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70-646 R3 Windows Server 2008 Administration

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70-646 R3 Windows Server 2008 Administration


Do you want to climb the career ladder and make job role decisions around maintaining Windows Server? The 70-646 R3 Windows Server 2008 Administration course enhances the knowledge and skills of learners on how to plan and implement a Windows Server 2008 R2 environment. This course incorporates key elements of implementation, management and maintenance of Network Infrastructure and Active Directory. The goal of the course is to help learners develop hands-on experience as an Enterprise Administrator for windows server 2008.

The 70-646 R3 Windows Server 2008 Administration course covers important tasks for Network and Systems Administrators who plan day to day operations and maintenance of Windows Server 2008 R2 servers. Learners will gain knowledge for planning for server development and management, business continuity and high availability, application and data provisioning and monitoring and maintaining servers.

The course is internationally recognised and accredited to a training organisation and you will be issued an internationally recognised qualification following full completion of the 70-646 R3 Windows Server 2008 Administration course.

Why consider 1Training?

As improvements and advancements are made in technology, online courses are no longer just conventional means of studying at affordable costs. In many aspects online training offers superiority to traditional learning. There is an effectiveness and convenience that traditional learning cannot provide. The overall convenience and flexibility makes it a superior learning method.

1Training offers the most convenient path to gain an internationally recognised qualification that will give you the opportunity to put into practice your skill and expertise in an enterprise or corporate environment. You can study at your own pace at 1Training and you will be provided with all the necessary material, tutorials, qualified course instructor and multiple free resources which include Free CV writing pack, Nus Discounted Card, Free career support and course demo to make your learning experience enriching and more rewarding.

Learning Outcomes?

  • Learn how to plan and implement windows server 2008
  • Manage and operate windows infrastructure
  • Plan and implement file and print server roles
  • Upgrade Microsoft Server Windows
  • Plan and implement a networking address scheme with IPv4 and IPv6
  • Plan and implement secure network policies such as Network Access Protection and VPNs
  • Software distribution and updates

Course Curriculum

  • Module 01: Preparing for Windows 2008 Installation
  • Module 02: Configuration Change Plan
  • Module 03: Preparing for Server 2008 Migration
  • Module 04A: Server Migration and Planning for Roles
  • Module 04B: Server Migration and Planning for Roles
  • Module 05: Distributed File System
  • Module 06: Windows Server 2008 High Availability
  • Module 07: Monitoring Windows Server
  • Module 08: Windows Server Security
  • Module 09: Windows Server Backup and Restore
  • Module 10: Windows Server Maintenance Plan
  • Module 11: Planning for Business Continuity
  • Module 12: Windows Server Troubleshooting

Access Duration

The course will be directly delivered to you, and you have 12 months access to the online learning platform from the date you joined the course.  The course is self-paced and you can complete it in stages, revisiting the lectures at anytime.

This Course is intended for?

  • IT Professionals
  • System Administrators
  • Network Administrators
  • Learners with a background in IT
  • Technical assistants looking to use Windows Server 2008 in their enterprise and find more effective ways to perform current functions
  • Anyone who is interested in expanding their knowledge of Microsoft Windows Server

Entry Requirements

This course requires learners to have one year of practical experience in implementing, designing and maintaining a server and client infrastructure in an enterprise .


You will be tested on your ability to accomplish technical tasks listed under the Course Curriculum. There is a percentage that indicates the weight of each major topic on the exam as stated in the official website.

As it is an official exam, learners will have to purchase it separately on the relevant website.


Those who successfully complete the exam will be awarded a certificate in 70-646 R3 Windows Server 2008 Administration.

Awarding Body

The certificate will be awarded by Microsoft. This internationally recognised qualification will make your CV standout and encourage employers to see your motivation at expanding your skills and knowledge in the IT enterprise.

