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Windows Server 2003 Administration MCSE 70-290 Online Course

12 Month Subscription - $70
Live Mentor +$30

Summary:
The Windows Server 2003 Administration MCSA/MCSE 70-290 series is designed to help learners prepare for Microsoft exam number 70-290: Managing and Maintaining a Windows Server 2003 Environment. This series explains how to license, install, and configure Windows Server 2003. Learners are taught how to manage disks and server hardware, how to configure and control resource access, and how to manage Terminal Services and Web services. In addition, the series of courses covers how to use server management tools and how to monitor performance and security. Finally, learners are taught how to create and implement a disaster recovery plan. Courses in this series introduce learners to graphical tools and command-line utilities for managing users, groups, workstations, and server hardware.

Audience:
This series is for anyone preparing for the MCSE/MCSA exam 70-290, or for anyone who wants an introduction to using Microsoft Windows 2003 Server in the enterprise.

Features:
●  Exercises that allow users to practice the application
●  A file containing the text of the exercises
●  Activities that allow users to apply course concepts in an interactive questioning environment
●  Simulations that allow users to practice course skills, even if they don't have access to the application
●  A glossary
●  A Skill Assessment

Certification:
MCSA/MCSE 70-290

Topics included in this course:
Windows Server 2003 Administration MCSE 70-290:1 Overview of Windows Server 2003  
Windows Server 2003 Administration MCSE 70-290:2 Managing Physical and Logical Disks 
Windows Server 2003 Administration MCSE 70-290:3 Configuring, Monitoring, and Troubleshooting Server Hardware
Windows Server 2003 Administration MCSE 70-290:4 Managing User, Group, and Computer Accounts  
Windows Server 2003 Administration MCSE 70-290:5 Managing Access to Resources 
Windows Server 2003 Administration MCSE 70-290:6 Configuring Terminal Services 
Windows Server 2003 Administration MCSE 70-290:7 Managing and Troubleshooting Terminal Services  
Windows Server 2003 Administration MCSE 70-290:8 Using Server Management Tools 
Windows Server 2003 Administration MCSE 70-290:9 Managing Web Servers with IIS 6.0  
Windows Server 2003 Administration MCSE 70-290:10 Monitoring Performance and Security 
Windows Server 2003 Administration MCSE 70-290:11 Planning Disaster Recovery  
Windows Server 2003 Administration MCSE 70-290:12 Implementing Disaster Recovery

Windows Server 2003 Administration MCSE 70-290:1 Overview of Windows Server 2003  
Summary:
This course introduces learners to new features and capabilities available in Windows Server 2002. Learners learn how to license and activate Windows Server 2003, how to perform a new installation, and how to upgrade a server that uses an earlier Windows operating system.

Objectives:
After completing this course, students will be able to:
Identify and describe new or enhanced features of Windows 2003 Server
Choose the correct edition of Windows 2003 Server for your needs
Manage licensing and activation of Windows 2003 Server
Install Windows 2003 Server on a new computer
Upgrade an existing server to Windows 2003 Server

Topics:
New Active Directory features
New file and print services features
Revised IIS architecture
New clustering and load balancing features
New networking and communications features
New security features
New storage management features
New terminal services features
New media services
XML web services
The Windows 2003 Server family
Licensing Windows 2003 Server
Activating Windows 2003 Server
Installing Windows 2003 Server
Upgrading to Windows 2003 Server
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Windows Server 2003 Administration MCSE 70-290:2 Managing Physical and Logical Disks 
Summary:
This course explains how the operating system enables learners to interface with the physical and logical disks in a computer. Learners learn how to optimize disk performance to increase the overall performance of a server using the Windows 2003 Server operating system.

Objectives:
After completing this course, students will be able to:
Understand disk terminology and concepts
Understand and manage physical and logical disks
Optimize disk performance
Understand and use remote storage
Troubleshoot disks and volumes

Topics:
Understanding disk terminology and concepts
Managing disks with the MMC
Managing disks with command-line utilities
Managing basic disks
Managing dynamic disks
Understanding disk fragmentation
Using the disk defragmenter
Understanding disk quotas
Enabling and configuring disk quotas
Implementing RAID Solutions
Understanding remote storage
Installing and configuring remote storage
Administering remote storage
Troubleshooting disks and volumes
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Windows Server 2003 Administration MCSE 70-290:3 Configuring, Monitoring, and Troubleshooting Server Hardware
Summary:
This course explains driver signing and how to configure driver-signing options. In addition, it explains how to use Device Manager, the Hardware Troubleshooting Wizard, Control Panel applets, and included command-line utilities to monitor server hardware.

