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Configuring and Troubleshooting a Windows Server 2008 R2 Network Infrastructure.

About This Course

Course Code
M6421

Course Type
Specialist

Vendor
Microsoft

Duration
5 Days

RRP
£2,442.00

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Overview

This five-day instructor-led course provides delegates with the knowledge and skills to configure and troubleshoot Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Sp1 Network Infrastructures. It will cover networking technologies most commonly used with Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Sp1 such as DNS, DHCP, IPv4 and IPv6 network addressing, Network Policy server and Network Access Protection and configuring secure network access.

this course also covers fault tolerant storage technologies, Network Storage and routing and remote access, monitoring and compliance updates as well as other relevant technologies. This course maps directly to the 70-642:TS: Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure, Configuring exam objective domain and is part of the MCTS prerequisites for the MCITP: Server Administrator credential. As such people looking to take the 70-642 exam or obtain the MCITP: Server Administrator credential would also benefit from attending this course.

Target Audience:

Those intending to take the 70-642: TS: Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure, Configuring exam will also benefit from attendance at this course.

Objectives

At the end of this course you will be able to:

Course Outline

Module 1: Planning and Configuring IPv4

This module explains how to deploy and configure networking services in your organization. This module explains how to implement an IPv4 addressing scheme, determine which name services to deploy, and troubleshoot network-related problems.

Lessons

Lab : Planning and Configuring IPv4

Module 2: Configuring and Troubleshooting DHCP

This module introduces you to Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol DHCP, which plays an important role in the Windows Server 2008 R2 infrastructure. It is the primary means of distributing important network configuration information to network clients, and it provides configuration information to other network-enabled services, including Windows Deployment Services WDS and Network Access Protection NAP. To support and troubleshoot a Windows Server-based network infrastructure, it is important that you understand how to deploy, configure, and troubleshoot the DHCP Server Role.

Lessons

Lab : Configuring and Troubleshooting the DHCP Server Role

Module 3: Configuring and Troubleshooting DNS

This module introduces you to Domain Name System DNS, which is the foundation name service in Windows Server 2008 R2. It is vital that you understand how to deploy, configure, manage, and troubleshoot this critical service.

Lessons

Lab : Configuring and Troubleshooting DNS

Module 4: Configuring and Troubleshooting IPv6 TCP/IP

This module introduces you to IPv6, a technology that will help ensure that the Internet can support a growing user base and the increasingly large number of IP-enabled devices. The current Internet Protocol Version 4 IPv4 has served as the underlying Internet protocol for almost thirty years. Its robustness, scalability, and limited feature set is now challenged by the growing need for new IP addresses, due in large part to the rapid growth of new network-aware devices.

Lessons

Lab : Configuring an ISATAP Router

Lab : Converting the Network to Native IPv6

Module 5: Configuring and Troubleshooting Routing and Remote Access

To support your organization's distributed workforce, you must become familiar with technologies that enable remote users to connect to your organization's network infrastructure. These technologies include virtual private networks VPNs and DirectAccess. It is important that you understand how to configure and secure your remote access clients by using network policies. This module explores these remote access technologies.

Lessons

Lab : Configuring and Managing Network Access

Lab : Configuring and Managing DirectAccess

Module 6: Installing, Configuring, and Troubleshooting the Network Policy Server Role Service

NPS provides support for the Remote Authentication Dial-In User Service RADIUS protocol, and can be configured as a RADIUS server or proxy. Additionally, NPS provides functionality that is essential for the implementation of Network Access Protection NAP. This module explains how to install, configure, and troubleshoot NPS.

Lessons

Lab : Configuring and Managing Network Policy Server

Module 7: Implementing Network Access Protection

In this module, you will learn about Network Access Protection NAP. NAP enables you to create customized health-requirement policies to validate computer health before allowing access or communication. NAP also automatically updates compliant computers to ensure on-going compliance and can limit the access of noncompliant computers to a restricted network until they become compliant.

Lessons

Lab : Implementing NAP into a VPN Remote Access Solution

Module 8: Increasing Security for Windows Servers

Security is an essential consideration for networking with Windows Server 2008. In this module, you will learn how to implement various methods to increase security. Windows Firewall with Advanced Security is one of the features in Windows Server 2008 that is used to increase security. You can also use Windows Server Update Services to ensure that approved security updates are applied to servers in a timely way.

Lessons

Lab : Increasing Security for Windows Servers

Module 9: Increasing Security for Network Communication

Internet Protocol security IPsec is a framework of open standards for protecting communications over IP networks through cryptographic security services. IPsec supports network-level peer authentication, data-origin authentication, data integrity, data confidentiality encryption, and replay protection. The Microsoft IPsec implementation is based on standards that the Internet Engineering Task Force IETF IPsec working group developed. In this module, you will learn how to implement, configure, and troubleshoot IPsec.

Lessons

Lab : Increasing Security for Network Communication

Module 10: Configuring and Troubleshooting Network File and Print Services

File and print services are some of the most commonly implemented network services for end users. Unlike infrastructure services like DNS, file and print services are highly visible to the end users. In this module, you will learn how to configure and troubleshoot file and print services to provide high quality service to end users. In addition, you will see how both EFS and BitLocker can be used to increase the security of files that are located in file shares.

Lessons

Lab : Configuring and Troubleshooting Network File and Print Services

Module 11: Optimizing Data Access for Branch Offices

Many organizations maintain a large number of file resources that need to be organized and made highly available to users. These file resources are often stored on servers and provided to users who are distributed geographically in widespread locations. In this module, you will learn how to provide efficient access to network resources with minimal traffic over a WAN link.

Lessons

Lab : Implementing DFS

Lab : Implementing BranchCache

Module 12: Controlling and Monitoring Network Storage

Network storage for users is a finite resource that must be managed appropriately to ensure that it remains available for all users. If network storage is not monitored and managed, it can become filled with irrelevant data, such as personal music or movies. Irrelevant data increases network storage costs and in some cases can prevent useful data from placement on the network storage. In this module, you will learn how to monitor and manage network storage.

Lessons

Lab : Controlling and Monitoring Network Storage

Module 13: Recovering Network Data and Servers

This module explains how to recover network data and servers. There are a variety of scenarios where a network data or a server that provides networks services can be lost. Volume shadow copies can be used to restore previous versions of files when a file is accidentally deleted or modified on a computer that is running Windows Server 2008. Windows Server Backup can be used to back up and restore data files or an entire server.

Lessons

Lab : Recovering Network Data and Servers

Module 14: Monitoring Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure Servers

When a system failure or an event that affects system performance occurs, you need to be able to repair the problem or resolve the issue quickly and efficiently. With so many variables and possibilities in the modern network environment, the ability to determine the root cause quickly often depends on having an effective performance monitoring methodology and toolset. In this module, you will learn to use performance-monitoring tools to identify components that require additional tuning and troubleshooting. By identifying components that require additional tuning, you can improve the efficiency of your servers.

Lessons

Lab : Monitoring Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure Servers

Prerequisites

The minimum level of knowledge required in the above bullet points, excluding the client experience, can be covered by having knowledge equivalent to the moc course 6420B: Fundamentals of Windows Server 2008

About This Course

Course Code
M6421

Course Type
Specialist

Vendor
Microsoft

Duration
5 Days

RRP
£2,442.00

Course Overview
Download