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This five-day instructor-led course introduces network and applications infrastructure concepts and configurations provided by Window Server 2008.

Course Outline

This five-day instructor-led course introduces students to network and applications infrastructure concepts and configurations provided by Window Server 2008. Students will be able to acquire a fundamental understanding in order to pursue advanced topics available for certification in the network and applications infrastructure areas.

This course is intended for new IT employees or Desktop Support workers moving into server support. The information in this course allows them acquire a fundamental understanding of Windows networks to pursue advanced topics. This course is also useful for those migrating from competitive platforms to Windows Server 2008.

Before attending this course, students must have:

• A+, Server+, hardware portion of Net+, and familiarity with Windows (client side)
• Working knowledge of networking technologies

At Course Completion
After completing this course, students will be able to:• Describe the fundamentals of an enterprise networking environment.
• Describe the typical roles of IT Professionals in an enterprise environment.
• Describe TCP/IPv4 configurations, protocols, and tools.
• Describe the fundamentals of communication technologies.
• Create an IPv4 address range and subnet.
• Configure IPv6 addresses.
• Administer a Windows 2008 server.
• Describe basic security concepts for server roles.
• Describe how to secure network traffic by using certificates.
• Configure Windows Firewall.
• Configure and troubleshoot remote access.
• Describe routing concepts, protocols, and quality of service.
• Configure and test network load balancing.
• Configure network print resources and printing pools.
• Describe the functions included with Windows Server Virtualization (WSV)

Course Outline

Module 1: Fundamentals of Network Infrastructure

This module describes the fundamentals of an enterprise networking environment, which consists of Windows Infrastructure Services, Windows Application Platform Services, and Active Directory.


• Network Communication Standards
• Physical Network Infrastructure
• Logical Network Organization
• Overview of Active Directory
• Server Roles

Lab: Identifying Network Components

• Exercise 1: Creating a Network Diagram
• Exercise 2: Expanding the Network Diagram

After completing this module, students will be able to:

• Describe the purpose of network communication standards and the OSI model.
• Describe the components of physical network infrastructure.
• Describe the logical organization of networks.
• Describe the characteristics of Active Directory components.
• Describe server roles and how they are categorized.

Module 2: IT Professionals in the Enterprise

This module describes the IT Professional roles (and their respective responsibilities) that may exist in a typical enterprise environment.


• IT Professional Roles
• IT Management and Processes
• Professional Development for IT Professionals

Lab: Developing a Training Plan

• Exercise 1: Reviewing Information about Microsoft Learning Resources
• Exercise 2: Creating a Training Plan

After completing this module, students will be able to:

• Describe the IT professional roles.
• Describe IT management and processes.
• Describe options for the professional development of IT professionals.

Module 3: Configuring Basic TCP/IPv4

This module describes the TCP/IPv4 configuration, protocols and the tools used to validate configurations.


• Overview of the TCP/IP Protocol Suite
• Overview of TCP/IP Addressing
• Name Resolution
• Dynamic IP Addressing
• TCP/IPv4 Tools

Lab: Configuring Basic TCP/IPv4 Settings and Validating TCP/IPv4 Connectivity

• Exercise 1: Configuring a Dynamic IP Address
• Exercise 2: Configuring a Static IP Address
• Exercise 3: Testing DNS Configuration
• Exercise 4: Connecting to a Web Application

After completing this module, students will be able to:

• Describe the TCP/IP protocol suite and the individual protocols that are part of it.
• Describe the components of IPv4 addressing.
• Describe NetBIOS and DNS name resolution.
• Describe how IPv4 addresses can be assigned dynamically.
• Describe tools that can be used to manage and monitor IPv4.

Module 4: Fundamentals of Communication Technologies

This module describes static and dynamic HTTP content, how to differentiate between the two, and the various mechanisms used by TCP/IPv4 to send and receive data traffic.


• Network Content Types
• Packet Delivery Methods

After completing this module, students will be able to:

• Describe static, dynamic, and streaming content.
• Describe unicast, broadcast, and multicast packet delivery.

