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Windows Server 2008
6430 B: Planning for Windows Server 2008 Servers
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This 3-day course is intended for IT pros who are interested in the knowledge and skills necessary to plan a Windows Server 2008 operating system infrastructure. This course is aimed at server administrators and is not a “how-to” course; therefore, it has a significant number of planning exercises with less focus on hands-on exercises than some courses.The course content and exercises direct you toward making decisions and providing guidance to others. This course reflects the decision-making tasks that a server administrator undertakes.
Price: $1,740
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416-929-1599
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To find out more available information
about this course, please contact us:

416-929-1599
info@acend.com
To find out more available information
about this course, please contact us:

416-929-1599
info@acend.com
Module 1: Planning Windows Server 2008 Deployment
This module explains how to plan the deployment of Windows Server 2008 servers.
Lessons
· Overview of Change Management
· Planning a Single-Server Installation
· Performing a Single-Server Installation
· Automating Windows Server Deployment
Lab : Planning Windows Server 2008 Deployment
· Exercise 1: Creating a Planning Flowchart for a Windows Server 2008 Deployment
· Exercise 2: Planning a Windows Server 2008 Deployment
After completing this module, students will be able to:
· Describe how change management affects a deployment project
· Plan the deployment of a single computer running Windows Server 2008
· Describe how to perform a single-server installation
· Determine how to automatically deploy Windows Server 2008
Module 2: Planning Network Infrastructure for Windows Server 2008
This module explains how to plan the network infrastructure for Windows Server 2008 servers.
Lessons
· Planning IPv4 Addressing
· Planning for Name Resolution Services
· Determining the Need for WINS
· Planning a Perimeter Network
· Planning an IPv4 to IPv6 Transition Strategy
Lab : Planning Network Infrastructure for Windows Server 2008
· Exercise 1: Determining an Appropriate Network Addressing Scheme
· Exercise 2: Planning the Placement of Network Servers
· Exercise 3: Implementing the Planned Network Services
After completing this module, students will be able to:
· Plan an IPv4 addressing strategy.
· Plan the deployment and configuration of DNS servers.
· Determine how to handle NetBIOS names within your organization.
· Place appropriate servers in your perimeter network.
· Plan an IPv4 to IPv6 transition strategy
Module 3: Planning for Active Directory
This module explains how to plan the Active Directory environment.
Lessons
· Selecting a Domain and Forest Topology
· Selecting a Domain and Forest Functional Level
· Planning Identity and Access Services in Active Directory
· Implementing Active Directory in the Physical Network
Lab : Implementing Active Directory in the Physical Network
· Exercise 1: Selecting a Forest Topology
· Exercise 2: Planning Active Directory for a Branch Network
· Exercise 3: Deploying a Branch Domain Controller
After completing this module, students will be able to:
· Select an appropriate Active Directory topology.
· Configure the domain and forest functional level.
· Describe Active Directory identity and access services.
· Configure Active Directory to support your physical network.
Module 4: Planning for Group PolicyThis module explains how to plan for Group Policy in a Windows Server 2008 network.Lessons
· Planning Group Policy Application
· Planning Group Policy Processing
· Planning the Management of Group Policy Objects
· Planning the Management of Client Computers
Lab : Planning for Group Policy
· Exercise 1: Creating a Group Policy Plan
· Exercise 2: Implementing Group Policy
After completing this module, students will be able to:
· Plan group policy application.
· Plan group policy processing.
· Plan the management of group policy objects.
· Plan the management of client computers.
Module 5: Planning Application Servers
This module explains how to plan for application servers in a Windows Server 2008 network.
Lessons
· Overview of Application Servers
· Supporting Web-Based Applications
· Supporting SQL Server Databases
· Deploying Client Applications
· Planning Terminal Services
Lab : Planning Application Servers
· Exercise 1: Creating a Plan for Application Servers
· Exercise 2: Implementing Windows SharePoint Services
· Exercise 3: Implementing Terminal Services
After completing this module, students will be able to:
· Describe application servers.
· Plan support for Web-based applications.
· Plan support for SQL Server databases.
· Plan the deployment of client applications.
· Plan the implementation of Terminal Services.
Module 6: Planning File and Print Services
