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Microsoft MCSA Server 2012 & MCSE Productivity Certification Course

MCSA: Windows Server 2012 & MCSE: Productivity

Course Number: #CED-1373
Course Length: 15 days
Number of Exams: 4
SATV Vouchers: 14

Grants (discounts) are available for multiple students for the same or different courses.

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The Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA): Windows Server 2012 certification shows that you have the primary set of Windows Server skills that are relevant across multiple solution areas in a business environment.

The MCSA: Windows Server 2012 certification is a prerequisite for earning the MCSE: Server Infrastructure certification or the MCSE: Desktop Infrastructure certification.

Earning an MCSE: Productivity certification qualifies you for a position in network and computer systems administration.

This certification validates that you have the skills needed to move your company to the cloud, increase user productivity and flexibility, reduce data loss, and improve data security for your organization.


Microsoft Course 20410

Exam: 70-410 - The course is part one, of a series of three courses, which provide the skills and knowledge necessary to implement a core Windows Server 2012 infrastructure in an existing enterprise environment. The three courses in total collectively cover implementing, managing, maintaining, and provisioning services and infrastructure in a Windows Server 2012 environment. While there is some cross-over in skillset and tasks across the courses, this course primarily covers the initial implementation and configuration of those core services, such as Active Directory Domain Services, networking services, and initial Hyper-V configuration.

Objectives

At the completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Install and configure Windows Server 2012.
  • Describe Active Directory Domain Services and install a domain controller.
  • Create and configure user, group, and computer objects.
  • Use Windows PowerShell and other command-line tools to create and configure AD DS objects.
  • Configure IPv4 for simple scenarios.
  • Install and configure a DHCP server.
  • Install and configure DNS service.
  • Configure IPv6 for simple scenarios.
  • Configure local storage on a server.
  • Create and secure files shares and shared printers.
  • Create and manage Group Policy objects.
  • Secure Windows Servers by Using Group Policy Objects.
  • Implement Server Virtualization with Hyper-V.

Audience

This course is intended for Information Technology (IT) Professionals who have good Windows operating system knowledge and experience and want to acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to implement the core infrastructure services in an existing Windows Server 2012 environment. Although students would benefit from having some previous Windows Server experience, they must have good hands-on Windows Client experience with Windows Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8.

Prerequisites

Before attending this course, students must have:

  • A good understanding of networking fundamentals.
  • An understanding and experience configuring security and administration tasks in an enterprise environment.
  • Experience supporting or configuring Microsoft Windows clients

Course Outline

Deploying and Managing Windows Server 2012

This module introduces the new Windows Server 2012 administrative interface. This module covers the different roles and features that are available with the Windows Server 2012 operating system. It also discusses the various installation and configuration options you can use when deploying and configuring Windows Server 2012.

  • Windows Server 2012 Overview
  • Overview of Windows Server 2012 Management
  • Installing Windows Server 2012
  • Post-Installation Configuration of Windows Server 2012
  • Introduction to Windows PowerShell

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe Windows Server 2012.
  • Describe the management tools available in Windows Server 2012.
  • Install Windows Server 2012.
  • Perform post-installation configuration of Windows Server 2012.
  • Perform basic administrative tasks using Windows PowerShell.
Introduction to Active Directory Domain Services

This module introduces Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) in Windows Server 2012. It covers general AD DS infrastructure including forests, trees, schema, Global Catalog, Operations Masters. It also covers installing and configuring domain controllers.

  • Overview of AD DS
  • Overview of Domain Controllers
  • Installing a Domain Controller

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the structure of Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS).
  • Describe the purpose of domain controllers.
  • Install a domain controller.
Managing Active Directory Domain Services Objects

This module covers configuring Active Directory Objects such as users, groups and computers. The functionality of AD DS Administrative Tools is addressed, in addition to the configuration of user profiles and the process of delegating permissions to perform AD DS administration.

  • Managing User Accounts
  • Managing Group Accounts
  • Managing Computer Accounts
  • Delegating Administration

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Manage user accounts with graphical tools.
  • Manage groups with graphical tools.
  • Manage computer accounts.
  • Delegate permissions to perform AD DS administration.
Automating Active Directory Domain Services Administration

This module covers using command-line tools to configure and administer AD DS. It introduces using Windows PowerShell cmdlets for AD DS administration, and using Windows PowerShell to perform bulk AD DS administrative operations.

  • Using Command-line Tools for Administration
  • Using Windows PowerShell for Administration
  • Performing Bulk Operations with Windows PowerShell

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Use command-line tools for AD DS administration.
  • Use Windows PowerShell cmdlets for AD DS administration.
  • Perform bulk operations by using Windows PowerShell.
Implementing IPv4

This module covers Internet Protocol Version 4 (IPv4) addressing. It details the various IPv4 components, covers subnetting and supernetting, and discusses configuring and general troubleshooting of IPv4 addresses.

