MCSA: Windows Server 2012 Boot Camp


Duration: 7 days

The Academy’s Microsoft Windows Server 2012 MCSA program covers the new features and enhancements for transforming virtualization and cloud computing, which have been made available with Windows Server 2012. It is designed to assist you in gaining a level of proficiency that can only be taught through hands-on labs, simulations, and the real-world application of skills. Our intensive, instructor-led course equips students with valuable knowledge and skills that directly transfer from the classroom to the workplace.

This is an accelerated course, designed for computer professionals that require effective, real-world skill-building and timely certification.

This 7-day boot camp is a combination of the following official Microsoft courses:
• 20410D: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 (Exam 70-410)
• 20411D: Administering Windows Server 2012 (Exam 70-411)
• 20412D: Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services (Exam 70-412)

This 7-day boot camp consists of a three-part series that collectively cover implementing, managing, maintaining, and provisioning services and infrastructure in a Windows Server 2012 environment. This course covers the initial implementation and configuration of core services including Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS), networking services, and Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012 configuration. This course covers the administration tasks necessary to maintain a Windows Server 2012 infrastructure such as Implementing Server Images, User and Group management with Active Directory Domain Services(AD DS) and Group Policy, Remote Access and Network Policies, Data Security, Monitoring and Update Management. This course covers advanced configuration of services necessary to deploy, manage and maintain a Windows Server 2012 infrastructure, such as advanced networking services, Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS), identity management, rights management, Federated services, network load balancing, failover clustering, business continuity, and disaster recovery.

After completing this course, students will be able to:

• Install and Configure Windows Server 2012.
• Describe AD DS.
• Manage Active Directory objects.
• Automate Active Directory administration.
• Implement IPv4.
• Implement Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP).
• Implement Domain Name System (DNS).
• Implement IPv6.
• Implement local storage.
• Share files and printers.
• Implement Group Policy.
• Use Group Policy Objects (GPOs) to secure Windows Servers.
• Implement server virtualization using Hyper-V.
• Deploy and Maintain Server Images
• Configure and Troubleshoot DNS
• Maintain Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS).
• Manage User and Service Accounts
• Implement a Group Policy Infrastructure
• Manage User Desktops with Group Policy
• Configure and Troubleshoot Remote Access
• Install, Configure and Troubleshoot Network Policy Server (NPS) role
• Implement Network Access Protection (NAP)
• Optimize File Services
• Configure Encryption and Advanced Auditing
• Implement Update Management
• Monitor Windows Server 2012
• Implement advanced network services.
• Implement advanced file services.
• Implement Dynamic Access Control.
• Implement distributed Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) deployments.
• Implement AD DS sites and replication.
• Implement Active Directory Certification Services (AD CS).
• Implement Active Directory Rights Management Services (AD RMS).
• Implement Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS).
• Implement network load balancing (NLB).
• Implement failover clustering.
• Implement failover clustering with Hyper-V.
• Implement disaster recovery.


Before attending this course, students must have:

• A good understanding of networking fundamentals.
• An understanding of and experience with configuring security and administration tasks in an enterprise environment.
• Experience supporting or configuring Windows operating system clients.
• Good hands-on Windows client operating system experience with Windows Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8.
• An understanding of basic Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) concepts, such as the purpose of user accounts and computer accounts.

Students would also benefit from having some previous Windows Server operating system experience.

What’s included?

  • Authorized Courseware
  • Intensive Hands on Skills Development with an Experienced Subject Matter Expert
  • Hands-on practice on real Servers and extended lab support 1.800.482.3172
  • Examination Vouchers & Onsite Certification Testing- (excluding Adobe and PMP Boot Camps)
  • Academy Code of Honor: Test Pass Guarantee
  • Optional: Package for Hotel Accommodations, Lunch and Transportation

With several convenient training delivery methods offered, The Academy makes getting the training you need easy. Whether you prefer to learn in a classroom or an online live learning virtual environment, training videos hosted online, and private group classes hosted at your site. We offer expert instruction to individuals, government agencies, non-profits, and corporations. Our live classes, on-sites, and online training videos all feature certified instructors who teach a detailed curriculum and share their expertise and insights with trainees. No matter how you prefer to receive the training, you can count on The Academy for an engaging and effective learning experience.


