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This 3-day course provides students with an understanding of Applications Infrastructure technologies in Windows Server 2008. Intended for individuals who already have experience with Applications Infrastructure technologies in Windows 2000-2003 Server


 
Course Outline
This three day instructor led course provides students with an understanding of Applications Infrastructure technologies in Windows Server 2008. This course is intended to allow individuals who already have experience with Applications Infrastructure technologies in Windows 2000 Server or Windows Server 2003 to upgrade their skills to Windows Server 2008.

Introducing the Acend Modern Classroom Classes Guaranteed to Run

An assessment process takes place at the start of class that results in the creation of a personalized learning plan for each participant . We integrate each individual's specific project objectives with their skill gaps to create the learning prescription. The instructor assumes the role of consultant and guides each participant through the process of filling the critical gaps identified in the learning plan.

Course Outline Module 1: Server Roles and Initial Configuration Tasks This module introduces Application Server Roles, describing Application Server features in Windows Server and demonstrating initial configuration and Unix interoperability.

Lessons
• Application Server Roles
• Application Server Features
• Implement a Volume Licensing Strategy using KMS and MAK

Lab 1: Server Roles and Configuration Tasks
• Perform Initial Configuration Tasks
• Add Windows Features

After completing this module, students will be able to:
• Identify and install application server roles that are integrated with Windows Server 2008.
• Identify and install Windows application server features available with Windows Server 2008.
• Implement Windows Activation 2.0.

Module 2: Overview of IIS 7.0 Application Server This module introduces IIS 7.0 modular architecture, in which more than 40 features can be independently installed. It also demonstrates new scripting interface features and distributed configuration files.

Lessons

• Review of IIS 6.0
• Review SMTP in Windows Server 2008
• Key Improvements in IIS 7.0
• IIS 7.0 Configuration System
• Adding the SMTP Feature

Lab 1: Introducing IIS 7.0
• Adding the Web Server Role and Additional Services
• Reviewing the IIS 7.0 Administration Interface
• Add an ASP.NET Application

After completing this module, students will be able to:
• Review key IIS 6.0 design elements.
• Install and configure the SMTP feature.
• Identify key improvements in IIS 7.0.
• Describe the new IIS 7.0 configuration system.
 
Module 3: Managing Web Applications with IIS 7.0 This module covers several aspects of server management in IIS 7.0. IIS can be configured using the IIS Manager graphical user interface or using several configuration files. It also explores the appcmd.exe command line utility as it is used for server administration.

Lessons

• Managing IIS 7.0
• Using Hierarchical Configuration Settings
• Delegating Configuration to Non-Administrator Users

Lab 1: Managing Web Applications with IIS 7.0
• Using IIS 7.0 Configuration Files to Control Delegation
• Extending the User Interface with Custom Features
• Controlling Delegation Using Locking
• Using IIS 7.0 to Configure SSL

After completing this module, students will be able to:
• Explain management approaches for IIS 7.0.
• Use the IIS 7.0 configuration system.
• Grant non-administrative users access to IIS 7.0 configuration settings.

Module 4: Troubleshooting Web Servers This module describes and demonstrates IIS 7.0 features for troubleshooting, including Runtime Control and Status API, Automatic Failed Request Tracing, and Trace Events.
Lessons
• Troubleshooting IIS 7.0
• Using the Runtime Control and Status API
• Using Automatic Failed Request Tracing
• Adding Trace Events to Managed Modules

Lab 1: Troubleshooting Web Servers
• Tracing Failed Requests
• Using RSCA to View Executing Requests
• Using Managed APIs to Access RSCA Data
• Using Trace Events in ASPX Pages
• Adding Trace Events to Managed Modules

After completing this module, students will be able to:
• Use IIS 7.0 troubleshooting features to gather troubleshooting information.
• Use the Runtime Control and Status API.
• Use Automatic Failed Request Tracing.
• Add trace events to managed modules.

Module 5: Introduction to the Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Platform This module describes and demonstrates Windows SharePoint Service 3.0, including planning for implementation and performing a new installation.
Lessons
• Overview of Windows SharePoint Services
• Collaborative Technologies with WSS
• Planning the WSS 3.0 Environment
• Installing and Configuring WSS 3.0

Lab 1: Introduction to the Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Platform
• Installing and Configuring the Central Administration Site
• Creating a Site Connection

After completing this module, students will be able to:
• Describe Windows SharePoint Services 3.0.
• Describe document collaboration with Windows SharePoint Services 3.0.
• Plan all components of a Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Deployment.
• Install and Configure Windows SharePoint Services 3.0.

