MTA: Networking Fundamentals (SF)

NTUC LearningHub

Course introduction

This official Microsoft three-day training course helps one build up introductory knowledge and skills on networking. These include Network Infrastructures, Network Hardware, and Protocols and Services. MTA is for individuals who are new to computer technology or/and have a need to validate their knowledge of fundamental concepts before moving on to more advanced IT certifications, such as Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) and Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD). Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) training and certification delivers essential technology skills and an industry recognized certification to those just starting a career path in Information Technology (IT), or those looking to enhance their understanding of IT fundamentals. MTA skills development instills practical knowledge on how to apply Microsoft technologies to solve today's business challenges, and is the gateway to the advanced Microsoft certifications that distinguish the industry's best IT professionals and software developers. If you're already in a job, MTA can give you the fundamental IT knowledge you need to contribute to business and technology decisions in a more meaningful way.

Course Benefits

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Understand Network Infrastructures,
  • Understand Network Hardware, and
  • Understand Protocols and Services.

Course Pre-Requisites

It is required that students need to meet the following criteria:

  • Basic Computer Literacy
  • Basic PC Operating System Navigation Skills
  • Basic Internet Usage Skills

Target Audience

Anyone starting their IT career path or are looking to enhance their understanding of IT fundamentals in Web Development Technologies.

Course Outline

Understanding Local Area Networking

  • Examining Local Area Networks, Devices, and Data Transfer
    • Defining a LAN
    • Identifying Types of LANs
    • Getting to Know Perimeter Networks
  • Identifying Network Topologies and Standards
    • Identifying Network Topologies
    • Defining Ethernet Standards
    • Identifying the Differences between Client/Server and Peer-to-Peer Distributed Networks
Defining Networks with the OSI Model
  • Understanding OSI Basics
    • Defining the Layers in the OSI Model
  • Defining the Communications Subnetwork
  • Defining the Upper OSI Layers
    • Reviewing the OSI Layers
    • Defining the TCP/IP Model
Understanding Wired and Wireless Networks
  • Recognizing Wired Networks and Media Types
    • Identifying and Working with Twisted-Pair Cables
    • Identifying and Working with Fiber Optic Cable
  • Comprehending Wireless Networks
    • Identifying Wireless Devices
    • Identifying Wireless Networking Standards
Understanding Internet Protocol
  • Working with IPv4
    • Categorizing IPv4 Addresses
    • Default Gateways and DNS Servers
    • Defining Advanced IPv4 Concepts
    • Defining Classless Inter-Domain Routing (CIDR)
  • Working with IPv6
    • Understanding IPv6
    • Configuring IPv6
Implementing TCP/IP in the Command Line
  • Using Basic TCP/IP Commands
    • Working with the Command Prompt
    • Working with Ipconfig and Ping
  • Working with Advanced TCP/IP Commands

Working with Networking Services
  • Setting Up Common Networking Services
    • Working with DHCP
    • Working with Terminal Services
  • Defining More Networking Services
    • Defining RRAS
    • Defining IPsec
  • Defining Name Resolution Techniques
    • Defining DNS
    • Defining WINS

Understanding Wide Area Networks
  • Understanding Routing
    • Identifying Static and Dynamic Routing
  • Defining Common WAN Technologies and Connections
    • Defining Packet Switching
    • Defining T-Carriers
    • Defining Other WAN Technologies and Internet Connectivity

Defining Network Infrastructures and Network Security
  • Understanding Networks outside the LAN
    • Defining the Internet
    • Defining Intranets and Extranets
    • Understanding VPNs
  • Understanding Security Devices and Zones
    • Defining Firewalls and Other Perimeter Security Devices
    • Redefining the DMZ
  • Putting It All Together

Available Course Sessions

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Trainer Profile

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