Windows Server Administration Fundamentals (98-365)

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Windows Server Administration Fundamentals (98-365)

About This Course

Microsoft certifications help IT personnel in validating their technical expertise through a streak of industry-relevant exams. The certifications cover a wide array of Microsoft concepts, principles and principles. Microsoft certified people tend to fetch more salary and are recognized well in the entire world of Information Technology.

The course trains you for installing, configuring and troubleshooting Microsoft Windows Server 2012 and 2008. It helps you prepare and pass the server administration exam. Windows Server Administration Fundamentals is a one of a kind and extensive Microsoft certification course, which explains you about server storage, roles, installation, configuration, maintenance and performance.

Who Should Attend This Course
  • Professionals seeking to prepare for the MTA exam
  • Anyone who wishes to learn about Microsoft servers, platforms and their concepts

Why This Course

Almost every support role or responsibility in the industry requires some or the other Microsoft skills. It is particularly beneficial to have good knowledge about Windows server, since tons of Windows servers go live on a daily basis thus, shooting up the demand for certified server admins to maintain, support and deploy infrastructures.

The certification is ideal for anyone interest to learn about Microsoft server fundamentals and concepts.

Plus, professionals after successful completion of the Windows Server Administration Fundamentals course will learn about the expertise and skills required to deploy and manage a Windows Server 2012 and 2008 along with basic troubleshooting skills. Most importantly, hands-on learning approach and real-world examples at Tech-Act will help you apply these skills seamlessly.

  • Globally recognized
  • Microsoft Server administration
  • Server deployment
  • Server management
  • Server virtualization
  • Real-world examples

Prepares for MTA exam

Course Objectives
  • Server roles
  • Server installation
  • Storage and directory
  • Server management including performance and maintenance
  • Remote Access
  • Virtualization
  • Storage/ Security

Course Prerequisites
  • Basic knowledge of computing and IT concepts
  • A passion to learn about Microsoft Servers and their Fundamentals

Course Benefits

The Windows Server Administration Fundamentals course offers you training on:

  • Server roles
  • Server installation
  • Storage and directory
  • Server management including performance and maintenance
  • Remote Access
  • Virtualization
  • Storage/ Security


Understanding server installation


This section gives overview of The Windows Server Administration Fundamentals exam. It is designed to provide an assessment of knowledge of fundamental server administration concepts. It covers a wide range of topics, such as Windows Server, Windows-based networking, Active Directory, and system recovery.

Understand Device Drivers

This section takes a look at device drivers. It covers what a device driver is and how to install them. It also explain some of the common administrative tasks like how to upgrade, uninstall, and troubleshoot drivers.

Understand Services

This section covers the topic of services. It explains what services are and why they’re important to systems administrators. It demonstrates how services can be configured, the different startup types, and even creating service accounts.

Server Installation Options

This section gives an overview of the different installation options for Windows Server 2008R2. It explains many different versions of Server 2008R2, as well as the types of installations; specifically unattended vs. attended and upgrade vs. clean install all while actually installing Windows Server 2008R2 step-by-step.

Understanding server roles

Identify Application Servers

This section describes the unique attributes of different application servers. It covers Mail server different from a Database server or a Web server and how/why we use these servers as well as Collaboration servers like Microsoft’s Sharepoint, Monitoring servers, and Threat Management servers.

Web Servers

This section explains how a Web server, like Microsoft’s Internet Information Services(IIS) server, is used to make available a website. It also covers secure web traffic as well as using a web server to transfer files using the File Transfer Protocol(FTP).

Remote Access

This section describes Remote Access and the different methods employed to gain access to a remote system. It explains how to use the remote solutions provided by Microsoft Windows and Server products like Remote Desktop, used mostly by administrators, and Remote Assistance, used as a remote help desk access tool.

File and Print Services

This section explains the file and print services found in the Windows Server operating system. It demonstrates how to connect both local and network printers and complex options like printer pools and web printing and management. It also covers driver deployment, auditing and print job management.

Server Virtualization

This section explains the concept of server virtualization. It covers creating virtual hard drives and virtual machines using Microsoft’s virtualization software Hyper-V and explain many of the different options available like, memory allocation, creating virtual networks, and taking snapshots of virtual machines.

Understanding Active Directory

Accounts and Groups

This section covers User Accounts and Groups in both Workgroup/Local and Active Directory environments. It explains the difference between the two types of accounts as well as going over the group types and scopes.

