Updating your Network Infrastructure and Active Directory Technology Skills to Windows Server 2008

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Course Code MS6416



This five-day instructor-led course provides students with the knowledge and skills to work with Network Infrastructure and Active Directory technologies in Windows Server 2008. This course is intended for individuals who already have experience with Network Infrastructure and Active Directory technologies in Windows Server 2000 or Windows Server 2003 to upgrade their skills to Windows Server 2008. 

This course is intended for IT Professionals experienced on the technologies included in Windows Server 2000 or Windows Server 2003, and who hold an MCSE or MCSA certification and/or equivalent knowledge.


Course Length 5 days


Before attending this workshop, students should have:

  • Experience planning, implementing, managing, maintaining, and securing Microsoft Windows Server 2000 or 2003, including Active Directory and Network Infrastructure server roles.

  • Working knowledge of networking, for example, TCP/IP and Domain Name System (DNS).

  • Experience installing, configuring, and administering Microsoft Windows 2000, Windows XP Professional, or Microsoft Vista.

  • MCSA on Windows Server 2003 or MCSE on Windows Server 2003 recommended.


Skills and Key Topics After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Install and configure Windows Server 2008.

  • Add and configure Windows Server Core roles.

  • Explain the new backup infrastructure, including Volume Shadow Copy Service.

  • Identify new and improved networking features with Windows Server 2008.

  • Configure Hyper-V virtual machines.

  • Identify considerations when upgrading from a Windows Server 2003 to a Windows Server 2008 Active Directory infrastructure.

  • Install and configure Active Directory Federation Services, Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services, and Active Directory Rights Management Services.

  • Use Read-Only Domain Controllers.

  • Identify new features in AD DS auditing.

  • Implement AD DS auditing.

  • Configure Windows Server 2008 Failover Clustering.

  • Configure Windows Server 2008 Network Load Balancing

  • Install, Configure and Maintain WSUS (Windows Software Update Services)


Instructional Method         Interactive presentation and practical application through hands-on labs and group activities


Certification Preparation  This course will prepare you for the following MCTS exam 70-648

Upgrading Your MCSA on Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2008, Technology Specialist


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