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Windows Server 2012

Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows Server 2012
(Microsoft Training Course: 20417) - 5 days - £1850 exc VAT

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> Target Audience
This course will cover new features and functionality in Windows Server 2012 around Management, Networking Infrastructure, Storage, Access Control, Hyper-V, High Availability, and Identity Federation. It is intended for IT Professionals who are already experienced Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2 Server Administrators, who want to update their skills and knowledge to Windows Server 2012.
> Course outline
  1. Installing and Configuring Servers Based on Windows Server 2012
  2. Monitoring and Maintaining Windows Server 2012 Servers
  3. Managing Windows Server 2012 with Windows PowerShell 3.0
  4. Managing Storage for Windows Server 2012
  5. Implementing Network Services
  6. Implementing DirectAccess
  7. Implementing Failover Cluster
  8. Implementing Hyper-V
  9. Implementing Failover Clustering with Hyper-V
  10. Implementing Dynamic Access Control
  11. Implementing Active Directory Domain Services
  12. Implementing AD FS


Module 1: Installing and Configuring Servers Based on Windows Server 2012
  • This module covers the installation and initial configuration and management of Windows server 2012
  • Installing Windows Server 2012
  • Configuring Windows Server 2012
  • Configuring Remote Management for Windows Server 2012 Servers
  • Lab: Installing and Configuring Servers Based on Windows Server 2012
  • Install Windows Server 2012 Server Core
  • Configure a Windows Server 2012 Server Core
  • Configure Remote Management for Windows Server 2012 Servers
  • This module covers the installation and initial configuration and management of Windows server 2012
  • Installing Windows Server 2012
  • Configuring Windows Server 2012
  • Configuring Remote Management for Windows Server 2012 Servers
  • Lab: Installing and Configuring Servers Based on Windows Server 2012
  • Install Windows Server 2012 Server Core
  • Configure a Windows Server 2012 Server Core
  • Configure Remote Management for Windows Server 2012 Servers
Skills
  • Install & Configure Windows Server 2012
  • Configure Remote Management for Windows Server 2012 Servers
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Module 2: Monitoring and Maintaining Windows Server 2012 Servers
  • This module covers monitoring and maintenance tasks when managing Windows Server 2012
  • Monitoring Windows Server 2012
  • Implementing Windows Server Backup
  • Implementing Server and Data Recovery
  • Lab: Monitoring and Maintaining Windows Server 2012 Servers
  • Configure Centralized Monitoring
  • Back Up Windows Server 2012
  • Restore Files by Using Windows Server Backup
  • Implement Microsoft Online Backup & Restore
Skills
  • Monitor Windows Server 2012
  • Implement a backup plan using Windows Server Backup
  • Implement a backup plan using Microsoft Online backup
  • Implement Server and Data Recovery
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Module 3: Managing Windows Server 2012 with Windows PowerShell 3.0
  • This module will cover features and functionality of Windows PowerShell 3.0
  • Overview of Windows PowerShell 3.0
  • Using PowerShell 3.0 to Manage AD DS
  • Managing Servers with PowerShell 3.0
  • Lab: Managing Servers Based on Windows Server 2012 With Windows PowerShell 3.0
  • Explore Windows PowerShell 3.0
  • Use Windows PowerShell 3.0 to Manage AD DS
  • Manage Servers by Using Windows PowerShell 3.0
Skills
  • Understand and describe Windows PowerShell 3.0
  • Use PowerShell 3.0 to Manage AD DS
  • Manage Servers with PowerShell 3.0
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Module 4: Managing Storage for Windows Server 2012
  • This modules covers new storage features in Windows Server 2012 such as Data Duplication, Thin Provisioning and Trim Storage, File Server Resource Manager and Resilient File System (ReFS)
  • New Features in Windows Server 2012 Storage
  • Configuring iSCSI Storage
  • Configuring Storage Spaces in Windows Server 2012
  • Configuring BranchCache in Windows Server 2012
  • Lab: Managing Storage for Servers Based on Windows Server 2012
  • Configure iSCSI Storage
  • Configure a Storage Pool
  • Configure a Redundant Storage Space
  • Configure BranchCache
Skills
  • Understand and utilize new storage features and functionality in Windows Server 2012 Storage
  • Configure iSCSI Storage
  • Configure Storage Spaces in Windows Server 2012
  • Configure BranchCache in Windows Server 2012
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Module 5: Implementing Network Services
  • This module covers the new features in DNS and DHCP in Windows Server 2012
  • Implementing DHCP and DNS Enhancements
  • Implementing IP Address Management
  • Overview of Network Access Protection
  • Implementing Network Access Protection
  • Lab: Implementing Network Services
  • Configure DHCP and DNS Features
  • Configure IP Address Management
  • Configure NAP
  • Verify the NAP Deployment
Skills
  • Implement DHCP and DNS Enhancements
  • Implement IP Address Management
  • Give an overview of Network Access Protection
  • Implement Network Access Protection
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Module 6: Implementing DirectAccess
  • This module covers new features and functionality with DirectAccess in Windows Server 2012
  • Introduction to DirectAccess
  • Configuring Direct Access Components
  • Lab: Implementing DirectAccess
  • Configure the DirectAccess Infrastructure
  • Configure the DirectAccess Clients
  • Verify the DirectAccess Configuration
