Fundamentals of Windows Server 2008
The purpose of this 5-day course is to teach students the basic fundamentals of networking, security, and server administration with Windows Server 2008. It is intended to provide the foundational knowledge needed to prepare for the Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) exams and begin building a career in Microsoft technologies.
In addition to their professional experience, students who attend this training should have the following technical knowledge:
- A good fundamental knowledge of general computing equivalent with the CompTIA A+ Certification
- An ability to understand basic security, networking and administration concepts
- Some previous knowledge and experience with desktop operating systems, although this is not mandatory
Note: No programming skills are required, although some experience and knowledge of scripting technologies would be advantageous.
Module 1: Understanding Network Infrastructure
- Network Architecture Standards
- Local Area Networking
- Wide Area Networking
- Wireless Networking
- Connecting to the Internet
- Remote Access
Lab : Selecting Network Infrastructure Components
- Exercise: Determining Appropriate Networking Components
- Describe physical network topologies and standards.
- Define local area networks (LANs).
- Define wide area networks (WANs).
- Describe wireless networking technologies.
- Explain how to connect a network to the Internet.
- Describe how technologies connect remote access.
- Understanding the OSI Model
- Understanding Adapters, Hubs, and Switches
- Understanding Routing
- Understanding Media Types
Lab : Connecting Network Components
- Exercise 1: Determining the Appropriate Network Hardware
- Exercise 2: Selecting a Suitable Wiring Infrastructure
Describe the industry standard protocol model.
Describe adapters, hubs, and switches.
Describe routing technologies and protocols.
Describe wiring methodologies and standards.
- Overview of TCP/IP
- Understanding IPv4 Addressing
- Configuring IPv4
- Understanding IPv6
- Name Resolution
Lab : Implementing TCP/IP
- Exercise 1: Determining an Appropriate IPv4 Addressing Scheme
- Exercise 2: Configuring IPv4 with Windows Server 2008
- Exercise 3: Verifying the Configuration
- Exercise 4: Configuring and Testing Name Resolution
- Exercise 5: Viewing the IPv6 Configuration
- Describe the functionality of the TCP/IP suite.
- Describe IPv4 addressing.
- Configure an IPv4 network.
- Describe IPv6 addressing and transition.
- Describe the various name resolution methods used by TCP/IP hosts.
This module will introduce students to different storage technologies, discuss how to implement the storage solutions in Windows Server 2008 R2 and will finish with helping you detail a resilient strategy for your storage that will be tolerant in various ways, helping to avoid unplanned downtime and loss of data.
- Identifying Storage Technologies
- Managing Disks and Volumes
- Implementing RAID
Lab : Implementing Storage in Windows Server
- Exercise 1: Creating a New Volume
- Exercise 2: Creating a Fault Tolerant Disk Configuration
- Exercise 3: Implementing the Windows iSCSI initiator
- Identify storage technologies.
- Manage disks and volumes.
- Implement RAID.
- Installing Windows Server
- Managing Services
- Managing Peripherals and Devices
Lab : Installing Windows Server
- Exercise 1: Performing a Local Media-Based Installation
- Exercise 2: Configuring Windows Server
- Exercise 3: Configuring Services
- Exercise 4: Configuring Devices
- Install Windows Server 2008 R2.
- Manage Services.
- Manage Devices and Device Drivers.
- Role-Based Deployment
- Deploying Role-Specific Servers
Lab : Implementing Server Roles
- Exercise 1: Determining the Appropriate Roles to Deploy
- Exercise 2: Deploying the Determined Server Roles
- Describe different types of servers.
- Select and install server roles and features to support different types of servers.
- Introducing AD DS
- Implementing AD DS
- Managing Users, Groups, and Computers
- Implementing Organizational Units
- Implementing Group Policy
Lab: Implementing AD DS
- Exercise 1: Promoting a New Domain Controller
- Exercise 2: Creating an Organizational Unit
- Exercise 3: Configuring Accounts
- Exercise 4: Creating a GPO
- Describe the fundamental features of AD DS.
- Manage objects in a domain.
- Implement organizational units (OUs) for managing groups and objects.
- Configure client computers centrally with group policy objects (GPOs).
- Overview of Defense-in-Depth
- Physical Security
- Internet Security
Lab : Implementing IT Security Layers
- Exercise 1: Implementing Physical Security
- Exercise 2: Configuring Security Settings in Internet Explorer
- Identify security threats at all levels and mitigate those threats.
- Describe physical security risks and identify mitigations.
- Identify Internet-based security threats and protect against them.
- Overview of Windows Security
- Securing Files and Folders
- Implementing Encryption
Lab : Lab: Implementing Windows Security
- Exercise 1: Configuring an Accounts Policy
- Exercise 2: Securing NTFS Files and Folders
- Exercise 3: Encrypting Files
- Configure a password policy.
- Secure an NTFS folder.
- Encrypt files.
- Overview of Network Security
- Implementing Firewall
- Network Access Protection
Lab : Implementing Network Security
- Exercise 1: Configuring Windows Firewall with Advanced Security
- Exercise 2: Configuring Compliance with NAP
- Identify network-based security threats.
- Implement Windows Firewall to secure Windows hosts.
- Explain how to enforce corporate compliance.
- Client Protection Features
- E-Mail Protection
- Server Protection
Lab : Implementing Security Software
- Exercise 1: Restricting Applications with AppLocker
- Exercise 2: Using the Security Configuration Wizard
- Exercise 3: Hardening the Security Settings on Windows Server 2008
- Implement Windows Server and features to improve client security.
- Describe security threats posed by e-mail and how to mitigate these threats.
- Explain how to improve server security using Windows Server security analysis and hardening tools
- Overview of Server Components
- Performance Monitoring
Lab : Monitoring Server Performance
- Exercise 1: Creating a Performance Baseline
- Exercise 2: Simulating a Server Load
- Exercise 3: Gathering Additional Performance Data
- Exercise 4: Determining Probable Performance Bottlenecks
- Identify server components that are impacted through excessive workloads.
- Measure system resource usage and identify component bottlenecks.
- Troubleshooting Windows Server Startup
- Server Availability and Data Recovery
- Applying Updates to Windows Server
- Troubleshooting Windows Server
Lab : Maintaining Windows Server
- Exercise 1: Troubleshooting the Startup Process
- Exercise 2: Installing and Configuring WSUS
- Exercise 3: Gathering Information to Start the Troubleshooting Process
- Troubleshoot the Windows Server boot process.
- Implement high-availability and recovery technologies to improve system availability.
- Explain the importance of system updates.
- Implement an appropriate troubleshooting methodology to resolve problems with Windows Server.
- Overview of Virtualization Technologies
- Implementing Hyper-V Role
Lab : Implementing Virtualization
- Exercise 1: Creating the VHDs
- Exercise 2: Creating New Virtual Machines
- Exercise 3: Modifying Virtual Machine Settings
- Exercise 4: Creating and Applying Virtual Machine Snapshots
- Describe the various virtualization technologies.
- Implement server virtualization with Hyper-V.
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