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This 5-day instructor-led course provides the knowledge to work with Network Infrastructure & Active Directory technologies in Windows Server 2008. Intended for those who already have experience with Network Infrastructure & Active Dir technologies.


 
Course Outline
This 5-day instructor-led course provides students with the knowledge and skills to work with Network Infrastructure and Active Directory technologies in Windows Server 2008. This course is intended for individuals who already have experience with Network Infrastructure and Active Directory technologies in Windows Server 2000 or Windows Server 2003 to upgrade their skills to Windows Server 2008.

Audience This course is intended for IT Professionals experienced on the technologies included in Windows Server 2000 and Windows Server 2003, and who hold an MCSE or MCSA certification and/or equivalent knowledge.

At Course Completion After completing this course, students will be able to:
    * Install and configure Windows Server 2008.
    * Add and configure Windows Server Core roles.
    * Explain the new backup infrastructure, including Volume Shadow Copy Service.
    * Identify new and improved networking features with Windows Server 2008.
    * Configure Hyper-V virtual machines.
    * Identify considerations when upgrading from a Windows Server 2003 to a Windows Server 2008 Active Directory infrastructure.
    * Install and configure Active Directory Federation Services, Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services, and Active Directory Rights Management Services.
    * Use Read-Only Domain Controllers.
    * Identify new features in AD DS auditing.
    * Implement AD DS auditing.
    * Configure Windows Server 2008 Failover Clustering.
    * Configure Windows Server 2008 Network Load Balancing.

Course Outline Module 1: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2008 This module explains how to install and configure Windows Server 2008. It also explores using Server Manager to work with roles, features, PowerShell and other aspects of server configuration like Automatic Updates.
Lessons
    * Server Manager Roles
    * Windows Server 2008 Features
    * Active Directory Improvements
Lab : Configuring Windows Server 2008
    * Initial Configuration Tasks
    * Server Manager Console
    * Server Manager Wizards
    * Windows PowerShell
After completing this module, students will be able to:
    * Describe Windows Server 2008 roles.
    * Describe Windows Server 2008 features.
    * Describe Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Improvements.

Module 2: Windows Deployment Services This module explains how to use benefits and components of Windows Deployment Services, including image capture and management.
Lessons
    *  Introducing Windows Deployment Services
    * WDS Components
Lab : Working With Windows Deployment Services
    * Install and Configure Windows Deployment Services
    * Working with Images
    * Creating Images
    * Using Unattend Files
After completing this module, students will be able to:
    * Describe Windows Deployment Services benefits.
    * Describe Windows Deployment Services (WDS) components.

Module 3: Windows Server 2008 Server Core This module explains how to use key functionality and benefits of a Server Core installation, including adding and configuring roles.
Lessons
    *  Server Core Introduction
    * Configuring and Managing Server Core
Lab : Server Core
    * Installing Windows Server Core
    * Configure Server Core
    * Add and Configure Server Roles
    * Add Backup Feature
    * Managing Server Core
After completing this module, students will be able to:
    * Describe Windows Server Core.
    * Add and configure Windows Server Core roles.

Module 4: Windows Backup This module provides an overview of the new backup infrastructure in Windows Server 2008, including Volume Shadow Copy service, scheduled vs. manual backups, media, the Universal Disk Format (UDF), and restoring data.
Lessons
    *  Backup Infrastructure
    * Optical Media
    * Restore Utilities
Lab : Backup and Restore System Data
    * Perform Installation Tasks
    * Schedule a Backup
    * Create a Manual Backup
    * Schedule Daily AD DS Backup via Command Line
    * Backup and Recovery with Vista Client
    * Restore Files and Folders
    * Perform Windows RE Tasks
After completing this module, students will be able to:
    * Explain the new backup infrastructure, including Volume Shadow Copy Service.
    * Identify backup-capable media in Windows Server 2008.
    * Restore Windows Server 2008 backups.

