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Windows Server 2012

Implementing an Advanced Server Infrastructure
(Microsoft Training Course: 20414) - 5 days - £1850 exc VAT

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> Target Audience
In this course, students will learn how to plan and implement some of the more advanced features available in Windows Server 2012. It is intended for Information Technology (IT) professionals who are responsible for planning, designing and deploying a physical and logical Windows Server 2012 enterprise and Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) infrastructures including the network services.
> Course outline
  1. Planning and Implementing a Server Virtualization Strategy
  2. Planning and Implementing Networks and Storage for Virtualization
  3. Planning and Deploying Virtual Machines
  4. Planning and Implementing a Virtualization Administration Solution
  5. Planning and Implementing a Server Monitoring Strategy
  6. Planning and Implementing High Availability for File Services and Applications
  7. Planning and Implementing a Highly Available Infrastructure using Failover Clustering
  8. Planning and Implementing a Server Updates Infrastructure
  9. Planning and Implementing a Business Continuity Strategy
  10. Planning and Implementing a Public Key Infrastructure
  11. Planning and Implementing an Identity Federation Infrastructure
  12. Planning and Implementing an Information Rights Management Infrastructure


Module 1: Planning and Implementing a Server Virtualization Strategy
  • Overview of System Center 2012 Components
  • Integrating System Center 2012 and Server Virtualization
  • Planning and Implementing a Server Virtualization Host Environment
  • Lab: Planning and Implementing a Server Virtualization Strategy
  • Planning the Hyper-V Host Deployment
  • Configuring Hyper-V Host Groups
  • Configuring VMM Libraries
Skills
  • Describe the System Center 2012 components
  • Describe how System Center 2012 is used to manage a server virtualization deployment
  • Plan and implement a server virtualization environment based on Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V and Microsoft System Center 2012 - Virtual Machine Manager (VMM)
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Module 2: Planning and Implementing Networks and Storage for Virtualization
  • Planning and Implementing a Storage Infrastructure for Virtualization
  • Planning and Implementing a Network Infrastructure for Virtualization
  • Lab: Planning and Implementing Virtualization Networks and Storage
  • Planning and Implementing a Storage Infrastructure for Virtualization
  • Planning and Implementing a Network Infrastructure for Virtualization
Skills
  • Plan a storage infrastructure for a Hyper-V server virtualization deployment
  • Implement a storage infrastructure for server virtualization
  • Plan and implement a network infrastructure for server virtualization
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Module 3: Planning and Deploying Virtual Machines
  • Planning Virtual Machine Configuration
  • Preparing for Virtual Machine Deployments with VMM
  • Deploying Virtual Machines
  • Lab: Planning and Implementing a Virtual Machine Deployment and Management Strategy
  • Planning Physical to Virtual Server Conversions
  • Planning Virtual Machine and Service Templates
  • Configuring VMM Profiles and Templates
Skills
  • Plan a virtual machine configuration.
  • Plan and configure the VMM profiles and templates that can be used to implement a VMM deployment
  • Plan and implement a virtual machine deployment in VMM
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Module 4: Planning and Implementing a Virtualization Administration Solution
  • Planning and Implementing Microsoft System Center Administration, and Self-Service with System Center
  • Planning and Implementing Automation with System Center
  • Lab: Planning and Implementing a Virtualization Administration Solution
  • Planning Administrative Delegation and Self-Service in System Center 2012
  • Configuring Delegated Administration and Self-Service in VMM
  • Configuring Process Automation in System Center 2012
Skills
  • Plan a delegated administration model in System Center 2012
  • Plan self-service and automation of a virtual machine environment by using the System Center 2012
  • Plan automation of a virtual machine environment by using System Center 2012
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Module 5: Planning and Implementing a Server Monitoring Strategy
  • Planning Monitoring in Windows Server 2012
  • Overview: System Center Operations Manager
  • Planning and Configuring Monitoring Components
  • Configuring Integration with VMM
  • Lab: Implementing a Server Monitoring Strategy
  • Configuring Server Monitoring Using Windows Server 2012
  • Implementing Operation Manager Monitoring
  • Configuring the Operations Manager Monitoring Components
  • Monitoring Virtual Machines & Host Machines
Skills
  • Plan a monitoring strategy using the Windows Server 2012 tools
  • Describe the Operations Manager components and how Operations Manager can monitor physical and virtual servers
  • Plan and configure management packs, notifications and reporting
  • Configure the integration of Operations Manager and VMM
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Module 6: Planning and Implementing High Availability for File Services and Applications
  • Planning and Implementing Storage Spaces, DFS and Network Load Balancing
  • Lab: Planning and Implementing High Availability for File Services and Applications
  • Planning a High Availability Strategy for File Services and for Web Applications
  • Implementing a High Availability Solution for File Storage
  • Implementing a High Availability Solution Using Network Load Balancing
Skills
  • Plan and implement a highly available storage infrastructure by using storage spaces
  • Plan and implement a highly available file services deployment by using distributed file system (DFS)
  • Plan and implement high availability for apps by using network load balancing (NLB)
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Module 7: Planning and Implementing a Highly Available Infrastructure using Failover Clustering
