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MTA Server Administration Fundamentals Course (98-365)

MTA Server Administration Fundamentals Course (98-365)

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MTA Server Administration Fundamentals Course (98-365)

3 Sessions -
9 Hours of Interactive Training

MTA Server Administration Fundamentals is designed to provide students with an understanding and explanation of fundamental server administration concepts. This training course prepares students for Microsoft exam 98-365. MTA is a new entry-level credential from Microsoft that validates the foundational knowledge needed to take the first step toward building a successful career in technology. The MTA certification programs cover the baseline knowledge of building and managing Microsoft Windows Servers, Windows based network operating systems, Active Directory, account management, and system recovery tools. Expert Tom Carpenter guides you through each exam objective seamlessly, all the while preparing you for Microsoft exam 98-365. This course provides you with interactive videos that meet the needs of multiple styles of learning from auditory to visual. The MTA Server Administration Fundamentals eLearning course includes a pre test and post test that accurately identifies your skill gap. Carpenter will come in and help you close that skill gap with content concentrating on each exam objective. Achieving MTA certifications is the first step towards becoming a Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS).

  • Firm understanding of server installation and configuration techniques
  • Understand and configure Active Directory domains, users, groups and computers
  • Perform regular maintenance using system monitoring and recovery methods

About The Author
Tom Carpenter is a trainer, consultant and author specializing in networking technologies and Microsoft solutions. Tom has written more than 15 books on topics ranging from Windows Server to wireless networking. He has trained more than 30,000 IT professionals since 1997 in face-to-face training classes and he has taught more than 60,000 through webinars and online training programs. He holds certifications with Microsoft, CompTIA and CWNP and is the current CTO for CWNP - the premiere 802.11 wireless administration certification program. With more than 20 years experience in the IT industry, Tom brings a wealth of experience to any training program.

Session 1

Section A: Introduction

  • Prerequisites
  • Microsoft Certification Paths
  • Server Administration Benefits
  • Server Administration Topics

Section B: Installing Windows Server

  • Windows Server Editions
  • Installation Types
  • Upgrade vs. Clean Install
  • Interactive Installs
  • Unattended Installs
  • WDS Installs
  • Post Installation Tasks
  • Installing Device Drivers

Section C: Server Types

  • Network Layer Servers
  • Access Servers
  • Network Service Servers
  • User Service Servers
  • Application Server Models
  • Virtualized Services
  • Proper Startup and Shutdown

Section D: Windows Server Roles

  • Application Servers
  • Remote Access
  • Enable Remote Access
  • Remote Desktop Client
  • Add Web Server Role
  • Managing IIS
  • Add New Web Site
  • Configuring Web Site Options
  • SSL Options
  • Application Pools

Section E: File and Print Servers

  • Installing a Printer
  • Printer Sharing
  • Driver Deployment
  • Share Level vs. NTFS Level Shares
  • User Rights vs. User Permissions
  • Object Auditing

Section F: Active Directory

  • Active Directory Defined
  • Active Directory Components
  • Operation Masters
  • Understanding Replication
  • Domain Functional Levels
  • Forest Functional Levels
  • Trusts and Namespaces

Section G: Managing Active Directory

  • Understanding Group Policies
  • Computer Config vs. User Config Policies
  • Policy Categories
  • Review Group Policy Results
  • Local Group Policy Editor
  • User Accounts
  • User Account Properties
  • Creating Groups
  • Group Properties
  • Active Directory Containers
  • Delegation

Session 2

Section A: Internal Server Storage

  • SCSI Overview
  • SCSI-1
  • SCSI-2
  • SCSI-3
  • Newer SCSI Standards
  • LVD and HVD
  • Multimode and Single-Ended
  • Connecting SCSI Devices
  • IDE Systems
  • ATA Implementations
  • SATA Implementations
  • Serial Attached SCSI
  • Storage Considerations

Section B: External Server Storage

  • Fibre Channel Overview
  • Fibre Channel Interfaces
  • Fibre Channel Arrays
  • SMF vs. MMF
  • Fibre Channel Connectors
  • Fibre Channel Speeds
  • Fibre Channel Architectures
  • iSCSI
  • FCIP
  • SATA
  • NAS vs. SAN
  • Backup Storage

Section C: Understanding RAID

  • RAID Benefits
  • RAID 0
  • RAID 1
  • RAID-5
  • Complex RAID Arrays
  • RAID Technologies

Section D: Configuring RAID

  • Standard RAID Levels
  • Nested RAID Levels
  • Software-Based RAID
  • Initializing Disks
  • New Striped Volume
  • Verify Striped Volume
  • Mirrored Volume
  • RAID-5 Volume
  • Failed Redundancy

Section E: Server Virtualization

  • Virtualization Methods
  • Benefits of Virtualization
  • VM Components
  • VM Management
  • Hyper-V

Section F: Basic Server Administration

  • Hardware Compatibility
  • Microsoft Hardware Compatibility Catalog
  • Patch Management
  • Server Monitoring
  • Basic Administration Tips

Session 3

Section A: Server Maintenance

  • Working with Disk Management
  • Create New Simple Volume
  • Advanced Disk Features
  • Business Continuity
  • Understanding ITIL
  • Windows Update Options
  • Review Update History

Section B: Processors and Memory

  • Multiprocessing
  • Multi vs. Dual Processors
  • Processes, Threads, and Fibers
  • 64-Bit Processors
  • WOW32 and WOW64
  • 64-Bit Operating Systems
  • Processor Features
  • Server Memory
  • Advanced Memory Features
  • Memory Redundancy
  • Selecting Memory

Section C: Performance Baselines

  • Performance Analysis
  • Creating a Baseline
  • Viewing Performance Reports
  • Processor Bottlenecks
  • I/O Bottlenecks
  • Disk Bottlenecks
  • Performance Counters
  • Trend Analysis

Section D: Troubleshooting Server Problems

  • Troubleshooting
  • Identifying the Problem
  • Theorize
  • Test the Theory
  • Establish and Enact the Plan
  • Post-Repair Testing
  • Root Cause Analysis
  • Documentation

Section E: Booting the Server

  • Boot Process
  • Advanced Boot Options
  • Managing Services
  • Service Status and Startup Type
  • Configuring Service Accounts
  • Service Recovery Options
  • Managing Services via Command Prompt

Section F: Using Event Viewer

  • Event Viewer
  • Viewing Events
  • Filtering Events
  • Custom Views
  • Assigning Tasks to Events
  • Event Subscription
  • Event Log Settings

Section G: Disaster Recovery

  • Disaster Recovery Plan
  • Handling a Disaster
  • Redundancy
  • Data Retention
  • Data Destruction