Microsoft Windows 2000 Network and Operating System Essentials

Course id: 8400
Duration: 6


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.


  • 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


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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.


Module 1: Introduction to Windows 2000 and Networking

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

Identifying Computer Networks
Identifying the Features of Windows 2000 Network
Logging On to Windows 2000

  • 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

Using Windows 2000 Help
Identifying Administrative Tools

  • 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
User Rights
Examining Users and Groups
Examining User Rights
Examining File and Folder Permissions
  • 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

Examining the Network Architecture

  • 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

Identifying Protocol Capabilities
  • 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

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

Using TCP/IP Utilities
Identifying Processes and Protocols in TCP/IP

  • 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

Determining Class Addresses and Subnet Masks
Identifying Valid IP Addresses
Examining the Configuration of TCP/IP

  • 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

Using Calculator to Convert Decimal and Binary Numbers
Determining Local and Remote Destinations
Allocating IP Addresses

  • 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

Accessing an FTP Site by Using Internet Explorer
Identifying Web Concepts
  • 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.