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Windows Server 2008 provides new services and capabilities for controlling and securing network access. This course discusses the new Network Access Protection application programming interface (API) and how it restricts network clients based on policies and enforces a minimum state of system health. It also introduces the Network Policy Server (NPS), which is responsible for managing and enforcing these policies and connection requirements. It outlines the NPS components involved in the Network Access Protection API, the range of health and network policies available, and the NPS's ability to enforce restrictions on other network services including DHCP, VPN, IPsec, and 802.1X. This course also provides a look at the latest improvements to the Windows Firewall providing advanced security through the use of granular inbound and outbound rules, connection security rules, the use of firewall profiles, and the ability to monitor the configuration. This course is one in a series that covers the objectives for Microsoft exam 70-642 TS: Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure, Configuring. Passing this exam completes the requirements for the MCTS: Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure, Configuring certification, and counts as credit towards the following certifications: Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP): Enterprise Administrator, and the Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP): Server Administrator, since both MCITPs are certifications that require more than one exam.
The audience for this path includes administrators who are rolling out and supporting Windows Server 2008 in the enterprise. The audience also includes individuals seeking certification on Microsoft’s new generation server platform.
As an exam prerequisite, any candidate should have a minimum of one year of experience implementing and administering a network operating system in an environment that has the following characteristics:
• 250 to 5,000 or more users
• three or more physical locations
• three or more domain controllers
• network services and resources such as messaging, a database, file and print, a proxy server, a firewall, the Internet, an intranet, remote access, and client computer management
• connectivity requirements such as connecting branch offices and individual users in remote locations to the corporate network and connecting corporate networks to the Internet