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Networking Curriculum. The Road to the Microsoft MCITP Certifications and Other Topics. Objectives. Foundations Microsoft MCTS/MCITP Certifications Explained Pathways to Certifications Solutions. Foundations of Networking Curriculum. Computer Maint and Repair. Networking Fundamentals.

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Networking Curriculum

The Road to the Microsoft MCITP Certifications and Other Topics


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Objectives

  • Foundations

  • Microsoft MCTS/MCITP Certifications Explained

  • Pathways to Certifications

  • Solutions


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Foundations of Networking Curriculum

Computer Maint and Repair

Networking Fundamentals

Network Operating Systems

Network Security


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Foundations: Computer Maint/Repair

  • Computer Maintenance and Repair

    • PC assembly/disassembly

    • PC hardware troubleshooting

    • PC operating system installation and troubleshooting

  • Courses/Certifications

    • CompTIA A+

    • Computer Architecture

    • Computer Installation and Support


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Foundations: Network Fundamentals

  • OSI model

Switches and routers

  • LANs and WANs

MTA: Net. Fundamentals

Network+

CCNA


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Foundations: Network Fundamentals

  • Network Fundamentals

    • OSI model

    • Switches and router operation

    • Network protocols and IP addressing

    • LAN and WAN technologies

  • Courses/Certifications

    • Introduction to Networking

    • CompTIA Network+

    • Cisco CCENT and CCNA

    • MTA: Networking Fundamentals (98-366)


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Foundations: Security

  • Firewalls/intrusion

  • detection

  • Malware protection

  • Data forensics

MTA: Security

Fundamentals

  • Security+

Certified Ethical Hacker


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Foundations: Network Operating Systems

  • OS Fundamentals

  • Microsoft Client

  • and Server

  • Linux/Unix/Mac OS

MTA: Windows Server

Fundamentals

  • Windows MCTS/MCITP

  • Linux+


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How Important are Certifications?

  • Robert Half Salary Survey 2011

    • The right credential can increase starting salary by up to 10%

    • In demand certifications: Microsoft MCTS/MCITP, CCNA, Linux, CISSP

  • Techrepublic: 10 best IT certs (2011)

    • MCITP 6. A+

    • MCTS 7. PMP

    • Security+ 8. MCSE/MCSA

    • MCPD 9. CISSP

    • CCNA 10. Linux+

  • Employers are still most interested in a degree


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Microsoft MCTS/MCITP Certifications Explained

  • Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)

    • Replaces Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)

    • Technology-specific skills-based certification

    • You can earn multiple MCTSs

      • MCTS: Windows Server 2008 Active Directory, Configuring

      • MCTS: Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure, Configuring

      • And so forth


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Microsoft MCTS/MCITP Certifications Explained

  • New technology exams, earning the test taker Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS):

    • 70-640: Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Configuration

    • 70-642: Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure Configuration

    • 70-643: Windows Server 2008 Applications Infrastructure Configuration

    • 70-620 or 70-680: Windows Vista or Windows 7 Configuration


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Microsoft MCTS/MCITP Certifications Explained

  • Microsoft Certified I.T. Professional (MCITP)

    • Replaces MCSA/MCSE exams – no more ‘engineer’

    • Role-based certification

      • Server Administrator

      • Enterprise Administrator

      • Enterprise Desktop Support Technician

      • And so on

    • Each cert requires one or more MCTS exams and one MCITP exam

    • Earn multiple MCITPs for each specialization


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Microsoft MCTS/MCITP Certifications Explained

  • Two new role-based exams

    • 70-646: Windows Server 2008 Server Administrator

    • 70-647:Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Administrator

  • Two new professional certifications:

    • MCITP-SA (Server Administrator)

      • 70-640 + 70-642 and 70-646

    • MCITP-EA (Enterprise Administrator)

      • 70-640 + 70-642 + 70-643 + (70-620 or 70-680) and 70-647


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Microsoft MCTS/MCITP Certifications Explained

  • What’s different about the MCTS/MCITP exams compared to the MCP/MCSA/MCSE exams?

    • More in-depth knowledge required

    • Skills-based exams (MCTS)

      • Commands and implementation

        specifics are emphasized

    • Role-based exams (MCITP)

      • Planning and solutions are emphasized

    • Greater need for networking/operating system prerequisites

    • Eventually will be primarily lab-based


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Microsoft MCTS/MCITP Certifications Explained

MCITP Server Administrator

Exam Roadmap


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Microsoft MCTS/MCITP Certifications Explained

MCITP Enterprise Administrator

Exam Roadmap


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Upgrade Path to MCITP Certifications

  • MCSA to MCITP Transitions

  • From MCSA 2003 to MCITP - SA

    • 70-648: Upgrading MCSA 2003 to Windows Server 2008, Technology Specialist

      plus

    • 70-646: Windows Server 2008 Server Administrator

  • From MCSA 2003 to MCITP – EA

    • 70-648 + 70-643 + (70-620 or 70-680)

      plus

    • 70-647: Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Administrator


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Upgrade Path to MCITP Certifications

  • MCSE to MCITP Transitions

  • From MCSE 2003 to MCITP - SA

    • 70-649: Upgrading MCSE on Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2008, Technology Specialist

      plus

    • 70-646: Windows Server 2008 Server Administrator

  • From MCSE 2003 to MCITP – EA

    • 70-649 + (70-620 or 70-680)

      plus

    • 70-647: Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Administrator


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Microsoft’s New MTA Cert

  • Microsoft’s new Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) series

    • Windows Server Administration Fundamentals (98-365)

    • Networking Fundamentals (98-366)

    • Security Fundamentals (98-367)

  • Lower cost: $47/each

    • Given by CertiPort

  • Entry-level exams

  • Career exploration

  • Confidence building

  • Associate —> Specialist —> Professional


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Pathways to Certifications

  • Most curriculum should start students out with the foundations

  • Have students earn MTAs and/or CompTIA certs for entry-level employment and confidence-building

  • Encourage students to get part-time jobs, internships, volunteer; wherever they can get experience

  • Become a testing center

    • Do in-class testing or schedule group testing during evenings/weekends


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Solutions (from Course Technology)

  • Network Fundamentals

    • Guide to Networking Essentials (6th edition published this month)

    • Network+ Guide to Networks

    • I.T. Fundamentals (future book covering all three MTA exams)

  • Network Security

    • Security+ Guide to Networking Security

    • Principles of Information Security

    • I.T. Fundamentals (future book covering all three MTA exams)

  • Network Operating Systems

    • Hands-on Windows Server 2008

    • I.T. Fundamentals (future book covering all three MTA exams)


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Solutions (from Course Technology)

  • MCTS Exams 70-640, 70-642, 70-643, 70-680

    • MCTS Guide to Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Configuration

    • MCTS Guide to Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure Configuration

    • MCTS Guide to Windows Server 2008 Applications Configuration

    • MCTS Guide to Windows 7

  • MCITP-SA Exam 70-646

    • MCITP Guide to Windows Server 2008, Server Administration


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Questions?

  • Thanks for coming!


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