Jan 12th 2016

Implementing DNS in Microsoft Windows Server (edX)

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Learn how to implement Microsoft DNS to provide efficient and secure name resolution in a network infrastructure.

DNS is an essential core pillar of all Microsoft networking infrastructure. However, incorrectly configured DNS is one of the most common causes of slow and failed logons in Microsoft environments.

In this computer science course, you will learn the core skills to quickly and easily implement DNS in your work environment.

You can take this course before or after course Implementing DHCP in Microsoft Windows Server. Both courses provide essential skills for working with networks.

What you'll learn

- How name resolution works.

- How to install and configure DNS.

- How to configure DNS zones.

- How to configure name resolution between zones.

- How to integrate DNS with an Active Directory infrastructure.

- How to manage and troubleshoot DNS implementations


- Learners should have an understanding of IPv4 and IPv6 addressing.

- Learners should have an understanding of Active Directory and associated concepts such as authentication and authorization.

- Learners should have some knowledge of PowerShell, while this is not essential, some understanding and previous exposure to PowerShell will be helpful as it will be encountered in some hands on exercises. There are many resources available for learning Windows PowerShell, is one such resource.

- If no knowledge of addressing exists, it would be advisable to take course INF201.31x, Implementing DHCP, as this will cover IPv4, IPv6 addressing as well as automated address allocation and management.