Examiner - 70217

Examiner™ for Microsoft Exam 70-217:
Implementing and Administering a
Windows 2000 Directory Services Infrastructure

Exam Information*
Exam # : Time Limit : Passing Score : Exam Questions : Examiner Questions : Format : Certifications :
70-217 200 min. Pass/Fail 63 at present time 165 Traditional as yet MCP, MCSE

* Microsoft reserves the right to incorporate newer testing technologies into a given exam at any time,
to change the number of questions, to change the passing score or even eliminate score reports completely without prior notice.

Exam 70-217 was the last one of the core exams released. That may mean that Microsoft considers it the hardest of the lot. No need to worry. All the features of Examiner™ for Microsoft Exam 70-217 are intended to help your mind master the new topics you need to know to pass the exam. The passing 70-217 means that you know considerably more than the average person on the following subjects:

Installing and Configuring Active Directory
This is where it starts. Install forests, trees, and domains. Automate domain controller installation, if you like. Continue to build your domain. Create sites, subnets, site links, and connection objects. Configure server objects. Don't forget about site membership and global catalog designation. Consider transferring operations master roles. Verify and troubleshoot Active Directory installation. Implement an organizational unit (OU) structure.

Installing, Configuring, Managing, Monitoring, and Troubleshooting DNS for Active Directory
DNS isn't just for Active Directory. In some ways, it is Active Directory. Once you've installed and configured DNS for Active Directory you can take things a step further by integrating Active Directory DNS zones with the existing DNS infrastructure. You may also need to configure zones for dynamic updates and secure dynamic updates and create and configure DNS records. Once it's all up and running you may manage, monitor, and troubleshoot DNS as the need arises.

Configuring, Managing, Monitoring, Optimizing, and Troubleshooting Change and Configuration Management
Group Policy means a lot to Active Directory. You need to know why. Your skills should encompass implementing and troubleshooting Group Policy, managing and troubleshooting user environments by using Group Policy, as well as installing, configuring, managing, and troubleshooting software by using Group Policy. In fact, you should be able to manage network configuration by using Group Policy and configure Active Directory to support Remote Installation Services (RIS).

Managing, Monitoring, and Optimizing the Components of Active Directory
So just what are these components of Active Directory that require managing, monitoring, and optimizing, and how does one go about doing these things? A partial list follows:

Then it may be time to monitor, optimize, and troubleshoot Active Directory performance and replication.
Backing up and restoring Active Directory is also a crucial skill. Know how to: perform an authoritative and a non-authoritative restore of Active Directory, recover from a system failure and seize the operations master roles.

Configuring, Managing, Monitoring, and Troubleshooting Security in a Directory Services Infrastructure
This isn't just security it's security in a Directory Services Infrastructure. That does make a difference. You'll need to apply security policies by using Group Policy. You should also be able to create, analyze, and modify security configurations by using the Security Configuration and Analysis snap-in and the Security Templates snap-in. Implement an audit policy. If you don't know what you're looking at you won't know what to do. To avoid this problem find out how to both monitor and analyze security events.

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