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Fundamentals of Windows Server 2008 R2

The purpose of this 5-day course is to teach students the basic fundamentals of networking, security, and server administration with Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2. It is intended to provide the foundational level knowledge needed to prepare students to begin building a career in Microsoft technologies.


Candidates for this course are seeking to gain fundamental knowledge and skills around security, networking, and administration in Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2. It can apply to home computer users, academic students, information workers, developers, or help desk technicians wishing to begin a new skills path or up-skill to Windows Server technologies. Candidates for this course may also include IT Pros with skills within other IT areas or operating systems (such as Linux) who wish to gain an insight into Windows Server.
  • Describe fundamental network components and terminology thus enabling you to select an appropriate network component in a particular scenario.
  • Implement a network by selecting network hardware components and technologies and determine the appropriate network hardware and wiring components for a given situation.
  • Describe the protocols and services within the Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) suite of protocols and implement IPv4 within a Windows Server environment.
  • Select appropriate storage technologies and configure storage on Windows Server.
  • Perform a local media-based installation of Windows Server 2008 R2.
  • Describe server roles.
  • Implement and configure an Active Domain Directory Service (AD DS) forest.
  • Describe the concept of defense-in-depth and determine how to implement this approach with Windows Server.
  • Identify the security features in Windows Server that help to provide defense-in-depth.
  • Identify the network-related security features in Windows Server to mitigate security threats to you network.
  • Identify and implement additional software components to enhance your organization’s security.
  • Monitor a server to determine the performance level.
  • Identify the Windows Server tools available to maintain and troubleshoot Windows Server.
  • Create and configure a virtual machine with Hyper-V.

Course outline:

Module 1: Understanding Network Infrastructure

  • Network Architecture Standards
  • Local Area Networking
  • Wide Area Networking
  • Wireless Networking
  • Connecting to the Internet
  • Remote Access
  • Lab : Selecting Network Infrastructure Components

Module 2: Connecting Network Components 

  • Understanding the OSI Model
  • Understanding Adapters, Hubs, and Switches
  • Understanding Routing
  • Understanding Media Types
  • Lab : Connecting Network Components

Module 3: Implementing TCP/IP 

  • Overview of TCP/IP
  • Understanding IPv4 Addressing
  • Configuring IPv4
  • Understanding IPv6
  • Name Resolution
  • Lab : Implementing TCP/IP

Module 4: Implementing Storage in Windows Server

  • Identifying Storage Technologies
  • Managing Disks and Volumes
  • Implementing RAID
  • Lab : Implementing Storage in Windows Server

Module 5: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 

  • Installing Windows Server
  • Managing Services
  • Managing Peripherals and Devices
  • Lab : Installing Windows Server

Module 6: Windows Server Roles 

  • Role-Based Deployment
  • Deploying Role-Specific Servers
  • Lab : Implementing Server Roles

Module 7: Implementing Active Directory Domain Services


  • Introducing AD DS
  • Implementing AD DS
  • Managing Users, Groups, and Computers
  • Implementing Organizational Units
  • Implementing Group Policy
  • Lab: Implementing AD DS

Module 8: Implementing IT Security Layers 

  • Overview of Defense-in-Depth
  • Physical Security
  • Internet Security
  • Lab : Implementing IT Security Layers

Module 9: Implementing Windows Server Security


  • Overview of Windows Security
  • Securing Files and Folders
  • Implementing Encryption
  • Lab: Implementing Windows Security

Module 10: Implementing Network Security

  • Overview of Network Security
  • Implementing Firewall
  • Network Access Protection
  • Lab : Implementing Network Security

Module 11: Implementing Security Software


  • Client Protection Features
  • E-Mail Protection
  • Server Protection
  • Lab : Implementing Security Software

Module 12: Monitoring Server Performance

  • Overview of Server Components
  • Performance Monitoring
  • Lab : Monitoring Server Performance

Module 13: Maintaining Windows Server 

  • Troubleshooting Windows Server Startup
  • Server Availability and Data Recovery
  • Applying Updates to Windows Server
  • Troubleshooting Windows Server
  • Lab : Maintaining Windows Server

Module 14: Implementing Virtualization

  • Overview of Virtualization Technologies
  • Implementing Hyper-V Role
  • Lab : Implementing Virtualization


In addition to their professional experience, students who attend this training should have the following technical knowledge:
  • A good fundamental knowledge of general computing equivalent with the CompTIA A+ Certification
  • An ability to understand basic security, networking and administration concepts
  • Some previous knowledge and experience with desktop operating systems, although this is not mandatory
Note: No programming skills are required, although some experience and knowledge of scripting technologies would be advantageous.


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Kurs-ID: MS6420
Längd: 5 dagar
Inregistrering: 09.00
Kursstart: 09.30
Kursslut (ca): 16.30
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