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Designing a Microsoft� Windows� 2000 Directory Services Infrastructure

Exam 70-219

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This certification exam measures your ability to analyze the business requirements and design a directory service architecture, including:

bulletUnified directory services such as Active Directory and Windows NT domains.
bulletConnectivity between and within systems, system components, and applications.
bulletData replication such as directory replication and database replication.

In addition, the test measures the skills required to analyze the business requirements for desktop management and design a solution for desktop management that meets business requirements. Before taking the exam, you should be proficient in the job skills listed below.

Analyzing Business Requirements

Analyze the existing and planned business models.

bulletAnalyze the company model and the geographical scope. Models include regional, national, international, subsidiary, and branch offices.
bulletAnalyze company processes. Processes include information flow, communication flow, service and product life cycles, and decision-making.

Analyze the existing and planned organizational structures. Considerations include management model; company organization; vendor, partner, and customer relationships; and acquisition plans.

Analyze factors that influence company strategies.

bulletIdentify company priorities.
bulletIdentify the projected growth and growth strategy.
bulletIdentify relevant laws and regulations.
bulletIdentify the company's tolerance for risk.
bulletIdentify the total cost of operations.

Analyze the structure of IT management. Considerations include type of administration, such as centralized or decentralized; funding model; outsourcing; decision-making process; and change-management process.

Analyzing Technical Requirements

Evaluate the company's existing and planned technical environment.

bulletAnalyze company size and user and resource distribution.
bulletAssess the available connectivity between the geographic location of worksites and remote sites.
bulletAssess the net available bandwidth.
bulletAnalyze performance requirements.
bulletAnalyze data and system access patterns.
bulletAnalyze network roles and responsibilities.
bulletAnalyze security considerations.

Analyze the impact of Active Directory on the existing and planned technical environment.

bulletAssess existing systems and applications.
bulletIdentify existing and planned upgrades and rollouts.
bulletAnalyze technical support structure.
bulletAnalyze existing and planned network and systems management.

Analyze the business requirements for client computer desktop management.

bulletAnalyze end-user work needs.
bulletIdentify technical support needs for end-users.
bulletEstablish the required client computer environment.


Designing a Directory Service Architecture

Design an Active Directory forest and domain structure.

bulletDesign a forest and schema structure.
bulletDesign a domain structure.
bulletAnalyze and optimize trust relationships.

Design an Active Directory naming strategy.

bulletEstablish the scope of the Active Directory.
bulletDesign the namespace.
bulletPlan DNS strategy.

Design and plan the structure of organizational units (OU). Considerations include administration control, existing resource domains, administrative policy, and geographic and company structure.

bulletDevelop an OU delegation plan.
bulletPlan Group Policy object management.
bulletPlan policy management for client computers.

Plan for the coexistence of Active Directory and other directory services.

Design an Active Directory site topology.

bulletDesign a replication strategy.
bulletDefine site boundaries.

Design a schema modification policy.

Design an Active Directory implementation plan.

Designing Service Locations

Design the placement of operations masters.

bulletConsiderations include performance, fault tolerance, functionality, and manageability.

Design the placement of global catalog servers.

bulletConsiderations include performance, fault tolerance, functionality, and manageability.

Design the placement of domain controllers.

bulletConsiderations include performance, fault tolerance, functionality, and manageability.

Design the placement of DNS servers.

bulletConsiderations include performance, fault tolerance, functionality, and manageability.
bulletPlan for interoperability with the existing DNS.

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