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The Real MCTS/MCITP Exam 70-648 Prep Kit

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This exam is designed to validate Windows Server 2003 Microsoft Certified Systems Administrators (MCSAs) AD and Application Platform Technical Specialists skills. The object of this exam is to validate only the skills that are are different from the existing MCSA skills. This exam will fulfill the Windows Server 2008 Technology Specialist requirements of Exams 70-640 and 70-643.

The Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) on Windows Server 2008 credential is intended for information technology (IT) professionals who work in the complex computing environment of medium to large companies. The MCTS candidate should have at least one year of experience implementing and administering a network operating system in an environment that has the following characteristics: 250 to 5,000 or more users; three or more physical locations; and three or more domain controllers.

MCTS candidates will manage network services and resources such as messaging, a database, file and print, a proxy server, a firewall, the Internet, an intranet, remote access, and client computer management.

In addition MCTS candidates must understant connectivity requirements such as connecting branch offices and individual users in remote locations to the corporate network and connecting corporate networks to the Internet.


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* 1000 page "DRILL DOWN" reference for comprehensive topic review


Table of Contents

  1. Cover image
  2. Title page
  3. Table of Contents
  4. Copyright page
  5. Technical Editor
  6. Contributing Authors
  7. Foreword
    1. What Is MCTS Exam 70-648?
    2. Path to MCTS/MCITP/MS Certified Architect
    3. Exam Day Experience
    4. Pedagogical Elements
    5. Additional Resources
  8. Chapter 1: MCTS/MCITP Exam 648: Deploying Servers
    1. Introduction
    2. Installing Windows Server 2008
    3. The Windows Deployment Service
    4. Configuring Storage
    5. Configuring High Availability
    6. Configuring Windows Activation
    7. Summary of Exam Objectives
    8. Exam Objectives Fast Track
    9. Exam Objectives Frequently Asked Questions
    10. Self Test
    11. Self Test Quick Answer Key
  9. Chapter 2: MCTS/MCITP Exam 648: Configuring DNS
    1. Introduction
    2. An Introduction to Domain Name System (DNS)
    3. Configuring a DNS Server
    4. Creating DNS Zones
    5. Configuring and Managing DNS Replication
    6. Creating and Managing DNS Records
    7. Configuring Name Resolution for Client Computers
    8. Summary of Exam Objectives
    9. Exam Objectives Fast Track
    10. Exam Objectives Frequently Asked Questions
    11. Self Test
    12. Self Test Quick Answer Key
  10. Chapter 3: MCTS/MCITP Exam 648: Configuring Server Roles in Windows 2008
    1. Introduction
    2. New Roles in 2008
    3. Read-Only Domain Controllers (RODCs)
    4. Active Directory Lightweight Directory Service (LDS)
    5. Active Directory Rights Management Service (RMS)
    6. Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS)
    7. Summary of Exam Objectives
    8. Exam Objectives Fast Track
    9. Exam Objectives Frequently Asked Questions
    10. Self Test
    11. Self Test Quick Answer Key
  11. Chapter 4: MCTS/MCITP Exam 648: Configuring Certificate Services and PKI
    1. Introduction
    2. What Is PKI?
    3. Analyzing Certificate Needs within the Organization
    4. Working with Certificate Services
    5. Working with Templates
    6. Summary of Exam Objectives
    7. Exam Objectives Frequently Asked Questions
    8. Self Test
    9. Self Test Quick Answer Key
  12. Chapter 5: MCTS/MCITP Exam 648: Maintaining an Active Directory Environment
    1. Introduction
    2. Backup and Recovery
    3. Offline Maintenance
    4. Monitoring Active Directory
    5. Summary of Exam Objectives
    6. Exam Objectives Fast Track
    7. Exam Objectives Frequently Asked Questions
    8. Self Test
    9. Self Test Quick Answer Key
  13. Chapter 6: MCTS/MCITP Exam 648: Configuring Group Policy
    1. Configuring Software Deployment
    2. Configuring Account Policies
    3. Configuring Audit Policies
    4. Configuring Additional Security-Related Policies
    5. Summary of Exam Objectives
    6. Exam Objectives Fast Track
    7. Exam Objectives Frequently Asked Questions
    8. Self Test
    9. Self Test Quick Answer Key
  14. Chapter 7: MCTS/MCITP Exam 648: Configuring the Active Directory Infrastructure
    1. Introduction
    2. Working with Forests and Domains
    3. Working with Sites
    4. Working with Trusts
    5. Summary of Exam Objectives
    6. Exam Objectives Fast Track
    7. Exam Objectives Frequently Asked Questions
    8. Self Test
    9. Self Test Quick Answer Key
  15. Chapter 8: MCTS/MCITP Exam 648: IP Addressing and Services
    1. Introduction
    2. Configuring IPv4 and IPv6 Addressing
    3. Configuring Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)
    4. Configuring Network Authentication
    5. Configuring IP Security (IPsec)
    6. Windows Firewall with Advanced Security in Windows Server 2008
    7. Summary of Exam Objectives
    8. Exam Objectives Fast Track
    9. Exam Objectives Frequently Asked Questions
    10. Self Test
    11. Self Test Quick Answer Key
  16. Chapter 9: MCTS/MCITP Exam 648: Configuring Network Access
    1. Introduction
    2. Configuring Routing
    3. Configuring Remote Access
    4. Configuring Wireless Access
    5. Summary of Exam Objectives
    6. Exam Objectives Fast Track
    7. Exam Objectives Frequently Asked Questions
    8. Self Test
    9. Self Test Quick Answer Key
  17. Chapter 10: MCTS/MCITP Exam 648: Network Access Protection
    1. Introduction
    2. Working with NAP
    3. Summary of Exam Objectives
    4. Exam Objectives Fast Track
    5. Exam Objectives Frequently Asked Questions
    6. Self Test
    7. Self Test Quick Answer Key
  18. Appendix: MCTS/MCITP Exam 648: Self Test Appendix
    1. Chapter 1: Deploying Servers
    2. Chapter 2: Configuring DNS
    3. Chapter 3: Configuring Server Roles in Windows 2008
    4. Chapter 4: Configuring Certificate Services and PKI
    5. Chapter 5: Maintaining an Active Directory Environment
    6. Chapter 6: Configuring Group Policy
    7. Chapter 7: Configuring the Active Directory Infrastructure
    8. Chapter 8: IP Addressing and Services
    9. Chapter 9: Configuring Network Access
    10. Chapter 10: Network Access Protection
  19. Index