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MS-6433 - Planning and Implementing Windows Server 2008

This five day course is intended for IT Professionals who are interested in the knowledge and skills necessary to plan and implement a Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 environment. It incorporates both the planning of the server infrastructure and key aspects of the implementation, management and maintenance of Active Directory and Network Infrastructure. It is the primary training resource for Exam 70-646 preparation (MCITP: Server Administrator certification). It covers the most important job tasks for Server Administrators who are responsible for the planning, operations, and day-to-day maintenance of Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 servers in the enterprise.

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Before attending this course, students must possess the following skillset and knowledge:
  • At least one year experience in implementing or contributing to server and client planning
  • At least one year experience carrying out day to day network Infrastructure and Active Directory management and maintenance tasks
  • Technology skills equivalent to moc course 6418C: Deploying Windows Server 2008

Also, the following prerequisite certifications would support your preparation for attending this course and the taking of the subsequent related exam (70-646):
  • MCTS: Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Configuration

  • ?Equivalent course(s): 6425C and 6426C
    • MCTS: Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure Configuration

    • ?Equivalent course(s): 6421B

Detailed Class Syllabus

Module 1: Planning Server Deployment and Upgrade

Developing a Deployment Strategy
Virtualization Considerations
Selecting an Automation Strategy
Implementing an Automation Strategy

Module 2: Planning Server Management and Delegated Administration

Server Management Tools
Decentralizing Systems Administration

Module 3: Planning Network Addressing and Name Resolution

Provisioning IPv4 Addresses on Enterprise Networks
Provisioning IPv6 Addresses on Enterprise Networks
Transitioning to IPv6
Provisioning DNS Services on Enterprise Networks

Module 4: Planning and Provisioning Active Directory Domain Services

Deploying Domain Controllers in Multi-Site Organizations
Planning Administrative and Management Structures for AD DS
Planning a Maintenance Strategy for AD DS
Planning a Backup and Restore Strategy for AD DS

Module 5: Planning Group Policy Strategy

Planning Group Policy Settings
Planning Group Policy Assignment
Planning the Management of Group Policy Objects

Module 6: Planning Active Directory Certificate Services

Enterprise PKI Deployment and Administration
Managing Certificate Templates
Planning Certificate Enrollment and Revocation

Module 7: Planning and Provisioning Application Servers

Planning and Provisioning Web Services
Planning and Provisioning Presentation Virtualization
Planning and Provisioning Application Virtualization

Module 8: Planning File and Print Services

Provisioning File Services
Provisioning and Managing Storage
Provisioning and Managing Network Print Services
Migrating File and Print Services

Module 9: Planning Network Access

Planning Network Security
Planning Virtual Private Networks
Planning Network Access Protection
Planning DirectAccess

Module 10: Provisioning Data and Storage

Planning and Implementing Distributed File System
Planning and Implementing BranchCache
Provisioning Storage

Module 11: Planning Update Deployment

WSUS Topologies
Update Management

Module 12: Planning High Availability

Planning Network Load Balancing
Planning Failover Clustering
Planning for Service Availability

Module 13: Planning Performance and Event Monitoring

Monitoring and Analyzing Server Performance
Managing Events

Module 14: Enterprise Backup and Recovery

Disaster Recovery Concepts
Planning Windows Server Backup
Planning and Administering Recovery