MCSE: Windows Server 2012 Desktop Infrastructure Boot Camp
Show that you can deploy and manage desktops and devices that provide access from anywhere, while maintaining security and compliance. Also validate your skills in desktop virtualization, remote desktop services, and application virtualization.
The Academy’s MCSE Windows Server 2012 Desktop Infrastructure Boot Camp is a combination of the following official Microsoft courses:
Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 (20410) (Exam 70-410)
Administering Windows Server 2012 (20411) (Exam 70-411)
Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services (20412) (Exam 70-412)
Implementing a Desktop Infrastructure (20415) (Exam 70-415)
Implementing Desktop Application Environments (20416) (Exam 70-416)
This MCSE certification requires you to show continued ability to perform in your chosen solution area by completing a recertification exam every three years.
This 14-day boot camp provides the skills and knowledge necessary to implement and administer a core Windows Server 2012 infrastructure in an existing enterprise environment. This course covers implementing, managing, maintaining, and provisioning services and infrastructure in a Windows Server 2012 environment. This course covers the 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 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. The course provides guidance on planning and deploying desktops by using several technologies such as User State Migration Tool (USMT), Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT), Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), and more.
Additionally, the course describes how to protect desktops and monitor their health and performance. Students will also learn to design, deploy and manage Windows 8 Enterprise applications in a physical and virtual environment as well as in the cloud.
After completing this course, students will be able to:
Install and Configure Windows Server 2012.
Describe and Maintain AD DS.
Manage: Active Directory objects, User and Service Accounts, User Desktops with Group Policy
Automate Active Directory administration.
Implement: IPv4, DHCP, DNS, IPv6, local storage, Group Policy, NAP, server virtualization using Hyper-V, Group Policy Infrastructure, Update Management
Share files and printers.
Use GPOs to secure Windows Servers.
Deploy and Maintain Server Images
Configure and Troubleshoot: DNS and Remote Access
Install, Configure and Troubleshoot NPS role
Optimize File Services
Configure Encryption and Advanced Auditing
Monitor Windows Server 2012
Implement: advanced network services, advanced file services, Dynamic Access Control, distributed AD DS deployments, AD DS sites and replication, AD CS, AD RMS, AD FS, NLB, failover clustering with Hyper-V, disaster recovery, desktop security.
Assess and determine desktop deployment options.
Plan an image management strategy.
Capture and manage a desktop operating system image.
Plan and implement: User State Migration, Remote Desktop Services infrastructure, updates infrastructure to support enterprise desktops
Plan and deploy: desktops by using the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit, desktops by using System Center 2012 Configuration Manager.
Manage user state virtualization for enterprise desktops.
Protect enterprise desktops from malware and data loss.
Monitoring the performance and health of the desktop infrastructure.
Design an application distribution strategy that is appropriate for an organizational environment.
Diagnose and remediate application compatibility problems for desktop and presentation virtualization-based deployments.
Use Group Policy and Windows Intune to deploy applications to client devices.
Deploy applications centrally using Configuration Manager.
Configure self-service application deployment using Configuration Manager, Service Manager, and Windows 8 Application Store.
Design and deploy: Windows Server 2012 roles and features to support presentation virtualization, Windows Server 2012 roles and features to support application virtualization
Prepare, deploy and manage applications for Remote Desktop, RemoteApp, and Remote Desktop Web Access.
Virtualize and deploy applications by using App-V and System Center 2012 Configuration Manager.
Plan and configure the appropriate infrastructure to streamline the deployment of software updates to applications, and plan and configure application security.
Plan and implement application upgrades, supersedence, and application coexistence.
Monitor the deployment, performance, and utilization of applications and determine whether current application hosting platforms are meeting business needs.
Before attending this course, students must have:
Experience administering Windows Server in an environment that typically has the following characteristics:
2,500 to 50,000 or more users
Multiple physical locations and multiple domain controllers
Network services and resources such as messaging, databases, file and print, firewalls, Internet access, an intranet, and client computer management
Support for Windows 8 client desktops
Deployment and management of both physical and virtual applications
Experience supporting Windows 8 client desktops and deploying and managing applications, both physical and virtual.
Have solid understanding of TCP/IP and networking concepts.
Have a solid understanding of Windows and Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS), for example, domain user accounts, domain vs. local user accounts, user profiles, and group membership.
Understand how to use scripts and batch files.
Have solid understanding of security concepts such as authentication and authorization.
Be able to perform a clean installation of Windows 8, upgrade to Windows 8, and migrate user-related data and settings from Windows XP.
Be able to configure disks, partitions, volumes, and device drivers to enable Windows 8 to function as desired.
Be able to configure and troubleshoot permissions and other settings to allow access to resources and applications on Windows 8 Systems.
Be able to configure settings to enable network connectivity.
Be able to configure and troubleshoot a wireless network connection.
Be able to configure and troubleshoot Windows 8 security.
Be able to configure mobile computers and devices.
