MCSE 70-293 Exam Cram

MCSE 70-293 Exam Cram : Planning and Maintaining a Windows Server 2003 Network Infrastructure

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MCSA/MCSE 70-293 Exam Cram, Second Edition is the perfect study guide if you need help passing the 70-293 exam. Among exam objectives, you must learn to use remote desktop for administration, manage IIS 6.0, revive a failed server, choose between forest and domain functional levels, and configure software update services. This new edition covers all these topics, includes two full practice exams, and has been updated against Microsoft's official courseware (MOC) that corresponds to this exam. MCSA/MCSE 70-293 Exam Cram, Second Edition is perfect for you if you need a refresher on important concepts as well as a guide to exam topics and objectives. You'll get test-taking strategies, time-saving study tips, a CD-ROM testing engine, and a special Cram Sheet that includes tips, acronyms, and memory joggers not available anywhere else.
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  • Paperback | 504 pages
  • 152.4 x 226.1 x 33mm | 567g
  • Pearson It Certification
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • ill
  • 0789736195
  • 9780789736192
  • 1,316,110

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MCSE Planning and Maintaining a Windows(R) Server(TM) 2003 Network Infrastructure Exam Cram Exam 70-293 Diana HugginsJason Zandri The Smart Way to Study(TM) Covers the critical information you'll need to know to score higher on your 70-293 exam!Identify security requirements for different server rolesDeploy security configurations based on server rolesPlan a TCP/IP network infrastructure strategyIdentify routing requirementsPlan host name and NetBIOS name resolution strategiesImplement secure access between private networks using IPSecTroubleshoot system performance using System MonitorPlan for high availability using Cluster Service and Network Load BalancingDeploy secure remote administration methodsImplement a Public Key Infrastructure using Certificate Service WRITTEN BY LEADING 70-293 EXPERTS: Diana Huggins is an independent contractor providing both technical writing and consulting services. Prior to this, she was a full-time senior systems consultant for a Winnipeg-based company, where she worked on network infrastructure design and implementation projects. Diana has obtained several industry certifications, some of which include MCSE, A+, Network+, and Server+. Jason Zandri currently holds the position of technical account manager at Microsoft Corporation and has worked as a technical trainer and consultant for a variety of corporate clients. He also has written a number of CompTIA and Microsoft prep tests for Boson Software as well as a number of published articles for,, and Certification Magazine. Jason has obtained a large number of industry certifications, some of which include: MCT, MCP, MCSA, MCSE, and CISSP. U.S. $34.99CAN. $43.99U.K. 24.99www.examcram.comISBN: 0-7897-3619-5
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Table of contents

Chapter 1: Microsoft Certification Exams

Assessing Exam Readiness

What to Expect at the Testing Center

Exam Layout and Design

The Single-Answer and Multiple-Answer Multiple-Choice

Question Formats

The Build-List-and-Reorder Question Format

The Create-a-Tree Question Format

The Drag-and-Connect Question Format

The Select-and-Place Question Format

Hot Area Question Types

Active Screen Question Types

Simulation Question Types

Design Exam Question Formats

Microsoft's Testing Formats

The Fixed-Length Strategy

Testlet Exam Strategy

Question-Handling Strategies

Mastering the Inner Game

Additional Resources

Chapter 2: Server Roles and Security

Select the Operating System to Install

Web Server Edition

Standard Edition

Enterprise Edition

Datacenter Edition

Windows Server 2003 System Requirements

Server Roles in Windows Server 2003

Domain Controller Role

Remote Access/VPN Server Role

MCSA/MCSE 70-293 Exam Cram

File Server Role

Web Server Role

Print Server Role

Mail Server Role

Terminal Server Role

DNS Server Role

DHCP Server Role

WINS Server Role

Securing Servers: Standards and Best Practices

Server Access

Network Traffic

Exam Prep Questions

Answers to Exam Prep Questions

Need To Know More?

Chapter 3: Planning, Implementing, and Maintaining a Network Infrastructure

Overview of TCP/IP

OSI Model

IP Addressing

Subnet Masks

Create an IP Subnet Scheme

IP Address Classes

Well-Known Ports

Plan a TCP/IP Network Infrastructure Strategy

Analyze IP Addressing Requirements

Optimize TCP/IP Performance

Troubleshooting TCP/IP Addressing Problems

The PING Command

The ARP Command

The IPCONFIG Command

The NBTSTAT Command

The NETSTAT Command

The ROUTE Command

The HOSTNAME Command

The TRACERT Command

The PATHPING Command

The FTP Command

The TFTP Command

The TELNET Command

The RCP Command

The RSH Command

The REXEC Command

Planning a DHCP Strategy

DHCP Server Placement

Securing DHCP

Optimizing DHCP

Plan a Host Name Resolution Strategy

Understanding Name Resolution

Planning DNS Servers

DNS Zone Overview

Choosing a DNS Namespace

Zone Delegation

Optimizing DNS

Client Dynamic Updates and DHCP

Plan a NetBIOS Name Resolution Strategy

WINS Replication

Exam Prep Questions

Answers to Exam Prep Questions

Need To Know More?

