Microsoft Course 2276 - Implementing a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Network Infrastructure: Network Hosts — A 2-Day Course
Please note that this course has been retired and is no longer available. Please see the RETIRED page for courses currently available in this subject area.
The goal of this two-day M2276 course is to provide students with the skills and knowledge necessary to configure a Windows-based computer to operate in a Microsoft Windows Server™ 2003 networking infrastructure.
This is the third course in the Systems Administrator and Systems Engineer tracks for Windows Server 2003.
On completion of this M2276 training course delegates should be able to:
- Describe the Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) protocol architecture
- Convert Internet Protocol (IP) addresses between decimal and binary
- Calculate a subnet mask
- Create subnets using Variable-Length Subnet Mask (VLSM) and Classless Inter-Domain Routing (CIDR)
- Configure a host to use a static IP address
- Assign IP addresses in a multiple subnet network
- Describe the IP routing process
- Configure a host to obtain an IP address automatically
- Configure a host so that automatic private IP address configuration is disabled
- Configure a host to use name servers
- Isolate common connectivity issues
The target audience for this course includes individuals who are either employed by, or who are seeking employment as, a Systems Administrator in Medium and Large organizations (M/LORG). The entry criterion for this course includes individuals who are:
- Entry-level IT professionals, new to hands-on Windows server and network administration.
- Preparing for Exam 70-291: Implementing, Managing, and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Network Infrastructure, a core requirement for the MCSA and MCSE certification credentials.
Before attending this course, students must have completed:
- A+ certification or equivalent knowledge and skills.
- Network+ certification or equivalent knowledge and skills.
- Course 2274: Managing a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Environment, or equivalent knowledge and skills.
Microsoft Certified Professional Exams
This course, along with M2277, is recommended in the preparation for the Implementing, Managing, and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Network Infrastructure (Microsoft Exam 70-291)
The student kit includes a comprehensive workbook and other necessary materials for this class.
This course has been retired and is no longer available.
Outline Course Contents
Reviewing the Suite of TCP/IP Protocols
This module reviews the suite of TCP/IP protocols. By understanding the function of each of the protocols and how the protocols relate to each other, you have the context for understanding network administration tasks and network troubleshooting.
- Overview of the OSI Model
- Overview of the TCP/IP Protocol Suite
- Viewing Frames Using Network Monitor
Assigning IP Addresses in a Multiple Subnet Network
This module explains how to construct and assign IP addresses and how to isolate addressing issues associated with the IP routing process.
- Assigning IP Addresses
- Creating a Subnet
- Using IP Routing Tables
- Overcoming Limitations of the IP Addressing Scheme
Configuring a Client IP Address
This module describes how to configure an IP address for a client computer running Microsoft Windows Server 2003.
- Configuring a Client to Use a Static IP Address
- Configuring a Host to Obtain an IP Address Automatically
- Using Alternate Configuration
Configuring a Client for Name Resolution
This module describes the various types of name resolution mechanisms provided by the Windows operating systems and how to use and configure them for clients on your network.
- Resolving Client Names
- Managing the ARP Cache
- Overview of NetBIOS
- Using Static Naming Methods
- Using Dynamic Naming Methods
- Summarizing the Name Resolution Process
Isolating Common Connectivity Issues
This module explains how to isolate common connectivity issues and describes how to use utilities and tools as part of this process.
- Determining the Causes of Connectivity Issues
- Network Utilities That You Can Use to Isolate Connectivity Issues