MCSA/MCSE 70-291 Exam Prep

MCSA/MCSE 70-291 Exam Prep : Implementing, Managing, and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Network Infrastructure

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The MCSE/MCSA 70-291 Exam Prep is the most accurate, comprehensive, and up-to-date study guide for you if you are preparing for one of the core exams required of these popular Microsoft certifications. Updated for R2 versions of the product and the exam, this book serves as both a learning and practice tool. Organized according to the exam objectives, which helps you quickly and easily assess your understanding of the key exam topics, the book features several key features that help you score better on the test: exam objective explanations, notes, tips, warnings, key terms, exercises, step-by-step examples, study strategies, fast facts, as well as multiple self-assessment opportunities. This is the ultimate study guide to help you prepare for this required MCSE and MCSA exam. The 70-291 exam measures the ability to implement and manage a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 network infrastructure.
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  • Paperback | 792 pages
  • 177.8 x 223.5 x 43.2mm | 1,043.27g
  • Pearson It Certification
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • 0789736497
  • 9780789736499

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The "MCSE/MCSA 70-291 Exam Prep" is the most accurate, comprehensive, and up-to-date study guide for you if you are preparing for one of the core exams required of these popular Microsoft certifications. Updated for R2 versions of the product and the exam, this book serves as both a learning and practice tool. Organized according to the exam objectives, which helps you quickly and easily assess your understanding of the key exam topics, the book features several key features that help you score better on the test: exam objective explanations, notes, tips, warnings, key terms, exercises, step-by-step examples, study strategies, fast facts, as well as multiple self-assessment opportunities. This is the ultimate study guide to help you prepare for this required MCSE and MCSA exam. The 70-291 exam measures the ability to implement and manage a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 network infrastructure.
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Table of contents

Exam Objectives

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

Exam Description

Exam Objectives

Introduction

Who Should Read This Book

How This Book Helps You

Hardware and Software You Will Need

Advice on Taking the Exam

Study and Exam Prep Tips

Learning Styles

Study Tips

Study Strategies

Pretesting Yourself

Microsoft Exam Prep Tips

The Exam

Exam Format

Putting It All Together

Final Considerations

Part I: Exam Preparation

Chapter 1: Configuring and Troubleshooting TCP/IP Addressing

Introduction

Understanding TCP/IP and Related Concepts

The Mechanics of IP

IP Addresses

Subnets and Subnet Masks

Variable Length Subnet Masks (VLSM)

Default Gateway

Configuring TCP/IP

Advanced TCP/IP Configuration

Troubleshooting TCP/IP Addressing Problems

Troubleshooting APIPA

Troubleshooting Incorrect TCP/IP Configurations

Chapter Summary

Key Terms

Apply Your Knowledge

Exercises

Exam Questions

Answers to Exam Questions

Suggested Readings and Resources

Chapter 2: Implementing, Managing, and Troubleshooting DHCP

Introduction

Understanding DHCP

DHCP

BOOTP

What's New with Windows Server 2003 DHCP

Configuring and Managing DHCP

Installing the DHCP Server Service

Understanding DHCP Scopes

Creating a DHCP Scope

Configuring Scope Properties

Authorizing a DHCP Server in Active Directory

Configuring DHCP for DNS Integration

Configuring and Implementing a DHCP Relay Agent

Configuring Security for DHCP

DHCP Server Management and Monitoring

Examining the DHCP Server Statistics

DHCP Server Backup and Restore

Reconciling the DHCP Database

Stopping the DHCP Server

Configuring Options and Classes

Changing the Server State

DHCP Server Common Commands

Troubleshooting DHCP

Troubleshooting DHCP Server Authorization Problems

Using the DHCP Logs

Troubleshooting DHCP Reservations

Troubleshooting the DHCP Relay Agent

Chapter Summary

Key Terms

Apply Your Knowledge

Exercises

Exam Questions

Answers to Exam Questions

Suggested Readings and Resources

Chapter 3: Implementing and Managing DNS

Introduction

Introducing DNS

The History of DNS

DNS Zones

DNS Server Roles

What's New with Windows Server 2003 DNS

Installing and Configuring the DNS Server Service

Installing the DNS Server Service

Examining DNS Server Options

Configuring Caching-Only Servers

Configuring Zones

Examining Zone Options

Configuring DNS Client Computers

Testing the DNS Service

Integrating Active Directory and DNS

Configuring Existing Zones for Active Directory Integration

Creating New Active Directory-Integrated Zones

The DNS and Active Directory Relationship

Managing and Monitoring DNS

Capabilities of the DNS Console

Configuring Aging/Scavenging

Implementing Delegated Zones for DNS

Manually Creating DNS Resource Records

Monitoring the DNS Service

Securing DNS

Chapter Summary

Key Terms

Apply Your Knowledge

Exercises

Exam Questions

Answers to Exam Questions

Suggested Reading and Resources

Chapter 4: Implementing and Managing WINS

Introduction

Introduction to WINS

Installing and Configuring WINS

Configuring WINS

Enabling and Configuring WINS Replication

Configuring WINS Replication

Troubleshooting WINS Issues

Configuring NetBIOS Name Resolution

Managing and Monitoring WINS

Client Tools

nbtstat

ipconfig

netdiag

File-Based Name Resolution

hosts

lmhosts

Chapter Summary

Key Terms

Apply Your Knowledge

Exercises

Exam Questions

Answers to Exam Questions

Suggested Reading and Resources

Chapter 5: Implementing, Managing, and Maintaining Network Security

Introduction

Understanding the Principle of Least Privilege

Working with Security Templates

The Windows Server 2003 Security Templates

Security Configuration Manager Tools

Auditing Server and Network Security

Configuring Auditing

The Security Configuration Wizard

Using the Security Configuration Wizard

Implementing Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)

