Microsoft 70-218 Managing a Microsoft Windows 2000 Network Environment

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IT Business Campus's 70-218 course provides students with the knowledge and skills that are needed to administer, support, and troubleshoot information systems that incorporate Windows 2000.   When you pass the Managing a Microsoft Windows 2000 Network Environment exam, you achieve Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) status. You also earn credit toward the following certifications:

  • Core credit toward Microsoft Certified System Administrator (MCSA 2000) on Windows 2000 certification
  • Elective credit toward Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE 2000) on Windows 2000 certification

As a Microsoft IT Academy Program Member, IT Business Campus follows the approved Microsoft course curriculum, ensuring you receive the training and knowledge needed to succeed.  IT Business Campus is so certain this course meets and exceeds the exam objectives, we guarantee you will pass your exam-- the first time!

* PLEASE NOTE: This course and exam were scheduled for discontinuation by Microsoft on March 31, 2008.  The exam date has been extended to May 24, 2008.

Course Duration: 3 Months

Learning segments

Creating, Configuring, Managing, Securing, and Troubleshooting File, Print, and Web Resources

Publish resources in Active Directory
Perform a search in Active Directory Users and Computers
Configure a printer object
Manage data storage
Implement NTFS and FAT file systems
Enable and configure quotas
Implement and configure Encrypting File System (EFS)
Configure volumes and basic and dynamic disks
Configure file and folder permissions
Manage a domain-based distributed file system (DFS)
Manage file and folder compression
Create shared resources and configure access rights
Share folders and enable Web sharing
Configure shared folder permissions
Create and manage shared printers
Configure shared printer permissions
Configure and troubleshoot Internet Information Services (IIS)
Configure virtual directories and virtual servers
Troubleshoot Internet browsing from client computers
Troubleshoot intranet browsing from client computers
Configure authentication and SSL for Web sites
Configure FTP services
Configure access permissions for intranet Web servers
Monitor and manage network security
Configure user-account lockout settings
Configure user-account password length, history, age, and complexity
Configure Group Policy to run logon scripts
Link Group Policy objects
Enable and configure auditing
Monitor security by using the system security log file

Configuring, Administering, and Troubleshooting the Network Infrastructure

Troubleshoot routing
Validate local computer configuration by using the ipconfig, arp, and route commands
Validate network connectivity by using the tracert, ping, and pathping commands
Configure and troubleshoot TCP/IP on servers and client computers
Configure client computer TCP/IP properties
Validate client computer network configuration by using the winipcfg, ipconfig, and arp commands
Validate client computer network connectivity by using the ping command
Configure, administer, and troubleshoot DHCP on servers and client computers
Detect unauthorized DHCP servers on a network
Configure authorization of DHCP servers
Configure client computers to use dynamic IP addressing
Configure DHCP server properties
Create and configure a DHCP scope
Configure, administer, and troubleshoot DNS
Configure DNS server properties
Manage DNS database records such as CNAME, A, and PTR
Create and configure DNS zone
Troubleshoot name resolution on client computers>
Configure client computer name resolution properties
Troubleshoot name resolution problems by using the nbtstat, ipconfig, nslookup, and netdiag commands
Create and configure a Hosts file for troubleshooting name resolution problems
Create and configure an Lmhosts file for troubleshooting name resolution problems

Managing, Securing, and Troubleshooting Servers and Client Computers

Install and configure server and client computer hardware
Verify hardware compatibility by using the qualifier tools
Configure driver signing options
Verify digital signatures on existing driver files
Configure operating system support for legacy hardware devices
Troubleshoot starting servers and client computers
Interpret the startup log file
Repair an operating system by using various startup options
Repair an operating system by using the Recovery Console
Recover data from a hard disk in the event that the operating system will not start
Restore an operating system and data from a backup
Monitor and troubleshoot server health and performance
Monitor and interpret real-time performance by using System Monitor and Task Manager
Configure and manage System Monitor alerts and logging
Diagnose server health problems by using Event Viewer
Identify and disable unnecessary operating system services
Install and manage Windows 2000 updates
Update an installation source by using slipstreaming
Apply and reapply service packs and hot fixes
Verify service pack and hot fix installation
Remove service packs and hot fixes

Configuring, Managing, Securing, and Troubleshooting Active Directory Organizational Units and Group Policy 

Create, manage, and troubleshoot User and Group objects in Active Directory
Create and configure user and computer accounts for new and existing users
Troubleshoot groups
Configure a user account by using Active Directory Users and Computers
Perform a search for objects in Active Directory
Use templates to create user accounts
Reset an existing computer account
Manage object and container permissions
Use the Delegation of Control wizard to configure inherited and explicit permissions
Configure and troubleshoot object permissions by using object access control lists (ACLs)
Diagnose Active Directory replication problems
Diagnose problems related to WAN link connectivity
Diagnose problems involving replication latency
Deploy software by using Group Policy
Use Windows Installer to deploy Windows Installer packages
Deploy updates to installed software including antivirus updates
Configure Group Policy to assign and publish applications
Troubleshoot end-user Group Policy
Troubleshoot Group Policy problems involving precedence, inheritance, filtering, and the No Override option
Manually refresh Group Policy
Implement and manage security policies by using Group Policy
Use security templates to implement security policies
Analyze the security configuration of a computer by using the secedit command and Security Configuration and Analysis
Modify domain security policy to comply with corporate standards
Configuring, Securing, and Troubleshooting Remote Access
Configure and troubleshoot remote access and virtual private network (VPN) connections
Configure and troubleshoot client-to-server PPTP and L2TP connections
Manage existing server-to-server PPTP and L2TP connections
Configure and verify the security of a VPN connection
Configure client computer remote access properties
Configure remote access name resolution and IP address allocation
Troubleshoot a remote access policy
Diagnose problems with remote access policy priority
Diagnose remote access policy problems caused by user account group membership and nested groups
Create and configure remote access policies and profiles
Select appropriate encryption and authentication protocols
Implement and troubleshoot Terminal Services for remote access
Configure Terminal Services for remote administration or application server mode
Configure Terminal Services for local resource mapping
Configure Terminal Services user properties
Configure and troubleshoot Network Address Translation (NAT) and Internet Connection Sharing
Configure Routing and Remote Access to perform NAT
Troubleshoot Internet Connection Sharing problems by using the ipconfig and ping commands

* PLEASE NOTE: This course and exam were scheduled for discontinuation by Microsoft on March 31, 2008.  The exam date has been extended to May 24, 2008.


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