MOC 6421 - Configuring and Troubleshooting a Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure


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This Windows Server training class provides students with the knowledge and skills to configure and troubleshoot a Windows Server 2008 network infrastructure. Students will learn to implement and configure secure network access and implement fault tolerant storage technologies. Students will gain an understanding of the network technologies most commonly used with Windows Server 2008 and IP-enabled networks. Students will also learn how to secure servers and maintain update compliance.

The primary audience for this training class includes Active Directory technology specialists aspiring to be Enterprise Administrators (Tier 4 daily network operations) or Network Administrators (Tier 2). Experienced Server Administrators who aspire to be Enterprise Administrators will also benefit from this course.

The secondary audience for this training class includes Storage Area Network Administrators who need to understand this information to deploy or extend their current storage infrastructure. Operations Managers who need this information to support troubleshooting efforts and business decisions will also benefit from this Windows Server class.

  1. Installing and Configuring Servers
    1. Installing Windows Server 2008
    2. Managing Server Roles and Features
    3. Overview of the Server Core Installation Option
    4. Lab: Installing and Configuring Servers and Server Roles
  2. Configuring and Troubleshooting DNS
    1. Installing the DNS Server Role
    2. Configuring the DNS Server Role
    3. Configuring DNS Zones
    4. Configuring DNS Zone Transfers
    5. Managing and Troubleshooting DNS
    6. Lab: Configuring and Verifying a DNS Solution
  3. Configuring and Managing WINS
    1. Overview of the Windows Internet Name Service
    2. Managing the WINS Server
    3. Configuring WINS Replication
    4. Migrating from WINS to DNS
    5. Lab: Configuring a WINS Infrastructure
  4. Configuring and Troubleshooting DHCP
    1. Overview of the DHCP Server Role
    2. Configuring DHCP Scopes and Options
    3. Managing a DHCP Database
    4. Monitoring and Troubleshooting DHCP
    5. Securing DHCP
    6. Lab: Configuring and Troubleshooting the DHCP Server Role
  5. Configuring and Troubleshooting IPv6 TCP/IP
    1. Overview of IPv6
    2. Coexistence with IPv6
    3. IPv6 Tunneling Technologies
    4. Transitioning from IPv4 to IPv6
    5. Troubleshooting IPv6
    6. Lab: Configuring an ISATAP Router
    7. Lab: Converting the Network
    8. Exercise 1: Transitioning to an IPv6-Only Network
  6. Configuring and Troubleshooting Routing and Remote Access
    1. Configuring Network Access
    2. Configuring VPN Access
    3. Overview of Network Policies
    4. Overview of the Connection Manager Administration Kit
    5. Troubleshooting Routing and Remote Access
    6. Lab: Configuring and Managing Network Access
  7. Installing, Configuring, and Troubleshooting the Network Policy Server Role Service
    1. Installing and Configuring a Network Policy Server
    2. Configuring RADIUS Clients and Servers
    3. NPS Authentication Methods
    4. Monitoring and Troubleshooting a Network Policy Server
    5. Lab: Configuring and Managing Network Policy Server
  8. Configuring Network Access Protection
    1. Overview of Network Access Protection
    2. How NAP Works
    3. Configuring NAP
    4. Monitoring and Troubleshooting NAP
    5. Lab: Configuring NAP for DHCP and VPN
  9. Configuring IPsec
    1. Overview of IPsec
    2. Configuring Connection Security Rules
    3. Configuring IPsec NAP Enforcement
    4. Lab: Configuring IPsec NAP Enforcement
  10. Monitoring and Troubleshooting IPsec
    1. Monitoring IPsec Activity
    2. Troubleshooting IPsec
    3. Lab: Monitoring and Troubleshooting IPsec
  11. Configuring and Managing Distributed File System
    1. DFS Overview
    2. Configuring DFS Namespaces
    3. Configuring DFS Replication
    4. Lab: Configuring DFS
  12. Configuring and Managing Storage Technologies
    1. Windows Server 2008 Storage Management Overview
    2. Managing Storage Using File Server Resource Manager
    3. Configuring Quota Management
    4. Implementing File Screening
    5. Managing Storage Reports
    6. Lab: Configuring and Managing Storage Technologies
  13. Configuring Availability of Network Resources and Content
    1. Backing Up Data
    2. Configuring Shadow Copies
    3. Providing Server and Service Availability
    4. Lab: Configuring Availability of Network Resources
  14. Configuring Server Security Compliance
    1. Securing a Windows Infrastructure
    2. Using Security Templates to Secure Servers
    3. Configuring an Audit Policy
    4. Overview of Windows Server Update Services
    5. Managing Windows Server Update Services
    6. Lab: Configuring Server Security Compliance

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