MCSA: Windows Server 2012 Certification Training

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MCSA: Windows Server 2012 Certification Training is a series of three courses providing instructions and hands-on practice on the installation, configuration, and administration of Windows Server® 2012. How to configure the advanced Windows Server® 2012 services is also the part of this certification training. The aspirants get in-depth understanding of the management and maintenance of users and groups, Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS), network access, and data security in a Windows Server 2012 environment. The course focuses on the effectiveness of core and advanced services and Hyper-V.

This training provides complete information on MCSA: Windows Server 2012 Certification through three different courses mentioned as following:

  • Installing and Configuring Windows Server® 2012
  • Administering Windows Server® 2012
  • Configuring Advanced Windows Server® 2012 Services

At the completion of this MCSA Windows Server 2012 training the participants will exhibit the following skills:

  • Install and configure Windows Server 2012
  • Describe, manage, and automate AD DS
  • Implement IPv4/v6, Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP), Domain Name System (DNS), local storage, file and print services
  • Configure and troubleshoot Domain Name System, and Network Policy Server
  • Implement infrastructure for Group Policy, Network Access Protection, Remote Access, and update management
  • Deployment, management, and maintenance of advanced services networking services including AD DS, AD RMS, AD FS, disaster recovery, information provisioning, and Dynamic Access Control (DAC) and more
  • Manage load balancing and high-availability of applications through Network Load Balancing (NLB)
  • In a failover cluster, deploy and manage Hyper-V virtual machines
Target audience
  • IT professionals with working knowledge of Windows operating systems and willing to learn the installation, configuration, and management of a Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2012 R2 server
  • Windows Server Administrators willing to develop skills in the maintenance tasks in a Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2012 R2 environment
  • IT professionals from non-Microsoft technologies, who are willing to develop cross-platform skills on Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Individuals willing to own MCSA: Windows Server 2012 Certification

The candidates with the following skillsets are the ideal candidates for this training:

  • Basic concepts of server hardware, networking fundamentals, and security best practices
  • Implementation and configuration of  Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS), Networking Services and Microsoft Hyper-V
  • Working experience in the configuring and management of  Windows client operating systems, such as Windows 7 or Windows 8
  • Working experience in the management of day-to-day activities in an Enterprise environment for Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2012

After being trained on the relevant skills, you can attempt for the exams mentioned below to own MCSA: Windows Server 2012 Certification from Microsoft.

Course Name Course No. Exam No. Certification Achieved
Installing and Configuring Windows Server® 2012 20410 70-410

MCSA: Windows Server 2012 Certification

Administering Windows Server® 2012 20411 70-411
Configuring Advanced Windows Server® 2012 Services 20412 70-412

Course 20410: Installing and Configuring Windows Server® 2012

  • 1. Deploying and Managing Windows Server 2012
    • Windows Server 2012 Overview
    • Installing Windows Server 2012
    • Post-Installation Configuration of Windows Server 2012
    • Overview of Windows Server 2012 Management
    • Introduction to Windows PowerShell
  • 2. Introduction to Active Directory Domain Services
    • Overview of AD DS
    • Overview of Domain Controllers
    • Installing a Domain Controller
  • 3. Managing Active Directory Domain Services Objects
    • Managing User Accounts
    • Managing Groups
    • Managing Computer Accounts
    • Delegating Administration
  • 4. Automating Active Directory Domain Services Administration
    • Using Command-line Tools for AD DS Administration
    • Using Windows PowerShell for AD DS Administration
    • Performing Bulk Operations with Windows PowerShell
  • 5. Implementing IPv4
    • Overview of TCP/IP
    • Understanding IPv4 Addressing
    • Subnetting and Supernetting
    • Configuring and Troubleshooting IPv4
  • 6. Implementing Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol
    • Overview of the DHCP Server Role
    • Configuring DHCP Scopes
    • Managing a DHCP Database
    • Securing and Monitoring DHCP
  • 7. Implementing DNS
    • Name Resolution for Windows Clients and Servers
    • Installing a DNS Server
    • Managing DNS Zones
  • 8. Implementing IPv6
    • Overview of IPv6
    • IPv6 Addressing
    • Coexistence with IPv4
    • IPv6 Transition Technologies
  • 9. Implementing Local Storage
    • Overview of Storage
    • Managing Disks and Volumes
    • Implementing Storage Spaces
  • 10. Implementing File and Print Services
    • Securing Files and Folders
    • Protecting Shared Files and Folders by Using Shadow Copies
    • Configuring Work Folders
    • Configuring Network Printing
  • 11. Implementing Group Policy
    • Overview of Group Policy
    • Group Policy Processing
    • Implementing a Central Store for Administrative Templates
  • 12. Securing Windows Servers Using Group Policy Objects
    • Security Overview for Windows Operating Systems
    • Configuring Security Settings
    • Restricting Software
    • Configuring Windows Firewall with Advanced Security
  • 13. Implementing Server Virtualization with Hyper-V
    • Overview of Virtualization Technologies
    • Implementing Hyper-V
    • Managing Virtual Machine Storage
    • Managing Virtual Networks

