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Windows Server 2012

Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012
(Microsoft Training Course: 20410) - 5 days - £1850 exc VAT

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> Target Audience
The course is part one, of a series of three courses, which provide the skills and knowledge necessary to implement a core Windows Server 2012 infrastructure in an existing enterprise environment. It is intended for Information Technology (IT) Professionals who have good Windows operating system knowledge and experience and want to acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to implement the core infrastructure services in an existing Windows Server 2012 environment.
> Course outline
  1. Deploying and Managing Windows Server 2012
  2. Introduction to Active Directory Domain Services
  3. Managing Active Directory Domain Services Objects
  4. Automating Active Directory Domain Services Administration
  5. Implementing IPv4
  6. Implementing DHCP
  7. Implementing DNS
  8. Implementing IPv6
  9. Implementing Local Storage
  10. Implementing File and Print Services
  11. Implementing a Group Policy Infrastructure
  12. Securing Windows Servers by using Group Policy Objects
  13. Implementing Server Virtualization with Hyper-V


Module 1: Deploying and Managing Windows Server 2012
  • This module introduces the new Windows Server 2012 administrative interface
  • Windows Server 2012 Overview
  • Overview of Windows Server 2012 Management
  • Installing Windows Server 2012
  • Post-Installation Configuration of Windows Server 2012
  • 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
Skills
  • 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
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Module 2: Introduction to Active Directory Domain Services
  • This module introduces Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) in Windows Server 2012
  • Overview of Active Directory Domain Services
  • Overview of Domain Controllers
  • Installing a Domain Controller
  • Lab: Installing Domain Controllers
  • Installing a Domain Controller
  • Installing a Domain Controller by using IFM
Skills
  • Describe the structure of AD DS and explain the purpose of Organizational Units (OUs)
  • Outline the purpose of Domain Controllers and explain why some hold special roles
  • Describe the different ways of installing a domain controller
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Module 3: Managing Active Directory Domain Services Objects
  • This module covers configuring AD Objects such as users, groups and computers
  • Managing User Accounts
  • Managing Groups Accounts
  • Managing Computer Accounts
  • Delegating Administration
  • Lab: Managing Active Directory Domain Services Objects
  • Delegating Administration for a Branch Office
  • Creating & Configuring User Accounts in AD DS
  • Managing Computer Objects in AD DS
Skills
  • Manage user accounts with graphical tools
  • Manage groups with graphical tools
  • Manage computer accounts
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Module 4: Automating Active Directory Domain Services Administration
  • This module covers using command-line tools to configure and administer AD DS
  • Using Command-line Tools for Administration
  • Using Windows PowerShell for 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
Skills
  • Use command-line tools for administration
  • Use Windows PowerShell for AD DS administration
  • Perform bulk operations with Windows PowerShell
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Module 5: Implementing IPv4
  • This module covers IPv4 addressing
  • Overview of TCP/IP
  • Understanding IPv4 Addressing
  • Subnetting and Supernetting
  • Configuring and Troubleshooting IPv4
  • Lab: Implementing IPv4
  • Identifying Appropriate Subnets
  • Troubleshooting IPv4
Skills
  • Describe the TCP/IP protocol suite
  • Describe IPv4 addressing
  • Determine a subnet mask necessary for supernetting or subnetting
  • Configure IPv4 and troubleshoot IPv4 communication
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Module 6: Implementing DHCP
  • This module covers the installation and configuration of DHCP as well as managing a DHCP database
  • Installing a DHCP Server Role
  • Configuring DHCP Scopes
  • Managing a DHCP Database
  • Securing and Monitoring DHCP
  • Lab: Implementing DHCP
  • Implementing DHCP
  • Implementing DHCP Relay
Skills
  • Install the DHCP server role
  • Configure DHCP scopes
  • Manage a DHCP database
  • Secure and monitor the DHCP server role
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Module 7: Implementing DNS
  • This module covers name resolution for Windows Server and clients
  • Name Resolution for Windows Client and Servers
  • Installing and Managing a DNS Server
