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MCSE 70-291:Implementing, Managing, and Maintaining a Server 2003 Network Infrastructure. These are practice questions for MCSE 70-291 that will help you prepare for the exam. The practice questions are based on Latest Microsoft MCSE Certification Exam pattern. Try these first followed by the MCSE practice exams.


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  • 1. 

    Which of the following is the correct duration for the first DHCP Renewal message to be sent by the client?

    • A.

      50% of lease duration

    • B.

      85% of lease duration

    • C.

      After lease expiry

    • D.

      Immediately after receiving the lease

    Correct Answer
    A. 50% of lease duration
    Explanation
    The first DHCP Renewal is raised by the client after 50% of the lease has expired.

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  • 2. 

    When the DHCP is declining a clients� renewal request, it informs so with the help of DHCPACK. T/F?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    When the DHCP is declining a clients� renewal request, it informs so with the help of a negative acknowledgement.

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  • 3. 

    A DHCP server running Windows Server 2003 initialize without authorization. T/F?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    A DHCP server running Windows Server 2003 can initialize without authorization if the server is located on a subnet that does not transmit a DHCPINFORM message request to other authorized DHCP servers.

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  • 4. 

    Authorization of DHCP servers is not mandatory. T/F?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Authorizing is not mandatory but is preferred in the Active Directory environment for the purpose of security.

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  • 5. 

    When Active Directory is deployed you cannot implement UNIX based DHCP servers in the network. T/F?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    UNIX based DHCP servers co-exist with Windows based DHCP servers in the Active Directory environment.

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  • 6. 

    DHCP Authorization is a must to initialize DHCP servers in Active Directory environment. T/F?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    In an Active Directory environment a DHCP server cannot initialize without authorization from ADS

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  • 7. 

    Which of the following is capable of authorizing a DHCP server?

    • A.

      Windows 2000

    • B.

      Windows NT Server 4.0

    • C.

      Windows XP

    • D.

      Windows Server 2003

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Windows 2000
    D. Windows Server 2003
    Explanation
    Only OS capable of ADS can authorize DHCP hence it has to be Windows 2000 and Windows Server 2003

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  • 8. 

    Which of the following is used to seclude a range of IP addresses from getting assigned to clients on a network?

    • A.

      MX

    • B.

      Subnet mask

    • C.

      Exclusion range

    • D.

      Router

    Correct Answer
    C. Exclusion range
    Explanation
    To exclude a set of IP addresses from being assigned to clients on the network, you must use the exclusion range property.

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  • 9. 

    Which of the following property will assign a default gateway to a scope?

    • A.

      Network IP address range

    • B.

      Subnet mask

    • C.

      Exclusion range

    • D.

      Router

    Correct Answer
    D. Router
    Explanation
    Within the scope options you must choose the �router� property and assign the IP address of the local interface of the router for that network.

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  • 10. 

    Which of the following differentiates a network portion from the host portion of the IP address for a given scope?

    • A.

      Network IP address range

    • B.

      Subnet mask

    • C.

      Exclusion range

    • D.

      Router

    Correct Answer
    B. Subnet mask
    Explanation
    The property of the subnet mask is to differentiate or highlight the network portion and mask the host portion of an Ip address.

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  • 11. 

    Which of the following options has the least impact on an entire scope when configured?

    • A.

      Server-level option

    • B.

      Scope-level option

    • C.

      Class-level option

    • D.

      Reserved client-level option

    Correct Answer
    D. Reserved client-level option
    Explanation
    A reservation client-level option is assigned to only 1 DHCP client and hence makes the least impact as it affects only 1 client.

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  • 12. 

    Which of the following can be used to classify clients on the network based on the hardware?

    • A.

      Vendor-class level

    • B.

      User-class level

    • C.

      Scope level

    • D.

      Reserved client level

    Correct Answer
    A. Vendor-class level
    Explanation
    The vendor-class option is used by a DHCP server to identify the vendor type and hardware configuration options of a client during the lease process.

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  • 13. 

    It is mandatory for a DHCP relay agent to send broadcast messages to communicate with the DHCP server. T/F?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    DHCP relay agents can also be configured to communicate with the DHCP server in the Unicast mode.

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  • 14. 

    In a network that has one main office and 4 branches, which of the following would you recommend?

    • A.

      One DHCP server with 4 relay agents

    • B.

      At least 2 DHCP servers and 4 relay agents.

    • C.

      2 DHCP servers in the main office and one each in the branch.

    • D.

      2 DHCP servers each for the branch as well as main offices

    Correct Answer
    B. At least 2 DHCP servers and 4 relay agents.
    Explanation
    For the purpose of fault tolerance as well as load balancing, it is best to have at least 2 DHCP servers in the main office with a relay agent each in the branches.

