IT TRAINING

Microsoft 6435 – Designing a Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure

In this course you will learn how to design a network and application infrastructure with Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2.

You will also learn how to design infrastructures to meet varying business and technical requirements.

Who needs to attend

Who needs to attend?
This course is aimed at IT professionals that work in an enterprise as administrators and desire to enhance their existing skills that enable them to design a Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 network and application infrastructure.

what you will learn

What you will learn

Upon completion you will know how to:

  • Create 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
  • Solutions for network access
  • Design a secure network
  • Design an appropriate application deployment solution
  • Implement Remote Desktop Services
  • 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
  • Configure applications and data to support business continuity
  • Implement a WSUS solution
  • Virtualization infrastructure
Prerequisites

Prerequisites

Students need to have:

  • Experience with Windows operating systems
  • Intermediate understanding of networking concepts such as TCP/IP, name resolution, and connection methods and Windows Server Update Services
  • Experience configuring an application infrastructure such as server deployment, remote desktop services, and web services
Course outline

Course Outline

Module 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
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
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
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 SolutionLab : Designing a Network Access Solution
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 PlanLab : Designing and Implementing a Windows Firewall SolutionLab : Designing and Implementing NAP
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
After completing this module, students will be able to:

Design a WSUS topology.

Design an update management strategy.

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