Server 2003 Security Admin MCSA-MCSE 70-299

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Description

This series teaches the information that is required to meet the objectives in the Server+ exam: you will learn about the concepts and technologies of networking. The series also takes you through the processes and procedures used to plan, install, configure, upgrade, and troubleshoot a network, including the installation and configuration of the network operating system. You'll also learn the processes used to ensure the integrity of a network's data, and the technologies and procedures used to secure a network and its servers. The final part of the series provides practice test questions, with sample questions from each domain of test objectives.

Syllabus

NETWORK TERMINOLOGY AND OPERATING…

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This series teaches the information that is required to meet the objectives in the Server+ exam: you will learn about the concepts and technologies of networking. The series also takes you through the processes and procedures used to plan, install, configure, upgrade, and troubleshoot a network, including the installation and configuration of the network operating system. You'll also learn the processes used to ensure the integrity of a network's data, and the technologies and procedures used to secure a network and its servers. The final part of the series provides practice test questions, with sample questions from each domain of test objectives.

Syllabus

NETWORK TERMINOLOGY AND OPERATING SYSTEMS

Provides an overview of network terminology and operating systems.
  • Understanding domains
  • Network types and connections
  • Increasing network performance
  • Bridge, router, brouter, and gateway performance
  • Patching and connecting the network
  • Network operating systems and services
  • Network sharing and security
  • Windows NT/2000
  • UNIX
  • NetWare and OS/2

SERVERS, BUS STRUCTURES AND CACHING

Provides users an introduction to Servers, Bus Structures, and Caching.
  • The role of Primary Domain Controllers and Backup Domain Controllers
  • Installing WINS
  • Using DHCP
  • The process of routing data
  • Firewalls and proxy servers
  • The File Transfer Protocol (FTP) service
  • System buses and I/O bus architectures
  • The characteristics of Pentium-class processors
  • Multitasking and multiprocessing
  • Cache memory
  • Installing a cache module

MEMORY

Provides an overview of memory terminology, memory sizes, and troubleshooting.
  • Memory terms
  • Random access memory
  • Read only memory
  • Memory sizes, DRAM, and SRAM
  • Packaging memory
  • Memory speeds and errors
  • Parity and error checking
  • Troubleshooting memory

DATA STORAGE SYSTEMS

Provides an overview of data storage systems and high availability systems.
  • Internal hard disk operations
  • External hard disk operations
  • Organizing disk data
  • Hard disk performance and IDE/ATA
  • SCSI and SCSI standards
  • Connecting and operating SCSI
  • Formatting and partitioning disks
  • Creating file systems
  • Understanding RAID
  • High availability
  • Swapping drives and rebuilding RAID

INTERFACING WITH THE NETWORK

Provides an overview of network interfacing.
  • Network types, access, and topologies
  • Bus, ring, and star topologies
  • Cable types and characteristics
  • 10Base and twisted-pair cables
  • Network interface card features
  • TCP/IP protocols
  • TCP/IP utilities
  • Finding addresses
  • NetBIOS and domain names
  • Using host names and WINS
  • Troubleshooting network connections
  • Addressing with the IP class system
  • Assigning IP addresses dynamically
  • TCP/IP ports

INSTALLING NETWORK HARDWARE

Provides an overview of installing network hardware.
  • Preinstallation planning
  • Tools used to verify hardware compatibility
  • Environmental conditions affecting a server
  • Hardware installation
  • Installing a server in a rackmount system
  • External SCSI devices
  • Creating a server baseline
  • Server documentation

UPGRADING BIOS AND INSTALLING THE OPERATING SYSTEM

Provides an overview of upgrading BIOS and installing operating systems.
  • BIOS storage
  • Preparing to upgrade BIOS
  • Flashing the BIOS
  • Fixing BIOS upgrade
  • Booting the server and other onboard ROMS
  • Preparing a NOS installation
  • Joining the domain and network settings
  • Testing connectivity
  • Updating the NOS and reviewing logs
  • Monitoring tools
  • Managing the network

PREVENTING DISASTER

Provides an overview of backup strategies to prevent accidental data loss.
  • Accidental data loss
  • Data disasters
  • Backing up
  • Backup strategies
  • Choosing a backup method
  • Protecting backup media
  • Computer viruses
  • Securing the server room
  • Securing and monitoring a LAN
  • Fighting off a virus

PRACTICE EXAM

Allows users to take a practice exam in preparation for the Server+ exam.
  • The history of CompTIA
  • About the Server+ exam
  • Taking the Server+ exam
  • Test-taking tips
  • Practice exam

Qualifications

Qualification: Printable Transcript

On completion of this course you may print a transcript off as evidence of your progression throughout the course.

Requirements for Entry

There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.

Study Options

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Study Hours

This is only an approximate figure and is dependant upon how much time you can dedicate to your studies and how well you grasp the learning concepts in the course material. Furthermore, at the end of each lesson there is a question paper that needs to be completed and returned to your tutor. You should allow at least 1 - 2 hours of study to complete each question paper.

The approximate amount of time required to complete the course is: 40 hrs.

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