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  • 15. 

    When a couple of subnets separate a DHCP server from the client, a hop count is significant factor for the client to reach the server. T/F?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    A hop count is a significant factor when the DHCP server and the client are separated by subnets.

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  • 16. 

    The __________factor helps to analyze the wait time required before transmitting DHCP request to a remote DHCP server when the local one is down.

    • A.

      Network

    • B.

      Boot threshold level

    • C.

      Downtime

    • D.

      Uptime

    Correct Answer
    B. Boot threshold level
    Explanation
    In situations where a local DHCP has failed and a remote one has to be accessed, before transmitting a packet to a remote DHCP server, the DHCP relay agent waits for a few seconds. This period is known as boot threshold.

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  • 17. 

    The DHCP server first grants the lease period to the client and then send the acknowledgement. T/F?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The DHCP server sends the lease period to the client along with the acknowledgement.

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  • 18. 

    Which of the following would help to configure hop count?

    • A.

      DHCP Relay Properties

    • B.

      RRAS console

    • C.

      TCP?IP properties

    • D.

      Routing table

    Correct Answer
    A. DHCP Relay Properties
    Explanation
    All information related to the relay agent is configured in the DHCP relay properties. This includes hop count as well.

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  • 19. 

    Which of the following is the correct file name for the DHCP database?

    • A.

      DHCP.tmp

    • B.

      DHCP.dbx

    • C.

      DHCP.mdb

    • D.

      DHCP.db

    Correct Answer
    A. DHCP.tmp
    Explanation
    DHCP.tmp is a temporary file that the DHCP database uses as a swap file during database index maintenance operations. DHCP.mdb is the database file name, the rest of the options have incorrect file extensions.

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  • 20. 

    Why is it required to maintain the DHCP database as per schedule?

    • A.

      Because it is a dynamic environment

    • B.

      Because it is very inconsistent by default

    • C.

      Because it is very susceptible to virus

    • D.

      It can get corrupted very easily

    Correct Answer
    A. Because it is a dynamic environment
    Explanation
    Any database that is subject to dynamic changes should be maintained as per schedule to avoid database inconsistencies.

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  • 21. 

    Jetpack is used to backup the DHCP database. T/F?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Jetpack is a compacting tool and not a backup tool

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  • 22. 

    Which of the following will maintain a log of the DHCP database?

    • A.

      DHCP.log

    • B.

      J50.log

    • C.

      Error.log

    • D.

      Setup.log

    Correct Answer
    B. J50.log
    Explanation
    J50.log maintains a log of the database/transactions of the DHCP service.

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  • 23. 

    When is a manual backup of the DHCP database necessary?

    • A.

      When the DHCP server has just crashed

    • B.

      When the DHCP server has just been installed

    • C.

      As a precaution against database failure

    • D.

      When the hard disk on which the DHCP service resides has been utilized to the maximum.

    Correct Answer
    C. As a precaution against database failure
    Explanation
    A manual backup once in a while or every now and then is necessary especially if the backup will be stored in a location other than the system that is running the DHCP service. This helps to retrieve a DHCP service and bring it back online whenever the server faces a hardware failure or a crash.

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  • 24. 

    Which of the following will help you purge the remote NetBIOS names cache?

    • A.

      Nbtstat �n command

    • B.

      Nbtstat �A command

    • C.

      Ipconfig/all command

    • D.

      Nbtstat �R command

    Correct Answer
    D. Nbtstat �R command
    Explanation
    Nbtstat -R command can be used to purge and reload the remote cache name table.

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  • 25. 

    Which of the following is a service dedicated to resolving host names to IP address and vice versa?

    • A.

      DNS

    • B.

      Host file

    • C.

      WINS

    • D.

      LMHOSTS file

    Correct Answer
    A. DNS
    Explanation
    HOSTS and LMHOSTS are files and not services. WINS resolves NetBIOS names and not host names. DNS is the dedicated service for resolving host names.

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  • 26. 

    Which of the following will help you cler the DNS cache on the client side?

    • A.

      Ipconfig/flushdns

    • B.

      Ipconfig/displaydns

    • C.

      Ipconfig/release

    • D.

      Ipconfig/registerdns

    Correct Answer
    A. Ipconfig/flushdns
    Explanation
    The correct command for clearing the DNS name cache on the client side is Ipconfig/flushdns

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  • 27. 

    How is a NetBIOS name resolved in the absence of a WINS service?

    • A.

      Using the LMHOSTS service

    • B.

      Using the hosts service

    • C.

      Broadcasts

    • D.

