Implementing, Managing, and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Network Infrastructure: Network Services

Course 2277: Five days; Instructor-Led

 

Introduction

This five-day, instructor-led course provides students with the knowledge and skills to implement, manage, and maintain a Microsoft Windows Server™ 2003 network infrastructure. The course is intended for systems administrator and systems engineer candidates who are responsible for implementing, managing, and maintaining server networking technologies. These tasks include implementing routing; implementing, managing, and maintaining Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP), Domain Name System (DNS), and Windows Internet Name Service (WINS); securing Internet Protocol (IP) traffic with Internet Protocol security (IPSec) and certificates; implementing a network access infrastructure by configuring the connections for remote access clients; and managing and monitoring network access.

This is the fourth course in the Systems Administrator and Systems Engineer track for Windows Server 2003, and it is the final course in the Systems Administrator track.

 

Audience

This course is intended for individuals who are employed as or seeking employment as a systems administrator or systems engineer.
 

At Course Completion

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Configure routing by using the Routing and Remote Access service.
  • Allocate IP addressing by using DHCP.
  • Manage and monitor DHCP.
  • Resolve names.
  • Resolve host names by using DNS.
  • Manage and monitor DNS.
  • Resolve network basic input/output system (NetBIOS) names by using WINS.
  • Secure network traffic by using IPSec and certificates.
  • Configure network access.
  • Manage and monitor network access.

 

Prerequisites

Before attending this course, students must have completed:

Course 2276: Implementing a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Network Infrastructure: Network Hosts, or have equivalent knowledge and skills.

 

Microsoft Certified Professional Exams

Exam 70-291: Implementing, Managing, 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 Outline

Module 1: Configuring Routing by Using Routing and Remote Access

This module provides you with the knowledge and skills to configure a routing solution for your network environment.

Lessons
  • Multimedia: The Role of Routing in the Network Infrastructure
  • Enabling and Configuring the Routing and Remote Access Service
  • Configuring Packet Filters
Lab A: Configuring Routing by Using Routing and Remote Access
  • Identifying and Resolving Common Issues When Configuring Routing and Packet Filters

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the role of routing in the network infrastructure.
  • Enable and configure the Routing and Remote Access service.
  • Configure packet filters.

Module 2: Allocating IP Addressing by Using Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)

This module provides you with the knowledge and skills to allocate IP addressing in a network environment.

Lessons
  • Multimedia: The Role of DHCP in the Network Infrastructure
  • Adding and Authorizing a DHCP Server Service
  • Configuring a DHCP Scope
  • Configuring a DHCP Reservation
  • Configuring DHCP Options
  • Configuring a DHCP Relay Agent
Lab A: Identifying and Resolving Common Issues When Allocating IP Addressing by Using DHCP
  • Identifying and Resolving Common Issues When Allocating IP Addressing by Using DHCP

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the role of DHCP in the network infrastructure.
  • Add and authorize a DHCP Server service.
  • Configure a DHCP scope.
  • Configure DHCP options.
  • Configure a DHCP reservation.
  • Configure a DHCP relay agent.

Module 3: Managing and Monitoring Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)

This module provides you with the knowledge and skills to manage the DHCP service to reflect changing client IP addressing needs. It also provides you with the knowledge and skills to monitor DHCP server performance, because the DHCP environment is dynamic.

Lessons
  • Managing a DHCP Database
  • Monitoring DHCP
  • Applying Security Guidelines for DHCP
Lab A: Managing and Monitoring DHCP
  • Managing and Monitoring DHCP

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Manage a DHCP database.
  • Monitor DHCP.
  • Apply security guidelines for DHCP.

Module 4: Resolving Names

This module provides you with the knowledge and skills to assign computer names to the IP addresses of the source and destination hosts, and then use the computer name to contact the hosts.

Lessons
  • Multimedia: Introduction to the Name Resolution Process
  • Viewing Names on a Client
  • Configuring Host Name Resolution
  • Configuring NetBIOS Name Resolution
Lab A: Resolving Names
  • Resolving Names

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the name resolution process.
  • View names on a client.
  • Configure host name resolution.
  • Configure NetBIOS name resolution.

