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Exam 70-642 : Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure, Configuring

Audience Profile

This course will be of interest and benefit to attendees with different back grounds and career aspirations. It will be of interest to Network Administrators who currently are, or will be, working with Windows Server 2008 servers. It will also be of interest and benefit to Active Directory technology specialists who aspire to be Enterprise Administrators (Tier 4 day-to-day network operations) or experienced Server Administrators who aspire to be Enterprise Administrators.

Storage Area Network Administrators who need to understand this information to deploy or extend their current storage infrastructure and Operations Managers who need this information to support troubleshooting efforts and business decisions would also benefit from this course

Perquisites

Before attending this course, students must have:

  • You must have an intermediate understanding of Windows Server operating systems such as Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2 Sp1 and Windows client operating systems such as Windows Vista or Windows 7. Client operating system knowledge equivalent to the below certifications would be of benefit: 

Exam 70-680 : TS: Windows 7, Configuration

OR

Exam 70-620 : TS: Windows Vista, Configuring

  • You should understand how TCP/IP functions and have a basic understanding of addressing, name resolution (Domain Name System [DNS]/Windows Internet Name Service [WINS]), connection methods (wired, wireless, virtual private network [VPN]).
  • You should have an awareness of security best practices such as understanding file system permissions, authentication methods, workstation, and server hardening methods, and so forth.
  • Basic knowledge of Active Directory would also be of benefit.

At the course completion

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Plan and configure an IPv4 network infrastructure.
  • Implement DHCP within their organization.
  • Configure and troubleshoot DNS.
  • Configure, transition to, and troubleshoot IPv6.
  • Configure and troubleshoot Routing and Remote Access.
  • Install, configure, and troubleshoot the Network Policy Server Role service.
  • Implement Network Access Protection.
  • Implement security features within Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2.
  • Implement security features within Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 that help to secure network communications.
  • Configure and troubleshot file and print services.
  • Enable and configure services to optimize branch office data access.
  • Control and monitor network storage.
  • Recover data on Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 servers.
  • Monitor Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server R2 network infrastructure services.

Skills Measured

This exam measures your ability to accomplish the technical tasks listed below. The percentages indicate the relative weight of each major topic area on the exam. The higher the percentage, the more questions you are likely to see on that content area on the exam.

Please note that the questions may test on, but will not be limited to, the topics described in the bulleted text.

  • Configuring addressing and services (21%)
  • Configuring names resolution (22%)
  • Configuring network access (18%)
  • Configuring file and print services (20%)
  • Monitoring and managing a network infrastructure (20%)

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