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Windows Server 2008

Designing a Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure
(Microsoft Training Course: 6435) - 5 days - £1850 exc VAT

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> Target Audience
This course will provide students with an understanding of how to design a Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure that meets business and technical requirements for network services. It is intended for IT professionals interested in becoming a Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Administrator using network solutions.
> Course outline
  1. Overview of Network Infrastructure Design
  2. Designing Network Security
  3. Designing IP Addressing
  4. Designing Routing and Switching
  5. Designing Security for Internal Networks
  6. Designing Name Resolution
  7. Designing Advanced Name Resolution
  8. Planning and Deploying the Application Virtualization Management System
  9. Designing Network Access Protection
  10. Designing Operating System Deployment and Maintenance
  11. Designing File Services and DFS in Windows Server 2008
  12. Designing High Availability in Windows Server 2008
  13. Designing Print Services in Windows Server 2008


Module 1: Overview of Network Infrastructure Design
  • This module describes the key components of network infrastructure design.
  • Preparing for Network Infrastructure Design
  • Designing the Network Topology
  • Designing Network Infrastructure for Virtualization
  • Designing a Change Management Structure for a Network
  • Lab: Designing Network Infrastructure in Windows Server 2008
Skills
  • Describe the network infrastructure design.
  • Design the network topology.
  • Design network infrastructure for virtualization.
  • Design a change management structure for a network.
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Module 2: Designing Network Security
  • This module explains how to design a secure network.
  • Overview of Network Security Design
  • Creating a Network Security Plan
  • Identifying Threats to Network Security
  • Analyzing Security Risks
  • Defense-in-Depth Model Overview
  • Lab: Designing a Network Security Plan
Skills
  • Describe the security design process.
  • Describe the components of a security plan.
  • Describe how to identify threats.
  • Describe how to assess risk.
  • Describe the defense-in-depth model.
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Module 3: Designing IP Addressing
  • This module describes how to design a plan for allocating IP addresses to workstations and servers.
  • Designing an IPv4 Addressing Scheme
  • Designing an IPv6 Addressing Scheme
  • Designing DHCP Implementation
  • Designing DHCP Configuration Options
  • Lab: Designing IP Addressing in Windows Server 2008
Skills
  • Describe how to integrate IPv4 and IPv6.
  • Describe how to allocate IPv4 and IPv6 addresses.
  • Describe how to implement DHCP placement.
  • Describe how to determine DHCP options.
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Module 4: Designing Routing and Switching
  • This module explains how to design a network topology.
  • Preparing for Designing a Network Routing Topology
  • Selecting Network Devices
  • Designing Internet Connectivity and Perimeter Networks
  • Designing Routing Communications
  • Evaluating Network Performance
  • Lab: Designing a Network Routing Topology
  • Prepare for designing a network routing topology.
  • Design the placement of routers.
  • Design a perimeter network.
  • Design routing communications.
  • Evaluate network performance.
Skills
  • Prepare for designing a network routing topology.
  • Design the placement of routers.
  • Design a perimeter network.
  • Design routing communications.
  • Evaluate network performance.
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Module 5: Designing Security for Internal Networks
  • This module explains the internal considerations for network security and how they can be addressed.
  • Designing Windows Firewall Implementation
  • Overview of IPSec
  • Designing IPSec Implementation
  • Lab: Designing a Secure Internal Network
Skills
  • Describe how Windows Firewall can be used to secure networks
  • Describe how IPSec can be used to secure networks.
  • Design an IPSEc implementation.
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Module 6: Designing Name Resolution
  • This module explains how to design an appropriate name resolution system that incorporates DNS.
  • Collecting Information for a Name Resolution Design
  • Designing a DNS Server Strategy
  • Designing a DNS Namespace
  • Designing DNS Zone Implementation
  • Designing Zone Replication and Delegation
  • Lab: Designing a Name Resolution Strategy in Windows Server 2008
Skills
  • Determine the information required to plan name resolution.
  • Describe how to design a DNS server strategy.
  • Describe how to design a DNS namespace
  • Describe how to design a DNS zone strategy.
  • Describe how to design a DNS zone replication strategy.
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Module 7: Designing Advanced Name Resolution
  • This module explains an appropriate name resolution system that incorporates DNS and WINS.
  • Optimizing DNS Queries
  • Designing DNS for High Availability
  • Designing a WINS Name Resolution Strategy
