Networks

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Overview

The HP ATA - Networks certification provides the knowledge and experience required to discover and meet the business objectives of a small and medium business (SMB) and to design a wired and wireless switched and routed solution that meets their unique requirements. The certification also includes the knowledge and skill to deploy and troubleshoot the solution.

WHAT'S COVERED?
This certification addresses the following skills:

- Explain and recognize networking technologies and their implications on customer needs
The HP ATA Network certification teaches candidates how to explain and recognize networking technologies and their implications on customer needs. Specifically, they'll learn to:
- Describe the OSI Model
- Describe and recognize the most common Data Link protocols and their associated physical connections (Layers 1 and 2)
- Describe Layer 3 routing concepts with detailed focus on IP
- Identify common dynamic routing protocols and describe their function on a network
- Describe the purpose and function of Layer 4 (Transport) protocols on an IP network
- Describe the common IP-based upper layer (Layers 5, 6, & 7) protocols and applications
- Describe multicast technology and its purpose
- Describe the concept of QoS (Quality of Service)
- Describe how to secure a network using basic security features
- Describe the common ways to increase availability and performance of a network
- Describe the concept and use of VLANs
- Describe the common Network Management technologies

- Plan and design wired and wireless network solutions for SMB customers
The HP ATA Network certification teaches candidates how to plan and design wired and wireless network solutions for SMB customers. Specifically, they'll learn to:
- Consult with an SMB customer to assess their business and technical needs and create a plan for a networking solution
- Design a networking solution to meet the customer needs identified in the planning stage
- Identify and describe best practices for designing solutions

- Install, configure, startup, and upgrade the network solutions for SMB customers
The HP ATA Network certification teaches candidates how to Install, configure, startup, and upgrade the network solutions for SMB customers. Specifically, they'll learn to:
- Prepare for and install networking equipment
- Install and configure management and administration solution
- Validate installed solution

- Optimize wireless, switched, and routed network infrastructures for SMB customers
The HP ATA Network certification teaches candidates how to plan and design wired and wireless network solutions for SMB customers. Specifically, they'll learn to:
- Manage network assets using HP and 3rd party tools
- Optimize network performance by improving segmentation and topology
- Optimize L3 routing protocol convergence and scalability
- Optimize network availability
- Optimize and scale wireless network configuration
- Optimize security on wired/wireless networks and devices
- Optimize power utilization by implementing Green IT practices

- Troubleshoot wireless, switched, and routed network infrastructures for SMB customers
The HP ATA Network certification teaches candidates how to troubleshoot wireless, switched, and routed network infrastructures for SMB customers. Specifically, they'll learn to:
- Troubleshoot routed and switched networks
- Troubleshoot remote connectivity
- Troubleshoot wireless networks
- Troubleshoot security faults and threats
- Troubleshoot common network issues using the HP Troubleshooting methodology

- Perform administrative, operational, and network management tasks for SMB customers
The HP ATA Network certification teaches candidates how to perform administrative, operational, and network management tasks for SMB customers. Specifically, they'll learn to:
- Configuration changes - network devices, growth
Keep software current - Management server updates, TFTP, firmware updates, etc.
- Manage network events and policies
- Setup alerts, policies, and notifications Review and take action on alerts and Log files Develop response policies such as scripted issue resolution, escalation processes, management involvement, end-user/customer communication, etc.
- Perform network administration tasks
 

View the Certification Guide (5 pages, 1 MB)


PREP MATERIALS
  1. eBook
  2. Lesson Plans and Presentation Materials
  3. Practice Test