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Microsoft exam 70-291 preparation guide

Contents:

Part 1: Understanding Windows networks and TCP/IP
Part 2: Troubleshooting and monitoring TCP/IP
Part 3: Implementing, configuring and troubleshooting DNS servers
Part 4: Implementing, configuring and troubleshooting DHCP servers
Part 5: Implementing, configuring and troubleshooting routing and remote access in Windows networks
Part 6: Managing network infrastructure and security

Preface

I have written this short preparation guide as a way for myself to ease studying for the Mcirosoft 70-291 exam titled: "Implementing, managing and maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 network infrastructure". I provide this guide as is, without any guarantees, explicit or implied, as to its contents. You may use the information contained herein in your computer career, however I take no responsibility for any damages you may incur as a result of following this guide. You may use this document freely and share it with anybody as long as you provide the whole document in one piece and do not charge any money for it. If you find any mistakes, please feel free to inform me about them Tom Kitta. Legal stuff aside, let us start.

Guide version 0.006 last updated on 17/06/2004

Part 1: Understanding Windows networks and TCP/IP

[1.1] Basic networking definitions
[1.2] Network connection
[1.3] Default TCP/IP Settings, APIPA
[1.4] Management and monitoring tools
[1.5] TCP/IP model
[1.6] OSI model
[1.7] Protocols, their port numbers and layers in TCP/IP model they are in
[1.8] IP addressing
[1.9] Subnetting and supernetting IP networks
[1.10] Other points

Part 2: Troubleshooting and monitoring TCP/IP

[2.1] Analyzing traffic using network monitor
[2.2] Problems with TCP/IP connections

Part 3: Implementing, configuring and troubleshooting DNS servers

[3.1] Differences between DNS and NetBIOS
[3.2] DNS as part of Windows Network
[3.3] DNS components
[3.4] DNS server query process
[3.5] DNS client query process timeout
[3.6] Configuring DNS server
[3.7] Resource records
[3.8] Basic resource record types
[3.9] Configuring client computers for use of DNS
[3.10] Updating of client records in the DNS
[3.11] DNS server properties
[3.12] Configuring Zone properties
[3.13] Configuring Zone properties - AD integration
[3.14] Advanced DNS server properties
[3.15] Creating zone delegations
[3.16] Stub Zones
[3.17] Understanding DNS troubleshooting tools
[3.18] Stale records
[3.19] Using DNS monitoring tools
[3.20] Improving DNS server performance
[3.21] Other points

Part 4: Implementing, configuring and troubleshooting DHCP servers

[4.1] Configuring DHCP server
[4.2] DHCP scope options
[4.3] DHCP scope futures
[4.4] Managing DHCP server
[4.5] DHCP and DNS working together
[4.6] Analyzing DHCP server traffic
[4.7] DHCP audit logging
[4.8] DHCP problem resolution

Part 5: Implementing, configuring and troubleshooting routing and remote access in Windows networks

[5.1] Chapter definitions
[5.2] Routing with Routing and remote access
[5.3] Routing tables explained
[5.4] Configuring routing protocols
[5.5] Demand-dial routing
[5.6] Configuring NAT
[5.7] Packet filtering
[5.8] Configuring remote access authentication
[5.9] Authorizing remote access
[5.10] Configuring VPN
[5.11] PPTP and L2TP/IPSec
[5.12] Configuring IAS, Microsoft RADIUS
[5.13] Other points

Part 6: Managing network infrastructure and security

[6.1] Network Security protocols
[6.2] Using security templates
[6.3] IPSec protocol
[6.4] Kerberos protocol
[6.5] Network performance monitoring
[6.6] Performance indicators
[6.7] SUS - software update service
[6.8] Other points