Planning and Maintaining a Windows Server 2003 Network Infrastructure
Cost: $125 USD (Varies according to country)
Questions: 50 approx.
Pass Marks: 700/1000
Duration: 120 minutes( up to 210 minutes for non-English countries)
Credit toward certification
When you pass the Planning and Maintaining a Windows Server 2003 Network Infrastructure exam, you achieve Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) status. You also earn credit toward the following certifications:
•Core credit toward Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) on Windows Server 2003 certification
Skills Being Measured
This certification exam measures your ability to plan and maintain a Windows Server 2003 network infrastructure.
Planning and Implementing Server Roles and Server Security
- Configure security for servers that are assigned specific roles.
- Plan a secure baseline installation.
- Plan security for servers that are assigned specific roles. Roles might include domain controllers, Web servers, database servers, and mail servers.
- Evaluate and select the operating system to install on computers in an enterprise.
Planning, Implementing, and Maintaining a Network Infrastructure
- Plan a TCP/IP network infrastructure strategy.
- Plan and modify a network topology.
- Plan an Internet connectivity strategy.
- Plan network traffic monitoring. Tools might include Network Monitor and System Monitor.
- Troubleshoot connectivity to the Internet.
- Troubleshoot TCP/IP addressing.
- Plan a host name resolution strategy.
- Plan a NetBIOS name resolution strategy.
- Troubleshoot host name resolution.
Planning, Implementing, and Maintaining Routing and Remote Access
- Plan a routing strategy.
- Plan security for remote access users.
- Implement secure access between private networks.
- Troubleshoot TCP/IP routing. Tools might include the route, tracert, ping, pathping, and netsh commands and Network Monitor.
Planning, Implementing, and Maintaining Server Availability
- Plan services for high availability.
- Plan a high-availability solution that uses Network Load Balancing.
- Identify system bottlenecks, including memory, processor, disk, and network related bottlenecks.
- Implement a cluster server.
- Manage Network Load Balancing. Tools might include the Network Load Balancing Monitor Microsoft Management Console (MMC) snap-in and the WLBS cluster control utility.
- Plan a backup and recovery strategy.
Planning and Maintaining Network Security
- Configure network protocol security.
- Configure security for data transmission.
- Plan for network protocol security.
- Plan secure network administration methods.
- Plan security for wireless networks.
- Plan security for data transmission.
- Troubleshoot security for data transmission. Tools might include the IP Security Monitor MMC snap-in and the Resultant Set of Policy (RSoP) MMC snap-in.
Planning, Implementing, and Maintaining Security Infrastructure.
- Configure Active Directory directory service for certificate publication.
- Plan a public key infrastructure (PKI) that uses Certificate Services.
- Plan a framework for planning and implementing security.
- Plan a security update infrastructure. Tools might include Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer and Microsoft Software Update Services.