IT TRAINING

Microsoft 20417 – Upgrading your Skills to MCSA Windows Server 2012

In this course you will learn about the new features and functionlities of Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2 like management, networking infrastructure, storage, access control, Hyper-V, high availability and identity federation.

You will also learn about Dynamic Access Control, failover clustering, Microsoft Online Backup and changes with Active Directory, Powershell, Hyper-V and Active Directory Federation Services.

Who needs to attend

Who needs to attend?

This course is aimed at anyone with one or more of the following certifications and want to upgrade to MCSA:Windows Server 2012:

  • MCSA: Windows Server 2008
  • MCITP: Virtualization Administrator
  • MCITP: Enterprise Messaging Administrator
  • MCITP: Lync Server Administrator
  • MCITP: SharePoint Administrator
  • MCITP: Enterprise Desktop Administrator
what you will learn

What you will learn

Upon completion you will know how to:

  • Install and configure servers based on Windows Server 2012
  • Monitor and maintain Windows Server 2012 server
  • Manage Windows Server 2012 with Windowsby using PowerShell 3.0
  • Manage storage for Windows Server 2012
  • Implement network services
  • Implement DirectAccess remote access
  • Implement failover clustering
  • Implement Hyper-V
  • Implement failover clustering with Hyper-V
  • Implement dynamic access controlsecure data access for users and devices
  • Implement Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS)
  • Implement AD FS
  • Monitor and maintain Windows Server 2012
Prerequisites

Prerequisites

Students need to have:

  • Experience with implementing, managing, and administering a Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 environment
  • Experience with implementing and managing Windows networking technologies
  • Experience with implementing and managing Active Directory technologies
  • Understanding of basic virtualization and storage technologies
  • Knowledge equivalent to the MCSA: Windows Server 2008
Course outline

Course Outline

Module 1: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012
This module explains how to install and configure Windows Server 2012. It specifically covers requirements and considerations for installation and the installation of roles and installation types such as Server Core. It also covers the implementation and configuration of remote management of servers running Windows Server 2012.

Lessons

Installing Windows Server 2012 R2
Configuring Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows Server 2012
Configuring Remote Management for Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows Server 2012

Lab : Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 R2
After completing this module, students will be able to:

Install Windows Server 2012 R2.
Configure Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows Server 2012.
Configure Remote Management for Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows Server 2012.

Module 2: Managing Windows Server 2012 by Using Windows PowerShell
This module explains how to use Windows PowerShell to manage Windows Server 2012. It will provide an overview of Windows PowerShell and the Windows PowerShell Integrated Scripting Environment (ISE). It will also cover Windows PowerShell in the context of AD DS and general server management.

Lessons

Overview of Windows PowerShell
Using Windows PowerShell to Manage AD DS
Managing Servers by Using Windows PowerShell

Lab : Managing Servers Running Windows Server 2012 by Using Windows PowerShell
After completing this module, students will be able to:

Describe the Windows PowerShell command line interface.
Use Windows PowerShell to manage Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS).
Manage servers by using Windows PowerShell.

Module 3: Managing Storage in Windows Server 2012This module explains how to configure storage in Windows Server 2012.Lessons

Storage Features in Windows Server 2012
Configuring iSCSI Storage
Configuring Storage Spaces in Windows Server 2012
Configuring BranchCache in Windows Server 2012

Lab : Managing Storage on Servers Running Windows Server 2012Lab : Implementing BranchCache
After completing this module, students will be able to:

Describe the storage features in Windows Server 2012.
Configure iSCSI storage.
Configure Storage Spaces.
Configure BranchCache.

Module 4: Implementing Network Services
This module explains how to configure advanced features for Domain Name System (DNS) and Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP). It also explains how to configure IP Address Management (IPAM) and Network Access Protection (NAP).

Lessons

Implementing DNS and DHCP Enhancements
Implementing IPAM
Managing IP Address Spaces with IPAM
NAP Overview
Implementing NAP

Lab : Implementing Network ServicesLab : Deploying NAP
After completing this module, students will be able to:

Implement DHCP and DNS enhancements.
Implement IPAM.
Manage IP address spaces with IPAM.
Describe NAP.
Implement NAP.

Module 5: Implementing Remote Access
This module covers the options for provisioning remote access with Windows Server 2012. It will specifically cover DirectAccess and VPNs and the considerations for implementing and managing these remote access technologies in your Windows Server 2012 environment, including the use of certificates.

