Course 6420: Fundamentals of Windows Server 2008

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The purpose of this 5-day course is to teach students the basic fundamentals of networking, security, and server administration with Windows Server 2008. It is intended to provide the foundational knowledge needed to prepare for the Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) exams and begin building a career in Microsoft technologies.

Who Should Attend:

Candidates for this course are seeking to gain fundamental knowledge and skills around security, networking, and administration in Windows Server 2008 R2. It can apply to home computer users, academic, information workers, developers, or help desk technicians wishing to begin a new skills path or up-skill to Windows Server technologies. It is for candidates wishing to prepare for the Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) certification in Windows Server 2008. Candidates for this course may also include IT Pros with skills within other IT areas or operating systems (such as Linux) who wish to gain an insight into Windows Server.
At Course Completion:
After completing this course, students will be able to:
•Describe fundamental network components and terminology thus enabling you to select an appropriate network component in a particular scenario.
•Implement a network by selecting network hardware components and technologies and determine the appropriate network hardware and wiring components for a given situation.
•Describe the protocols and services within the Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) suite of protocols and implement IPv4 within a Windows Server environment.
•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 and determine how to implement this approach with Windows Server.
•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 you network.
•Identify and implement additional software components to enhance your 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.
•Plan Windows Server 2008 monitoring.
•Troubleshoot hardware issues
•Troubleshoot software issues
•Troubleshoot network issues.

Module 1: Understanding Network Infrastructure
•Lesson 1: Network Architecture Standards
•Lesson 2: Local Area Networking
•Lesson 3: Wide Area Networking
•Lesson 4: Wireless Networking
•Lesson 5: Connecting to the Internet
•Lesson 6: Remote Access
 Lab : Selecting Network Infrastructure Components
• Exercise: Determining Appropriate Networking Components

Module 2: Connecting Network Components
•Lesson 1: Understanding the OSI Model
•Lesson 2: Understanding Adapters, Hubs, and Switches
•Lesson 3: Understanding Routing
•Lesson 4: Understanding Media Types
Lab : Connecting Network Components
•Exercise 1: Determining the Appropriate Network Hardware
•Exercise 2: Selecting a Suitable Wiring Infrastructure
Module 3: Implementing TCP/IP
•Lesson 1: Overview of TCP/IP
•Lesson 2: Understanding IPv4 Addressing
•Lesson 3: Configuring IPv4
•Lesson 4: Understanding IPv6
Lesson 5: Name Resolution
Lab: Implementing TCP/IP
•Exercise 1: Determining an Appropriate IPv4 Addressing Scheme
•Exercise 2: Configuring IPv4 with Windows Server 2008
•Exercise 3: Verifying the Configuration
•Exercise 4: Configuring and Testing Name Resolution
•Exercise 5: Viewing the IPv6 Configuration

Module 4: Implementing Storage in Windows Server
•Lesson 1: Identifying Storage Technologies
•Lesson 2: Managing Disks and Volumes
•Lesson 3: Implementing RAID
Lab: Implementing Storage in Windows Server
•Exercise 1: Creating a New Volume
•Exercise 2: Creating a Fault Tolerant Disk Configuration
•Exercise 3: Implementing the Windows iSCSI initiator

Module 5: Installing and Configuring Windows Server Lessons:
•Lesson 1: Installing Windows Server
•Lesson 2: Managing Services
•Lesson 3: Managing Peripherals and Devices
Lab: Installing Windows Server
•Exercise 1: Performing a Local Media-Based Installation
•Exercise 2: Configuring Windows Server
•Exercise 3: Configuring Services
•Exercise 4: Configuring Devices

Module 6: Windows Server Roles
•Lesson 1: Role-Based Deployment
•Lesson 2: Deploying Role-Specific Servers
Lab: Implementing Server Roles
•Exercise 1: Determining the Appropriate Roles to Deploy
•Exercise 2: Deploying the Determined Server Roles

Module7: Implementing Active Directory Domain Services
•Lesson 1: Introducing AD DS
•Lesson 2: Implementing AD DS
•Lesson 3: Managing Users, Groups, and Computers
•Lesson 4: Implementing Organizational Units
•Lesson 5: Implementing Group Policy
Lab: Implementing AD DS
•Exercise 1: Promoting a New Domain Controller
•Exercise 2: Creating an Organizational Unit
•Exercise 3: Configuring Accounts
•Exercise 4: Creating a GPO

Module 8: Implementing IT Security Layers
•Lesson 1: Overview of Defense-in-Depth
•Lesson 2: Physical Security
•Lesson 3: Internet Security
Lab: Implementing IT Security Layers
•Exercise 1: Implementing Physical Security
•Exercise 2: Configuring Security Settings in Internet Explorer

Module 9: Implementing Windows Server Security
•Lesson 1: Overview of Windows Security
•Lesson 2: Securing Files and Folders
•Lesson 3: Implementing Encryption
Lab: Implementing Windows Security
•Exercise 1: Configuring an Accounts Policy
•Exercise 2: Securing NTFS Files and Folders
•Exercise 3: Encrypting Files

Module 10: Implementing Network Security
•Lesson 1: Overview of Network Security
•Lesson 2: Implementing Firewall
•Lesson 3: Network Access Protection
Lab: Implementing Network Security
•Exercise 1: Configuring Windows Firewall with Advanced Security
•Exercise 2: Configuring Compliance with NAP

Module 11: Implementing Security Software
•Lesson 1: Client Protection Features
•Lesson 2: E-Mail Protection
•Lesson 3: Server Protection
Lab: Implementing Security Software Restore
•Exercise 1: Restricting Applications with AppLocker
•Exercise 2: Using the Security Configuration Wizard
•Exercise 3: Hardening the Security Settings on Windows Server 2008

Module 12: Monitoring Server Performance
•Lesson 1: Overview of Server Components
•Lesson 2: Performance Monitoring
Lab: Monitoring Server Performance
•Exercise 1: Creating a Performance Baseline
•Exercise 2: Simulating a Server Load
•Exercise 3: Gathering Additional Performance Data
•Exercise 4: Determining Probable Performance Bottlenecks

Module 13: Maintaining Windows Server
•Lesson 1: Troubleshooting Windows Server Startup
•Lesson 2: Server Availability and Data Recovery
•Lesson 3: Applying Updates to Windows Server
•Lesson 4: Troubleshooting Windows Server
Lab: Maintaining Windows Server
•Exercise 1: Troubleshooting the Startup Process
•Exercise 2: Installing and Configuring WSUS
•Exercise 3: Gathering Information to Start the Troubleshooting Process

Module 14: Implementing Virtualization
•Lesson 1: Overview of Virtualization Technologies
•Lesson 2: Implementing Hyper-V Role
Lab: Implementing Virtualization
•Exercise 1: Creating the VHDs
•Exercise 2: Creating New Virtual Machines
•Exercise 3: Modifying Virtual Machine Settings
•Exercise 4: Creating and Applying Virtual Machine Snapshots


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