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Networking Fundamentals

By : Gordon Davies
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Networking Fundamentals

By: Gordon Davies

Overview of this book

A network is a collection of computers, servers, mobile devices, or other computing devices connected for sharing data. This book will help you become well versed in basic networking concepts and prepare to pass Microsoft's MTA Networking Fundamentals Exam 98-366. Following Microsoft's official syllabus, the book starts by covering network infrastructures to help you differentiate intranets, internets, and extranets, and learn about network topologies. You’ll then get up to date with common network hardware devices such as routers and switches and the media types used to connect them together. As you advance, the book will take you through different protocols and services and the requirements to follow a standardized approach to networking. You’ll get to grips with the OSI and TCP/IP models as well as IPv4 and IPv6. The book also shows you how to recall IP addresses through name resolution. Finally, you’ll be able to practice everything you’ve learned and take the exam confidently with the help of mock tests. By the end of this networking book, you’ll have developed a strong foundation in the essential networking concepts needed to pass Exam 98-366.
Table of Contents (23 chapters)
Free Chapter
Section 1: Network Infrastructure
Section 2: Network Hardware
Section 3: Protocols and Services
Section 4: Mock Exams
Mock Exam 1
Mock Exam 2


There is an ever-increasing demand for IP addresses, and IPv6 is really the only method available to keep up with this demand. This chapter provided you with an introduction to IPv6 and talked about some of the underlying concepts related to it, such as hexadecimal numbering, transmission types, and different IPv6 addresses. We also learned how to assign IPv6 addresses and configure them on a Windows device. We finished off this chapter by discussing the methods available to us so that we can use IPv6 alongside IPv4.

Although IPv6 addresses can look intimidating, this chapter has taught you how to write an address in both the long and shortened formats, as well as how to interpret a shortened address to obtain its long representation. By gaining an understanding of the different address types, you will be able to effectively configure and troubleshoot your network by knowing...