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Administering Windows Server 2012 (MS-20411)

Administering Windows Server 2012

Windows Server 2012 5-Day Training

Get hands-on instruction and practice administering Windows Server 2012, including Windows Server 2012 R2, in this five-day Microsoft Official 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 focuses on the administration tasks necessary to maintain a Windows Server 2012 infrastructure such as configuring and troubleshooting name resolution, user and group management with Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) and Group Policy, implementing Remote Access solutions such as DirectAccess, VPNs and Web Application Proxy, implementing Network Policies and Network Access Protection, Data Security, deployment and maintenance of server images, as well as update management and monitoring of Windows Server 2012 environments. This course maps directly to and is the preferred choice for hands-on preparation for Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA): Exam 411: Administering Windows Server 2012, which is the second of three exams required for MCSA: Windows Server 2012 credential. Note: Labs in this course are based on the General Availability release of Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1.

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At Course Completion:
After Completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Configure and Troubleshoot Domain Name System
  • Maintain Active Directory Domain Services
  • Manage User and Service Accounts
  • Implement Group Policy Infrastructure
  • Manage User Desktops using Group Policy
  • Configure and Troubleshoot Remote Access
  • Install, Configure and Troubleshoot Network Policy Server
  • Implement Network Access Protection
  • Optimize File Services
  • Configure Encryption and Advanced Auditing
  • Deploy and Maintain Server Images
  • Implement Update Managements
  • Monitor Windows Server 2012
Who Should Attend:

This course is intended for Information Technology (IT) Professionals with hands on experience working in a Windows server 2008 or Windows Server 2012 environment who wish to acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to be able to manage and maintain the core infrastructure required for a Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2 environment. The key focus for students is to broaden the initial deployment of Windows Server 2012 services and infrastructure and provide the skills necessary to Manage and Maintain a domain based Windows Server 2012 environment, providing skills in areas such as User and Group management, Network Access and Data Security. Candidates typically interested in attending this course would be 

  • Windows Server Administrators experienced in working with Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2012 who wish to gain skills necessary to perform daily management and maintenance tasks in a Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2012 R2 environment.
  • IT Professionals who are looking to take the 411, Administering Windows Server 2012 exam
  • IT professional wishing to take the Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) exams in DataCenter, Desktop Infrastructure, Messaging, Collaboration and Communications will also be interested in taking this course as they prepare for the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) exams, which are a pre-requisite for their individual specialties.
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    Course Outline 

    Module 1: Configuring and Troubleshooting Domain Name System 
    This module explains how to configure and troubleshoot DNS, including DNS replication and caching. 
    Lessons

    Lab : Configuring and Troubleshooting DNS

    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    Module 2: Maintaining Active Directory Domain Services 
    This module explains how to implement virtualized domain controllers and read-only domain controller (RODCs). It also explains how to perform common AD DS administrative tasks 
    and manage the AD DS Database.
    Lessons

    Lab : Maintaining AD DS

    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    Module 3: Managing User and Service Accounts 
    This module explains how to create, configure and automate the creation of user accounts. It also explains how to configure account-related properties of user objects. It further explains how to create and administer Managed Service Accounts. 
    Lessons

    Lab : Managing User and Service Accounts

    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    Module 4: Implementing a Group Policy Infrastructure 
    This module explains how to implement a GPO infrastructure. This also teaches how to perform common GPO management tasks, and manage GPOs by using Windows PowerShell. It also focuses on troubleshooting the application of GPOs. 
    Lessons

    Lab : Implementing a Group Policy Infrastructure

    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    Module 5: Managing User Desktops with Group Policy 
    This module explains how you can use Group Policy Objects (GPOs) to implement desktop environments across your organization by using Administrative Templates, Folder Redirection, Group Policy preferences, and where applicable, use software deployment to install and update application programs. It is important to know how to use these various GPO features so that you can configure your users’ computer settings properly. 
    Lessons

