Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Upgrade - Only 6 Days

Why

Seven reasons why you should sit your Windows Server Upgrade course with Firebrand Training

Find Out How We Help You To Learn New Skills Quickly

  1. You'll be Windows Server Upgrade certified in just 6 days. With us, you’ll be Windows Server Upgrade trained in record time
  2. Our Windows Server Upgrade course is all-inclusive. A one-off fee covers all course materials, exams, accommodation and meals. No hidden extras
  3. Pass Windows Server Upgrade first time or train again for free. This is our guarantee. We’re confident you’ll pass your course first time. But if not, come back within a year and only pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs
  4. You’ll learn more Windows Server Upgrade. A day with a traditional training provider generally runs from 9am – 5pm, with a nice long break for lunch. With Firebrand Training you’ll get at least 12 hours/day quality learning time, with your instructor
  5. You’ll learn Windows Server Upgrade faster. Chances are, you’ll have a different learning style to those around you. We combine visual, auditory and tactile styles to deliver the material in a way that ensures you will learn faster and more easily
  6. You’ll be studying Windows Server Upgrade with the best. We’ve been named in Training Industry’s “Top 20 IT Training Companies of the Year” every year since 2010. As well as winning many more awards, we’ve trained and certified 68,075 professionals, and we’re partners with all of the big names in the business
  7. You'll do more than study Windows Server Upgrade courseware. We use practical exercises to make sure you can apply your new knowledge to the work environment. Our instructors use demonstrations and real-world experience to keep the day interesting and engaging

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What

Microsoft Windows Server 2008 will help you to increase the flexibility of your server infrastructure while saving time and reducing costs. Powerful new management tools and security enhancements allow you to have more control over your servers while providing advanced protection so you can spend less time on everyday tasks and more time bringing greater value to your organisation.

This course is intended for those students who are currently MCSE 2003 and wish to upgrade their qualifications to Windows Server 2008. Professionals with a 2003 MCSE need to pass one exam to become MCTS on 2008. This one pass will provide the student with three distinct MCTS qualifications, i.e. Active Directory Configuration, Network Infrastructure Configuration and Application Platform Configuration.

Course Objectives

The primary objective is for students to achieve three Windows 2008 MCTS certifications. Upon completion of this course, the attendee will be able to :

  • Take advantage of new features in Windows Server 2008
  • Describe and configure server roles with ADS in Windows Server 2008
  • Install, manage and configure the server core role as a domain controller
  • Set up and manage read-only domain controllers
  • Describe and manage windows deployment services
  • Describe and use network policies and network access protection
  • Use Windows Server 2008 with new server roles
  • Use new features in IIS 7.0 application server
  • Configure and manage Windows SharePoint services 3.0

Windows Server skills transition for MCSE

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Become a Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist in Active Directory Configuration, Application Platform Configuration and Network Infrastructure Configuration

Windows Server skills transition for MCSA

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Become a Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist in Active Directory Configuration and Network Infrastructure Configuration

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For HR managers, certification is particularly important because it allows them to more easily identify the skills that an individual possesses. When a company has employees that possess certain skills, it can garner a competitive advantage when seeking to attract customers. Certification can also contribute to increased productivity.

Individuals

  • Overwhelmingly, individuals with Microsoft certifications have an advanced level of knowledge, expertise and skill, and command more professional credibility
  • Individual students may receive college credits to utilize tuition reimbursement programs for their IT training or to complete college coursework

Human Resources

  • Employer-funded training and certification programs are a key to retaining skilled staff. Career development and advancement opportunities are shown to significantly reduce rates of employee turnover
  • Certification Training Programs provide benchmarks for hiring and promotion decisions by accurately assessing technical skills
  • For-certification training programs maximize educational investments through immediate validation of skills

Microsoft certification affords special membership benefits

  • Technical information, product information and exclusive discounts on products and services through a secured section of the Microsoft website
  • Microsoft logos and certificate for your personal promotion to clients or potential employers
  • Invitations to Microsoft conferences and other educational opportunities

Other accelerated training providers rely heavily on lecture and independent self-testing and study.

