MCITP Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-646): Windows Server 2008 Server Administrator

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Fully updated for Windows Server 2008 R2! Ace your preparation for the skills measured by Exam 70-646 - and on the job. Work at your own pace through a series of lessons and reviews that fully cover each exam objective. Then, reinforce and apply your knowledge to real-world case scenarios ...

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Fully updated for Windows Server 2008 R2! Ace your preparation for the skills measured by Exam 70-646 - and on the job. Work at your own pace through a series of lessons and reviews that fully cover each exam objective. Then, reinforce and apply your knowledge to real-world case scenarios and practice exercises.

Maximize your performance on the exam by learning to:

  • Plan a Windows Server 2008 R2 installation or upgrade
  • Configure DNS and IPv6 connectivity
  • Plan Active Directory, application, and certificate services
  • Plan server-management strategies, including Group Policy, RDS, delegation
  • Provision applications, data, and file and print servers
  • Implement high-availability, storage, backup, and recovery solutions
  • Manage and monitor security services and updates
  • Monitor and optimize server performance

Assess your skills with practice tests. You can work through hundreds of questions using multiple testing modes to meet your specific learning needs. You get detailed explanations for right and wrong answers—including a customized learning path that describes how and where to focus your studies.


Exam 70-646 is one of three required exams for MCSA: Windows Server 2008 certification. For a limited time, it is also valid for MCITP: Server Administrator certification, which will be retired.

For customers who purchase an ebook version of this title, instructions for downloading the CD files can be found in the ebook.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780735649095
  • Publisher: Microsoft Press
  • Publication date: 8/1/2011
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 752
  • Sales rank: 981,744
  • Product dimensions: 7.36 (w) x 9.78 (h) x 0.53 (d)

Meet the Author

Ian McLean, MCITP, MCSE, MCT, has 40 years’ experience in the education and IT industries. He has authored numerous Training Kits covering Windows, Microsoft SQL Server, and Exchange Server technologies.

