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Windows Server 2008

Configuring and Troubleshooting a Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure
(Microsoft Training Course: 6421) - 5 days - £2095 exc VAT

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> Target Audience
This course provides students with the knowledge and skills to configure and troubleshoot Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Sp1 Network Infrastructures. It is intended for Active Directory technology specialists, network administrators or experienced server administrators aspiring to be enterprise administrators.
> Course outline
  1. Planning and Configuring IPv4
  2. Implementing Network Access Protection
  3. Configuring and Troubleshooting DNS
  4. Configuring and Troubleshooting DHCP
  5. Configuring and Troubleshooting IPv6 TCP/IP
  6. Configuring and Troubleshooting Routing and Remote Access
  7. Installing, Configuring, and Troubleshooting the Network Policy Server Role Service
  8. Increasing Security for Windows Servers
  9. Increasing Security for Network Communication
  10. Configuring and Troubleshooting Network File and Print Services
  11. Optimizing Data Access for Branch Offices
  12. Controlling and Monitoring Network Storage
  13. Recovering Network Data and Servers
  14. Monitoring Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure Servers

Supplementary InformationThis course has now been updated to a 'B' version. Therefore some of the content may have changed.
Module 1: Planning and Configuring IPv4
  • This module explains how to deploy and configure networking services in your organization. It explains how to implement an IPv4 addressing scheme, determine which name services to deploy, and troubleshoot network-related problems.
  • Implementing an IPv4 Network Infrastructure
  • Overview of Name Resolution Services in an IPv4 Network Infrastructure
  • Configuring and Troubleshooting IPv4
  • Lab: Planning and Configuring IPv4
Skills
  • Plan an IPv4 addressing scheme.
  • Determine which name services you must deploy.
  • Configure and troubleshoot an IPv4 network.
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Module 2: Implementing Network Access Protection
  • This module explains Network Access Protection (NAP). NAP enables you to create customized health-requirement policies to validate computer health before allowing access or communication.
  • Overview of Network Access Protection
  • How NAP Works
  • Configuring NAP
  • Monitoring and Troubleshooting NAP
  • Lab: Implementing NAP into a VPN Remote Access Solution
Skills
  • Describe how NAP can help protect your network.
  • Describe the various NAP enforcement processes.
  • Configure NAP.
  • Monitor and troubleshoot NAP.
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Module 3: Configuring and Troubleshooting DNS
  • This module introduces you to Domain Name System (DNS), which is the foundation name service in Windows Server 2008 R2.
  • Installing the DNS Server Role
  • Configuring the DNS Server Role
  • Configuring DNS Zones
  • Configuring DNS Zone Transfers
  • Managing and Troubleshooting DNS
  • Lab: Configuring and Troubleshooting DNS
Skills
  • Install the DNS server role.
  • Configure the DNS server role.
  • Create and configure DNS zones.
  • Configure zone transfers.
  • Manage and troubleshoot DNS.
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Module 4: Configuring and Troubleshooting DHCP
  • This module explains how to configure, manage and troubleshoot a DHCP environment supporting an IPV4 infrastructure.
  • Overview of the DHCP Server Role
  • Configuring DHCP Scopes and Options
  • Managing a DHCP Database
  • Monitoring and Troubleshooting DHCP
  • Securing DHCP
  • Lab: Configuring and Troubleshooting the DHCP Server Role
Skills
  • Describe how DHCP works.
  • Configure DHCP scopes and options.
  • Manage a DHCP database.
  • Monitor and troubleshoot DHCP.
  • Secure DHCP.
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Module 5: Configuring and Troubleshooting IPv6 TCP/IP
  • This module explains how to configure and troubleshoot static and dynamic IPv6 addresses, including subnet prefix lengths, gateways and DNS servers.
  • Overview of IPv6
  • Coexistence with IPv6
  • IPv6 Tunneling Technologies
  • Transitioning from IPv4 to IPv6
  • Troubleshooting IPv6
  • Lab: Configuring an ISATAP Router
  • Lab: Converting the Network
Skills
  • Describe the benefits and considerations of IPv6.
  • Describe how IPv6 can coexist with IPv4 environments.
  • Describe IPv6 tunneling technologies used to interoperate with IPv4 networks.
  • Describe the process used to migrate from IPv4 to IPv6.
  • Troubleshoot IPv6 connectivity.
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Module 6: Configuring and Troubleshooting Routing and Remote Access
  • This module explains how to configure and troubleshoot Routing and Remote Access Services.
  • Configuring Network Access
  • Configuring VPN Access
  • Overview of Network Policies
  • Overview of the Connection Manager Administration Kit
  • Troubleshooting Routing and Remote Access
  • Lab: Configuring and Managing Network Access
Skills
  • Install and configure the Routing and Remote Access service.
  • Configure VPN access.
  • Configure network policies.
  • Configure a connection profile using the Connection Manager Administration Kit.
  • Troubleshoot Routing and Remote Access.
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Module 7: Installing, Configuring, and Troubleshooting the Network Policy Server Role Service
  • This module explains how to install, configure and troubleshoot the Network Policy Server Role service.
  • Installing and Configuring a Network Policy Server
  • Configuring RADIUS Clients and Servers
  • NPS Authentication Methods
  • Monitoring and Troubleshooting a Network Policy Server
  • Lab: Configuring and Managing Network Policy Server
Skills
  • Install and configure the Network Policy Server role.