  • Overview of TCP/IP
  • Understanding IPv4 Addressing
  • Subnetting and Supernetting
  • Configuring and Troubleshooting IPv4

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the TCP/IP protocol suite.
  • Describe IPv4 addressing.
  • Determine a subnet mask necessary for supernetting or subnetting.
  • Configure IPv4 and troubleshoot IPv4 communication.
Implementing DHCP

This module covers the installation and configuration of DHCP as well as managing a DHCP database. It also covers security and monitoring of DHCP, including auditing and logging.

  • Installing a DHCP Server Role
  • Configuring DHCP Scopes
  • Managing a DHCP Database
  • Securing and Monitoring DHCP

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Install the DHCP server role.
  • Configure DHCP scopes.
  • Manage a DHCP database.
  • Secure and monitor the DHCP server role.
Implementing DNS

This module covers name resolution for Windows Server and clients. It details the installation of a DNS server and configuring Active Directory Integrated DNS zones.

  • Name Resolution for Windows Client and Servers
  • Installing and Managing a DNS Server
  • Managing DNS Zones

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe name resolution for Windows operating system clients and Windows Server servers.
  • Install and manage DNS service.
  • Manage DNS zones.
Implementing IPv6

This module covers understanding and implementing IPv6 addressing. It covers configuration and troubleshooting as well as co-existence with IPv4 using transition technologies.

  • Overview of IPv6
  • IPv6 Addressing
  • Coexistence with IPv6
  • IPv6 Transition Technologies

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the features and benefits of IPv6.
  • Describe IPv6 addressing.
  • Describe IPv6 coexistence with IPv4.
  • Describe IPv6 transition technologies.
Implementing Local Storage

This module covers the storage configuration options for Windows Server 2012, including managing disks and volumes and implementing file systems. It also covers creating and managing storage pools.

  • Overview of Storage
  • Managing Disks and Volumes
  • Implementing Storage Spaces

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Explain the various storage technologies.
  • Manage disks and volumes.
  • Implement Storage Spaces.
Implementing File and Print Services

This module covers securing files, folders and network file shares, in addition to using shadow copies to protect network file shares. It also covers configuring network printing and creating a printer pool.

  • Securing Files and Folders
  • Protecting Shared Files and Folders Using Shadow Copies
  • Configuring Network Printing

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Secure shared files and folders.
  • Protect shared files and folders by using shadow copies.
  • Configure network printing.
Implementing Group Policy

This module covers using Group Policy to centrally manage and apply configuration settings.

  • Overview of Group Policy
  • Group Policy Processing
  • Implementing a Central Store for Administrative Templates

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Create and manage Group Policy Objects.
  • Describe Group Policy processing.
  • Implement a central store for administrative templates.
Securing Windows Servers Using Group Policy Objects

Increase security in a Windows Server 2012 infrastructure by using Group Policy Objects, AppLocker, and Windows Firewall.

  • Windows Security Overview
  • Configuring Security Settings
  • Restricting Software
  • Configuring Windows Firewall with Advanced Security

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe Windows Security.
  • Configure security settings by using Group Policy.
  • Restrict unauthorized software from running on servers and clients.
  • Configure Windows Firewall with Advanced Security.
Implementing Server Virtualization with Hyper-V

This module describes Microsoft Virtualization technologies. It covers installing and configuring Hyper-V virtual machines, configuring virtual storage, and configuring virtual networks.

  • Overview of Virtualization Technologies
  • Implementing Hyper-V
  • Managing Virtual Machine Storage
  • Managing Virtual Networks

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Understand and describe Microsoft's virtualization technologies.
  • Implement Hyper-V.
  • Manage virtual machine storage.
  • Manage virtual networks

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Microsoft Course 20411

Exam: 70-411 - This course is part two, of a series of three courses, which provide the skills and knowledge necessary to implement a core Windows Server 2012 Infrastructure in an existing enterprise environment. The three courses in total will collectively cover implementing, managing, maintaining and provisioning services and infrastructure in a Windows Server 2012 environment. While there is some cross-over in skillset and tasks across the courses this course will primarily cover the administration tasks necessary to maintain a Windows Server 2012 infrastructure, such as user and group management, network access and data security.

Audience Profile

This course is intended for Information Technology (IT) Professionals who are already very experienced system administrators working in a Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows Server 2012 environment and wish to acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to be able to manage and maintain the core infrastructure required for a Windows Server 2012 environment. The key focus for students in this course is to broaden the initial deployment of Windows Server 2012 services and infrastructure and provide the skills necessary to manage and maintain a domain based Windows Server 2012 environment, such as user and group management, network access and data security.

A secondary audience for this course will be candidates looking to take Exam 70-411: Administering Windows Server 2012, or are aspiring to acquire the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) credential, either in its own right, or in order to proceed in acquiring the Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) credentials, for which the MCSA credential is a pre-requisite.

