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Preparation Guide for Exam 70-216

Implementing and Administering a Microsoft Windows 2000 Network Infrastructure

Updated: May 13, 2008

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Exam news

Exam 70-216 became available on March 4, 2002.


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Audience profile

Candidates for this exam operate in medium-sized to very large computing environments that use the Windows 2000 network operating system. They have a minimum of one year of experience implementing and administering network operating systems in environments that have the following characteristics:

Supported users range from 200 to more than 26,000.

Physical locations range from 5 to more than 150.

Typical network services and applications include file and print, database, messaging, proxy server or firewall, dial-in server, desktop management, and Web hosting.

Connectivity needs include connecting individual offices and users at remote locations to the corporate network and connecting corporate networks to the Internet.

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Credit toward certification

When you pass the Implementing and Administering a Microsoft Windows 2000 Network Infrastructure exam, you achieve Microsoft Certified Professional status. You also earn credit toward the following certifications:

Core credit toward Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer on Microsoft Windows 2000 certification

Elective credit toward Microsoft Certified Database Administrator on Microsoft SQL Server 2000 certification

Elective credit toward Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator on Microsoft Windows 2000 certification

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Preparation tools and resources

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.

Classroom training for this exam

Course 2151: Windows 2000 Network and Operating System Essentials

Course 2152: Implementing Windows 2000 Professional and Server

Course 2153: Implementing a Windows 2000 Network Infrastructure

Microsoft Press self-paced training products

MCSA/MCSE Self-Paced Training Kit: Microsoft Windows 2000 Network Infrastructure Administration, Exam 70-216, Second Edition

MCSE Self-Paced Training Kit: Microsoft Windows 2000 Core Requirements, Second Edition, Exams 70-210, 70-215, 70-216, 70-217

Microsoft certified practice tests

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.

Microsoft online resources

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.

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Skills measured

This exam measures your ability to install, manage, monitor, configure, and troubleshoot DNS, DHCP, Remote Access, Network Protocols, IP Routing, and WINS in a Windows 2000 network infrastructure. In addition, this test measures the skills required to manage, monitor, and troubleshoot Network Address Translation and Certificate Services. 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.

KEY:The course provides a general introductory overview of this task. You will need to supplement the course with additional work. = The course provides a general introductory overview of this task. You will need to supplement the course with additional work.    The course includes some material to prepare you for this task. You will need to supplement the course with additional work. = The course includes some material to prepare you for this task. You will need to supplement the course with additional work.    The course includes material to prepare you for this task. = The course includes material to prepare you for this task.
Skills measured by Exam 70-216Course 2151Course 2152Course 2153
Installing, Configuring, Managing, Monitoring, and Troubleshooting DNS in a Windows 2000 Network Infrastructure   

Install, configure, and troubleshoot DNS.

Install the DNS Server service.

Configure a root name server.

Configure zones.

Configure a caching-only server.

Configure a DNS client.

Configure zones for dynamic updates.

Test the DNS Server service.

Implement a delegated zone for DNS.

Manually create DNS resource records.

The course provides a general introductory overview of this task. You will need to supplement the course with additional work.


The course includes material to prepare you for this task.

Manage and monitor DNS.




Installing, Configuring, Managing, Monitoring, and Troubleshooting DHCP in a Windows 2000 Network Infrastructure   

Install, configure, and troubleshoot DHCP.

Install the DHCP Server service.

Create and manage DHCP scopes, superscopes, and multicast scopes.

Configure DHCP for DNS integration.

Authorize a DHCP server in Active Directory.

The course provides a general introductory overview of this task. You will need to supplement the course with additional work.


The course includes material to prepare you for this task.

Manage and monitor DHCP.




Configuring, Managing, Monitoring, and Troubleshooting Remote Access in a Windows 2000 Network Infrastructure    

Configure and troubleshoot remote access.

Configure inbound connections.

Create a remote access policy.

Configure a remote access profile.

Configure a virtual private network (VPN).

Configure multilink connections.

Configure Routing and Remote Access for DHCP Integration.

The course provides a general introductory overview of this task. You will need to supplement the course with additional work.


The course includes material to prepare you for this task.

Manage and monitor remote access.



The course includes some material to prepare you for this task. You will need to supplement the course with additional work.

Configure remote access security.

Configure authentication protocols.

Configure encryption protocols.

Create a remote access policy.



The course includes material to prepare you for this task.

Installing, Configuring, Managing, Monitoring, and Troubleshooting Network Protocols in a Windows 2000 Network Infrastructure    

Install, configure, and troubleshoot network protocols.

Install and configure TCP/IP.

Install the NWLink protocol.

Configure network bindings.

The course provides a general introductory overview of this task. You will need to supplement the course with additional work.


The course includes material to prepare you for this task.

Configure TCP/IP packet filters.



The course includes some material to prepare you for this task. You will need to supplement the course with additional work.

Configure and troubleshoot network protocol security.



The course includes some material to prepare you for this task. You will need to supplement the course with additional work.

Manage and monitor network traffic.

The course provides a general introductory overview of this task. You will need to supplement the course with additional work.


The course includes some material to prepare you for this task. You will need to supplement the course with additional work.

Configure and troubleshoot IPSec.

Enable IPSec.

Configure IPSec for transport mode.

Configure IPSec for tunnel mode.

Customize IPSec policies and rules.

Manage and monitor IPSec.



The course includes some material to prepare you for this task. You will need to supplement the course with additional work.

Installing, Configuring, Managing, Monitoring, and Troubleshooting WINS in a Windows 2000 Network Infrastructure    

Install, configure, and troubleshoot WINS.

The course provides a general introductory overview of this task. You will need to supplement the course with additional work.


The course includes material to prepare you for this task.

Configure WINS replication.



The course includes some material to prepare you for this task. You will need to supplement the course with additional work.

Configure NetBIOS name resolution.

The course provides a general introductory overview of this task. You will need to supplement the course with additional work.


The course includes material to prepare you for this task.

Manage and monitor WINS.



The course includes some material to prepare you for this task. You will need to supplement the course with additional work.

Installing, Configuring, Managing, Monitoring, and Troubleshooting IP Routing in a Windows 2000 Network Infrastructure    

Install, configure, and troubleshoot IP routing protocols.

Update a Windows 2000-based routing table by means of static routes.

Implement Demand-Dial Routing.

The course provides a general introductory overview of this task. You will need to supplement the course with additional work.


The course includes material to prepare you for this task.

Manage and monitor IP routing.

Manage and monitor border routing.

Manage and monitor internal routing.

Manage and monitor IP routing protocols.

The course provides a general introductory overview of this task. You will need to supplement the course with additional work.


The course includes material to prepare you for this task.

Installing, Configuring, Managing, Monitoring, and Troubleshooting Certificate Services    

Install and configure Certificate Authority (CA).



The course includes material to prepare you for this task.

Issue and revoke certificates.



The course includes material to prepare you for this task.

Remove the Encrypting File System (EFS) recovery keys.


The course includes material to prepare you for this task.


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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