Administering the Web Server (IIS) Roles of Windows Server (10972)

Level: Intermediate
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This official Microsoft Windows Web Server (IIS) administration (10972) training course provides students with the fundamental knowledge and skills to configure and manage Internet Information Services. This IIS course is intended to help provide pre-requisite skills supporting a broad range of Internet web applications, security, and knowledge to help support other products that use IIS such as Exchange and SharePoint. In keeping with that goal, this course will not focus on any particular web application or development practice.

Key Features of this Microsoft IIS Training:

You Will Learn How To:

  • Install IIS
  • Configure the default web site
  • Configure and manage application pools
  • Create additional web sites
  • Configure web sites and application support
  • Secure web sites and applications
  • Secure web site data transmission
  • Manage certificates in the Centralized Certificate Store
  • Configure remote administration
  • Implement FTP
  • Monitor IIS
  • Backup and restore IIS
  • Build load-balanced web farms

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Microsoft IIS Course Information

  • On-Demand Training Description

    With a blend of video, text, hands-on labs, and knowledge checks, you will receive the same high quality content as the live event, but you can attend on your own time, at your own pace.

    PLUS, we include access to a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) to help you prepare for your certification exam and help you apply your new skills immediately… Learning Tree knows how to bring learning to life!

    • Flexibility to take the course on your own time, at your own pace
    • Forever access to the digital course materials – for any refreshers
    • You will receive a code with your purchase.The code may be redeemed for online access to this On Demand course for up to six months
    • Upon course activation, the MOC On Demand videos and labs are available for three months
    • 2 FREE hours of individual coaching from an MCT Learning Tree Instructor
    • This delivery is also eligible for Microsoft Assurance Training Vouchers (SATVs)
  • Requirements

    • In addition to their professional experience, students who attend this training should already have the following technical knowledge:
      • Experience with Windows networking technologies and implementation.
      • Experience with Windows Server administration, maintenance, and troubleshooting.
      • Experience with Windows Client administration, maintenance, and troubleshooting.
  • Redeem Your Microsoft Training Vouchers (SATV)

Microsoft IIS Course Outline

  • Module 1: Understanding and Installing Internet Information Services

    In this module, you will learn about the infrastructure prerequisites for using Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) 8.5. Students will also learn about the high-level architecture of IIS, and will learn to perform a basic installation and configuration of IIS.

    Lessons

    • Understanding a Web Server infrastructure
    • Installing Internet Information Services

    Lab : Installing Internet Information Services

    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    • Describe the prerequisites for using IIS.
    • Describe the architecture of IIS.
    • Install IIS and configure basic security settings.
  • Module 2: Configuring The Default Website

    In this module students will learn to plan and implement network requirements for a public website. Students will configure Domain Name Service (DNS) records to support access to both internal and public websites, and create virtual directories and application folders for additional website content.

    Lessons

    • Examining the Default Website Using IIS Manager
    • Examining the Default IIS File Structure
    • Configuring DNS Records for a Website
    • Creating Folders, Virtual Directories, and Applications

    Lab : Configuring the Default Website for Public Access

    Lab : Creating Virtual Directories and Applications

    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    • Plan and configure the DNS records and networking requirements that support website access.
    • Describe the default Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) folder structure for a website.
    • Create a webpage that verifies website functionality.
    • Install additional role services that support a web application.
    • Create folders, virtual directories, and applications that can contain additional website content.
  • Module 3: Configuring and Managing Application Pools

    In this module students will learn the benefits to the application pool architecture. Students will create and configure application pools to support additional applications and configure application pool recycle settings. Students will perform recycle events and examine the event logs for recycle events.

    Lessons

    • Defining the Application Pool Architecture
    • Creating and Managing Application Pools
    • Configuring Application Pool Recycling

    Lab : Configuring and Managing Application Pools

    Lab : Configuring Application Pool Recycling

    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    • Describe the benefits of the application pool architecture.
    • Configure application pools to support web applications.
    • Configure application pool recycling.
    • Recycle application pools.
    • Monitor application pool recycling by using event logs.
  • Module 4: Creating Additional Websites

    In this module students will learn how to examine and create new websites using unique bindings to avoid naming conflicts. Students will examine existing sites to determine and resolve binding conflicts then create new websites by using unique bindings.

    Lessons

    • Understanding Configurations for Multiple Websites
    • Configuring Website Bindings
    • Creating and Starting Websites

    Lab : Examining Existing Websites for Binding Conflicts

    Lab : Creating New Websites

    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    • Describe the basic configuration of a server that hosts multiple websites.
    • Configure website bindings.
    • Create and configure new websites.
  • Module 5: Configuring Website and Web Application Support

    In this module students will learn to support additional application requirements including common configuration settings, platform support from the built-in web server, and include additional application support by using the Web Platform Installer.

