70-646 – Windows Server 2008 Administration Series!

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Overview: The Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) on Windows Server 2008 credential is intended for information technology (IT) professionals who work in the complex computing environment of medium to large companies. This course will address topics such as Deploying Servers, Configuring Remote Desktop Services, Configuring a Web Services Infrastructure, and Configuring Network Application Services.

Series Taught By:Ken Mayer

Available CEUs for Course Series Completion: 14
Students can earn up to 14 CEUs for fully completing this course series. This information will be displayed on the certificate of completion. Learn More

Course Modules:

Module 01 -Preparing for Windows 2008 Installation

(Duration: 30m)

  1. Workbook (Pdf)
  2. Lesson: Overview of Windows Server 2008 Deployment
  3. 30m
  4. Business Needs
  5. Consolidation Benefits with Server 2008
  6. High Availability
  7. 64-bit Systems Options
  8. Virtualization Options
  9. Any Issues With Compatibility
  10. Lesson: Making a Deployment Plan for Windows 2008 Server
  11. Document and study the Current Network Environment
  12. Designing Server Deployments
  13. Maintenance and Deployment Schedules
  14. Lesson: Planning Migration
  15. Creating a Migration Plan
  16. Using the Upgrade Plan
  17. What Can Delay Your Windows 2008 Server Installation?
  18. Chapter 01 Review
  19. Review Quiz (Number of attempts allowed: Unlimited)

Module 03 – Preparing for Server 2008 Migration

(Duration: 1h 3m)

  1. Workbook (Pdf)
  2. Lesson: Server Migration
  3. Making a Windows 2008 Server Deployment Plan
  4. How Virtualization Helps
  5. Planning for a Rollback
  6. Migrating Data And Services
  7. Lesson: How to Plan for the Server Decommissioning Process
  8. Decommissioning
  9. Considerations for Decommissioning a Server
  10. Licensing
  11. Lesson: Planning an Example of Commissioning a Windows Server 2008 File Server
  12. Server Deployment Tools
  13. Planning According to Policy
  14. Migrating File Servers
  15. Demo – Installation Part A
  16. Demo – Installation Part B
  17. Chapter 03 Review
  18. Review Quiz (Number of attempts allowed: Unlimited)

Module 05 -Distributed File System

(Duration: 42m)

  1. Workbook (Pdf)
  2. Lesson: What’s Required for DFS
  3. Needed Services for DFS
  4. DFS Architecture
  5. Lesson: Planning for High Availability in DFS
  6. DFS Namespaces
  7. DFS Replication
  8. Data Storage
  9. Comparing Domain and Stand-Alone DFS
  10. Lesson: Managing DFS
  11. DFS Management Tools
  12. Delegating DFS Administration
  13. Demo – DFS
  14. Chapter 05 Review
  15. Review Quiz (Number of attempts allowed: Unlimited)

Module 07 -Monitoring Windows Server

(Duration: 1h 9m)

  1. Workbook (Pdf)
  2. Lesson: Setting Up Monitoring
  3. Why Should You Monitor
  4. Monitoring Options
  5. Planning for Event Monitoring
  6. Lesson: Measuring Performance Objects
  7. Server Role Metrics
  8. Key Performance Counters
  9. Lesson: Calculating a Server Baseline
  10. Key Hardware Components to Monitor
  11. Common Performance Metrics
  12. Analyzing Performance Trends
  13. Planning for Future Capacity Requirements
  14. Lesson: Which Monitoring Tools to Use
  15. Windows Server 2008 Monitoring Tools
  16. Reliability and Performance Monitor
  17. Windows Performance Monitor
  18. Third-Party Monitoring Tools
  19. Lesson: Planning Notification Methods
  20. What is Good for the Business
  21. How Can I Be Notified?
  22. When to Escalate
  23. Demo – WRPM
  24. Chapter 07 Review
  25. Review Quiz (Number of attempts allowed: Unlimited)

Module 09 -Windows Server Backup and Restore

(Duration: 1h 30m)

