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Windows Server 2008, Server Administrator

Exam 70-646

Windows Server 2008, Server Administrator 5 Day Boot Camp

This is the final week of the Server 2008 boot camp, and covers topics related to the 70-646 exam. The class concentrates on the planning, implementation, and daily administration of a Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 environment, mixed with different client versions as well as network printers, routers, switches, and other devices.

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Course Overview

Network Administrators are perpetually bombarded with user requests, network and operating system problems, and budgetary constraints. An infrastructure revolving around Windows Server 2008 needs to be running as smoothly as humanly possible, and students will learn the most effective ways to deal with common problems in their network during this course.

The focus will be on topics relating to the 70-646 exam, with emphasis on real-world issues. The hands-on labs will give students the opportunity to put all their Server 2008 knowledge to use and cultivate a deep understanding of Microsoft Server technology.

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: Server 2008 Deployment

  • Installations and upgrades: planning and best practices.
  • Migrating from Server 2003.
  • Server Core and automated installs.
  • Automated deployment.
  • Networking: IPv4 vs. IPv6
  • Transitioning to IPv6.
  • Server roles and services with multiple servers

Day 2: Active Directory, Forests, and Domains

  • Planning your infrastructure.
  • Forest and Domain functional levels.
  • Trusts: Types and directions.
  • Group policy best practices.
  • Application Servers.

Day 3: Terminal Services and Virtualization

  • Terminal Server infrastructure and licensing.
  • Configuring and monitoring Terminal Server.
  • Hyper-V: Why virtualize?
  • Configuring Hyper-V.
  • Application Virtualization.
  • Hyper-V vs. VMWARE.
  • Deploying RemoteAPP.
  • Application Servers.

Day 4: Server 2008 Maintenance and Monitoring

  • WSUS and Windows Updates for servers and clients.
  • Server performance and optimization.
  • Security best practices and delegating administrative tasks.
  • Event Logs, Remote Administration, and other useful tools.
  • Maintaining File and Print Servers.
  • Provisioning data, DFS Namespace, and Offline data access.
  • Remote Access and Network Access Protection.

Day 5: Certificate Services, High Availability, and Backups

  • Configuring AD CS.
  • Storage Area Networks.
  • DNS Round Robin and Network Load Balancing.
  • Storage and high availability best practices.
  • Backup and recovery.
  • Crisis management and setting priorities.