Fundamentals of Windows Server 2008 (6420B)

The purpose of this 5-day course is to teach students the basic fundamentals of networking, security, and server administration with Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2. It is intended to provide the foundational level knowledge needed to prepare students to begin building a career in Microsoft technologies.
Audience Profile
Candidates for this course are seeking to gain fundamental knowledge and skills around security, networking, and administration in Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2. It can apply to home computer users, academic students, information workers, developers, or help desk technicians wishing to begin a new skills path or up-skill to Windows Server technologies. Candidates for this course may also include IT Pros with skills within other IT areas or operating systems (such as Linux) who wish to gain an insight into Windows Server.
At Course Completion
After completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Describe fundamental network components and terminology thus enabling you to select an appropriate network component in a particular scenario.
  • Implement a network by selecting network hardware components and technologies and determine the appropriate network hardware and wiring components for a given situation.
  • Describe the protocols and services within the Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) suite of protocols and implement IPv4 within a Windows Server environment.
  • Select appropriate storage technologies and configure storage on Windows Server.
  • Perform a local media-based installation of Windows Server 2008 R2.
  • Describe server roles.
  • Implement and configure an Active Domain® Directory Service (AD DS) forest.
  • Describe the concept of defense-in-depth and determine how to implement this approach with Windows Server.
  • Identify the security features in Windows Server that help to provide defense-in-depth.
  • Identify the network-related security features in Windows Server to mitigate security threats to you network.
  • Identify and implement additional software components to enhance your organization’s security.
  • Monitor a server to determine the performance level.
  • Identify the Windows Server tools available to maintain and troubleshoot Windows Server.
  • Create and configure a virtual machine with Hyper-V™.
In addition to their professional experience, students who attend this training should have the following technical knowledge:
  • A good fundamental knowledge of general computing equivalent with the CompTIA A+ Certification
  • An ability to understand basic security, networking and administration concepts
  • Some previous knowledge and experience with desktop operating systems, although this is not mandatory
Note: No programming skills are required, although some experience and knowledge of scripting technologies would be advantageous.
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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

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

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

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 
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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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