  • Instructor Led (the best training format we offer)
  • Live Online Classroom – Online Instructor Led
  • Self-Paced Video

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20410- Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012

Module 1: Deploying and Managing Windows Server 2012
This module introduces the new Windows Server 2012 administrative interface. This module covers the different roles and features that are available with the Windows Server 2012 operating system. It also discusses the various installation and configuration options you can use when deploying and configuring Windows Server 2012.

Module 2: Introduction to Active Directory Domain Services
This module introduces Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) in Windows Server 2012. It covers general AD DS infrastructure including forests, trees, schema, Global Catalog, and Operations Masters. It also covers installing and configuring domain controllers.

Module 3: Managing Active Directory Domain Services Objects
This module covers configuring Active Directory objects such as users, groups, and computers. The functionality of AD DS administrative tools is addressed, in addition to the configuration of user-profiles and the process of delegating permissions to perform AD DS administration.

Module 4: Automating Active Directory Domain Services Administration
This module covers using command-line tools to configure and administer AD DS. It introduces using Windows PowerShell cmdlets for AD DS administration and using Windows PowerShell to perform bulk AD DS administrative operations.

Module 5: Implementing IPv4
This module covers Internet Protocol Version 4 (IPv4) addressing. It details the various IPv4 components, covers subnetting and supernetting, and discusses configuring and general troubleshooting of IPv4 addresses.

Module 6: Implementing Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol
This module covers the installation and configuration of DHCP in addition to managing a DHCP database. It also covers security and monitoring of DHCP, including auditing and logging.

Module 7: Implementing Domain Name System
This module covers name resolution for Windows Server and clients. It details the installation of a Domain Name System (DNS) server and configuring Active Directory Integrated DNS zones.

Module 8: Implementing IPv6
This module covers understanding and implementing IPv6 addressing. It covers configuration and troubleshooting as well as co-existence with IPv4 using transition technologies.

Module 9: Implementing Local Storage
This module covers the storage configuration options for Windows Server 2012, including managing disks and volumes and implementing file systems. It also covers creating and managing storage pools.

Module 10: Implementing File and Print Services
This module covers securing files, folders, and network file shares, in addition to using shadow copies to protect network file shares. It also covers configuring network printing and creating a printer pool.

Module 11: Implementing Group Policy
This module covers using Group Policy to centrally manage and apply configuration settings.

Module 12: Securing Windows Servers Using Group Policy Objects
Increase security in a Windows Server 2012 infrastructure by using Group Policy Objects, AppLocker, and Windows Firewall.

Module 13: Implementing Server Virtualization with Hyper-V
This module describes Microsoft Virtualization technologies. It covers installing and configuring Hyper-V virtual machines, configuring virtual storage, and configuring virtual networks.

20411- Administrating Windows 2012

Module 1: Deploying and Maintaining Server Images
This module explains the functionality of Windows Deployment Services and explains how to use Windows Deployment Services tools to perform lite-touch deployments.

Module 2: Configuring and Troubleshooting Domain Name System
This module explains how the Domain Name System (DNS) is the foundation name service in Windows Server 2012. It provides name resolution and enables DNS clients to locate network services, such as AD DS domain controllers, global catalog servers, and messaging servers. If you configure your DNS infrastructure poorly, or it is not working correctly, these important network services will be inaccessible to your network servers and clients. Consequently, it is vital that you understand how to deploy, configure, manage, and troubleshoot this critical service.

Module 3: Maintaining Active Directory Domain Services
This module explains the new features, such as virtualized domain controller cloning, recent features like read-only domain controllers (RODCs), and a host of other features and tools that you can use in the AD DS environment.

Module 4: Managing User and Service Accounts
This module explains how to manage large groups of user accounts, explain the different options available for providing adequate password security for accounts in your environment, and show you how to configure accounts to provide authentication for system services and background processes.

