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MCSA: Windows Server 2008, Server Administrator

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 Fundamentals or CompTIA A+ and Network+
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Exam
Included

Duration
15 Days

Course Content

Course 6421B

MCSA:70-642 Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure, Configuring
5 Days

Module 1: Planning and Configuring IPv4
This module explains how to deploy and configure networking services in your organization. This module explains how to implement an IPv4 addressing scheme, determine which name services to deploy, and troubleshoot network-related problems.

Lessons
Implementing an IPv4 Network Infrastructure
Overview of Name Resolution Services in an IPv4 Network Infrastructure
Configuring and Troubleshooting IPv4

Lab :Planning and Configuring IPv4
Selecting an IPv4 Addressing scheme for branch offices
Implementing and Verifying IPv4 in the branch office

Module 2: Configuring and Troubleshooting DHCP
This module introduces you to Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP), which plays an important role in the Windows Server 2008 R2 infrastructure. It is the primary means of distributing important network configuration information to network clients, and it provides configuration information to other network-enabled services, including Windows Deployment Services (WDS) and Network Access Protection (NAP). To support and troubleshoot a Windows Server-based network infrastructure, it is important that you understand how to deploy, configure, and troubleshoot the DHCP Server Role.

Lessons
Overview of the DHCP Server Role
Configuring DHCP Scopes
Configuring DHCP Options
Managing a DHCP Database
Monitoring and Troubleshooting DHCP
Configuring DHCP Security

Lab : Configuring and Troubleshooting the DHCP Server Role
Selecting a Suitable DHCP Configuration
Implementing DHCP
Reconfiguring DHCP in the Head Office
Testing the Configuration
Troubleshooting DHCP Issues

Module 3: Configuring and Troubleshooting DNS
This module introduces you to Domain Name System (DNS), which is the foundation name service in Windows Server 2008 R2. It is vital that you understand how to deploy, configure, manage, and troubleshoot this critical service.
Lessons
Installing the DNS Server Role
Configuring the DNS Server Role
Configuring DNS Zones
Configuring DNS Zone Transfers
Managing and Troubleshooting DNS

Lab : Configuring and Troubleshooting DNS
Selecting a DNS Configuration
Deploying and Configuring DNS
Troubleshooting DNS

Module 4: Configuring and Troubleshooting IPv6 TCP/IP
This module introduces you to IPv6, a technology that will help ensure that the Internet can support a growing user base and the increasingly large number of IP-enabled devices. The current Internet Protocol Version 4 (IPv4) has served as the underlying Internet protocol for almost thirty years. Its robustness, scalability, and limited feature set is now challenged by the growing need for new IP addresses, due in large part to the rapid growth of new network-aware devices.

Lessons
Overview of IPv6
IPv6 Addressing
Coexistence with IPv6
IPv6 Transition Technologies
Transitioning from IPv4 to IPv6

Lab : Configuring an ISATAP Router
Configuring a New IPv6 Network and Client
Configuring an ISATAP Router to Enable Communication Between an IPv4 Network and an IPv6 Network

Lab : Converting the Network to Native IPv6
Transitioning to a Native IPv6 Network

Module 5: Configuring and Troubleshooting Routing and Remote Access
To support your organization’s distributed workforce, you must become familiar with technologies that enable remote users to connect to your organization’s network infrastructure. These technologies include virtual private networks (VPNs) and DirectAccess. It is important that you understand how to configure and secure your remote access clients by using network policies. This module explores these remote access technologies.

Lessons
Configuring Network Access
Configuring VPN Access
Overview of Network Policies
Overview of the Connection Manager Administration Kit
Troubleshooting Routing and Remote Access
Configuring DirectAccess

Lab : Configuring and Managing Network Access
Configuring Routing and Remote Access as a VPN Remote Access Solution
Configuring a Custom Network Policy
Create and distribute a CMAK Profile

Lab : Configuring and Managing DirectAccess
Configure the AD DS Domain Controller and DNS
Configure the PKI Environment
Configure the DirectAccess Clients and Test Intranet Access
Configure the DirectAccess Server
Verify DirectAccess Functionality

Module 6: Installing, Configuring, and Troubleshooting the Network Policy Server Role Service
NPS provides support for the Remote Authentication Dial-In User Service (RADIUS) protocol, and can be configured as a RADIUS server or proxy. Additionally, NPS provides functionality that is essential for the implementation of Network Access Protection (NAP). This module explains how to install, configure, and troubleshoot NPS.

Lessons
Installing and Configuring a Network Policy Server
Configuring RADIUS Clients and Servers
NPS Authentication Methods
Monitoring and Troubleshooting a Network Policy Server

Lab : Configuring and Managing Network Policy Server
Installing and Configuring the Network Policy Server Role Service
Configuring a RADIUS Client
Configuring Certificate Auto-Enrollment
Configuring and Testing the VPN

Module 7: Implementing Network Access Protection
In this module, you will learn about Network Access Protection (NAP). NAP enables you to create customized health-requirement policies to validate computer health before allowing access or communication. NAP also automatically updates compliant computers to ensure on-going compliance and can limit the access of noncompliant computers to a restricted network until they become compliant.