At Course Completion

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Implementing a Group Policy Infrastructure
  • Managing User Desktops with Group Policy
  • Managing User and Service Accounts
  • Maintaining Active Directory Domain Services
  • Configuring and Troubleshooting DNS
  • Configuring and Troubleshooting Remote Access
  • Installing, Configuring, and Troubleshooting the Network Policy Server role
  • Implementing Network Access Protection? Optimizing File Services
  • Configuring Encryption and Advanced Auditing
  • Monitoring Windows Server 2012
  • Deploying and Maintaining Server Images
  • Implementing Update Management

Prerequisites

Before attending this course, students must have:

  • At least one year experience working with Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows Server 2012.
  • Good knowledge and understanding of Active Directory and Networking Infrastructure
  • Knowledge equivalent to the learning's covered in the "20410A:Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012" course, as this course will build upon that knowledge

Course Outline

Implementing a Group Policy Infrastructure

This module covers how to implement a Group Policy infrastructure and then how to configure and manage that infrastructure. It also covers how to Scope GPOs using links, security groups, WMI filters, loopback processing, and Preference targeting as well as covering troubleshooting Policy Application.

  • Understanding Group Policy
  • Implement GPOs
  • Manage Group Policy Scope
  • Group Policy Processing
  • Troubleshooting Policy Application

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Implement a Group Policy Infrastructure
  • Implement group Policy Objects
  • Manage Group Policy Scope
  • Outline and describe Group Policy Processing
  • Troubleshoot Policy Application
Managing User Desktops with Group Policy

This module covers Implementing Administrative templates, how to configure GPO preferences and folder redirection as well as managing software with Group Policy.

  • Implement Administrative Templates
  • Configure Group Policy Preferences
  • Manage Software with GPSILab: Managing User Desktops with Group Policy
  • Deploying Software Using Group Policy
  • Implement Settings Using Group Policy Preferences
  • Configuring Folder Redirection

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Implement Administrative Templates
  • Configure Group Policy Preferences
  • Manage Software with Group Policy
Managing User and Service Accounts

This module covers how to create and administer user accounts as well as configure user object attributes. It also covers automating user account creation and configuring Managed Service

  • Create and Administer User Accounts
  • Configure User Object Attributes
  • Automate User Account Creation
  • Configure Managed Service Accounts

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Create and Administer User Accounts
  • Configure User Object Attributes
  • Automate User Account Creation
  • Configure Managed Service Accounts
Maintaining Active Directory Domain Services

This module covers how to implement Virtualized and Read Only Domains Controllers as well as how to perform common ADDS administrative tasks. The module will also cover how to manage the AD DS database.

  • Implementing Virtualized Domain Controllers
  • Implementing Read Only Domain Controllers
  • Administering AD DS
  • Managing the AD DS Database

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Implement Virtualized Domain Controllers? Implement Read Only Domain Controllers
  • Administer AD DS
  • Manage the AD DS database
Configuring and Troubleshooting DNS

This module covers installing and configuring the DNS server role as well as creating and configuring DNS zones and zone transfers. It will also cover managing and troubleshooting DNS.

  • Installing the DNS Server Role
  • Configuring the DNS Server Role
  • Configuring DNS Zones
  • Configuring DNS Zone Transfers
  • Managing and Troubleshooting DNS

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Install the DNS Server Role
  • Configure the DNS Server Role
  • Configure DNS Zones
  • Configure DNS Zone Transfers
  • Manage and Troubleshooting DNS
Configuring and Troubleshooting Remote Access

This module covers configuring Network Access, creating and configuring VPNs and Network Policies as well as troubleshooting Routing and Remote Access. It will also cover configuration of DirectAccess.

  • Configuring Network Access
  • Configuring VPN Access
  • Overview of Network Policies
  • Troubleshooting Routing and Remote Access
  • Configuring DirectAccess

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Configuring Network Access
  • Configuring VPN Access
  • Overview of Network Policies
  • Troubleshooting Routing and Remote Access? Configuring DirectAccess
Installing, Configuring, and Troubleshooting the Network Policy Server Role

This module covers Installing and configuring Network Policy Server as well as RADIUS clients and servers. It will also deal with Network Policy Server authentication methods and monitoring and troubleshooting a Network Policy Server.

  • Installing and Configuring a Network Policy Server
  • Configuring RADIUS Clients and Servers
  • NPS Authentication Methods
  • Monitoring and Troubleshooting a Network Policy Server

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Installing and Configuring a Network Policy Server
  • Configuring RADIUS Clients and Servers
  • NPS Authentication Methods
  • Monitoring and Troubleshooting a Network Policy Server
Implementing Network Access Protection

This module will provide an overview Network Access Protection, detailing the functionality and infrastructure requirements. It will also cover configuration, monitoring and troubleshooting NAP.

  • Overview of Network Access Protection
  • How NAP Works
  • Configuring NAP
  • Monitoring and Troubleshooting NAP

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Understand the functionality and requirements of Network Access Protection (NAP)
  • Configure and Implement NAP
  • Monitor and Troubleshoot NAP
Optimizing File Services

This module covers File Server Resource Manager and how to use it to implement Quotas, file screens and Storage Reports. It will also outline how to implement Classification Management and File Management Tasks as well as covering how to implement DFS, DFS Namespaces and configuration and troubleshooting DFS Replication.

