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Windows Server 2012
10967A: Fundamentals of a Windows Server Infrastructure
5 Days
Learn the fundamental knowledge and skills that you need to build a Windows Server infrastructure with Windows Server 2012.

This five day course provides the networking, security, and system administration information that you need to implement a Windows Server infrastructure. It covers the basics of installation and configuration, storage, network infrastructure, network components, network protocols, server roles, Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS), Group Policy, IT security, server security, network security, security software, monitoring server performance, and maintaining a Windows Server.

This course includes the foundational level knowledge to prepare students to start a career or cross train in Microsoft Windows Server technologies.
After completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Perform a local media-based installation of Windows Server 2012.
  • Select appropriate storage technologies and configure storage on Windows Server.
  • Describe fundamental network components and terminology thus enabling you to select an appropriate network component in a particular scenario.
  • Implement a network by selecting network hardware components and technologies and determine the appropriate network hardware and wiring components for a given situation.
  • Describe the protocols and services within the Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) suite of protocols and implement IPv4 within a Windows Server environment.
  • Describe server roles.
  • Implement and configure an Active Directory Domain Service (AD DS) forest.
  • Describe the concept of defense-in-depth and determine how to implement this approach with Windows Server.
  • Identify the security features in Windows Server that help to provide defense-in-depth.
  • Identify the network-related security features in Windows Server to mitigate security threats to you network.
  • Identify and implement additional software components to enhance your organization’s security.
  • Monitor a server to determine the performance level.
  • Identify the Windows Server tools available to maintain and troubleshoot Windows Server.
Candidates for this course are people who are starting out their career or looking to change careers into Windows Server Technologies and need the fundamental knowledge to help them achieve that. It would be of interest to home computer users, small business owners, academic students, information workers, developers, technical managers, help desk technicians or students who are looking to cross train from an alternative technology.

This course is needed as a first step in preparing for a job in IT or as prerequisite training before beginning the Microsoft Certified System Administrator (MCSA) training and certification path.
In addition to their professional experience, before attending this course, students must have:
  • A good fundamental knowledge of general computing concepts.
  • Knowledge equivalent to the MTA exam 98-349: Windows Operating System Fundamentals
Module1: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012
Thismodule explains how the Windows Server 2012 editions, installationoptions, optimal service and device configuration and general post-installationconfiguration all contribute to the functionality and effectiveness of yourWindows Server implementation.
  • Windows Server Architecture.
  • Installing Windows Server.
  • Configuring Services.
  • Configuring Devices and Device Drivers.

Module2: Implementing Storage in Windows Server
Thismodule will introduce you to different storage technologies and discusshow to implement the storage solutions in Windows Server. There is also adiscussion on how to create a resilient strategy for your storage, helping toavoid unplanned downtime and loss of data.
  • Identifying Storage Technologies.
  • Managing Disks and Volumes.
  • Fault Tolerance.

Module3: Understanding Network Infrastructure
Inthis module, students will learn how to describe fundamental network componentand terminology thus enabling the student to select an appropriate networkcomponent in a particular scenario.
  • Network Architecture Standards.
  • Local Area Networking.
  • Wide Area Networking.
  • Wireless Networking.
  • Connecting to the Internet.
  • Remote Access.

Module4: Connecting Network Components
Thismodule explores the functionality of low-level networking components, includingswitches and routers. In addition, the module provides guidance on how best toconnect these and other components together to provide additional networkfunctionality.
  • Understanding the OSI Model.
  • Understanding Media Types.
  • Understanding Adapters, Hubs, and Switches.
  • Understanding Routing.

Module5: Implementing TCP/IP
Thismodule describes the requirements of a protocol stack and then focuses on theTransmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) protocol stack.
  • Overview of TCP/IP.
  • IPv4 Addressing.
  • IPv6 Addressing.
  • Name Resolution.

Module6: Implementing Windows Server Roles
Thismodule explains the functional requirements of a server computer and howto select and deploy appropriate server roles to support these functionalrequirements.
  • Role-Based Deployment.
  • Deploying Role-Specific Services.
  • Considerations for Provisioning Roles.

Module7: Implementing Active Directory
Thismodule explains that, as a directory service, how AD DS stores informationabout objects on a network and makes this information available to users andnetwork administrators.
  • Introducing Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS).
  • Implementing AD DS.
  • Managing Users, Groups, and Computers.
  • Implementing Group Policy

Module8: Implementing IT Security Layers
Thismodule explains how, in addition to file and share permissions, you can alsouse data encryption to restrict data access.
  • Overview of Defense-in-Depth.
  • Physical Security.
  • Internet Security.

Module9: Implementing Security in Windows Server
Thismodule reviews the tools and concepts available for implementing securitywithin a Microsoft Windows infrastructure.
  • Overview of Windows Security.
  • Securing Files and Folders.
  • Implementing Encryption.

Module10: Implementing Network Security
Thismodule explains possible threats when you connect your computers to a network,how to identify them, and how implement appropriate Windows network securityfeatures to help to eliminate them.
  • Overview of Network Security.
  • Implementing Firewalls.
  • Internet Protocol Security (IPsec)

Module11: Implementing Security Software
Thismodule explains how an information technology (IT) administrator can accountfor and mitigate the risks of malicious code, unauthorized use, and data theft.
  • Client Software Protection Features.
  • E-Mail Protection.
  • Server Protection.

Module12: Monitoring Server Performance
Thismodule discusses the importance of monitoring the performance of servers, andhow you monitor servers to ensure that they run efficiently and useavailable server capacity. It also explains performance monitoringtools to identify components that require additional tuning andtroubleshooting, so that you can improve the efficiency of your servers.
  • Event Logging.
  • Performance Monitoring.

Module13: Maintaining Windows Server
Thismodule explains the importance of system updates, how to troubleshoot theWindows Server boot process, and how to implement high availability andrecovery technologies to improve system availability.
  • Troubleshooting Windows Server Startup.
  • Server Availability and Data Recovery.
  • Applying Updates to Windows Server.
  • Troubleshooting Windows Server.