Course 20411: Administering Windows Server® 2012

  • 1. Configuring and Troubleshooting Domain Name System
    • Configuring the DNS Server Role
    • Configuring DNS Zones
    • Configuring DNS Zone Transfers
    • Managing and Troubleshooting DNS
  • 2. Maintaining Active Directory Domain Services
    • Overview of AD DS
    • Implementing Virtualized Domain Controllers
    • Implementing RODCs
    • Administering AD DS
    • Managing the AD DS Database
  • 3. Managing User and Service Accounts
    • Configuring Password Policy and User Account Lockout Settings
    • Configuring Managed Service Accounts
  • 4. Implementing a Group Policy Infrastructure
    • Introducing Group Policy
    • Implementing and Administering GPOs
    • Group Policy Scope and Group Policy Processing
    • Troubleshooting the Application of GPOs
  • 5. Managing User Desktops with Group Policy
    • Implementing Administrative Templates
    • Configuring Folder Redirection and Scripts
    • Configuring Group Policy Preferences
    • Managing Software with Group Policy   
  • 6. Installing, Configuring, and Troubleshooting the Network Policy Server Role
    • Installing and Configuring a Network Policy Server
    • Configuring RADIUS Clients and Servers
    • NPS Authentication Methods
    • Monitoring and Troubleshooting a Network Policy Server
  • 7. Implementing Network Access Protection
    • Overview of Network Access Protection
    • Overview of NAP Enforcement Processes
    • Configuring NAP
    • Configuring IPSec Enforcement for NAP
    • Monitoring and Troubleshooting NAP
  • 8. Implementing Remote Access
    • Overview of Remote Access
    • Implementing DirectAccess by Using the Getting Started Wizard
    • Implementing and Managing an Advanced DirectAccess Infrastructure
    • Implementing VPN
    • Implementing Web Application Proxy
  • 9. Optimizing File Services
    • Overview of FSRM
    • Using FSRM to Manage Quotas, File Screens, and Storage Reports
    • Implementing Classification and File Management Tasks
    • Overview of DFS
    • Configuring DFS Namespaces
    • Configuring and Troubleshooting DFS Replication
  • 10. Configuring Encryption and Advanced Auditing
    • Encrypting Drives by Using BitLocker
    • Encrypting Files by Using EFS
    • Configuring Advanced Auditing
  • 11. Deploying and Maintaining Server Images
    • Overview of Windows Deployment Services
    • Managing Images
    • Implementing Deployment with Windows Deployment Services
    • Administering Windows Deployment Services
  • 12. Implementing Update Management
    • Overview of WSUS
    • Deploying Updates with WSUS
  • 13. Monitoring Windows Server 2012
    • Monitoring Tools
    • Using Performance Monitor
    • Monitoring Event Logs

Course 20412: Configuring Advanced Windows Server® 2012 Services

  • Implementing Advanced Network Services
    • Configuring Advanced DHCP Features
    • Configuring Advanced DNS Settings
    • Implementing IPAM
    • Managing IP Address Spaces with IPAM
  • 2. Implementing Advanced File Services
    • Configuring iSCSI Storage
    • Configuring BranchCache
    • Optimizing Storage Usage
  • 3. Implementing Dynamic Access Control
    • Overview of DAC
    • Implementing DAC Components
    • Implementing DAC for Access Control
    • Implementing Access Denied Assistance
    • Implementing and Managing Work Folders
  • 4. Implementing Distributed Active Directory Domain Services Deployments
    • Overview of Distributed AD DS Deployments
    • Deploying a Distributed AD DS Environment
    • Configuring AD DS Trusts
  • 5. Implementing Active Directory Domain Services Sites and Replication
    • AD DS Replication Overview
    • Configuring AD DS Sites
    • Configuring and Monitoring AD DS Replication
  • 6. Implementing AD CS
    • Using Certificates in a Business Environment
    • PKI Overview
    • Deploying CAs
    • Deploying and Managing Certificate Templates
    • Implementing Certificate Distribution and Revocation
    • Managing Certificate Recovery
  • 7. Implementing Active Directory Rights Management Services
    • AD RMS Overview
    • Deploying and Managing an AD RMS Infrastructure
    • Configuring AD RMS Content Protection
    • Configuring External Access to AD RMS
  • 8. Implementing and Administering AD FS
    • Overview of AD FS
    • Deploying AD FS
    • Implementing AD FS for a Single Organization
    • Deploying AD FS in a Business-to-Business Federation Scenario
    • Extending AD FS to External Clients
  • 9. Implementing Network Load Balancing
    • Overview of NLB
    • Configuring an NLB Cluster
    • Planning an NLB Implementation
  • 10. Implementing Failover Clustering
    • Overview of Failover Clustering
    • Implementing a Failover Cluster
    • Configuring Highly Available Applications and Services on a Failover Cluster
    • Maintaining a Failover Cluster
    • Implementing a Multi-Site Failover Cluster
  • 11. Implementing Failover Clustering with Hyper-V
    • Overview of Integrating Hyper-V with Failover Clustering
    • Implementing Hyper-V Virtual Machines on Failover Clusters
    • Implementing Hyper-V Virtual Machine Movement
  • 12. Implementing Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery
    • Data Protection Overview
    • Implementing Windows Server Backup
    • Implementing Server and Data Recovery

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