Microsoft Course 2278 - Planning and Maintaining a MS Windows Server 2003 Network Infrastructure — 5-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 five-day M2278 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.
On completion of this M2278 training course, delegates should 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
This Server 2003 Infrastructure course is appropriate for individuals employed as or seeking a position as a systems engineer. This Windows Server 2003 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.
Before attending this course, delegates should have completed:
- Course 2277: Implementing, Managing, and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Network Infrastructure: Network Services, or have equivalent knowledge and skills.
Microsoft Certified Professional Exams
- Exam 70-293: Planning and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Network Infrastructure
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
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.
- Introducing the Network Design
- Planning a Windows Server 2003 Network Infrastructure Project
Planning and Optimizing a TCP/IP Physical and Logical Network
This module explains how to plan a TCP/IP physical and logical network.
- Planning a Functional TCP/IP Solution
- Evaluating Network Performance
Planning and Troubleshooting Routing and Switching
This module explains how to plan a routing and switching strategy, and how to troubleshoot routing and switching.
- Selecting Intermediate Devices
- Planning an Internet Connectivity Strategy
- Planning Routing Communications
- Troubleshooting TCP/IP Routing
Planning, Optimizing, and Troubleshooting DHCP
This module explains how to plan a DHCP strategy.
- Planning a DHCP Strategy
- Securing a DHCP Solution
- Optimizing DHCP
- Troubleshooting DHCP
Planning a DNS Strategy
This module explains how to plan a DNS strategy for your enterprise.
- Planning DNS Servers
- Planning a Namespace
- Planning Zones
- Planning Zone Replication and Delegation
- Integrating DNS and WINS
Optimizing and Troubleshooting DNS
This module provides guidelines and strategies for optimizing a DNS server, and details steps for troubleshooting a DNS server.
- Optimizing DNS Servers
- Troubleshooting Host Name Resolution
Planning and Optimizing WINS
This module covers planning and optimization of WINS, including information on optimizing servers and detailed explanations of optimization tasks.
- Planning a WINS Solution
- Identifying WINS Optimization Requirements
- Optimizing WINS Traffic
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.
- Understanding Default Policy Rules
- Planning an IPSec Deployment
- Troubleshooting IPSec Communications
Planning Network Access
This module explains how to plan network access.
- 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
Troubleshooting Network Access
This module explains how to troubleshoot network access.
- Troubleshooting Network Access Resources
- Troubleshooting LAN Authentication
- Troubleshooting Remote Access
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.
- Introducing Planning Documentation
- Preparing Development and Test Environments
- Managing and Maintaining the Environment