Microsoft Windows Server Certification

Microsoft Windows Server Certification

Earn Windows Server certification and build your professional career. Prove your mastery of the primary set of Windows Server 2012 skills required to reduce IT costs and deliver more business value. Earning an MCSA: Windows Server 2012 certification qualifies you for a position as a network or computer systems administrator or as a computer network specialist, and it is the first step on your path to becoming a Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE). After successfully completing steps 1 -3, you'll earn a Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA): Windows Server 2012 certification.

Courses

MCSA: Windows Server 2012 – Solutions Associate
1. Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012
2. Administering Windows Server 2012
3. Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services 

MCSE: Server Infrastructure – Solutions Expert
4. Designing and Implementing a Server Infrastructure
5. Implementing an Advanced Server Infrastructure


MCSA – Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 

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About this Course

Get hands-on instruction and practice installing and configuring Windows Server 2012, including Windows Server 2012 R2, in this five-day Microsoft Official Course. This course is part one in a series of three courses that provides the skills and knowledge necessary to implement a core Windows Server 2012 infrastructure in an existing enterprise environment.

The three courses collectively cover implementing, managing, maintaining and provisioning services and infrastructure in a Windows Server 2012 environment. Although there is some cross-over of skills and tasks across these courses, this course focuses on the initial implementation and configuration of core services, such as Networking, Storage, Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS), Group Policy, File and Print Services, and Hyper-V.

This course maps directly to and is the preferred choice for hands-on preparation for the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) Exam 410: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012, which is the first of three exams required for the MCSA: Windows Server 2012 credential.

Labs in this course are based on Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1.

Audience Profile

This course is intended for information technology (IT) professionals who have some knowledge and experience working with Windows operating systems and who want to acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to install and perform the initial configuration of a Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2012 R2 server in an existing Windows server environment. Typically, candidates who are interested in attending this course include:

  • Windows Server administrators who are relatively new to Windows Server administration and related technologies who are looking to learn more about Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2.
  • IT professionals who are experienced in other non-Microsoft technologies, who meet the course prerequisites and are looking to cross-train on Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2.
  • IT professionals who are looking to take the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) 410: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 exam.
  • IT professionals who want to take the Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) exams in DataCenter, Desktop Infrastructure, Messaging, Collaboration and Communications will also be interested in taking this course as they prepare for the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) exams. These are a prerequisite for their individual specialties.

At Course Completion

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Install and configure Windows Server 2012.
  • Describe AD DS.
  • Manage Active Directory objects.
  • Automate Active Directory administration.
  • Implement IPv4.
  • Implement Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP).
  • Implement Domain Name System (DNS).
  • Implement IPv6.
  • Implement local storage.
  • Implement file and print services.
  • Implement Group Policy.
  • Secure Windows servers by using Group Policy Objects (GPOs).
  • Implement server virtualization by using Hyper-V.

Prerequisites

This course requires that student meet the following prerequisites, including that they have:

  • An understanding of networking fundamentals.
  • An understanding of basic AD DS concepts.
  • An awareness and understanding of security best practices.
  • Basic knowledge of server hardware.
  • Experience working with, and configuring, Windows client operating systems, such as Windows 7 or Windows 8.

Additionally, students would benefit from having some previous Windows Server operating system experience.

All of the above prerequisites can be met by having knowledge equivalent to Fundamentals of a Windows Server Infrastructure because this course builds upon knowledge and skills covered in that course.

Course Outline

Module 1: Implementing IPv4
In this module, students see how to implement an IPv4 addressing scheme. This module discusses using IPv4, which is the network protocol used on the Internet and on local area networks, to troubleshoot network communication. It also covers determining and troubleshooting network-related problems.

Lessons

  • Overview of TCP/IP
  • Understanding IPv4 Addressing
  • Subnetting and Supernetting
  • Configuring and Troubleshooting IPv4

Lab : Implementing IPv4

  • Identifying Appropriate Subnets
  • Troubleshooting IPv4
  • After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe the TCP/IP protocol suite.
  • Describe IPv4 addressing.
  • Determine a subnet mask necessary for supernetting or subnetting.
  • Configure IPv4 and troubleshoot IPv4 communication.

 

Module 2: Implementing Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol
This module covers supporting and troubleshooting a Windows Server–based network infrastructure by deploying, configuring, and troubleshooting the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) server role.

Lessons

  • Installing a DHCP Server Role
  • Configuring DHCP Scopes
  • Managing a DHCP Database
  • Securing and Monitoring DHCP

Lab : Implementing DHCP

  • Implementing DHCP
  • Implementing a DHCP Relay Agent (Optional Exercise)
  • After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Install the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) server role.
  • Configure DHCP scopes.
  • Manage a DHCP database.
  • Secure and monitor the DHCP server role.

Module 3: Implementing DNS
This module describes name resolution for Windows operating system clients and Windows Server servers. It also covers installing and configuring a DNS Server service and its components.

Lessons

  • Name Resolution for Windows Clients and Servers
  • In
    stalling a DNS Server
  • Managing DNS Zones

Lab : Implementing DNS

  • Installing and Configuring DNS
  • Creating Host Records in DNS
  • Managing the DNS Server Cache
  • After completing this module students will be able to:
  • Describe name resolution for Windows operating system clients and Windows Server servers.
  • Install and manage a DNS Server.
  • Manage DNS zones.

 

Module 4: Deploying and Managing Windows Server 2012
This module introduces the new Windows Server 2012 administrative interface, including roles and features that are available with the Windows Server 2012 operating system. It also discusses various Windows Server 2012 installation options and configuration steps performed during installation and after deployment, in addition to using Windows PowerShell to perform common administrative tasks in Windows Server 2012.

Lessons

  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Overview
  • Installing Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Post-Installation Configuration of Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Overview of Windows Server 2012 R2 Management
  • Introduction to Windows PowerShell

Lab : Deploying and Managing Windows Server 2012 R2

  • Deploying Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Configuring Windows Server 2012 R2 Server Core
  • Managing Servers
  • Using Windows PowerShell to Manage Servers
  • After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe Windows Server 2012 R2.
  • Install Windows Server 2012 R2.
  • Perform post installation configuration of Windows Server 2012 R2.
  • Describe the management tools available in Windows Server 2012 R2.
  • Perform basic administrative tasks with Windows PowerShell.

 

Module 5: Introduction to Active Directory Domain Services
This module covers the structure of Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) and its various components, such as forest, domain, and organizational units (OUs). It also gives an overview of Domain Controllers, in addition to choices that are available with Windows Server 2012 for installing AD DS on a server.

Lessons

  • Overview of AD DS
  • Overview of Domain Controllers
  • Installing a Domain Controller

Lab : Installing Domain Controllers

  • Installing a Domain Controller
  • Installing a Domain Controller by Using IFM
  • After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe the structure of Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS).
  • Describe the purpose of domain controllers.
  • Install a domain controller.

 

Module 6: Managing Active Directory Domain Services Objects
This module describes how to manage user accounts and computer accounts, including how to manage various consumer devices that employees use. The module also covers how to manage an enterprise network by managing groups, and how to delegate administrative tasks to designated users or groups.

Lessons

  • Managing User Accounts
  • Managing Groups
  • Managing Computer Accounts
  • Delegating Administration

Lab : Managing Active Directory Domain Services Objects

  • Delegating Administration for a Branch Office
  • Creating and Configuring User Accounts in AD DS
  • Managing Computer Objects in AD DS
  • After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Manage user accounts with graphical tools.
  • Manage group accounts with graphical tools.
  • Manage computer accounts.
  • Delegate permissions to perform AD DS administration.

 

Module 7: Automating Active Directory Domain Services Administration
This module describes how to use command line tools and Windows PowerShell to automate AD DS administration. It discusses various command-line tools and Windows PowerShell commands, and then describes how to use these tools and commands to modify objects individually and in bulk operations.

