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#1 Sahil Ar

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Posted 16 September 2011 - 11:34 PM

Please help me with these tow Exams,what are these about??
I have no idea which Certification exams are these?
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Posted 17 September 2011 - 01:41 AM

6421A provides students with the knowledge and skills to configure and troubleshoot a Windows Sever 2008 network infrastructure. Students will learn to implement and configure secure network access and implement fault tolerant storage technologies. Students will gain an understanding of the network technologies most commonly used with Windows Server 2008 and IP-enabled networks. Students will also learn how to secure servers and maintain update compliance.

The primary audience for this course includes Active Directory technology specialists aspiring to be Enterprise Administrators (Tier 4 day-to-day network operations) or Network Administrators (Tier 2). Experienced Server Administrators aspiring to be Enterprise Administrators would also benefit from this course.

The secondary audience for this course includes Storage Area Network Administrators who need to understand this information to deploy or extend their current storage infrastructure. Operations Managers who need this information to support troubleshooting efforts and business decisions would also benefit from this course.

Goals

* Learn to install and configure servers.
* Learn to configure and troubleshoot DNS.
* Learn to configure and manage WINS.
* Learn to configure and troubleshoot DHCP.
* Learn to configure and troubleshoot IPv6 TCP/IP.
* Learn to configure and troubleshoot Routing and Remote Access.
* Learn to install, configure, and troubleshoot the Network Policy Server Role service.
* Learn to configure Network Access Protection.
* Learn to configure IPsec.
* Learn to monitor and troubleshoot IPsec.
* Learn to configure and manage Distributed File System.
* Learn to configure and manage storage technologies.
* Learn to configure availability of network resources and content.
* Learn to configure server security compliance.

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Posted 17 September 2011 - 01:42 AM

MS-6424A - Fundamentals of Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Active Directory

provides Active Directory Technology Specialists an introduction to Active Directory server roles in Windows Server 2008. The course is intended for entry level students who want to get familiar with the Active Directory server roles and their basic functionality.

Audience
The primary audience for this course is IT Professionals who are new to Active Directory and want to become familiar with Active Directory concepts.

At Course Completion
After completing this course, students will understand how Active Directory server roles are used and learn about the purpose and components of Active Directory Domain Services. Students will learn how to configure organizational units and user, computer and group accounts. Lastly, students will learn how to manage access to shared resources.

Prerequisites
Before attending this course, students must have:

Basic understanding of networking.
Basic understanding of network operating systems.
Basic knowledge of server hardware. A+ or equivalent knowledge (not required but expected).

Course Outline
Module 1: Exploring Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Roles
This module provides an overview of the Active Directory (AD) server roles.

Lessons

Overview of Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS)
Overview of Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services (AD LDS)
Overview of Active Directory Digital Certificates (AD CS)
Overview of Active Directory Rights Management Solution (AD RMS)
Overview of Active Directory Federation Solution (AD FS)

Lab: Exploring Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Server Roles

Exercise 1: Planning AD Server Role Implementations
Exercise 2: Understanding AD Server Role Integration with AD DS

After completing this module, students will be able to:

Describe the AD server roles required for a variety of AD deployment scenarios.
Describe the integration of AD DS with other AD server roles

Module 2: Introduction to Active Directory Domain Services
This module explains the reasons for deploying AD DS and describes the AD DS components.

Lessons

Overview of Active Directory Domain Services
Overview of AD DS Logical Components
Overview of AD DS Physical Components

Lab: Exploring AD Domain Services Components and Tools

Exercise 1: Installing the AD DS Management Tools
Exercise 2: Examining the AD DS Logical Components
Exercise 3: Examining the AD DS Physical Components

After completing this module, students will be able to:

Install the AD DS management tools on a Windows Vista computer.
Describe the AD DS logical components
Describe the AD DS physical components

Module 3: Introduction to Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
This module explains how AD LDS works and how to configure AD LDS components.

Lessons

AD LDS Overview
Implementing and Administering AD LDS
Implementing AD LDS Replication
Comparing AD DS and AD LDS

Lab: Configuring AD LDS

Exercise 1: Configuring AD LDS instances and application partitions
Exercise 2: Configuring AD LDS access control
Exercise 3: Configuring AD LDS replication

After completing this module, students will be able to:

Configure AD LDS instances and application partitions.
Configure AD LDS access control.
Configure AD LDS replication.

Module 4: Introduction to Active Directory Certificate Services
This module explains how AD CS works and how to implement AD CS certificate enrollment.

Lessons

AD CS Overview
Understanding AD CS Certificates
Implementing Certificate Enrollment and Revocation

Lab: Exploring Active Directory Certificate Services

Exercise 1: Requesting certificates using Web Enrollment
Exercise 2: Managing Certificate Requests and Revocation

After completing this module, students will be able to:

Request certificates using Web enrollment.
Manage certificate requests.

