70-642: Configuring Windows Server 2008 R2 Network Infrastructure Services

The 70-642: Configuring Windows Server 2008 R2 Network Infrastructure Services online training course provides students with the knowledge and skills to configure and troubleshoot Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Network Infrastructures.
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It will cover networking technologies most commonly used with Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 such as DNS, DHCP, IPv4 and IPv6 network addressing, Network Policy server and Network Access Protection and configuring secure network access. It also covers fault tolerant storage technologies, Network Storage and routing and remote access, monitoring and compliance updates as well as other relevant technologies.


Exam Number: 70-642

Instructor: Doug Bassett,

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Skills Learned

After completing this course, the student should be able to:

  • Plan and configure an IPv4 network infrastructure.
  • Implement DHCP within their organization.
  • Configure and troubleshoot DNS.
  • Configure, transition to, and troubleshoot IPv6.
  • Configure and troubleshoot Routing and Remote Access.
  • Install, configure, and troubleshoot the Network Policy Server Role service.
  • Implement Network Access Protection.
  • Implement security features within Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2.
  • Implement security features within Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 that help to secure network communications.
  • Configure and troubleshot file and print services.
  • Enable and configure services to optimize branch office data access.
  • Control and monitor network storage.
  • Recover data on Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 servers.
  • Monitor Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server R2 network infrastructure services.

Who Should Attend This Course

This course will be of interest and benefit to attendees with different back grounds and career aspirations. It will be of interest to Network Administrators who currently are, or will be, working with Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 servers. It will also be of interest and benefit to Active Directory technology specialists who aspire to be Enterprise Administrators (Tier 4 day-to-day network operations) or experienced Server Administrators who aspire to be Enterprise Administrators. Storage Area Network Administrators need to understand this information to deploy or extend their current storage infrastructure and Operations Managers who need this information to support troubleshooting efforts and business decisions would also benefit from this course

This online training course is also intended for IT Professional Technical Specialists seeking to prepare for exam 642 and attain the MCTS: Windows Server 2008 Applications Infrastructure, Configuration certification.

Exam 642 also counts towards the MCSA: Windows Server 2008 certification.


Before attending this online training course, students must have:

  • You must have an intermediate understanding of Windows Server operating systems such as Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 and Windows client operating systems such as Windows Vista or Windows 7. Client operating system knowledge equivalent to the below certifications would be of benefit.
  • Attended the Configuring Windows 7 (680) online training course and/or have the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA): Windows 7 certification
  • You should understand how TCP/IP functions and have a basic understanding of addressing, name resolution (Domain Name System [DNS]/Windows Internet Name Service [WINS]), connection methods (wired, wireless, virtual private network [VPN]).
  • You should have an awareness of security best practices such as understanding file system permissions, authentication methods, workstation, and server hardening methods, and so forth.
  • Basic knowledge of Active Directory would also be of benefit

Course Outline

Chapter 1: Understanding Windows Server 2008 Networking

  • Understanding the OSI Model
  • How Microsoft’s Network Components Work with the OSI Model
  • About Windows Network Models

Chapter 2: TCP/IP

  • Understanding TCP/IP
  • Understanding IP Addressing
  • Subnetting a Network
  • Understanding IPv6
  • Configuring IPsec

Chapter 3: Domain Name System (DNS)

  • Introducing DNS
  • Introducing DNS Database Zones
  • New Functionality in Windows Server 2008 DNS
  • Introducing DNS Record Types
  • Configuring DNS
  • Monitoring and Troubleshooting DNS

Chapter 4: Managing Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)

  • Overview of DHCP
  • Installing and Authorizing DHCP
  • Creating and Managing DHCP Scopes
  • Monitoring and Troubleshooting DHCP

Chapter 5: Managing Routing and Remote Access

  • Understanding Routing
  • Installing RRAS
  • Configuring IP Routing
  • Configuring TCP/IP Packet Filters
  • Configuring VPN Packet Filters
  • Managing IP Routing

Chapter 6: Managing Remote Access Services

  • Overview of Dial-Up Networking (DUN)
  • Overview of Virtual Private Networks
  • Configuring Your Remote Access Server
  • Installing a VPN
  • Configuring a VPN
  • Managing Your Remote Access Server
  • Integrating RRAS with DHCP
  • Configuring a RAS or VPN Client
  • Introduction to Authentication Protocols
  • Overview of Wireless Access

Chapter 7: Managing Security for Remote Access Services

  • Remote Access Security
  • Configuring User Access
  • Configuring Security
  • Troubleshooting Techniques

Chapter 8: Managing File and Print Services

  • Understanding File Servers
  • Configuring File Servers
  • Configuring Disk Quotas
  • Configuring Distributed File System (DFS)
  • Understanding Printing

Chapter 9: Monitoring and Managing a Network Infrastructure

  • Configuring Windows Server
  • Overview of Windows Server 2008 Performance Monitoring
  • Using Windows Server 2008 Performance Tools
  • Backup and Recovery
  • Understanding Shadow Copies

Hands-On Labs

  • Adding Workstation Nodes to HPC Clusters
  • Windows Server 2008 R2: Branch Caching
  • Windows Server 2008 R2: Remote Desktop Services
  • Windows Server 2008 R2: Implementing BranchCache
  • Windows Server 2008 R2: Server Management and PowerShell V2

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