Module 5: Creating IPv4 Address Spaces

This module explains how to define and create an IPv4 address range and subnetting for a network.


• Overview of IP Communication
• Subnetting Overview
• Subnetting for Complex Networks

Lab: Creating IPv4 Address Spaces

• Exercise 1: Defining the Subnet Mask for a WAN
• Exercise 2: Defining the Hosts for a Network

After completing this module, students will be able to:

• Describe the IPv4 communication process between computers.
• Describe the concept of subnetting.
• Create IPv4 networks by performing subnetting.

Module 6: IPv6 Fundamentals

This module introduces IPv6, describes the differences between IPV4 and IPv6, and explains how to configure IPv6 addresses.


• Introduction to IPv6
• Unicast IPv6 Addresses
• Configuring IPv6

Lab: Configuring IPv6

• Exercise 1: Defining IPv6 Networks for Internal Use
• Exercise 2: Configuring a Static IPv6 Address on a Server

After completing this module, students will be able to:

• Describe the characteristics of IPv6.
• Describe the characteristics of IPv6 unicast addresses.
• Describe how IPv6 can be configured automatically and statically.

Module 7: Fundamentals of Administering Windows Server 2008

This module explains how to use the administrative tools available in Windows 2008 server to monitor system performance, monitor system status, and manage a server from a remote computer rather than the server console.


• Using Windows Server 2008 Administrative Tools
• Monitoring Performance
• Monitoring Events
• Using Remote Desktop for Administration
• Configuring Security for Server Administration

Lab: Administering Windows Server 2008

• Exercise 1: Joining a Server to the Domain
• Exercise 2: Configuring Remote Desktop for Administration
• Exercise 3: Centralizing Event Logging
• Exercise 4: Resolving a Performance Issue by Using Reliability and Performance Monitor

After completing this module, students will be able to:

• Describe common Windows Server 2008 Administrative Tools.
• Describe how to monitor performance.
• Describe how to monitor events.
• Describe how to use Remote Desktop for administration.
• Describe how to configure security for server administration.

Module 8: Security Fundamentals

This module introduces basic industry standard security concepts for server roles.


• Defense-in-Depth
• Securing Access to Web Content
• Securing Access to Files
• Data Encryption

Lab: Configuring Data Security

• Exercise 1: Creating a Simple Share
• Exercise 2: Creating an Advanced Share
• Exercise 3: Configuring Web Content for Anonymous Access
• Exercise 4: Securing Web Content

After completing this module, students will be able to:

• Describe how Defense in Depth is used to secure computers.
• Describe how to secure access to Web content.
• Describe how to secure access to files.
• Describe data encryption and how it is used to protect data on disk.

Module 9: Fundamentals of Securing Network Communication

This module describes how to secure network traffic by using certificates.


• Public Key Infrastructure
• Using Certificates

Lab: Securing a Web Site by using SSL

• Exercise 1: Verifying the Trusted Root CA
• Exercise 2: Securing a Web site by using SSL

After completing this module, students will be able to:

• Describe public key infrastructure components and certificates.
• Describe methods for securing network communication by using certificates.

Module 10: Windows Firewall and Caching Fundamentals

This module describes proxy and caching services; how to configure Windows Firewall by creating exceptions and modifying firewall rules; how to configure auditing and monitoring; and how to troubleshoot Windows Firewall.


• Overview of Perimeter Security
• Windows Firewall Overview
• Creating Windows Firewall Rules
• Monitoring and Troubleshooting Windows Firewall


Lab: Using Windows Firewall

• Exercise 1: Limiting Access to a Web Application
• Exercise 2: Distributing Windows Firewall Rules by Using Group Policy

After completing this module, students will be able to:

• Describe firewall and proxy server characteristics.
• Describe Windows Firewall and how to perform basic administration.
• Describe how to create Windows Firewall rules.
• Describe how to monitor and troubleshoot Windows Firewall.