Lessons

  • Using Command-line Tools for AD DS Administration
  • Using Windows PowerShell for AD DS Administration
  • Performing Bulk Operations with Windows PowerShell

Lab : Automating AD DS Administration by Using Windows PowerShell

  • Creating User Accounts and Groups by Using Windows PowerShell
  • Using Windows PowerShell to Create User Accounts in Bulk
  • Using Windows PowerShell to Modify User Accounts in Bulk
  • After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Use command line tools for AD DS administration.
  • Use Windows PowerShell cmdlets for AD DS administration.
  • Perform bulk operations by using Windows PowerShell.

 

Module 8: Implementing IPv6
This module discusses the features and benefits of IPv6, how IPv6 affects IPv4 networks, and how to integrate IPv6 into IPv4 networks by using various transition technologies.

Lessons

  • Overview of IPv6
  • IPv6 Addressing
  • Coexistence with IPv4
  • IPv6 Transition Technologies

Lab : Implementing IPv6

  • Configuring an IPv6 Network
  • Configuring an ISATAP Router
  • After completing this module students will be able to:
  • Describe the features and benefits of IPv6.
  • Describe IPv6 addressing.
  • Describe IPv6 coexistence with IPv4.
  • Describe IPv6 transition technologies.

 

Module 9: Implementing Local Storage
This module gives an overview of different storage technologies, including managing disks and volumes. It also discusses how to implement the storage solutions in Windows Server 2012, and how to use Storage Spaces, a new feature that you can use to combine disks into pools that are then managed automatically.

Lessons

  • Overview of Storage
  • Managing Disks and Volumes
  • Implementing Storage Spaces

Lab : Implementing Local Storage

  • Installing and Configuring a New Disk
  • Resizing Volumes
  • Configuring a Redundant Storage Space
  • After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe various storage technologies.
  • Explain how to manage disks and volumes.
  • Explain how to implement Storage Spaces.

 

Module 10: Implementing File and Print Services
This module discusses how to enable and configure File and Print Services in Windows Server 2012, including securing files and folders on Windows Server 2012 and using shadow copies. It also describes configuring the new Work Folders role service, in addition to important considerations and best practices for working with File and Print Services.

Lessons

  • Securing Files and Folders
  • Protecting Shared Files and Folders by Using Shadow Copies
  • Configuring Work Folders
  • Configuring Network Printing

Lab : Implementing File and Print Services

  • Creating and Configuring a File Share
  • Configuring Shadow Copies
  • Enabling and Configuring Work Folders
  • Creating and Configuring a Printer Pool
  • After completing this module students will be able to:
  • Secure files and folders.
  • Protect shared files and folders by using shadow copies.
  • Configure the Work Folders role service.
  • Configure network printing.

Module 11: Implementing Group Policy
This module provides an overview of Group Policy and provides details about how to implement Group Policy, including creating and managing Group Policy Objects and implementing a Central Store for administrative templates.

Lessons

  • Overview of Group Policy
  • Group Policy Processing
  • Implementing a Central Store for Administrative Templates

Lab : Implementing Group Policy

  • Configuring a Central Store
  • Creating GPO
    s
  • After completing this module students will be able to:
  • Create and manage Group Policy Objects (GPOs).
  • Describe Group Policy processing.
  • Implement a Central Store for administrative templates.

 

Module 12: Securing Windows Servers Using Group Policy Objects
This module describes Windows Server 2012 operating system security, and how to configure security settings by using Group Policy and Security Compliance Manager. It also covers how to identify security threats, restrict unauthorized software, and secure a Windows Server 2012 infrastructure by configuring Windows Firewall with Advanced Security.

Lessons

  • Windows Operating Systems Security Overview
  • Configuring Security Settings
  • Restricting Software
  • Configuring Windows Firewall with Advanced Security

Lab : Increasing Security for Server Resources

  • Using Group Policy to Secure Member Servers
  • Auditing File System Access
  • Auditing Domain Logons
  • Configuring AppLocker Policies
  • Configuring Windows Firewall

Lab : Configuring AppLocker and Windows Firewall

  • Using Group Policy to Secure Member Servers
  • Auditing File System Access
  • Auditing Domain Logons
  • Configuring AppLocker Policies
  • Configuring Windows Firewall
  • After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe WindowsServer operating system security.
  • Configure security settings by using Group Policy.
  • Increase security for server resources.
  • Restrict unauthorized software from running on servers and clients.
  • Configure Windows Firewall with Advanced Security.

 

Module 13: Implementing Server Virtualization with Hyper-V
This module describes virtualization technologies available on Windows, specifically focusing on server Virtualization with Hyper-V. It covers how to install and configure Hyper-V and how to configure and manage key components of a Hyper-V implementation, such as Storage and Networking.

Lessons

  • Overview of Virtualization Technologies
  • Implementing Hyper-V
  • Managing Virtual Machine Storage
  • Managing Virtual Networks

Lab : Implementing Server Virtualization with Hyper-V

  • Installing the Hyper-V Role onto a Server
  • Configuring Virtual Networking
  • Creating and Configuring a Virtual Machine
  • Using Virtual Machine Checkpoints
  • After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe the Microsoft virtualization technologies.
  • Implement Hyper V.
  • Manage virtual machine storage.
  • Manage virtual networks.

MCSA – Administering Windows Server® 2012

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About this Course

Get hands-on instruction and practice administering Windows Server 2012, including Windows Server 2012 R2, in this five-day Microsoft Official Course. This course is part two in a series of three courses that provides the skills and knowledge necessary to implement a core Windows Server 2012 infrastructure in an existing enterprise environment.

The three courses collectively cover implementing, managing, maintaining and provisioning services and infrastructure in a Windows Server 2012 environment. Although there is some cross-over of skills and tasks across these courses, this course focuses on the administration tasks necessary to maintain a Windows Server 2012 infrastructure such as configuring and troubleshooting name resolution, user and group management with Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) and Group Policy, implementing Remote Access solutions such as DirectAccess, VPNs and Web Application Proxy, implementing Network Policies and Network Access Protection, Data Security, deployment and maintenance of server images, as well as update management and monitoring of Windows Server 2012 environments.

This course maps directly to and is the preferred choice for hands-on preparation for Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA): Exam 411: Administering Windows Server 2012, which is the second of three exams required for MCSA: Windows Server 2012credential.

Labs in this course are based on Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1.

Audience Profile

This course is intended for Information Technology (IT) Professionals with hands on experience working in a Windows server 2008 or Windows Server 2012 environment who wish to acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to be able to manage and maintain the core infrastructure required for a Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2 environment. The key focus for students is to broaden the initial deployment of Windows Server 2012 services and infrastructure and provide the skills necessary to Manage and Maintain a domain based Windows Server 2012 environment, providing skills in areas such as User and Group management, Network Access and Data Security. Candidates typically interested in attending this course would be

  • Windows Server Administrators experienced in working with Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2012 who wish to gain skills necessary to perform daily management and maintenance tasks in a Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2012 R2 environment.
  • IT Professionals who are looking to take the 411, Administering Windows Server 2012 exam
  • IT professional wishing to take the Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) exams in DataCenter, Desktop Infrastructure, Messaging, Collaboration and Communications will also be interested in taking this course as they prepare for the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) exams, which are a pre-requisite for their individual specialties.

At Course Completion

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Configure and Troubleshoot Domain Name System
  • Maintain Active Directory Domain Services
  • Manage User and Service Accounts
  • Implement Group Policy Infrastructure
  • Manage User Desktops using Group Policy
  • Install, Configure and Troubleshoot Network Policy Server
  • Implement Network Access Protection
  • Implement Remote Access
  • Optimize File Services
  • Configure Encryption and Advanced Auditing
  • Deploy and Maintain Server Images
  • Implement Update Managements
  • Monitor Windows Server 2012

Prerequisites

Before attending this course, students must have:
Knowledge and skills concerning the initial implementation and configuration of core Windows Server services including Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS), Networking Services and Microsoft Hyper-V.

The course pre-requisites can be met by having knowledge equivalent to, or by attendance at, course 20410D: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012, as this course will build upon that knowledge and skills covered in that course.

