Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure & Security

Fundamental Networking concepts

Data is often the lifeblood to an organisation, keeping it safe and ensuring only the right people have access is of paramount importance. This course follows on from our Windows Server 2008 Administration course and covers all aspects of networking and security.

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4 Days
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Purpose of this course

This course goes through how to use Windows Server 2008 to meet an organisations needs from understanding the fundamental networking principles through to remote access and how to implement complex security solutions using multi-factor authentication.

Who is this course for

Any server administrator who will be designing, implementing and managing Windows based networks and security systems using Windows Server 2008. Or anybody who is preparing for a Windows Server 2008 MCTS or MCITP qualification.

This course is not recommended for anyone who has attended our Windows 2003 Networking or Windows 2003 Security course. Please see 'Alternative Courses' for more relevant training.

You will learn how to
  • Configure IP addressing and connectivity
  • Manage DHCP and DNS servers
  • Create a Public Key Infrastructure and deploy certificates
  • Secure communications with IPSec and VPN technologies
  • Control network access with Firewalls, Radius and NAP
Benefits for your organisation

Secure and reliable networking is crucial, and Windows Server 2008 is the Microsoft server system of choice, so make sure your network administration team have the knowledge and skills to support your activities of your organisation by keeping it connected securely.

Benefits for you as an individual

Networking has changed in Server 2008 and there is a lot more to know these days. Let an expert guide you through understanding the traditional and the new concepts in networking, while receiving new hands on skills, that will extend and update your knowledge.

Introduction to networks

Networking Overview
Network and Sharing Centre
Introducing the Windows 2008 Firewall
Introduction to TCP/IP
Assigning IP Addresses Manually

IP Addressing

A Worked Subnetting Example


Default Gateways
Understanding Routing and Routing Tables
Managing Routing Protocols Configuring the Routing and Remote Access Service
Configuring Routing
What is Network Address Translation?

Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol

What is Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol?
The DHCP Process
Implementing DHCP
DHCP Installation Process
Managing a DHCP Server
DHCP Server Options
Routing IPv4 DHCP
Implementing Multiple DHCP Servers

Domain Name System

What is DNS?
DNS on the Internet
Internal DNS and Active Directory
Installing Windows 2008 DNS
Domain Name System Records
Dynamically Registering & Updating DNS Records
DNS Zone Types
Zone Transfers
Configuring Forwarders and Conditional Forwarding
Further DNS Server Configuration

Implementing IP Security

What is IP Security?
IPsec Policies
IPSec Overview
IPsec Protocols
IPsec Communication Modes
Managing IPSec Policy Components

Windows Firewall

Windows Firewall with Advanced Security

Remote Access and Radius

Remote Access Service and Network Policy Server
Creating VPN Connections
Configuring a Remote Access Client
Remote Access Policies
Integrating Remote Access with RADIUS

Implementing Radius

What is RADIUS?
Installing & Implementing NPS

Controlling Network Access

Introduction to Network Access Protection
Implementing and Configuring NAP
Configuring the NAP Client
Combing Network Policy Server (NPS) and VPN Access


Delegates should have attended ONE of the following courses or have equivalent knowledge. Windows Server 2003 Administration or Windows Server 2008 Administration.  In addition, attendance of our Active Directory Design and Implementation course or equivalent knowledge is highly advantageous as some knowledge from it is assumed during this course. An understanding of managing Windows desktop operating systems is assumed during this course.

About the Lead Trainer

Martin is a Systems trainer specialising mostly in Microsoft products, with over 20 years’ experience in training, contracting and managing networks. He currently delivers courses on Windows Server and client operating systems, Virtualisation, Active Directory, IIS web server, Network security, System Center products and automated deployments.