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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)
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Section 1: Network Infrastructure
Section 2: Network Hardware
Section 3: Protocols and Services
Section 4: Mock Exams
Mock Exam 1
Mock Exam 2

Implementing routing using Windows Server

We previously mentioned in this chapter that a server can be configured to act as a routing device. In this section, we will look at how we can implement this using Windows Server 2019. Recall that any routing device needs to have at least two network interfaces. In the following activity, we will be using a server that has two interfaces configured with IP addresses on different networks (Figure 7.11):

Figure 7.11: Output of ipconfig

The following activities assume that you have installed a Windows Server OS already. In some of my screenshots, you may see references to domains. Do not worry if you have not configured a domain; you should be able to follow this activity without this.

Installing roles and features