  • Lab: Designing a Name Resolution Strategy in Windows Server 2008
Skills
  • Optimize DNS resolution.
  • Design DNS for high availability.
  • Design a WINS Name resolution strategy.
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Module 8: Planning and Deploying the Application Virtualization Management System
  • This module explains how to design a solution for network access.
  • Gathering Data for Designing Network Access Solutions
  • Securing and Controlling Network Access
  • Designing Remote Access Services
  • Designing RADIUS Authentication with Network Policy Services
  • Designing Wireless Access
  • Lab: Designing a Network Access Solution
Skills
  • Describe how to gather data for designing network access solutions.
  • Describe how to secure and control network access.
  • Describe how to design remote access services.
  • Describe how to design a RADIUS solution.
  • Describe how to design wireless access.
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Module 9: Designing Network Access Protection
  • This module explains how to design a NAP solution.
  • Designing the NAP Platform Architecture
  • NAP Architecture
  • NAP Enforcement
  • Designing NAP Policy
  • Designing NAP Enforcement and Remediation
  • Lab: Designing Network Access Protection
Skills
  • Describe how to design the NAP platform architecture.
  • Describe NPS design for NAP.
  • Describe how to design NAP enforcement point and client component requirements.
  • Describe IPSec based NAP.
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Module 10: Designing Operating System Deployment and Maintenance
  • This module explains how to design a solution for operating system deployment and maintenance.
  • Determining Operating System Deployment Requirements
  • Deploying an Operating System by Using WDS
  • Planning for the Creation and Modification of Images
  • Designing Multicast Transmission of Images
  • Lab: Designing Operating System Deployment and Maintenance
Skills
  • Determine operating system deployment requirements
  • Describe operating system deployment using Windows Deployment Services.
  • Plan the creation and modification of images.
  • Design multicast transmission of images
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Module 11: Designing File Services and DFS in Windows Server 2008
  • This module explains how to design the deployment of file services and DFS.
  • Designing File Services
  • Designing DFS
  • Designing the FSRM Configuration
  • Lab: Designing File Services and DFS in Windows Server 2008
Skills
  • Describe the design of file services.
  • Describe the design of Distributed File System (DFS).
  • Describe the design of File Server Resource Manager (FSRM).
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Module 12: Designing High Availability in Windows Server 2008
  • This module explains how to design high availability for applications and services.
  • Overview of High Availability
  • Designing Network Load Balancing for High Availability
  • Designing Failover Clustering for High Availability
  • Designing Geographically Dispersed Failover Clusters
  • Lab: Designing High Availability in Windows Server 2008
Skills
  • Describe the need for high availability.
  • Describe how to design Network Load Balancing for high availability
  • Describe how to design Failover Clustering for high availability
  • Describe how to design geographically dispersed failover clustering.
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Module 13: Designing Print Services in Windows Server 2008
  • This module explains how to design print services in Windows Server 2008.
  • Overview of a Print Services Design
  • Windows Server 2008 Printing Features
  • Designing Print Services
  • Lab: Designing Shared Resources in Windows Server 2008
Skills
  • Describe the print services design.
  • Describe Windows Server 2008 printing features.
  • Design print services.
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> Pre-Requisites
Before attending this course, students must have the following prerequisites:
  • Active Directory Technology Specialist level skills and concepts.
  • Network Infrastructure Technology Specialist level skills and experience.
  • Applications Infrastructure Technology Specialist level skills and experience.
  • Windows Vista Technology Specialist level skills and experience.
  • Intermediate understanding of networking concepts.
  • Intermediate understanding of security best practices.
  • Intermediate understanding of server and network hardware.
> Purpose
After completing this course, students will be able to describe key components of network infrastructure design; describe how to design a secure network; design a plan for allocating IP addresses; design a network topology; describe the internal considerations for network security; design an appropriate name resolution system that incorporates Domain Name System (DNS); optimize a name resolution system that incorporates DNS and Windows Internet Name Service (WINS); design a solution for network access; design a Network Access Protection (NAP) solution; design a solution for operating system deployment and maintenance; design the deployment of file services; design print services in Windows Server 2008; design high availability for applications and services.