Updating Your MCSE / MCSA Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server
Course Length: 5 days (extended hours) Course Code: MCTS
Course Description Target Audience
This 5 day instructor-led course provides students with This course is intended for IT Professionals experienced
the knowledge and skills to work with Windows on the technologies included in Windows Server 2003
Infrastructure Services technology and Active Directory and who hold an MSCE on Windows Server 2003 or an
Services technology in Windows Server 2008. This MCSA on Windows Server 2003.
course is intended to allow individuals who already have
experience with Windows Infrastructure Services and Prerequisites
Active Directory to upgrade their skills for Windows
Students must possess excellent server 2003 skills. The
Server 2008. This course is based on an interim build of
upgrade exam 70-649 or 70-648 require students to be
Windows Server 2008. It also provides experienced IT
either MCSE or MCSA 2003 certified.
Professionals with an understanding of Web and
Applications Platform Services technology. This Course Content
bootcamp combines both Microsoft courses M6416 and
Course will run from 8:00am to 8:00pm. Course Content
Lunch will be provided on all five days.
Module 1: Installing and Configuring Windows
One exam voucher will be included in this boot camp. Server 2008
You are welcome to take additional exams at the price of This module explains how to install and configure
$125 each. Windows Server 2008. It also explores using Server
Manager to work with roles, features, PowerShell and
For MCSEs on Windows Server 2003: other aspects of server configuration like Automatic
• Pass a SINGLE exam and earn the THREE Updates.
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) • Server Manager Roles
accreditations on Windows Server 2008. • Windows Server 2008 Features
• MCSEs on 2003 are allowed to take the three-in-one • Active Directory Improvements
Technology Specialist Exam 70-649.
Module 2: Windows Deployment Services
For MCSAs on WS 2003: This module explains how to use benefits and
• Pass a SINGLE exam and earn TWO Microsoft components of Windows Deployment Services, including
Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) image capture and management.
accreditations on Windows Server 2008. • Introducing Windows Deployment Services
• MCSAs on 2003 are allowed to take the two-in-one • WDS Components
Technology Specialist Exam 70-648.
Module 3: Windows Server 2008 Server Core Module 8: Planning for Windows Server 2008 Active
This module explains how to use key functionality and
benefits of a Server Core installation, including adding This module explains how to install and configure the
and configuring roles. Active Directory Domain Services (ADDS) server role
• Server Core Introduction and administering it with Server Manager. It also
• Configuring and Managing Server Core explores planning for deploying an Active Directory
Domain Services infrastructure.
Module 4: Windows Backup • Planning for AD DS Deployment
This module provides an overview of the new backup • Upgrade Considerations
infrastructure in Windows Server 2008, including Volume
Module 9: Active Directory Domain Services
Shadow Copy service, scheduled vs. manual backups,
media, the Universal Disk Format (UDF), and restoring This module explains how to create and manage
data. accounts, subnets, Site-Links, and Group Policy with
• Backup Infrastructure new features in Active Directory Domain Services.
• Optical Media • What’s New in AD DS
• Restore Utilities • Manageability and Reliability
Module 5: Windows Server 2008 Updates to Module 10: Identity and Access Services in Windows
Networking Server 2008 Active Directory
This module explains how to use new and improved This module introduces Windows Server 2008's new
networking features in Windows Server 2008, including Active Directory Services:
server and domain isolation, IPv6, and DNS. • Active Directory Federation Services for identity
• Networking with Windows Server 2008 access solution.
• New Networking Features • Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
• DNS with Windows Server 2008 (replaces Active Directory Account Management
• Configuring Routing with Windows Server 2003), providing directory
• Configuring Wireless Settings in Server 2008 services for applications.
• Active Directory Right Management Services,
Module 6: Network Policies and Access Protection enabling the creation of information-protection
This module explains how to use Network Access solutions.
Protection (NAP) and related technologies to enforce • Active Directory Federation Services
security and client health policies. • Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
• Network Policies Access Protection • Active Directory Rights Management Services
• Enforcement Options Module 11: Read-Only Domain Controllers
• Network Access Protection Scenarios
• Routing and Remote Access This module explains how to set up and manage a read-
only domain controller.
