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MS 20411 - Administering Windows Server 2012

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MS 20411 - Administering Windows Server 2012

 
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This version of this course is built on the final release version of Windows Server 2012. Learn how to administer Windows Server 2012 with this five-day course. This course is p... READ MORE

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MS 20411 - Administering Windows Server 2012

Course Length: 5 Days

This version of this course is built on the final release version of Windows Server 2012. Learn how to administer Windows Server 2012 with this five-day course. This course is part two in a series of three courses that provides the skills and knowledge necessary to implement a core Windows Server 2012 Infrastructure in an existing enterprise environment. The three courses collectively cover implementing, managing, maintaining and provisioning services and infrastructure in a Windows Server 2012 environment. Although there is some cross-over of skills and tasks across these courses, this course primarily covers the administration tasks necessary to maintain a Windows Server 2012 infrastructure such as Implementing Server Images, User and Group management with Active Directory Domain Services(AD DS) and Group Policy, Remote Access and Network Policies, Data Security, Monitoring and Update Management.


Course Objectives

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Deploy and Maintain Server Images
  • Configure and Troubleshoot DNS
  • Maintain Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS)
  • Manage User and Service Accounts
  • Implement a Group Policy Infrastructure
  • Manage User Desktops with Group Policy
  • Configure and Troubleshoot Remote Access
  • Install, Configure and Troubleshoot Network Policy Server (NPS) role
  • Implement Network Access Protection (NAP)
  • Optimize File Services
  • Configure Encryption and Advanced Auditing
  • Implement Update Management
  • Monitor Windows Server 2012

Pre-requisites

  • Real world hands on 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 that already covered in course number 20410

MS 20411 - Administering Windows Server 2012

Module 1: Deploying and Maintaining Server Images

    Lessons
  • Overview of Windows Deployment Services
  • Implementing Deployment with Windows Deployment Services
  • Administering Windows Deployment Services
    Lab: Using Windows Deployment Services to Deploy Windows Server 2012
  • Installing and Configuring Windows Deployment Services
  • Creating Operating System Images with Windows Deployment Services
  • Configuring Custom Computer Naming
  • Deploying Images with Windows Deployment Services

Module 2: Configuring and Troubleshooting Domain Name System

    Lessons
  • Installing the DNS Server Role
  • Configuring the DNS Server Role
  • Configuring DNS Zones
  • Configuring DNS Zone Transfers
  • Managing and Troubleshooting DNS
    Lab: Configuring and Troubleshooting DNS
  • Configuring DNS Resource Records
  • Configuring DNS Conditional Forwarding
  • Configuring DNS Conditional Forwarding
  • Troubleshooting DNS

Module 3: Maintaining Active Directory Domain Services

    Lessons
  • Overview of AD DS
  • Implementing Virtualized Domain Controllers
  • Implementing RODC
  • Administering AD DS
  • Managing the AD DS Database
    Lab: Maintaining AD DS
  • Installing and Configuring a RODC
  • Configuring AD DS snapshots
  • Configuring the Active Directory Recycle Bin

Module 4: Managing User and Service Accounts

    Lessons
  • Automating User Account Management
  • Configuring Password-Policy and User-Account Lockout Settings
  • Configuring Managed Service Accounts
    Lab: Managing User and Service Accounts
  • Configuring Password-Policy and Account-Lockout Settings
  • Creating and Associating a Managed Service Account

Module 5: Implementing a Group Policy Infrastructure

    Lessons
  • Introducing Group Policy
  • Implementing and Administering Group Policy Objects (GPOs)
  • Group Policy Scope and Group Policy Processing
  • Troubleshooting the Application of GPOs
    Lab: Implementing a Group Policy Infrastructure
  • Creating and Configuring GPOs
  • Managing GPO Scope
  • Verifying GPO Application
  • Managing GPOs

Module 6: Managing User Desktops with Group Policy

    Lessons
  • Implementing Administrative Templates
  • Configuring Folder Redirection and Scripts
  • Configuring Group Policy Preferences
  • Managing Software with Group Policy
    Lab: Managing User Desktops with Group Policy
  • Implementing Settings by Using Group Policy Preferences
  • Configuring Folder Redirection

Module 7: Configuring and Troubleshooting Remote Access

    Lessons
  • Configuring Network Access
  • Configuring Virtual Private Network (VPN) Access
  • Overview of Network Policies
  • Troubleshooting Routing and Remote Access
  • Configuring DirectAccess
    Lab: Configuring Remote Access
  • Configuring a VPS Server
  • Configuring VPN Clients
    Lab: Configuring DirectAccess
  • Configuring the DirectAccess Infrastructure
  • Configuring the DirectAccess Clients
  • Verifying the DirectAccess Configuration

Module 8: Installing, Configuring, and Troubleshooting the Network Policy Server Role

    Lessons
  • Installing and Configuring a NPS
  • Configuring Remote Authentication Dial-In User Service (RADIUS) Clients and Servers
  • NPS Authentication Methods
  • Monitoring and Troubleshooting a NPS
    Lab: Installing and Configuring a Network Policy Server
  • Installing and Configuring NPS to Support RADIUS
  • Configuring and Testing a RADIUS Client

Module 9: Implementing Network Access Protection

    Lessons
  • Overview of Network Access Protection
  • Overview of NAP Enforcement Processes
  • Configuring NAP
  • Monitoring and Troubleshooting NAP
    Lab: Implementing NAP
  • Configuring NAP Components
  • Configuring VPN Access
  • Configuring the Client Settings to Support NAP

Module 10: Optimizing File Services

    Lessons
  • Overview of FSRM
  • Using FSRM to Manage Quotas, File Screens, and Storage Reports
  • Implementing Classification and File Management Tasks
  • Overview of Distributed File System (DFS)
  • Configuring DFS Namespaces
  • Configuring and Troubleshooting Distributed File System Replication (DFS-R)
    Lab: Configuring Quotas and File Screening Using FSRM
  • Configuring FSRM Quotas
  • Configuring File Screening and Storage Reports
    Lab: Implementing DFS
  • Installing the DFS Role Service
  • Configuring a DFS Namespace
  • Configuring DFS-R

Module 11: Configuring Encryption and Advanced Auditing

    Lessons
  • Encrypting Files by Using Encrypting File System
  • Configuring Advanced Auditing
    Lab: Configuring Encryption and Advanced Auditing
  • Encrypting and Recovering Files
  • Configuring Advanced Auditing

Module 12: Implementing Update Management

    Lessons
  • Overview of WSUS
  • Deploying Updates with WSUS
    Lab: Implementing Update Management
  • Implementing the WSUS Server Role
  • Configuring Update Settings
  • Approving and Deploying an Update by Using WSUS

Module 13: Monitoring Windows Server 2012

    Lessons
  • Monitoring Tools
  • Using Performance Monitor
  • Monitoring Event Logs
    Lab: Monitoring Windows Server 2012
  • Establishing a Performance Baseline
  • Identifying the Source of a Performance Problem
  • Viewing and Configuring Centralized Event Logs

MCSA: Windows Server 2012

MCSA: Windows Server 2012

The skills for your professional career

Show that you have the primary set of Windows Server 2012 skills, relevant across multiple solution areas in a business environment, to reduce IT costs and deliver more business value.

Earning an MCSA: Windows Server 2012 certification will qualify you for a position as a network or computer systems administrator or a computer network specialist.

Step

Exam title

Optional training

Required exam

1

Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012

410410

2

Administering Windows Server 2012

411411

3

Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services

412412

 

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