Duration: 5 Days
Technology: Windows Server
Delivery Method: Instructor-led (in-class & virtual)
Software Assurance Value:
This five-day instructor-led course teaches the features and technologies of Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 to IT professionals who have specialist skills in working with Windows Server 2003 technologies. For students with the appropriate skillset, the course facilitates accelerated learning of Windows Server 2008 and covers features and technologies up to and including Windows Server 2008 R2 Sp1.
After completing this course, students will be able to:
The audience for this course is IT Professionals who wish to upgrade their existing Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA) or Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) skills on Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2, and who also plan to take the following upgrade exams:
While the course is specifically targeted at the students who are certified as outlined earlier and are planning to take the upgrade exams listed above, the course may also be of benefit to IT professionals who do not hold an MCSA or MCSE on Windows Server 2003, but do have extensive experience with Windows Server 2003 and wish to update those skills to Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2.
Module 1: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2008
This module explains how to plan and prepare the environment and servers for installation, upgrade, and migration to Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 operating systems from Windows Server 2003.
Lab: Installing Windows Server and Configuring Post-Installation Settings
Lab: Deploying Windows Server 2008
After completing this module, students will be able to:
Module 2: Server Management in Windows Server 2008This module explains new technologies and options available to manage the operating system environment. The module discusses and allows students practice storage configuration, boot configuration, scheduled tasks and services, event logs, and performance monitoring.
Lab: Managing Windows Server 2008
After completing this module, students will be able to:
Module 3: Configuring Networking and Network ServicesThis module describes how to configure and troubleshoot the new networking technologies and settings on Windows Server 2008.
Lab: Configuring Networking and Network Services
Module 4: Configuring Network Policy Server and Remote Access servicesThis module explains how to configure Network Policy Server and Remote Access Services in Windows Server 2008. It outlines how to secure your remote access clients by using network policies and, where appropriate, Network Access Protection (NAP) as well as covering technologies such as VPN and also explaining DirectAccess, a feature available with Windows Server 2008 R2
Lab: Configuring Network Policy Server and Remote Access Services
Lab: Configuring NAP with VPN Enforcement
Module 5: Configuring and Managing Active Directory Domain ServicesThis module explains the new and improved features of Windows 2008 and Windows 2008 R2 Active Directory Domain Services, such as RODC, fine-grained password policies and advanced auditing and others.
Lab: Configuring Active Directory Domain Services
Lab: Managing AD DS Objects and Database
Module 6: Managing Group Policy in Active Directory Domain ServicesThis module explains what is new in the management of an Active Directory Domain Services infrastructure, what improvements were made to Group Policy, what are Group Policy Preferences, and how the ability to restart the Active Directory database service (NTDS) supports and simplifies advanced administrative tasks.
Lab: Managing Group Policies
Lab: Managing Client Security with Group Policy
Lab: Managing Clients with Group Policy Preferences
Module 7: Configuring Active Directory Certificate ServicesThis module explains how to manage enterprise PKI smoothly in Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 while ensuring a manageable, secure infrastructure, maintaining application and legacy system compatibility.
Lab: Configuring and Managing Active Directory Certificate Services
Module 8: Configuring Active Directory Identity and Access SolutionsThis module explains the Active Directory(AD) roles of AD LDS, AD FS and AD RMS, how they fit into the overall Windows Server 2008 management concept, and how to configure a Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 infrastructure to incorporate these roles.
Lab: Configuring AD LDS
Lab: Configuring AD RMS
Module 9: Installing and Configuring Remote Desktop ServicesThis module provides an overview of RDS and related role services, and the procedures for connecting to an RD Session host. The module describes RemoteApp programs and the methods for accessing them. The module also explains how to use RD Gateway to access RDS infrastructure securely from an external network.
Lab: Implementing Remote Desktop Services
Module 10: Managing Remote Desktop ServicesIt is very important to manage client connections for Remote Desktop to provide a stable and secure environment. In this module, you will learn about Remote Desktop Session Host and Connection Broker, Remote Desktop Licensing, and Remote Desktop client connections management.
Lab: Managing Remote Desktop Services
Module 11: Installing and Configuring Web Servers and Applications with Internet Information ServicesThis module explains the new Web Server (IIS) 7.0 and 7.5 roles available on Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2, respectively. This module also describes the application servers that help configure a simple website, an FTP server, and an SMTP server within the IIS role.
Lab: Installing and Configuring IIS and Creating a Website in IIS
Lab: Implementing FTP and SMTP Services in IIS
Lab: Implementing Security on Websites
Module 12: Configuring Storage Technologies in Windows Server 2008This module defines basic storage terminology, types of available configurations, and information about storage area networks (SANs).
Lab: Configuring Storage Technologies in Windows Server 2008
Module 13: Configuring High Availability in Windows Server 2008This module explains the functionality of Network Load Balancing and how it has changed from previous versions of Windows Server to Windows Server 2008 to understand and implement a Windows Server 2008 failover cluster. This module covers the management and configuration aspects of both Network Load Balancing and failover clustering.
Lab: Configuring High Availability in Windows server 2008
Module 14: Configuring Virtualization in Windows Server 2008This module explains the features, requirements, and usage of the Hyper-V role of Windows Server 2008, as well as implementation of Virtual Desktop Infrastructure.
Lab: Configuring Hyper-V and Virtual Machines
Before attending this course, students should have the following technical knowledge: