Prerequisites

Before attending this course, students must have:
  • Skills equivalent to course 6418A (deployment)–Installation and configuration of Windows Server 2008, Windows Deployment Services, Active Directory directory service upgrades
  • Skills equivalent to course 6420A (networking fundamentals)– TCP/IP configuration, server administration, network and data security
  • Skills equivalent to course 6421A (core network infrastructure training)– Domain Name System (DNS) configuration, Windows Internet Name Service (WINS) configuration, IPv6 transition, remote access, network policies, Network Access Protection (NAP), Distributed File System (DFS)
  • Skills equivalent to course 6424A (Active Directory fundamentals)– Configure Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS), configure Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services (AD LDS), configure Active Directory Certificate Services (AD CS), configure Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS), create users and groups
  • Skills equivalent to course 6425A (core Active Directory training)– Configure AD DS security, trusts, sites, replication, Group Policy
  • Up to one year experience implementing server plans

Course Outline

Module 1: Planning Windows Server 2008 Deployment

Module 2: Planning Network Infrastructure for Windows Server 2008

This module explains how to plan the network infrastructure for Windows Server 2008 servers.

Module 3: Planning for Active Directory

This module explains how to plan the Active Directory environment.

Module 4: Planning for Group Policy

This module explains how to plan for Group Policy in a Windows Server 2008 network.

Module 5: Planning Application Servers

This module explains how to plan for application servers in a Windows Server 2008 network.

Module 6: Planning File and Print Services

This module explains how to plan for File and Print services in your Windows Server 2008 environment.

Module 7: Planning Server and Network Security

This module explains how to plan for server and network security in a Windows Server 2008 network.

Module 8: Planning Server Administration

This module explains how to plan for effective administration of a Windows Server 2008 network.

Module 9: Planning and Implementing Monitoring and Maintenance

This module explains how to plan for and implement monitoring and maintenance in a Windows Server 2008 network.

Module 10: Planning High Availability and Disaster Recovery

This module explains how to plan for high availability and disaster recovery in a Windows Server 2008 environment.

Module 11: Planning Virtualization

This module explains how to plan virtualization to increase the efficiency and availability of applications and services.

At Course Completion

After completing this course, students 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 organization’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.