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Windows Server 2008 (Exam 70-646) Server Administrator

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Learn from AtHand Learning's experts and prepare to certify your knowledge of the Microsoft exam 70-646. This course will prepare you to plan server deployment, server management, application and data provisioning and much more (see the outline at the bottom).

If you are looking to become certified, the ExamPack set will provide all the tools you'll need to accomplish your goal...guaranteed.

If you or your department are looking for reference and learning materials to prepare for a deployment or configure and maintain an existing installation, the Single User and Multi-User sets are for you.

6 levels - 112 modules - 18 learning hours


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EXAMPACK: Windows Server 2008 (70-646) Server Administrator (6 levels + ExamPrep)
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Course Instructor: Patrick Loner

Patrick is a network administration trainer for Entré Computer Solutions. He has years of field experience and is certified as a MCT, MCITP, MCSA/MCSE on Windows NT, 2000 and 2003. In addition, he also the following certifications Cisco's CCNA, CompTIA's A+, Network+ and Security+.

Course Outline

Level 1

Introduction: Planning and Administering Windows Server 2008 Servers

Chapter 1: Planning Deployment and Migration
  • Introduction
  • Planning for WS08 Deployment and Migration
  • Features and Benefits
  • Deployment Considerations
  • Identifying Compatibility Issues
  • Developing a Deployment Plan
  • Designing and Scheduling Server Deployments
  • Planning Server Rollback
  • Migrating Data and Services
  • Planning the Decommissioning Process
  • Commissioning Windows Server 2008 Servers
  • Installing Windows Server 2008 Demo
  • Initial Configuration Tasks Demo
  • Summary
Level 2

Chapter 2: Planning Server Roles
  • Introduction
  • Planning for Server Hardware
  • Introduction to Server Roles
  • Implications and Recommendations for Combining Server Roles
  • High Availability Options
  • Planning for WS08 Server Core
  • Designing for Hyper-V Virtualization
  • File Storage in WS08
  • High Availability for File Servers
  • Configuring File Service Resource Manager Demo
  • Summary
Chapter 3: Creating a Change Control Plan
  • Introduction
  • Developing a Change Control Process
  • Establishing a Communication Plan
  • Establishing a Change Approval Process
  • Developing Configuration Changes
  • Testing Proposed Changes
  • Creating and Testing Rollback Plans
  • Reviewing Configuration Changes
  • Summary
Level 3

Chapter 4: Planning for High Availability
  • Introduction
  • Defining and Documenting High Availability Requirements
  • Infrastructure Requirements for High Availability
  • High Availability Options in Windows Server 2008
  • Planning Network Load Balancing (NLB)
  • Overview of Network Load Balancing
  • Sharing Application Data for NLB
  • Planning Host Affinity and Priority
  • Selecting Network Communication Methods for NLB
  • Planning Failover Clustering
  • Overview of Failover Clustering
  • Shared Storage for Failover Clustering
  • Quorum Configuration for Failover Clustering
  • Guidelines for Designing Failover Clusters
  • Planning Geographically Dispersed Clusters
  • Summary
Chapter 5: Planning and Maintaining Security
  • Introduction
  • Characteristics of a Defense in Depth Strategy
  • Defense in Depth Layers
  • Implementing Host Level Security
  • Utilizing the Windows Server 2008 Firewall
  • Configuring Windows Firewall Demo
  • Implementing Security Policies and Templates
  • Implementing Network Level Security
  • Network Security Options
  • Summary
Level 4

Chapter 6: Planning Disaster Recovery for Windows Server 2008
  • Introduction
  • Planning Backups for Windows Server 2008
  • Planning a Backup Policy
  • Storage and Security Considerations
  • Planning Restore Policies for Windows Server 2008
  • Considerations for Server Restores
  • Improving the Backup Plan
  • Planning an EFS Restore Policy
  • Verifying Restored Data
  • Summary
Chapter 7: Maintaining Windows Server 2008 Servers
  • Introduction
  • Overview of Windows Server 2008 Management Tasks
  • Planning for Security Update Management
  • Overview of WSUS Deployment
  • Server Core Security Updates
  • Automating Server Maintenance
  • Configuring WSUS Demo
  • Summary
Level 5

Chapter 8: Maintaining the Distributed File System (DFS)
  • Introduction
  • Overview of DFS in Windows Server 2008
  • DFS Architecture and Required Services
  • Planning for High Availability with DFS
  • Tools for Managing DFS
  • Installing and Configuring DFS Demo
  • Summary
Chapter 9: Monitoring Windows Server 2008 Servers
  • Introduction
  • Reasons for Monitoring
  • Monitoring Methods and Tools
  • Establishing Performance Baselines
  • Measuring Performance Objects
  • Choosing the Appropriate Monitoring Tools
  • Summary
Chapter 10: Troubleshooting Windows Server 2008 Hardware
  • Introduction
  • Troubleshooting Tools
  • Evaluating Hardware Devices and Drivers
  • Handling Component and Device Driver Failures
  • Summary
Level 6

Chapter 11: Troubleshooting Software Problems in Windows Server 2008
  • Introduction
  • Determining the Business Impact of Software Failure
  • Monitoring Service Level Agreements
  • Troubleshooting Methodology Stages
  • Reviewing Logs and System Settings
  • Identifying Core Operating System Components
  • Evaluating Security Issues
  • Summary
Chapter 12: Troubleshooting Windows Server 2008 Networks
  • Introduction
  • Business Impact of Network Failure
  • Service Level Agreements and Change Management
  • Interaction with Other Teams
  • Correcting IP Connectivity Issues
  • Resolving Names in Windows Server 2008
  • Summary