MCSE Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-293): Planning and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Network Infrastructure

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Overview

Ace your preparation for the skills measured by MCP Exam 70-293—and on the job—with this official Microsoft study guide. Work at your own pace through a system of lessons, hands-on exercises, troubleshooting labs, and review questions.

The Readiness Review Suite on CD, featuring advanced technology from MeasureUp, provides 425 challenging questions for in-depth self-assessment and practice. You can choose timed or untimed testing mode, generate random tests, or focus on specific objectives. You get detailed explanations for right and wrong answers—including a customized learning path that describes how and where to focus your studies.

You also get expert exam tips plus a full review section inside the book that covers all objectives and sub-objectives.

Maximize your performance on the exam by learning how to:

  • Plan TCP/IP network infrastructure, topology, and Internet connectivity
  • Configure server roles and baseline security settings
  • Plan name resolution, routing, and remote access strategies
  • Maintain server availability with clusters and network load balancing
  • Deploy IPSec, harden servers, and manage certificates
  • Design and administer a security infrastructure

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780735618930
  • Publisher: Microsoft Press
  • Publication date: 8/27/2003
  • Edition description: Book & CD-ROM/Older Edition
  • Pages: 992
  • Product dimensions: 7.48 (w) x 9.42 (h) x 2.08 (d)

Meet the Author

Craig Zacker is a writer, editor, and educator who has written or contributed to dozens of books on operating systems, networking, and PC hardware, as well as several college texts and online training courses. Craig is the author of the Windows Small Business Server 2008 Administrator's Pocket Consultant, and co-authored the MCITP Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-686): Windows 7 Desktop Administrator.

