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MCSE: Server Infrastructure Training Course

MCSE: Server Infrastructure Training Course (Windows Server 2012)

Course Number: #CED-941
Course Length: 6 days
Number of Exams: 2
SATV Vouchers: 5
Certifications: MCSE: Server Infrastructure

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The Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE): Server Infrastructure certification validates your ability to build comprehensive server infrastructure solutions. Show that you have the skills needed to run a highly efficient and modern data center, with expertise in identity management, systems management, virtualization, storage, and networking.

This course provides you with the skills and knowledge needed to plan, design, and deploy a physical and logical Windows Server 2012 Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) infrastructure. Students will learn how to plan and implement some of the more advanced features available in Windows Server 2012.

Prerequisites

  • MCSA: Windows Server 2012

Microsoft Course 20413

Exam 70-413: Get hands-on instruction and practice planning, designing and deploying a physical and logical Windows Server® 2012 R2 enterprise infrastructure in this Microsoft Official course.

This course is part one in a series of two courses that provides the skills and knowledge necessary to design and implement a Windows Server 2012 R2 infrastructure in an enterprise environment. The two courses collectively cover designing, planning, deploying, securing, monitoring, automating, and virtualizing an enterprise server infrastructure. This course covers the knowledge and skills needed to provide an enterprise solution that supports manual and automated server installations in a physical and virtual environment including the supporting file and storage services. You will also learn the skills necessary to provide enterprise networking solutions such as DHCP, IPAM, VPN, and DirectAccess. You will also learn the skills necessary to design and implement a forest and domain infrastructure including multi domains/forest and branch office scenarios.

This course maps directly to and is the preferred choice for hands-on preparation for Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE): Exam 413: Designing and Implementing and Server Infrastructure, which is the fourth of five exams required for MCSE: Server Infrastructure certification.

Audience profile

This course is intended for IT professionals who are responsible for planning, designing, and deploying a physical and a logical Windows Server 2012 enterprise Active Directory® Domain Services (AD DS) infrastructure including the network services necessary. They have experience of previous Windows Server operating systems and possess Windows Server 2012 certification Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) or equivalent skills.

The course is also intended for IT professionals who are looking to take the exam 70-413: Designing and Implementing a Server Infrastructure, as a stand-alone, or as part of the requirement for the Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE): Server Infrastructure Certification.

At course completion

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Plan server upgrade and migration.
  • Plan and implement a server deployment strategy.
  • Plan and deploy servers by using System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager (VMM).
  • Design and maintain an IP configuration and address management solution.
  • Design and implement name resolution.
  • Design and implement an AD DS forest and domain infrastructure.
  • Design and implement an AD DS organizational unit (OU) infrastructure.
  • Design and implement a Group Policy Object (GPO) strategy.
  • Design and implement an AD DS physical topology.
  • Plan and implement storage and file services.
  • Design and implement network protection.
  • Design and implement remote access services.

Prerequisites

Candidates for this course have good Windows client and server operating system knowledge and basic AD DS and networking experience in an enterprise/small business (SMB) environment together with application configuration experience.

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

  • A good understanding of Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) fundamentals and networking concepts.
  • A good working knowledge of both Windows Server 2012 R2 and Active Directory® Domain Services (AD DS). For example, domain user accounts, domain vs. local user accounts, user profiles, and group membership.
  • A good understanding of both scripts and batch files.
  • A solid understanding of security concepts, such as authentication and authorization.
  • Familiarity with deployment, packaging, and imaging tools.
  • Ability to work in a team/virtual team.
  • Ability to produce good documentation and have the appropriate communication skills to create proposals and make budget recommendations.
  • Knowledge equivalent to Windows 2012 R2 MCSA.

Students who attend this training can meet the prerequisites by attending the following courses, or obtaining equivalent knowledge and skills:

  • 20410D: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012
  • 20411D: Administering Windows Server 2012
  • 20412D: Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services
  • 20417D: Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows Server 2012

Course Outline

Module 1: Planning Server Upgrade and Migration

This module explains how to plan a server upgrade and migration strategy.

