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Exam 70-226 became available on September 5, 2001.
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Candidates for this exam work in medium-sized to very large Internet or corporate intranet environments that use Windows 2000 operating systems. They have a minimum of two years of experience planning and designing highly available Web site infrastructures. They work in multi-server, n-tier application environments that have the following characteristics:
Concurrent client connections that can exceed 1,000
User databases, such as LDAP server or directory service
Internet security, such as firewalls, security-enhanced protocols, or proxy servers
High availability services that can include Network Load Balancing (NLB), Component Load Balancing (CLB), Cluster service, and Microsoft Application Center 2000
When you pass the Designing Highly Available Web Solutions with Microsoft Windows 2000 Server Technologies exam, you achieve Microsoft Certified Professional status. You also earn credit toward the following certifications:
Core or elective credit toward Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer on Microsoft Windows 2000 certification.
In addition to your hands-on experience working with the product, we recommend that you use the following tools and training to help you prepare for this exam.
Course 1562: Designing a Microsoft Windows 2000 Networking Services Infrastructure
Course 2087: Implementing Microsoft Windows 2000 Clustering
Course 2088: Designing a Highly Available Web Infrastructure (no longer available)
MeasureUp: Visit the MeasureUp Web site to take a practice test.
Self Test Software: Visit the Self Test Software Web site to take a practice test.
TechNet: Designed for IT professionals, this site includes how-to instructions, best practices, downloads, technical chats, and much more.
MSDN: The Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) is a reference for developers. It features code samples, technical articles, newsgroups, chats, and more.
Training and certification newsgroups: There is a newsgroup for every Microsoft certification. By participating in the ongoing dialogue, you take advantage of a unique opportunity to exchange ideas with and ask questions of others, including more than 750 Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals (MVPs) worldwide.
This exam measures your ability to design and implement database solutions by using Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Enterprise Edition. Before taking the exam, you should be proficient in the job skills listed in the following matrix. The matrix shows which Official Microsoft Learning Products may help you reach competency in the skills being tested in the exam.
|Skills measured by Exam 70-226||Course 1562||Course 2087||Course 2088|
|Designing Cluster and Server Architectures for Web Solutions|
Design NLB solutions to improve availability, scalability, and fault tolerance. Considerations include the number of hosts, number of clusters, placement of servers, multicast versus unicast, failover strategy, priority, affinity, filtering, load weighting, and application types.
Design Cluster service cluster solutions to improve fault tolerance. Considerations include the number of nodes, placement of servers, cluster resource groups, failover and failback strategy, active/active, active/passive, application types, and dependencies.
Design CLB solutions to provide redundancy and load balancing of COM+ components. Considerations include the number of nodes, placement of servers, NLB, and CLB routing.
Design data storage for high availability. Considerations include RAID and storage area networks.
Design a system management and monitoring strategy. Considerations include performance monitoring, event monitoring, services, data analysis, and WMI.
Design a disaster recovery strategy.
|Designing a Highly Available Network Infrastructure|
Design a TCP/IP network infrastructure. Considerations include subnet addressing, DNS hierarchy and naming, DHCP server environment, and routed and switched environments.
Design a highly available network topology. Considerations include redundant paths, redundant services, and redundant components.
Plan server configurations. Considerations include network adapters, cluster communication, connectivity, and bandwidth.
Analyze and design end-to-end bandwidth requirements throughout an n-tier environment.
|Planning Capacity Requirements|
Calculate network, server, and cluster capacity. Considerations include memory, CPU, cost, flexibility, manageability, application scalability, and client/server and server/server communications.
Design an upgrade strategy for networks, servers, and clusters. Considerations include scaling up and scaling out.
Calculate storage requirements. Considerations include placement, RAID level, and redundancy.
Design directory services. Considerations include Active Directory, LDAP, availability, authentication, and sizing.
|Designing Security Strategies for Web Solutions|
Design an authentication strategy. Considerations include certificates, anonymous access, directory services, Kerberos, and public key infrastructure (PKI).
Design an authorization strategy. Considerations include group membership, IP blocking, access control lists, and Web content zones.
Design an encryption strategy. Considerations include IPSec, SSL, certificates, Encrypting File System (EFS), and PPTP.
Design a firewall strategy. Considerations include packet filters, proxy servers, protocol settings, network address translation (NAT), and perimeter networks (also known as DMZs).
Design a security auditing strategy. Considerations include intrusion detection, security, performance, denial of service, logging, and data risk assessments.
|Designing Application and Service Infrastructures for Web Solutions|
Design a Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server messaging Web integration strategy. Considerations include browser access and Wireless Access Protocol (WAP) gateways.
Design a database Web integration strategy. Considerations include database access and authentication.
Design content and application topology. Considerations include scaling out, load balancing, fault tolerance, deploying and synchronizing Web applications, state management, service placement, and log shipping.
Design an n-tier, component-based topology. Considerations include component placement and CLB.
Design an application management and monitoring strategy. Considerations include detection and notification of application failure.
Note This preparation guide is subject to change at any time without prior notice and at the sole discretion of Microsoft. Microsoft exams might include adaptive testing technology and simulation items. Microsoft does not identify the format in which exams are presented. Please use this preparation guide to prepare for the exam, regardless of its format.
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