Course Outline

Module 1: Implementing a Group Policy Infrastructure
This module explains Group Policy is, how it works, and how best to implement it in your organization.

Lessons

  • Introducing Group Policy
  • Implementing and Administering Group Policy Objects (GPOs)
  • Group Policy Scope and Group Policy Processing
  • Troubleshooting the Application of GPOs

Lab : Implementing a Group Policy Infrastructure

  • Creating and Configuring GPOs
  • Managing GPO Scope
  • Verifying GPO Application
  • Managing GPOs
  • After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Understand Group Policy.
  • Implement and administer GPOs.
  • Manage Group Policy sc
    ope.
  • Process Group Policy.
  • Troubleshoot the application of GPOs.

Module 2: Managing User Desktops with Group Policy
This module explains how to configure Administrative Templates.

Lessons

  • Implementing Administrative Templates
  • Configuring Folder Redirection and Scripts
  • Configuring Group Policy Preferences
  • Managing Software with Group Policy

Lab : Managing User Desktops with Group Policy

  • Implementing Settings by Using Group Policy Preferences
  • Configuring Folder Redirection
  • After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe and implement Administrative Templates.
  • Configure folder redirection and scripts by using GPOs.
  • Configure GPO preferences.
  • Deploy software by using GPOs.

Module 3: Configuring and Troubleshooting Remote Access
This module explains how to configure and secure your remote access clients by using network.

Lessons

  • Configuring Network Access
  • Configuring Virtual Private Network (VPN) Access
  • Overview of Network Policies
  • Troubleshooting Routing and Remote Access
  • Configuring DirectAccess

Lab : Configuring Remote Access

  • Configuring a VPS Server
  • Configuring VPN Clients
  • Configuring the DirectAccess Infrastructure
  • Configuring the DirectAccess Clients
  • Verifying the DirectAccess Configuration

Lab : Configuring DirectAccess

  • Configuring a VPS Server
  • Configuring VPN Clients
  • Configuring the DirectAccess Infrastructure
  • Configuring the DirectAccess Clients
  • Verifying the DirectAccess Configuration
  • After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Configure network access.
  • Create and configure a VPN solution.
  • Describe the role of network policies.
  • Troubleshoot routing and remote access.
  • Configure DirectAccess.

Module 4: Deploying and Maintaining Server Images
This module explains the functionality of Windows Deployment Services, and explains how to use Windows Deployment Services tools to perform lite-touch deployments.

Lessons

  • Overview of Windows Deployment Services
  • Implementing Deployment with Windows Deployment Services
  • Administering Windows Deployment Services

Lab : Using Windows Deployment Services to Deploy Windows Server 2012

  • Installing and Configuring Windows Deployment Services
  • Creating Operating System Images with Windows Deployment Services
  • Configuring Custom Computer Naming
  • Deploying Images with Windows Deployment Services
  • After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe the important features and functionality of Windows Deployment Services.
  • Configure Windows Deployment Services in Windows Server 2012.
  • Perform deployments with Windows Deployment Services.

Module 5: Configuring and Troubleshooting Domain Name System
This module explains how the Domain Name System (DNS) is the foundation name service in Windows Server 2012. It provides name resolution, and enables DNS clients to locate network services, such as AD DS domain controllers, global catalog servers, and messaging servers. If you configure your DNS infrastructure poorly, or it is not working correctly, these important network services will be inaccessible to your network servers and clients. Consequently, it is vital that you understand how to deploy, configure, manage, and troubleshoot this critical service.

Lessons

  • Installing the DNS Server Role
  • Configuring the DNS Server Role
  • Configuring DNS Zones
  • Configuring DNS Zone Transfers
  • Managing and Troubleshooting DNS

Lab : Configuring and Troubleshooting DNS

  • Configuring DNS Resource Records
  • Configuring DNS Conditional Forwarding
  • Configuring DNS Conditional Forwarding
  • Troubleshooting DNS
  • After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Install the DNS server role.
  • Configure the DNS server role.
  • Create and configure DNS zones.
  • Configure DNS zone transfers.
  • Manage and troubleshoot DNS.

Module 6: Maintaining Active Directory Domain Services
This module explains the new features, such as virtualized domain controller cloning, recent features like read-only domain controllers (RODCs), and a host of other features and tools that you can use in the AD DS environment.

Lessons

  • Overview of AD DS
  • Implementing Virtualized Domain Controllers
  • Implementing RODC
  • Administering AD DS
  • Managing the AD DS Database

Lab : Maintaining AD DS

  • Installing and Configuring a RODC
  • Configuring AD DS snapshots
  • Configuring the Active Directory Recycle Bin
  • After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Explain the general structure of AD DS.
  • Implement virtualized domain controllers.
  • Implement RODCs.
  • Administer AD DS.
  • Manage the AD DS database.

Module 7: Managing User and Service Accounts
This module explains how to manage large groups of user accounts, explain the different options available for providing adequate password security for accounts in your environment, and show you how to configure accounts to provide authentication for system services and background processes.

Lessons

  • Automating User Account Management
  • Configuring Password-Policy and User-Account Lockout Settings
  • Configuring Managed Service Accounts

Lab : Managing User and Service Accounts

  • Configuring Password-Policy and Account-Lockout Settings
  • Creating and Associating a Managed Service Account
  • After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Automate user account creation.
  • Configure password-policy and account-lockout settings.
  • Configure managed service accounts.

Module 8: Installing, Configuring, and Troubleshooting the Network Policy Server Role
This module explains how to install, configure, and troubleshoot Network Policy Server (NPS).

Lessons

  • Installing and Configuring a NPS
  • Configuring Remote Authentication Dial-In User Service (RADIUS) Clients and Servers
  • NPS Authentication Methods
  • Monitoring and Troubleshooting a NPS

Lab : Installing and Configuring a Network Policy Server

  • Installing and Configuring NPS to Support RADIUS
  • Configuring and Testing a RADIUS Client
  • After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Install and configure NPS.
  • Configure RADIUS clients and servers.
  • Explain NPS authentication methods.
  • Monitor and troubleshoot NPS.

Module 9: Implementing Network Access Protection
This module explains how to create customized health requirement policies to validate computer health before allowing access or communication with NAP.

Lessons

  • Overview of Network Access Protection
  • Overview of NAP Enforcement Processes
  • Configuring NAP
  • Monitoring and Troubleshooting NAP

Lab : Implementing NAP

  • Configuring NAP Components
  • Configuring VPN Access
  • Configuring the Client Settings to Support NAP
  • After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe how NAP can help protect your network.
  • Describe the various NAP enforcement processes.
  • Configure NAP.Monitor and troubleshoot NAP.

 

Module 10: Optimizing File Services
This module explains how to use File Server Resource Manager (FSRM) to place quotas on storage volumes, screen files and folders, generate comprehensive stora
ge reports, control the file classification infrastructure, and use file management tasks to perform scheduled actions on sets of files.

Lessons

  • Overview of FSRM
  • Using FSRM to Manage Quotas, File Screens, and Storage Reports
  • Implementing Classification and File Management Tasks
  • Overview of Distributed File System (DFS)
  • Configuring DFS Namespaces
  • Configuring and Troubleshooting Distributed File System Replication (DFS-R)

Lab : Configuring Quotas and File Screening Using FSRM

  • Configuring FSRM Quotas
  • Configuring File Screening and Storage Reports
  • Installing the DFS Role Service
  • Configuring a DFS Namespace
  • Configuring DFS-R

Lab : Implementing DFS

  • Configuring FSRM Quotas
  • Configuring File Screening and Storage Reports
  • Installing the DFS Role Service
  • Configuring a DFS Namespace
  • Configuring DFS-R
  • After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe FSRM.
  • Use FSRM to manage quotas, file screens, and storage reports.
  • Implement classification and file management tasks.
  • Describe DFS.
  • Configure DFS namespaces.
  • Configure and troubleshoot DFS Replication.

 

Module 11: Configuring Encryption and Advanced Auditing
This module describes how to use Windows Server 2012 tools to help you to provide increased file system security on your servers.

