About Advanced Diploma in Hardware and Networking

Post Graduate Diploma in Computer hardware and Networking is Open to anyone with the Knowledge of English. This hands-on course is our recommended curriculum for those who want to upgrade, repair, maintain and troubleshoot computers. This course covers the full range of IBM and IBM-compatible systems. This is a preliminary course recommended for candidates wish to enter Network and System administration field.


Highlights of Advanced Diploma in Hardware and Networking

Course Duration

1 Year

Learners

50000

Delivery Mode

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COURSE CURRICULUM

[A]. DCA

  • Computer Fundamentals, Computer Typing
  • Theory on Software, Hardware, Networking & Internetworking
  • Microsoft Windows Based Desktop Operating Systems
  • Microsoft Office Suit (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access)
  • Microsoft Office Suit (Outlook, Picture Manager, Project)
  • Productivity Product (Adobe Acrobat)
  • Connectivity (LAN, Wireless, Remote Access)
  • Internet (Browsing, E-Mail, Chat, Search Engines, download, Upload etc.)
  • Storage & Archive Services Scanning, Printing, Multimedia

[B]. HARDWARE COURSE CURRICULUM COMPTIA A+


Basics of Computer
  • Computer Fundamentals
  • Generation of Computer







Operating Systems
  • MS-DOS Commands
  • Autoexec.bat & Config.sys
  • Working on Windows 98/XP




Memory Management
  • Conventional & Extended Memory
  • Types of Memory EDO, SDRAM, DDR, RAMBUS




Assembling a PC
  • Card and Connector Identification
  • Assembling a Latest PC
  • Installation of Windows 98/XP
  • Installation of Application Software
Working on Windows 98/XP
  • Start Menu
  • File Management
  • Configure using Control Panel
  • Adding and Removing the Drivers
  • Intro of MS-Word, Excel & Powerpoint
Digital Electronics
  • Start Menu
  • The Number System
  • Gates and Flip-Flop
  • Counter and Register






Microprocessor and Support Chips
  • Microprocessor Basics (8088)
  • Microprocessor Internal Architecture
  • Bus Architecture (ISA, PCI, AGP etc.)
  • Support Chips (8284, 8288, 8237, 8259)
Advanced
Microprocessor
  • Intel 80386, 80486, Celeron, P-II, P-III,PIV
  • Non-Intel Processors (Cyrix, AMD)
  • Math Co-Processors
  • Advanced Motherboard Types

Storage Devices
  • Magnetic Memory
  • Data Encoding Scheme
  • FDC and FDD
  • HDD Interfaces
  • FDISK and FORMAT
  • HDD Organization
  • Optical Storage (CD, DVD)
  • HDD Interfaces
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Virus
  • Types of Viruses
  • Virus Infection and Prevention
  • Virus Scanning using Anti-Virus Software
Parallel and USB Port
  • Parallel and USB Port Basics
  • SPP/EPP/ECP
  • Interfacing devices to USB and Parallel Port
Printers
  • How Dot-Matrix, Inkjet & Laser Printer works
  • Loading the Drivers and enable print sharing



Serial Port and Modem
  • Serial Port RS-232 Signals
  • Internal and External Modem
  • Configuring Modem for Internet connection
Laptop
  • How Laptops are like Desktop
  • How Laptops are different from Desktop
  • Docking Connecto

Troubleshooting
  • CMOS Setting
  • Operating System Troubleshooting
  • Hardware Troubleshooting

[C]. CompTIA Network+ Training Course Outline
What is a Network?
  • Client/Server
  • Peer-to-Peer
  • LAN - Local Area Network
  • CAN - Campus Area Network
  • MAN - Metropolitan Area Network
  • WAN - Wide Area Network
  • How Do We Make Connections?
  • What is a Protocol?
  • Introduction to Addressing





Network Media
  • Wired Media - Twisted Pair, Coaxial, and Fiber Optic
  • What is the Plenum?
  • Common Connectors
  • Wiring Standards
  • LAN Technology Types - Ethernet
  • Standard Ethernet
  • Fast Ethernet
  • Gigabit Ethernet
  • 10 Gigabit Ethernet
  • Wiring Distriburtion


Network Topologies
  • What Does Topology Mean?
  • Bus, Star, Ring, Mesh, Hybrid,
  • WAN Technologies - Circuit and Pocket Switching
  • POTS, PSTN, T1/E1, and T3/E3
  • ISDN
  • SONET/OC-x
  • Frame Relay and ATM
  • MPLS - Multiprotocol Label Switching
  • DSL
  • Cable Modem, Satellite and Wireless
  • What is a VPN?
  • What is a VLAN?
OSI Model
  • Definition of a Protocol
  • Standards of Communication
  • What is the OSI Model?
  • Defining OSI Model Layers
  • How Data Travels Through OSI Model
  • Networking Hardware in OSI Model
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TCP/IP
  • TCP/IP Protocol Suite
  • What is TCP/IP (DARPA) Model?
  • Transport Layer Protocols
  • Internet Layer Protocols
  • Types of TCP/IP Communication
  • Working with IP Addresses
  • Planning an IP Addressing Scheme
  • Rules for IP Addressing
  • What is Classful IP Addressing?
  • Private vs. Public IP Addressing
  • What is NAT?
  • How Computers Get IP Addresses
  • Working with Binary Numbers
  • Converting Binary to Decimal and Vice Versa
  • Binary IP Addresses
  • Binary Subnet Masks
  • Internetworking - What is a Router?
  • What is a Default Gateway?
  • What is Subnetting?
  • Classful vs. Classless Interdomain Routing (CIDR)
  • Subnetting with CIDR & VLSM
  • CIDR Notation

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TCP/IP Protocols
  • FTP - File Transfer Protocol
  • TFTP - Trivial File Transfer Protocol
  • HTTP and HTTPS
  • NTP - Network Time Protocol
  • POP3 and IMAP4
  • SMTP - Simple Mail Transfer Protocol
  • DHCP - Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol
  • DNS - Domain Naming System
  • Telnet and SSH
  • SNMP - Simple Network Management Protocol
  • SIP and RTP
  • TLS - Transport Layer Security

Network Devices
  • Modem and NIC
  • Repeater and Hub
  • Bridge and Switch
  • Router
  • Different Types of Switches
  • Advanced Switch Funcionality
  • Firewall and Proxy Server
  • Wireless Access Point
  • Basic DHCP Server and DNS Server
  • CSU/DSU
  • Media Converters
  • Load Balancer and Bandwidth Shaper
Routing
  • Understanding Routing Tables
  • Adding and Deleting Routes
  • Static vs. Dynamic Routing
  • Routing Protocols
  • Distance Vector Protocols: RIP, RIPv2, and BGP
  • Link State Protocols: OSPF and IS-IS
  • Hybrid Routing Protocol: EIGRP
  • What is Convergence?
  • IGP vs. EGP


Wireless Networking
  • Benefits of Wireless Networking
  • Components of a Wireless Access Point
  • Where to Place a WAP
  • Wireless Networking Standards
  • RF Channels
  • How to Secure a Wireless Network
  • WEP - Wired Equivalency Privacy
  • WPA - Wi-Fi Protected Access
  • 802.1x
  • Setting Up a Wireless Access Point


Networking Command Line Tools
  • ipconfig/ifconfig/arp Utilities Overview
  • ping/arp ping Utilities Overview
  • tracert/traceroute Utilities Overview
  • mtr Utility Overview
  • netstat/nbstat/route Utilities Overview
  • nslookup/dig/host Utilities Overview
  • ipconfig Command
  • arp Command
  • ping Command
  • tracert Command
  • netstat Command
  • nslookup Command
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Network Performance Optimization
  • Reasons for Network Performance Optimization
  • Quality of Service (QoS)
  • Traffic Shaping
  • Load Balancing
  • Fault Tolerance
  • RAID 0 - Disk Striping
  • RAID 1 - Disk Mirroring and Duplexing
  • RAID 5 - Disk Striping with Parity
  • Other Popular Forms of RAID
  • Caching Engines
Network Tools
  • Cable Strippers
  • Snips and Crimpers
  • Punch Down Tool
  • Cable Testers and Certifiers
  • Time Domain Reflectometer (TDR) and Optical Time Domain Reflectometer (OTDR)
  • Toner Probe
  • Voltage Event Recorder
  • Multimeter
  • Protocol Analyzer, Temperature Monitor, and Butt Set
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Network Monitoring
  • Packet Sniffers
  • Port Scanners
  • Intrusion Detection Software (IDS) and Intrusion Prevention Software (IPS)
  • System, Event, and History Logs
Documentation
  • Why is Documentation so Important?
  • What Should I Document?
  • Wiring Schematics
  • Physical and Logical Network Diagrams
  • Baseline
  • Network Policies
  • Network Procedures
  • Network Configuration
  • Regulations
Troubleshooting
  • The Process of Troubleshooting - Gather Information
  • Who is Affected?
  • What's Changed?
  • Why is This Happening?
  • Can I Handle It?
  • Process of Finding a Solution
  • Physical Issues
  • Logical Issues
  • Issues to Escalate
  • Wireless Issues
  • CMOS Setting
  • Operating System Troubleshooting
  • Hardware Troubleshooting
Network Security
  • Firewalls
  • Other Security Devices
  • Network Access Security
  • Filtering
  • Tunneling and Encryption
  • User Authentication
  • Device Security
  • Common Security Threats
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[D]. Cisco CCNA Training Course Outline - CCENT
Video 1 - Introduction to CCENT
  • Your Instructor
  • Exam Prep Tips


