Planning and Administering Windows Server 2008 Servers



Vendor: Microsoft Certified Partners for Learning Solutions (CPLS) - Windows Server 2008
Course # 6430
Course Starts On: Call for Details
Length of the Course: 5 Days
Price: $2,625 – Click Here to Pre Register

Course Description

This five-day instructor-led course provides students with the knowledge and skills to implement, monitor, and maintain Windows Server 2008 servers.

Course Objectives:

 

 

After completing this course, students will be able to:

Plan a Windows Server 2008 Deployment.
Plan and implement server commissioning and decommissioning for Windows Server 2008.
Plan the installation of server roles for Windows Server 2008.
Create a configuration change plan for Windows Server 2008.
Plan and implement Windows Server 2008 security.
Manage application versioning in Windows Server 2008.
Plan for a high-availability Windows Server 2008 deployment.
Plan a server update maintenance schedule for Windows Server 2008.
Maintain Distributed File System (DFS) in Windows Server 2008.
Define server backup requirements and policies for Windows Server 2008 backup.
Plan and implement a Windows Server 2008 restore.
Plan Windows Server 2008 monitoring.
Troubleshoot hardware issues.
Troubleshoot software issues.
Troubleshoot network issues.

Course Audience:

This course is intended for entry level server administrators or IT professionals who are interested in becoming server administrators as the next step in their career path.

Course PreRequisites:

 

 

Before attending this course, students should have up to 1 year experience implementing server plans although have probably not yet had full responsibility for planning.

This course requires that students meet the following prerequisites:

A strong familiarity with Windows deployment technologies and implementation.
A strong familiarity with Windows networking technologies and implementation.
A strong familiarity with Active Directory technologies and implementation.

Course Outline:

 

 

Module 1: Planning for Windows Server 2008 Deployment

Course Outline

This module explains how to deploy Windows Server 2008

Lessons

Overview of Windows Server 2008 Deployment
Identifying Windows Server 2008 Compatibility Issues
Developing a Windows Server 2008 Deployment Plan

Lab: Planning for a Windows Server 2008 Server Deployment

Reviewing the Existing Server Environment
Reviewing Business Requirements and SLAs
Creating a Deployment Plan
Discussion – Reviewing the Deployment Plans

After completing this module, students will be able to:

Explain the advantages of deploying Windows Server 2008.
Identify Windows Server 2008 compatibility issues.
Develop a Windows Server 2008 deployment plan.

Module 2: Managing Server Migration

This module explains how to commission and decommission Windows Server 2008

Lessons

Creating a Windows Server 2008 Deployment Plan
Planning the Server Decommissioning Process
Commissioning a Windows Server 2008 File Server

Lab: Migrating a File Server to Windows Server 2008

Reviewing the Existing Server Environment
Planning for the Windows Server 2008 File Server
Deploying a Windows Server 2008 File Server
Verifying the Windows Server 2008 File Server Deployment

After completing this module, students will be able to:

Create a deployment plan for Windows Server 2008.
Identify server decommissioning steps.
List Windows Server 2008 deployment and migration tools.

Module 3: Planning Windows Server 2008 Server Roles

This module explains how to plan the installation of server roles in Windows Server 2008

Lessons

Planning for Windows Server 2008 Hardware
Planning for Windows Server 2008 Server Roles
Planning for Windows Server 2008 File Servers
Planning for Windows Server 2008 Core

Lab: Planning Windows Server 2008 Servers

Planning a Windows Server 2008 Server Configuration
Planning a Windows Server 2008 File Server
Implementing Windows Server 2008 File Servers

After completing this module, students will be able to:

Identify hardware configuration options for Windows Server 2008.
Identify performance implications when combining server roles.
List guidance for installing file servers.
Plan for Windows Server 2008 Server Core.

Module 4: Creating a Configuration Change Plan for Windows Server 2008

This module explains how to create a configuration change plan in Windows Server 2008

Lessons

Developing a change control process
Planning configuration changes
Evaluating configuration changes

Lab: Creating a Configuration Change Plan

Plan a Windows Server 2008 server configuration
Discussion – Sharing best practice

After completing this module, students will be able to:

Design a change control process for implementing configuration changes.
Plan for configuration changes.
Evaluate the success of configuration changes.

Module 5: Managing Windows Server 2008 Security

This module explains how to plan and implement security in Windows Server 2008

Lessons

Planning a defense-in-depth strategy
Implementing host level security for Windows Server 2008
Implementing server security by using Group Policies
Implementing network security for Windows Server 2008

Lab: Managing Windows Server 2008 Security

Planning a Windows Server 2008 security configuration
Implementing file server security

After completing this module, students will be able to:

Plan a defense-in-depth strategy for Windows Server 2008 security.
Implement host-level security for Windows Server 2008.
Implement server security by using Group Policy.
Implement network security for Windows Server 2008 servers.

Module 6: Planning for the Application Server Role

This module explains how to manage versioning and related frameworks in Windows Server 2008

Lessons

Determining application server role requirements
Overview of the application server role components
Supporting the .NET framework

Lab: Planning for the Application Server Role

Identifying the server roles required to support a LOB application
Identifying .NET framework requirements
Planning security requirements for the application

After completing this module, students will be able to:

Determine the requirement for application servers.
Identify application server role components.
Plan for supporting the Microsoft .NET Framework.