      Using hosts file

    Correct Answer
    C. Broadcasts
    Explanation
    In the absence of a WINS service and a absence of a LMHOSTS file, the client will resort to broadcasting a NetBIOS name.

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  • 28. 

    Which of the following is correct about a DNS query?

    • A.

      It is a request that a DNS client resolver makes to a DNS server to obtain the IP address of a host name.

    • B.

      It is a request to locate the DNS server.

    • C.

      It is a request to maintain a session with the DNS server

    • D.

      It is a request to terminate the existing session with the DNS server

    Correct Answer
    A. It is a request that a DNS client resolver makes to a DNS server to obtain the IP address of a host name.
    Explanation
    A DNS query is a request the DNS client resolver makes to a DNS server to obtain the IP address of either a flat or a hierarchical host name.

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  • 29. 

    A DNS resource record that points to the parent level is known as a SOA record. T/F?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    A DNS resource record that points to the parent level is known as a root hint.

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  • 30. 

    Which of the following is true about a forwarder?

    • A.

      It is the DNS server designated to receive a request from another DNS that was unable to resolve a client query.

    • B.

      The forwarder sends an iterative query to the root server to obtain an IP address from the name server.

    • C.

      In an exclusive mode, if the forwarder fails to resolve a query, the name server resolves the query on its own.

    • D.

      In a nonexclusive mode, if the forwarder fails to resolve a query, a query failure is returned to the requestor.

    Correct Answer
    A. It is the DNS server designated to receive a request from another DNS that was unable to resolve a client query.
    Explanation
    A forwarder DNS is a designated server that is capable of accepting an unresolved query of another DNS to which it has been designated as a forwarder.

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  • 31. 

    Which of the following is correct about the Resource Record (RR) type SOA?

    • A.

      It identifies the DNS Servers for each zone to facilitate delegation.

    • B.

      It identifies the primary DNS name server for a zone.

    • C.

      It locates the DNS name corresponding to an IP address.

    • D.

      It represents a computer or a device on a network.

    Correct Answer
    B. It identifies the primary DNS name server for a zone.
    Explanation
    The RR type SOA is used to identify the primary DNS name server for a zone. It also identifies the e-mail address of the zone administrator. Choice A is incorrect since the RR type NS facilitates delegation by identifying the DNS Servers for each zone. Choice C is incorrect since the RR type PTR locates the DNS name corresponding to an IP address. Choice D is incorrect since the RR type A represents a computer or a device on a network.

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  • 32. 

    Which of the following is possible only on an ADS environment?

    • A.

      Allow only secure dynamic updates

    • B.

      Allow both non-secure and secure dynamic updates

    • C.

      Do not allow dynamic updates

    • D.

      Do not allow secure updates

    Correct Answer
    A. Allow only secure dynamic updates
    Explanation
    Secure updates are possible only if the zones is integrated with Active Directory.

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  • 33. 

    Which of the following is a read-only copy of the original zone?

    • A.

      Primary zone

    • B.

      Secondary zone

    • C.

      Stub zone

    • D.

      Reverse lookup zone

    Correct Answer
    B. Secondary zone
    Explanation
    The secondary zone stores a read-only copy of an existing zone to help balance the load of the primary servers and provide backup.

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  • 34. 

    Which of the following provides and IP address--to--host name mapping?

    • A.

      Forward lookup

    • B.

      Reverse lookup zone

    • C.

      Stub zone

    • D.

      Secondary zone

    Correct Answer
    B. Reverse lookup zone
    Explanation
    As the name suggests the reverse lookup zone provides an Ip to name resolution

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  • 35. 

    The DNS service in Windows Server 2003 environment is not capable of Incremental updation. T/F?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The DNS server in the Windows Server 2003 environment is capable of incremental zone transfer.

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  • 36. 

    Which of the following is mandatory before the secondary server can pull its updates from the Primary DNS?

    • A.

      A notification message from any DNS zone

    • B.

      A notification message from the DC

    • C.

      A notification message from master DNS servers

    • D.

      A notify message sent from any secondary DNS server

    Correct Answer
    C. A notification message from master DNS servers
    Explanation
    A secondary server can pull its updates from the primary server only after it receives a notification from the Primary or the Master server stating that there are updates to be taken.

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  • 37. 

    Which of the following statements is true of master DNS servers?

    • A.

      It is the server responsible for sending update notifications and updates to the secondary server.

    • B.

      It is nothing but the Root DNS server

    • C.

      It could be any secondary server hosting a secondary zone

    • D.

