Fundamentals of a Windows Server Infrastructure

Days 5    Code 10967   Fee £1985

Learn about the Fundamental building blocks that go into building a Windows Server infrastructure with Windows Server 2012.

Course Details

Learn about the Fundamental building blocks that go into building a Windows Server infrastructure with Windows Server 2012.

This five day course covers the basic skills and knowledge that are required in order to build a Windows Server Infrastructure. It covers networking architecture and topologies, security considerations and best practices as well as basic Windows Server administration skills and technologies such as Windows Server 2012 Installation, configuration, maintenance and performance. Within that it will also cover specific areas such as Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS), Domain Name Services (DNS), Storage and many others.

This course is designed to provide foundational level knowledge needed to prepare students to start a career or cross train in Microsoft Windows Server technologies.

Prerequisites

In addition to their professional experience, before attending this course, students must have:

  • A good fundamental knowledge of general computing concepts.

  • Knowledge equivalent to the MTA exam 98-349: Windows Operating System Fundamentals

Course Outline

Module 1: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012

This module explains how the Windows Server 2012 editions, installation options, optimal service and device configuration and general post-installation configuration all contribute to the functionality and effectiveness of your Windows Server implementation.

 

Lessons

  • Installing Windows Server.
  • Configuring Services.
  • Configuring Peripherals and Devices.

Module 2: Implementing Storage in Windows Server

This module will introduce you to different storage technologies, discuss how to implement the storage solutions in Windows Server and will finish a discussion on a resilient strategy for your storage that will be tolerant in various ways, helping to avoid unplanned downtime and loss of data.

 

Lessons

  • Identifying Storage Technologies.
  • Managing Disks and Volumes.
  • Fault Tolerance.

Module 3: Understanding Network Infrastructure

In this module, students will learn how to describe fundamental network component and terminology thus enabling the student to select an appropriate network component in a particular scenario.

 

Lessons

  • Network Architecture Standards.
  • Local Area Networking.
  • Wide Area Networking.
  • Wireless Networking.
  • Connecting to the Internet.
  • Remote Access.

Module 4: Connecting Network Components

This module explores the functionality of low-level networking components, including switches and routers. In addition, the module provides guidance on how best to connect these and other components together to provide additional network functionality.

 

Lessons

  • Understanding the OSI Model.
  • Understanding Media Types.
  • Understanding Adapters, Hubs, and Switches.
  • Understanding Routing.

 

Module 5: Implementing TCP/IP

This module describes the requirements of a protocol stack and then focuses on the Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) protocol stack.

 

Lessons

  • Overview of TCP/IP.
  • Understanding IPv4 Addressing.
  • Configuring IPv4.
  • Understanding IPv6.
  • Name Resolution.

Module 6: Implementing Windows Server Roles

This module explains the functional requirements of a server computer and how to select and deploy appropriate server roles to support these functional requirements.

 

Lessons

  • Role Based Deployment.
  • Deploying Role-Specific Services.
  • Virtualizing Windows Server Roles.
  • Best Practices for management of Windows Server Roles.

 

Module 7: Implementing Active Directory Domain Services

This module explains that, as a directory service, how AD DS stores information about objects on a network and makes this information available to users and network administrators.

 

Lessons

  • Introducing AD DS.
  • Implementing AD DS.
  • Managing Users, Groups, and Computers.
  • Implementing Organizational Units.
  • Implementing Group Policy.

Module 8: Implementing IT Security Layers

This module explains how, in addition to file and share permissions, you can also use data encryption to restrict data access.

Lessons

  • Overview of Defense-in-Depth.
  • Physical Security.
  • Internet Security.

Module 9: Implementing Windows Server Security

This module reviews the tools and concepts available for implementing security within a Microsoft Windows infrastructure.

 

Lessons

  • Overview of Windows Security.
  • Securing Files and Folders.
  • Implementing Encryption.

Module 10: Implementing Network Security

This module explains possible threats when you connect your computers to a network, how to identify them, and how implement appropriate Windows network security features to help to eliminate them.

 

Lessons

  • Overview of Network Security.
  • Implementing Firewalls.

Module 11: Implementing Security Software

This module explains how an information technology (IT) administrator can account for and mitigate the risks of malicious code, unauthorized use, and data theft.

 

Lessons

  • Client Protection Features.
  • E-Mail Protection.
  • Server Protection.

Module 12: Monitoring Server Performance

This module discusses the importance of monitoring the performance of servers, and how you monitor servers to ensure that they run efficiently and use available server capacity. It also explains performance monitoring tools to identify components that require additional tuning and troubleshooting, so that you can improve the efficiency of your servers.

Lessons

  • Windows Logs.
  • Performance Monitoring.

Module 13: Maintaining Windows Server

This module explains the importance of system updates, how to troubleshoot the Windows Server boot process, and how to implement high availability and recovery technologies to improve system availability.

Lessons

  • Troubleshooting Windows Server Startup.
  • Server Availability and Data Recovery.
  • Applying Updates to Windows Server.
  • Troubleshooting Windows Server.

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