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MCSA: Server 2008 Certification Boot Camp

Intensive, instructor-led training helps you prepare for your MCSA: Windows Server 2008 certification.

GK# 6437

Course Overview

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This accelerated learning environment helps you build your hands-on skills and prepare for the MCSA: Windows Server 2008 certification exams. This extended-hours boot camp, led by senior Global Knowledge instructors, includes targeted lectures using Microsoft Learning recommended content and twelve months of access to over 45 hands-on remote labs.

This boot camp includes all the certification exam vouchers required for certification, along with one free retake voucher for each exam, if needed. It also includes access to our Microsoft Boot Camp Exclusives, providing indispensable certification exam prep.

This course incorporates content from Microsoft Official Courses (MOC):

  • Configuring and Troubleshooting a Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure (M6421)
  • Configuring and Troubleshooting Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Domain Services (M6425)
  • Configuring and Troubleshooting Identity and Access Solutions with Windows Server 2008 Active (M6426)
  • Directory Planning and Implementing Windows Server 2008 (M6433)

You Will Cover the Objectives for These Exams:

  • 70-640: Windows Server 2008 Active Directory, Configuring
  • 70-642: Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure, Configuring
  • 70-646: Windows Server 2008, Server Administrator

 

Note: This course, like all Global Knowledge courses, is provided only to individuals sponsored by an employer (business, government agency, non-profit, etc.). Fee-paying members of the general public are not permitted to register. For more information, please contact us at 1-866-716-668.

What You'll Learn

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  • Configure Active Directory roles and services
  • Maintaining the Active Directory environment
  • Configure file and print services
  • Monitor and manage a network infrastructure
  • Plan for server deployment and management
  • Monitor and manage servers
  • Key topics and concepts addressed on the MCSA: Windows Server 2008 exams

Outline

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Exam 70-640: Windows Server 2008 Active Directory, Configuring

1. Introducing Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS)

  • Active Directory, Identity, and Access
  • Active Directory Components and Concepts
  • Installing AD DS

2. Managing Users and Service Accounts

  • Creating and Administering User Accounts
  • Configuring User Object Attributes
  • Automating User Account Creation
  • Creating and Configuring Managed Service Accounts

3. Managing Computer Accounts

  • Creating Computers and Joining the Domain
  • Administering Computer Objects and Accounts
  • Performing an Offline Domain Join

4. Implementing a Group Policy Infrastructure

  • Group Policy
  • Implementing Group Policy Objects (GPOs)
  • Manage Group Policy Scope
  • Group Policy Processing
  • Troubleshoot Policy Application

5. Improving the Security of Authentication in an AD DS Domain

  • Configuring Password and Lockout Policies
  • Auditing Authentication
  • Configuring Read-Only Domain Controllers

6. Configuring Domain Name System (DNS)

  • Installing and Configuring DNS in an AD DS Domain
  • Integrating AD DS, DNS, and Windows
  • Advanced DNS Configuration and Administration

7. Administering AD DS Domain Controllers

  • Domain Controller Installation Options
  • Installing a Server Core domain controller
  • Managing Operations Masters
  • Configuring Global Catalog
  • Configuring Distributed File System Replication (DFS-R) Replication of SYSVOL

8. Managing Sites and Active Directory Replication

  • Configuring Sites and Subnets
  • Configuring Replication

9. Directory Service Continuity

  • Monitoring Active Directory
  • Managing the Active Directory Database
  • Active Directory Recycle Bin
  • Backing Up and Restoring AD DS and Domain Controllers

10. Exploring Identity and Access Solutions

  • Identity and Access Techniques
  • Active Directory Identity and Access Solutions Server Roles
  • Additional Identity and Access Management Tools and Solutions

11. Deploying and Configuring Active Directory Certificates Services

  • Public Key Infrastructure
  • Certification Authorities
  • Deploying Certification Authorities
  • Configuring Certification Authorities
  • Troubleshooting Active Directory Certificate Services

12. Deploying and Configuring Certificates

  • Managing Certificate Templates
  • Deploying Certificates and Managing Enrollment
  • Managing Certificate Revocation
  • Configuring Certificate Recovery

13. Deploying and Configuring Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS)

  • Active Directory Federation Services 2.0
  • Deploying AD FS
  • Configuring AD FS Partner Organizations and Claims
  • Troubleshooting AD FS

14. Maintaining Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Identity and Access Solutions

  • Maintaining Active Directory Certificate Services
  • Maintaining Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
  • Maintaining Active Directory Federation Services
  • Maintaining Active Directory Rights Management Services

