Guide to Exam 70-227 ISA

Installing, Configuring, and Administering Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server 2000, Enterprise Edition

Installing ISA Server
Preconfigure network interfaces
  • Verify Internet connectivity before installing ISA Server
  • Verify DNS name resolution
Install ISA Server modes including:  integrated, firewall, and cache
  • Construct and modify the local address table (LAT)
  • Calculate the size of the cache and configure it
  • Install an ISA Server computer as a member of an array
Upgrade a Microsoft Proxy Server 2.0 computer to ISA Server
  • Back up the Proxy Server 2.0 configuration
Troubleshoot problems that occur during setup
Configuring and Troubleshooting ISA Server Services
Configure and troubleshoot outbound Internet access
Configure ISA Server hosting roles
  • Configure ISA Server for Web publishing
  • Configure ISA Server for SSL
  • Configure ISA Server for server publishing
Configure H.323 Gatekeeper for audio and video conferencing
  • Configure gatekeeper rules including:  telephone, e-mail, and Internet Protocol (IP)
  • Configure gatekeeper destinations by using the Add Destination Wizard
Set up and troubleshoot dial-up connections and Routing and Remote Access dial-on-demand connections
  • Set up and verify routing rules for static IP routes in Routing and Remote Access
Configure and troubleshoot virtual private network (VPN) access
  • Configure the ISA Server computer as a VPN endpoint without using the VPN Wizard
  • Configure the ISA Server computer for VPN pass-through
Configure multiple ISA Server computers for scalability using Network Load Balancing (NLB) and Cache Array Routing Protocol (CARP)
Configuring, Managing, and Troubleshooting Policies and Rules
Configure the firewall in accordance with corporate standards
  • Configure the packet filter rules for different levels of security, including system hardening
Create and configure access control and bandwidth policies
  • Create and configure site and content rules to restrict Internet access
  • Create and configure protocol rules to manage Internet access
  • Create and configure routing rules to restrict Internet access
  • Create and configure bandwidth rules to control bandwidth usage
Troubleshoot access problems
  • Troubleshoot user-based access problems
  • Troubleshoot packet-based access problems
Create new policy elements including:  schedules, bandwidth priorities, destination sets, client address sets, protocol definitions, and content groups
Manage ISA Server arrays in an enterprise
  • Create an array of proxy servers
  • Assign an enterprise policy to an array
Deploying, Configuring, and Troubleshooting the Client Computer
Plan the deployment of client computers to use ISA Server services including:  client authentication, client operating system, network topology, cost, complexity, and client function
Configure and troubleshoot the client computer for security-enhanced network address translation (SecureNAT)
Install the Firewall Client software. Considerations include the cost and complexity of deployment
  • Troubleshoot autodetection
Configure the client computer's Web browser to use ISA Server as an HTTP proxy
Monitoring, Managing, and Analyzing ISA Server Use
Monitor security and network usage by using logging and alerting
  • Configure intrusion detection
  • Configure an alert to send an e-mail message to an administrator
  • Automate alert configuration
  • Monitor alert status
Troubleshoot problems with security and network usage
  • Detect connections by using Netstat
  • Test the status of external ports by using Telnet or Network Monitor
Analyze the performance of the ISA Server computer using Performance Monitor, reports, and log files
Optimize the performance of the ISA Server computer including:  capacity planning, allocation priorities, and trend analysis
  • Control the total RAM used by ISA Server for caching
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