Part 1 of 4 in the SharePoint Server 2010 Administration (70-667) series. This course will teach you the essential features of SharePoint Server 2010, and you'll walk away able to install and configure a SharePoint environment, manage authentication, accounts and user roles and operational settings, deploy web applications, site collections and SharePoint solutions, and maintain SharePoint, from backup and restore to performance monitoring and optimization. This course is intended for IT administrators who currently or would like to deploy, configure and manage a SharePoint environment. In order to get the most out of this course, you should have a good understanding of Active Directory, DNS and other networking concepts. Additional knowledge of IIS, Microsoft SQL Server, Windows Server 2008 security and PowerShell 2.0 will also be helpful for this course.