Module 11: Remote Access Fundamentals

This module explains how to configure network policies, configure a radius proxy, and how to troubleshoot NPS as a radius proxy.


• Remote Access Overview
• RADIUS Overview
• Network Policy Server
• Troubleshooting Remote Access

Lab: Implementing Remote Access

• Exercise 1: Implementing a VPN server
• Exercise 2: Implementing a RADIUS server
• Exercise 3: Implementing a RADIUS proxy

After completing this module, students will be able to:

• Describe the characteristics of remote access methods.
• Describe how RADIUS is used.
• Describe how to implement network policies on a Network Policy Server.
• Describe how to troubleshoot remote access.

Module 12: Routing Fundamentals

This module describes routing concepts and protocols, and explains how quality of service can be used within a network environment.


• Routing Overview
• Configuring Routing and Remote Access as a Router
• Quality of Service

Lab: Configuring Routing

• Exercise 1: Configuring a LAN Router
• Exercise 2: Implementing RIPv2
• Exercise 3: Configuring a Demand-dial Router
• Exercise 4: Configuring QoS

After completing this module, students will be able to:

• Describe routing protocols and routing tables.
• Describe how to configure RRAS as a LAN router.
• Describe Quality of Service (QoS) and how to implement it.

Module 13: Network Load Balancing Fundamentals

This module explains how to configure and test network load balancing.


• Server Availability and Scalability Overview
• Network Load Balancing
• Configuring Windows NLB

Lab: Implementing Network Load Balancing

• Exercise 1: Preparing Web Servers for NLB
• Exercise 2: Creating an NLB Cluster for Failover
• Exercise 3: Configuring an NLB Cluster for Load Balancing

After completing this module, students will be able to:

• Describe server availability and scalability options.
• Describe Windows Network Load Balancing.
• Describe how to configure Windows Network Load Balancing.

Module 14: Configuring Print Resources and Printing Pools

This module explains how to configure network print resources and printing pools.


• Printing Overview
• Configuring Network Printers
• Using Print Management
• Managing Printers
• Troubleshooting Network Printing

Lab: Implementing Printing

• Exercise 1: Creating an XPS document
• Exercise 2: Adding a Printer by Using Control Panel
• Exercise 3: Using Print Management
• Exercise 4: Deploying Printers by Using Group Policy
• Exercise 5: Migrating a Printer to a New Server

After completing this module, students will be able to:

• Describe the printing process.
• Describe how to configure network printers.
• Describe how to manage servers by using Print Management.
• Describe how to manage printers by using Print Management.
• Describe how to troubleshoot network printing.

Module 15: Server Virtualization Overview

This module describes the fundamental functions included with Windows Server Virtualization (WSV).


• Overview of Server Virtualization
• Overview of Windows Server Virtualization
• Creating a Virtual Environment

After completing this module, students will be able to:

• Describe benefits and characteristics of server virtualization.
• Describe benefits and characteristics of Windows Server Virtualization.
• Describe how to configure and manage a virtual environment.

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Prerequisites & Certificates

Before attending this course, students must have: • A+, Server+, hardware portion of Net+, and familiarity with Windows (client side) • Working knowledge of networking technologies

