MCSA Training Guide (70-218): Managing a Windows 2000 Network Environment
Robert L. Bogue; Gord Barker; Will Schmied
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The new MCSA certification is considered the No. 1 certification according to a recent www.certcities.com survey of the 10 Hottest Certifications for 2002. The MCSA credential proves that the user has the skills to successfully implement, manage, and troubleshoot the ongoing needs of Microsoft Windows(r) 2000-based operating environments, including Windows .NET Server. Readers preparing for this exam will find the Training Guide series to be the most successful self-study tool in the market. This book is their one-stop shop because of its teaching methodology, the accompanying ExamGear testing software, and the superior Web site support at www.quepublishing.com/certification.
NEW--Detailed coverage of Windows 2000 networking targeted at candidates for Microsoft's most popular new certification: the MCSA.
Helps students rapidly move towards MCSA certification--a powerful competitive advantage for anyone seeking a career in Windows administration.
Authoritative coverage of every MCSA 70-218 exam objective--Written and reviewed for technical accuracy and clarity by a team of world-class Windows 2000 consultants and trainers.
Gives students reliable, easy-to-understand information they can count on, crafted for rapid mastery.
Detailed case studies and scenarios--Illuminates key Windows 2000 networking topics with detailed and realistic examples drawn from the authors' experience.
Gives students the practical insight they will need to pass the exam--and to succeed as IT professionals.
End-of-chapter exercises plus complete sample exam--Includes carefully designed test questions covering every exam objective.
Enables students to check their knowledge as they learn, and recheck it in the final stages of exam preparation, so they can be confident of their readiness.
Fast Facts section--Presents high-level Fast Facts designed for last-minute review.
Gives students one final opportunity to be sure they understand the most important aspects of managing a Windows 2000 network environment before they take the exam.
Up-to-the-minute exam tips and study strategies--Explains the exam format and reviews the most effective methods of preparation and test-taking.
Helps students raise their comfort level with the exam, and avoid surprises.
ExamGear software plus bonus study questions--Contains the latest ExamGear simulation engine--designed to closely resemble the actual exam--along with an extensive library of interactive study questions.
Gives students additional resources to check their readiness, in an electronic format that will help them prepare for the actual exam experience.
Robert L. Bogue has contributed to more than 100 book projects, numerous magazine articles, and reviews. His broad experience has led him to networking and integration topics as well as software development. He is currently doing strategic IT consulting. He is MCSE (NT Server 4 & Windows 2000), CNA, A+, Network+, I-Net+, Server+, e-Biz+, IT Project+, and CDIA+ certified. He?s a frequent contributor to CertCities.com. When not killing trees or getting certified, he enjoys flying planes and working toward higher ratings on his pilot?s license. You can find out more information about Robert by visiting http://www.thorprojects.com/author, or you can email him at Rob.Bogue@ThorProjects.com.
Gord Barker currently works as a senior consultant for Microsoft Canada Co. in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. He has worked with Telus to complete the largest rollout of Windows 2000 prior to the product launch. He currently works with large customers to deploy Microsoft technology, including SQL Server, Active Directory domains with Windows 2000 and Windows XP desktops, Content Manager, BizTalk, and Exchange. Gord lives in Edmonton, Alberta, with his wife Christina.
Will Schmied (BSET, MCSE 2000, MCSA) is a freelance technical writer who has contributed works to several of the Internet?s largest IT Web sites, including Cramsession.com, ISAServer.org, and MSExchange.org. Will also has contributed to several other projects, including works published by MCP Magazine, TechRepublic, and Syngress Publishing. Additionally, Will provides consulting and training on Microsoft products to small and medium-sized organizations in the Norfolk, Virginia, area.
Will holds a bachelor?s degree in engineering technology from Old Dominion University and is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the National Society of Professional Engineers. He currently resides in Newport News, Virginia, with his family, Allison, Christopher, Austin, Andrea, and Hannah. You can visit Will at www.soitslikethat.com.
Larry Chambers (B. Sc., MCSD, MCSE) is a freelance technical writer who has contributed technical expertise as an editor and a writer for various Training Guides. Larry works for a large financial services firm in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, and previous to that worked with a large consulting firm that provided services for Fortune 100 companies throughout Canada. Larry holds a bachelor?s degree in computer science and has been providing consulting and technical expertise in the computer industry for 14 years. In his spare time, Larry can be found hanging with his two beautiful children, Courtney and Dylan.