  • Overview of FSRM
  • Using FSRM to Manage Quotas, File Screens, and Storage Reports? Implementing Classification Management and File Management Tasks
  • DFS Overview
  • Configuring DFS Namespaces
  • Configuring and Troubleshooting DFS Replication

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Implement Manage Quotas, File Screens, and Storage Reports using FSRM
  • Implementing Classification Management and File Management Tasks
  • Configuring DFS Namespaces
  • Configuring and Troubleshooting DFS Replication
Configuring Encryption and Advanced Auditing

This module covers how to increase file system security by configuring file encryption with EFS as well as how to enable and implement advanced auditing features.

  • Encrypting Network Files with EFS
  • Configuring Advanced Auditing

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Encrypt network files with EFS
  • Enable and implement advanced audit policies
Deploying and Maintaining Server Images

This module covers the features and functionality of Windows Deployment Services (WDS) as well as providing considerations for its use. It will also cover how to Perform deployments with WDS.

  • Overview of WDS
  • Implementing Deployment with WDS
  • Administering WDS

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Understand the features and functionality of Windows Deployment Services (WDS)
  • Determine the appropriateness of its use in particular situations
  • Perform deployments with WDS
Implementing Update Management

This module covers the features and functionality of Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) as well as detailing how to provision updates with WSUS.

  • Overview of WSUS
  • Deploying Updates with WSUS

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Understand the features and functionality of Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
  • Deploy Updates with WSUS
Monitoring Windows Server 2012

This module covers the various monitoring tools available in Windows Server 2012. It will cover the use of Performance Monitor as well as how to monitor and successfully utilize Event logs.

  • Monitoring Tools
  • Using Performance Monitor
  • Monitoring Event Logs

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe and understand the various monitoring tools available in Windows Server 2012
  • Use Performance Monitor
  • Monitor and successfully utilize Event logs.

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Microsoft Course 20412

Exam: 70-412 - This course is part three, of a series of three courses, which provides the skills and knowledge necessary to implement a core Windows Server 2012 Infrastructure in an existing enterprise environment. The three courses in total will collectively cover implementing, managing, maintaining and provisioning services and infrastructure in a Windows Server 2012 environment. While there is some cross-over in skillset and tasks across the three courses this course will primarily cover advanced configuration and services tasks necessary to deploy, manage and maintain a Windows Server 2012 infrastructure, such as identity management and identity federation, network load balancing, business continuity and disaster recovery, fault tolerance and rights management.

Audience Profile

This course is intended for IT Professionals who are experienced implementing, managing and maintaining a Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows Server 2012 infrastructure in an existing Enterprise environment, and wish to acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to carry out advanced management and provisioning of services within that Windows Server 2012 environment. Students would typically be very experienced System Administrators and should have hands on experience working in a Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows Server 2012 environment.

A secondary audience for this course will be candidates looking to take Exam 70-41 Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services, or are aspiring to acquire the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) credential, either in its own right, or in order to proceed in acquiring the Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) credentials, for which the MCSA credential is a pre-requisite.

At Course Completion

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Implementing Advanced Network Services
  • Implementing Advanced File Services
  • Implementing Dynamic Access Control
  • Implementing Network Load Balancing
  • Implementing Failover Clustering
  • Implementing Failover Clustering with Hyper-V
  • Implementing Disaster Recovery
  • Implementing Distributed AD DS Deployments
  • Implementing AD DS Sites and Replication? Implementing AD CS
  • Implementing AD RMS
  • Implementing AD FS

Prerequisites

Before attending this course, students must have:

  • Real world, hands on experience working in a Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows Server 2012 Enterprise environment
  • Real world experience Implementing, Managing and Configuring Active Directory and Networking infrastructure
  • Knowledge equivalent to the learning's covered in "20410A: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012" and "20411A: Administering Windows Server 2012" courses, as this course will build upon that knowledge

Course Outline

Implementing Advanced Network Services

This module covers configuring advanced features in DNS and DHCP with Windows Server 2012 as well as covering IP Address management (IPAM).

  • Configuring Advanced DHCP Features
  • Configuring Advanced DNS Settings
  • Implementing IP Address Management

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Configure advanced DNS services
  • Configure advanced DHCP services
  • Implement IP Address Management(IPAM)
Implementing Advanced File Services

This module will cover learning how to configure and manage iSCSI and BranchCache as well as Implementing Windows 2012 features that optimize storage utilization such as File Server Resource Manager, File classification and Data Deduplication.

  • Configuring iSCSI Storage
  • Configuring Branch Cache
  • Optimizing Storage Usage

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Configuring iSCSI Storage ? Configuring Branch Cache
  • Optimizing Storage Usage
Implementing Dynamic Access Control

This module covers planning and implementing Dynamic Access Control (DAC).

  • Overview of Dynamic Access Control
  • Planning for a Dynamic Access Control Implementation
  • Configuring Dynamic Access Control

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Planning for a Dynamic Access Control Implementation
  • Configuring Dynamic Access Control
Implementing Network Load Balancing

This module covers how to plan and implement Network Load Balancing (NLB). It will cover managing and configuring an NLB cluster and validating High Availabillty for an NLB cluster.

