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This 5-day instructor-led course teaches how to design a MS Active Directory service & network infrastructure for a MS Windows Server 2003 environment. Intended for systems engineers responsible of designing directory service & network infrastructures.

Course Outline
This five-day instructor-led course provides students with the knowledge and skills to design a Microsoft Active Directory directory service and network infrastructure for a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 environment. The course is intended for systems engineers who are responsible for designing directory service and/or network infrastructures.

Audience Profile This course is intended for individuals who are employed as or seeking employment as a systems engineer in a Windows Server 2003-based environment.

After completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Describe the process of designing an Active Directory infrastructure and a network infrastructure that supports Active Directory.
  • Design a forest and domain infrastructure that meets the needs of an organization.
  • Design a site infrastructure that meets the needs of an organization.
  • Design a Group Policy structure that meets the needs of an organization.
  • Design an administrative structure that meets the needs of an organization.
  • Design a physical network structure that supports Active Directory and meets the needs of an organization.
  • Design a Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) structure that supports Active Directory and meets the needs of an organization.
  • Create a design for network connectivity that supports Active Directory and meets the needs of an organization.
  • Design a name resolution strategy that supports Active Directory and meets the needs of an organization.
  • Design a network access infrastructure that supports Active Directory and meets the needs of an organization.
Guaranteed to Run!   Course Outline Module 1: Introduction to Designing an Active Directory and Network Infrastructure This module introduces general design principles and the process of designing a Windows Server 2003 Active Directory infrastructure.
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Explain basic design principles.
  • Describe the process of and the tasks involved in designing an Active Directory infrastructure.
Module 2: Designing a Forest and Domain Infrastructure This module covers the first major design decisions when creating an Active Directory and network infrastructure. The Active Directory logical structure and the design of forests and domains. Key elements of the forest and domain design are naming and, in the case of a multiple-forest design, trusts. These decisions must take into account any existing structure and provide a migration solution from the existing structure to the new design.
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Gather and analyze the information that you need to design a forest and domain infrastructure.
  • Create a logical forest design.
  • Create a domain design.
  • Design a DNS namespace strategy for forests and domains.
  • Create a trust strategy for forests.
  • Determine a migration plan for the existing infrastructure.
  • Design a schema management policy.
Module 3: Designing a Site Infrastructure This module explains how to design a site topology to organize the Windows Server 2003 network in your organization and optimize the exchange of data and directory information.
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Determine the information needed to design a site infrastructure.
  • Create a site design.
  • Modify the site design for replication.
  • Determine the placement of domain controllers in the site design.
  • Determine the placement of global catalog servers in the site design.
  • Determine the placement of single operations masters in the site design.
Module 4: Designing the Administrative Structure This module explains how to design your administrative structure to delegate authority and simplify administrative overhead and design an organizational unit structure in a Windows Server 2003 environment.
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Determine the information needed to design an administrative structure.
  • Design a network administration model.
  • Design an organizational unit structure.
  • Design an account strategy.
Module 5: Designing for Group Policy This module describes how to gather and analyze business requirements and other data and then use that data to design a Group Policy structure and integrate the structure into an organizational unit design. It describes the role of Group Policy in the Active Directory infrastructure and factors in choosing particular implementations, such as security, software deployment, and administrative requirements. The module also covers why and how to design a change management structure.
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Determine the information needed to design for Group Policy.
  • Design a Group Policy structure.
  • Create an organization unit (OU) structure for Group Policy.
  • Create a Group Policy management design.
Module 6: Designing the Physical Network This module describes how to gather business requirements and other data and then analyze and use that data to design the physical network. It explains how to design a connectivity infrastructure, with considerations for intrasite and intersite connectivity, router placement, connection types, and virtual private networks (VPNs). It also describes how to design a domain controller structure and how to use the Active Directory Sizer tool.

