MS-20417 - Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows Server 2012

This 5-day instructor-led course is designed primarily for people who want to upgrade their technical skills from Windows Server® 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 to Windows Server® 2012. It presumes a high level of knowledge about previous Windows Server versions.

This course explains new features and functionality in Windows Server 2012 around management, networking infrastructure, storage, access control, Hyper-V, high availability, and identity federation. Specific technologies covered will include Dynamic Access Control(DAC), Failover Clustering, Microsoft Online Backup and changes with Active Directory®, and Hyper-V and Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS).

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

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  • Experience with day-to-day Windows Server 2008 or Widows 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

Detailed Class Syllabus

Module 1: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012

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

Module 2: Managing Windows Server 2012 by Using Windows PowerShell

Overview of Windows PowerShell
Using Windows PowerShell to Manage AD DS
Managing Servers by Using Windows PowerShell

Module 3: Managing Storage in Windows Server 2012

Storage Features in Windows Server 2012
Configuring iSCSI Storage
Configuring Storage Spaces in Windows Server 2012
Configuring BranchCache in Windows Server 2012

Module 4: Implementing Network Services

Implementing DNS and DHCP Enhancements
Implementing IPAM
Managing IP Address Spaces with IPAM
NAP Overview
Implementing NAP

Module 5: Implementing Remote Access

Remote Access Overview
Implementing DirectAccess by Using the Getting Started Wizard
Implementing and Managing an Advanced DirectAccess Infrastructure
Implementing VPN

Module 6: 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 Multisite Failover Cluster

Module 7: Implementing Hyper-V

Configuring Hyper-V Servers
Configuring Hyper-V Storage
Configuring Hyper-V Networking
Configuring Hyper-V Virtual Machines

Module 8: Implementing Failover Clustering with Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V

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

Module 9: Implementing Secure Data Access for Users and Devices

Dynamic Access Control Overview
Implementing DAC Components
Implementing DAC for Access Control
Implementing Access-Denied Assistance
Implementing and Managing Work Folders

Module 10: Implementing Active Directory Domain Services

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

Module 11: Implementing 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
Implementing Web Application Proxy
Implementing Workplace Join

Module 12: Monitoring and Maintaining Windows Server 2012

Monitoring Windows Server 2012
Implementing Windows Server Backup
Implementing Server and Data Recovery