MCSA: Windows Server 2012 Boot Camp

This course prepares students to administer a Windows Server 2012 in an enterprise environment, and for MS Server certification.

This accelerated learning environment helps you build your hands-on skills and prepare for the MCSA: Windows Server 2012 certification exams. This extended-hours Boot Camp, led by senior instructors, includes targeted lectures using Microsoft Learning recommended content as well as six months of access to over 35 hands-on remote labs.

This Boot Camp includes all the exam vouchers required for certification, along with one free retake voucher if needed. It also includes access to our online study program for 30 days, providing indispensable certification exam prep.

Course Objectives

  • Administer a Windows Server 2012 Infrastructure in an enterprise environment
  • Implement and configure Windows Server 2012 core services, such as Active Directory and the networking services
  • Administration tasks necessary to maintain a Windows Server 2012 infrastructure, including user and group management, network access, and data security
  • Advanced configuration tasks necessary to deploy, manage, and maintain a Windows Server 2012 infrastructure, including fault tolerance, certificate services, and identity federation
  • Key topics and concepts addressed on the MCSA: Windows Server 2012 exams

MCSASERVER2012 Course Outline

  • Exam 70-410: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012
  1. Deploying and Managing Windows Server 2012
    1. Windows Server 2012
    2. Windows Server 2012 Management
    3. Installing Windows Server 2012
    4. Post-Installation Configuration of Windows Server 2012
    5. Windows PowerShell
  2. Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS)
    1. AD DS
    2. Domain Controllers
    3. Installing a Domain Controller
  3. Managing Active Directory Domain Services Objects
    1. Managing User Accounts
    2. Managing Group Accounts
    3. Managing Computer Accounts
    4. Delegating Administration
  4. Automating AD DS Administration
    1. Using Command Line Tools for Administration
    2. Using Windows PowerShell for Administration
    3. Performing Bulk Operations with Windows PowerShell
  5. Implementing IPv4
    1. TCP/IP
    2. IPv4 Addressing
    3. Subnetting and Supernetting
    4. Configuring and Troubleshooting IPv4
  6. Implementing Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)
    1. Installing a DHCP Server Role
    2. Configuring DHCP Scopes
    3. Managing a DHCP Database
    4. Securing and Monitoring DHCP
  7. Implementing Domain Name System (DNS)
    1. Name Resolution for Windows Clients and Servers
    2. Installing and Managing a DNS Server
    3. Managing DNS Zones
  8. Implementing IPv6
    1. IPv6 Addressing
    2. Coexistence with IPv6
    3. IPv6 Transition Technologies
  9. Implementing Local Storage
    1. Storage
    2. Managing Disks and Volumes
    3. Implementing Storage Spaces
  10. Implementing File and Print Services
    1. Securing Files and Folders
    2. Protecting Shared Files and Folders Using Shadow Copies
    3. Configuring Network Printing
  11. Implementing Group Policy
    1. Group Policy Processing
    2. Implementing a Central Store for Administrative Templates
  12. Securing Windows Servers Using Group Policy Objects
    1. Windows Security
    2. Configuring Security Settings
    3. Restricting Software
    4. Configuring Windows Firewall with Advanced Security
  13. Implementing Server Virtualization with Hyper-V
    1. Virtualization Technologies
    2. Implementing Hyper-V
    3. Managing Virtual Machine Storage
    4. Managing Virtual Networks
  • Exam 70-411: Administering Windows Server 2012
  1. Implementing a Group Policy Infrastructure
    1. Group Policy
    2. Implementing and Administering Group Policy Objects (GPOs)
    3. Managing Group Policy Scope
    4. Group Policy Processing
    5. Troubleshooting the Application of GPOs
  2. Managing User Desktops with Group Policy
    1. Implementing Administrative Templates
    2. Configuring Folder Redirection and Scripts
    3. Configuring Group Policy Preferences
    4. Managing Software with Group Policy
  3. Managing User and Service Accounts
    1. Automating User Account Management
    2. Configuring Password-Policy and User-Account Lockout
    3. Configuring Managed Service Accounts
  4. Maintaining Active Directory Domain Services
    1. Implementing Virtualized Domain Controllers
    2. Implementing Read-Only Domain Controllers
    3. Administering AD DS
    4. Managing the AD DS Database
  5. Configuring and Troubleshooting Domain Name System (DNS)
    1. Installing the DNS Server Role
    2. Configuring the DNS Server Role
    3. Configuring DNS Zones
    4. Configuring DNS Zone Transfers
    5. Managing and Troubleshooting DNS
  6. Configuring and Troubleshooting Remote Access
    1. Configuring Network Access
    2. Configuring VPN Access
    3. Network Policies
    4. Troubleshooting Routing and Remote Access
    5. Configuring DirectAccess
  7. Installing, Configuring, and Troubleshooting the Network Policy Server Role
    1. Installing and Configuring a Network Policy Server
    2. Configuring RADIUS Clients and Servers
    3. NPS Authentication Methods
    4. Monitoring and Troubleshooting a Network Policy Server
  8. Implementing Network Access Protection
    1. NAP Enforcement Processes
    2. Configuring NAP
    3. Monitoring and Troubleshooting NAP
  9. Optimizing File Services
    1. File Server Resource Manager (FSRM)
