Exam 98-365 Windows Server Administration Fundamentals

Published: August 2, 2010
Languages: English, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese (Brazil), Russian, Spanish, Spanish (Latin America)
Audiences: Academic
Technology: Windows Server 2008
Credit toward certification: MTA

Skills measured
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Understanding server installation (10–15%)
Understand device drivers
Installation, removal, disabling, update/upgrade, rollback, troubleshooting, Plug & Play, IRQ, interrupts, driver signing
Understand services
Which statuses a service can be in, startup types, recovery options, delayed startup, Run As settings for a service, stopping or pausing a service, service accounts, dependencies
Understand server installation options
Choose the correct operating system version options; interactive installs; automated install using WDS; perform unattended installs; perform upgrades, clean installs, and migrations

Preparation resources
Installing devices and their drivers
Server Core installation option getting started guide
Installing Windows Server 2008 R2

Understanding server roles (25–30%)
Identify application servers
Mail servers, database servers, collaboration servers, monitoring servers, threat management
Understand Web services
IIS, WWW, and FTP, separate worker processes, adding components, sites, ports, SSL, certificates
Understand remote access
Remote assistance, remote administration tools, Remote Desktop Services, licensing, RD Gateway, VPN, application virtualization, multiple ports
Understand the file and print services
Local printers, network printers, printer pools, web printing, web management, driver deployment, file, folder, and share permissions vs. rights, auditing, print job management
Understand server virtualization
Virtual memory, virtual networks, snapshots and saved states, physical to virtual conversions, virtual to physical conversions

Preparation resources

Changes in functionality from Windows Server 2003 with SP1 to Windows Server 2008
What’s new in routing and remote access in Windows Server 2008

Understanding Active Directory (20–25%)
Understand accounts and groups
Domain accounts, local accounts, user profiles, computer accounts, group types, default groups, group scopes, group nesting, understand AGDLP and AGUDLP processes to help implement nesting
Understand organizational units and containers
Purpose of OUs, purpose of containers, delegation, default containers, uses for different container objects, default hidden and visible containers
Understand Active Directory infrastructure
Domain controllers. forests, child domains, operation master roles, domain vs. workgroup, trust relationships, functional levels, namespace, sites, replication, schema
Understand group policy
Group policy processing, Group Policy Management Console, computer policies, user policies, local policies

Preparation resources
Active Directory Services
Designing OU structures that work

Understanding storage (10–15%)
Identify storage technologies and their typical usage scenarios
Advantages and disadvantages of different storage topologies, Fibre Channel, iSCSI hardware
Understand RAID redundancy
RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 10 and combinations, hardware and software RAID
Understand disk types
Solid State Drive (SSD) and Hard Disk Drive (HDD) types and comparisons, ATA basic disk, dynamic disk, mount points, file systems, mounting a virtual hard disk, distributed file systems

Preparation resources
Planning for disks and storage
Windows Server 2008—file and storage solutions
Overview of disk management

Understanding server performance management (10–15%)
Identify major server hardware components
Memory, disk, processor, network, 32-bit and 64-bit architecture, removable drives, graphic cards, cooling, power usage, ports
Understand performance monitoring
Methodology, procedures, effect of network, CPU, memory and disk, creating a baseline, Performance Monitor, Resource Monitor, Task Manager, performance counters
Understand logs and alerts, Event Viewer
Purpose of performance logs and alerts

Preparation resources
Performance monitoring getting started guide
Computer hardware and Windows Server 2008

Understanding server maintenance (15–20%)
Identify steps in the startup process
BIOS, UEFI, TPM, bootsector, bootloader, MBR, boot.ini, POST, Safe Mode
Understand business continuity
Backup and restore, disaster recovery planning, clustering, AD restore, folder redirection, data redundancy, uniterruptible power supply (UPS)
Understand updates
Software, driver, operating systems, applications, Windows Update, Windows Server Update Service (WSUS)
Understand troubleshooting methodology
Processes, procedures, best practices; systematic vs. specific approach, Performance Monitor, Event Viewer, Resource Monitor, Information Technology Infrastructure Library, central logging, event filtering, default logs

Preparation resources
Boot process and BCDEdit
Active Directory backup and restore in Windows Server 2008
Troubleshoot Windows Server 2008


QUESTION 1
You need to secure a server that you have been working on without disrupting the work of other employees in your company. What should you do?

A. Log off the server
B. Hibernate the server
C. Restart the server
D. Shut down the server

Answer: A


QUESTION 2
What is the default location for a new user account in Active Directory?

A. The Users Organizational Unit
B. The Accounts container
C. The Accounts Organizational Unit
D. The Users container

Answer: D

Explanation: In a default installation of an Active Directory domain, user accounts, computer accounts, and groups are
put in CN=objectclass containers instead of being put in a more desirable organizational unit class container. Similarly,
user accounts, computer accounts, and groups that were created by using earlier-version APIs are put in the CN=Users
and CN=computers containers.


QUESTION 3
Which technology is designed to host calendars, contacts, and e-mail on the server?

A. Microsoft Host Integration Server
B. Microsoft Expression Studio
C. Microsoft SQL Server
D. Microsoft Exchange Server

Answer: D


QUESTION 4
Which is used to verify that a secure Web site is legitimate?

A. Active Directory
B. Enterprise trust
C. Private key
D. Digital certificate

Answer: D

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