Chapter 4: Planning, Implementing, and Maintaining Routing and Remote Access

Plan a Routing Strategy

Routing Tables

Routing and Remote Access

Routing Devices

Identify Routing Protocols to Use

Plan for Internet Connectivity

Virtual Private Network


Plan Security for Remote Access Users

Plan Remote Access Policies

Analyze Protocol Security Requirements

Plan Authentication Methods for Remote Access Clients

Troubleshoot TCP/IP Routing

Network Monitor

System Monitor

Exam Prep Questions

Answers to Exam Prep Questions

Need To Know More?

Chapter 5: Planning, Implementing, and Maintaining Server Availability

Plan Services for High Availability

Network Load Balancing

Clustering Services

Implement a RAID Solution

Plan a Backup and Recovery Strategy

Identifying Appropriate Backup Types

Restore Strategies

Identifying a Backup Strategy That Uses Volume

Shadow Copy

Planning a System Recovery That Uses Automated

System Recovery

Identify System Bottlenecks

Identifying System Bottlenecks Using System Monitor

Exam Prep Questions

Answers to Exam Prep Questions

Need to Know More?

Chapter 6: Planning and Maintaining Network Security

System Services

Plan Security for Data Transmission

IPSec Modes

IPSec and NAT

Configure Security for Data Transmission

Default IPSec Policies

Creating an IPSec Policy

Configure IPSec Policy Settings

Troubleshoot Security for Data Transmission

IPSec Monitor

The netsh Command

Resultant Set of Policy

Event Viewer

Plan Secure Network Administration Methods

Create a Plan to Offer Remote Assistance to Client Computers

Plan Remote Administration Using Terminal Services

Exam Prep Questions

Answers to Exam Prep Questions

Need to Know More?

Chapter 7: Planning, Implementing, and Maintaining Security Infrastructure

Plan a Security Update Infrastructure

Windows Update

Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer

Windows Server Update Services

Installing WSUS.

Configuring WSUS

Configuring WSUS Clients

Plan a Public Key Infrastructure That Uses Certificate Services

Identify the Appropriate Type of Certificate Authority

Plan the Enrollment and Distribution of Certificates

Plan the Use of Smart Cards for Authentication

Plan a Framework for Planning and Implementing Security

Plan for Security Monitoring

Exam Prep Questions

Answers to Exam Prep Questions

Need to Know More?

Chapter 8: Practice Exam 1

Chapter 9: Answers to Practice Exam 1

Chapter 10: Practice Exam 2

Chapter 11: Answers to Practice Exam 2

Appendix A: Windows Server 2003 Resources

Appendix B: Accessing Your Free MeasureUp Practice Test

Appendix C: MeasureUp's Product Features

Multiple Testing Modes

Study Mode

Certification Mode

Custom Mode .

Missed Question Mode

Non-Duplicate Mode

Question Types

Random Questions and Order of Answers

Detailed Explanations of Correct and Incorrect Answers

Attention to Exam Objectives

Technical Support


0789736195, TOC, 7/27/2006
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About Diana Huggins

Diana Huggins is currently an independent contractor providing both technical writing and consulting services. Before this, she worked as a senior systems consultant. Some of the projects she worked on include a security review of Microsoft's official curriculum, content development for private companies, and network infrastructure design and implementation projects. Diana's main focus over the past few years has been on writing certification study guides, including Windows 2000 Directory Services Design (Exam Cram 70-219) as well as Installing, Configuring, Managing, Monitoring, and Troubleshooting DNS in a Windows 2000 Network Infrastructure (Exam Cram 70-216). To complement her efforts, she also spends a portion of her time consulting for small to medium-size companies in a variety of areas and continues to work as an independent technical trainer.

Diana currently has her Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) and Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) certifications, along with several other certifications from different vendors, including A+, I-NET+, and Server+. Although her focus is on the information technology industry, she also holds a Bachelor's degree in education. Diana runs her own company, DKB Consulting Services. The main focus of the company is on developing certification training courseware and online practice exams, as well as content delivery. Please feel free to email Diana with any questions and comments at

Jason Zandri currently holds the position of Technical Account Manager at Microsoft Corporation and has worked as a technical trainer and consultant for a variety of corporate clients in Connecticut over the past six years. He has also written a number of CompTIA and Microsoft prep tests for Boson Software as well as a number of published articles for,,, and Certification Magazine. His professional CompTIA certifications include A+ Certified Technician, INet+ Certified Technician, Server+ Certified Technician, Network+ Certified Technician, and Security+ Certified Professional.

His professional Microsoft certifications include Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT), Microsoft Certified Professional-NT4/W2K (MCP), Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator-W2K (MCSA), Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator: Security-W2K (MCSA: Security), Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer-NT4/W2K (MCSE), and Microsoft Certified Professional + Internet-NT4 (MCP+I). Other accredited certifications include Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) from ISC2. When not parked in front of his computers, you can find Jason and his wife, Renia, sifting through their movie collection looking for the "right" movie for that particular evening.

Please feel free to email Jason with your comments at Please be sure to put 70-293 (or something similar) in the subject line.
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