MOC 6420 - Fundamentals of Windows Server 2008 Network and Applications Infrastructure


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This Windows Server 2008 training class introduces students to network and applications infrastructure concepts and configurations provided by Window Server 2008. Students will be able to acquire a fundamental understanding in order to pursue advanced topics available for certification in the network and applications infrastructure areas.

This training class is intended for new IT employees or Desktop Support workers moving into server support. The information in this course allows them acquire a fundamental understanding of Windows networks to pursue advanced topics. This course is also useful for those migrating from competitive platforms to Windows Server 2008.

  1. Fundamentals of Network Infrastructure
    1. Network Communication Standards
    2. Physical Network Infrastructure
    3. Logical Network Organization
    4. Overview of Active Directory
    5. Server Roles
    6. Lab: Identifying Network Components
  2. IT Professionals in the Enterprise
    1. IT Professional Roles
    2. IT Management and Processes
    3. Professional Development for IT Professionals
    4. Lab: Developing a Training Plan
  3. Configuring Basic TCP/IPv4
    1. Overview of the TCP/IP Protocol Suite
    2. Overview of TCP/IP Addressing
    3. Name Resolution
    4. Dynamic IP Addressing
    5. TCP/IPv4 Tools
    6. Lab: Configuring Basic TCP/IPv4 Settings and Validating TCP/IPv4 Connectivity
  4. Fundamentals of Communication Technologies
    1. Network Content Types
    2. Packet Delivery Methods
  5. Creating IPv4 Address Spaces
    1. Overview of IP Communication
    2. Subnetting Overview
    3. Subnetting for Complex Networks
    4. Lab: Creating IPv4 Address Spaces
  6. IPv6 Fundamentals
    1. Introduction to IPv6
    2. Unicast IPv6 Addresses
    3. Configuring IPv6
    4. Lab: Configuring IPv6
  7. Fundamentals of Administering Windows Server 2008
    1. Using Windows Server 2008 Administrative Tools
    2. Monitoring Performance
    3. Monitoring Events
    4. Using Remote Desktop for Administration
    5. Configuring Security for Server Administration
    6. Lab: Administering Windows Server 2008
  8. Security Fundamentals
    1. Defense-in-Depth
    2. Securing Access to Web Content
    3. Securing Access to Files
    4. Data Encryption
    5. Lab: Configuring Data Security
  9. Fundamentals of Securing Network Communication
    1. Public Key Infrastructure
    2. Using Certificates
    3. Lab: Securing a Web Site by using SSL
  10. Windows Firewall and Caching Fundamentals
    1. Overview of Perimeter Security
    2. Windows Firewall Overview
    3. Creating Windows Firewall Rules
    4. Monitoring and Troubleshooting Windows Firewall
    5. Lab: Using Windows Firewall
  11. Remote Access Fundamentals
    1. Remote Access Overview
    2. RADIUS Overview
    3. Network Policy Server
    4. Troubleshooting Remote Access
    5. Lab: Implementing Remote Access
  12. Routing Fundamentals
    1. Routing Overview
    2. Configuring Routing and Remote Access as a Router
    3. Quality of Service
    4. Lab: Configuring Routing
  13. Network Load Balancing Fundamentals
    1. Server Availability and Scalability Overview
    2. Network Load Balancing
    3. Configuring Windows NLB
    4. Lab: Implementing Network Load Balancing
  14. Configuring Print Resources and Printing Pools
    1. Printing Overview
    2. Configuring Network Printers
    3. Using Print Management
    4. Managing Printers
    5. Troubleshooting Network Printing
    6. Lab: Implementing Printing
  15. Server Virtualization Overview
    1. Overview of Server Virtualization
    2. Overview of Windows Server Virtualization
    3. Creating a Virtual Environment

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