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Overview

About this Course

This version of this course is built on the final release version of Windows Server 2012.

This 5-day instructor-led course is designed primarily for people who want to upgrade their technical skills from Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 to Windows Server 2012. It presumes a high level of knowledge about previous Windows Server versions.

This course explains new features and functionality in Windows Server 2012 around management, networking infrastructure, storage, access control, Hyper-V, high availability, and identity federation. Specific technologies covered will include Dynamic Access Control(DAC), Failover Clustering, Microsoft Online Backup and changes with Active Directory, and Hyper-V and Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS).

It is not a product upgrade course, detailing the considerations for migrating and upgrading your specific environment to Windows Server 2012. Rather, this course will update your existing knowledge and skills to Windows Server 2012.

This course maps directly to and is preparation material for Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA):Windows Server 2012 upgrade exam "70-417: Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows Server 2012".

Audience Profile

This course is intended for Information Technology (IT) Professionals who are already experienced Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2 Administrators carrying out day to day management and administrative tasks and who want to update their skills and knowledge to Windows Server 2012.

Also suitable for this course would be candidates who hold the existing Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) Windows Server 2008 credential and who want to update that to the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) Windows Server 2012 credential by taking the upgrade exam "70-417: Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows Server 2012".

At Course Completion

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Install and configure Windows Server 2012.
  • Monitor and maintain Windows Server 2012.
  • Manage Windows Server with Windows PowerShell 3.0.
  • Manage storage for Windows Server 2012 servers.
  • Implement network services.
  • Implement Remote Access.
  • Implement Failover Clustering.
  • Implement Hyper-V.
  • Implement Failover Clustering with Hyper-V.
  • Implement Dynamic Access Control.
  • Implement Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS).
  • Plan and implement AD FS.
  • Prerequisites

    Before attending this course, students must have:

  • Real World hands-on experience deploying and managing Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2 environments
  • Experience implementing Windows Server 2008 networking technologies
  • Experience implementing Windows Server 2008 Active Directory technologies
  • Experience implementing Windows Server 2008 server virtualization technologies
  • Candidates attending this course are expected to have obtained, or have equivalent knowledge to that covered in, the MCSA Windows Server 2008 credential.

    Course Details

    Course Outline

    Module 1: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012

    This module covers the installation and initial configuration and management of Windows Server 2012. It also explains how to configure remote management in Windows Server 2012.

    Lessons

  • Installing Windows Server 2012
  • Configuring Windows Server 2012
  • Configuring Remote Management for Windows Server 2012 Servers
  • Module 2: Monitoring and Maintaining Windows Server 2012

    This module covers monitoring and maintenance tasks when managing Windows Server 2012. It also explains the options for backup in Windows Server 2012 including Windows Server Backup and Microsoft Online Backup. It also describes server and data recovery options.

    Lessons

  • Monitoring Windows Server 2012
  • Implementing Windows Server Backup
  • Implementing Server and Data Recovery
  • Module 3: Managing Windows Server 2012 by Using Windows PowerShell 3.0

    This module explains the features and functionality of Windows PowerShell 3.0. It also describes managing Windows Server 2012 servers and Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) with Windows PowerShell.

    Lessons

  • Overview of Windows PowerShell 3.0
  • Using Windows PowerShell 3.0 to Manage AD DS
  • Managing Servers by Using Windows PowerShell 3.0
  • Module 4: Managing Storage for Windows Server 2012

    This module describes the new storage features in Windows Server 2012 such as data deduplication, thin provisioning and trim storage, File Server Resource Manager, and Resilient File System (ReFS). The module also describes iSCSI and storage spaces as well as how to implement BranchCache.

    Lessons

  • New Features in Windows Server 2012 Storage
  • Configuring iSCSI Storage
  • Configuring Storage Spaces in Windows Server 2012
  • Configuring BranchCache in Windows Server 2012
  • Module 5: Implementing Network Services

    This module describes the new features in DNS and DHCP in Windows Server 2012. It also explains how to implement IP Address Management(IPAM) and Network Access Protection (NAP) with VPN, IPsec, DHCP, and 802.1x.

    Lessons

  • Implementing DNS and DHCP Enhancements
  • Implementing IP Address Management
  • NAP Overview
  • Implementing NAP
  • Module 6: Implementing Remote Access

    This module describes the new features and functionality with DirectAccess in Windows Server 2012. It also explains how to implement and configure the various components of DirectAccess such as AD DS and DNS. It also discusses the Name Resolution Policy table (NRPT) and the client-side requirements for Windows 7 and Windows 8.

    Lessons

  • Overview of VPN Access
  • Overview of DirectAccess
  • Installing and Configuring DirectAccess Components
  • Module 7: Implementing Failover Clustering

    This module describes the new features and functionality in Failover Clustering in Windows Server 2012. It also explains how to implement Failover Clustering and how to configure specific server roles in a cluster, such as a File Server. It also explains new maintenance features such as Cluster Aware Updating (CAU).

    Lessons

  • Overview of Failover Clustering
  • Implementing a Failover Cluster
  • Configuring Highly-Available Applications and Services on a Failover Cluster
  • Maintaining a Failover Cluster
  • Implementing a Multisite Failover Cluster
  • Module 8: Implementing Hyper-V

    This module explains how to configure Hyper-V and Hyper-V storage options in Windows Server 2012. It also describes networking features and various feature options and requirements in Hyper-V 3.0 as well as how to configure virtual machines.

    Lessons

  • Configuring Hyper-V Servers
  • Configuring Hyper-V Storage
  • Configuring Hyper-V Networking
  • Configuring Hyper-V Virtual Machines
  • Module 9: Implementing Failover Clustering with Hyper-V

    This module explains how to make virtual machines highly available and how to implement virtual machines in a failover cluster deployed on the host. It also explains the movement of virtual machines on virtual machine storage. It also provides a high level overview of System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012.

    Lessons

  • Overview of the Integration of Hyper-V Server 2012 with Failover Clustering
  • Implementing Hyper-V Virtual Machines on Failover Clusters
  • Implementing Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Virtual Machine Movement
  • Managing Hyper-V Virtual Environments by Using Virtual Machine Manager
  • Module 10: Implementing Dynamic Access Control

    This module explains how to implement Dynamic Access Control (DAC) in Windows Server 2012. It also describes core DAC concepts such as claims, Central Access Rules, and policies and their implementation.

    Lessons

  • Overview of Dynamic Access Control
  • Planning for a Dynamic Access Control Implementation
  • Implementing and Configuring Dynamic Access Control
  • Module 11: Implementing Active Directory Domain Services

    This module explains the advanced implementation of Active Directory domain controllers in Windows Server 2012 such as server core deployments, read-only domain controllers (RODCs), and cloning. It also explains domain controller configuration, managed service accounts, Group Policy implementation, and maintenance tasks for AD DS.

    Lessons

  • Deploying AD DS Domain Controllers
  • Configuring AD DS Domain Controllers
  • Implementing Service Accounts
  • Implementing Group Policy in AD DS
  • Maintaining AD DS
  • Module 12: Implementing Active Directory Federation Services

    This module explains Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) and how it can be used to address various organizational and business identity federation services and scenarios. It also describes configuration of prerequisites and the deployment of the AD FS services. It also explain implementing AD FS to enable internal single sign on (SSO) in an organization and implementing AD FS to enable SSO between federated partners.

    Lessons

  • Overview of AD FS
  • Deploying AD FS
  • Implementing AD FS for a Single Organization
  • Deploying AD FS in a B2B Federation Scenario
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    Length: 5 Days

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