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MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY ASSOCIATE (MTA) validates building-block technology concepts and helps students explore, discover and pursue successful careers in Information Technology (IT) in an exciting and rewarding way! As the fi rst step in the Microsoft Technology Certifi cation Series, this new, entry-level certifi cation provides students with confi dence, credibility, and differentiation.

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  • 1. Student Study GuideM I C R O S O F T T E C H N O L O G Y A S S O C I AT EEXAM 98-365Windows Server AdministrationFundamentals
  • 2. MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY ASSOCIATE (MTA)STUDENT STUDY GUIDE FOR IT PROSPreparing for MTA CerticationMICROSOFT TECCHNOLOGY SSOCIATE ((MMTSTUDENT STUDY GUIDE FPreparing ffoor MTA CerttiicaationAnAASSOCIATEFOR IT PROSCCeerrttiiccaaECHNOLOGY ASSOCIATE (MTAUDY GUIDE FOR IT PROSfor MTA CerticationA)98-365 Windows Server AdministrationFundamentals
  • 3. Michael Teske (Windows Server Administration and Security). Michaelhas been teaching in the Network Specialist Program for 10 yearsat Northeast Wisconsin Technical College and has been involved asan engineer for 15 years. He has a passion for both teaching andtechnology and loves helping people nd happiness in a career. Mikebelieves that learning technology should be fun but recognizes thatthe networking eld is continually changing and can challenge eventhe brightest students. Mike also works as an independent consultantfor several small businesses in northeast Wisconsin and enjoysbringing that real-world experience to the classroom on a dailybasis. Michael has become known as the Microsoft Guy on campus.Michaels goal is to continue to teach network technology with thesame enthusiasm and passion for many years to come and to help hisstudents nd the same joy and passion he has found in an amazingindustry and career. Mike is the author of the Windows Server ExamReview Kit in the MTA Exam Review Kit series.Patricia Phillips (Lead Author and Project Manager). Patricia taughtcomputer science for 20 years in Janesville, Wisconsin. She servedon Microsofts National K-12 Faculty Advisory Board and editedthe Microsoft MainFunction website for technology teachers fortwo years. For the past ve years she has worked with Microsoftin a variety of roles related to K-12 curriculum development andpilot programs including Expression Studio web design and XNAgame development. In her role as an author and editor, Patriciawrote several articles and a student workbook on topics includingcomputer science, web design, and computational thinking. She iscurrently the editor of the Computer Science Teachers Associationnewsletter, the Voice.AuthorsThis content is only for use by or provision to students for their personal use.Some examples depicted herein are provided for illustration only and are ctitious. No real association or connection is intended or shouldbe inferred.Microsoft and other trademarks listed at http://www.microsoft.com/about/legal/en/us/IntellectualProperty/Trademarks/EN-US.aspx are trademarks of the Microsoft group of companies. All other marks are property of their respective owners. 2010 Microsoft Corporation. All Rights Reserved. This content is provided as-is and Microsoft makes no warranties, express or implied.
  • 4. Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . vCareer Planning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . viExploring Job Roles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . viiiValue of Certication. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . x98-365 WINDOWS SERVER ADMINISTRATION FUNDAMENTALSCHAPTER 1 Understanding Server Installation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31.1/1/2 Understand device drivers; Understand services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51.3 Understand server installation options. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7CHAPTER 2 Understanding Server Roles. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .92.1 Identify application servers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112.2 Understand Web services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132.3 Understand remote access . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152.4 Understand le and print services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 172.5 Understand server virtualization . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1998-365 WINDOWS SERVER ADMINISTRATION FUNDAMENTALSCHAPTER 1CHAPTER 2Contents
  • 5. CHAPTER 3 Understanding Active Directory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .213.1 Understand accounts and groups . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 233.2 Understand organizational units (OUs) and containers . . . . . . . . . . 253.3 Understand Active Directory infrastructure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 273.4 Understand group policy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29CHAPTER 4 Understanding Storage. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .314.1/4.2 Identify storage technologies; Understand RAID. . . . . . . . . . . . . 334.3 Understand disk types. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35CHAPTER 5 Understanding Server Performance Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . .375.1 Identify major server hardware components. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 395.2 Understand performance monitoring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 415.3 Understand logs and alerts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43CHAPTER 6 Understanding Server Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .456.1 Identify steps in the startup process. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 476.2 Understand business continuity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 496.3 Understand updates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 516.4 Understand troubleshooting methodology. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53CHAPTER 3CHAPTER 4CHAPTER 5CHAPTER 6iv Contents
  • 6. MTA validates building-block technology conceptsand helps students explore, discover andpursue successful careers in Information Technology(IT) in an exciting and rewarding way! As the rst stepin the Microsoft Technology Certication Series, thisnew, entry-level certication provides students withcondence, credibility, and differentiation.Explore IT career options without committinga lot of time and resources MTA exams validatethe core technology knowledge that is in demandtoday by businesses around the world. Whether youwant to explore becoming a network administrator,software engineer, web developer, or databaseanalyst, MTA gets you started on the right path.Prepare to compete A little investment in IT cango a long way in todays job market. Becoming MTAcertied helps you build a solid foundation to preparefor intermediate technology studies and for MicrosoftCertied Technology Specialist (MCTS) certications.It can also help you compete on college admissionsand jumpstart your IT career planning!Empower yourself As the rst step towardbecoming an MCTS, MTA shows your commitment totechnology while connecting you with a communityof more than ve million Microsoft CertiedProfessionals. Learn from them and show them whatyou know by becoming MTA certied!This MTA Student Study Guide serves as a study toolto help students prepare for their MTA certicationexam. Students are challenged with real-life situationsfor each of the major topics covered in the exam.Although successful completion of the study guideexercises does not guarantee that you will pass yourMTA exam, it is an excellent way to gauge yourreadiness to take the exam and build condencethat you know your stuff on exam day.I wish you all the best as you prepare for a successfulcareer in technology!Victoria PohtoVictoria PohtoMTA Product Marketing ManagerIntroductionIntroduction v
  • 7. Career PlanningMost IT solutions or infrastructure built onMicrosoft technologies require prociencywith one or all of the following products, oftenreferred to as The Microsoft Stack. Microsoft WindowsServeras the data centeror development platform Microsoft SQL Serveras the data and businessintelligence (BI) platform Microsoft Visual Studioas the suite of applicationlife-cycle management toolsMTA is the starting point of Microsoft technologycertications, providing aspiring technologists withthe fundamental knowledge essential to succeedwith continued studies and a successful career withtechnology.Preparing for and becoming MTA certied helps youexplore a variety of career paths in technology with-out investing a lot of time and money in a specializedcareer path. When you nd a path that is right foryou, Microsoft learning products and certication canhelp you prepare and guide your longer-term careerplanning.If you already know that you want to start buildinga career in technology, MTA preparation and certi-cation is the recommended entry point. BecomingMTA certied shows that you have a rm workingknowledge of the fundamental IT concepts criticalfor success with intermediate learning andcertications such as Microsoft Certied TechnologySpecialist (MCTS). Moreover, Microsoft certicationsdemonstrate an individuals commitment of self-investment and condence to take his or herknowledge and skills to the next level with anindustry-recognized credential.MTA is not a career certication, meaning thatemployers recognize you as job ready, but it is therst step toward that career goal and can helpdifferentiate you for an internship or to coll