The MCSE/MCSA 70-291 Exam Prep is the most accurate, comprehensive, and up-to-date study guide for you if you are preparing for one of the core exams required of these popular Microsoft certifications. Updated for R2 versions of the product and the exam, this book serves as both a learning and practice tool. Organized according to the exam objectives, which helps you quickly and easily assess your understanding of the key exam topics, the book features several key features that help you score better on the test: exam objective explanations, notes, tips, warnings, key terms, exercises, step-by-step examples, study strategies, fast facts, as well as multiple self-assessment opportunities. This is the ultimate study guide to help you prepare for this required MCSE and MCSA exam. The 70-291 exam measures the ability to implement and manage a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 network infrastructure.
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Exam Objectives Implementing, Managing, and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Network Infrastructure Exam Description Exam Objectives Introduction Who Should Read This Book How This Book Helps You Hardware and Software You Will Need Advice on Taking the Exam Study and Exam Prep Tips Learning Styles Study Tips Study Strategies Pretesting Yourself Microsoft Exam Prep Tips The Exam Exam Format Putting It All Together Final Considerations Part I: Exam Preparation Chapter 1: Configuring and Troubleshooting TCP/IP Addressing Introduction Understanding TCP/IP and Related Concepts The Mechanics of IP IP Addresses Subnets and Subnet Masks Variable Length Subnet Masks (VLSM) Default Gateway Configuring TCP/IP Advanced TCP/IP Configuration Troubleshooting TCP/IP Addressing Problems Troubleshooting APIPA Troubleshooting Incorrect TCP/IP Configurations Chapter Summary Key Terms Apply Your Knowledge Exercises Exam Questions Answers to Exam Questions Suggested Readings and Resources Chapter 2: Implementing, Managing, and Troubleshooting DHCP Introduction Understanding DHCP DHCP BOOTP What's New with Windows Server 2003 DHCP Configuring and Managing DHCP Installing the DHCP Server Service Understanding DHCP Scopes Creating a DHCP Scope Configuring Scope Properties Authorizing a DHCP Server in Active Directory Configuring DHCP for DNS Integration Configuring and Implementing a DHCP Relay Agent Configuring Security for DHCP DHCP Server Management and Monitoring Examining the DHCP Server Statistics DHCP Server Backup and Restore Reconciling the DHCP Database Stopping the DHCP Server Configuring Options and Classes Changing the Server State DHCP Server Common Commands Troubleshooting DHCP Troubleshooting DHCP Server Authorization Problems Using the DHCP Logs Troubleshooting DHCP Reservations Troubleshooting the DHCP Relay Agent Chapter Summary Key Terms Apply Your Knowledge Exercises Exam Questions Answers to Exam Questions Suggested Readings and Resources Chapter 3: Implementing and Managing DNS Introduction Introducing DNS The History of DNS DNS Zones DNS Server Roles What's New with Windows Server 2003 DNS Installing and Configuring the DNS Server Service Installing the DNS Server Service Examining DNS Server Options Configuring Caching-Only Servers Configuring Zones Examining Zone Options Configuring DNS Client Computers Testing the DNS Service Integrating Active Directory and DNS Configuring Existing Zones for Active Directory Integration Creating New Active Directory-Integrated Zones The DNS and Active Directory Relationship Managing and Monitoring DNS Capabilities of the DNS Console Configuring Aging/Scavenging Implementing Delegated Zones for DNS Manually Creating DNS Resource Records Monitoring the DNS Service Securing DNS Chapter Summary Key Terms Apply Your Knowledge Exercises Exam Questions Answers to Exam Questions Suggested Reading and Resources Chapter 4: Implementing and Managing WINS Introduction Introduction to WINS Installing and Configuring WINS Configuring WINS Enabling and Configuring WINS Replication Configuring WINS Replication Troubleshooting WINS Issues Configuring NetBIOS Name Resolution Managing and Monitoring WINS Client Tools nbtstat ipconfig netdiag File-Based Name Resolution hosts lmhosts Chapter Summary Key Terms Apply Your Knowledge Exercises Exam Questions Answers to Exam Questions Suggested Reading and Resources Chapter 5: Implementing, Managing, and Maintaining Network Security Introduction Understanding the Principle of Least Privilege Working with Security Templates The Windows Server 2003 Security Templates Security Configuration Manager Tools Auditing Server and Network Security Configuring Auditing The Security Configuration Wizard Using the Security Configuration Wizard Implementing Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) Installing