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Windows Server 2008

Updating your Network Infrastructure and Active Directory Technology Skills to Windows Server 2008
(Microsoft Training Course: 6416) - 5 days - £2095 exc VAT

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> Target Audience
This course provides students with the knowledge and skills to work with Network Infrastructure and Active Directory technologies in Windows Server 2008. It is intended for IT Professionals who already have experience with Network Infrastructure and Active Directory technologies in Windows Server 2000 or Windows Server 2003.
> Course outline
  1. Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2008
  2. Configuring Windows Deployment Services
  3. Configuring Networking and Network Services
  4. Configuring Network Policy Server and Remote Access Services
  5. Configuring Network Access Protection
  6. Configuring Active Directory Domain Services
  7. Managing Active Directory Domain Services
  8. Configuring Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
  9. Configuring Active Directory Certificate Services
  10. Configuring Active Directory Federation Services
  11. Configuring Active Directory Rights Management Services
  12. Software Maintenance Using Windows Server Update Services
  13. Configuring Storage Technologies in Windows Server 2008
  14. Configuring High Availability in Windows Server 2008
  15. Configuring Virtualization in Windows Server 2008

Supplementary InformationThis course has recently been updated to a C version, so may differ slightly in content from the previous B version.
Module 1: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2008
  • This module describes how to prepare for and perform an installation of Windows Server 2008.
  • Installing Windows Server 2008
  • Managing Server Roles and Features
  • Configuring Windows 2008 Server Core
  • Lab: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2008
Skills
  • Install Windows Server 2008.
  • Manage Server roles and features.
  • Configure Windows 2008 Server Core.
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Module 2: Configuring Windows Deployment Services
  • This module provides an overview of the Windows installation technologies. This module also describes how to create images for WDS.
  • Overview of Windows Installation Technologies
  • Preparing Images for WDS
  • Deploying Images using WDS
  • Lab: Configuring Windows Deployment Services
Skills
  • Describe Windows Deployment Services in Windows Server 2008.
  • Manage operating system images in the WIM image format.
  • Deploy images with Windows Deployment Services.
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Module 3: Configuring Networking and Network Services
  • This module describes how to configure IPv6 addressing and how to migrate from IPv4 to IPv6.
  • Configuring IP v6 Addressing
  • Migrating from IPv4 to IPv6
  • Configuring DHCP and DNS
  • Configuring Windows Firewall
  • Configuring Wireless Networks
  • Lab: Configuring Networking and Network Services
Skills
  • Configure IPv6 addressing.
  • Describe coexistence and migration from IPv4 to IPv6 addressing.
  • Configure DHCP and DNS services.
  • Configure Windows Firewall.
  • Configure Wireless Networks.
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Module 4: Configuring Network Policy Server and Remote Access Services
  • This module provides an overview of NPS as a RADIUS compliant server and client. The module then describes how to configure NPS and remote access.
  • Overview of Network Policy Server
  • Configuring Network Policy Server
  • Configuring Remote Access
  • Lab: Configuring Network Policy Server and Remote Access Services
Skills
  • Understand the purpose of the Network Policy and Access Services server role.
  • Configure Network Policy Server (NPS).
  • Configure Routing and Remote Access Service (RRAS).
  • Configure remote access.
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Module 5: Configuring Network Access Protection
  • This module provides an overview of Network Access Protection (NAP) and the various NAP enforcement methods such as IPsec, 802.1x, VPN, and DHCP enforcements.
  • Overview of Network Access Protection
  • Implementing NAP
  • Implementing IPSec Enforcement for NAP
  • Lab: Configuring Network Access Protection
Skills
  • Describe the role of NAP.
  • Install, configure, and monitor NAP.
  • Implement IPsec enforcement for NAP.
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Module 6: Configuring Active Directory Domain Services
  • This module describes the requirements and procedures for installing domain controllers and then explains how to deploy read-only domain controllers (RODCs).
  • Installing Domain Controllers
  • Configuring Read-Only Domain Controllers
  • Configuring Fine-Grained Password Policies
  • New Features in Group Policy
  • Configuring Group Policy Preferences
  • Lab: Configuring Active Directory Domain Services
  • Lab: Exploring New Features in Group Policy
Skills
  • Install domain controllers.
  • Configure read-only domain controllers.
  • Configure fine-grained password policies.
  • Describe the new features in Group Policy.
  • Configure Group Policy preferences.
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Module 7: Managing Active Directory Domain Services
  • This module explains how to use the various tools included in Windows Server 2008 to monitor and manage events related to AD DS.
  • Managing Events
  • Configuring AD DS Auditing
  • Monitoring AD DS
  • Maintaining AD DS
  • Lab: Managing Active Directory Domain Services
Skills
  • Manage events.
  • Configure Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) auditing.
  • Monitor AD DS.
  • Maintain AD DS.
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Module 8: Configuring Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
