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Fundamentals of Windows Server 2008 Network & Application Infrastructure (6420)

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Module 1: Fundamentals of Network Infrastructure
This module describes the fundamentals of an enterprise networking environment, which consists of Windows Infrastructure Services, Windows Application Platform Services, and Active Directory.


  • Network Communication Standards.
  • Physical Network Infrastructure.
  • Logical Network Organization.
  • Overview of Active Directory.
  • Server Roles.

Lab: Identifying Network Components

  • Exercise 1: Creating a Network Diagram.
  • Exercise 2: Expanding the Network Diagram.

Module 2: IT Professionals in the Enterprise
This module describes the IT Professional roles (and their respective responsibilities) that may exist in a typical enterprise environment.


  • IT Professional Roles
  • IT Management and Processes.
  • Professional Development for IT Professionals.

Lab: Developing a Training Plan

  • Exercise 1: Reviewing Information about Microsoft Learning Resources.
  • Exercise 2: Creating a Training Plan.

Module 3: Configuring Basic TCP/IPv4
This module describes the TCP/IPv4 configuration, protocols and the tools used to validate configurations.


  • Overview of the TCP/IP Protocol Suite.
  • Overview of TCP/IP Addressing.
  • Name Resolution.
  • Dynamic IP Addressing.
  • TCP/IPv4 Tools.

Lab: Configuring Basic TCP/IPv4 Settings and Validating TCP/IPv4 Connectivity

  • Exercise 1: Configuring a Dynamic IP Address.
  • Exercise 2: Configuring a Static IP Address.
  • Exercise 3: Testing DNS Configuration.
  • Exercise 4: Connecting to a Web Application.

Module 4: Managing Fundamentals of Communication Technologies
This module describes static and dynamic HTTP content, how to differentiate between the two, and the various mechanisms used by TCP/IPv4 to send and receive data traffic.


  • Network Content Types,
  • Packet Delivery Methods

Module 5: Creating IPv4 Address Spaces
This module describes static and dynamic HTTP content, how to differentiate between the two, and the various mechanisms used by TCP/IPv4 to send and receive data traffic.


  • Overview of IP Communication.
  • Subnetting Overview.
  • Subnetting for Complex Networks.

Lab: Creating IPv4 Address Spaces

  • Exercise 1: Defining the Subnet Mask for a WAN.
  • Exercise 2: Defining the Hosts for a Network.

Module 6: IPv6 Fundamentals
This module introduces IPv6, describes the differences between IPV4 and IPv6, and explains how to configure IPv6 addresses.


  • Introduction to IPv6.
  • Unicast IPv6 Addresses.
  • Configuring IPv6.

Module 7: Fundamentals of Administering Windows Server
This module explains how to use the administrative tools available in Windows 2008 server to monitor system performance, monitor system status, and manage a server from a remote computer rather than the server console.


  • Using Windows Server 2008 Administrative Tools.
  • Monitoring Performance.
  • Monitoring Events.
  • Using Remote Desktop for Administration.
  • Configuring Security for Server Administration.

Lab: Administering Windows Server 2008

  • Exercise 1: Joining a Server to the Domain.
  • Exercise 2: Configuring Remote Desktop for Administration.
  • Exercise 3: Centralizing Event Logging.
  • Exercise 4: Resolving a Performance Issue by Using Reliability and Performance Monitor.

Module 8: Security Fundamentals
This module introduces basic industry standard security concepts for server roles.


  • Defense-in-Depth.
  • Securing Access to Web Content.
  • Securing Access to Files.

Module 9: Fundamentals of Securing Network Communication
This module describes how to secure network traffic by using certificates.


  • Public Key Infrastructure.
  • Using Certificates.

Lab: Securing a Web Site by using SSL

  • Exercise 1: Verifying the Trusted Root CA.
  • Exercise 2: Securing a Web site by using SSL.

Module 10: Windows Firewall and Caching Fundamentals
This module introduces basic industry standard security concepts for server roles.


  • Overview of Perimeter Security.
  • Windows Firewall Overview.
  • Creating Windows Firewall Rules.
  • Monitoring and Troubleshooting Windows Firewall.

Module 11: Remote Access Fundamentals
This module explains how to configure network policies, configure a radius proxy, and how to troubleshoot NPS as a radius proxy.


  • Remote Access Overview.
  • RADIUS Overview.
  • Network Policy Server
  • Troubleshooting Remote Access.

Lab: Implementing Remote Access Exercise 1: Configure operating system prerequisites

  • Exercise 1: Implementing a VPN server.
  • Exercise 2: Implementing a RADIUS server.
  • Exercise 3: Implementing a RADIUS proxy.

Module 12: Routing Fundamentals
This module describes routing concepts and protocols, and explains how quality of service can be used within a network environment.


  • Routing Overview.
  • Configuring Routing and Remote Access as a Router.
  • Quality of Service.

Lab: Configuring Routing

  • Exercise 1: Configuring a LAN Router.
  • Exercise 2: Implementing RIPv2.
  • Exercise 3: Configuring a Demand-dial Router.
  • Exercise 4: Configuring QoS

Module 13: Network Load Balancing Fundamentals
This module explains how to configure and test network load balancing.


  • Server Availability and Scalability Overview.
  • Network Load Balancing.
  • Configuring Windows NLB.

Lab: Implementing Network Load Balancing

  • Exercise 1: Preparing Web Servers for NLB.
  • Exercise 2: Creating an NLB Cluster for Failover
  • Exercise 3: Configuring an NLB Cluster for Load Balancing.

Module 14: Configuring Print Resources and Printing Pools
This module explains how to configure network print resources and printing pools.


  • Printing Overview.
  • Configuring Network Printers.
  • Using Print Management.
  • Managing Printers.
  • Troubleshooting Network Printing.

Lab: Implementing Printing

  • Exercise 1: Creating an XPS document.
  • Exercise 2: Adding a Printer by Using Control Panel.
  • Exercise 3: Using Print Management.
  • Exercise 4: Deploying Printers by Using Group Policy.
  • Exercise 5: Migrating a Printer to a New Server

Module 15: Server Virtualization Overview
This module describes the fundamental functions included with Windows Server Virtualization (WSV).


  • Overview of Server Virtualization.
  • Overview of Windows Server Virtualization.
  • Creating a Virtual Environment

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