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Planning and Implementing Windows Server 2008 - 6433 Course Outline

 (5 days)
Version 2008

Overview
This five day course is intended for IT Professionals who are interested in the knowledge and skills necessary to plan and implement a Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 environment. It incorporates both the planning of the server infrastructure and key aspects of the implementation, management and maintenance of Active Directory and Network Infrastructure. It is the primary training resource for Exam 70-646 preparation (MCITP: Server Administrator certification). It covers the most important job tasks for Server Administrators who are responsible for the planning, operations, and day-to-day maintenance of Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 servers in the enterprise.

The course covers Windows server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Sp1.

Audience Profile
This course is intended for experienced IT Professionals looking to gain deeper insight and decision making knowledge for a variety of planning and implementation tasks typically carried out by Server Administrators. Also, this course is relevant for you if you have been working as a Server Administrator on a previous version of Windows Server and want to update your skills to the Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Sp1 environment.

The course is intended to build on the student's existing skills in the areas of Active Directory and Network Infrastructure for Windows Server 2008, therefore it is not suitable for new or inexperienced server administrators.

At Course Completion
After completing this course, students will be able to:
Plan Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Sp1 deployments and upgrades
Plan server management and delegated administration strategies
Plan for network addressing with IPv4 and IPv6 and also the provisioning of DNS services
Plan and provision Active Directory Domain Services
Plan and implement Group Policy strategy
Plan and implement Active Directory Certificate Services
Plan and provision Application servers including Web services, presentation virtualization and application virtualization
Plan and implement file and print server roles
Plan and implement secure network access policies such as VPNs, Network Access Protection (NAP) and Direct Access
Plan and provision data and storage
Plan and implement an update management strategy using Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
Plan and implement high availability
Plan for server performance and event monitoring
Plan and implement a backup and recovery strategy

Prerequisites
Before attending this course, students must possess the following skillset and knowledge:
At least one year experience in implementing or contributing to server and client planning
At least one year experience carrying out day to day network Infrastructure and Active Directory management and maintenance tasks
Technology skills equivalent to moc course 6418C: Deploying Windows Server 2008
Also, the following prerequisite certifications would support your preparation for attending this course and the taking of the subsequent related exam (70-646):
MCTS: Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Configuration
◦Equivalent course(s): 6425C and 6426C
MCTS: Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure Configuration
◦Equivalent course(s): 6421B

Course Outline

Module 1: Planning Server Deployment and Upgrade
This module explains how to plan Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 deployments and upgrades.
Lessons
Developing a Deployment Strategy
Virtualization Considerations
Selecting an Automation Strategy
Implementing an Automation Strategy
Lab : Planning and Implementing Server Deployment
Planning a Windows Server 2008 R2 Deployment
Modifying a Windows Server 2008 R2 Image
Preparing to Deploy the Windows Server 2008 R2 Image

Module 2: Planning Server Management and Delegated Administration
This module explains how to plan for server management and delegated administration on Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 environments
Lessons
Remote Server Management Tools
Decentralizing Systems Administration
Lab : Implementing Role-Based Systems Administration
Create an administrative-level role group
Creating an account management group
Enable and configure auditing for sensitive groups

Module 3: Planning Network Addressing and Name Resolution
This module explains how to plan for IPv4 and IPv6 addressing in your network and to plan and implement DNS and DHCP in a Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 environment
Lessons
Provisioning IPv4 Addresses on Enterprise Networks
Provisioning IPv6 Addresses on Enterprise Networks
Transitioning to IPv6
Provisioning DNS Services on Enterprise Networks
Lab : Planning and Implementing DHCP and DNS
Planning the Deployment of DHCP and DNS Servers
Implementing DNS
Implementing DHCP

Module 4: Planning and Provisioning Active Directory Domain Services
This module explains how to plan and provision Active Directory Domain Services in Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 environments.
Lessons
Deploying Domain Controllers in Multi-Site Organizations
Planning Administrative and Management Structures for AD DS
Planning a Maintenance Strategy for AD DS
Planning a Backup and Restore Strategy for AD DS
Lab : Planning for Active Directory Domain Services
Planning an Active Directory Structure
AD DS Backup and Recovery
Configuring Active Directory Recycle Bin

