Implementing Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration Server 2004

Course Details:

  • Days: 5
  • Course Code: MS2824
  • Booking: Please ring 08450 50 45 05


*Please note this course was previously a 4 day course*

This five-day instructor-led course provides students with the knowledge and skills to deploy and manage Microsoft® Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server 2004 as part of a larger security infrastructure. The course introduces security concepts unique to ISA Server 2004 and provides best practices for their implementation. This course includes information on both the Standard Edition and Enterprise Edition of ISA Server 2004

The audience will be IT Professionals who are responsible for implementing network and perimeter security measures, including Internet firewalls, application layer filters, and screened networks. They will also implement caching servers and additional mechanisms to protect public-facing Web servers. These individuals will have a need to simplify ongoing management, reduce support costs and prevent security breaches.

This course will also help to prepare individuals pursuing the MCSA: Security or MCSE: Security certification specializations


This course requires that students meet the following prerequisites:

  • Successful completion of Course 2810: Fundamentals of Network Security, or equivalent knowledge of networking security.
  • Successful completion of Course 2273: Managing and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server™ 2003 Environment, or equivalent knowledge of the Windows Server 2003 operating system and network concepts, or equivalent knowledge of Microsoft Windows® 2000 Server operating system and network concepts.
  • Experience implementing network resources such as Web, FTP, and Microsoft Exchange servers. Detailed knowledge about deploying these resources is not required.

Delegates will learn how to

  • Describe the functionality provided by ISA Server 2004, and explain valid deployment scenarios for ISA Server 2004
  • Monitor server performance, security, and usage on ISA Server 2004
  • Configure secure access to Internet resources for internal network clients using ISA Server 2004
  • Configure ISA Server 2004 as a firewall between the Internet and the internal network
  • Configure secure access to internal network resources for Internet clients who are using Web and server publishing rules
  • Configure ISA Server to provide secure access to Exchange Server for servers and clients located on the Internet
  • Implement application and Web filters on ISA Server 2004
  • Install and maintain ISA Server 2004, and install and configure ISA Server clients
  • Implement a virtual private network for remote clients and remote networks using ISA Server 2004
  • Implement Web proxy caching on ISA Server 2004


    Module 1: Overview of Microsoft ISA Server 2004

    Module 2: Installing and Maintaining ISA Server 2004

    Module 3: Enabling Access to Internet Resources

    Module 4: Configuring ISA Server 2004 as a Firewall

    Module 5: Configuring Access to Internal Resources

    Module 6: Integrating ISA Server 2004 and Microsoft Exchange Server

    Module 7: Advanced Application and Web Filtering

    Module 8: Configuring Virtual Private Network Access for Remote Clients and Networks

    Module 9: Implementing Caching to Improve Browsing Performance

    Module 10: Monitoring ISA Server 2004

    Module 11: Implementing ISA Server 2004 Enterprise Edition

    Module 12: Implementing ISA Server 2004 Enterprise Edition: Back-to-Back Firewall Scenario

    Module 13: Implementing ISA Server 2004 Enterprise Edition: Site-to-Site VPN Scenario


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