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  • BlueCat Training Services empower your staff with hands-on training that keeps pace with the design and deployment of your

    BlueCat solution. BlueCat experts design distinct learning paths to address the comprehensive needs of your IT organization. Our

    training offerings equip your staff with the skills needed to optimize your BlueCat solution and realize its full potential.

    The BlueCat Fundamentals eLearning training courses focus on the administration of the BlueCat Address Manager solution and the way DHCP and DNS services are managed. The course assumes that attendees have a general understanding of networking concepts and TCP/IP protocols, as well as a strong grasp of concepts related to DHCP, DNS and IPv4 addressing. To offer the most flexibility for your staff, the BlueCat Fundamentals eLearning courses may be viewed on LearningSPACE, BlueCat’s Learning Management System. The eLearning format of this course allows self-service access so students may view course subjects on their time frames from any location via a web browser.

    • BlueCat Fundamentals – All Topics • BlueCat Fundamentals – DDI (includes Managing DHCP, Managing DNS, Server Administration) • BlueCat Fundamentals – Windows Management (includes DDW and Server Administration) • BlueCat Fundamentals - DDW • BlueCat Fundamentals – Managing DHCP • BlueCat Fundamentals – Managing DNS • BlueCat Fundamentals – Server Administration

  • BlueCat Training Services

    BlueCat Fundamentals elearning Suite

    Course Outline

    All DDI

    Windows DDW


    Topics Mgmt DHCP

    Understanding BlueCat • • • • •

    Getting the System Ready • • • • •

    Navigating the System • • • • •

    Managing the 1Pv4 Address Space • • • • •

    Managing the I Pv6 Address Space • • • • •

    Managing DHCP • • •

    Advanced DHCP • • •

    DHCP Failover • • •

    Configuring DNS in Address Manager • •

    Recursive DNS • •

    Dynamic DNS (DONS) • •

    Advanced DNS Concepts • •

    General Administration • • •

    User Management • • •

    Data Management • • •

    Monitoring and Tracking • • •

    Object Tags and Devices • • •

    BlueCat DNS and DHCP Servers • •

    IP Reconciliation • • •

    XHA • •

    Introduction to Managing Windows DNS and DHCP • • •

    Installing DDW and Adding Servers to Address Manager • • •

    Managing Windows DHCP • • •

    Additional Windows DHCP Topics • • •

    Managing Windows DNS • • •

    Additional DNS Topics • • •

    Recursive DNS in Windows • • •

    Managing Dynamic DNS in Windows • • •

    Importing DHCP • • •

    Importing DNS • • •

    Managing Server

    DNS Ad min

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  • Module 1: Understanding BlueCat

    • Understand Address Manager and its Various Elements

    including Deployment Roles and Deployment and

    Notification Models

    • Deploy Data and configure Scheduled Deployments

    Module 2: Getting the System Ready

    • Manage Built-in User Accounts using the

    Administration Console (CLI)

    • Configure Network, Hostname and System Time


    • Add BlueCat DNS and DHCP Servers (BDDS)