Lessons

Remote Access Overview
Implementing DirectAccess by Using the Getting Started Wizard
Implementing and Managing an Advanced DirectAccess Infrastructure
Implementing VPN

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

Install and manage the Remote Access role in Windows Server 2012.
Implement DirectAccess by using the Getting Started Wizard.
Implement and manage an advanced DirectAccess infrastructure.
Implement VPN access in Windows Server 2012.

Module 6: Implementing Failover Clustering
This module explains how to provide high availability for network services and applications by implementing Failover Clustering. It will provide an overview of the terms and technologies as well as specific considerations and options for the services and applications under discussion.

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 Multisite Failover Cluster

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

Describe failover clustering.
Implement a failover cluster.
Configure highly-available applications and services.
Maintain a failover cluster.
Implement multisite failover clustering.

Module 7: Implementing Hyper-V
This module explains how to install and configure Hyper-V virtual machines. It will cover general configuration as well as storage and networking considerations. It will also cover differences introduced in Windows Server 2012 R2.

Lessons

Configuring Hyper-V Servers
Configuring Hyper-V Storage
Configuring Hyper-V Networking
Configuring Hyper-V Virtual Machines

Lab : Implementing Server Virtualization with Hyper-V
After completing this module, students will be able to:

Configure Hyper-V servers.
Configure Hyper-V storage.
Configure Hyper-V networking.
Configure Hyper-V virtual machines.

Module 8: Implementing Failover Clustering with Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V
This module explains how to deploy and manage Hyper-V virtual machines in a failover cluster. It will provide an overview of the technologies involved as well as details on general configuration and migration of virtual machines.

Lessons

Overview of the Integration of Hyper-V Server 2012 with Failover Clustering
Implementing Hyper-V Virtual Machines on Failover Clusters
Implementing Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Virtual Machine Movement
Implementing Hyper-V Replica

Lab : Implementing Failover Clustering with Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V
After completing this module, students will be able to:

Describe how Hyper-V integrates with Failover Clustering.
Implement Hyper-V virtual machines in failover clusters.
Implement Hyper-V virtual machine movement.
Implement Hyper-V Replica.

Module 9: Implementing Secure Data Access for Users and DevicesThis module explains how to configure secure data access for users and devices. It will primarily cover the implementation of Dynamic Access Control (DAC) and Work Folders.Lessons

Dynamic Access Control Overview
Implementing DAC Components
Implementing DAC for Access Control
Implementing Access-Denied Assistance
Implementing and Managing Work Folders

Lab : Implementing Secure File Access
After completing this module, students will be able to:

Describe DAC.
Implement DAC components.
Implement DAC for access control.
Implement access-denied assistance.
Implement and manage Work Folders.

Module 10: Implementing AD DSThis module explains how to implement AD DS in Windows Server 2012. It covers the deployment and configuration of domain controllers as well as the use and implementation of service accounts, Group Policy, and services offered by Windows Azure Active Directory. It also covers the general maintenance of AD DS.Lessons

Deploying AD DS Domain Controllers
Configuring AD DS Domain Controllers
Implementing Service Accounts
Implementing Group Policy in AD DS
Overview of Windows Azure Active Directory
Maintaining AD DS

Lab : Implementing AD DSLab : Troubleshooting and Maintaining AD DS
After completing this module, students will be able to:

Deploy domain controllers.
Configure domain controllers.
Implement service accounts.
Implement Group Policy.
Describe Windows Azure Active Directory.
Maintain AD DS.

Module 11: Implementing AD FSThis module explains how to implement an AD FS deployment. It will cover a single organization usage scenario as well as a business-to-business scenario. The module also covers Web Application Proxy and Workplace Join.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
Implementing Web Application Proxy
Implementing Workplace Join

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

Describe AD FS.
Explain how to deploy AD FS.
Explain how to implement AD FS for a single organization.
Explain how to deploy AD FS in a business-to-business federation scenario.
Explain how to implement Web Application Proxy.
Explain how to implement Workplace Join.

Module 12: Monitoring and Maintaining Windows Server 2012This module explains how to monitor and maintain Windows Server 2012. It will cover Performance Monitor and data collector sets as well as server backup and recovery technologies.Lessons

Monitoring Windows Server 2012
Implementing Windows Server Backup
Implementing Server and Data Recovery

Lab : Monitoring and Maintaining Windows 2012 Servers
After completing this module, students will be able to:

Monitor Windows Server 2012.
Implement Windows Server Backup.
Restore data and servers by using Windows Server Backup.

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