Lessons

  • Encrypting Files by Using Encrypting File System
  • Configuring Advanced Auditing

Lab : Configuring Encryption and Advanced Auditing

  • Encrypting and Recovering Files
  • Configuring Advanced Auditing
  • After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Encrypt files by using Encrypting File System (EFS).
  • Configure advanced auditing.

Module 12: Implementing Update Management
This module introduces key features of the Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) server role.

Lessons

  • Overview of WSUS
  • Deploying Updates with WSUS

Lab : Implementing Update Management

  • Implementing the WSUS Server Role
  • Configuring Update Settings
  • Approving and Deploying an Update by Using WSUS
  • After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe the role of WSUS.
  • Deploy updates with WSUS.

Module 13: Monitoring Windows Server 2012
This module explains how to improve performance using performance monitoring tools to identify components that require additional tuning and troubleshooting.

Lessons

  • Monitoring Tools
  • Using Performance Monitor
  • Monitoring Event Logs

Lab : Monitoring Windows Server 2012

  • Establishing a Performance Baseline
  • Identifying the Source of a Performance Problem
  • Viewing and Configuring Centralized Event Logs
  • After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe the monitoring tools for Windows Server 2012.
  • Use Performance Monitor to view and analyze performance statistics of programs that are running on your servers.
  • Monitor event logs to view and interpret the events that occurred.

MCSA – Configuring Advanced Windows Server® 2012 Services

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About this Course

Get hands-on instruction and practice configuring advanced Windows Server 2012, including Windows Server 2012 R2, services in this five-day Microsoft Official Course. This course is part three in a series of three courses that provides the skills and knowledge necessary to implement a core Windows Server 2012 infrastructure in an existing enterprise environment.

The three courses collectively cover implementing, managing, maintaining and provisioning services and infrastructure in a Windows Server 2012 environment. Although there is some cross-over of skills and tasks across these courses, this course focuses on advanced configuration of services necessary to deploy, manage and maintain a Windows Server 2012 infrastructure, such as advanced networking services, Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS), Active Directory Rights Management Services (AD RMS), Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS), Network Load Balancing, Failover Clustering, business continuity and disaster recovery services as well as access and information provisioning and protection technologies such as Dynamic Access Control (DAC), and Web Application Proxy integration with AD FS and Workplace Join.

This course maps directly to and is the preferred choice for hands-on preparation for Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA): Exam 412: Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services, which is the third of three exams required for MCSA: Windows Server 2012 credential.

Note: Labs in this course are based on Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1.

Audience Profile

This course is intended for Information Technology (IT) Professionals with hands on experience implementing, managing and maintaining a Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2012 R2 environment who wish to acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to perform advanced management and provisioning of services within that Windows Server 2012 environment. Candidates who would typically be interested in attending this course will be:

  • Experienced Windows Server Administrators who have real world experience working in a Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2012 enterprise environment.
  • IT Professionals who are looking to take the exam 412: Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services.
  • IT Professionals wishing to take the Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) exams in Datacenter, Desktop Infrastructure, Messaging, Collaboration and Communications will also be interested in taking this course as they prepare for the MCSA exams, which are a pre-requisite for their individual specialties.

At Course Completion

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Configure advanced features for Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP), Domain Name System (DNS), and configure IP Address
  • Management (IPAM) with Windows Server 2012.
  • Configure and manage iSCSI, BranchCache and FSRM.
  • Configure DAC to manage and audit access to shared files.
  • Plan and implement an AD DS deployment that includes multiple domains and forests.
  • Plan and implement an AD DS deployment that includes locations.
  • Implement and configure an Active Directory Certificate Services (AD CS) deployment.
  • Implement an AD RMS deployment.
  • Implement an AD FS deployment.
  • Provide high availability and load balancing for web-based applications by implementing Network Load Balancing (NLB).
  • Implement and validate high availability and load balancing for web-based applications by implementing NLB.
  • Provide high availability for network services and applications by implementing failover clustering.
  • Implement a failover cluster, and configure and validate a highly available network service.
  • Deploy and manage Hyper-V virtual machines in a failover cluster.
  • Implement a backup and disaster recovery solution based on business and technical requirements.

Prerequisites

Before attending this course, students must have:
Experience working with Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2012 servers day to day in an Enterprise environment.

The course pre-requisites can be met by having knowledge equivalent to, or by attendance at, courses 20410C: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 and 20411C: Administering Windows Server 2
012 as this course will build upon the knowledge and skills covered in those courses.

Course Outline

Module 1: Implementing Active Directory Domain Services Sites and Replication
In this module students will be able to plan and implement an AD DS deployment that includes multiple locations.

Lessons

  • AD DS Replication Overview
  • Configuring AD DS Sites
  • Configuring and Monitoring AD DS Replication

Lab : Implementing AD DS Sites and Replication

  • Modifying the Default Site
  • Creating Additional Sites and Subnets
  • Configuring AD DS Replication
  • Monitoring and Troubleshooting AD DS Replication

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe how replication works in a Windows Server 2012 AD DS environment.
  • Configure AD DS sites in order to optimize AD DS network traffic.
  • Configure and monitor AD DS replication.

Module 2: Implementing AD CS
In this module students will be able to implement an Active Directory Certificate Services (AD CS) deployment.

Lessons

  • Using Certificates in a Business Environment
  • PKI Overview
  • Deploying CAs
  • Deploying and Managing Certificate Templates
  • Implementing Certificate Distribution and Revocation
  • Managing Certificate Recovery

Lab : Deploying and Configuring CA Hierarchy

  • Deploying a Stand-Alone Root CA
  • Deploying an Enterprise Subordinate CA
  • Configuring Certificate Templates
  • Configuring Certificate Enrollment
  • Configuring Certificate Revocation
  • Configuring Key Recovery

Lab : Deploying and Managing Certificates

  • Deploying a Stand-Alone Root CA
  • Deploying an Enterprise Subordinate CA
  • Configuring Certificate Templates
  • Configuring Certificate Enrollment
  • Configuring Certificate Revocation
  • Configuring Key Recovery

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe and use certificates in business environments.
  • Describe the Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) components and concepts, and describe the options for implementing a certification authority infrastructure.
  • Plan and implement an AD CS certification authority infrastructure.
  • Plan and implement a certificate template deployment using an AD CS certification authority.
  • Plan and implement certificate distribution and revocation.
  • Configure and manage key archival and recovery.

Module 3: Implementing Active Directory Rights Management Services
In this module students will be able to implement an AD RMS deployment.

Lessons

  • AD RMS Overview
  • Deploying and Managing an AD RMS Infrastructure
  • Configuring AD RMS Content Protection
  • Configuring External Access to AD RMS

Lab : Implementing AD RMS

  • Installing and Configuring AD RMS
  • Configuring AD RMS Templates
  • Implementing the AD RMS Trust Policies
  • Verifying AD RMS on a Client

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe what AD RMS is, and how it can be used to achieve content protection.
  • Deploy and manage an AD RMS infrastructure.
  • Configure content protection using AD RMS.
  • Enable users outside the organization to access content protected by using AD RMS.

Module 4: Implementing and Administering AD FS
In this module students will be able to implement an Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) deployment.

Lessons

  • Overview of AD FS
  • Deploying AD FS
  • Implementing AD FS for a Single Organization
  • Deploying AD FS in a Business-to-Business Federation Scenario
  • Extending AD FS to External Clients

Lab : Implementing AD FS for External Partners and Users

  • Installing and Configuring AD FS
  • Configuring an Internal Application for AD FS
  • Configuring AD FS for a Federated Business Partner
  • Configuring Web Application Proxy

Lab : Implementing AD FS

  • Installing and Configuring AD FS
  • Configuring an Internal Application for AD FS
  • Configuring AD FS for a Federated Business Partner
  • Configuring Web Application Proxy

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the identity federation business scenarios and how AD FS can be used to address the scenarios.
  • Configure the AD FS prerequisites and deploy the AD FS services.
  • Implement AD FS to enable SSO in a single organization.
  • Implement AD FS to enable SSO between federated partners.
  • Implement the Web Application Proxy and describe WorkPlace Join integration with AD FS.