Video 2 - Introduction to Networking and the Networking Models
Cover the theory needed for the exam, to accelerate Cisco networking career and for troubleshooting experience.
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  • What is A Network?
  • The OSI Model
  • The Data Transmission Process
  • The TCP/IP Model
  • Why Use Networking Models?
  • TCP And UDP - Part 1
  • TCP And UDP - Part 2
  • Ports
  • Sockets
  • Port Numbers
Video 3 - Ethernet Standards and Cable Types
The CCNA Exam will Hammer You with Questions About Ethernet... so this course breaks down everything you need to know about cable types. This is also crucial for setting up and running a network in the real world.
  • The Need For And Operation of CSMA/CD
  • Ethernet Types And Standards
  • Pins And Transmissions
  • Crosstalk
  • Cable Types
  • Ethernet Addressing
  • Intro to WAN Cabling and a Cable Type Review
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Video 4 - Switching
I Explain How (and WHY) Switches Work for real world application and for the exam.
  • Repeaters, Hubs and Bridges
  • Building the MAC Table
  • "Flood, Filter or Forward?"
  • Frame Processing Methods
  • Virtual LANs
  • Cisco Three-Layer Switching Model
  • Introduction to STP
  • Basic Switch Security
  • Port Security Defaults, Options and Configurations
Video 5 - Common Router and Switch Commands
Typical Switch (And Router) Commands are Broken Down. This information is necessary both on exam day and also when working in the real world as a network admin, as these commands are used daily.
  • Telnet and SSH
  • User, Enable and Privilege Modes
  • Enable Password vs. Enable Secret
  • "privilege level 15"
  • Physical Side of Cisco Switches
  • Assigning an IP Address and Default Gateway To The Switch
  • Speed, Duplex, and "Interface Range"
  • Banners, "logging synch", and "exec-timeout"
  • Keystroke Shortcuts and Manipulating History

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Video 6 - IP Addressing and the Routing Process
This section covers must know (and memorize) fundamentals, which are needed for the exam and necessary for future Videos: binary math, subnetting, and working with network and port address translations
  • IP Addressing and Binary Conversions
  • IP Address Classes
  • Private IP Address Ranges
  • Intro to the Routing Process
  • Keeping Subnets On One "Side" of the Router

Video 7 - ARP, DNS and DHCP
This section will teach you these fundamental protocols which are necessary for use within any network.
  • One Destination, Two Destination Addresses
  • DNS and DHCP Process
  • The ARP Process
  • Routers, Broadcasts, and Proxy ARP
  • Configuring DHCP on a Cisco Router With SDM
Video 8 - Memory Components and Config Files
This Video introduces the student to basic password and security configurations, as well as assigning privilege levels; so, it's really the foundation for their knowledge of router security as well as the basic password recovery process.
  • ROM, RAM, NVRAM, And Flash
  • The Boot Process
  • Setup Mode
  • Startup And Running Configuration Files
  • The COPY Command
  • IOS Upgrading
  • The Configuration Register
Video 9 - Intro to Wireless Networks (WLANS)
Learn the standards of wireless, which relates to all wireless, not just Cisco. This is the fastest evolving and growing field. It's also necessary to memorize this information for the exam.
  • Wireless Network Types
  • Standards and Ranges
  • Spread Spectrum
  • Antenna Types
  • CA vs. CD
  • SSIDs and MAC Address Authentication
  • WEP, WPA, and WPA2
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Video 10 - Binary Math and Subnetting
Fundamentals for the exam. Also, essential for IP addressing and IP address conservation. #1 topic that causes otherwise well prepared students to fail CCNA.
  • "The Secret" (Of Binary Success, That Is)
  • Decimal > Binary, Binary > Decimal
  • Subnetting Basics
  • Calculating Number of Valid Subnets
  • Prefix Notification
  • Calculating Number of Valid Hosts
  • Calculating Number of Valid IP Addresses in a Given Subnet
  • Calculating the Subnet Number of a Given IP Address
  • Meeting Stated Design Requirements








Video 11 - Static Routing and RIP
More fundamentals for the exam, and you will see the work done over a Cisco router. You will learn how to manually set up routing. This Video will pave the way for future exam and real world success.
  • Static Routing Theory and Labs
  • RIP Routing Theory and Labs
  • "show ip protocols", "show ip route rip", "debug ip rip", And More!
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Video 12 - Wide Area Networks (WAN)
Learn to link routers with other routers for communication.
  • Physical Side of WANs
  • Directly Connecting Cisco Routers Via Serial Interfaces
  • HDLC and
  • Intro to Frame Relay
  • RFC 1918 Addresses, NAT and PAT
  • Intro to ATM
  • Modems and DSL Variations
Video 13 - Troubleshooting
95% of work in the real world is troubleshooting, so it's necessary for real world success.
  • Where to Begin
  • Cisco Discovery Protocol (CDP)
  • L1 and L2 Troubleshooting
  • LAN Troubleshooting
  • WAN Troubleshooting
  • Telnet and SSH Review and Maintenance Commands
  • Administrative Distance
  • Extended Ping and Traceroute
  • The Real Key to Troubleshooting
Video 14 - Introduction to Network Security
You will learn about network attackers and intruders, how they get in, and how to keep your network save by keeping them out.
  • Firewalls and Proxy Servers
  • The Attacker's Arsenal
  • Intro to PIX, ASA, IDS, and IPS
  • Viruses, Worms, and Trojan Horses
  • Preventing Virus Attacks
  • One Final Cisco "Secret"
Cisco CCNA Training Course Outline - ICND2
Video 1 - Introduction to ICND2
  • Your Instructor
  • CCNA Exam Paths
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Video 2 - Switching II
  • STP
  • Root Bridges, Root Ports, and Designated Ports
  • STP Timers and Port States
  • Portfast
  • VLANs and Trunking
  • Access and Trunk Port Comparison
  • VTP
  • "Router on a Stick"
  • RSTP and PVST
  • Etherchannels






Video 3 - PTP WAN Links, HDLC, PPP, and Frame Relay
This will help you when working on real production networks. All topics are shown being configured on live equipment. Frame Relay is a major topic on the exam and in the real world.
  • HDLC vs. PPP
  • PPP Features
  • PAP and CHAP
  • Frame Relay Introduction
  • Frame Relay LMI Theory
  • Frame Relay Configs, DLCIs, Frame Maps, and Inverse ARP
  • Frame Sub-Interfaces3
  • Split Horizon
  • Frame Relay LMI Show, Debug, and Lab
  • FECN, BECN, DE bits
  • PVC Status Meanings








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Video 4 - Static Routing and RIP
This Video expands on the CCENT Video, covering advanced topics found on the ICND2 and in the real world.
  • Static Routing Theory and Configuration
  • Distance Vector Protocol Behavior - Split Horizon and Route Poisoning
  • RIP Theory and Version Differences
  • The Joy of "show ip protocols"
  • RIP Limitations
  • RIP Timers
  • Floating Static Routes
Video 5 - OSPF
Learn the basic theory and routing protocol. You will need to know the basics for the CCNA exam and for working with networks. IP Version 6 is everywhere and becoming more prevalent, so understanding this material is vital for future success.
  • IPv6 Theory and Introduction
  • Zero Compression and Leading Zero Compression
  • IPv6 Reserved Addresses
  • The Autoconfiguration Process
  • OSPF v3 Basics
  • Transition Strategies
  • NAT Theory and Introduction
  • Static NAT Configuration
  • Dynamic NAT Configuration
  • PAT Configuration






Video 6 - EIGRP
Learn the theory and practice with labs to learn this hybrid routing protocol which has increased operational efficiency from it predecessor. Learn the capabilities and attributes.
  • Introduction to EIGRP
  • Successors and Feasible Successors
  • EIGRP vs. RIPv2
  • Basic Configuration
  • Wildcard Masks
  • Load Sharing (Equal and Unequal-cost)
  • EIGRP, RIPv2, and Autosummarization
  • Passive vs. Active Routes






