Windows 2000: Core Technologies – Network Fundamentals

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


To provide an overview of networking concepts and how they apply to Windows 2000

Target Audience

Students preparing for Microsoft exam 70-221; personnel in medium to very large computing environments who use the Windows 2000 network operating system


Experience in designing network infrastructures in environments that support 200-26,000+ users and 5-150+ physical locations using typical network services and applications including file and print, database, messaging, proxy server or firewall, dial-in server, desktop management, and Web hosting

Expected Duration

265 min.

Course Objectives

Windows 2000: Core Technologies – Network Fundamentals

  • list the functions of an operating system, identify the most suitable version of Windows 2000 in a given scenario, and summarize the key features and functionality in Windows 2000.
  • list the characteristics of peer-to-peer and client-server networks and the different server types in a multiple-server network.
  • list the benefits and characteristics of the Active Directory, domains, organizational units, trees and forests in Windows 2000.
  • list the rules governing the logon process and log on to Windows 2000.
  • log on to a domain in Windows 2000.
  • summarize the main administration tasks in a Windows 2000 network and list the characteristics of local and domain user accounts.
  • identify the various administrative tools available in Windows 2000.
  • identify which Windows 2000 administrative tools are best suited to particular tasks.
  • distinguish between local and wide-area networks, and list the various types of connection media available in a Windows 2000 network.
  • list the five basic network topology types and summarize their characteristics.
  • list the five main network technologies and summarize their characteristics.
  • identify the different components that can be used to extend a network, and summarize Windows 2000’s support for the various remote connectivity standards.
  • distinguish between open and vendor-specfic protocols, list the layers of the OSI model and describe their function, list and give examples of protocol stacks, and distinguish between routing and nonrouting protocols.
  • list the network communication protocols and technologies supported in Windows 2000.
  • list the dial-up and virtual private network protocols supported in Windows 2000.