Objectives:
After completing this course, students will be able to:
Understand server hardware vulnerabilities
Install and configure server hardware devices
Monitor server hardware
Troubleshoot hardware devices

Topics:
Understanding Server Hardware
Understanding Device Drivers
Configuring Driver Signing Options
Understanding Windows File Protection
Understanding the System File Checker
Understanding File Signature Verification
Using the New Hardware Wizard
Using Device Manager
Device Installation and Configuration Best Practices
Monitoring Server Hardware
Monitoring Server Hardware with Command-Line Utilities
Using the Performance Console
Hardware Monitoring Best Practices
Troubleshooting Hardware Devices
Diagnosing and Resolving Startup Issues
Hardware Troubleshooting Best Practices
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Windows Server 2003 Administration MCSE 70-290:4 Managing User, Group, and Computer Accounts  
Summary:
This course explains how Windows Server 2003 treats users, groups, and computers in the Active Directory environment. Learners will learn how to use common management tools, including Active Directory Users and Computers (ADUC) and other useful utilities. This course shows learners how to create and modify user, group, and computer accounts with ADUC. Finally, learners will learn about command-utilities that can be used to automate account creation and import user accounts.

Objectives:
After completing this course, students will be able to:
Understand security objects
Use management tools
Create and manage user accounts
Create and manage group accounts
Create and manage computer accounts

Topics:
Understanding Security Objects
Understanding Management Tools
Understanding Command-Line Management Tools
Managing User Accounts
Managing User Accounts with Command-Line Utilities
Troubleshooting User Accounts
Understanding Group Accounts
Creating Group Accounts
Managing Group Accounts with Command-Line Utilities
Managing Group Accounts
Group Membership Management Best Practices
Creating and Managing Computer Accounts
Managing Computer Accounts with Command-Line Utilities
Creating a Replica Domain Controller
Creating a Domain Controller for a New Forest
Creating a Domain Controller for a New Child Domain
Creating a Domain Controller for a New Domain Tree
Assigning Domain Controller Operations Master Roles
Troubleshooting Computer Accounts
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Windows Server 2003 Administration MCSE 70-290:5 Managing Access to Resources 
Summary:
This course explains how to manage access to files and folders, printers, computers, and other resources on the network. Learners will learn about different types of permissions and user rights that can be configured, how permissions are inherited, and how command-line utilities can be used to manage access control. This course also explains how to troubleshoot common access problems, how to use the Encrypting File System to encrypt files and folders, and how to implement a PKI using Windows Server 2003's Certificate Services.

Objectives:
After completing this course, students will be able to:
Understand access control
Understand and use access permissions
Set user rights and privileges
Troubleshoot access problems
Use new command-line utilities to manage access control
Use EFS encryption
Implement a Public Key Infrastructure

Topics:
Understanding Access Control
Assigning NTFS Permissions
Denying NTFS Permissions
Using NTFS Special Permissions
Copying or Moving Files and Folders
Using Shared-Folder Permissions
Understanding the Interaction of Share Permissions and NTFS Permissions
Using Shared Folders in Active Directory
Understanding Permission Inheritance
Understanding User Rights
Using Group Policy to Set User Rights
Troubleshooting Access Problems
Managing Access with Command-Line Utilities
Understanding Disk Encryption
Understanding EFS Architecture
Encrypting Files and Folders
EFS Best Practices
Understanding Public Key Infrastructure
Installing and Using Windows Server 2003 Certificate Services
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Windows Server 2003 Administration MCSE 70-290:6 Configuring Terminal Services 
Summary:
This course provides an overview of the benefits of using Windows Server 2003 Terminal Services. Learners learn how to select the Terminal Services functionality that best fits their needs. This course discusses installation and configuration of the terminal server role, the Terminal Services client software, and licensing issues.

Objectives:
After completing this course, students will be able to:
Understand Windows Terminal Services
Use Terminal Services components for remote administration
Install and configure the terminal server role

Topics:
Understanding Windows Terminal Services
Understanding Terminal Services Components
Configuring Remote Desktop for Administration
Planning Remote Desktop Security
Understanding Remote Assistance
Configuring Remote Assistance
Configuring Windows Messenger
Planning Remote Assistance Security
Installing and Configuring the Terminal Server Role
Installing Terminal Server Licensing
Installing the Remote Desktop Connection Utility
Configuring the Remote Desktop Connection Utility
Installing the Remote Desktops MMC Snap-In
Installing the Remote Desktop Web Connection Utility
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Windows Server 2003 Administration MCSE 70-290:7 Managing and Troubleshooting Terminal Services  
Summary:
This course shows learners how to use Terminal Services administrative tools, including the Terminal Services Manager and Terminal Services Configuration console tools. This course also covers the Remote Desktop MMC snap-in, using group policies to control Terminal Services learners and clients, Terminal Services extensions to the properties of user accounts and the Terminal Services command-line tools. Finally, learners learn how to troubleshoot problems with Terminal Services.

