Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows Server 2012 - Course 20417D

5 Days

Description

Get hands-on instruction and practice configuring and implementing new features and functionality in Windows Server 2012, including Windows Server 2012 R2, in this five-day Microsoft Official Course. This course is designed for IT professionals who want to upgrade their technical skills from Windows Server 2008 to Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2. It presumes a high level of knowledge about previous Windows Server technologies and skills equivalent to MCSA: Windows Server 2008 credential.

The course covers the new features and functionality in Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2, including management, network infrastructure, storage, access control, virtualization, high availability, and identity federation. Specific technologies covered include Windows PowerShell, Storage Spaces and Internet Small Computer System interface (iSCSI), Active Directory, Hyper-V, implementation of Remote Access solutions such as DirectAccess, VPNs, and Web Application Proxy (WAP). The course also covers Failover Clustering, Federation Services as well as access and information provisioning and protection technologies such as Dynamic Access Control, and Web Application Proxy integration with Federation Services and Workplace Join.

This course is not a product upgrade course, detailing considerations for migrating and upgrading your specific environment to Windows Server 2012. Rather, this course will update your existing Windows Server 2008 knowledge and skills to Windows Server 2012, including Windows Server 2012 R2.

This course maps directly to and is the preferred choice for hands-on preparation for Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA): Exam 417, which is the upgrade exam for individuals who hold an MCSA: Windows Server 2008 certification.

Labs in this course are based on Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1.

Audience:

This course is intended for Information Technology (IT) Professionals who are experienced Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2 system administrators who are familiar with carrying out day to day Windows Server management and maintenance tasks. The course will update their skill to Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2. Candidates suitable for this course would be:

  • Experienced Windows Server Administrators who have real world experience working in a Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2 enterprise environment.
  • IT professionals who have obtained the credential MCSA: Windows Server 2008 or have equivalent knowledge.
  • IT Professionals wanting to take the Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) exams in Data Center, Desktop Infrastructure, Messaging, Collaboration and Communication will also be interested in taking this course as they prepare for the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) Windows Server 2012 credential, which is a pre-requisite for their individual specialities.

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Install and configure Windows Server 2012.
  • Manage Windows Server 2012 by using Windows PowerShell®.
  • Manage storage in Windows Server 2012.
  • Implement network services.
  • Implement Remote Access.
  • Implement Failover Clustering.
  • Implement Hyper-V™.
  • Implement Failover Clustering with Hyper-V.
  • Implementing secure data access for users and devices.
  • Implement Active Directory® Domain Services (AD DS).
  • Implement Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS).
  • Monitor and maintain Windows Server 2012.

Upcoming Classes

Classroom Live
July 05, 2018

On-Demand
$895.00
5 Days    9:00am - 5:00pm
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Course Overview

