Updating Your Skills From Windows Server 2003 to 2008

Course:  WSUPD
Duration:  5 Days
Level:  II
Course Summary

This five-day instructor-led course teaches the features and technologies of Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 to IT professionals who have specialist skills in working with Windows Server 2003 technologies. For students with the appropriate skillset, the course facilitates accelerated learning of Windows Server 2008 and covers features and technologies up to and including Windows Server 2008 R2 Sp1.

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Topics Covered In This Course

Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2008

  • Overview of Windows Server
  • Installing Windows Server 2008
  • Managing Server Roles and Features
  • Configuring and Managing Windows Server 2008 Server Core
  • Choosing a Deployment Strategy
  • Deploying Windows Server 2008

Server Management in Windows Server 2008

  • Managing Windows Server with Server Manager
  • Managing Server Updates by using WSUS
  • Managing Backup and Restore by Using Windows Server Backup
  • Managing Event Logs and Auditing
  • Performance and Resource Management

Configuring Networking and Network Services

  • Configuring IPv6 Addressing
  • Migrating from IPv4 to IPv6
  • DHCP and DNS Enhancements in Windows Server 2008
  • Configuring and Managing Windows Firewall with Advanced Security
  • Configuring Routing and Networking with Windows Server 2008

Configuring Network Policy Server and Remote Access services

  • Overview of Network Policy Server
  • Configuring a Network Policy Server
  • Configuring Remote Access
  • Managing DirectAccess in Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Implementing Network Access Protection
  • Configuring VPN Enforcement by Using NAP

Configuring and Managing Active Directory Domain Services

  • Active Directory Enhancements in Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2
  • Installing and Configuring Domain Controllers
  • Configuring Read-Only Domain Controllers
  • Configuring Fine-Grained Password Policies
  • Managing Active Directory Objects with Windows PowerShell
  • Active Directory Database Management

Managing Group Policy in Active Directory Domain Services

  • Group Policy Enhancements in Windows server 2008
  • Managing Security with Group Policy
  • Managing Clients With Group Policy Preferences

Configuring Active Directory Certificate Services

  • Active Directory Certificate Services Overview
  • Deploying Active Directory Certificate Services
  • Managing Certificate Templates
  • Managing Certificate Enrollment
  • Managing Certificate Revocation
  • Managing Certificate Recovery

Configuring Active Directory Identity and Access Solutions

  • Installing and Configuring AD LDS
  • Installing and Configuring AD FS
  • Overview of AD RMS
  • Installing and Configuring AD RMS

Installing and Configuring Remote Desktop Services

  • Overview of Remote Desktop Services
  • Implementing RemoteApp Infrastructure
  • Implementing Remote Desktop Gateway

Managing Remote Desktop Services

  • Managing RD Session Host and Connection Broker
  • Configuring and Managing Remote Desktop Licensing
  • Managing Remote Desktop Client Connections

Installing and Configuring Web Servers and Applications with Internet Information Services

  • Managing the Web Server Role
  • Configuring web Applications and Sites
  • Configuring a File Transfer Protocol Server and Simple Mail Transfer Protocol Server
  • Configuring Secure Websites and Servers

Configuring Storage Technologies in Windows Server 2008

  • Configuring Distributed File System
  • Managing Storage with File System Resource Management
  • Implementing Classification Management and File Management Tasks
  • Configuring Storage in Windows Server 2008

Configuring High Availability in Windows Server 2008

  • Configuring Network Load Balancing
  • Overview of Windows Server 2008 Failover Clusters
  • Preparing for Failover Clustering
  • Creating and Configuring Failover Clusters

Configuring Virtualization in Windows Server 2008

  • Hyper-V Overview
  • Installing and Configuring Hyper-V and Virtual Machines
  • Overview of Virtualization Management
  • High Availability in a Hyper-V Environment
  • Implementing Virtual Desktop Infrastructure
What You Can Expect

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Install and configure Windows Server 2008.
  • Manage servers with Windows Server 2008.
  • Configure networking and network services.
  • Install and configure Network Policy Services and remote access services.
  • Configure and manage Active Directory Domain Services.
  • Manage Group Policies in Active Directory Domain Services.
  • Configure Active Directory Certificate Services.
  • Configure Active Directory identity and access solutions.
  • Install and configure Remote Desktop Services.
  • Manage Remote Desktop Services.
  • Install and configure web servers and applications with Internet Information Services
  • Configure storage technologies in Windows Server 2008
  • Configure high availability in Windows Server 2008.
  • Configure virtualization in Windows Server 2008.
Who Should Take This Course

The audience for this course is IT Professionals who wish to upgrade their existing Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA) or Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) skills on Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2,

Recommended Prerequisites

Experience in planning, implementing, managing, maintaining, and securing Microsoft Windows Server 2003, including Active Directory, Network Infrastructure, Terminal Services, and Internet Information Services (IIS)

Working knowledge of networking, such as TCP/IP and Domain Name System (DNS)

Experience in installing, configuring, and administering Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows 7

Training Style

Instructor-led lecture coupled with relevant individual activities.

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