Windows Server 2003 @ Learning Tree

Learning Tree ,London, United Kingdom

Mar 2006 – London, United Kingdom

I attended this generic Windows Server course in order to gain my DBA certification.

Course content:

  • Operating System Overview
    • Benefits of upgrading to Windows Server 2008
    • Analysing and implementing the features
  • Installing and Upgrading Servers
  • Migrating to Windows Server 2008
    • Selecting the appropriate deployment method
    • Multiple Activation Key
    • Key Management Server
  • Adding and configuring server roles and features
    • Keeping current with service packs and hotfixes
    • Assigning roles with the Initial Configuration Tool (ICT)
  • Building and Populating the Active Directory
  • Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS)
    • Architecting the infrastructure with forests, domains, sites, domain controllers and replication
    • Analysing Flexible Single-Master Operations (FSMO)
  • Constructing Domain Controllers
    • Maximising security with Read-Only Domain Controllers
    • Preparing forest and domain for upgrade with ADPREP
  • Organisational Units, users and groups
    • Managing user account properties and profiles
    • Optimising resource access with role-group nesting
  • Configuring and Managing the System
  • Leveraging the Windows Server Manager
    • Event Viewer
    • Device Manager
    • Windows Firewall
    • Centralising events from multiple server event logs
  • Introducing PowerShell for administrative tasks
    • PowerShell Integrated Scripting Environment (ISE)
    • Creating multiple user accounts and groups
  • Monitoring performance and ensuring reliability
    • Remote Management (WinRM)
    • Reliability Monitor
    • Troubleshooting the OS with Windows Recovery Disk
  • Implementing File System Security
  • Managing disks, full backup and restore
    • Master Boot Record (MBR)
    • GUID Partition Table (GPT)
    • Saving the system and data with Windows Server Backup
  • Securing files with Access Control Lists
    • Encrypting File System (EFS)
    • BitLocker Drive Encryption
    • Inherited vs. explicit Access Control Entries
  • Controlling Network Components and Services
  • Managing network settings
    • Configuring the Network and Sharing Center
    • Integrating IPv4 and IPv6 protocols
  • Sharing resources across the network
    • Recovering with Shadow Copies and Previous Versions
    • Increasing file access responsiveness with BranchCache
  • File Server Resource Manager (FSRM)
    • Creating quotas based on prebuilt templates
    • Filtering extraneous files with screening technologies
  • Administering the Active Directory
  • Distributing and delegating administrative power
    • Leveraging the AD Best Practises Analyser (BPA)
    • Allocating responsibilities for simplified administration
  • Configuring environments with Group Policies
    • Planning the policy hierarchy with OUs
    • Identifying common settings with the Group Policy Management Console (GPMC)
    • Enhancing security with desktop lockdown