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MCSA Windows Server 2012

The MCSA Windows Server 2012 (Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate) certification shows that you have the primary set of Windows Server skills that are relevant across multiple solution areas in a business environment... Show More
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Candidates should have one to two years of experience using Windows Server 2008 or two to three years of exper... Show More
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15 Days or 24 Evenings

31 January 2021

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Course Content

Course 20410D:

MCSA: 70-410 Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012
5 Days or 8 Evenings

Module 1: Deploying and Managing Windows Server 2012
This module introduces students to the editions of Windows Server 2012 and the new Windows Server 2012 management tools. It also covers how to install Windows Server 2012, how to perform post-deployment tasks, and how to perform basic administrative tasks.

Windows Server 2012 Overview
Installing Windows Server 2012
Post-Installation Configuration of Windows Server 2012
Overview of Windows Server 2012 Management
Introduction to Windows PowerShell

Lab : Deploying and Managing Windows Server 2012
Deploying Windows Server 2012
Configuring Windows Server 2012 Server Core
Managing Servers
Using Windows PowerShell to Manage Servers

Module 2: Introduction to Active Directory Domain Services
This module covers the structure of Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) and its various components, such as forest, domain, and organizational units (OUs). It also gives an overview of domain controllers, in addition to choices that are available with Windows Server 2012 for installing AD DS on a server.

Overview of AD DS
Overview of Domain Controllers
Installing a Domain Controller

Lab : Installing Domain Controllers
Installing a Domain Controller
Installing a Domain Controller by Using IFM

Module 3: Managing Active Directory Domain Services Objects
This module describes how to manage user accounts and computer accounts, including how to manage various consumer devices that employees use. The module also covers how to manage an enterprise network by managing groups, and how to delegate administrative tasks to designated users or groups.

Managing User Accounts
Managing Groups
Managing Computer Accounts
Delegating Administration

Lab : Managing Active Directory Domain Services Objects
Delegating Administration for a Branch Office
Creating and Configuring User Accounts in AD DS
Managing Computer Objects in AD DS

Module 4: Automating Active Directory Domain Services Administration
This module describes how to use command-line tools and Windows PowerShell to automate AD DS administration. It discusses various command-line tools and Windows PowerShell commands, and then describes how to use these tools and commands to modify objects individually and in bulk operations.

Using Command-line Tools for AD DS Administration
Using Windows PowerShell for AD DS Administration
Performing Bulk Operations with Windows PowerShell

Lab: Automating AD DS Administration by Using Windows PowerShell
Creating User Accounts and Groups by Using Windows PowerShell
Using Windows PowerShell to Create User Accounts in Bulk
Using Windows PowerShell to Modify User Accounts in Bulk

Module 5: Implementing IPv4
This module discusses using IPv4, which is the network protocol used on the Internet and on local area networks. In this module, students learn how to implement an IPv4 addressing scheme and how to troubleshoot network communication. This module also covers how to determine and troubleshoot network-related problems.

Overview of TCP/IP
Understanding IPv4 Addressing
Subnetting and Supernetting
Configuring and Troubleshooting IPv4

Lab : Implementing IPv4
Identifying Appropriate Subnets
Troubleshooting IPv4

Module 6: Implementing Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol
This module covers supporting and troubleshooting a Windows Server–based network infrastructure by deploying, configuring, and troubleshooting the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) server role.

Overview of the DHCP Server Role
Configuring DHCP Scopes
Managing a DHCP Database
Securing and Monitoring DHCP

Lab: Implementing DHCP
Implementing DHCP
Implementing a DHCP Relay Agent (Optional Exercise)

Module 7: Implementing DNS
This module describes name resolution for Windows operating system clients and Windows Server servers. It also covers installing and configuring a DNS Server service and its components.

Name Resolution for Windows Clients and Servers
Installing a DNS Server
Managing DNS Zones

Lab: Implementing DNS
Installing and Configuring DNS
Creating Host Records in DNS
Managing the DNS Server Cache

Module 8: Implementing IPv6
This module discusses the features and benefits of IPv6, how IPv6 affects IPv4 networks, and how to integrate IPv6 into IPv4 networks by using various transition technologies.