  • Module 1: Installing and Configuring Servers Based on Windows Server 2012
  • This module covers the installation and initial configuration and management of Windows Server 2012. It also explains how to configure remote management in Windows Server 2012.
  • Lessons
    • Installing Windows Server 2012
    • Configuring Windows Server 2012
    • Configuring Remote Management for Windows Server 2012 Servers
  • Lab : Installing and Configuring Servers Based on Windows Server 2012
  • After completing this module, students will be able to:
    • Install Windows Server 2012.
    • Configure Windows Server 2012.
    • Configure remote management for Windows Server 2012 servers.
  • Module 2: Monitoring and Maintaining Windows Server 2012
  • This module covers monitoring and maintenance tasks when managing Windows Server 2012. It also explains the options for backup in Windows Server 2012 including Windows Server Backup and Microsoft Online Backup. It also describes server and data recovery options.
  • Lessons
    • Monitoring Windows Server 2012
    • Implementing Windows Server Backup
    • Implementing Server and Data Recovery
  • Lab : Monitoring and Maintaining Windows Server 2012
  • After completing this module, students will be able to:
    • Monitor Windows Server 2012.
    • Implement Windows Server Backup.
    • Restore data and servers by using Windows Server Backup.
  • Module 3: Managing Windows Server 2012 by Using Windows PowerShell 3.0
  • This module explains the features and functionality of Windows PowerShell 3.0. It also describes managing Windows Server 2012 servers and AD DS with Windows PowerShell.
  • Lessons
    • Overview of Windows PowerShell 3.0
    • Using Windows PowerShell 3.0 to Manage AD DS
    • Managing Servers by Using Windows PowerShell 3.0
  • Lab : Managing Servers Running Windows Server 2012 by Using Windows PowerShell 3.0
  • After completing this module, students will be able to:
    • Describe the Windows PowerShell command-line interface.
    • Use Windows PowerShell to manage Active Directory Domain Service (AD DS).
    • Manage servers by using Windows PowerShell.
  • Module 4: Managing Storage for Windows Server 2012
  • This modules describes new storage features in Windows Server 2012 such as data deduplication, thin provisioning and trim storage, File Server Resource Manager, and Resilient File System (ReFS). The module also describes iSCSI and storage spaces as well as how to implement BranchCache.
  • Lessons
    • New Features in Windows Server 2012 Storage
    • Configuring iSCSI Storage
    • Configuring Storage Spaces in Windows Server 2012
    • Configuring BranchCache in Windows Server 2012
  • Lab : Implementing BranchCache
  • Lab : Managing Storage for Servers Based on Windows Server 2012
  • After completing this module, students will be able to:
    • Describe the new features in Windows Server 2012 storage.
    • Configure iSCSI storage.
    • Configure storage spaces.
    • Configure BranchCache.
  • Module 5: Implementing Network Services
  • This module describes the new features in DNS and DHCP in Windows Server 2012. It also explains how to implement IP Address Management(IPAM) and Network Access Protection (NAP) with VPN, IPsec, DHCP, and 802.1x.
  • Lessons
    • Implementing DNS and DHCP Enhancements
    • Implementing IP Address Management
    • NAP Overview
    • Implementing NAP
  • Lab : Implementing Network Services
  • After completing this module, students will be able to:
    • Implement DHCP and DNS enhancements.
    • Implement IP address management.
    • Describe NAP.
    • Implement NAP.
  • Module 6: Implementing DirectAccess
  • This module describes the new features and functionality with DirectAccess in Windows Server 2012. It also explains how to implement and configure various components of DirectAccess such as AD DS and DNS. It also discusses the Name Resolution Policy table (NRPT) and the client-side requirements for Windows 7 and Windows 8.
  • Lessons
    • Overview of DirectAccess
    • Installing and Configuring DirectAccess Components
  • Lab : Implementing DirectAccess
  • After completing this module, students will be able to:
    • Describe the DirectAccess functionality in Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8.
    • Install and configure DirectAccess in Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8.
  • Module 7: Implementing Failover Clustering
  • This module describes new features and functionality in Failover Clustering in Windows Server 2012. It also explains how to implement Failover Clustering and how to configure specific server roles in a cluster, such as a File Server. It also explains new maintenance features such as Cluster Aware Updating (CAU).
  • Lessons
    • Overview of Failover Clustering
    • Implementing a Failover Cluster
    • Configuring Highly-Available Applications and Services on a Failover Cluster
    • Maintaining a Failover Cluster
    • Implementing a Multi-Site Failover Cluster
  • Lab : Implementing Failover Clustering
  • After completing this module, students will be able to:
    • Describe Failover Clustering.
    • Implement a failover cluster.
    • Configure highly-available applications and services.
    • Maintain a failover cluster.