The module also covers why and how to design a change management structure for networking, including monitoring. Finally, the students will create a physical network according to a scenario.
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Explain the preparation necessary to design a network infrastructure.
  • Create an IP addressing scheme.
  • Design a DHCP infrastructure.
  • Design a change management structure for networking.
Module 7: Designing for Network Connectivity This module describes how to design networking services for connectivity and protocol requirements for organizations. Also, this module describes networking solutions that establish a network foundation, provide access to public networks, and support network-based applications and authentication methods.
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Determine the information that you need to design for network connectivity.
  • Evaluate connection types.
  • Design a connectivity infrastructure.
  • Create a design for Internet connectivity.
Module 8: Designing a Name Resolution Strategy This module describes the relationship between Active Directory and DNS domain names, Windows Internet Name Service (WINS), and other name-resolution strategies.
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Determine the information needed to design a name-resolution strategy.
  • Design a strategy for interoperability with Active Directory, BIND, WINS, and DHCP.
  • Design a WINS replication strategy.
  • Design a name resolution strategy for clients.
Module 9: Designing the Network Access Infrastructure This module describes how to design a network access infrastructure by gathering relevant data, and then analyzing and using that data to design for network access security, remote access, and wireless access. The module includes strategies for authentication, administration, access monitoring, interoperability, and user education.
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Gather data for network access design.
  • Design network access security.
  • Choose remote access methods.
  • Design a remote access infrastructure.
  • Design a wireless access infrastructure
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With (R)Evolution, TekSource is transforming the way IT professionals receive training. Our courses are led by Certified Instructors and supported by online course mentors. Course content is delivered through expert video modules and interactive features, in tandem with virtual lab exercises and progress quizzes. When you take training with TekSource, you get a comprehensive training solution that incorporates the following value add components into one “revolutionary” offering:

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With (R)Evolution, each course is supported by a certified instructor who facilitates, coaches and mentors the students through the learning process - their only job is to ensure our students’ success. Students attend class in one day increments (which can be non-consecutive days for multi-day courses).
    * Since the course content is provided by the expert video modules, the in-class instructor can devote 100% of their time to individual instruction and guidance.
    * Our exclusive consultative learning approach ensures that the needs of each student are assessed and support during and subsequent to the course is tailored to them.

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    * Content is delivered by World Class Experts and Certified Trainers and it has been edited and produced so that students are presented the best possible delivery of the course material.
    * Self Scheduled progress matches the learning speed of each student – it allows for instant review, and results in improved retention.

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Throughout the Learning experience, instruction is reinforced with practical exercises, lab exercises completed in live lab environments and progress checks that give immediate feedback to the student regarding their progress.
    * Keeps students engaged, on track and in line with their objectives
    * Provides instant feedback, real time results and acts as a measure for the instructor to provide further mentorship

Online Mentoring and Support
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    * Reinforces learning and acts as a support during the classroom session
    * Assistance applying course concepts
    * Access to our facility and ability to re-take some or all of the training is absolute assurance that required learning is received.
Prerequisites & Certificates

This course requires that students meet the following prerequisites: They have taken Course 2278, Planning and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Network Infrastructure and Course 2279, Planning, Implementing, and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Active Directory Infrastructure —OR— They have equivalent knowledge and experience

Certificates offered

Certificate of completion

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations or postponements received more than ten business days prior to the first day of the course, will be subject to a 15% administration fee, and course ware fees where applicable. The cost of the course is payable, in full, for any cancellations or postponements received within ten business days, or less, prior to the first day of the course.

