MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-640): Configuring Windows Server 2008 Active Directory

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Announcing an all-new SELF-PACED TRAINING KIT designed to help maximize your performance on 70-640, the required exam for the new Microsoft® Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS): Windows Server 2008 Active Directory® Configuration certification. This 2-in-1 kit includes the official Microsoft study guide, plus practice tests on CD to help assess your skills. It comes packed with the tools and features exam candidates want most—including in-depth, self-paced training based on final exam content; rigorous, ...

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Overview

Announcing an all-new SELF-PACED TRAINING KIT designed to help maximize your performance on 70-640, the required exam for the new Microsoft® Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS): Windows Server 2008 Active Directory® Configuration certification. This 2-in-1 kit includes the official Microsoft study guide, plus practice tests on CD to help assess your skills. It comes packed with the tools and features exam candidates want most—including in-depth, self-paced training based on final exam content; rigorous, objective-by-objective review; exam tips from expert, exam-certified authors; and customizable testing options. It also provides real-world scenarios, case study examples, and troubleshooting labs for skills and expertise that you can apply to the job.

Focusing on Active Directory in Windows Server 2008, this official study guide 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.

Work at your own pace through the lessons and lab exercises. Then assess yourself using 300+ practice questions on the CD, which features multiple, customizable testing options to meet your specific needs. Choose timed or untimed testing mode, generate random tests, or focus on discrete objectives. You get detailed explanations for right and wrong answers—including pointers back to the book for further study. You also get an exam discount voucher—making this kit an exceptional value and a great career investment.

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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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780735651937
  • Publisher: Microsoft Press
  • Publication date: 7/15/2011
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 1040
  • Sales rank: 628,249
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.84 (h) x 1.01 (d)

Meet the Author

Dan Holme, MVP, coauthored the Self-Paced Training Kit for Exam 70-290, and authored Windows® Administration Resource Kit: Productivity Solutions for IT Professionals. He has more than 10 years' experience as an IT consultant and trainer.

Nelson Ruest is an IT professional focused on continuous service delivery, infrastructure design, and system optimization. He is the coauthor of several books on Windows Server, Windows® client, and other Microsoft® server technologies.

Danielle Ruest is an IT professional with more than 20 years of industry experience, including 10 with virtualization technologies. She is the coauthor of several books, including Windows Server 2008: The Complete Reference.

