Microsoft - Windows Server 2008 Introduction

Duration

Duration:

Only 3 Days

Method

Method:

Classroom / Online / Hybrid

Next date

Next date:

27/3/2023 (Monday)

Overview

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 work with Windows 2003 and are currently MCSE 2003 and wish to gain some experience of Windows Server 2008. The course provides an in depth introduction to the Windows Server 2008 platform with hands-on labs to enable delegates to appreciate some of the features contained within.

Course Objectives

The primary objective is for delegates to gain a good insight into the features of Windows Server 2008. Upon completion of this course, the attendee will more aware of:

  • The advantages of new features in Windows Server 2008
  • Server roles with ADS in Windows Server 2008
  • Configuration of the server core role as a domain controller
  • Managing read-only domain controllers
  • Managing Windows deployment services
  • Using network policies and network access protection
  • Using Windows server 2008 with new server roles
  • New features in IIS 7.0 application server

Benefits

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.

Individuals

  • 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

Seven reasons why you should sit your course with Firebrand Training

  1. Two options of training. Choose between residential classroom-based, or online courses
  2. You'll be certified fast. With us, you’ll be trained in record time
  3. Our course is all-inclusive. A one-off fee covers all course materials, exams**, accommodation* and meals*. No hidden extras.
  4. Pass 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
  5. You’ll learn more. 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
  6. You’ll learn 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
  7. You’ll be studying 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 over 100,000 professionals
  • * For residential training only. Doesn't apply for online courses
  • ** Some exceptions apply. Please refer to the Exam Track or speak with our experts

Curriculum

  • 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
  • Certification paths

Exam Track

This overview serves as an introduction to Server 2008 and as such does not lead to any specific certifications.

What's Included

Your accelerated course includes:

  • Accommodation *
  • Meals, unlimited snacks, beverages, tea and coffee *
  • On-site exams **
  • Exam vouchers **
  • Practice tests **
  • Certification Guarantee ***
  • Courseware
  • Up-to 12 hours of instructor-led training each day
  • 24-hour lab access
  • Digital courseware **
  • * For residential training only. Doesn't apply for online courses
  • ** Some exceptions apply. Please refer to the Exam Track or speak with our experts
  • *** Pass first time or train again free (just pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs)

Prerequisites

There are no pre-requisites for this course, however, attendees are expected to have knowledge of the current Windows server environment.

Students must have attained the MCSE 2003 certification.

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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