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Windows Server 2003 Active Directory MCSE 70-294 Online Course

12 Month Subscription - $70
Live Mentor +$30

Summary:
Microsoft's Active Directory is the foundation of an enterprise-level Windows network, and Windows Server 2003 includes a number of improvements and enhancements to its directory services that will make a network administrator's job easier. This series will teach learners the basics of how directory services work and the role they play in the network, and specifically how the directory services concept is implemented in Microsoft's Active Directory. The goal of this series is to prepare the learner for the MCSE 70-294 exam.

Audience:
This series is for anyone preparing for the MCSE Exam 70-294, or for anyone who wants to learn about Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Active Directory Infrastructure.

Features:
●  Exercises allow learners to practice in the actual application being studied.
●  A file containing the text of the exercises
●  Simulations that allow users to practice course skills, even if they don't have access to the application
●  A glossary provides a reference for definitions of unfamiliar terms.
●  A skill assessment generates a customized learning path based on the results of a pre-test.

Certification:
MCSE 70-294

Topics included in this course:
Windows Server 2003 Active Directory MCSE 70-294:1 Active Directory Infrastructure Overview
Windows Server 2003 Active Directory MCSE 70-294:2 Working with User, Group, and Computer Accounts  
Windows Server 2003 Active Directory MCSE 70-294:3 Creating User and Group Strategies  
Windows Server 2003 Active Directory MCSE 70-294:4 Working with Forests and Domains 
Windows Server 2003 Active Directory MCSE 70-294:5 Restructuring a Forest and Renaming Domains  
Windows Server 2003 Active Directory MCSE 70-294:6 Working with Trusts and Organizational Units  
Windows Server 2003 Active Directory MCSE 70-294:7 Working with Active Directory Sites 
Windows Server 2003 Active Directory MCSE 70-294:8 Working with Domain Controllers 
Windows Server 2003 Active Directory MCSE 70-294:9 Working with Global Catalog Servers and Schema  
Windows Server 2003 Active Directory MCSE 70-294:10 Working with Group Policy 
Windows Server 2003 Active Directory MCSE 70-294:11 Deploying Software via Group Policy 
Windows Server 2003 Active Directory MCSE 70-294:12 Ensuring Active Directory Availability

Windows Server 2003 Active Directory MCSE 70-294:1 Active Directory Infrastructure Overview
Summary:
This course provides an overview of the Active Directory infrastructure along with basic terms and concepts.

Objectives:
After completing this course, students will be able to:
Identify and describe basic Active Directory terms, concepts, and components
Install Active Directory to create a domain controller
Use graphical and command-line administrative tools
Set permissions on Active Directory objects

Topics:
Active Directory basic concepts
Naming schemes
Installing Active Directory
Logical components
Physical components
Organizational components
Using administrative tools
MMC snap-ins
Command-line tools
More command-line tools
Access control
Authentication
New features
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Windows Server 2003 Active Directory MCSE 70-294:2 Working with User, Group, and Computer Accounts  
Summary:
This course provides an introduction to the concept of security principles and Security Identifiers (SIDs). It also discusses how to work with Active Directory user accounts, group accounts, and computer accounts.

Objectives:
After completing this course, students will be able to:
Understand Active Directory security principal accounts
Work with Active Directory user accounts
Work with Active Directory group accounts
Work with Active Directory computer accounts
Manage multiple accounts

Topics:
Security principal accounts
Naming conventions and limitations
Working with user accounts
Creating user accounts
Managing user accounts
Working with group accounts
Built-in group accounts
Creating group accounts
Managing group accounts
Working with computer accounts
Managing computer accounts
Managing multiple accounts
Moving account objects
Troubleshooting account problems
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Windows Server 2003 Active Directory MCSE 70-294:3 Creating User and Group Strategies  
Summary:
This course provides information about planning effective strategies for managing users and groups in Active Directory. The course addresses the creation of user authentication strategies, authentication concepts, and how to plan a smart card authentication strategy. Throughout the course, new smart card authentication features for Windows Server 2003 are highlighted.

Objectives:
After completing this course, students will be able to:
Create a password policy for domain users
Plan a user authentication strategy
Plan a smart card authentication strategy
Plan a security group strategy

Topics:
Planning a password policy
Defining a password policy
Authentication strategies
Authentication types
Planning for smart cards
Preparing enrollment stations
Enrolling users
Understanding groups
Security strategies for groups
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Windows Server 2003 Active Directory MCSE 70-294:4 Working with Forests and Domains 
Summary:
This course provides an overview of forests and domains. The course walks the learner through the steps of creating a forest and domain structure, installing domain controllers, creating the forest root domain and a child domain, and setting the functional level of a forest and domain. It also provides information about integrating DNS zones into Active Directory and how to configure DNS servers for use with Active Directory.

Objectives:
After completing this course, students will be able to:
Implement and manage an Active Directory forest and domain structure
Create the forest root domain and a child domain
Create and configure application data partitions

Topics:
The role of the forest
The role of the domain
Forest and domain functional levels
Raising the functional level
Creating a forest root domain
Creating a new domain tree and a new child domain
Creating a new domain controller
Assigning and transferring forestwide master roles
Assigning and transferring domainwide master roles
Using application directory partitions
Establishing trust relationships
Implementing DNS
Configuring DNS servers
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Windows Server 2003 Active Directory MCSE 70-294:5 Restructuring a Forest and Renaming Domains  
Summary:
This course explains the procedures involved in restructuring an existing forest. It explains how to prepare for a domain rename, how to execute the domain rename, and how to verify that the rename was successful.