Skills
  • Understand and describe DirectAccess in Windows Server 2012
  • Implement and Configure DirectAccess
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Module 7: Implementing Failover Cluster
  • This module covers new features and functionality in Failover Clustering in Windows Server 2012
  • Overview of Failover Clustering
  • 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
  • Deploy and Configure a Highly-Available File Server
  • Validate the Deployment of the Highly-Available File Server
  • Configure Cluster-Aware Updating on the Failover Cluster
Skills
  • Understand and describe Failover Clustering
  • Implement a Failover Cluster
  • Configure Highly-Available Applications and Services on a Failover Cluster
  • Maintain a Failover Cluster
  • Implement a Multi-Site Failover Cluster
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Module 8: Implementing Hyper-V
  • This module covers how to configure Hyper-V and Hyper-V storage options in Windows Server 2012
  • Configuring Hyper-V Servers
  • Configuring Hyper-V Storage
  • Configuring Hyper-V Networking
  • Configuring Hyper-V Virtual Machines
  • Lab: Implementing Hyper-V
  • Install the Hyper-V Server Role
  • Configure Virtual Networking
  • Configure a Virtual Machine
Skills
  • Configure Hyper-V Servers
  • Configure Hyper-V Storage
  • Configure Hyper-V Networking
  • Configure Hyper-V Virtual Machines
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Module 9: Implementing Failover Clustering with Hyper-V
  • This module covers how to make virtual machines highly available and how to implement virtual machines in a failover cluster deployed on the host
  • Overview of the Integration of 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 System Center Virtual Machine Manager
  • Lab: Implementing Failover Clustering with Hyper-V
  • Configure Hyper-V Replicas
  • Configure a Failover Cluster for Hyper-V
  • Configure a Highly Available Virtual Machine
Skills
  • Give an overview of the Integration of Hyper-V with Failover Clustering
  • Implement Hyper-V Virtual Machines on Failover Clusters
  • Implement Hyper-V Virtual Machine Movement
  • Manage Hyper-V Virtual Environments by Using System Center Virtual Machine Manager(SCVMM) 2012
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Module 10: Implementing Dynamic Access Control
  • This module will cover how to implement Dynamic Access Control (DAC) in Windows Server 2012
  • Overview of Dynamic Access Control
  • Planning for a Dynamic Access Control Implementation
  • Configuring Dynamic Access Control
  • Lab: Implementing Dynamic Access Control
  • Plan the DAC implementation
  • Configure User and Device Claims
  • Configure Resource Property Definitions
  • Configure Central Access Rules and Policies
  • Validate and Remediate Access Control
Skills
  • Understand and describe Dynamic Access Control core concepts
  • Plan for a Dynamic Access Control Implementation
  • Implement and Configure Dynamic Access Control
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Module 11: Implementing Active Directory Domain Services
  • This module covers the advanced implementation of Active Directory Domain Controllers in Windows Server 2012
  • Deploying AD DS Domain Controllers
  • Configuring AD DS Domain Controllers
  • Implementing Service Accounts
  • Implementing Group Policy in AD DS
  • Maintaining AD DS
  • Lab: Implementing Active Directory Domain Services
  • Deploy Domain Controllers
  • Implement Group Policy
  • Implement Service Accounts in AD DS
  • Maintain AD DS
Skills
  • Deploy AD DS Domain Controllers
  • Configure AD DS Domain Controllers
  • Implement Service Accounts
  • Implement Group Policy in AD DS
  • Maintain AD DS
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Module 12: Implementing AD FS
  • This module covers Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) and how it can be used to address various organizational and business identity federation services and scenarios
  • Overview of Active Directory Federation Services
  • Deploying Active Directory Federation Services
  • Implementing AD FS for a Single Organization
  • Deploying AD FS in a Business to Business Federation Scenario
  • Lab: Implementing AD FS
  • Configure AD FS Prerequisites
  • Install and Configuring AD FS
  • Configure AD FS for a Single Organization
  • Configure AD FS for Federated Business Partners
Skills
  • Understand and describe Active Directory Federation Services
  • Deploy Active Directory Federation Services
  • Implement AD FS for a Internal SSO in an organization
  • Deploy AD FS in a business to business Federation scenario
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> Pre-Requisites
Before attending this course, students must have the following prerequisites:
  • Experience with implementing, managing and administering a Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 environment
  • Experience with implementing and managing Windows networking technologies
  • Experience with implementing and managing Active Directory technologies
  • An understanding of basic virtualization and storage technologies
  • Knowledge equivalent to the MCSA: Windows Server 2008 credential
> Purpose
After completing this course, students will be able to install and Configure Servers Based on Windows Server 2012; monitor and Maintain Windows Server 2012 Server; manage Windows Server 2012 with Windows PowerShell 3.0; manage Storage for Windows Server 2012; implement Network Services; implement DirectAccess; implement Failover Clustering; implement Hyper-V; implement Failover Clustering with Hyper-V; implement Dynamic Access Control; implement Active Directory Domain Services; implement AD FS.