Course 6435B:

Designing Windows Server 2008 Network and Applications Infrastructure

Length:5 Days
Published:April 25, 2012
Language(s):English
Audience(s):IT Professionals
Level:300
Technology:Windows Server 2008
Type:Course
Delivery Method:Instructor-led (classroom)
About this Course
This five-day course will provide students with an understanding of how to design a Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure that meets business and technical requirements for network services.  This three-day course will prepare IT professionals for the role of Enterprise Administrator. Students will learn how to design application infrastructure solutions based on Windows Server 2008 to meet varying business and technical requirements.
Audience Profile
This course is intended for IT Professionals who typically work as Enterprise Administrators and that wish to obtain skills that enable them to design a Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 network and application Infrastructure. This course is also for Enterprise Administrators or for IT Professionals who have been working on a previous version of Windows Server and want to update their skills to a Windows Server 2008 environment. Students may already be, or have been, working as server administrators involved in planning and design decisions at a server level, and who wish to gain skills and knowledge that enable them to transition to Enterprise level design decisions. The application infrastructure components of the course will focus primarily on web-based applications, application and presentation virtualization options and Remote Desktop Services. Application architects who want to know more about how to integrate Windows Server 2008 technologies into enterprise applications will also benefit from this course.
At Course Completion
After completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Design a plan for allocating IP addresses to workstations and servers
  • Design an appropriate name resolution system that incorporates DNS.
  • Design an appropriate name resolution system that incorporates DNS and NetBIOS name resolution
  • Design a solution for network access.
  • Design a secure network.
  • Design an appropriate application deployment solution for a given scenario.
  • Identify how Remote Desktop Services can be implemented and select an appropriate method for a given scenario
  • Design IIS for Web-based applications.
  • Design file and print service specific to the needs of a given scenario
  • Design file replication and caching to support branch office and mobile users.
  • Identify different ways that applications and data can be configured to support business continuity and select an appropriate method for a given scenario
  • Design a virtualization infrastructure.
  • Design and implement a WSUS solution.

