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20410-20411-Combo: Installing, Configuring and Administering Windows Server 2012

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About this Course

Get hands on instruction and practice installing, configuring and administering Windows Server 2012, including Windows Server 2012 R2, in this five day condensed Microsoft Course. This course provides the skills and knowledge necessary to implement a core Windows Server 2012 infrastructure in an existing enterprise environment.

The 20410/20411 course covers implementing, managing, maintain and provisioning services and infrastructure in a Windows Server 2012 environment.

This course focuses on the administration task necessary to maintain a Windows Server 2012 infrastructure such as configuring and troubleshooting name resolutions, user and group management with Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) and Group Policy, implementing Network Policies, Data Security, deployment and maintenance of server images, as well as update management and monitoring of Windows Server 2012 environments.

This course provides hands on preparation for Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA): Exam 70-410 Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 and 70-411 Administering Windows Server 2012.

Labs in this course are based on Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1

As this is both the 20410 and 20411 courses condensed into 5 days, some modules will not be covered in class and will require self study. All course materials for both courses will be provided.

Please note from 1 April 2017 we will only supply digital courseware, if a hard copy is preferred an additional cost will apply.



Audience


This course is intended for information technology (IT) professionals who have some knowledge and experience working with Windows operating systems and who want to acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to install and perform the initial configuration of a Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2012 R2 server in an existing Windows server environment. Typically, candidates who are interested in attending this course include:

  • Windows Server administrators who are relatively new to Windows Server administration and related technologies who are looking to learn more about Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2.
  • IT professionals who are experienced in other non-Microsoft technologies, who meet the course prerequisites and are looking to cross-train on Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2.
  • IT professionals who are looking to take the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) 410: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 exam.
  • IT professionals who want to take the Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) exams in DataCenter, Desktop Infrastructure, Messaging, Collaboration and Communications will also be interested in taking this course as they prepare for the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) exams. These are a prerequisite for their individual specialties.

Prerequisites

This course requires that student meet the following prerequisites, including that they have:

  • An understanding of networking fundamentals.
  • An understanding of basic AD DS concepts.
  • An awareness and understanding of security best practices.
  • Basic knowledge of server hardware.
  • Experience working with, and configuring, Windows client operating systems, such as Windows 7 or Windows 8.

Additionally, students would benefit from having some previous Windows Server operating system experience. All of the above prerequisites can be met by having knowledge equivalent to, or by attending, course 10967A: Fundamentals of a Windows Server Infrastructure because this course builds upon knowledge and skills covered in that course.

At Course Completion

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Install and configure Windows Server 2012
  • Describe AD DS
  • Manage Active Directory objects
  • Implement IPv4
  • Implement Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)
  • Implement Domain Name System (DNS)
  • Configure and Troubleshoot Domain Name System
  • Implement file and print services
  • Implement Group Policy Infrastructure
  • Manage User Desktops using Group Policy
  • Install, Configure and Troubleshoot Network Policy Server
  • Implement Remote Access
  • Optimize File Services
  • Deploy and Maintain Server Images
  • Implement Update Managements

The following modules will require self study: From 20410 manual: Modules 4 and 8 From 20411 manual: Modules 3,4,6,8,9 and 14

Course Outline


Module 1: Deploying and Managing Windows Server 2012

This module introduces students to the editions of Windows Server 2012 and the new Windows Server 2012 management tools. It also covers how to install Windows Server 2012, how to perform post-deployment tasks, and how to perform basic administrative tasks.

  • 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

Lab : Deploying and Managing Windows Server 2012

  • Deploying Windows Server 2012
  • Configuring Windows Server 2012 Server Core
  • Managing Servers
  • Using Windows PowerShell to Manage Servers

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe Windows Server 2012.
  • Install Windows Server 2012.
  • Perform post-installation configuration of Windows Server 2012.
  • Describe the management tools available in Windows Server 2012.
  • Perform basic administrative tasks using Windows PowerShell.

Module 2: Introduction to Active Directory Domain Services

This module covers the structure of Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) and its various components, such as forest, domain, and organizational units (OUs). It also gives an overview of domain controllers, in addition to choices that are available with Windows Server 2012 for installing AD DS on a server.

  • Overview of AD DS
  • Overview of Domain Controllers
  • Installing a Domain Controller

Lab : Installing Domain Controllers

  • Installing a Domain Controller
  • Installing a Domain Controller by Using IFM

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the structure of AD DS.
  • Describe the purpose of domain controllers.
  • Install a domain controller.

Module 3: Managing Active Directory Domain Services Objects

This module describes how to manage user accounts and computer accounts, including how to manage various consumer devices that employees use. The module also covers how to manage an enterprise network by managing groups, and how to delegate administrative tasks to designated users or groups.