  • This module describes how to install and configure AD LDS.
  • Installing and Configuring AD LDS
  • Configuring AD LDS Instances
  • Configuring AD LDS Replication
  • Configuring AD LDS Integration with AD DS
  • Lab: Configuring Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
Skills
  • Install and configure AD LDS.
  • Configure AD LDS instances.
  • Configure AD LDS replication.
  • Configure AD LDS integration with AD DS.
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Module 9: Configuring Active Directory Certificate Services
  • This module describes how to deploy and configure the Active Directory Certificates Services in Windows Server 2008.
  • Deploying Active Directory Certificate Services
  • Managing Certificate Templates
  • Managing Certificate Enrollment
  • Managing Certificate Revocation
  • Managing Certificate Recovery
  • Lab: Configuring and Managing Active Directory Certificate Services
Skills
  • Deploy AD CS infrastructure.
  • Manage certificate templates.
  • Manage certificate enrollment.
  • Manage certificate revocation.
  • Manage certificate recovery.
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Module 10: Configuring Active Directory Federation Services
  • This module provides an overview of identity federation and federation trusts.
  • Overview of AD FS
  • Deploying AD FS
  • Implementing AD FS Claims
  • Lab: Configuring AD FS for the Federated Web SSO Scenario
Skills
  • Describe the features and functionality of AD FS.
  • Deploy AD FS.
  • Implement AD FS claims.
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Module 11: Configuring Active Directory Rights Management Services
  • This module provides an overview of AD RMS features and functionality.
  • Overview of Active Directory Rights Management Services
  • Deploying AD RMS
  • Administering AD RMS Templates
  • Administering AD RMS Policies
  • Lab: Configuring Active Directory Rights Management Services
Skills
  • Describe Active Directory Rights Management Services (AD RMS).
  • Deploy AD RMS.
  • Administer AD RMS templates.
  • Administer AD RMS policies.
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Module 12: Software Maintenance Using Windows Server Update Services
  • This module provides an overview of WSUS and its features.
  • Introduction to Windows Server Update Services 3.0 SP1
  • Installing and Configuring WSUS
  • Managing WSUS
  • Lab: Maintaining Software by Using Windows Server Update Services
Skills
  • Provide an overview of WSUS.
  • Install and configure WSUS.
  • Manage the WSUS infrastructure.
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Module 13: Configuring Storage Technologies in Windows Server 2008
  • This module describes how to configure the Distributed File System (DFS) in Windows Server 2008.
  • Configuring Distributed File System
  • Managing Storage with File System Resource Management
  • Configuring Storage Area Network Connectivity
  • Lab: Configuring Storage Technologies in Windows Server 2008
Skills
  • Configure DFS.
  • Manage storage by using File System Resource Management.
  • Describe storage area network connectivity.
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Module 14: Configuring High Availability in Windows Server 2008
  • This module describes the various options available in Windows Server 2008 that you can use to provide highly available network services.
  • Configuring Network Load Balancing
  • Overview of Windows Server 2008 Failover Clusters
  • Preparing for Failover Clusters
  • Creating and Configuring Failover Clusters
  • Lab: Configuring High Availability in Windows Server 2008
Skills
  • Configure NLB.
  • Describe how failover clusters work in Windows Server 2008.
  • Prepare your environment for failover clustering.
  • Create and configure failover clusters.
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Module 15: Configuring Virtualization in Windows Server 2008
  • This module provides an overview of virtualization in Windows Server 2008 and the features of Microsoft Hyper-V.
  • Overview of Hyper-V
  • Installing Hyper-V
  • Configuring Hyper-V
  • High Availability in a Hyper-V Environment
  • Lab: Configuring a Hyper-V Environment
Skills
  • Describe Hyper-V and identify its key features.
  • Install Hyper-V.
  • Configure Hyper-V settings.
  • Configure highly available virtual machines.
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> Pre-Requisites
Before attending this course, students must have the following prerequisites:
  • Experience planning, implementing, managing, maintaining, and securing Microsoft Windows Server 2000 or 2003, including Active Directory and Network Infrastructure server roles.
  • Working knowledge of networking.
  • Experience installing, configuring, and administering Windows 2000 Server, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Professional, or Windows Vista.
  • MCSA on Windows Server 2003 or MCSE on Windows Server 2003 recommended.
> Purpose
After completing this course, students will be able to install and configure Windows Server 2008; configure Windows Deployment Services (WDS); configure networking and network services; configure Network Policy Server (NPS) and remote access; configure Network Access Protection (NAP); configure and manage Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS); configure Active Directory Lightweight Services (AD LDS); configure Active Directory Certificate Services (AD CS); configure Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS); configure Active Directory Rights Management Services (AD RMS); use Windows Server Update Services (WSUS); configure storage technologies in Windows Server 2008; configure high availability in Windows Server 2008; configure virtualization in Windows Server 2008.
> Supplementary Information
This course has recently been updated to a C version, so may differ slightly in content from the previous B version.