Module 5: Implementing Advanced Network Services
In this module students will be able to configure advanced features for Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) and Domain Name System (DNS), and configure IP Address Management (IPAM).

Lessons

  • Configuring Advanced DHCP Features
  • Configuring Advanced DNS Settings
  • Implementing IPAM
  • Managing IP Address Spaces with IPAM

Lab : Implementing Advanced Network Services

  • Configuring Advanced DHCP Settings
  • Configuring Advanced DNS Settings
  • Configuring IPAM

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Configure advanced features in DHCP with Windows Server 2012.
  • Configure the advanced DNS settings in Windows Server 2012.
  • Implement IP Address Management in Windows Server 2012.

Module 6: Implementing Advanced File Services
In this module students will be able to configure file services to meet advanced business requirements.

Lessons

  • Configuring iSCSI Storage
  • Configuring BranchCache
  • Optimizing Storage Usage

Lab : Implementing Advanced File Services

  • Configuring iSCSI Storage
  • Configuring the File Classification Infrastructure
  • Configuring the Main Office Servers for BranchCache
  • Configuring the Branch Office Servers for BranchCache
  • Configuring Client Computers for BranchCache
  • Monitoring BranchCache

Lab : Implementing BranchCache

  • Configuring iSCSI Storage
  • Configuring the File Classification Infrastructure
  • Configuring the Main Office Servers for BranchCache
  • Configuring the Branch Office Servers for BranchCache
  • Configuring Client Computers for BranchCache
  • Monitoring BranchCache

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Learn how to configure and manage iSCSI.
  • Implement BranchCache using Windows Server 2012.
  • Implement Windows Server 2012 features that optimize storage utilization.

Module 7: Implementing Dynamic Access Control
In this module students will be able to configure Dynamic Access Control (DAC) to manage and audit access to shared files.

Lessons

  • Overview of DAC
  • Implementing DAC Components
  • Implementing DAC for Access Control
  • Implementing Access Denied Assistance
  • Implementing and Managing Work Folders

Lab : Implementing Secure Data Access

  • Preparing for DAC deployment
  • Implementing DAC
  • Validating and Remediating DAC
  • Implementing Work Folders

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe DAC.
  • Implement and configure components of DAC.
  • Implement DAC on file servers.
  • Describe and implement access- denied assistance.
  • Implement the integration of Work Folders with DAC.

Module 8: Implementing Distributed Active Directory Domain Services Deployments
In this module students will be able to plan and implement an Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) deployment that includes multiple domains and forests.

Lessons

  • Overview of Distributed AD DS Deployments
  • Deploying a Distributed AD DS Environment
  • Configuring AD DS Trusts

Lab : Implementing Distributed AD DS Deployments

  • Implementing Child Domains in AD DS
  • Implementing Forest Trusts

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the components of a highly complex AD DS deployment.
  • Implement a complex AD DS deployment.
  • Configure AD DS trusts.

Module 9: Implementing Network Load Balancing
In this module students will be able to provide high availability and load balancing for web-based applications by implementing Network Load Balancing (NLB).

Lessons

  • Overview of NLB
  • Configuring an NLB Cluster
  • Planning an NLB Implementation

Lab : Implementing NLB

  • Implementing an NLB Cluster
  • Configuring and Managing the NLB Cluster
  • Validating High Availability for the NLB Cluster

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe how NLB works.
  • Configure an NLB cluster.
  • Plan an NLB implementation.

Module 10: Implementing Failover Clustering
In this module students will be able to provide high availability for network services and applications by implementing failover clustering.

Lessons

  • Overview of Failover Clustering
  • Implementing a Failover Cluster
  • Configuring Highly Available Applications and Services on a Failover Cluster
  • Maintaining a Failover Cluster
  • Implementing a Multi-Site Failover Cluster

Lab : Implementing Failover Clustering

  • Configuring a Failover Cluster
  • Deploying and Configuring a Highly Available File Server
  • Validating the Deployment of the Highly Available File Server
  • Configuring CAU on the Failover Cluster

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Explain failover clustering features in Windows Server 2012.
  • Describe how to implement a failover cluster.
  • Explain how to configure highly available applications and services on a failover cluster.
  • Explain how to maintain a failover cluster and how to use new maintenance features.
  • Describe how to implement multi-site failover cluster.

Module 11: Implementing Failover Clustering with Hyper-V
In this module students will be able to deploy and manage Hyper-V virtual machines in a failover cluster.

Lessons

  • Overview of Integrating Hyper-V with Failover Clustering
  • Implementing Hyper-V Virtual Machines on Failover Clusters
  • Implementing Hyper-V Virtual Machine Movement

Lab : Implementing Failover Clustering with Hyper-V

  • Configuring Hyper-V Replicas
  • Configuring a Failover Cluster for Hyper-V
  • Configuring a Highly Available Virtual Machine

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Explain options for making virtual machines highly available.
  • Describe how to implement virtual machines in a failover cluster deployed on a host.
  • Explain options for moving a virtual machine or its storage.
  • Explain a high level overview of Microsoft System Center 2012- Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) 2012.

Module 12: Implementing Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery
In this module students will be able to implement a backup and disaster recovery solution based on business and technical requirements

Lessons

  • Data Protection Overview
  • Implementing Windows Server Backup
  • Implementing Server and Data Recovery

Lab : Implementing Windows Server Backup and Restore

  • Backing Up Data on a Windows Server 2012 R2 Server
  • Restoring Files Using Windows Server Backup

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the considerations that must be included when you are implementing a disaster recovery solution.
  • Plan and implement a backup solution for Windows Server 2012.
  • Plan and implement server and data recovery.

MCSE – Designing and Implementing a Server Infrastructure

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About this Course

Get hands-on instruction and practice planning, designing and deploying a physical and logical Windows Server® 2012 R2 enterprise infrastructure in this 5-day Microsoft Official course. This course is part one in a series of two courses that provides the skills and knowledge necessary to design and implement a Windows Server 2012 R2 infrastructure in an enterprise environment. The two courses collectively cover designing, planning, deploying, securing, monitoring, automating, and virtualizing an enterprise server infrastructure. This course covers the knowledge and skills needed to provide an enterprise solution that supports manual and automated server installations in a physical and virtual environment including the supporting file and storage services. You will also learn the skills necessary to provide enterprise networking solutions such as DHCP, IPAM, VPN, and DirectAccess. You will also learn the skills necessary to design and implement a forest and domain infrastructure including multi domains/forest and branch office scenarios. This course maps directly to and is the preferred choice for hands-on preparation for Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE): Exam 413: Designing and Implementing and Server Infrastructure, which is the fourth of five exams required for MCSE: Server Infrastructure certification.

NOTE: Labs in this course are based on Windows Server 2012 R2 and System Center 2012 R2. This course is designed for experienced IT professionals who support medium to large enterprises and have experience administering Windows Server 2012 R2 and have an MCSA: Windows Server 2012 certification or equivalent skills.

Audience Profile

This course is intended for IT professionals who are responsible for planning, designing, and deploying a physical and a logical Windows Server 2012 enterprise Active Directory® Domain Services (AD DS) infrastructure including the network services necessary. They have experience of previous Windows Server operating systems and possess Windows Server 2012 certification Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) or equivalent skills. The course is also intended for IT professionals who are looking to take the exam 70-413: Designing and Implementing a Server Infrastructure, as a stand-alone, or as part of the requirement for the Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE): Server Infrastructure Certification.

At Course Completion

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Plan server upgrade and migration.
  • Plan and implement a server deployment strategy.
  • Plan and deploy servers by using System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager (VMM).
  • Design and maintain an IP configuration and address management solution.
  • Design and implement name resolution.
  • Design and implement an AD DS forest and domain infrastructure.
  • Design and implement an AD DS organizational unit (OU) infrastructure.
  • Design and implement a Group Policy Object (GPO) strategy.
  • Design and implement an AD DS physical topology.
  • Plan and implement storage and file services.
  • Design and implement network protection.
  • Design and implement remote access services.