Module 7: Hyper-V • Read-Only Domain Controllers
This module explains how to use new capabilities and • Read-Only Domain Controller Operation
architecture in Hyper-V, including integrated
management functions for physical and virtual
• Introducing Hyper-V
• Configuring Hyper-V
Module 12: Auditing Active Directory Domain M6417
Services Changes Module 1: Server Roles and Initial Configuration
This module explores new auditing features in Active Tasks
Directory Domain Services and how to set up and This module introduces Application Server Roles,
manage auditing events. describing Application Server features in Windows
• What’s New in AD DS Auditing Server and demonstrating initial configuration and Unix
• Implementing AD DS Change Auditing interoperability.
Module 13: Enterprise PKI Active Directory • Application Server Roles
Certificate Services (AD CS) • Application Server Features
• Windows Server as an Application Server
This module explains how to set up and manage Active
Directory Certificate Services using PKIView. Module 2: Overview of IIS 7.0 Application Server
• Certificate Authority This module introduces IIS 7.0 modular architecture, in
Module 14: High Availability Features which more than 40 features can be independently
installed. It also demonstrates new scripting interface
This module explains how to use failover clustering and features and distributed configuration files.
network load balancing. • Review of IIS 6.0
• Failover Clustering • Key Improvements in IIS 7.0
• Network Load Balancing • IIS 7.0 Configuration System
Module 15: Performance Monitoring and Module 3: Managing Web Applications with IIS 7.0
This module covers several aspects of server
This module explains how to use Windows Server management in IIS 7.0. IIS can be configured using the
2008's performance monitoring tools, including using IIS Manager graphical user interface or using several
Windows System Resource Manager to implement configuration files. It also explores the appcmd.exe
server resource controls. command line utility as it is used for server
• Windows Reliability and Performance Monitor administration.
• Microsoft Windows System Resource Manager • Managing IIS 7.0
• Monitoring Events • Using Hierarchical Configuration Settings
Module 16: Software Maintenance Using Windows • Delegating Configuration to Non-Administrator Users
Server Update Services Module 4: Troubleshooting Web Servers
This module introduces Microsoft Windows Server This module describes and demonstrates IIS 7.0
Update Services (WSUS), a tool for managing and features for troubleshooting, including Runtime Control
distributing software updates that resolve known security and Status API, Automatic Failed Request Tracing, and
vulnerabilities and other stability issues in Microsoft Trace Events.
Windows 2000 and newer operating systems, as well as
• Troubleshooting IIS 7.0
other Microsoft applications. This module also describes
• Using the Runtime Control and Status API
how to install the client and server components of
WSUS. It also provides necessary information about • Using Automatic Failed Request Tracing
managing the WSUS infrastructure. • Adding Trace Events to Managed Modules
• Introduction to Windows Server Update Services
• Installing and Configuring Windows Server Update
• Managing Windows Server Update Services
Module 5: Introduction to the Windows SharePoint Module 8: Managing Terminal Services
Services 3.0 Platform
With Windows Server 2008 Remote Programs are
This module describes and demonstrates Windows accessed remotely through Terminal Services. Terminal
SharePoint Service 3.0, including planning for Services Gateway can be used to help secure access to
implementation and performing a new installation. Remote Programs. This module describes and
• Overview of Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 demonstrates using Terminal Services management
• Collaboration Technologies Offered by Windows consoles and Event Viewer as well as using Terminal
SharePoint Services 3.0 Services with Windows System Resource Manager to
• Determining Organizational and User Needs optimize performance.
• Review Planning Site Creation, Maintenance, and • Terminal Services Remote Programs
Security • Terminal Services Gateway
• Review Planning Server Requirements and • Managing Terminal Services
Topologies Module 9: Configuring Storage
• Performing a Clean Installation of Windows
SharePoint Services 3.0 This module covers these tasks and describes how to
• Installing and Configuring the Central Administration use the tools to manage and set up disks.
Site • Preparing Disks
• Managing Disk Properties
Module 6: Configuring and Managing Windows
• Managing Mounted Drives
SharePoint Services 3.0
• Converting Disks
This module describes and demonstrates how to • Creating Volumes
configure and manage Windows SharePoint Services • Creating Fault-Tolerant Volumes
3.0, including creating and configuring sites and
managing sites and servers.
• Creating and Configuring Sites
• Managing Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Sites
• Managing the Windows SharePoint Services 3.0
Module 7: Configuring Terminal Services
Terminal Services has been updated with Windows
Server 2008, including changes to Terminal Services
core. This module covers the new Terminal Services
core functionality as well as Terminal Services Web
Access and Terminal Services Licensing.
• Terminal Services Overview
• Terminal Services Core Functionality
• Terminal Services Web Access
• Terminal Services Licensing