Career Path and Salary

Once you successfully complete 70-646 R3 Windows Server 2008 Administration you will be qualified to work in the following positions. The 70-646 R3 Windows Server 2008 Administration qualification will also put you in line to demand a higher salary or job promotion. The average UK salary per annum according to is given below.

  • IT Support Engineer – £22,081 per annum
  • System Administrators – £25,422 per annum
  • Server Administrator – £31,335 per annum
  • Network Administrator – £25,250 per annum

Other Benefits

  • Written and designed by the industry’s finest expert instructors with over 15 years of experience
  • Repeat and rewind all your lectures and enjoy a personalised learning experience
  • Gain access to quality video tutorials
  • Unlimited 12 months access from anywhere, anytime
  • Excellent Tutor Support Service (Monday to Friday)
  • Save time and money on travel
  • Learn at your convenience and leisure
  • Quizzes, tests mock exams, practice exams to ensure you are 100% ready
  • Eligible for a NUS discount card
  • Free Career Support Service
  • 25% Discount on personal Statement and covering letter writing service
  • Free Access to Over 150 courses for 2 days (48 hours)
  • Free access to course before you purchase (For selected courses only)

Key Features

Gain an accredited UK qualification

Access to excellent quality study materials

Learners will be eligible for TOTUM Discount Card

Personalized learning experience

One year’s access to the course

Support by phone, live chat, and email

Course Curriculum Total Units : 180
➤ Module 01 - Preparing for Windows 2008 Installation
Lesson 1: Overview of Windows Server 2008 Deployment
1.1 Business Needs
1.2 Consolidation Benefits with Server 2008
1.3 High Availability
1.4 64-bit Systems Options
1.5 Virtualization Options
1.6 Any Issues with Compatibility
Lesson 2: Making a Deployment Plan for Windows 2008 Server
2.1 Document and Study the Current Network Environment
2.2 Designing Server Deployments
2.3 Maintenance and Deployment Schedules
Lesson 3: Planning Migration
3.1 Creating a Migration Plan
3.2 Using the Upgrade Plan
3.3 What Can Delay Your Windows 2008 Server Installation?
3.4 Module 01 Review
➤ Module 02 - Configuration Change Plan
Lesson 1: Developing a Change Control Process
1.1 How Does the Change Control Process Work?
1.2 Create a Communication Plan
1.3 Classifying Change Requests
1.4 Approving the Change
1.5 The Emergency Change
Lesson 2: Developing Configuration Changes
2.1 Overview of Developing Configuration Changes
2.2 Analyzing the Change
2.3 The Testing Process
2.4 Have a Backup Plan – Rollback
Lesson 3: Reviewing Configuration Changes
3.1 Testing the Success of a Change
3.2 Analyzing the Success of a Change
3.3 Documentation Update
3.4 Module 02 Review
➤ Module 03 - Preparing for Server 2008 Migration
Lesson 1: Server Migration
1.1 Making a Windows 2008 Server Deployment Plan
1.2 How Virtualization Helps
1.3 Planning for a Rollback
1.4 Migrating Data and Services
Lesson 2: How to Plan for the Server Decommissioning Process
2.1 Decommissioning
2.2 Considerations for Decommissioning a Server
2.3 Licensing
Lesson 3: Planning an Example of Commissioning a Windows Server 2008 File Server
3.1 Server Deployment Tools
3.2 Planning According to Policy
3.3 Migrating File Servers
3.4 Demo – Installation Part A
3.5 Demo – Installation Part B
3.6 Chapter 03 Review
➤ Module 04A - Server Migration and Planning for Roles
Lesson 1: Planning for Windows Server 2008 Hardware