    2. Using FSRM to Manage Quotas, File Screens, and Storage Reports
    3. Implementing Classification and File Management Tasks
    4. Distributed File System (DFS)
    5. Configuring DFS Namespaces
    6. Configuring and Troubleshooting DFS-R
  10. Configuring Encryption and Advanced Auditing
    1. Encrypting Files Using Encrypting File System
    2. Configuring Advanced Auditing
  11. Deploying and Maintaining Server Images
    1. Windows Deployment Services
    2. Implementing Deployment with Windows Deployment Services
    3. Administering Windows Deployment Services
  12. Implementing Update Management
    1. Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
    2. Deploying Updates with WSUS
  13. Monitoring Windows Server 2012
    1. Monitoring Tools
    2. Using Performance Monitor
    3. Monitoring Event Logs
  • Exam 70-412: Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services
  1. Implementing Advanced Network Services
    1. Configuring Advanced DHCP Features
    2. Configuring Advanced DNS Settings
    3. Implementing IPAM
  2. Implementing Advanced File Services
    1. Configuring iSCSI Storage
    2. Configuring BranchCache
    3. Optimizing Storage Usage
  3. Implementing Dynamic Access Control
    1. Planning for Dynamic Access Control
    2. Deploying Dynamic Access Control
  4. Implementing Network Load Balancing (NLB)
    1. Configuring an NLB Cluster
    2. Planning an NLB Implementation
  5. Implementing Failover Clustering
    1. Implementing a Failover Cluster
    2. Configuring Highly Available Applications and Services on a Failover Cluster
    3. Maintaining a Failover Cluster
    4. Implementing a Multi-Site Failover Cluster
  6. Implementing Failover Clustering with Hyper-V
    1. Integrating Hyper-V with Failover Clustering
    2. Implementing Hyper-V Virtual Machines on Failover Clusters
    3. Implementing Hyper-V Vi rtual Machine Movement
    4. Managing Hyper-V Virtual Environments by Using VMM
  7. Implementing Disaster Recovery
    1. Implementing Windows Server Backup
    2. Implementing Server and Data Recovery
    3. Restore
  8. Implementing Distributed AD DS Deployments
    1. Deploying a Distributed AD DS Environment
    2. Configuring AD DS Trusts
  9. Implementing AD DS Sites and Replication
    1. Configuring AD DS Sites
    2. Configuring and Monitoring AD DS Replication
  10. Implementing Active Directory Certificate Services
    1. Public Key Infrastructure (PKI)
    2. Deploying CAs
    3. Deploying and Managing Certificate Templates
    4. Implementing Certificate Distribution and Revocation
    5. Managing Certificate Recovery
  11. Implementing Active Directory Rights Management Services (AD RMS)
    1. Deploying and Managing an AD RMS Infrastructure
    2. Configuring AD RMS Content Protection
    3. Configuring External Access to AD RMS
  12. Implementing Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS)
    1. Deploying AD FS
    2. Implementing AD FS for a Single Organization
    3. Deploying AD FS in a B2B Federation Scenario
  • Labs
    • Exam 70-410: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012
      • Lab 1: Deploy and Manage Windows Server 2012
      • Lab 2: Install Domain Controllers
      • Lab 3: Manage Active Directory Domain Services Objects
      • Lab 4: Automate AD DS Administration Using Windows PowerShell
      • Lab 5: Implement IPv4
      • Lab 6: Implement DHCP
      • Lab 7: Implement DNS
      • Lab 8: Implement IPv6
      • Lab 9: Implement Local Storage
      • Lab 10: Implement File and Print Services
      • Lab 11: Implement Group Policy
      • Lab 12a: Increase Security for Server Resources
      • Lab 12b: Configure AppLocker and Windows Firewall
      • Lab13: Implement Server Virtualization with Hyper-V
    • Exam 70-411: Administering Windows Server 2012
      • Lab 1: Implement a Group Policy Infrastructure
      • Lab 2: Manage User Desktops with Group Policy
      • Lab 3: Manage User and Service Accounts
      • Lab 4: Maintain AD DS
      • Lab 5: Configure and Troubleshoot DNS
      • Lab 6a: Configure Remote Access
      • Lab 6b: Configure DirectAccess
      • Lab 7: Install and Configure a Network Policy Server
      • Lab 8: Implement NAP
      • Lab 9a: Configure Quotas and File Screening Using FSRM
      • Lab 9b: Implement DFS
      • Lab 10: Configure Encryption and Advanced Auditing
      • Lab 11: Use Windows Deployment Services to Deploy Windows Server 2012
      • Lab 12: Implement Update Management
      • Lab 13: Monitor Windows Server 2012
    • Exam 70-412: Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services
      • Lab 1: Implement Advanced Network Services
      • Lab 2a: Implement Advanced File Services
      • Lab 2b: Implement BranchCache
      • Lab 3: Implement Dynamic Access Control
      • Lab 4: Implement Network Load Balancing
      • Lab 5: Implement Failover Clustering
      • Lab 6: Implement Failover Clustering with Hyper-V
      • Lab 7: Implement Windows Server Backup and
      • Lab 8: Implement Complex AD DS Deployments
      • Lab 9: Implement AD DS Sites and Replication
      • Lab 10: Implement Active Directory Certificate Services
      • Lab 11: Configure AD RMS
      • Lab 12: Implement AD FS

Who Should Attend

  • Pre- and post-sales network engineers involved in installing or supporting Microsoft Solutions
  • Network engineers, network administrators, network support technicians, and help desk technicians
10 Day Course $6495

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