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MS-6435 - Designing a Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure

This five-day course will provide students with the knowledge and skills to be able to design Network and Application Infrastructure with Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2. The course will allow students to design such infrastructure to meet varying business and technical requirements and will prepare IT Professionals for the role of Enterprise Administrator.

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Before attending this course, students must have:
  • Experience configuring Windows 7.
  • Experience configuring Active Directory Domain Services, such as domains, forests, sites, trusts, certificates, user and computer accounts.
  • Experience configuring Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure, such as IP addressing, name resolution, network access, file and print services, and Windows Server Update Services (WSUS).
  • Experience configuring applications infrastructure such as server deployment, remote desktop services, and web services infrastructure.

Students who attend this training can meet the prerequisites by attending the following courses, or obtaining equivalent knowledge and skills:
  • 6421B: Configuring and Troubleshooting a Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure
  • 6425C: Configuring and Troubleshooting Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Domain Services
  • 6426C: Configuring and Troubleshooting Identity and Access Solutions with Windows Server 2008 Active Directory
  • 6427A: Configuring and Troubleshooting Internet Information Services in Windows Server 2008
  • 6428A: Configuring and Troubleshooting Windows Server 2008 Terminal Services

Detailed Class Syllabus

Module 1: Designing IP Addressing and Configuration

Designing an IPv4 Addressing Scheme
Designing an IPv6 Addressing Scheme
Designing an IPv6 Transition Strategy
Designing a DHCP Implementation
Planning DHCP Configuration Options

Module 2: Designing Name Resolution

Collecting Information for a Name Resolution Design
Designing a DNS Server Strategy
Designing a DNS Namespace
Designing DNS Zone Implementation
Designing Zone Replication and Delegation

Module 3: Designing Advanced Name Resolution

Optimizing DNS Queries
Designing DNS for High Availability
Designing a NetBIOS Name Resolution Strategy

Module 4: Designing Network Access

Gathering Data for Designing Network Access Solutions
Securing and Controlling Network Access
Designing Remote Access Services
Designing RADIUS Authentication with Network Policy Services
Designing Wireless Access
Designing Internet Connectivity and Perimeter Networks

Module 5: Designing Network Security

Defense-in-Depth Model Overview
Overview of Network Security Design
Creating a Network Security Plan
Identifying Threats to Network Security
Analyzing Security Risks
Designing Windows Firewall Implementation
Designing NAP Policy
Designing NAP Enforcement and Remediation

Module 6: Designing Application Deployment

Overview of Application Deployment
Designing Deployment of Local Applications
Designing Deployment of Virtual Applications
Designing Deployment of Virtual Desktop

Module 7: Designing Remote Desktop Services

Designing Remote Desktop Services Connectivity
Designing RemoteApp
Designing Remote Connectivity for RDS
Designing Monitoring and Management for Remote Desktop Services

Module 8: Designing IIS for Web-Based Applications

Designing Web-based Application Infrastructure
Optimizing IIS Performance and Stability
Designing IIS Security
Designing IIS Maintenance

Module 9: Designing File and Print Services

Designing File Services
Designing File Server Resource Management
Designing File Encryption
Designing Print Services

Module 10: Designing File Replication and Caching

Branch Office Data Access
Designing a Distributed File System
Designing File Caching

Module 11: Designing for Business Continuity

Disaster Recovery Planning
Designing Windows Network Load Balancing
Designing Failover Clustering
Designing Geographically Dispersed Clusters

Module 12: Designing an Update Deployment Strategy

Designing a WSUS Topology
Designing an Update Management Strategy

Module 13: Designing a Virtualization Infrastructure

Virtualization of a Test Server Environment
Virtualization and Migration of Legacy Applications
Branch Office Servicing Through Virtualization
Designing and Testing a Virtualized Development Environment
Designing a Virtual Server Provisioning Workflow Model
Evaluating Appropriateness for Virtualization
Evaluating Customization to a Standard Configuration