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Windows Server 2012
20417D: Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows Server 2012
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Get hands-on instruction and practice configuring and implementing new features and functionality in Windows Server 2012, including Windows Server 2012 R2, in this five-day Microsoft Official Course. This course is designed for IT professionals who want to upgrade their technical skills from Windows Server 2008 to Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2. It presumes a high level of knowledge about previous Windows Server technologies and skills equivalent to MCSA: Windows Server 2008 credential.
The course covers the new features and functionality in Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2, including management, network infrastructure, storage, access control, virtualization, high availability, and identity federation. Specific technologies covered include Windows PowerShell, Storage Spaces and Internet Small Computer System interface (iSCSI), Active Directory, Hyper-V, implementation of Remote Access solutions such as DirectAccess, VPNs, and Web Application Proxy (WAP). The course also covers Failover Clustering, Federation Services as well as access and information provisioning and protection technologies such as Dynamic Access Control, and Web Application Proxy integration with Federation Services and Workplace Join.
This course is not a product upgrade course, detailing considerations for migrating and upgrading your specific environment to Windows Server 2012. Rather, this course will update your existing Windows Server 2008 knowledge and skills to Windows Server 2012, including Windows Server 2012 R2.
This course maps directly to and is the preferred choice for hands-on preparation for Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA): Exam 417: Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows Server 2012, which is the upgrade exam for individuals who hold an MCSA: Windows Server 2008 certification.
Labs in this course are based on Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1.
After completing this course, students will have been taught information how to:
  • Install and configure Windows Server 2012.
  • Manage Windows Server 2012 by using Windows PowerShell.
  • Manage storage in Windows Server 2012.
  • Implement network services.
  • Implement Remote Access.
  • Implement Failover Clustering.
  • Implement Hyper-V.
  • Implement Failover Clustering with Hyper-V.
  • Implementing secure data access for users and devices.
  • Implement Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS).
  • Implement Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS).
  • Monitor and maintain Windows Server 2012.
This course is intended for Information Technology (IT) Professionals who are experienced Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2 system administrators who are familiar with carrying out day to day Windows Server management and maintenance tasks. The course will update their skill to Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2. Candidates suitable for this course would be:
  • Experienced Windows Server Administrators who have real world experience working in a Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2 enterprise environment.
  • IT professionals who have obtained the credential MCSA: Windows Server 2008 or have equivalent knowledge.
  • IT Professionals wanting to take the Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) exams in Data Center, Desktop Infrastructure, Messaging, Collaboration and Communication will also be interested in taking this course as they prepare for the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) Windows Server 2012 credential, which is a pre-requisite for their individual specialties.
Before attending this course, students must have:
  • Experience with day-to-day Windows Server 2008 or Widows Server 2008 R2 system administration, management and maintenance tasks in an Enterprise environment
  • Obtained the credential Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA): Windows Server 2008 or have equivalent knowledge
Note: It is possible to take this course without having the MCSA: Windows Server 2008 credential once the criteria of equivalent knowledge is met. However, the subsequent taking and passing of the 70-417 upgrade exam will not provide the exam taker with the MCSA: Windows Server 2012 credential. This credential upgrade path is exclusively for holders of the MCSA: Windows Server 2008 credential
Module1: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012
Thismodule explains how to install and configure Windows Server 2012. Itspecifically covers requirements and considerations for installation and theinstallation of roles and installation types such as Server Core. It alsocovers the implementation and configuration of remote management of serversrunning 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
 
Module2: Managing Windows Server 2012 by Using Windows PowerShell
Thismodule explains how to use Windows PowerShell to manage Windows Server 2012. Itwill provide an overview of Windows PowerShell and the Windows PowerShellIntegrated Scripting Environment (ISE). It will also cover Windows PowerShellin 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
 
Module3: Managing Storage in Windows Server 2012
Thismodule 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
 
Module4: Implementing Network Services
Thismodule explains how to configure advanced features for Domain Name System (DNS)and Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP). It also explains howto 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
 
Module5: Implementing Remote Access
Thismodule covers the options for provisioning remote access with Windows Server2012. It will specifically cover DirectAccess and VPNs and the considerationsfor implementing and managing these remote access technologies in your WindowsServer 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
 
Module6: Implementing Failover Clustering
Thismodule explains how to provide high availability for network services andapplications by implementing Failover Clustering. It will provide an overviewof the terms and technologies as well as specific considerations and optionsfor 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
 
Module7: Implementing Hyper-V
Thismodule explains how to install and configure Hyper-V virtual machines. It willcover 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
 
Module8: Implementing Failover Clustering with Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V
Thismodule explains how to deploy and manage Hyper-V virtual machines in a failovercluster. It will provide an overview of the technologies involved as well asdetails 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
 
Module9: Implementing Secure Data Access for Users and Devices
Thismodule explains how to configure secure data access for users and devices. Itwill primarily cover the implementation of Dynamic Access Control (DAC) andWork Folders.
Lessons
  • Dynamic Access Control Overview
  • Implementing DAC Components
  • Implementing DAC for Access Control
  • Implementing Access-Denied Assistance
  • Implementing and Managing Work Folders
 
Module10: Implementing AD DS
Thismodule explains how to implement AD DS in Windows Server 2012. It covers thedeployment and configuration of domain controllers as well as the use andimplementation of service accounts, Group Policy, and services offered byWindows Azure Active Directory. It also covers the general maintenance ofAD 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
 
Module11: Implementing AD FS
Thismodule explains how to implement an AD FS deployment. It will cover asingle 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
 
Module12: Monitoring and Maintaining Windows Server 2012
Thismodule explains how to monitor and maintain Windows Server 2012. It will coverPerformance Monitor and data collector sets as well as server backup andrecovery technologies.
Lessons
  • Monitoring Windows Server 2012
  • Implementing Windows Server Backup
  • Implementing Server and Data Recovery
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