Windows 2000 – Network Design: Networking

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


To provide an overview of Windows 2000 networking services and to analyze and design a TCP/IP requirement and implementation strategy

Target Audience

Students preparing for Microsoft exam 70-221; personnel in medium to very large computing environments that 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

260 min.

Course Objectives

Windows 2000 – Network Design: Networking

  • list the main networking services and protocols available in Windows 2000 and describe their uses.
  • match various network services available in Windows 2000 with their descriptions.
  • list the criteria that you need to consider when designing a Windows 2000 network and when creating a management strategy.
  • list the benefits of the Distributed File System in Windows 2000 and identify the main considerations in formulating a Dfs strategy.
  • list the tasks and tools involved in the requirements analysis phase of designing a TCP/IP network for Windows 2000.
  • identify the issues surrounding choosing IP addressing systems, routing methods and address configuration methods when designing a TCP/IP network in Windows 2000.
  • specify the general design requirements for different network design options in a Windows 2000 TCP/IP network.
  • list the methods of ensuring security and improving availability on a Windows 2000 TCP/IP network.
  • list the different ways of maximizing performance in a Windows 2000 TCP/IP network.
  • list the different TCP/IP utilities available in Windows 2000 and identify their uses.
  • recommend ways of improving TCP/IP security, availability, and performance on a Windows 2000 network.
  • list the different interoperability scenarios that you are likely to encounter and the issues you need to consider when connecting Windows 2000 to a non-Microsoft network.
  • list the protocols and services used to connect Windows 2000 to NetWare, UNIX, and Macintosh platforms.
  • identify the correct protocol, terminal emulation requirement, and interoperability service needed to connect different platforms to Windows 2000.
  • identify the tools and methods that will help you optimize Windows 2000 interoperability with NetWare, IBM, and Macintosh platforms.