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Windows Server 2012

Fundamentals of a Windows Server Infrastructure
(Microsoft Training Course: 10967) - 5 days - £1850 exc VAT

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Extended Classroom24  12  07         
London International House Centre E1W24  12  07         
Manchester (Portland St) Centre           20  
Swindon Centre 21            


> Target Audience
This five day course provides the networking, security, and system administration information that you need to implement a Windows Server infrastructure. It is intended for students who are just starting their Information Technology (IT) careers or want to change careers into Windows Server technologies.
> Course outline
  1. Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012
  2. Implementing Storage in Windows Server
  3. Understanding Network Infrastructure
  4. Connecting Network Components
  5. Implementing TCP/IP
  6. Implementing Windows Server Roles
  7. Implementing Active Directory
  8. Implementing IT Security Layers
  9. Implementing Security in Windows Server
  10. Implementing Network Security
  11. Implementing Security Software
  12. Monitoring Server Performance
  13. Maintaining Windows Server


Module 1: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012
  • Windows Server Architecture.
  • Installing Windows Server.
  • Configuring Services.
  • Configuring Devices and Device Drivers.
  • Lab: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012
  • Performing a Local Media-Based Installation.
  • Configuring Windows Server.
  • Converting Server Core.
  • Configuring Services.
  • Configuring Devices.
Skills
  • Describe Windows Server components and architecture.
  • Install Windows Server 2012.
  • Configure services.
  • Configure devices and device drivers.
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Module 2: Implementing Storage in Windows Server
  • Identifying Storage Technologies.
  • Managing Disks and Volumes.
  • Fault Tolerance.
  • Lab: Implementing Storage in Windows Server
  • Create and Mount a VHD File.
  • Creating and Making Available New Volumes.
  • Vary the Sizes of NTFS and ReFS Volumes.
  • Create a Fault Tolerant Disk Configuration.
Skills
  • Identify a suitable storage technology.
  • Manage storage within Windows Server.
  • Implement disk fault tolerance.
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Module 3: Understanding Network Infrastructure
  • Network Architecture Standards.
  • Local Area Networking.
  • Wide Area Networking.
  • Wireless Networking.
  • Connecting to the Internet.
  • Remote Access.
  • Lab: Selecting Network Infrastructure Components
  • Determining Appropriate Network Components
Skills
  • Describe physical network topologies and standards.
  • Define local area networks (LANs).
  • Define wide area networks (WANs).
  • Describe wireless networking technologies.
  • Explain how to connect a network to the Internet.
  • Describe how technologies are used for remote access.
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Module 4: Connecting Network Components
  • Understanding the OSI Model.
  • Understanding Media Types.
  • Understanding Adapters, Hubs, and Switches.
  • Understanding Routing.
  • Lab: Connecting Network Components
  • Determining the Appropriate Network Hardware.
  • Selecting a Suitable Wiring Infrastructure.
Skills
  • Describe the industry standard protocol model.
  • Describe wiring methodologies and standards.
  • Describe adapters, hubs, and switches.
  • Describe routing technologies and protocols.
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Module 5: Implementing TCP/IP
  • Overview of TCP/IP.
  • IPv4 Addressing.
  • IPv6 Addressing.
  • Name Resolution.
  • Lab: Implementing TCP/IP
  • Determining an Appropriate IPv4 Addressing Scheme.
  • Configuring IPv4 with Windows Server.
  • Verifying the Configuration.
  • Configuring and Testing Name Resolution.
  • Viewing the IPv6 Configuration.
Skills
  • Describe the Functionality of the TCP/IP Suite.
  • Describe IPv4 Addressing.
  • Configure an IPv4 Network.
  • Describe IPv6 Addressing and Transition.
  • Describe the Various Name Resolution Methods Used by TCP/IP Hosts.
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Module 6: Implementing Windows Server Roles
  • Role-Based Deployment.
  • Deploying Role-Specific Services.
  • Considerations for Provisioning Roles.
  • Lab: Implementing Server Roles
  • Determining the Appropriate Roles to Deploy.
  • Lab: Implementing Server Roles
  • Determining the Appropriate Roles to Deploy.
  • Deploying and Configuring the Determined Server Roles.
Skills
  • Describe role-based deployment.
  • Deploy role-specific servers.
  • Describe deployment options for server roles.
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Module 7: Implementing Active Directory
  • Introducing Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS).
  • Implementing AD DS.
  • Managing Users, Groups, and Computers.
  • Implementing Group Policy
  • Lab: Implementing AD DS
  • Promoting a New Domain Controller.
  • Creating an Organizational Unit.
  • Configuring Accounts.
  • Creating a GPO.
Skills
  • Describe the fundamental features of AD DS.