Video 7 - IP Version 6 and NAT
Learn the basic theory and routing protocol. You will need to know the basics for the CCNA exam and for working with networks. IP Version 6 is everywhere and becoming more prevalent, so understanding this material is vital for future success.
  • IPv6 Theory and Introduction
  • Zero Compression and Leading Zero Compression
  • IPv6 Reserved Addresses
  • The Autoconfiguration Process
  • OSPF v3 Basics
  • Transition Strategies
  • NAT Theory and Introduction
  • Static NAT Configuration
  • Dynamic NAT Configuration
  • PAT Configuration
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Video 8 - VPNs and IPSec
Learn key terminology & definitions for the exam.
  • Definitions and Tunneling Protocols
  • Data Encryption Technologies
  • Key Encryption Schemes
  • IPSec, AH and ESP
  • A VPN in Your Web Browser
Video 9 - ACLs and Route Summarization
Learn to configure and control ACLs to get them to do what you want for the exam and in the real world. Learn the basic breakdown and how to summarize routes. Learn common commands for working with RIP & EIGRP.
  • ACL Login and the Implicit Deny
  • Standard ACLs and Remarks
  • "Host" and "Any"
  • The Order of the Lines
  • Extended ACLs
  • Named ACLs
  • Telnet Access, Placing ACLs, and Blocking Pings
  • Dynamic and Time-Based ACLs
  • Port Number Review
  • Route Summarization with RIP and EIGRP








[E]. MCITP PAPER 05
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WINDOWS SERVER 2008 ACTIVE DIRECTORY TRAINING - COURSE OUTLINE
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Class 1
Introduction to the Course
Learn what's in the course, who you're instructor is, and what you can expect in the course.
  • About the Instructor
  • What's Covered in this Course
  • The Globomantics Scenario
Class 2
What is Active Directory?
Get a foundation of what Active Directory is, what it can do, and why you want to use it in your network to make your life easier!
  • What is Active Directory?
  • What is a Domain?
  • What is a Server Role?
  • What is DNS?

Class 3
Installing Server 2008 and Active Directory - The First Two Domain Controllers
Learn how to install Server 2008 from "bare metal", create a domain using Server 2008 by installing Active Directory Domain Services, and set up a second Domain Controller for redundancy.
  • Building the Brain of the Globomantics Network
  • Hardware Requirements
  • Server 2008 Editions
  • Bare Metal Installation Process
  • Windows Server 2008 Installation
  • Initial Configuration Task List
  • Installation of ADDS
  • Administrator Passwords
  • Renaming Default-First-Site-Name
  • Setting Up a Second Domain Controller
  • Replication Testing

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Class 4
Setting up Remote Desktop on Your Personal Vista Client
Real administrators manage a network sitting down. It's so much easier to play World of Warcraft and Halo that way. Learn how to set up Remote Desktop shortcuts on a Vista client so you don't have to pause your game to trek into the server room every time somebody needs a password reset.
  • The DC’s Are Up and Running… Now What?
  • Renaming Vista Client Computer Name
  • Joining Vista Client to Globomantics Domain
  • Recording Transactions
  • Troubleshooting Connection Problem
  • Troubleshooting RPC Server Error
  • Why Remote Desktop is Just Great
  • Setting Up Remote Desktop Shortcut
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Class 5
Creating OU's, Users, Computers and Groups in Active Directory
Create Organizational Units to keep your Active Directory organized, making your IT life easier in the long term. Learn the secrets of creating a lot of users quickly and easily using scripts. *Bonus* Coach's Active Directory Toolbox File: Coach's Mass User Creation Script Builder!!!! Plus, a simple batch script to create single users all day long!
  • The DC’s Are Up and Running –   Now What? – Part 2
  • What’s an OU Again?
  • Creating an Organizational Unit
  • Deleting on OU
  • Creating User Accounts
  • Introducing DSADD
  • Creating Users Using a Script
  • Creating Users Using Excel
  • Creating Computer Accounts
  • Diff. Between OUs & Groups
  • Creating Groups in AD
  • Adding Users and Computers into Groups

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Class 6
Setting up Share Folders and Printers, Mapping Drives, and Creating Permissions
Create Shared Folders so users can easily get to stuff on your network. Share Network printers. Learn the arcane secrets of NTFS and Share level Permissions, and Delegation Security Filtering! Become a wizard at giving only the people you want to have access to stuff! Rule your IT Kingdom with an iron fist and fear or with a soft heart and love--you decide!
  • Setting Up a Member Server
  • File Server Partitions
  • Creating Shared Folders
  • Share Level Permissions
  • Using Share and Storage Management MMC
  • Using Windows Explorer to Create Shared Folders
  • Testing Shared Folders
  • Groups and Permissions: Good Idea that Could Go Very Wrong
  • Making a Group a Member of Another Group
  • Share Level vs. NTFS
  • What is Inheritance
  • Creating NTFS Permissions
  • Checking NTFS Permissions
  • Rules for Share Level and NTFS Permissions
  • Moving Folders
  • Mapping a Shared Drive
  • Checking Group Memberships
  • Creating and Sharing Printers
  • Adding a Printer
  • What Globomantics.com Looks Like Now

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Class 7
Group Policy Objects
Learn how to lock down your desktop machines with Group Policy. Keep users from screwing stuff up, installing World of Warcraft, and from stealing data by using USB drives! The power is yours!
  • Group Policy Objects
  • Group Policy Management Console
  • Default Domain Policy
  • Local Vs. Domain Policy
  • Configuring Domain Level Policy
  • Linking GPOs
  • GPO’s Processing Order
  • Setting Up Coach’s Favorite Four Policies
  • Desktop Wallpaper Policy
  • Preventing Users from Installing Software
  • Removable Storage Policy
  • Testing Our Policies
Class 8
Security Filtering and Setting Up OUs for Better Group Policy Implementation
When Group Policy Attacks! Does your boss insist on having absolute control over a personal laptop? Then buy our product and learn how to allow your boss absolute freedom over his/her personal machine so you can continually fix it, and keep your job forever! (Or until something higher-paying comes along!)
  • A Little Reorganization: Option 1, 2 or 3?
  • Using a Combination of Techniques
  • Reorganizing Users & Computers
  • Running “gpupdate” Command
  • Checking DCs Replication
  • Testing Our Reorganized Active Directory
Class 9
Computer Policies and Preferences
Learn the magic of Loopback processing, what "hoteling" means, and how you can lockdown machines no matter who's using them!
  • Quick Review of Our Network
  • Policy Settings to Computer Lockdown
  • Reorganizing Computer OUs
  • Creating Computer GPOs
  • Loopback Processing
  • Group Policy Intervals
  • Testing Computer GPOs
  • Mapping Network Drives with Preferences
  • Testing Preferences – Mapped Drives
Class 10
Using GPOs to Install Software
Do you want to be able to sit at your desk all day long and install software by just clicking your mouse? Then pick up this course and learn how to install, upgrade, and uninstall software and not even have to get your butt out of your nice cushy office chair!
  • You are Here: a Quick Look at What We’ve Built
  • Options for Installing Software
  • What You Need for a Software Installing GPO
  • Steps for Creating GPO for Software Installation
  • Creating a Shared Folder for Foxit.msi Package
  • Creating and Linking a New GPO to the NYComputers OU
  • Testing Our New GPO Software Installation
  • Default Domain Policy Settings
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Class 11
Domain and Fine-Grained Password Policies
Are you kidding? You forgot your password again? Learn how to provide multiple password policies using Server 2008's brand new Fine Grained Password Policy Objects! That's right, you too can lessen the security of your network so your boss can use the name of his or her favorite horse as his/her password and not have to worry about all that security stuff!
  • The Default Domain Password Policy
  • Account Lockout Policy
  • Letting Your Boss Use Whatever Password He/She Wants
  • Password Management
  • Server 2008 Functional Level


Class 12
Providing Permissions to an Account for Administrative Tasks
Feeling tired and overworked? Are you ready to let someone else do the busy work of resetting passwords and the like? Then you need Class 12! Pass off some of your responsibility to some other unsuspecting IT staffer and make them take the calls from your users! You'll have much more time to play Halo!
  • Giving Someone Else the Ability to Reset Passwords
  • Additional Built-In Groups in OUs
  • Delegation of Control Wizard
  • Additional Built-In Groups Demo
  • Installing RSAT to a Vista Client for Easy Server Management
  • Configuring RSAT for Vista

