2278B : Planning and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Network Infrastructure
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About this Course

The goal of this five-day course is to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to plan and maintain a Windows Server 2003 network infrastructure.

This is the fifth course in the Windows Server 2003 Systems Engineer curriculum.

Audience Profile

This course is appropriate for individuals employed as or seeking a position as a systems engineer. This course is also appropriate for individuals currently supporting a competitive platform who want to enhance their job skills on Microsoft Windows Server 2003 networking.

The entry criteria for this course include individuals who are:

  • IT professionals and new to Windows Server 2003 network implementation.
  • Preparing for the Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) certification.

At Course Completion

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Plan a TCP/IP physical and logical network.
  • Plan and troubleshoot a routing strategy.
  • Plan a Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) strategy.
  • Optimize and troubleshoot DHCP.
  • Plan a Domain Name System (DNS) strategy.
  • Optimize and troubleshoot DNS.
  • Plan and optimize Windows Internet Naming Service (WINS).
  • Plan, optimize, and troubleshoot IPSec network access.
  • Troubleshoot network access.
Audience

This course is appropriate for individuals employed as or seeking a position as a systems engineer. This course is also appropriate for individuals currently supporting a competitive platform who want to enhance their job skills on Microsoft Windows Server 2003 networking.

The entry criteria for this course include individuals who are:

 

  • IT professionals and new to Windows Server 2003 network implementation.
  • Preparing for the Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) certification


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  • 2275 : Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Environment

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Plan a TCP/IP physical and logical network.
  • Plan and troubleshoot a routing strategy.
  • Plan a Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) strategy.
  • Optimize and troubleshoot DHCP.
  • Plan a Domain Name System (DNS) strategy.
  • Optimize and troubleshoot DNS.
  • Plan and optimize Windows Internet Naming Service (WINS).
  • Plan, optimize, and troubleshoot IPSec network access.
  • Troubleshoot network access.

Course Outline

Module 1: Introducing Windows Server 2003 Network Infrastructure Planning, Tools, and Documentation

This module explains the process of planning a network, and the tools and documentation you need to do so.

Lessons

  • Introducing the Network Design
  • Planning a Windows Server 2003 Network Infrastructure Project

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Explain the concepts of a network design process.
  • Explain the components of a network planning project.

Module 2: Planning and Optimizing a TCP/IP Physical and Logical Network

This module explains how to plan a TCP/IP physical and logical network.

Lessons

  • Planning a Functional TCP/IP Solution
  • Evaluating Network Performance

Lab : Planning and Optimizing a TCP/IP Physical and Logical Network

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Plan a TCP/IP addressing scheme.
  • Optimize network performance.

Module 3: Planning and Troubleshooting Routing and Switching

This module explains how to plan a routing and switching strategy, and how to troubleshoot routing and switching.

Lessons

  • Selecting Intermediate Devices
  • Planning an Internet Connectivity Strategy
  • Planning Routing Communications
  • Troubleshooting TCP/IP Routing

Lab : Planning and Troubleshooting Routing

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Create a secure routing and switching plan.
  • Identify TCP/IP routing troubleshooting tools.
  • Troubleshoot TCP/IP routing and switching.

Module 4: Planning, Optimizing, and Troubleshooting DHCP

This module explains how to plan a DHCP strategy.

Lessons

  • Planning a DHCP Strategy
  • Securing a DHCP Solution
  • Optimizing DHCP
  • Troubleshooting DHCP

Lab : Planning a DHCP StrategyLab : Troubleshooting DHCP Issues

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Plan a secure DHCP strategy.
  • Optimize DHCP.
  • Troubleshoot DHCP.

Module 5: Planning a DNS Strategy

This module explains how to plan a DNS strategy for your enterprise.

Lessons

  • Planning DNS Servers
  • Planning a Namespace
  • Planning Zones
  • Planning Zone Replication and Delegation
  • Integrating DNS and WINS

Lab : Planning a DNS Strategy

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Plan a DNS server implementation.
  • Plan a namespace strategy.
  • Plan zones.
  • Plan zone replication and deletion.
  • Integrate DNS and WINS.

Module 6: Optimizing and Troubleshooting DNS

This module provides guidelines and strategies for optimizing a DNS server, and details steps for troubleshooting a DNS server.

Lessons

  • Optimizing DNS Servers
  • Troubleshooting Host Name Resolution

Lab : Troubleshooting DNS

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Optimize a DNS server.
  • Optimize DNS server-to-server communications.
  • Optimize DNS client support traffic.
  • Troubleshoot host name resolution.

Module 7: Planning and Optimizing WINS

This module covers planning and optimization of WINS, including information on optimizing servers and detailed explanations of optimization tasks.

Lessons

  • Planning a WINS Solution
  • Identifying WINS Optimization Requirements
  • Optimizing WINS Traffic

Lab : Planning and Optimizing WINS

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Plan a WINS solution.
  • Identify WINS optimization requirements.
  • Optimize WINS traffic.

Module 8: Planning and Troubleshooting IPSec

This module explains how to plan an Internet Protocol Security (IPSec) deployment, and covers the necessary tools and skills for troubleshooting IPSec.

Lessons

  • Understanding Default Policy Rules
  • Planning an IPSec Deployment
  • Troubleshooting IPSec Communications

Lab : Troubleshooting IPSec

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Discuss IPSec.
  • Understand IPSec default policies, rules, and settings.
  • Plan IPSec deployment.
  • Troubleshoot IPSec.

Module 9: Planning Network Access

This module explains how to plan network access.

Lessons

  • Introducing Network Access
  • Selecting Network Access Connection Methods
  • Selecting a Remote Access Policy Strategy
  • Selecting a Network Access Authentication Method
  • Planning a Network Access Strategy

Lab : Planning Network Access

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Explain the requirements and authentication protocols for a network access strategy.
  • Apply the guidelines for selecting a network access connection strategy.
  • Apply the guidelines for selecting a remote access policy strategy.
  • Select a network access authentication method.
  • Plan a network access strategy.

Module 10: Troubleshooting Network Access

This module explains how to troubleshoot network access.

Lessons

  • Troubleshooting Network Access Resources
  • Troubleshooting LAN Authentication
  • Troubleshooting Remote Access

Lab : Troubleshooting Network Access

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Identify network access troubleshooting resources.
  • Explain how to troubleshoot local area network (LAN) authentication.
  • Explain how to troubleshoot remote access.

Module 11: Planning a Windows Server 2003 Network Infrastructure

This module explains the course capstone lab. The capstone lab provides students with the opportunity to plan, implement, and troubleshoot the network infrastructure for a branch office.

Lessons

  • Introducing Planning Documentation
  • Preparing Development and Test Environments
  • Managing and Maintaining the Environment

Lab : Planning a Windows Server 2003 NetworkLab : Planning and Maintaining a Windows Server 2003 Network

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Identify the components of the master project plan.
  • Explain the process for preparing development and test environments.
  • Explain how to manage and maintain the network infrastructure.
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