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

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MCSA/MCSE 70-291 Exam Cram, Second Edition is the #1 quick-study guide to passing the MCSA/MCSE 70-291 exam. This book covers all exam objectives, including how to maintain a DHCP server, manage name resolution with DNS, secure networks using IPSec, troubleshoot network and Internet connectivity, and monitor network traffic. This new edition also includes two full practice exams and has been updated against Microsoft's official courseware (MOC) that corresponds to this exam.

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Overview

MCSA/MCSE 70-291 Exam Cram, Second Edition is the #1 quick-study guide to passing the MCSA/MCSE 70-291 exam. This book covers all exam objectives, including how to maintain a DHCP server, manage name resolution with DNS, secure networks using IPSec, troubleshoot network and Internet connectivity, and monitor network traffic. This new edition also includes two full practice exams and has been updated against Microsoft's official courseware (MOC) that corresponds to this exam.

This book will provide a refresher on important concepts and help you build on a solid foundation of knowledge on exam topics and objectives. The book also features test-taking strategies, time-saving study tips, and a special Cram Sheet that includes tips, acronyms, and memory joggers not available anywhere else.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780789736185
  • Publisher: Pearson IT Certification
  • Publication date: 6/27/2006
  • Series: Exam Cram 2 Series
  • Edition description: Revised Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 408
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.88 (d)

Meet the Author

Diana Huggins is currently an independent contractor providing both technical writing and consulting services. 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 Windows 2000 Network Infrastructure (Exam Cram 70-216). Diana's certifications include MCSE, MCT, A+, I-NET+, and Server+.
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Table of Contents

Introduction

Self-Assessment

Chapter 1: Microsoft Certification Exams

Assessing Exam-Readiness

What to Expect at the Testing Center

Exam Layout and Design

Traditional Exam Question Formats

New Exam Question Formats

Microsoft's Testing Formats

Strategies for Different Testing Formats

Case Study Exam Strategy

The Fixed-Length and Short-Form Exam Strategies

The Adaptive Exam Strategy

Question-Handling Strategies

Mastering the Inner Game

Additional Resources

Chapter 2: Managing IP Addressing

Overview of the OSI Model

Connection-Based and Connectionless Protocols

IP Addressing

IP Address Classes

Private IP Address Ranges

Converting an IP Address to Binary Format

Subnet Masks

Subnetting an IP Address

Configuring TCP/IP on a Server Computer

DHCP IP Address Assignments

Static IP Addressing

Configuring Advanced Settings

Managing DHCP

Installing DHCP

Authorizing a DHCP Server

Creating Scopes

Configuring DHCP for DNS Integration

Managing DHCP Clients and Leases

Managing a DHCP Database

Managing DHCP Scope Options

Managing Reservations and Reserved Clients

Troubleshooting TCP/IP Addressing

Diagnosing and Resolving Issues Related to Automatic Private IP Addressing

Diagnosing and Resolving Issues Related to Incorrect TCP/IP Configuration

Diagnosing and Resolving Issues Related to DHCP Authorization

Verifying DHCP Reservation Configuration

Conflict Detection

Examining the System Event Log and DHCP Server Audit Log to Find Related Events

Diagnosing and Resolving Issues Related to Configuration of DHCP Server and Scope Options

Verifying Database Integrity

Compacting the DHCP Database

Exam Prep Questions

Answers to Exam Prep Questions

Need to Know More?

