70-646: Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Administration

The 70-646: Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Administration online training 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.
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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. The online training course covers Windows server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1.

Exam Number: 70-646

Instructor: Doug Bassett

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Skills Learned

After completing this online training course, students will be able to:

  • Plan Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 deployments and upgrades
  • Plan server management and delegated administration strategies
  • Plan for network addressing with IPv4 and IPv6 and also the provisioning of DNS services
  • Plan and provision Active Directory Domain Services
  • Plan and implement Group Policy strategy
  • Plan and implement Active Directory Certificate Services
  • Plan and provision Application servers including Web services, presentation virtualization and application virtualization
  • Plan and implement file and print server roles
  • Plan and implement secure network access policies such as VPNs, Network Access Protection (NAP) and Direct Access
  • Plan and provision data and storage
  • Plan and implement an update management strategy using Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
  • Plan and implement high availability
  • Plan for server performance and event monitoring
  • Plan and implement a backup and recovery strategy

Who Should Attend This Course

This online training course is intended for experienced IT Professionals looking to gain deeper insight and decision making knowledge for a variety of planning and implementation tasks typically carried out by Server Administrators.

Also, this course is relevant for you if you have been working as a Server Administrator on a previous version of Windows Server and want to update your skills to the Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 environment.

The online training course is intended to build on the student’s existing skills in the areas of Active Directory and Network Infrastructure for Windows Server 2008, therefore it is not suitable for new or inexperienced server administrators.

It is also intended for IT Professional Technical Specialists seeking to prepare for exam 646 and attain the MCSA: Windows Server 2008 certification.

Prerequisites

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

Also, the following prerequisite courses/certifications would support your preparation for attending this online training course and the taking of the subsequent related exam (646):

  • Online training course: Configuring Windows Server 2008 R2 Active Directory Services (640) and/or have the MCTS: Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Configuration certification
  • Online training course: Configuring Windows Server 2008 R2 Network Infrastructure Services (642) and/or have the MCTS: Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure Configuration certification

Course Outline

Chapter 1: Introducing Windows Server 2008

  • Windows Server 2008 Editions
  • Key Benefits of Windows Server 2008
  • New Features of Windows Server 2008
  • Installing Windows Server 2008
  • Review of Active Directory

Chapter 2: Planning Server Deployments

  • Introducing Windows Deployment Services
  • Introducing Server Core
  • Creating a Rollback Plan
  • Utilizing Virtualization

Chapter 3: Using Windows Server 2008 Management Tools

  • Server-Monitoring Tools
  • Remote Management
  • Windows Server Update Services
  • System Center Configuration Manager

Chapter 4: Monitoring and Maintaining Network Infrastructure Servers

  • Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol
  • Domain Name System
  • Windows Internet Naming Service
  • Network Access Protection

Chapter 5: Monitoring and Maintaining Active Directory

  • Active Directory Roles
  • Active Directory Rights and Permissions
  • Active Directory Backup and Recovery
  • Group Policy

Chapter 6: Monitoring and Maintaining Print and File Servers

  • File Servers
  • Print Servers
  • Distributed File System
  • SharePoint Services

Chapter 7: Planning Terminal Services Servers

  • Terminal Services Servers
  • Internet Information Services

Chapter 8: Planning Windows Server 2008 Security

  • Disk-Level Security with BitLocker
  • Encrypting File System
  • EFS and BitLocker
  • Encrypting Files and Folders
  • Auditing for Server Security
  • Network Security

Chapter 9: Planning Business Continuity and High Availability

  • Shadow Copies
  • Disks
  • Failover Clustering
  • Network Load Balancing
  • Windows Server Backup Features
  • Windows Recovery Environment

Hands-On Labs

  • Windows Server 2008 R2: Active Directory and Server Manager Remoting
  • Windows Server 2008 R2: Branch Caching
  • Windows Server 2008 R2: Direct Access and Power Management
  • Windows Server 2008 R2: Remote Desktop Services
  • Windows Server 2008 R2: Implementing BranchCache
  • Windows Server 2008 R2: Server Management and PowerShell V2
  • Getting Insight and Managing Data Using the File Classification Infrastructure