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Windows Server 2008

Windows Server 2008
Comprehensive Learning Plan

Primary Focus: Windows Server 2008



This learning plan will help train you for the skills needed to become a Server Administrator for Windows Server 2008, and earn the Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP): Server Administrator certification.

Once you have completed this learning plan, you will be able to demonstrate your specialized technical expertise -world skills and mastery of Windows Server 2008 by earning a Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) credential and a Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP) credential.

The Server Administrator credential validates your comprehension of the functions and features of Windows Server 2008 and your ability to manage the daily operations of a server infrastructure for an enterprise organization by using Windows Server 2008.

Estimated Time to Complete This Learning Plan: 18 days

Recommended Learning Resources:
Step 1

Course 6425A: Configuring and Troubleshooting Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Domain Services



This five-day instructor-led course provides the knowledge and skills to configure Active Directory Domain Services in a distributed environment and to implement Group Policies, perform backups, and restore, monitor, and troubleshoot Active Directory-related issues.
Step 2

Course 6426A: Configuring and Troubleshooting Identity and Access Solutions with Windows Server 2008 Active Directory



This three-day instructor-led course provides the knowledge and skills that IT Professionals need to configure identity and access solutions with Windows Server 2008 Active Directory.
Step 3

Preparation Guide for Exam 70-640: TS: Windows Server 2008 Active Directory, Configuring



When you pass Exam 70-640, you complete the requirements for the following certification(s):
  • Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS): Windows Server 2008 Active Directory, Configuration

Exam 70-640 counts as credit toward the following certification(s):
  • Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP): Enterprise Administrator
  • Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP): Server Administrator
Step 4

Register and schedule for your exam



Register now for a 15% off voucher for exam 70-640, the first exam required for the Enterprise Administrator credential.
Step 5

Course 6421A: Configuring and Troubleshooting a Windows Sever 2008 Network Infrastructure



This five-day instructor-led course provides students with the knowledge and skills to configure and troubleshoot a Windows Server 2008 network infrastructure. Topics include how to:
  • Implement and configure secure network access
  • Implement fault tolerant storage technologies
  • Secure servers
  • Maintain update compliance
Step 6

Course 6419: Configuring, Managing and Maintaining Windows Server 2008 Servers



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.
Step 7

Preparation Guide for Exam 70-642: TS: Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure, Configuring



When you pass Exam 70-642, you complete the requirements for the following certification(s):
  • Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS): Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure, Configuring

Exam 70-642 counts as credit toward the following certification(s):
  • Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP): Enterprise Administrator
  • Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP): Server Administrator
Step 8

Register and schedule for your exam



Register now for a 15% off voucher for exam 70-642, the second exam required for the Enterprise Administrator credential.
Step 9

Course 6430B: Planning and Administering Windows Server 2008 Servers



This five-day instructor-led course provides students with the knowledge and skills to implement, monitor, and maintain Windows Server 2008 servers.
Step 10

Preparation Guide for Exam 70-646: Pro: Windows Server 2008, Server Administrator



Step 11

Register and schedule for your exam



Register now for exam 70-646, the last exam required for the Server Administrator credential.
Step 12

6435A: Designing a Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure



This five-day 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.
Step 13

6436A: Designing a Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Infrastructure and Services



At the end of this five-day course, students will learn how to design an Active Directory Infrastructure in Windows Server 2008. Students will learn how to design Active Directory forests, domain infrastructure, sites and replication, administrative structures, group policies, and Public Key Infrastructures. Students will also learn how to design for security, high availability, disaster recovery, and migrations.
Step 14

Exam 70-647: PRO: Windows Server 2008, Enterprise Administrator



Take the certification Exam 70-647.