    Lessons

    • Configuring Common Features
    • Configuring Support for Web Applications

    Lab : Configuring Common Features

    Lab : Configuring Support for Web Applications

    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    • Describe and configure common IIS features.
    • Add support for web applications.
  • Module 6: Securing Websites and Applications

    In this module students will learn to secure internal and public websites for users and groups by using the built-in Windows and Basic authentication. Students will configure file system permissions for specific users and groups and secure a website using URL Authorization Rules.

    Lessons

    • Understanding IIS Authentication and Authorization
    • Configuring Authentication and Authorization
    • Configuring URL Authorization Rules

    Lab : Configuring Authentication and Access

    Lab : Configuring URL Authorization Rules

    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    • Describe access control methods that are used in IIS.
    • Configure authentication and authorization.
    • Configure URL authorization rules.
  • Module 7: Securing Website Data Transmission

    In this module students will protect customer data using websites configured for SSL. Students will install and configure PKI certificates on a web server, create secured bindings, and verify that a website data transmissions are secured.

    Lessons

    • Understanding Certificates and SSL
    • Creating and Managing Web Server Certificates
    • Configuring HTTPS Bindings

    Lab : Creating and Managing Web Server Certificates

    Lab : Adding a Certificate to a Website

    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    • Describe the benefits and function of digital certificates and Secure Sockets Layer (SSL).
    • Create SSL certificates for a web server.
    • Configure HTTPS bindings that use certificates.
  • Module 8: Managing Certificates in the Centralized Certificate Store

    In this module students will install and configure the IIS 8.5 Central Certificate Store to enable centralized and improved certificate management, Students will configure a website to use a secured binding with the Central Certificate Store.

    Lessons

    • Understanding the Centralized Certificate Store
    • Installing and Configuring the Centralized Certificate Store

    Lab : Installing and Configuring the Centralized Certificate Store

    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    • Explain the purpose of the Centralized Certificate Store
    • Install and configure the Centralized Certificate Store
  • Module 9: Configuring Remote Administration

    In this module students will configure secured remote management of web servers and websites. Create and configure permissions for site level administrators and developers, and verify web server and website management.

    Lessons

    • Installing and Configuring the Management Service
    • Connecting to Remote Web Servers and Websites
    • Delegating Management Permissions

    Lab : Installing and Configuring the Management Service

    Lab : Connecting to Remote Web Servers and Websites

    Lab : Delegating Management Permissions

    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    • Install and configure the IIS management service.
    • Connect to remote web servers and websites.
    • Delegate management permissions.
  • Module 10: Implementing FTP

    In this module students will learn configure a secured FTP site for users to store and retrieve files. Student will configure authentication, authorization and the FTP storage location. Students will retrieve and files using the native Windows FTP command.

    Lessons

    • Planning for FTP
    • Implementing an FTP site
    • Uploading and Downloading by Using FTP

    Lab : Installing and Configuring an FTP Site

    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    • Describe the architecture and requirements of FTP.
    • Implement anonymous and authenticated FTP sites.
    • Upload and download files by using FTP.
  • Module 11: Monitoring IIS

    In this module students will learn to monitor IIS log files and performance counters using Log Parser and PerfMon. Students will identify common issues related to performance and attacks recorded in the log files.

    Lessons

    • Monitoring IIS Logs
    • Analyzing Performance Counters

    Lab : Monitoring IIS Logs

    Lab : Analyzing Performance Counters

    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    • Monitor IIS log files.
    • Analyze IIS performance counters.
  • Module 12: Backing Up and Restoring IIS

    In this module students will learn to backup and recover form a website or web server failure. Students will learn the importance of using high available techniques to avoid the recovery process.

    Lessons

    • Understanding IIS Backup and Recovery Components
    • Backing Up and Recovering a Website

    Lab : Backing Up and Recovering Configuration History

    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    • Explain the components of IIS backup and recovery.
    • Back up and recover a website.
  • Module 13: Building Load-Balanced Web Farms

    In this module students will learn to increase reliability and performance of website by creating a web farm. Students will improve the management and update capabilities of the websites by using shared content in both a network share and DFS-R. Student will improve web server and website management by using Shared Configurations.

    Lessons

    • Understanding Load-Balancing Mechanisms
    • Building a Load-Balanced Web Farm by Using ARR
    • Sharing Content in a Web Farm by Using Shared Folders
    • Sharing Content in a Web Farm by Using DFS-R
    • Sharing IIS Configurations in a Web Farm

    Lab : Building a Load-Balanced Web Farm by Using ARR

    Lab : Sharing Content in a Web Farm by Using Shared Folders

    Lab : Sharing Web Farm Content by Using DFS-R

    Lab : Sharing IIS Configurations in a Web Farm

    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    • List load-balancing mechanisms that can be used in a web farm.
    • Plan and deploy a load-balanced web farm that uses ARR.
    • Centralize the content for a web farm by using shared folders.
    • Centralize the content for a web farm by using Distributed File System-Replication (DFS-R).
    • Centralize the configuration of a web farm.