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Class 13
Windows Server Backup, WBADMIN, and NTDSUTIL
If you don't know how to create basic backups, there's a chance your network will go down in flames and there will be nothing you'll be able to do about it. Millions of dollars of lost data! Just think of the chaos that will reign if your boss can't find the annual TPS report! You need to watch this Class and you never know; you might even become the hero, save the princess, and get a parade thrown in your honor!
  • Prevention
  • WBADMIN – Stronger Tools and More Options
  • NTDSUTIL – Super-Powered Utility for Lots of Operations
  • The Globomantics Backup Strategy
  • Installing Windows Server Backup on DC2
  • Windows Server Backup Setup and Configuration
  • Selecting Backup Once Wizard
  • System State Backup with WBADMIN
  • Creating Install for Media (IFM) Media
Class 14
Moving Operations Masters and Adding a DC with IFM
Give your network some flexibility by learning the secret of multiple Domain Controllers having different FSMO's!
  • A Little Future Planning to Prevent Major Problems
  • What Are Operations Masters?
  • Restructuring the Globomantics DCs a Bit
  • Moving PDC Emulator and RID to DC2
  • Building DC3 with IFM Media
  • Verifying DC3 Configuration




Class 15
Computer Policies and Preferences
Learn the magic of Loopback processing, what "hoteling" means, and how you can lockdown machines no matter who's using them!
  • Quick Review of Our Network
  • Policy Settings to Computer Lockdown
  • Reorganizing Computer OUs
  • Creating Computer GPOs
  • Loopback Processing
  • Group Policy Intervals
  • Testing Computer GPOs
  • Mapping Network Drives with Preferences
  • Testing Preferences – Mapped Drives
Class 16
Adding a Child Domain and Configuring Replication
Hey, it's time to expand! Learn how to create a new Child Domain for a new location so you can eventually pass off the responsibility for it to another victim--I mean administrator!
  • Before We Begin
  • Creating Chicago Site in AD
  • Creating Subnet for Chicago Office
  • Installing Domain Controller for Chicago
  • Configuring Replication
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Class 17
Creating Universal Groups and the AGUDLP Strategy
Users in Chicago need access to stuff in New York! What are we going to do? Using Universal Groups and a strategy called AGUDLP, we can provide access to stuff that's 790 miles away over the network!
  • Time for Some More Users!
  • Organizing Users into Groups
  • The Types of Groups
  • Setting Up Your Groups for Access Between Domains
  • AGUDLP Setup
  • Checking Our Settings
  • Making Sure Your Users Can Log in Anywhere in Your Enterprise
  • Turning on Universal Group Membership Cashing



Class 18
Building a Read-Only Domain Controller
Do you need a full Domain Controller for a branch office of 5 people? No, you really don't. Using Windows Server Core and the Read-Only Domain Controller feature in Windows Server 2008, you can create an great experience for your remote users that's more secure and cheaper to implement!
  • Dallas OU and Site Structure
  • What is a Read-Only Domain Controller?
  • Building RODC for Dallas
  • Server Core Installation
  • Running dcpormo on Server Coreli>
  • Verifying Our Installation
  • Configuring RODC
  • Setting Up Users
  • What We’ve Built so Far…

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Class 19
Restoring OUs and User Accounts
That new third shift IT guy we just hired deleted the entire New York Ops dept! What do we do? Since we were smart and created backups in Class 13, we can get back only the stuff we want using NTDSUTIL. There will be no need to recreate User Accounts -- but tell the boss that it'll take hours and hours to fix the problem, and then you can spend the time that you were going to take up recreating those OU's and Accounts to play a little Bejeweled.
  • The Two Types of Restorations
  • Authoritative Restore
  • Checking Our Recovery Files and Objects
  • How to Put Resurrected Users Back Into Groups Using Backlinks?
Class 20
Strategies for Recreating a Domain Controller
It is inevitable. You will eventually face a cataclysmic meltdown of a Domain Controller. If you've applied the principles in the previous Classs, restoring and recreated DC's doesn't have to be tough. Coach will show you how!
  • Seizing Operations Masters for Quick Restoration of Functionality
  • Possible Solutions for Restoring Domain Controllers



Class 21
Upgrading a Server 2003 Machine to Server 2008
So what about all those Server 2003 machines out there? In this Class you'll learn a little secret to upgrading your DC's to Server 2008, and it won't take much time at all.
  • Hank Just Bought a Company … in Tokyo!
  • Advantages of the Server 2008 Domain Functional Level
  • The Upgrade Process
  • Preparing Tokyo DC for Upgrade
  • Upgrading Tokyo DC to Windows Server 2008
Class 22
Connecting Two Active Directory Networks
In this Class you'll learn how to connect two Active Directory Forests together. There's two options: Active Directory Federation Services or Trusts? Which one will it be? Which option is easiest? You have to watch to find out!
  • Our Two Options to Connect Tokyo and New Yorkli>
  • What You Need for a Trust
  • Trust Directions
  • The Globomantics/Verde Petra Solution: Trusts
  • Creating a Stub Zone
  • Raising Forest Functional Level
  • Creating Trusts
  • Checking and Updating User Permissions
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Class 23
Certification: It's Really Not That Scary
Are you thinking about taking the 70-640, Configuring Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Exam so you too can get a shiny new Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) in Active Directory, Configuring? If so, you'll want to watch this Class to know how to prepare for the big day. PLUS: Coach shares his secrets to passing the exams!
  • The New Generation of Server 2008 Certifications
  • The Upgrade Paths for MCSA’s/MCSE’s
  • How to Sign Up for a Microsoft Exam
  • 70-640 Exam Prep Tips



Class 24
Domain Name Service
Without DNS, your Domain Controllers are really expensive paperweights. In this exam prep Class, you'll pick up some additional vocabulary and core concepts of DNS.
  • A Quick Overview of DNS
  • What are DNS Zones Really?
  • The Different Kinds of DNS Records
  • Forward Lookup Zones
  • Reverse Lookup Zones
  • Conditional Forwarders
  • Forwarders and Root Hints
  • Global Name Zones
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Class 25
Active Directory Certificate Services 101
Now that Certificate Services has stronger integration with Active Directory, it's now on the 70-640 exam. This exam prep Class will give you a quick foundation and the important jargon for Certificate Services.
  • Let’s Talk Security
  • Keys and Certificates
  • Your Certificate Has Been Revoked
Class 26
Lightweight Directory Services 101
In this exam prep Class, you'll learn about the AD LDS Role, and why you might need it if you have network applications that require LDAP.
  • What is AD LDS?
  • What Might it Look Like on a Network?
  • What is an Instance of AD LDS?
Class 27
Rights Management Services 101
In our final exam prep Class for this series, you'll learn about a new Role in Server 2008 that allows you to lock down the data in your network in an easy to implement fashion. Make the users do the work!
  • What is Rights Management?
  • Some Additional Notes About RMS

MCITP PAPER 02
Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure Training - Course Outline
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Class 1
Introduction to the Course
Learn what’s in the course and who you’re instructor is.
  • About the Instructor
  • What's Covered in this Course
  • The Globomantics Scenario
  • What You Will Need
Class 2
Configuring DHCP
Learn how to simplify the process of assigning IP addresses to the computers on your network.
  • Introduction to DHCP
  • How Does DHCP Work
  • How to Configuring DHCP in Windows Server 2008?
  • Authorizing DHCP
  • Creating Scopes
  • Configuring Scope Options
  • Address Leases
  • Reservations
  • Using DHCP in a Routed Network
  • How Does DHCP Relay Agent Work?
  • How to Configuring a DHCP Relay Agent in Windows Server 2008

Class 3
Managing DHCP
Learn how to keep your DHCP infrastructure properly functioning.
  • Add and Remove Bindings
  • Location of Database
  • Backup & Restore
  • DHCP Service
  • DHCP Management Permissions
  • Statistics
  • Scope Reconciliation
  • Audit Logging
  • Conflict Detection
  • Integration with DNS and NAP
  • Performance Counters

Class 4
Setting Up Routing
Learn how to make your networks talk to each other.
  • What is a Router?
  • How to Use Server 2008 as a Router
  • Routing Table
  • Adding Static Entry to a Routing Table
  • Inbound and Outbound Filters
  • Static vs. Dynamic Routing
  • Dynamic Routing Protocols: RIP & OSPF
  • How RIP Works in Server 2008
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Configuring DNS
Learn how to set-up your network so users can access computers using common names.
  • Introduction to DNS
  • Installing the DNS Server Role in Windows Server 2008
  • What is a Domain Namespace?
  • What is a DNS Query?
  • How Queries Work
  • What is a Forwarder?
  • Setting Up Standard DNS Forwarders in Windows Server 2008
  • Setting Up Conditional DNS Forwarders in Windows Server 2008
  • How Caching Works
  • Clearing the DNS Cache
  • What is a DNS Zone?
  • Zone Types
  • Stub Zones
  • Active Directory Integrated Zones
  • Forward and Reverse Lookup
  • Dynamic Updates
  • Configuring a DNS Zone
  • Creating Stub Zones
  • DNS Records
  • DNS Zone Transfers
  • Configuring Resource Records and Zone Transfers
  • Zone Transfer Issues

