Windows Server 2008

Fundamentals of Windows Server 2008
(Microsoft Training Course: 6420) - 5 days - £2095 exc VAT

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> Target Audience
> Course outline
  1. Understanding Network Infrastructure
  2. Connecting Network Components
  3. Implementing TCP/IP
  4. Implementing Storage in Windows Server
  5. Windows Server Installation and Configuration
  6. Windows Server Roles
  7. Implementing Active Directory Domain Services
  8. Implementing IT Security Layers
  9. Implementing Windows Server Security
  10. Implementing Network Security
  11. Implementing Security Software
  12. Monitoring Server Performance
  13. Maintaining Windows Server
  14. Implementing Virtualization

Module 1: Understanding Network Infrastructure
  • This module describes fundamental network components and terminology, enabling the student to select an appropriate network component in a particular scenario.
  • Network Architecture Standards
  • Local Area Networking
  • Wide Area Networking
  • Wireless Networking
  • Connecting to the Internet
  • Remote Access
  • Lab: Selecting Network Infrastructure Components
  • Describe physical network topologies and standards.
  • Define Local Area Networks (LANs).
  • Define Wide Area Networks (WANs).
  • Describe wireless networking technologies.
  • Describe how technologies connect remote access.
  • Explain how to connect a network to the Internet.
Module 2: Connecting Network Components
  • This module demonstrates how to build a network using network hardware components and technologies.
  • Understanding the OSI Reference Model
  • Understanding Adapters, Hubs, and Switches
  • Understanding Routing
  • Understanding Media Types
  • Lab: Connecting Network Components
  • Describe the industry standard protocol model.
  • Describe adapters, hubs, and switches.
  • Describe routing technologies and protocols.
  • Describe wiring methodologies and standards.
Module 3: Implementing TCP/IP
  • This module describes the protocols and services within the TCP/IP suite of protocols. Students will also learn to implement IPv4 within a Windows environment.
  • Overview of TCP/IP
  • IPv4 Addressing
  • Understanding IPv6
  • Name Resolution
  • Lab: Implementing TCP/IP
  • Describe the functionality of the TCP/IP suite.
  • Configure an IPv4 network.
  • Describe the IPv6 addressing and transition.
  • Describe the various name resolution methods used by TCP/IP hosts.
Module 4: 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 detail a resilient strategy for storage.
  • Identifying Storage Technologies
  • Managing Disks and Volumes
  • Implementing RAID
  • Lab: Implementing Storage in Windows Server
  • Identify a suitable storage technology.
  • Manage storage within Windows Server.
  • Implement disk fault tolerance.
Module 5: Windows Server Installation and Configuration
  • This module describes the various options available for installing Windows Server and to complete an installation.
  • Installing Windows Server
  • Managing Services
  • Managing Peripherals and Devices
  • Lab: Installing Windows Server
  • Install Windows Server 2008 R2.
  • Manage services.
  • Manage devices and device drivers.
Module 6: Windows Server Roles
  • This module teaches students to deploy server roles to support a business scenario.
  • Deploying Role-Specific Servers
  • Role-Based Deployment
  • Lab: Implementing Server Roles
  • Describe different types of servers.
  • Select and install server roles and features to support different types of servers.
Module 7: Implementing Active Directory Domain Services
  • This module demonstrates how to implement an AD DS forest. Students will also create and configure an AD DS forest.
  • Introducing AD DS
  • Managing Users, Groups, and Computers
  • Implementing Organizational Units
  • Implementing Group Policy
  • Lab: Implementing AD DS
  • Describe the fundamental features of AD DS.
  • Manage objects in a domain.
  • Implement organizational units (OUs) for managing groups and objects.
  • Configure client computers centrally with group policy objects (GPOs).
Module 8: Implementing IT Security Layers
  • This module describes the concept of defense-in-depth and how to implement this approach with Windows Server.
  • Overview of Defense-in-Depth
  • Physical Security
  • Internet Security
  • Lab: Implementing IT Security Layers
  • Identify security threats at all levels and mitigate those threats.
  • Describe physical security risks and identify mitigations.
  • Identify Internet-based security threats and protect against them.
Module 9: Implementing Windows Server Security
  • This module teaches students to understand security features in Windows Server that help to provide defense-in-depth.
  • Overview of Windows Security
  • Securing Files
  • Implementing Encryption
  • Lab: Implementing Windows Security
  • Describe the features in Windows Server 2008 R2 that help improve your network’s security.
  • Explain how to secure files and folders within a Windows Server environment.
  • Explain how to use the encryption features provided by Windows Server 2008 R2 to secure access to resources.
Module 10: Implementing Network Security
  • This module describes the security-related threats to an organization’s network and the technologies available in Windows Server to mitigate these risks.
  • Overview of Network Security
  • Windows Firewall
  • Network Access Protection
  • Lab: Implementing Network Security
  • Identify network-based security threats.
  • Implement Windows Firewall to secure Windows hosts.
  • Explain how to enforce corporate compliance.
Module 11: Implementing Security Software
  • This module teaches students to identify and implement additional software components to enhance an organization’s security. Students will also analyze and secure a Windows Server.
  • Client Protection Features
  • E-Mail Protection
  • Server Protection
  • Lab: Implementing Security Software
  • Implement Windows Server and features to improve client security.
  • Describe security threats posed by e-mail and how to mitigate these threats.
  • Explain how to improve server security using Windows Server security analysis and hardening tools.
Module 12: Monitoring Server Performance
  • This module demonstrates how to identify a poorly performing server.
  • Overview of Server Components
  • Performance Monitoring
  • Lab: Monitoring Server Performance
  • Identify server components that are impacted through excessive workloads.
  • Measure system resource usage and identify component bottlenecks.
Module 13: Maintaining Windows Server
  • This module demonstrates the tools and methods available to maintain and troubleshoot Windows Server.
  • Troubleshooting Windows Server Startup
  • Server Availability and Data Recovery
  • Applying Updates to Windows Server
  • Troubleshooting Windows Server
  • Lab: Maintaining Windows Server
  • Troubleshoot the Windows Server boot process.
  • Implement high-availability and recovery technologies to improve system availability.
  • Explain the importance of system updates.
  • Implement an appropriate troubleshooting methodology to resolve problems with Windows Server.
Module 14: Implementing Virtualization
  • This module describes the virtualization technologies provided by Microsoft. Students will also create and configure a virtual machine with Hyper-V.
  • Overview of Virtualization Technologies
  • Implementing Hyper-V Role
  • Lab: Implementing Virtualization
  • Describe the various virtualization technologies.
  • Implement server virtualization with Hyper-V.
> Pre-Requisites
Before attending this course, students must have the following pre-requisites:
  • A good fundamental knowledge of general computing equivalent with the CompTIA A+ Certification.
  • An ability to understand basic security, networking and administration concepts.
  • Some previous knowledge and experience with desktop operating systems, although this is not mandatory.
> Purpose
After completing this course, students will be able to describe fundamental network components and terminology; implement a network; describe the protocols and services within the Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) suite; select appropriate storage technologies and configure storage on Windows Server; perform a local media-based installation of Windows Server 2008 R2; describe server roles; implement and configure an Active Domain Directory Service (AD DS) forest; describe the concept of defense-in-depth; identify the security features in Windows Server that help to provide defense-in-depth; identify the network-related security features in Windows Server to mitigate security threats to a network; identify and implement additional software components to enhance an organization’s security; monitor a server to determine the performance level; identify the Windows Server tools available to maintain and troubleshoot Windows Server; create and configure a virtual machine with Hyper-V.