Fundamentals Of A Windows Server Infrastructure Training Course

Start Your Career In Microsoft Windows Server Technologies


Our 5-day Fundamentals Of A Windows Server Infrastructure training course provides the basic skills and knowledge that are required in order to build a Windows Server Infrastructure.

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5 Days
£1895Excl. VAT

Course Outline

Module 1: Installing And Configuring Windows Server 2012

This module explains how the Windows Server 2012 editions, installation options, optimal service and device configuration and general post-installation configuration all contribute to the functionality and effectiveness of your Windows Server implementation.

  • Installing Windows Server
  • Configuring Services
  • Configuring Peripherals And Devices
  • Lab: Installing Windows Server
  • Performing A Local Media-Based Installation
  • Configuring Windows Server
  • Converting Server Core
  • Configuring Services
  • Configuring Devices

Module 2: Implementing Storage In Windows Server

This module will introduce you to different storage technologies, discuss how to implement the storage solutions in Windows Server and will finish a discussion on a resilient strategy for your storage that will be tolerant in various ways, helping to avoid unplanned downtime and loss of data.

  • Identifying Storage Technologies
  • Managing Disks And Volumes
  • Fault Tolerance
  • Lab: Implementing Storage In Windows Server
  • Creating And Mounting A VHD File
  • Creating A New Volume
  • Creating A Storage Pool Using VHDs
  • Implementing The Windows iSCSI Initiator

Module 3: Understanding Network Infrastructure

In this module, students will learn how to describe fundamental network component and terminology thus enabling the student to select an appropriate network component in a particular scenario.

  • 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

Module 4: Connecting Network Components

This module explores the functionality of low-level networking components, including switches and routers. In addition, the module provides guidance on how best to connect these and other components together to provide additional network functionality.

  • 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

Module 5: Implementing TCP/IP

This module describes the requirements of a protocol stack and then focuses on the Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) protocol stack.

  • Overview Of TCP/IP
  • Understanding IPv4 Addressing
  • Configuring IPv4
  • Understanding IPv6
  • 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

Module 6: Implementing Windows Server Roles

This module explains the functional requirements of a server computer and how to select and deploy appropriate server roles to support these functional requirements.

  • Role Based Deployment
  • Deploying Role-Specific Services
  • Virtualizing Windows Server Roles
  • Best Practices For Management Of Windows Server Roles
  • Lab: Implementing Server Roles
  • Determining The Appropriate Roles To Deploy
  • Lab: Implementing Virtualization
  • Creating Virtual Hard Disks
  • Creating New Virtual Machines
  • Modifying Virtual Machine Settings
  • Deploying The Determined Server Roles Remotely On multiple Servers

Module 7: Implementing Active Directory Domain Services

This module explains that, as a directory service, how AD DS stores information about objects on a network and makes this information available to users and network administrators.

  • Introducing AD DS
  • Implementing AD DS
  • Managing Users, Groups And Computers
  • Implementing Organizational Units
  • Implementing Group Policy
  • Lab: Implementing AD DS
  • Promoting A New Domain Controller
  • Creating An Organizational Unit
  • Configuring Accounts
  • Creating A GPO

Module 8: Implementing IT Security Layers

This module explains how, in addition to file and share permissions, you can also use data encryption to restrict data access.

  • Overview Of Defense-In-Depth
  • Physical Security
  • Internet Security
  • Lab: Implementing IT Security Layers
  • Implementing Physical Security
  • Configuring Security Settings In Internet Explorer

Module 9: Implementing Windows Server Security

This module reviews the tools and concepts available for implementing security within a Microsoft Windows infrastructure.

  • Overview Of Windows Security
  • Securing Files And Folders
  • Implementing Encryption
  • Lab: Implementing Windows Security
  • Configuring An Accounts Policy
  • Securing NTFS Files And Folders
  • Encrypting Files

Module 10: Implementing Network Security

This module explains possible threats when you connect your computers to a network, how to identify them, and how implement appropriate Windows network security features to help to eliminate them.

  • Overview Of Network Security
  • Implementing Firewalls
  • Lab: Implementing Network Security
  • Configuring Windows Firewall With Advanced Security

Module 11: Implementing Security Software

This module explains how an information technology (IT) administrator can account for and mitigate the risks of malicious code, unauthorized use, and data theft.

  • Client Protection Features
  • E-Mail Protection
  • Server Protection
  • Lab: Implementing Security Software
  • Restricting Applications With AppLocker
  • Using The Security Configuration Wizard
  • Configure, Run And View Results from Best Practice Analyzer (BPA)

Module 12: Monitoring Server Performance

This module discusses the importance of monitoring the performance of servers, and how you monitor servers to ensure that they run efficiently and use available server capacity. It also explains performance monitoring tools to identify components that require additional tuning and troubleshooting, so that you can improve the efficiency of your servers.