  • Network Load Balancing Overview
  • Configuring a Network Load Balancing Cluster
  • Planning a Network Load Balancing Implementation

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Configuring a Network Load Balancing Cluster
  • Planning a Network Load Balancing Implementation
Implementing Failover Clustering

This module covers the Failover Clustering features in Windows Server 2012. It will cover how to implementing Failover Cluster, Configuring highly available applications and services on a failover cluster and how to how to maintain Failover Cluster and how to use new maintenance features such as Cluster Aware Updating (CAU). It will also cover how to implement multi-site failover cluster.

  • 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

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Implementing a Failover Cluster
  • Configuring Highly-Available Applications and Services on a Failover Cluster
  • Maintaining a Failover Cluster
  • Implementing a Multi-Site Failover Cluster
Implementing Failover Clustering with Hyper-V

This module will cover the options for making virtual machines highly available. It will cover how to implement virtual machines in failover cluster deployed on host, options for moving virtual machine or its storage and Provide high level overview about System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) 2012.

  • 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

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • 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
Implementing Disaster Recovery

This module covers considerations that must be included when you are implementing a disaster recovery solution, how to Plan and implement a backup solution for Windows Server 2012, Plan and implement server and data recovery using Windows Server Backup and Microsoft Online Backup.

  • Disaster Recovery Overview
  • Implementing Windows Server Backup
  • Implementing Server and Data Recovery

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Disaster Recovery Overview
  • Implementing Windows Server Backup using Windows Server Backup and Microsoft Online Backup
  • Implementing Server and Data Recovery
Implementing Distributed AD DS Deployments

This module will cover the components of a highly complex AD DS deployment such as Implementing a distributed AD DS deployment and Configuring AD DS Forest trusts.

  • Overview of Distributed AD DS Deployments
  • Implementing a Distributed AD DS Deployment
  • Configuring AD DS Trusts

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe and understand Distributed AD DS Deployments
  • Implement a Distributed AD DS Deployment
  • Configure AD DS Trusts
Implementing AD DS Sites and Replication

This module covers how replication works in a Windows Server 2012 AD DS environment. It will include configuring AD DS sites in order to optimize AD DS network traffic and configuring and monitor AD DS replication.

  • Overview of AD DS Replication
  • Configuring AD DS Sites
  • Configuring and Monitoring AD DS Replication

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Understand and describe AD DS Replication
  • Configure AD DS Sites
  • Configure and Monitoring AD DS Replication
Implementing AD CS

This module covers Describe the Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) components and concepts. It covers implementing a certification authority infrastructure, Planning and implementing a certificate template deployment using an AD CS certification authority and Planning and implementing certificate istribution and revocation.

  • Public Key Infrastructure Overview
  • Deploying Certification Authorities
  • Deploying and Managing Certificate Templates
  • Implementing Certificate Distribution and Revocation
  • Managing Certificate Recovery

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Understand and describe Public Key Infrastructure
  • Deploy Certification Authorities
  • Deploy and Manage Certificate Templates
  • Implement Certificate Distribution and Revocation
  • Manage Certificate Recovery
Implementing AD RMS

This module covers features and functionality of Active Directory Rights Management Service (AD RMS). It will outline how it can be used to achieve content protection, Deploying and managing an AD RMS infrastructure and Configuring content protection using 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

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Understand and Describe Active Directory Rights Management Service (AD RMS)
  • Deploy and Manage an AD RMS Infrastructure
  • Configure AD RMS Content Protection
  • Configure External Access to AD RMS
Implementing AD FS

This module covers detailing identity federation business scenarios and how AD FS can be used to address such scenarios. It will cover Configuring the AD FS prerequisites and deploying the AD FS services, Implementing AD FS to enable SSO in a single organization, and Implementing AD FS to enable SSO between federated partners.

  • 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

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Understand and Describe Active Directory Federation Services
  • Deploy Active Directory Federation Services
  • Implement AD FS for a Single Organization
  • Deploy AD FS in a Business to Business Federation Scenario

 

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Microsoft Course 20345-1

Exam 70-345: This instructor-led course teaches IT professionals how to administer and support Exchange Server 2016. Students will learn how to install Exchange Server 2016, and how to configure and manage an Exchange Server environment. The course covers how to manage mail recipients and public folders, including how to perform bulk operations using Exchange Management Shell. Students also will learn how to manage client connectivity, message transport and hygiene, how to implement and manage highly available Exchange Server deployments, and how to implement back up and disaster recovery solutions.

The course also teaches students how to maintain and monitor an Exchange Server 2016 deployment. In addition, students will learn how to administer Exchange Online in an Office 365 deployment.

Audience profile

This course is primarily intended for people aspiring to become enterprise-level messaging administrators for Exchange Server 2016. IT generalists and help-desk professionals who want to learn about Exchange Server 2016 might also take this course. Students taking this course are expected to have at least two years of experience working in the IT field-typically in the areas of Windows Server administration, network administration, help desk, or system administration. They are not expected to have experience with previous Exchange Server versions.

