Microsoft 20412 – Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services

Some cross-over of skills will be present in these courses, this course focuses on configuration skills required to deploy, maintain and manage a Windows Server 2012 infrastructure like advanced networking services, Active Directory Domain Services, Active Directory Rights Management Services, Active Directory Federation Services, Network Load Balancing, Failover Clustering, business continuity, disaster recovery services, access and information provisioning and protection technologies such as Dynamic Access Control and Web Application Proxy integration.

Who needs to attend

Who needs to attend?
This course is addressed to IT professionals with hands-on experience with Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2 that wish to be able to perform advanced provisioning and management in the Windows Server 2012 environment.

what you will learn

What you will learn

Upon completion you will know how to:

  • Configure and manage iSCSI, BranchCache, and File Server Resource Manager (FSRM)
  • Implement dynamic access control
  • Implement network load balancing
  • Implement failover clustering with Hyper-V
  • Implement distributed Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) deployments
  • Implement AD DS sites and replication
  • Implement Active Directory Certificate Services (AD CS)
  • Implement Active Directory Rights Management Services (AD RMS)
  • Implement Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS)


Students need to have:

  • Experience working in a Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, or Windows Server 2012
  • Enterprise environment
  • Experience implementing, managing, and configuring Active Directory and networking infrastructure

Equivalent knowledge and experience to:

  • Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 (M20410)
  • Administering Windows Server 2012 (M20411)
Course outline

Course Outline

Module 1: Implementing Advanced Network Services
Configuring Advanced DHCP Features
Configuring Advanced DNS Settings
Implementing IP Address Management
Lab: Implementing Advanced Network Services
Module 2: Implementing Advanced File Services
Configuring iSCSI Storage
Configuring Branch Cache
Optimizing Storage Usage
Lab: Implementing Advanced File Services
Module 3: Implementing Dynamic Access Control
Overview of Dynamic Access Control
Planning for a Dynamic Access Control Implementation
Configuring Dynamic Access Control
Lab: Implementing Dynamic Access Control
Module 4: Implementing Network Load Balancing
Network Load Balancing Overview
Configuring a Network Load Balancing Cluster
Planning a Network Load Balancing Implementation
Lab: Implementing Network Load Balancing
Module 5: Implementing Failover Clustering
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
Module 6: Implementing Failover Clustering with Hyper-V
Overview of the Integration of Hyper-V with Failover Clustering
Implementing Hyper-V Virtual Machines on Failover Clusters
Implementing Hyper-V Virtual Machine Movement
Managing Hyper-V Virtual Environments by Using System Center Virtual Machine Manager
Lab: Implementing Failover Clustering with Hyper-V
Module 7: Implementing Disaster Recovery
Disaster Recovery Overview
Implementing Windows Server Backup
Implementing Server and Data Recovery
Lab: Implementing Windows Server Backup and Restore
Module 8: Implementing Distributed AD DS Deployments
Overview of Distributed AD DS Deployments
Implementing a Distributed AD DS Deployment
Configuring AD DS Trusts
Lab: Implementing Complex AD DS Deployments
Module 9: Implementing AD DS Sites and Replication
Overview of AD DS Replication
Configuring AD DS Sites
Configuring and Monitoring AD DS Replication
Lab: Implementing AD DS Sites and Replication
Module 10: Implementing AD CS
Public Key Infrastructure Overview
Deploying Certification Authorities
Deploying and Managing Certificate Templates
Implementing Certificate Distribution and Revocation
Managing Certificate Recovery
Lab: Implementing Active Directory Certificate Services
Module 11: Implementing AD RMS
Active Directory Rights Management Overview
Deploying and Managing an AD RMS Infrastructure
Configuring AD RMS Content Protection
Configuring External Access to AD RMS
Lab: Configuring AD RMS
Module 12: Implementing AD FS
Overview of Active Directory Federation Services
Deploying Active Directory Federation Services
Implementing AD FS for a Single Organization
Deploying AD FS in a Business to Business Federation Scenario
Lab: Implementing AD FS