Prerequisite

Candidates for this course
have good Windows client and server operating system knowledge and basic AD DS and networking experience in an enterprise/small business (SMB) environment together with application configuration experience.

In addition to their professional experience, students who attend this training should already have the following technical knowledge:

  • A good understanding of Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) fundamentals and networking concepts.
  • A good working knowledge of both Windows Server 2012 R2 and Active Directory® Domain Services (AD DS). For example, domain user accounts, domain vs. local user accounts, user profiles, and group membership.
  • A good understanding of both scripts and batch files.
  • A solid understanding of security concepts, such as authentication and authorization.
  • Familiarity with deployment, packaging, and imaging tools.
  • Ability to work in a team/virtual team.
  • Ability to produce good documentation and have the appropriate communication skills to create proposals and make budget recommendations.
  • Knowledge equivalent to Windows 2012 R2 MCSA.

Students who attend this training can meet the prerequisites by attending the following courses, or obtaining equivalent knowledge and skills:

  • 20410D: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012
  • 20411D: Administering Windows Server 2012
  • 20412D: Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services or
  • 20417D: Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows Server 2012

Course Outline

Module 1: Planning Server Upgrade and Migration
This module explains how to plan a server upgrade and migration strategy.

Lessons

  • Considerations for Upgrades and Migrations
  • Creating a Server Upgrade and Migration Plan
  • Planning for Virtualization

Lab : Planning a Server Upgrade and Migration

  • Planning a Strategy for Server Upgrade and Migration
  • Evaluating Candidates for Server Virtualization

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the factors to consider when performing a server upgrade and migration.
  • Create a plan for a server upgrade and migration.
  • Plan for server virtualization.

Module 2: Planning and Implementing a Server Deployment Strategy
This module explains how to design an automated server installation strategy and plan and implement a server deployment infrastructure.

Lessons
• Selecting an Appropriate Server Deployment Strategy
• Implementing an Automated Deployment Strategy

Lab : Planning and Implementing a Server Deployment Infrastructure
• Planning an Automated Server Installation and Deployment Strategy
• Preparing the Windows Server 2012 R2 Image
• Deploying Windows Server 2012 R2

After completing this module, students will be able to:
• Select an appropriate server deployment strategy.
• Implement an automated deployment strategy.

Module 3: Planning and Deploying Servers Using Virtual Machine Manager
This module explains how to plan and deploy a Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) infrastructure for deploying servers.

Lessons

  • System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager Overview
  • Implementing a Virtual Machine Manager Library and Profiles
  • Planning and Deploying Virtual Machine Manager Services

Lab : Planning and Deploying Virtual Machines by Using Virtual Machine Manager

  • Planning Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager Components
  • Planning Virtual Machine and Service Templates
  • Implementing Virtual Machine Manager Components

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the core VMM architecture and components.
  • Implement VMM libraries and profiles.
  • Plan and deploy VMM services.

Module 4: Designing and Maintaining an IP Configuration and Address Management Solution
This module explains how to design and maintain IP address management (IPAM) and a Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) solution.

Lessons

  • Designing DHCP Servers
  • Planning DHCP Scopes
  • Designing an IPAM Provisioning Strategy
  • Managing Servers and Address Spaces by Using IPAM

Lab : Designing and Maintaining an IP Configuration and IP Address Management Solution

  • Planning DHCP to Support Your Proposal
  • Planning an IPAM Deployment
  • Implementing DHCP and IPAM

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Design a DHCP server implementation.
  • Plan DHCP scope configuration and options.
  • Design an IPAM provisioning strategy.
  • Manage servers and address spaces by using IPAM.

Module 5: Designing and Implementing Name Resolution
This module explains how to design a name resolution strategy.

Lessons

  • Designing a DNS Server Implementation Strategy
  • Designing the DNS Namespace
  • Designing DNS Zones
  • Designing DNS Zone Replication and Delegation
  • Optimizing DNS Servers
  • Designing DNS for High Availability and Security

Lab : Designing and Implementing Name Resolution

  • Designing a Strategy for DNS Name Resolution
  • Designing a Strategy for DNS Server Placement
  • Designing DNS Zones and DNS Zone Replication
  • Implementing DNS

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Design a Domain Name System (DNS) server-implementation strategy.
  • Design a DNS namespace.
  • Design and implement a DNS zone strategy.
  • Design and configure DNS zone replication and delegation.
  • Optimize the DNS server configuration.
  • Design DNS for high availability and security.

Module 6: Designing and Implementing an Active Directory Domain Services Forest and Domain Infrastructure
This module explains how to design and implement an AD DS forest and domain infrastructure.

Lessons

  • Designing an Active Directory Forest
  • Designing and Implementing Active Directory Forest Trusts
  • Designing Active Directory Integration with Windows Azure Active Directory
  • Designing and Implementing Active Directory Domains
  • Designing DNS Namespaces in Active Directory Environments
  • Designing Active Directory Domain Trusts

Lab : Designing and Implementing an Active Directory Domain Infrastructure

  • Designing an Active Directory Forest Infrastructure
  • Implementing Active Directory Forest Trusts
  • Designing an Active Directory Domain Infrastructure
  • Implementing an Active Directory Domain Infrastructure

Lab : Designing and Implementing an Active Directory Domain Services Forest Infrastructure

  • Designing an Active Directory Forest Infrastructure
  • Implementing Active Directory Forest Trusts
  • Designing an Active Directory Domain Infrastructure
  • Implementing an Active Directory Domain Infrastructure

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Design an Active Directory forest.
  • Design and implement Active Directory forest trusts.
  • Design Active Directory integration with Windows Azure Active Directory.
  • Design and implement Active Directory domains.
  • Design DNS namespaces in an Active Directory environment.
  • Design and implement Active Directory domain trusts.

Module 7: Designing and Implementing an AD DS Organizational Unit Infrastructure
This module explains how to design and implement an OU infrastructure and an AD DS permissions model.

Lessons

  • Planning the Active Directory Administrative Tasks Delegation Model
  • Designing an OU
    Structure
  • Designing and Implementing an AD DS Group Strategy

Lab : Designing and Implementing an Active Directory OU Infrastructure and Delegation Model

  • Designing an Organizational Unit Infrastructure
  • Implementing the OU Design
  • Designing and Implementing an Active Directory Permissions Model

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Plan an Active Directory administrative tasks delegation model.
  • Design an OU structure.
  • Design and implement an AD DS group strategy.

Module 8: Designing and Implementing a Group Policy Object Strategy
This module explains how to design and implement a Group Policy Object (GPO) strategy.

Lessons

  • Collecting the Information Required for a GPO Design
  • Designing and Implementing GPOs
  • Designing GPO Processing
  • Planning Group Policy Management

Lab : Designing and Implementing a Group Policy Object Strategy

  • Designing a GPO Strategy
  • Implementing the GPO Design

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Collect and analyze the information required to facilitate a GPO design.
  • Create a GPO design and implement it.
  • Create a GPO processing design.
  • Plan GPO management.

Module 9: Designing and Implementing an AD DS Physical Topology
This module explains how to design an AD DS sites topology and a domain controller placement strategy.

Lessons

  • Designing and Implementing Active Directory Sites
  • Designing Active Directory Replication
  • Designing the Placement of Domain Controllers
  • Virtualization Considerations for Domain Controllers
  • Designing Highly Available Domain Controllers

Lab : Designing and Implementing an Active Directory Domain Services Physical Topology

  • Designing Active Directory Sites and Replication
  • Planning the Placement of Domain Controllers and Active Directory Replication
  • Implementing Active Directory Sites and Domain Controllers

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Design and implement Active Directory sites.
  • Design and configure Active Directory replication.
  • Design domain controller placement.
  • Plan for virtualization of the domain controller role.
  • Design domain controller deployments for high availability.

Module 10: Planning and Implementing Storage and File Services
This module explains how to plan and implement storage and file services.

