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Lesson 1

Introduction to Designing and Securing a TCP/IP and DHCP Solution

This course will provide senior networking support professionals the information and skills required to design a networking services infrastructure for large enterprise networks.
The focus of this course will be less on mouse clicking, and more on network design concepts and parameters vital to the successful network architect. Your prior knowledge about basic networking services such as WINS, DNS, RRAS, RADIUS, Proxy Server, and network hardware will serve as the foundation for the solutions you will design.
The network architect's job is like that of the building architect. He/she maps out the requirements for the organization, and with these requirements in mind, puts together a design plan. You will discover how TCP/IP and DHCP factor into design solutions, optimizing your solutions for maximum performance and security.

Course goals

After completing the course, you will be able to:
  1. Describe the attributes of a Windows 2000 networking services infrastructure design.
  2. Translate organizational goals into a design
  3. Define the design requirements for a Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) solution.
  4. Design a functional TCP/IP solution
  5. Secure a TCP/IP solution
  6. Enhance a TCP/IP design for availability
  7. Optimize a TCP/IP design for performance
  8. Design a DHCP solution for automating IP configuration.
  9. Design a functional DHCP solution
  10. Secure a DHCP solution
  11. Enhance a DHCP design for availability
  12. Enhance a DHCP design for performance


QuickChecks are unscored opportunities for you to self-check your understanding of key points before you arrive at a scored Exercise or Quiz.
You will see QuickChecks throughout the lessons; click the icon to display a brief question. Click again to see the correct answer in a short animated sequence.

Problem Solver exercises

To better prepare you to pass the MCSE exam and to provide you an opportunity to practice what you learn within a context, we have created exercises throughout the series in which you apply your knowledge about Windows 2000 to various scenarios. You will submit your solutions to the Problem Solver exercises for scoring.

Learning bridges

When you see this icon Learning Bridge placed near a term or topic, you can click it to go to a learning bridge. A learning bridge is a sidebar that provides refresher information from other courses in this and other series.
In the next lesson, you will learn about prerequisites to this course.