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MS 20417 - Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows Server 2012

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MS 20417 - Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows Server 2012

 
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This version of this course is built on the final release version of Windows Server 2012. This 5-day instructor- led course is designed primarily for people who want to upgrade ... READ MORE

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MS 20417 - Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows Server 2012

Course Length: 5 Days

This version of this course is built on the final release version of Windows Server 2012. This 5-day instructor- led course is designed primarily for people who want to upgrade their technical skills from Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 to Windows Server 2012. It presumes a high level of knowledge about previous Windows Server versions.

This course explains new features and functionality in Windows Server 2012 around management, networking infrastructure, storage, access control, Hyper-V, high availability, and identity federation. Specific technologies covered will include Dynamic Access Control (DAC), Failover Clustering, Microsoft Online Backup and changes with Active Directory, and Hyper-V and Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS). It is not a product upgrade course, detailing the considerations for migrating and upgrading your specific environment to Windows Server 2012. Rather, this course will update your existing knowledge and skills to Windows Server 2012. This course maps directly to and is preparation material for Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA): Windows Server 2012 upgrade exam 70-417.


Course Objectives

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Install and configure Windows Server 2012.
  • Monitor and maintain Windows Server 2012.
  • Manage Windows Server with Windows PowerShell 3.0.
  • Manage storage for Windows Server 2012 servers.
  • Implement network services.
  • Implement Remote Access.
  • Implement Failover Clustering.
  • Implement Hyper-V.
  • Implement Failover Clustering with Hyper-V.
  • Implement Dynamic Access Control.
  • Implement Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS).
  • Plan and implement AD FS.

Pre-requisites

  • Real World hands-on experience deploying and managing Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2 environments
  • Experience implementing Windows Server 2008 networking technologies
  • Experience implementing Windows Server 2008 Active Directory technologies
  • Experience implementing Windows Server 2008 server virtualization technologies

MS 20417 - Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows Server 2012

Module 1: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012

    Lessons
  • Installing Windows Server 2012
  • Configuring Windows Server 2012
  • Configuring Remote Management for Windows Server 2012 Servers
  • Lab: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 Servers
  • Installing Windows Server 2012 Server Core
  • Configuring a Computer Running a Server Core Installation of Windows Server 2012
  • Configuring Remote Management for Servers Running Windows Server 2012

Module 2: Monitoring and Maintaining Windows Server 2012

    Lessons
  • Monitoring Windows Server 2012
  • Implementing Windows Server Backup
  • Implementing Server and Data Recovery
  • Lab: Monitoring and Maintaining Windows 2012 Servers
  • Configuring Centralized Monitoring for Windows Server 2012 Servers
  • Backing Up Windows Server 2012
  • Restoring Files by using Windows Server Backup
  • Implementing Windows Azure Online Backup and Restore

Module 3: Managing Windows Server 2012 by Using Windows PowerShell 3.0

    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
  • Introduction to Windows PowerShell 3.0
  • Managing AD DS by Using Windows PowerShell 3.0
  • Managing Servers by Using Windows PowerShell 3.0

Module 4: Managing Storage for Windows Server 2012

    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: Managing Storage for Servers Based on Windows Server 2012
  • Configuring iSCSI Storage
  • Configuring a Redundant Storage Space
  • Lab: Implementing BranchCache
  • Performing Initial Configuration Tasks for BranchCache
  • Configuring BranchCache Client Computers
  • Configuring BranchCache on the Branch Server
  • Monitoring BranchCache

Module 5: Implementing Network Services

    Lessons
  • Implementing DNS and DHCP Enhancements
  • Implementing IP Address Management
  • NAP Overview
  • Implementing NAP
  • Lab: Implementing Network Services
  • Configuring New Features in DNS and DHCP
  • Configuring IP Address Management
  • Configuring NAP
  • Verifying the NAP Deployment

Module 6: Implementing Remote Access

    Lessons
  • Overview of VPN Access
  • Overview of DirectAccess
  • Installing and Configuring DirectAccess Components
  • Lab: Implementing DirectAccess
  • Configuring the DirectAccess Infrastructure
  • Configuring the DirectAccess Clients
  • Verifying the DirectAccess Configuration

Module 7: Implementing Failover Clustering

    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 Multisite Failover Cluster
  • Lab: Implementing Failover Clustering
  • Configuring a Failover Cluster
  • Deploying and Configuring a Highly Available File Server
  • Validating the Deployment of the Highly Available File Server
  • Configuring Cluster-Aware Updating on the Failover Cluster

Module 8: Implementing Hyper-V

    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
  • Installing the Hyper-V Server Role
  • Configuring Virtual Networking
  • Creating and Configuring a Virtual Machine

Module 9: Implementing Failover Clustering with Hyper-V

    Lessons
  • Overview of the Integration of Hyper-V Server 2012 with Failover Clustering
  • Implementing Hyper-V Virtual Machines on Failover Clusters
  • Implementing Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Virtual Machine Movement
  • Managing Hyper-V Virtual Environments by Using Virtual Machine Manager
  • Lab: Implementing Failover Clustering with Hyper-V
  • Configuring Hyper-V Replicas
  • Configuring a Failover Cluster for Hyper-V
  • Configuring a Highly Available Virtual Machine

Module 10: Implementing Dynamic Access Control

    Lessons
  • Overview of Dynamic Access Control
  • Planning for a Dynamic Access Control Implementation
  • Implementing and Configuring Dynamic Access Control
  • Lab: Implementing Dynamic Access Control
  • Planning the Dynamic Access Control Implementation and Preparing AD DS for Dynamic Access Control
  • Configuring User and Device Claims
  • Configuring Resource Properties and File Classifications
  • Configuring Central Access Rules and Policies
  • Validating and Remediating Access Control

Module 11: Implementing Active Directory Domain Services

    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
  • Deploying a Read-Only Domain Controller
  • Troubleshooting Group Policy
  • Implementing Service Accounts in AD DS
  • Maintaining AD DS

Module 12: Implementing Active Directory Federation Services

    Lessons
  • Overview of AD FS
  • Deploying AD FS
  • Implementing AD FS for a Single Organization
  • Deploying AD FS in a B2B Federation Scenario
  • Lab: Implementing AD FS
  • Configuring AD FS Prerequisites
  • Installing and Configuring AD FS
  • Configuring AD FS for a Single Organization
  • Configuring AD FS for Federated Business Partners

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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