  • Windows Logs
  • Performance Monitoring
  • Lab: Monitoring Server Performance
  • Creating A Performance Baseline
  • Simulating A Server Load
  • Gathering Additional Performance Data
  • Determining Probable Performance Bottlenecks

Module 13: Maintaining Windows Server

This module explains the importance of system updates, how to troubleshoot the Windows Server boot process, and how to implement high availability and recovery technologies to improve system availability.

  • Troubleshooting Windows Server Startup
  • Server Availability And Data Recovery
  • Applying Updates To Windows Server
  • Troubleshooting Windows Server
  • Lab: Maintaining Windows Server
  • Troubleshooting The Startup Process
  • Configuring WSUS
  • Gathering Information To Start The Troubleshooting Process


Our Fundamentals Of A Windows Server Infrastructure training course covers networking architecture and topologies, security considerations and best practices as well as basic Windows Server administration skills and technologies such as Windows Server 2012 installation, configuration, maintenance and performance.

About the Course

Our Fundamentals Of A Windows Server Infrastructure training course is designed to provide foundational level knowledge need to prepare you to start a career or cross train in Windows Server technologies. You will also learn about the fundamental building blocks that go into building a Windows Server infrastructure with Windows Server 2012.

Who Should Attend

This training course is ideal for professionals who are starting out their career or looking to change careers into Windows Server Technologies and need the fundamental knowledge to help them achieve that.It would be of interest to home computer users, small business owners, academic students, information workers, developers, technical managers, help desk technicians or students who are looking to cross train from an alternative technology.

This course is needed as a first step in preparing for a job in IT or as prerequisite training before beginning the Microsoft Certified System Administrator (MCSA) training and certification path.

Materials Provided

  • Full Materials Including Comprehensive Course Workbook
  • Highly Skilled And Knowledgeable Tutors
  • Refreshments

Organisational Benefits

1. Stay Ahead Of The Competition

The business world is continuously changing, organisations will need to provide their staff through their careers, if you choose to not provide continuous training then you will find it difficult to stay ahead of the competition.

2. Motivated Employees

It will keep your employees motivated and new skills and knowledge can help reduce boredom. It also demonstrates that you value your staff enough to invest in them and their development.

3. Save Money

Windows Server 2012 training courses are cost effective, it is cheaper to train existing employees compared to recruiting new employees with the skills that you require and it helps your staff to become more efficient in their role.

Individual Benefits

1. Getting Hired

A Windows Server 2012 certification will certainly give you an advantage when hiring managers look at your resume. Competition for IT jobs can be stiff and having a certification is a significant advantage compared to those who do not have one. In fact, a certification can be a qualified for a position. Keep in mind that when two other equal candidates are vying for the same job, the one has the Windows Server 2016 training or certification will have the edge over the candidate who does not.

2. Job Retention

In a volatile economic environment, organisations are always looking for ways to cut cost and that may mean that jobs are on the line. This is when having Windows Server 2012 certifications can mean the difference between keeping your job and having to seek a new one. Windows Server 2012 training will demonstrate that you are determined to enhance your skill set and knowledge which benefits you and your employer. The bottom line is that you need to invest in yourself.

3. Promotions

If you want to move up the corporate ladder or into a better, higher-paying job within your organisation then you will need to learn new technologies or enhance the skills you currently possess. There is no better way to show this than to a new certification or progress further up the certification chain in a current area of expertise.


  • A Good Fundamental Knowledge Of General Computing Concepts
  • Knowledge Equivalent To The MTA Exam 98-349: Windows Operating System Fundamentals


There is no formal prereading that you need to complete prior to this training course.

Exam Overview

Please Note: You must book the 70-411: Administering Windows Server 2012 exam separately.

Exam Type

Proctored Exam

Professional Development Units - PDUs

There are no Professional Qualification Credits associated with this training course.


Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate: Windows Server 2012 Certification

Next Steps

Our 5-day Networking With Windows Server 2012 training course will help you to learn the skills that you need to help reduce networking complexity while lowering costs, simplifying management tasks, and delivering services reliably and efficiently. You will learn how to automate and consolidate networking processes and resources, more easily connect private clouds with public cloud services, and more easily connect users to IT resources and services across physical boundaries. You will learn how to configure some of the key networking features such as IP Addressing, IPAM, DNS and DHCP, Remote Access technologies such as DirectAccess and VPNs.


At the end of this Fundamentals Of A Windows Server Infrastructure training course you will be able to:

  • Perform A Local Media-Based Installation Of Windows Server 2012.
  • Select Appropriate Storage Technologies And Configure Storage On Windows Server.
  • Describe Fundamental Network Components And Terminology Thus Enabling You To Select An Appropriate Network Component In A Particular Scenario.
  • 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 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 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 Organisation's Security.
  • Monitor A Server To Determine The Performance Level.
  • Identify The Windows Server Tools Available To Maintain And Troubleshoot Windows Server.

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