A+™ Certification : Operating Systems

Note: It is assumed that you are familiar with the theory of networking, and networking protocols. Given below are a few resources on computer networking, which you may prefer to go through to get familiarized with networking in general, and TCP/IP in specific.

4. Networking

4.1 Identify the networking capabilities of Windows. Givenconfiguration parameters, configure the operating system to connect to a network.

1 Configure the following protocols

  •  TCP/IP
    • Subnet mask
    • DNS (and domain suffix)
    • Gateway
    • WINS
    • Static address assignment
    • Automatic address assignment (APIPA, DHCP)
  • IPX/SPX (NWLink)
  • Appletalk
  • NetBEUI/ NetBIOS

2 Configure Client Options

  • Microsoft
  • Novell

3 Verify the configuration

4 Understand the use of the following tools

  • IPCONFIG.EXE
  • WINIPCFG.EXE
  • PING
  • TRACERT.EXE
  • NSLOOKUP.EXE

5 Share resources (Understand the capabilities/limitations with each OS version)

  • Setting permissions to shared resources

6 Network type and network card

4.2 Identify the basic Internet protocols and terminologies. Identify procedures for establishing Internet connectivity. In a given scenario, configure the operating system to connect to and use Internet resources.

1. Protocols and terminologies

  • TCP/IP
  • E-mail (POP, SMTP, IMAP)
  • DNS
  • HTML
  • HTTP
  • HTTPS
  • SSL
  • Telnet
  • FTP
  • ISP

2. Connectivity technologies

  • Dial-up networking
  • ISDN networking
  • DSL networking
  • Cable
  • LAN
  • Wireless
  • Satellite

3. Installing and Configuring browsers

  • Enable/disable script support
  • Configure Proxy Settings
  • Configure security settings

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