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Exam Cram: 70-291 Implementing, Managing, and Maintaining a 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. 

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.

Table of Contents

  1. Copyright
    1. Dedication
  2. About the Author
  3. Acknowledgments
  4. We Want to Hear from You!
  5. Introduction
    1. Taking a Certification Exam
    2. Tracking MCP Status
    3. How to Prepare for an Exam
      1. What This Book Will Not Do
      2. What This Book Is Designed to Do
    4. About This Book
    5. Chapter Formats
      1. Contacting the Author
  6. Self-Assessment
    1. MCSEs in the Real World
    2. The Ideal MCSE Candidate
    3. Put Yourself to the Test
      1. Educational Background
      2. Hands-on Experience
      3. Testing Your Exam-Readiness
    4. Assessing Readiness for Exam 70-291
    5. What’s Next?
  7. 1. Microsoft Certification Exams
    1. Assessing Exam-Readiness
    2. What to Expect at the Testing Center
    3. Exam Layout and Design
      1. Traditional Exam Question Formats
        1. The Single-Answer and Multiple-Answer Multiple-Choice Question Formats
        2. The Build-List-and-Reorder Question Format
        3. The Create-a-Tree Question Format
        4. The Drag-and-Connect Question Format
        5. The Select-and-Place Question Format
      2. New Exam Question Formats
        1. Hot Area Question Types
        2. Active Screen Question Types
        3. New Drag-and-Drop Question Types
        4. Simulation Question Types
    4. Microsoft’s Testing Formats
    5. Strategies for Different Testing Formats
      1. Case Study Exam Strategy
      2. The Fixed-Length and Short-Form Exam Strategies
      3. The Adaptive Exam Strategy
    6. Question-Handling Strategies
    7. Mastering the Inner Game
    8. Additional Resources
  8. 2. Managing IP Addressing
    1. Overview of the OSI Model
      1. Connection-Based and Connectionless Protocols
    2. IP Addressing
      1. IP Address Classes
      2. Private IP Address Ranges
      3. Converting an IP Address to Binary Format
      4. Subnet Masks
      5. Subnetting an IP Address
    3. Configuring TCP/IP on a Server Computer
      1. DHCP IP Address Assignments
      2. Static IP Addressing
      3. Configuring Advanced Settings
    4. Managing DHCP
      1. Installing DHCP
      2. Authorizing a DHCP Server
      3. Creating Scopes
        1. Superscopes
        2. Multicast Scopes
      4. Configuring DHCP for DNS Integration
        1. DHCP Clients
        2. Configuring DHCP/DNS Integration
      5. Managing DHCP Clients and Leases
        1. Viewing Lease Information
        2. Verifying, Renewing, and Releasing IP Addresses
      6. Managing a DHCP Database
        1. Backing Up and Restoring a DHCP Database
        2. Moving the DHCP Database
      7. Managing DHCP Scope Options
      8. Managing Reservations and Reserved Clients
    5. Troubleshooting TCP/IP Addressing
      1. Diagnosing and Resolving Issues Related to Automatic Private IP Addressing
      2. Diagnosing and Resolving Issues Related to Incorrect TCP/IP Configuration
      3. Diagnosing and Resolving Issues Related to DHCP Authorization
      4. Verifying DHCP Reservation Configuration
      5. Conflict Detection
      6. Examining the System Event Log and DHCP Server Audit Log to Find Related Events
      7. Diagnosing and Resolving Issues Related to Configuration of DHCP Server and Scope Options
      8. Verifying Database Integrity
      9. Compacting the DHCP Database
    6. Exam Prep Questions
    7. Answers to Exam Prep Questions
    8. Need to Know More?
  9. 3. Managing Name Resolution
    1. Introduction to NetBIOS Name Resolution
      1. Name Resolution Methods
        1. LMHOSTS Files
    2. Introduction to WINS
      1. Installing WINS
      2. Configuring a WINS Server
      3. WINS Replication
      4. Configuring WINS Replication
      5. Forcing Replication
      6. Persistent Connections
    3. Managing and Monitoring WINS
      1. Backing Up and Restoring the WINS Database
      2. Server Statistics
      3. Tombstoning
      4. Verifying Database Consistency
    4. Configuring WINS Clients
      1. Configuring Static Mappings
      2. WINS Proxy
    5. DNS Concepts
      1. DNS Queries
      2. DNS Forwarders
      3. Conditional Forwarder
      4. DNS Server Caching
    6. Implementing Windows 2003 DNS Server Roles
      1. Caching-Only Server
