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Windows NT 4.0 Certification Prep


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The Windows NT 4.0 Certification Prep course is designed to cover features of the Windows NT 4.0 Workstation and Windows NT 4.0 Server operating systems.  This course also covers the topics typically presented in a Microsoft Certification Exam for Windows NT Workstation or Server.  By the end of the course, students will have learned, examined, and used many advanced and administrative features of Windows NT, helping to prepare for a Microsoft Windows NT Certification Exam and expanding one's knowledge of the Windows NT operating system.


Course prerequisites

Day-to-day or end-user experience with Windows 95 or 98, or Windows NT 3.51 or 4.0.  Basic knowledge of computer terms, computer hardware, and operations using the keyboard and mouse.

Course outline

Part I
Chapter 1: Introduction to Administering Microsoft Windows NT
Introduction to Windows NT
Overview of Windows NT directory services
Logging on to Windows NT
Windows NT administrative tasks and tools
Windows NT Security dialog box
Best practices
Chapter 2: Setting Up User Accounts
Introduction to user accounts
Planning new user accounts
Creating user accounts
Creating user profiles
Best practices
Chapter 3: Setting Up Group Accounts
Introduction to groups
Planning a group strategy
Creating local and global groups
Implementing built-in groups
Best practices
Chapter 4: Administering User and Group Accounts
Introduction to administering accounts
Implementing an account policy
Modifying multiple user accounts
Maintaining domain controllers
Troubleshooting logon problems
Chapter 5: Securing Network Resources with Share Permissions
Introduction to shared folders
Guidelines for planning shared folders
Sharing folders and assigning permissions
Connecting to shared folders
Best practices
Chapter 6: Securing Network Resources with NTFS Permissions
Introduction to Windows NT file system (NTFS) permissions
Combining share permissions and NTFS permissions
Guidelines for assigning NTFS permissions
Assigning NTFS permissions
Taking ownership of folders and files
Copying and moving folders and files
Troubleshooting permission problems
Best practices
Chapter 7: Setting Up a Network Print Server
Introduction to Windows NT-based printing
Setting up a network printer server and client
Configuring a printer
Best practices
Chapter 8: Administering a Network Print Server
Introduction to administering print servers
Managing documents
Managing printers
Identify printing problems
Chapter 9: Auditing Resources and Events
Introduction to auditing
Planning and implementing the audit policy
Using Event Viewer to view the security log
Best practices
Chapter 10: Monitoring Resources
Introduction to monitoring resources
Viewing computer properties
Setting alerts and sending messages
Using Windows NT Diagnostics
Best practices
Part II
Chapter 1: Overview of Microsoft Windows NT
Introduction to Windows NT
Overview of Windows NT Directory Services
Workgroups and domains
Chapter 2: Installing Windows NT
Preparing for installation
Installing Windows NT
Adding a computer account to a domain
Logging on to a computer or domain
Installing Windows NT Server from a network share
Upgrading to Windows NT 4.0
Viewing the Windows NT documentation
Chapter 3: Configuring the Windows NT Environment
Windows NT registry
Modifying registry settings using Control Panel
Modifying system settings using Control Panel
Modifying system settings using Registry Editor
Chapter 4: Managing System Policies
Purpose of system policies
Implementing a system policy in a domain
Using System Policy Editor to manage system policy
Chapter 5: Managing File Systems
File systems supported by Windows NT
Working with filenames
Managing Windows NT file system (NTFS) compression
Chapter 6: Managing Partitions
Partitioning a disk
Managing partitions using Disk Administrator
General maintenance and troubleshooting
Chapter 7: Managing Fault Tolerance
Fault tolerance
Recovering from hard-disk failure
Chapter 8: Supporting Applications
Windows NT architecture overview
Subsystems overview
Windows NT Task Manager
Supporting Win32-based applications
Supporting MS-DOS-based and Win16-based applications
Supporting applications on different hardware platforms
Distributed Component Object Model (DCOM)
Managing applications
Chapter 9: Windows NT Networking Environment
Windows NT network architecture
Distributed processing
Accessing file and print resources
Chapter 10: Configuring Windows NT Protocols
Using the Network program in Control Panel
Configuring NWLink
Configuring NetBEUI
Configuring Microsoft TCP/IP
What are network bindings?
Chapter 11: Windows NT Network Services
Installing Network Services
Dynamic host configuration protocol (DHCP) overview
Windows Internet Name Service (WINS)
Domain name system (DNS)
Computer Browser Service
Chapter 12: Remote Access Service
Dial-Up Networking and RAS overview
Telephony application programming interface (TAPI)
Installing and configuring RAS
Installing and configuring Dial-Up Networking
Granting remote access permissions
Testing the RAS installation
Troubleshooting RAS
Chapter 13: Internetworking and Intranetworking
Internet and intranet overview
Microsoft Internet strategy
Microsoft Internet Information Server and Peer Web Services networking components
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Securing Internet and intranet sites
Chapter 14: Interoperating with Novell NetWare
Windows NT connectivity with NetWare
Installing and configuring Client Service for NetWare (CSNW) and Gateway Services for NetWare (GSNW)
Chapter 15: Implementing Network Clients
Windows NT Server 4.0 licensing
Clients included with Windows NT Server
Network Client Administrator
Client-based network administration tools
Services for Macintosh
Chapter 16: Implementing Directory Replication
Directory replication overview
Preparing for directory replication
Managing directory replication
Troubleshooting directory replication
Chapter 17: Boot Process
Overview of the boot process
Troubleshooting the boot process
Last Known Good configuration
Emergency repair
Chapter 18: Troubleshooting Windows NT
Diagnostic tools
Resources for troubleshooting