      It is an extension of the DDNS service

    Correct Answer
    A. It is the server responsible for sending update notifications and updates to the secondary server.
    Explanation
    The Master DNS could be any DNS server on the network that has a read-write copy of a zone that has been created on it and is capable of sending notifications for those updates to the secondary servers.

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  • 38. 

    DDNS is recommended for all networks today irrespective of their size. T/F?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Small networks still work efficiently with static or manual updates rather than dynamic environment.

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  • 39. 

    Which of the following best describe DDNS?

    • A.

      It integrates DHCP information for update process

    • B.

      It relies only on the OS for update process

    • C.

      It is nothing but DNS with additional PERL scripts running for better efficiency

    • D.

      It is a process used in windows NT 4.0 and is obsolete now

    Correct Answer
    A. It integrates DHCP information for update process
    Explanation
    DHCP can dynamically update resource records in DNS during a client�s DHCP IP configuration process.

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  • 40. 

    Which of the statements is correct about secure dynamic update?

    • A.

      It is attempted only if the client can prove its identity and has proper credentials to make the update.

    • B.

      It is not available if the server is using the Active directory service.

    • C.

      It is available if Active Directory--integrated DNS zones are not configured.

    • D.

      It is the most secure method of manually updating resource records.

    Correct Answer
    A. It is attempted only if the client can prove its identity and has proper credentials to make the update.
    Explanation
    Secure dynamic update is the process by which a dynamic update happens under the security of the ADS

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  • 41. 

    SOA acts as a proxy for downward compatible clients of DNS. T/F?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    PTR records and acts as a proxy for downward compatible clients of DNS

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  • 42. 

    Which of the following is required by a client that is intending to self-register itself with a DNS server?

    • A.

      Use this connection�s DNS suffix in DNS registration

    • B.

      Register this connection�s addresses in DNS

    • C.

      Append these DNS suffixes

    • D.

      Append parent suffixes of the primary DNS suffix

    Correct Answer
    A. Use this connection�s DNS suffix in DNS registration
    Explanation
    A client that has to register itself with a DNS server needs a DNS suffix entered in its configuration parameters

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  • 43. 

    Which of the statements is correct about an Active Directory-integrated DNS zone?

    • A.

      It allows secure dynamic updates.

    • B.

      It allows only non-secure updates.

    • C.

      It does not allow dynamic update.

    • D.

      It can be done only on read-only zones.

    Correct Answer
    A. It allows secure dynamic updates.
    Explanation
    An Active Directory--integrated DNS zone uses Active Directory for permitting secure dynamic updates.

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  • 44. 

    Which of the following is true about DNS client configuration?

    • A.

      It can take only one DNS server

    • B.

      It can lead to confusion when two DNS servers are metnioned

    • C.

      It can query a DNS server without a preferred DNS server.

    • D.

      The Connection Specific Suffix assigns a space to configure a DNS suffix for a particular connection.

    Correct Answer
    D. The Connection Specific Suffix assigns a space to configure a DNS suffix for a particular connection.
    Explanation
    It can be self configured using the DNS suffix option.

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  • 45. 

    TTL is set for a zone that has been deleted and waiting to be purged. T/F?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    TTL is set for any Active Directory integrated zone

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  • 46. 

    IPSec can be implemented on IP and IPX networks. T/F?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    As the name suggests IPSec is meant for security of IP based networks only.

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  • 47. 

    Which of the following cannot be secured by IPSec?

    • A.

      Authentication

    • B.

      Data transfer

    • C.

      Unencrypted data.

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Unencrypted data.
    Explanation
    Securing data before encryption rules were applied to it is not the responsibility of IPSec.

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  • 48. 

    Which of the following would you use to apply IPSec policies?

    • A.

      Domain Admin console.

    • B.

      IP Security Console

    • C.

      Replication monitor

    • D.

      Command prompt

    Correct Answer
    B. IP Security Console
    Explanation
    You can create a console for your own convenience through the Microsoft Management Console or use the regular IP Security Console through the MMC.

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  • 49. 

    Which of the following does an IPSec certificate contain?

    • A.

      CA related information

    • B.

      Private keys

    • C.

      Tokens

    • D.

      Digital Signature

    Correct Answer
    A. CA related information
    Explanation
    IPSec certificate contains information relating to the CA that issued the certificate.

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  • 50. 

    Which of the statements is correct about certificates?

    • A.

      They help to authenticate as well encrypt data

    • B.

      They are an improvisation over Kerberos

    • C.

      They are restricted to LAN.

    • D.

      It can be deployed only to authenticate ADS objects.

    Correct Answer
    A. They help to authenticate as well encrypt data
    Explanation
    Certificates are meant to authenticate end users or computers in a communication session as well as encrypt the data is required.

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