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Microsoft 70-642: Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure Configuration




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Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) Windows Server 2008
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The course 70-410: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 R2 prepares the candidates for the Microsoft exam 70-410. In addition to that, the course covers a range of topics including system administration related functions, installing and configuring servers, configuring roles and features, configuring Hyper-V, deploying and configuring core network services, installing and administering active directory, and creating and managing group policy.

The course provides an excellent opportunity to get hands-on practice of installing and configuring Windows Server 2012 R2. This course is part one in a series of three courses that provides the skills and knowledge necessary to implement a core Windows Server 2012 infrastructure in an existing enterprise environment.


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Course Curriculum

Course Introduction

Course Introduction (2:27)

Instructor Intruduction (1:43)

Chapter 01 - Understanding and Configuring IP

Understanding and Configuring IP (1:02)

Lesson 1: Introducing the OSI Model (0:35)

Understanding the Network Layers (3:33)

7 Layers of the OSI (0:50)

Encapsulation / De-Encapsulation (7:36)

Comparing the OSI and TCP/IP Models (5:09)

Lesson 2: How IPv4 Works (3:29)

Ipv4 Address Structure (8:41)

Why the Subnet Mask (4:04)

How to Convert Binary to Decimal and Vice-Versa (2:52)

Understanding What Routing and Default Gateways Are (3:33)

Discussion of RFC 1918 (5:14)

Lesson 3: Subnets and Supernets (0:54)

What is Subnetting (4:20)

What is Supernetting (1:20)

Draw On Supernetting Example (8:49)

Demo - Testing Connectivity (9:32)

Lesson 4: What's New with IPv6 (0:26)

Introducing IPv6 (1:39)

IPv6 Address Types (5:22)

IPv6 Transition Technologies (1:39)

Lesson 5: Configuring Windows with an IPv4 Address (0:30)

Configuring Networking Properties for Vista and 2008 Server (3:35)

Viewing Network Connections (1:38)

Network Connection Components (2:30)

Methods of Configuring and Verifying an IP Address (3:14)

Troubleshooting Network Connectivity (5:03)

Demo - Configuring IP (10:38)

Chapter 01 Review (0:42)

Chapter 01 Quiz

Chapter 02 - Configuring IP Based Solutions

Configuring IP Based Solutions (1:21)

Lesson 1: Why Use a DHCP Server (0:57)

What are DHCP Address Assignments? (4:00)

What are DHCP Address Assignment (cont.) (3:58)

Configuring the Address Leases (2:30)

Understanding the DHCP Scope (3:00)

SuperScope (2:30)

DHCP Class Options (1:45)

DHCP Sizing (1:30)

Adding the DHCP Server Role (4:16)

Authorizing the DHCP Server (2:27)

What is the DHCPv6 Stateless Role? (1:54)

Demo - DHCP (17:16)

Demo - DHCP Options (10:31)

Lesson 2: Creating DHCP Servers for Your Network (0:23)

Post-Installation Tasks (5:32)

Other DHCP Options (3:47)

DHCP Relay Agent (2:49)

Post Installation Management Concerns (2:10)

DHCP Database Files (0:47)

DHCP on the Server Core (3:08)

Lesson 3: How Windows Performs Name to IP Resolution (0:26)

Name Resolution Methods in Windows (2:01)

Name Resolution Methods in Windows (cont.) (6:51)

What’s New with 2008 R2 (1:52)

Broadcast Name Resolution (1:52)

WINS Server Name Resolution (1:50)

Lesson 4: Configuring Windows to Use DNS (0:50)

Specifying DNS Servers (2:15)

The Suffix Search List (2:22)

DNS Forwarding Options (3:04)

Cache Locking (1:54)

How to Clear the Client’s Cache (2:23)

Using Dynamic Update Settings (2:55)

Demo - DNS Client (6:33)

Lesson 5: How Does DNS Really Work (0:21)

First Some Definitions (2:24)

How a DNS Query Works (1:55)

DNS Query Example (2:01)

DNS Query Illustrated (1:08)

Forwarders (1:16)

How Caching Works (1:36)

Demo - Name Resolution (5:31)

Lesson 6: Deploying DNS Servers (0:34)

Zone Transfers (2:40)

Securing Zone Transfers (1:30)

DNS on DC Deployment (1:53)

Using Server-Core for DNS Services (1:31)

Making a Stand-Alone or Member-Server DNS (2:51)

Configuring a Caching-only DNS Server (1:22)

Configuring Server Properties (1:45)

DNSSEC (1:27)

Zone Delegation (1:52)

Demo - Configuring DNS (16:36)

Lesson 7: DNS Configurable Options (0:13)

Integrating WINS records into DNS (2:26)

Aging and Scavenging (3:37)

Demo - Global Names Zone (8:03)

Lesson 8: Managing Different Types of DNS Zones (0:18)

How to Create Zones (5:20)

The Scope of AD Zone Replication (3:29)

