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MCSA: Windows Server 2008 Active, Directory, Configuring

The Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA): Windows Server 2008 certification shows that you have the minimum set of skills needed to hit the ground running, and differentiates you as better able to work with Wi... Show More
Course Prerequisites:
MTA Networking Funamentals or CompTIA A+ and Network+
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15 Days

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Course Content

Course 6425C

MCSA: 70-640 Windows Server 2008 Active, Directory, Configuring
8 Days

Module 1: Introducing Active Directory Domain Services

This module provides an overview of Active Directory components and concepts and steps through the basics of installing and configuring an Active Directory domain
Lesson 1: Overview of Active Directory, Identity, and Access
Lesson 2: Active Directory Components and Concepts
Lesson 3: Install Active Directory Domain Services

Lab : Install an AD DS DC to Create a Single Domain Forest
Perform Post-Installation Configuration Tasks
Install a New Windows Server 2008 Forest with the Windows Interface
Raise Domain and Forest Functional Levels

Module 2: Administering Active Directory Securely and Efficiently
This module explains how to work securely and efficiently in Active Directory using Administration Tools and some best practices as well as use of Windows PowerShell.

Work with Active Directory Administration Tools
Custom Consoles and Least Privilege
Find Objects in Active Directory
Use Windows PowerShell to Administer Active Directory

Lab : Administer Active Directory Using Administrative Tools
Perform Administrative Tasks by Using Administrative Tools
Create a Custom Active Directory Administrative Console
Perform Administrative Tasks with Least Privilege, Run As Administrator, and User Account Control

Lab : Find Objects in Active Directory
Find Objects in Active Directory
Use Saved Queries
Lab : Use Windows PowerShell to Administer Active Directory
Use PowerShell Commands to Administer Active Directory

Module 3: Managing Users and Service Accounts
This module explains how to create, manage and support user and Managed Service Accounts in Active Directory.

Create and Administer User Accounts
Configure User Object Attributes
Automate User Account Creation
Create and Configure Managed Service Accounts

Lab : Create and Administer User Accounts
Create User Accounts
Administer User Accounts

Lab : Configure User Object Attributes
Examine User Object Attributes
Manage User Object Attributes
Create Users from a Template

Lab : Automate User Account Creation

Export and Import Users with CSVDE
Import Users with LDIFDE
Import Users by Using Windows PowerShell

Lab : Create and Administer Managed Service Accounts
Create and Associate a Managed Service Account

Module 4: Managing Groups
This module explains how to create, modify, delete, and support group objects in Active Directory.

Overview of Groups
Administer Groups
Best Practices for Group Management

Lab : Administer Groups
Implement Role-Based Management by Using Groups
(Advanced Optional) Explore Group Membership Reporting Tools
(Advanced Optional) Understand “Account Unknown” Permissions

Lab : Best Practices for Group Management
Implement Best Practices for Group Management

Module 5: Managing Computer Accounts
This module explains how to create and configure computer accounts.

Create Computers and Join the Domain
Administer Computer Objects and Accounts
Perform an Offline Domain Join

Lab : Create Computers and Join the Domain
Join a computer to the Domain with the Windows Interface
Secure Computer Joins
Manage Computer Account Creation

Lab : Administer Computer Objects and Accounts
Administer Computer Objects Through Their Life Cycle
Administer and Troubleshoot Computer Accounts

Lab : Perform an Offline Domain Join
Perform an Offline Domain Join

Module 6: Implementing a Group Policy Infrastructure
This module explains what Group Policy is, how it works, and how best to implement Group Policy in your organization.

Understand Group Policy
Implement GPOs
Manage Group Policy Scope
Group Policy Processing
Troubleshoot Policy Application

Lab : Implement Group Policy
Create, Edit, and Link GPOs
Use Filtering and Commenting

Lab : Manage Group Policy Scope
Configure GPO Scope with Links
Configure GPO Scope with Filtering
Configure Loopback Processing

Lab : Troubleshoot Policy Application
Perform RSoP Analysis
Use the Group Policy Modeling Wizard
View Policy Events

Module 7: Managing User Desktop with Group Policy
This module explains how to manage and configure desktop
environments using Administrative templates and
Group Policy Preferences as well as how to deploy software using Group Policy

Implement Administrative Templates
Configure Group Policy Preferences
Manage Software with GPSI

Lab : Manage Administrative Templates and Central Store
Manage Administrative Templates

Lab : Manage Group Policy Preferences
Configure Group Policy Preferences
Verify Group Policy Preferences Application

Lab : Manage Software with GPSI
Deploy Software with GPSI
Upgrade Applications with GPSI

Module 8: Managing Enterprise Security and Configuration with Group Policy Settings
This module explains how to use Group Policy to manage a variety of components and features of Windows. It will also explain how to audit files an d folders and how to restrict access to applications using application control policies.

Manage Group Membership by Using Group Policy Settings
Manage Security Settings
Software Restriction Policy and Applocker

Lab : Using Group Policy to Manage Group Membership
Configure the Membership of Administrators by Using Restricted Group Policies

Lab : Manage Security Settings
Manage Local Security Settings
Create a Security Template
Use the security Configuration Wizard

Lab : Audit File System Access
Configure Permissions and Audit Settings
Configure Audit Policy
Examine Audit Results

Lab : Configure Application Control Policies
Configure Application Control Policies

Module 9: Securing Administration
This module explains how to administer Active Directory Domain Services Securely.

