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Exam 98-365:
Windows Server Administration Fundamentals
Published: Language(s): Audience(s): Technology: Type: August 02, 2010 English Academic Windows Server 2008 Proctored Exam

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Audience Profile Candidates for this exam are seeking to prove server administration knowledge and skills. Before taking this This exam is designed to provide candidates with an assessment of their knowledge of fundamental server administration concepts. It can also serve as a stepping stone to the Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist exams. Exam, candidates should have a solid foundational knowledge of the topics outlined in this preparation guide. It is recommended that candidates become familiar with the concepts and the technologies described here by taking relevant training courses. Candidates are expected to have some hands-on experience with Windows Server, Windows based networking, Active Directory, account management, and system recovery tools and concepts. Note This preparation guide is subject to change at any time without prior notice and at the sole discretion of Microsoft. Microsoft exams might include adaptive testing technology and simulation items. Microsoft does not identify the format in which exams are presented. Please use this preparation guide to prepare for the exam, regardless of its format.

Skills Being Measured This exam measures your ability to accomplish the technical tasks listed below. The percentages indicate the relative weight of each major topic area on the exam.The higher the percentage, the more questions you are likely to see on that content area on the exam. The information after This objective may include but is not limited to is intended to further define or scope the objective by describing the types of skills and topics that may be tested for the objective. However, it is not an exhaustive list of skills and topics that could be included on the exam for a given skill area. You may be tested on other skills and topics related to the objective that are not explicitly listed here. Understanding Server Installation Understand device drivers. This objective may include but is not limited to: installation; removal; disabling; update/upgrade; rollback; troubleshooting; Plug & Play; IRQ; interrupts; driver signing Understand services. This objective may include but is not limited to: what services are; which statuses a service can be in; startup types; recovery options; delayed startup; Run As settings for a service; stopping or pausing a service; service accounts, dependencies Understand server installation options. This objective may include but is not limited to: choosing correct OS version; partitioning; F8 options; server core vs. full; interactive install; unattended install; automated install using WDS; upgrade vs. clean install; firmware updates including BIOS Understanding Server Roles Identify application servers. This objective may include but is not limited to: mail servers; database servers; collaboration servers; monitoring servers; threat management Understand Web services. This objective may include but is not limited to: IIS, WWW, and FTP; separate worker processes; adding components; sites; ports; SSL; certificates Understand remote access. This objective may include but is not limited to: remote assistance; remote administration tools; Remote Desktop Services; licensing; RD Gateway; VPN; application virtualization; multiple ports Understand the file and print services. This objective may include but is not limited to: local printers; network printers; printer pools; web printing; web management; driver deployment; file, folder, and share permissions vs. rights; auditing; print job management Understand server virtualization. This objective may include but is not limited to: virtualization modes; VHDs; virtual memory; virtual networks; snapshots and saved states; physical to virtual; virtual to physical Understanding Active Directory Understand accounts and groups. This objective may include but is not limited to: domain accounts; local accounts; user profiles; group types; group scopes; group nesting; AGDLP Understand organizational units and containers. This objective may include but is not limited to: purpose of organizational units; purpose of containers; delegation; default Understand Active Directory infrastructure. This objective may include but is not limited to: domain controllers; forests; operation masters roles; domain vs. workgroup; child domains; trusts; functional levels; namespace; sites; replication

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This objective may include but is not limited to: group policy processing; Group Policy Management Console; computer policies; user policies; local policies Understanding Storage Identify storage technologies. This objective may include but is not limited to: advantages and disadvantages of different storage types; local (SATA, SCSI, IDE); NAS; SAN; fibre channel; iSCSI; NFS; FC HBA and FC switches; iSCSI hardware Understand RAID. This objective may include but is not limited to: RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 10 and combinations; hardware and software RAID Understand disk types. This objective may include but is not limited to: ATA; basic disk; dynamic disk; mount points; file systems; mounting a virtual hard disk; distributed file systems; optical disks Understanding Server Performance Management Identify major server hardware components. This objective may include but is not limited to: memory; disk; processor; network; 32 / 64 bits; removable drives; graphic cards; cooling; power usage; ports Understand performance monitoring. This objective may include but is not limited to: methodology; procedures; effect of network, CPU, memory and disk; creating a baseline; perfmon; resmon; Task Manager; performance counters Understand logs and alerts. This objective may include but is not limited to: purpose of performance logs and alerts Understanding Server Maintenance Identify steps in the startup process. This objective may include but is not limited to: bios; bootsector; bootloader; MBR; boot.ini; bcdedit; POST; Safe Mode Understand business continuity . This objective may include but is not limited to: backup and restore; disaster recovery; clustering; AD restore; folder redirection; data redundancy; uniterruptible power supply (UPS) Understand updates. This objective may include but is not limited to: software; driver; operating systems; applications; Windows Update; Windows Server Update Service (WSUS) Understand troubleshooting methodology. This objective may include but is not limited to: processes; procedures; best practices; systematic vs. specific approach; perfmon; Event Viewer; Resource Monitor; Information Technology Infrastructure Library; central logging; event filtering; default logs

Preparation Tools and Resources To help you prepare for this exam, Microsoft Learning recommends that you have hands-on experience with the product and that you use the following training resources. These training resources do not necessarily cover all of the topics listed in the "Skills Measured" tab. Learning Plans and Classroom Training There is no classroom training currently available. Microsoft E-Learning There is no Microsoft E-Learning training currently available. Microsoft Press Books There are no Microsoft Press books currently available. Practice Tests MeasureUp (Measureup.com) Microsoft Online Resources Windows Server 2008 Learning Portal: Find special offers and information on training and certification. Product information: Visit the Windows Server 2008 Web site for detailed technology information. Microsoft Learning Community: Join newsgroups and visit community forums to connect with your peers for suggestions on training resources and advice on your certification path and studies. TechNet: Designed for IT professionals, this site includes how-to instructions, best practices, downloads, technical resources, newsgroups, and chats. MSDN: Designed for developers, the Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) features code samples, technical articles, downloads, newsgroups, and chats.

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