    Lab : Managing User Desktops with Group Policy

    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    Module 6: Implementing Remote Access 
    In this module, you will learn how to implement and manage remote access in Windows Server 2012. You will also learn how to implement DirectAccess by using the Getting Started wizard, implement and manage an advanced DirectAccess infrastructure, and implement VPN. 
    Lessons

    Lab : Implementing DirectAccess by Using the Getting Started Wizard

    Lab : Deploying an Advanced DirectAccess Solution

    Lab : Implementing VPN

    Lab : Implementing Web Application Proxy

    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    Module 7: Installing, Configuring, and Troubleshooting the Network Policy Server Role 
    This module explains how to install and configure NPS, RADIUS Clients and servers. It also describes NPS authentication methods. It describe NPS authentication methods and how to 
    monitor and troubleshoot NPS.
    Lessons

    Lab : Installing and Configuring a Network Policy Server

    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    Module 8: Implementing Network Access Protection 
    This module explains how to configure, monitor, and troubleshoot NAP. It also explains how NAP can help to protect your network and the various NAP enforcement processes. 
    Lessons

    Lab : Implementing Network Access Protection

    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    Module 9: Optimizing File Services 
    This module describes FSRM, configure quotas, file screening, and storage reports and implement classification management and file management tasks. It describes the components of the DFS. I also explains how to configure DFS namespaces and DFS replication. 
    Lessons

    Lab : Configuring Quotas and File Screening Using File Server Resource Manager

    Lab : Implementing Distributed File System

    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    Module 10: Configuring Encryption and Advanced Auditing 
    This module explains how to encrypt files using EFS and configure advanced auditing features. 
    Lessons

    Lab : Configuring Encryption and Advanced Auditing

    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    Module 11: Deploying and Maintaining Server Images 
    This module explains how to create and manage server images by using Windows Deployment Services 
    Lessons

    Lab : Using Windows Deployment Services to Deploy Windows Server 2012

    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    Module 12: Implementing Update Management 
    This module explains how to use Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) to deploy updates to Windows servers and clients. 
    Lessons

    Lab : Implementing Update Management

    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    Module 13: Monitoring Windows Server 2012 
    This module explains the monitoring tools available in Windows Server 2012. it also explains how to use Performance Monitor and monitor events. 
    Lessons

    Lab : Monitoring Windows Server 2012

    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    Instructor was very knowledgeable in all subjects of the course and tailored his lessons and labs to the student's weaknesses. Very eager to help students in any way he can.

    - Scott Masury
    MA Army National Guard

    The instructor was able to not only answer all the questions we had in class and after hours he was able explain the technologies and real world reasons behind using technology A vs B. He adapted the class as needed for all students. I have only had one other instructor at his level in my 15 year career in IT.

    - Doug Lloyd - MESA
    University of Georgia

    I had an above-average instructor. Not only did he instruct, he mentored us with real-world experience. The knowledge he had of the applications was beyond comprehensible. Outstanding!

    - Weston Flowers
    Brooke Army Medical Center (CTR)

    The class more than exceeded my expectations. The material was exactly what i needed to get my certifications and more. There was not one question the professor could not answer.

    - George Embrey
    IMC

    Our instructor displayed exceptional knowledge and expertise with the material he was teaching. He was very patient with the class, who did not have a lot of experience with material being covered.

    - Dale Wamsley
    Brooke Army Medical Center (CTR)

    Instructor was very intelligent and had lots of experience to draw on, outside of the written paterial that made it more interesting. I was very pleased with him.

    - Sandra L. Speck
    Sandra Speck Company

    Prerequisites?

    Before attending this course, students must have:

    • Knowledge and skills concerning the initial implementation and configuration of core Windows Server services including Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS), Networking Services and Microsoft Hyper-V.

    The course pre-requisites can be met by having knowledge equivalent to, or by attendance at, course Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 as this course will build upon knowledge and skills covered in that course.

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