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Exam 70-219 became available on June 27, 2000.
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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.
When you pass the Designing a Microsoft Windows 2000 Directory Services Infrastructure 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 1561: Designing a Microsoft Windows 2000 Directory Services Infrastructure
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 analyze the business requirements and design a directory service architecture, including:
Unified directory services such as Active Directory and Windows NT domains.
Connectivity between and within systems, system components, and applications.
Data replication such as directory replication and database replication.
In addition, the test measures the skills required to analyze the business requirements for desktop management and design a solution for desktop management that meets business requirements. 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 70-219||Course 1561|
|Analyzing Business Requirements|
Analyze the existing and planned business models.
Analyze the existing and planned organizational structures. Considerations include the management model; company organization; vendor, partner, and customer relationships; and acquisition plans.
Analyze factors that influence company strategies.
Analyze the structure of IT management. Considerations include the type of administration, such as centralized or decentralized, funding model, outsourcing, decision-making process, and change-management process.
|Analyzing Technical Requirements|
Evaluate the company's existing and planned technical environment.
Analyze the impact of Active Directory on the existing and planned technical environment. Considerations include Microsoft Exchange 2000.
Analyze the business requirements for client computer desktop management.
|Designing a Directory Service Architecture|
Define the scope of the Active Directory design.
Design an Active Directory forest and domain structure.
Design an Active Directory naming strategy.
Design and plan the structure of organizational units. Considerations include administrative control, existing domain structures, administrative policy, and geographic and company structure.
Plan for the coexistence of Active Directory and other directory services.
Design a schema modification policy.
Design an Active Directory implementation plan.
|Designing Service Locations|
Design the placement of operations masters. Considerations include performance, fault tolerance, functionality, and manageability.
Design the placement of global catalog servers. Considerations include performance, fault tolerance, functionality, and manageability.
Design the placement of domain controllers. Considerations include performance, fault tolerance, functionality, and manageability.
Design the placement of DNS, WINS, and DHCP servers. Considerations include performance, fault tolerance, functionality, manageability, and interoperability.
Design an Active Directory site topology.
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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