M6430: Planning for Windows Server 2008 Servers

3 Day Course
Hands On
Official Microsoft Curriculum
Code M6430

This course has been retired. Please view currently available Microsoft Windows 2008 Training Courses.

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Planning Windows Server 2008 Deployment (4 topics)

  • Overview of Change Management
  • Planning a Single-Server Installation
  • Performing a Single-Server Installation
  • Automating Windows Server Deployment

Planning Network Infrastructure for Windows Server 2008 (5 topics)

  • Planning IPv4 Addressing
  • Planning for Name Resolution Services
  • Determining the Need for WINS
  • Planning a Perimeter Network
  • Planning an IPv4 to IPv6 Transition Strategy

Planning for Active Directory (4 topics)

  • Selecting a Domain and Forest Topology
  • Selecting a Domain and Forest Functional Level
  • Planning Identity and Access Services in Active Directory
  • Implementing Active Directory in the Physical Network

Planning for Group Policy (4 topics)

  • Planning Group Policy Application
  • Planning Group Policy Processing
  • Planning the Management of Group Policy Objects
  • Planning the Management of Client Computers

Planning Application Servers (5 topics)

  • Overview of Application Servers
  • Supporting Web-Based Applications
  • Supporting SQL Server Databases
  • Deploying Client Applications
  • Planning Terminal Services

Planning File and Print Services (4 topics)

  • Planning and Deploying the File Services Role
  • Managing Storage
  • Planning and Implementing the Distributed File System
  • Planning and Implementing Shared Printing

Planning Server and Network Security (5 topics)

  • Overview of Defense-in-Depth
  • Planning for Windows Firewall with Advanced Security
  • Planning Protection Against Viruses and Malware
  • Managing Remote Access
  • Planning for Network Access Protection (NAP)

Planning Server Administration (3 topics)

  • Selecting the Appropriate Administration Tool
  • Planning Server Core Administration
  • Delegating Administration

Planning and Implementing Monitoring and Maintenance (4 topics)

  • Planning Monitoring Tasks
  • Calculating a Server Baseline
  • Tools for Monitoring Server Performance
  • Planning Software Updates

Planning High Availability and Disaster Recovery (2 topics)

  • Choosing a High-Availability Solution
  • Planning a Backup and Restore Strategy

Planning Virtualization (4 topics)

  • Overview of Server Virtualization
  • Business Scenarios for Server Virtualization
  • Overview of System Center Virtual Machine Manager
  • Planning Host Resources

Labs (11 topics)

  • Lab 1: Planning Windows Server 2008 Deployment
  • Lab 2: Planning Network Infrastructure for Windows Server 2008
  • Lab 3: Implementing Active Directory in the Physical Network
  • Lab 4: Planning for Group Policy
  • Lab 5: Planning Application Servers
  • Lab 6: Planning File and Print Services
  • Lab 7: Planning Server and Network Security
  • Lab 8: Planning Server Administration
  • Lab 9: Planning and Implementing Monitoring and Maintenance
  • Lab 10: Planning High Availability and Disaster Recovery
  • Lab 11: Planning Virtualization

Prerequisites

Attendees should meet the following prerequisites: * Skills equivalent to or attendance at course M6418 - Deploying Windows Server 2008 * Skills equivalent to or attendance at course M6420 - Fundamentals of Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure and Application Platform * Skills equivalent to or attendance at course M6421 - Configuring and Troubleshooting Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure * Skills equivalent to or attendance at course M6424 - Fundamentals of Microsoft Server 2008 Active * Skills equivalent to or attendance at course M6425 - Configuring Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Domain Services and Identity and Access * Up to one year experience implementing server plans * Additional Reading - To help you prepare for this class, review the following resources: * Read the additional readings and references included on the Course Companion CD * Practice using the Microsoft product(s) and tools associated with Course M6430 - Planning for Windows Server 2008 Servers * Practice setting up the classroom by following the instructions in the Microsoft Virtual Server Classroom Setup Guide or the Microsoft Virtual Machine Build Guide. * Review the Windows Server 2008 Web site at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=123286 for updated information * Review the Course M6430 - Planning for Windows Server 2008 Servers error log, which is available in the Microsoft Download Center.

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