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MCSA Windows Server 2008

This course has been replaced by MCSA Windows Server 2016


Work on a globally recognised system

As a technology giant, Microsoft's most recent server operating system - Windows Server 2008 - is designed to increase the reliability and flexibility of server infrastructure.

Prove you have what it takes

Proves you can excel in a Windows Server 2008 environment with expertise in implementing and administering a network operating system.

Take a step forward in your career

Relevant certification for network administrators who are currently or will be working with Windows Server 2008 servers but also active directory technology specialists and server administrators who aspire to be enterprise administrators.

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Average salary after completing

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IT Support Assistant
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You can earn
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Head of Information Technology
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You can earn an average of £46,800.00 a year

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Your quick course guide

Certification: MCSA Windows Server 2008

Study time: Full time – one month | Part time – two months

Vendor: Microsoft

Provider: Skillsoft

Student support: StudentCare™ and expert mentors

Prerequisites: Candidate should ideally have at least one year of experience implementing and administering Windows Server 2008 R2

Assessment: Exam based – 70-640, 70-642 + 70-646

Resources: Internet access and email

Included in your modules

The active directory infrastructure in Windows server 2008
Additional active directory server roles in Windows server 2008
Active directory objects in Windows server 2008
Group policy objects strategy in Windows server 2008 
Configuring DNS in Windows server 2008
Active directory certificate services in Windows server 2008
Communications and security in Windows server 2008 
Monitoring backups and recovery in Windows server 2008
Configuring Microsoft Windows server 2008 network
Infrastructure services
Configure IP addressing and Windows services in Windows server 2008
Configure, manage and maintain IP services in Windows server 2008
Name resolution in Windows server 2008
DNS zones and replication in Windows server 2008
Configure network access in Windows server 2008
Network access security in Windows server 2008
Configure file and print services in Windows server 2008
Monitor network infrastructure in Windows server 2008
Planning Windows Server 2008 deployment 
Planning active directory and group policy for Windows Server 2008
Windows Server 2008 management and delegation
Managing file servers and data provisioning in Windows Server 2008
Windows Server 2008 application server management and application provisioning 
Windows Server 2008 application servers and services
Patch management and securing and monitoring servers in Windows Server 2008
Certificate services, SANs, and high availability in Windows Server 2008
Accessing Windows networks remotely in Windows Server 2008
Windows Server 2008 backup and recovery
Active directory domain services in Windows Server 2008 R2
Access control in Windows Server 2008 R2
Management improvements in Windows Server 2008 R2
Improvements to role services in Windows Server 2008 R2

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