70-642: Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure, Configuring

1. Planning and Configuring IPv4

  • Planning an IPv4 Network Infrastructure
  • Name Resolution Services in an IPv4 Network Infrastructure
  • Configuring and Troubleshooting IPv4

2. Configuring and Troubleshooting Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)

  • DHCP Server Role
  • Configuring DHCP Scopes
  • Configuring DHCP Options
  • Managing a DHCP Database
  • Monitoring and Troubleshooting DHCP
  • Configuring DHCP Security

3. 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

4. Configuring and Troubleshooting IPv6 TCP/IP

  • IPv6
  • IPv6 Addressing
  • Coexistence with IPv6
  • IPv6 Transition Technologies
  • Transitioning from IPv4 to IPv6

5. Configuring and Troubleshooting Routing and Remote Access

  • Configuring Network Access
  • Configuring Virtual Private Network (VPN) Access
  • Network Policies
  • Connection Manager Administration Kit
  • Troubleshooting Routing and Remote Access
  • Configuring DirectAccess

6. Installing, Configuring, and Troubleshooting the Network Policy Server Role Service

  • Installing and Configuring a Network Policy Server
  • Configuring RADIUS Clients and Servers
  • Network Policy Server (NPS) Authentication Methods
  • Monitoring and Troubleshooting a Network Policy

7. Implementing Network Access Protection

  • Network Access Protection (NAP)
  • How NAP Works
  • Configuring NAP
  • Monitoring and Troubleshooting NAP

8. Increasing Security for Windows Servers

  • Windows Security
  • Configuring Windows Firewall with Advanced Security
  • Deploying Updates with Windows Server Update Services

9. Increasing Security for Network Communications

  • IPsec
  • Configuring Connection Security Rules
  • Configuring IPsec NAP Enforcement
  • Monitoring and Troubleshooting IPsec

10. Configuring and Troubleshooting Network, File, and Print Services

  • Configuring and Troubleshooting File Shares
  • Encrypting Network Files with Encrypting File System (EFS)
  • Encrypting Partitions with BitLocker
  • Configuring and Troubleshooting Network Printing

11. Optimizing Data Access for Branch Offices

  • Branch Office Data Access
  • Distributed File System (DFS)
  • Configuring DFS Namespaces
  • Configuring and Troubleshooting DFS Replication
  • Configuring BranchCache

12. Controlling and Monitoring Network Storage

  • Monitoring Network Storage
  • Controlling Network Storage Utilization
  • Managing File Types on Network Storage

13. Recovering Network Data and Servers

  • Recovering Network Data with Shadow Copies
  • Recovering Network Data and Servers with Windows Server Backup

14. Monitoring Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure Servers

  • Monitoring Tools
  • Using Performance Monitor
  • Monitoring Event Logs

Exam 70-646: Windows Server 2008, Server Administrator

1. Planning Server Deployment and Upgrade

  • Developing a Deployment Strategy
  • Virtualization Considerations
  • Selecting a Deployment Automation Strategy
  • Implementing a Deployment Automation Strategy

2. Planning Server Management and Delegated Administration

  • Remote Server Management Tools
  • Decentralizing Systems Administration

3. Planning Network Addressing and Name Resolution

  • Provisioning IPv4 Addresses on Enterprise Networks
  • Provisioning IPv6 Addressing on Enterprise Networks
  • Transitioning to IPv6
  • Provisioning DNS Services on Enterprise Networks

4. Planning and Provisioning Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS)

  • Deploying Domain Controllers in Enterprise Organizations
  • Planning Administrative and Management Structure for AD DS
  • Planning a Maintenance Strategy for AD DS
  • Planning a Backup and Recovery Strategy for AD DS

5. Planning Group Policy Strategy

  • Planning Group Policy Settings
  • Planning the Assignment of Group Policies
  • Planning the Management of Group Policy Objects

6. Planning Active Directory Certificate Services

  • Enterprise Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) Deployment and Administration
  • Managing Certificate Templates
  • Planning Certificate Enrollment and Revocation

7. Planning and Provisioning Application Servers

  • Planning and Provisioning Web Services
  • Planning and Provisioning Presentation Virtualization
  • Planning and Provisioning Application and Deployment

8. Planning File and Print Services

  • Provisioning File Services
  • Provisioning and Managing Storage
  • Provisioning and Managing Network Print Services
  • Migrating File and Print Services

