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M6437

Designing a Windows Server 2008 Applications Infrastructure

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Course 6437A: 
Designing a Windows Server 2008 Applications Infrastructure
Length: 3 Days 
Published: June 20, 2008 
Language(s): English 
Audience(s): IT Professionals 
Level: 400 
Technology: Windows Server 2008 
Type: Course 
Delivery M

Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP): Enterprise Administrator on Windows Server 2008 M6437 70-647

Course Title: Designing a Windows Server 2008 Applications

Infrastructure

Course Code: M6437
Version: A
Level: 400
Duration: 3 Days

Course Overview

The Designing a Windows Server 2008 Applications Infrastructure M6437 instructor-led training course has been designed to prepare IT professionals for the role of Enterprise Administrator. Candidates will learn how to design application infrastructure solutions based on Windows Server 2008 to meet varying business and technical requirements.

Target Audience

Candidates who should consider attending the M6437 Microsoft training course are IT professionals (including Windows 2000/2003 enterprise administrators) interested in becoming a Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Administrator with a focus on application infrastructure such as Web and Terminal Services. Application Architects who want to know more about how to integrate Windows Server 2008 technologies into enterprise applications may also benefit from attending this course.

Course Objectives

On successfully completing the M6437 course candidates will be able to:
  • Design IIS 7 Web farms
  • Optimise IIS 7 for performance and stability
  • Design IIS 7 for security
  • Design IIS 7 for reliability, recovery, and monitoring
  • Design and prepare a Terminal Services infrastructure
  • Design a Terminal Services maintenance strategy
  • Plan and configure a Windows Media Services infrastructure for live and on-demand delivery
  • Implement virtualization to consolidate servers, support legacy applications, and create a test environment
  • Determine virtualization appropriateness and virtual server provisioning

Course Prerequisites

Candidates attending the M6437 Microsoft training course should have an intermediate understanding of: networking such as how TCP/IP functions, addressing (including DHCP), name resolution (DNS/WINS), and connection methods (wired, wireless, VPN), NET+, network operating systems such as Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003 etc, security best practices such as, file system permissions, authentication methods, Kerberos etc as well as server and network hardware or the equivalent knowledge.

Candidates are also required to have a conceptual understanding of Active Directory (AD) such as AD terminology, AD object types and hands-on experience with more than one application service such as: IIS, Terminal Services, Windows Media Services, Virtual Server, Hyper-V and/or System Centre Virtual Machine Manager.

Testing and Certification

The M6437 Microsoft training course is the recommended preparation for the 70-647 Pro: Windows Server 2008, Enterprise Administrator exam.

Course Content

Module 1: Designing IIS Web Farms

In this module candidates will learn about the process of designing IIS Web Farms with Windows Server 2008 and IIS 7. The module covers how to select the appropriate hardware and software platforms, the techniques to leverage Web Farm Availability and Scalability and how to select the proper content storage.


Lessons:
  • Overview of Hardware and Platform Options
  • Design Web Farm Availability and Scalability
  • Design Content Storage
Lab: Designing IIS Web Farms
  • Design Hardware Platform
  • Design Web Farm Availability and Scalability
  • Design Web Site Availability and Scalability
  • Design Web Site Configuration, Deployment and Consistency
  • Design Web Site Content, Deployment and Consistency
After completing this module, candidates will be able to:
  • Design an appropriate platform
  • Design Web farm availability and scalability
  • Design content storage

Module 2: Optimising IIS Performance and Stability

In this module candidates will learn about optimising IIS performance and stability.


Lessons:
  • Designing Application Pools
  • Designing Script Mapping
  • Designing Bandwidth Allocation
  • Design Web Site Logging
Lab: Optimising IIS Performance and Stability
  • Design and Test Application Pools
  • Design and Test Script Maps
  • Design and Test Bandwidth Allocation
  • Design and Test Web Site Logging
  • Configuring a Web Server to Host Multiple Applications with Separate Application Pools
After completing this module, candidates will be able to:
  • Plan new application pools
  • Plan to deploy script mapping
  • Plan bandwidth allocation per site or application
  • Plan Web site logging

Module 3: Designing IIS Security

In this module candidates will learn how to establish and maintain very tight security using Microsoft IIS 7.


Lessons:
  • Design and Verify Transport Security
  • Design Authentication and Authorisation
  • Design Delegation Administration
Lab: Designing IIS 7 Security
  • Design and Verify Transport Security
  • Design and Verify Authentication and Authorisation Methods
  • Design and Verify Delegation Administration
  • Configuring Authentication Types
After completing this module, candidates will be able to:
  • Design and verify Transport Security (SSL)
  • Plan site authentication and authorisation
  • Plan delegation permissions and administrative access

Module 4: Design IIS Maintenance and UDDI

In this module candidates will learn how to plan for an IIS installation, taking into account these new features. The modules also covers how to deploy UDDI services.


