Windows 2000 – New Features and Architecture

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


To explain the positioning of Windows 2000 and describe its architecture, new features, and benefits

Target Audience

Students preparing for Microsoft exam 70-215 and/or 70-210


Working knowledge of Windows 95, Windows 98, or Windows NT Workstation 4.0 from administrative, support, and architectural perspectives

Expected Duration

230 min.

Course Objectives

Windows 2000 – New Features and Architecture

  • identify the different versions of Microsoft Windows, Windows 2000, and the functions of each.
  • recognize the progression from Microsoft Windows NT to Microsoft Windows 2000 and the benefits offered by Windows 2000.
  • recognize the five design goals created by developers for both Windows NT and Windows 2000.
  • identify the change and configuration management features for Zero Administration for Windows, including software installation and maintenance, and user data and settings management.
  • identify the components and function of the Windows 2000 management services.
  • recognize the new security features supported by Windows 2000.
  • recognize how the Windows 2000 server addresses the design goals of scalability and reliability for the Windows 2000 operating system.
  • identify the Kernel mode and User mode components for the Windows 2000 operating system, and recognize how Windows 2000 has improved the Plug and Play technologies.
  • recognize the capabilities and benefits of different types of memory used by Windows 2000.
  • recognize the advantages of Windows 2000 being a multiprocessing operating system, and define its ability to execute multiple threads to run concurrent tasks.
  • recognize the Active Directory structure and domain components, and identify the Windows 2000 network domain modes.
  • identify the namespaces supported by Active Directory, recognize the different domain relationships, and identify the naming conventions used to locate domains on the network.
  • design an Active Directory structure in which a domain exists with its own subdomain and organizational unit.
  • recognize how the Active Directory replication process updates all domain controllers through the use of a Ring topology.