MTA: Windows Server Administration Fundamentals: 98-365
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Learn how to install, configure and troubleshoot Microsoft Windows Server 2008 and 2012. Pass your MTA exam first time!
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Created by Marious Kuriata
Last updated 7/2016
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  • 6.5 hours on-demand video
  • 11 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Install Windows Server 2008 and 2012 from scratch
  • Identify and implement basic roles and features
  • Understand Active Directory
  • Manage server resources, permissions, shares and storage
  • Troubleshoot and maintain Windows Server 2008 and 2012
  • Understand virtualization, remote access and security concepts
  • Cheat sheets and exam tips
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  • A Desire To Learn Microsoft Server Fundamentals
  • General IT knowledge

Statistics on the Microsoft Certification website indicate that 91% of hiring managers consider certification as part of their hiring criteria

Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) is a recommended entry point into IT certification. Pass just one exam and you'll earn a certification!

The main benefit to earning a Microsoft Certification is that it shows potential employers/hiring managers that you have the necessary requirements and skills to be the perfect candidate for the job.

In this course you will learn all you need to know to pass the exam and apply your skills in the real world scenarios. NEW! Cheat Sheets and exam tips included!

  • Overview of Microsoft Server Solutions
  • Labs with step-by-step instructions
  • Real world examples
  • Detailed lectures on Active Directory
  • Users, Groups, Permisions and Policies
  • Virtualization, Remote Access, Security, Storage...
  • Detailed Cheat Sheets to help you pass the exam.

You will find almost all support roles in IT require some Microsoft skills. It is especially important to have a good grasp of Windows Servers, every day thousands of new servers go live and require a certified engineer to deploy, support and maintain the infrastructure.

The course is perfect for anyone who seeks to learn the fundamental Microsoft Server concepts.

Contents and Overview

In over 6 hours of content including more than 50 lectures, this course covers the basics of Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2012. Each chapter closes with a quiz to make sure you can practice exam questions and test your knowledge before moving to the next section.

We start from scratch discussing an installation process, basic configuration and we move to roles and features like Hyper-V, Remote Access, Active Directory, Storage and Printer.

There is a section dedicated to maintenance and troubleshooting - skills you need to have if you want to apply for a job and work with Microsoft Servers.

Students completing the course will have the knowledge to install and manage a Windows Server 2008/2012 including basic troubleshooting. You'll also receive bonus materials that reinforces the concepts you've learned including cool and funny animations. A lot of real world examples help you apply your skills and make difficult topics much easier to understand.

Stand out from the crowd, learn the fundamentals of Windows Server and pass the MTA exam.

Who is the target audience?
  • Students looking to pass the MTA exam
  • Anyone interested in Microsoft Server platforms
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Curriculum For This Course
61 Lectures
4 Lectures 43:43

What is MTA all about? Is it worth it?

Let's make sure we are on the same page here

What is a Server?
Server Installation
11 Lectures 01:12:06
What to expect in this section

Editions of Windows Server

Boot up process

Understanding Device Drivers

Installation Options

Create your own lab - Introduction to Microsoft Virtual PC and VMWare

Let's install our first Microsoft Server - LAB - part 1

Basic configuration - LAB - part 2

How to use Virtual PC
5 pages

Installation of Windows Server 2008 /2012 using Virtual PC
4 pages

Windows Server 2012 - bonus video

Check if you are ready?

Server Installation Quiz
7 questions
Server Roles
6 Lectures 43:05
What to expect in this section

Identifying Application Servers

Web Services - let's run our own WWW Server!

Print and File Services

Remote Access Options

Server Virtualization

Check if you are ready!

Server Roles
7 questions
Active Directory - things you need to know
11 Lectures 01:09:42
What to expect in this section

Active Directory Infrastructure

Organizational Units, Accounts and Groups in Windows Server

Let's see that in action - Active Directory and Domain Controlles - Lab

Permissions: NTFS and Share
4 pages

Permissions - lab

Let' add some roles

Group Policy - let's block some things!

Basic tools and commands that you need
2 pages

An interview with an Active Directory Expert - bonus video

Are you ready?

Active Directory Quiz
7 questions
5 Lectures 22:25
What to expect in this section

Storage Technologies

RAID - it is everywhere!

Let's check a real server

Make sure you are ready to move on!

5 questions

Backup Strategies
1 page
Server Performance Management
5 Lectures 30:43
What to expect in this section

Hardware or software issues?

Understanding Performance Monitoring

Logs and Alerts - when things go wrong...

Monitor your server using SNMP

Check if you are ready to move on

Server Performance Management
5 questions
Server Maintenance
5 Lectures 32:37
What to expect in this section

Business Continuity

Let's make a back up

Updates are important!

Learn how to troubleshoot a Windows Server Platform

Check if you are ready to move on!

Server Maintenance
5 questions
Cheat Sheets and Exam Tips
6 Lectures 00:00
Tips to pass the exam and practice tests
2 pages

MTA Cheat Sheet - Hardware
1 page

MTA Cheat Sheet - Server Roles
1 page

MTA Cheat Sheet - Users and Permissions
1 page

MTA Cheat Sheet - Recovery and Back-up
1 page

MTA Cheat Sheet - Tools and Commands
1 page
Interesting Features and Labs
2 Lectures 23:35
Windows Server 2016 - Technical Preview - First Tests

NEW! Windows 10 and Windows Server 2008 - Test
Bonus videos
6 Lectures 01:02:02
It's time to say good bye

How to use Windows Server 2012 as a Back up server (NAS)

This stupid printer is not working again - fix it now!

Let's buy a NAS device

Remote Support Tools

Windows 10 - How To Map A Network Drive
About the Instructor
Marious Kuriata
4.2 Average rating
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98,061 Students
28 Courses
IT Exam Practice, Network Engineer and Instructor

Hi, my name is Marious. I have been working in IT for 14 years (web design, networking, security, tutoring). I currently work as a Cisco Security Engineer in a support IT Company in London and I run my own training company. My courses/certifications: MCSE, MCSA, MCTS, MCP, Cisco CCNA, CCNP, CCNA Security, CCSP, Zyxel Security Professional, Postgraduate studies in networking & security. A Master's Degree in Human Resources.

12 years of experience in IT. This has included designing, troubleshooting and installing networks, Cisco routers, switches, access points and firewalls (ASA Firewalls, Aironet, VLANs, routing protocols RIP, OSPF, EIGRP, BGP, spanning tree, VPNs, Cyberoam, IPS/IDS, Riverbed), Previous experience includes Microsoft systems, IT Manager, Technical Trainer (Cisco, Comptia, Microsoft) and Private Tutor.

CCNA Cisco Certified Network Associate (2009)

CCNP Cisco Certified Network Professional (2010)

CCNA_SEC Cisco Certified Network Associate Security (2012)

CCNA_ASA Cisco ASA Firewalls Specialist: Security and VPNs (2013)

CCSP (CCNP Sec) – Cisco Certified Security Specialist (2013)

ZCNP ZyXEL Certified Network Professional (2012)

MCSE Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (2011)

MCP Microsoft Certified Professional (Windows Server) (2009)

MCTS Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (Vista) (2009)

MCSA Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (2010)

Training in ERP management, Cisco Networking Academy CCNA (distinction)

Microsoft Courses (Windows Server 2003, SQL, XP, ISA Server, Exchange Server)