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MOC 6416 - Updating your Network Infrastructure and Active Directory Technology Skills to Windows Server 2008

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Course duration

  • 5 Days

Course Outline

This Windows Server training class provides students with the knowledge and skills to work with Network Infrastructure and Active Directory technologies in Windows Server 2008. This class is intended for individuals who already have experience with Network Infrastructure and Active Directory technologies in Windows Server 2000 or Windows Server 2003 to upgrade their skills to Windows Server 2008.

This Windows Server training is intended for IT Professionals experienced on the technologies included in Windows Server 2000 or Windows Server 2003, and who hold an MCSE or MCSA certification and/or equivalent knowledge.

  • Learn to install and configure Windows Server 2008.
  • Learn to add and configure Windows Server Core roles.
  • Learn to explain the new backup infrastructure, including Volume Shadow Copy Service.
  • Learn to identify new and improved networking features with Windows Server 2008.
  • Configure Hyper-V virtual machines.
  • Learn to identify considerations when upgrading from a Windows Server 2003 to a Windows Server 2008 Active Directory infrastructure.
  • Learn to install and configure Active Directory Federation Services, Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services, and Active Directory Rights Management Services.
  • Learn to use Read-Only Domain Controllers.
  • Learn to identify new features in AD DS auditing.
  • Learn to implement AD DS auditing.
  • Learn to configure Windows Server 2008 Failover Clustering.
  • Learn to configure Windows Server 2008 Network Load Balancing.
  • Planning, implementing, managing, maintaining, and securing Microsoft Windows Server 2000 or 2003, including Active Directory and Network Infrastructure server roles.
  • Working knowledge of networking, for example, TCP/IP and Domain Name System (DNS).
  • Installing, configuring, and administering Microsoft Windows 2000, Windows XP Professional, or Microsoft Vista.
  • MCSA on Windows Server 2003 or MCSE on Windows Server 2003 recommended.
  1. Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2008
    1. Server Manager Roles
    2. Windows Server 2008 Features
    3. Active Directory Improvements
    4. Lab: Configuring Windows Server 2008
  2. Windows Deployment Services
    1. Introducing Windows Deployment Services
    2. WDS Components
    3. Lab: Working With Windows Deployment Services
  3. Windows Server 2008 Server Core
    1. Server Core Introduction
    2. Configuring and Managing Server Core
    3. Lab: Server Core
  4. Windows Backup
    1. Backup Infrastructure
    2. Optical Media
    3. Restore Utilities
    4. Lab: Backup and Restore System Data
  5. Windows Server 2008 Updates to Networking
    1. Networking with Windows Server 2008
    2. New Networking Features
    3. DNS with Windows Server 2008
    4. Configuring Routing
    5. Configuring Wireless Settings in Server 2008
    6. Lab: Reviewing Networking Defaults and Settings
    7. Lab: DNS Management Settings
    8. Creating Zones in Windows Server 2008
    9. Create Resource Records
    10. Configure Zone Transfers
  6. Network Policies and Access Protection
    1. Network Policies Access Protection
    2. Enforcement Options
    3. Network Access Protection Scenarios
    4. Routing and Remote Access
    5. Lab: Using Network Access Protection
  7. Hyper-V
    1. Introducing Hyper-V
    2. Configuring Hyper-V
    3. Lab: Configuring Hyper-V
  8. Planning for Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Services
    1. Planning for AD DS Deployment
    2. Upgrade Considerations
    3. Lab: Installing a Windows Server 2008 Forest
    4. Lab: Installing Windows Server 2008 in an Existing Forest
    5. Install a Windows Server 2008 DC in an Existing Forest
    6. Verify Active Directory Installation
  9. Active Directory Domain Services
    1. What's New in AD DS
    2. Manageability and Reliability
    3. Lab: Exploring Active Directory Domain Services
  10. Identity and Access Services in Windows Server 2008 Active Directory
    1. Active Directory Federation Services for identity access solution.
    2. Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services (replaces Active Directory Account Management with Windows Server 2003), providing directory services for applications.
    3. Active Directory Right Management Services, enabling the creation of information-protection solutions.
    4. Active Directory Federation Services
    5. Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
    6. Active Directory Rights Management Services
    7. Lab: Active Directory Federation Services
  11. Read-Only Domain Controllers
    1. Read-Only Domain Controllers
    2. Read-Only Domain Controller Operation
    3. Lab: Read-Only Domain Controllers
  12. Auditing Active Directory Domain Services Changes
    1. What's New in AD DS Auditing
    2. Implementing AD DS Change Auditing
    3. Lab: Using AD DS Auditing
  13. Enterprise PKI Active Directory Certificate Services (AD CS)
    1. Certificate Authority
    2. Lab: PKI Enhancements in Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008
  14. High Availability Features
    1. Failover Clustering
    2. Network Load Balancing
    3. Lab: High Availability Features
  15. Performance Monitoring and Optimization
    1. Windows Reliability and Performance Monitor
    2. Microsoft Windows System Resource Manager
    3. Monitoring Events
    4. Lab: Performance Monitoring and Optimization
  16. Software Maintenance Using Windows Server Update Services
    1. Introduction to Windows Server Update Services
    2. Installing and Configuring Windows Server Update Services
    3. Managing Windows Server Update Services
    4. Lab: Installing and Configuring Windows Server Update Services
    5. Install Prerequisites
    6. Install WSUS
    7. Restore a WSUS Installation
    8. Create a Computer Group and Manage Updates

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