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Windows Server 2008 Certification From Activia

Configuring & Troubleshooting a Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure

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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 provides delegates with the knowledge and skills to configure and troubleshoot a Windows Sever 2008 network infrastructure. Delegates will learn to implement and configure secure network access and implement fault tolerant storage technologies. They will gain an understanding of the network technologies most commonly used with Windows Server 2008 and IP-enabled networks. Delegates will also learn how to secure servers and maintain update compliance.

Who Should Attend

"The primary audience for this course includes Active Directory technology specialists aspiring to be Enterprise Administrators (Tier 4 day-to-day network operations) or Network Administrators (Tier 2). Experienced Server Administrators aspiring to be Enterprise Administrators would also benefit from this course. The secondary audience for this course includes Storage Area Network Administrators who need to understand this information to deploy or extend their current storage infrastructure. Operations Managers who need this information to support troubleshooting efforts and business decisions would also benefit from this course." Before attending this course, delegates must have:

  • Working experience with Windows Server 2003
  • Basic knowledge of Active Directory
  • An understanding of security concepts and methodologies (for example, corporate policies)
  • Basic knowledge of DHCP
  • Basic knowledge of IPsec
  • Course Outline

    Module 1: Installing and Configuring Servers
    • Installing Windows Server 2008  • Managing Server Roles and Features  • Overview of the Server Core Installation Option 
    Lab : Installing and Configuring Servers and Server Roles
    • Exercise 1: Identifying Server Types  • Exercise 2: Installing and Configuring Server Roles and Features  • Exercise 3: Configuring Server Core and Performing Basic Management Tasks 
    Module 2: Configuring and Troubleshooting DNS
    • Installing the DNS Server Role  • Configuring the DNS Server Role  • Configuring DNS Zones  • Configuring DNS Zone Transfers  • Managing and Troubleshooting DNS 
    Lab : Configuring and Verifying a DNS Solution
    • Exercise 1: Configuring a DNS Infrastructure  • Exercise 2: Monitoring and Troubleshooting DNS 
    Module 3: Configuring and Managing WINS
    • Overview of the Windows Internet Name Service  • Managing the WINS Server  • Configuring WINS Replication  • Migrating from WINS to DNS 
    Lab : Configuring a WINS Infrastructu
    • Exercise 1: Installing WINS  • Exercise 2: Configuring WINS Burst Handling  • Exercise 3: Configuring WINS Replication  • Exercise 4: Migrating from WINS to DNS 
    Module 4: Configuring and Troubleshooting DHCP
    • 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
    • Exercise 1: Installing and Authorizing the DHCP Server Role  • Exercise 2: Configuring a DHCP Scope  • Exercise 3: Troubleshooting Common DHCP Issues 
    Module 5: Configuring and Troubleshooting IPv6 TCP/IP
    • Overview of IPv6  • Coexistence with IPv6  • IPv6 Tunneling Technologies  • Transitioning from IPv4 to IPv6  • Troubleshooting IPv6 
    Lab : Lab A: Configuring an ISATAP Router
    • Exercise 1: Configuring a New IPv6 Network and Client  • Exercise 2: Configuring an ISATAP Router to Enable Communication Between an IPv4 Network and an IPv6 Network 
    Lab : Lab B: Converting the Network
    • Exercise 1: Transitioning to an IPv6-Only Network 
    Module 6: Configuring and Troubleshooting Routing and Remote Access
    • 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
    • Exercise 1: Configuring Routing and Remote Access as a VPN Remote Access Solution  • Exercise 2: Configuring a Custom Network Policy  • Exercise 3: Configuring Logging  • Exercise 4: Configuring a Connection Profile 
    Module 7: Installing, Configuring, and Troubleshooting 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
    • Exercise 1: Installing and Configuring the Network Policy Server Role Service  • Exercise 2: Configuring a RADIUS Client  • Exercise 3: Configuring Certificate Auto-Enrollment 
    Module 8: 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
    • Exercise 1: Configuring NAP for DHCP Clients  • Exercise 2: Configuring NAP for VPN Clients 
    Module 9: Configuring IPsec
    • Overview of IPsec  • Configuring Connection Security Rules  • Configuring IPsec NAP Enforcement 
    Lab : Configuring IPsec NAP Enforcement
    • Exercise 1: Preparing the Network Environment for IPsec NAP Enforcement  • Exercise 2: Configuring and Testing IPsec NAP Enforcement 
    Module 10: Monitoring and Troubleshooting IPsec
    • Monitoring IPsec Activity  • Troubleshooting IPsec 
    Lab : Monitoring and Troubleshooting IPsec
    • Exercise 1: Monitoring IPSec Connectivity  • Exercise 2: Configuring Connection Security  • Exercise 3: Troubleshooting IPSec 
    Module 11: Configuring and Managing Distributed File System
    • DFS Overview  • Configuring DFS Namespaces  • Configuring DFS Replication 
    Lab : Configuring DFS
    • Exercise 1: Installing the Distributed File System Role Service  • Exercise 2: Creating a DFS Namespace  • Exercise 3: Configuring Folder Targets and Folder Replication  • Exercise 4: Viewing Diagnostic Reports for Replicated Folders 
    Module 12: 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 
    Lab : Configuring and Managing Storage Technologies
    • Exercise 1: Installing the FSRM Role Service  • Exercise 2: Configuring Storage Quotas  • Exercise 3: Configuring File Screening  • Exercise 4: Generating Storage Reports 
    Module 13: Configuring Availability of Network Resources and Content
    • Backing Up Data  • Configuring Shadow Copies  • Providing Server and Service Availability 
    Lab : Configuring Availability of Network Resources
    • Exercise 1: Configuring Windows Server Backup and Restore  • Exercise 2: Configuring Shadow Copying  • Exercise 3:Configuring Network Load Balancing 
    Module 14: Configuring Server Security Compliance
    • Securing a Windows Infrastructure  • Using Security Templates to Secure Servers  • Configuring an Audit Policy  • Overview of Windows Sever Update Services  • Managing WSUS 
    Lab : Configuring Server Security Compliance
    • Exercise 1: Configuring and Analyzing Security  • Exercise 2: Analyzing Security Templates  • Exercise 3: Configuring Windows Software Update Services 

    Course Objectives

    After completing this course, delegates will be able to:

  • Install and configure servers
  • Configure and troubleshoot DNS
  • Configure and manage WINS
  • Configure and troubleshoot DHCP
  • Configure and troubleshoot IPv6 TCP/IP
  • Configure and troubleshoot Routing and Remote Access
  • Install, configure, and troubleshoot the Network Policy Server Role service
  • Configure Network Access Protection
  • Configure IPsec
  • Monitor and troubleshoot IPsec
  • Configure and manage Distributed File System
  • Configure and manage storage technologies
  • Configure availability of network resources and content
  • Configure server security compliance
  • Certification

    Microsoft Course 6421A

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