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A quick note to say thanks very much for the information I garnered at the course. The training was very informative and practical; the handout material contains a lot of information that will be helpful in future.
Reviewed by 2014
I found the course to be useful and easy to follow. Would use their service again.
Reviewed by 2014
I really enjoyed this training session, I found it incredible helpful for our needs of customizing our CRM. The instructor was good
Reviewed by 2013
By choice, and as I didn't want to disturb the man next to me, I didn't ask to many questions of the instructor. I realize that taking the same course at the same time would have been ideal, but I understand why we were put in the same space. I had a few computer glitches which shuffled the course material around a bit which I eventually found a work around for. A lot of material for one day and I did find myself paying attention to the clock to make sure I finished at a reasonable time.
Reviewed by 2012
very well organized and flexible. Helped me with my specific needs. Steve was very helpful.
Reviewed by 2012
I thought that the course content was excellent, it covered a wide variety of new features in 2010 at a sufficeint level of detail. The video instructor was also very diliegent about highlighting the various ribbon features and showing alternate methods of completing a task. This teaching method may not be for everyone, but I enjoyed the ability to learn at my own pace, without being slowed down by questions that were not relevant to me. It would be nice to have better control over the video streaming in order to skip over/ahead on topics that are familiar to the user.
Reviewed by 2012
the instructor was very knowledgeable, and most importantly patient.
Reviewed by 2012
Found that the advance training was where my level was at already on most items (wishing there was a super advanced training). Found the ‘instructor’ not to be conversant on the program I was being trained on (probably the same level as I was) which was frustrating. He did ask other personnel which did have more knowledge but did not give me a clear answer (said it was part of the limits of the program and what I was looking for was very customized, duh this is why I took the advanced) He was willing to go over the ideas of tables and relationships with me which was not covered in the course, which I was thankful for. The course did delivered though what it had said it would and it was good to get reinforcement on what I had learned on my own, that I was on the right track.
Reviewed by 2012
The course was really useful for me.
Reviewed by 2012
over all it is a good experience and I learnt something out of it.
Reviewed by 2012
Course content was not as comprehensive as I'd hoped. Would have liked more indepth lessons about macros.
Reviewed by 2012
It would be great to separate two different session for the topic. It was usufull and meantime it was too much information.
Reviewed by 2012
Hi, There was one problem with the flow. I'm not completely sure as to how best to describe it but basically, it didn't flow from one module to the next. Specifically, if I was in a particular module (say the introduction or first sub-module) and it completed, I was not automatically taken to the next sub-module within the overall module (a module being a section of the course). Feel free to give me a call to discuss at 416-686-3141.
Reviewed by 2012
The first hour of the course was difficult due to the noisy environment. There were 3 separate software platforms being mentored by 2 instructors simultaneously. As each required unique start up instructions, it was very difficult to concentrate on the video teaching for my session in spite of the headphones as there was a significant amount of background noise. I suggest that future sessions that are mentored rather than led be done as dedicated sessions (i.e. only 1 software platform being taught at a time) to minimize the impact of this situation. Additionally, the 2 instructors had side conversations that had nothing to do with teaching the sessions and needed to be asked not to do this as I found it was hindering my ability to listen to the video lesson. Unwilling to crank the volume on the headset, I could hear them clearly over the top of the lesson I was listening to.
Reviewed by 2012
Everyone was extremely laid back, kind and courteous. I felt very comfortable and no matter who you were in contact with, all employees were approachable.
Reviewed by 2012
While the instructor had a basic understanding of Project 2010, he did not have "advanced" knowledge which was the level of the course. He had not really used the software in "real life" so didn't have any context. Whenever I had questions, he looked for answers from microsoft.com (I could have done the same). I was hoping the instructor would provided added knowledge to what I was learning from the videos.
Reviewed by 2012
Fantastic and very relevant. The instructor was very pleasant and helpful.
Reviewed by 2012
Too many mistakes made in the videos, this made it confusing about what to follow and what to avoid. Seminar presenter got off-topic too much which made me pressed for time.
Reviewed by 2011
There really is not enough time in one day to do all the exersizes in the training manual, watch all the videos, take the quizzes, and discuss specifc issues with the instructor. I would suggest improving the video intruction to actual take you through some of the exersizes rather than leaving you to do it on your own, because you really only learn by doing.
Reviewed by 2011
Thought the directions in the book exercises exercises could be written a little clearer.
Reviewed by 2011
My second course with TekSource and it's always an enjoyable experience. It's a nice clean office environment close to the subway. And the staff is excellent and helpful.
Reviewed by 2011
Not instructor led hence one star rating
Reviewed by 2011
The only somewhat critical comment I have is that it can be difficult to concentrate when the mentor is explaining to another student. In a small classroom setting, I guess that is just a reality of mentor-assisted training.
Reviewed by 2011
Steve Meggenson understand French. He helped me a lot with my documents from work. Now I know how to use Access for my work. I should take this course 5 years ago! But, it's not too late! I want to take the monitored or coach course with Steve again because he can read and understand french!
Reviewed by 2011
I wish that there had been more examples and more exercises for pivot tables and vlook up. They are very valuable tools.
Reviewed by 2011
Very positive experience.
Reviewed by 2011

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