Highly Available Physical-Network Solutions in a Windows 2000 Environment

This course is included in our On-demand training solution.


To describe highly available solutions in relation to physical-network components

Target Audience

Candidates preparing for the MCSE elective exam 70-226: Designing Highly Available Web Solutions with Microsoft Windows 2000 Server Technologies; IT professionals with experience administering and monitoring web servers; IT professionals that work in multiserver, n-tier application environments; IT professionals wanting to become more familiar with the design aspects of highly available web solutions


A knowledge of TCP/IP technologies such as WINS, DHCP, and DNS; familiarity with Windows 2000 integration with TCP/IP technologies; familiarity with network topologies and switching and routing; a knowledge of the functionality of Internet Information Server 5.0, Application Center 2000, Internet Security and Acceleration Server 2000, and SQL Server 2000

Expected Duration

200 min.

Course Objectives

Highly Available Physical-Network Solutions in a Windows 2000 Environment

  • discuss network speed and performance.
  • choose the appropriate network to meet bandwidth requirements.
  • determine network bandwidth and to select networks based on bandwidth requirements.
  • discuss what needs to be considered to choose Internet connections and internal network topologies.
  • choose the correct network topology in relation to Internet connections.
  • describe highly available switches.
  • choose switch configurations.
  • discuss the high availability aspects of routing and switching.
  • describe routing architectures in the User Services, Business Logic, and Data Services tiers of a multitiered network.
  • design a highly available routing configuration.