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Exam 70-221 became available on July 12, 2000.
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Candidates for this exam operate in medium-sized to very large computing environments that use the Microsoft Windows 2000 network operating system. They have a minimum of one year of experience in designing network infrastructures 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 Network 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 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
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 for a network infrastructure and design a network infrastructure that meets business requirements. Network infrastructure elements include:
Name resolution such as WINS and DNS
Virtual private networks
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 70-221||Course 1562|
|Analyzing Business Requirements|
Analyze the existing and planned business models.
Analyze the existing and planned organizational structures. Considerations include 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 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 and goals.
Analyze the impact of infrastructure design on the existing and planned technical environment.
Analyze the network requirements for client computer access.
Analyze the existing disaster recovery strategy for client computers, servers, and the network.
|Designing a Windows 2000 Network Infrastructure|
Modify and design a network topology.
Design a TCP/IP networking strategy.
Design a DHCP strategy.
Design name resolution services.
Design a multi-protocol strategy. Protocols include IPX/SPX and SNA.
Design a Distributed file system (Dfs) strategy.
|Designing for Internet Connectivity|
Design an Internet and extranet access solution. Components of the solution could include proxy server, firewall, routing and remote access, Network Address Translation (NAT), connection sharing, Web server, or mail server.
Design a load-balancing strategy.
|Designing a Wide Area Network Infrastructure|
Design an implementation strategy for dial-up remote access.
Design a virtual private network (VPN) strategy.
Design a Routing and Remote Access routing solution to connect locations.
|Designing a Management and Implementation Strategy for Windows 2000 Networking|
Design a strategy for monitoring and managing Windows 2000 network services. Services include global catalog, Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) services, Certificate Services, DNS, DHCP, WINS, Routing and Remote Access, Proxy Server, and Dfs.
Design network services that support application architecture.
Design a plan for the interaction of Windows 2000 network services such as WINS, DHCP, and DNS.
Design a resource strategy.
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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