Module 5: Planning Group Policy Strategy
This module explains how to plan and implement Group Policy strategy n Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 environments
Lessons
Planning Group Policy Settings
Planning the Assignment of Group Policies
Planning the Management of Group Policy Objects
Lab : Planning and Implementing Group Policy
Planning Group Policy
Implementing the Proposed GPO Plan

Module 6: Planning Active Directory Certificate Services
This module explains how to plan Active Directory Certificate Services in Windows Server 2008 and Window Server 2008 R2 environments.
Lessons
Enterprise PKI Deployment and Administration
Managing Certificate Templates
Planning Certificate Enrollment and Revocation
Lab : Configuring Certificate Services
Planning Certificate Services Deployment
Configure Stand-alone Root and Enterprise Subordinate CA
Configure Key Archiving and Recovery
Configure Online Certificate Status Protocol Array

Module 7: Planning and Provisioning Application Servers
This module explains how to plan and provision application servers in Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 environments.
Lessons
Planning and Provisioning Web Services
Planning and Provisioning Presentation Virtualization
Planning and Provisioning Application Virtualization
Lab : Planning and Provisioning Application Servers
Planning Application Deployment
Configuring Remote Desktop Policies
Installing and Configuring a Remote Desktop Gateway

Module 8: Planning File and Print Services
This module explains how to plan and implement File and Print services in your Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 environment.
Lessons
Provisioning File Services
Provisioning and Managing Storage
Provisioning and Managing Network Print Services
Migrating File and Print Services
Lab : Planning and Implementing File and Print Services
Planning File Services
Implementing File Services in the Branch Office
Implementing Print Services in the Branch Office

Module 9: Planning Network Access
This module explains how to plan and implement your network infrastructure components in your Windows Server 2008 and Windows server 2008 R2 environment.
Lessons
Planning Network Security
Planning Virtual Private Networks
Planning Network Access Protection
Planning DirectAccess
Lab : Planning and Implementing Network Access
Planning Network Access
Implementing Network Access

Module 10: Provisioning Data and Storage
This module explains how to provision data and storage in your Windows Server 2008 and Windows server 2008 R2 environment.
Lessons
Planning and Implementing Distributed File System
Planning and Implementing BranchCache
Provisioning Storage
Lab : Planning and Implementing Data Access
Planning Data Access
Installing and Configuring DFS
Enabling and Configuring BranchCache

Module 11: Planning Update Deployment
This module explains how to plan and implement a Windows Server Update Service topology and how to deploy and manage updates in your Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 environment.
Lessons
WSUS Topologies
Update Management
Lab : Multi-Site WSUS Deployment
Analyze WSUS Deployment Plan
Configure a Replica WSUS Server
Configure WSUS for BranchCache

Module 12: Planning High Availability
This module explains how to plan and implement High Availability in your Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 environment.
Lessons
Planning Network Load Balancing
Planning Failover Clustering
Planning for Service Availability
Lab : Planning and Implementing High Availability
Planning High Availability
Implementing High Availability

Module 13: Planning Performance and Event Monitoring
This module explains how to plan for performance and event monitoring in your Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 environment.
Lessons
Monitoring and Analyzing Server Performance
Managing Events
Lab : Planning and Implementing Event Log Management
Planning Enterprise Event Log Management
Configuring Event Subscriptions
Creating Custom Views
Creating Event Tasks

Module 14: Enterprise Backup and Recovery
This module explains how to plan for back ups and disaster recovery in your Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 environment
Lessons
Disaster Recovery Concepts
Planning Windows Server Backup
Planning Recovery of Data and servers
Lab : Backing Up and Restoring from VHD
Creating a Disaster Recovery Plan
Configure network backup with Windows Server Backup
Mount Backup VHD and Extract Data
Configure a Windows Server 2008 server to boot from backup VHD
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