Course Outline

2278- Planning and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Network Infrastructure


Module 1: 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.
Lessons
Introducing the Network Design
Planning a Windows Server 2003 Network Infrastructure Project
After completing this module, students will be able to:
Explain the concepts of a network design process.
Explain the components of a network planning project.

 

Module 2: Planning and Optimizing a TCP/IP Physical and Logical Network
This module explains how to plan a TCP/IP physical and logical network.
Lessons
Planning a Functional TCP/IP Solution
Evaluating Network Performance
Lab A: Planning and Optimizing a TCP/IP Physical and Logical Network
After completing this module, students will be able to:
Plan a TCP/IP addressing scheme.
Optimize network performance.

 

Module 3: Planning and Troubleshooting Routing and Switching
This module explains how to plan a routing and switching strategy, and how to troubleshoot routing and switching.
Lessons
Selecting Intermediate Devices
Planning an Internet Connectivity Strategy
Planning Routing Communications
Troubleshooting TCP/IP Routing
Lab A: Planning and Troubleshooting Routing
After completing this module, students will be able to:
Create a secure routing and switching plan.
Identify TCP/IP routing troubleshooting tools.
Troubleshoot TCP/IP routing and switching.

 

Module 4: Planning, Optimizing, and Troubleshooting DHCP
This module explains how to plan a DHCP strategy.
Lessons
Planning a DHCP Strategy
Securing a DHCP Solution
Optimizing DHCP
Troubleshooting DHCP
Lab A: Planning a DHCP Strategy
Lab B: Troubleshooting DHCP Issues
After completing this module, students will be able to:
Plan a secure DHCP strategy.
Optimize DHCP.
Troubleshoot DHCP.

 

Module 5: Planning a DNS Strategy
This module explains how to plan a DNS strategy for your enterprise.
Lessons
Planning DNS Servers
Planning a Namespace
Planning Zones
Planning Zone Replication and Delegation
Integrating DNS and WINS
Lab A: Planning a DNS Strategy
After completing this module, students will be able to:
Plan a DNS server implementation.
Plan a namespace strategy.
Plan zones.
Plan zone replication and deletion.
Integrate DNS and WINS.

 

Module 6: Optimizing and Troubleshooting DNS
This module provides guidelines and strategies for optimizing a DNS server, and details steps for troubleshooting a DNS server.
Lessons
Optimizing DNS Servers
Troubleshooting Host Name Resolution
Lab A: Troubleshooting DNS
After completing this module, students will be able to:
Optimize a DNS server.
Optimize DNS server-to-server communications.
Optimize DNS client support traffic.
Troubleshoot host name resolution.

 

Module 7: Planning and Optimizing WINS
This module covers planning and optimization of WINS, including information on optimizing servers and detailed explanations of optimization tasks.
Lessons
Planning a WINS Solution
Identifying WINS Optimization Requirements
Optimizing WINS Traffic
Lab A: Planning and Optimizing WINS
After completing this module, students will be able to:
Plan a WINS solution.
Identify WINS optimization requirements.
Optimize WINS traffic.

 

Module 8: 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.
Lessons
Understanding Default Policy Rules
Planning an IPSec Deployment
Troubleshooting IPSec Communications
Lab A: Troubleshooting IPSec
After completing this module, students will be able to:
Discuss IPSec.
Understand IPSec default policies, rules, and settings.
Plan IPSec deployment.
Troubleshoot IPSec.

 

Module 9: Planning Network Access
This module explains how to plan network access.
Lessons
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
Lab A: Planning Network Access
After completing this module, students will be able to:
Explain the requirements and authentication protocols for a network access strategy.
Apply the guidelines for selecting a network access connection strategy.
Apply the guidelines for selecting a remote access policy strategy.
Select a network access authentication method.
Plan a network access strategy.

 

Module 10: Troubleshooting Network Access
This module explains how to troubleshoot network access.
Lessons
Troubleshooting Network Access Resources
Troubleshooting LAN Authentication
Troubleshooting Remote Access
Lab A: Troubleshooting Network Access
After completing this module, students will be able to:
Identify network access troubleshooting resources.
Explain how to troubleshoot local area network (LAN) authentication.
Explain how to troubleshoot remote access.

 

Module 11: 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.
Lessons
Introducing Planning Documentation
Preparing Development and Test Environments
Managing and Maintaining the Environment
Lab A: Planning a Windows Server 2003 Network
Lab B: Planning and Maintaining a Windows Server 2003 Network
After completing this module, students will be able to:
Identify the components of the master project plan.
Explain the process for preparing development and test environments.
Explain how to manage and maintain the network infrastructure.