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Designing Win Server 2008 Active Directory Infrastructure an

Price: $1,900.00

Course Code: 6436B | Hours: 40

Microsoft Course 6436B
Designing Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Infrastructure and Services

Overview

During this five-day course, students will learn how to design an Active Directory infrastructure in the Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 operating systems. Students will learn how to design Active Directory forests, domain infrastructure, sites and replication, administrative structures, Group Policy, and Public Key Infrastructures (PKIs). Students will also learn how to design for security, high availability, disaster recovery, and migrations. The primary audience for this course is IT professionals, including administrators of Windows 2000 Server and Windows Server 2003 Enterprise who want to become administrators of Windows Server 2008 Enterprise. Product and Technology Experience is at least three to five years of experience in medium-to-large enterprise organizations, supporting and implementing Active Directory.

Description

This course is intended for IT professionals who want to gain professional job role skills to help them design the infrastructure for Active Directory for Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 as an Enterprise Administrator. This course is also intended for IT professionals who have been working as Enterprise Administrators on previous versions of Windows Server and who want to update their skills to Windows Server 2008. Students might already be, or have been, Server Administrators who make planning and design decisions at a server level and who want to gain the skills and knowledge they need to transition to enterprise-level design decisions.

After completing this course, students will be able to:

Prerequisites:
In addition to their professional experience, students who attend this training should already have the following technical knowledge:

Students can meet the prerequisites by attending the following courses or by obtaining equivalent knowledge and skills:

The Career Center Course Curriculum for Microsoft Course 6436B:

Module 1: Overview of Active Directory Design
For most organizations, the Active Directory deployment may be the single most important component in the IT infrastructure. When organizations deploy AD DS or any of the other Active Directory services within Windows Server 2008, they are deploying a central authentication and authorization service that provides SSO access to many other network services in the organization. AD DS provides the primary security mechanism within most organizations, and it enables policy-based management for user and computer accounts. You can use the other Active Directory services to extend some of this functionality to users who are external to the organization.

The critical functionality that the Active Directory services provide means that you should design your Active Directory infrastructure to meet your organizations unique requirements. This module provides an overview of the information that you must gather to prepare for an Active Directory deployment, and it provides an overview of the steps that you use as you create an Active Directory design.

After completing this module, students will be able to:

Module 2: Designing an AD DS Forest Infrastructure
To design the infrastructure of an AD DS forest for your organization, first you must collect organizational and administrative requirements, and then you must decide which design to use. There are several possible designs, and each one requires some trade-offs. Based on the requirements of your organization, you must determine the type of AD DS forest and forest root domain. You also must plan for trusts between forests, determine whether your organization requires multiple forests, and determine which modifications, if any, you must make to the AD DS schema. In addition, you must design for the time synchronization of all computer clocks in your organization by using the Windows Time service (Win32Time).

In this module, you will learn about forest design concepts as well as about forest trusts, the AD DS schema, and the Windows Time Service.

Lab: Designing an AD DS Forest Infrastructure

After completing this module, students will be able to:

Module 3: Designing an AD DS Domain Infrastructure
After designing the infrastructure for the AD DS forest as described in Module 1, you need to design the AD DS domain infrastructure. To do this, you first need to decide on the AD DS domain design model and the placement and deployment of domain controllers, based on your organization needs. After designing the AD DS domain, you then integrate the internal and external DNS namespaces with the AD DS domain by using DNS servers. If your design consists of multiple domains, you can create domain trusts to enable easy and reliable communication from one domain to another. You need to choose the right type of domain trust, based on your organization's needs.

In this module, you will learn about designing AD DS domains, DNS, and domain trusts.

Lab: Designing an AD DS Domain Infrastructure

After completing this module, students will be able to:

Module 4: Designing AD DS Sites and Replication
You should design the site topology for the network after you design the logical structure of the AD DS infrastructure in your organization. The site topology is a logical representation of the physical network. You use the site topology to manage replication and logon network traffic, among other things. When you create the site design, include information about the location of the AD DS sites, the AD DS domain controllers within each site, and the site links and site-link bridges that support AD DS replication between sites. Windows Server 2008 uses site information for many purposes, including routing replication, client affinity, system volume (SYSVOL) replication, Distributed File System (DFS) namespaces, and service locations.

In this module, you will learn how to design a distributed directory service that supports domain controllers that are in portions of your network that are separated by expensive, slow, or unreliable links.

Lab: Designing AD DS Sites and Replication

After completing this module, students will be able to:

Module 5: Designing AD DS Domain Controllers
This module explains how to design an AD DS domain controller.

Lab: Designing AD DS Domain Controllers

After completing this module, students will be able to:

Module 6: Designing AD DS Domain Administration
You can use an AD DS domain to simplify the administration of your IT resources by creating a manageable structure that underlies a network infrastructure based on the Windows operating system.

To design the effective administration of an AD DS domain, you need to first assess the state of the configuration and administration of the AD DS environment. To determine the best design for your AD DS domain administration, first collect information about how your organization needs to administer the various resources in your AD DS domain environment. This information provides the basis on which you can design and build the AD DS domain structures that will enable the most effective AD DS domain administrative methods for your organization, such as organizational units (OUs), AD DS groups, and user and computer account objects.

Lab: Designing AD DS Domain Administration

After completing this module, students will be able to:

Module 7: Designing AD DS Group Policy
The AD DS Group Policy environment is the principal vehicle for configuration management in Windows Server 2008. An effective Group Policy design means a more standardized and easy-to-manage environment in which to perform all other administrative tasks.

This module introduces the key concepts for designing Group Policy as they relate to planning, implementing. and managing Group Policy in AD DS.

Lab: Designing AD DS Group Policy

After completing this module, students will be able to:

Module 8: Designing AD DS Security
One of the primary reasons to deploy a directory service like AD DS is to provide security for the organization network. Managing secure access to network resources is critical to ensuring that only authorized users can access the data and that only authorized administrators can make changes to the environment.

By ensuring that the AD DS deployment is secure, you can help ensure system stability and reliability, and you can minimize the number of successful attempts to jeopardize system security and integrity.

Lab: Designing and Implementing AD DS Security

After completing this module, students will be able to:

Module 9: Designing a Public Key Infrastructure
This module explains how to design a PKI deployment by using Windows Server 2008 AD CS.

Lab: Designing and Implementing a PKI Deployment

After completing this module, students will be able to:

Module 10: Designing and Deploying AD RMS
This module explains how to design and implement a rights protection infrastructure by using AD RMS.

Lab: Designing and Deploying AD RMS

After completing this module, students will be able to:

Module 11: Designing an AD LDS Infrastructure
This module explains how to design and implement an AD LDS deployment.

Lab: Designing and Implementing an AD LDS Infrastructure

After completing this module, students will be able to:

Module 12: Designing an AD FS Infrastructure
This module explains how to design an implementation of Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS).

Lab: Integrating AD FS and AD RMS

After completing this module, students will be able to:

Module 13: Designing AD DS Transitions
This module explains how to design and implement AD DS upgrades and migrations.

Lab: Designing and Implementing an AD DS Domain Restructure

After completing this module, students will be able to:
Choose the best AD DS transition strategy, based on the current environment and requirements.