Lessons
Overview of Network Access Protection
How NAP Works
Configuring NAP
Monitoring and Troubleshooting NAP

Lab : Implementing NAP into a VPN Remote Access Solution
Configuring NAP Components
Configuring Client Settings to Support NAP

Module 8: Increasing Security for Windows Servers
Security is an essential consideration for networking with Windows Server 2008. In this module, you will learn how to implement various methods to increase security. Windows Firewall with Advanced Security is one of the features in Windows Server 2008 that is used to increase security. You can also use Windows Server Update Services to ensure that approved security updates are applied to servers in a timely way.

Lessons
Windows Security Overview
Configuring Windows Firewall with Advanced Security
Deploying Updates with Windows Server Update Services

Lab : Increasing Security for Windows Servers
Deploying a Windows Firewall Rule
Implementing WSUS

Module 9: Increasing Security for Network Communication
Internet Protocol security (IPsec) is a framework of open standards for protecting communications over IP networks through cryptographic security services. IPsec supports network-level peer authentication, data-origin authentication, data integrity, data confidentiality (encryption), and replay protection. The Microsoft IPsec implementation is based on standards that the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) IPsec working group developed. In this module, you will learn how to implement, configure, and troubleshoot IPsec.

Lessons
Overview of IPsec
Configuring Connection Security Rules
Configuring NAP with IPsec Enforcement
Monitoring and Troubleshooting IPsec

Lab : Increasing Security for Network Communication
Selecting a Network Security Configuration
Configuring IPsec to Authenticate Computers
Testing IPsec Authentication

Module 10: Configuring and Troubleshooting Network File and Print Services
File and print services are some of the most commonly implemented network services for end users. Unlike infrastructure services like DNS, file and print services are highly visible to the end user
s. In this module, you will learn how to configure and troubleshoot file and print services to provide high quality service to end users. In addition, you will see how both EFS and BitLocker can be used to increase the security of files that are located in file shares.

Lessons
Configuring and Troubleshooting File Shares
Encrypting Network Files with EFS
Encrypting Partitions with BitLocker
Configuring and Troubleshooting Network Printing

Lab : Configuring and Troubleshooting Network File and Print Services
Creating and Configuring a File Share
Encrypting and Recovering Files
Creating and Configuring a Printer Pool

Module 11: Optimizing Data Access for Branch Offices
Many organizations maintain a large number of file resources that need to be organized a nd made highly available to users. These file resources are often stored on servers and provided to users who are distributed geographically in widespread locations. In this module, you will learn how to provide efficient access to network resources with minimal traffic over a WAN link.

Lessons
Branch Office Data Access
DFS Overview
Overview of DFS Namespaces
Configuring DFS Replication
Configuring BranchCache

Lab : Implementing DFS
Installing the DFS Role Service
Configuring the Required Namespace
Configuring DFS Replication

Lab : Implementing BranchCache
Performing Initial Configuration Tasks for BranchCache
Configuring BranchCache Clients
Configuring BranchCache on the Branch Server
Monitoring BranchCache

Module 12: Controlling and Monitoring Network Storage
Network storage for users is a finite resource that must be managed appropriately to ensure that it remains available for all users. If network storage is not monitored and managed, it can become filled with irrelevant data, such as personal music or movies. Irrelevant data increases network storage costs and in some cases can prevent useful data from placement on the network storage. In this module, you will learn how to monitor and manage network storage.

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

Lab : Controlling and Monitoring Network Storage
Configuring FSRM Quotas
Configuring File Screening
Configuring File Classification and File Management

Module 13: Recovering Network Data and Servers

This module explains how to recover network data and servers. There are a variety of scenarios where a network data or a server that provides networks services can be lost. Volume shadow copies can be used to restore previous versions of files when a file is accidentally deleted or modified on a computer that is running Windows Server 2008. Windows Server Backup can be used to back up and restore data files or an entire server.

Lessons
Recovering Network Data with Volume Shadow Copies
Recovering Network Data and Servers with Windows Server Backup

Lab : Recovering Network Data and Servers
Configuring Shadow Copies
Configuring a Scheduled Backup

Module 14: Monitoring Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure Servers
When a system failure or an event that affects system performance occurs, you need to be able to repair the problem or resolve the issue quickly and efficiently. With so many variables and possibilities in the modern network environment, the ability to determine the root cause quickly often depends on having an effective performance monitoring methodology and toolset. In this module, you will learn to use performance-monitoring tools to identify components that require additional tuning and troubleshooting. By identifying components that require additional tuning, you can improve the efficiency of your servers.

Lessons
Monitoring Tools
Using Performance Monitor
Monitoring Event Logs

Lab : Monitoring Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure Servers
Establishing a Performance Baseline
Identifying the Source of a Performance Problem
Centralizing Events Logs

CTU Training Solutions , Updated: July 5th, 2017

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