Get hands-on instruction and practice installing and configuring Windows Server 2012, including Windows Server 2012 R2, in this five-day Microsoft Official Course. This course is part one in a series of three courses that provides the skills and knowledge necessary to implement a core Windows Server 2012 infrastructure in an existing enterprise environment.
The three courses collectively cover implementing, managing, maintaining and provisioning services and infrastructure in a Windows Server 2012 environment. Although there is some cross-over of skills and tasks across these courses, this course focuses on the initial implementation and configuration of core services, such as Networking, Storage, Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS), Group Policy, File and Print Services, and Hyper-V.
This course maps directly to and is the preferred choice for hands-on preparation for the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) Exam 410: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012, which is the first of three exams required for the MCSA: Windows Server 2012 credential.
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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.
Detailed Class Syllabus
Module 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
Module 2: Introduction to Active Directory Domain Services
Overview of AD DS
Overview of Domain Controllers
Installing a Domain Controller
Module 3: Managing Active Directory Domain Services Objects
Managing User Accounts
Managing Computer Accounts
Module 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
Module 5: Implementing IPv4
Overview of TCP/IP
Understanding IPv4 Addressing
Subnetting and Supernetting
Configuring and Troubleshooting IPv4
Module 6: Implementing Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol
Overview of the DHCP Server Role
Configuring DHCP Scopes
Managing a DHCP Database
Securing and Monitoring DHCP
Module 7: Implementing DNS
Name Resolution for Windows Clients and Servers
Installing a DNS Server
Managing DNS Zones
Module 8: Implementing IPv6
Overview of IPv6
Coexistence with IPv4
IPv6 Transition Technologies
Module 9: Implementing Local Storage
Overview of Storage
Managing Disks and Volumes
Implementing Storage Spaces
Module 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
Module 11: Implementing Group Policy
Overview of Group Policy
Group Policy Processing
Implementing a Central Store for Administrative Templates
Module 12: Securing Windows Servers Using Group Policy Objects
Security Overview for Windows Operating Systems
Configuring Security Settings
Configuring Windows Firewall with Advanced Security
Module 13: Implementing Server Virtualization with Hyper-V
Overview of Virtualization Technologies
Managing Virtual Machine Storage
Managing Virtual Networks