M6420: Fundamentals of Windows Server 2008

5 Day Course
Hands On
Official Microsoft Curriculum
Code M6420

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The purpose of this 5-day course is to teach students the basic fundamentals of networking, security, and server administration with Windows Server 2008. It is intended to provide the foundational knowledge needed to prepare for the Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) exams and 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 R2. It can apply to home computer users, academic, information workers, developers, or help desk technicians wishing to begin a new skills path or up-skill to Windows Server technologies. It is for candidates wishing to prepare for the Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) certification in Windows Server 2008. 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.


On completion of this course, delegates will be able to:

  • 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.

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Fundamentals of Network Infrastructure (5 topics)

  • Network Communication Standards
  • Physical Network Infrastructure
  • Logical Network Organization
  • Overview of Active Directory
  • Server Roles

Connecting Network Components (4 topics)

  • Understanding the OSI Model
  • Understanding Adapters, Hubs, and Switches
  • Understanding Routing
  • Understanding Media Types

Configuring Basic TCP/IPv4 (5 topics)

  • Overview of the TCP/IP Protocol Suite
  • Overview of TCP/IP Addressing
  • Name Resolution
  • Dynamic IP Addressing
  • TCP/IPv4 Tools

Implementing Storage in Windows Server (3 topics)

  • Identifying Storage Technologies
  • Managing Disks and Volumes
  • Implementing RAID

Installing and Configuring Windows Server (3 topics)

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

Windows Server Roles (2 topics)

  • Role-Based Deployment
  • Deploying Role-Specific Servers

Implementing Active Directory Domain Services (5 topics)

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

Implementing IT Security Layers (3 topics)

  • Overview of Defense-in-Depth
  • Physical Security
  • Internet Security

Implementing Windows Server Security (3 topics)

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

Implementing Network Security (3 topics)

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

Implementing Security Software (3 topics)

  • Client Protection Features
  • E-Mail Protection
  • Server Protection

Monitoring Server Performance (2 topics)

  • Overview of Server Components
  • Performance Monitoring

Maintaining Windows Server (4 topics)

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

Configuring Print Resources and Printing Pools (5 topics)

  • Printing Overview
  • Configuring Network Printers
  • Using Print Management
  • Managing Printers
  • Troubleshooting Network Printing

Implementing Virtualization (2 topics)

  • Overview of Virtualization Technologies
  • Implementing Hyper-V Role


Before attending this course, students must have: * 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

Additional Learning

The courses below may help you meet the knowledge level required to take this course. If you are unsure please ask a training advisor .

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