  • Implement AD DS.
  • Implement organizational units (OUs) for managing groups and objects.
  • Configure client computers centrally with group policy objects (GPOs).
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Module 8: Implementing IT Security Layers
  • Overview of Defense-in-Depth.
  • Physical Security.
  • Internet Security.
  • Lab: Implementing IT Security Layers
  • Implementing Physical Security.
  • Configuring Security Settings in Internet Explorer.
Skills
  • Describe the risks posed by connecting to the Internet.
  • Describe possible mitigations to these risks.
  • Describe the Windows Server components and features that can help provide his Internet security.
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Module 9: Implementing Security in Windows Server
  • Overview of Windows Security.
  • Securing Files and Folders.
  • Implementing Encryption.
  • Lab: Implementing Windows Security
  • Configuring a Fine-Grained Password Policy
  • Securing NTFS Files and Folders.
  • Encrypting Files and Folders.
Skills
  • Describe the Windows Server features that help improve your network’s security.
  • Explain how to secure files and folders in the Windows Server environment.
  • Explain how to use the Windows Server encryption features to help secure access to resources.
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Module 10: Implementing Network Security
  • Overview of Network Security.
  • Implementing Firewalls.
  • Internet Protocol Security (IPsec)
  • Lab: Implementing Network Security
  • Configuring Windows Firewall with Advanced Security.
  • Create a Server to Server Connection Security Rule.
Skills
  • Identify network-based security threats.
  • Implement Windows Firewall to secure Windows hosts.
  • Explain how to enforce corporate compliance.
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Module 11: Implementing Security Software
  • Client Software Protection Features.
  • E-Mail Protection.
  • Server Protection.
  • Lab: Implementing Security Software
  • Create and Enforce an AppLocker Rule.
  • Use the Security Configuration Wizard.
  • Run the Best Practice Analyzer (BPA).
Skills
  • Implement Windows Server technologies and features to improve client security.
  • Describe security threats posed by e-mail and how to reduce these threats.
  • Explain how to improve server security using Windows Server security analysis and hardening tools.
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Module 12: Monitoring Server Performance
  • Event Logging.
  • Performance Monitoring.
  • Lab: Monitoring Server Performance
  • Creating a Performance Baseline.
  • Simulating a Server Load.
  • Determining Probable Performance Bottlenecks.
  • Create, Test, and Verify an Alert.
Skills
  • Use the Event Viewer to identify and interpret Windows Logs, and Application and Services Logs.
  • Measure system resource usage and identify component bottlenecks
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Module 13: Maintaining Windows Server
  • Troubleshooting Windows Server Startup.
  • Server Availability and Data Recovery.
  • Applying Updates to Windows Server.
  • Troubleshooting Windows Server.
  • Lab: Maintaining Windows Server
  • Installing and Configuring Windows Server Update Services.
  • Configuring WSUS.
  • Gathering Information to Start the Troubleshooting Process.
Skills
  • Troubleshoot the Windows Server boot process.
  • Implement high availability and recovery technologies to improve system availability.
  • Explain the importance of system updates.
  • Implement an appropriate troubleshooting methodology to resolve problems with Windows Server.
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> Pre-Requisites
Before attending this course, students must have the following pre-requisites:
  • A basic knowledge of general computing concepts.
  • Some experience working with Windows Client operating systems such as Windows 7 or Windows 8
> Purpose
After completing this course, students will be able to perform a local media-based installation of Windows Server 2012; select appropriate storage technologies and configure storage on a Windows Server; describe fundamental network components and terminology so you can select an appropriate network component; implement a network by selecting network hardware components and technologies and determine the appropriate network hardware and wiring components for a given situation; describe the protocols and services within the Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) suite of protocols and implement IPv4 within a Windows Server environment; describe and implement server roles; implement and configure an Active Directory Domain Service (AD DS) forest; describe the concept of defense-in-depth and determine how to implement this approach with Windows Server; identify the security features in Windows Server that help to provide defense-in-depth; identify the network-related security features in Windows Server to mitigate security threats to your network; identify and implement additional software components to enhance your organization’s security; monitor a server to determine the performance level; identify the Windows Server tools available to maintain and troubleshoot Windows Server.