Module 7: Planning for Windows Server 2008 High Availability

This module explains how to plan for high availability in Windows Server 2008

Lessons

Planning for Network Load Balancing
Overview of failover clustering support in Windows Server 2008
Creating clusters in Windows Server 2008

Lab: Planning for Failover Clusters in Windows Server 2008

Planning hardware requirements for Windows Server 2008 failover clusters
Planning for Network Load Balancing
Planning for a high availability LOB application

After completing this module, students will be able to:

Develop a plan for Network Load Balancing (NLB).
Describe the improved failover clustering support in Windows Server 2008.
Plan for failover clustering in Windows Server 2008.

Module 8: Maintaining Windows Server 2008

This module explains how to plan a server update maintenance schedule in Windows Server 2008

Lessons

Overview of Windows Server 2008 management tasks
Planning for security update management
Automating Windows Server 2008 maintenance

Lab: Developing a Maintenance Plan for Windows Server 2008

Evaluating log files and reports
Planning the maintenance schedule
Automating maintenance tasks
Reviewing the maintenance plan

After completing this module, students will be able to:

Create a server management task schedule for Windows Server 2008.
Plan for security update management plan by using Windows Server Update Services (WSUS).
List automated maintenance tools for Windows Server 2008.

Module 9: Maintaining a Distributed File System on Windows Server 2008

This module explains how to maintain a Distributed File System (DFS) on Windows Server 2008

Lessons

Planning components required for DFS
Planning for fault tolerance in DFS
Tools for managing DFS

Lab: Planning for DFS

Evaluating the existing server environment
Deployment considerations for DFS
Designing a fault tolerant DFS solution

After completing this module, students will be able to:

Identify services required for Distributed File System (DFS).
Explain DFS fault tolerance.
Identify DFS management tools.

Module 10: Planning Windows Server 2008 Backup

This module explains how to define backup requirements and policies for administering Windows Server 2008

Lessons

Plan Backups by Using the Windows Server 2008 Backup Feature
Plan a backup policy for Windows Server 2008

Lab: Managing Windows Server 2008 Backup

Evaluating the existing backup plan
Updating the backup policy
Reviewing backup policy and plans
Backing up a server

After completing this module, students will be able to:

Create a backup and recovery plan by using Windows Server Backup.
Develop a backup policy for using Windows Server Backup.

Module 11: Managing a Windows Server 2008 Restore

This module explains how to plan and implement a Windows Server 2008 restore

Lessons

Planning a server restore policy
Planning an EFS restore policy
Verifying restored data

Lab: Planning Windows Server 2008 Restore

Evaluating the backup data
Planning a restore including System State Data
Investigating a failed restore

After completing this module, students will be able to:

Create a server restore plan.
Create a plan for restoring Encrypting File System (EFS) files.
Verify the restore procedure.

Module 12: Monitoring Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Servers

This module explains how to plan for monitoring Windows Server 2008

Lessons

Planning monitoring tasks
Calculating a server baseline
Measuring performance objects
Selecting appropriate monitoring tools
Planning notification methods

Lab: Identifying Windows Server 2008 Monitoring Requirements

Evaluating performance metrics
Monitoring performance metrics
Configuring Data Collector sets
Evaluating trends
Remote monitoring extension

After completing this module, students will be able to:

Plan monitoring tasks.
Determine an appropriate server baseline.
Determine objects and counters to monitor based on server role.
Select the appropriate monitoring tools.
Identify appropriate notification methods.

Module 13: Troubleshooting Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Hardware

This module explains how to troubleshoot hardware issues in Windows Server 2008

Lessons

Identifying hardware support issues
Dealing with physical failures
Dealing with device driver failures

Lab: Troubleshooting Hardware Issues

Evaluating disk issues
Planning for server availability
Planning for future capacity requirements
Discussion – Server Hardware Issues

After completing this module, students will be able to:

Identify hardware issues.
Explain physical component failure.
Manage device driver failure.

Module 14: Troubleshooting Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Software

This module explains how to troubleshoot software issues in Windows Server 2008

Lessons

Planning for business continuity
Reviewing log files
Reviewing core OS components
Evaluating security issues

Lab: Troubleshooting Software Issues

Resolving driver update issues
Rolling back a patch
Fixing version incompatibilities
Reconfiguring software settings

After completing this module, students will be able to:

Evaluate the effect of software problems.
Identify troubleshooting log files.
Identify core operating system components.
Evaluate software security issues.

Module 15: Troubleshooting Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Networks

This module explains how to troubleshoot network issues in Windows Server 2008

Lessons

Analyzing the scale of network issues
Correcting IP connectivity issues
Resolving names in Windows Server 2008

Lab 15: Troubleshooting Network Problems

Resolving high network usage issues
Resolving server connectivity problems
Resolving name resolution problems
Resolving slow server response times

After completing this module, students will be able to:

Identify common types of network problems.
Resolve IP connectivity issues.
Resolve name resolution issues.