    • Implement a multi-site failover cluster.
  • Module 8: Implementing Hyper-V
  • This module explains how to configure Hyper-V and Hyper-V storage options in Windows Server 2012. It also describes networking features and various feature options and requirements in Hyper-V 3.0 as well as how to configure virtual machines.
  • Lessons
    • Configuring Hyper-V Servers
    • Configuring Hyper-V Storage
    • Configuring Hyper-V Networking
    • Configuring Hyper-V Virtual Machines
  • Lab : Implementing Server Virtualization with Hyper-V
  • After completing this module, students will be able to:
    • Configure Hyper-V servers.
    • Configure Hyper-V storage.
    • Configure Hyper-V networking.
    • Configure Hyper-V virtual machines.
  • Module 9: Implementing Failover Clustering with Hyper-V
  • This module explains how to make virtual machines highly available and how to implement virtual machines in a failover cluster deployed on the host. It also explains the movement of virtual machines on virtual machine storage. It also provides a high level overview of System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) 2012.
  • Lessons
    • 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
  • Lab : Implementing Failover Clustering with Hyper-V
  • After completing this module, students will be able to:
    • Describe how Hyper-V integrates with failover clustering.
    • Implement Hyper-V virtual machines on failover clusters.
    • Implement Hyper-V virtual machine movement.
    • Manage a Hyper-V virtual environment by using VMM.
  • Module 10: Implementing Dynamic Access Control
  • This module explains how to implement Dynamic Access Control (DAC) in Windows Server 2012. It also describes core DAC concepts such as claims, Central Access Rules, and policies and their implementation.
  • Lessons
    • Overview of Dynamic Access Control
    • Planning for a Dynamic Access Control Implementation
    • Implementing and Configuring Dynamic Access Control
  • Lab : Implementing Dynamic Access Control
  • After completing this module, students will be able to:
    • Describe Dynamic Access Control and its components.
    • Plan for Dynamic Access Control implementation.
    • Configure Dynamic Access Control.
  • Module 11: Implementing Active Directory Domain Services
  • This module explains the advanced implementation of Active Directory domain controllers in Windows Server 2012 such as server core deployments, read-only domain controllers (RODCs), and cloning. It also explains domain controller configuration, managed service accounts, Group Policy implementation, and maintenance tasks for AD DS.
  • Lessons
    • Deploying AD DS Domain Controllers
    • Configuring AD DS Domain Controllers
    • Implementing Service Accounts
    • Implementing Group Policy in AD DS
    • Maintaining AD DS
  • Lab : Implementing AD DS
  • After completing this module, students will be able to:
    • Deploy domain controllers.
    • Configure domain controllers.
    • Implement service accounts.
    • Implement Group Policy.
    • Maintain AD DS.
  • Module 12: Implementing Active Directory Federation Services
  • This module explains Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) and how it can be used to address various organizational and business identity federation services and scenarios. It also describes configuration of prerequisites and the deployment of the AD FS services. It also explain implementing AD FS to enable internal single sign on (SSO) in an organization and implementing AD FS to enable SSO between federated partners.
  • Lessons
    • 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
  • Lab : Implementing AD FS
  • After completing this module, students will be able to:
    • Describe the identity-federation business scenarios, and how you can use AD FS to address the scenarios.
    • Configure the AD FS prerequisites, and deploy the AD FS services.
    • Implement AD FS to enable SSO in a single organization.
    • Implement AD FS to enable SSO between federated partners.

Upcoming Classes

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July 05, 2018

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5 Days    9:00am - 5:00pm
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Prerequisites

Before attending this course, students must have:

  • Experience with day-to-day Windows Server 2008 or Widows Server 2008 R2 system administration, management and maintenance tasks in an Enterprise environment
  • Obtained the credential Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA): Windows Server 2008 or have equivalent knowledge

Note: It is possible to take this course without having the MCSA: Windows Server 2008 credential once the criteria of equivalent knowledge is met. However, the subsequent taking and passing of the 70-417 upgrade exam will not provide the exam taker with the MCSA: Windows Server 2012 credential. This credential upgrade path is exclusively for holders of theMCSA: Windows Server 2008 credential

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Classroom Live
July 05, 2018

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5 Days    9:00am - 5:00pm
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