Windows Server Administration Fundamentals

  • Duration 3 days
  • Price $1,557
  • Certifications MTA: IT Infrastructure
  • Exams 98-365
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Students who are beginning studies in technology need a strong foundation in the basics before moving on to more advanced technology courses and certification programs. The Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) is a new and innovative certification track designed to provide a pathway for future success in technology courses and careers.

The MTA program curriculum helps teach and validate fundamental technology concepts. Server fundamentals such as managing Windows Servers (including virtualization) and storage, along with monitoring and troubleshooting servers are included. It also covers such topics as essential naming, directory, and print services. Students also learn of popular Windows Network Services and Applications.

Course Outlineadd_circle_outline

Lesson 1: Server Overview

  • Key Terms
  • Understanding What a Server Does
  • Introducing Server Roles
  • Selecting Server Hardware
  • Selecting the Software
  • Installing Windows Server 2008 RS
  • Performing Clean Installations
  • Performing an Upgrade
  • Disk Cloning and System Preparation Tool
  • Performing an Unattended Installation
  • Using Windows Deployment Services
  • Understanding Windows Licensing
  • Understanding Windows Activation
  • Understanding Windows Updates
  • Skill Summary
  • Knowledge Assessment
  • Workplace Ready

Lesson 2: Managing Windows Server 2008 R2

  • Key Terms
  • Performing Initial Configuration Tasks
  • Using the Control Panel
  • Understanding User Account Control
  • Introducing System Settings
  • Changing Computer Name and Domain Settings
  • Configuring Remote Settings
  • Changing Date and Time
  • Configuring IP Address Settings
  • Managing Devices and Device Drivers
  • Understanding Plug and Play Devices
  • Understanding Signed Drivers
  • Using Devices and Printers
  • Using Device Manager
  • Using Microsoft Management Console and Administrative Tools
  • Contents
  • Using Computer Management Console and Server Management Console
  • Installing Programs, Roles, and Features
  • Managing Programs
  • Managing Roles and Features
  • Managing Services
  • Understanding the Registry
  • Managing Server Core
  • Skill Summary
  • Knowledge Assessment
  • Workplace Ready

Lesson 3: Managing Storage

  • Key Terms
  • Identifying Storage Technologies
  • Comparing IDE and SCSI Drives
  • Introducing Redundant Arrays of Independent Disks
  • Introducing Hot Spares
  • Looking at Network Attached Storage and Storage Area Networks
  • Introducing Fibre Channel
  • Introducing iSCSI
  • Using Storage Explorer and Storage Manager
  • Understanding Disk Structure
  • Introducing Disk Partitioning Styles
  • Comparing Types of Disks
  • Introducing File Systems
  • Using Disk Management Tools
  • Skill Summary
  • Knowledge Assessment
  • Workplace Ready

Lesson 4: Monitoring and Troubleshooting Servers

  • Key Terms
  • Managing Information Technology
  • Introducing Troubleshooting Methodology
  • System Information
  • Using the Event Viewer
  • Booting the System
  • Understanding Boot.ini
  • Understanding BCDEdit
  • Understanding Advanced Boot Menu
  • Using the System Configuration Tool
  • Understanding Performance
  • Understanding Virtual Memory and Paging File
  • Using Task Manager
  • Using Performance Monitor
  • Using Resource Monitor
  • Introducing Business Continuity
  • Introducing Fault-Tolerant Components
  • Understanding Clustering
  • Understanding Power
  • Understanding Backups
  • Introducing Backup Media
  • Introducing Backup Items
  • Understanding Backup Methods
  • Introducing Microsoft Windows Backup
  • Understanding Shadow Copies of Shared Folders
  • Performing Server Repair
  • Skill Summary
  • Knowledge Assessment
  • Workplace Ready

Lesson 5: Essential Services

  • Key Terms
  • Naming Resolution
  • Understanding HOSTS and LMHOSTS Files
  • Exploring DNS
  • WINS
  • DHCP Services
  • Introducing Directory Services with Active Directory
  • Introducing Domains, Trees, and Forests
  • Introducing Sites and Domain Controllers
  • Introducing Organizational Units
  • Looking at Objects
  • Introducing Groups
  • Introducing Group Policy
  • Skill Summary
  • Knowledge Assessment
  • Workplace Ready

Lesson 6: File and Print Services

  • Key Terms
  • Introducing NTFS
  • Setting NTFS Permissions
  • Looking at Effective NTFS Permissions
  • Copying and Moving Files
  • Looking at Folder and File Owners
  • Encrypting Files with NTFS


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