Lessons:
  • Designing Internet Information Services Backup and Recovery
  • Specify Monitoring Requirements
  • Deploying UDDI Services
  • Tuning and Troubleshooting IIS 7
Lab: Design IIS Maintenance and UDDI
  • Design a Web Server Backup and Recovery Strategy
  • Design and Test Web Server Monitoring
  • Design UDDI Deployment
  • Troubleshooting Application Pool Instability
  • Enabling Shared Configurations
  • Configuring Network Load Balancing
After completing this module, candidates will be able to:
  • Design a Web server backup and recovery plan
  • Design for and utilise the IIS management pack for System Centre
  • Design and test UDDI services
  • Troubleshoot IIS caching behaviour

Module 5: Designing a Terminal Services Infrastructure

In this module candidates will learn how to design a terminal services infrastructure including how to design a terminal services licensing strategy and how to design for remote access with TS Gateways, TS Session Broker, RemoteApp programmes, and TS Web Access.


Lessons:
  • Design Terminal Services Licensing
  • Specify Terminal Services Connection Properties
  • Design Device Redirection
  • Design Terminal Services Gateways
  • Design Terminal Services Broker
  • Design RemoteApp Programmes
  • Design Web Access
Lab: Designing a Terminal Services Infrastructure
  • Design and Test Terminal Services RemoteApp Programmes
  • Design and Test Terminal Services Corporate Desktop
  • Design and Test Terminal Services Gateway and Web Access
  • Design and Test Terminal Services Gateway Policies, Connection Authorisation Policies, and Resource Access Policies
After completing this module, candidates will be able to:
  • Design Terminal Services (TS) Licensing
  • Specify Terminal Services Connection Properties
  • Design Device Redirection
  • Design Terminal Services Gateways
  • Design Terminal Services Broker
  • Design RemoteApp Programmes
  • Design Web Access

Module 6: Designing a Terminal Services Maintenance Strategy

In this module candidates will learn how to design and plan implementation using Windows System Resource Manager (WSRM) policies for application resource and reporting. Candidates will also learn about group policy settings for terminal servers and how to design high availability for terminal services. Finally, the candidates will learn to specify monitoring, maintenance, and recovery requirements and procedures for terminal services.


Lessons:
  • Design Windows System Resource Manager (WSRM) Policies for Application Resource and Reporting
  • Specify Group Policy Settings for Terminal Servers
  • Design High Availability
  • Specify Monitoring Requirements
  • Specify Maintenance and Recovery
Lab: Designing Terminal Services Maintenance
  • Design and test highly available Terminal Services
  • Design and test Group Policy for Terminal Services
  • Design and test resource management for Terminal Services
  • Design and test monitoring for Terminal Services
  • Optimising Terminal Services Performance
After completing this module, candidates will be able to:
  • Design Windows System Resource Manager (WSRM) policies for application resource and reporting
  • Specify Group Policy settings for terminal servers
  • Design high availability (both terminal servers and session directory servers)
  • Specify monitoring requirements
  • Specify maintenance and recovery

Module 7: Design Windows Media Services Infrastructure Administration

In this module candidates will learn how to design Windows Media Services in Windows Server 2008 and become familiar with live and on-demand content delivery.


Lessons:
  • Design Windows Media for Live Streaming
  • Windows Media Services for On-Demand Content
  • Improving Performance for On-Demand Content
  • Monitoring Windows Media Services
Lab: Design a Windows Media Services Infrastructure
  • Design Windows Media Services for Live Streaming
  • Design WMS Infrastructure for On-Demand Content
  • Troubleshooting Poor Performance of On-Demand Content
  • Design and Test Monitoring of Windows Media Services
After completing this module, candidates will be able to:
  • Design Windows Media Services infrastructure for live streaming
  • Design Windows Media Services infrastructure for on-demand content
  • Troubleshoot poor performance of on-demand content
  • Plan for monitoring of Windows Media Services

Module 8: Design Virtualization Infrastructure

In this module candidates will learn how to implement virtualization to consolidate servers, deploy branch office infrastructure servers, support legacy applications, and create a test environment.


Lessons:
  • Virtualization of a Test Server Environment
  • Virtualization and Migration of Legacy Applications
  • Design and Test a Virtualized Development Environment
Lab: Design Virtualization Infrastructure
  • Design a Test Server Consolidation Strategy
  • Design and Test Virtualization and Migration of Legacy Server
  • Design and Test Development Environment Isolation Using Virtual Server
After completing this module, candidates will be able to:
  • Create a design document for server consolidation and virtualization
  • Create a design document for legacy server hosting
  • Identify and document key business and technical requirements for creating an isolated development environment

Module 9: Designing Virtualization Provisioning

In this module candidates will learn how to determine virtualization appropriateness and virtual server provisioning. The candidates will also learn the importance of customising virtual servers to standard configurations and also learn about virtual server deployment.


Lessons:
  • Design Virtual Server Provisioning Workflow Model
  • Evaluate Appropriateness for Virtualization
  • Evaluate Customisation to Standard Configuration
  • Design Deployment for Virtualization
Lab: Design Virtualization Provisioning
  • Design Virtual Server Host Configuration
  • Design Virtual Server Provisioning using System Centre
After completing this module, candidates will be able to:
  • Design virtual server provisioning workflow model
  • Evaluate appropriateness for virtualization
  • Evaluate customisation to standard configuration
  • Design Windows Deployment Services
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