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Microsoft MCSA: Windows 2012 / MCSE: Cloud & Server Certification

MCSA/MCSE - MCSA: Windows 2012 Server/MCSE: Cloud & Infrastructure/MCSE: Server Infrastructure

Course Number: #CED-990
Course Length: 15 days
Number of Exams: 5
SATV Vouchers: 14
Certifications: MCSA: Windows 2012 Server
MCSE: Cloud & Infrastructure
MCSE: Server Infrastructure

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"I have and will continue recommending people for CED Solutions' training. It was and is a pleasure to interact with the instructor. He is very professional and knowledgeable. I would recommend his instruction to anyone interested in the MCSA/MCSE Certification track."

-Lindsay Little, Valdosta, GA

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 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.


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 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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