      2. Primary Server
      3. Secondary Server
    7. Installing DNS
      1. Configuring DNS Server Options
      2. Advanced DNS Server Options
      3. Configuring DNS Zone Options
        1. Zone Types
        2. Stub Zones Versus Conditional Forwarding
        3. Creating Zones
        4. Creating Resource Records
      4. Configuring DNS Simple Forwarding
    8. Managing DNS
      1. Managing DNS Zone Settings
        1. Changing Zone Types
        2. Dynamic Updates
        3. Secure Updates
        4. Zone Transfers
        5. Zone Delegation
      2. Managing DNS Record Settings
        1. Modifying Resource Records
        2. Deleting Resource Records
        3. Modifying Security for Records
      3. Managing DNS Server Options
    9. Monitoring DNS
      1. System Monitor
      2. Event Viewer
      3. DNS Debug Logging
      4. Replication Monitor
    10. Troubleshooting DNS
    11. Exam Prep Questions
    12. Answers to Exam Prep Questions
    13. Need to Know More?
  10. 4. Maintaining Network Security
    1. Implementing Security Baseline Settings
      1. Preparing the Development and Test Environment
      2. Applying Service Packs and Hot Fixes
      3. Securing the Operating System
      4. Keeping the System Secure
      5. Implementing the Principle of Least Privilege
    2. Auditing Security Settings Using Security Templates
      1. Using the Default Security Templates
      2. Analyzing Security with the Security Configuration and Analysis Tool
      3. Applying Security Templates
      4. Creating Custom Templates
    3. Installing and Configuring a Software Update Infrastructure
      1. Installing and Configuring Software Update Services
        1. Installing Software Update Services
        2. Configuring Software Update Services
      2. Installing and Configuring Automatic Client Update Settings
        1. Installing Automatic Client Update
        2. Configuring Automatic Client Update Settings
    4. Monitoring Network Protocol Security
      1. Using the IP Security MMC Snap-In
      2. Using the Support Tools
    5. Troubleshooting Network Protocol Security
      1. Using the IP Security Monitor MMC Snap-In
      2. Event Viewer
      3. Network Monitor
        1. Installing Network Monitor
        2. Using Network Monitor
    6. Exam Prep Questions
    7. Answers to Exam Prep Questions
    8. Need to Know More?
  11. 5. Routing and Remote Access
    1. Configuring Remote Access
      1. Enabling Routing and Remote Access
      2. Configuring Inbound Connections
      3. Configuring Ports
    2. Configuring Routing and Remote Access User Authentication
      1. Configuring Remote Access Authentication Protocols
      2. Configuring Encryption Protocols
      3. Configuring Internet Authentication Services (IAS) to Provide Authentication for Routing and Remote Access Clients
        1. Installing IAS
      4. Configuring Routing and Remote Access Policies to Permit or Deny Access
        1. Managing Remote Access Conditions
        2. Controlling Remote Access Permissions
        3. Configuring a Remote Access Profile
        4. Evaluating Remote Access Policies
      5. Configuring Routing and Remote Access for DHCP
    3. Configuring a Virtual Private Network (VPN)
    4. Managing TCP/IP Routing
      1. IP Routing
        1. Static Routing
        2. Dynamic Routing
      2. Managing Routing Protocols
        1. Routing Information Protocol (RIP)
        2. RIPv1 and RIPv2
        3. RIPv2 Triggered Updates
        4. Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
      3. Manage Routing Tables
    5. Managing Remote Access
      1. Managing Packet Filters
      2. Manage Routing and Remote Access Routing Interfaces
        1. Creating a One-Way Demand-Dial Interface
        2. Creating a Two-Way Demand-Dial Interface
        3. Configuring a Demand-Dial Connection
      3. Managing Routing Protocols
        1. Configuring Routing Protocols
        2. Configuring RIP Interface Properties
        3. Configuring OSPF Interface Properties
      4. Managing Devices and Ports
      5. Managing Routing and Remote Access Clients
    6. Implementing Secure Access Between Private Networks
      1. Configuring IPSec
      2. Configuring IPSec for Transport Mode
      3. Customizing IPSec Policies and Rules
    7. Troubleshooting User Access to Remote Access Services
      1. Diagnosing and Resolving Remote Access Connection Issues
