Before attending this course, students must have:
- You must have an intermediate understanding of Windows Server operating systems such as Windows Server® 2003, Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2 Sp1 and Windows client operating systems such as Windows Vista or Windows 7. Client operating system knowledge equivalent to the below certifications would be of benefit.
Exam 70-680: TS: Windows 7, Configuration
Exam 70-620: TS: Windows Vista, Configuring
- You should understand how TCP/IP functions and have a basic understanding of addressing, name resolution (Domain Name System [DNS]/Windows® Internet Name Service [WINS]), connection methods (wired, wireless, virtual private network [VPN]).
- You should have an awareness of security best practices such as understanding file system permissions, authentication methods, workstation, and server hardening methods, and so forth.
The minimum level of knowledge required in the above three bullet points, excluding the client experience, can be covered by having knowledge equivalent to the MOC course 6420B: Fundamentals of Windows Server 2008
- Basic knowledge of Active Directory would also be of benefit.