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6430B: Planning and Administering Windows Server 2008 Servers - Course Information
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Name: 6430B: Planning and Administering Windows Server 2008 Servers
Category: Microsoft Official Curriculum Courses
Length (Days): 3
Course Price (CAD): 1385
Description:
About this Course
Elements of this syllabus are subject to change.
This five-day instructor-led course provides students with the knowledge and skills to implement, monitor, and maintain Windows Server 2008 servers.
Audience Profile
This course is intended for entry level server administrators or IT professionals who are interested in becoming server administrators as the next step in their career path.
At Course Completion
After completing this course, students will be able to:
• Plan a Windows Server 2008 Deployment.
• Plan and implement server commissioning and decommissioning for Windows Server 2008.
• Plan the installation of server roles for Windows Server 2008.
• Create a configuration change plan for Windows Server 2008.
• Plan and implement Windows Server 2008 security.
• Manage application versioning in Windows Server 2008.
• Plan for a high-availability Windows Server 2008 deployment.
• Plan a server update maintenance schedule for Windows Server 2008.
• Maintain Distributed File System (DFS) in Windows Server 2008.
• Define server backup requirements and policies for Windows Server 2008 backup.
• Plan and implement a Windows Server 2008 restore.
• Plan Windows Server 2008 monitoring.
• Troubleshoot hardware issues.
• Troubleshoot software issues.
• Troubleshoot network issues.
Prerequisites:
Before attending this course, students should have up to 1 year experience implementing server plans although have probably not yet had full responsibility for planning.
This course requires that students meet the following prerequisites:
• A strong familiarity with Windows deployment technologies and implementation.
• A strong familiarity with Windows networking technologies and implementation.
• A strong familiarity with Active Directory technologies and implementation.
Recommended Courses
• 6418 - Deploying Windows Server 2008
• 6420 - Fundamentals of Windows Server 2008 Network and Applications Infrastructure
• 6421 - Configuring and Troubleshooting a Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure
• 6424 - Fundamentals of Windows Server 2008 Active Directory
• 6425 - Configuring Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Domain Services
Outline:
Course Outline
Module 1: Planning Windows Server 2008 Deployment
This module explains how to plan the deployment of Windows Server 2008 servers.
Lessons
•Overview of Change Management
•Planning a Single-Server Installation
•Performing a Single-Server Installation
•Automating Windows Server Deployment
Lab : Planning Windows Server 2008 Deployment
•Exercise 1: Creating a Planning Flowchart for a Windows Server 2008 Deployment
•Exercise 2: Planning a Windows Server 2008 Deployment
After completing this module, students will be able to:
•Describe how change management affects a deployment project
•Plan the deployment of a single computer running Windows Server 2008
•Describe how to perform a single-server installation
•Determine how to automatically deploy Windows Server 2008
Module 2: Planning Network Infrastructure for Windows Server 2008
This module explains how to plan the network infrastructure for Windows Server 2008 servers.
Lessons
•Planning IPv4 Addressing
•Planning for Name Resolution Services
•Determining the Need for WINS
•Planning a Perimeter Network
•Planning an IPv4 to IPv6 Transition Strategy
Lab : Planning Network Infrastructure for Windows Server 2008
•Exercise 1: Determining an Appropriate Network Addressing Scheme
•Exercise 2: Planning the Placement of Network Servers
•Exercise 3: Implementing the Planned Network Services
After completing this module, students will be able to:
•Plan an IPv4 addressing strategy.
•Plan the deployment and configuration of DNS servers.
•Determine how to handle NetBIOS names within your organization.
•Place appropriate servers in your perimeter network.
•Plan an IPv4 to IPv6 transition strategy
Module 3: Planning for Active Directory
This module explains how to plan the Active Directory environment.
Lessons
•Selecting a Domain and Forest Topology
•Selecting a Domain and Forest Functional Level
•Planning Identity and Access Services in Active Directory
•Implementing Active Directory in the Physical Network
Lab : Implementing Active Directory in the Physical Network
•Exercise 1: Selecting a Forest Topology
•Exercise 2: Planning Active Directory for a Branch Network
•Exercise 3: Deploying a Branch Domain Controller
After completing this module, students will be able to:
•Select an appropriate Active Directory topology.
•Configure the domain and forest functional level.
•Describe Active Directory identity and access services.
•Configure Active Directory to support your physical network.
Module 4: Planning for Group Policy
This module explains how to plan for Group Policy in a Windows Server 2008 network.
Lessons
•Planning Group Policy Application
•Planning Group Policy Processing
•Planning the Management of Group Policy Objects
•Planning the Management of Client Computers
Lab : Planning for Group Policy
•Exercise 1: Creating a Group Policy Plan
•Exercise 2: Implementing Group Policy
After completing this module, students will be able to:
•Plan group policy application.