Course OutlineModule 1: Designing IP Addressing and ConfigurationThis module describes how to design a strategy for allocating IP addresses to workstations and servers in Windows Server 2008. The module also describes how to design DHCP implementation and the configuration options that are available.Lessons
  • Designing an IPv4 Addressing Scheme
  • Designing an IPv6 Addressing Scheme
  • Designing an IPv6 Transition Strategy
  • Designing an IPv4 DHCP Implementation
  • Planning DHCP Scope Configuration
Lab : Designing and Implementing IP Addressing in Windows Server 2008
  • Designing an IPv4 Addressing Scheme
  • Designing an IPv6 Addressing Scheme
  • Designing a DHCP Implementation
  • Discuss IP Address Allocation
  • Implementing an IPv4 Addressing Scheme
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Design an IPv4 addressing scheme.
  • Design an IPv6 addressing scheme.
  • Develop an IPv6 transition strategy.
  • Design a DHCP implementation.
  • Plan DHCP scope configuration and options.
Module 2: Designing Name ResolutionThis module explains how to design an appropriate name resolution strategy that incorporates DNS. The module also covers DNS namespaces, DNS zone implementation, replication, and delegation.Lessons
  • Collecting Information for a Name Resolution Design  
  • Designing a DNS Server Strategy
  • Designing a DNS Namespace
  • Designing DNS Zone Implementation
  • Designing Zone Replication and Delegation
Lab : Designing and Implementing a Name Resolution Strategy in Windows Server 2008
  • Designing a DNS Namespace
  • Designing a DNS Server Strategy
  • Designing a DNS Zone and Replication Strategy
  • Implementing Name Resolution
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Determine the information required to plan name resolution.
  • Design a DNS server strategy.
  • Design a DNS namespace.
  • Design a DNS zone strategy.
  • Design a DNS zone replication strategy.
Module 3: Designing Advanced Name ResolutionThis module explains how to design an advanced name resolution strategy by optimizing DNS queries, designing DNS for high availability, and designing a NetBios name resolution plan.Lessons
  • Optimizing DNS Queries
  • Designing DNS for High Availability and Security
  • Designing a NetBIOS Name Resolution Strategy
Lab : Designing and Implementing Advanced Name Resolution in Windows Server 2008
  • Designing an Optimized DNS Solution
  • Designing High Availability for Name Resolution
  • Designing NetBIOS Name Resolution
  • Implementing the Optimized Design
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Optimize DNS resolution.
  • Design DNS for high availability and security.
  • Design a NetBIOS name resolution strategy.
Module 4: Designing Network AccessThis module explains how to design a network access solution. The module also describes how to secure network access, design a strategy for RADIUS authentication with NPS, design wireless access,  and Internet connectivity.Lessons
  • Securing and Controlling Network Access
  • Designing Remote Access Services
  • Designing RADIUS Authentication with Network Policy Services
  • Designing Wireless Access
  • Designing Internet Connectivity and Perimeter Networks
Lab : Designing and Implementing a Network Access Solution
  • Designing a VPN Solution
  • Designing Network Policy Services
  • Designing a Wireless Connection Solution
  • Implementing Network Access
Lab : Designing a Network Access Solution
  • Designing a Perimeter Network
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Secure and control network access.
  • Design remote access services.
  • Design a Remote Authentication Dial-In User Service (RADIUS) solution.
  • Design wireless access.
  • Design a perimeter network.
  • Describe how to design network infrastructure to support Windows 7 DirectAccess.
Module 5: Designing Network SecurityThis module explains how to design a network security plan. The module describes the defense-in-depth model for network security and explains how to implement Windows Firewall and NAP policies.Lessons
  • Overview of Network Security Design
  • Identifying and Analyzing Threats to Network Security
  • Designing a Windows Firewall Implementation
  • Designing a Network Access Protection Infrastructure
Lab : Designing a Network Security Plan
  • Assembling a Team for the Security Plan
  • Identifying Security Threats
Lab : Designing and Implementing a Windows Firewall Solution
  • Designing a Windows Firewall Implementation
  • Designing an IPsec Implementation
  • Implementing Windows Firewall
Lab : Designing and Implementing NAP
  • Analyze NAP Enforcement Methods
  • Designing DHCP NAP Enforcement
  • Designing IPsec NAP Enforcement
  • Implementing VPN NAP Enforcement
After completing this module, students will be able to:
    • Describe the network security design process.
    • Describe how to identify and analyze threats to network security.
    • Describe a Windows Firewall implementation.
    • Design a NAP infrastructure.
Module 6: Designing Application DeploymentThis explains how to design application deployment. This includes deployment of local applications, virtual applications, and virtual desktop.  Lessons
  • Overview of Application Deployment
  • Designing Deployment of Local Applications
  • Designing Deployment of Virtual Applications
  • Designing Deployment of Virtual Desktops
Lab : Designing Application Deployment
  • Selecting an Application Deployment Method
  • Deploying a Desktop Application
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe the different ways that you can deploy applications to users.
  • Select an appropriate way to deploy desktop applications.
  • Determine how to use Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) and Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization (Med-V) for application deployment.
  • Determine how to use virtual desktops for application deployment.
Module 7: Designing Remote Desktop ServicesThis module explains how to design remote desktop services. This includes designing RemoteApp, remote connectivity for RDS, and planning a monitoring and management strategy for RDS.Lessons
  • Designing Remote Desktop Services Connectivity
  • Designing RemoteApp
  • Designing Remote Connectivity for RDS
  • Monitoring and Managing RDS
Lab : Designing Remote Desktop Services
  • Designing Deployment for a Line of Business Application
  • Deploying an Application by Using RemoteApp
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Design RDS connectivity.
  • Design RemoteApp deployment.
  • Design the Remote Desktop Gateway (RD Gateway) service and Remote Desktop Connection Broker (RD Connection Broker) deployment.
  • Monitor and manage RDS.
Module 8: Designing Internet Information Services for Web-Based ApplicationsThis module explains how to design IIS for web-based applications. The module describes how to design a plan to optimize IIS performance, security, and maintenance.Lessons
  • Designing Web-based Application Infrastructure
  • Optimizing IIS Performance and Stability
  • Designing IIS Security
  • Monitoring and Maintaining IIS
Lab : Designing IIS for Web-Based Applications
  • Designing the Infrastructure for a Web-Based Application
  • Configuring IIS for a Web-Based Application
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Design an appropriate IIS infrastructure for hosting web-based applications.
  • Determine the appropriate IIS configuration options to increase performance and scalability of web-based applications.
  • Determine the appropriate IIS configuration option to secure web-based applications.
  • Design a strategy to maintain IIS for web-based applications.
Module 9: Designing File and Print ServicesThe module explains how to design file and print services.Lessons
  • Designing File Services
  • Designing File Server Resource Management
  • Designing File Encryption
  • Designing Print Services
Lab : Designing File and Print Services
  • Designing File Services
  • Designing Print Services
  • Implementing a Consolidated File Share
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Design a file share configuration.
  • Determine the appropriate way to deploy File Server Resource Manager.
  • Design file encryption.
  • Design print services.
Module 10: Designing File Replication and CachingThis module explains how to design a file replication and caching strategy. The module describes how to use DFS to implement file replication and caching.Lessons
  • Branch Office Data Access
  • Designing Distributed File System
  • Designing File Caching
Lab : Designing File Replication and Caching
  • Creating a Design for File Replication and Caching
  • Implementing DFS
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe data access for branch offices, and how it can be improved.
  • Design a distributed file system.
  • Design file caching for branch offices and mobile users.
Module 11: Designing for Business Continuity
    This module explains how to design for business continuity by planning for disaster recovery. The module also describes how to design network load balancing, failover clustering, and geographically dispersed clusters.
Lessons
  • Disaster Recovery Planning
  • Designing Windows Server 2008 Network Load Balancing
  • Designing Failover Clustering for High Availability
  • Designing Geographically Dispersed Clusters
Lab : Designing for Business Continuity
  • Creating a Disaster Recovery Plan
  • Creating a High Availability Plan for a Stateful Application
  • Implementing NLB
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Design a disaster recovery plan.
  • Design Windows Network Load Balancing.
  • Deploy an application using App-V.
  • Design geographically dispersed clusters.
Module 12: Designing a Server Virtualization InfrastructureThis module explains how to design a virtualization infrastructure.Lessons
  • Introduction to Virtualization
  • Determining Virtualization Suitability
  • Server Virtualization Design Considerations
  • Migrating and Managing Virtualized Workloads
Lab : Designing a Virtualization Infrastructure
  • Designing Server Migration to a Virtualized Environment
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe the benefits of virtualization.
  • Determine virtualization suitability.
  • Design a server virtualization strategy.
  • Explain how to migrate workloads to a virtual environment, and then manage those virtualized workloads.