The secondary audience for this course includes IT professionals who take this course as preparation material for Exam 70-345: Designing and Deploying Microsoft Exchange Server 2016, or as part of the requirement for the MCSE: Microsoft Exchange Server 2016 certification.

At course completion

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Perform deployment and basic management of Exchange Server 2016.
  • Manage Exchange Server 2016.
  • Create and manage various recipient objects in Exchange Server 2016.
  • Use Exchange Management Shell to create and manage various recipient objects in Exchange Server 2016, and perform various tasks to automate Exchange management procedures.
  • Configure client connectivity to Exchange Server 2016, and manage Client Access services.
  • Implement and manage high availability.
  • Implement backup and disaster recovery for Exchange Server 2016.
  • Configure message transport options.
  • Configure message hygiene and security options.
  • Implement and manage Exchange Online deployments.
  • Monitor and troubleshoot Exchange Server 2016.
  • Secure and maintain Exchange Server 2016.

Prerequisites

Before attending this course, students must have:

  • A minimum two years of experience administering Windows Server, including Windows Servier 2012 R@ or Windows Server 2016.
  • A minimum two years experience working with active Directory Domain Services (AD DS). A minimum two years of experience working with name resolution including Domain Name System (DNS).
  • Understanding of TCP/IP and networking concepts.
  • Understanding of Windows Server 2012 R2 or later, and AD DS, including planning, designing, and deploying.
  • Understanding of security concepts such as authentication and authorization.
  • Understanding of Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP).
  • Working knowledge of public key infrastructure (PKI) technologies, including Active Directory Certificate Services (AD CS).

Course Outline

Module 1: Deploying Microsoft Exchange Server 2016

This module describes the key features and enhancements in Exchange Server 2016. The module also describes the deployment requirements and options for implementing Exchange Server 2016.

  • Overview of Exchange Server 2016
  • Requirements and deployment options for Exchange Server 2016

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the features and functionality of Exchange Server 2016.
  • Describe the requirements and deployment options for Exchange Server 2016.
Module 2: Managing Microsoft Exchange Server 2016 servers

This module describes the built-in management tools that you can use to manage maintain and maintain Exchange Server 2016. The module also explains the features and functionality of a Mailbox server role and procedures for configuring a Mailbox server.

  • Exchange Server 2016 management
  • Overview of the Exchange 2016 Mailbox server
  • Configuring Mailbox servers

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe Microsoft Exchange Server 2016 management.
  • Describe the Exchange Server 2016 Mailbox server role.
  • Configure mailbox servers
Module 3: Managing recipient objects

This module describes the types of recipient objects in Exchange Server 2016, and explains how to manage these objects. The module also describes how to manage address lists and policies on the Mailbox server role.

  • Exchange Server 2016 recipients
  • Managing Exchange Server recipients
  • Configuring address lists and policies

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the different Microsoft Exchange Server 2016 recipients.
  • Manage Exchange Server 2016 recipients.
  • Configure address lists and policies.
Module 4: Managing Microsoft Exchange Server 2016 and recipient objects by using Exchange Management Shell

This module provides an overview of the Exchange Management Shell, and describes how to use it to manage Exchange Server 2016 configuration and recipient objects.

  • Overview of the Exchange Management Shell
  • Managing Exchange Server 2016 by using Exchange Management Shell
  • Managing Exchange Server 2016 by using Exchange Management Shell scripts

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Explain the Exchange Management Shell cmdlets that you can use to configure and manage Microsoft Exchange Server 2016.
  • Manage Exchange Server and recipient objects by using the Exchange Management Shell.
  • Manage Exchange Server and recipient objects by using the Exchange Management Shell scripts.
Module 5: Implementing client connectivity

This module describes how to configure and manage Client Access Services in Exchange Server 2016. The module also explains the options for configuring client connectivity, Microsoft Outlook on the web, and mobile messaging.

  • Configuring client access services in Exchange Server 2016
  • Managing client services
  • Client connectivity and publishing of Exchange Server 2016 services
  • Configuring Outlook on the web
  • Configuring mobile messaging on Exchange Server 2016

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Configure client access services in Microsoft Exchange Server 2016.
  • Manage client services.
  • Describe client connectivity and publishing of Exchanger Server 2016 services.
  • Configure Microsoft Outlook on the web.
  • Configure mobile messaging on Exchange Server 2016.
Module 6: Module 6: Managing high availability in Exchange Server 2016

This module describes the high availability options built into Exchange Server 2016. The module also explains how to configure high availability for Mailbox databases and Client Access services.

  • High availability on Exchange Server 2016
  • Configuring highly available mailbox databases
  • Configuring high availability of Client Access services.

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the high availability options in Exchange Server 2016.
  • Configure highly available mailbox databases.
  • Configure highly available client access services.
Module 7: Implementing disaster recovery for Microsoft Exchange Server 2016

This module describes the backup and recovery options in Exchange Server 2016 and explains the factors you must consider when you use these options.

