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Windows Server 2008 Certification From Activia

Configuring Managing and Maintaining Windows Server 2008 Servers

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Authorised Microsoft Training Course

This is an authorised Microsoft training course, delivered by certified Microsoft trainers at fully equipped centres using the latest equipment, software and course materials. There is no better way to undertake your training, to maximise your learning and ensure the highest marks possible in your certification exams.

Course Aims

This five-day instructor-led course combines five days worth of instructor-led training content from the Network Infrastructure Technology Specialist, Active Directory Technology Specialist, and IT Professional Server Administrator courses of Windows Server 2008 to provide students with the knowledge and skills that are required to manage accounts and resources, maintain server resources, monitor server performance, and safeguard data in a Microsoft Windows Server 2008 environment. This course covers the core skills required by anyone working with Windows Server 2008 Servers.

Who Should Attend

This course is intended for Windows Server administrators who operate Windows Servers on a daily basis and want to learn the skills for configuring, managing, and maintaining the core technical areas of Windows Server 2008. Before attending this course, delegates must have:

  • At least one year experience operating Windows Servers in the area of account management, server maintenance, server monitoring, or server security
  • A+, Server+, hardware portion of Net+, and familiarity with Windows (client side)
  • Working knowledge of networking technologies
  • Intermediate understanding of network operating systems
  • Working experience with Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008
  • Basic knowledge of Active Directory
  • An understanding of security concepts and methodologies (for example, corporate policies)
  • Basic knowledge of TCP/IP
  • Basic knowledge of scripting tools such as Powershell and WMI
  • Course Outline