  • Managing DNS Zones
  • Lab: Implementing DNS
  • Installing and Configuring DNS
  • Creating Host Records in DNS
  • Managing the DNS Server Cache
Skills
  • Describe name resolution for Windows operating system clients and Windows Server servers
  • Install and manage the Domain Name System (DNS) service
  • Manage DNS zones
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Module 8: Implementing IPv6
  • This module covers understanding and implementing IPv6 addressing
  • Overview of IPv6
  • IPv6 Addressing
  • Coexistence with IPv4
  • IPv6 Transition Technologies
  • Lab: Implementing IPv6
  • Configuring an IPv6 Network
  • Configuring an ISATAP Router
Skills
  • Describe the features and benefits of IPv6
  • Describe IPv6 addressing
  • Describe IPv6 coexistence with IPv4
  • Describe IPv6 transition technologies
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Module 9: Implementing Local Storage
  • This module covers the storage configuration options for Windows Server 2012
  • 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
Skills
  • Provide an overview of storage technologies
  • Manage disks and volumes
  • Implement storage spaces
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Module 10: Implementing File and Print Services
  • This module covers securing files, folders and network file shares
  • Securing Files and Folders
  • Protecting File Shares with Shadow Copies
  • Configuring Network Printing
  • Lab: Implementing File and Print Services
  • Creating and Configuring a File Share
  • Configuring Volume Shadow Copy
  • Creating and Configure a Printer Pool
Skills
  • Secure files and folders
  • Protect file shares by using shadow copies
  • Configure network printing
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Module 11: Implementing a Group Policy Infrastructure
  • This module will cover creating and managing Group Policy objects as well as how to configure group policy processing.
  • Overview of Group Policy
  • Group Policy Processing
  • Implementing a Central Store for Administrative Templates
  • Lab: Implementing Group Policy
  • Configuring a Central Store
  • Creating GPOs
Skills
  • Create and manage Group Policy Objects (GPOs)
  • Describe Group Policy processing
  • Implement a central store for administrative templates
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Module 12: Securing Windows Servers by using Group Policy Objects
  • This module covers increasing security on Windows servers by using Group Policy objects.
  • Windows Security Overview
  • Configuring Security Settings
  • Restricting Software
  • Configuring Windows Firewall with Advanced Security
  • Lab: Lab A: Increasing Security for Server Resources
  • Using Group Policy to Secure Member Servers
  • Auditing File System Access
  • Auditing Domain Logons
  • Lab: Lab B: Configuring AppLocker and Windows Firewall
  • Configuring AppLocker Policies
  • Configuring Windows Firewall
Skills
  • Describe Windows security
  • Configure security settings by using Group Policy
  • Restrict unauthorized software from running on servers and clients
  • Configure Windows Firewall with Advanced Security
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Module 13: Implementing Server Virtualization with Hyper-V
  • This module covers installing and configuring Hyper-V virtual machines as well as understanding and describing Microsoft Virtualization technologies
  • 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 Server Role
  • Configuring Virtual Networking
  • Creating and Configuring a Virtual Machine
  • Using Virtual Machine Snapshots
Skills
  • Describe Microsoft's Virtualization technologies
  • Implement Hyper-V
  • Manage Virtual machine Storage
  • Manage Virtual Networks
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> Pre-Requisites
Before attending this course, students must have the following prerequisites:
  • A good understanding of networking fundamentals.
  • An understanding and experience configuring security and administration tasks in an Enterprise environment.
  • Experience supporting or configuring Microsoft Windows clients.
> Purpose
After completing this course, students will be able to install and configure Windows Server 2012; describe AD DS and install a domain controller; create and configure user, group, and computer objects; use Windows PowerShell and other command-line tools to create and configure AD DS objects; configure IPv4 for simple scenarios; install and configure a DHCP server; install and configure DNS service; configure IPv6 for simple scenarios; configure local storage on a server; create and secure files shares and shared printers; create and manage Group Policy objects; secure Windows Servers by Using Group Policy Objects; implement Server Virtualization with Hyper-V.