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CBT Nuggets Exam-Pack 98-365 Microsoft Server Administrator MTA

If you're new to IT and servers, this is the place to start. Microsoft's 70-365 certification tells employers that you've got your server basics down pat.

Trainer James Conrad explains how servers differ from the standard PC. He demonstrates the value of server redundancy and clustering, which is so important when one or more hardware components fail. You'll also learn about Active Directory (AD) infrastructure and group policy, both essential topics for every aspiring IT admin.

What You'll Learn

  • Video 1: Series Intro|09:22

  • Video 2: Understanding Device Drivers|42:01

    Understand device drivers. This objective may include but is not limited to: installation; removal; disabling; update/upgrade; rollback; troubleshooting; Plug & Play; IRQ; interrupts; driver signing, understanding the purpose of device drivers.

  • Video 3: Understanding Services|28:33

    Understand services. what services are, which statuses a service can be in, startup types, started, stopped, pause, resume, recovery options, delayed startup, automatic startup, manual, disabled, Run As settings for a service, service accounts, dependencies

  • Video 4: Installation Part 1: Editions of Windows|38:36

    Understand server installation options. Choosing correct OS version, windows server 2008, standard, enterprise, datacenter, web server, itanium, server core, clustering, server roles, certification authority

  • Video 5: Installation Part 2: Installation Options|54:18

    Understand server installation options. partitioning; F8 options; server core vs. full; interactive install; unattended install; automated install using WDS; upgrade vs. clean install; firmware updates including BIOS, Windows Automated Installation Kit, WAIK, Windows System Image Manager, WSIM, SIM, answer files, autounattend.xml, unattend.xml, windows deployment services

  • Video 6: Application Servers|33:59

    Identify Application Servers, mail servers, Microsoft exchange, client access server, hub transport server, mailbox servers, edge transport server, demilitarized zone, DMZ, perimeter network, sites, database servers, Microsoft SQL, mysql, open source, oracle, line-of-business applications, collaboration servers, SharePoint, Microsoft Office SharePoint Server, monitoring servers, system center operations manager, SCOM, threat management, Cisco, checkpoint, firewall, proxy, intrusion detection system, IDS

  • Video 7: Web Services|51:46

    Understand web services, IIS, Internet information server, WWW, FTP, separate worker processes, application pool, adding components, configuring web sites, opening correct ports to ensure communication with the web or ftp server, ports 80, 443, 21, web server certificates, ssl, secure sockets layer, tls, transport layer security.

  • Video 8: Remote Access Part 1|43:20

    Understand remote access. remote assistance, remote desktop, remote desktop services, helper, host, licensing, rd gateway, remote desktop gateway

  • Video 9: Remote Access Part 2|35:22

    Understand remote access, remote administration tools, remote server administration toolkit, application virtualization, APP-V, MDOP, RSAT, WINRM quickconfig, WINRS, remote desktop services, virtual private network, VPN, PPTP, L2TP, Direct Access, IKEv2, point-to-point tunneling protocol, layer two tunneling protocol, Internet key exchange v2, MOBIKE.

  • Video 10: Print Services|35:58

    Understand print services. local printers, network printers, printer pools, web printing, web management driver deployment, print job management, shared printers, updating printer drivers.

  • Video 11: File Services|32:03

    Understand file services. file, folder, and share permissions, rights, auditing, read, read and write, modify, change, full control permissions. icacls.exe, effective permissions, deny permissions

  • Video 12: Server Virtualization|37:45

    Understand server virtualization. Virtualization modes, VHDs, virtual memory, virtual networks, snapshots and saved states, physical to virtual, virtual to physical.

  • Video 13: Accounts and Groups|42:40

    Understand accounts and groups. domain accounts, local accounts, user profiles, group types, group scopes, group nesting, AGDLP, joining a computer to a domain, authentication, authorization, security identifier, SID, universal groups, domain local groups, global groups, distribution groups, security groups.

  • Video 14: Organizational Units and Containers|24:37

    Understand Organizational Units and Containers. purpose of organizational units, purpose of containers, delegation, default organizational units and containers, domain vs workgroup.

  • Video 15: Active Directory Infrastructure|58:07

    Understand Active Directory infrastructure. domain controllers, forests, operation masters roles, flexible single master operations, FSMO, domain naming master, schema master, Relative ID master, RID master, infrastructure master, PDC emulator, primary domain controller, external trust, manual trust, one-way trust, two-way trust, forest trust, transitive trust, shortcut trust.

  • Video 16: Group Policy|24:38

    Understand Group Policy. group policy processing, group policy precedence, group policy management console, GPMC, computer policies, user policies, local policies, gpupdate, understand disk types. advantages and disadvantages of different storage types; local (SATA, SCSI, IDE); ATA; basic disk; dynamic disk; mount points; file systems; mounting a virtual hard disk; distributed file systems; optical disks

  • Video 17: Storage|01:07:27

    Understand RAID. RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 10 and combinations; hardware and software RAID, Identify storage technologies. NAS; SAN; fibre channel; iSCSI; NFS; FC HBA and FC switches; iSCSI hardware.

  • Video 18: Server Hardware|01:09:05

    Identify major server hardware components. memory; disk; processor; network; 32 / 64 bits; removable drives; graphic cards; cooling; power usage; ports.

  • Video 19: Performance Monitoring|45:29

    Understand performance monitoring. methodology; procedures; effect of network, CPU, memory and disk; creating a baseline; perfmon; resmon; Task Manager; performance counters, winpcap, wireshark, network monitor, ethereal. Understand performance logs and alerts. purpose of performance logs and alerts

  • Video 20: Startup Process|41:45

  • Video 21: Business Continuity Part 1|20:57

    Understand business continuity. disaster recovery; clustering; data redundancy; uniterruptible power supply (UPS), power sag, brownout, outage, spike, surge, utility power, street power, battery, active/passive cluster, GPT, network load balancing (NLB)

  • Video 22: Business Continuity Part 2|40:25

    Understand business continuity. Disaster recovery, windows server backup, ntbackup.exe, backup data, restore data, active directory restore, ntdsutil, folder redirection, volume shadow copy.

  • Video 23: Updates|27:12

    Uderstand updates. software; driver; operating systems; applications; Windows Update; Windows Server Update Service (WSUS), upstream servers, downstream servers, language packs, computer groups, synchronizations, server cleanup wizard, using GPO to configure client-side WSUS settings.

  • Video 24: Troubleshooting|35:36

    Understand troubleshooting methodology. processes; procedures; best practices; systematic vs. specific approach; perfmon; Event Viewer; Resource Monitor; Information Technology Infrastructure Library; ITIL, central logging; event filtering; default logs, event forwarding, event collector, event forwarder.

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