Effective technical instruction must be highly varied and interactive to keep attention levels high, promote camaraderie and teamwork between the students and instructor, and solidify knowledge through hands-on learning.

Firebrand Training provides instruction to meet every learning need:

  • Intensive group instruction
  • One-on-one instruction attention
  • Hands-on labs
  • Lab partner and group exercises
  • Question and answer drills
  • Independent study

This information has been provided as a helpful tool for candidates considering training. Courses that include certification come with a certification guarantee. Pass first time or train again for free (just pay for accommodation and exams on your return). We do not make any guarantees about personal successes or benefits of obtaining certification. Benefits of certification determined through studies do not guarantee any particular personal successes.

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  • Active Directory Improvements
  • Planning for ADDS deployment
  • Upgrade considerations
  • Server Core Domain Controllers
  • What's new in AD DS
  • Manageability and reliability
  • AD Federation services
  • AD Lightweight directory services
  • AD Rights management services
  • Read-only Domain Controllers
  • Auditing Features
  • AD Certificate services
  • Server manager roles
  • Networking with Server 2008
  • DNS improvements
  • Introduction to server core
  • Configuring and managing server core
  • Backup Infrastructure
  • Restore utilities
  • Network policies Access protection
  • Enforcement options
  • Network Access Protection scenarios
  • Windows Deployment services
  • WDS components
  • Windows server virtualization
  • Configuring virtualization
  • Failover clustering
  • Network Load balancing
  • Windows reliability and performance monitor
  • Windows system resource manager
  • Application server roles
  • Application server features
  • IIS 7.0 configuration
  • Improvements in IIS 7.0
  • Managing IIS 7.0
  • Using hierarchical configuration settings
  • Delegating configuration
  • 70-649 Exam

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This course prepares you for the Microsoft the 70-648 or the 70-649 exam depending on your background. Upgrading your MCSA or MCSE on Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2008, Technology Specialist exam.

On the last day of the course students coming from an MCSA background can elect to take the 70-648 exam, whilst students coming from an MCSE background can elect to take the 70-649 exam.

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Firebrand Training offers top-quality technical education and certification training in an all-inclusive course package specifically designed for the needs and ease of our students. We attend to every detail so our students can focus solely on their studies and certification goals.

Our Certification Programs includes

  • Intensive Hands-on Training Utilising our (Lecture | Lab | Review)TM Delivery
  • Comprehensive Study Materials, Program Courseware and Self-Testing Software including MeasureUp *
  • Fully instructor-led program with 24 hour lab access
  • Examination vouchers **
  • Near site testing, Transportation to/from Testing Center are provided ***
  • Accommodation, all meals, unlimited beverages, snacks and tea / coffee****
  • Examination Passing Policy

Please note

  • * Not on all courses
  • ** Examination vouchers are not included for the following courses: PMP, CAPM and CISSP CBK Review
  • *** Not included in our PMP, CAPM, CISA, CISM, CGEIT, CRISC, (ISC)2 or ITIL Managers and Revision Certifications
  • **** Accommodation not included on the CISSP CBK Review Seminar

Our instructors teach to accommodate every student's learning needs through individualised instruction, hands-on labs, lab partner and group exercises, independent study, self-testing, and question/answer drills.

Firebrand Training has dedicated, well-equipped educational facilities where you will attend instruction and labs and have access to comfortable study and lounging rooms. Our students consistently say our facilities are second-to-none.

Examination Passing Policy

Should a student complete a Firebrand Training Program without having successfully passed all vendor examinations, the student may re-attend that program for a period of one year.  Students will only be responsible for accommodations and vendor exam fees.

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To successfully sit and pass this exam students must be experienced MCSA 2003 or MCSE 2003 certified professionals and an understanding of Microsoft Exchange and Microsoft Share Point would be advantageous.

Unsure whether you meet the prerequisites?

Don’t worry - we’ll discuss your technical background, experience and qualifications to determine whether this accelerated course suits you.

Just call us on +971 4 3199019 and speak to one of our enrolment consultants.

Firebrand is an immersive environment and requires commitment. Some prerequisites are simply guidelines; you may find your unique experience, attitude and determination enables you to succeed on your accelerated course.