  1. Workbook (Pdf)
  2. Lesson: Backup Strategies with Windows Server 2008
  3. Selecting Backup Software and Backup Operators
  4. Planning Backup in Windows Server 2008
  5. Backup Scheduling
  6. Making the Data Rentention Plan
  7. Backing Up Encrypted Files and Virtual Machines
  8. Factors Affecting Backup Policy
  9. Storage and Security Considerations
  10. Process for Selecting Backup Operators
  11. Demo – Backup
  12. Lesson: Planning a Server Restore Policy
  13. Server Restore
  14. Challenges of a Server Restore
  15. Backup Plan Options
  16. Change Management Considerations
  17. Lesson: Verifying Restored Data
  18. Restore Logs
  19. Accessing Data After Restore
  20. Security Analysis
  21. Updating Backup Policy
  22. Lesson: Planning an EFS Restore Policy
  23. Planning for Restoring EFS Data
  24. Requirements for EFS Recovery
  25. Chapter 09 Review
  26. Review Quiz (Number of attempts allowed: Unlimited)

Module 11 -Planning for Business Continuity

(Duration: 42m)

  1. Workbook (Pdf)
  2. Lesson: Planning for Business Continuity
  3. Software Failure and the BIA
  4. How Much of an Impact from Software Failure
  5. Tracking Service Level Agreements
  6. Creating Change Management Procedures
  7. Typical Stages in a Troubleshooting Methodology
  8. Lesson: Reviewing Core Operating System Components
  9. Identifying Core Operating System Components
  10. Identifying Additional Roles and Services
  11. Server Applications
  12. Lesson: Reviewing Log Files
  13. Monitoring Log Files by Using Event Viewer
  14. Monitoring Application Logs
  15. Lesson: Evaluating Security Issues
  16. Troubleshooting Group Policy Security Settings
  17. Defense
  18. -in
  19. -Depth Components
  20. Identifying Faults
  21. Chapter 11 Review
  22. Review Quiz (Number of attempts allowed: Unlimited)

Module 02 -Configuration Change Plan

(Duration: 37m)

  1. Workbook (Pdf)
  2. Lesson: Developing a Change Control Process
  3. How Does the Change Control Process Work?
  4. Create a Communication Plan
  5. Classifying Change Requests
  6. Approving the Change
  7. The Emergency Change
  8. Lesson: Developing Configuration Changes
  9. Overview of Developing Configuration Changes
  10. Analyzing the Change
  11. The Testing Process
  12. Have a Backup Plan – Rollback
  13. Lesson: Reviewing Configuration Changes
  14. Testing the Success of a Change
  15. Analyzing the Success of a Change
  16. Documentation Update
  17. Chapter 02 Review
  18. Review Quiz (Number of attempts allowed: Unlimited)

Module 04 -Server Migration and Planning for Roles

(Duration: 1h 9m)

  1. Workbook (Pdf)
  2. Lesson: Planning for Windows Server 2008 Hardware
  3. How Windows Server 2008 Uses Process and Memory Resources
  4. How to Choose either 32-Bit or 64-Bit Hardware
  5. Guidelines for Combining Server Roles
  6. Hardware Redundancy
  7. Lesson: Planning for Windows Server 2008 Core
  8. Why the Server Core?
  9. Hardware Requirements for Windows Server 2008 Server Core
  10. Demo – Role Consolidation
  11. Demo – File Resource Manager
  12. Lesson: Combining Windows Server 2008 Server Roles
  13. What are Server Roles
  14. Performance Implications of Combining Server Roles
  15. Recommendations for Combining Servers
  16. Options for Maintaining High Availability
  17. Lesson: Planning for Windows Server 2008 File Servers
  18. File Storage in Windows Server 2008
  19. Recommendations for File Storage
  20. High-Availability File Servers
  21. Clustering Options for File Servers
  22. Chapter 04B – Server Migration and Planning for Roles
  23. Lesson: Understanding Application Server Role Requirements
  24. 25m
  25. What Scenarios Require the Application Server Role
  26. Preparing for Installation of the Application Server Role
  27. Supporting Technologies for Applications
  28. Compatibility
  29. Lesson: Overview of the Application Server Role Components
  30. Windows Workflow Foundation
  31. Windows Presentation Foundation
  32. Windows Communication Foundation
  33. Lesson: Supporting the .NET Framework
  34. How the .NET Framework is Used
  35. .NET Versions
  36. Chapter 04 Review
  37. Review Quiz (Number of attempts allowed: Unlimited)