  • Implementing Exchange Server 2016 backup
  • Implementing Exchange Server 2016 recovery

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Explain how to implement Microsoft Exchange Server 2016 backup.
  • Explain how to implement Exchange Server 2016 recovery.
Module 8: Configuring and managing message transport

This module provides an overview of message transport, and describes how to configure message transport. The module also describes how to configure transport rules and DLP policies to manage message transport.

  • Overview of message transport
  • Configuring message transport
  • Managing transport rules

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe message transport.
  • Configure message transport.
  • Manage transport rules.
Module 9: Configuring antivirus, antispam, and malware protection

This module describes the key features and functionality of an Edge Transport server role in Exchange Server 2016. The module also explains how to configure message security by implementing an antivirus and antispam solution.

  • Deploying and managing an Edge Transport server for message security
  • Implementing an antivirus solution for Exchange Server 2016
  • Implementing an antispam solution for Exchange Server 2016

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Deploy and manage an Edge Transport server role for message security.
  • Implement an antivirus solution for Microsoft Exchange Server 2016.
  • Implement an antispam solution for Exchange Server 2016.
Module 10: Implementing and managing Microsoft Exchange Online deployments

This module describes the key features of Exchange Online and Office 365. The module also describes how to manage and migrate to Exchange Online.

  • Overview of Exchange Online and Office 365
  • Managing Exchange Online
  • Implementing the migration to Exchange Online

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Provide an overview of Exchange Online and Office 365.
  • Manage Exchange Online.
  • Implement a migration to Exchange Online.
Module 11: Monitoring and troubleshooting Microsoft Exchange Server 2016

This module describes how to monitor and troubleshoot Exchange Server 2016. The module explains how to collect and analyze performance data for various Exchange Server recipients and objects. The module also describes how to troubleshoot database issues, connectivity issues, and performance issues.

  • Monitoring Exchange Server 2016
  • Troubleshooting Exchange Server 2016

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Monitor Exchange Server 2016.
  • Troubleshoot Exchange Server 2016.
Module 12: Securing and maintaining Exchange Server 2016

This module describes how to maintain and update an Exchange Server organization. The module explains how to plan and configure administrative security and administrative auditing in Exchange Server 2016.

  • Securing Exchange Server with role-based access control (RBAC)
  • Configuring audit logging on Exchange Server 2016
  • Maintaining Exchange Server 2016

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Configure RBAC on Microsoft Exchange Server 2016.
  • Configure options related to user and administrator audit logging.
  • Maintain and update Exchange Server 2016.

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Microsoft Course 20345-2

Exam 70-345: This course provides experienced Exchange Server administrators with the knowledge to design and implement an Exchange Server 2016 messaging environment. Students will learn how to design and configure advanced components in an Exchange Server 2016 deployment such as site resiliency, advanced security, compliance, archiving, and discovery solutions. In addition, students will learn about coexistence with other Exchange organizations or Exchange Online, and migration from previous versions of Exchange Server. The course will provide guidelines, best practices, and considerations that will help students optimize their Exchange Server deployment.

Audience profile

This course is intended for IT professionals who are experienced messaging administrators, messaging architects, or consultants. This course is designed for professionals in an enterprise environment who are responsible for designing and deploying Exchange Server 2016 solutions, including environments that contain previous versions of Exchange Server or Exchange Online. Students are expected to have experience with Exchange Server 2016 or previous versions of Exchange Server.

This course is also intended as preparation material for IT professionals who are looking to take Exam 70-345: Designing and Deploying Microsoft Exchange Server 2016 exam as part of the requirement for the MCSE: Microsoft Exchange Server 2016 certification.

At course completion

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Plan for Exchange Server deployments.
  • Plan and deploy Exchange Server 2016 Mailbox services.
  • Plan and deploy message transport.
  • Plan and deploy client access.
  • Design and implement high availability.
  • Maintain Exchange Server 2016.
  • Design messaging security.
  • Design and implement message retention.
  • Design messaging compliance.
  • Design and implement messaging coexistence.
  • Upgrade to Exchange Server 2016.
  • Plan a hybrid Exchange Server deployment.

Prerequisites

Before attending this course, students must have:

  • A+ certification or equivalent knowledge.
  • Network+ certification or equivalent knowledge.
  • Completed Course 2028A, Basic Administration of Microsoft Windows 2000, or have equivalent knowledge of administrative tasks.

In addition to professional experience, students who attend this training should already have the following technical knowledge:

  • Attended course 20345-1A: Administering Exchange Server 2016, or have equivalent knowledge.
  • Minimum two years of experience working with any version of Exchange Server.
  • Minimum of six months of experience working with Exchange Server 2013 or Exchange Server 2016.
  • Minimum of two years of experience administering the Windows Server 2012 R2.
  • Minimum two years of experience working with Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS).
  • Minimum of two years of experience working with name resolution, including Domain Name System (DNS).
  • Experience working with certificates, including public key infrastructure (PKI) certificates.
  • Experience working with Windows Powershell.