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Table of Contents

Craig Zacker;
;
Practices;
Tables;
Troubleshooting Labs;
Case Scenario Exercises;
About This Book;
Intended Audience;
Prerequisites;
About the CD-ROM;
Features of This Book;
Getting Started;
The Microsoft Certified Professional Program;
Technical Support;
Evaluation Edition Software Support;
Learn at Your Own Pace;
Chapter 1: Planning a Network Topology;
1.1 Why This Chapter Matters;
1.2 Lesson 1: Windows Server 2003 and the Network Infrastructure;
1.3 Lesson 2: Selecting Data-Link Layer Protocols;
1.4 Lesson 3: Selecting Network/Transport Layer Protocols;
1.5 Lesson 4: Locating Network Resources;
1.6 Case Scenario Exercise;
1.7 Chapter Summary;
1.8 Exam Highlights;
1.9 Questions and Answers;
Chapter 2: Planning a TCP/IP Network Infrastructure;
2.1 Why This Chapter Matters;
2.2 Lesson 1: Determining IP Addressing Requirements;
2.3 Lesson 2: Planning an IP Routing Solution;
2.4 Lesson 3: Planning an IP Addressing and Subnetting Strategy;
2.5 Lesson 4: Assigning IP Addresses;
2.6 Lesson 5: Troubleshooting TCP/IP Addressing;
2.7 Case Scenario Exercise;
2.8 Troubleshooting Lab;
2.9 Chapter Summary;
2.10 Exam Highlights;
2.11 Questions and Answers;
Chapter 3: Planning Internet Connectivity;
3.1 Why This Chapter Matters;
3.2 Before You Begin;
3.3 Lesson 1: Planning an Internet Connectivity Infrastructure;
3.4 Lesson 2: Selecting Routers and ISPs;
3.5 Lesson 3: Securing and Regulating Internet Access;
3.6 Lesson 4: Troubleshooting Internet Connectivity;
3.7 Case Scenario Exercise;
3.8 Troubleshooting Lab;
3.9 Chapter Summary;
3.10 Exam Highlights;
3.11 Questions and Answers;
Chapter 4: Planning a Name Resolution Strategy;
4.1 Why This Chapter Matters;
4.2 Lesson 1: Determining Name Resolution Requirements;
4.3 Lesson 2: Designing a DNS Namespace;
4.4 Lesson 3: Implementing a DNS Name Resolution Strategy;
4.5 Lesson 4: Implementing a NetBIOS Name Resolution Strategy;
4.6 Lesson 5: Planning DNS Security;
4.7 Lesson 6: Troubleshooting Name Resolution;
4.8 Case Scenario Exercise;
4.9 Troubleshooting Lab;
4.10 Chapter Summary;
4.11 Exam Highlights;
4.12 Questions and Answers;
Chapter 5: Using Routing and Remote Access;
5.1 Why This Chapter Matters;
5.2 Before You Begin;
5.3 Lesson 1: Planning a Routing and Remote Access Strategy;
5.4 Lesson 2: Static and Dynamic Routing;
5.5 Lesson 3: Securing Remote Access;
5.6 Lesson 4: Troubleshooting TCP/IP Routing;
5.7 Case Scenario Exercise;
5.8 Troubleshooting Lab;
5.9 Chapter Summary;
5.10 Exam Highlights;
5.11 Questions and Answers;
Chapter 6: Maintaining Server Availability;
6.1 Why This Chapter Matters;
6.2 Lesson 1: Monitoring Network Traffic;
6.3 Lesson 2: Monitoring Network Servers;
6.4 Lesson 3: Planning a Backup Strategy;
6.5 Case Scenario Exercise;
6.6 Troubleshooting Lab;
6.7 Chapter Summary;
6.8 Exam Highlights;
6.9 Questions and Answers;
Chapter 7: Clustering Servers;
7.1 Why This Chapter Matters;
7.2 Before You Begin;
7.3 Lesson 1: Understanding Clustering;
7.4 Lesson 2: Using Network Load Balancing;
7.5 Lesson 3: Designing a Server Cluster;
7.6 Case Scenario Exercise;
7.7 Troubleshooting Lab;
7.8 Chapter Summary;
7.9 Exam Highlights;
7.10 Questions and Answers;
Chapter 8: Planning a Secure Baseline Installation;
8.1 Why This Chapter Matters;
8.2 Before You Begin;
8.3 Lesson 1: Selecting Computers and Operating Systems;
8.4 Lesson 2: Planning a Security Framework;
8.5 Lesson 3: Identifying Client and Server Default Security Settings;
8.6 Case Scenario Exercise;
8.7 Chapter Summary;
8.8 Exam Highlights;
8.9 Questions and Answers;
Chapter 9: Hardening Servers;
9.1 Why This Chapter Matters;
9.2 Before You Begin;
9.3 Lesson 1: Creating a Baseline for Member Servers;
9.4 Lesson 2: Creating Role-Specific Server Configurations;
9.5 Lesson 3: Deploying Role-Specific GPOs;
9.6 Case Scenario Exercise;
9.7 Troubleshooting Lab;
9.8 Chapter Summary;
9.9 Exam Highlights;
9.10 Questions and Answers;
Chapter 10: Deploying Security Configurations;
10.1 Why This Chapter Matters;
10.2 Before You Begin;
10.3 Lesson 1: Creating a Testing and Deployment Plan;
10.4 Lesson 2: Introducing Security Templates;
10.5 Lesson 3: Deploying Security Templates;
10.6 Case Scenario Exercise;
10.7 Troubleshooting Lab;
10.8 Chapter Summary;
10.9 Exam Highlights;
10.10 Questions and Answers;
Chapter 11: Creating and Managing Digital Certificates;
11.1 Why This Chapter Matters;
