MTA: Microsoft Networking Fundamentals Training Released by TrainSignal

New networking video course provides a base for novices & aspiring IT pros looking to seriously start a tech career as a Microsoft Technology Associate.

Feb 21, 2012, 11:05 ET from TrainSignal

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., Feb. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- TrainSignal, the global leader in professional computer training, announced the release of their Microsoft Networking Fundamentals course.

This fundamentals course uses a Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 environment to teach the core concepts, theories and practices of computer networking. Basic PC skills and an interest in IT careers are the base prerequisites for learning the functions, applications and components of wireless networking, routing, network topologies and test objectives for the Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) Exam 98-366. MTA certification indicates an individual's thorough understanding of networking equipment in a server administration role. Key lessons of the course will cover:

  • The OSI Model
  • TCP/IP: Transport Layer Protocols, Internet Layer Protocols
  • IP Addressing: Private vs. Public IP Addressing and Working with IP Addresses
  • Subnetting
  • Network Security: Firewalls, Network Access, Common Security Threats


The course's instructor is Ed Liberman who has worked in IT for over 20 years, and certified for fourteen years by Microsoft, CompTIA and CWNA (MCP, MCSA, MCSE, A+, Network+, Server+). Besides working as an independent consultant, Ed prioritizes the goals of career advancement and on-the-job skills in his courses. Ed also authored Windows Server 2008 training, CompTIA Network+ and Microsoft Server Virtualization training courses.

The TCP/IP fundamentals portion of the course includes thorough explanations of transport layer protocols, command-line tools and an in-depth overview of network topologies (WAN, VLAN, VPN). Once viewers master the objectives in Microsoft Networking Fundamentals and pass the MTA exam, they can learn more advanced topics in Security, Windows Server and Active Directory, leading to network & server administration and desktop deployment job opportunities.

The Microsoft MTA Networking Fundamentals course contains 17 lessons in over 8 hours of video instruction. Students will receive 2 DVDs of video lessons. Each lesson is available in several formats, iPod Video, Mp3 Audio, .WMV and high quality AVI, allowing students to use course materials on a variety of devices. Students can view all materials online after signing up for the course, ensuring instant access.

Microsoft MTA Networking Fundamentals is available for just $97. TrainSignal backs each and every course with their exclusive 90-day Total Experience Guarantee. All courses are shipped worldwide at no charge.

About TrainSignal: Founded in 2002, TrainSignal provides computer-based "Total Experience" training that gives individuals the tools and confidence to tackle real-world challenges, pass their certification exams and succeed in today's competitive global IT market.

TrainSignal offers a wide range of computer training packages covering Microsoft, Cisco, Citrix, CompTIA, VMware, and Microsoft Office. In addition to its Windows Server 2008, Exchange Server 2010, and Windows 7 courses, TrainSignal offers training for over fifty different training courses including VMware vSphere training, Cisco CCNA training, Citrix XenDesktop training and more.

A privately-held company, TrainSignal is based in Schaumburg, IL. For more information about TrainSignal, please visit

Contact: Iman Jalali of TrainSignal, +1-224-836-6204,



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