Networking Fundamentals LAB

The Microsoft's MTA Networking Fundamentals certification is a standalone certification from Microsoft with the exam code 98-366. This certification is targeted at professionals who want to prove their caliber in networking fundamentals.
98-366-lab
MTA: Networking Fundamentals LAB
ISBN : 978-1-61691-751-7

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Here's What You Get

Performance based lab
90+
Video tutorials
63+
Minutes
43+

Hands on Activities

Introduction to Networking

  • Connecting computers on a SOHO network to the Internet
  • Configuring user accounts
  • Disabling network adapters
  • Creating a dial-up connection

Overview of Networking Components

  • Identifying Ethernet standards
  • Identifying internetworking devices
  • Creating a sample network
  • Identifying protocols
  • Identifying the network topology
  • Identifying network topologies
  • Identifying client and server

Understanding the OSI Model

  • Identifying OSI layer functions
  • Identifying connectionless communication
  • Describing OSI layers
  • Identifying TCP/IP layers
  • Mapping devices on the OSI and TCP models
  • Identifying TCP/IP protocol layers

Core TCP/IP Protocols

  • Identifying TCP utilities
  • Connecting to a server using Remote Desktop Connection
  • Establishing network connections to a remote system
  • Identifying TCP ports
  • Identifying ports and services

Exploring IPv4

  • Modifying, adding, and removing IPv4 addresses
  • Configuring class A IP addresses
  • Configuring class B IP addresses
  • Configuring class C IP addresses
  • Configuring a CIDR-based IP network
  • Disabling APIPA
  • Installing DHCP Server
  • Configuring a DHCP Server

Exploring IPv6

  • Adding and removing an IPv6 address
  • Configuring and testing IPv6 addresses

Connecting Computers to a Network

  • Terminating a cable with an RJ-45 plug
  • Identifying fiber connectors
  • Identifying common fiber optic connectors

Networking Computers with Switches

  • Connecting patch cables between the patch panel and switch ports
  • Connecting cable internet access for your network
  • Identifying types of hubs

Connecting Networks with Routers

  • Connecting systems to the Internet through a router
  • Adding and deleting routes
  • Installing Windows Virtual PC
  • Installing Windows Server 2008 Standard on a virtual machine
  • Installing RIP

Resolving Names to IP Addresses

  • Analyzing the TCP/IP configuration with nbtstat
  • Viewing a system name
  • Configuring the Active Directory Domain Services role
  • Creating a zone
  • Installing a DNS server
  • Installing WINS Server

Understanding Network Security Zones

  • Adding a website to the trusted zone
  • Configuring security zones
  • Restricting a website
  • Identifying types of firewall
  • Configuring Windows firewall settings
  • Configuring Windows firewall
  • Creating an inbound rule
  • Disabling an inbound rule
  • Adding and deleting applications
  • Spot the extranet network

Understanding Wireless Networking

  • Configuring a wireless client
  • Setting up a DMZ on a SOHO router
  • Configuring a SOHO four-port firewall
  • Configuring Internet settings on a router
  • Identifying wireless protocols
  • Identifying wireless acronyms
  • Configuring SSID
  • Configuring the VPN client
  • Connecting a system to a wireless network

Understanding Internet Access Methods and Wide Area Networks

  • Identifying DSL (Digital Subscriber Line) variations
  • Testing remote access client connectivity
  • Identifying WAN technology
  • Configuring RRAS as a NAT server
  • Configuring the VPN server
  • Identifying T-carrier line transmission speeds
  • Enabling routing and remote access services
  • Configuring NPS to provide RADIUS authentication

Troubleshooting TCP/IP

  • Accessing command prompt
  • Identifying TCP/IP commands
  • Analyzing domain names with nslookup
  • Using the netsh command
  • Using the net command
  • Displaying IP addresses and MAC address
  • Understanding the ipconfig command
  • Configuring DNS information
  • Releasing and renewing an IP address
  • Testing the existence of other hosts
  • Analyzing network paths with tracert
  • Analyzing network paths with pathping
  • Analyzing the TCP/IP configuration with netstat
  • Installing Telnet

Exam Information

The Microsoft's MTA certification is an industry recognized credential. This certification is proof of a person's competence across a spectrum of skills including various types of applications that run on Windows Server, Windows based networking, network management tools, DNS, TCP/IP, names resolution process, and network protocols and topologies.

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Career Prospects

The Microsoft's MTA: Networking Fundamentals Certified Professional has several career opportunities open up to them, including:

  • Database Administrator
  • Server Administrator
  • Computer Support Technician
Exam FAQs
What are the prerequisites for this exam?
While there are no official prerequisites to take the Microsoft Technology Associate certification, both Microsoft and uCertify strongly recommend that the candidate should have knowledge and skills in Windows Server, Windows based networking, network management tools, DNS, TCP/IP, names resolution process, and network protocols and topologies.
What is the exam registration fee?
USD 115

Pricing and taxes may vary from country to country.

Where do I take the exam?

The Microsoft Networking Fundamentals exam is administered by Certiport, Prometric and Pearson VUE at testing centers worldwide.

  • For Certiport: Click here to find a testing center near you.
  • For Pearson VUE: Click here to find a testing center near you.
  • For Prometric: Click here to find a testing center near you.
What is the format of the exam?
The 98-366 exam consists of linear, multiple choice, hot area, drag and drops, build list and reorder, and build a tree questions. The exam questions can be adaptive and simulation questions might be asked.
How many questions are asked in the exam?
The exam contains The exam contains 40-60 questions. questions.
What is the duration of the exam?
50 minutes minutes
What is the passing score?
70%

(on a scale of 0-1000)

What is the exam's retake policy?

In the event that you fail your first attempt at passing the 98-366 examination, Microsoft's retake policy is:

  • If a candidate does not achieve a passing score on an exam the first time, there is no waiting period before retaking the exam.
  • If a candidate does not achieve a passing score the second time, the candidate must wait 24 hours before retaking the exam a third time.
  • A seven-day waiting period will be imposed for each subsequent exam retake.
  • A candidate may not take a given exam more than five times per year (12 months). This 12-month period would start the day of the fifth unsuccessful exam retake. The candidate would then be eligible to retake the exam 12 months from that date. In order to take a given exam more than five times per year, a candidate must submit a request and obtain prior permission from Microsoft.
  • If a candidate achieves a passing score on an MTA exam, the candidate cannot take it again.
What is the validity of the certification?
Microsoft Technology Associate Certification does not expire. This certification holder is certified for life unless the vendor changes their policy. Click here for more information.
Where can I find more information about this exam?
To know more about the 98-366-lab, click here.
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