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Table of Contents

Introduction; System Requirements; Using the Companion CD; Acknowledgments; Support & Feedback; Preparing for the Exam; Chapter 1: Creating an Active Directory Domain; 1.1 Before You Begin; 1.2 Lesson 1: Installing Active Directory Domain Services; 1.3 Lesson 2: Active Directory Domain Services on Server Core; 1.4 Chapter Review; 1.5 Chapter Summary; 1.6 Key Terms; 1.7 Case Scenario; 1.8 Take a Practice Test; Chapter 2: Administering Active Directory Domain Services; 2.1 Before You Begin; 2.2 Lesson 1: Working with Active Directory Snap-ins; 2.3 Lesson 2: Creating Objects in Active Directory; 2.4 Lesson 3: Delegation and Security of Active Directory Objects; 2.5 Chapter Review; 2.6 Chapter Summary; 2.7 Key Terms; 2.8 Case Scenario; 2.9 Suggested Practices; 2.10 Take a Practice Test; Chapter 3: Administering User Accounts; 3.1 Before You Begin; 3.2 Lesson 1: Automating the Creation of User Accounts; 3.3 Lesson 2: Administering with Windows PowerShell and Active Directory Administrative Center; 3.4 Lesson 3: Supporting User Objects and Accounts; 3.5 Chapter Review; 3.6 Chapter Summary; 3.7 Key Terms; 3.8 Case Scenario; 3.9 Suggested Practices; 3.10 Take a Practice Test; Chapter 4: Managing Groups; 4.1 Before You Begin; 4.2 Lesson 1: Managing an Enterprise with Groups; 4.3 Lesson 2: Automating the Creation and Management of Groups; 4.4 Lesson 3: Administering Groups in an Enterprise; 4.5 Chapter Review; 4.6 Chapter Summary; 4.7 Key Terms; 4.8 Case Scenario; 4.9 Suggested Practices; 4.10 Take a Practice Test; Chapter 5: Configuring Computer Accounts; 5.1 Before You Begin; 5.2 Lesson 1: Creating Computers and Joining the Domain; 5.3 Lesson 2: Automating the Creation of Computer Objects; 5.4 Lesson 3: Supporting Computer Objects and Accounts; 5.5 Chapter Review; 5.6 Chapter Summary; 5.7 Key Term; 5.8 Case Scenarios; 5.9 Suggested Practices; 5.10 Take a Practice Test; Chapter 6: Implementing a Group Policy Infrastructure; 6.1 Before You Begin; 6.2 Lesson 1: Implementing Group Policy; 6.3 Lesson 2: Managing Group Policy Scope; 6.4 Lesson 3: Supporting Group Policy; 6.5 Chapter Review; 6.6 Chapter Summary; 6.7 Key Terms; 6.8 Case Scenario; 6.9 Suggested Practices; 6.10 Take a Practice Test; Chapter 7: Managing Enterprise Security and Configuration with Group Policy Settings; 7.1 Before You Begin; 7.2 Lesson 1: Delegating the Support of Computers; 7.3 Lesson 2: Managing Security Settings; 7.4 Lesson 3: Managing Software with Group Policy; 7.5 Lesson 4: Implementing an Audit Policy; 7.6 Chapter Review; 7.7 Chapter Summary; 7.8 Key Terms; 7.9 Case Scenarios; 7.10 Suggested Practices; 7.11 Take a Practice Test; Chapter 8: Improving the Security of Authentication in an AD DS Domain; 8.1 Before You Begin; 8.2 Lesson 1: Configuring Password and Lockout Policies; 8.3 Lesson 2: Auditing Authentication; 8.4 Lesson 3: Configuring Read-Only Domain Controllers; 8.5 Lesson 4: Managing Service Accounts; 8.6 Chapter Review; 8.7 Chapter Summary; 8.8 Key Terms; 8.9 Case Scenarios; 8.10 Suggested Practices; 8.11 Take a Practice Test; Chapter 9: Integrating Domain Name System with AD DS; 9.1 Before You Begin; 9.2 Lesson 1: Understanding and Installing Domain Name System; 9.3 Lesson 2: Configuring and Using Domain Name System; 9.4 Chapter Review; 9.5 Chapter Summary; 9.6 Key Terms; 9.7 Case Scenario; 9.8 Suggested Practices; 9.9 Take a Practice Test; Chapter 10: Administering Domain Controllers; 10.1 Before You Begin; 10.2 Lesson 1: Deploying Domain Controllers; 10.3 Lesson 2: Managing Operations Masters; 10.4 Lesson 3: Configuring DFS Replication of SYSVOL; 10.5 Chapter Review; 10.6 Chapter Summary; 10.7 Key Term; 10.8 Case Scenario; 10.9 Suggested Practices; 10.10 Take a Practice Test; Chapter 11: Managing Sites and Active Directory Replication; 11.1 Before You Begin; 11.2 Lesson 1: Configuring Sites and Subnets; 11.3 Lesson 2: Configuring the Global Catalog and Application Directory Partitions; 11.4 Lesson 3: Configuring Replication; 11.5 Chapter Review; 11.6 Chapter Summary; 11.7 Key Terms; 11.8 Case Scenario; 11.9 Suggested Practices; 11.10 Take a Practice Test; Chapter 12: Managing Multiple Domains and Forests; 12.1 Before You Begin; 12.2 Lesson 1: Configuring Domain and Forest Functional Levels; 12.3 Lesson 2: Managing Multiple Domains and Trust Relationships; 12.4 Chapter Review; 12.5 Chapter Summary; 12.6 Case Scenario; 12.7 Suggested Practices; 12.8 Take a Practice Test; Chapter 13: Directory Business Continuity; 13.1 Before You Begin; 13.2 Lesson 1: Proactive Directory Maintenance and Data Store Protection; 13.3 Lesson 2: Proactive Directory Performance Management; 13.4 Chapter Review; 13.5 Chapter Summary; 13.6 Key Terms; 13.7 Case Scenario; 13.8 Suggested Practices; 1333333.9 Take a Practice Test; Chapter 14: Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services; 14.1 Before You Begin; 14.2 Lesson 1: Understanding and Installing AD LDS; 14.3 Lesson 2: Configuring and Using AD LDS; 14.4 Chapter Review; 14.5 Chapter Summary; 14.6 Key Terms; 14.7 Case Scenario; 14.8 Suggested Practices; 14.9 Take a Practice Test; Chapter 15: Active Directory Certificate Services and Public Key Infrastructures; 15.1 Before You Begin; 15.2 Lesson 1: Understanding and Installing Active Directory Certificate Services; 15.3 Lesson 2: Configuring and Using Active Directory Certificate Services; 15.4 Chapter Review; 15.5 Chapter Summary; 15.6 Key Terms; 15.7 Case Scenario; 15.8 Suggested Practices; 15.9 Take a Practice Test; Chapter 16: Active Directory Rights Management Services; 16.1 Before You Begin; 16.2 Lesson 1: Understanding and Installing Active Directory Rights Management Services; 16.3 Lesson 2: Configuring and Using Active Directory Rights Management Services; 16.4 Chapter Review; 16.5 Chapter Summary; 16.6 Key Terms; 16.7 Case Scenario; 16.8 Suggested Practices; 16.9 Take a Practice Test; Chapter 17: Active Directory Federation Services; 17.1 The Purpose of a Firewall; 17.2 Active Directory Federation Services; 17.3 Before You Begin; 17.4 Lesson 1: Understanding Active Directory Federation Services; 17.5 Lesson 2: Configuring and Using Active Directory Federation Services; 17.6 Chapter Review; 17.7 Chapter Summary; 17.8 Key Terms; 17.9 Case Scenario; 17.10 Suggested Practices; 17.11 Take a Practice Test; 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; Chapter 14; Chapter 15; Chapter 16; Chapter 17;

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