Implementing and Administering Security in a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Network

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Course code MS2823



This five-day instructor-led course addresses the MCSA and MCSE skills path for IT Pro security practitioners, specifically addressing the training needs of those preparing for the 70-299-certification exam.


The primary product focus is on Microsoft Windows Server™ 2003 based infrastructure solutions but will include some client-focused content where appropriate. This learning product is to provide functional skills in planning and implementing infrastructure security.


This course is part of the Security Portfolio and will act as the primary entry point for IT Professionals at the implementation level. Course 2810 will provide an entry point for students to broaden their awareness of security issues. Students will be encouraged to enhance their security design skills by attending Course 2830.


The course is for a system administrator or system engineer who has the foundation implementation skills and knowledge for the deployment of secure Microsoft Windows Server 2003 based solutions. This course is not intended to provide design skills, but will cover planning skills at a level sufficient to enable decision making for the implementation process.


Duration 5 day(s)


Delegates will learn how to:


q       Plan and configure an authorization and authentication strategy in a multi-forest organization

q       Install, configure, and manage a certification authority (CA)

q       Configure, deploy, and manage certificates

q       Plan, implement, and troubleshoot smart card certificates

q       Plan, implement, and troubleshoot Encrypting File System (EFS)

q       Plan, configure, and deploy a secure member server baseline

q       Plan, configure, and implement secure baselines for server roles

q       Plan, configure, implement, and deploy a secure client computer baseline

q       Plan and implement Software Update Services

q       Plan, implement, and troubleshoot data transmission security

q       Plan and implement security for wireless networks

q       Plan and implement perimeter security with Internet Security and Acceleration Server (ISA) 2000

q       Secure remote access




Before attending this course, students should have:


Experience implementing a Windows® 2000 or Windows Server 2003 Active Directory® environment. Experience with organizational resources such as Web, FTP and Exchange servers, (not expected to have detailed knowledge) shared resources and network services such as DHCP, DNS and WINS also helpful.


Instructional Method         Interactive presentation and practical application through hands-on labs and group activities


Certification Preparation  This course will prepare you for the following MCP exam 70-299

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