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70-290 - Managing and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003

Summary: The Windows Server 2003 Administration MCSA/MCSE 70-290 series is designed to help learners prepare for Microsoft exam number 70-290: Managing and Maintaining a Windows Server 2003 Environment. This series explains how to license, install, and configure Windows Server 2003. Learners are taught how to manage disks and server hardware, how to configure and control resource access, and how to manage Terminal Services and Web services. In addition, the series of courses covers how to use server management tools and how to monitor performance and security. Finally, learners are taught how to create and implement a disaster recovery plan. Courses in this series introduce learners to graphical tools and commandline utilities for managing users, groups, workstations, and server hardware. Features and Benefits of our Tutorial: * Exercises that allow users to practice the application * A file containing the text of the exercises * Activities that allow users to apply course concepts in an interactive questioning environment * Simulations that allow users to practice course skills, even if they don't have access to the application * A glossary * A Skill Assessment Lesson 1 Overview of Windows Server 2003 - 4 hours Objectives: After completing this lesson, students will be able to: * Identify and describe new or enhanced features of Windows 2003 Server * Choose the correct edition of Windows 2003 Server for your needs * Manage licensing and activation of Windows 2003 Server * Install Windows 2003 Server on a new computer * Upgrade an existing server to Windows 2003 Server Lesson 2 Managing Physical and Logical Disks - 6 hours Objectives: After completing this lesson, students will be able to: * Understand disk terminology and concepts * Understand and manage physical and logical disks * Optimize disk performance * Understand and use remote storage * Troubleshoot disks and volumes Lesson 3 Configuring, Monitoring, and Troubleshooting Server Hardware - 4 hours Objectives: After completing this lesson, students will be able to: * Understand server hardware vulnerabilities * Install and configure server hardware devices * Monitor server hardware

70-291 - Implementing, Managing, and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Network Infrastructure

Summary: The Windows Server 2003 Network Management MCSA/MCSE 70-291 series is designed to help learners prepare for Microsoft exam number 70-291: Implementing, Managing, and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Network Infrastructure. This series covers topics such as networking models, IP addressing and routing, classless subnet masking and client address configuration, and Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP). In addition, the informative courses detail Windows Internet Name Server (WINS), Domain Naming System (DNS), Routing and Remote Access Service (RRAS), and Virtual Private Networking (VPN) Services. Finally, learners are taught to understand security templates and software updates, monitoring and troubleshooting network activity, and LAN routing. Features and Benefits of our Tutorial: * Exercises that allow users to practice the application * A file containing the text of the exercises * Activities that allow users to apply course concepts in an interactive questioning environment * Simulations that allow users to practice course skills, even if they don't have access to the application * A glossary * A Skill Assessment Lesson 1 TCP/IP Protocol - 3 hours Objectives: After completing this lesson, students will be able to: * Understand the purpose and function of networking models * Identify the seven layers of the OSI networking model * Identify the Microsoft networking model * Identify the four layers of the TCP/IP protocol suite * Identify several application layer protocols of the TCP/IP protocol suite Lesson 2 IP Addressing and Routing - 3 hours Objectives: After completing this lesson, students will be able to: * Convert IP addresses to binary and to decimal * Identify the network and host ID portions of an IP address based on address class * Explain subnetting and subnet masking * Perform bitwise ANDing * Distinguish between static and dynamic routing table updates * Explain the use of four commonly used routing utilities Lesson 3 Classless Subnet Masking and Client Address Configuration - 3 hours Objectives: After completing this lesson, students will be able to: * Subnet Class A, B, and C networks

70-293 - Planning and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003

Summary: This series is designed to help learners prepare for and pass Microsoft's exam number 70-293: Planning and Maintaining a Windows Server 2003 Network Infrastructure. The series teaches learners how to plan and implement server roles, server security, network infrastructure, routing, remote access, server availability, network security and security infrastructure. The series also teaches learners how to maintain the network infrastructure once it is in place. Features and Benefits of our Tutorial: * Exercises that allow users to practice the application * A file containing the text of the exercises * Activities that allow users to apply course concepts in an interactive questioning environment * Simulations that allow users to practice course skills, even if they don't have access to the application * A glossary * A Skill Assessment Lesson 1 Using Planning Tools and Documentation - 2 hours Objectives: After completing this lesson, students will be able to: * Identify the fundamentals of network design * Analyze organizational needs * Explain legal and regulatory considerations * Develop, build and implement a test network Lesson 2 Server Roles and Security - 6 hours Objectives: After completing this lesson, students will be able to: * Describe and configure server roles * Describe operating system security features and functional levels * Identify minimum security requirements for your organization * Use security templates and tools * Enforce default security settings * Create custom security templates and deploy security configurations Lesson 3 TCP/IP Infrastructure - 5 hours Objectives: After completing this lesson, students will be able to: * List the protocols supported by Windows Server 2003 * Describe the OSI reference model and TCP/IP networking model * Design an effective subnetting scheme * Install IPv6 and use IPv6 utilities * Use Network Monitor and System Monitor to track network performance Lesson 4 Routing - 5 hours Objectives: After completing this lesson, students will be able to:

70-294 - Planning, Implementing, and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows

Summary: Microsoft's Active Directory is the foundation of an enterprise-level Windows network, and Windows Server 2003 includes a number of improvements and enhancements to its directory services that will make a network administrator's job easier. This series will teach learners the basics of how directory services work and the role they play in the network, and specifically how the directory services concept is implemented in Microsoft's Active Directory. The goal of this series is to prepare the learner for the MCSE 70-294 exam. Features and Benefits of our Tutorial: * Exercises that allow users to practice the application * A file containing the text of the exercises * Activities that allow users to apply course concepts in an interactive questioning environment * Simulations that allow users to practice course skills, even if they don't have access to the application * A glossary * A Skill Assessment Lesson 1 Active Directory Infrastructure Overview - 4 hours Objectives: After completing this lesson, students will be able to: * Identify and describe basic Active Directory terms, concepts, and components * Install Active Directory to create a domain controller * Use graphical and command-line administrative tools * Set permissions on Active Directory objects Lesson 2 Working with User, Group, and Computer Accounts - 5 hours Objectives: After completing this lesson, students will be able to: * Understand Active Directory security principal accounts * Work with Active Directory user accounts * Work with Active Directory group accounts * Work with Active Directory computer accounts * Manage multiple accounts Lesson 3 Creating User and Group Strategies - 3 hours Objectives: After completing this lesson, students will be able to: * Create a password policy for domain users * Plan a user authentication strategy * Plan a smart card authentication strategy * Plan a security group strategy Lesson 4 Working with Forests and Domains - 5 hours