Configuring & Troubleshooting a Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure (Exam 70-642)

Course ID: HLT 6421

Course Length: 5 days

Course Description:
This five-day instructor-led course provides students with the knowledge and skills to configure and troubleshoot Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Sp1 Network Infrastructures. It will cover networking technologies most commonly used with Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Sp1 such as DNS, DHCP, IPv4 and IPv6 network addressing, Network Policy server and Network Access Protection and configuring secure network access. It also covers fault tolerant storage technologies, Network Storage and routing and remote access, monitoring and compliance updates as well as other relevant technologies

Target Student:
The primary audience for this course includes Active Directory technology specialists aspiring to be Enterprise Administrators (Tier 4 day-to-day network operations) or Network Administrators (Tier 2). Experienced Server Administrators aspiring to be Enterprise Administrators would also benefit from this course. The secondary audience for this course includes Storage Area Network Administrators who need to understand this information to deploy or extend their current storage infrastructure. Operations Managers who need this information to support troubleshooting efforts and business decisions would also benefit from this course.

Prerequisites:
To ensure your success, we recommend you first have equivalent knowledge:

  • Working experience with Windows Server 2003,Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2 Sp1 and Windows client operating systems such as Windows Vista or Windows 7.
  • Basic knowledge of Active Directory.
  • You should understand how TCP/IP functions and have a basic understanding of addressing, name resolution (Domain Name System [DNS]/Windows Internet Name Service [WINS]), connection methods (wired, wireless, virtual private network [VPN]).
  • You should have an awareness of security best practices such as understanding file system permissions, authentication methods, workstation, and server hardening methods, and so forth.

Delivery Method:
Instructor led, group-paced, classroom-delivery learning model with structured hands-on activities.

Performance-Based Objectives :
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Plan and configure an IPv4 network infrastructure.
  • Implement DHCP within their organization.
  • Configure and troubleshoot DNS.
  • Configure, transition to, and troubleshoot IPv6.
  • Configure and troubleshoot Routing and Remote Access.
  • Install, configure, and troubleshoot the Network Policy Server Role service.
  • Implement Network Access Protection.
  • Implement security features within Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2.
  • Implement security features within Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 that help to secure network communications.
  • Configure and troubleshoot file and print services.
  • Enable and configure services to optimize branch office data access.
  • Control and monitor network storage.
  • Recover data on Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 servers.
  • Monitor Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server R2 network infrastructure services.

Course Content

Module 1: Planning and Configuring IPv4
Topic 1A: Implementing an IPv4 Network Infrastructure
Topic 1B: Overview of Name Resolution Services in an IPv4 Network Infrastructure
Topic 1C: Configuring and Troubleshooting IPv4
Lab : Planning and Configuring IPv4

Module 2: Configuring and Troubleshooting DHCP
Topic 2A: Overview of the DHCP Server Role
Topic 2B: Configuring DHCP Scopes
Topic 2C: Configuring DHCP Options
Topic 2D: Managing a DHCP Database
Topic 2E: Monitoring and Troubleshooting DHCP
Topic 2F: Configuring DHCP Security
Lab : Configuring and Troubleshooting the DHCP Server Role

Module 3: Configuring and Troubleshooting DNS
Topic 3A: Installing the DNS Server Role
Topic 3B: Configuring the DNS Server Role
Topic 3C: Configuring DNS Zones
Topic 3D: Configuring DNS Zone Transfers
Topic 3E: Managing and Troubleshooting DNS
Lab : Configuring and Troubleshooting DNS

Module 4: Configuring and Troubleshooting IPv6 TCP/IP
Topic 4A: Overview of IPv6
Topic 4B: IPv6 Addressing
Topic 4C: Coexistence with IPv6
Topic 4D: IPv6 Transition Technologies
Topic 4E: Transitioning from IPv4 to IPv6
Lab : Configuring an ISATAP Router
Lab : Converting the Network to Native IPv6

Module 5: Configuring and Troubleshooting Routing and Remote Access
Topic 5A: Configuring Network Access
Topic 5B: Configuring VPN Access
Topic 5C: Overview of Network Policies
Topic 5D: Overview of the Connection Manager Administration Kit
Topic 5E: Troubleshooting Routing and Remote Access
Topic 5F: Configuring DirectAccess
Lab : Configuring and Managing Network Access
Lab : Configuring and Managing DirectAccess

Module 6: Installing, Configuring, and Troubleshooting the Network Policy Server Role Service
Topic 6A: Installing and Configuring a Network Policy Server
Topic 6B: Configuring RADIUS Clients and Servers
Topic 6C: NPS Authentication Methods
Topic 6D: Monitoring and Troubleshooting a Network Policy Server
Lab : Configuring and Managing Network Policy Server

Module 7: Implementing Network Access Protection
Topic 7A: Installing and Configuring a Network Policy Server
Topic 7B: Configuring RADIUS Clients and Servers
Topic 7C: NPS Authentication Methods
Topic 7D: Monitoring and Troubleshooting a Network Policy Server
Lab : Implementing NAP into a VPN Remote Access Solution

Module 8: Increasing Security for Windows Servers
Topic 8A: Windows Security Overview
Topic 8B: Configuring Windows Firewall with Advanced Security
Topic 8C: Deploying Updates with Windows Server Update Services
Lab : Increasing Security for Windows Servers

Module 9: Increasing Security for Network Communication
Topic 9A: Overview of IPsec
Topic 9B: Configuring Connection Security Rules
Topic 9C: Configuring NAP with IPsec Enforcement
Topic 9D: Monitoring and Troubleshooting IPsec
Lab : Increasing Security for Network Communication

Module 10: Configuring and Troubleshooting Network File and Print Services
Topic 10A: Configuring and Troubleshooting File Shares
Topic 10B: Encrypting Network Files with EFS
Topic 10C: Encrypting Partitions with BitLocker
Topic 10D: Configuring and Troubleshooting Network Printing
Lab : Configuring and Troubleshooting Network File and Print Services

Module 11: Optimizing Data Access for Branch Offices
Topic 11A: Branch Office Data Access
Topic 11B: DFS Overview
Topic 11C: Overview of DFS Namespaces
Topic 11D: Configuring DFS Replication
Topic 11E: Configuring BranchCache
Lab : Implementing DFS
Lab : Implementing BranchCache

Module 12: Controlling and Monitoring Network Storage
Topic 12A: Monitoring Network Storage
Topic 12B: Controlling Network Storage Utilization
Topic 12D: Managing File Types on Network Storage
Lab : Controlling and Monitoring Network Storage

Module 13: Recovering Network Data and Servers
Topic 13A: Recovering Network Data with Volume Shadow Copies
Topic 13B: Recovering Network Data and Servers with Windows Server Backup
Lab : Recovering Network Data and Servers

Module 14: Monitoring Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure Servers
Topic 14A: Monitoring Tools
Topic 14B: Using Performance Monitor
Topic 14C: Monitoring Event Logs
Lab : Monitoring Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure Servers