Microsoft - Windows Server 2008 Upgrade



Only 6 Days



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6/2/2023 (Monday)


Microsoft Windows Server 2008 will help you to increase the flexibility of your server infrastructure while saving time and reducing costs. Powerful new management tools and security enhancements allow you to have more control over your servers while providing advanced protection so you can spend less time on everyday tasks and more time bringing greater value to your organisation.

This course is intended for those students who are currently MCSE 2003 and wish to upgrade their qualifications to Windows Server 2008. Professionals with a 2003 MCSE need to pass one exam to become MCTS on 2008. This one pass will provide the student with three distinct MCTS qualifications, i.e. Active Directory Configuration, Network Infrastructure Configuration and Application Platform Configuration.

Course Objectives

The primary objective is for students to achieve three Windows 2008 MCTS certifications. Upon completion of this course, the attendee will be able to :

  • Take advantage of new features in Windows Server 2008
  • Describe and configure server roles with ADS in Windows Server 2008
  • Install, manage and configure the server core role as a domain controller
  • Set up and manage read-only domain controllers
  • Describe and manage windows deployment services
  • Describe and use network policies and network access protection
  • Use Windows Server 2008 with new server roles
  • Use new features in IIS 7.0 application server
  • Configure and manage Windows SharePoint services 3.0

Windows Server skills transition for MCSE

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Become a Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist in Active Directory Configuration, Application Platform Configuration and Network Infrastructure Configuration

Windows Server skills transition for MCSA

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Become a Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist in Active Directory Configuration and Network Infrastructure Configuration

Seven reasons why you should sit your Windows Server Upgrade course with Firebrand Training

  1. You'll be Windows Server Upgrade certified in just 6 days. With us, you’ll be Windows Server Upgrade trained in record time
  2. Our Windows Server Upgrade course is all-inclusive. A one-off fee covers all course materials, exams, accommodation and meals. No hidden extras
  3. Pass Windows Server Upgrade first time or train again for free. This is our guarantee. We’re confident you’ll pass your course first time. But if not, come back within a year and only pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs
  4. You’ll learn more Windows Server Upgrade. A day with a traditional training provider generally runs from 9am – 5pm, with a nice long break for lunch. With Firebrand Training you’ll get at least 12 hours/day quality learning time, with your instructor
  5. You’ll learn Windows Server Upgrade faster. Chances are, you’ll have a different learning style to those around you. We combine visual, auditory and tactile styles to deliver the material in a way that ensures you will learn faster and more easily
  6. You’ll be studying Windows Server Upgrade with the best. We’ve been named in Training Industry’s “Top 20 IT Training Companies of the Year” every year since 2010. As well as winning many more awards, we’ve trained and certified 134,561 professionals, and we’re partners with all of the big names in the business
  7. You'll do more than study Windows Server Upgrade courseware. We use practical exercises to make sure you can apply your new knowledge to the work environment. Our instructors use demonstrations and real-world experience to keep the day interesting and engaging


For HR managers, certification is particularly important because it allows them to more easily identify the skills that an individual possesses. When a company has employees that possess certain skills, it can garner a competitive advantage when seeking to attract customers. Certification can also contribute to increased productivity.


  • Overwhelmingly, individuals with Microsoft certifications have an advanced level of knowledge, expertise and skill, and command more professional credibility
  • Individual students may receive college credits to utilize tuition reimbursement programs for their IT training or to complete college coursework

Human Resources

  • Employer-funded training and certification programs are a key to retaining skilled staff. Career development and advancement opportunities are shown to significantly reduce rates of employee turnover
  • Certification Training Programs provide benchmarks for hiring and promotion decisions by accurately assessing technical skills
  • For-certification training programs maximize educational investments through immediate validation of skills

Microsoft certification affords special membership benefits

  • Technical information, product information and exclusive discounts on products and services through a secured section of the Microsoft website
  • Microsoft logos and certificate for your personal promotion to clients or potential employers
  • Invitations to Microsoft conferences and other educational opportunities

Other accelerated training providers rely heavily on lecture and independent self-testing and study.

