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MCSA Windows 7 & MCSA Windows 2008 Server certification training

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Test Pass Academy employs and contracts training solution specialists, consultants and expert Microsoft Certified Trainers that have been doing Microsoft training back since the Microsoft NT days. This course is taught by world class Microsoft Certified Trainers who have hands on practical experience. Aside from the best training, our course prepares you to take the Microsoft Official Certification Exams.

If you're goal is to learn how to use Windows and pass the certification exam - you've found the right place. This course is a hybrid of actual hands on learning, combined with focused materials mapped to exam objectives. You will not find a more comprehensive program anywhere. Our bootcamp will provide the right amount of training needed for you to Test with Confidence.

This course prepares students to pass the following MCITP Windows 7 & MCITP Windows Server 2008 Administrator Exams.

DoD 8570.1 Mandate: MCITP Server Administrator meets Information Assurance Operating Systems (OS) Certification Technical Level II & III.

What is the MCSA Windows 7 & MCSA Server 2008 Certification Training?

The 11 Day Windows 7 /2008R2 bootcamp offers 2 premier MCITP Certifications for anyone looking to demonstrate their knowledge of client to server technologies. Candidates will work through 11 intense days of Windows networking training. These premier MCITP certifications distinguish the candidate from others who hold the individual certifications

Windows 7 Desktop Admins support end users who run Microsoft Windows 7 in a corporate environment. They should have experience using applications that are included with the operating system, such as productivity applications used in a corporate environment and Microsoft Office applications. Candidates should be able to resolve operating system issues by telephone, email, connecting to an end user's system remotely, or by visiting an end user's desktop. They should have a working knowledge of operating in an Active Directory domain environment

Certifications Earned During This Bootcamp:

  1. MCTS: Windows 7, Configuration
  2. MCITP: Windows 7, Enterprise Desktop Support Technician
  3. MCTS: Windows Server 2008 Active Directory, Configuration
  4. MCTS: Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure Configuration
  5. MCITP: Windows 2008 Server Administrator

What will I learn in the MCITP: Windows7 DST, 2008R2 Server Administrator 12 Day Bootcamp?

In this course we teach you how to install Windows 7 using WinPE tools and Windows Deployment Services (WDS). We demonstrate how to boot from VHD with Windows 7 Enterprise. We look at features such as AppLocker, DirectAccess, Bitlocker and Branch Cache. Additionally, we explore tools such as Problem Step Recorder, Remote Support/Access and Action Center. Our monitoring section includes using Reliability Monitor, Event Viewer, Process Explorer and other tools. We’ll configure Group Policies and look at advanced Firewall and IP Security.

As we move to Windows Server 2008R2 technologies, we start with the installation of the Core and Enterprise versions. We configure Active Directory with Organization Units, Domains and Trust, Sites and Services and Group Policies. We install and configure services including DHCP, DNS, NAP, Terminal Services, Certificates, IIS, WDS, RADIUS and more...

Our 12 day MCITP: Windows 7 / 2008R2, Server Admin bootcamp is a very hands on environment. Our instructors guide you through step by step examples and demonstrations, not just long lectures. Your instructor will create real world scenarios for lab environments.

Class Objectives (Following information customized from Microsoft Learning Test Objectives)