    Module 1: Introduction to Managing Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Environment
    • Server Roles  • Overview of Active Directory  • Using Windows Server 2008 Administrative Tools  • Using Remote Desktop for Administration 
    Lab : Administering Windows Server 2008
    • Install the DNS Server Role  • Configuring Remote Desktop for Administration 
    Module 2: Creating Active Directory Domain Services User and Computer Objects
    • Managing User Accounts   • Creating Computer Accounts   • Automating AD DS Object Management  • Using Queries to Locate Objects in AD DS 
    Lab : Creating AD DS User and Computer Accounts
    • Creating and Configuring User Accounts  • Creating and Configuring Computer Accounts  • Automating the Management of AD DS Objects 
    Module 3: Creating Groups and Organizational Units
    • Introduction to AD DS Groups   • Managing Group Accounts  • Creating Organizational UnitsLab : Creating an OU Infrastructure  • Creating AD DS Groups  • Planning an OU Hierarchy (Discussion)  • Creating an OU Hierarchy 
    Module 4: Managing Access to Resources in Active Directory Domain Services
    • Managing Access Overview   • Managing NTFS File and Folder Permissions  • Assigning Permissions to Shared Resources  • Determining Effective Permission  
    Lab : Managing Access to Resources
    • Planning a Shared Folder Implementation (Discussion)  • Implementing a Shared Folder Implementation  • Evaluating the Shared Folder Implementation 
    Module 5: Configuring Active Directory Objects and Trusts
    • Delegating Administrative Access to AD DS Objects  • Configuring AD DS Trusts 
    Lab : Configuring Active Directory Delegation
    • Delegating Control of AD DS Objects 
    Lab : Configuring Active Directory Trusts
    • Configuring AD DS Trusts 
    Module 6: Creating and Configuring Group Policy
    • Overview of Group Policy  • Configuring the Scope of Group Policy Objects  • Evaluating the Application of Group Policy Objects  • Managing Group Policy Objects  • Delegating Administrative Control of Group Policy  
    Lab : Creating and Configuring GPOs
    • Creating and Configuring Group Policy Objects  • Managing the Scope of GPO Application 
    Lab : Verifying and Managing GPOs
    • Verifying GPO Application  • Managing GPOs  • Delegating Administrative Control of GPOs 
    Module 7: Configuring User and Computer Environments Using Group Policy
    • Configuring Group Policy Settings  • Configuring Scripts and Folder Redirection Using   • roup Policy  • Configuring Administrative Templates  • Deploying Software Using Group Policy   • Configuring Group Policy Preferences  • Introduction to Group Policy Troubleshooting  • Troubleshooting Group Policy Application  • Troubleshooting Group Policy Settings 
    Lab : Configuring Scripts and Folder Redirection Using Group Policy
    • Configuring Logon Scripts and Folder Redirection 
    Lab : Configuring Administrative Templates
    • Configure Administrative Templates 
    Lab : Deploying Software with Group Policy
    • Deploy a Software Package with Group Policy  • Verify Software Installation 
    Lab : Configuring Group Policy Preferences
    • Configure Group Policy Preferences  • Verify Group Policy Preferences Application 
    Lab : Troubleshooting Group Policy Issues
    • Troubleshoot Group Policy Scripts  • Troubleshoot GPO Lab-7B  • Troubleshoot GPO Lab-7C  • Troubleshoot GPO Lab-7D 
    Module 8: Implementing Security Using Group Policy
    • Configuring Security Policies  • Implementing Fine-Grained Password Policies   • Restricting Group Membership and Access to Software  • Managing Security Using Security Templates 
    Lab : Implementing Security Using Group Policies
    • Configuring Account and Security Policy Settings  • Implementing Fine-Grained Password Policies 
    Lab : Configuring and Verifying Security Policies
    • Configuring Restricted Groups and Software Restriction Policies  • Configuring Security Templates  • Verifying the Security Configuration 
    Module 9: Configuring Server Security Compliance
    • Securing a Windows Infrastructure  • Configuring an Audit Policy  • Overview of Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)  • Managing WSUS 
    Lab : Manage Server Security
    • Configuring Windows Software Update Services  • Configure Auditing 
    Module 10: Configuring and Managing Storage Technologies
    • Windows Server 2008 Storage Management Overview   • Managing Storage Using File Server Resource Manager  • Configuring Quota Management  • Implementing File Screening  • Managing Storage Reports  • Understanding Storage Area Networks 
    Lab : Installing the FSRM Role Service
    • Installing the FSRM Role Service 
    Lab : Configuring Storage Quotas
    • Configuring Storage Quotas 
    Lab : Configuring File Screening
    • Configuring File Screening 
    Lab : Generating Storage Reports
    • Generating Storage Reports 
    Module 11: Configuring and Managing Distributed File System
    • Distributed Files System (DFS) Overview  • Configuring DFS Namespaces  • Configuring DFS Replication 
    Lab : Installing the Distributed File System Role Service and Creating a DFS Namespace
    • Installing the Distributed File System Role Service  • Creating a DFS Namespace 
    Lab : Configuring Folder Targets and Viewing Diagnostic Reports
    • Configuring Folder Targets and Folder Replication  • Viewing Diagnostic Reports for Replicated Folders 
    Module 12: Configuring Network Access Protection
    • Overview of Network Access Protection  • How NAP Works  • Configuring NAP  • Monitoring and Troubleshooting NAP 
    Lab : Configuring NAP for DHCP and VPN
    • Configuring NAP for DHCP Clients  • Configuring NAP for VPN Clients 
    Module 13: Configuring Availability of Network Resources
    • Configuring Shadow Copies   • Providing Server and Service Availability  
    Lab : Configuring Shadow Copying
    • Configuring Shadow Copying 
    Lab : Configuring and Testing Network Load Balancing
    • Configuring and Testing Network Load Balancing 
    Module 14: Monitoring and Maintaining Windows Server 2008 Servers
    • Planning Monitoring Tasks•Calculating a Server Baseline  • Measuring Performance Objects  • Selecting Appropriate Monitoring Tools  • Planning Notification Methods  • Overview of Windows Server 2008 Maintenance Tasks•Automating Windows Server 2008 Maintenance 
    Lab : Identifying Windows Server 2008 Monitoring Requirements
    • Evaluating Performance Metrics  • Monitoring Performance Metrics 
    Lab : Configuring Windows Server 2008 Monitoring
    • Configuring Data Collector Sets  • Monitoring Extension Exercise  • Automating Maintenance Tasks 
    Module 15: Managing Windows Server 2008 Backup and Restore
    • Planning Backups with Windows Server 2008  • Planning Backup Policy on Windows Server 2008  • Planning a Server Restore Policy  • Planning an EFS Restore Policy  • Troubleshooting Windows Server 2008 Startup 
    Lab : Planning Windows Server 2008 Backup Policy
    • Evaluating the Existing Backup Plan  • Updating the Backup Policy  • Reviewing Backup Policy and Plans  • Implementing the Backup Policy 
    Lab : Planning Windows Server 2008 Restore
    • Evaluating Backup Data  • Planning a Restore  • Investigating a Failed Restore  • Restoring System State Data 

    Course Objectives

    After completing this course, delegates will be able to:

  • Describe the different administrative tools and tasks in Windows Server 2008
  • Configure AD DS user and computer accounts
  • Create Groups and Organizational Units
  • Manage access to shared resources in an AD DS environment
  • Configure Active Directory Objects and Trusts
  • Create and configure Group Policy Objects
  • Configure user and computer environments by using Group Policy
  • Implement security by using Group Policy
  • Configure and analyze server security and security update compliance
  • Configure and manage storage technologies included with Windows Server 2008
  • Configure and manage Distributed File System
  • Configure Network Access Protection
  • Configure availability of network resources
  • Monitor and Maintain servers running Windows Server 2008
  • Manage a Windows Server 2008 Backup and Restore
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    Microsoft Course 6419A

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