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Table of Contents

Introduction; System Requirements; Practice Setup Instructions; Using the CD; Acknowledgments; Support & Feedback; Preparing for the Exam; Chapter 1: Installing, Upgrading, and Deploying Windows Server 2008 R2; 1.1 Before You Begin; 1.2 Lesson 1: Planning Installation and Upgrade; 1.3 Lesson 2: Automated Server Deployment; 1.4 Chapter Review; 1.5 Chapter Summary; 1.6 Key Terms; 1.7 Case Scenarios; 1.8 Suggested Practices; 1.9 Take a Practice Test; Chapter 2: Infrastructure Services Planning; 2.1 Before You Begin; 2.2 Lesson 1: Planning IPv6; 2.3 Lesson 2: Planning DNS; 2.4 Chapter Review; 2.5 Chapter Summary; 2.6 Key Terms; 2.7 Case Scenarios; 2.8 Suggested Practices; 2.9 Take a Practice Test; Chapter 3: Planning Core Active Directory Infrastructure; 3.1 Before You Begin; 3.2 Lesson 1: Active Directory Directory Services; 3.3 Lesson 2: Active Directory Certificate Services; 3.4 Chapter Review; 3.5 Chapter Summary; 3.6 Key Terms; 3.7 Case Scenarios; 3.8 Suggested Practices; 3.9 Take a Practice Test; Chapter 4: Group Policy Strategies; 4.1 Before You Begin; 4.2 Lesson 1: Planning Group Policy Objects; 4.3 Lesson 2: Group Policy Object Strategy; 4.4 Chapter Review; 4.5 Chapter Summary; 4.6 Key Terms; 4.7 Case Scenarios; 4.8 Suggested Practices; 4.9 Take a Practice Test; Chapter 5: Planning Server Administration; 5.1 Before You Begin; 5.2 Lesson 1: Server Management Technologies; 5.3 Lesson 2: Delegating Authority; 5.4 Chapter Review; 5.5 Chapter Summary; 5.6 Key Terms; 5.7 Case Scenarios; 5.8 Suggested Practices; 5.9 Take a Practice Test; Chapter 6: Presentation and Application Virtualization; 6.1 Before You Begin; 6.2 Lesson 1: Presentation Virtualization; 6.3 Lesson 2: Application Deployment and Virtualization; 6.4 Chapter Review; 6.5 Chapter Summary; 6.6 Case Scenarios; 6.7 Suggested Practices; 6.8 Take a Practice Test; Chapter 7: Provisioning File and Print Servers; 7.1 Before You Begin; 7.2 Lesson 1: Planning Print Services Management; 7.3 Lesson 2: Planning File Servers; 7.4 Chapter Review; 7.5 Chapter Summary; 7.6 Key Terms; 7.7 Case Scenario; 7.8 Suggested Practices; 7.9 Take a Practice Test; Chapter 8: Planning Security Policies; 8.1 Before You Begin; 8.2 Lesson 1: Developing Security Policies; 8.3 Lesson 2: Managing Server Security; 8.4 Chapter Review; 8.5 Chapter Summary; 8.6 Key Terms; 8.7 Case Scenarios; 8.8 Suggested Practices; 8.9 Take a Practice Test; Chapter 9: Remote Access and Network Access Protection; 9.1 Before You Begin; 9.2 Lesson 1: Managing Remote Access; 9.3 Lesson 2: Firewalls and Network Access Protection; 9.4 Chapter Review; 9.5 Chapter Summary; 9.6 Key Terms; 9.7 Case Scenarios; 9.8 Suggested Practices; 9.9 Take a Practice Test; Chapter 10: Provision Data and Plan Storage; 10.1 Before You Begin; 10.2 Lesson 1: Provisioning Data; 10.3 Lesson 2: Planning Windows Server 2008 R2 Storage; 10.4 Chapter Review; 10.5 Chapter Summary; 10.6 Key Terms; 10.7 Case Scenarios; 10.8 Suggested Practices; 10.9 Take a Practice Test; Chapter 11: Clustering and High Availability; 11.1 Before You Begin; 11.2 Lesson 1: DNS Round Robin and Network Load Balancing; 11.3 Lesson 2: Windows Server 2008 Cluster Tools; 11.4 Chapter Review; 11.5 Chapter Summary; 11.6 Key Terms; 11.7 Case Scenario; 11.8 Suggested Practices; 11.9 Take a Practice Test; Chapter 12: Performance Evaluation and Optimization; 12.1 Before You Begin; 12.2 Lesson 1: Monitoring Data; 12.3 Chapter Review; 12.4 Chapter Summary; 12.5 Key Terms; 12.6 Case Scenarios; 12.7 Suggested Practices; 12.8 Take a Practice Test; Chapter 13: Backup and Recovery; 13.1 Before You Begin; 13.2 Lesson 1: Backing Up Data; 13.3 Lesson 2: Disaster Recovery; 13.4 Chapter Review; 13.5 Chapter Summary; 13.6 Key Terms; 13.7 Case Scenarios; 13.8 Suggested Practices; 13.9 Take a Practice Test; Setup Instructions for Excercises and Labs; Setup Instructions for End-of-Chapter Labs; Answers; Chapter 1; Chapter 2; Chapter 3; Chapter 4; Chapter 5; Chapter 6; Chapter 7; Chapter 8; Chapter 9; Chapter 10; Chapter 11; Chapter 12; Chapter 13;

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  • Posted December 5, 2012

    This book (70-646 R2) is not as well written as the (70-640 R2 a

    This book (70-646 R2) is not as well written as the (70-640 R2 and 70-640 R2) releases. I am on chapter 3 now. The writing style does not have a good flow to it. The labs so far are not complete and somewhat useless. Example: Chapter 1 covers WDS and automated deployment but the lab only installs the role and that is as far as you go. It does not cover MDT, SIM, etc. I have combined this book with Microsoft’s eLearning class and will likely use MeasureUp as recommended by MS.

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