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This five-day instructor-led course provides students with the knowledge and skills to configure and troubleshoot a Windows Server 2008 network infrastructure.

Course Outline

This five-day instructor-led course provides students with the knowledge and skills to configure and troubleshoot a Windows Server 2008 network infrastructure. Students will learn to implement and configure secure network access and implement fault tolerant storage technologies. Students will gain an understanding of the network technologies most commonly used with Windows Server 2008 and IP-enabled networks. Students will also learn how to secure servers and maintain update compliance.

Audience The primary audience for this course includes Active Directory technology specialists aspiring to be Enterprise Administrators (Tier 4 daily network operations) or Network Administrators (Tier 2). Experienced Server Administrators who aspire to be Enterprise Administrators will also benefit from this course.
The secondary audience for this course includes Storage Area Network Administrators who need to understand this information to deploy or extend their current storage infrastructure. Operations Managers who need this information to support troubleshooting efforts and business decisions will also benefit from this course.

At course completion After completing this course, students will be able to:
• Install and configure servers.
• Configure and troubleshoot DNS.
• Configure and manage WINS.
• Configure and troubleshoot DHCP.
• Configure and troubleshoot IPv6 TCP/IP.
• Configure and troubleshoot Routing and Remote Access.
• Install, configure, and troubleshoot the Network Policy Server Role service.
• Configure Network Access Protection.
• Configure IPsec.
• Monitor and troubleshoot IPsec.
• Configure and manage Distributed File System.
• Configure and manage storage technologies.
• Configure availability of network resources and content.
• Configure server security compliance.

Course Outline Module 1: Installing and Configuring Servers
This module explains how to identify the appropriate usage scenario and installation type for a server and then install and configure appropriate server roles and features.

• Installing Windows Server 2008
• Managing Server Roles and Features
• Overview of the Server Core Installation Option

Lab: Installing and Configuring Servers and Server Roles
• Exercise 1: Identifying Server Types
• Exercise 2: Installing and Configuring Server Roles and Features
• Exercise 3: Configuring Server Core and Performing Basic Management Tasks

After completing this module, students will be able to:
• Identify the system requirements and process for installing Windows Server 2008.
• Describe the difference between server roles and features.
• Describe the benefits of and roles supported by a Server Core installation.

Module 2: Configuring and Troubleshooting DNS
This module explains how to configure, manage and troubleshoot DNS server and zone properties to be used in a secure environment.

• Installing the DNS Server Role
• Configuring the DNS Server Role
• Configuring DNS Zones
• Configuring DNS Zone Transfers
• Managing and Troubleshooting DNS

Lab: Configuring and Verifying a DNS Solution
• Exercise 1: Configuring a DNS Infrastructure
• Exercise 2: Monitoring and Troubleshooting DNS

After completing this module, students will be able to:
• Install the DNS Server role.
• Configure the DNS Server role to support various query types.
• Configure DNS zones.
• Configure DNS zone transfers.
• Manage DNS zone records and troubleshoot DNS using various tools.

Module 3: Configuring and Managing WINS
This module explains how to configure, manage and troubleshoot WINS servers.

• Overview of the Windows Internet Name Service
• Managing the WINS Server
• Configuring WINS Replication
• Migrating from WINS to DNS

Lab: Configuring a WINS Infrastructure
• Exercise 1: Installing WINS
• Exercise 2: Configuring WINS Burst Handling
• Exercise 3: Configuring WINS Replication
• Exercise 4: Migrating from WINS to DNS

After completing this module, students will be able to:
• Install and configure the Windows Internet Name Service.
• Manage WINS client records.
• Configure and manage WINS replication.
• Migrate a WINS infrastructure to DNS.

Module 4: Configuring and Troubleshooting DHCP
This module explains how to configure, manage and troubleshoot a DHCP environment supporting an IPV4 infrastructure.

• Overview of the DHCP Server Role
• Configuring DHCP Scopes and Options
• Managing a DHCP Database
• Monitoring and Troubleshooting DHCP
• Securing DHCP

Lab: Configuring and Troubleshooting the DHCP Server Role
• Exercise 1: Installing and Authorizing the DHCP Server Role
• Exercise 2: Configuring a DHCP Scope
• Exercise 3: Troubleshooting Common DHCP Issues

After completing this module, students will be able to:
• Describe how DHCP works.
• Configure DHCP scopes and options.
• Manage a DHCP database.
• Monitor and troubleshoot DHCP.
• Secure DHCP.

Module 5: Configuring and Troubleshooting IPv6 TCP/IP
This module explains how to configure and troubleshoot static and dynamic IPv6 addresses, including subnet prefix lengths, gateways and DNS servers.

