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Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows Server 2012 Course 20417

5 Day Instructor Led Course - 35 Contact Hours

 

 

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Course Overview

This version of this course, 20417A, utilizes pre-release software in the virtual machines for the labs. This 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 will explain 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. However, this course will update your skills to Windows Server 2012.

 

This course is also preparation material, and maps directly to, the Exam 70-417: Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows Server 2012.


Audience
The primary audience for this course is Information Technology (IT) professionals who are experienced Windows Server 2008 Server Administrators, and who carry out day-to-day management and administrative tasks, and want to update their skills and knowledge to Windows Server 2012.
The secondary audience for this course includes candidates who hold existing credentials in Windows Server 2008 at Technology Specialist (TS) or Professional (PRO) level, and who want to migrate their current credentials to the new credential of Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) with Windows Server 2012.


At Course Completion
After completing this course, students will be able to:
Install and configure Windows Server 2012 servers.
Monitor and maintain Windows Server 2012 servers.
Use Windows PowerShell 3.0 to manage Windows Server 2012 servers.
Configure storage on Windows Server 2012 servers.
Deploy and manage network services.
Deploy and manage a DirectAccess infrastructure.
Provide high availability for network services and applications by implementing failover clustering.
Deploy and configure virtual machines on Hyper-V.
Deploy and manage Hyper-V virtual machines in a failover cluster.
Configure Dynamic Access Control to manage and audit access to shared files.
Implement the new features in Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) for Windows Server 2012.
Plan and implement an Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) deployment.

 

Prerequisites
A good understanding of networking fundamentals.
An understanding and experience configuring security and administration tasks in an enterprise environment.
Experience supporting or configuring Microsoft Windows clients.


Course Outline
 

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
Install Windows Server 2012 Server Core
Configure a Computer Running a Server Core Installation of Windows Server 2012
Configure Remote Management for Servers Running 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
Configuring Centralized Monitoring for Windows Server 2012 Servers
Backing Up Windows Server 2012
Restoring Files by Using Windows Server Backup
Implementing Microsoft Online Backup and Restore
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
Introduction to Windows PowerShell 3.0
Managing AD DS by Using Windows PowerShell 3.0
Managing Servers 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 : 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
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
Configuring New Features in DNS and DHCP
Configuring IP Address Management
Configuring NAP
Verifying the NAP Deployment
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
Configuring the DirectAccess Infrastructure
Configuring the DirectAccess Clients
Verifying the DirectAccess Configuration
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
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
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
Installing the Hyper-V Server Role
Configuring Virtual Networking
Creating and Configuring a Virtual Machine
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
Configuring Hyper-V Replicas
Configuring a Failover Cluster for Hyper-V
Configuring a Highly-Available Virtual Machine
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
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
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
Deploying a Read-Only Domain Controller
Troubleshooting Group Policy
Implementing Service Accounts in AD DS
Maintaining 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
Configuring AD FS Prerequisites
Installing and Configuring AD FS
Configuring AD FS for a Single Organization
Configuring AD FS for Federated Business Partners
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.