Module 5: Resolving Host Names by Using Domain Name System (DNS)

This module provides you with the knowledge and skills to resolve host names by using Domain Name System.

Lessons
  • Multimedia: The Role of DNS in the Network Infrastructure
  • Installing the DNS Server Service
  • Configuring the Properties for the DNS Server Service
  • Configuring the DNS Zones
  • Configuring DNS Zone Transfers
  • Configuring DNS Dynamic Updates
  • Configuring a DNS Client
  • Delegating Authority for Zones
Lab A: Resolving Host Names by Using Domain Name System
  • Configuring an Alias Resource Record
  • Configuring a Secondary Forward Lookup Zone

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the role of DNS in the network infrastructure.
  • Install the DNS Server service.
  • Configure the properties for the DNS Server service.
  • Configure the DNS zones.
  • Configure DNS zone transfers.
  • Configure dynamic updates.
  • Configure a DNS client.
  • Delegate authority for zones.

Module 6: Managing and Monitoring Domain Name System (DNS)

This module provides you with the knowledge and skills to manage and monitor DNS servers to ensure that they are functioning properly and to optimize network performance.

Lessons
  • Configuring the Time-to-Live Value
  • Configuring Aging and Scavenging
  • Integrating DNS and WINS
  • Testing the DNS Server Configuration
  • Verifying that a Resource Record Exists by Using Nslookup, DNSCmd, and DNSLint
  • Monitoring DNS Server Performance
Lab A: Managing and Monitoring DNS
  • Verifying a Record Using NSlookup
  • Configuring and Viewing DNS Debug Logging

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Configure the Time-to-Live (TTL) value.
  • Configure aging and scavenging.
  • Integrate DNS with WINS.
  • Test the DNS server configuration.
  • Verify that a resource record exists by using the Nslookup, DNSCmd, and DNSLint command-line utilities.
  • Monitor DNS server performance.

Module 7: Resolving NetBIOS Names by Using Windows Internet Name Service (WINS)

This module provides you with the knowledge and skills to use WINS to register NetBIOS names and resolve them to IP addresses.

Lessons
  • Multimedia: The Role of WINS in the Network Infrastructure
  • Installing and Configuring a WINS Server
  • Managing Records in WINS
  • Configuring WINS Replication
  • Managing the WINS database
Lab A: Resolving NetBIOS Names by Using Windows Internet Name Service (WINS)
  • Resolving WINS Server Configuration Issues

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the role of WINS in the network infrastructure.
  • Install and configure a WINS server.
  • Configure WINS replication.
  • Manage records in WINS.
  • Manage a WINS database.

Module 8: Securing Network Traffic by Using IPSec and Certificates

This module provides you with the knowledge and skills to secure network traffic and to use certificates with IPSec for increased security.

Lessons
  • Implementing IPSec
  • Implementing IPSec with Certificates
  • Monitoring IPSec
Lab A: Securing Network Traffic
  • Configuring IPSec

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Implement IPSec.
  • Implement IPSec with certificates.
  • Monitor IPSec.

Module 9: Configuring Network Access

This module provides you with the knowledge and skills to configure a server with the Routing and Remote Access service, create appropriate remote access connections on a network access server, and configure users’ access rights.

Lessons
  • Introduction to a Network Access Infrastructure
  • Configuring a VPN Connection
  • Configuring a Dial-up Connection
  • Configuring a Wireless Connection
  • Controlling User Access to a Network
  • Centralizing Network Access Authentication and Policy Management by Using IAS
Lab A: Configuring Network Access
  • Configuring Network Access

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe a network access infrastructure.
  • Configure a virtual private network (VPN) connection.
  • Configure a dial-up connection.
  • Configure a wireless connection.
  • Control remote user access to a network.
  • Centralize authentication and policy management for network access by using Internet Authentication Service (IAS).

Module 10: Managing and Monitoring Network Access

This module provides you with the knowledge and skills to manage and monitor network access.

Lessons
  • Managing the Network Access Services
  • Configuring Logging on a Network Access Server
  • Collecting and Monitoring Network Access Data
Lab A: Managing and Monitoring Remote Access
  • Monitoring a Remote Access Server

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Manage the network access services.
  • Configure logging on the network access server.
  • Collect and monitor network access data.
 
 

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