• Overview of IPv6
• Coexistence with IPv6
• IPv6 Tunneling Technologies
• Transitioning from IPv4 to IPv6
• Troubleshooting IPv6

Lab A: Configuring an ISATAP Router
• Exercise 1: Configuring a New IPv6 Network and Client
• Exercise 2: Configuring an ISATAP Router to Enable Communication Between an IPv4 Network and an IPv6 Network

Lab B: Converting the Network
• Exercise 1: Transitioning to an IPv6-Only Network

After completing this module, students will be able to:
• Describe the benefits and considerations of IPv6.
• Describe how IPv6 can coexist with IPv4 environments.
• Describe IPv6 tunneling technologies used to interoperate with IPv4 networks.
• Describe the process used to migrate from IPv4 to IPv6.
• Troubleshoot IPv6 connectivity.

Module 6: Configuring and Troubleshooting Routing and Remote Access
This module explains how to configure and troubleshoot Routing and Remote Access Services.

• Configuring Network Access
• Configuring VPN Access
• Overview of Network Policies
• Overview of the Connection Manager Administration Kit
• Troubleshooting Routing and Remote Access

Lab: Configuring and Managing Network Access
• Exercise 1: Configuring Routing and Remote Access as a VPN Remote Access Solution
• Exercise 2: Configuring a Custom Network Policy
• Exercise 3: Configuring Logging
• Exercise 4: Configuring a Connection Profile

After completing this module, students will be able to:
• Install and configure the Routing and Remote Access service.
• Configure VPN access.
• Configure network policies.
• Configure a connection profile using the Connection Manager Administration Kit.
• Troubleshoot Routing and Remote Access.

Module 7: Installing, Configuring, and Troubleshooting the Network Policy Server Role Service
This module explains how to install, configure and troubleshoot the Network Policy Server Role service.

• Installing and Configuring a Network Policy Server
• Configuring RADIUS Clients and Servers
• NPS Authentication Methods
• Monitoring and Troubleshooting a Network Policy Server

Lab: Configuring and Managing Network Policy Server
• Exercise 1: Installing and Configuring the Network Policy Server Role Service
• Exercise 2: Configuring a RADIUS Client
• Exercise 3: Configuring Certificate Auto-Enrollment

After completing this module, students will be able to:
• Install and configure the Network Policy Server role.
• Configure a RADIUS client and server.
• Describe NPS authentication methods.
• Monitor and troubleshoot a Network Policy server.

Module 8: Configuring Network Access Protection
This module explains how to configure and manage NAP for DHCP, VPN, and 802.1X.

• Overview of Network Access Protection
• How NAP Works
• Configuring NAP
• Monitoring and Troubleshooting NAP

Lab: Configuring NAP for DHCP and VPN
• Exercise 1: Configuring NAP for DHCP Clients
• Exercise 2: Configuring NAP for VPN Clients

After completing this module, students will be able to:
• Describe the benefits and uses of NAP.
• Describe how NAP works in various access scenarios.
• Configure NAP.
• Monitor and troubleshoot NAP.

Module 9: Configuring IPsec
This module explains how to configure and test IPsec.

• Overview of IPsec
• Configuring Connection Security Rules
• Configuring IPsec NAP Enforcement

Lab: Configuring IPsec NAP Enforcement
• Exercise 1: Preparing the Network Environment for IPsec NAP Enforcement
• Exercise 2: Configuring and Testing IPsec NAP Enforcement

After completing this module, students will be able to:
• Describe the benefits and uses of IPsec.
• Configure Connection Security rules.
• Configure IPsec NAP enforcement.

Module 10: Monitoring and Troubleshooting IPsec
This module explains how to monitor and troubleshoot IPsec.

• Monitoring IPsec Activity
• Troubleshooting IPsec

Lab: Monitoring and Troubleshooting IPsec
• Exercise 1: Monitoring IPSec Connectivity
• Exercise 2: Configuring Connection Security
• Exercise 3: Troubleshooting IPSec

After completing this module, students will be able to:
• Monitor IPsec activity.
• Troubleshoot IPsec.

Module 11: Configuring and Managing Distributed File System
This module explains how to configure and manage Distributed File System.

• DFS Overview
• Configuring DFS Namespaces
• Configuring DFS Replication

Lab: Configuring DFS
• Exercise 1: Installing the Distributed File System Role Service
• Exercise 2: Creating a DFS Namespace
• Exercise 3: Configuring Folder Targets and Folder Replication
• Exercise 4: Viewing Diagnostic Reports for Replicated Folders

After completing this module, students will be able to:
• Describe the Distributed File System.
• Manage DFS namespaces.
• Configure DFS replication.

