Overview

Students who are beginning studies in technology need a strong foundation in the basics before moving on to more advanced technology courses and certification programs. The Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) is a new and innovative certification track designed to provide a pathway for future success in technology courses and careers.


The MTA program curriculum helps teach and validate fundamental technology concepts. This text covers the fundamentals of local area networking, defining networks with the OSI Model and understanding wired and wireless networks. In addition it includes understanding Internet Protocol, implementing TCP/IP and working with networking services. Your students will better understand wide area networks along with defining network infrastructures and network security.


Course Outline


Lesson 1: Understanding Local Area Networking

1. Objective Domain Matrix 

2. Key Terms 

3. Examining Local Area Networks, Devices,and Data Transfer

4. Defining a LAN

5. Identifying Types of LANs 

6. Getting to Know Perimeter Networks

7. Identifying Network Topologies and Standards 

8. Identifying Network Topologies

9. Defining Ethernet Standards

10. Identifying the Differences between Client/Server and Peer-to-Peer Distributed Networks

11. Skill Summary 

12. Knowledge Assessment 

13. Workplace Ready


Lesson 2: Defining Networks with the OSI Model

1. Objective Domain Matrix 

2. Key Terms 

3. Understanding OSI Basics 

4. Defining the Layers in the OSI Model 

5. Defining the Communications Subnetwork 

6. Defining the Upper OSI Layers 

7. Reviewing the OSI Layers 

8. Defining the TCP/IP Model 

9. Skill Summary 

10. Knowledge Assessment 

11. Workplace Ready


Lesson 3: Understanding Wired and Wireless Networks

1. Objective Domain Matrix 

2. Key Terms

3. Recognizing Wired Networks and Media Types 

4. Identifying and Working with Twisted-Pair Cables

5. Identifying and Working with Fiber Optic Cable 

6. Comprehending Wireless Networks 

7. Identifying Wireless Devices 

8. Identifying Wireless Networking Standards 

9. Skill Summary 

10. Knowledge Assessment 

11. Workplace Ready 


Lesson 4: Understanding Internet Protocol

1. Objective Domain Matrix 

2. Key Terms 

3. Working with IPv4 

4. Categorizing IPv4 Addresses 

5. Default Gateways and DNS Servers

6. Defining Advanced IPv4 Concepts 

7. Defining Classless Inter-Domain Routing (CIDR) 

8. Working with IPv6 

9. Understanding IPv6 

10. Configuring IPv6 

11. Skill Summary

12. Knowledge Assessment 

13. Workplace Ready


Lesson 5: Implementing TCP/IP in the Command Line

1. Objective Domain Matrix 

2. Key Terms 

3. Using Basic TCP/IP Commands 

4. Working with the Command Prompt 

5. Working with Ipconfig and Ping 

6. Working with Advanced TCP/IP Commands 

7. Skill Summary 

8. Knowledge Assessment 

9. Workplace Ready


Lesson 6: Working with Networking Services

1. Objective Domain Matrix

2. Key Terms 

3. Setting Up Common Networking

4. Services

5. Working with DHCP 

6. Working with Terminal Services 

7. Defining More Networking Services

8. Defining RRAS 

9. Defining IPsec 

10. Defining Name Resolution Techniques 

11. Defining DNS

12. Defining WINS 

13. Skill Summary

14. Knowledge Assessment

15. Workplace Ready


Lesson 7: Understanding Wide Area Networks

1. Objective Domain Matrix

2. Key Terms 

3. Understanding Routing 

4. Identifying Static and Dynamic Routing

5. Defining Common WAN Technologies and Connections 

6. Defining Packet Switching 

7. Defining T-Carriers 

8. Defining Other WAN Technologies and Internet

9. Connectivity 

10. Skill Summary

11. Knowledge Assessment 

12. Workplace Ready


Lesson 8: Defining Network Infrastructures and Network Security

1. Objective Domain Matrix 

2. Key Terms

3. Understanding Networks outside the LAN

4. Defining the Internet 

5. Defining Intranets and Extranets 

6. Understanding VPNs 

7. Understanding Security Devices and Zones 

8. Defining Firewalls and Other Perimeter Security

9. Devices

10. Redefining the DMZ 

11. Putting It All Together

12. Skill Summary 

13. Knowledge Assessment

14. Workplace Ready

15. Index

16. Appendix A

17. View outline in Word 

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MTA (IT Infrastructure) Certificate

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  • Product Code: Exam 98-366/Course 40366A
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