This MCSE course includes following exams.

70-290 Windows Server 2003 Environment
70-291 Windows Server 2003 Network Infrastructure
70-293 Windows Server 2003 Network Infrastructure
70-294 Active Directory Infrastructure
70-270 Windows XP Professional
70-298 Designing Security
70-299 Server Security

Who is this MCSE course for?

This training course is for you if you are interested in becoming Microsoft Certified System Engineer. This training course can be taken as a part-time evening course or even on the weekends. Each course is restricted to a maximum of six delegates to ensure an excellent training experience.

Learn from MCSE trainers

This course will be offered by MCSE certified trainers who are working in the industry as Microsoft engineers. Those consultants write and teach our MCSE training courses, so their experience directly informs course content.

Course Contents
Exam 70-290: Windows Server 2003 Environment

Managing and Maintaining Physical and Logical Devices

  • Manage basic disks and dynamic disks.
  • Monitor server hardware. Tools might include Device Manager, the Hardware Troubleshooting Wizard, and appropriate Control Panel items.
  • Optimize server disk performance.
  • Troubleshoot server hardware devices.
  • Install and configure server hardware devices.

Managing Users, Computers, and Groups

  • Manage local, roaming, and mandatory user profiles.
  • Create and manage computer accounts in an Active Directory environment.
  • Create and manage groups.
  • Create and manage user accounts.
  • Troubleshoot computer accounts.
  • Troubleshoot user authentication issues.

Managing and Maintaining Access to Resources

  • Configure access to shared folders.
  • Troubleshoot Terminal Services.
  • Configure file system permissions.
  • Troubleshoot access to files and shared folders.

Managing and Maintaining a Server Environment

  • Monitor and analyze events. Tools might include Event Viewer and System Monitor.
  • Manage software update infrastructure
  • Manage software site licensing.
  • Manage servers remotely.
  • Troubleshoot print queues.
  • Monitor system performance.
  • Monitor file and print servers. Tools might include Task Manager, Event Viewer, and System Monitor.
  • Monitor and optimize a server environment for application performance.
  • Manage a Web server

Managing and Implementing Disaster Recovery

  • Perform system recovery for a server.
  • Manage backup procedures.
  • Recover from server hardware failure.
  • Restore backup data.
  • Schedule backup jobs.

Exam 70-291: Windows Server 2003 Network Infrastructure

Implementing, Managing, and Maintaining IP Addressing

  • Configure TCP/IP addressing on a server computer.
  • Manage DHCP.
  • Troubleshoot TCP/IP addressing.
  • Troubleshoot DHCP.

Implementing, Managing, and Maintaining Name Resolution

  • Install and configure the DNS Server service.
  • Manage DNS.
  • Monitor DNS. Tools might include System Monitor, Event Viewer, Replication Monitor, and DNS debug logs.
  • Implement secure network administration procedures.
  • Install and configure software update infrastructure.
  • Monitor network protocol security. Tools might include the IP Security Monitor Microsoft Management Console (MMC) snap-in and Kerberos support tools.
  • Troubleshoot network protocol security. Tools might include the IP Security Monitor MMC snap-in, Event Viewer, and Network Monitor.

Implementing, Managing, and Maintaining Routing and Remote Access

  • Configure Routing and Remote Access user authentication.
  • Manage remote access.
  • Manage TCP/IP routing.
  • Implement secure access between private networks.
  • Troubleshoot user access to remote access services.
  • Troubleshoot Routing and Remote Access routing.

Maintaining a Network Infrastructure

  • Monitor network traffic. Tools might include Network Monitor and System Monitor.
  • Troubleshoot connectivity to the Internet.
  • Troubleshoot server services.

Exam 70-293: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.
  • 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.

Exam 70-294:Active Directory Infrastructure

Planning and Implementing an Active Directory Infrastructure

  • Plan a strategy for placing global catalog servers.
  • Plan flexible operations master role placement.
  • Implement an Active Directory directory service forest and domain structure.
  • Implement an Active Directory site topology.
  • Plan an administrative delegation strategy.

Managing and Maintaining an Active Directory Infrastructure

  • Manage an Active Directory forest and domain structure.
  • Manage an Active Directory site.
  • Monitor Active Directory replication failures. Tools might include Replication Monitor, Event Viewer, and support tools.
  • Restore Active Directory directory services.
  • Troubleshoot Active Directory.

Planning and Implementing User, Computer, and Group Strategies

  • Plan a security group strategy.
  • Plan a user authentication strategy.
  • Plan an OU structure.
  • Implement an OU structure.

Planning and Implementing Group Policy

  • Plan Group Policy strategy.
  • Configure the user environment by using Group Policy.
  • Deploy a computer environment by using Group Policy.

Managing and Maintaining Group Policy

  • Troubleshoot issues related to Group Policy application deployment. Tools might include RSoP and the gpresult command.
  • Maintain installed software by using Group Policy.
  • Troubleshoot the application of Group Policy security settings. Tools might include RSoP and the gpresult command

Exam 70-270: Windows XP Professional

Installing Windows XP Professional

  • Perform and troubleshoot an attended installation of Windows XP Professional.
  • Perform and troubleshoot an unattended installation of Windows XP Professional.
  • Upgrade from a previous version of Windows to Windows XP Professional.
  • Perform post-installation updates and product activation.
  • Troubleshoot failed installations.

