Microsoft Course 6420 - Fundamentals of Windows Server 2008 — A 5 day course

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Syllabus

The purpose of this 5-day course is to teach delegates the basic fundamentals of networking, security, and server administration with Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2. It is intended to provide the foundational level knowledge needed to prepare delegates to begin building a career in Microsoft technologies.

Objectives

Delegates will learn how to

Suitable For

Candidates for this course are seeking to gain fundamental knowledge and skills around security, networking, and administration in Windows Server 2008 R2. It can apply to home computer users, academic, information workers, developers, or help desk technicians wishing to begin a new skills path or up-skill to Windows Server technologies.

It is for candidates wishing to prepare for the Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) certification in Windows Server 2008. Candidates for this course may also include IT Pros with skills within other IT areas or operating systems (such as Linux) who wish to gain an insight into Windows Server.

Prerequisites

Note: No programming skills are required, although some experience and knowledge of scripting technologies would be advantageous


Publicly scheduled dates, locations, and prices

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Contents

Understanding Network Infrastructure

In this module, students will learn how to describe fundamental network component and terminology thus enabling the student to select an appropriate network component in a particular scenario. Students will also learn to determine the appropriate network infrastructure component for a given scenario.

Lab : Selecting Network Infrastructure Components

Connecting Network Components

In this module, students will learn to build a network using network hardware components and technologies. The student will also learn to determine the appropriate network hardware and wiring components for a given situation.

Lab : Connecting Network Components

Implementing TCP/IP

In this module, students will describe the protocols and services within the TCP/IP suite of protocols. Students will learn to implement IPv4 within a Windows environment. Students will also learn basic understanding of IPv6 and name resolution.

Lab : Implementing TCP/IP

Implementing Storage in Windows Server

This module will introduce students to different storage technologies, discuss how to implement the storage solutions in Windows Server 2008 R2 and will finish with helping you detail a resilient strategy for your storage that will be tolerant in various ways, helping to avoid unplanned downtime and loss of data.

Lab : Implementing Storage in Windows Server

Installing and Configuring Windows Server

In this module, students will learn to understand the various options available for installing Windows Server and to complete an installation. Students will also launch a local media setup and then perform the post-installation configuration of a server.

Lab : Installing Windows Server

Windows Server Roles

In this module, students will learn to deploy server roles to support a business scenario. Students will also learn to implement appropriate server roles to support a given scenario.

Lab : Implementing Server Roles

Implementing Active Directory Domain Services

In this module, students will learn to implement an AD DS forest. Students will also create and configure an AD DS forest.

Lab : Lab: Implementing AD DS

Implementing IT Security Layers

In this module, students will learn the concept of defense-in-depth and how to implement this approach with Windows Server. Students will also learn to implement security best practices to help to secure the network.

Lab : Implementing IT Security Layers

Implementing Windows Server Security

In this module, students will understand security features in Windows Server to help to provide defense-in-depth. Students will also implement some of the Windows Server security features.

Lab : Lab: Implementing Windows Security

Implementing Network Security

In this module, students will describe the security-related threats to an organisation's network and the technologies available in Windows Server to mitigate these risks. Students will also implement network-related security features in Windows Server.

Lab : Implementing Network Security

Implementing Security Software

In this module, students will identify and implement additional software components to enhance an organisation's security. Students will also analyse and secure a Windows Server.

Lab : Implementing Security Software

Monitoring Server Performance

In this module, students will identify a poorly performing server. Students will also monitor a server to determine the performance level.

Lab : Monitoring Server Performance

Maintaining Windows Server

In this module, students will understand the tools available and the methods to employ to maintain and troubleshoot Windows Server. Students will also learn how to maintain and troubleshoot Windows Server systems.

Lab : Maintaining Windows Server

Implementing Virtualisation

In this module, students will understand the virtualisation technologies provided by Microsoft. Students will also create and configure a virtual machine with Hyper-V.

Lab : Implementing Virtualization