MOD 20417: Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows Server 2012

Description

This self-study course provides hands-on instruction and practice configuring and implementing new features and functionality in Windows Server 2012, including Windows Server 2012 R2, in this five-day Microsoft Official Course. This course was designed specifically for IT professionals who want to upgrade their technical skills from Windows Server 2008 to Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2. This course presumes a high level of knowledge about previous Windows Server technologies and skills equivalent to MCSA: Windows Server 2008 credential.

The course focuses on the new features and functionality in Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2, including management, network infrastructure, storage, access control, virtualization, high availability, and identity federation. Specific technologies covered include Windows PowerShell, Storage Spaces and Internet Small Computer System Interface (iSCSI), Active Directory, Hyper-V, implementation of Remote Access solutions such as DirectAccess, VPNs, and Web Application Proxy (WAP). Also covered in this course is Failover Clustering, Federation Services as well as access and information provisioning and protection technologies such as Dynamic Access Control, and Web Application Proxy integration with Federation Services and Workplace Join.

This course is not a product upgrade course, detailing considerations for migrating and upgrading your specific environment to Windows Server 2012. This course will update your existing Windows Server 2008 knowledge and skills to Windows Server 2012, including Windows Server 2012 R2.

This course is directly mapped to and is the preferred choice for hands-on preparation for Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA): Exam 417: Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows Server 2012, which is the upgrade exam for individuals currently holding an MCSA: Windows Server 2008 certification.

*Labs are based on Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1.*

The intended student for this course is IT Professionals who have experience with Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2 system administrators and are familiar with carrying out day to day Windows Server management and maintenance tasks. The course updates their skill to Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2.

The ideal candidate for this course would be:

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 MCSA: Windows Server 2008 or have equivalent knowledge.
IT Professionals wanting to take the Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) exams in Data Center, Desktop Infrastructure, Messaging, Collaboration, and Communication will also be interested in taking this course as they prepare for the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) Windows Server 2012 credential, which is a pre-requisite for their individual

Upon course completion, students 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.

Prerequisites

It is recommended that students have the following prior to taking this course:

  • 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

**This course can be taken without having the MCSA: Windows Server 2008 credential once the criteria of equivalent knowledge are met. However, taking and passing of the 70-417 upgrade exam will not provide the exam taker with the MCSA: Windows Server 2012 credential. This credential upgrade path is exclusively for holders of the MCSA: Windows Server 2008 credential**

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.

Methods

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

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Curriculum

Module 1: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012
Lessons

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
Lessons

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
Lessons

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
Lessons

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
Lab: Deploying NAP

Configuring NAP
Verifying the NAP Deployment

Module 5: Implementing Remote Access
Lessons

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
Lessons

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
Lessons

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 Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V
Lessons

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
Lab: Implementing Failover Clustering with Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V

Configuring Hyper-V Replica
Configuring a Failover Cluster for Hyper-V
Configuring a Highly Available Virtual Machine

Module 9: Implementing Secure Data Access for Users and Devices
Lessons

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 AD DS
Lessons

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
Lessons

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 a Federated Business Partner
Implementing Web Application Proxy
Performing a Workplace Join

Module 12: Monitoring and Maintaining Windows Server 2012
Lessons

Monitoring Windows Server 2012
Implementing Windows Server Backup
Implementing Server and Data Recovery
Lab: Monitoring and Maintaining Windows 2012 Servers

Configuring Centralized Monitoring for Servers Running Windows Server 2012
Backing Up Servers Running Windows Server 2012
Restoring Files by Using Windows Server Backup

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