Creating and Using the Forward and/or Reverse Lookup Zone (1:52)

Using Dynamic Updates (4:00)

Exploring the Built-in Resource Records (2:00)

Exploring the Built-in Resource Records (cont.) (2:29)

DNS Record Options (1:07)

Round Robin (1:03)

TTL (0:53)

Weight (2:19)

Netmask Ordering (2:09)

DNSUpdateProxy Group (1:15)

Lesson 9: Configuring Zone Replication and Transfers (0:21)

Configure a Zone Replication Scope for Active Directory (3:35)

Choosing Zone Replication Scope (3:02)

Creating Custom Application Directory Partitions (1:55)

Zone Transfers (4:21)

Implementing Stub Zones (1:08)

Demo - Secondary Zone (10:22)

Chapter 02 Review (1:28)

Chapter 02 Quiz

Chapter 03 - Understanding IP Routing

Understanding IP Routing (0:34)

Lesson 1: Routing Explained (0:42)

Routing Overview (11:50)

Routing Process (7:14)

Tools Used to Verify Routing (7:52)

Lesson 2: Router Communication Protocols (0:41)

Routing Protocols (5:38)

RIP - Detail (8:51)

Other Routing Options (3:30)

Routing and Remote Access (3:04)

Demo - IP Routing (14:33)

Demo - Routing Protocols (13:45)

Chapter 03 Review (0:44)

Chapter 03 Quiz

Chapter 04 - Connecting Windows to the LAN

Connecting Windows to the LAN (0:30)

Lesson 1: NAT Explained (0:21)

NAT Concepts (6:09)

Windows 2008 NAT Options (3:09)

Lesson 2: Making NAT Work (0:30)

Configuring ICS (2:03)

Configuring NAT using RRAS (1:22)

Troubleshooting NAT (2:08)

Lesson 3: Remote Access to Other Networks (0:48)

Remote Access Overview (3:04)

Configuring VPN Connections (1:56)

Configuring Dial -Up Server (1:31)

Configuring the VPN Server (0:34)

Other Options (1:41)

Testing Connectivity (2:11)

Demo - VPN Connections (7:53)

Lesson 4: WiFi Basics (0:28)

Wireless Networking Concepts (1:46)

Wireless Security Standards (3:57)

Wireless Security Standards (4:54)

Wireless Infrastructure (2:33)

Authenticating Wireless with Windows Server 2008 (3:41)

Connecting to Wireless Networks (3:09)

Best Practices (3:02)

Demo - Wireless Network (20:31)

Demo - Wireless Group Policy (6:21)

Chapter 04 Review (0:43)

Chapter 04 Quiz

Chapter 05 - Securing the Client, Network, and Communications

Securing the Client, Network, and Communications (1:25)

Lesson 1: Communication Security: IPSec (0:42)

Communication Security: IPSec (cont.) (7:41)

Explaining IPSec (4:39)

IPSec Policies (3:22)

Understanding Connection Security Rules (2:57)

Security Associations (2:51)

How IPSec Establishes Connections (5:17)

What Authentication Methods can be used with IPSec (3:26)

Lesson 2: Enforcing IPSec with Policies (0:28)

Looking at the Predefined IPSec Policies (1:41)

Using the IPSec Security Rule Wizard (3:05)

IPSec Negotiations (9:11)

Name Resolution Policy Table (2:01)

Name Resolution Policy Table Continued (0:47)

Using the Connection Security Rule Wizard (2:43)

Demo - Using the Connection Security Rule Wizard (23:46)

Demo - IPSec (11:36)

Demo - Telnet (8:24)

Lesson 3: Network Security with NAP (0:19)

Concepts of NAP (11:06)

System Health Agents and Validators (1:13)

The NAP Process (7:42)

Planning for NAP Deployment (1:51)

Installing and Configuring NAP (2:13)

What Is NAP Tracing? (2:07)

Configuring NAP Tracing (1:07)

Lesson 4: Client Security with Windows Firewall (0:31)

Why are Firewalls Important (7:16)

Outbound Filtering (2:10)

Inbound Filtering (6:50)

Custom Rules (4:15)

NEW -Firewall Scope (1:24)

Using Group Policies (3:29)

Policy Options (1:44)

Policy Options Continued (2:28)

Policy Options Continued Part 2 (1:42)

Authorizing Connections (2:36)

IPSec DoS Defense (3:22)

IPsec DoS Defense Continued (2:07)

Isolation Illustrated (2:29)

Demo - Windows Firewall Inbound (10:40)

Demo - Windows Firewall Outbound (8:49)

Lesson 5: Other Security Solutions (0:28)

IPSec Rules (0:23)

802.1x Configuration (2:43)

Configuring DHCP (1:10)

Configuring NAP Components (1:19)

Configuring SHVs (1:23)

Configuring Network Policies (0:46)

Demo - Install NAP (4:11)

Demo – NPS (10:08)

Demo - SHV (2:05)

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