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MCSA , MCSE Course Descriptions

MCSA on Windows Server 2003
The Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA) certification will advance your career by ensuring you have the skills to successfully manage and troubleshoot system environments running on the Microsoft Windows operating system.

Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA) candidates on the Microsoft Windows Server 2003 track are required to satisfy the following requirements:
Core exams (three exams required)
+ Two networking system exams
+ One client operating system exam
Elective exams (one exam required)

The courses listed with a red asterisk (*) below are for our MCSA program.

MCSE on Windows Server 2003

Earn the Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) certification and prove your expertise in designing and implementing the infrastructure for business solutions based on the Microsoft Windows 2000 platform and Microsoft Windows Server System.

Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) candidates on the Microsoft Windows Server 2003 track are required to satisfy the following requirements:
Core exams (six exams required)
+ Four networking system exams
+ One client operating system exam
+ One design exam
Elective exams (one exam required)

Course descriptions for our MCSE program are listed below.

Network Essentials Note: The Network Essentials course is NOT required for either the MCSA or the MCSE certification; but we begin both programs with this course as a means to ensure all our students come up to about the same course entry level in terms of networking skills.
Introduction to the basic concepts and principles that underlie computer networking, from the simplest peer-to-peer local area networks to the vastly complex wide area networks that reach across international boundaries and around the world. This includes an overview of networking terminology, examination of different network architectures, and focus on the physical components of computer networks, including server and client computers, and cabling and connectors. The program also includes network connectivity, the nuts and bolts of designing and rolling out a complete network, and a review of environmental factors that affect networks, as well as administering, upgrading, troubleshooting, and relocating networks.

Windows XP *
This course is designed to prepare students for the challenges they will face as a Microsoft networking professional. Lectures, projects and exercises reinforce skills as they are learned. The text includes CoursePrep Test Preparation software will help get you ready for the exam day. Specific topic coverage includes: Introduction to Windows XP Professional; Installing Windows XP Professional; Using the System Utilities; Managing Windows XP File Systems and Storage; Users, Groups, Profiles, and Policies; Windows XP Security and Access Controls; Network Protocols; Internetworking with Remote Access; Printing and Faxing; Performance Tuning; Windows XP Professional Application Support; Working with the Windows XP Registry; Booting Windows XP; Windows XP Professional Fault Tolerance; Troubleshooting with Windows XP (Microsoft Exam 70-270)

Managing and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Environment *
Course topics include: Introduction to Windows Server 2003, Managing Hardware Devices, Creating and Managing Users, Implementing and Managing Groups, Managing Access to Files, Managing Disk and Data Storage, Advanced File System Management, Implementing and Managing Printing, Implementing and Using Group Policies, Administering a Server, Monitoring Server Performance, Managing and Implementing Backups and Disaster Recovery, Administering Web Resources, and Security Basics for Windows Server 2003. (Microsoft Exam 70-290)

Implementing, Managing, and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Network Infrastructure *

Course topics include: Networking Overview, IP Addressing Basics, Configuring a Network Interface, Implementing Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP), Managing and Monitoring DHCP, Configuring Name Resolution, Implementing and Managing the DNS Service, Implementing and Managing WINS, Securing Network Traffic, Remote Access, Internet Authentication Service, Routing, Security Templates, and Troubleshooting Network Connectivity. (Microsoft Exam 70-291)

Exchange Server 2003 Administration *
Course topics include: Introduction to Exchange Server 2003, Installing and Configuring Exchange Server 2003, Managing Recipients, Configuring Outlook and Outlook Web Access, Managing Addresses, Public Folders, Configuring and Managing Exchange Server, Managing Routing and Internet Connectivity, Managing Data Storage and Hardware Resources, Securing Exchange 2003, Backup and Recovery of Exchange 2003, Troubleshooting Connectivity, Monitoring and Troubleshooting the Server, Upgrading to Exchange Server 2003.(Microsoft Exam 70-284)

Windows Server 2003 Active Directory

Course topics include: Introduction to Active Directory; Name Resolution and DNS; Active Directory Design Philosophy; Active Directory Architecture; Active Directory Logical Design; Active Directory Physical Design; Active Directory Replication; Operations Masters; Active Directory Authentication and Security; Managing Users, Groups, and Resources; Group Policy for Corporate Policy; Deploying and Managing Software with Group Policy; Monitoring and Optimizing Active Directory; Disaster Recovery (Microsoft Exam 70-294)

Designing a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Active Directory and Network Infrastructure
Course topics include the Assessment Stage, Developing the Active Directory Infrastructure Design, Developing Network Services Design, Designing the Logical Components, Name Resolution, Remote Access and Address Management, Service Sizing and Placement, and the Physical Design. (Microsoft Exam 70-297)

Planning and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Network Infrastructure
Course topics include: Overview of Planning a Windows Server 2003 Network, TCP/IP Architecture, Planning and Managing a TCP/IP Network, Planning and Configuring Routing and Switching, Planning, Configuring, and Troubleshooting DHCP, Planning, Configuring, and Troubleshooting WINS, Planning a DNS Strategy, Managing and Troubleshooting DNS, Planning and Managing Certificate Services, Planning and Managing IPSecurity (IPSec), Planning Network Access, Planning and Implementing Server Availability, Planning Server and Network Security, Problem Recovery. (Microsoft Exam 70-293)

These courses are required for the MCSA certification *.

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