Implementing and Conducting Administration of Resources

  • Monitor, manage, and troubleshoot access to files and folders.
  • Manage and troubleshoot access to shared folders.
  • Connect to local and network print devices.
  • Configure and manage file systems.
  • Manage and troubleshoot access to and synchronization of offline files.

Implementing, Managing, Monitoring, and Troubleshooting Hardware Devices and Drivers

  • Implement, manage, and troubleshoot disk devices.
  • Implement, manage, and troubleshoot display devices.
  • Configure Advanced Configuration Power Interface (ACPI).
  • Implement, manage, and troubleshoot input and output (I/O) devices.
  • Manage and troubleshoot drivers and driver signing.
  • Monitor and configure multiprocessor computers.

Monitoring and Optimizing System Performance and Reliability

  • Monitor, optimize, and troubleshoot performance of the Windows XP Professional desktop.
  • Manage, monitor, and optimize system performance for mobile users.
  • Restore and back up the operating system, System State data, and user data.

Configuring and Troubleshooting the Desktop Environment

  • Configure and manage user profiles and desktop settings.
  • Configure support for multiple languages or multiple locations.
  • Manage applications by using Windows Installer packages.

Implementing, Managing, and Troubleshooting Network Protocols and Services

  • Configure and troubleshoot the TCP/IP protocol.
  • Connect to computers by using dial-up networking.
  • Connect to resources by using Internet Explorer.
  • Configure, manage, and implement Internet Information Services (IIS).
  • Configure, manage, and troubleshoot Remote Desktop and Remote Assistance.
  • Configure, manage, and troubleshoot an Internet Connection Firewall (ICF).

Configuring, Managing, and Troubleshooting Security

  • Configure, manage, and troubleshoot Encrypting File System (EFS).
  • Configure, manage, and troubleshoot a security configuration and local security policy.
  • Configure, manage, and troubleshoot local user and group accounts.
  • Configure, manage, and troubleshoot Internet Explorer security settings.

Exam 70-298:Designing Security

Creating the Conceptual Design for Network Infrastructure Security by Gathering and Analyzing Business and Technical Requirements

  • Analyze business requirements for designing security. Considerations include existing policies and procedures, sensitivity of data, cost, legal requirements, end-user impact, interoperability, maintainability, scalability, and risk.
  • Design a framework for designing and implementing security. The framework should include prevention, detection, isolation, and recovery.
  • Analyze technical constraints when designing security.

Creating the Logical Design for Network Infrastructure Security

  • Design a public key infrastructure (PKI) that uses Certificate Services.
  • Design a logical authentication strategy.
  • Design security for network management.
  • Design a security update infrastructure.

Creating the Physical Design for Network Infrastructure Security

  • Design network infrastructure security.
  • Design security for wireless networks.
  • Design user authentication for Internet Information Services (IIS).
  • Design security for Internet Information Services (IIS).
  • Design security for communication between networks.
  • Design security for communication with external organizations.
  • Design security for servers that have specific roles. Roles include domain controller, network infrastructure server, file server, IIS server, terminal server, and POP3 mail server.

Designing an Access Control Strategy for Data

  • Design an access control strategy for directory services.
  • Design an access control strategy for files and folders.
  • Design an access control strategy for the registry.

Creating the Physical Design for Client Infrastructure Security

  • Design a client authentication strategy.
  • Design a security strategy for client remote access.
  • Design a strategy for securing client computers. Considerations include desktop and portable computers.

Exam 70-299:Server Security

Implementing, Managing, and Troubleshooting Security Policies

  • Plan security templates based on computer role. Computer roles include SQL Server computer, Microsoft Exchange Server computer, domain controller, Internet Authentication Service (IAS) server, and Internet Information Services (IIS) server.
  • Configure security templates.
  • Deploy security templates.
  • Troubleshoot security template problems.
  • Configure additional security based on computer roles. Server computer roles include SQL Server computer, Exchange Server computer, domain controller, Internet Authentication Service (IAS) server, and Internet Information Services (IIS) server. Client computer roles include desktop, portable, and kiosk.

Implementing, Managing, and Troubleshooting Patch Management Infrastructure

  • Plan the deployment of service packs and hotfixes.
  • Assess the current status of service packs and hotfixes. Tools include MBSA and the MBSA command-line tool.
  • Deploy service packs and hotfixes.

Implementing, Managing, and Troubleshooting Security for Network Communications

  • Plan IPSec deployment.
  • Configure IPSec policies to secure communication between networks and hosts. Hosts include domain controllers, Internet Web servers, databases, e-mail servers, and client computers.
  • Deploy and manage IPSec policies.]
  • Troubleshoot IPSec.
  • Plan and implement security for wireless networks.
  • Deploy, manage, and configure SSL certificates, including uses for HTTPS, LDAPS, and wireless networks. Considerations include renewing certificates and obtaining self-issued certificates instead of publicly issued certificates.
  • Configure security for remote access users.

Planning, Configuring, and Troubleshooting Authentication, Authorization, and PKI

  • Plan and configure authentication.
  • Plan group structure.
  • Plan and configure authorization.
  • Install, manage, and configure Certificate Services.

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