98-366 - MTA: Networking Fundamentals

Candidates preparing for the exam should have hand-on experience on Windows Server, Windows-based networking, network management tools, DNS, TCP/IP, names resolution process, and network protocols and topologies.
98-366 - MTA: Networking Fundamentals

ISBN : 978-1-61691-176-8


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Lesson 1: 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
  • Review questions

Lesson 2: Overview of Networking Components

  • Overview
  • Comparing Unicast, Broadcast, and Multicast Traffic
  • Understanding Network Hardware
  • Exploring Protocols and Services
  • Understanding Basic Topologies
  • Review questions

Lesson 3: Understanding the OSI Model

  • 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
  • Review questions

Lesson 4: Exploring Common Protocols

  • Core TCP/IP Protocols
  • Understanding TCP and UDP
  • Exploring Common Protocols
  • Understanding Ports
  • Review questions

Lesson 5: 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
  • Review questions

Lesson 6: 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
  • Review questions

Lesson 7: Connecting Computers to a Network

  • Although the process of connecting a computer t...
  • Identifying Potential Problems with Connectivity
  • Exploring Cable Types and Their Characteristics
  • Review questions

Lesson 8: 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
  • Review questions

Lesson 9: Connecting Networks with Routers

  • Overview
  • Connecting Multiple Networks
  • Routing Traffic on a Network
  • Identifying Transmission Speeds
  • Routing Software in Windows Server 2008
  • Understanding Other Routing Protocols
  • Review questions

Lesson 10: 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
  • Review questions

Lesson 11: Understanding Network Security Zones

  • Overview
  • Understanding Risks on the Internet
  • Exploring an Intranet
  • Understanding Firewalls
  • Identifying a Perimeter Network
  • Understanding Extranets
  • Review questions

Lesson 12: 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
  • Review questions

Lesson 13: 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
  • Review questions

Lesson 14: 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
  • Review questions

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Exam Information

The MTA: Networking Fundamentals certification is a standalone certification from Microsoft with the exam code 98-366. This certification lays a solid foundation of basic networking knowledge needed for the other MTA certifications and also for the more advanced Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) and Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP) tracks.

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Career Prospects
  • Network 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 solid understanding of networks.
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 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.
What is the format of the exam?
Multiple choice questions
How many questions are asked in the exam?
The exam contains 40-60 questions.
What is the duration of the exam?
45 minutes
What is the passing score?

(on a scale of 0-1000)

What is the exam's retake policy?

Retake Policy for Microsoft 98-366 exam is:

  • If a candidate does not achieve a passing score on an exam the first time, the candidate must wait 24 hours before retaking the exam.
  • If a candidate does not achieve a passing score the second time, the candidate must wait seven days before retaking the exam a third time.
  • A seven-day waiting period is imposed for each subsequent exam retake.
  • A candidate may not take a given exam any more than five times per year (12 months). This 12-month period starts the day of the fifth unsuccessful exam retake. The candidate is then eligible to retake the exam 12 months from that date. 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 does not expire. This certification holder is certified for life unless the vendor changes its policy. Click here for more information.
Where can I find more information about this exam?
To know more about the 98-366, click here.

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