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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

Networking Curriculum

The Road to the Microsoft MCITP Certifications and Other Topics

objectives
Objectives
  • Foundations
  • Microsoft MCTS/MCITP Certifications Explained
  • Pathways to Certifications
  • Solutions
foundations of networking curriculum
Foundations of Networking Curriculum

Computer Maint and Repair

Networking Fundamentals

Network Operating Systems

Network Security

foundations computer maint repair
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
foundations network fundamentals
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)
foundations security
Foundations: Security
  • Firewalls/intrusion
  • detection
  • Malware protection
  • Data forensics

MTA: Security

Fundamentals

  • Security+

Certified Ethical Hacker

foundations network operating systems
Foundations: Network Operating Systems
  • OS Fundamentals
  • Microsoft Client
  • and Server
  • Linux/Unix/Mac OS

MTA: Windows Server

Fundamentals

  • Windows MCTS/MCITP
  • Linux+
how important are certifications
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
microsoft mcts mcitp certifications explained
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
microsoft mcts mcitp certifications explained12
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
microsoft mcts mcitp certifications explained13
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

upgrade path to mcitp certifications
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
microsoft s new mta cert
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
pathways to certifications
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
solutions from course technology
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
questions
Questions?
  • Thanks for coming!
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