courseMicrosoft MTA: Windows Server Administration Fundamentals

Start Your Microsoft Certified Career With Microsoft MTA: Windows Server Administration Fundamentals!

This exam measures your ability to accomplish the technical tasks listed below. The percentages indicate the relative weight of each major topic area on the exam. The higher the percentage, the more questions you are likely to see on that content area on the exam.

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What The Course Will Teach You:

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  • Understanding Server Installation
  • Understanding Server Roles
  • Understanding Active Directory
  • Understanding Storage
  • Much more...

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Units Of Study

Microsoft MTA: Windows Server Administration Fundamentals

Understanding server installation (10–15%)

Understand device drivers

• Installation, removal, disabling, update/upgrade, rollback, troubleshooting, Plug & Play, IRQ, interrupts, driver signing, managing through Group Policy

Understand services

• Which statuses a service can be in, startup types, recovery options, delayed startup, Run As settings for a service, stopping or pausing a service, service accounts, dependencies

Understand server installation options

• Choose the correct operating system version options; Server core vs. Desktop Experience, Nano Server installation, interactive installs; automated install using WDS; VHD/VHDX installation source, perform unattended installs; perform upgrades, clean installs, and migrations

Understanding server roles (25–30%)

Identify application servers

• Mail servers, database servers, collaboration servers, monitoring servers, threat management

Understand Web services

• IIS, WWW, and FTP, installing from Server Manager, separate worker processes, adding components, sites, ports, SSL, certificates

Understand remote access

• Remote assistance, remote administration tools, Remote Desktop Services, multipoint services, licensing, RD Gateway, VPN, application virtualization, multiple ports

Understand the file and print services

• Local printers, network printers, printer pools, web printing, web management, driver deployment, file, folder, and share permissions vs. rights, auditing, print job management

Understand server virtualization

• Virtual memory, virtual networks, snapshots and saved states, physical to virtual conversions, virtual to physical conversions, VHD and VHDX formats, nested virtualization

Understanding Active Directory (20–25%)

Understand accounts and groups

• Domain accounts, local accounts, user profiles, computer accounts, group types, default groups, group scopes, group nesting, understand AGDLP and AGUDLP processes to help implement nesting

Understand organizational units and containers

• Purpose of OUs, purpose of containers, delegation, default containers, uses for different container objects, default hidden and visible containers

Understand Active Directory infrastructure

• Domain controllers. forests, child domains, operation master roles, domain vs. workgroup, trust relationships, functional levels, deprecated functional levels, namespace, sites, replication, schema, Passport

Understand group policy

• Group policy processing, Group Policy Management Console, computer policies, user policies, local policies

Understanding storage (10–15%)

Identify storage technologies and their typical usage scenarios

• Advantages and disadvantages of different storage topologies, local storage, network storage, Fibre Channel, iSCSI hardware

Understand RAID redundancy

• RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 10 and combinations, hardware and software RAID

Understand disk types

• Solid State Drive (SSD) and Hard Disk Drive (HDD) types and comparisons, ATA basic disk, dynamic disk, mount points, file systems, mounting a virtual hard disk, distributed file systems

Understanding server performance management (10–15%)

Identify major server hardware components

• Memory, disk, processor, network, 32-bit and 64-bit architecture, removable drives, graphic cards, cooling, power usage, ports

Understand performance monitoring

• Methodology, procedures, effect of network, CPU, memory and disk, creating a baseline, Performance Monitor, Resource Monitor, Task Manager, performance counters, Data Collector Sets

Understand logs and alerts, Event Viewer

• Purpose of performance logs and alerts

Understanding server maintenance (15–20%)

Identify steps in the startup process

• BIOS, UEFI, TPM, bootsector, bootloader, MBR, boot.ini, POST, Safe Mode

Understand business continuity

• Backup and restore, disaster recovery planning, clustering, AD restore, folder redirection, data redundancy, uniterruptible power supply (UPS)

Understand updates

• Software, driver, operating systems, applications, Windows Update, Windows Server Update Service (WSUS)

Understand troubleshooting methodology

• Processes, procedures, best practices; systematic vs. specific approach, Performance Monitor, Event Viewer, Resource Monitor, Information Technology Infrastructure Library, central logging, event filtering, default logs

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System Requirements

Minimum specifications for the computer are:

Windows:

Microsoft Windows XP, or later
Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

MAC/iOS:

OSX/iOS 6 or later
Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems:

Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities (We recommend Google Chrome)