Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows Server 2012

Course 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. <br> 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.
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Prerequisites

Before attending this course, participants 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

At Course Completion

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.

Module 1: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012

This module explains how to install and configure Windows Server 2012. It specifically covers requirements and considerations for installation and the installation of roles and installation types such as Server Core. It also covers the implementation and configuration of remote management of servers running Windows Server 2012.

Lessons

Installing Windows Server 2012 R2
Configuring Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows Server 2012
Configuring Remote Management for Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows Server 2012

Lab : Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 R2

Installing Windows Server 2012 R2 Server Core
Configuring a Computer Running a Server Core Installation of Windows Server 2012 R2
Configuring Remote Management for Servers Running Windows Server 2012 R2

Module 2: Managing Windows Server 2012 by Using Windows PowerShell

This module explains how to use Windows PowerShell to manage Windows Server 2012. It will provide an overview of Windows PowerShell and the Windows PowerShell Integrated Scripting Environment (ISE). It will also cover Windows PowerShell in the context of AD DS and general server management.

Lessons

Overview of Windows PowerShell
Using Windows PowerShell to Manage AD DS
Managing Servers by Using Windows PowerShell

Lab : Managing Servers Running Windows Server 2012 by Using Windows PowerShell

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

Module 3: Managing Storage in Windows Server 2012

This module explains how to configure storage in Windows Server 2012.

Lessons

Storage Features in Windows Server 2012
Configuring iSCSI Storage
Configuring Storage Spaces in Windows Server 2012
Configuring BranchCache in Windows Server 2012

Lab : Managing Storage on Servers Running Windows Server 2012

Configuring iSCSI Storage
Configuring a Redundant Storage Space

Lab : Implementing BranchCache

Performing Initial Configuration Tasks for BranchCache
Configuring BranchCache on the Branch Server
Configuring BranchCache Client Computers
Monitoring BranchCache

Module 4: Implementing Network Services

This module explains how to configure advanced features for Domain Name System (DNS) and Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP). It also explains how to configure IP Address Management (IPAM) and Network Access Protection (NAP).

Lessons

Implementing DNS and DHCP Enhancements
Implementing IPAM
Managing IP Address Spaces with IPAM
NAP Overview
Implementing NAP

Lab : Implementing Network Services

Configuring New Features in DNS and DHCP
Configuring IP Address Management

Module 5: Implementing Remote Access

This module covers the options for provisioning remote access with Windows Server 2012. It will specifically cover DirectAccess and VPNs and the considerations for implementing and managing these remote access technologies in your Windows Server 2012 environment, including the use of certificates.

Lessons

Remote Access Overview
Implementing DirectAccess by Using the Getting Started Wizard
Implementing and Managing an Advanced DirectAccess Infrastructure
Implementing VPN

Lab : Implementing DirectAccess

Configuring the DirectAccess Infrastructure
Configuring the DirectAccess Clients
Verifying the DirectAccess Configuration

Module 6: Implementing Failover Clustering

This module explains how to provide high availability for network services and applications by implementing Failover Clustering. It will provide an overview of the terms and technologies as well as specific considerations and options for the services and applications under discussion.

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 7: Implementing Hyper-V

This module explains how to install and configure Hyper-V virtual machines. It will cover general configuration as well as storage and networking considerations. It will also cover differences introduced in Windows Server 2012 R2.

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

This module explains how to deploy and manage Hyper-V virtual machines in a failover cluster. It will provide an overview of the technologies involved as well as details on general configuration and migration of virtual machines.

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
Implementing Hyper-V Replica

Lab : Implementing Failover Clustering with Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V

Configuring Hyper-V Replica
Configuring a Failover Cluster for Hyper-V
Configuring a Highly Available Virtual Machine

Module 9: Implementing Secure Data Access for Users and Devices

This module explains how to configure secure data access for users and devices. It will primarily cover the implementation of Dynamic Access Control (DAC) and Work Folders.

Lessons

Dynamic Access Control Overview
Implementing DAC Components
Implementing DAC for Access Control
Implementing Access-Denied Assistance
Implementing and Managing Work Folders

Lab : Implementing Secure File Access

Preparing for DAC Deployment
Implementing DAC
Validating and Remediating DAC
Implementing Work Folders

Module 10: Implementing AD DS

This module explains how to implement AD DS in Windows Server 2012. It covers the deployment and configuration of domain controllers as well as the use and implementation of service accounts, Group Policy, and services offered by Windows Azure Active Directory. It also covers the general maintenance of AD DS.

Lessons

Deploying AD DS Domain Controllers
Configuring AD DS Domain Controllers
Implementing Service Accounts
Implementing Group Policy in AD DS
Overview of Windows Azure Active Directory
Maintaining AD DS

Lab : Implementing AD DS

Deploying a Read-Only Domain Controller
Implementing Service Accounts in AD DS

Lab : Troubleshooting and Maintaining AD DS

Troubleshooting Group Policy
Maintaining AD DS

Module 11: Implementing AD FS

This module explains how to implement an AD FS deployment. It will cover a single organization usage scenario as well as a business-to-business scenario. The module also covers Web Application Proxy and Workplace Join.

Lessons

Overview of AD FS
Deploying AD FS
Implementing AD FS for a Single Organization
Deploying AD FS in a Business-to-Business Federation Scenario
Implementing Web Application Proxy
Implementing Workplace Join

Lab : Implementing AD FS

Installing and Configuring AD FS
Configuring an Internal Application for AD FS
Configuring AD FS for a Federated Business Partner
Implementing Web Application Proxy
Performing a Workplace Join

Module 12: Monitoring and Maintaining Windows Server 2012

This module explains how to monitor and maintain Windows Server 2012. It will cover Performance Monitor and data collector sets as well as server backup and recovery technologies.

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 Servers Running Windows Server 2012
Backing Up Servers Running Windows Server 2012
Restoring Files by Using Windows Server Backup

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