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Course Description

One of the only courses of its kind! Expert-led training on Disaster Planning and Recovery. This training course is meant to provide in-depth knowledge of disaster planning and recovery strategies. It's perfect for current Windows administrators who want to learn more about this essential area of Windows administration. It's meant to expand your knowledge, teach essential skills, and help you take your skills to the next level.


Familiarity with system administration and configuration of Windows Server 2003.

Course Objectives

What's this course about? Just about everything you'll ever want to know about Disaster Planning and Recovery in two information-packed days. The course is designed to save you time and money by being concise and to the point and helping you get the greatest learning potential.
     In this course, you'll get in-depth knowledge of designing network and server architecture for redundancy and recovery. You'll learn sound techniques for architecting network and server solutions with fault tolerance and recovery in mind, and explore key strategies for recovery essential services and servers. The course also covers management and monitoring strategies to help safeguard against failure as well as procedures to recognize and resolve problems as quickly as possible. It's meant to expand your knowledge, teach essential skills, and can also help you take your first step toward an exam.
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Who is This Training For?

This course is designed for IT administrators and systems engineers, but will also benefit IT managers and other support staff who need an essential background in disaster planning and recovery.

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What Does This Course Cover?

Designing Network and Server Architecture for Redundancy and Recovery
Design network support structures and facilities
Improve availability, scalability, and fault tolerance.
Design data storage for high availability and recovery. Considerations include RAID and storage area networks.
Design a system management and monitoring strategy. Considerations include performance monitoring, event monitoring, services, data analysis, and WMI.

Implementing Network Infrastructure for fault tolerance
Designing a TCP/IP network infrastructure. Considerations include subnet addressing, DNS hierarchy and naming, DHCP server environment, and routed and switched environments.
Designing a highly available network topology. Considerations include redundant paths, redundant services, and redundant components.
Planning server configurations. Considerations include network adapters, cluster communication, connectivity, and bandwidth.
Analyzing and designing end-to-end bandwidth requirements throughout an n-tier environment.
Planning Capacity Requirements

Implementing Data Infrastructure for fault tolerance
RAID strategies and implementation scenarios
Volume Shadow Copy
Storage Management
Back up and recovery tools.

Designing and implementing a recovery strategy for networks, servers, and clusters
Recovery strategies for TCP/IP, DHCP, DNS, and WINS
Recovery strategies for Print Services
Recovery strategies for desktops/servers
Recovery strategies for Active Directory
Recovery strategies for data

Designing and implementing a management and monitoring strategy to safeguard against failure
Detection and notification of failure
Performance monitoring and troubleshooting
Performance logging and alerts
Analyzing trace logs

Designing and implementing a disaster recovery strategy
Preparing for a disaster
Developing contingency procedures.
Implementing problem escalation and response procedures.
Predisaster preparation procedures.

Who's Teaching?

Instruction by one of the world's leading experts:
William R. Stanek -- no substitutes, no second-stringers.

I teach all classes. There will never be a substitute. Here's the bio blurb if you need to know more:

William R. Stanek (williamstanek@aol.com) has over 20 years of hands-on experience with advanced programming and development. He is a leading technology expert and an award-winning author. Over the years, his practical advice has helped millions of programmers, developers and network engineers all over the world. He has written over 50 computer books, which are sold all over the world and there are more than 3 million copies of his books in print. Current or forthcoming books include Windows Server 2008 Inside Out, Windows Command-Line Administrator's Pocket Consultant, Windows Server 2003 Administrator's Pocket Consultant 2nd Edition, Windows Server 2008 Administrator's Pocket Consultant, Windows Vista Administrator's Pocket Consultant and IIS 7.0 Administrator's Pocket Consultant.

William has been involved in the commercial Internet community since 1991. His core business and technology experience comes from over 11 years of military service. He has substantial experience in developing server technology, encryption, and Internet solutions. He has written many technical white papers and training courses on a wide variety of topics. He is widely sought after as a subject matter expert.

William has an MS in Information Systems degree with distinction and a BS Computer Science degree magna cum laude. He is proud to have served in the Persian Gulf War as a combat crewmember on an electronic warfare aircraft. He flew on numerous combat missions into Iraq and was awarded nine medals for his wartime service, including one of the United States of America's highest flying honors, the Air Force Distinguished Flying Cross. Currently, he resides in the Pacific Northwest with his wife and children.

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About the Related Book

Part 1: Windows Server 2003 Overview and Planning

1 Introducing Windows Server 2003
2 Planning for Windows Server 2003

Part 2: Windows Server 2003 Installation

3 Preparing for the Installation and Getting Started
4 Managing Interactive Installations
5 Managing Unattended Installations
6 Using Remote Installation Services

Part 3: Windows Server 2003 Upgrades and Migrations

7 Preparing for Upgrades and Migrations
8 Upgrading to Windows Server 2003
9 Migrating to Windows Server 2003

Part 4: Managing Windows Server 2003 Systems

10 Configuring Windows Server 2003
11 Windows Server 2003 MMC Administration
12 Managing Windows Server 2003
13 Managing and Troubleshooting Hardware
14 Managing the Registry
15 Performance Monitoring and Tuning
16 Comprehensive Performance Analysis and Logging

Part 5: Managing Windows Server 2003 Storage and File Systems

17 Planning for High Availability
18 Preparing and Deploying Server Clusters
19 Storage Management
20 Managing Windows Server 2003 File Systems
21 File Sharing and Security
22 Using Volume Shadow Copy
23 Using Removable Media

Part 6: Managing Windows Server 2003 Networking and Print Services

24 Managing TCP/IP Networking
25 Managing DHCP
26 Architecting DNS Infrastructure
27 Implementing and Managing DNS
28 Implementing and Maintaining WINS
29 Installing and Maintaining Print Services
30 Using Remote Desktop for Administration
31 Deploying Terminal Services

Part 7: Managing Active Directory and Security

32 Active Directory Architecture
33 Designing and Managing the Domain Environment
34 Organizing Active Directory
35 Configuring Active Directory Sites and Replication
36 Implementing Active Directory
37 Managing Users, Groups, and Computers
38 Managing Group Policy
39 Active Directory Site Administration

Part 8: Windows Server 2003 Disaster Planning and Recovery

40 Disaster Planning
41 Backup and Recovery

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