Overview of IPv6
IPv6 Addressing
Coexistence with IPv4
IPv6 Transition Technologies

Lab: Implementing IPv6
Configuring an IPv6 Network
Configuring an ISATAP Router

Module 9: Implementing Local Storage
This module introduces several different storage technologies. It discusses how to implement the storage solutions in Windows Server 2012, and how to use the new Storage Spaces feature, which enables you to combine disks into pools that you can configure for automatic management.

Overview of Storage
Managing Disks and Volumes
Implementing Storage Spaces

Lab: Implementing Local Storage
Installing and Configuring a New Disk
Resizing Volumes
Configuring a Redundant Storage Space

Module 10: Implementing File and Print Services
This module discusses how to provide file and print resources with Windows Server 2012. It describes how to secure files and folders, how to protect previous versions of files and folders by using shadow copies, and how to give workers remote access to corporate files by implementing the new Work Folders role service. It also describes new network printing features that help manage the network printing environment.

Securing Files and Folders
Protecting Shared Files and Folders by Using Shadow Copies
Configuring Work Folders
Configuring Network Printing

Lab: Implementing File and Print Services
Creating and Configuring a File Share
Configuring Shadow Copies
Enabling and Configuring Work Folders
Creating and Configuring a Printer Pool

Module 11: Implementing Group Policy
This module provides an overview of Group Policy and provides details about how to implement Group Policy.

Overview of Group Policy
Group Policy Processing
Implementing a Central Store for Administrative Templates

Lab: Implementing Group Policy
Configuring a Central Store
Creating GPOs

Module 12: Securing Windows Servers Using Group Policy Objects
This module describes Windows Server 2012 operating system security. It covers how to identify security threats, plan your strategy to mitigate security threats, and secure your Windows Server 2012 infrastructure.

Security Overview for Windows Operating Systems
Configuring Security Settings
Restricting Software
Configuring Windows Firewall with Advanced Security

Lab:Increasing Security for Server Resources
Using Group Policy to Secure Member Servers
Auditing File System Access
Auditing Domain Logons

Lab: Configuring AppLocker and Windows Firewall
Configuring AppLocker Policies
Configuring Windows Firewall

Module 13:Implementing Server Virtualization with Hyper-V
This module describes virtualization technologies available on Windows, specifically focusing on the Hyper-V role in Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2. It covers the components of the Hyper-V role, configuring and deploying the role, in addition to and how to configure and manage key components of a Hyper-V implementation, such as Storage and Networking.

Overview of Virtualization Technologies
Implementing Hyper-V
Managing Virtual Machine Storage
Managing Virtual Networks

Lab: Implementing Server Virtualization with Hyper-V
Installing the Hyper-V Role onto a Server
Configuring Virtual Networking
Creating and Configuring a Virtual Machine
Using Virtual Machine Checkpoints

Course 20411D

MCSA:70-411 Administering Windows Server
5 Days or 8 Evenings

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

Configuring the DNS Server Role
Configuring DNS Zones
Configuring DNS Zone Transfers
Managing and Troubleshooting DNS

Lab : Configuring and Troubleshooting DNS
Configuring DNS Resource Records
Configuring DNS Conditional Forwarding
Installing and Configuring DNS Zones
Troubleshooting DNS

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.

Overview of AD DS
Implementing Virtualized Domain Controllers
Implementing RODCs
Administering AD DS
Managing the AD DS Database

Lab: Maintaining AD DS
Installing and Configuring a RODC
Configuring AD DS Snapshots
Configuring the Active Directory Recycle Bin
Optional Exercise- Cloning a domain controller

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.

Configuring Password Policy and User Account Lockout Settings
Configuring Managed Service Accounts

Lab: Managing User and Service Accounts
Configuring Password Policy and Account Lockout Settings
Creating and Associating a Managed Service Account

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.

Introducing Group Policy
Implementing and Administering GPOs
Group Policy Scope and Group Policy Processing
Troubleshooting the Application of GPOs

Lab: Implementing a Group Policy Infrastructure
Creating and Configuring Group Policy Objects
Managing GPO Scope
Verify GPO Application
Managing GPOs

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.