Lessons

  • Planning and Implementing iSCSI SANs
  • Planning and Implementing Storage Spaces
  • Optimizing File Services for Branch Offices

Lab : Planning and Implementing Storage

  • Planning a Storage Solution
  • Implementing iSCSI Storage
  • Configuring a Redundant Storage Space

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Plan and implement an Internet Small Computer System Interface (iSCSI) SAN.
  • Plan and implement storage spaces.
  • Optimize file services for branch offices.

Module 11: Designing and Implementing Network Protection
This module explains how to design and implement network protection.

Lessons

  • Overview of Network Security Design
  • Designing and Implementing a Windows Firewall Strategy
  • Designing and Implementing a NAP Infrastructure

Lab : Designing and Implementing Network Protection

  • Designing a Windows Firewall Solution
  • Implementing a Windows Firewall Solution
  • Designing a NAP Solution
  • Implementing NAP with IPsec Enforcement

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the design process for network security.
  • Design and implement a Windows Firewall strategy.
  • Design and implement Network Access Protection (NAP).

Module 12: Designing and Implementing Remote Access Services
This module explains how to design and implement remote access services.

Lessons

  • Planning and Implementing DirectAccess
  • Planning and Implementing VPN
  • Planning and Implementing Web Application Proxy
  • Planning a Complex Remote Access Infrastructure

Lab : Designing and Implementing Network Access Services

  • Designing a Remote Access Strategy
  • Planning and Implementing a DirectAccess Solution
  • Planning and Implementing a VPN Solution
  • Implementing Web Application Proxy

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Plan and implement DirectAccess.
  • Plan and implement a virtual private network (VPN).
  • Plan and implement a Web Application Proxy.
  • Plan a complex remote access infrastructure.

MCSE – Implementing an Advanced Server Infrastructure

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About this Course

Get hands-on instruction and practice planning, designing and deploying a physical and logical Windows Server® 2012 R2 enterprise infrastructure in this 5-day Microsoft Official course. This course is part two in a series of two courses that provides the skills and knowledge necessary to design and implement a Windows Server 2012 R2 infrastructure in an enterprise environment. The two courses collectively cover designing, planning, deploying, securing, monitoring, automating, and virtualizing an enterprise server infrastructure. This course covers the knowledge and skills to plan and implement a highly available, secure infrastructure with focus on Active Directory® Federation Service (AD FS), public key infrastructure (PKI), and Active Directory Rights Management Services (AD RMS). You will also learn the skills needed to plan and deploy virtual machines including self-service and automation of virtual machine deployments as well as planning and implementing a monitoring strategy that includes Microsoft® System Center 2012 R2-Operations Manager. This course maps directly to and is the preferred choice for hands-on preparation for Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE): Exam 414: Implementing an Advanced Server Infrastructure, which is the fifth of five exams required for MCSE: Server Infrastructure certification.

NOTE: Labs in this course are based on Windows Server 2012 R2 and System Center 2012 R2. This course is designed for experienced IT professionals who support medium to large enterprises and have experience administering Windows Server 2012 R2 and have an MCSA: Windows Server 2012 certification or equivalent skills.

Audience Profile

This course is intended for Information Technology (IT) professionals who are responsible for planning, designing and deploying a physical and logical Windows Server 2012 enterprise and Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) infrastructures including the network services. Candidates would typically have experience of previous Windows Server operating systems and have Windows Server 2012 certification (MCSA) or equivalent skills.
The secondary audience for this course will be candidates are IT professionals who are looking to take the exam 70-414: Implementing an Advanced Enterprise Server Infrastructure, as a stand-alone, or as part of the requirement for the MCSE certification.

At Course Completion

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Describe an enterprise data center.
  • Plan and implement a server virtualization strategy using System Center 2012.
  • Plan and implement the network and storage infrastructure required to deploy a virtualized server infrastructure.
  • Plan and deploy virtual machines on Windows Hyper-V®.
  • Plan and imple
    ment a virtualization administration solution by using System Center 2012.
  • Plan and implement a server monitoring strategy using the Windows Server 2012 tools and using Microsoft System Center 2012 – Operations Manager.
  • Plan and implement an application and a file services infrastructure that is highly available.
  • Plan and implement a highly available server infrastructure by using the failover clustering features in Windows Server 2012.
  • Plan and implement a business continuity strategy in a Windows Server 2012 environment.
  • Plan and implement a PKI deployment, and plan and implement a certificate management solution.
  • Plan and implement an AD FS server deployment and claims aware application access.
  • Plan and implement Dynamic Access Control, Workplace Join and Work Folders.
  • Plan and implement an AD RMS deployment, plan and manage AD RMS templates and access, and plan and implement external access to AD RMS services.

Prerequisites

Before attending this course, students must have:

  • An understanding of TCP/IP and networking concepts.
  • An understanding of Windows Server 2012 and AD DS, including planning, designing and deploying.
  • An understanding of scripts and batch files.
  • An understanding of security concepts such as authentication and authorization.
  • An understanding of deployment, packaging, and imaging tools.
  • Experience working in a team or a virtual team.
  • Achieved the Windows Server 2012 MCSA certification as well as information in the course 20413C: Designing and Implementing an Enterprise Server Infrastructure.

Course Outline

Module 1: Overview of Management in an Enterprise Data Center
In this module, students will be able to describe the enterprise data center and how to use System Center 2012 to manage the enterprise data center.

Lessons

  • Overview of the Enterprise Data Center
  • Overview of the Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Components

Lab : Considerations for Implementing an Enterprise Data Center

  • Planning the Secure Implementation of Services Within an Enterprise Data Center

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe an enterprise data center.
  • Describe how System Center 2012 components can be used to manage an enterprise data center.

Module 2: Planning and Implementing a Server Virtualization Strategy
In this module, students will be able to plan and implement a server virtualization strategy using System Center 2012.

Lessons

  • Planning a VMM Deployment
  • Planning and Implementing a Server Virtualization Host Environment

Lab : Planning and Implementing a Server Virtualization Strategy

  • Planning a Hyper-V Host Deployment
  • Configuring Hyper-V Host Groups
  • Configuring VMM Libraries

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Plan a server virtualization environment based on Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V and System Center 2012- Virtual Machine Manager (VMM).
  • Implement a server virtualization environment based on Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V and VMM.

Module 3: Planning and Implementing Networks and Storage for Virtualization
In this module, students will be able to plan and implement the network and storage infrastructure required to deploy a virtualized server infrastructure.

Lessons

  • Planning a Storage Infrastructure for Virtualization
  • Implementing a Storage Infrastructure for Virtualization
  • Planning and Implementing a Network Infrastructure for Virtualization
  • Planning and Implementing Network Virtualization

Lab : Planning and Implementing Virtual Networks and Storage

  • Planning a Storage Infrastructure for Virtualization
  • Planning a Network Infrastructure for Virtualization
  • Implementing a Storage Infrastructure for Virtualization
  • Implementing a Network Infrastructure for Virtualization

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Explain storage options available for virtual machines.
  • Configure iSCSI storage in Windows Server 2012 and how to manage storage from VMM.
  • Plan and implement a network infrastructure for server virtualization.
  • Plan and implement network virtualization in Hyper-V and VMM.

Module 4: Planning and Deploying Virtual Machines
In this module, students will be able to plan and deploy virtual machines on Windows Hyper-V.

Lessons

  • Planning a Virtual Machine Configuration
  • Preparing for Virtual Machine Deployments with VMM
  • Deploying Virtual Machines
  • Planning and Implementing Hyper-V Replica

Lab : Planning and Implementing a Virtual Machine Deployment and Management Strategy

  • Planning Virtual Machine and Service Templates
  • Configuring VMM Profiles and Templates
  • Implementing Hyper-V Replica

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Plan a virtual machine configuration.
  • Plan and configure the VMM profiles and templates that can be used to implement a VMM deployment.
  • Plan and implement Hyper-V Replica.

Module 5: Planning and Implementing a Virtualization Administration Solution
In this module, students will be able to plan and implement a virtualization administration solution by using System Center 2012.