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Class 6
Managing DNS
Know how to keep your DNS infrastructure properly functioning.
  • What is Time to Live? (TTL)
  • What is Aging and Scavenging?
  • Setting the TTL Value and the Aging and Scavenging Parameters
  • Testing DNS Queries
  • nslookup
  • dnscommand
  • Performance Monitor
  • DNS Event Logs
  • DNS Debug Logging

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Class 7
Name Resolution
This Class takes Name Resolution beyond what you learned in Class 5 and gives a complete understanding of how to convert names that are easily recognizable to humans into IP addresses.
  • What are Host and NetBIOS Names?
  • How Are Names Resolved?
  • Hosts & LMHosts Files / DNS & WINS Servers
  • DNS & WINS Servers
  • hostname & nbtstat Commands
  • Client Configuration
  • Troubleshooting Name Resolution
  • DNS Cache and Host File
  • GlobalNames Zone
  • WINS Lookup and GlobalNames Zone Demo
Class 8
Securing Data
Learn how to control access to your data and keep it safe.
  • NTFS Permissions
  • Assigning NTFS Permission
  • Special NTFS Permissions
  • Inheritable Permissions
  • Examples - Effective User Permissions
  • Creating Users & Groups
  • Demo - Effective User Permissions
  • Encrypting File System (EFS)
  • Cryptography
  • Public Key Encryption
  • How Does EFS Work?
  • Enabling EFS
Class 9
Sharing Data
Learn how to make files and folders accessible to users across your network.
  • Sharing Folders
  • Installing File Service Role
  • Sharing Using Provision a Share Folder Wizard
  • Accessing Shared Folder
  • Disk Quotas
  • Setting Disk Quotas Using Group Policy
  • Quota Management Utility
  • Offline Files
  • Distributed File System (DFS)
  • Creating Replica on a Different Server
  • Raising Domain & Forest Functional Level
Class 10
Configuring Print Services
Learn how to make printers easily available to your users.
  • Installing a Printer
  • Sharing a Printer
  • Installing Print Services Role
  • Using Print Management Snap-In
  • Configuring Print Permissions
  • Printer Priorities and Scheduling
  • Printer Pooling
  • Setting Up Printer Pooling on Server 2008
  • Managing Drivers
  • Troubleshooting Printers
  • Restarting Printer Spooler Service
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Class 11
Windows Server Update Services
Learn how to simplify the process of keeping all of your computers up to date.
  • What Is WSUS?
  • Why Use WSUS?
  • Installing Necessary Services
  • Downloading and Installing WSUS
  • Configuring WSUS Server Options
  • Computer Groups and Server-Side Targeting
  • Using Group Policy and Client-Side Targeting
  • How to Approve Updates
Class 12
Backup and Recovery
Learn how to protect important data from being lost by human error or computer malfunction.
  • How to Configure the Shadow Copy Service
  • Recovering Data Using Shadow Copy
  • Installing the Windows Server Backup Feature
  • Creating a Backup Volume
  • Scheduling Backups
  • Recovering Data
  • Complete System Recovery
  • Additional Backup Tips

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Class 13
Monitoring Windows Server 2008
Understand the common tools used to monitor your servers and keep them running efficiently.
  • Task Manager
  • Event Viewer
  • Performance Monitor
  • Reliability Monitor
  • Data Collector Sets
Class 14
Configuring Remote Access
Learn how to let users safely connect from outside your network.
  • Installing the RRAS Component
  • Configuring RRAS
  • How to Configure a Client to Connect
  • Making a Connection
  • Manually Controlling Connections
  • Creating a Network Policy
  • Network Policy Order
  • Testing Our New Network Policy
  • Configuring RRAS - True VPN Setup
  • What is RADIUS?
Class 15
Wireless Networks
Learn how to let users safely connect without using cables.
  • Is Wireless Good or Bad?
  • Wireless Networking Standards
  • Wireless Security (Maybe)
  • Connecting to a Wireless Network
  • Setting Up Security on a Router






Class 16
Windows Firewall
Learn how to keep control over what data enters and exits your network.
  • Why Do We Need a Firewall?
  • Windows Firewall in Server 2008
  • Firewall Profiles
    • Creating a New Firewall Rule
    • Creating a Program Outbound Rule
    • Configuring with Group Policy
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Securing Network Traffic with IPSec
Learn how to protect data from being compromised while travelling on a network.
  • What is IPSec?
  • IPSec Protocols
  • Tunnel Mode vs. Transport Mode
  • Authentication Methods
  • Configuring IPSec in Server 2008
  • Creating New IPSec Policy
  • Getting IPSec to Work
  • Using Connection Security Rules

Class 18
Network Access Protection
Learn how to create rules and stipulations to maintain control over network communications.
  • What is NAP?
  • NAP Enforcement Types
  • System Health Agents (SHAs) and System Health Validators (SHVs)
  • Health Requirement Policies
  • Installing Necessary Roles: DHCP Role and Network Policy and Access Services Role
  • Installing and Configuring NAP: DHCP Enforcement
  • NAP Client Configuration
  • Testing Our Client for NAP Enforcement

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Class 19
Certification
Are you thinking about taking the 70-642, Configuring Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure Exam? If so, you'll want to watch this Class to know how to prepare for the big day with Ed’s secrets to passing the exams!
  • The New Generation of Server 2008 Certifications
  • The Upgrade Paths for MCSA’s/MCSE’s
  • How to Sign Up for a Microsoft Exam
  • 70-642 Exam Prep Tips

MCITP PAPER 03
Windows Server 2008 Server Administrator Training - Course Outline
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Class 1
Windows Server 2008 Installation and Upgrade
Learn about the different versions of Windows Server 2008 and dive right into installing Windows Server 2008 from scratch. Plus, we'll install the Active Directory Domain Services role and perform an upgrade from Windows Server 2003 to Server 2008.
  • Windows Server 2008 Versions
  • Standard Edition
  • Enterprise Edition
  • Datacenter Edition
  • Windows Web Server 2008
  • Itanium-Based Systems
  • Installing Windows Server 2008 from Scratch
  • Initial Configuration Tasks (ICT)
  • Downloading and Installing Updates
  • Adding Active Directory Role
  • Creating Active Directory Domain Controller
  • Finishing Up ICT List
  • Server Manager Overview
  • Globomantics Network Diagram
  • Upgrading Server 2003 to Server 2008
Class 2
Simplifying Installations Using Windows Deployment Services (WDS)
Learn to install the DHCP role, install and configure WDS, install and implement Windows Automated Installation Kit (WIAK), and use Multicast Transmission to perform unattended installastions of Windows Server 2008.
  • Getting Ready for WDS
  • Installing DHCP Role
  • Installing WDS Role
  • Configuring WDS
  • Adding Image to WDS
  • WDS Properties
  • Setting Up Multicast Transmission
  • Deploying Using Multicast Transmission
  • Finishing Up Deployment Manually
  • Installing Automated Installation Kit (AIK)
  • Creating an Answer File with Windows System Image Master (SIM) Tool
  • Running Unattended Installation
  • Where to get Windows AIK
Class 3
Installing Windows Server 2008 Server Core
Discover what Server Core is and learn to install and configure Server Core. Plus, we will use Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) and Remote Desktop to remotely manage our Server Core.
  • What is Server Core?
  • When Should I Use Server Core?
  • Globomantics Scenario
  • Installing Windows Server 2008 Server Core
  • Installing Core Configurator Utility
  • Setting Up Windows Server Core with Core Configurator
  • Remote Management
  • Downloading and Installing RSAT
  • Setting Up RSAT
  • Setting Up Secondary DNS Server on Server Core
  • Remote Desktop Management




Class 4
Deploying Read Only Domain Controllers (RODC)
Install RODC in our scenario's branch office and learn to configure a password replication policy. Plus, discover how to use Administrative Role Separation.
  • RODC Benefits
  • Globomantics Network
  • Installing Read Only Domain Controller (RODC)
  • Testing Replication Between a DC and RODC
  • Configuring a Password Replication Policy
  • Administrative Role Separation
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Class 5
Virtualization
Learn the benefits of using virtualization and discover the differences and similarities between available virtualization products. Plus, work through virtualization examples and find out when virtualization may be necessary and when you may run into potential virtualization issues.
  • What is Virtualization?
  • Benefits of Using Virtualization
  • Virtualization Products
  • Virtualization Examples
  • Potential Issues