9. Planning Network Access

  • Planning Network Security
  • Planning Virtual Private Networks (VPNs)
  • Planning Network Access Protection
  • Planning DirectAccess

10. Provisioning Data and Storage

  • Planning and Implementing Distributed File System
  • Planning and Implementing BranchCache
  • Provisioning Storage

11. Planning Update Deployment Deploying and Managing an AD RMS Infrastructure

  • WSUS Topologies
  • Update Management

12. Planning High Availability

13. Planning Performance and Event Monitoring

  • Monitoring and Analyzing Server Performance
  • Managing Events
  • Planning Update Deployment

14. Enterprise Backup and Recovery

  • Disaster Recovery Concepts
  • Planning Windows Server Backup
  • Planning Recovery of Data and Servers

Labs

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Exam 70-640: Windows Server 2008 Active Directory, Configuring

  • Lab 1: Install an AD DS Domain Controller to Create a Single Domain Forest
  • Lab 2: Manage Users and Service Accounts
  • Lab 3: Manage Computer Accounts
  • Lab 4: Implement a Group Policy Infrastructure
  • Lab 5: Manage User Desktop with Group Policy
  • Lab 6: Manage Enterprise Security and Configuration with Group Policy Settings
  • Lab 7: Secure Administration
  • Lab 8: Improve the Security of Authentication in an AD DS Domain
  • Lab 9: Configure Domain Name System
  • Lab 10: Administer AD DS Domain Controllers
  • Lab 11: Manage Sites and Active Directory Replication
  • Lab 12: Directory Service Continuity
  • Lab 13: Deploy and Configure Active Directory Certificate Services
  • Lab 14: Deploy Certificates and Managing Enrollment
  • Lab 15: Deploy and Configure Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services (AD LDS)
  • Lab 16: Deploy and Configure Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS)
  • Lab 17: Maintain Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Identity and Access Solutions

70-642: Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure, Configuring

  • Lab 1: Plan and Configure IPv4
  • Lab 2: Configure and Troubleshoot the DHCP Server Role
  • Lab 3: Configure and Troubleshoot DNS
  • Lab 4: Configure and Troubleshoot IPv6 TCP/IP
  • Lab 5: Configure and Troubleshoot Routing and Remote Access
  • Lab 6: Configure and Manage Network Policy Server
  • Lab 7: Implement NAP into a VPN Remote Access Solution
  • Lab 8: Increase Security for Windows Servers
  • Lab 9: Increase Security for Network Communication
  • Lab 10: Configure and Troubleshoot Network, File, and Print Services
  • Lab 11: Optimizing Data Access for Branch Offices
  • Lab 12: Control and Monitor Network Storage
  • Lab 13: Recover Network Data and Servers
  • Lab 14: Monitor Windows Server 2008 Network and Infrastructure Servers

Exam 70-646: Windows Server 2008, Server Administrator

  • Lab 1: Plan and Implement Server Deployment
  • Lab 2: Implement Role-Based Systems Administration
  • Lab 3: Plan Network Addressing and Name Resolution
  • Lab 4: Plan and Provision Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS)
  • Lab 5: Plan and Implement Group Policy
  • Lab 6: Configure Certificate Services
  • Lab 7: Plan and Provision Application Servers
  • Lab 8: Plan and Implement File and Print Services
  • Lab 9: Plan and Implement Network Access
  • Lab 10: Plan and Implement Data Access
  • Lab 11: Multi-Site WSUS
  • Lab 12: Plan and Implement High Availability
  • Lab 13: Plan and Implement Event Log Management
  • Lab 14: Back Up and Restore from VHD

Prerequisites

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Required: At least two years of hands-on experience administering Windows 2000 or Windows 2003

 

Who Should Attend

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  • MCSAs on Windows Server 2003
  • IT professionals with at least two years of hands-on experience implementing and administering network and desktop operating systems
  • Systems engineers, network engineers, systems analysts, network analysts, and technical consultants who want to earn their MCSA: Windows Server 2008 credential in an accelerated format

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Follow-On Courses

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MCSA: Windows Server 2008 certification is a prerequisite for the MCSE: Private Cloud certification

 

Training Exclusives

This course comes with extended access to the following benefits:

  • 12 months of practice labs
  • 12 months of 24x7 mentoring
  • 12 months access to class recordings
  • 12 months of unlimited retakes
  • Digital Courseware
  • 12 months of Transcender Practice Exams
  • 30 days access to Microsoft E-Reference Library
  • 30 days of recommended reading
  • Power Hours
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