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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**

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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