Objectives:
After completing this course, students will be able to:
Use Terminal Services client tools
Use Terminal Services administrative tools
Troubleshoot Terminal Services

Topics:
Using Remote Assistance as a Novice
Using Remote Assistance as an Expert
Completing a Remote Assistance Connection
Managing Remote Assistance Invitations
Using the Remote Desktop Connection Utility
Using the Terminal Services Manager
Using the Terminal Services Configuration Tool
Managing Terminal Services Server Settings
Managing Terminal Services Sessions at the User Level
Controlling Terminal Services with Group Policy
Using Terminal-Services Command-Line Tools
Troubleshooting Terminal-Services
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Windows Server 2003 Administration MCSE 70-290:8 Using Server Management Tools 
Summary:
This course introduces learners to many of the graphical management consoles and command-line administrative utilities that are included in Windows Server 2003. Learners learn how to use these tools to manage servers and networks.

Objectives:
After completing this course, students will be able to:
Recognize types of management tools
Manage your server remotely
Use Emergency Management Services
Manage printers and print queues
Manage and troubleshooting services
Use wizards to configure and manage your server

Topics:
Understanding Management Tools
Understanding Remote Assistance and Administration
Using Computer Management to Manage a Remote Computer
Using Emergency Management Services
Configuring Printers
Managing Printers and Print Queues
Managing Printers with Command-Line Tools
Configuring Services
Managing Services
Managing Services with Command-Line Tools
Using Server Management Wizards
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Windows Server 2003 Administration MCSE 70-290:9 Managing Web Servers with IIS 6.0  
Summary:
This course explains the installation and configuration process for IIS 6.0 and introduces learners to its new features. Learners are shown how to use the Web Server Security Lockdown Wizard and how to manage security issues for Web servers. This course also covers troubleshooting issues and the new IIS command-line utilities.

Objectives:
After completing this course, students will be able to:
Install and configure IIS 6.0
Find out what's new in IIS 6.0
Manage IIS 6.0
Troubleshoot IIS 6.0
Use new IIS command-line utilities

Topics:
Preparing to Install IIS 6.0
Installing and Configuring IIS 6.0
New Features of IIS 6.0
Setting Up Web Sites with IIS Manager
Administering Web Sites with IIS 6.0
Managing IIS 6.0 Security
Troubleshooting IIS 6.0
Creating and Managing Web Sites with Command-Line Utilities
Creating Virtual Directories with Command-Line Utilities
Administering FTP Sites with Command-Line Utilities
Creating Virtual Directories for FTP Sites with Command-Line Utilities
Creating IIS Backups with Command-Line Utilities
Managing IIS 6.0 Configuration Settings with Command-Line Utilities
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Windows Server 2003 Administration MCSE 70-290:10 Monitoring Performance and Security 
Summary:
This course shows learners how to use monitoring tools such as Task Manager, System Monitor, and command-line utilities to monitor server performance and security. Learners will learn how to use the information in the security log to track successful or failed breaches of security. Finally, learners will learn how to optimize the performance of common server applications.

Objectives:
After completing this course, students will be able to:
Monitor performance
Optimize servers for application performance
Audit security events
Use Event Viewer
Use command line tools
Use the shutdown event tracker

Topics:
Using Task Manager
Using System Monitor
Using Performance Logs and Alerts
Using Command-Line Tools
Monitoring Memory Objects
Monitoring Network Objects
Monitoring Process Objects
Monitoring Disk Objects
Auditing Security Events
Enabling Object Auditing
Working with Audit Policy Settings
Using Event Viewer
Managing Event Logs
Troubleshooting Event Logs
Managing Events with Command-Line Tools
Monitoring Shutdown Events
Tracking Shutdown Events
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Windows Server 2003 Administration MCSE 70-290:11 Planning Disaster Recovery  
Summary:
This course explains how to create a comprehensive disaster recovery plan for an organization's network and servers.

Objectives:
After completing this course, students will be able to:
Create a backup plan
Create a system recovery plan

Topics:
Understanding Disaster Recovery
Developing a Business Continuity Plan
Assessing Threats
Evaluating Assets
Creating an Incident Response Team
Using Disaster Recovery Best Practices
Creating a Backup Plan
Understanding Backup Concepts
Choosing Backup Media
Managing Backup Media
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Windows Server 2003 Administration MCSE 70-290:12 Implementing Disaster Recovery
Summary:
This course shows learners how to use the backup and recovery tools included with the Windows Server 2003 operating system.

Objectives:
After completing this course, students will be able to:
Implement a backup plan
Implement a system recovery plan
Work with volume shadow copies
Recover server hardware failure

Topics:
Using Emergency Management Services
Backing Up Data Files
Setting Backup Options
Backing Up System State Options
Configuring Security for Backup Operations
Delegating Authority to Perform Backups via Group Policy
Verifying Successful Completion of Backup Jobs
Managing Backup Media
Restoring Data from a Backup
Scheduling Backup Jobs
Performing Backups with Command-Line Utilities
Creating a System Recovery Plan
Restoring Active Directory
Creating an Automated System Recovery Set
Installing and Using the Recovery Console
Using Windows Startup Options
Creating Volume Shadow Copies
Restoring Data from within Volume Shadow Copies
Recovering from Server Hardware Failure
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12 Month Subscription - $70
Live Mentor +$30