Overview

Introduction

The Configure Networking module provides you with the instructions and devices to develop your hands-on skills in the following topics.

  • Managing Internet Protocol (IP) addressing settings
  • Managing network locations
  • Working with inbound rules in Windows Firewall
  • Configuring network discovery

Exam Objectives

The following objectives are covered in this lab:

  • How to configure IPv6/IPv4 addressing settings in Windows 10
  • Learn how to configure Windows 10 network locations
  • Know how to add a rule or port to a Windows 10 firewall
  • Demonstrate how to configure network discovery

Lab Duration

It will take approximately 65 minutes to complete this lab.

Exercise 1 - Managing Internet Protocol IP Addresses

TCP/IP is a suite of network protocols associated with the public Internet. Network operating systems support TCP/IP as the network transport for devices and provides interoperability with the products of other vendors. Internet Protocol is one of main protocols in TCP/IP that provides addressing and routing of data packets between devices. A network node in a TCP/IP network is typically assigned a static or dynamic IP address, a subnet mask and default gateway (router) to be able to send data packets outside of the local network segment.

In this exercise, you will manage Internet Protocol (IP) addressing settings.

Exercise 2 - Managing Network Locations

Network locations is automatically determined by a Windows computer based on its membership in an Active Directory domain or workgroup. When Windows client boots up, it locates the domain controller and if it finds one, will associate its network connection with the Active Directory domain.

Moreover, network locations provide security to the device at times when it’s not connected to a corporate network. When Windows detects it’s on a public Wi-Fi, it will use public as the network profile with restrictive firewall rules. Every network connection is assigned a respective network location profile. There are three types of network locations in Windows. These are as follows:

  • Guest or public network: The network discovery option is disabled in this type of network location. However, the computer under this location is visible to other computers in the network.
  • Domain network: The network discovery option is enabled by default in this type of network location. This network location is connected to an Active Directory domain.
  • Private network: The network discovery option is disabled in this type of network location. This location is a home, workgroup or non-domain work network.

In this exercise, you will manage the network locations.

Exercise 3 - Working with Inbound Rules in Windows Firewall

Windows Firewall is host-based firewall that can protect your computer from known threats on public and private networks. It blocks or allows the network data based on the properties of the incoming traffic. It also filters the network traffic. You can create configurable rules to control the network traffic flow in networks. There are three types of advanced security rules in Windows Firewall. These are as follows:

  • Inbound rules: These rules monitor the incoming network traffic and either allows or blocks the data based on the rules criteria.
  • Outbound rules: These rules monitor the outgoing network traffic and either allows or blocks the data based on the rules criteria.
  • Connection security rules: These rules filter and provide security to the network traffic using IPsec.

In this exercise, you will work with inbound rules in Windows Firewall.

Exercise 4 - Configuring Network Discovery

Network discovery in Windows 10 enables the computer to find other devices that are connected in the network. Network discovery is related to network location profiles and Windows Firewall.

In this exercise, you will configure network discovery.

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