MS-20410 - Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012

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 Groups
Managing Computer Accounts
Delegating Administratio

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
IPv6 Addressing
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
Restricting Software
Configuring Windows Firewall with Advanced Security

Module 13: Implementing Server Virtualization with Hyper-V

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