Module 12: Configuring and Managing Storage Technologies
This module explains how to configure and troubleshoot file system storage technologies included with Windows Server 2008.
• Windows Server 2008 Storage Management Overview
• Managing Storage Using File Server Resource Manager
• Configuring Quota Management
• Implementing File Screening
• Managing Storage Reports

Lab: Configuring and Managing Storage Technologies
• Exercise 1: Installing the FSRM Role Service
• Exercise 2: Configuring Storage Quotas
• Exercise 3: Configuring File Screening
• Exercise 4: Generating Storage Reports

After completing this module, students will be able to:
• Describe storage management solutions included in Windows Server 2008.
• Manage storage using File Server Resource Manager (FSRM).
• Configure quota management using FSRM.
• Implement file screening using FSRM.
• Manage storage reports.

Module 13: Configuring Availability of Network Resources and Content
This module explains how to describe and configure backup and recovery methods.

• Backing Up Data
• Configuring Shadow Copies
• Providing Server and Service Availability

Lab: Configuring Availability of Network Resources
• Exercise 1: Configuring Windows Server Backup and Restore
• Exercise 2: Configuring Shadow Copying
• Exercise 3:Configuring Network Load Balancing

After completing this module, students will be able to:
• Back up data.
• Configure shadow copies.
• Provide server and service availability.

Module 14: Configuring Server Security Compliance
This module explains how to configure and analyze server security and security update compliance.

• Securing a Windows Infrastructure
• Using Security Templates to Secure Servers
• Configuring an Audit Policy
• Overview of Windows Server Update Services
• Managing Windows Server Update Services

Lab: Configuring Server Security Compliance
• Exercise 1: Configuring and Analyzing Security
• Exercise 2: Analyzing Security Templates
• Exercise 3: Configuring Windows Software Update Services

After completing this module, students will be able to:
• Secure a server role within a Windows infrastructure.
• Secure servers using security templates.
• Configure an audit policy.
• Describe the use of Windows Server Update Services.
• Manage updates using Windows Server Update Services.
Prerequisites & Certificates

Before attending this course, students must have: Working experience with Windows Server 2003. Basic knowledge of Active Directory. An understanding of security concepts and methodologies (for example, corporate policies). Basic knowledge of DHCP. Basic knowledge of IPsec.

Certificates offered

MS Certification

Cancellation Policy
Students are required to give notice if they are unable to attend their class:

2 weeks (10 full business days) or longer prior to training date = full refund
1 to 2 weeks (5 - 9 full business days) prior to training date = 50% of course fee refund
Less than 1 week (4 full business days or fewer) prior to training date = 0% refund

NOTE: You may substitute classes or students at any time.

