Networking Fundamentals

By Gordon Davies
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    Section 1: Network Infrastructure
About 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.
Publication date:
December 2019


Section 1: Network Infrastructure

In this section, you will be able to describe the difference between internets, intranets, and extranets, and identify the characteristics and technologies in use in local and wide area networks. You will also gain an understanding of the various wireless technologies available to us. Finally, you will learn about the common network topologies and the benefits and disadvantages of each.

This section comprises the following chapters:

  • Chapter 1, Differentiating between Internets, Intranets, and Extranets
  • Chapter 2, Understanding Local Area Networks
  • Chapter 3, Understanding Wide Area Networks
  • Chapter 4, Understanding Wireless Networking
  • Chapter 5, Network Topologies - Mapping It All Out
About the Author
  • Gordon Davies

    Gordon Davies has been in the IT industry for 18 years. He has worked for a number of high profile UK national and global organizations with a particular focus on networking and infrastructure. More recently, Gordon has provided IT training to IT apprentices in the UK undertaking infrastructure, networking, and cybersecurity apprenticeships. Gordon has recently joined an international cybersecurity service provider as a cybersecurity analyst.

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