Module 5: Introduction to Active Directory Rights Management Services
This module explains how AD RMS works and how to configure AD RMS settings.

Lessons

AD RMS Overview
Understanding AD RMS
Managing AD RMS

Lab: Exploring Active Directory Rights Managements Services

Exercise 1: Verifying AD RMS Functionality
Exercise 2: Customizing the AD RMS configuration

After completing this module, students will be able to:

Verify AD RMS functionality.
Customize the AD RMS configuration.

Module 6: Introduction to Active Directory Federation Services
This module explains how AD FS works and how to configure AD FS components.

Lessons

AD FS Overview
AD FS Deployment Scenarios
Configuring AD FS Components

Lab: Exploring Active Directory Rights Managements Services Tools

Exercise 1: Implementing the AD FS Components (Discussion)
Exercise 2: Configuring the AD FS Account Partner Organization

After completing this module, students will be able to:

Describe how to implement the AD FS Components.
Configure the AD FS Account Partner Organization.

Module 7: Creating AD Domain Services User and Computer Objects
This module explains how to configure AD DS user and computer accounts.

Lessons

Managing User Accounts
Creating Computer Accounts
Using Queries to Locate Objects in Active Directory

Lab: Creating AD Domain Services User and Computer Accounts

Exercise 1: Creating and Configuring User Accounts
Exercise 2: Creating Computer Accounts

After completing this module, students will be able to:

Create and configure user accounts
Create and configure computer accounts.

Module 8: Creating Active Directory Domain Services Groups and Organizational Units
This module explains how to configure AD DS group accounts and organizational units (OU).

Lessons

Introduction to AD DS Groups
Managing Group Accounts
Creating Organizational Units

Lab: Creating an OU Infrastructure

Exercise 1: Creating AD DS Groups
Exercise 2: Planning an OU Hierarchy (Discussion)
Exercise 3: Creating an OU Hierarchy

After completing this module, students will be able to:

Create and configure group accounts.
Create and configure organizational units
Apply considerations when creating an OU design.

Module 9: Managing Access to Resources
This module explains how to manage access to shared resources in an AD DS environment.

Lessons

Managing Access Overview
Assigning Permissions to Shared Resources
Managing NTFS File and Folder Permissions
Determining Effective Permission

Lab: Managing Access to Resources

Exercise 1: Planning a Shared Folder Implementation (Discussion)
Exercise 2: Implementing a Shared Folder Implementation
Exercise 3: Evaluating the Shared Folder Implementation

After completing this module, students will be able to:

Plan a shared folder implementation.
Implement a secure shared folder implementation.
Evaluate the shared folder implementation.
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Posted 17 September 2011 - 03:02 AM

Hey thanks a ton for giving Answers,But i can't find these Courses 6421 and 6424A on Microsoft Site,instead there is a 6421B course,are they Retired now?
Are they really Important and Worth?
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Posted 17 September 2011 - 04:04 AM

These are the E-Learning courses of microsoft.

For example are the link below collection 6421 is part of 70-642 TS exam

https://www.microsof...rPriceId=222416

Collection 6421: Configuring and Troubleshooting a Windows Sever 2008 Network Infrastructure
Overview
This 20-hour collection provides you with the knowledge and skills to implement and configure secure network access and to implement fault tolerant storage technologies with FSRM2 and DFS.

Topics covered in the courses within the collection include:

Configuration of server roles, DNS, DHCP, NPS, NAP, IPsec NAP Enforcement, and file services
IPv6 TCP/IP and RRAS configuration
Backup and security configuration


This collection helps you prepare for exam 70-642: TS: Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure, Configuring.

Student Prerequisites

Working experience with Windows Server 2003 or Windows Server 2008
Completion of the online collection 6420: Fundamentals of a Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure and Application Platform or equivalent knowledge
Understanding of security concepts and methodologies (for example, corporate policies)
Basic knowledge of DHCP and IPSec


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Posted 17 September 2011 - 04:05 AM

Additionally you can search for your preferred training courses from the following link

http://learning.micr...er/catalog.aspx
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#7 Sahil Ar

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Posted 17 September 2011 - 04:31 AM

But dude,why these courses are not mentioned on Microsoft Site?
And i get Classroom Training not e learning,i got Microsoft Official Workshop Materials,are these courses retired now?Are they old?
How is the Microsoft Official Workshop material,do i need some more References to study and score good or Microsoft Material is Sufficient?
Please tell me why these 6421A and 6424A are not there on Microsoft Website,please.

Edited by Sahil Ar, 17 September 2011 - 04:41 AM.