Module 6: Configuring and Managing Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 This module describes and demonstrates how to configure and manage Windows SharePoint Services 3.0, including creating and configuring sites and managing sites and servers.
Lessons
• Creating and Configuring Sites2
• Managing Windows SharePoint Services 3.0

Lab 1: Configuring and Managing Windows SharePoint Services 3.0
• Starting the Windows SharePoint Services Search Service
• Configuring Alternate Access Mappings
• Managing Site Settings
• Troubleshooting WSS 3.0 Server Performance Issues
 
After completing this module, students will be able to:
• Create and configure WSS 3.0 sites.
• Manage WSS 3.0 sites.

Module 7: Configuring Terminal Services Terminal Services has been updated with Windows Server 2008, including changes to Terminal Services core. This module covers the new Terminal Services core functionality as well as Terminal Services Web Access and Terminal Services Licensing.
Lessons
• Terminal Services Overview
• Terminal Services Core Functionality
• Terminal Services Web Access
• Terminal Services Licensing

Lab 1: Exploring Terminal Services
• Installing Terminal Services
• Remote Desktop Connection
• Configure TS Web Access

After completing this module, students will be able to:
• Describe how the components of Terminal Services work together.
• Identify new Terminal Services core features.
• Use Terminal Services Web Access.
• Describe Terminal Services Licensing.
 
Module 8: Managing Terminal Services With Windows Server 2008 Remote Programs are accessed remotely through Terminal Services. Terminal Services Gateway can be used to help secure access to Remote Programs. This module describes and demonstrates using Terminal Services management consoles and Event Viewer as well as using Terminal Services with Windows System Resource Manager to optimize performance.
Lessons
• Terminal Services RemoteApp Programs
• Terminal Services Gateway
• Managing Terminal Services

Lab 1: Managing Terminal Services
• Using Terminal Services RemoteApp Programs
• Configuring Terminal Services Gateway
• Managing TS Remote Programs
• Managing Terminal Server
• Optimizing Terminal Services Performance

After completing this module, students will be able to:
• Use and manage Terminal Services RemoteApp programs.
• Use and manage Terminal Services Gateway.
• Optimize and monitor Terminal Services.

Module 9: Configuring Storage One of the tasks that you perform when administering a server is managing disks. You will need to understand the Microsoft® Windows Server™ 2008 tools that are available to set up and manage disks and disk drives. This understanding also allows users to employ advanced features, such as creating a mounted drive and importing a foreign disk.

This module covers these tasks and describes how to use the tools to manage and set up disks.
Lessons
• Preparing Disks
• Managing Disk Properties
• Managing Mounted Drives
• Converting Disks
• Creating Volumes
• Creating Fault-Tolerant Volumes

Lab 1: Configuring Storage
• Configure partitions and file systems
• Configure Volumes

After completing this module, students will be able to:
• Initialize and partition a disk.
• View and update disk properties.
• Manage mounted drives.
• Convert a disk from basic to dynamic and from dynamic to basic.
• Create volumes on a disk.
• Create fault-tolerant volumes
Prerequisites & Certificates
Pre-Requisites

