Installing and Configuring Domain Name System (DNS)

This course is designed to provide you with a solid foundation for Windows DNS server

Course Description

This course is designed to provide you with a solid foundation for Windows DNS server, an important skill to master for any Windows Server expert. DNS is the domain controller location mechanism used by Active Directory Domain Services for updating, searching, authentication or other principal operations.

You will learn by completing the following tasks. Here is a description of each section in the course.

  • Section 1 – What is DNS
  • Section 2 – What’s New in DNS server
  • Section 3 – Installing the DNS Server Role
  • Section 4 – The Hosts file, NETBIOS, DNS Console, DNS record types, Creating the mytestzone forward lookup zone, DNS Resource records, Recursive and Iterative queries.
  • Section 5 – Understanding DNS Zones, Creating a Forward and Reverse Lookup Zone, Creating a secondary zone, Stub Zone creation, Implementing DNS forwarding, DNS Conditional forwarding, Zone transfer.
  • Section 6 – DNS Delegation, Domain Name System
  • Section 7 – DNS Security techniques – Techniques overview, Configuring DNS Cache locking, Configuring DNS Socket Pools, Configuring Response Rate Limiting.
  • Section 8 – Advanced DNS Topics – Enabling Round Robin and Netmask ordering, IPV4 and IPV6 Root Hints, Configuring Recursion
  • Section 9 – DNS Security – Windows DNS Security Overview, Symmetric vs Asymmetric Encryption, Installing DNSSEC, DNSSEC client installation.
  • Section 10 – DNS Policies – DNS Policies, Configuring DNS Filtering, Configuring Split brain DNS policy, Configuring Selective Recursion policy, Configuring a Traffic Management policy.
  • Section 11 – PowerShell for DNS – Intro to Powershell for DNS, PowerShell for DNS part 2 thru 4.
  • Section 12 – Troubleshooting DNS Issues – Troubleshooting Tools every IT pro must know, The event viewer, Subscriptions, Monitoring and debug logging, Troubleshooting DNS client issues.

What skills will I learn?

  • You will know what DNS is, and how it works
  • You will Demonstrate proficiency by installing, configuring the DNS server role, mastering record types and queries.
  • You will Master the DNS Manager Console - The foundation of DNS server management.
  • Maximize your experience level by creating Zones, Zone Replication and Zone Delegation, and installing DNS Security, and troubleshooting your DNS server.

Course Curriculum

Course Introduction

• 10min

0 / 2 lessons complete

DNS Basics

• 1hr 16min

0 / 8 lessons complete

DNS Resource Records

• 46min

0 / 5 lessons complete

DNS Zones

• 3hr 41min

0 / 12 lessons complete

DNS Delegation

• 50min

0 / 4 lessons complete

DNS Security Techniques

• 36min

0 / 5 lessons complete

Advanced DNS Topics

• 22min

0 / 5 lessons complete

DNS Security (DNSSEC)

• 1hr 16min

0 / 6 lessons complete

DNS Policies

• 54min

0 / 6 lessons complete

PowerShell for DNS

• 1hr 27min

0 / 6 lessons complete

Troubleshooting DNS Issues - Troubleshooting Tools

• 1hr 39min

0 / 8 lessons complete

What labs will I complete?

IT labs allow you to get hands-on experience so you can learn by doing. This is much more effective than simply watching videos and taking quizzes. Listed below are all the hands-on IT labs you will complete in this course.

You can learn more about our IT labs by clicking here.

About your instructors

paul hill

Paul Hill

Expert IT Instructor

Paul is an IT Professional with over 14 years of experience currently working as a Network Administrator in contract support of various Federal Agencies in the United States.

He has been teaching online courses for the past 5 years and taught over 250k students in 195 countries.

Robert Hill

Expert IT Instructor

Robert has worked in the IT field for more than 30 years primarily in support of the US Government. Robert's experience ranges from Windows Server, various server hardware and networking. Robert is an MCSA, MCP and CNE Novell Netware certified.

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Included in this course

  • 13 Hours of Content
  • 44 Video Lessons
  • 11 Hands-on IT Labs
  • 2 Articles
  • 11 Quizzes

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