  • Managing User Accounts
  • Managing Groups
  • Managing Computer Accounts
  • Delegating Administration

Lab : Managing Active Directory Domain Services Objects

  • Delegating Administration for a Branch Office
  • Creating and Configuring User Accounts in AD DS
  • Managing Computer Objects in AD DS

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Manage user accounts with graphical tools.
  • Manage group accounts with graphical tools.
  • Manage computer accounts.
  • Delegate permissions to perform AD DS administration.

Module 4: Implementing IPv4

This module discusses using IPv4, which is the network protocol used on the Internet and on local area networks. In this module, students learn how to implement an IPv4 addressing scheme and how to troubleshoot network communication. This module also covers how to determine and troubleshoot network-related problems.

  • Overview of TCP/IP
  • Understanding IPv4 Addressing
  • Subnetting and Supernetting
  • Configuring and Troubleshooting IPv4

Lab : Implementing IPv4

  • Identifying Appropriate Subnets
  • Troubleshooting IPv4

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the TCP/IP protocol suite.
  • Describe IPv4 addressing.
  • Determine a subnet mask necessary for supernetting or subnetting.
  • Configure IPv4 and troubleshoot IPv4 communication.

Module 5: Implementing Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol

This module covers supporting and troubleshooting a Windows Server_based network infrastructure by deploying, configuring, and troubleshooting the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) server role.

  • Overview of the DHCP Server Role
  • Configuring DHCP Scopes
  • Managing a DHCP Database
  • Securing and Monitoring DHCP

Lab : Implementing DHCP

  • Implementing DHCP
  • Implementing a DHCP Relay Agent (Optional Exercise)

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Explain the DHCP server role.
  • Configure DHCP scopes.
  • Manage a DHCP database.
  • Secure and monitor the DHCP server role.

Module 6: Implementing DNS

This module describes name resolution for Windows operating system clients and Windows Server servers. It also covers installing and configuring a DNS Server service and its components.

  • Name Resolution for Windows Clients and Servers
  • Installing a DNS Server
  • Managing DNS Zones

Lab : Implementing DNS

  • Installing and Configuring DNS
  • Creating Host Records in DNS
  • Managing the DNS Server Cache

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe name resolution for Windows operating system clients and Windows Server servers.
  • Install and manage a DNS Server.
  • Manage DNS zones.

Module 7: Maintaining Active Directory Domain Services

This module explains how to implement virtualized domain controllers and read-only domain controller (RODCs). It also explains how to perform common AD DS administrative tasks and manage the AD DS Database.

  • Overview of AD DS
  • Implementing Virtualized Domain Controllers
  • Implementing RODCs
  • Administering AD DS
  • Managing the AD DS Database

Lab : Maintaining AD DS

  • Installing and Configuring a RODC
  • Configuring AD DS Snapshots
  • Configuring the Active Directory Recycle Bin
  • Optional Exercise- Cloning a domain controller

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Implement virtualized domain controllers.
  • Implement RODCs.
  • Administer AD DS.
  • Manage the AD DS database

Module 8: Implementing Local Storage

This module introduces several different storage technologies. It discusses how to implement the storage solutions in Windows Server 2012, and how to use the new Storage Spaces feature, which enables you to combine disks into pools that you can configure for automatic management.

  • Overview of Storage
  • Managing Disks and Volumes
  • Implementing Storage Spaces

Lab : Implementing Local Storage

  • Installing and Configuring a New Disk
  • Resizing Volumes
  • Configuring a Redundant Storage Space

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe various storage technologies.
  • Explain how to manage disks and volumes.
  • Explain how to implement Storage Spaces.

Module 9: Implementing File and Print Services

This module discusses how to provide file and print resources with Windows Server 2012. It describes how to secure files and folders, how to protect previous versions of files and folders by using shadow copies, and how to give workers remote access to corporate files by implementing the new Work Folders role service. It also describes new network printing features that help manage the network printing environment.

  • Securing Files and Folders
  • Protecting Shared Files and Folders by Using Shadow Copies
  • Configuring Work Folders
  • Configuring Network Printing

Lab : Implementing File and Print Services

  • Creating and Configuring a File Share
  • Configuring Shadow Copies
  • Enabling and Configuring Work Folders
  • Creating and Configuring a Printer Pool

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Secure shared files and folders.
  • Protect shared files and folders by using shadow copies.
  • Configure the Work Folders role service.
  • Configure network printing.

Module 10: Configuring Encryption and Advanced Auditing

This module explains how to encrypt files using EFS and configure advanced auditing features.

  • Encrypting Drives by Using BitLocker
  • Encrypting Files by Using EFS
  • Configuring Advanced Auditing

Lab : Configuring Encryption and Advanced Auditing

  • Using Windows BitLocker Drive Encryption to Secure Data Drives
  • Encrypting and Recovering Files
  • Configuring Advanced Auditing

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Secure data by using BitLocker Drive Encryption.
  • Encrypt files by using Encrypting File System (EFS).
  • Configure advanced auditing.