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Reviews

Here's the Firebrand Training review section. Since 2001 we've trained exactly 68,075 students and asked them all to review our Accelerated Learning. Currently, 96.69% have said Firebrand exceeded their expectations.

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"Firebrand is an excellent training facility, which delivers well balanced training"
Martyn Veale. - Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Upgrade (6 days) (23/11/2009 to 28/11/2009)

"yet again I passed all my exams - Firebrand is a fantastic experience every time"
RC. - Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Upgrade (6 days) (16/3/2009 to 21/3/2009)

"The quality of the instruction from Firebrand Training instructors is second to none. The course goes well beyond what is required to just pass the exam. The staff are friendly, accommodation is all you need. I'll be back for yet more at some point in the future."
Anthony Mason. - Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Upgrade (6 days) (16/3/2009 to 21/3/2009)

"A unique environment dedicated to achieving the goal of learning with focus and high volumes of material - then passing the exam(s)!"
Owen Haynes. - Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Upgrade (6 days) (8/12/2008 to 13/12/2008)

"The trainer was a top guy, he really knew his stuff and was able to instruct us in a managed and logical way. The best training I have ever had!"
Philip Luke, Software Box Ltd. - Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Upgrade (6 days) (8/12/2008 to 13/12/2008)

"The course was, as always, highly useful and effective. Pacing was fast and occasionally the going was difficult, but never overwhelming and the environment was perfect for focus on studying. The staff were friendly and helpful, the instructor was highly knowledgeable about his subject, and the food was fantastic."
James Bore. - Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Upgrade (6 days) (8/12/2008 to 13/12/2008)

"I have done all my Microsoft training here and all my needs were met."
Paul Bharji, Chelton Ltd. - Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Upgrade (6 days) (27/10/2008 to 1/11/2008)

"An excellent location for focused training with few distractions, excellent facilities & a University atmosphere."
Ean Radcliffe. - Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Upgrade (6 days) (28/4/2008 to 3/5/2008)

"This was my first time at a bootcamp, but the experience was a very very positive one, and the instructor knew the subject matter very well. Well done Firebrand!"
Tony Bennett, GFAW Professional Services. - Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Upgrade (6 days) (28/4/2008 to 3/5/2008)

"This is first time that I have been to Firebrand and I must say that the atmosphere has been very relaxed, the instructor was ace and as a result I have walked away with a new qualification."
Carl Henshaw, Microlise. - Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Upgrade (6 days) (25/2/2008 to 1/3/2008)

"The whole package presents an ideal environment in which to study."
Steven Griffiths. - Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Upgrade (6 days) (25/2/2008 to 1/3/2008)

"Fantastic course, great environment with no distractions and the staff are brilliant. I could not recommend this more highly to anyone!"
Dave Rowe, The Weald School. - Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Upgrade (6 days) (25/2/2008 to 1/3/2008)

"As always the training in total was great. The way Firebrand organizes their trainings in 6 days are excellent. For every IT Person with a busy business life and busy personal life, this is the ideal way of doing a course and exams. "
Sander Hofman, Solution Architect. - Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Upgrade (6 days) (25/2/2008 to 1/3/2008)

"Above and beyond truly dedicated trainer with real life experience as well as text book. He'll always ensure you are grasping all concepts."
Shaun Mcgregor. - Microsoft MCSA: Office 365 (5 days) (16/7/2018 to 20/7/2018)

"The course instructor was very experienced in the course, bringing real life experience, which made the training even more interesting."
Vincent Parris, Hearst Magazine UK. - Microsoft MCSA: Office 365 (5 days) (16/7/2018 to 20/7/2018)

"The training from the instructor was very good and can relate to practical experience which is always a good thing and was a subject matter expert. The facilities are very good. "
Mark Burgess. - Microsoft Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions (3 days) (7/7/2018 to 9/7/2018)

"The training with Firebrand is quick, detailed and helpful. Everything is covered in detail and the training is done in a walk through style with completed examples also available."
J.K, IBM. - Microsoft MTA HTML5 App Development Fundamentals (2 days) (4/7/2018 to 5/7/2018)