  • Configure a RADIUS client and server.
  • Describe NPS authentication methods.
  • Monitor and troubleshoot a Network Policy server.
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Module 8: Increasing Security for Windows Servers
  • This module covers the implementation of various methods to increase security, including Windows Firewall with Advanced Security.
  • Windows Security Overview
  • Configuring Windows Firewall with Advanced Security
  • Deploying Updates with Windows Server Update Services
  • Lab: Increasing Security for Windows Servers
Skills
  • Describe a process for increasing the security of Windows Server 2008.
  • Configure Windows Firewall with Advanced Security.
  • Describe Windows Server Update Services and how to use it.
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Module 9: Increasing Security for Network Communication
  • In this module, you will learn how to implement, configure, and troubleshoot Internet Protocol security (IPsec).
  • Overview of IPsec
  • Configuring Connection Security Rules
  • Configuring NAP with IPsec Enforcement
  • Monitoring and Troubleshooting IPsec
  • Lab: Increasing Security for Network Communication
Skills
  • Describe when and how to use IPsec.
  • Configure Connection Security rules.
  • Configure IPsec with NAP Enforcement.
  • Describe how to monitor and troubleshoot IPsec.
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Module 10: Configuring and Troubleshooting Network File and Print Services
  • This module explains how to configure and troubleshoot file and print services to provide high quality service to end users. In addition, you will see how both EFS and BitLocker can be used to increase the security of files that are located in file shares.
  • Configuring and Troubleshooting File Shares
  • Encrypting Network Files with EFS
  • Encrypting Partitions with BitLocker
  • Configuring and Troubleshooting Network Printing
  • Lab: Configuring and Troubleshooting Network File and Print Services
Skills
  • Describe how to manage file share security.
  • Explain how to encrypt network files with EFS.
  • Describe how to encrypt partitions with BitLocker.
  • Discuss how to configure and troubleshoot network printing.
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Module 11: Optimizing Data Access for Branch Offices
  • This module explains how to provide efficient access to network resources with minimal traffic over a WAN link.
  • Branch Office Data Access
  • DFS Overview
  • Overview of DFS Namespaces
  • Configuring DFS Replication
  • Configuring BranchCache
  • Lab: Implementing DFS
  • Lab: Implementing BranchCache
Skills
  • Describe the challenges experienced when providing data access to branch offices.
  • Identify the basic components of DFS.
  • Describe DFS namespaces.
  • Explain how to configure DFS replication.
  • Discuss how to configure BranchCache.
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Module 12: Controlling and Monitoring Network Storage
  • This module covers how to monitor and manage network storage.
  • Monitoring Network Storage
  • Controlling Network Storage Utilization
  • Managing File Types on Network Storage
  • Lab: Controlling and Monitoring Network Storage
Skills
  • Describe how to monitor network storage by using FSRM.
  • Explain how to manage quotas by using FSRM.
  • Describe how to implement file screening, classification management, and file management tasks by using FSRM.
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Module 13: Recovering Network Data and Servers
  • This module explains how to recover network data and servers using Windows Server Backup.
  • Recovering Network Data with Volume Shadow Copies
  • Recovering Network Data and Servers with Windows Server Backup
  • Lab: Recovering Network Data and Servers
Skills
  • Describe how to configure and use volume shadow copies.
  • Describe how to configure and use Windows Server Backup.
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Module 14: Monitoring Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure Servers
  • This module explains how to use performance-monitoring tools to identify components that require additional tuning and troubleshooting.
  • Monitoring Tools
  • Using Performance Monitor
  • Monitoring Event Logs
  • Lab: Monitoring Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure Servers
Skills
  • Describe monitoring tools for Windows Server 2008 R2.
  • Describe how to use performance monitor.
  • Describe how to monitor event logs.
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> Pre-Requisites
Before attending this course, students must have the following pre-requisites:
  • Intermediate understand of Windows Server and Windows client operating systems.
  • An understanding of TCP/IP.
  • An understanding of security concepts and methodologies.
  • Basic knowledge of Active Directory.
> Purpose
After completing this course, students will be able to plan and configure an IPv4 network infrastructure; implement DHCP within their organization; configure and troubleshoot DNS; configure, transition to, and troubleshoot IPv6; configure and troubleshoot Routing and Remote Access; install, configure, and troubleshoot the Network Policy Server Role service; implement Network Access Protection; implement security features within Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2; implement security features within Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 that help to secure network communications; configure and troubleshot file and print services; enable and configure services to optimize branch office data access; control and monitor network storage; recover data on Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 servers; monitor Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server R2 network infrastructure services.
> Supplementary Information
This course has now been updated to a 'B' version. Therefore some of the content may have changed.