Chapter 3: Managing Name Resolution

Introduction to NetBIOS Name Resolution

Name Resolution Methods

Introduction to WINS

Installing WINS

Configuring a WINS Server

WINS Replication

Configuring WINS Replication

Forcing Replication

Persistent Connections

Managing and Monitoring WINS

Backing Up and Restoring the WINS Database

Server Statistics

Tombstoning

Verifying Database Consistency

Configuring WINS Clients

Configuring Static Mappings

WINS Proxy

DNS Concepts

DNS Queries

DNS Forwarders

Conditional Forwarder

DNS Server Caching

Implementing Windows 2003 DNS Server Roles

Caching-Only Server

Primary Server

Secondary Server

Installing DNS

Configuring DNS Server Options

Advanced DNS Server Options

Configuring DNS Zone Options

Configuring DNS Simple Forwarding

Managing DNS

Managing DNS Zone Settings

Managing DNS Record Settings

Managing DNS Server Options

Monitoring DNS

System Monitor

Event Viewer

DNS Debug Logging

Replication Monitor

Troubleshooting DNS

Exam Prep Questions

Answers to Exam Prep Questions

Need to Know More?

Chapter 4: Maintaining Network Security

Implementing Security Baseline Settings

Preparing the Development and Test Environment

Applying Service Packs and Hot Fixes

Securing the Operating System

Keeping the System Secure

Implementing the Principle of Least Privilege

Auditing Security Settings Using Security Templates

Using the Default Security Templates

Analyzing Security with the Security Configuration and Analysis Tool

Applying Security Templates

Creating Custom Templates

Installing and Configuring a Software Update Infrastructure

Installing and Configuring Software Update Services

Installing and Configuring Automatic Client Update Settings

Monitoring Network Protocol Security

Using the IP Security MMC Snap-In

Using the Support Tools

Troubleshooting Network Protocol Security

Using the IP Security Monitor MMC Snap-In

Event Viewer

Network Monitor

Exam Prep Questions

Answers to Exam Prep Questions

Need to Know More?

Chapter 5: Routing and Remote Access

Configuring Remote Access

Enabling Routing and Remote Access

Configuring Inbound Connections

Configuring Ports

Configuring Routing and Remote Access User Authentication

Configuring Remote Access Authentication Protocols

Configuring Encryption Protocols

Configuring Internet Authentication Services (IAS) to Provide Authentication for Routing and Remote Access Clients

Configuring Routing and Remote Access Policies to Permit or Deny Access

Configuring Routing and Remote Access for DHCP

Configuring a Virtual Private Network (VPN)

Managing TCP/IP Routing

IP Routing

Managing Routing Protocols

Manage Routing Tables

Managing Remote Access

Managing Packet Filters

Manage Routing and Remote Access Routing Interfaces

Managing Routing Protocols

Managing Devices and Ports

Managing Routing and Remote Access Clients

Implementing Secure Access Between Private Networks

Configuring IPSec

Configuring IPSec for Transport Mode

Customizing IPSec Policies and Rules

Troubleshooting User Access to Remote Access Services

Diagnosing and Resolving Remote Access Connection Issues

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

Troubleshooting Demand-Dial Routing

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Exam Prep Questions

Answers to Exam Prep Questions

Need to Know More?

Chapter 6: Maintaining a Network Infrastructure

Monitoring Network Traffic

Network Monitor

System Monitor

Troubleshooting Internet Connectivity

Hardware

Troubleshooting Utilities

Troubleshooting Server Services

Diagnose and Resolve Issues Related to Service Dependency

Service Dependency

Use Service Recovery Options to Diagnose and Resolve Service-Related Issues

Configuring Service Recovery Options

Other Troubleshooting Tools

Exam Prep Questions

Answers to Exam Prep Questions

Need to Know More?

Chapter 7: Practice Exam #1

How to Take the Practice Tests

Exam-Taking Tips

Practice Exam

Chapter 8: Answer Key for Practice Exam #1

Answer Key

Chapter 9: Practice Exam #2

Practice Exam

Chapter 10: Answer Key for Practice Exam #2

Answer Key

Appendix A: Additional Resources

Appendix B: Accessing Your Free MeasureUp Practice Test–Including Networking Simulations!

Appendix C: MeasureUp's Product Features

Glossary

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 13, 2008

    Not Good for Exam Takers

    This book is extremely short, and doesn't cover the materails nearly as well as its predecessors. i.e. 70-290

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