This exam measures your ability to accomplish the technical tasks listed below. The percentages indicate the relative weight of each major topic area on the exam. The higher the percentage, the more questions you are likely to see on that content area on the exam. View video tutorials about the variety of question types on Microsoft exams.
Please note that the questions may test on, but will not be limited to, the topics described in the bulleted text.
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- Understanding network infrastructures (30–35%)
- Understanding network hardware (20–25%)
- Understanding protocols and services (45-50%)
Who should take this exam?
This exam is designed to provide candidates with an assessment of their knowledge of fundamental networking concepts. It can also serve as a stepping stone to the Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) exams.
Candidates for this exam are seeking to prove fundamental networking knowledge and skills. Before taking this exam, candidates should have a solid foundational knowledge of the topics outlined in this preparation guide. It is recommended that candidates become familiar with the concepts and the technologies described here by taking relevant training courses. Candidates are expected to have some hands-on experience with Windows Server, Windows-based networking, network management tools, DNS, TCP/IP, names resolution process, and network protocols and topologies.