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 67,286 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, 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 67,286 students and asked them all to review our Accelerated Learning. Currently, 96.65% 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)

"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)

"Great learning experience. Definitely improves your chances of passing versus doing it alone. Really helps to have an industry expert for feedback and to solidify the concepts."
Matt Eisengruber, Dynatrace. - Microsoft Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions (4 days) (24/4/2018 to 27/4/2018)

"Had a Legend of an instructor, who made the whole thing interesting!"
Akmil Matloob , MySelf. - Microsoft MCSA: Cloud Platform & MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure (Azure) (10 days) (21/4/2018 to 30/4/2018)

"The instructor was great with questions and I feel completely prepared for the exam at twice the speed."
Gary Spencer, Na . - Microsoft Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions (3 days) (28/4/2018 to 30/4/2018)

"Amazing instructor, very passionate and knows his field and more!"
David Baldry, Dynatrace. - Microsoft Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions (3 days) (28/4/2018 to 30/4/2018)

"Great facilities to study, a lot easier to concentrate with food, bed and drinks right around the corner."
Peter Van Ginkel, VWPFS. - Microsoft MCSA: Windows Server 2016 (11 days) (19/4/2018 to 29/4/2018)

"Totally brutal but completely do-able."
Dominic Hogg, Brightsolid. - Microsoft MCSA: Windows Server 2016 (11 days) (19/4/2018 to 29/4/2018)

"I attended the MCSA Server 2016 course with the view of taking the exams to gain the qualification, which would be my second MCSA at Firebrand. I feel I have the resources and knowledge to attain this soon, thanks to the course."
Mason Goddard, Redriff Primary. - Microsoft MCSA: Windows Server 2016 (11 days) (19/4/2018 to 29/4/2018)

"While I have failed this exam, I am satisfied I gained a lot of information. This is the best option for those who cant fined the quietness to study at home."
A.N.L.. - Microsoft Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions (4 days) (24/4/2018 to 27/4/2018)

"Really great experience in learning key concepts of the cloud and Azure."
Darren Mayes, Adecco. - Microsoft Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions (4 days) (24/4/2018 to 27/4/2018)

"This course is very good and really gives in depth Azure knowledge."
G.B., Rikitita Solutions Ltd. - Microsoft Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions (3 days) (21/4/2018 to 23/4/2018)

"The course was very well presented. The instructor took the class at the speed of the class instead of trying to rush through everything. He was always willing to stay late and offer support on any areas required. Great course and great tutor."
Rhys Jupp, Hilton Foods UK. - Microsoft MCSA: Windows 10 (6 days) (9/4/2018 to 14/4/2018)

"The knowledge and professionalism of the instructor, supporting and replaying all our question is really amazing. The Ruwenberg hotel is really nice and the service on the hotel fantastic. Overall, I've had a fantastic experience."
David Alonso. - Microsoft Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions (3 days) (9/4/2018 to 11/4/2018)

"Training was a nice mix of theory and practical in the form of labs, instructor humorous but very knowledgeable making the experience more enjoyable with plenty of resources available. "
S.C.. - Microsoft Windows 10 (6 days) (9/4/2018 to 14/4/2018)

"Good environment for a training, professional people."
Anonymous - Microsoft Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions (3 days) (9/4/2018 to 11/4/2018)

"The instructor goes over and beyond with with his students whatever there skill set is. Enthusiastic, knowledgeable and passionate. His energy has rubbed off on me and makes me want to continue studying."
N.B., NDBIT. - Microsoft MCSA: Office 365 (5 days) (9/4/2018 to 13/4/2018)

"Firebrand provides fast track IT education paired with high skilled teachers with real life experience in the areas they teach. This gives another dimension to the courses substance and validity. Highly recommended if you are looking at expanding your knowledge and career possibilities."
Anton Viberg, Enzure AB. - Microsoft MCSA: Office 365 (5 days) (9/4/2018 to 13/4/2018)

"It is definitely intense and quite hard but its worth it. "
Mohammed Saeed, Joseph Chamberlain College birmingham. - Microsoft MTA Networking, Security & Windows Server Administration (6 days) (9/4/2018 to 14/4/2018)

"Clear and concise, with practical lab examples."
M.W., TfL. - Microsoft MTA: Windows Server Administration Fundamentals (2 days) (9/4/2018 to 10/4/2018)

"My experience at the Firebrand Training Centre has been comfortable. The environment is peaceful which aids concentration and thinking. Food is good with a variety and range that also meets my dietary requirements. "
P.A., Firebrand. - Microsoft Programming in C# (4 days) (3/4/2018 to 6/4/2018)

