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Lesson 2 Windows Networking Prerequisites
Objective Prior Networking Knowledge requirements
Before taking this course and series, you should be familiar with
  1. The principal features of the Windows 2000 operating system and the basics of networking in a Windows 2000 environment.
  2. The tools used to perform common administrative tasks.
  3. The types of user accounts and the principal security features of a Windows 2000 environment.
  4. The features of the common network protocols used in Windows 2000.
  5. The fundamentals of Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP).
  6. The requirements for Internet access and Web security.


Like any communication system, computer networks rely on a set of standards that allow communicators to send, receive, and interpret messages. For the Internet, Windows networks, and virtually all other computer networks, that underlying set of standards is the suite of protocols known collectively as Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP), the core of which is IP. This course discusses the fundamentals of TCP/IP and how to configure Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 to connect to TCP/IP networks.
If you do not have the skills listed here, consider taking the Windows 2000 Networking and OS Essentials Series.
In the next lesson, the requirements for this course will be discussed.