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Microsoft IIS Course Information

  • On-Demand Training Description

    With a blend of video, text, hands-on labs, and knowledge checks, you will receive the same high quality content as the live event, but you can attend on your own time, at your own pace.

    PLUS, we include access to a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) to help you prepare for your certification exam and help you apply your new skills immediately… Learning Tree knows how to bring learning to life!

    • Flexibility to take the course on your own time, at your own pace
    • Forever access to the digital course materials – for any refreshers
    • You will receive a code with your purchase.The code may be redeemed for online access to this On Demand course for up to six months
    • Upon course activation, the MOC On Demand videos and labs are available for three months
    • 2 FREE hours of individual coaching from an MCT Learning Tree Instructor
    • This delivery is also eligible for Microsoft Assurance Training Vouchers (SATVs)
  • Requirements

    • In addition to their professional experience, students who attend this training should already have the following technical knowledge:
      • Experience with Windows networking technologies and implementation.
      • Experience with Windows Server administration, maintenance, and troubleshooting.
      • Experience with Windows Client administration, maintenance, and troubleshooting.
  • Redeem Your Microsoft Training Vouchers (SATV)

Microsoft IIS Course Outline

  • Module 1: Understanding and Installing Internet Information Services

    In this module, you will learn about the infrastructure prerequisites for using Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) 8.5. Students will also learn about the high-level architecture of IIS, and will learn to perform a basic installation and configuration of IIS.

    Lessons

    • Understanding a Web Server infrastructure
    • Installing Internet Information Services

    Lab : Installing Internet Information Services

    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    • Describe the prerequisites for using IIS.
    • Describe the architecture of IIS.
    • Install IIS and configure basic security settings.
  • Module 2: Configuring The Default Website

    In this module students will learn to plan and implement network requirements for a public website. Students will configure Domain Name Service (DNS) records to support access to both internal and public websites, and create virtual directories and application folders for additional website content.

    Lessons

    • Examining the Default Website Using IIS Manager
    • Examining the Default IIS File Structure
    • Configuring DNS Records for a Website
    • Creating Folders, Virtual Directories, and Applications

    Lab : Configuring the Default Website for Public Access

    Lab : Creating Virtual Directories and Applications

    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    • Plan and configure the DNS records and networking requirements that support website access.
    • Describe the default Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) folder structure for a website.
    • Create a webpage that verifies website functionality.
    • Install additional role services that support a web application.
    • Create folders, virtual directories, and applications that can contain additional website content.
  • Module 3: Configuring and Managing Application Pools

    In this module students will learn the benefits to the application pool architecture. Students will create and configure application pools to support additional applications and configure application pool recycle settings. Students will perform recycle events and examine the event logs for recycle events.

    Lessons

    • Defining the Application Pool Architecture
    • Creating and Managing Application Pools
    • Configuring Application Pool Recycling

    Lab : Configuring and Managing Application Pools

    Lab : Configuring Application Pool Recycling

    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    • Describe the benefits of the application pool architecture.
    • Configure application pools to support web applications.
    • Configure application pool recycling.
    • Recycle application pools.
    • Monitor application pool recycling by using event logs.
  • Module 4: Creating Additional Websites

    In this module students will learn how to examine and create new websites using unique bindings to avoid naming conflicts. Students will examine existing sites to determine and resolve binding conflicts then create new websites by using unique bindings.

    Lessons

    • Understanding Configurations for Multiple Websites
    • Configuring Website Bindings
    • Creating and Starting Websites

    Lab : Examining Existing Websites for Binding Conflicts

    Lab : Creating New Websites

    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    • Describe the basic configuration of a server that hosts multiple websites.
    • Configure website bindings.
    • Create and configure new websites.
  • Module 5: Configuring Website and Web Application Support

    In this module students will learn to support additional application requirements including common configuration settings, platform support from the built-in web server, and include additional application support by using the Web Platform Installer.

    Lessons

    • Configuring Common Features
    • Configuring Support for Web Applications

    Lab : Configuring Common Features

    Lab : Configuring Support for Web Applications

    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    • Describe and configure common IIS features.
    • Add support for web applications.
  • Module 6: Securing Websites and Applications

    In this module students will learn to secure internal and public websites for users and groups by using the built-in Windows and Basic authentication. Students will configure file system permissions for specific users and groups and secure a website using URL Authorization Rules.

