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 2012 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:  Deploying and Managing Windows Server 2012

This module introduces students to the editions of Windows Server 2012 and the new Windows Server 2012 management tools. It also covers how to install Windows Server 2012, how to perform post-deployment tasks, and how to perform basic administrative tasks.

Lessons

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

Lab : Deploying and Managing Windows Server 2012

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe Windows Server 2012.
  • Install Windows Server 2012.
  • Perform post‑installation configuration of Windows Server 2012.
  • Describe the management tools available in Windows Server 2012.
  • Perform basic administrative tasks using Windows PowerShell.

Module 2: 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
After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the structure of AD DS.
  • Describe the purpose of domain controllers.
  • Install a domain controller.

Module 3: 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

Lab : Managing Active Directory Domain Services Objects

After completing this module, students will be able to:

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  • Manage user accounts with graphical tools.
  • Manage group accounts with graphical tools.
  • Manage computer accounts.
  • Delegate permissions to perform AD DS administration.

Module 4: 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
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 5: Implementing IPv4
This module discusses using IPv4, which is the network protocol used on the Internet and on local area networks. In this module, students learn how to implement an IPv4 addressing scheme and how to troubleshoot network communication. This module also covers how to determine and troubleshoot network-related problems.

Lessons

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

Lab : Implementing 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 6: 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

  • Overview of the DHCP Server Role
  • Configuring DHCP Scopes
  • Managing a DHCP Database
  • Securing and Monitoring DHCP

Lab : Implementing DHCP
After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Explain the DHCP server role.
  • Configure DHCP scopes.
  • Manage a DHCP database.
  • Secure and monitor the DHCP server role.

Module 7: 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
  • Installing a DNS Server
  • Managing DNS Zones

Lab: Implementing DNS
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 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
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 introduces several different storage technologies. It discusses how to implement the storage solutions in Windows Server 2012, and how to use the new Storage Spaces feature, which enables you to combine disks into pools that you can configure for automatic management.
Lessons

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

Lab : Implementing Local Storag
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 provide file and print resources with Windows Server 2012. It describes how to secure files and folders, how to protect previous versions of files and folders by using shadow copies, and how to give workers remote access to corporate files by implementing the new Work Folders role service. It also describes new network printing features that help manage the network printing environment.

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

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Secure shared files and folders.
  • Protect shared files and folders by using shadow copies.
  • Configure the Work Folders role service.
  • Configure network printing.
  • Configure network printing.

Module 11: Implementing Group Policy
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This module provides an overview of Group Policy and provides details about how to implement Group Policy.

Lessons

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

Lab: Implementing Group Policy

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. It covers how to identify security threats, plan your strategy to mitigate security threats, and secure your Windows Server 2012 infrastructure.

Lessons

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

Lab : Increasing Security for Server Resources

Lab : Configuring AppLocker and Windows Firewall

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe Windows Server 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

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe 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 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 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: Configuring and Troubleshooting Domain Name System
This module explains how to configure and troubleshoot DNS, including DNS replication and caching.

Lessons

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

Lab: Configuring and Troubleshooting DNS

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Install and configure the DNS server role.
  • Create and configure DNS zones.
  • Configure DNS zone transfers.
  • Manage and troubleshoot DNS.

Module 2: Maintaining Active Directory Domain Services

This module explains how to implement virtualized domain controllers and read-only domain controller (RODCs). It also explains how to perform common AD DS administrative tasks and manage the AD DS Database.

Lessons

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

Lab: Maintaining AD DS

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Implement virtualized domain controllers.
  • Implement RODCs.
  • Administer AD DS.
  • Manage the AD DS database

Module 3: Managing User and Service Accounts
This module explains how to create, configure and automate the creation of user accounts. It also explains how to configure account-related properties of user objects. It further explains how to create and administer Managed Service Accounts

Lessons

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

Lab : Managing User and Service Accounts

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Configure password policy and user account lockout settings.
  • Configure managed service accounts.

Module 4: Implementing a Group Policy Infrastructure

This module explains how to implement a GPO infrastructure. This also teaches how to perform common GPO management tasks, and manage GPOs by using Windows PowerShell. It also focuses on troubleshooting the application of GPOs.

Lessons

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

Lab : Implementing a Group Policy Infrastructure

After completing this module, students will be able to:

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  • Explain what Group Policy is.
  • Implement and administer Group Policy Objects (GPOs).
  • Manage Group Policy scope and Group Policy processing.
  • Troubleshoot the application of GPOs.

Module 5: Managing User Desktops with Group Policy
This module explains how you can use Group Policy Objects (GPOs) to implement desktop environments across your organization by using Administrative Templates, Folder Redirection, Group Policy preferences, and where applicable, use software deployment to install and update application programs. It is important to know how to use these various GPO features so that you can configure your users’ computer settings properly.
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
After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Configure folder redirection and scripts by using GPOs.
  • Describe and implement Administrative Templates.
  • Configure GPO preferences.
  • Deploy software by using GPOs.

Module 6: Installing, Configuring, and Troubleshooting the Network Policy Server Role
This module explains how to install and configure NPS, RADIUS Clients and servers. It also describes NPS authentication methods. It describe NPS authentication methods and how to monitor and troubleshoot NPS.

