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Windows Server Administration Fundamentals - 40365 Course Outline

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Students who are beginning studies in technology need a strong foundation in the basics before moving on to more advanced technology courses and certification programs. The Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) is a new and innovative certification track designed to provide a pathway for future success in technology courses and careers.

The MTA program curriculum helps teach and validate fundamental technology concepts. Server fundamentals such as managing Windows Servers (including virtualization) and storage, along with monitoring and troubleshooting servers are included. It also covers such topics as essential naming, directory, and print services. Students also learn of popular Windows Network Services and Applications.

Course Outline

Lesson 1: Server Overview 1
Objective Domain Matrix 1
Key Terms 1
Understanding What a Server Does 2
Introducing Server Roles 2
Selecting Server Hardware 4
Selecting the Software 9
Installing Windows Server 2008 RS 18
Performing Clean Installations 18
Performing an Upgrade 21
Disk Cloning and System Preparation Tool 24
Performing an Unattended Installation 25
Using Windows Deployment Services 26
Understanding Windows Licensing 26
Understanding Windows Activation 27
Understanding Windows Updates 28
Skill Summary 29
Knowledge Assessment 30
Workplace Ready 33

Lesson 2: Managing Windows Server 2008 R2 34
Objective Domain Matrix 34
Key Terms 34
Performing Initial Configuration
Tasks 34
Using the Control Panel 35
Understanding User Account Control 36
Introducing System Settings 39
Changing Computer Name and Domain
Settings 39
Configuring Remote Settings 41
Changing Date and Time 42
Configuring IP Address Settings 43
Managing Devices and Device Drivers 46
Understanding Plug and Play Devices 46
Understanding Signed Drivers 47
Using Devices and Printers 47
Using Device Manager 48
Using Microsoft Management Console and Administrative Tools 50
Using Computer Management Console and Server Management Console 52
Installing Programs, Roles, and Features 54
Managing Programs 54
Managing Roles and Features 55
Managing Services 56
Understanding the Registry 58
Managing Server Core 60
Skill Summary 63
Knowledge Assessment 64
Workplace Ready 66

Lesson 3: Managing Storage 67
Objective Domain Matrix 67
Key Terms 67
Identifying Storage Technologies 67
Comparing IDE and SCSI Drives 68
Introducing Redundant Arrays of Independent Disks 68
Introducing Hot Spares 70
Looking at Network Attached Storage and Storage Area Networks 70
Introducing Fibre Channel 71
Introducing iSCSI 72
Using Storage Explorer and Storage Manager 74
Understanding Disk Structure 74
Introducing Disk Partitioning Styles 75
Comparing Types of Disks 75
Introducing File Systems 76
Using Disk Management Tools 77
Skill Summary 84
Knowledge Assessment 85
Workplace Ready 87

Lesson 4: Monitoring and Troubleshooting Servers 88
Objective Domain Matrix 88
Key Terms 88
Managing Information Technology 89
Introducing Troubleshooting Methodology 90
System Information 92
Using the Event Viewer 93
Booting the System 95
Understanding Boot.ini 96
Understanding BCDEdit 98
Understanding Advanced Boot Menu 99
Using the System Configuration Tool 101
Understanding Performance 103
Understanding Virtual Memory and Paging File 104
Using Task Manager 105
Using Performance Monitor 107
Using Resource Monitor 108
Introducing Business Continuity 110
Introducing Fault-Tolerant Components 110
Understanding Clustering 111
Understanding Power 112
Understanding Backups 113
Introducing Backup Media 113
Introducing Backup Items 114
Understanding Backup Methods 115
Introducing Microsoft Windows Backup 116
Understanding Shadow Copies of Shared
Folders 118
Performing Server Repair 120
Skill Summary 126
Knowledge Assessment 128
Workplace Ready 130

Lesson 5: Essential Services 131
Objective Domain Matrix 131
Key Terms 131
Naming Resolution 132
Understanding HOSTS and LMHOSTS Files 132
Exploring DNS 133
WINS 135
DHCP Services 136
Introducing Directory Services with
Active Directory 138
Introducing Domains, Trees, and Forests 139
Introducing Sites and Domain Controllers 140
Introducing Organizational Units 144
Looking at Objects 145
Introducing Groups 149
Introducing Group Policy 151
Skill Summary 154
Knowledge Assessment 155
Workplace Ready 158

Lesson 6: File and Print Services 159
Objective Domain Matrix 159
Key Terms 159
Introducing NTFS 159
Setting NTFS Permissions 160
Looking at Effective NTFS Permissions 163
Copying and Moving Files 166
Looking at Folder and File Owners 166
Encrypting Files with NTFS 166
Sharing Drives and Folders 168
Network Discovery and Browsing 169
Looking at Special and Administrative Shares 170
Looking at Printers 171
Installing Printers 171
Looking at Printer Properties 174
Setting Printer Permissions 175
Managing Print Jobs 176
Configuring Internet Printing 177
Enabling Auditing 177
Skill Summary 180
Knowledge Assessment 182
Workplace Ready 184

Lesson 7: Popular Windows Network Services and Applications 185
Objective Domain Matrix 185
Key Terms 185
Introducing the Web Server 186
Managing Web Sites with IIS 186
Managing FTP with IIS 195
Understanding Remote Access 196
Introducing Remote Administration 199
Understanding Server Virtualization 201
Creating Virtual Machines 203
Managing Virtual Machines 204
Skill Summary 207
Knowledge Assessment 208
Workplace Ready 210
Appendix A 211
Appendix B 212
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