Table of Contents
I. CREATING, CONFIGURING, MANAGING, SECURING, AND TROUBLESHOOTING FILE, PRINT, AND WEB RESOURCES.
1. Data Storage and File Systems.
Introduction to File Systems and Data Storage.
2. Sharing Resources.
Introduction. Using Active Directory. Sharing Resources. Watching the Gates.
3. Internet Information Services.
Introduction to Internet Information Services. Virtual Servers. Virtual Directories. Web Site Security. Configuring Web Clients.
II. CONFIGURING, ADMINISTERING, AND TROUBLESHOOTING NETWORK INFRASTRUCTURE.
4. TCP/IP Fundamentals.
Introduction. A Simple Routing Situation. Troubleshooting Routing. Configuring and Troubleshooting TCP/IP on Servers and Client Computers. Troubleshooting TCP/IP Connections. Configuring TCP/IP on Client Computers.
5. Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP).
Introduction. Configuring DHCP on Servers. Monitoring and Troubleshooting DHCP.
6. Configuring, Administering, and Troubleshooting DNS.
Introduction. Configuring, Administering, and Troubleshooting DNS. Managing and Monitoring DNS.
7. NetBIOS Name Resolution.
Installing, Configuring, and Troubleshooting WINS. Troubleshooting WINS Issues. Configuring NetBIOS Name Resolution. Managing and Monitoring WINS. Client Tools. File-Based Name Resolution.
III. MANAGING, SECURING, AND TROUBLESHOOTING SERVERS AND CLIENT COMPUTERS.
8. Installing and Maintaining Clients and Servers.
Introduction. Installing and Configuring Server and Client Hardware. Installing and Managing Windows 2000 Updates.
9. Managing, Securing, and Troubleshooting Server Computers.
Introduction. Troubleshooting Startup Problems. Monitoring and Troubleshooting Server Health and Performance. Tuning Your Computers.
IV. CONFIGURING, MANAGING, SECURING, AND TROUBLESHOOTING ACTIVE DIRECTORY ORGANIZATIONAL UNITS AND GROUP POLICY.
10. Fundamentals of Active Directory.
Performing Basic Administration. Other Tools for Managing Objects. Groups in Windows 2000. Locating Objects in Directory Services. Permissions in Active Directory Services. Working in the Physical Network. Replicating Active Directory Information.
11. Fundamentals of Group Policy.
Introduction to Group Policy. Group Policy Scope. Creating and Managing Group Policy. The Software Distribution Life Cycle. Preparing Software for Deployment Using Group Policy. Software Deployment Using Group Policy. Maintaining Software Packages Using Group Policy. Managing Software Deployment. Security Settings Available in Windows 2000 Group Policy. Implementing Security Policies.
V. CONFIGURING, SECURING, AND TROUBLESHOOTING REMOTE ACCESS.
12. Routing and Remote Access Service Fundamentals.
Configuring and Troubleshooting Remote Access. Managing and Monitoring Remote Access. Configuring Remote Access Security. Installing Internet Connection Sharing. Installing NAT. Configuring NAT Properties. Configuring NAT Interfaces.
13. Terminal Services Fundamentals.
Installing, Configuring, and Troubleshooting Terminal Services.
VI. FINAL REVIEW.
Data Storage and File Systems. Sharing Resources. Internet Information Services. TCP/IP Fundamentals. Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP). Host Name Resolution. NetBIOS Name Resolution. Installing and Maintaining Clients and Servers. Managing, Securing, and Troubleshooting Server Computers. Fundamentals of Active Directory. Fundamentals of Group Policy. Routing and Remote Access Service Fundamentals. Terminal Services Fundamentals.
Study and Exam Prep Tips.
Learning Styles. Study Tips. Exam Prep Tips. Final Considerations.
Exam Questions. Answers to Exam Questions.
Appendix A. Overview of the Certification Process.
Types of Certification. Certification Requirements.
Appendix B. What's on the CD-ROM.
ExamGear, Training Guide Edition. Exclusive Electronic Version of Text. Copyright Information and Disclaimer.
Appendix C. Using the ExamGear, Training Guide Edition Software.
Exam Simulation. Study Tools. How ExamGear, Training Guide Edition Works. Installing and Registering ExamGear, Training Guide Edition. Using ExamGear, Training Guide Edition. Checking the Web Site. Obtaining Updates. Contacting Que Certification Publishing. License Agreement. License. Software and Documentation. License Term and Charges. Title. Updates. Limited Warranty and Disclaimer. Limitation of Liability. Miscellaneous. U.S. Government Restricted Rights.
Appendix D. Glossary.