The Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP): Server Administrator is a mid-level certification that covers skills required to manage Windows Server 2008 operating system and network environment. After completion of required exams, you will also become a Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS): Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Configuration and MCTS: Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure Configuration.
|Configuring Windows Server 2008 Active Directory||
|Focusing on Active Directory in Windows Server 2008, this unit covers configuring, managing, and supporting user and computer accounts, groups, Domain Name System zones and client settings; group policy objects; the new Active Directory Lightweight Directory Service and Active Directory Rights Management Service; backup and recovery; and communication security.|
|Configuring Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure||
|Focusing on Windows Server 2008 networking, this unit covers configuring remote access, Network Access Protection (NAP), network authentication, IPv4 and IPv6 addressing, and Domain Name System (DNS) replication; capturing performance data and monitoring event logs; and managing file and print services.|
|Windows Server 2008 Administration||
|Focusing on Windows Server 2008 administration, this unit covers planning server roles; maintaining server security; planning data storage, network load balancing, and server backups; managing software deployment and versioning; monitoring IPv6, server performance and capacity, and Active Directory replication; scheduling server deployments; and designing a rollback contingency plan.|
Certification ExamsThis course prepares students for the following exams:
- 70-640: TS: Windows Server 2008 Active Directory, Configuring
- 70-642: TS: Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure, Configuring
- 70-646: PRO: Windows Server 2008, Server Administrator
High School Diploma/ GED, and Network+ Certification or equivalent level of knowledge.
Upon completion of the course, students will be qualified to be a Windows server administrator, system administrator, monitoring operator or network administrator.