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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


In this chapter, we looked at transmitting data outside our subnets. We discussed how routers make their routing decisions to find the most efficient path to the destination. We talked about the use of static and default routes, before moving onto the various routing protocols. We explained some of the characteristics of routers. Finally, we discussed the translation of private into public addresses using NAT and then the prioritization of data with QoS.

You have learned how to identify and interpret the routing table on your Windows device. You have also learned how static and default routes impact how the data is routed. These are key to understanding how your device routes data from it, especially if it has more than one network card. Also, you can now install and configure the routing features on a Windows Server. As an extension of this, you also configured a static...