Fundamentals of Windows Server 2008 Network & Application Infrastructure (6420)

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Course Content

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.

Who should attend

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.

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of 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)

Detailed 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.

Lessons

  • 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.

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.

Lessons

  • 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.

Module 3: Configuring Basic TCP/IPv4
This module describes the TCP/IPv4 configuration, protocols and the tools used to validate configurations.

Lessons

  • 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.

Module 4: Managing 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.

Lessons

  • Network Content Types,
  • Packet Delivery Methods

Module 5: Creating IPv4 Address Spaces
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.

Lessons

  • 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.

Module 6: IPv6 Fundamentals
This module introduces IPv6, describes the differences between IPV4 and IPv6, and explains how to configure IPv6 addresses.

Lessons

  • Introduction to IPv6.
  • Unicast IPv6 Addresses.
  • Configuring IPv6.

Module 7: Fundamentals of Administering Windows Server
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.

Lessons

  • 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.

Module 8: Security Fundamentals
This module introduces basic industry standard security concepts for server roles.

Lessons

  • Defense-in-Depth.
  • Securing Access to Web Content.
  • Securing Access to Files.

Module 9: Fundamentals of Securing Network Communication
This module describes how to secure network traffic by using certificates.

Lessons

  • 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.

Module 10: Windows Firewall and Caching Fundamentals
This module introduces basic industry standard security concepts for server roles.

Lessons

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

Lessons

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

Lab: Implementing Remote Access Exercise 1: Configure operating system prerequisites

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

Module 12: Routing Fundamentals
This module describes routing concepts and protocols, and explains how quality of service can be used within a network environment.

Lessons

  • 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

Module 13: Network Load Balancing Fundamentals
This module explains how to configure and test network load balancing.

Lessons

  • 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.

Module 14: Configuring Print Resources and Printing Pools
This module explains how to configure network print resources and printing pools.

Lessons

  • 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

Module 15: Server Virtualization Overview
This module describes the fundamental functions included with Windows Server Virtualization (WSV).

Lessons

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