"Firebrand training was great! An excellent learning environment, I am amazed how much I have learnt in such a small space of time."
Anonymous - Microsoft MTA Software Development Fundamentals (2 days) (2/7/2018 to 3/7/2018)

"Good fast training, plenty of breaks and practical work with relatable instructors. "
S.C. - Microsoft MTA Software Development Fundamentals (2 days) (2/7/2018 to 3/7/2018)

"Great course, fast past but all course material covered in great detail and extra time to cover problem topics and peoples queries."
Rhys Jupp, Hilton Foods. - Microsoft MTA Software Development Fundamentals (2 days) (2/7/2018 to 3/7/2018)

"Good informative 2 days of training, made light work of a lot of information."
J.S. - Microsoft MTA Software Development Fundamentals (2 days) (2/7/2018 to 3/7/2018)

"I found the training positively challenging, supportive and real world relevant. Looking forward to my next course. "
Gary Bostock, UK MOD. - Microsoft MCSA: Cloud Platform & MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure (Azure) (10 days) (21/4/2018 to 30/4/2018)

"Never a dull time with Firebrand. I always leave with new knowledge and new friends."
M.D. - Microsoft Windows Server 2016 - Identity (4 days) (21/6/2018 to 24/6/2018)

"Wow! The class was incredible! Long days and intense but our instructor, kept if fun and lively. It was very informative and provided real world examples whilst still preparing students for the exams. I would recommend the course and instructor! Thank you!"
E.S. - Microsoft MCSA: Windows Server 2016 (11 days) (14/6/2018 to 24/6/2018)

"I really enjoyed to be in Wyboston lakes for MCSA: Windows Server 2016 training course and I learnt a lot of important stuff in 11 days only. With my busy schedule it was impossible for me to focus and cover all this topics without attending this boot camp. Thanks Firebrand team!"
Arash Goudarzi, Atlas Copco Support Services NV (Belgium). - Microsoft MCSA: Windows Server 2016 (11 days) (14/6/2018 to 24/6/2018)

"Overall I've been very impressed with the company. I have found the training facility to be very good and all equipment to deliver the training was substantive. The instructor had a breadth and depth of knowledge that has abled me to revisit old skills and develop them to a new level, providing me with a strong foundation to get back to work hitting the ground running. Would highly recommend to my colleagues and peers."
Tim Edwards, Hexegic. - Microsoft MCSA: Windows Server 2016 (11 days) (14/6/2018 to 24/6/2018)

"Our tutor was very thorough, entertaining and funny."
Anonymous - Microsoft Windows Server 2016 - Installation, Storage and Compute (4 days) (14/6/2018 to 17/6/2018)

"Our tutor was very entertaining and funny."
Anonymous, Jolly IT Solutions - Microsoft Windows Server 2016 - Installation, Storage and Compute (4 days) (14/6/2018 to 17/6/2018)

"Great training, great instructor!"
Kyle Parsons, Fidelity. - Microsoft Windows Server 2016 - Installation, Storage and Compute (4 days) (14/6/2018 to 17/6/2018)

"Really good training, I was really happy with it."
Anonymous - Microsoft Windows Server 2016 - Installation, Storage and Compute (4 days) (14/6/2018 to 17/6/2018)

"It is intense and certainly not for the feint hearted! We had a fantastic tutor who was dubbed "The Queen of SQL" forevermore. She made this course incredibly interesting and her enthusiasm was needed to push us through the course in its entirety! "
Jack Buchanan, NA. - Microsoft MCSA: SQL Server 2016 - Database Administration (6 days) (11/6/2018 to 16/6/2018)

"The instructor defiantly have excellent knowledge of the course subject. She is also a natural trainer who can keep all skill levels in mind while training."
Izak Potgieter, Convergint technologies. - Microsoft MCSA: SQL Server 2016 - Database Administration (6 days) (11/6/2018 to 16/6/2018)

"I recommend Firabrand Training to anyone who wants to extend their knowledge on any of the courses that they teach because it is fast track and it is well organised."
David Coleto, CityWest Homes. - Microsoft MTA Database Fundamentals (2 days) (11/6/2018 to 12/6/2018)

