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M2276

Implementing a MS Windows Server 2003 Network Infrastructure: Network Hosts

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Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA):
Windows Server 2003 M2276 70-291

Course Title: Implementing a Microsoft Windows Server 2003

Network Infrastructure: Network Hosts

Course Code: M2276
Version: C
Level: 100
Duration: 2 Days


Course Overview

The Implementing a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Network Infrastructure: Network Hosts M2276 Microsoft training course has been designed to provide delegates with the skills and knowledge necessary to configure a Windows-based computer to operate in a Microsoft Windows« Server 2003 networking infrastructure.

Target Audience

Candidates who should consider attending the M2276 Microsoft training course are Systems Administrators who work within medium and large organisations.

Course Objectives

On successfully completing the M2276 course candidates will be able to:
  • Describe the Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) protocol architecture
  • Convert Internet Protocol (IP) addresses between decimal and binary
  • Calculate a subnet mask
  • Create subnets using Variable-Length Subnet Mask (VLSM) and Classless Inter-Domain Routing (CIDR)
  • Configure a host to use a static IP address
  • Assign IP addresses in a multiple subnet network
  • Describe the IP routing process
  • Configure a host to obtain an IP address automatically
  • Configure a host so that automatic private IP address configuration is disabled
  • Configure a host to use name servers
  • Isolate common connectivity issues

Course Prerequisites

Candidates attending the M2276 Microsoft training course should hold a valid A+ certification or the equivalent skills and knowledge. Candidates should have also previously completed M2274, Managing a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Environment, or possess the equivalent skills and knowledge.

Testing and Certification

The M2276 Microsoft training course, along with M2277, is the recommended preparation for the 70-291 - Implementing, Managing, and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Network Infrastructure exam.

Course Content

Module 1: Reviewing the Suite of TCP/IP Protocols

In this module candidates will learn about the suite of TCP/IP protocols, the function of each of the protocols and how the protocols relate to each other, giving candidates the context for understanding network administration tasks and network troubleshooting.


Lessons
  • Overview of the OSI Model
  • Overview of the TCP/IP Protocol Suite
  • Viewing Frames Using Network Monitor
After completing this module, candidates will be able to:
  • Describe the architecture of the OSI reference model and the function of each layer
  • Describe the four layers of the TCP/IP protocol suite
  • Capture and view frames by using Network Monitor

Module 2: Assigning IP Addresses in a Multiple Subnet Network

In this module candidates will learn how to construct and assign IP addresses and how to isolate addressing issues associated with the IP routing process.


Lessons
  • Configuring IP Addressing for Simple Networks
  • Configuring IP Addressing for Complex Networks
  • Using IP Routing Tables
  • Overcoming Limitations of the IP Addressing Scheme
Labs: Assigning IP Addresses in a Multiple Subnet Network
  • Defining the Subnet Mask for a WAN
  • Defining the Subnet Mask for Supernetting Four Class C Networks
After completing this module, candidates will be able to:
  • Explain how to configure IP addressing for simple TCP/IP networks
  • Explain how to configure IP addressing for complex TCP/IP networks
  • Describe routing protocols and how they are used
  • Overcome limitations that are caused by class-based routing

Module 3: Configuring a Client IP Address

In this module candidates will learn how to configure an IP address for a client computer running Microsoft Windows Server 2003.


Lessons
  • Configuring a Client to Use a Static IP Address
  • Configuring a Client to Obtain an IP Address Automatically
  • Using Alternate Configuration
Labs: Configuring Hosts to Connect to a Network Running the TCP/IP Protocol Suite
  • Viewing DHCP Packets
After completing this module, candidates will be able to:
  • Configure a client to use a static IP address
  • Configure a client to obtain an IP address automatically by using DHCP
  • Configure a client to obtain an IP address automatically by using Alternate Configuration

Module 4: Configuring a Client for Name Resolution

In this module candidates will learn about the various types of name resolution mechanisms provided by the Windows operating systems and how to use and configure them for clients on a network.


Lessons
  • Overview of Name Resolution
  • Resolving Host Names
  • Resolving NetBIOS Names
Labs: Configuring a Client for Name Resolution
  • Viewing DNS Packets
After completing this module, candidates will be able to:
  • Describe how name resolution occurs
  • Describe how host names are used and resolved
  • Describe how NetBIOS names are used and resolved

Module 5: Isolating Common Connectivity Issues

In this module candidates will learn how to isolate common connectivity issues and describes how to use utilities as part of this process.


Lessons
  • Analysing Client Startup Communication
  • Determining the Causes of Connectivity Issues
  • Using Network Utilities and Tools to Isolate Connectivity Issues
Labs: Isolating Common Connectivity Issues
  • Documenting Your Current Environment
  • Resolving Connectivity Issues
After completing this module, candidates will be able to:
  • Determine the causes of connectivity issues
  • Describe utilities and tools to resolve connectivity issues
  • Describe the client startup communication process
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