Module 11: Implementing Network Access Protection

This module explains how to configure, monitor, and troubleshoot NAP. It also explains how NAP can help to protect your network and the various NAP enforcement processes.

  • Overview of Network Access Protection
  • Overview of NAP Enforcement Processes
  • Configuring NAP
  • Configuring IPSec Enforcement for NAP
  • Monitoring and Troubleshooting NAP

Lab : Implementing Network Access Protection

  • Configuring NAP Components
  • Configuring Virtual Private Network Access
  • Configuring the Client Settings to Support NAP

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe how NAP can help to protect your network.
  • Describe the various NAP enforcement processes.
  • Configure NAP.
  • Monitor and troubleshoot NAP.

Module 12: Configuring and Troubleshooting Domain Name System

This module explains how to configure and troubleshoot DNS, including DNS replication and caching.

  • Configuring the DNS Server Role
  • Configuring DNS Zones
  • Configuring DNS Zone Transfers
  • Managing and Troubleshooting DNS

Lab : Configuring and Troubleshooting DNS

  • Configuring DNS Resource Records
  • Configuring DNS Conditional Forwarding
  • Installing and Configuring DNS Zones
  • Troubleshooting DNS

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Install and configure the DNS server role.
  • Create and configure DNS zones.
  • Configure DNS zone transfers.
  • Manage and troubleshoot DNS.

Module 13: Implementing Group Policy

This module provides an overview of Group Policy and provides details about how to implement Group Policy.

  • Overview of Group Policy
  • Group Policy Processing
  • Implementing a Central Store for Administrative Templates

Lab : Implementing Group Policy

  • Configuring a central store
  • Creating GPOs

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Create and manage Group Policy Objects (GPOs).
  • Describe Group Policy processing.
  • Implement a Central Store for Administrative Templates.

Module 14: Managing User Desktops with Group Policy

This module explains how you can use Group Policy Objects (GPOs) to implement desktop environments across your organization by using Administrative Templates, Folder Redirection, Group Policy preferences, and where applicable, use software deployment to install and update application programs. It is important to know how to use these various GPO features so that you can configure your users_ computer settings properly.

  • Implementing Administrative Templates
  • Configuring Folder Redirection and Scripts
  • Configuring Group Policy Preferences
  • Managing Software with Group Policy

Lab : Managing User Desktops with Group Policy

  • Implement Settings by Using Group Policy Preferences
  • Managing Office 2013 by using Administrative Templates
  • Deploying Software by using Group Policy
  • Configuring Folder Redirection

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Configure folder redirection and scripts by using GPOs.
  • Describe and implement Administrative Templates.
  • Configure GPO preferences.
  • Deploy software by using GPOs.

Module 15: Installing, Configuring, and Troubleshooting the Network Policy Server Role

This module explains how to install and configure NPS, RADIUS Clients and servers. It also describes NPS authentication methods. It describe NPS authentication methods and how to

  • monitor and troubleshoot NPS.
  • Installing and Configuring a Network Policy Server
  • Configuring RADIUS Clients and Servers
  • NPS Authentication Methods
  • Monitoring and Troubleshooting a Network Policy Server

Lab : Installing and Configuring a Network Policy Server

  • Installing and Configuring NPS to Support RADIUS
  • Configuring and Testing a RADIUS Client

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Install and configure a Network Policy Server (NPS).
  • Configure clients and servers with the Remote Authentication Dial-In User Service (RADIUS) protocol.
  • Explain NPS authentication methods.
  • Monitor and troubleshoot NPS.

Module 16: Implementing Update Management

This module explains how to use Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) to deploy updates to Windows servers and clients.

  • Overview of WSUS
  • Deploying Updates with WSUS

Lab : Implementing Update Management

  • Implementing the WSUS Server Role
  • Configuring Update Settings
  • Approving and Deploying an Update by using WSUS

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the role of WSUS.
  • Describe the WSUS update management process.
  • Deploy updates with WSUS.

Module 17: Implementing Server Virtualization with Hyper-V

This module describes virtualization technologies available on Windows, specifically focusing on the Hyper-V role in Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2. It covers the components of the Hyper-V role, configuring and deploying the role, in addition to and how to configure and manage key components of a Hyper-V implementation, such as Storage and Networking.

  • Overview of Virtualization Technologies
  • Implementing Hyper-V
  • Managing Virtual Machine Storage
  • Managing Virtual Networks

Lab : Implementing Server Virtualization with Hyper-V

  • Installing the Hyper-V Role onto a Server
  • Configuring Virtual Networking
  • Creating and Configuring a Virtual Machine
  • Using Virtual Machine Checkpoints

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe virtualization technologies.
  • Implement Hyper-V.
  • Manage virtual machine storage.
  • Manage virtual networks.

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