Implementing Administrative Templates
Configuring Folder Redirection and Scripts
Configuring Group Policy Preferences
Managing Software with Group Policy

Lab: Managing User Desktops with Group Policy
Implement Settings by Using Group Policy Preferences
Managing Office 2013 by using Administrative Templates
Deploying Software by using Group Policy
Configuring Folder Redirection

Module 6: Implementing Remote Access
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.

Installing and Configuring a Network Policy Server
Configuring RADIUS Clients and Servers
NPS Authentication Methods
Monitoring and Troubleshooting a Network Policy Server

Lab : Installing and Configuring a Network Policy Server
Installing and Configuring NPS to Support RADIUS
Configuring and Testing a RADIUS Client

Module 7: 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.

Overview of Network Access Protection
Overview of NAP Enforcement Processes
Configuring NAP
Configuring IPSec Enforcement for NAP
Monitoring and Troubleshooting NAP

Lab : Implementing Network Access Protection
Configuring NAP Components
Configuring Virtual Private Network Access
Configuring the Client Settings to Support NAP

Module 8: 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.

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

Lab : Implementing DirectAccess by Using the Getting Started Wizard
Verifying Readiness for a DirectAccess Deployment
Configuring DirectAccess
Validating the DirectAccess Deployment

Lab : Deploying an Advanced DirectAccess Solution
Preparing the Environment for DirectAccess
Implementing the Advanced DirectAccess Infrastructure
Validating the DirectAccess Deployment

Lab : Implementing VPN
Implementing VPN
Validating the VPN Deployment

Lab : Implementing Web Application Proxy
Implementing Web Application Proxy
Validating the Web Application Proxy Deployment

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.

Overview of FSRM
Using FSRM to Manage Quotas, File Screens, and Storage Reports
Implementing Classification and File Management Tasks
Overview of DFS
Configuring DFS Namespaces
Configuring and Troubleshooting DFS Replication

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

Lab : Implementing Distributed File System
Installing the DFS role service
Configuring a DFS Namespace
Configuring DFS Replication

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

Encrypting Drives by Using BitLocker
Encrypting Files by Using EFS
Configuring Advanced Auditing

Lab : Configuring Encryption and Advanced Auditing
Using Windows BitLocker Drive Encryption to Secure Data Drives
Encrypting and Recovering Files
Configuring Advanced Auditing

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

Overview of Windows Deployment Services
Managing Images
Implementing Deployment with Windows Deployment Services
Administering Windows Deployment Services

Lab: Using Windows Deployment Services to Deploy Windows Server 2012
Installing and Configuring Windows Deployment Services
Creating Operating System Images with Windows Deployment Services
Configuring Custom Computer Naming
Deploying Images with Windows Deployment Services

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

Overview of WSUS
Deploying Updates with WSUS

Lab: Implementing Update Management
Implementing the WSUS Server Role
Configuring Update Settings
Approving and Deploying an Update by using WSUS

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.

Monitoring Tools
Using Performance Monitor
Monitoring Event Logs

Lab: Monitoring Windows Server 2012
Establishing a Performance Baseline
Identifying the Source of a Performance Problem
Viewing and Configuring Centralized Event Logs

Course 20412B

MCSA: 70-412 Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services
5 Days or 8 Evenings

Module 1: Implementing Advanced Network Services
In this module students will be able to configure advanced features for Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) and Domain Name System (DNS), and configure IP Address Management (IPAM).

Configuring Advanced DHCP Features
Configuring Advanced DNS Settings
Implementing IPAM
Managing IP Address Spaces with IPAM

Lab: Implementing Advanced Network Services
Configuring Advanced DHCP Settings
Configuring Advanced DNS Settings
Configuring IPAM

Module 2: Implementing Advanced File Services
In this module students will be able to configure file services to meet advanced business requirements.

Configuring iSCSI Storage
Configuring BranchCache
Optimizing Storage Usage

Lab: Implementing Advanced File Services
Configuring iSCSI Storage
Configuring the File Classification Infrastructure

Lab: Implementing BranchCache
Configuring the Main Office Servers for BranchCache
Configuring the Branch Office Servers for BranchCache
Configuring Client Computers for BranchCache
Monitoring BranchCache

Module 3: Implementing Dynamic Access Control
In this module students will be able to configure Dynamic Access Control (DAC) to manage and audit access to shared files.