Module 5: Implementing a Group Policy Infrastructure
This module explains Group Policy is, how it works, and how best to implement it in your organization.

Module 6: Managing User Desktops with Group Policy
This module explains how to configure Administrative Templates.

Module 7: Configuring and Troubleshooting Remote Access
This module explains how to configure and secure your remote access clients by using networks.

Module 8: Installing, Configuring, and Troubleshooting the Network Policy Server Role
This module explains how to install, configure, and troubleshoot Network Policy Server (NPS).

Module 9: Implementing Network Access Protection
This module explains how to create customized health requirement policies to validate computer health before allowing access or communication with NAP.

Module 10: Optimizing File Services
This module explains how to use File Server Resource Manager (FSRM) to place quotas on storage volumes, screen files and folders, generate comprehensive storage reports, control the file classification infrastructure, and use file management tasks to perform scheduled actions on sets of files.

Module 11: Configuring Encryption and Advanced Auditing
This module describes how to use Windows Server 2012 tools to help you to provide increased file system security on your servers.

Module 12: Implementing Update Management
This module introduces key features of the Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) server role.

Module 13: Monitoring Windows Server 2012
This module explains how to improve performance using performance monitoring tools to identify components that require additional tuning and troubleshooting.

20412- Configuring Advanced Window Server 2012 Services

Module 1: Implementing Advanced Network Services
This module describes how to configure advanced features in the Domain Name System (DNS) and Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) with Windows Server 2012, and it covers IP Address Management (IPAM).

Module 2: Implementing Advanced File Services
This module describes how to configure and manage iSCSI and BranchCache, and how to implement Windows 2012 features that optimize storage utilization, such as File Server Resource Manager, file classification, and data duplication.

Module 3: Implementing Dynamic Access Control
This module describes how to plan and implement Dynamic Access Control.

Module 4: Implementing Distributed Active Directory Domain Services Deployments
This module describes the components of a highly complex AD DS deployment, which includes implementing a distributed AD DS deployment and configuring AD DS forest trusts.

Module 5: Implementing Active Directory Domain Services Sites and Replication
This module describes how replication works in a Windows Server 2012 AD DS environment, including how to configure AD DS sites so that you can optimize AD DS network traffic and how to configure and monitor AD DS replication.

Module 6: Implementing Active Directory Certificate Services
This module describes the Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) components and concepts. It covers implementing a certification authority infrastructure, planning and implementing a certificate template deployment using an AD CS certification authority, and planning and implementing certificate distribution and revocation.

Module 7: Implementing Active Directory Rights Management Services
This module describes the AD RMS features and functionality. It explains how to use AD RMS to configure content protection and deploy and manage an AD RMS infrastructure.

Module 8: Implementing Active Directory Federation Services
This module provides identity federation business scenarios, and it describes how to use AD FS to address such scenarios. It explains how to configure AD FS prerequisites, deploy AD FS services, enable single sign-on (SSO) for an organization, and enable SSO between federated business partners.

Module 9: Implementing Network Load Balancing
This module describes how to plan and implement NLB. It will cover managing and configuring an NLB cluster and validating high availability for an NLB cluster.

Module 10: Implementing Failover Clustering
This module describes the failover clustering features in Windows Server 2012. It explains how to implement a failover cluster, configure highly available applications and services on a failover cluster, maintain a failover cluster, and use new maintenance features such as Cluster Aware Updating (CAU). It will also cover how to implement multi-site failover clustering.

Module 11: Implementing Failover Clustering with Hyper-V
This module describes the options for making virtual machines highly available. It explains
how to implement virtual machines in a failover cluster that was deployed on a host and how you can move a virtual machine or its storage. In addition, it provides a high-level overview of System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) 2012.

Module 12: Implementing Disaster Recovery
This module describes considerations for implementing a disaster recovery solution, and how to plan and implement a backup solution for Windows Server 2012. In addition, it explains how to plan and implement server and data recovery using Windows Server backup and Microsoft Online backup.