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 subject to a 15% administration fee, and course ware fees where applicable. 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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A quick note to say thanks very much for the information I garnered at the course. The training was very informative and practical; the handout material contains a lot of information that will be helpful in future.
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I found the course to be useful and easy to follow. Would use their service again.
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I really enjoyed this training session, I found it incredible helpful for our needs of customizing our CRM. The instructor was good
Reviewed by 2013
By choice, and as I didn't want to disturb the man next to me, I didn't ask to many questions of the instructor. I realize that taking the same course at the same time would have been ideal, but I understand why we were put in the same space. I had a few computer glitches which shuffled the course material around a bit which I eventually found a work around for. A lot of material for one day and I did find myself paying attention to the clock to make sure I finished at a reasonable time.
Reviewed by 2012
very well organized and flexible. Helped me with my specific needs. Steve was very helpful.
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I thought that the course content was excellent, it covered a wide variety of new features in 2010 at a sufficeint level of detail. The video instructor was also very diliegent about highlighting the various ribbon features and showing alternate methods of completing a task. This teaching method may not be for everyone, but I enjoyed the ability to learn at my own pace, without being slowed down by questions that were not relevant to me. It would be nice to have better control over the video streaming in order to skip over/ahead on topics that are familiar to the user.
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the instructor was very knowledgeable, and most importantly patient.
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Found that the advance training was where my level was at already on most items (wishing there was a super advanced training). Found the ‘instructor’ not to be conversant on the program I was being trained on (probably the same level as I was) which was frustrating. He did ask other personnel which did have more knowledge but did not give me a clear answer (said it was part of the limits of the program and what I was looking for was very customized, duh this is why I took the advanced) He was willing to go over the ideas of tables and relationships with me which was not covered in the course, which I was thankful for. The course did delivered though what it had said it would and it was good to get reinforcement on what I had learned on my own, that I was on the right track.
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The course was really useful for me.
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over all it is a good experience and I learnt something out of it.
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Course content was not as comprehensive as I'd hoped. Would have liked more indepth lessons about macros.
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It would be great to separate two different session for the topic. It was usufull and meantime it was too much information.
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Hi, There was one problem with the flow. I'm not completely sure as to how best to describe it but basically, it didn't flow from one module to the next. Specifically, if I was in a particular module (say the introduction or first sub-module) and it completed, I was not automatically taken to the next sub-module within the overall module (a module being a section of the course). Feel free to give me a call to discuss at 416-686-3141.
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The first hour of the course was difficult due to the noisy environment. There were 3 separate software platforms being mentored by 2 instructors simultaneously. As each required unique start up instructions, it was very difficult to concentrate on the video teaching for my session in spite of the headphones as there was a significant amount of background noise. I suggest that future sessions that are mentored rather than led be done as dedicated sessions (i.e. only 1 software platform being taught at a time) to minimize the impact of this situation. Additionally, the 2 instructors had side conversations that had nothing to do with teaching the sessions and needed to be asked not to do this as I found it was hindering my ability to listen to the video lesson. Unwilling to crank the volume on the headset, I could hear them clearly over the top of the lesson I was listening to.
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Everyone was extremely laid back, kind and courteous. I felt very comfortable and no matter who you were in contact with, all employees were approachable.
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While the instructor had a basic understanding of Project 2010, he did not have "advanced" knowledge which was the level of the course. He had not really used the software in "real life" so didn't have any context. Whenever I had questions, he looked for answers from microsoft.com (I could have done the same). I was hoping the instructor would provided added knowledge to what I was learning from the videos.
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Fantastic and very relevant. The instructor was very pleasant and helpful.
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Too many mistakes made in the videos, this made it confusing about what to follow and what to avoid. Seminar presenter got off-topic too much which made me pressed for time.
Reviewed by 2011
There really is not enough time in one day to do all the exersizes in the training manual, watch all the videos, take the quizzes, and discuss specifc issues with the instructor. I would suggest improving the video intruction to actual take you through some of the exersizes rather than leaving you to do it on your own, because you really only learn by doing.
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Thought the directions in the book exercises exercises could be written a little clearer.
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My second course with TekSource and it's always an enjoyable experience. It's a nice clean office environment close to the subway. And the staff is excellent and helpful.
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Not instructor led hence one star rating
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The only somewhat critical comment I have is that it can be difficult to concentrate when the mentor is explaining to another student. In a small classroom setting, I guess that is just a reality of mentor-assisted training.
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Steve Meggenson understand French. He helped me a lot with my documents from work. Now I know how to use Access for my work. I should take this course 5 years ago! But, it's not too late! I want to take the monitored or coach course with Steve again because he can read and understand french!
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Very positive experience.
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