11.2 Lesson 1: Introducing Certificates;
11.3 Lesson 2: Designing a Public Key Infrastructure;
11.4 Lesson 3: Managing Certificates;
11.5 Case Scenario Exercise;
11.6 Troubleshooting Lab;
11.7 Chapter Summary;
11.8 Exam Highlights;
11.9 Questions and Answers;
Chapter 12: Securing Network Communications Using IPSec;
12.1 Why This Chapter Matters;
12.2 Before You Begin;
12.3 Lesson 1: Securing Internetwork Communications;
12.4 Lesson 2: Planning an IPSec Implementation;
12.5 Lesson 3: Deploying IPSec;
12.6 Lesson 4: Troubleshooting Data Transmission Security;
12.7 Case Scenario Exercise;
12.8 Troubleshooting Lab;
12.9 Chapter Summary;
12.10 Exam Highlights;
12.11 Questions and Answers;
Chapter 13: Designing a Security Infrastructure;
13.1 Why This Chapter Matters;
13.2 Before You Begin;
13.3 Lesson 1: Planning a Security Update Infrastructure;
13.4 Lesson 2: Securing a Wireless Network;
13.5 Lesson 3: Providing Secure Network Administration;
13.6 Case Scenario Exercise;
13.7 Troubleshooting Lab;
13.8 Chapter Summary;
13.9 Exam Highlights;
13.10 Questions and Answers;
Prepare for the Exam;
Chapter 14: Planning and Implementing Server Roles and Server Security (1.0);
14.1 Tested Skills and Suggested Practices;
14.2 Further Reading;
14.3 Objective 1.1: Configure Security for Servers that are Assigned Specific Roles;
14.4 Objective 1.2: Plan a Secure Baseline Installation;
14.5 Objective 1.3: Plan Security for Servers that are Assigned Specific Roles;
14.6 Objective 1.4: Evaluate and Select the Operating System to Install on Computers in an Enterprise;
Chapter 15: Planning, Implementing, and Maintaining a Network Infrastructure (2.0);
15.1 Tested Skills and Suggested Practices;
15.2 Further Reading;
15.3 Objective 2.1: Plan a TCP/IP Network Infrastructure Strategy;
15.4 Objective 2.2: Plan and Modify a Network Topology;
15.5 Objective 2.3: Plan an Internet Connectivity Strategy;
15.6 Objective 2.4: Plan Network Traffic Monitoring;
15.7 Objective 2.5: Troubleshoot Connectivity to the Internet;
15.8 Objective 2.6: Troubleshoot TCP/IP Addressing;
15.9 Objective 2.7: Plan a Host Name Resolution Strategy;
15.10 Objective 2.8: Plan a NetBIOS Name Resolution Strategy;
15.11 Objective 2.9: Troubleshoot Host Name Resolution;
Chapter 16: Planning, Implementing, and Maintaining Routing and Remote Access (3.0);
16.1 Tested Skills and Suggested Practices;
16.2 Further Reading;
16.3 Objective 3.1: Plan a Routing Strategy;
16.4 Objective 3.2: Plan Security for Remote Access Users;
16.5 Objective 3.3: Implement Secure Access Between Private Networks;
16.6 Objective 3.4: Troubleshoot TCP/IP Routing;
Chapter 17: Planning, Implementing, and Maintaining Server Availability (4.0);
17.1 Tested Skills and Suggested Practices;
17.2 Further Reading;
17.3 Objective 4.1: Plan Services for High Availability;
17.4 Objective 4.2: Identify System Bottlenecks;
17.5 Objective 4.3: Implement a Cluster Server;
17.6 Objective 4.4: Manage Network Load Balancing;
17.7 Objective 4.5: Plan a Backup and Recovery Strategy;
Chapter 18: Planning and Maintaining Network Security (5.0);
18.1 Tested Skills and Suggested Practices;
18.2 Further Reading;
18.3 Objective 5.1: Configure Network Protocol Security;
18.4 Objective 5.2: Configure Security for Data Transmission;
18.5 Objective 5.3: Plan for Network Protocol Security;
18.6 Objective 5.4: Plan Secure Network Administration Methods;
18.7 Objective 5.5: Plan Security for Wireless Networks;
18.8 Objective 5.6: Plan Security for Data Transmission;
18.9 Objective 5.7: Troubleshoot Security for Data Transmission;
Chapter 19: Planning, Implementing, and Maintaining Security Infrastructure (6.0);
19.1 Tested Skills and Suggested Practices;
19.2 Further Reading;
19.3 Objective 6.1: Configure Active Directory Directory Service for Certificate Publication;
19.4 Objective 6.2: Plan a Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) That Uses Certificate Services;
19.5 Objective 6.3: Plan a Framework for Planning and Implementing Security;
19.6 Objective 6.4: Plan a Security Update Infrastructure;
Glossary;
Your new Readiness Review Suite on CD;
Your fully reengineered Microsoft Study Guide;
MCSA and MCSE for Microsoft Windows Server 2003;
System Requirements;
Microsoft® Windows® Server 2003 Enterprise Edition 180-Day Evaluation;
MCSE: Planning and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Network Infrastructure Exam 70-293;

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