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Course length: 2 days


Hardware/software required to run this course

To complete the optional suggested lab activities, you will need 12 megabytes (MB) of Random Access Memory (RAM). See your reference manual for hardware considerations that apply to your specific hardware setup. Course description

Overview: Students will learn how to install and configure Novell Netware machines and administer a peer-to-peer network of Novell Netware Workstation machines. Students will learn to support applications running on Novell Netware, to install and secure file systems, to manage Novell Netware Workstations in a domain environment, and to inter operate with NetWare and TCP/IP networks.

Prerequisites: Hard Disk Management; Microcomputer Hardware; Novell Netware: Orientation, or Windows NT: Introduction; and Understanding Network Fundamentals, or equivalent knowledge. It is also recommended that students have experience supporting networks and end users and have taken Windows 3.1: Advanced User or Windows for Workgroups NT: Advanced User, or have equivalent knowledge. Delivery method: Instructor-led, group-paced, classroom-delivery learning model with structured hands-on activities.

Benefits: Students will learn how to install, configure, and maintain Novell Netware Workstation machines at their workplace. Students will learn about the system and network architecture of Novell Netware; how to support DOS, Windows, Novell Netware, OS/2 and POSIX applications under Novell Netware; to create and format partitions using all supported file systems; to implement file system security; to join a Novell Netware domain; to interoperate with NetWare networks; to install and configure TCP/IP; to install, configure, and use the Remote Access Service (RAS); and to back up files on a Novell Netware system. Target student: Students enrolling in this course should be familiar with the Novell Netware Workstation operating system and have experience supporting networks and end users.

What's next: First Look: Novell Netware, the next course in this series, teaches students how to install and manage Novell Netware

Novell Netware domains.

Performance-based objectives

Lesson objectives help students become comfortable with the course, and also provide a means to evaluate learning.

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

* Compare and contrast the features of the products in the Microsoft networking family.

* Install Novell Netware Workstation.

* Troubleshoot Novell Netware Workstation startup.

* Evaluate the Novell Netware Workstation security model.

* Administer user and group accounts, and design security policies.

* Configure a Novell Netware Workstation computer.

* Work with shared resources on a Novell Netware Workstation peer-to-peer network.

* Discuss and evaluate the Novell Netware Workstation Browser service.

* Optimize the performance of Novell Netware Workstation computers.

* Support printing in Novell Netware.

* Identify and correct problems on a Novell Netware Workstation computer.

* Describe the system architecture of Novell Netware.

* Manage DOS-, Win16-, and Win-32 based applications on a Novell Netware system.

* Manage OS/2 and POSIX applications on a Novell Netware system.

* Implement and manage appropriate file systems on Novell Netware workstations.

* Implement and manage file system security under Novell Netware.

* Manage Novell Netware workstations as part of a Novell Netware domain.

* Describe the networking architecture of Novell Netware.

* Connect and interoperate with Novell NetWare and TCP/IP networks.

* Install, configure, and manage the Remote Access Service (RAS) on RAS servers and clients.

* Use the Novell Netware Backup utility as part of an effective overall backup strategy.


Course content

Lesson 1: Introduction to Novell Netware Workstation

Orientation to Novell Netware

Lesson 2: Installing Novell Netware Workstation

Installation overview

Planning an installation

Lesson 3: The boot process

Starting Novell Netware Workstation


Lesson 4: Novell Netware Workstation security

The Novell Netware Workstation security model


Lesson 5: Account administration

User accounts

Group accounts

Security policies

Lesson 6: Configuring the Novell Netware Workstation environment

The Registry

The Control Panel

System maintenance

Customizing the Novell Netware Workstation logon process

Lesson 7: The Novell Netware Workstation networking environment

Sharing network resources

Accessing network resources

Command-line network operations


Lesson 8: Novell Netware Workstation Browser service



Lesson 9: Optimizing performance

Optimizing system performance

Monitoring Novell Netware performance

Lesson 10: Printing support

The Novell Netware Workstation printing process

Administering a printing device

Troubleshooting the print process


Lesson 11: Troubleshooting

Diagnostic utilities

Examining the Emergency Repair process

Additional troubleshooting resources



Appendix A: Upgrading to Novell Netware

Upgrading to Novell Netware 5.0

Appendix B: The Backup utility

Overview of the Backup utility

Backing up and restoring files

Other backup considerations

Course specifications