      2. Diagnosing and Resolving User Access to Resources Beyond the Remote Access Server
      3. Troubleshooting Demand-Dial Routing
      4. Netsh
    8. Exam Prep Questions
    9. Answers to Exam Prep Questions
    10. Need to Know More?
  12. 6. Maintaining a Network Infrastructure
    1. Monitoring Network Traffic
      1. Network Monitor
        1. Installing Network Monitor
        2. Using Network Monitor
        3. Using Capture Filters
        4. Using Display Filters
        5. Configuring Triggers
      2. System Monitor
        1. Using System Monitor
        2. Using System Monitor to Monitor Network Traffic
        3. Using System Monitor to Establish a Baseline
        4. System Monitor Alerts
    2. Troubleshooting Internet Connectivity
      1. Hardware
        1. Driver Signing
        2. Driver Rollback
      2. Troubleshooting Utilities
        1. Network Diagnostics
        2. The Netdiag Command
        3. Netsh Command
        4. IPCONFIG
        5. PING
        6. TRACERT and PATHPING
    3. Troubleshooting Server Services
      1. Diagnose and Resolve Issues Related to Service Dependency
      2. Service Dependency
      3. Use Service Recovery Options to Diagnose and Resolve Service-Related Issues
      4. Configuring Service Recovery Options
      5. Other Troubleshooting Tools
        1. Task Manager
        2. System Information
        3. Event Viewer
        4. Shutdown Event Tracker
    4. Exam Prep Questions
    5. Answers to Exam Prep Questions
    6. Need to Know More?
  13. 7. Practice Exam #1
    1. How to Take the Practice Tests
    2. Exam-Taking Tips
    3. Practice Exam
  14. 8. Answer Key for Practice Exam #1
    1. Answer Key
      1. Question 1
      2. Question 2
      3. Question 3
      4. Question 4
      5. Question 5
      6. Question 6
      7. Question 7
      8. Question 8
      9. Question 9
      10. Question 10
      11. Question 11
      12. Question 12
      13. Question 13
      14. Question 14
      15. Question 15
      16. Question 16
      17. Question 17
      18. Question 18
      19. Question 19
      20. Question 20
      21. Question 21
      22. Question 22
      23. Question 23
      24. Question 24
      25. Question 25
      26. Question 26
      27. Question 27
      28. Question 28
      29. Question 29
      30. Question 30
      31. Question 31
      32. Question 32
      33. Question 33
      34. Question 34
      35. Question 35
      36. Question 36
      37. Question 37
      38. Question 38
      39. Question 39
      40. Question 40
      41. Question 41
      42. Question 42
      43. Question 43
      44. Question 44
      45. Question 45
      46. Question 46
      47. Question 47
      48. Question 48
      49. Question 49
      50. Question 50
      51. Question 51
      52. Question 52
      53. Question 53
      54. Question 54
      55. Question 55
      56. Question 56
      57. Question 57
      58. Question 58
      59. Question 59
      60. Question 60
  15. 9. Practice Exam #2
    1. Practice Exam
  16. 10. Answer Key for Practice Exam #2
    1. Answer Key
      1. Question 1
      2. Question 2
      3. Question 3
      4. Question 4
      5. Question 5
      6. Question 6
      7. Question 7
      8. Question 8
      9. Question 9
      10. Question 10
      11. Question 11
      12. Question 12
      13. Question 13
      14. Question 14
      15. Question 15
      16. Question 16
      17. Question 17
      18. Question 18
      19. Question 19
      20. Question 20
      21. Question 21
      22. Question 22
      23. Question 23
      24. Question 24
      25. Question 25
      26. Question 26
      27. Question 27
      28. Question 28
      29. Question 29
      30. Question 30
      31. Question 31
      32. Question 32
      33. Question 33
      34. Question 34
      35. Question 35
      36. Question 36
      37. Question 37
      38. Question 38
      39. Question 39
      40. Question 40
      41. Question 41
      42. Question 42
      43. Question 43
      44. Question 44
      45. Question 45
      46. Question 46
      47. Question 47
      48. Question 48
      49. Question 49
      50. Question 50
      51. Question 51
      52. Question 52
      53. Question 53
      54. Question 54
      55. Question 55
      56. Question 56
      57. Question 57
      58. Question 58
      59. Question 59
      60. Question 60
  17. A. Additional Resources
    1. Web Resources
    2. Magazine Resources
    3. Book Resources
  18. Glossary