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Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure, Configuring

Exam 70-642

Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure, Configuring 5 Day Boot Camp

This course focuses primarily on Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 network support and administration, although it will also cover some ‘non-Microsoft’ topics, such as integrating with Cisco routers and other network devices.

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Course Overview

The basics are all here: DNS, DHCP, IPv4, IPv6, connection types, servers, network printers, remote access and administration, Windows Firewall, IPSEC, and more. All networking concepts relating to Exam 70-642 and more will be covered in detail.

We will also go over fault tolerant storage technologies, network storage, routing and remote access, monitoring, and security. Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) integration with DNS is fundamental to a harmonious Server 2008 environment, so extra attention is devoted to DNS topics during the class.

Prerequisites: Knowledge of networking technologies, as well as Microsoft Server and desktop operating systems is preferred. For complete IT beginners, the CompTIA+ courses offered by IT Track is a good place to start before taking any Microsoft Server courses.

Course Outline

Day 1: IP addressing, Name Resolution, Network Connections

  • IPv4 and IPv6 addressing.
  • TCP/IP Networking Model.
  • OSI Networking Model.
  • Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP).
  • Installing DHCP on Server 2008.
  • Managing DHCP.
  • Name Resolution: DNS, WINS, LLMNR.

Day 2: DNS and Active Directory

  • Configure a Domain Name System (DNS) server.
  • DNS zones, records and replication.
  • Forward and Reverse Lookup Zones.
  • Configure name resolution for client computers.
  • Troubleshooting DNS.

Day 3: Network Access and Security

  • Configure remote access.
  • Configure Network Access Protection (NAP).
  • Network Policy Server (NPS) and Direct Access.
  • IP Routing: RIP, OSPF, Routing Tables, and Static Routes.
  • IPSEC polices and authentication options.
  • Windows Firewall with Advanced Security.
  • Network Address Translation (NAT).
  • Wireless connections on Server 2008.
  • 802.11 technologies and security standards.

Day 4: File and Print Services

  • Install and configure a Server 2008 file server.
  • Configure Distributed File System (DFS).
  • Configure backup and restore.
  • Manage file server resources.
  • Configure and monitor print services.
  • File sharing settings and permissions.
  • Monitor users that access the file server.

Day 5: Managing and Troubleshooting the Server 2008 Network

  • Configure Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) server settings.
  • Windows Update and patch rollout best practices.
  • Reliability Monitor and Data Collector Sets.
  • Using Network Monitor.
  • Interpret Event ID messages and logs.
  • Gather network data using Performance Monitor.
  • Troubleshooting and how to be proactive.
  • Putting it all together to have a stable network.