  • Considerations for Upgrades and Migrations
  • Creating a Server Upgrade and Migration Plan
  • Planning for Virtualization

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Describe the factors to consider when performing a server upgrade and migration.
  • Create a plan for a server upgrade and migration.
  • Plan for server virtualization.
Module 2: Planning and Implementing a Server Deployment Strategy

This module explains how to design an automated server installation strategy and plan and implement a server deployment infrastructure.

  • Selecting an Appropriate Server Deployment Strategy
  • Implementing an Automated Deployment Strategy

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Select an appropriate server deployment strategy.
  • Implement an automated deployment strategy.
Module 3: Planning and Deploying Servers Using Virtual Machine Manager

This module explains how to plan and deploy a Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) infrastructure for deploying servers.

  • System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager Overview
  • Implementing a Virtual Machine Manager Library and Profiles
  • Planning and Deploying Virtual Machine Manager Services

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Describe the core VMM architecture and components.
  • Implement VMM libraries and profiles.
  • Plan and deploy VMM services.
Module 4: Designing and Maintaining an IP Configuration and Address Management Solution

This module explains how to design and maintain IP address management (IPAM) and a Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) solution.

  • Designing DHCP Servers
  • Planning DHCP Scopes
  • Designing an IPAM Provisioning Strategy
  • Managing Servers and Address Spaces by Using IPAM

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Design a DHCP server implementation.
  • Plan DHCP scope configuration and options.
  • Design an IPAM provisioning strategy.
  • Manage servers and address spaces by using IPAM.
Module 5: Designing and Implementing Name Resolution

This module explains how to design a name resolution strategy.

  • Designing a DNS Server Implementation Strategy
  • Designing the DNS Namespace
  • Designing DNS Zones
  • Designing DNS Zone Replication and Delegation
  • Optimizing DNS Servers
  • Designing DNS for High Availability and Security

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Design a Domain Name System (DNS) server-implementation strategy.
  • Design a DNS namespace.
  • Design and implement a DNS zone strategy.
  • Design and configure DNS zone replication and delegation.
  • Optimize the DNS server configuration.
  • Design DNS for high availability and security.
Module 6: Designing and Implementing an Active Directory Domain Services Forest and Domain Infrastructure

This module explains how to design and implement an AD DS forest and domain infrastructure.

  • Designing an Active Directory Forest
  • Designing and Implementing Active Directory Forest Trusts
  • Designing Active Directory Integration with Windows Azure Active Directory
  • Designing and Implementing Active Directory Domains
  • Designing DNS Namespaces in Active Directory Environments
  • Designing Active Directory Domain Trusts

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Design an Active Directory forest.
  • Design and implement Active Directory forest trusts.
  • Design Active Directory integration with Windows Azure Active Directory.
  • Design and implement Active Directory domains.
  • Design DNS namespaces in an Active Directory environment.
  • Design and implement Active Directory domain trusts.
Module 7: Designing and Implementing an AD DS Organizational Unit Infrastructure

This module explains how to design and implement an OU infrastructure and an AD DS permissions model.

  • Planning the Active Directory Administrative Tasks Delegation Model
  • Designing an OU Structure
  • Designing and Implementing an AD DS Group Strategy

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Plan an Active Directory administrative tasks delegation model.
  • Design an OU structure.
  • Design and implement an AD DS group strategy.
Module 8: Designing and Implementing a Group Policy Object Strategy

This module explains how to design and implement a Group Policy Object (GPO) strategy.

  • Collecting the Information Required for a GPO Design
  • Designing and Implementing GPOs
  • Designing GPO Processing
  • Planning Group Policy Management

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Collect and analyze the information required to facilitate a GPO design.
  • Create a GPO design and implement it.
  • Create a GPO processing design.
  • Plan GPO management.
Module 9: Designing and Implementing an AD DS Physical Topology

This module explains how to design an AD DS sites topology and a domain controller placement strategy.

