Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows Server 2012

Session Detail:    Classroom 5 Day

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 existing Windows Server technical skills 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. Some 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 knowledge and skills to Windows Server 2012, including Windows Server 2012 R2. This course maps directly to and is the preferred choice for hands-on preparation for Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA): Exam 417: Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows Server 2012, which is the upgrade exam for certifications that have qualifying upgrade paths. Details of the various supported upgrade paths are available here https://www.microsoft.com/learning/en-us/windows-server-certification.aspx. Note: Labs in this course are based on Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1.

Prerequisites

  • Experience with day-to-day Windows Server system administration, management and maintenance tasks in an Enterprise environment
  • Obtained a certification that qualifies to take the 70-417 upgrade exam, as listed here,https://www.microsoft.com/learning/en-us/windows-server-certification.aspx, or have equivalent knowledge

Note: It is possible to take this course without having the qualifying upgradeable certification once the criteria of equivalent knowledge is met. However, 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 is exclusively for holder the holders of existing qualifying upgradeable certification, details of which are available in the URL listed above.

Who Can Benefit

This course is intended for Information Technology (IT) Professionals who are experienced Windows Server 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 enterprise environment.
  • IT professionals who have obtained the MCSA: Windows Server 2008, or a qualifying upgradeable certification, details of which are available here, 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.

Session Outline

Class Outline

Module 1: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012

  • Lesson 1: Installing Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Lesson 2: Configuring Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows Server 2012
  • Lesson 3: Configuring Remote Management for Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows Server 2012

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Install Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Configure Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows Server 2012
  • Configure Remote Management for Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows Server 2012

Module 2: Managing Windows Server 2012 by Using Windows PowerShell

  • Lesson 1: Overview of Windows PowerShell
  • Lesson 2: Using Windows PowerShell to Manage AD DS
  • Lesson 3: Managing Servers by Using Windows PowerShell

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the Windows PowerShell command-line interface
  • Use Windows PowerShell to manage Active Directory Domain Services (ADDS)
  • Manage servers by using Windows PowerShell

Module 3: Managing Storage in Windows Server 2012

  • Lesson 1: Storage Features in Windows Server 2012
  • Lesson 2: Configuring iSCSI Storage
  • Lesson 3: Configuring Storage Spaces in Windows Server 2012
  • Lesson 4: Configuring BranchCache in Windows Server 2012

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the storage features in Windows Server 2012
  • Configure iSCSI storage
  • Configure Storage Spaces
  • Configure BranchCache

Module 4: Implementing Network Services

  • Lesson 1: Implementing DNS and DHCP Enhancements
  • Lesson 2: Implementing IPAM
  • Lesson 3: Managing IP Address Spaces with IPAM
  • Lesson 4: NAP Overview
  • Lesson 5: Implementing NAP

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Implement DHCP and DNS enhancements
  • Implement IPAM
  • Manage IP address spaces with IPAM
  • Describe NAP
  • Implement NAP

Module 5: Implementing Remote Access

  • Lesson 1: Remote Access Overview
  • Lesson 2: Implementing DirectAccess by Using the Getting Started Wizard
  • Lesson 3: Implementing and Managing an Advanced DirectAccess Infrastructure
  • Lesson 4: Implementing VPN

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Install and manage the Remote Access role in Windows Server 2012
  • Implement DirectAccess by using the Getting Started Wizard
  • Implement and manage an advanced DirectAccess infrastructure
  • Implement VPN access in Windows Server 2012

Module 6: Implementing Failover Clustering

  • Lesson 1: Overview of Failover Clustering
  • Lesson 2: Implementing a Failover Cluster
  • Lesson 3: Configuring Highly-Available Applications and Services on a Failover Cluster
  • Lesson 4: Maintaining a Failover Cluster
  • Lesson 5: Implementing a Multisite Failover Cluster

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 multisite failover clustering

Module 7: Implementing Hyper-V

  • Lesson 1: Configuring Hyper-V Servers
  • Lesson 2: Configuring Hyper-V Storage
  • Lesson 3: Configuring Hyper-V Networking
  • Lesson 4: Configuring Hyper-V Virtual Machines

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 8: Implementing Failover Clustering with Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V

  • Lesson 1: Overview of the Integration of Hyper-V Server 2012 with Failover Clustering
  • Lesson 2: Implementing Hyper-V Virtual Machines on Failover Clusters
  • Lesson 3: Implementing Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Virtual Machine Movement
  • Lesson 4: Implementing Hyper-V Replica

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe how Hyper-V integrates with Failover Clustering
  • Implement Hyper-V virtual machines in failover clusters
  • Implement Hyper-V virtual machine movement
  • Implement Hyper-V Replica

Module 9: Implementing Secure Data Access for Users and Devices

  • Lesson 1: Dynamic Access Control Overview
  • Lesson 2: Implementing DAC Components
  • Lesson 3: Implementing DAC for Access Control
  • Lesson 4: Implementing Access-Denied Assistance
  • Lesson 5: Implementing and Managing Work Folders

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe DAC
  • Implement DAC components
  • Implement DAC for access control
  • Implement access-denied assistance
  • Implement and manage Work Folders

Module 10: Implementing AD DS

  • Lesson 1: Deploying AD DS Domain Controllers
  • Lesson 2: Configuring AD DS Domain Controllers
  • Lesson 3: Implementing Service Accounts
  • Lesson 4: Implementing Group Policy in AD DS
  • Lesson 5: Overview of Windows Azure Active Directory
  • Lesson 6: Maintaining AD DS

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Deploy domain controllers
  • Configure domain controllers
  • Implement service accounts
  • Implement Group Policy
  • Describe Windows Azure Active Directory
  • Maintain AD DS

Module 11: Implementing AD FS

  • Lesson 1: Overview of AD FS
  • Lesson 2: Deploying AD FS
  • Lesson 3: Implementing AD FS for a Single Organization
  • Lesson 4: Deploying AD FS in a Business-to-Business Federation Scenario
  • Lesson 5: Implementing Web Application Proxy
  • Lesson 6: Implementing Workplace Join

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe ADFS
  • Explain how to deploy ADFS
  • Explain how to implement ADFS for a single organization
  • Explain how to deploy ADFS in a business-to-business federation scenario
  • Explain how to implement Web Application Proxy
  • Explain how to implement Workplace Join

Module 12: Monitoring and Maintaining Windows Server 2012

  • Lesson 1: Monitoring Windows Server 2012
  • Lesson 2: Implementing Windows Server Backup
  • Lesson 3: Implementing Server and Data Recovery

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

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