Lessons

  • Planning and Implementing Automation with System Center 2012
  • Planning and Implementing System Center 2012 Administration
  • Planning and Implementing Self-Service Options in System Center 2012
  • Planning and Implementing Updates in a Server Virtualization Infrastructure

Lab : Planning and Implementing an Administration Solution for Virtualization

  • Configuring Process Automation in System Center
  • Planning Administrative Delegation and Self-Service in System Center 2012
  • Configuring Delegated Administration and Self-Service in VMM
  • Implementing Host Updating in VMM

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Plan automation of a virtual machine environment using System Center 2012.
  • Plan a delegated administration model in System Center 2012.
  • Plan the self-service and automation of a virtual machine environment using the System Center 2012.
  • Plan and implement updates for Hyper-V hosts using VMM.

Module 6: Planning and Implementing a Server Monitoring Strategy
In this module, students will be able to plan and implement a server monitoring strategy using the Windows Server 2012 tools and using Operations Manager.

Lessons

  • Planning Monitoring in Windows Server 2012
  • Overview of Operations Manager
  • Planning and Configuring Monitoring Components
  • Configuring Integration with VMM

Lab : Implementing a Server Monitoring Strategy

  • Configuring Server Monitoring Using Windows Server 2012
  • Implementing Operations Manager Monitoring
  • Configuring the Operations Manager Monitoring Components

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Plan a monitoring strategy using the Windows Server 2012 tools.
  • Describe the Operations Manager components and describe how Operations Manager can be used to monitor physical and virtual servers.
  • Plan and configure management packs, notifications and reporting.
  • Configure the integration of Operations Manager and VMM.

Module 7: Planning and Implementing High Availability for File Services and Applications
In this module, students will be able to plan and implement an applic
ation and file services infrastructure that is highly available.

Lessons

  • Planning and Implementing Storage Spaces
  • Planning and Implementing a DFS
  • Planning and Implementing NLB

Lab : Planning and Implementing High Availability for File Services and Applications

  • Planning a High Availability Strategy for File Services
  • Planning a High Availability Strategy for Web Applications
  • Implementing a High Availability Solution for File Storage
  • Implementing a High Availability Solution Using NLB

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Plan and implement a highly available storage infrastructure using Storage Spaces.
  • Plan and implement a highly available file services deployment using DFS.
  • Plan and implement high availability for applications using NLB.

Module 8: Planning and Implementing a High Availability Infrastructure Using Failover Clustering
In this module, students will be able to plan and implement a high availability server infrastructure by using the failover clustering features in Windows Server 2012.

Lessons

  • Planning an Infrastructure for Failover Clustering
  • Implementing Failover Clustering
  • Planning and Implementing Updates for Failover Clusters
  • Integrating Failover Clustering with Server Virtualization
  • Planning a Multisite Failover Cluster

Lab : Planning and Implementing a Highly Available Infrastructure Using Failover Clustering

  • Designing Highly Available Server Roles
  • Deploying a Failover Cluster
  • Implementing a Scale-Out File Server
  • Configuring Cluster-Aware Updating
  • Implementing Highly Available Virtual Machines
  • Implementing Operations Manager and VMM Integration

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Plan failover clustering.
  • Implement failover clustering.
  • Plan and implement updates by using Cluster-Aware Updating (CAU).
  • Plan and implement failover clustering for Hyper-V virtual machines.

Module 9: Planning and Implementing a Business Continuity Strategy
In this module, students will be able to plan and implement a business continuity strategy in a Windows Server 2012 environment.

Lessons

  • Overview of Business Continuity Planning
  • Planning and Implementing Backup Strategies
  • Planning and Implementing Recovery
  • Planning and Implementing Backup and Recovery of Virtual Machines

Lab : Implementing a Virtual Machine Backup Strategy with DPM

  • Configuring DPM
  • Implementing Backup and Restore for Virtual Machine Data
  • Implementing Virtual Machine Backup and Recovery using DPM

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the high level requirements and strategies for implementing a business continuity strategy.
  • Plan backup strategies for a variety of Windows roles.
  • Plan and implement recovery of servers and data.
  • Plan and implement a virtual machine backup and recovery strategy.

Module 10: Planning and Implementing an Public Key Infrastructure
In this Module, students will be able to plan and implement a PKI deployment, and plan and implement a certificate management solution.

Lessons

  • Planning and Implementing Deployment of a Certification Authority
  • Planning and Implementing Certificate Templates
  • Planning and Implementing Certificate Distribution and Revocation
  • Planning and Implementing Key Archival and Recovery

Lab : Planning and Implementing an Active Directory Certificate Services Infrastructure

  • Planning the Active Directory Certificate Services Deployment
  • Deploying the CA Infrastructure
  • Implementing Certificate Templates
  • Implementing Certificate Revocation and Distribution

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Plan and implement a CA deployment hierarchy in AD CS.
  • Design and implement a strategy for configuring and maintaining certificate templates.
  • Design and implement a strategy for distributing and revoking certificates.
  • Plan and implement private key and certificate recovery.

Module 11: Planning and Implementing an Identity Federation Infrastructure
In this module, students will be able to plan and implement an AD FS server deployment and claims aware application access.

Lessons

  • Planning and Implementing an AD FS Server Infrastructure
  • Planning and Implementing AD FS Claim Providers and Relying Parties
  • Planning and Implementing AD FS Claims and Claim Rules
  • Planning and Implementing Web Application Proxy

Lab : Planning and Implementing an AD FS Infrastructure

  • Designing the AD FS Deployment
  • Configuring Prerequisite Components for AD FS
  • Deploying AD FS for Internal Users
  • Deploying AD FS for a Partner Organization
  • Deploying the Web Application Proxy

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Plan and implement an AD FS server infrastructure.
  • Plan and implement AD FS claim providers and relying parties.
  • Plan and implement AD FS claims and claim rules.
  • Plan and implement the Web Application Proxy with AD FS integration.

Module 12: Planning and Implementing Data Access for Users and Devices
In this module, students will be able to plan and implement Dynamic Access Control (DAC), Workplace Join and Work Folders.

Lessons

  • Planning and Implementing DAC
  • Planning Workplace Join
  • Planning Work Folders

Lab : Implementing DAC and Access Denied Assistance

  • Planning and Implementing DAC
  • Preparing DAC Deployment
  • Implementing DAC
  • Validating and Remediating DAC
  • Preparing and Implementing an Infrastructure for Work Folders
  • Configuring AD FS and Web Application Proxy For Work Folders Publishing
  • Validating Work Folders Functionality

Lab : Implementing Work Folders

  • Planning and Implementing DAC
  • Preparing DAC Deployment
  • Implementing DAC
  • Validating and Remediating DAC
  • Preparing and Implementing an Infrastructure for Work Folders
  • Configuring AD FS and Web Application Proxy For Work Folders Publishing
  • Validating Work Folders Functionality

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Plan and implement DAC.
  • Describe and implement Work Place Join.
  • Plan a Work Folders deployment.

Module 13: Planning and Implementing an Information Rights Management Infrastructure
In this module, students will be able to plan and implement an AD RMS deployment, plan and manage AD RMS templates and access, and plan and implement external access to AD RMS services.

Lessons

  • AD RMS Overview
  • Planning and Implementing an AD RMS Cluster
  • Planning and Implementing AD RMS Templates and Policies
  • Planning and Implementing External Access to AD RMS Services
  • Planning and Implementing AD RMS Integration with Dynamic Access Control

Lab : Planning and Implementing an AD RMS Infrastructure

  • Planning an AD RMS Deployment
  • Deploying an AD RMS Infrastructure for Internal Users
  • Implementing AD RMS Integration with Dynamic Access Control
  • Implementing AD RMS Integration for External Users

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe what AD RMS is and the business scenarios addressed by AD RMS.
  • Plan, implement, and manage an AD RMS cluster.
  • Plan and implement AD RMS templates and policies.
  • Plan and implement external access to AD RMS services.
  • Plan the integration of AD RM
    S and DAC.