the WSUS Server Configuring the WSUS Server Updating Clients with WSUS Managing Updates for Legacy Operating Systems Chapter Summary Key Terms Apply Your Knowledge Exercises Exam Questions Answers to Exam Questions Suggested Reading and Resources Chapter 6: Implementing, Managing, and Troubleshooting Network Access Introduction Configuring RRAS User Authentication Configuring Remote Access Authentication Protocols Configuring IAS to Provide Authentication for RRAS Clients Configuring RRAS Policies to Permit or Deny Access Remote Access Profiles Managing Remote Access Managing Packet Filters Managing RRAS Routing Interfaces Managing Devices and Ports Managing Routing Protocols Managing RRAS Clients Implementing Secure Access Between Private Networks Windows Server 2003 VPNs Demand-Dial Routing Troubleshooting User Access to Remote Access Services Troubleshooting 101 Diagnosing and Resolving Problems Related to Remote Access VPNs Diagnosing and Resolving Problems Related to Establishing a Remote Access Connection Diagnosing and Resolving Problems with User Access to Resources Beyond the Remote Access Server Troubleshooting RRAS Routing Troubleshooting Demand-Dial Routing Troubleshooting Router-to-Router VPNs Troubleshooting Tools Advanced Network Access Configuration: The Network Access Quarantine Control Chapter Summary Key Terms Apply Your Knowledge Exercises Exam Questions Answers to Exam Questions Suggested Readings and Resources Chapter 7: Implementing, Managing, and Troubleshooting Routing Introduction Introduction to IP Routing Host Routing Router Routing Windows Server 2003 Routing Interfaces The Routing Process Static Routing Dynamic Routing Routing Protocols Distance-Vector Routing Link-State Routing Configuring Routing Protocols in Windows Server 2003 Working with RIP Working with OSPF Managing Routing Ports Troubleshooting and Monitoring IP Routing Using Network Monitor Supporting Windows Server 2003 Routing Chapter Summary Key Terms Apply Your Knowledge Exercises Exam Questions Answers to Exam Questions Suggested Reading and Resources Chapter 8: Implementing, Managing, and Troubleshooting IPSec to Secure Network Traffic Introduction Introduction to IP Security (IPSec) Understanding the Architecture and Components of IPSec What's New with Windows Server 2003 IPSec Configuring and Implementing IPSec Understanding IPSec Policy Components Creating Customized IPSec Policies Monitoring and Troubleshooting Network Protocol Security Monitoring IPSec Troubleshooting IPSec Monitoring and Troubleshooting Kerberos Chapter Summary Key Terms Apply Your Knowledge Exercises Exam Questions Answers to Exam Questions Suggested Readings and Resources Chapter 9: Maintaining and Troubleshooting a Network Infrastructure Introduction Monitoring Network Traffic Using the Network Monitor Using the System Monitor Troubleshooting Internet Connectivity Troubleshooting Services Chapter Summary Key Terms Apply Your Knowledge Exercises Exam Questions Answers to Exam Questions Suggested Readings and Resources Part II: Final Review Fast Facts Configuring and Troubleshooting TCP/IP Addressing Implementing, Managing, and Troubleshooting DHCP Implementing and Managing DNS Implementing and Managing WINS Implementing, Managing, and Maintaining Network Security Implementing, Managing and Troubleshooting Network Access Implementing, Managing, and Troubleshooting Routing Implementing, Managing, and Troubleshooting IPSec to Secure Network Traffic Maintaining and Troubleshooting a Network Infrastructure Practice Exam Answers to Practice Exam Part III: Appendixes Appendix A: Accessing Your Free MeasureUp Practice Test-Including Networking Simulations! Appendix B: MeasureUp's Product Features Appendix C: Review Questions and Answers Glossary 0789736497, TOC, 9/15/06
Will Schmied , BSET, MCSE, CWNA, TICSA, MCSA, Security+, Network+, A+, is a Senior Systems Administrator for a world renowned children's research hospital. As a freelance writer, Will has worked with many publishers, including Microsoft Press and Pearson Education. Will has also worked directly with Microsoft in the MCSE exam-development process and is the founder of the popular Internet certification portal, www.mcseworld.com. Will holds a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering technology from Old Dominion University along with his various IT industry certifications. Before becoming a civilian, he served in the U.S. Navy for over 12 years in the nuclear power field. Will currently resides in northern Mississippi with his wife, Chris; their children, Christopher, Austin, Andrea, and Hannah; their dog, Charlie; and their cats, Smokey, Evin, and Socks. When he's not busy working, you can find Will enjoying time with his family, taking in a hockey game, or vegetating in front of the Xbox 360.