This module explains how to plan for File and Print services in your Windows Server 2008 environment.
Lessons
· Planning and Deploying the File Services Role
· Managing Storage
· Planning and Implementing the Distributed File System
· Planning and Implementing Shared Printing
Lab : Planning File and Print Services
· Exercise 1: Planning File and Print Services for a Branch Office
· Exercise 2: Implementing File and Print Services in a Branch Office
After completing this module, students will be able to:
· Plan and deploy the Windows Server 2008 File Services role
· Manage storage effectively
· Implement an appropriate Distributed File System infrastructure
· Implement shared printing
Module 7: Planning Server and Network SecurityThis module explains how to plan for server and network security in a Windows Server 2008 network.Lessons
· Overview of Defense-in-Depth
· Planning for Windows Firewall with Advanced Security
· Planning Protection Against Viruses and Malware
· Managing Remote Access
· Planning for Network Access Protection (NAP)
Lab : Planning Server and Network Security
· Exercise 1: Creating a Plan for Server and Network Security
· Exercise 2: Implementing Windows Firewall Rules
After completing this module, students will be able to:
· Describe Defense-in-Depth
· Plan for Windows Firewall with Advanced Security
· Plan protection against viruses and malware
· Manage remote access
· Plan for NAP
Module 8: Planning Server Administration
This module explains how to plan for effective administration of a Windows Server 2008 network.
Lessons
· Selecting the Appropriate Administration Tool
· Planning Server Core Administration
· Delegating Administration
Lab : Planning Server Administration
· Exercise 1: Planning for Branch Office Administration
· Exercise 2: Delegating Administration to Branch Office Personnel
After completing this module, students will be able to:
· Select an appropriate administrative tool for a given situation.
· Determine where to deploy Server Core servers.
· Delegate administrative tasks.
Module 9: Planning and Implementing Monitoring and Maintenance
This module explains how to plan for and implement monitoring and maintenance in a Windows Server 2008 network.
Lessons
· Planning Monitoring Tasks
· Calculating a Server Baseline
· Tools for Monitoring Server Performance
· Planning Software Updates
Lab : Planning and Implementing Monitoring and Maintenance
· Exercise 1: Evaluating Performance Metrics
· Exercise 2: Monitoring Performance Metrics
· Exercise 3: Configuring Data Collector Sets
· Exercise 4: Evaluating Trends
After completing this module, students will be able to:
· Plan monitoring tasks.
· Calculate a server performance baseline.
· Select the appropriate monitoring and maintenance tool.
· Plan software updates.
Module 10: Planning High Availability and Disaster Recovery
This module explains how to plan for high availability and disaster recovery in a Windows Server 2008 environment.
Lessons
· Choosing a High-Availability Solution
· Planning a Backup and Restore Strategy
Lab : Planning High Availability and Disaster Recovery
· Exercise 1: Planning for Branch Office High Availability and Data Recovery
· Exercise 2: Implementing the High Availability and Disaster Recovery Plan
After completing this module, students will be able to:
· Select a high-availability solution.
· Select an appropriate backup and restore strategy.
Module 11: Planning Virtualization
This module explains how to plan virtualization to increase the efficiency and availability of applications and services.
Lessons
· Overview of Server Virtualization
· Business Scenarios for Server Virtualization
· Overview of System Center Virtual Machine Manager
· Planning Host Resources
Lab : Planning Virtualization
· Exercise 1: Creating a Virtualization Plan
· Exercise 2: Implementing Virtualization (Optional)
After completing this module, students will be able to:
· Describe virtualization and the technologies that can be used to implement virtualization.
· Describe the business scenarios for virtualization.
· Describe how System Center Virtual Machine Manager can be used to manage a virtual environment.
· Plan host resources.
Additional Reading
To help you prepare for this class, review the following resources:
· Read the additional readings and references included on the Course Companion CD.
· Practice using the Microsoft product(s) and tools associated with Course 6430B, Planning for Windows Server 2008 Servers.
· Practice setting up the classroom by following the instructions in the Microsoft Virtual Server Classroom Setup Guide or the Microsoft Virtual Machine Build Guide.
· Review the Windows Server 2008 Web site at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=123286 for updated information.
· Review the Course 6430B, Planning for Windows Server 2008 Servers error log, which is available in the Microsoft Download Center.

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