Lessons

  • Installing and Configuring a Network Policy Server
  • Configuring RADIUS Clients and Servers
  • NPS Authentication Methods
  • Monitoring and Troubleshooting a Network Policy Server

Lab: Installing and Configuring a Network Policy Server
After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Install and configure a Network Policy Server (NPS).
  • Configure clients and servers with the Remote Authentication Dial-In User Service (RADIUS) protocol.
  • Explain NPS authentication methods.
  • Monitor and troubleshoot NPS.

Module 7: Implementing Network Access ProtectionThis module explains how to configure, monitor, and troubleshoot NAP. It also explains how NAP can help to protect your network and the various NAP enforcement processes.

Lessons

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

Lab: Implementing Network Access Protection
After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe how NAP can help to protect your network.
  • Describe the various NAP enforcement processes.
  • Configure NAP.
  • Monitor and troubleshoot NAP.

Module 8: Implementing Remote Access
In this module, you will learn how to implement and manage remote access in Windows Server 2012. You will also learn how to implement DirectAccess by using the Getting Started wizard, implement and manage an advanced DirectAccess infrastructure, and implement VPN.

Lessons

  • Overview of Remote Access
  • Implementing DirectAccess by Using the Getting Started Wizard
  • Implementing and Managing an Advanced DirectAccess Infrastructure
  • Implementing VPN
  • Implementing Web Application Proxy

Lab : Implementing DirectAccess by Using the Getting Started Wizard
Lab : Deploying an Advanced DirectAccess Solution
Lab : Implementing VPNLab : Implementing Web Application Proxy
After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Install and manage the Remote Access role in Windows Server 2012 operating system.
  • Implement DirectAccess by using the Getting Started Wizard.
  • Implement and manage an advanced DirectAccess Infrastructure.
  • Implement VPN access.
  • Implement Web Application Proxy.

Module 9: Optimizing File Services
This module describes FSRM, configure quotas, file screening, and storage reports and implement classification management and file management tasks. It describes the components of the DFS. I also explains how to configure DFS namespaces and DFS replication.

Lessons

  • Overview of FSRM
  • Using FSRM to Manage Quotas, File Screens, and Storage Reports
  • Implementing Classification and File Management Tasks
  • Overview of DFS
  • Configuring DFS Namespaces
  • Configuring and Troubleshooting DFS Replication

Lab : Configuring Quotas and File Screening Using File Server Resource Manager
Lab : Implementing Distributed File System

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the File Server Resource Manager (FSRM) in the Windows Server 2012 operating system.
  • Use FSRM to manage quotas, file screens, and storage reports.
  • Implement classification and file management tasks.
  • Describe Distributed File System (DFS).
  • Configure DFS namespaces.
  • Configure and troubleshoot DFS Replication.

Module 10: Configuring Encryption and Advanced Auditing

This module explains how to encrypt files using EFS and configure advanced auditing features.

Lessons

  • Encrypting Drives by Using BitLocker
  • Encrypting Files by Using EFS
  • Configuring Advanced Auditing

Lab : Configuring Quotas and File Screening Using FSRM

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Secure data by using BitLocker Drive Encryption.
  • Encrypt files by using Encrypting File System (EFS).
  • Configure advanced auditing.

Module 11: Deploying and Maintaining Server Images
This module explains how to create and manage server images by using Windows Deployment Services.

Lessons

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

Lab: Using Windows Deployment Services to Deploy Windows Server 2012
After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the important features and functionality of Windows Deployment Services (Windows DS).
  • Manage images by using Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (Windows ADK) Tools.
  • Configure Windows Deployment Services in Windows Server 2012.
  • Perform deployments with Windows Deployment Services.

Module 12: Implementing Update Management
This module explains how to use Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) to deploy updates to Windows servers and clients.

Lessons

  • Overview of WSUS
  • Deploying Updates with WSUS

Lab : Implementing Update Management
After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the role of WSUS.
  • Describe the WSUS update management process.
  • Deploy updates with WSUS.

<pstyle=text-align:justify”>Module 13: Monitoring Windows Server 2012
This module explains the monitoring tools available in Windows Server 2012. it also explains how to use Performance Monitor and monitor events.

Lessons

  • Monitoring Tools
  • Using Performance Monitor
  • Monitoring Event Logs

Lab: Monitoring Windows Server 2012
After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the monitoring tools for the Windows Server 2012 operating system.
  • Use Performance Monitor to view and analyze performance statistics of programs that are running on their servers.
  • Monitor event logs to view and interpret the recorded events.t are running on your servers.

Course 20412D- 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 Contents

Module 1: 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
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 2: 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
Lab : Implementing 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 3: 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
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 4: 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
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 5: : 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

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 6: Implementing AD CS deployment
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
Lab : Deploying and Managing Certificates

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 7:  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

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 8: Implementing and Administering AD FS
FSIn 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
Lab : Implementing AD FS for External Partners and Users

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 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

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

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

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

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.

Course 20413C – 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
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
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
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
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
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
Lab : Designing and Implementing an Active Directory Domain Services Forest 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
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
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
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
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
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
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.

Course 20414C: 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
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
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
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
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
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
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 application 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
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
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
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
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
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
Lab: Implementing Work Folders

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
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 RMS and DAC.

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