MS2278 – Planning and Maintaining a MS Server 2003 Network Infrastructure

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Course duration: 5 days

Cost: £1495 + Vat

Introduction

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

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.

Prerequisites

Before attending this course, students must have completed:

• Course 2277: Implementing, Managing, and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Network Infrastructure: Network Services, or have equivalent knowledge and skills.
Microsoft Certification exams
• Exam 70-293: Planning and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Network Infrastructure

Course Materials

The student kit includes a comprehensive workbook and other necessary materials for this class.

Course

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 A: 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 A: 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 A: Planning a DHCP Strategy
Lab B: 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 A: 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 A: 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 A: 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 A: 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 A: 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 A: 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 A: Planning a Windows Server 2003 Network
Lab B: 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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