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Exam Objectives

Exam Objectives

The exam objectives are broken up into six different categories:

Planning and Implementing Server Roles and Server Security

  • Configure security for servers that are assigned specific roles.
  • Plan a secure baseline installation. Installing service packs, anti-virus, firewalls, removing unused service are part of securing your server.

Understanding Network Infrastructures

  • Understand the concepts of Internet, intranet, and extranet.
  • This objective may include but is not limited to: VPN, security zones, firewalls.

  • Understand local area networks (LANs).
  • This objective may include but is not limited to: perimeter networks; addressing; reserved address ranges for local use (including local loopback ip), VLANs; wired LAN and wireless LAN

  • Understand wide area networks (WANs).
  • This objective may include but is not limited to: leased lines, dial-up, ISDN, VPN, T1, T3, E1, E3, DSL, Cable, , etc. and their characteristics (speed, availability). Item idea: Map T1, etc to a LAN or WAN

  • Understand wireless networking.
  • This objective may include but is not limited to: Types of wireless networking standards and their characteristics (802.11A,B,G,N including different Ghz ranges), types of network security (WPA/WEP/802.1X etc.), point-to-point (P2P) wireless, wireless bridging

  • Understand network topologies and access methods.

Understanding Network Hardware

  • Understand switches.
  • This objective may include but is not limited to: transmission speed; number and type of ports; number of uplinks; speed of uplinks; managed or unmanaged switches; VLAN capabilities; Layer 2 and Layer 3 switches,, security options; hardware redundancy; support; backplane speed; switching types, mac table; understanding capabilities of hubs vs. switches

  • Understand routers.
  • This objective may include but is not limited to: transmission speed considerations, directly connected routes, static routing, dynamic routing (routing protocols), default routes; routing table and how it selects best route(s); routing table memory, NAT, software routing in Windows Server

  • Understand media types.
  • This objective may include but is not limited to: cable types and their characteristics, including media segment length and speed; fibre optic; twisted pair shielded or nonshielded; catxx cabling, wireless; ; susceptibility to external interference (machinery, power cables, etc); susceptibility to electricity (lightning), susceptibility to interception.

Understanding Protocols and Services

  • Understand the OSI model.
  • This objective may include but is not limited to: OSI model; TCP model; examples of devices, protocols, applications and which OSI/TCP layer they belong to; TCP and UDP; well-known ports for most used purposes (not necessarily Internet); packets and frames

  • Understand IPv4.
  • This objective may include but is not limited to: subnetting; IPconfig; why use IPv6; addressing; ipv4toipv6 tunneling protocols to ensure backwards compatibility; dual ip stack; subnetmask; gateway; ports; packets; reserved address ranges for local use (including local loopback ip)

  • Understand IPv6.
  • This objective may include but is not limited to: subnetting; IPconfig; why use IPv6; addressing; ipv4toipv6 tunneling protocols to ensure backwards compatibility; dual ip stack; subnetmask; gateway; ports; packets; reserved address ranges for local use (including local loopback ip)

  • Understand names resolution.
  • This objective may include but is not limited to: DNS, WINS, steps in the name resolution process

  • Understand networking services.
  • This objective may include but is not limited to: DHCP, remote access

  • Understand TCP/IP.
  • This objective may include but is not limited to: tools, such as ping; tracert; pathping; Telnet; IPconfig; netstat, reserved address ranges for local use (including local loopback ip); protocols

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