Upgrading Your Skills To MCSA Windows Server 2012 Training Course

Learn How To Configure And Implement New Features In Windows Server 2012 R2

Introduction

Our 5-day Upgrading Your Skills To MCSA Windows Server 2012 training course will cover the new features and functionality in Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2, including management, network infrastructure, storage, access control, Hyper-V, high availability and identity federation. Specific technologies covered include Windows PowerShell, storage spaces, Internet Small Computer System Interface (iSCSI), Active Directory, Hyper-V, implementation of remote access solutions such as DirectAccess, VPNs, and Web Application Proxy.

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5 Days
£2345Excl. VAT

Course Outline

Module 1: Installing And Configuring Windows Server 2012

This module explains how to install and configure Windows Server 2012. It specifically covers requirements and considerations for installation and the installation of roles and installation types such as Server Core. It also covers the implementation and configuration of remote management of servers running Windows Server 2012.

  • Installing Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Configuring Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows Server 2012
  • Configuring Remote Management For Windows Server 2012 R2 And Windows Server 2012
  • Lab: Installing And Configuring Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Installing Windows Server 2012 R2 Server Core
  • Configuring A Computer Running A Server Core Installation Of Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Configuring Remote Management For Servers Running Windows Server 2012 R2

Module 2: Managing Windows Server 2012 By Using Windows PowerShell

This module explains how to use Windows PowerShell to manage Windows Server 2012. It will provide an overview of Windows PowerShell and the Windows PowerShell Integrated Scripting Environment (ISE). It will also cover Windows PowerShell in the context of AD DS and general server management.

  • Overview Of Windows PowerShell
  • Using Windows PowerShell To Manage AD DS
  • Managing Servers By Using Windows PowerShell
  • Lab: Managing Servers Running Windows Server 2012 By Using Windows PowerShell
  • Introduction To Windows PowerShell
  • Managing AD DS By Using Windows PowerShell
  • Managing Servers By Using Windows PowerShell

Module 3: Managing Storage In Windows Server 2012

This module explains how to configure storage in Windows Server 2012.

  • Storage Features In Windows Server 2012
  • Configuring iSCSI Storage
  • Configuring Storage Spaces In Windows Server 2012
  • Configuring BranchCache In Windows Server 2012
  • Lab: Managing Storage On Servers Running Windows Server 2012
  • Configuring iSCSI Storage
  • Configuring A Redundant Storage Space
  • Lab: Implementing BranchCache
  • Performing Initial Configuration Tasks For BranchCache
  • Configuring BranchCache On The Branch Server
  • Configuring BranchCache Client Computers
  • Monitoring BranchCache

Module 4: Implementing Network Services

This module explains how to configure advanced features for Domain Name System (DNS) and Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP). It also explains how to configure IP Address Management (IPAM) and Network Access Protection (NAP).

  • Implementing DNS And DHCP Enhancements
  • Implementing IPAM
  • Managing IP Address Spaces With IPAM
  • NAP Overview
  • Implementing NAP
  • Lab: Implementing Network Services
  • Configuring New Features In DNS and DHCP
  • Configuring IP Address Management
  • Configuring NAP
  • Verifying The NAP Deployment

Module 5: Implementing Remote Access

This module covers the options for provisioning remote access with Windows Server 2012. It will specifically cover DirectAccess and VPNs and the considerations for implementing and managing these remote access technologies in your Windows Server 2012 environment, including the use of certificates.

  • Remote Access Overview
  • Implementing DirectAccess By Using The Getting Started Wizard
  • Implementing And Managing An Advanced DirectAccess Infrastructure
  • Implementing VPN
  • Lab: Implementing DirectAccess
  • Configuring The DirectAccess Infrastructure
  • Configuring The DirectAccess Clients
  • Verifying The DirectAccess Configuration

Module 6: Implementing Failover Clustering

This module explains how to provide high availability for network services and applications by implementing Failover Clustering. It will provide an overview of the terms and technologies as well as specific considerations and options for the services and applications under discussion.

  • 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
  • Lab: Implementing Failover Clustering
  • Configuring A Failover Cluster
  • Deploying And Configuring A Highly-Available File Server
  • Validating The Deployment Of The Highly-Available File Server
  • Configuring Cluster-Aware Updating On The Failover Cluster

Module 7: Implementing Hyper-V

This module explains how to install and configure Hyper-V virtual machines. It will cover general configuration as well as storage and networking considerations. It will also cover differences introduced in Windows Server 2012 R2.

  • Configuring Hyper-V Servers
  • Configuring Hyper-V Storage
  • Configuring Hyper-V Networking
  • Configuring Hyper-V Virtual Machines
  • Lab: Implementing Server Virtualization With Hyper-V
  • Installing The Hyper-V Server Role
  • Configuring Virtual Networking
  • Creating And Configuring A Virtual Machine

Module 8: Implementing Failover Clustering With Hyper-V

This module explains how to deploy and manage Hyper-V virtual machines in a failover cluster. It will provide an overview of the technologies involved as well as details on general configuration and migration of virtual machines. It will also briefly cover Microsoft System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager (VMM).

