Best DNS Training...

looking for a Training video and book on DNS with Troubleshooting steps and possible issues users ran into.....if there is also a magazine out that deals with DNS specifically....looking to learn DNS indepth and would like to master......looking for best possible solution...thanks,,,,,,
westhelpdeskAsked:
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giltjrCommented:
What OS and which DNS implementation?  I personally have never seen video for just DNS.  Here is a few links for BIND V9:

http://www.oit.uci.edu/dcslib/bind/bind-9.2.1/Bv9ARM.html
http://www.linuxsecurity.com/resource_files/server_security/Bv9ARM-091200.pdf
http://www.softpanorama.org/DNS/dns_tutorials.shtml

Chris DentPowerShell DeveloperCommented:
This is a good book on the subject:

http://oreilly.com/catalog/9780596100575

It's focused on BIND, however almost all of the concepts discussed (from zone files to debugging) can be applied to any DNS system.

Debugging is covered in that book, although common issues are not so much. For those you'll have to share the DNS system you're working with and the perspective you're working from. I'd guess end-user support, although I realise your name could be quite misleading?

Training courses do exist but I cannot possibly comment on them since I haven't taken any. Google will show the the same courses I'd find.

Chris
westhelpdeskAuthor Commented:
hey guys....working with OS 2003-2008...upgrading from 2003 domain to 2008 domain....would just like to become alot more familar with DNS...while i do know some...I always know that i need to know more...just clarifying domain if that helps...also working with DC in different sites...
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giltjrCommented:
Since you are working in Windows environment using AD I would not focus on DNS then.

In most environments DNS is really quite simple, especially if you only have a few zone.

What I would focus on is Active Directory and it how works and trouble shooting it. Although some AD issues do come down to issues within DNS, typically those are easy to find as long as you know what you are looking for.  And what you are looking for normally has nothing to do with DNS itself, but with entries that should be in DNS.
Chris DentPowerShell DeveloperCommented:
MS has some very reasonable resources for 2008 DNS:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/network/bb629410.aspx

You'll find Webcasts towards the bottom of that page as well, many relate to 2003 but the changes between 2003 and 2008 aren't so dramatic to make them useless.

What is your involvement with DNS? For example, are you looking for as an Administrator or Engineer? And for those, do you deal with Internal systems and / or External systems?

If you're looking at DNS as an Internet Service then I'll emphasise my recommendation of the book above. If you're looking at it for Internal systems and AD then technet resource above and it's associated articles and webcasts is a very good place to begin.

Chris
westhelpdeskAuthor Commented:
I deal with all company Servers myself...form upgrading, promoting, demoting and anything dealing with 2003-2008 Servers in an Internal network...check Server logs daily for errors or at least try too....and check those errors through event id, here and blogging....resently have come up on some new DNS Errors and just would like to know a lot more about it then i currently do... hope this helps....
Chris DentPowerShell DeveloperCommented:
Then the technet link is a very good place to start.

Specific training on DNS in this case isn't going to get you too far because it's more likely to approach DNS as an Internet service.

You'd be better looking at AD training because it will cover DNS (depending on the course / training / book / etc). I completely agree with Giltjr's approach to that one.

Chris
westhelpdeskAuthor Commented:
do you have any suggestions on training for AD and such....preferably a computer based training course and/or magazine subscription?????

Chris DentPowerShell DeveloperCommented:

If you were to look at courses covering these two you'll get a very reasonable grounding in DNS:

Windows 2008: Active Directory, Configuring: http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/exam.aspx?ID=70-640&locale=en-us
Windows 2008: Network Infrastructure, Configuring: http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/exam.aspx?ID=70-642&locale=en-us

I know you can get those as CBT packages, TrainSignal, for example, will offer them.

Chris

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Chris DentPowerShell DeveloperCommented:
Hey westhelpdesk,

A split would have been nicer for this one, giltjr added as much as I. If I re-open the question would you be willing to fix it?

Thanks,

Chris
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