Delegate Administrative Permissions
Audit Active Directory Administration

Lab : Delegate Administration
Delegate Permission to Create and Support User Accounts
View Delegated Permissions
Remove and Reset Permissions

Lab : Audit Active Directory Changes
Audit Changes to Active Directory Using Default Audit Policy
Audit Changes to Active Directory Using Directory Service Changes Auditing

Module 10: Improving the Security of Authentication in an AD DS Domain
This module explains the domain-side components of authentication, including the policies that specify password requirements and the auditing of authentication-related activities.

Configure Password and Lockout Policies
Audit Authentication
Configure Read-Only Domain Controllers

Lab : Configure Password and Account Lockout Policies
Configure the Domain’s Password and Lockout Policies
Configure a Fine-Grained Password Policy

Lab : Audit Authentication
Audit Authentication

Lab : Configure Read-Only Domain Controllers
Exercise 1: Install an RODC
Exercise 2: Configure Password Replication Policy
Exercise 3: Manage Credential Caching

Module 11: Configuring Domain Name System
This module explains how to implement DNS to support name resolution both within your AD DS domain and outside your domain and your intranet.

Install and Configure DNS in an AD DS Domain
Integration of AD DS, DNS, and Windows
Advanced DNS Configuration and Administration

Lab : Installing the DNS Service
Add the DNS Server Role
Configure Forward Lookup Zones and Resource Records

Lab : Advanced Configuration of DNS
Enable Scavenging of DNS Zones
Explore Domain Controller Location
Configure Name Resolution for External Domains

Module 12: Administering AD DS Domain Controllers
This module explains how to add Windows Server 2008 domain controllers to a forest or domain, how to prepare a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 forest or domain for its first Windows Server 2008 DC, how to manage the roles performed by DCs, and how to migrate the replication of SYSVOL from the File Replication Service (FRS) used in previous versions of Windows to the Distributed File System Replication (DFS-R) mechanism that provides more robust and manageable replication.

Domain Controller Installation Options
Install a Server Core Domain Controller
Manage Operations Masters
Configure Global Catalog
Configure DFS-R Replication of SYSVOL

Lab : Install Domain Controllers
Create an Additional DC with the Active Directory Domain Services Installation Wizard
Add a Domain Controller from the Command Line
Create a Domain Controller from Installation Media

Lab : Install a Server Core Domain Controller
Perform Post-Installation Configuration on Server Core
Create a Domain Controller with Server Core

Lab : Transfer Operations Masters Roles
Identify Operations Masters
Transfer Operations Masters Roles

Lab : Configure the Global Catalog and Universal Group Membership Caching
Configure a Global Catalog
Configure Universal Group Membership Caching

Lab: Configure DFS-R Replication of SYSVOL
Observe the Replication of SYSVOL
Prepare to Migrate to DFS-R
Migrate SYSVOL Replication to DFS-R
Verify DFS-R Replication of SYSVOL

Module 13: Managing Sites and Active Directory Replication
This module explains how to create a distributed directory service that supports domain controllers in portions of your network that are separated by expensive, slow, or unreliable links and how to configure replication amongst those servers.

Configure Sites and Subnets
Configure Replication

Lab : Configure Sites and Subnets
Configure the Default Site
Create Additional Sites
Move Domain Controllers into Sites

Lab : Configure Replication
Create a Connection Object
Create Site Links
Designate a Preferred Bridgehead Server
Configure Intersite Replication

Module 14: Directory Service Continuity
This module explains about the technologies and tools that are available to help ensure the health and longevity of the directory service. You will explore tools that help you monitor performance in real time, and you will learn to log performance over time so that you can keep an eye on performance trends in order to spot potential problems.

Monitor Active Directory
Manage the Active Directory Database
Active Directory
Recycle Bin
Back Up and Restore AD DS and Domain Controllers

Lab : Monitor Active Directory Events and Performance
Monitor AD DS with Performance
Monitor Work with Data Collector Sets

Lab : Manage the Active Directory Database
Perform Database Maintenance
Work with Snapshots and Recover a Deleted User

Lab : Using Active Directory Recycle Bin
Enable Active Directory Recycle Bin
Restore Deleted Objects with Active Directory Recycle Bin

Lab : Back Up and Restore Active Directory
Back Up Active Directory
Restore Active Directory and a Deleted OU

Module 15: Managing Multiple Domains and Forests
This module explains how to raise the domain and forest functionality levels within your environment, how to design the optimal AD DS infrastructure for your enterprise, how to migrate objects between domains and forests, and how to enable authentication and resources access across multiple domains and forests.

Configure Domain and Forest Functional Levels
Manage Multiple Domains and Trust Relationships
Move Objects between Domains and Forests

Lab : Administer Trust Relationships
Configure Name Resolution between Contoso.com and Tailspintoys.com
Create a Forest Trust

CTU Training Solutions , Updated: July 5th, 2017

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