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Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 (MS-20410)

Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012

Windows Server 2012 5-Day Training

Get hands-on instruction and practice installing and configuring Windows Server 2012, including Windows Server 2012 R2, in this five-day Microsoft Official Course. This course is part one 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 initial implementation and configuration of core services, such as Networking, Storage, Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS), Group Policy, File and Print Services, and Hyper-V.


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Description:

This course maps directly to and is the preferred choice for hands-on preparation for the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) Exam 410: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012, which is the first of three exams required for the MCSA: Windows Server 2012 credential.

Labs in this course are based on Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1.

After Completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Install and Configure Windows Server 2012.
  • Describe AD DS.
  • Manage Active Directory objects.
  • Automate Active Directory administration.
  • Implement IPv4.
  • Implement Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP).
  • Implement Domain Name System (DNS).
  • Implement IPv6.
  • Implement local storage.
  • Share files and printers.
  • Implement Group Policy.
  • Use Group Policy Objects (GPOs) to secure Windows Servers.
  • Implement server virtualization using Hyper-V.
Who Should Attend:

This course is intended for information technology (IT) professionals who have some knowledge and experience working with Windows operating systems and who want to acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to install and perform the initial configuration of a Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2012 R2 server in an existing Windows server environment. Typically, candidates who are interested in attending this course include:

  • Windows Server administrators who are relatively new to Windows Server administration and related technologies who are looking to learn more about Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2.
  • IT professionals who are experienced in other non-Microsoft technologies, who meet the course prerequisites and are looking to cross-train on Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2.
  • IT professionals who are looking to take the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) 410: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 exam.
  • IT professionals who want 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. These are a prerequisite for their individual specialties.
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    Course Outline 

    Module 1: Deploying and Managing Windows Server 2012
    This module introduces the new Windows Server 2012 administrative interface. This module covers the different roles and features that are available with the Windows Server 2012 operating system. It also discusses the various installation and configuration options you can use when deploying and configuring Windows Server 2012. 
    Lessons Lab : Deploying and Managing Windows Server 2012
    After completing this module, students will be able to:
    • Describe Windows Server 2012.
    • Describe the management tools available in Windows Server 2012.
    • Install Windows Server 2012.
    • Perform post-installation configuration of Windows Server 2012.
    • Perform basic administrative tasks using Windows PowerShell.

    Module 2: Introduction to Active Directory Domain Services
    This module introduces Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) in Windows Server 2012. It covers general AD DS infrastructure including forests, trees, schema, Global Catalog, and Operations Masters. It also covers installing and configuring domain controllers.Lessons Lab : Installing Domain Controllers
    After completing this module, students will be able to:
    • Describe the structure of AD DS.
    • Describe the purpose of domain controllers.
    • Explain how to install a domain controller.

    Module 3: Managing Active Directory Domain Services Objects
    This module covers configuring Active Directory objects such as users, groups and computers. The functionality of AD DS administrative tools is addressed, in addition to the configuration of user profiles and the process of delegating permissions to perform AD DS administration.Lessons Lab : Managing Active Directory Domain Services Objects
    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    • Manage user accounts with graphical tools.
    • Manage group accounts with graphical tools.
    • Manage computer accounts.
    • Delegate permissions to perform AD DS administration.

    Module 4: Automating Active Directory Domain Services Administration
    This module covers using command-line tools to configure and administer AD DS. It introduces using Windows PowerShell cmdlets for AD DS administration, and using Windows PowerShell to perform bulk AD DS administrative operations.Lessons Lab : Automating AD DS Administration by Using Windows PowerShell
    After completing this module, students will be able to:
    • Use command-line tools for AD DS administration.
    • Use Windows PowerShell cmdlets for AD DS administration.
    • Perform bulk operations by using Windows PowerShell.


    Module 5: Implementing IPv4
    This module covers Internet Protocol Version 4 (IPv4) addressing. It details the various IPv4 components, covers subnetting and supernetting, and discusses configuring and general troubleshooting of IPv4 addresses.Lessons Lab : Implementing IPv4
    After completing this module, students will be able to:
    • Describe the TCP/IP protocol suite.
    • Describe IPv4 addressing.
    • Determine a subnet mask necessary for subnetting or supernetting.
    • Configure IPv4 and troubleshoot IPv4 communication.

