The 70-646: Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Administration online training 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 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 online training course covers Windows server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1.

After completing this online training 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

Those interested in understanding how to use Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V.

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
  1. Chapter 1: Introducing Windows Server 2008
  • Windows Server 2008 Editions
  • Key Benefits of Windows Server 2008
  • New Features of Windows Server 2008
  • Installing Windows Server 2008
  • Review of Active Directory
  1. Chapter 2: Planning Server Deployments
  • Introducing Windows Deployment Services
  • Introducing Server Core
  • Creating a Rollback Plan
  • Utilizing Virtualization
  1. Chapter 3: Using Windows Server 2008 Management Tools
  • Server-Monitoring Tools
  • Remote Management
  • Windows Server Update Services
  • System Center Configuration Manager
  1. Chapter 4: Monitoring and Maintaining Network Infrastructure Servers
  • Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol
  • Domain Name System
  • Windows Internet Naming Service
  • Network Access Protection
  1. Chapter 5: Monitoring and Maintaining Active Directory
  • Active Directory Roles
  • Active Directory Rights and Permissions
  • Active Directory Backup and Recovery
  • Group Policy
  1. Chapter 6: Monitoring and Maintaining Print and File Servers
  • File Servers
  • Print Servers
  • Distributed File System
  • SharePoint Services
  1. Chapter 7: Planning Terminal Services Servers
  • Terminal Services Servers
  • Internet Information Services
  1. Chapter 8: Planning Windows Server 2008 Security
  • Disk-Level Security with BitLocker
  • Encrypting File System
  • EFS and BitLocker
  • Encrypting Files and Folders
  • Auditing for Server Security
  • Network Security
  1. Chapter 9: Planning Business Continuity and High Availability
  • Shadow Copies
  • Disks
  • Failover Clustering
  • Network Load Balancing
  • Windows Server Backup Features
  • Windows Recovery Environment