  • Designing and Implementing Active Directory Sites
  • Designing Active Directory Replication
  • Designing the Placement of Domain Controllers
  • Virtualization Considerations for Domain Controllers
  • Designing Highly Available Domain Controllers

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Design and implement Active Directory sites.
  • Design and configure Active Directory replication.
  • Design domain controller placement.
  • Plan for virtualization of the domain controller role.
  • Design domain controller deployments for high availability.
Module 10: Planning and Implementing Storage and File Services

This module explains how to plan and implement storage and file services.

  • Planning and Implementing iSCSI SANs
  • Planning and Implementing Storage Spaces
  • Optimizing File Services for Branch Offices

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Plan and implement an Internet Small Computer System Interface (iSCSI) SAN.
  • Plan and implement storage spaces.
  • Optimize file services for branch offices.
Module 11: Designing and Implementing Network Protection

This module explains how to design and implement network protection.

  • Overview of Network Security Design
  • Designing and Implementing a Windows Firewall Strategy
  • Designing and Implementing a NAP Infrastructure

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Describe the design process for network security.
  • Design and implement a Windows Firewall strategy.
  • Design and implement Network Access Protection (NAP).
Module 12: Designing and Implementing Remote Access Services

This module explains how to design and implement remote access services.

  • Planning and Implementing DirectAccess
  • Planning and Implementing VPN
  • Planning and Implementing Web Application Proxy
  • Planning a Complex Remote Access Infrastructure

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Plan and implement DirectAccess.
  • Plan and implement a virtual private network (VPN).
  • Plan and implement a Web Application Proxy.
  • Plan a complex remote access infrastructure.

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Microsoft Course 20414

Exam 70-414: Get hands-on instruction and practice planning, designing and deploying a physical and logical Windows Server® 2012 R2 enterprise infrastructure in this Microsoft Official course.

This course is part two in a series of two courses that provides the skills and knowledge necessary to design and implement a Windows Server 2012 R2 infrastructure in an enterprise environment. The two courses collectively cover designing, planning, deploying, securing, monitoring, automating, and virtualizing an enterprise server infrastructure. This course covers the knowledge and skills to plan and implement a highly available, secure infrastructure with focus on Active Directory® Federation Service (AD FS), public key infrastructure (PKI), and Active Directory Rights Management Services (AD RMS). You will also learn the skills needed to plan and deploy virtual machines including self-service and automation of virtual machine deployments as well as planning and implementing a monitoring strategy that includes Microsoft® System Center 2012 R2-Operations Manager.

This course maps directly to and is the preferred choice for hands-on preparation for Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE): Exam 414: Implementing an Advanced Server Infrastructure, which is the fifth of five exams required for MCSE: Server Infrastructure certification.

Audience profile

This course is intended for Information Technology (IT) professionals who are responsible for planning, designing and deploying a physical and logical Windows Server 2012 enterprise and Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) infrastructures including the network services. Candidates would typically have experience of previous Windows Server operating systems and have Windows Server 2012 certification (MCSA) or equivalent skills.

The secondary audience for this course will be candidates are IT professionals who are looking to take the exam 70-414: Implementing an Advanced Enterprise Server Infrastructure, as a stand-alone, or as part of the requirement for the MCSE certification.

At course completion

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Describe an enterprise data center.
  • Plan and implement a server virtualization strategy using System Center 2012.
  • Plan and implement the network and storage infrastructure required to deploy a virtualized server infrastructure.
  • Plan and deploy virtual machines on Windows Hyper-V®.
  • Plan and implement a virtualization administration solution by using System Center 2012.
  • Plan and implement a server monitoring strategy using the Windows Server 2012 tools and using Microsoft System Center 2012 - Operations Manager.
  • Plan and implement an application and a file services infrastructure that is highly available.
  • Plan and implement a highly available server infrastructure by using the failover clustering features in Windows Server 2012.
  • Plan and implement a business continuity strategy in a Windows Server 2012 environment.
  • Plan and implement a PKI deployment, and plan and implement a certificate management solution.
  • Plan and implement an AD FS server deployment and claims aware application access.
  • Plan and implement Dynamic Access Control, Workplace Join and Work Folders.
  • Plan and implement an AD RMS deployment, plan and manage AD RMS templates and access, and plan and implement external access to AD RMS services.