    Module 6: Implementing Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol
    This module covers the installation and configuration of DHCP in addition to managing a DHCP database. It also covers security and monitoring of DHCP, including auditing and logging.Lessons Lab : Implementing DHCP
    After completing this module, students will be able to:
    • Install the DHCP server role.
    • Configure DHCP scopes.
    • Manage a DHCP database.
    • Secure and monitor the DHCP server role.


    Module 7: Implementing Domain Name System
    This module covers name resolution for Windows Server and clients. It details the installation of a Domain Name System (DNS) server and configuring Active Directory Integrated DNS zones.Lessons Lab : Implementing DNS
    After completing this module, students will be able to:
    • Describe name resolution for Windows operating system clients and Windows Server servers.
    • Install and manage DNS Server service.
    • Manage DNS zones.


    Module 8: Implementing IPv6
    This module covers understanding and implementing IPv6 addressing. It covers configuration and troubleshooting as well as co-existence with IPv4 using transition technologies.Lessons Lab : Implementing IPv6
    After completing this module, students will be able to:
    • Describe the features and benefits of IPv6.
    • Describe IPv6 addressing.
    • Describe IPv6 coexistence with IPv4.
    • Describe IPv6 transition technologies.

    Module 9: Implementing Local Storage
    This module covers the storage configuration options for Windows Server 2012, including managing disks and volumes and implementing file systems. It also covers creating and managing storage pools.Lessons Lab : Implementing Local Storage
    After completing this module, students will be able to:
    • Describe the various storage technologies.
    • Explain how to manage disks and volumes.
    • Explain how to implement Storage Spaces.



    Module 10: Implementing File and Print Services
    This module covers securing files, folders and network file shares, in addition to using shadow copies to protect network file shares. It also covers configuring network printing and creating a printer pool.Lessons Lab : Implementing File and Print Services
    After completing this module, students will be able to:
    • Secure shared files and folders.
    • Protect shared files and folders by using shadow copies.
    • Configure network printing.

    Module 11: Implementing Group Policy
    This module covers using Group Policy to centrally manage and apply configuration settings.Lessons Lab : Implementing Group Policy
    After completing this module, students will be able to:
    • Create and manage Group Policy Objects.
    • Describe Group Policy processing.
    • Implement a central store for administrative templates.

    Module 12: Securing Windows Servers Using Group Policy Objects
    Increase security in a Windows Server 2012 infrastructure by using Group Policy Objects, AppLocker, and Windows Firewall.Lessons Lab : Lab A: Increasing Security for Server Resources Lab : Lab B: Configuring AppLocker and Windows Firewall
    After completing this module, students will be able to:
    • Describe Windows Server operating system Security.
    • Configure security settings by using Group Policy.
    • Restrict unauthorized software from running on servers and clients.
    • Configure Windows Firewall with Advanced Security.

    Module 13: Implementing Server Virtualization with Hyper-V
    This module describes Microsoft Virtualization technologies. It covers installing and configuring Hyper-V virtual machines, configuring virtual storage, and configuring virtual networks.Lessons Lab : Implementing Server Virtualization with Hyper-V
    After completing this module, students will be able to:
    • Describe virtualization technologies.
    • Implement Hyper‑V.
    • Manage virtual machine storage.
    • Manage virtual networks.

    Course was outstanding as always. All material was covered well and all questions were answered. I am thoroughly satisfied.

    - Bill Ross
    Precision Fabricating & Cleaning Inc.

    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)

    The instructor was very knowledgeable in the subject area. his broad range of experience helped him inject real world scenerios into the training

    - Bill Robinson
    DHS

    The instructor was very knowledgeable, and was able to explain complicated technologies in a way that was easy to comprehend. I was given everything I needed to learn and complete my course with confidence.

    - Travis Drennan

    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)

    Instructor did a fantastic job of delivering a large set of very dense course material cogently to the class. She obviously had the material down cold and could easily break down elements of the different knowledge domains in clear explanations.

    - Byron Caswell
    Scitor

    Prerequisites?

    Before attending this course, students must have:

    • A good understanding of networking fundamentals.
    • An understanding and experience configuring security and administration tasks in and Enterprise environment
    • Experience supporting or configuring Windows operating system clients.
    • Good hands-on Windows client operating system experience with Windows Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8.
    • An understanding of basic Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) concepts, such as the purpose of user accounts and computer accounts.
    Students would also benefit from having some previous Windows Server operating system experience.
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