    • Configure BDDS Services

    • Monitor BlueCat Servers

    Module 3: Navigating the System

    • Work with Components of the My IPAM Page

    • Navigate the System using Tabs and Breadcrumbs

    • Use the Search Functionality

    • Restore Data

    • Use Table Filtering to Filter IPAM Data

    Module 4: Managing the IPv4 Address Space

    • Manage the IPv4 Address Space using Blocks and


    • Allocate IP Addresses

    • Automate Network Creation with Network Templates

    • Use IP Groups to Provide Teams with Access to Groups

    of IP Addresses

    • Model the IPv4 Address Space using Various Tools

    Module 5: Managing the IPv6 Address Space

    • Understand IPv6 Addresses and IPv6 Abbreviations

    • Understand the Global and Local address spaces

    • Create IPv6 Blocks and Networks

    • Create and Assign IPv6 Addresses

    Module 6: Managing DHCP

    • Create and Resize DHCP Ranges

    • Create DHCP Reserved Addresses

    • Deploy DHCP

    • Configure DHCP Validation

    • Configure DHCP Deployment Options

    Module 7: Advanced DHCP

    • Configure DHCP Shared Networks

    • Configure Vendor Profiles, Match Classes

    and MAC Pools

    • Configure DHCP Alerts

    • Configure the TFTP Service

    Module 8: DHCP Failover

    • Understand the way DHCP Failover Works

    • Configure DHCP Failover

    Link To Summary Table

  • Module 9: Configuring DNS in Address Manager

    • Manage DNS Views and Zones

    • Deploy DNS

    • Manage Resource Records

    • Configure DNS Validation

    • Manage the Reverse DNS

    • Add DNS Deployment Options

    Module 10: Recursive DNS

    • Configure DNS Caching Servers

    • Configure Global Forwarding

    • Configure Stub Zones

    • Configure Forwarding Zones

    Module 11: Dynamic DNS (DDNS)

    • How Dynamic DNS (DDNS) Works

    • Understand Common DDNS Mythologies

    • How to Add Security to DDNS

    • Configure DNS and DHCP Deployment Options Related

    to DDNS

    Module 12: Advanced DNS Concepts

    • Manage a Multi-View Configuration

    • Configure Delegation

    • Configure Published Interfaces

    • Integrate Active Directory DNS Zones with BlueCat DNS


    Module 13: General Administration

    • Configure Global Settings

    • Obtain and Apply Upgrades and Patches to Address


    • Use the Dual Partition Feature

    Module 14: User Management

    • Create Local User and Group Accounts

    • Configure an LDAP Authenticator and Import LDAP


    • Configure Access Rights

    Module 15: Data Management

    • Configure Address Manager Data Replication

    • Backup and Restore the Address Manager Database

    • Configure User-Defined Fields

    Module 16: Monitoring and Tracking

    • Configure Address Manager Monitoring

    • Work with the Event List and Transaction History

    • Configure and Schedule Reports

    • Configure Notification Groups

    • Work with Address Manager Log Files

    Link To Summary Table

  • Module 17: Object Tags and Devices

    • Create Object Tag Groups and Object Tags

    • Use Object Tags to Manage IPAM Data

    • Create Device to Manage Multi-Homed Devices

    • Create Device Types to Categorize Devices

    Module 18: BlueCat DNS and DHCP Servers

    • Use the Dual Boot Partition System

    • Upgrade BlueCat DNS/DHCP Servers

    • Manage BlueCat DNS/DHCP Patches

    • Configure Dedicated Management

    • View BlueCat DNS/DHCP Server Logs

    • Disable and Replace a BlueCat DNS/DHCP Server

    Module 19: IP Reconciliation

    • Understand the BlueCat Discovery and IP Reconciliation


    • Schedule and Run a Discovery

    • Configure an IP Reconciliation Policy

    • Reconcile Discovered IP Addresses

    Module 20: XHA

    • Understand XHA

    • Configure an XHA Cluster

    • Upgrade an XHA Cluster

    • Repair an XHA Cluster

    • Break an XHA Cluster

    Module 21: Introduction to Managing Windows DNS and DHCP

    • The Address Manager for Windows DNS and DHCP

    Management Model

    • The DDW Architecture

    • The Purpose of the DDW Server

    • Import, Deployment and Notification Mechanisms

    • Read-Only and Read-Write Modes

    Module 22: Installing DDW and Adding Servers to Address Manager

    • Install the DDW Software on a Windows Server

    • Add a DDW Server to Address Manager

    • Disable and Replace a DDW Server

    • Add Managed Windows Servers to Address Manager

    • Work with Server Logs

    • Edit and Delete DDW and Managed Windows Servers

    Module 23: Managing Windows DHCP

    • Create and Resize DHCP Ranges

    • Create DHCP Reserved Addresses

    • Assign Deployment Roles and Deploy DHCP

    • Configure DHCP Deployment Options

    Link To Summary Table

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    Module 24: Additional Windows DHCP Topics

    • Configure DHCP Shared Networks

    • Configure Vendor Profiles

    • Configure DHCP Split-Scopes

    • Configure DHCP Alerts

    Module 25: Managing Windows DNS

    • Manage DNS Zones

    • Deploy DNS to Windows Servers

    • Manage Host and other