Prerequisites

Before attending this course, students must have:

  • An understanding of TCP/IP and networking concepts.
  • An understanding of Windows Server 2012 and AD DS, including planning, designing and deploying.
  • An understanding of scripts and batch files.
  • An understanding of security concepts such as authentication and authorization.
  • An understanding of deployment, packaging, and imaging tools.
  • Experience working in a team or a virtual team.
  • Achieved the Windows Server 2012 MCSA certification as well as information in the course 20413C: Designing and Implementing an Enterprise Server Infrastructure.

Course Outline

Module 1: Overview of Management in an Enterprise Data Center

In this module, students will be able to describe the enterprise data center and how to use System Center 2012 to manage the enterprise data center.

  • Overview of the Enterprise Data Center
  • Overview of the Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Components

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe an enterprise data center.
  • Describe how System Center 2012 components can be used to manage an enterprise data center.
Module 2: Planning and Implementing a Server Virtualization Strategy

In this module, students will be able to plan and implement a server virtualization strategy using System Center 2012.

  • Planning a VMM Deployment
  • Planning and Implementing a Server Virtualization Host Environment

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Plan a server virtualization environment based on Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V and System Center 2012- Virtual Machine Manager (VMM).
  • Implement a server virtualization environment based on Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V and VMM.
Module 3: Planning and Implementing Networks and Storage for Virtualization

In this module, students will be able to plan and implement the network and storage infrastructure required to deploy a virtualized server infrastructure.

  • Planning a Storage Infrastructure for Virtualization
  • Implementing a Storage Infrastructure for Virtualization
  • Planning and Implementing a Network Infrastructure for Virtualization
  • Planning and Implementing Network Virtualization

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Explain storage options available for virtual machines.
  • Configure iSCSI storage in Windows Server 2012 and how to manage storage from VMM.
  • Plan and implement a network infrastructure for server virtualization.
  • Plan and implement network virtualization in Hyper-V and VMM.
Module 4: Planning and Deploying Virtual Machines

In this module, students will be able to plan and deploy virtual machines on Windows Hyper-V.

  • Planning a Virtual Machine Configuration
  • Preparing for Virtual Machine Deployments with VMM
  • Deploying Virtual Machines
  • Planning and Implementing Hyper-V Replica

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Plan a virtual machine configuration.
  • Plan and configure the VMM profiles and templates that can be used to implement a VMM deployment.
  • Plan and implement Hyper-V Replica.
Module 5: Planning and Implementing a Virtualization Administration Solution

In this module, students will be able to plan and implement a virtualization administration solution by using System Center 2012.

  • Planning and Implementing Automation with System Center 2012
  • Planning and Implementing System Center 2012 Administration
  • Planning and Implementing Self-Service Options in System Center 2012
  • Planning and Implementing Updates in a Server Virtualization Infrastructure

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Plan automation of a virtual machine environment using System Center 2012.
  • Plan a delegated administration model in System Center 2012.
  • Plan the self-service and automation of a virtual machine environment using the System Center 2012.
  • Plan and implement updates for Hyper-V hosts using VMM.
Module 6: Planning and Implementing a Server Monitoring Strategy

In this module, students will be able to plan and implement a server monitoring strategy using the Windows Server 2012 tools and using Operations Manager.

  • Planning Monitoring in Windows Server 2012
  • Overview of Operations Manager
  • Planning and Configuring Monitoring Components
  • Configuring Integration with VMM

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Plan a monitoring strategy using the Windows Server 2012 tools.
  • Describe the Operations Manager components and describe how Operations Manager can be used to monitor physical and virtual servers.
  • Plan and configure management packs, notifications and reporting.
  • Configure the integration of Operations Manager and VMM.
Module 7: Planning and Implementing High Availability for File Services and Applications

In this module, students will be able to plan and implement an application and file services infrastructure that is highly available.