  • Planning a Failover Clustering Infrastructure
  • Implementing Failover Clustering
  • Integrating Failover Clustering with Server Virtualization
  • Planning a Multi-Site Failover Cluster
  • Lab: Planning and Implementing a Highly Available Infrastructure Using Failover Clustering
  • Designing Highly Available Server Roles
  • Implement Hyper-V Replica
  • Deploy a Failover Cluster
  • Implement a Scale-Out File Server
  • Implement Highly Available Virtual Machines
  • Implement Operations Manager and VMM Integration
Skills
  • Plan and implement a highly available storage infrastructure by using storage spaces
  • Plan and implement a highly available file services deployment by using DFS
  • Plan and implement high availability for applications by using NLB
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Module 8: Planning and Implementing a Server Updates Infrastructure
  • Planning and Implementing a Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) Deployment
  • Planning Software Updates with System Center 2012 Configuration Manager
  • Planning and Implementing Updates in a Server Virtualization Infrastructure
  • Lab: Planning and Implementing an Update Remediation Infrastructure
  • Implement Host Updating in VMM
  • Configuring Cluster-Aware Updating
  • Planning a WSUS Deployment
  • Deploying a Replica Server
  • Configure & Validate WSUS Server Deployment
Skills
  • Plan and implement a WSUS deployment to distribute updates to Windows Servers
  • Plan a software update deployment infrastructure by using Configuration Manager
  • Plan and implement updates for Hyper-V hosts by using Cluster Aware Updating and VMM
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Module 9: Planning and Implementing a Business Continuity Strategy
  • Overview of Business Continuity Planning
  • Planning and Implementing Backup Strategies
  • Planning and Implementing Recovery
  • Planning and Implementing Virtual Machine Backup and Recovery
  • Lab: Implementing a Virtual Machine Backup Strategy with Data Protection Manager
  • Configuring Data Protection Manager
  • Implementing Backup and Restore for Virtual Machine Data
  • Implementing Virtual Machine Backup and Recovery using Data Protection Manager
Skills
  • Describe the high level requirements and strategies for implementing a business continuity strategy
  • Plan backup strategies for Windows roles
  • Plan and implement recovery of servers and data
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Module 10: Planning and Implementing a Public Key Infrastructure
  • Planning and Implementing a Certification Authority Deployment
  • Planning and Implementing Certificate Templates
  • Planning and Implementing Certificate Distribution and Revocation
  • Planning and Implementing Key Archival and Recovery
  • Lab: Planning and Implementing an Active Directory Certificate Services (AD CS) Infrastructure
  • Planning the AD CS Deployment
  • Deploying the Certificate Authority (CA) Infrastructure
  • Implementing Certificate Templates
  • Implementing Certificate Revocation and Distribution
Skills
  • Plan and implement a CA deployment hierarchy in AD CS
  • Design and implement a strategy for configuring and maintaining certificate templates
  • Design and implement a strategy for distributing and revoking certificates
  • Plan and implement private key and certificate recovery
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Module 11: Planning and Implementing an Identity Federation Infrastructure
  • Planning and Implementing an AD FS Server Infrastructure
  • Planning and Implementing AD FS Claim Providers and Relying Parties
  • Planning and Implementing AD FS Claims and Claim Rules
  • Lab: Planning and Implementing an Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) Infrastructure
  • Designing the AD FS Deployment
  • Configuring Prerequisite Components for AD FS
  • Deploying AD FS for Internal Users
  • Deploying AD FS for a Partner Organization
Skills
  • Plan and implement and AD FS server infrastructure
  • Plan and implement AD FS claim providers and relying parties, and claims and claim rules
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Module 12: Planning and Implementing an Information Rights Management Infrastructure
  • Planning and Implementing an AD RMS Cluster
  • Planning and Implementing AD RMS Templates and Policies
  • Planning and Implementing External Access to AD RMS Services
  • Planning and Implementing AD RMS Integration with Dynamic Access Control (DAC)
  • Lab: Planning and Implementing an AD RMS Infrastructure
  • Planning the AD RMS Deployment
  • Deploy the AD RMS Infrastructure for Internal Users
  • Implement AD RMS Integration with DAC
  • Implement AD RMS Integration with External Users
Skills
  • Plan, implement, and manage an AD RMS cluster
  • Plan and implement AD RMS templates and policies
  • Plan and implement external access to AD RMS services
  • Plan the integration of AD RMS and DAC
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> Pre-Requisites
Before attending this course, students must have the following prerequisites:
  • Good understanding of TCP/IP fundamentals & networking concepts.
  • Good working knowledge of Windows Server 2012 & AD DS.
  • Good understanding of both scripts & batch files, of security concepts, such as authentication & authorization, & familiarity with deployment, packaging, & imaging tools.
  • Completed course 20413: Designing and Implementing an Enterprise Server Infrastructure and achieved the Windows Server 2012 MCSA certification.
> Purpose
After completing this course, students will be able to plan and implement server virtualization strategy; plan and implement networks and storage for virtualization; plan and deploy virtual machines; manage a virtual machine deployment; plan and implement a server monitoring strategy; plan and implement high availability for file services and applications; plan and implement a highly available infrastructure using failover clustering; plan and implement an server updates infrastructure; plan and implement a business continuity strategy; plan and implement a public key infrastructure (PKI); plan and implement an identity federation infrastructure; plan and Implement an information rights management infrastructure.