Module 13: Designing an Update Deployment StrategyThis module explains how to design an update deployment strategy. This includes designing a WSUS topology and an update management strategy.Lessons
  • Designing a WSUS Topology
  • Designing an Update Management Strategy
Lab : Designing and Implementing an Update Deployment Strategy
  • Designing an Update Deployment Strategy
  • Implementing the Update Deployment Strategy
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Design a WSUS topology.
  • Design an update management strategy.
Before attending this course, students must have:
  • Experience configuring Windows 7.
  • Experience configuring Active Directory Domain Services, such as domains, forests, sites, trusts, certificates, user and computer accounts.
  • Experience configuring Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure, such as IP addressing, name resolution, network access, file and print services, and Windows Server Update Services (WSUS).
  • Experience configuring applications infrastructure such as server deployment, remote desktop services, and web services infrastructure.

Students who attend this training can meet the prerequisites by attending the following courses, or obtaining equivalent knowledge and skills:
  • 6421B: Configuring and Troubleshooting a Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure
  • 6425C: Configuring and Troubleshooting Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Domain Services
  • 6426C: Configuring and Troubleshooting Identity and Access Solutions with Windows Server 2008 Active Directory
  • 6427A: Configuring and Troubleshooting Internet Information Services in Windows Server 2008
  • 6428A: Configuring and Troubleshooting Windows Server 2008 Terminal Services


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