  • Planning and Implementing Storage Spaces
  • Planning and Implementing a DFS
  • Planning and Implementing NLB

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Plan and implement a highly available storage infrastructure using Storage Spaces.
  • Plan and implement a highly available file services deployment using DFS.
  • Plan and implement high availability for applications using NLB.
Module 8: Planning and Implementing a High Availability Infrastructure Using Failover Clustering

In this module, students will be able to plan and implement a high availability server infrastructure by using the failover clustering features in Windows Server 2012.

  • Planning an Infrastructure for Failover Clustering
  • Implementing Failover Clustering
  • Planning and Implementing Updates for Failover Clusters
  • Integrating Failover Clustering with Server Virtualization
  • Planning a Multisite Failover Cluster

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Plan failover clustering.
  • Implement failover clustering.
  • Plan and implement updates by using Cluster-Aware Updating (CAU).
  • Plan and implement failover clustering for Hyper-V virtual machines.
Module 9: Planning and Implementing a Business Continuity Strategy

In this module, students will be able to plan and implement a business continuity strategy in a Windows Server 2012 environment.

  • Overview of Business Continuity Planning
  • Planning and Implementing Backup Strategies
  • Planning and Implementing Recovery
  • Planning and Implementing Backup and Recovery of Virtual Machines

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the high level requirements and strategies for implementing a business continuity strategy.
  • Plan backup strategies for a variety of Windows roles.
  • Plan and implement recovery of servers and data.
  • Plan and implement a virtual machine backup and recovery strategy.
Module 10: Planning and Implementing an Public Key Infrastructure

In this Module, students will be able to plan and implement a PKI deployment, and plan and implement a certificate management solution.

  • Planning and Implementing Deployment of a Certification Authority
  • Planning and Implementing Certificate Templates
  • Planning and Implementing Certificate Distribution and Revocation
  • Planning and Implementing Key Archival and Recovery

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Plan and implement a CA deployment hierarchy in AD CS.
  • Design and implement a strategy for configuring and maintaining certificate templates.
  • Design and implement a strategy for distributing and revoking certificates.
  • Plan and implement private key and certificate recovery.
Module 11: Planning and Implementing an Identity Federation Infrastructure

In this module, students will be able to plan and implement an AD FS server deployment and claims aware application access.

  • Planning and Implementing an AD FS Server Infrastructure
  • Planning and Implementing AD FS Claim Providers and Relying Parties
  • Planning and Implementing AD FS Claims and Claim Rules
  • Planning and Implementing Web Application Proxy

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Plan and implement an AD FS server infrastructure.
  • Plan and implement AD FS claim providers and relying parties.
  • Plan and implement AD FS claims and claim rules.
  • Plan and implement the Web Application Proxy with AD FS integration.
Module 12: Planning and Implementing Data Access for Users and Devices

In this module, students will be able to plan and implement Dynamic Access Control (DAC), Workplace Join and Work Folders.

  • Planning and Implementing DAC
  • Planning Workplace Join
  • Planning Work Folders

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Plan and implement DAC.
  • Describe and implement Work Place Join.
  • Plan a Work Folders deployment.
Module 13: Planning and Implementing an Information Rights Management Infrastructure

In this module, students will be able to plan and implement an AD RMS deployment, plan and manage AD RMS templates and access, and plan and implement external access to AD RMS services.

  • AD RMS Overview
  • Planning and Implementing an AD RMS Cluster
  • Planning and Implementing AD RMS Templates and Policies
  • Planning and Implementing External Access to AD RMS Services
  • Planning and Implementing AD RMS Integration with Dynamic Access Control

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe what AD RMS is and the business scenarios addressed by AD RMS.
  • Plan, implement, and manage an AD RMS cluster.
  • Plan and implement AD RMS templates and policies.
  • Plan and implement external access to AD RMS services.
  • Plan the integration of AD RMS and DAC.

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