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Posted 17 September 2011 - 05:08 AM

A,B,C amd so on just refers to the minor revision of the material during time, it is something internal for trainers and training centers which should not bother you usually what changes between a version and another is minor stuff like corrections, lab(s) but nothing vital for the course/exam itself.

Course codes, in this case 6421, are sometiems the same for both the classroom trainig and the elearning equivalent.

Last but not least these codes are just bound to the official courses not the exams themselves this means that when looking for an exam you will find the code of the associated course. The codes you have mentioned are visibile and well available on MS website what I usually is just google for the course code like http://en.lmgtfy.com/?q=6421A+

Hope this answers your questions.

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#9 Sahil Ar

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Posted 18 September 2011 - 12:43 AM

Can you please help me finding the codes i mentioned on Microsoft Site?
As i can't see them on Microsoft site.
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Posted 18 September 2011 - 11:13 PM

Err... exactly which part of my answer was not clear? Have you at least tried to click on the link in my answer? It is the first result you get form a search.

If you are trying to locate the material associated with the course codes you asked for, well then give it up it is copyrighted material and you get a copy of it from attending official class training for which I cannot really help as you should contact and locate a training partner where you live, again on Microsoft website you can find a list of these centers worldwide.

If you need help with something specific of further information you should try to elaborate your answer a bit as I'm not sure I fully understand what your problem is.

Lethe.

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#11 Sahil Ar

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Posted 18 September 2011 - 11:19 PM

Err... exactly which part of my answer was not clear? Have you at least tried to click on the link in my answer? It is the first result you get form a search.

If you are trying to locate the material associated with the course codes you asked for, well then give it up it is copyrighted material and you get a copy of it from attending official class training for which I cannot really help as you should contact and locate a training partner where you live, again on Microsoft website you can find a list of these centers worldwide.

If you need help with something specific of further information you should try to elaborate your answer a bit as I'm not sure I fully understand what your problem is.

Lethe.

Tried to click a link?
Dude,i opened the link!
You told that the codes i am asking about are on Microsoft site,i already told you they are not on Microsoft site,you can yourself check!Sounds you haven't checked for the exam codes i asked??
And what was meant by this statement:""If you are trying to locate the material associated with the course codes you asked for, well then give it up it is copyrighted material""
Means the study material i received is not good for Studying?If not,please tell me which materials should i Try?
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Posted 18 September 2011 - 11:33 PM

Let's try again.

The codes you speak of are there on the MS website, on the link I've sent you and as a matter of fact I could locate them without much problem.

As I've already stated, the A, B etc letters appended to the 6421 code are just course REVISIONS which usually take place when a Service pack comes out, some typos need to be fixed and so on as I've already written don't worry too much about the course revision but about the content in it.

If you received the material from an official course that's good use it to study but be aware you will need to do some homework like documenting yourself on technet or forums to get deeper information that could be needed to pass the exam or go deep in some arguments that in the moc, for time constraints, are not covered with the needed detail.

That should answer your question, if not please be detailed about what you cannot understand and we will try to help at the best we can.

Cheers Lethe.

**EDIT** Just FYI the actual revision level of 6421 is B as you stated but you will not have any problem with version A as well.

Edited by Lethe, 18 September 2011 - 11:36 PM.

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Posted 19 September 2011 - 01:35 PM

No,the Exact codes:6421A and 6424A are not there on the MS site,the code is changed to 6421B!And about the 6424A,there is no clue about the Course anywhere on the site!
Can you please suggest me some extra Course Material regarding the course?
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Posted 19 September 2011 - 05:38 PM

Sahil as I've said 6421A is totally FINE to study, the B version mentioned on the site is ONLY related to material revision level, nothing else.

As per the additional material you can find mentions of additional reading on the MOC itself or just hang out to Technet and you will find more than you need to read.

Last time I taught that course was long ago, I'm a full time Linux Engineer and have little to do with MS nowadays, so can't really point you to something more specific anyhow I would suggest to read what Mip has already pointed out in terms of syllabus/exam objectives and use that as a guideline to follow up the student course material with the extra one.

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Posted 19 September 2011 - 08:06 PM

Thanks dude,it would be great if you could please mention the Extra study Materials.
I have Another thread too,if you could help me?Other Certifications Section.
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Posted 19 October 2011 - 02:21 AM

hi.
if you not mind you tell me about this exam how to pass and take participation in this exam,
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Posted 03 November 2011 - 12:44 AM

hi,
em also interested in this exam can anybody guide me???
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Posted 22 January 2012 - 01:15 PM

#1 Study! You also need to pay more attention to the people who offer assistance. Don't argue with them or you will be ignored.

#2 You are confused between course numbers and test numbers. Please review the Microsoft training website.


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