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Windows Server 2003 (Exam 70-296) MCSE Upgrade

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This course maps to Microsoft’s® MCSE Exam 70-296. Learn what has changed from Microsoft® Windows 2000 to Windows Server 2003. This course is intended for systems engineers who want to upgrade their skills from Windows 2000 to Windows Server 2003. Note: MCSE 2003 Upgrade also requires passing Exam 70-292 Managing & Maintaining a Windows 2003 Server Environment. Course work for this exam is sold separately, see MCSA 2003 Upgrade Certification (70-292).


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MCSE 2003 Upgrade (Exam 70-296) - Set of 5 w/ SelfTest Practice Exam (Individual License)
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MCSE 2003 Upgrade (Exam 70-296) - Set of 5 (Individual License)
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MCSE 2003 Upgrade (Exam 70-296) - Set of 5 (1 Year Access)
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Course Instructor: Kevin Wolford

Kevin Wolford started his computer career in 1983. He has been a technical writer, network administrator, and trainer. Kevin spent many years with Novell and is a CNI and Master CNE. In 1998 Kevin founded Tech Training, giving him a chance to test his training concepts on live labs. He is also an MCSE, MCT, and is certified in SMS, SQL Server, TCP/IP, NT Workstation, NT Server, Exchange Server, Windows 9x and 2000. Kevin has authored Microsoft certification books for New Riders and Sybex. He also owns a consulting company dedicated to teaching complex technical topics in a simple way.

Course Outline

Lesson 1: Server and Network Security
Server Security
  • Installation Security
  • Server Roles
  • Security Updates
Name Resolution
  • Zone File Selection
  • Forwarding Options
  • DNS Security
  • Troubleshooting
Network Security
  • Remote Access
  • Certificates
  • Managing Security
Lesson 2: Clustering and Resource Availability
  • Server Clusters
  • Network Load Balancing Clusters
Resource Availability
  • Automated System Recovery
  • Shadow Copies
  • Controlling System Bottlenecks
Lesson 3: Installing Active Directory and Trusts
Installing Active Directory
  • Forest Root Domain
  • Child Domain
  • Domain Tree
  • Replica Domain Controllers
  • Renaming Domain Controllers
  • Removing Domain Controllers
  • Trusts Types
  • Creating Trusts
  • Managing Trusts
Lesson 4: Server Roles, Maintenance, Strategy and Active Directory/DNS Integration
Server Roles
  • Domain Controller Placement
  • Operations Master Roles
  • Backup
  • Restore
Planning Account Strategy
  • Password Policy
  • Authentication
  • Group Strategy
  • Auditing
Active Directory/DNS Integration
  • SRV Records
  • Integrated Zones
Lesson 5: Managing Group Policy Objects and Software Management
Group Policy Objects
  • Controls
  • Creating GPOs
Managing GPOs
  • Working With GPOs
  • Troubleshooting
  • Delegation
  • Planning
Software Management
  • Deploying Applications
  • Specialized Deployment
  • Deployment Maintenance