Course 6435B: Designing Windows Server® 2008 Network and Applications Infrastructure
25 April 2012
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.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.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 details
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
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.LessonsAfter completing this module, students will be able to:
- Designing an IPv4 Addressing Scheme
- Designing an IPv6 Addressing Scheme
- Designing an IPv6 Transition Strategy
- Designing an IPv4 DHCP Implementation
- Planning DHCP Scope Configuration
- 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 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.LessonsAfter completing this module, students will be able to:
- 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
- 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 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.LessonsAfter completing this module, students will be able to:
- Optimizing DNS Queries
- Designing DNS for High Availability and Security
- Designing a NetBIOS Name Resolution Strategy
- Optimize DNS resolution.
- Design DNS for high availability and security.
- Design a NetBIOS name resolution strategy.
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.LessonsAfter completing this module, students will be able to:
- 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
- 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 6: Designing Application DeploymentThis explains how to design application deployment. This includes deployment of local applications, virtual applications, and virtual desktop. LessonsAfter completing this module, students will be able to:
- Overview of Network Security Design
- Identifying and Analyzing Threats to Network Security
- Designing a Windows Firewall Implementation
- Designing a Network Access Protection Infrastructure
- 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 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.LessonsAfter completing this module, students will be able to:
- Overview of Application Deployment
- Designing Deployment of Local Applications
- Designing Deployment of Virtual Applications
- Designing Deployment of Virtual Desktops
- 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 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.LessonsAfter completing this module, students will be able to:
- Designing Remote Desktop Services Connectivity
- Designing RemoteApp
- Designing Remote Connectivity for RDS
- Monitoring and Managing RDS
- 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 9: Designing File and Print ServicesThe module explains how to design file and print services.LessonsAfter completing this module, students will be able to:
- Designing Web-based Application Infrastructure
- Optimizing IIS Performance and Stability
- Designing IIS Security
- Monitoring and Maintaining IIS
- 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 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.LessonsAfter completing this module, students will be able to:
- Designing File Services
- Designing File Server Resource Management
- Designing File Encryption
- Designing Print Services
- Design a file share configuration.
- Determine the appropriate way to deploy File Server Resource Manager.
- Design file encryption.
- Design print services.
Module 11: Designing for Business ContinuityAfter completing this module, students will be able to:
- Branch Office Data Access
- Designing Distributed File System
- Designing File Caching
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
- 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 12: Designing a Server Virtualization InfrastructureThis module explains how to design a virtualization infrastructure.LessonsAfter completing this module, students will be able to:
- Disaster Recovery Planning
- Designing Windows Server 2008 Network Load Balancing
- Designing Failover Clustering for High Availability
- Designing Geographically Dispersed Clusters
- Design a disaster recovery plan.
- Design Windows Network Load Balancing.
- Deploy an application using App-V.
- Design geographically dispersed clusters.
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.LessonsAfter completing this module, students will be able to:
- Introduction to Virtualization
- Determining Virtualization Suitability
- Server Virtualization Design Considerations
- Migrating and Managing Virtualized Workloads
- 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.
After completing this module, students will be able to:
- Designing a WSUS Topology
- Designing an Update Management Strategy
- Design a WSUS topology.
- Design an update management strategy.
Before attending this course, students must have:
Students who attend this training can meet the prerequisites by attending the following courses, or obtaining equivalent knowledge and skills:
- 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.
- 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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