Hands On

Hands On Training

This course includes practical application of the subjects covered.


Official Curriculum

This course is part of Microsoft's official Course Curriculum.

Curriculum Microsoft
Course Code M2276
Duration 2 Days
Price Available on request
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Course Description

The target audience for this course includes individuals who are either employed by, or who are seeking employment as, a Systems Administrator in Medium and Large (M/LORG) organizations. The entry criterion for this course includes individuals who are entry-level IT professionals, new to hands-on Windows server and network administration; or, individuals preparing for exam 70-291, Implementing, Managing, and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Network Infrastructure, a core requirement for the MCSA and MCSE Windows 2003 certification credentials.

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Describe the Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) protocol architecture.
  • Convert Internet Protocol (IP) addresses between decimal and binary.
  • Calculate a subnet mask.
  • Create subnets using Variable-Length Subnet Mask (VLSM) and Classless
  • Inter-Domain Routing (CIDR).
  • Configure a host to use a static IP address.
  • Assign IP addresses in a multiple subnet network.
  • Describe the IP routing process.
  • Configure a host to obtain an IP address automatically.
  • Configure a host so that automatic private IP address configuration is disabled.
  • Configure a host to use name servers.
  • Isolate common connectivity issues

Course Modules

Reviewing the Suite of TCP/IP Protocols (3 topics)

  • Overview of the OSI Model
  • Overview of the TCP/IP Protocol Suite
  • Viewing Frames Using Network Monitor

Assigning IP Addresses in a Multiple Subnet Network (5 topics)

  • Assigning IP Addresses
  • Creating a Subnet
  • Creating Subnets Using VLSM
  • Creating Subnets Using CIDR
  • Using IP Routing Tables

Lab: Viewing and Modifying the Routing Table (3 topics)

  • Exercise 1: Viewing the Routing Table
  • Exercise 2: Adding a Route to the Routing table
  • Exercise 3: Removing a Route from the Routing table

Configuring a Client IP Address (3 topics)

  • Configuring a Client to Use a Static IP Address
  • Configuring a Host to Obtain an IP Address Automatically
  • Using Alternate Configuration

Configuring a Client for Name Resolution (6 topics)

  • Resolving Client Names
  • Managing the Address Resolution Protocol (ARP) Cache
  • Overview of NetBIOS
  • Using Static Naming Methods
  • Using Dynamic Naming Methods
  • Summarizing the Name Resolution Process

Isolating Common Connectivity Issues (2 topics)

  • Isolating Common Connectivity Issues
  • Using Utilities and Tools to Isolate Connectivity Issues

Lab: Isolating Common Connectivity Issues (2 topics)

  • Exercise 1: Isolating Connectivity Issues
  • Exercise 2: Resolving Common Connectivity Issues


Before attending this course, students must have completed A+ certification, Network+ certification and course MS2274: Managing a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Environment, or have equivalent knowledge and skills.

Prerequisite Certifications

  • Comptia A+ Certification

    CompTIA A+ certification validates the latest skills needed by today's computer support professionals. It is an international, vendor-neutral certification recognized by major hardware and software ve

  • Comptia Network+ Certification

    The CompTIA Network+ certification is the global standard for professionals with at least nine months of experience in network support or administration. Network+ Certification demonstrates technical

Additional Learning

The courses below may help you meet the knowledge level required to take this course. If you are unsure please ask a training advisor

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