MOD 10967: Fundamentals of a Windows Server Infrastructure


Duration: 5 days

During this five-day course, students learn the fundamental knowledge and skills that you need to build a Windows Server infrastructure with Windows Server 2012.

This course is intended to give the student networking, security, and system administration information that is needed to implement a Windows Server infrastructure. This course covers the basics of installation and configuration, storage, network infrastructure, network components, network protocols, server roles, Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS), Group Policy, IT security, server security, network security, security software, monitoring server performance, and maintaining a Windows Server.

The typical student that takes this course is just starting their Information Technology (IT) careers or is looking to change career paths into Windows Server technologies. The fundamental knowledge and skills are usable by home computer users, small business owners, academic students, information workers, technical managers, help desk technicians, or students who want to cross-train from another technology.

This course is step one in preparing for a career in IT or as a prerequisite before starting the Microsoft Certified System Administrator (MCSA) certification path.

Upon course completion, students will be able to:

Perform a local media-based installation of Windows Server 2012.
Select appropriate storage technologies and configure storage on a Windows Server.
Describe fundamental network components and terminology so you can select an appropriate network component.
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 and implement 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 to 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 organization’s security.
Monitor a server to determine the performance level.
Identify the Windows Server tools available to maintain and troubleshoot Windows Server.


It is recommended that the student have the following before attending this course:

Basic knowledge of general computing concepts.
Some experience working with Windows Client operating systems such as Windows 7 or Windows 8

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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Module 1: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012

Windows Server Architecture
Installing Windows Server
Configuring Services
Configuring Devices and Device Drivers
Lab: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012

Module 2: Implementing Storage in Windows Server

Identifying Storage Technologies
Managing Disks and Volumes
Fault Tolerance
Lab: Implementing Storage in Windows Server

Module 3: Understanding Network Infrastructure

Network Architecture Standards
Local Area Networking
Wide Area Networking
Wireless Networking
Connecting to the Internet
Remote Access
Lab: Selecting Network Infrastructure Components

Module 4: Connecting Network Components

Understanding the OSI Model
Understanding Media Types
Understanding Adapters, Hubs, and Switches
Understanding Routing
Lab: Connecting Network Components

Module 5: Implementing TCP/IP

Overview of TCP/IP
IPv4 Addressing
IPv6 Addressing
Name Resolution
Lab: Implementing TCP/IP

Module 6: Implementing Windows Server Roles

Role-Based Deployment
Deploying Role-Specific Services
Considerations for Provisioning Roles
Lab: Implementing Server Roles

Module 7: Implementing Active Directory

Introducing Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS)
Implementing AD DS
Managing Users, Groups, and Computers
Implementing Group Policy
Lab: Implementing AD DS

Module 8: Implementing IT Security Layers

Overview of Defense-in-Depth
Physical Security
Internet Security
Lab: Implementing IT Security Layers

Module 9: Implementing Security in Windows Server

Overview of Windows Security
Securing Files and Folders
Implementing Encryption
Lab: Implementing Windows Security

Module 10: Implementing Network Security

Overview of Network Security
Implementing Firewalls
Internet Protocol Security (IPsec)
Lab: Implementing Network Security

Module 11: Implementing Security Software

Client Software Protection Features
E-Mail Protection
Server Protection
Lab: Implementing Security Software

Module 12: Monitoring Server Performance

Event Logging
Performance Monitoring
Lab: Monitoring Server Performance

Module 13: Maintaining Windows Server

Troubleshooting Windows Server Startup
Server Availability and Data Recovery
Applying Updates to Windows Server
Troubleshooting Windows Server
Lab: Maintaining Windows Server