Class 6
Using Group Policy to Simplify Network Administration
Learn to create, link, edit, and view Group Policy Objects (GPOs) and GPO Settings using the Group Policy Object Management Tool. Plus, discover how to implement new features exclusive to Windows Server 2008 including Starter GPOs and Password Setting Objects (PSO).
  • Active Directory Review
  • Globomantics Network - Logical Structure
  • Active Directory Objects
  • Active Directory – Trusts
  • What is a GPO?
  • Globomantics Scenario
  • Group Policy Management Tool - Create and Link GPOs
  • Edit “Block Removable Device Installation” GPO Settings
  • Edit “Disable Add/Remove Programs” GPO Settings
  • Edit “Create Shortcut” GPO Settings
  • Starter GPOs
  • How Do GPOs Get Applied?
  • Exception to the Rules
  • Globomantics Scenario
  • Enforced and Security Filtering
  • Block Inheritance
  • Group Policy Modeling and Results Wizards
  • Password Setting Objects (PSO)


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Class 7
Delegation of Control
Learn about the different types of permissions and configure those permissions using the Delegation of Control Wizard. Plus, we will create a custome Microsoft Management Console (MMC).
  • Different Types of Permissions
  • Configuring Permissions
  • Globomantics Scenario
  • Setting Permissions in Active Directory
  • Delegation of Control Wizard
  • Creating Custom MMC
Class 8
Setting Up a File and Print Server
Learn how to install the file and print service roles and set up disk quotas using the File System Resource Manager (FSRM). Plus, discover how to install and share a printer and troubleshoot printer problems.
  • Globomantics Scenario
  • Installing File Services Role
  • NTFS File and Folder Permissions
  • What are Inherited Permissions?
  • Folder Redirection Steps
  • Setting up Disk Quotas
  • Using File Server Resource Manager to Setup Disk Quotas
  • Checking Redirection Settings
  • Installing Print Services Role
  • Installing and Sharing a Printer
  • Printer Permissions
  • Installing Printer on a Client
  • Troubleshooting Printers
  • NTFS Permissions Review – AGDLP
Class 9
Data Provisioning
Learn to share a folder, set permissions for that share, and configure caching on shared folders to allow offline access. Plus, increase fault tolerance by creating a Distributed File System Namespace (DFS) and by configuring DFS replication.
  • Globomantics Scenario
  • Creating a Share
  • Managing Permissions to Share a Folder
  • Testing Our Share on a Client Machine
  • Configuring Caching
  • Accessing a Shared Folder Offline
  • Installing DFS Role Service and Creating a DFS Namespace
  • Accessing DFS Share
  • Configuring DFS Replication
  • Testing Replication
  • DFS Management - Configuring Fault Tolerance
  • Testing Fault Tolerance

Class 10
Setting Up a VPN Server
  • What is a VPN?
  • Supported Authentication Protocols
  • Choosing a VPN Protocol
  • Globomantics Scenario
  • Installing Remote Access Service
  • Configuring Routing & Remote Access Server to Support VPN Connectivity
  • DHCP Relay Agent Setupli>
  • Configuring DHCP Options
  • Authentication Protocols
  • Creating VPN Connection for a Client
  • Managing VPN Users
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Class 11
Network Policy Server
  • What is a RADIUS?
  • Globomantics Scenario
  • Installing Network Policy Server (NPS) Role
  • Configuring NPS Server as RADIUS Server
  • Configuring Remote Access Server as RADIUS Client
  • Creating a Network Policy
  • Testing the Network Policy






Class 12
Using Group Policy to Simplify Network Administration
  • What is WSUS?
  • Why us WSUS?
  • Where Can I Get WSUS?
  • Single Server
  • Independent
  • Autonomous Mode
  • Replica Mode
  • Disconnected
  • Globomantics Scenario
  • Preparing Server for WSUS Installation
  • Downloading & Installing WSUS
  • Configuring WSUS in New York Office
  • Downloading, Installing & Configuring WSUS in Chicago Office
  • WSUS Install Problem in Dallas Office
  • Configuring Computer Groups - Client-Site Targeting
  • Configuring Clients Using Group Policy
  • Approving Updates
  • Configuring WSUS in Tokyo Office in Replica Mode

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Class 13
Using Active Directory Certificate Services
  • What is a Certificate?
  • What is a Certificate Authority (CA)?
  • What are the Different Types of CAs?
  • Creating a CA Hierarchy
  • How Do I Get a Certificate?
  • What is Credential Roaming?
  • C2
  • What is a Certificate Revocation List (CRL)?
  • What is an Online Responder?
  • Installing Active Directory Certificate Services Role
  • Certification Authority Overview
  • Managing Certification Authority Services
  • Process of Setting Up Online Responder
Class 14
Backup and Recovery
  • Configuring Shadow Copy Service
  • Picking a Storage Location
  • Setting Up the Schedule
  • Manual Shadow Copy
  • Using Shadow Copy - Restoring Previous Versions
  • Installing Windows Server Backup Feature
  • Backup Once Wizard - Creating Backup of a Volume
  • Setting Up Backup Scheduleli>
  • Recovering Individual Files
  • Recovering a Complete Volume
  • Recovering Operating System
  • Additional Backup Tips



Class 15
Deploying Terminal Services
  • What is Terminal Services?
  • Additional Role Services
  • Globomantics Scenario
  • Installing TS Role with TS Gateway, TS Web Access, and TS Session
  • Broker on First Server
  • Finishing Up Role Installation
  • Extra Step For TS Role Installation on a Domain Controller
  • Configuring Session Rules for Terminal Servers on User-By-User Basis
  • Configuring Session Rules for Terminal Servers with Session Time
  • Limits in Group Policy
  • Configuring Session Rules for Terminal Servers in Terminal Services
  • Configuration Window
  • Configuring Maximum Connections to Terminal Server
  • Configuring TS Session Broker
  • Installing TS Role on a Second Server
  • Installing Office on First Terminal Server
  • Adding the Second Terminal Server to the Farm
  • Installing Office on Second Terminal Server
  • Connecting to SALES_TS_FARM from Client Computer
  • Upgrading Remote Desktop Connection Utility on Windows XP Client
  • Connecting to Terminal Server Using Web Access
  • Deploying Application Using RemoteAppli>
  • Testing RemoteApp from a Client Computer

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Class 16
Planning for High Availability
  • What Does High Availability Mean?
  • DNS Round Robin
  • Network Load Balancing (NLB)
  • Failover Clustering
  • Using RAID
  • Working with SANs
  • Quorum Models
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Class 17
Certificatio
  • New Alphabet Soup for Everyone!
  • What You Need to Take for Each Credential
  • Upgrade Paths for MCSAs/MCSEs
  • How to Sign Up for a Microsoft Exam
  • 70-646 Exam Prep Tips
  • Additional Exam Prep Tips



