Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA): Server 2008

This certification will give you the opportunity for more money and more stability in the ever-growing and changing IT marketplace.
Temecula, CA P.O. Box 760,, Temecula, CA 92593
(951) 9723600

Course at a Glance

Mode of learning : Online - Instructor Lead(LVC)

Domain / Subject : Engineering & Technology

Function : Information Technology(IT)

Trainer name : Tracey Rossi

Duration : 275 Hours

Difficulty : Medium

Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA): Server 2008

The MCSA: Windows Server 2008 series will prepare you to take the Microsoft 70-640, 70-642, and 70-646 certification exams. The MCSA: Windows Server 2008 program will also prepare you to administer and manage Windows 2008 Networks. You will also have the opportunity to practice on an online lab system.

This certification will give you the opportunity for more money and more stability in the ever-growing and changing IT marketplace. The network administrator profession continues to be among the fastest growing and most stable positions in the IT industry.This online certificate program is offered in partnership with major colleges, universities, and other accredited education providers.


Upon successful completion of this program, you’ll be able to:

  • Identify the tasks involved in supporting Windows 2008 networks
  • Understand how networking concepts are implemented in Windows 2008
  • Configure Microsoft Windows 2008 Professional on stand-alone computers and on client computers that are part of a workgroup or domain
  • Install and configure Windows 2008 Server
  • Install, configure, manage, and support a network infrastructure that uses Microsoft Windows 2008 server
  • Gain skills needed to create a networking services infrastructure design that supports the required network applications
  • Learn network solution technologies including DHCP, IP, OSPF, RIP, and IGMP
  • Gain the knowledge and skills needed to design a security framework for small, medium, and enterprise networks by using Microsoft Windows 2008 technologies


In order to take our online programs, you must have access to a computer and the Internet. You can access the program contents from any Web-enabled computer. High-speed Internet is recommended. 

You will need the following full-retail Microsoft Office 2010 products already installed on your computer in order to take this program: Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. 

Adobe Flash Player and Adobe Acrobat Reader are required for this program. In addition, you will need Windows Media Player Series 11 or later and DirectX 9+.

Upon registering for this program, students will receive the following:

  • MCTS Exam 70-640 Configuring Windows Server 2008 Active Directory
  • MCTS Exam 70-642 Configuring Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure
  • MCITP Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-646): Windows Server Administration


This is an advanced level program. Students should have a base knowledge about computer hardware, installing hard drives, installing and navigating operation systems, and basic networking knowledge. It is recommended that students should either first take CompTIA A+ and Network+ or have the equivalent of two years of experience working with computers.

All of our programs are self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start them when you want and finish them at your own pace. 

Course Syllabus

Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA): Server 2008, MS-004 Units and Topics

Unit 1 - Active Directory Installation, PowerShell and User and Group Management

  • Attended and Unattended Install of Active Directory
  • Server Core
  • R2 Windows PowerShell
  • Decommission Servers
  • Server Management
  • Configure and Manage Users and Groups
  • Configure and Manage Computer Accounts
  • Automate Active Directory

Unit 2 - Group Policy

  • Group Policy Management Console
  • Account and Audit Policy
  • GPO Security Policy
  • GPO Software and Templates
  • RSOP
  • R2 Group Policy Objects

Unit 3 – Operations Masters, Replication and Sites, Functional Levels and Domains and Trusts

  • Operations Masters
  • Replication and Sites
  • Subnets
  • Domain and Forest Functional Levels
  • UPN and Trusts

Unit 4 - Active Directory Roles and Backup and Recovery

  • Read Only Domain Controllers
  • Active Directory Roles
  • Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
  • Active Directory Federation Services
  • Active Directory Rights Management Services
  • Backup and Restore
  • Active Directory Recycle Bin
  • Offline Domain Join

Unit 5 - IP Addressing and DHCP

  • IPv4
  • IPv6
  • Subnetting
  • Configure and Manage TCP/IP
  • DHCP Configuration
  • DHCP Management
  • DHCP Troubleshooting

Unit 6 – DNS

  • DNS Concepts
  • DNS Zone Management
  • DNS Configuration
  • DNS Troubleshooting
  • DNS from the Command Line

Unit 7 – Routing, IPSec, Windows Firewall, NAP and Remote Access

  • Routing Concepts and Protocols
  • IPSec
  • Network Access Protection
  • Firewall Settings
  • Wireless Access
  • Wireless Networking
  • Remote Access and VPNs
  • Configure a NAP VPN
  • Configure a SSTP VPN
  • DiriectAccess and Power Management

Unit 8 – WSUS, File Services, AppLocker and Branch Cache

  • WSUS Installation and Configuration
  • File and Print Services
  • AppLocker
  • File Servers and IIS
  • Distributed File System
  • Manage File Servers
  • Implement a Web Site with SSL
  • Branch Cache

Unit 9 – Printers, Monitoring and PKI

  • Configure and Monitor Print Services
  • Monitor Servers
  • Manage Event Logs
  • Performance and Reliability Monitor
  • Network Monitor
  • Active Directory Certificate Services

Unit 10 – 70-640 and 70-642 Exam Prep

Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA): Server 2008, MS-005 Units and Topics

Unit 1 – Planning Installation and Network Infrastructure

  • Plan Installations
  • Windows Activation
  • Plan and Implement Read-only Domain Controllers
  • Plan Network Infrastructure
  • Plan Network Services

Unit 2 – Plan Group Policy and Provision Applications

  • Plan Group Policy
  • Planning Applications
  • Terminal Services Gateway Server
  • Terminal Services RemoteApp
  • Server Virtualization with Hyper-V

Unit 3 – Plan File Servers, Patch Management and Clustering

  • Plan SANS, File Servers and DFS
  • Plan a Patch Management Infrastructure with WSUS
  • Manage and Monitor Clusters
  • Configure File Clusters
  • Configure and Manage Network Load Balancing

Unit 4 – Plan PKI, RRAS and NAP

  • Plan Certificate Authorities
  • Plan Storage Area Networks
  • Plan a Secure Remote Access Strategy

Unit 5 – Plan Monitoring and Backup

  • Plan a Monitoring Strategy
  • Manage Recovery of Active Directory
  • Plan Backups
  • Prep for 70-646


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