MTA: Windows Server Administration Fundamentals: 98-365

Learn how to install, configure and troubleshoot Microsoft Windows Server 2008 and 2012. Pass your MTA exam first time!
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  • Lectures 61
  • Length 7 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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Published 10/2014 English

Course Description

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.

What are the requirements?

  • A Desire To Learn Microsoft Server Fundamentals
  • General IT knowledge

What am I going to get from this course?

  • 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

Who is the target audience?

  • Students looking to pass the MTA exam
  • Anyone interested in Microsoft Server platforms

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Introduction
What is MTA all about? Is it worth it?
Let's make sure we are on the same page here
What is a Server?
Section 2: Server Installation
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
7 questions

Check if you are ready?

Section 3: Server Roles
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
7 questions

Check if you are ready!

Section 4: Active Directory - things you need to know
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!
Group Policy in action
Basic tools and commands that you need
2 pages
An interview with an Active Directory Expert - bonus video
7 questions

Are you ready?

Section 5: Storage
What to expect in this section
Storage Technologies
RAID - it is everywhere!
Let's check a real server
5 questions

Make sure you are ready to move on!

Backup Strategies
1 page
Section 6: Server Performance Management
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
5 questions

Check if you are ready to move on

Section 7: Server Maintenance
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
5 questions

Check if you are ready to move on!

Section 8: Cheat Sheets and Exam Tips
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
Section 9: Interesting Features and Labs
Windows Server 2016 - Technical Preview - First Tests
NEW! Windows 10 and Windows Server 2008 - Test
Section 10: Bonus videos
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

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Instructor Biography

Marious Kuriata, 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)

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