"I think the instructor has done really well to deliver a course which is technically demanding. He has a good way of breaking complex theory down to simple terms. "
Anonymous - Microsoft Programming in C# (4 days) (3/4/2018 to 6/4/2018)

"Firebrand is a great bootcamp, where you can learn a lot and get very useful certifications. "
Adela Toma, Bearing Point. - Microsoft MCSE: Business Intelligence (SQL Server) (6 days) (19/3/2018 to 24/3/2018)

"- Trainer was excellent, very knowledgeable and good at explaining concepts, very helpful when it came to clarifying things. - While the days were long, the frequent breaks ensured concentration could be maintained (infinite coffee also helped with this!) - Accommodation was excellent - Food and drink were excellent! Excellent variety of food on offer, and different food every day. - Wide range of facilities at Wyboston Lakes, and the lake is great for a walk after a long training session."
Anonymous - Microsoft MTA Software Development Fundamentals (2 days) (26/3/2018 to 27/3/2018)

"Great course, very informative. We had a great instructor who has had practical experience. Lots of time spent with face-to-face instruction. Hands on material that we were able to work with as well. Really enjoyed my time here and will recommend to other colleagues as well. As an added bonus the food was great too!"
C.H.. - Microsoft MTA Software Development Fundamentals (2 days) (26/3/2018 to 27/3/2018)

"I love the bootcamp format (tried other training provider that only deliver 9:00 am to by 5:00 pm just wont work)!"
Melody Lam. - Microsoft MCSA: SQL Server 2016 - Business Intelligence Development (5 days) (12/3/2018 to 16/3/2018)

"Excellent speedy and professional learning environment. Knowledge on subject matter for the course superb by instructor."
Fredrik Olander, Max Matthiessen. - Microsoft MCSA: SQL Server 2016 - Business Intelligence Development (5 days) (12/3/2018 to 16/3/2018)

"Having never had any working experience on any SQL Server product, I enrolled on this course. The accelerated nature and the efficient way the course was presented helped me absorb the concepts. I am over the moon to have passed my very first Microsoft exam at Firebrand!"
Gordon Hepburn , Kerry. - Microsoft MCSA: SQL Server 2016 - Business Intelligence Development (5 days) (12/3/2018 to 16/3/2018)

"Highly focused training with experienced teacher and great documentation. "
Alfredo Hidalgo Iglesias, BYG. - Microsoft MCSA: SQL Server 2016 - Business Intelligence Development (5 days) (12/3/2018 to 16/3/2018)

"My first experience of Firebrand, training was fantastic, instruction as just the right combination of talking, demonstrating and practical work. Definitely recommend."
Tom Odell, BUUK Infrastructure. - Microsoft Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3 (3 days) (10/3/2018 to 12/3/2018)

"Excellent venue, resources and friendly staff. Thank you! Excellent venue, that is accessible and very close to perfect accommodation."
Christopher Harvey, Grafton Merchenties GB. - Microsoft MCSA: SQL Server 2016 - Database Administration (6 days) (5/3/2018 to 10/3/2018)

"Great way to learn x2 faster in a complete learning bubble A* I choose Firebrand to give me accelerated learning, certification and real world experience through the excellent trainers. Thank you Firebrand."
Roy Casana, Designated . - Microsoft MCSA: SQL Server 2016 - Database Administration (6 days) (5/3/2018 to 10/3/2018)

"Excellent facilities, and a world class trainer who went out of his way to delivery the course and more. I would consider doing another Firebrand course."
Tim Harborne, Carillionarmey. - Microsoft MCSA: SQL Server 2016 - Database Administration (6 days) (5/3/2018 to 10/3/2018)

"The trainer was excellent, as he was very informative, friendly and patient. I do wish that there was more time for the course, because I found it difficult to process such a vast amount of information, in such a short space of time."
Anonymous - Microsoft MTA Database Fundamentals (2 days) (8/3/2018 to 9/3/2018)

"The instructor was a very interactive and enjoyable tutor. His vast knowledge was clear and he explained everything in great detail."
J.H., Lloyds Banking Group. - Microsoft MTA Database Fundamentals (2 days) (8/3/2018 to 9/3/2018)

"At the beginning of the course, I had very little knowledge but feel as though I have learn a lot in a short space of time."
Anonymous - Microsoft MTA Database Fundamentals (2 days) (8/3/2018 to 9/3/2018)

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