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Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows Server 2012 (MS-20417)

Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows Server 2012

Windows Server 2012 5-Day Training

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.

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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This course is offered as:

  • Classroom Instructor-led Boot Camp
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  • Mentored Self-Paced Online
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Course Highlights
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  • Hands-on training with latest technologies
  • Complex sims & exercises, gives you practical hands-on experience
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At Course Completion:
This course is not a product upgrade course, detailing considerations for migrating and upgrading your specific environment to Windows Server 2012. Rather, this course will update your existing Windows Server 2008 knowledge and skills to Windows Server 2012, including Windows Server 2012 R2.

This course maps directly to and is the preferred choice for hands-on preparation for Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) which is the upgrade exam for individuals who hold an MCSA: Windows Server 2008 certification.

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.
  • 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.
Who Should Attend:

This course is intended for Information Technology (IT) Professionals who are experienced Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2 system administrators who are familiar with carrying out day to day Windows Server management and maintenance tasks. The course will update their skill to Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2. Candidates suitable for this course would be:

  • Experienced Windows Server Administrators who have real world experience working in a Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2 enterprise environment.
  • IT professionals who have obtained the credential MCSA: Windows Server 2008 or have equivalent knowledge.
  • IT Professionals wanting to take the Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) exams in Data Center, Desktop Infrastructure, Messaging, Collaboration and Communication will also be interested in taking this course as they prepare for the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) Windows Server 2012 credential, which is a pre-requisite for their individual specialities.
What's Included:

Only Intense School’s Boot Camp offers you the following benefits:

  • 5 full days of intense instruction with no outside distractions
  • Exam Vouchers for exams
  • Microsoft Press E-Reference Library, including all Training Kits, Exam References, and Rapid Review books
  • 2nd shot vouchers - in case you do not pass an exam
  • Pre-Class Prep Materials
  • In-person access to the top experts in the industry
  • Lunch and snacks provided on each day of class

 

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Course Outline:

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

Lab : Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 R2

After completing this module, students will be able to:

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

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

After completing this module, students will be able to:

Module 3: Managing Storage in Windows Server 2012
This module explains how to configure storage in Windows Server 2012.
Lessons

Lab : Managing Storage on Servers Running Windows Server 2012

Lab : Implementing BranchCache

After completing this module, students will be able to:

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

Lab : Implementing Network Services

Lab : Deploying NAP

After completing this module, students will be able to:

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

Lab : Implementing DirectAccess

After completing this module, students will be able to:

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

Lab : Implementing Failover Clustering

After completing this module, students will be able to:

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

Lab : Implementing Server Virtualization with Hyper-V

After completing this module, students will be able to:

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

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

After completing this module, students will be able to:

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

Lab : Implementing Secure File Access

After completing this module, students will be able to:

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

Lab : Implementing AD DS

Lab : Troubleshooting and Maintaining AD DS

After completing this module, students will be able to:

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

Lab : Implementing AD FS

After completing this module, students will be able to:

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

Lab : Monitoring and Maintaining Windows 2012 Servers

After completing this module, students will be able to:

He was very knowledgable in the course material and presented it in a very methodical way. The course materials were great and are resources we will use in the future.

- Ralph Polk
Brooke Army Medical Center (CTR)

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

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

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

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

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:

  • 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

Note: It is possible to take this course without having the MCSA: Windows Server 2008 credential once the criteria of equivalent knowledge is met. However, the subsequent taking and passing of the 70-417 upgrade exam will not provide the exam taker with the MCSA: Windows Server 2012 credential. This credential upgrade path is exclusively for holders of the MCSA: Windows Server 2008 credential

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