Bonus Class
Hyper-V Installation
  • Our Scenario
  • New Hyper-V Machine Configuration
  • Creating a New Single Volume
  • Installing Hyper-V Role
  • Creating a New Hyper-V Machineli>
  • Virtual Machine Connection Window Buttons
  • Installing Virtual Windows 2008
  • Installing Virtualization Extensions
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Windows 7 Training Course Outline
Class 1 - Introduction
In this Class you will meet your instructor, learn what will be covered in the course, and take a look at the environment that you will build throughout the course.
  • About Your Instructor
  • About the Course
  • How to Use the Course
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Class 2 - Lab Setup
In this Class you will learn about the scenario that you will be working with throughout the course. Plus, you will discover Scott’s hardware and software configuration so you can follow along with the demonstrations on your system.
  • Scenario Network Configuration
  • Lab Overview
Class 3 - The Course Scenario
In this Class you will take a look at the fictitious company you will be "working for" throughout the course and get a better idea of how you will deploy and configure Windows 7 within the real-world scenario.
  • Globomantics’ Regulatory Compliance, Security and Budgetary Concerns
  • Globmantics’ Office Structure, Technology Challenges and Needs
  • Windows 7 Project Plan
Class 4 - Introduction to Windows 7
In this Class you will learn about the specific technologies that make Windows 7 an attractive upgrade.
  • User Interface Enhancements
  • BranchCache
  • DirectAccess
  • BitLocker and BitLocker To Go
  • AppLocker
  • Windows XP Mode
  • Improved Power Management
  • 32-bit vs. 64-bit
  • Editions Comparison Matrix
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Class 5 - Installing Windows 7
In this Class you will learn about the different requirements for installing and running Windows 7. Plus, you will work step-by-step through upgrading from Windows Vista to Windows 7.
  • Identifying Windows 7 Requirements
  • Running the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor Tool
  • Upgrade and Migration Limitations
  • Windows 7 Installation Options and Types
  • Performing a Clean Installation of Windows 7
  • Upgrading Windows Vista to Windows 7
  • Dual Booting Windows 7
  • Windows XP to Windows 7 Dual Boot Walkthrough
  • Migrating User Profiles and Data to Windows 7
Class 6 - Deploying Windows 7 Machines
In this Class you will learn about the different types of deployment and how Windows 7 enhances deployment. Plus, you will work hands-on to capture and deploy an image.
  • Windows 7 Deployment Enhancements
  • Deployment Types, Thick vs. Thin Images and Deployment Tools and Options
  • Capture and Deployment Process Overview and Prerequisites
  • Building and Validating the Answer File
  • Building and Generalizing the Reference Installation
  • Creating Bootable Windows PE Media
  • Capturing the Reference Image and Saving to a Network Share
  • Deploying to a Target Computer via Network Share
  • User State Migration Tool and Automated Installation
Class 7 - Managing Drivers and Hardware Devices
In this Class you will learn how to properly utilize the Device Manager Tool. Plus, you will learn how to manage hardware installation policies and make sure drivers are safe.
  • Using Device Manager
  • Using the System Information Utility
  • Understanding Drivers and Installation Methods
  • Managing Device and Driver Security
  • Updating and Rolling Back Drivers
  • The Driver Verifier Utility
  • Managing Hardware Installation Policies with Group Policy
  • Adding Device Drivers to the Driver Store
  • Monitoring USB Devices
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Class 8 - Understanding Windows 7 Storage Options
In this Class you will learn the difference between the Master Boot Record and GUID Parition Disks, as well as dynamic disks. Plus, you will work hands-on to manage storage volumes on your own system.
  • Deconstructing Basic Disks
  • Master Boot Record vs. GUID Partition Table Disks
  • Understanding Dynamic Disks
  • Dynamic Disk Volume Types
  • Managing Storage Volumes
  • Creating Storage Volumes with the Disk Management Tool
  • Checking Disks for Errors and Defragmenting Disks
Class 9 - Configuring Networking in Windows 7
In this Class you will work hands-on to configure TCP/IP, network adapters, and Internet Connection Sharing. Plus, you will discover how to troubleshoot network connectivity on your own network.
  • Managing Network Connections
  • Managing Wireless Networks in Windows 7
  • TCP/IP Recap
  • Configuring TCP/IP Settings
  • IP Addressing
  • IPv6 Recap
  • Managing TCP/IP Settings fromn the Command Line
  • Configuring Network Adapters
  • Configuring Internet Connection Sharing
  • Troubleshooting Network Connectivity
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Class 10 - Protecting Windows 7: Network
In this Class you will learn about network profiles and network location awareness. Plus, you will work with remote desktop, remote assistance, Windows Remote Management Service and assocation to PowerShell.
  • Network Profiles / Network Location Awareness
  • Windows Firewall Purpose and Capabilities
  • Allowing New Programs Access
  • Configuring Firewall Notification Settings and Resetting Firewall Defaults
  • Remote Desktop
  • Remote Assistance
  • Windows Remote Management Service (WinRM)
  • WinRM and PowerShell
Class 11 - Protecting Windows 7: Local
In this Class you will learn the difference between the Master Boot Record and GUID Parition Disks, as well as dynamic disks. Plus, you will work hands-on to manage storage volumes on your own system.
  • Deconstructing Basic Disks
  • Master Boot Record vs. GUID Partition Table Disks
  • Understanding Dynamic Disks
  • Dynamic Disk Volume Types
  • Managing Storage Volumes
  • Creating Storage Volumes with the Disk Management Tool
  • Checking Disks for Errors and Defragmenting Disks
Class 12 - Managing Mobility Options
In this Class you will learn how to enable work-on-the-go for your mobile users by using offline files. Plus, you will work with transparent caching and see how to save energy by configuring local power settings.
  • Using Offline Files
  • Managing File Versions with Sync Center
  • Transparent Caching
  • Configuring Local Power Settings and Policies
  • Creating, Exporting and Importing Power Plans
  • Location Aware Printing
Class 13 - Protecting Client Computers with Windows Updates
In this Class you will discover why you should update Windows and how to take advantage of the different types of updates. Plus, you will work hands-on with the Windows Update control panel applet to configure some important update settings.
  • An Overview of Updates
  • Configuring Important Update Settings
  • Reviewing Update History
  • Deciding Which Updates to Install
  • Uninstalling Updates
  • Using the Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer
  • Using Group Policy to Configure Updates
  • WSUS and Windows Updates
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Class 14 - Managing Applications
In this Class you will learn about the different program compatibility options that are available to you in Windows 7, including, installing and utilizing Windows XP Mode. Plus, you will work hands-on to configure software restriction policies and learn to properly utilize the new feature AppLocker.
  • Program Compatibility Assistant
  • Program Compatibility Properties
  • Application Compatibility Toolkit
  • Using Windows XP Mode
  • Installing Windows XP Mode and Running Virtual Applications
  • Configuring Software Restriction Policies
  • Creating Rules with Software Restriction Policies
  • Using AppLocker
  • Implementing AppLocker Rules
Class 15 - Managing Internet Explorer
In this Class you will learn about the Internet Explorer 8 compatibility mode, how to configure IE security settings, and how to use IE protected mode. Plus, you will work to managing IE add-ons and search providers to extend the capabilities of IE.
  • Compatibility Mode
  • Configuring IE Security Settings
  • Managing IE Add-ons and Search Providers
  • Managing IE’s InPrivate Browsing and InPrivate Filtering
  • About IE’s SmartScreen Filter
  • IE’s Pop-Up Blocker
  • Managing IE Certificates
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Class 16 - Configuring File and Folder Access
In this Class you will learn how to enhance security for the organization through file and folder permissions. Plus, you will work hands-on to encrypt files and folders with Encrypting File System and compare EFS with two new Windows 7 security features, BitLocker and BitLocker To Go. Also, you will work step-by-step to encrypt removable storage devices with BitLocker To Go and walk through a full disk encryption with BitLocker.
  • Changing File and Folder Permissions
  • Understanding NTFS Permissions
  • Assigning NTFS Permissions
  • Understanding Effective Permissions
  • Permissions Impact: Copying and Moving Files
  • Encrypting Files and Folders Using EFS
  • BitLocker To Go
  • Full Disk Encryption Using BitLocker
  • Configuring and Managing BitLocker Drive Encryption
  • Using the BitLocker PIN Option
Class 17 - Shared Access to Resources
In this Class you will learn about the differences between basic and advanced sharing, the differences between Share vs. NTFS permissions and what happens when Share and NTFS permissions are combined. Plus, you will work with Windows 7 Libraries and see how to configure a HomeGroup.
  • Resource Sharing Overview
  • Basic vs. Advanced Sharing
  • Understanding Share vs. NTFS Permissions
  • Offline Folder Caching
  • Sharing Folders
  • Sharing Printers and Managing Print Queues
  • Windows 7 Libraries
  • Configuring HomeGroup
Class 18 - Using DirectAccess and VPN Connections
In this Class you will learn what DirectAccess is and how it simplifies remote and mobile connectivity. Plus, you will work hands-on to configure the client side to enable DirectAccess connectivity and you will work to create and manage VPN connections with Windows 7.
  • DirectAccess Features, Requirements and Connection Methods
  • Configuring DirectAccess with Group Policy
  • Configuring DirectAccess from the Command Line
  • Enabling VPN-Based Remote Access
  • VPN Authentication Mechanisms
  • Windows 7 VPN Connections
Class 19 - Managing BranchCache
In this Class you will learn how to manage BranchCache in Windows 7. Plus, you will work hands- using several different methods to monitor BranchCache activity on your Windows 7 clients.
  • Understanding BranchCache
  • BranchCache Operating Modes
  • Managing BranchCache with Group Policy
  • Managing BranchCache with Netsh
  • Monitoring BranchCache
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Class 20 - Monitoring and Maintaining Windows 7
In this you will learn about the various tools that help you monitor Windows 7 to make sure your systems are performing at a peak level. You will also take a look at the Performance Information and Tools utility and see what information it presents, show how event logs and data collector sets can help you pinpoint specific issues plaguing your systems and monitor long term performance. Plus, you will work hands-on to manage your systems with Task Manager and work with two relatively new Windows tools, the Resource Monitor and Reliability Monitor.
  • Performing Information and Tools
  • Configuring Event Logging
  • Saving and Exporting Log Files
  • Centralizing Event Logs
  • Using Performance Monitor
  • Data Collector Sets
  • Customizing Built-In Data Collector Sets to Troubleshoot Specific Issues
  • Creating a New Data Collector Set
  • Task Manager
  • Resource Monitor
  • Reliability Monitor
  • A Sample WMI Script