"The accelerated training provided good knowledge in able to obtain the certification."
Michael Howard. - Microsoft MCSA: BI Reporting (4 days) (7/6/2018 to 10/6/2018)

"Great training and additional extras, thanks very much."
Edward Williams, Lucid Partnership. - Microsoft MCSA: Web Applications (6 days) (1/6/2018 to 6/6/2018)

"I gained more knowledge and improved my technical skills!"
Maria Vig, Engie. - Microsoft Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3 (3 days) (1/6/2018 to 3/6/2018)

"Good class - the instructor was great and I feel I have learned a lot from the way he taught."
Anonymous - Microsoft Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3 (3 days) (1/6/2018 to 3/6/2018)

"A highly enjoyable and thorough course, taught in a manner that made the subject both interesting and understandable."
A.C.. - Microsoft Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3 (3 days) (1/6/2018 to 3/6/2018)

"Really enjoyed the course and content from the instructor. Lots of little extras, which will help in the real world. Thanks!"
Edward Williams, Lucid Partnership. - Microsoft Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3 (3 days) (1/6/2018 to 3/6/2018)

"Really enjoyed the course and content - lots of little extras which will help in the real world. "
Edward Williams, Lucid Partnership. - Microsoft Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3 (3 days) (1/6/2018 to 3/6/2018)

"Although the days were long, I found that the training was very useful and I learned a lot. Overall a great experience and couldn't fault my experience here!"
Regan Walsh , GB Railfreight. - Microsoft MCSA: Windows 10 (6 days) (21/5/2018 to 26/5/2018)

"Ask for 007! If you know.. you know - Hes a fantastic trainer, thank you so much!"
Reece Isles. - Microsoft MTA Networking, Security & Windows Server Administration (6 days) (14/5/2018 to 19/5/2018)

"My personal experience at Firebrand has been good as I have learnt a lot about server, networking and security. "
K.H., VolkerWessels UK LTD. - Microsoft MTA Networking, Security & Windows Server Administration (6 days) (14/5/2018 to 19/5/2018)

"I had an enjoyable time considering the amount of content that was required to be learnt. Personally i found it frustrating that measure-up had not been updated to correspond with the exam, this was not the instructor's fault -he's a good trainer. "
Laurence chalk. - Microsoft MTA Networking, Security & Windows Server Administration (6 days) (14/5/2018 to 19/5/2018)

"My experience has been good, lot of learning and intense sessions to get you to know the fundamentals. "
Anonymous - Microsoft MTA Networking, Security & Windows Server Administration (6 days) (14/5/2018 to 19/5/2018)

"I think Firebrand goes the extra mile when providing students with learning exercises and the overall experience was a very pleasant and I would recommend it to my friends. "
N.F.. - Microsoft MTA Networking, Security & Windows Server Administration (6 days) (14/5/2018 to 19/5/2018)

"Found the course very useful to gain insight into the challenges developing solutions across multiple Dev teams both in the UK and off-shore. Using Dynamics 365 Online will allow ICAEW to deploy solutions across multiple platforms including mobile and tablet without needing to continue developing our dedicated iOS or Android aps. "
Tim Greaves, ICAEW. - Microsoft Specialist: Dynamics 365 Customisation and Configuration (4 days) (14/5/2018 to 17/5/2018)

"Great experience and learned quite a bit. What I did already know was also reinforced."
Reuben Phillips , Transport for London. - Microsoft MTA Software Development Fundamentals (2 days) (10/5/2018 to 11/5/2018)

"Training - intense but we had a knowledgeable trainer and a lot of time for questions if required Accommodation - personally, I find excellent and the food is very welcome after a long day Staff - all staff are very helpful and on hand for any concerns/queries. Instructor - excellent and although the course was accelerated, he applied knowledge well and had a lot of time for candidates whether groups or face to face. "
Dod Frieslick, Firebrand Training. - Microsoft MTA Software Development Fundamentals (2 days) (10/5/2018 to 11/5/2018)

"I feel that although the learning was quick paced, there was sufficient time and materials or extra online resources given to self study in areas of knowledge that I needed more development in."
Venessa Cox, Firebrand. - Microsoft MTA Software Development Fundamentals (2 days) (10/5/2018 to 11/5/2018)

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