M6420: Fundamentals of Windows Server 2008

5 Day Course
Hands On
Official Microsoft Curriculum
Code M6420

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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.

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