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Windows 2008 Server Administration Fundamentals

The objective of this course is to provide delegates with an overview of Windows Server 2008 concepts and basic support tasks. It is aimed at Support Staff and Administrators requiring a foundation in Windows.

Learning Objectives

This course leads to the Microsoft Technology Associate Certification (a new entry level credential that validates fundamental technology knowledge among students seeking to build a career in technology). This will also serve as a stepping stone to the Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist Exams.



Course Content

Server Overview

  • Understanding What a Server Does

  • Installing Windows Server 2008 RS

Managing Windows Server 2008 R2

  • Performing Initial Configuration Tasks

  • Using the Control Panel

  • Configuring IP Address Settings

  • Managing Devices and Device Drivers

  • Using Microsoft Management Console and Administrative Tools

  • Installing Programs, Roles, and Features

  • Managing Services

  • Understanding the Registry

  • Managing Server Core

Managing Storage

  • Identifying Storage Technologies

  • Looking at Network Attached Storage and Storage Area Networks

  • Understanding Disk Structure

  • Using Disk Management Tools

Monitoring and Troubleshooting Servers

  • Managing Information Technology

  • Introducing Troubleshooting Methodology

  • Booting the System

  • Understanding Performance

  • Introducing Business Continuity

  • Understanding Backups

  • Performing Server Repair

Essential Services

  • Naming Resolution

  • DHCP Services

  • Introducing Directory Services with Active Directory

File and Print Services

  • Introducing NTFS

  • Sharing Drives and Folders

  • Looking at Printers

  • Enabling Auditing

Popular Windows Network Services and Applications

  • Introducing the Web Server

  • Understanding Remote Access

  • Introducing Remote Administration

  • Understanding Server Virtualization

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