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M6430

Planning for Windows Server 2008 Servers

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M6430: Planning and Implementing Windows Server 2008 Servers Version: C Length: 5 Days Published: September 30, 2011(In development) Language(s): English Audience(s): IT Professionals Level: 300 Technology: Windows Server 2008 Type: Course

Planning for Windows Server 2008 Servers M6430

Course Title: Planning for Windows Server 2008 Servers

Course Code: M6430
Version: B
Level: 300
Duration: 3 Days

Course Overview

The Planning for Windows Server 2008 Servers M6430 instructor-led training course has been designed for IT pros who are interested in learning the necessary skills and knowledge required 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 candidates toward making decisions and providing guidance to others. This course reflects the decision-making tasks that a server administrator undertakes.

Target Audience

Candidates who should consider attending the M6430 Microsoft training course are Server Administrators moving from a technical-specialist role to a decision-making role, or those who wish to acquire the necessary knowledge to be able to plan for Windows Server 2008 servers.

Course Objectives

On successfully completing the M6430 course candidates will be able to:
  • Plan for both Windows Server 2008 installation and upgrade from a previous version of Windows Server to Windows Server 2008
  • Plan and implement network connectivity in Windows Server 2008 by using IPv4-related technologies and plan a migration strategy to IPv6
  • Plan the deployment of Active Directory-related services in Windows Server 2008
  • Apply the design considerations for implementing group policy
  • Plan the configuration of different applications services in Windows Server 2008
  • Create a plan for file and print services to meet an organisation`s printing, file storage, and access needs
  • Create a plan to secure the Windows Server 2008 environment
  • Create local and remote administration strategies for administering a Windows Server 2008 environment
  • Create a monitoring plan for the Windows Server 2008 environment
  • Create a plan that will help mitigate the effects of various disaster scenarios on the IT infrastructure
  • Create a plan for using virtualization in a Windows Server 2008 environment

Course Prerequisites

Candidates attending the M6430 Microsoft training course should have previously attended or possess the equivalent skills and knowledge equal to courses M6418, M6420, M6421, M6424 and M6425, as well as up to one year experience implementing server plans.

Testing and Certification

There are currently no exams or Microsoft Certification directly associated to this course however this course may assist in preparing candidates for other exams that are closely associated with this technology.

Course Content

Module 1: Planning Windows Server 2008 Deployment

In this module candidates will learn 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
  • Creating a Planning Flowchart for a Windows Server 2008 Deployment
  • Planning a Windows Server 2008 Deployment
After completing this module, candidates 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

In this module candidates will learn 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
  • Determining an Appropriate Network Addressing Scheme
  • Planning the Placement of Network Servers
  • Implementing the Planned Network Services
After completing this module, candidates will be able to:
  • Plan an IPv4 addressing strategy
  • Plan the deployment and configuration of DNS servers
  • Determine how to handle NetBIOS names within an organisation
  • Place appropriate servers in a perimeter network
  • Plan an IPv4 to IPv6 transition strategy

Module 3: Planning for Active Directory

In this module candidates will learn 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
  • Selecting a Forest Topology
  • Planning Active Directory for a Branch Network
  • Deploying a Branch Domain Controller
After completing this module, candidates 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 a physical network

Module 4: Planning for Group Policy

In this module candidates will learn 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
  • Creating a Group Policy Plan
  • Implementing Group Policy
After completing this module, candidates 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

In this module candidates will learn 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
  • Creating a Plan for Application Servers
  • Implementing Windows SharePoint Services
  • Implementing Terminal Services
After completing this module, candidates 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

In this module candidates will learn how to plan for File and Print services in a 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
  • Planning File and Print Services for a Branch Office
  • Implementing File and Print Services in a Branch Office
After completing this module, candidates 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 Security

In this module candidates will learn 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
  • Creating a Plan for Server and Network Security
  • Implementing Windows Firewall Rules
After completing this module, candidates 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

In this module candidates will learn 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
  • Planning for Branch Office Administration
  • Delegating Administration to Branch Office Personnel
After completing this module, candidates 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

In this module candidates will learn 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
  • Evaluating Performance Metrics
  • Monitoring Performance Metrics
  • Configuring Data Collector Sets
  • Evaluating Trends
After completing this module, candidates 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

In this module candidates will learn 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
  • Planning for Branch Office High Availability and Data Recovery
  • Implementing the High Availability and Disaster Recovery Plan
After completing this module, candidates will be able to:
  • Select a high-availability solution
  • Select an appropriate backup and restore strategy

Module 11: Planning Virtualization

In this module candidates will learn 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 Centre Virtual Machine Manager
  • Planning Host Resources
Lab: Planning Virtualization
  • Creating a Virtualization Plan
  • Implementing Virtualization (Optional)
After completing this module, candidates 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 Centre Virtual Machine Manager can be used to manage a virtual environment
  • Plan host resources
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