1.1 How Windows Server 2008 Uses Process and Memory Resources
1.2 How to Choose Either 32-Bit or 64-Bit Hardware
1.3 Guidelines for Combining Server Roles
1.4 Hardware Redundancy
Lesson 2: Planning for Windows Server 2008 Core
2.1 Why the Server Core?
2.2 Hardware Requirements for Windows Server 2008 Server Core
2.3 Demo – Role Consolidation
2.4 Demo – File Resource Manager
Lesson 3: Combining Windows Server 2008 Server Roles
3.1 What are Server Roles
3.2 Performance Implications of Combining Server Roles
3.3 Recommendations for Combining Servers
3.4 Options for Maintaining High Availability
Lesson 4: Planning for Windows Server 2008 File Servers
4.1 File Storage in Windows Server 2008
4.2 Recommendations for File Storage
4.3 High-Availability File Servers
4.4 Clustering Options for File Servers
➤ Module 04B - Server Migration and Planning for Roles
Lesson 1: Understanding Application Server Role Requirements
1.1 What Scenarios Require the Application Server Role
1.2 Preparing for Installation of the Application Server Role
1.3 Supporting Technologies for Applications
1.4 Compatibility
Lesson 2: Overview of the Application Server Role Components
2.1 Windows Workflow Foundation
2.2 Windows Presentation Foundation
2.3 Windows Communication Foundation
Lesson 3: Supporting the .NET Framework
3.1 How the .NET Framework is Used
3.2 .NET Versions
3.3 Chapter 04 Review
➤ Module 05 - Distributed File System
Lesson 1: What's Required for DFS
1.1 Needed Services for DFS
1.2 DFS Architecture
Lesson 2: Planning for High Availability in DFS
2.1 DFS Namespaces
2.2 DFS Replication
2.3 Data Storage
2.4 Comparing Domain and Stand-Alone DFS
Lesson 3: Managing DFS
3.1 DFS Management Tools
3.2 Delegating DFS Administration
3.3 Demo – DFS
3.4 Chapter 05 Review
➤ Module 06 - Windows Server 2008 High Availability
Lesson 1: Network Load Balancing
1.1 Features of Network Load Balancing
1.2 Changes in Network Load Balancing for Windows Server 2008
1.3 Troubleshooting Network Load Balancing
Lesson 2: Understanding Failover Clustering in Windows Server 2008
2.1 Features of Clustering in Windows Server 2008
2.2 Failover Clustering Enhancements in Windows Server 2008
2.3 Validating a Failover Clustering Solution in Windows Server 2008
2.4 Tools to Manage Failover Clustering in Windows Server 2008
Lesson 3: Creating Clusters in Windows Server 2008
3.1 Hardware Requirements for Failover Clustering
3.2 Planning Failover Clusters in Windows Server 2008
3.3 Managing Failover Clustering in Windows Server 2008
3.4 Chapter 06 Review
➤ Module 07 - Monitoring Windows Server
Lesson 1: Setting Up Monitoring
1.1 Why Should You Monitor
1.2 Monitoring Options
1.3 Planning for Event Monitoring
Lesson 2: Measuring Performance Objects
2.1 Server Role Metrics
2.2 Key Performance Counters
Lesson 3: Calculating a Server Baseline
3.1 Key Hardware Components to Monitor
3.2 Common Performance Metrics
3.3 Analyzing Performance Trends
3.4 Planning for Future Capacity Requirements
Lesson 4: Which Monitoring Tools to Use
4.1 Windows Server 2008 Monitoring Tools
4.2 Reliability and Performance Monitor
4.3 Windows Performance Monitor
4.4 Third-Party Monitoring Tools
Lesson 5: Planning Notification Methods
5.1 What is Good for the Business?
5.2 How Can I Be Notified?
5.3 When to Escalate
5.4 Demo – WRPM
5.5 Chapter 07 Review
➤ Module 08 - Windows Server Security
Lesson 1: Designing a Multi-Layer Defense
1.1 Multi-Layer Defense Strategy
1.2 What Defense Layers Should Be Considered?