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It would have been beneficial for the instructors screen to have the capability of zooming in on parts of the workbook.
Reviewed by 2016
The course was informative but fast flowing. I love the idea of being able to re-attend at no cost.
Reviewed by 2016
When there's a very small (2-3)audience at the training, I believe the instructor should reach out ahead of time to find out if any attendees have specifics they would like to have covered as opposed to an overall general content taught. It was not of great value as it was too general.
Reviewed by 2015
The course was very informative and useful, but the time could have been used better. I could have learned everything taught in an hour and a half, and the rest of the time would have been better used doing exercises to really ingrain the information into my brain.
Reviewed by 2015
Jane is great. She was very enthusiastic, very engaging, and quite knowledgeable.
Reviewed by 2015
Would like to have spent just a little more time on a few extra items, in SharePoint 2013. i.e. the workflows, lookup columns. Jane was great!! I have a had previous learning with Jane and she takes the course and it just comes alive under her guidance. I just do not like going downtown.
Reviewed by 2015
I only wish that this course lasted longer than 2 days. We barely scratched the surface and what we learned only raised more questions. It would be nice if there was a version of the course that lasted 4 days so that we could explore more features and options, more thoroughly.
Reviewed by 2015
Very useful course with appropriate environment.
Reviewed by 2014
Really enjoyed the instructor, she was very knowledgable about SharePoint.
Reviewed by 2014
Great one day training! Very informative!
Reviewed by 2014
I can bearly see the blackboard due to the light.
Reviewed by 2014
With respect to the Training Provider, they offered what seemed to be a very detailed manual; however, the instructor followed his own agenda for teaching. Although I'm certain the same material was covered (plus extras, which are appreciated), by not following the manual, it makes it more difficult for a student to take notes. It would have been easier to add notes to the manual, as needed - than trying to capture subject, background info, and the relevent point I am trying to capture on a loose sheet of paper.
Reviewed by 2014
The course was good,however, the instructor was way too dry. He didn't engage the students very much, except to ask if there were any questions which made it a little boring.
Reviewed by 2013
While the instructor was delightful I did not feel she had a good enough grasp of the program. There were often times when a student may have missed a step and she was unable to intuitively know what they'd missed and so the entire class would have to start from the beginning. Unfortunately this class left me more confused than when I'd walked in, and also left me less confident than I'd been after Level 1.
Reviewed by 2013
As this was a beginner course and I have never used power point, the time given to practice the information provided I felt was not adequate.
Reviewed by 2013
I'm very pleased with all the 'head knowledge' I learned yesterday. Now, I have to put my new skills to good use !
Reviewed by 2013
Julie was GREAT! Very personable and helped everyone when they needed it. I would definitely take another course with her and through this organization.
Reviewed by 2013
Mr. Mike is very knowledgeable about Excel 2010, Level 2, and I learned a lot during the class which I will be able to use on a daily basis at work. The Course contents were exactly as indicated. Looking forward to Level 3 someday !
Reviewed by 2013
It was really hot in the room - I know this is a persistent problem with clients - some like it hot, some like it cold! We didn't get to all the topics - I guess I'd rather have this and really understand the topics we did cover; but I needed chart work which we didn't get to.
Reviewed by 2013
The course was short but our instructor was very good and explained the concepts that was easy to understand. I like the fact that she didn't just give us the course textbook and have us go through it and instead had her own training agenda with the textbook serving as a supplemental item. I didn't have too much experience with SharePoint 2010 and I didn't have any issues keeping up with the course. Would definitely recommend this course for those that are interested in SharePoint Workflow.
Reviewed by 2013
May be more practice should be included. Thanks!
Reviewed by 2013
This course was cancelled 45 minutes before the scheduled start time. To have a survey come out when I didn't even take the course is not very professional.
Reviewed by 2013
The instructor was excellent - I would highly recommend him and hope to get him again as my instructor.
Reviewed by 2013
Would have have liked longer day, hours.
Reviewed by 2013
The instructor, JASON HALL, had a fluent, practical, hands-on and knowledgeable style of involving the partipants directly with the software. This was vastly superior to laboriously going thru the course material linearly page after page. We didn't doze off and he answered questions and immediately dealt with individual issues in working through the residential housing project example. I would take another class from Jason Hall.
Reviewed by 2013
The instructor was not helpful as she just read the book to us and went step by step. I could have just bought the book and did that myself. It needed REAL world relevance
Reviewed by 2013
The overhead screen was difficult to see. The instructor went very fast and did not check to ensure that we were all up to where he was - this caused us to go back several times. More consideration needs to be made to ensure each participant is at the right place, can see the board, and the instructor needs to slow down so he is not continuing to instruct while we are catching up, as several of us missed a few things.
Reviewed by 2013
The instructor wasted lot of time in discussing things that are not required for this training and had less hours to spend on actual matter.
Reviewed by 2012
This was a good course for a Sharepoint introduction. I came out feeling more prepared to tackle our SP project.
Reviewed by 2012
Mike did an awesome job. He was entertaining yet very knowledgeable.
Reviewed by 2012
Very good course well taught, Jason Hall did an excellent job.
Reviewed by 2012
The course was very good, Jason Hall was a excellent instructor and took the extra time to answer all questions and help where extra help was needed. Great Instructor.
Reviewed by 2012
I have to say this was one of the best courses I have attended and the main reason is because of JASON HALL!! I loved his approach to teaching! He was animated and didn't make us read from the book once. LOVED IT. Tara Johnson-Ouellette & Kim Grayson
Reviewed by 2012