  • 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
  • Implementing Hyper-V Replica
  • Managing Hyper-V Virtual Environments By Using Virtual Machine Manager
  • Lab: Implementing Failover Clustering With Hyper-V
  • Configuring Hyper-V Replicas
  • Configuring A Failover Cluster For Hyper-V
  • Configuring A Highly Available Virtual Machine

Module 9: Implementing Secure Data Access For Users And Devices

This module explains how to configure secure data access for users and devices. It will primarily cover the implementation of Dynamic Access Control (DAC) and Work Folders.

  • Dynamic Access Control Overview
  • Implementing DAC Components
  • Implementing DAC For Access Control
  • Implementing Access-Denied Assistance
  • Implementing And Managing Work Folders
  • Lab: Implementing Secure File Access
  • Preparing For DAC Deployment
  • Implementing DAC
  • Validating And Remediating DAC
  • Implementing Work Folders

Module 10: Implementing Active Directory Domain Services

This module explains how to implement AD DS in Windows Server 2012. It covers the deployment and configuration of domain controllers as well as the use and implementation of service accounts, Group Policy, and services offered by Windows Azure Active Directory. It also covers the general maintenance of AD DS.

  • Deploying AD DS Domain Controllers
  • Configuring AD DS Domain Controllers
  • Implementing Service Accounts
  • Implementing Group Policy In AD DS
  • Overview Of Windows Azure Active Directory
  • Maintaining AD DS
  • Lab: Implementing AD DS
  • Deploying A Read-Only Domain Controller
  • Implementing Service Accounts In AD DS
  • Lab: Troubleshooting And Maintaining AD DS
  • Troubleshooting Group Policy
  • Maintaining AD DS

Module 11: Implementing AD FS

This module explains how to implement an Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS)deployment. It will cover a single organization usage scenario as well as a business-to-business scenario. The module also covers Web Application Proxy and Workplace Join.

  • Overview Of AD FS
  • Deploying AD FS
  • Implementing AD FS For A Single Organization
  • Deploying AD FS In A Business-to-Business Federation Scenario
  • Implementing Web Application Proxy
  • Implementing Workplace Join
  • Lab: Implementing AD FS
  • Installing And Configuring AD FS
  • Configuring An Internal Application For AD FS
  • Configuring AD FS For Federated Business Partner
  • Implementing Web Application Proxy
  • Performing A Workplace Join

Module 12: Monitoring and Maintaining Windows Server 2012

This module explains how to monitor and maintain Windows Server 2012. It will cover Performance Monitor and data collector sets as well as server backup and recovery technologies.

  • Monitoring Windows Server 2012
  • Implementing Windows Server Backup
  • Implementing Server And Data Recovery
  • Lab: Monitoring And Maintaining Windows Server 2012
  • Configuring Centralized Monitoring For Servers Running Windows Server 2012
  • Backing Up Servers Running Windows Server 2012
  • Restoring Files by Using Windows Server Backup

Description

Our Upgrading Your Skills To MCSA Windows Server 2012 training course will also cover Failover Clustering, Federation Services as well as access and information provisioning and protection technologies such as Dynamic Access Control, Web Application Proxy integration with Federation Services, and Workplace Join.

About the Course

Our Upgrading Your Skills To MCSA Windows Server 2012 training course will give you hands-on instruction configuring and implementing new features and functionality in Windows Server 2012 R2 and is intended for Information Technology (IT) Professionals who are experienced Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2 System Administrators.

Who Should Attend

  • Experienced Windows Server Administrators Who Have Real World Experience Working In A Windows Server 2008 Or Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise Environment
  • IT Professionals Who Have Obtained The Credential Microsoft Certified Solutions Associated (MCSA) Windows Server 2008 Or Have Equivalent Knowledge
  • IT Professional Wanting To The Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) Exams In Data Center, Desktop Infrastructure, Messaging, Collaboration And Communications Will Also Be Interested In Taking This Course As They Prepare For The Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) Exams, Which Are A Prerequisite For Their Individual Specialties

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.

Prerequisites

  • Experience With Day-To-Day Windows Server 2008 Or Windows Server 2008 R2 System Administration Management And Maintenance Tasks In An Enterprise Environment
  • Obtained The Credential Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) Windows Server 2008 Or Have Equivalent Knowledge

Prereading

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

Exam Overview

Please Note: You must book the 70-417: Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows Server 2012 exam separately.

Exam Type

Proctored Exam

Professional Development Units - PDUs

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

Qualifications

Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) Certification

Next Steps

Our 5-day Implementing An Advanced Server Infrastructure training course will provide you with the knowledge and skills to plan and implement a highly available, secure infrastructure with focus on Active Directory® Federation Service (AD FS), public key infrastructure (PKI), and Active Directory Rights Management Services (AD RMS).

Conclusion

At the end of this Upgrading Your Skills To MCSA Windows Server 2012 training course you will be able to:

  • Install And Configure Windows Server 2012
  • Manage Windows Server 2012 By Using Windows PowerShell
  • Manage Storage In Windows Server 2012
  • Implement Network Services
  • Implement Remote Access
  • Implement Failover Clustering
  • Implement Hyper-V
  • Implement Failover Clustering with Hyper-V
  • Implementing Secure Data Access For Users And Devices
  • Implement Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS)
  • Implement Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS)
  • Monitor And Maintain Windows Server 2012

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