Module 5: Windows Server 2008 Updates to Networking This module explains how to use new and improved networking features in Windows Server 2008, including server and domain isolation, IPv6, and DNS.
Lessons
    * Networking with Windows Server 2008
    * New Networking Features
    * DNS with Windows Server 2008
    * Configuring Routing
    * Configuring Wireless Settings in Server 2008
Lab : Reviewing Networking Defaults and Settings
    * Review the Network Center
    * Creating Domain Isolation Policies
    * Create a Centralized QoS Policy
    * Communicate with Link-Local Addresses
Lab : DNS Management Settings
    * Creating Zones in Windows Server 2008
    * Create Resource Records
    * Configure Zone Transfers
After completing this module, students will be able to:
    * Describe the Windows Server 2008 network architecture.
    * Identify new and improved networking features with Windows Server 2008.
    * List new improvements to DNS with Windows Server 2008.
    * Describe routing configuration components in Windows Server 2008.
    * Describe new features for wireless networks.

Module 6: Network Policies and Access Protection This module explains how to use Network Access Protection (NAP) and related technologies to enforce security and client health policies.
Lessons
    * Network Policies Access Protection
    * Enforcement Options
    * Network Access Protection Scenarios
    * Routing and Remote Access
Lab : Using Network Access Protection
    * Configuring Network Access Protection for DHCP
    * Configuring Network Access Protection for VPN
    * Configuring Network Access Protection for IPsec
After completing this module, students will be able to:
    * Describe how Network Policies Access Protection (NAP) works.
    * Identify NAP enforcement options.
    * Identify scenarios for NAP usage.
    * Describe Routing and Remote Access (RRAS).

Module 7: Hyper-V This module explains how to use new capabilities and architecture in Hyper-V, including integrated management functions for physical and virtual environments.
Lessons
    * Introducing Hyper-V
    * Configuring Hyper-V
Lab : Configuring Hyper-V
    * Install and Configure Hyper-V
    * Configure Virtual Networks
    * Add Virtual Machines
    * Monitoring and Optimization
After completing this module, students will be able to:
    * List the new features of Hyper-V.
    * Configure Hyper-V virtual machines.

Module 8: Planning for Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Services This module explains how to install and configure the Active Directory Domain Services (ADDS) server role and administering it with Server Manager. It also explores planning for deploying an Active Directory Domain Services infrastructure.
Lessons
    * Planning for AD DS Deployment
    * Upgrade Considerations
Lab : Installing a Windows Server 2008 Forest
    * Install a New Forest
Lab : Installing Windows Server 2008 in an Existing Forest
    * Install a Windows Server 2008 DC in an Existing Forest
    * Verify Active Directory Installation
After completing this module, students will be able to:
    * Plan for a Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Domain Services deployment.
    * Identify considerations when upgrading from a Windows Server 2003 to a Windows Server 2008 Active Directory infrastructure.

Module 9: Active Directory Domain Services This module explains how to create and manage accounts, subnets, Site-Links, and Group Policy with new features in Active Directory Domain Services.
Lessons
    *  What’s New in AD DS
    * Manageability and Reliability
Lab : Exploring Active Directory Domain Services
    * Create Accounts
    * Review Operations Masters Role
    * Review Sites
    * Working with Subnets
    * Working with Site-Links
    * AD DS and Group Policy
    * Review DNS Configuration
After completing this module, students will be able to:
    * Describe new features in AD DS.
    * List manageability and reliability enhancements in AD DS.

Module 10: Identity and Access Services in Windows Server 2008 Active Directory This module introduces Windows Server 2008's new Active Directory Services:
    * Active Directory Federation Services for identity access solution.
    * Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services (replaces Active Directory Account Management with Windows Server 2003), providing directory services for applications.
    * Active Directory Right Management Services, enabling the creation of information-protection solutions.
Lessons
    * Active Directory Federation Services
    * Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
    * Active Directory Rights Management Services
Lab : Active Directory Federation Services
    * Install AD FS
    * Configure Certificates
    * Configure Web Server
    * Configure the Account Federation Server
    * Configure the Resource Federation Server
    * Access Application from Client Computer
After completing this module, students will be able to:
    * Install and configure Active Directory Federation Services.
    * Install and configure Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services.
    * Install and configure Active Directory Rights Management Services.