•Plan group policy processing.
•Plan the management of group policy objects.
•Plan the management of client computers.
Module 5: Planning Application Servers
This module explains how to plan for application servers in a Windows Server 2008 network.
Lessons
•Overview of Application Servers
•Supporting Web-Based Applications
•Supporting SQL Server Databases
•Deploying Client Applications
•Planning Terminal Services
Lab : Planning Application Servers
•Exercise 1: Creating a Plan for Application Servers
•Exercise 2: Implementing Windows SharePoint Services
•Exercise 3: Implementing Terminal Services
After completing this module, students will be able to:
•Describe application servers.
•Plan support for Web-based applications.
•Plan support for SQL Server databases.
•Plan the deployment of client applications.
•Plan the implementation of Terminal Services.
Module 6: Planning File and Print Services
This module explains how to plan for File and Print services in your Windows Server 2008 environment.
Lessons
•Planning and Deploying the File Services Role
•Managing Storage
•Planning and Implementing the Distributed File System
•Planning and Implementing Shared Printing
Lab : Planning File and Print Services
•Exercise 1: Planning File and Print Services for a Branch Office
•Exercise 2: Implementing File and Print Services in a Branch Office
After completing this module, students will be able to:
•Plan and deploy the Windows Server 2008 File Services role
•Manage storage effectively
•Implement an appropriate Distributed File System infrastructure
•Implement shared printing
Module 7: Planning Server and Network Security
This module explains how to plan for server and network security in a Windows Server 2008 network.
Lessons
•Overview of Defense-in-Depth
•Planning for Windows Firewall with Advanced Security
•Planning Protection Against Viruses and Malware
•Managing Remote Access
•Planning for Network Access Protection (NAP)
Lab : Planning Server and Network Security
•Exercise 1: Creating a Plan for Server and Network Security
•Exercise 2: Implementing Windows Firewall Rules
After completing this module, students will be able to:
•Describe Defense-in-Depth
•Plan for Windows Firewall with Advanced Security
•Plan protection against viruses and malware
•Manage remote access
•Plan for NAP
Module 8: Planning Server Administration
This module explains how to plan for effective administration of a Windows Server 2008 network.
Lessons
•Selecting the Appropriate Administration Tool
•Planning Server Core Administration
•Delegating Administration
Lab : Planning Server Administration
•Exercise 1: Planning for Branch Office Administration
•Exercise 2: Delegating Administration to Branch Office Personnel
After completing this module, students will be able to:
•Select an appropriate administrative tool for a given situation.
•Determine where to deploy Server Core servers.
•Delegate administrative tasks.
Module 9: Planning and Implementing Monitoring and Maintenance
This module explains how to plan for and implement monitoring and maintenance in a Windows Server 2008 network.
Lessons
•Planning Monitoring Tasks
•Calculating a Server Baseline
•Tools for Monitoring Server Performance
•Planning Software Updates
Lab : Planning and Implementing Monitoring and Maintenance
•Exercise 1: Evaluating Performance Metrics
•Exercise 2: Monitoring Performance Metrics
•Exercise 3: Configuring Data Collector Sets
•Exercise 4: Evaluating Trends
After completing this module, students will be able to:
•Plan monitoring tasks.
•Calculate a server performance baseline.
•Select the appropriate monitoring and maintenance tool.
•Plan software updates.
Module 10: Planning High Availability and Disaster Recovery
This module explains how to plan for high availability and disaster recovery in a Windows Server 2008 environment.
Lessons
•Choosing a High-Availability Solution
•Planning a Backup and Restore Strategy
Lab : Planning High Availability and Disaster Recovery
•Exercise 1: Planning for Branch Office High Availability and Data Recovery
•Exercise 2: Implementing the High Availability and Disaster Recovery Plan
After completing this module, students will be able to:
•Select a high-availability solution.
•Select an appropriate backup and restore strategy.
Module 11: Planning Virtualization
This module explains how to plan virtualization to increase the efficiency and availability of applications and services.
Lessons
•Overview of Server Virtualization
•Business Scenarios for Server Virtualization
•Overview of System Center Virtual Machine Manager
•Planning Host Resources
Lab : Planning Virtualization
•Exercise 1: Creating a Virtualization Plan
•Exercise 2: Implementing Virtualization (Optional)
After completing this module, students will be able to:
•Describe virtualization and the technologies that can be used to implement virtualization.
•Describe the business scenarios for virtualization.
•Describe how System Center Virtual Machine Manager can be used to manage a virtual environment.
•Plan host resources
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