MCSE : Implementing and Supporting Microsoft Proxy Server 2.0

MCSE : Implementing and Supporting Microsoft Proxy Server 2.0

by Kostya Ryvkin, David Houde
     
 

DON'T JUST READ ABOUT IT!

Bonus Inside! Included FREE on the CD-ROM is a complete Windows NT computer-based training course chosen especially for this book - from CBT Systems, the #1 provider of interactive training software for IT professionals!

  • Covers every key exam objective: planning, installation, configuration, integration, monitoring,

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Overview

DON'T JUST READ ABOUT IT!

Bonus Inside! Included FREE on the CD-ROM is a complete Windows NT computer-based training course chosen especially for this book - from CBT Systems, the #1 provider of interactive training software for IT professionals!

  • Covers every key exam objective: planning, installation, configuration, integration, monitoring, optimization, and more!
  • Multiple scenarios help you choose the best secure access strategy for any environment.
  • Balance Internet access across multiple proxy servers via DNS, arrays, and Cache Array Routing Protocol (CARP).
  • In-depth coverage for setting up -- and managing -- resource access.
  • Master active and passive caching, reverse hosting, and other key concepts.
  • Integrate with IE, Netscape, Macintosh and UNIX clients, and IPX networks.

Pass Microsoft's Proxy Server MCSE exam - with flying colors!

More than a "cram guide", this is a complete, expert guide to planning, implementing, managing, and troubleshooting Microsoft Proxy Server 2.0!

You'll start with a detailed, practical overview of Microsoft Proxy Server, understanding its role as an extensible firewall and content cache server, as well as its architecture and components. Next, learn how to plan your proxy server implementation, in simple environments and complex enterprise networks. Compare and review every option for inbound and outbound access; load balancing using multiple proxy servers; and fault tolerance.

Then, walk through installing and configuring Microsoft Proxy Server, including configuring NT Server to support proxy server; configuring proxy server authentication,gateways, and auditing; and setting up packet filtering. You'll find detailed chapters on administering proxy clients, optimizing and troubleshooting Microsoft Proxy Server, and much more.

You won't find a more comprehensive Proxy Server resource -- for the exam, or for the real world!

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We've teamed with CBT Systems, the world's #1 developer of IT self-paced training, to include a state-of-the-art interactive training course on CD-ROM! And that's not all: Every Prentice Hall PTR MCSE book is 100% integrated with its own exclusive MCSE training Web site, delivering all this, and more...

  • Interactive test Q&A section.
  • Projects you can complete - with detailed solutions.
  • Virtual Study Lounge: interact with students, authors and trainers on-line!
  • Author's Corner: Book & exam updates, training news and more.
  • Ace Microsoft's Exam 70-088: Implementing and Supporting Microsoft Proxy Server 2.0.

You get 100+ incisive test Q&As, access to the state-of-the-art Scholars.com interactive training Web site with even more quizzes and help -- and a free CBT Systems interactive training course on CD-ROM!

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This preparation guide for Microsoft's proxy server 2.0 exam 70-088 covers planning, installation, administration, packet filtering, performance monitoring, testing, and troubleshooting in both simple environments and complex enterprise networks. It also compares and reviews every option for inbound and outbound access, for load balancing with multiple proxy servers, and for fault tolerance. The CD-ROM contains a four-hour training module. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780130112484
Publisher:
Pearson Education
Publication date:
08/30/1999
Series:
Prentice Hall Microsoft Technology Series
Edition description:
BK&CD ROM
Pages:
398
Product dimensions:
7.37(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.43(d)

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PREFACE:

INTRODUCTION

This book is designed primarily for network professionals preparing for exam 70-088: Implementing and Supporting Microsoft� Proxy Server 2.0. When you pass this exam you become a Microsoft Certified Professional. You also earn elective credit toward Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer certification and elective credit toward Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer + Internet certification.

This book will benefit any computing professional who is responsible for the management of Windows NT-based computing environments, particularly in the enterprise where security is important. It is designed to be both a training guide and reference resource.

Who This Book is For

This book is designed to provide concise and comprehensive information about the Microsoft Proxy Server Version 2.0 and is for computer professionals who manage computers running under the Microsoft� Windows NT 4.0 and Windows 95/98 operating systems. Although many aspects of both client and server side are covered, the readers of this book should have a good working knowledge of a Microsoft Windows operating system, such as Windows 95, Windows 98, or Windows NT 4.0.

What You�ll Need

Through the use of numerous illustrations and CD-ROM-based training supplements, we have endeavored to make this book as self-contained as possible. Nevertheless, we acknowledge that there is no substitute for hands-on experience. To fully practice the concepts explained in this book, you will need at least three Intel 486/66 (or better) computers with as least 32 Mbytes of RAM (64 Mbytes recommended), 450MB of free hard disk space, two network adapter cards, two mice(or other pointing device), two VGA monitors, CD-ROM drive, and a 1.44MB 3.5-inch floppy diskette drive. Optional equipment includes a modem or ISDN adapter, a printer, and a tape drive. The Proxy Server will only install on a system running Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0. Client systems can run Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0, Windows 95/98.

Applicable "hands-on" portions of the text provide advice on how to obtain maximum training benefit from lesser equipment configurations.

How this Book is Organized

This book is divided into 11 chapters, which cover issues such as planning, installation, administration, packet filtering, performance monitoring, testing and troubleshooting. The numbered sections in each chapter correspond to specific MCSE exam requirements, and each chapter concludes with a list of related study questions. Most chapters have hands-on Study Break sections that permit you to practice what you learned. Appendix A contains the answers to all review questions, while Appendix B provides additional installation instructions.

Conventions Used in This Book

This book uses different features to help highlight key information.

Chapter Syllabus

The primary focus of this series is to address those topics that are to be tested in each exam. Therefore, each chapter opens with a syllabus that lists the topics to be covered. Each topic directly corresponds to the Level 1 headings in the chapter. So if there are six Level 1 headings in a chapter, there will be six topics listed under the Chapter Syllabus. If a syllabus topic and Level 1 heading are MCSE-specific, they will be accompanied by an MCSE icon (see the following icon description). However, there may be instances when the topics are not exam-specific. In these cases, the chapter syllabus highlights and corresponding Level 1 headings appear without the MCSE icon.

Icons

Icons represent called-out material that is of significance and that you should be alerted to.

Study Breaks

These sidebars are designed to test your knowledge in a practical manner through the use of performance-based exercises. These exercises provide an opportunity to perform actual tasks that will undoubtedly be encountered in a working environment, and simulated in the Microsoft exam.

Chapter Review Questions

Each chapter ends with a series of review questions. These questions are designed to simulate a part of an actual exam and to reinforce what you have just learned. The number of questions will vary depending on the length subject matter of the individual chapter. All of the questions are taken directly from the material covered in the chapter, and the answers can be found in Appendix A.

About the CD-ROM/Web Site

This book is accompanied by a CD-ROM that contains valuable self-paced training material, courtesy of CBT Systems. Please follow the installation instructions on the CD-ROM.

This book is also accompanied by a Companion Web site on which readers can find additional exam preparation aids and updates to the enclosed material. It is located at www.phptr.com/phptrinteractive

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