Module 11: Read-Only Domain Controllers This module explains how to set up and manage a read-only domain controller.
Lessons
    * Read-Only Domain Controllers
    * Read-Only Domain Controller Operation
Lab : Read-Only Domain Controllers
    * Deploying an RODC
    * Administering an RODC
After completing this module, students will be able to:
    * Describe the Read-Only Domain Controllers role.
    * Use Read-Only Domain Controllers.

Module 12: Auditing Active Directory Domain Services Changes This module explores new auditing features in Active Directory Domain Services and how to set up and manage auditing events.
Lessons
    * What’s New in AD DS Auditing
    * Implementing AD DS Change Auditing
Lab : Using AD DS Auditing
    * Set-up AD DS Auditing
    * Create and View Auditing Events
After completing this module, students will be able to:
    * Identify new features in AD DS auditing.
    * Implement AD DS auditing.

Module 13: Enterprise PKI Active Directory Certificate Services (AD CS) This module explains how to set up and manage Active Directory Certificate Services using PKIView.
Lessons
    *  Certificate Authority
Lab : PKI Enhancements in Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008
    * Add a Certificate Server Role
    * Exploring New Enrollment UI
    * Introducing CA performance monitors UI
    * Exploring delegated enrollment UI
    * Introducing OCSP configuration UI
    * Explore Certificate Revocation
After completing this module, students will be able to:
    * List improvements to Certificate Services.

Module 14: High Availability Features This module explains how to use failover clustering and network load balancing.
Lessons
    * Failover Clustering
    * Network Load Balancing
Lab : High Availability Features
    * Installing a Two-Node File Server Cluster
    * Configure Network Load Balancing with IIS
After completing this module, students will be able to:
    * Configure Windows Server 2008 Failover Clustering.
    * Configure Windows Server 2008 Network Load Balancing.

Module 15: Performance Monitoring and Optimization This module explains how to use Windows Server 2008's performance monitoring tools, including using Windows System Resource Manager to implement server resource controls.
Lessons
    *  Windows Reliability and Performance Monitor
    * Microsoft Windows System Resource Manager
    * Monitoring Events
Lab : Performance Monitoring and Optimization
    * Reviewing Performance and Reliability Monitoring
    * Key Scenarios for Monitoring Performance and Reliability
    * Add Windows System Resource Manager Feature
    * Windows System Resource Manager Scenarios
    * Configure Windows System Resource Manager for Terminal Services
After completing this module, students will be able to:
    * Describe the features of Windows Reliability and Performance Monitor.
    * Implement server resource controls using Windows System Resource Manager.
    * Describe improvements to Windows Server 2008 event monitoring tools.

Module 16: Software Maintenance Using Windows Server Update Services This module introduces Microsoft Windows Server Update Services (WSUS), a tool for managing and distributing software updates that resolve known security vulnerabilities and other stability issues in Microsoft Windows 2000 and newer operating systems, as well as other Microsoft applications. This module also describes how to install the client and server components of WSUS. It also provides necessary information about managing the WSUS infrastructure.
Lessons
    * Introduction to Windows Server Update Services
    * Installing and Configuring Windows Server Update Services
    * Managing Windows Server Update Services
Lab : Installing and Configuring Windows Server Update Services
    * Install Prerequisites
    * Install WSUS
    * Restore a WSUS Installation
    * Create a Computer Group and Manage Updates
After completing this module, students will be able to:
    * Explain Microsoft WSUS
    * Install and configure WSUS
    * Manage the WSUS infrastructure
Prerequisites & Certificates
Pre-Requisites

Before beginning this course, students should have: * On-the-job experience in planning, implementing, managing, or supporting Microsoft Windows Server 2000 or 2003, including Active Directory and Network Infrastructure * Working knowledge of networking, for example, TCP/IP and Domain Name System (DNS). * Designed a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Active Directory and Network Infrastructure * Designed Security for a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Network * Installed, Configured, and Administered Microsoft Windows 2000, Windows XP Professional, or Microsoft Vista.

