Microsoft Windows 2000 Network and Operating Systems Essentials

Code: 2151
Course duration: 3 days

2151: Microsoft Windows 2000 Network and Operating System Essentials (3 Days)

About this Course

This course is to provide individuals who are new to Microsoft Windows 2000 with the knowledge necessary to understand and identify the tasks involved in supporting Windows 2000 networks. This is an introductory course designed to provide an overview of networking concepts and how they are implemented in Windows 2000.

At Course Completion

At the end of the course, students will be able to:

  • Describe the principal features of Windows 2000 and the basics of networking with Windows 2000.
  • Describe the types of user accounts and the principal security features of a Windows 2000 network.
  • Identify the tools used to perform various administrative tasks.
  • Describe the features of the common protocols used in the a Windows 2000 network.
  • Describe the fundamentals of TCP/IP, including name resolution, routing, and IP addressing-classful versus Classless Inter-Domain Routing (CIDR).
  • Describe the network communication models used in a Windows 2000 network.
  • Differentiate between the various types of network architectures.
  • Describe the common physical components used for network communication.
  • Describe the concepts and protocols for remote access communication.
  • Describe the client and server technologies used in accessing Web services.

Course Outline

Module 1: Introduction to Windows 2000 and Networking

Take a closer look: Download Sample Module 1 (Portable Document Format, 1.11 MB).


  • Windows 2000 Operating Systems
  • Introduction to Networks
  • Windows 2000 Implementation of Networking

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Define an operating system.
  • Identify the features of Windows 2000.
  • Define a network and describe the different types of networks and network operating systems.
  • Define domains, trees, and forests.
  • Describe the implementation of Microsoft Windows NT Directory Services with Windows 2000 Active Directory directory service.

Module 2: Administration of a Windows 2000 Network


  • Windows 2000 Help
  • Administrative Tasks
  • Administrative Tools

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Use Online Help.
  • Describe the tools used to perform routine administrative tasks:
  • Control Panel
  • System Properties
  • System Information
  • Event Viewer
  • Windows Task Manager
  • Performance
  • Printers
  • Shared Folders
  • Disk Management
  • Backup
  • Security Management
  • Network
  • Microsoft Management Console

Module 3: Securing a Windows 2000 Network


  • User Accounts
  • Groups
  • User Rights
  • Permissions

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Identify two types of user accounts: local user accounts and domain user accounts.
  • Describe the role of groups in administering Windows 2000.
  • Describe the user rights that can be granted and the permissions that can be granted for access to resources.

Module 4: Examining the Network


  • Scope of Networks
  • Basic Connectivity Components
  • Network Topologies
  • Network Technologies
  • Expanding the Network

Lab : Lab

  • Examining the Network Architecture

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the scope of a network.
  • Describe the components used in a network.
  • Describe the topologies used in networks.
  • Describe the technologies used in networks.
  • Describe the components used to expand a network.

Module 5: Examining Network Protocols


  • Introduction to Protocols
  • Protocols and Data Transmissions
  • Common Protocols
  • Other Communication Protocols
  • Remote Access Protocols

Lab : Identifying Protocol Capabilities After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Define a protocol and describe the types of protocols.
  • Name the common network protocols supported by Windows 2000 and describe their characteristics.
  • Describe the communication protocols and technologies that are compatible with Windows 2000.
  • Describe the protocols used for remote access: dial-up protocols and virtual private network (VPN) protocols.

Module 6: Examining TCP/IP

Take a closer look: Download Sample Module 6 (Portable Document Format, 2.41 MB).


  • Introduction to TCP/IP
  • TCP/IP Protocol Suite
  • Name Resolution
  • Examining the Data Transfer Process
  • Routing Data

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the TCP/IP communication process.
  • Describe the protocols in the TCP/IP protocol stack and the services they provide.
  • Describe the process for resolving user-friendly computer names by mapping them to an IP address.
  • Describe the process for sending data packets from one computer to another.
  • Describe how the process of routing passes information between two network segments, so that computers can communicate on a wider scope.

Module 7: Examining IP Addressing


  • Classful IP Addressing
  • Subnetting a Network
  • Planning IP Addressing
  • Assigning TCP/IP Addresses

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Define classful IP addressing and describe the features of each class.
  • Describe the procedure for subnetting a network.
  • Describe the issues involved in planning the IP addresses for a network.
  • Describe the procedure for assigning an IP address by using the tools provided by Windows 2000.

Module 8: Optimizing IP Address Allocation


  • Classless Inter-Domain Routing (CIDR)
  • Binary IP Addresses
  • Binary Subnet Masks
  • IP Address Allocation Using CIDR

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the features of Classless Inter-Domain Routing.
  • Convert IP addresses from decimal format to binary format.
  • Calculate the network ID of a subnet mask to determine local and remote hosts.
  • Describe IP address allocation using CIDR.

Module 9: Examining Web Services


  • Identifying Internet Concepts
  • Using Client Technologies
  • Connecting to the Internet
  • Identifying Web Server Concepts

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the Internet, an intranet, the domain namespace, and a Uniform Resource Locator (URL).
  • Describe the different client technologies available for accessing information on the Internet.
  • Describe the methods for connecting to the Internet from a Windows 2000 network by using Network Address Translators (NATs), proxy servers, and firewalls.
  • Explain how Web server technologies, such as Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS), can be used to host services on the Internet.
  • Proficiency using the Windows interface to locate, create, and manipulate folders and files and to configure the desktop environment
  • General knowledge of computer hardware components, including memory, hard disks, and central processing units
  • General knowledge of networking concepts, including network operating system, server-client relationship, and local area network (LAN)

The course materials, lectures, and lab exercises are in English. To benefit fully from the instruction, students need an understanding of the English language and completion of the prerequisites.

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2019-08-28 09:00 to 2019-08-30 17:00
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2019-08-14 09:00 to 2019-08-16 17:00
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09:00 to 17:00
Fort Lauderdale, Florida (Instructor-Led)
2019-08-07 09:00 to 2019-08-09 17:00
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09:00 to 17:00
Palm Beach County Florida (Instructor-Led)
2019-07-25 09:00 to 2019-07-26 17:00
NYC-23rd Street (Virtual Instructor-Led)
2019-07-25 09:00 to 2019-07-26 17:00
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2019-07-24 09:00 to 2019-07-26 17:00
Washington, D.C. (Virtual Instructor-Led)

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