Microsoft's 98-366

MTA: Networking Fundamentals

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The Microsoft's MTA certification is an industry recognized credential. The 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. uCertify’s guaranteed certification prep for 98-366 is comprehensive and helps you not only earn your certification in the shortest time possible, but to also gain the knowledge required on the job. Here’s what to expect from your uCertify prepkit

Prepare for the following certification

The MTA: Networking Fundamentals certification exam is a standalone certification from Microsoft with the exam code 98-366. The certification is targeted at professionals who want to prove their calibre in networking fundamentals.

Skills Measured

  • Network Infrastructures
  • Network Hardware
  • Protocols and Services
  • IPv6

98-366 Course Duration

This is a self-paced, independent study program, so there is no minimum or maximum restriction. The amount of time you will take depends on your existing knowledge of the area and related experience, as well as your availability. We recommend at least 3-4 weeks if you have a reasonable amount of knowledge in 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. You should plan on devoting 3-4 hours every day.

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98-366 Course/Exam Objectives

  • Chapter 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
  • Chapter 2: Overview of Networking Components
    • Overview
    • Comparing Unicast, Broadcast, and Multicast Traffic
    • Understanding Network Hardware
    • Exploring Protocols and Services
    • Understanding Basic Topologies
    • Review questions
  • Chapter 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
  • Chapter 4: Exploring Common Protocols
    • Core TCP/IP Protocols
    • Understanding TCP and UDP
    • Exploring Common Protocols
    • Understanding Ports
    • Review questions
  • Chapter 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
  • Chapter 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
  • Chapter 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
  • Chapter 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
  • Chapter 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
  • Chapter 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
  • Chapter 11: Understanding Network Security Zones
    • Overview
    • Understanding Risks on the Internet
    • Exploring an Intranet
    • Understanding Firewalls
    • Identifying a Perimeter Network
    • Understanding Extranets
    • Review questions
  • Chapter 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
  • Chapter 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
  • Chapter 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

Career Prospects

A MTA: Networking Fundamentals Certified Professional has several career opportunities open up to them, including:

  • Database Administrator
  • Server Administrator
  • Computer Support Technician

98-366 Exam FAQ's

What certificate do I earn on passing the vendor certification?
If you pass Microsoft's 98-366 exam you will get credit towards the following certification:
What is the exam registration fee?
USD 115

Net price does not include applicable taxes, vouchers, promotions, or membership discounts you may have.

Where do I take the exam?

The Microsoft Networking Fundamentals exam is administered by:

  • Certiport at testing centers worldwide. Click here to find a testing center near you.
  • Prometic at testing centers worldwide. Click here to find a testing center near you.
What is the format of the exam?
The exam consists of linear, multiple choice, hot area, drag and drops, build list and reorder, and build a tree questions. The test can be adaptive and simulation questions might be asked.
What is the Pre-requisites of the 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.
How many questions are asked on the exam?
The exam contains 40-60 questions.
What is the duration of the exam?
50 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 any more than five times per year. 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 has no expiration. The certification holder is certified for life unless the vendor changes its policy. Click here for more information.
Where can I find more information on this exam?
You can find more information about the 98-366 here: http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/exam.aspx?ID=98-366
98-366 Course Includes Free Buy
Chapters 1 14
Practice Tests 1 5
Total Questions (inc. quizzes) 30 442
Interactive Quizzes 15 192
Final Test No Yes