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MOD 10967: Fundamentals of a Windows Server Infrastructure


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 are looking to change careers 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:

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


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

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  • Hands on practice on real Servers and extended lab support 1.800.482.3172
  • Examination Vouchers  & Onsite Certification Testing- (excluding 1-day Adobe, 1-day MS Office and PMP Boot Camps) 
  • Academy Code of Honor: Test Pass Guarantee
  • Optional: Package for Hotel Accommodations, Lunch and Transportation

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