MCSE Windows Server 2012 Infrastructure Boot Camp


Duration: 14 days

The Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE): Server Infrastructure certification validates that you have the skills needed to run a highly efficient and modern data center, with expertise in identity management, systems management, virtualization, storage, and networking.

The Academy’s MCSE Windows Server 2012 Infrastructure Boot Camp is a combination of the following official Microsoft courses:

Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012: 20410DC (exam 70-410)
Administering Windows Server 2012: 20411D (exam 70-411)
Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Service: 20412D (exam 70-412)
Designing and Implementing a Server Infrastructure: 20413C (exam 70-413)
Implementing an Advanced Server Infrastructure: 20414C (exam 70-414)

This MCSE certification requires you to show continued ability to perform in your chosen solution area by completing a re-certification exam every three years.

This 14-day boot camp provides the skills and knowledge necessary to implement a core Windows Server 2012 infrastructure in an existing enterprise environment. It also includes implementing, managing, maintaining, and provisioning services and infrastructure in a Windows Server 2012 environment. This boot camp teaches how to administer Windows Server 2012, and 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 boot camp also provides you with the skills and knowledge needed to plan, design, and deploy a physical and logical Windows Server 2012 Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) infrastructure. The course also provides the skills to perform name resolution, application integration, and optimization of automate remediation and maintenance of network services. In this course, students will learn how to plan and implement some of the more advanced features available in Windows Server 2012.

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, server upgrade, and migration.
•Design: an automated server installation strategy, a name resolution solution strategy, VPN solution, DirectAccess solution, a network protection solution, a forest and domain infrastructure, a Group Policy strategy, an Active Directory permission model, an Active Directory sites topology, a domain controller strategy
•Plan and implement: a server deployment infrastructure, file, and storage services, a branch office infrastructure
•Design and implement a DHCP solution.
•Design and manage an IP address management solution.
•Implement: a scalable remote access solution, a network protection solution, a forest, and domain infrastructure.
•Plan and implement: server virtualization strategy, implement networks and storage for virtualization, a server monitoring strategy, high availability for file services and applications, a highly available infrastructure using failover clustering, a server updates infrastructure, a business continuity strategy, PKI, and identity federation infrastructure
•Plan and deploy virtual machines.
•Manage a virtual machine deployment.


Before attending this course, students must have:

•A good understanding of networking fundamentals, Active Directory, networking infrastructure, Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) fundamentals and networking concepts, and basic Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) concepts.
•An understanding of and experience with configuring security and administration tasks in an enterprise environment.
•Hands on experience working with Windows Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, or Windows Server 2012 enterprise environment.
•Real-world experience implementing, managing, and configuring AD DS and networking infrastructure in an enterprise environment.
•A good working knowledge of both Windows Server 2012 and Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS).
•A good understanding of both scripts and batch files.
•A solid understanding of security concepts, such as authentication and authorization.
•Familiarity with deployment, packaging, and imaging tools.
•Ability to work in a team/virtual team.
•Ability to produce good documentation and have the appropriate communication skills to create proposals and make budget recommendations.
•Understanding of TCP/IP and networking concepts.
•Understanding of scripts and batch files; security concepts such as authentication and authorization; deployment, packaging, and imaging tools.

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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 IPv6
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 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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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 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 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 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 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.

Planning Server Upgrade and Migration
This module explains how to plan a server upgrade and migration strategy.
Planning and Implementing a Server Deployment Infrastructure
This module explains how to design an automated server installation strategy and plan and implement a server deployment infrastructure.

Designing and Maintaining an IP Configuration and Address Management Solution
This module explains how to design and maintain IP address management (IPAM) and a Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) solution.

Designing and Implementing an Active Directory Domain Services Forest and Domain Infrastructure
This module explains how to design and implement an AD DS forest and domain infrastructure.

Designing and Implementing an OU Infrastructure and AD DS Permissions ModelT
his module explains how to design and implement an organizational unit (OU) infrastructure and AD DS permissions model.

Designing and Implementing an AD DS Physical Topology
This module explains how to design an AD DS site topology and a domain controller placement strategy.

Planning and Implementing File Services
This module explains how to plan and implement file services
Planning and Implementing Networks and Storage for Virtualization
This module explains how to plan a storage infrastructure for a Hyper-V server virtualization deployment.

Planning and Implementing a Virtualization Administration Solution
This module explains how to plan and implement a virtualization administration solution by using System Center 2012.

Planning and Implementing a Server Monitoring Strategy
This module explains how to plan and implement a server monitoring strategy using the Windows Server 2012 tools and using Microsoft System Center 2012 – Operations Manager (Operations Manager).

Planning and Implementing a Public Key Infrastructure
This module explains how to plan and implement a PKI deployment, and plan and implement a certificate management solution.

Planning and Implementing an Identity Federation Infrastructure
This module explains how to plan and implement an AD FS server deployment and claims aware application access.

Planning and Implementing an Information Rights Management Infrastructure
This module describes how to plan and implement an Active Directory Rights Management Services (AD RMS) deployment, plan and manage AD RMS templates and access, and plan and implement external access to AD RMS services.