IIS 8 and ASP.NET Administration Training Course

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Duration Duration

21 hours (usually 3 days including breaks)

Overview Overview

Teaches attendees the fundamentals of administering IIS 8 and applications on the .NET platform.
The course is a mixture of lectures and hands-on exercises. Delegates learn by doing, with immediate opportunities to apply the material they learn to real-world problems.

Course Outline Course Outline

Introducing the .NET Platform

  • The .NET Common Language Runtime and Framework Class Library
  • Review of applications that .NET can be used to create
  • ASP.NET web forms and web services
  • ASP.NET web forms versus ASP.NET MVC applications
  • Classic versus WCF services

IIS 8 Architecture

  • Integrated Pipeline Mode
  • Extensibility and Modularity
  • IIS Manager Extensibility
  • WAS and the Worker Process

Installing IIS 8

  • Clean Installation
  • Upgrade Installation
  • Adding Features to an Existing Installation
  • Automated Installation and Configuration
  • Server Core Command-Line Installation
  • Hosting Service Recommendations

Administration Tools

  • IIS Manager and Extensibility
  • Configuration Settings
  • Command-Line Management
  • Command-Line Management with PowerShell
  • Overview of PowerShell
  • Getting a list of the IIS 8 PowerShell cmdlets
  • New cmdlets in IIS 8
  • Hands-on work with some of the most useful cmdlets

Fundamentals of Web Site Management

  • Web Sites, Applications, and Virtual Directories
  • Creating a New Web Site
  • Configuring Logging
  • Configuring Host Headers
  • Administering Applications
  • Administering Virtual Directories
  • Configuring Compression
  • Configuring MIME Settings
  • Basic Administrative Tasks

Web Application Administration

  • ASP
  • CGI
  • FastCGI
  • Application Initialization

Web Application Pool Administration

  • Understanding Web Application Pools
  • Virtual Directories versus Applications
  • Understanding the w3wp.exe Process
  • Application Pool Security
  • Advanced Settings
  • Application Pool Users

Packaging and Deployment

  • Overview of Options for ASP.NET application deployment
  • Building an installer package
  • Handling deployment of updated applications
  • Versioning applications and managing the deployment of updated applications

Delegating Remote Administration

  • Introducing the Main Characters
  • IIS 8 Manager Remote Access
  • Delegation Settings

Securing IIS 8

  • Types of Attacks
  • Securing the Server
  • Securing IIS 8
  • Using the Request Filter
  • Rewriting URLs with the Rewrite module (available as an add-on from iis.net)

Authentication and Authorization

  • Authentication Types
  • Configuring the Authentication Types in Use in Your Organization
  • Understanding IIS 8 User Accounts


  • Securing a Web Site with TLS
  • Requiring SSL or TLS
  • Client Certificates

Monitoring and Performance Tuning

  • How to Monitor IIS 8
  • IIS Performance Tuning Techniques
  • Monitoring and tuning your .NET code
  • Performance tuning suggestions for .NET applications

Diagnostics and Troubleshooting

  • Common Issues
  • Runtime Status and Control API
  • IIS 8 Error Pages
  • Failed Request Tracing
  • Error Logging
  • Access Logging
  • ASP.NET Tracing
  • IIS Troubleshooting Strategies
  • ASP.NET Troubleshooting Strategies

Load Balancing Web Farms

  • IIS 8 and Web Farms
  • Content Configuration
  • Content Replication
  • Complete Redundancy
  • Load Balancing

Guaranteed to run even with a single delegate!
Public Classroom Public Classroom
Participants from multiple organisations. Topics usually cannot be customised
From 4730EUR
Private Classroom Private Classroom
Participants are from one organisation only. No external participants are allowed. Usually customised to a specific group, course topics are agreed between the client and the trainer.
Private Remote Private Remote
The instructor and the participants are in two different physical locations and communicate via the Internet
From 4080EUR
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The more delegates, the greater the savings per delegate. Table reflects price per delegate and is used for illustration purposes only, actual prices may differ.

Number of Delegates Public Classroom Private Remote
1 4730EUR 4080EUR
2 2855EUR 2480EUR
3 2230EUR 1947EUR
4 1918EUR 1680EUR
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