Lesson 2: Network-Based Security for Windows Server 2008
2.1 Network Security Terms
2.2 Options for Network Security
2.4 Demo – Security
2.5 Demo – Server Core Introduction
Lesson 3: Host-Based Security for Windows Server 2008
3.1 Assigning Administrative Permissions
3.2 Windows Server 2008 Firewall Configuration
3.3 Security Templates
3.4 Converting Security Configuration Wizard Settings to Security Templates
3.5 Chapter 08 Review
➤ Module 09 - Windows Server Backup and Restore
Lesson1: Backup Strategies with Windows Server 2008
1.1 Selecting Backup Software and Backup Operators
1.2 Planning Backup in Windows Server 2008
1.3 Backup Scheduling
1.4 Making the Data Rentention Plan
1.5 Backing Up Encrypted Files and Virtual Machines
1.6 Factors Affecting Backup Policy
1.7 Storage and Security Considerations
1.8 Process for Selecting Backup Operators
1.9 Demo – Backup
Lesson 2: Planning a Server Restore Policy
2.1 Server Restore
2.2 Challenges of a Server Restore
2.3 Backup Plan Options
2.4 Change Management Considerations
Lesson 3: Verifying Restored Data
3.1 Restore Logs
3.2 Accessing Data After Restore
3.3 Security Analysis
3.4 Updating Backup Policy
Lesson 4: Planning an EFS Restore Policy
4.1 Planning for Restoring EFS Data
4.2 Requirements for EFS Recovery
4.3 Chapter 09 Review
➤ Module 10 - Windows Server Maintenance Plan
Lesson 1: Planning for Security Update Management
1.1 WSUS Deployment Considerations
1.2 WSUS Group Policy Settings
1.3 Obtaining Updates
1.4 Server Core Security Updates
1.5 Demo – Management Tasks
Lesson 2: Basic Windows Server 2008 Management Tasks
2.1 Windows Server 2008 Management Tasks
2.2 Tasks Most Servers Share
2.3 Frequency of Management Tasks
Lesson 3: Automating Windows Server 2008 Maintenance
3.1 Automation Requirements
3.2 Task Automation Tools
3.3 Tool Selection Process
3.4 Chapter 10 Review
➤ Module 11 - Planning for Business Continuity
Lesson 1: Planning for Business Continuity
1.1 Software Failure and the BIA
1.2 How Much of an Impact from Software Failure
1.3 Tracking Service Level Agreements
1.4 Creating Change Management Procedures
1.5 Typical Stages in a Troubleshooting Methodology
Lesson 2: Reviewing Core Operating System Components
2.1 Identifying Core Operating System Components
2.2 Identifying Additional Roles and Services
2.3 Server Applications
Lesson 3: Reviewing Log Files
3.1 Monitoring Log Files by Using Event Viewer
3.2 Monitoring Application Logs
Lesson 4: Evaluating Security Issues
4.1 Troubleshooting Group Policy Security Settings
4.2 Defense-in-Depth Components
4.3 Identifying Faults
4.4 Chapter 11 Review
➤ Module 12 - Windows Server Troubleshooting
Lesson 1: Discovering Hardware Support Issues
1.1 Tools Used for Troubleshooting
1.2 Evaluating Hardware Devices
Lesson 2: Handling Device Driver Failures
2.1 Determining Drivers in Use
2.2 When to Escalate
2.3 Replacing Drivers
Lesson 3: Handling Hardware Component Failures
3.1 Documenting Vulnerable Hardware Components
3.2 Replacing Devices
Lesson 4: Determining the Scale of Network Issues
4.1 Business Impact of Network Failure
4.2 Scale of Failure
4.3 Service Level Agreements
4.4 Change Management Procedures
4.5 Interaction with Other Teams
Lesson 5: Name Resolution in Windows Server 2008
5.1 Domain Name System
5.2 Link-Local Multicast Name Resolution
5.3 Legacy Protocols
Lesson 6: Fixing IP Connectivity Issues
6.1 Which Versions of IP Are Being Used?
6.2 Resolving Logical Addressing Problems
6.3 Chapter 12 Review
6.4 Course Closure
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