OUs and Containers

This section explains Organizational Units and Containers found in Microsoft’s Active Directory. It explains the purpose, plan, and practical implementation of OUs as well as demonstrates how to create custom OUs for your own purposes.

AD Infrastructure

This section describes the Active Directory Infrastructure. It covers Domain Controllers, Forests, Domains, Replication, and Operational Roles.

Group Policy

This section discusses Group Policy for controlling a Windows Active Directory environment. It explains how, when, and where Group Policy is applied to computers and/or users and demonstrates how to create Group Policy Objects (GPO) in domain or local computer.

Understanding storage

Storage Technologies

This section describes the different common storage technologies in use in a Windows Server environment. It covers the advantages and disadvantages of each. It also explains the storage solutions like NAS, SAN, Fibre Channel, iSCSI, and NFS as well as some of the hardware requirements needed for them.

Understanding RAID

This section explains how to protect and optimize the storage solutions using RAID technologies. The Redundant Array of Independent Disks solutions covered are RAID Level 0, 1, 5, and 10 giving the basic understanding of the most common RAID solutions in use today.

Disk Types

This section introduces disk management in Windows Server 2008 R2. It covers different types of disks as well as the filesystems that can be used by the Operating System to store files.

Understanding server performance management

Server Components

This section explains actual server to identify some of the major hardware components found within. It covers components such as memory modules, hard disks, processor, cooling devices, power supplies, and even ports for expansion.

Performance Monitoring

This section describes performance monitoring methodology and procedures to keep the server running optimally. Unfortunately, slow downs happen to servers, so we need to be able to find out why. It also covers tools built into the Microsoft operating systems like, Perfmon, Resmon, and Task Manager.

Logs and Alerts

This section explains how to take a system baseline to take a snapshot of normal system operation so as to determine if and when a server is experiencing performance degradation. It covers how to create and access the logs and alerts generated by the Perfmon utility, allowing to compare data at different times under different loads on the server.

Understanding server maintenance

Startup Process

This section describe the process a server or PC goes through when booting up. It explains each of the startup processes beginning with the Power On Self Test(POST) and BIOS, then moving through the loading of the Windows operating system.

Business Continuity

This section explains some of the common methods for maintaining business continuity like the necessity of taking backups in the case of data loss.

Understanding Updates

This section helps in understanding updates; why they’re important, where they apply, and implementation practices. It explains updates for drivers, software, apps, and operating systems as well as an overview of Microsoft’s Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) system for update management.

Troubleshooting Methods

This section explains best practices and procedures used in the troubleshooting method. It covers two different types of approaches for troubleshooting. It also covers some of the tools found in the Windows Server operating system like performance monitor, resource monitor, event logs, event filtering, and central logging.

Schedule & Fees

Online Instructor Led Windows Server Administration Fundamentals (98-365) Certification Training

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Course FAQ

Why should I get my Windows Server Administration Fundamentals certification from Tech-Act?

Tech-Act is one of the leading names in the IT world with a proven track record of more than two decades. We are aware about the talent shortage the industry is enduring from and understand the importance skilled IT workforce to drive the industry. We ensure that all the professionals receive training from expert and certified IT trainers. Most important of all, we are an authorized learning partner for CompTIA, EC Council and other giants. Last but not the least, we are also a Person Vue Authorized Test Center with both traditional and online learning facilities.

What are the key benefits of MCSA Windows 10 certification?

Since the IT industry is undergoing a severe talent crunch, which brings into the picture Windows Server Administration Fundamentals course making it a perfect pick-me-up for aspiring networking and IT professionals. The certification program teaches you all the essential skills and knowledge required to start your career in the world of server administration.

Windows Server Administration Fundamentals course provides the following benefits:

  • Server roles
  • Server installation
  • Storage and directory
  • Server management including performance and maintenance
  • Remote Access
  • Virtualization
  • Storage/ Security

Do you have certified trainers onboard?

Yes, our trainers are industry expert and certified with a good amount of experience.

What is the eligibility criteria to pursue MCSA Windows 10 certification course?

  • Basic knowledge of computing and IT concepts
  • A passion to learn about Microsoft Servers and their Fundamentals

Ideal for:

  • Professionals seeking to prepare for the MTA exam
  • Anyone who wishes to learn about Microsoft servers, platforms and their concepts




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