Module 06 -Windows Server 2008 High Availability

(Duration: 31m)

  1. Workbook (Pdf)
  2. Lesson: Network Load Balancing
  3. Features of Network Load Balancing
  4. Changes in Network Load Balancing for Windows Server 2008
  5. Troubleshooting Network Load Balancing
  6. Lesson: Understanding Failover Clustering in Windows Server 2008
  7. Features of Clustering in Windows Server 2008
  8. Failover Clustering Enhancements in Windows Server 2008
  9. Validating a Failover Clustering Solution in Windows Server 2008
  10. Tools to Manage Failover Clustering in Windows Server 2008
  11. Lesson: Creating Clusters in Windows Server 2008
  12. Hardware Requirements for Failover Clustering
  13. Planning Failover Clusters in Windows Server 2008
  14. Managing Failover Clustering in Windows Server 2008
  15. Chapter 06 Review
  16. Review Quiz (Number of attempts allowed: Unlimited)

Module 08-Windows Server Security

(Duration: 1h 26m)

  1. Workbook (Pdf)
  2. Lesson: Designing a Multi-Layer Defense
  3. Multi-Layer Defense Strategy
  4. What Defense Layers Should Be Considered?
  5. Lesson: Network-Based Security for Windows Server 2008
  6. Network Security Terms
  7. Options for Network Security
  8. Recommendations for Implementing Windows Server 2008 Server Core
  9. Demo – Security
  10. Demo – Server Core Introduction
  11. Lesson: Host-Based Security for Windows Server 2008
  12. Assigning Administrative Permissions
  13. Windows Server 2008 Firewall Configuration
  14. Security Templates
  15. Converting Security Configuration Wizard Settings to Security Templates
  16. Chapter 08 Review
  17. Review Quiz (Number of attempts allowed: Unlimited)

Module 10 -Windows Server Maintenance Plan

(Duration: 51m)

  1. Workbook (Pdf)
  2. Lesson: Planning for Security Update Management
  3. WSUS Deployment Considerations
  4. WSUS Group Policy Settings
  5. Obtaining Updates
  6. Server Core Security Updates
  7. Demo
  8. – Management Tasks
  9. Lesson: Basic Windows Server 2008 Management Tasks
  10. Windows Server 2008 Management Tasks
  11. Tasks Most Servers Share
  12. Frequency of Management Tasks
  13. Lesson: Automating Windows Server 2008 Maintenance
  14. Automation Requirements
  15. Task Automation Tools
  16. Tool Selection Process
  17. Chapter 10 Review
  18. Review Quiz (Number of attempts allowed: Unlimited)

Module 12 -Windows Server Troubleshooting

(Duration: 1h 2m)

  1. Workbook (Pdf)
  2. Lesson: Discovering Hardware Support Issues
  3. Tools Used for Troubleshooting
  4. Evaluating Hardware Devices
  5. Lesson: Handling Device Driver Failures
  6. Determining Drivers in Use
  7. When to Escalate
  8. Replacing Drivers
  9. Lesson: Handling Hardware Component Failures
  10. Documenting Vulnerable Hardware Components
  11. Replacing Devices
  12. Lesson: Determining the Scale of Network Issues
  13. Business Impact of Network Failure
  14. Scale of Failure
  15. Service Level Agreements
  16. Change Management Procedures
  17. Interaction with Other Teams
  18. Lesson: Name Resolution in Windows Server 2008
  19. Domain Name System
  20. Link-Local Multicast Name Resolution
  21. Legacy Protocols
  22. Lesson: Fixing IP Connectivity Issues
  23. Which Versions of IP Are Being Used?
  24. Resolving Logical Addressing Problems
  25. Chapter 12 Review
  26. Course Closure
  27. Review Quiz (Number of attempts allowed: Unlimited)
This course includes
  • about 11.43 hours on-demand video
  • 12 downloadable Pdf Workbooks
  • Unlimited time access (During Membership)
  • Access on mobile and Desktop
  • Certificate of Completion

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