Certificates offered

Certificate of completion


Cancellation Policy
Cancellations or postponements received more than ten business days prior to the first day of the course will be fully refunded less a $75 processing fee. The cost of the course is payable, in full, for any cancellations or postponements received within ten business days, or less, prior to the first day of the course.
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The course content was excellent ... if there was things that weren't relevant you could skip and spend more time on things that you needed to learn. Training provider was excellent as her skill level was superb and her communication skills were superb.
Reviewed by 2015
This course should have dual screens
Reviewed by 2015
I was not able to finish the whole entire course. When creating course training please make sure that it fits the allotted time (beginning to the end). We had two breaks and Instructor did not allow us to listen to the course. I had maybe another 10 mins to finish the whole course, but the Instructor said that it was 4:30pm and it is Ok and we can go home. It is not Ok not to be able to finish the course..
Reviewed by 2014
Mentored training actually worked quite well for me. The instructor is there in the room all the time, available if needed. A lot of material for one day, but I did manage to complete it without feeling too rushed.
Reviewed by 2014
It is not possible to complete a beginner's course in one day. There is a lot of information to absorb. It is wonderful that one can re-sit a session within a limited time.
Reviewed by 2013
To bottom line my feelings about the course: Course -- helpful but this comment is made with reservations. Instructor -- excellent !
Reviewed by 2013
The course material was far too heavy for the duration of the course. The material needs to be reduced so that students do not feel rushed or pressured with time, or the duration of the class needs to be extended.
Reviewed by 2013
Overall, the course has been well handled by the Training Provider. But i would expect that, somehow, there is a time allotted in the afternoon for more visible and face to face interaction between the TP and the whole class. Others may be asking questions that may not have been thought of by other learners but may be helpful.
Reviewed by 2013
Very impressed and would highly recommend.
Reviewed by 2013
The trainer was excellent...easy to talk to and very helpful and informed.
Reviewed by 2013
This was a very good learning environment. I prefer having an instructor present in case I have questions but also be able to work at my own pace.
Reviewed by 2013
I could have used some more time to go through the exercises in the sharepoint database.
Reviewed by 2013
re Instructor assessment. ques. are N/A as it was independant mentored study. Flash based training module had 1 hiccup where ctrl-b key was captured by OS and I had to hunt for alt-b to complete the module. Class mentor was unaware of flaw. I felt that the design of the module would have prevented me from completing the section if I was unable to locate alternative keystroke. Worthwhile day.
Reviewed by 2012
Course is very good but not enough time to complete the exercises. Should be at least another 1.5 hours longer.
Reviewed by 2012
Using the self-teaching method made for a more relaxed working environment. As the instructor's assistance was on a one-on-one basis I was not hesitate to ask questions.
Reviewed by 2012
Would prefer an instructor led (classroom) style of training over a computer based course.
Reviewed by 2012
I would suggest that the course manual contain more visual material (e.g. screen shots) versus words. The course was very well. I did not think I would like the on line method of training but I did. I also liked the fact that I could work through my lunch to complete the course earlier. I had to catch the go train so it worked better for me.
Reviewed by 2012
Susan was an excellent instructor, and was very helpful with providing extra "tips" not covered within the course material.
Reviewed by 2012
I only realized after completing 2 units thoroughly that there is not enough time allotted for a lot practicing. I would tell students in advance that getting through the videos and practicing later in your own time is recommended.
Reviewed by 2012
Enjoyed the flexibility of the "Modern Classroom" style of learning where you can move at your own pace and focus on what you need most. You can even move to the next chapter if you need help and the instructor is busy. Definitely dress warmly as the classroom was really over air-conditioned!
Reviewed by 2012
I loved the Adobe InDesign course but as a new user I felt there was so much material to cover and I wanted to take my time getting familiar with the program and learning about everything. I think if the class had been 2 days instead of 1 it would have been perfect!
Reviewed by 2012
Manual provided was totally different then computer training. Expected more hands on training instead of just watching an instruction video.
Reviewed by 2012
Great
Reviewed by 2012
The video - was not at all interactive - only concepts were presented. The manual completedly different from the video material. I have no objections to using different approaches but a course on any software must include interactive materials.
Reviewed by 2012
The course was set up in a way which was easy to follow. However, I thought there was a lot of information to take in the day. The instructor was very helpful and very knowledgeable.
Reviewed by 2012
The training provider, Melanie, was exceptional. She was very knowledgeable and sat with me personally for hands on training. I found the course to be long and difficult to complete in one day.
Reviewed by 2012
The amount of material was a little much (maybe an hour) to cover in the allotted time - but otherwise good.
Reviewed by 2011
The room was too cold for me. The Instructor was very helpful.
Reviewed by 2011
A co worker of mine, did not receive the certificate of completing the course. As well, I received a website to log to after the course for 30 days (The Online Support). Although the vendor ID number does not exisit. I have gone back to my contact at Last Minute Training, and haven't received any feedback from her. The course was good, the follow up, was the greatest service.
Reviewed by 2011
Would like to have access to the on-line training materials for this course for a period of time after course completion
Reviewed by 2011
Hi - the server crashed during my session and I would like to reschedule. Can someone contact me to do this?
Reviewed by 2011
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