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

Lab: Implementing Secure Data Access
Preparing for DAC deployment
Implementing DAC
Validating and Remediating DAC
Implementing Work Folders

Module 4: Implementing Distributed AD DS Deployments
In this module students will be able to plan and implement an Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) deployment that includes multiple domains and forests.

Overview of Distributed AD DS Deployments
Deploying a Distributed AD DS Environment
Configuring AD DS Trusts

Lab: Implementing Distributed AD DS Deployments
Implementing Child Domains in AD DS
Implementing Forest Trusts

Module 5: Implementing AD DS Sites and Replication
In this module students will be able to plan and implement an AD DS deployment that includes multiple locations.

AD DS Replication Overview
Configuring AD DS Sites
Configuring and Monitoring AD DS Replication

Lab: Implementing AD DS Sites and Replication
Modifying the Default Site
Creating Additional Sites and Subnets
Configuring AD DS Replication
Monitoring and Troubleshooting AD DS Replication

Module 6: Implementing Active Directory Certificate Services
In this module students will be able to implement an Active Directory Certificate Services (AD CS) deployment.

Using Certificates in a Business Environment
PKI Overview
Deploying CAs
Deploying and Managing Certificate Templates
Implementing Certificate Distribution and Revocation
Managing Certificate Recovery

Lab:Deploying and Configuring CA Hierarchy
Deploying a Stand-alone Root CA
Deploying an Enterprise Subordinate CA

Lab: Deploying and Managing Certificates
Configuring Certificate Templates
Configuring Certificate Enrollment
Configuring Certificate Revocation
Configuring Key Recovery

Module 7: Implementing Active Directory Rights Management Services
In this module students will be able to implement an AD RMS deployment.

AD RMS Overview
Deploying and Managing an AD RMS Infrastructure
Configuring AD RMS Content Protection
Configuring External Access to AD RMS

Lab: Implementing AD RMS
Installing and Configuring AD RMS
Configuring AD RMS Templates
Implementing the AD RMS Trust Policies
Verifying the AD RMS Deployment

Module 8: Implementing Active Directory Federation Services
In this module students will be able to implement an Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) deployment.

Overview of AD FS
Deploying AD FS
Implementing AD FS for a Single Organization
Deploying AD FS in a Business-to-Business Federation Scenario
Extending AD FS to External Clients

Lab: Implementing AD FS
Installing and Configuring AD FS
Configuring an Internal Application for AD FS

Lab: Implementing AD FS for External Partners and Users

Configuring AD FS for a Federated Business Partner
Configuring Web Application Proxy

Module 9: Implementing Network Load Balancing
In this module students will be able to provide high availability and load balancing for web-based applications by implementing Network Load Balancing (NLB).

Overview of NLB
Configuring an NLB Cluster
Planning an NLB Implementation

Lab: Implementing NLB
Implementing an NLB Cluster
Configuring and Managing the NLB Cluster
Validating High Availability for the NLB Cluster

Module 10:Implementing Failover Clustering
In this module students will be able to provide high availability for network services and applications by implementing failover clustering.

Failover Clustering Overview
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

Module 11: Implementing Failover Clustering with Hyper-V
In this module students will be able to deploy and manage Hyper-V virtual machines in a failover cluster.

Overview of Integrating 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 VMM

Lab: Implementing Failover Clustering with Hyper-V
Configuring Hyper-V Replicas
Configuring a Failover Cluster for Hyper-V
Configuring a Highly Available Virtual Machine

Module 12: Implementing Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery
In this module students will be able to implement a backup and disaster recovery solution based on business and technical requirements.

Data Protection Overview
Implementing Windows Server Backup
Implementing Server and Data Recovery

Lab: Implementing Windows Server Backup and Restore
Backing Up Data on a Windows Server 2012 R2 Server
Restoring Files Using Windows Server Backup

CTU Training Solutions , Updated: June 21st, 2020

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