• Preparing to Install Windows 7
• Performing a Clean Installation of Windows 7
• Upgrading and Migrating to Windows 7
• Performing Image-based Installation of Windows 7
• Configuring Application Compatibility
• Partitioning Disks in Windows 7
• Managing Disk Volumes
• Maintaining Disks in Windows 7
• Installing and Configuring Device Drivers
• Overview of Authentication and Authorization
• Managing File Access in Windows 7
• Managing Shared Folders
• Configuring File Compression
• Managing Printing
• Configuring IPv4 Network Connectivity
• Configuring IPv6 Network Connectivity
• Implementing Automatic IP Address Allocation
• Troubleshooting Network Issues
• Describe the standards and technologies related to wireless network connections.
• Configure a wireless network connection.
• Overview of Security Management in Windows 7
• Securing a Windows 7 Client Computer by Using Local Security Policy Settings
• Securing Data by Using EFS and BitLocker
• Configuring Application Restrictions
• Configuring User Account Control
• Configuring Windows Firewall
• Configuring Security Settings in Internet Explorer 8
• Configuring Windows Defender
• Maintaining Performance by Using the Windows 7 Performance Tools
• Maintaining Reliability by Using the Windows 7 Diagnostic Tools
• Backing Up and Restoring Data by Using Windows Backup
• Restoring a Windows 7 System by Using System Restore Points
• Configuring Windows Update
• Configuring Mobile Computer and Device Settings
• Configuring Remote Desktop and Remote Assistance for Remote Access
• Configuring DirectAccess for Remote Access
• Configuring BranchCache for Remote Access
• Planning New Software Deployment
• Multilingual Deployment
• Using Group Policy to install software
• Using Software Restriction Policies
• Digitally Signing Software
• Using WMI
• Using Applocker
• Using Virtualization for Testing
• Resolve Software Installation Issues
• Change Default Settings on the Image
• Enable and Disable Features
• Pointing to a Network Resource
• Configuring Updates
• Resolve Configuration Issues with Group Policy
• Driver Updates
• Problem Steps Recorder
• Event Viewer
• Event Forwarding
• Application Compatibility Toolkit
• Windows Troubleshooting Platform
• Windows Experience Index
• Testing Compatibility with Safe Mode
• System Restore
• Authentication Process
• Machine Accounts
• Trust Relationships
• Network Services
• User Account Properties
• User Profiles
• Resolve Logon Issues
• Scope of the Problem
• Hardware Issues
• TCP/IP Configuration
• Network Routing
• IPSec Configuration
• Network Connectivity Tools
• Branch Cache
• Resolve Network Connectivity Issues
• DNS Name Resolution
• Using a Hosts files
• WINS Configuration
• Using LMHOSTS files
• Name Resolution Order
• Manual vs DHCP Configuration
• Resolve Name Resolution Issues
• Connecting to a Network Printer
• Managing the Print Spooler
• Setting Printer Priorities
• Creating Printer Pools
• Configuring Drivers
• Printer Schedules
• Printer Permissions
• Manage Printers with Group Policy Settings
• Resolve Network Printer Issues
• Analyzing Event Logs
• Setting Power Management
• Optimize Processor Usage
• Optimizing Memory Usage
• Optimize Hard Drive Usage
• Optimize Network Usage
• Performance Tools
• Resolve Performance Issues
• Signal Strength
• Wireless Security
• Wireless Profiles
• Management Options for Wireless Devices
• Resolve Wireless Connectivity Issues
• Configure zones.
• Configure DNS server settings.
• Configure zone transfers and replication.
• Configure a forest or a domain.
• Configure trusts.
• Configure sites.
• Configure Active Directory replication.
• Configure the global catalog.
• Configure operations masters.
• Configure Active Directory Lightweight Directory Service (AD LDS).
• Configure Active Directory Rights Management Service (AD RMS).
• Configure the read-only domain controller (RODC).
• Configure Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS).
• Automate creation of Active Directory accounts.
• Maintain Active Directory accounts.
• Create and apply Group Policy objects (GPOs).
• Configure GPO templates.
• Configure software deployment GPOs.
• Configure account policies.
• Configure audit policy by using GPOs.
• Configure backup and recovery.
• Perform offline maintenance.
• Monitor Active Directory.
• Install Active Directory Certificate Services.
• Configure CA server settings.
• Manage certificate templates.
• Manage enrollments.
• Manage certificate revocations.
• Configure IPv4 and IPv6 addressing.
• Configure Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP).
• Configure routing.
• Configure IPsec.
• Configure a Domain Name System (DNS) server.
• Configure DNS zones.
• Configure DNS records.
• Configure DNS replication.
• Configure name resolution for client computers.
• Configure remote access.
• Configure Network Access Protection (NAP).
• Configure network authentication.
• Configure wireless access.
• Configure firewall settings.
• Configure a file server.
• Configure Distributed File System (DFS).
• Configure shadow copy services.
• Configure backup and restore.
• Manage disk quotas.
• Configure and monitor print services.
• Configure Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) server settings.
• Capture performance data.
• Monitor event logs.
• Gather network data.
• Deploy images by using Windows Deployment Services.
• Configure Microsoft Windows activation.
• Configure Windows Server Hyper-V and virtual machines.
• Configure high availability.
• Configure storage.
• Configure Windows Server 2008 Terminal Services RemoteApp (TS RemoteApp).
• Configure Terminal Services Gateway.
• Configure Terminal Services load balancing.
• Configure and monitor Terminal Services resources.
• Configure Terminal Services licensing.
• Configure Terminal Services client connections.
• Configure Terminal Services server options.
• Configure Web applications.
• Manage Web sites.
• Configure a File Transfer Protocol (FTP) server.
• Configure Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP).
• Manage Internet Information Services (IIS).
• Configure SSL security.
• Configure Web site authentication and permissions.
• Configure Windows Media server.
• Configure Digital Rights Management (DRM).
• Configure Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services server options.
• Configure Windows SharePoint Services e-mail integration.
• Plan server installations and upgrades.
• Plan for automated server deployment.
• Plan infrastructure services server roles.
• Plan application servers and services.
• Plan file and print server roles.
• Plan server management strategies.
• Plan for delegated administration.
• Plan and implement group policy strategy.
• Implement patch management strategy.
• Monitor servers for performance evaluation and optimization.
• Monitor and maintain security and policies.
• Provision applications.
• Provision data.
• Plan storage.
• Plan high availability.
• Plan for backup and recovery.
• Plan for name resolution and IP addressing.
• Design for network access.
• Plan for application delivery.
• Plan for Terminal Services.
• Design Active Directory forests and domains.
• Design the Active Directory physical topology.
• Design the Active Directory administrative model.
• Design the enterprise-level group policy strategy.
• Plan for domain or forest migration, upgrade, and restructuring.
• Design the branch office deployment.
• Design and implement public key infrastructure.
• Plan for interoperability.
• Plan for business continuity.
• Design for software updates and compliance management.
• Design the operating system virtualization strategy.
• Design for data management and data access.

What's Included:

*All of our Microsoft Training is done by leading Microsoft industry experts who are Microsoft Certified Trainers (MCT) as well as a Microsoft Certified Gold Partner

Attendee Requirement & Prerequisites:

A server administrator is responsible for the operations and day-to-day management of an infrastructure of Windows Server 2008 R2 servers for an enterprise organization. Windows server administrators manage the infrastructure, Web, and IT application servers. The Windows server administrators use scripts and batch files written by others or those that they occasionally write themselves to accomplish tasks on a regular basis. They conduct most server management tasks remotely by using Remote Desktop Server or administration tools installed on their local workstation.

A server administrator’s primary tasks include:

Server administrators also support engineering projects. Server administrators are responsible for server builds and configuration. Their job role involves 60 percent operations, 20 percent engineering, and 20 percent support tasks.

The candidate should have a foundational knowledge of basic networking concepts. Client experience with Windows operating systems will contribute to understanding interface and configuration.

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