I took Communicating Effectively for Optimum Outcomes. Tyler Huggins was a fantastic instructor! He provided a lot of helpful tips, some of which are not included in the course. In addtion, Tyler has given us his contact information to provide us with further help with communicating issues going forward.
Reviewed by 2012
this course could have been cut into half a day with the material we covered. 80% of the day was spent with the instructor talking about his life, and irrelevant things. Although he had a great energy and spirit.... The day was a bit too long. Half day course of basics would have been perfect.
Reviewed by 2012
Instructor was very self-absorbed and spent more time talking about himself than Microsoft Word. We paid a lot of money to take the course and would have benefited from the instructor talking more about Word rather than hearing about his travels, the food he ate, the airbrushing on his daughter's skate board , his clients, how busy and important he is, his hiking plans for the weekend, how his buddy was at his house drinking his scotch, his best friend's battle with colon cancer, his daughter's travel future plans to base camp 2 of Everest, his dogs personalities, his friend in the police force, his upcoming trip to Thailand, and the worst of all....his divorce proceedings. It was such a shame that he knew so much about Word but had a problem actually staying focused and teaching us about it. He had a couple of minutes to complete the material and broke into another story instead, he ran over the 4pm class time frame and never finished going through the material unless people wanted to stay late!
Reviewed by 2012
With all the valuable insights and topics to cover, I feel that this should be a two day course; we only got through half of the course book in the one day. While the rest of the material could be done by self-directed learning, others in my class agreed that they wouldn't have time to learn the rest on their own time. The course description indicated that I would be learning all the material but we simply didn't get that far. The computers, desks, and chairs were certainly not ergonomic. I would encourage the facility to consider this next time they upgrade their equipment & furniture.
Reviewed by 2012
the course seemed to contain quite a bit of project management rather than strictly program operations and fundamentals. could use more hands on with features and abilities of the program
Reviewed by 2012
The class was very rushed. The last few topics we essentially whipped through them but it still provided learning on what I needed to know
Reviewed by 2012
I would have liked to go through the toolbar/ribbon a bit more and learn what each button does.
Reviewed by 2012
The material was presented well. I felt that the pace of the class could have gone faster (but I do have a software developer background so that could be partly the reason). I was hoping to have some time during class, say the last hour or so to work my way through the exercises provided in the binder. I did appreciate the last part on Sharepoint Developer and did like the hands-on approach. Otherwise it was a good course and I felt that it was valuable to me.
Reviewed by 2012
Re: Break Times - could be shorter, especially considering the day/course ended an hour and a half early. For the price and amount of time scheduled for the day, a lot more could be learned/taught/included
Reviewed by 2012
It was hard to see the instructors screen. It was a projector that was turned toward a white board.
Reviewed by 2012
Jason Hall is fantastic and I look forward to taking another course with him. My last experience at New Era was not great; the instructor did not meet our expectations and the computers were not working when we arrived. But Jason made the day fly by and I felt like I learned not only the set curriculum but gained lots of additional presentation skills.
Reviewed by 2012
The instructor in this class was EXCELLENT. I would highly recommend her as she really knew what she was doing and her etaching style was great. AWESOME instuctor.
Reviewed by 2012
The trainer was very knowledgeable and kept the course moving at a great pace. I wish I could take her home with me, so she could help me teach photoshop at the school I work at.
Reviewed by 2012
The course was very helpful and the instructor was very knowledgable and made the effort to make sure all class members were understanding the excersizes and were on the same page. My only complaint is that the computers seemed a little worn out. Throughout the day most students in the class ran into some sort of issue with the computer not working the way it should. And during our practice time closer to the end of the day all the computers started crashing.
Reviewed by 2012
The Instructor was fabulous and is the reason that I truly enjoyed the course.
Reviewed by 2011
Alex was extrememly helpful and knowlegeable.
Reviewed by 2011
The course was excellent, but I felt a little out of my league. The participants in the course were designers and IT people who had used other versions of SharePoint. While I benefited from their questions and comments during the class, I feel "lost" now that I'm back on my own at the office. Perhaps I was in the wrong coarse, but it did say power "user".
Reviewed by 2011
Alex is great!
Reviewed by 2011
Jane is a wonderful teacher! i will gladly take any class she teaches!
Reviewed by 2011
Jane is an excellent teacher! She is very knowledgable and is enthusiastic about the course!
Reviewed by 2011
Very good - presented course material in an engaging way.
Reviewed by 2011
The instructor didn't provide a lot of structure to the class, he just skimmed through the material and didn't go into it very deep. As a result, the class finished up 1.5 h early as well. He tried to add material from PMI (which was missing from the course materials) but this sometimes just made things more confusing. The PMI material should really be in the course material to start with. Otherwise, the instructor was helpful, knowledgeable and had a good demeanor.
Reviewed by 2011
It was informative
Reviewed by 2011
Very good course with a very knowledgeable instructor. Class was at full occupancy and I felt that the class size was too large.
Reviewed by 2011
There were only 4 students so it went fast and we finished early. Personally I would have liked to spend more time practicing. Perhaps some reference to the book and if there were any practice exercises in there that we could use to gain more experience with Visio.
Reviewed by 2011
The course started 40 minutes late because they did not have the correct computers set up for the program. It's like they were not even expecting us. I found it very disorganized. For the price I paid for this course, I expected a more professional presentation.
Reviewed by 2011
Instructor was very soft spoken did not have all the answres but did get answers later in the class.
Reviewed by 2011

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