Code: 
6439
Duration: 
5 Day(s)

Overview

This course introduces students to a series of Windows Server 2008 technologies that are used in common business scenarios, and are often the technical underpinnings for business applications. It guides students through the installation, configuration, management and troubleshooting of a Windows Server 2008 technology infrastructure for a large, comprehensive business application, assisting them with the foundational knowledge required for success in supporting such technologies. It covers technologies in Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 including Sp1.

Audience

This course is intended for IT Professional technical specialists who work in the complex computing environment of a medium to large company and are responsible for the underlying Microsoft technologies that support a business application infrastructure in Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2.
This course is also intended for IT professional technical specialists seeking to prepare for the 70-643: TS: Windows Server 2008 Application Infrastructure, Configuring examination.

Skills Gained

  • Configuring Storage for Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Applications
  • Configuring High Availability for Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Applications
  • RDS in the Single-Server Configuration
  • RDS in the Multiple-Server Configuration
  • Securely Delivering RDS Applications to the Internet
  • IIS Web Applications
  • IIS FTP and SMTP Services
  • IIS Server and SSL Management
  • Microsoft SharePoint Foundation
  • Windows Streaming Media Services

Prerequisites

  • Up to one year of experience managing Windows Server 2008 and/or Windows Server 2008 R2 in a medium-to large networking environment of multiple physical locations.
  • At least two years of experience configuring and managing Windows Vista or Windows 7 clients
  • Experience managing applications and network technologies in an enterprise environment, which may include network services and resources such as messaging, databases, file and print, a firewall, Internet access, an intranet, Public Key Infrastructure, remote access, remote desktop, virtualization, and client computer management.
  • Experience managing connectivity requirements such as connecting branch offices and individual users in remote locations to corporate resources and connecting corporate networks.

Course Specifics

Course Outline

  • Module 1: Configuring Storage for Windows Server 2008 Applications
  • This module covers the storage options most commonly associated with Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 instances today. It introduces storage architectures, mediums, and protocols, guides students through the configuration steps for connecting iSCSI storage, and introduces the concept of VHDs as storage and boot devices.
  • Module 2: Configuring High Availability for Windows Server 2008 Applications
  • This module covers Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2's built-in platforms that facility high availability for business applications. These general-purpose platforms include Network Load Balancing and Windows Failover Clustering in both single-site and multiple-site configurations.
  • Module 3: Configuring Remote Desktop Services
  • This module covers the introductory steps required to bring a single Remote Desktop Services Host server online and prepare it for remote application delivery to users. Students in this module will complete all aspects of the single-server configuration while preparing the environment for adding potential future servers.
  • Module 4: RDS in the Multiple-Server Configuration
  • This module covers the extra activities and knowledge required to expand a single-RDSH server environment to one with multiple RDSH servers in a farm configuration.
  • Module 5: Securely Delivering RDS Applications to the Internet
  • This module covers the additional activities that are necessary to build and secure a Remote Desktop Gateway server for the purposes of protecting RDS communication as it passes through untrusted networks such as the Internet
  • Module 6: IIS Web Applications
  • This module covers the primary use of IIS as a Web application platform. Students will learn to set up and maintain a Web site and application configuration based upon business and developer requirements. Although ASP.NET Web sites are commonly maintained by developers, IT professionals are typically called upon to configure the platform and assist with maintenance. This module will cover IIS 7.5 and IIS 7.0 and outline distinctions between them but will focus on IIS 7.5 as in Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Module 7: IIS FTP and SMTP Services
  • This module covers IIS' other major feature areas such as file transfer and email functionality. These features are commonly used to support Web sites, and this module will discuss how to properly configure these features in accordance with best practices and based upon business requirements.
  • Module 8: IIS Server and SSL Management
  • This module focuses on IIS' security-related features, including SSL, logging, delegated permissions, remote administration, and other features. Students will practice a variety of scenarios that reflect common real-world business requirements.
  • Module 9: Microsoft SharePoint Foundation
  • This module covers the installation and configuration of this evolution of Windows SharePoint Services. Students will learn to set up and configure a basic document-sharing site that meets many common organizational and project requirements. It will focus on SharePoint Foundation 2010 as implemented in Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Module 10: Windows Streaming Media Services
  • This module looks at the Media Services features of the Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 platform, and introduces students to key concepts such as Real-Time Streaming Protocol, authentication, authorization, and more. Students will learn to install and configure Media Services to support use of the system features.

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Upcoming Dates

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Glasgow 512 Jul 17
Liverpool 505 Jul 17
London 503 Jul 17
Oxford 503 Jul 17
Exeter 508 Jun 17
Manchester 505 Jun 17
Birmingham 519 May 17
Leeds 519 May 17
Bristol 512 May 17