Class 21 - Configuring Performance Settings
In this Class you will work hands-on to optimize Windows 7 systems for peak performance by changing display settings, configuring virtual memory, optimizing processes using Task Manager, and managing and assigning processors and resources to specific tasks and programs.
  • Changing Graphics Settings
  • Configuring Virtual Memory
  • Understanding Write Caching
  • Optimizing Processes with Task Manager
  • Managing Processor Scheduling Settings
  • Optimizing Services
  • Using Msconfig to Boost Performance
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Class 22 - Configuring Backup and Recovery
In this Class you will work hands-on to configure backups, restore files from a backup, create and restore system images, create system repair disks and create and use system restore points. Plus, you will see how to utilize advanced boot options in Windows 7 to troubleshoot system issues, including the Last Known Good Configuration option.
  • Windows 7’s Backup and Restore Utility
  • Configuring Windows Backup
  • Restoring Files from a Backup
  • Creating and Restoring System Images
  • Creating a System Repair Disk
  • Creating and Using System Restore Points
  • Understanding Advanced Boot Options
  • Understanding Last Known Good Configuration
Class 23 - Preparing for TS: Windows 7, Configuring (70-680)
In this Class you will learn Scott’s inside tips and pointers on the exam certification process and other things you should consider before taking the exam.
  • The Candidate Profile
  • Skills Being Measured
  • Objective to Lesson Mapping
  • Study Recommendations and Exam Prep Tips
  • Credit Toward Certification
Class 24 - Next Steps
Reaching the end of the course does not mean the learning has to end! In this Class you will discover the "next steps" for continuing your growth and mastery of Windows 7 administration.
  • Where You Started
  • What You’ve Accomplished
  • My Favorite Suporting Resources
  • We Value Your Opinion
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Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Administrator Training - Course Outline
Welcome to Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Administrator
Of course, we have to start out with the standard "here's-what-you-can-expect-in-the-course." In this Class you'll get to learn a little bit about your instructor, what you can expect from this course, and the hardware I used to create the demonstrations in the course.
  • About Your Instructor
  • What's Covered in this Course
  • Hardware
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Class 2
To Virtualize or Not To Virtualize: When Hyper–V is a Good Idea, and When It's Not
You know that Virtualization is hot right now and it shows no signs of cooling off. In this Class we’ll talk about when Hyper–V is a good idea, when it’s a bad idea, and when to implement Hyper–V in your network
  • A Quick Refresher on Virtualization
  • Licensing and Versions
  • Candidates for Virtualization
  • Your Virtualization Migration Tools
  • Running sysprep and Capturing Image
  • Creating New Hyper-V Machine
  • Windows Setup Wizard
  • Globomantics Virtualization Plan
Class 3
Active Directory Forest Design and Functional Levels
Designing your Active Directory Forest and Functional Levels is a multi–faceted process. In this Class you will learn about the components and considerations help you make those critical decisions when setting up or redesigning an Active Directory environment.
  • How To "Plant" A Forest
  • Domains and Trees In The Forest
  • To Upgrade or Not To Upgrade?
  • Sites: Yet Another Thing to Deal With
  • Globomantics AD Structure Stateside
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Class 4 - Designing Trusts Between Forests and Domains
When you have to deal with other domains, either via a partnership or when you have to merge networks due to a buyout, Trusts come into play in a major way. In this Class you'll learn the key elements of designing and redesigning the Trust relationships between your domains and forests.
  • What Are Trusts
  • The Types of Trusts
  • Rules of Engagement
  • Verdepetra.com Buyout Plan
  • Creating Forest Trust
Class 5
Active Directory Group and Group Policy Strategy
Learn multiple ways to design your Organizational Unit and Group Structure. Plus, we will work with AGUDLP and learn how to create Starter Policies for Group Policy and Fine Grained Password Policies.
  • Organizational Units and Groups
  • AGUDLP
  • Configuring AGUDLP
  • Shadow Group
  • Group Policy
  • Starter Policies
  • Group Policy Preferences
  • Fine Grained Password Policies
  • Creating Fine Grained Password Policy






Class 6
Active Directory Backup and Recovery
Learn to use NTDSUTIL to perform high-level maintenance on your Active Directory database. Plus, you will see how to optimize an IFM Backup and identify Operations Masters (FSMO’s) and where they should go.
  • NTDSUTIL
  • Creating Install from Media (IFM) Backup
  • Tombstone Lifetime
  • How to Seize Operations Master from a Dead Domain Controller
  • Seizing a Role
Class 7
DNS: Your Name Resolution Solution
Getting your clients to be able to find what they need on your network is a critical part of your network design. In this Class you'll see the benefits of Active Directory Integrated DNS, set up a GlobalNames zone, and learn fun facts about Forwarders and Stub Zones.
  • New Features in DNS
  • To Integrate into AD or Not to Integrate
  • Conditional Forwarders vs. Stub Zones
  • Who WINS Nowadays?
  • Creating GlobalNames Zones
  • IPv6 Basic Configuration
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Class 8
Active Directory Certificate Services
Security continues to be a top priority for any company or individual, and running your own Public Key Infrastructure can be at the center of your internal security solution. In this Class, not only will you learn how to set up an Enterprise Root Authority, but you will also learn how to set it up so that users can get their own certificates.
  • Introduction to Public Key Infrastructure
  • The Root Authority
  • Subordinate Servers
  • Revocation Lists – the CRL
  • The Online Responder
  • Versions and CA Role Services
  • Globomantics Scenario
  • Installing Enterprise Root Authority
  • Managing PKI
  • Creating Domain Certificate
  • Requesting Certificates
Class 9
How To Get Out Of The Office With Terminal Services
Out of all the enhancements in Server 2008, Terminal Services may just be one of my favorites. Planning out a Terminal Services implementation requires knowledge of what is available and where stuff needs to go.
  • Remote App vs. Remote Destop
  • On the Go with Web Access
  • Implementing TS Server
  • TS Remote Apps Manager Overview
  • Getting Out of the Office with TS Gateway
  • Keeping Your Users Happy with High Availability
  • Creating a Capture Boot Image
  • Running sysprep on TS1
  • Capturing the Image on TS1
  • Creating a Brand New Server
  • Deploying Images Using Deployment Services
  • Installing TS Session Broker
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Class 10
Rights Management and Distributed File System
Securing your data as well as allowing people to, oh I don't know, ACTUALLY USE IT, can be a tricky endeavor. Using RMS and DFS together can not only secure your data, but allow access only to the users who need it.
  • Share Your Stuff Safely with Rights Management
  • Get Your Stuff Out There with DFS
  • Installing DFS Role Service
  • Utilizing DFS – Creating Replication Group
  • GloboFilesGroup Actions Overview
  • Testing Replication
  • Publishing Points
  • Creating a Namespace
  • Combining DFS and RMS
Class 11
Keep Your Apps Online with High Availability
Let's face it—your users (or “internal customers” if you're cool) want access to applications they need to do their work, and they want it now. High availability tools like Failover Clustering and Network Load Balancing can help you to provide a higher level of experience to users even when some of your machines “blow up.”
  • Failover Clustering
  • Quorum Disk
  • Network Load Balancing
  • Globomantics Scenario
  • Installing Network Load Balancing Feature
  • Creating a New Cluster
  • Adding DNS Entry for Our Cluster
  • Adding Machines to a Cluster
  • Verifying that Network Load Balancing is Working
  • Creating Single Name Resolution with GlobalNames
Class 12
The Read–Only Domain Controller
Branch offices are a big reality, but when users in those offices go to do something simple like logon to the network, it can take more time than normal if you don't have a Read-Only Domain Controller. In this Class, you'll learn why RODC’s can be very beneficial in these remote offices.
  • Where Would an RODC Go?
  • How To Install a Full RODC
  • Drawbacks to RODCs
  • Installing RODC
  • Verifying Installation
  • Taking a Look at Answer File
  • Full RODC or Server Core?
  • Branch Office Stuff You Need to Know
Class 13
WSUS: Keeping Your Machines Updated
Using Automatic Updates directly from Microsoft’s server is nifty but depending on the amount of machines you have in your enterprise; just keeping security updates installed on your clients and servers can use up a massive amount of bandwidth. In this Class, you'll learn how to set up WSUS and control the updates that get pushed down to your machines.
  • Three Update Methods
  • Windows Server Update Services – WSUS
  • Managing WSUS
  • Downloading and Installing WSUS
  • Configuring WSUS Server
  • Adding Computers to WSUS Server
  • Configuring Group Policy
  • Approving Security Updates on WSUS
  • Running Updates on Vista Client
  • WSUS Administrator Group
  • System Center
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Class 14
Active Directory Certificate ServicesLock It Up: Security Made Semi–Easy
Microsoft provides some great tools to help lock down your server. In this Class I&rsauo;ll show you three great solutions to reduce your attack surface on your servers.
  • BitLocker
  • Security Configuration Wizard Overview
  • Running Security Configuration Wizard
  • Locating the Policy on Hard Drive
  • Baseline Security Analyzer
Class 15
Planning for Remote Access
This Exam Prep Class provides you with the core considerations that you’ll need to examine when planning your design for Remote Access. There are actually three networks that you need to plan for, and we will talk about all of them so you’ll know what areas you need to work with.
  • Networks that You Have to Plan for
  • NPS and RADIUS: Not Just for Dial–Up Anymore
  • Network Access Policy – NAP
  • Methods for NAP Enforcement