Course Outline

Module 1: Planning Exchange Server 2016 deployments

This module explains the requirements and considerations for planning an Exchange Server deployment.

  • New features in Exchange Server 2016
  • Gathering business requirements for an Exchange Server 2016 deployment
  • Planning for an Exchange Server deployment
  • Designing a Unified Messaging (UM) deployment

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the new features in Exchange Server 2016.
  • Describe how to gather business requirements for an Exchange Server 2016 deployment.
  • Plan for an Exchange Server 2016 deployment.
  • Design a UM deployment.
Module 2: Planning and deploying Exchange Server 2016 Mailbox services

This module explains how to plan and deploy Exchange Server hardware, virtualization, mailbox databases, and public folders.

  • Planning Exchange Server hardware requirements
  • Planning Exchange Server for virtualization and Microsoft Azure integration
  • Planning and implementing public folders

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Plan for the Exchange Server hardware requirements.
  • Plan Exchange Server for virtualization and Azure integration.
  • Plan and implement public folders.
Module 3: Planning and deploying message transport

This module explains how to plan and implement mail routing internally from and to the Internet, and transport-related tasks in the organization.

  • Designing message routing
  • Designing transport services
  • Designing the message-routing perimeter
  • Designing and implementing transport compliance

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Design message routing.
  • Design transport services.
  • Design message routing in a perimeter network.
  • Design and implement transport compliance.
Module 4: Planning and deploying client access

This module explains how to plan for client connectivity and client access in Exchange Server 2016. This module also describes how to implement Microsoft Office Online Server, and the coexistence of SharePoint 2016 with Exchange.

  • Planning for Exchange Server 2016 clients
  • Planning for client access
  • Planning and implementing Office Online Server
  • Planning and implementing coexistence of SharePoint 2016 with Exchange
  • Designing external client access

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Plan for Exchange 2016 Server clients.
  • Plan for client access.
  • Plan and implement Office Online Server.
  • Plan and implement SharePoint 2016 and with Exchange Server 2016 coexistence.
  • Design external client access.
Module 5: Designing and implementing high availability

This module explains how to design and implement a highly available solution for Exchange Server 2016.

  • Planning high availability for Exchange Server 2016
  • Planning for load balancing
  • Planning for site resilience

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Plan high availability for an Exchange Server 2016 deployment.
  • Plan for load balancing in an Exchange Server 2016 deployment.
  • Plan for site resilience in an Exchange Server 2016 deployment.
Module 6: Maintaining Exchange Server 2016

This module explains how to maintain Exchange Server 2016 using Managed Availability and Desired State Configuration (DSC).

  • Using Managed Availability to improve high availability
  • Implementing DSC

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe and configure Managed Availability in Exchange Server 2016.
  • Describe and implement DSC in Exchange Server 2016.
Module 7: Designing messaging security

This module explains how to plan for messaging security and design and implement Active Directory Rights Management Services (AD RMS) and Azure RMS in an Exchange Server organization.

  • Planning messaging security
  • Designing and implementing AD RMS and Azure RMS integration

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Plan messaging security.
  • Design and implement AD RMS and Azure RMS integration.
Module 8: Designing and implementing message retention

This module explains how to plan for archiving and message retention.

  • Overview of messaging records management and archiving
  • Designing In-Place Archiving
  • Designing and implementing message retention

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe messaging records management and archiving.
  • Design In-Place Achiving.
  • Design and implement message retention.
Module 9: Designing messaging compliance

This module explains how to plan for and implement several Exchange features to help minimize data loss and monitor email traffic and content.

  • Designing and implementing data loss prevention
  • Designing and implementing In-Place Hold
  • Designing and implementing In-Place eDiscovery

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Design and implement data los prevention.
  • Design and implement In-Place Hold.
  • Design and implement In-Place eDiscovery.
Module 10: Designing and implementing messaging coexistence

This module explains how to plan and implement federation, design coexistence between Exchange organizations, and design and move mailboxes between different forests and Exchange organizations.

  • Designing and implementing federation
  • Designing coexistence between Exchange organizations
  • Designing and implementing cross-forest mailbox moves

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Design and implement federation.
  • Design the coexistence between Exchange Server organizations.
  • Design and implement cross-forest mailbox moves.
Module 11: Upgrading to Exchange Server 2016

This module explains how to plan and implement an upgrade from previous Exchange Server 2013 or Exchange Server versions to Exchange Server 2016.

  • Planning an upgrade from previous Exchange Server versions
  • Implementing the upgrade from previous Exchange Server versions

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Plan an upgrade to Exchange Server 2016.
  • Implement the upgrade to Exchange Server 2016.
Module 12: Planning a hybrid Exchange Server deployment

This module explains how to plan and implement a hybrid deployment for Exchange Server 2016.

  • Basics of a hybrid deployment
  • Planning and implementing a hybrid deployment
  • Implementing advanced functionality for hybrid deployments

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the basics of a hybrid deployment.
  • Plan and implement a hybrid deployment.
  • Implement advanced functionality for hybrid deployments.

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