MTA: Windows Server Administration Fundamentals



In this entry-level course, you will build an understanding of fundamental server administration concepts. You will learn to install and configure a Windows Server, manage server services and storage, monitor server performance, and set up file and print services. Additional services such as DNS, DHCP, web server, and remote access will also be covered.

This course assists you in preparation for Microsoft Technology Associate Exam 98-365.


Business or IT professionals who need to understand windows server administration fundamentals


Basic hands-on experience or training is required, but on-the-job experience is not required

Learning Objectives

  • Server installation
  • Server roles
  • Active Directory
  • Storage
  • Server performance management

1. Server

  • What a Server Does
  • Installing Windows Server 2008 RS

2. Managing Windows Server 2008 R2

  • Performing Initial Configuration Tasks
  • Using the Control Panel
  • Configuring IP Address Settings
  • Managing Devices and Device Drivers
  • Using Microsoft Management Console and Administrative Tools
  • Installing Programs, Roles, and Features
  • Managing Services
  • Registry
  • Managing Server Core

3. Storage

  • Storage Technologies
  • Network Attached Storage and Storage Area Networks
  • Disk Structure
  • Using Disk Management Tools

4. Monitoring and Troubleshooting Servers

  • Troubleshooting Methodology
  • Booting the System
  • Performance
  • Business Continuity
  • Backups
  • Performing Server Repair

5. Essential Services

  • Naming Resolution
  • DHCP Services
  • Directory Services with Active Directory

6. File and Print Services

  • New Technology File System (NTFS)
  • Sharing Drives and Folders
  • Looking at Printers
  • Enabling Auditing

7. Popular Windows Network Services and Applications

  • Web Server
  • Remote Access
  • Remote Administration
  • Server Virtualization