    Lessons

    • Understanding IIS Authentication and Authorization
    • Configuring Authentication and Authorization
    • Configuring URL Authorization Rules

    Lab : Configuring Authentication and Access

    Lab : Configuring URL Authorization Rules

    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    • Describe access control methods that are used in IIS.
    • Configure authentication and authorization.
    • Configure URL authorization rules.
  • Module 7: Securing Website Data Transmission

    In this module students will protect customer data using websites configured for SSL. Students will install and configure PKI certificates on a web server, create secured bindings, and verify that a website data transmissions are secured.

    Lessons

    • Understanding Certificates and SSL
    • Creating and Managing Web Server Certificates
    • Configuring HTTPS Bindings

    Lab : Creating and Managing Web Server Certificates

    Lab : Adding a Certificate to a Website

    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    • Describe the benefits and function of digital certificates and Secure Sockets Layer (SSL).
    • Create SSL certificates for a web server.
    • Configure HTTPS bindings that use certificates.
  • Module 8: Managing Certificates in the Centralized Certificate Store

    In this module students will install and configure the IIS 8.5 Central Certificate Store to enable centralized and improved certificate management, Students will configure a website to use a secured binding with the Central Certificate Store.

    Lessons

    • Understanding the Centralized Certificate Store
    • Installing and Configuring the Centralized Certificate Store

    Lab : Installing and Configuring the Centralized Certificate Store

    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    • Explain the purpose of the Centralized Certificate Store
    • Install and configure the Centralized Certificate Store
  • Module 9: Configuring Remote Administration

    In this module students will configure secured remote management of web servers and websites. Create and configure permissions for site level administrators and developers, and verify web server and website management.

    Lessons

    • Installing and Configuring the Management Service
    • Connecting to Remote Web Servers and Websites
    • Delegating Management Permissions

    Lab : Installing and Configuring the Management Service

    Lab : Connecting to Remote Web Servers and Websites

    Lab : Delegating Management Permissions

    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    • Install and configure the IIS management service.
    • Connect to remote web servers and websites.
    • Delegate management permissions.
  • Module 10: Implementing FTP

    In this module students will learn configure a secured FTP site for users to store and retrieve files. Student will configure authentication, authorization and the FTP storage location. Students will retrieve and files using the native Windows FTP command.

    Lessons

    • Planning for FTP
    • Implementing an FTP site
    • Uploading and Downloading by Using FTP

    Lab : Installing and Configuring an FTP Site

    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    • Describe the architecture and requirements of FTP.
    • Implement anonymous and authenticated FTP sites.
    • Upload and download files by using FTP.
  • Module 11: Monitoring IIS

    In this module students will learn to monitor IIS log files and performance counters using Log Parser and PerfMon. Students will identify common issues related to performance and attacks recorded in the log files.

    Lessons

    • Monitoring IIS Logs
    • Analyzing Performance Counters

    Lab : Monitoring IIS Logs

    Lab : Analyzing Performance Counters

    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    • Monitor IIS log files.
    • Analyze IIS performance counters.
  • Module 12: Backing Up and Restoring IIS

    In this module students will learn to backup and recover form a website or web server failure. Students will learn the importance of using high available techniques to avoid the recovery process.

    Lessons

    • Understanding IIS Backup and Recovery Components
    • Backing Up and Recovering a Website

    Lab : Backing Up and Recovering Configuration History

    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    • Explain the components of IIS backup and recovery.
    • Back up and recover a website.
  • Module 13: Building Load-Balanced Web Farms

    In this module students will learn to increase reliability and performance of website by creating a web farm. Students will improve the management and update capabilities of the websites by using shared content in both a network share and DFS-R. Student will improve web server and website management by using Shared Configurations.

    Lessons

    • Understanding Load-Balancing Mechanisms
    • Building a Load-Balanced Web Farm by Using ARR
    • Sharing Content in a Web Farm by Using Shared Folders
    • Sharing Content in a Web Farm by Using DFS-R
    • Sharing IIS Configurations in a Web Farm

    Lab : Building a Load-Balanced Web Farm by Using ARR

    Lab : Sharing Content in a Web Farm by Using Shared Folders

    Lab : Sharing Web Farm Content by Using DFS-R

    Lab : Sharing IIS Configurations in a Web Farm

    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    • List load-balancing mechanisms that can be used in a web farm.
    • Plan and deploy a load-balanced web farm that uses ARR.
    • Centralize the content for a web farm by using shared folders.
    • Centralize the content for a web farm by using Distributed File System-Replication (DFS-R).
    • Centralize the configuration of a web farm.

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Microsoft IIS Training FAQs

  • Can I learn to administer a Microsoft Windows IIS Server online?

    Yes! We know your busy work schedule may prevent you from getting to one of our classrooms which is why we offer convenient online training to meet your needs wherever you want. This course is available in-person, online, on demand, and as a private team training event.

  • Can I use SATVS to take this Administering the Web Server (IIS) Roles of Windows Server course?

    Yes, you can use Microsoft SATVs to take this course.

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