Effective technical instruction must be highly varied and interactive to keep attention levels high, promote camaraderie and teamwork between the students and instructor, and solidify knowledge through hands-on learning.

Firebrand Training provides instruction to meet every learning need:

  • Intensive group instruction
  • One-on-one instruction attention
  • Hands-on labs
  • Lab partner and group exercises
  • Question and answer drills
  • Independent study

This information has been provided as a helpful tool for candidates considering training. Courses that include certification come with a certification guarantee. Pass first time or train again for free (just pay for accommodation and exams on your return). We do not make any guarantees about personal successes or benefits of obtaining certification. Benefits of certification determined through studies do not guarantee any particular personal successes.


  • Active Directory Improvements
  • Planning for ADDS deployment
  • Upgrade considerations
  • Server Core Domain Controllers
  • What's new in AD DS
  • Manageability and reliability
  • AD Federation services
  • AD Lightweight directory services
  • AD Rights management services
  • Read-only Domain Controllers
  • Auditing Features
  • AD Certificate services
  • Server manager roles
  • Networking with Server 2008
  • DNS improvements
  • Introduction to server core
  • Configuring and managing server core
  • Backup Infrastructure
  • Restore utilities
  • Network policies Access protection
  • Enforcement options
  • Network Access Protection scenarios
  • Windows Deployment services
  • WDS components
  • Windows server virtualization
  • Configuring virtualization
  • Failover clustering
  • Network Load balancing
  • Windows reliability and performance monitor
  • Windows system resource manager
  • Application server roles
  • Application server features
  • IIS 7.0 configuration
  • Improvements in IIS 7.0
  • Managing IIS 7.0
  • Using hierarchical configuration settings
  • Delegating configuration
  • 70-649 Exam

Exam Track

This course prepares you for the Microsoft the 70-648 or the 70-649 exam depending on your background. Upgrading your MCSA or MCSE on Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2008, Technology Specialist exam.

On the last day of the course students coming from an MCSA background can elect to take the 70-648 exam, whilst students coming from an MCSE background can elect to take the 70-649 exam.

What's Included

Firebrand Training offers top-quality technical education and certification training in an all-inclusive course package specifically designed for the needs and ease of our students. We attend to every detail so our students can focus solely on their studies and certification goals.

Our Certification Programs includes

  • Intensive Hands-on Training Utilising our (Lecture | Lab | Review)TM Delivery
  • Comprehensive Study Materials, Program Courseware and Self-Testing Software including MeasureUp *
  • Fully instructor-led program with 24 hour lab access
  • Examination vouchers **
  • Near site testing, Transportation to/from Testing Center are provided ***
  • Accommodation, all meals, unlimited beverages, snacks and tea / coffee****
  • Examination Passing Policy

Please note

  • * Not on all courses
  • ** Examination vouchers are not included for the following courses: PMP, CAPM and CISSP CBK Review
  • *** Not included in our PMP, CAPM, CISA, CISM, CGEIT, CRISC, (ISC)2 or ITIL Managers and Revision Certifications
  • **** Accommodation not included on the CISSP CBK Review Seminar

Our instructors teach to accommodate every student's learning needs through individualised instruction, hands-on labs, lab partner and group exercises, independent study, self-testing, and question/answer drills.

Firebrand Training has dedicated, well-equipped educational facilities where you will attend instruction and labs and have access to comfortable study and lounging rooms. Our students consistently say our facilities are second-to-none.

Examination Passing Policy

Should a student complete a Firebrand Training Program without having successfully passed all vendor examinations, the student may re-attend that program for a period of one year.  Students will only be responsible for accommodations and vendor exam fees.


To successfully sit and pass this exam students must be experienced MCSA 2003 or MCSE 2003 certified professionals and an understanding of Microsoft Exchange and Microsoft Share Point would be advantageous.

Unsure whether you meet the prerequisites? Don’t worry. Your training consultant will discuss your background with you to understand if this course is right for you.


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