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MTA Server Administration

EXAM CODE 98-365

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MTA certifications are a great place to start if you would like to get into the technology field. MTA certifications address a wide spectrum of fundamental technical concepts, assess and validate core technical knowledge, and enhance technical credibility. Note: MTA exams do not qualify for MCP certification, nor are they a prerequisite for MCSA or MCSD certification.

Who should take this exam?

Candidates for this exam are familiar with the concepts and the technologies of Windows Server administration. Candidates should have some hands-on experience with Windows Server, Windows-based networking, Active Directory, account management, and system recovery tools and concepts.

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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, managing through Group Policy
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; Server core vs. Desktop Experience, Nano Server installation, interactive installs; automated install using WDS; VHD/VHDX installation source, perform unattended installs; perform upgrades, clean installs, and migrations

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, installing from Server Manager, separate worker processes, adding components, sites, ports, SSL, certificates
Understand remote access
  • Remote assistance, remote administration tools, Remote Desktop Services, multipoint 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 virtualizations
  • Virtual memory, virtual networks, snapshots and saved states, physical to virtual conversions, virtual to physical conversions, VHD and VHDX formats, nested virtualization

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, deprecated functional levels, namespace, sites, replication, schema, Passport
Understand group policy
  • Group policy processing, Group Policy Management Console, computer policies, user policies, local policies

Understand storage (10-150%)
Identify storage technologies and their typical usage scenarios
  • Advantages and disadvantages of different storage topologies, local storage, network storage, 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

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, Data Collector Sets
Understand logs and alerts, Event Viewer
  • Purpose of performance logs and alerts

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

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