Objectives:
After completing this course, students will be able to:
Prepare for a domain rename
Execute a domain rename
Perform the appropriate steps after a domain rename

Topics:
Domain rename issues
Preparing for a domain rename
More domain rename preparation
Domain rename planning and documentation
Creating the domain rename instructions
Executing the domain rename instructions
Repairing the domain after a rename
Other tasks to perform after a domain rename
Changing DNS host names of domain controllers
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Windows Server 2003 Active Directory MCSE 70-294:6 Working with Trusts and Organizational Units  
Summary:
This course provides information on two important components of Active Directory: trust relationships and OUs.

Objectives:
After completing this course, students will be able to:
Establish and manage trust relationships
Create organizational units
Plan OU structures and strategies
Delegate OU permissions

Topics:
Active Directory Trusts
Working with Active Directory Trusts
Working with organization units
Creating organizational units
Planning an OU structure and strategy
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Windows Server 2003 Active Directory MCSE 70-294:7 Working with Active Directory Sites 
Summary:
This course examines the role of sites in the Active Directory infrastructure, and how replication, authentication, and distribution of services information work within and across sites.

Objectives:
After completing this course, students will be able to:
Discuss the role of sites in the Active Directory infrastructure
Create sites, subnets, and site links
Configure bridges, and bridgehead servers
Configure, monitor, and troubleshoot site replication

Topics:
The role of sites
Relationship of sites to other components
Creating and renaming sites
Creating subnets
Creating site links
Site replication overview
Configuring site replication
Configuring bridges and bridgehead servers
Troubleshooting replication failure
Monitoring FRS replication
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Windows Server 2003 Active Directory MCSE 70-294:8 Working with Domain Controllers 
Summary:
This course provides information about installing and configuring domain controllers. It also provides information on planning and diagnosing operation master roles.

Objectives:
After completing this course, students will be able to:
Install and configure an Active Directory domain controller
Plan flexible operations master role placement
Diagnose and resolve issues related to operations master role failure
Plan for business continuity of operations master roles
Identify operations master roles dependencies

Topics:
Planning Domain Controllers
Using the Active Directory Installation Wizard
Creating additional Domain Controllers
Upgrading and placing Domain Controllers
Backing up and restoring Domain Controllers
Managing Operations Masters
Transferring Operations Master roles
Seizing the Master and responding to failures
schema naming RID PCD infrastructure promotion upgrading restoring transferring
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Windows Server 2003 Active Directory MCSE 70-294:9 Working with Global Catalog Servers and Schema  
Summary:
This course examines the role of Global Catalog servers and schema in Active Directory, including how to create, manage, and place GC servers and how to troubleshoot GC and schema issues.

Objectives:
After completing this course, students will be able to:
Work with the GC and GC Servers
Plan a strategy for placing GC servers
Work with the Active Directory schema
Use the Schema MMC snap-in

Topics:
Functions of the Global Catalog
Customizing the Global Catalog
Working with the Global Catalog and GC servers
More Global Catalog issues
Active Directory Schema components
Working with the Active Directory Schema
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Windows Server 2003 Active Directory MCSE 70-294:10 Working with Group Policy 
Summary:
This course provides an overview about the basics of Group Policy terminology and concepts as well as strategies for planning and implementing Group Policy

Objectives:
After completing this course, students will be able to:
Plan a Group Policy strategy
Manage and maintain Group Policy
Configure the user environment by using Group Policy
Troubleshoot issues related to Group Policy application deployment

Topics:
Understanding Group Policy
Planning a Group Policy strategy
Strategy for configuring user and computer environments
Creating, configuring, and managing GPOs
Configuring application of Group Policy
Delegating administrative control and verifying Group Policy
Automatically enrolling user and computer certificates
Redirecting folders and configuring security settings
Software restriction policies and Group Policy best practices
Troubleshooting Group Policy
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Windows Server 2003 Active Directory MCSE 70-294:11 Deploying Software via Group Policy 
Summary:
This course introduces the learner to Group Policy's software installation feature. The course explains how to use the components of software installation: Windows installer packages, transforms, patches, and application assignment scripts. Learners will walk through the steps of preparing for Group Policy software installation, working with the GPO Editor and setting installation options. Finally, the course covers how to upgrade applications, manage applications, and troubleshoot problems that can occur with Group Policy software deployment.

Objectives:
After completing this course, students will be able to:
Describe Group Policy software installation options
Identify Group Policy software installation components
Prepare for Group Policy software installation
Assign and publish applications
Manage applications
Troubleshoot software deployment

Topics:
Introduction to Group Policy software deployment
Group Policy software installation options
Group Policy software installation components
Preparing for Group Policy software installation
Working with the GPO Editor
Assigning and publishing applications
Configuring properties and upgrading applications
Managing applications
Troubleshooting software deployment
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Windows Server 2003 Active Directory MCSE 70-294:12 Ensuring Active Directory Availability
Summary:
This course provides information to help you diagnose and resolve Active Directory database issues, restore Active Directory directory services, and perform both an authoritative and nonauthoritative restore operation to ensure that your Windows Server 2003 network directory services are highly available.

Objectives:
After completing this course, students will be able to:
Diagnose and resolve issues related to the Active Directory database
Restore Active Directory directory services
Perform an authoritative restore operation
Perform a nonauthoritative restore operation

Topics:
The Active Directory database
Tombstone process and Garbage Collection
Fault tolerance and performance
Defragmenting the database
Moving the database or log file
Monitoring the database
Backing up Active Directory
Performing a normal restore
Authoritative and primary restores
Troubleshooting availability
Using Ntdsutil command options
More Ntdsutil command options
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12 Month Subscription - $70
Live Mentor +$30