M6435: Designing a Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure

5 Day Course
Hands On
Official Microsoft Curriculum
Code M6435

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This five-day course will provide students with an understanding of how to design a Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure that meets business and technical requirements for network services. The primary audience for this course is IT professionals (including Windows 2000, Windows Server 2003 enterprise administrators) interested in becoming a Longhorn Enterprise Administrator (who focuses on network solutions).


After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Describe key components of network infrastructure design.
  • Describe how to design a secure network.
  • Design a plan for allocating IP addresses to workstations and servers.
  • Design a network topology.
  • Describe the internal considerations for network security and how they can be addressed
  • Design an appropriate name resolution system that incorporates Domain Name System (DNS).
  • Optimize a name resolution system that incorporates DNS and Windows Internet Name Service (WINS).
  • Design a solution for network access.
  • Design a Network Access Protection (NAP) solution.
  • Design a solution for operating system deployment and maintenance.
  • Design the deployment of file services.
  • Design print services in Windows Server 2008.
  • Design high availability for applications and services.

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Overview of Network Infrastructure Design (4 topics)

  • Preparing for Network Infrastructure Design
  • Designing the Network Topology
  • Designing Network Infrastructure for Virtualization
  • Designing a Change Management Structure for a Network

Designing Network Security (5 topics)

  • Overview of Network Security Design
  • Creating a Security Plan
  • Identifying Threats to Network Security
  • Analyzing Security Risks
  • The Defense-in-Depth Model

Designing IP Addressing (4 topics)

  • Designing an IPv4 Addressing Scheme
  • Designing an IPv6 Addressing Scheme
  • Designing DHCP Implementation
  • Designing DHCP Configuration Options

Designing Routing and Switching (5 topics)

  • Preparing for Designing a Network Routing Topology
  • Selecting Network Devices
  • Designing Internet Connectivity and Perimeter Networks
  • Designing Routing Communications
  • Evaluating Network Performance

Designing Security for Internal Networks (3 topics)

  • Designing Windows Firewall Implementation
  • Overview of IPSec
  • Designing IPSec Implementation

Designing Name Resolution (5 topics)

  • Information for a Name Resolution Design
  • Designing a DNS Server Strategy
  • Designing a DNS Namespace
  • Designing DNS Zone Implementation
  • Designing Zone Replication and Delegation

Designing Advanced Name Resolution (3 topics)

  • Optimizing DNS Queries
  • Designing DNS for High Availability
  • Designing a WINS Name Resolution Strategy

Planning and Deploying the Application Virtualization Management System (5 topics)

  • Gathering Data for Designing Network Access Solutions
  • Securing and Controlling Network Access
  • Designing Remote Access Services
  • Designing RADIUS Authentication with Network Policy Services'
  • Designing Wireless Access

Designing Network Access Protection (4 topics)

  • Designing the NAP Platform Architecture
  • Network Policy Server Component Design
  • Designing NAP Enforcement Point and Client Component Requirements
  • IPSec Enforcement for NAP

Designing Operating System Deployment and Maintenance (4 topics)

  • Determining Operating System Deployment Requirements
  • Deploying an Operating System by Using WDS
  • Planning for the Creation and Modification of Images
  • Designing Multicast Transmission of Images

Designing File Services and DFS in Windows Server 2008 (3 topics)

  • Designing File Services
  • Designing DFS
  • Designing the FSRM Configuration

Designing Print Services in Windows Server 2008 (2 topics)

  • Overview of a Print Services Design
  • Designing Print Services

Designing High Availability in Windows Server 2008 (4 topics)

  • Overview of High Availability
  • Designing Network Load Balancing for High Availability
  • Designing Failover Clustering for High Availability
  • Designing Geographically Dispersed Failover Clusters


Before attending this course, students must have: Active Directory Technology Specialist level knowledge and concepts. Network Infrastructure Technology Specialist level knowledge and experience. Applications Infrastructure Technology Specialist level knowledge and experience. Windows Vista TS or D Experience with Windows operating systems such as Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, and Windows Vista Intermediate understanding of networking concepts such as TCP/IP, name resolution, and connection methods. Intermediate understanding of security best practices for authentication and file permissions. Intermediate understanding of server and network hardware.

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