Understand the client administration capabilities of Windows Server and be familiar with management tools such as the Microsoft System Center suite of products.
Understand the concepts of deployment, packaging, and imaging.
Have a familiarity with SQL Server concepts.
- 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
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This module covers understanding and implementing IPv6 addressing. It covers configuration and troubleshooting as well as co-existence with IPv4 using transition technologies.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Implementing a Group Policy Infrastructure
This module explains Group Policy is, how it works, and how best to implement it in your organization.
Managing User Desktops with Group Policy
This module explains how to configure Administrative Templates.
Configuring and Troubleshooting Remote Access
This module explains how to configure and secure your remote access clients by using network.
Installing, Configuring, and Troubleshooting the Network Policy Server Role
This module explains how to install, configure, and troubleshoot Network Policy Server (NPS).
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.
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.
Implementing Update Management
This module introduces key features of the Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) server role.
Monitoring Windows Server 2012
This module explains how to improve performance using performance monitoring tools to identify components that require additional tuning and troubleshooting.
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).
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.
Implementing Dynamic Access Control
This module describes how to plan and implement Dynamic Access Control.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Assessing and Determining Desktop Deployment Options
This module describes the enterprise desktop lifecycle and explains how you can assess hardware and infrastructure readiness. The module then describes how to identify and select the most appropriate deployment option based upon organizational requirements.
Planning an Image Management Strategy
This module describes Windows image formats and helps you to define an efficient image management strategy based upon business requirements.
Implementing Desktop Security
This module describes how to deploy and manage a secure desktop by implementing centralized policies, BitLocker settings, and Encrypted File System (EFS) settings.
Capturing and Managing a Desktop Operating System Image
This module describes how to use the Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK) and Windows Deployment Services (WDS) to create, capture, and manage a desktop operating system image.
Planning and Implementing User State Migration
This module describes how to use the User State Migration Tool (USMT) to migrate appropriate user data and settings to a new desktop operating system.
Planning and Deploying Desktops Using the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit
This module describes how to use the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2012 to deploy Windows operating systems in lite touch installation scenarios.
Planning and Deploying Desktops by Using System Center 2012 Configuration Manager
This describes how to use System Center 2012 Configuration Manager to implement a zero touch installation for deploying enterprise desktops.
Planning and Implementing a Remote Desktop Services Infrastructure
This module describes how to plan and implement session virtualization deployment and a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) based upon Windows Server 2012 Remote Desktop Services.
Managing User State Virtualization for Enterprise Desktops
This module describes how to plan and configure user state virtualization to provide a consistent desktop client experience.
Planning and Implementing an Updates Infrastructure to Support Enterprise Desktops
Students will be able to plan and implement an updates infrastructure to support both physical and virtual enterprise desktops.
Protecting Enterprise Desktops from Malware and Data Loss
This module describes how to use System Center technologies such as Endpoint protection and Data Protection Manager (DPM) to protect enterprise desktops from malware and data loss.
Monitoring the Performance and Health of the Desktop Infrastructure
This module describes how to identify and monitor relevant services and components to ensure the health and performance of the enterprise desktop infrastructure.
Designing an Application Distribution Strategy
This module explains how to design an application distribution strategy that is appropriate for an organizational environment.
Diagnosing and Remediating Application Compatibility
This module explains how to diagnose and remediate application compatibility problems for desktop and presentation virtualization-based deployments.
Deploying Applications by Using Group Policy and Windows Intune
This module explains how to use Group Policy and Windows Intune to deploy applications to client devices.
Deploying Applications by Using System Center Configuration Manager
This module covers how to deploy applications centrally using Configuration Manager.
Configuring Self-Service Application Deployment
This module explains how to configure self-service application deployment using Configuration Manager, Service Manager, and Windows 8 Application Store.
Designing and Implementing Presentation Virtualization Infrastructure
This module describes how to design and deploy Windows Server 2012 roles and features to support presentation virtualization.
Preparing, Configuring and Deploying Presentation Virtualization Applications
This module explains how to prepare, deploy and manage applications for Remote Desktop, RemoteApp, and Remote Desktop Web Access.
Designing and Deploying an Application Virtualization Environment
This module covers how to design and deploy Windows Server 2012 roles and features to support application virtualization.
Preparing, Sequencing, and Deploying Virtual Applications
This module describes how to virtualize and deploy applications by using App-V and System Center 2012 Configuration Manager.
Planning and Implementing Application Updates and Security
This module covers how to plan and configure the appropriate infrastructure to streamline the deployment of software updates to applications. It also describes how to plan and configure application security.
Planning and Implementing Application Upgrade and Supersedence
This module explains how to plan and implement application upgrades and supersedence. It also covers how to plan and implement application coexistence.
Monitoring Application Deployment, Utilization, and Performance
This module describes how to monitor the deployment, performance, and utilization of applications and determine whether current application hosting platforms are meeting business needs.