Certificates offered

Certificate of completion. The student kit includes a comprehensive workbook and other necessary materials for this class.


Cancellation Policy
10 business day cancellation policy. if the course is confirmed and the student cancels within 10 days of the course, then they get charged and apply a credit for future courses. If they cancel outside of 10 business days, then there are no charges at all.
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I realize that we are constantly dealing with technology, but I still think for a registration fee of almost $3,000, that a hardcover book should be included. I know that the option to print the book on a one-time basis exists.
Reviewed by 2016
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Reviewed by 2016
The instructor was very knowledgeable and answered all questions. Jarod did an excellent job presenting.
Reviewed by 2015
The room was cold. I had to sit next to the space heater. It would be good to tell future patrons to dress warmly AHEAD of time. No suprises.
Reviewed by 2015
He was great and offered his contact info for further questions.
Reviewed by 2015
Howard was a fantastic instructor and the course was exactly what I required.
Reviewed by 2014
The trainer was excellent - the course exceeded my expectations.
Reviewed by 2014
This course provides an excellent overview and a bit of practice on the various functions of SharePoint 2013. I was disappointed at the number of exceedingly long breaks given after each module. I would have preferred less break time and more content to the course. Having never taken a SharePoint course with another provider, I don't know if this is the norm with all providers of just this one in particular.
Reviewed by 2014
I ranked the "Use of Technology" low because for Users who were remote the VM's that were setup were a little wonky. Could be very slow at times and then sometimes they needed to be refreshed to work properly with the lab. In some instances we couldn't follow along as replication would not occur fast enough and we would have our lab cut short (for us remote Users).
Reviewed by 2014
The instructor was good at remembering to acknowledge the online students even though he was facing a classroom of students also.
Reviewed by 2014
Insructor was not so good with the live examples. Also the handouts was not so useful
Reviewed by 2013
The trainer was excellent, very knowledgeable and had a lot of valuable experience to share. The problem was that there were way too many workshops that took too long and interfered with getting the maximum benefit from the instructor and the course.
Reviewed by 2013
This was quite informative. It was a great opportunity to have ‘real life’ discussions with certified PMs. The instructor had excellent examples and was able to share his PM experiences with us with concrete examples. In addition, this was a great opportunity to network with private sector/public sector PMs and develop a better appreciation of PM on both sides of the fence. Cheers, CL
Reviewed by 2013
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Reviewed by 2013
I did not like the video format
Reviewed by 2013
As a remote attendee, it appeared the instructor paid attention to the "Attendee" and "Chat" windows only a few times throughout the day, so I was not confident that he would see if I sent a message or raised my hand during the course.
Reviewed by 2013
The chairs were not very comfortable and the material contained spelling and grammatical error (a few but still)as well as repetition of words.
Reviewed by 2013
Was a bit slow the last 1/2 day. Of course, for some, this was the last of a 4 day course (not just 2 days).
Reviewed by 2013
I really enjoyed the course and I learned a lot. The pace was excellent.
Reviewed by 2013
good!
Reviewed by 2013
The room was excellent on its own - less distraction and no noise around you. There was no direction to the room when I walked in and therefore was not sure if I was heading in the right direction. We were not provided with the direction that there was coffee and fridge on the 3rd floor, and the bathroom floor was dirty.
Reviewed by 2012
This course was great, very informative, had Lionel as instructor and he was also very good.
Reviewed by 2012
Instructor was eager to assist but lacked subject matter expertise. Course time management was very poor. Content provided could have been delivered effectively in a one day course.
Reviewed by 2012
Good Course, good trainer. All questions addressed equally and in a timely professional manner.
Reviewed by 2011
The course content was interesting; however, the instructor didn't have enough knowledge about Microsoft Sharepoint 2010 Development and wasn't able to answer questions without google search. In the future CTE needs to make sure the instructors have real on-hands experience and are highly trained in the technologies they are supposed be teaching.
Reviewed by 2011
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