Installing the WSUS Server

Configuring the WSUS Server

Updating Clients with WSUS

Managing Updates for Legacy Operating Systems

Chapter Summary

Key Terms

Apply Your Knowledge

Exercises

Exam Questions

Answers to Exam Questions

Suggested Reading and Resources

Chapter 6: Implementing, Managing, and Troubleshooting Network Access

Introduction

Configuring RRAS User Authentication

Configuring Remote Access Authentication Protocols

Configuring IAS to Provide Authentication for RRAS Clients

Configuring RRAS Policies to Permit or Deny Access

Remote Access Profiles

Managing Remote Access

Managing Packet Filters

Managing RRAS Routing Interfaces

Managing Devices and Ports

Managing Routing Protocols

Managing RRAS Clients

Implementing Secure Access Between Private Networks

Windows Server 2003 VPNs

Demand-Dial Routing

Troubleshooting User Access to Remote Access Services

Troubleshooting 101

Diagnosing and Resolving Problems Related to Remote Access VPNs

Diagnosing and Resolving Problems Related to Establishing a Remote Access Connection

Diagnosing and Resolving Problems with User Access to Resources Beyond the Remote Access Server

Troubleshooting RRAS Routing

Troubleshooting Demand-Dial Routing

Troubleshooting Router-to-Router VPNs

Troubleshooting Tools

Advanced Network Access Configuration: The Network Access Quarantine Control

Chapter Summary

Key Terms

Apply Your Knowledge

Exercises

Exam Questions

Answers to Exam Questions

Suggested Readings and Resources

Chapter 7: Implementing, Managing, and Troubleshooting Routing

Introduction

Introduction to IP Routing

Host Routing

Router Routing

Windows Server 2003 Routing Interfaces

The Routing Process

Static Routing

Dynamic Routing

Routing Protocols

Distance-Vector Routing

Link-State Routing

Configuring Routing Protocols in Windows Server 2003

Working with RIP

Working with OSPF

Managing Routing Ports

Troubleshooting and Monitoring IP Routing

Using Network Monitor

Supporting Windows Server 2003 Routing

Chapter Summary

Key Terms

Apply Your Knowledge

Exercises

Exam Questions

Answers to Exam Questions

Suggested Reading and Resources

Chapter 8: Implementing, Managing, and Troubleshooting IPSec to Secure Network Traffic

Introduction

Introduction to IP Security (IPSec)

Understanding the Architecture and Components of IPSec

What's New with Windows Server 2003 IPSec

Configuring and Implementing IPSec

Understanding IPSec Policy Components

Creating Customized IPSec Policies

Monitoring and Troubleshooting Network Protocol Security

Monitoring IPSec

Troubleshooting IPSec

Monitoring and Troubleshooting Kerberos

Chapter Summary

Key Terms

Apply Your Knowledge

Exercises

Exam Questions

Answers to Exam Questions

Suggested Readings and Resources

Chapter 9: Maintaining and Troubleshooting a Network Infrastructure

Introduction

Monitoring Network Traffic

Using the Network Monitor

Using the System Monitor

Troubleshooting Internet Connectivity

Troubleshooting Services

Chapter Summary

Key Terms

Apply Your Knowledge

Exercises

Exam Questions

Answers to Exam Questions

Suggested Readings and Resources

Part II: Final Review

Fast Facts

Configuring and Troubleshooting TCP/IP Addressing

Implementing, Managing, and Troubleshooting DHCP

Implementing and Managing DNS

Implementing and Managing WINS

Implementing, Managing, and Maintaining Network Security

Implementing, Managing and Troubleshooting Network Access

Implementing, Managing, and Troubleshooting Routing

Implementing, Managing, and Troubleshooting IPSec to Secure Network Traffic

Maintaining and Troubleshooting a Network Infrastructure

Practice Exam

Answers to Practice Exam

Part III: Appendixes

Appendix A: Accessing Your Free MeasureUp Practice Test-Including Networking Simulations!

Appendix B: MeasureUp's Product Features

Appendix C: Review Questions and Answers

Glossary

0789736497, TOC, 9/15/06
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About Will Schmied

Will Schmied

, BSET, MCSE, CWNA, TICSA, MCSA, Security+, Network+, A+, is a Senior

Systems Administrator for a world renowned children's research hospital. As a freelance writer,

Will has worked with many publishers, including Microsoft Press and Pearson Education. Will

has also worked directly with Microsoft in the MCSE exam-development process and is the

founder of the popular Internet certification portal, www.mcseworld.com.



Will holds a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering technology from Old Dominion

University along with his various IT industry certifications. Before becoming a civilian, he

served in the U.S. Navy for over 12 years in the nuclear power field.

Will currently resides in northern Mississippi with his wife, Chris; their children, Christopher,

Austin, Andrea, and Hannah; their dog, Charlie; and their cats, Smokey, Evin, and Socks.

When he's not busy working, you can find Will enjoying time with his family, taking in a hockey

game, or vegetating in front of the Xbox 360.
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