MS-20413 - Designing and Implementing a Server Infrastructure

This 5-day instructor-led course provides you with the skills and knowledge needed to plan, design, and deploy a physical and logical Windows Server 2012 with Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) infrastructure. The course also provides the skills to perform name resolution, application integration, optimization of automate remediation, and maintenance of network services.

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Before attending this course, students must have:
  • A good understanding of Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) fundamentals and networking concepts.
  • A good working knowledge of both Windows Server 2012 and AD DS. For example, domain user accounts, domain vs. local user accounts, user profiles, and group membership.
  • A good understanding of both scripts and batch files.
  • A solid understanding of security concepts, such as authentication and authorization.
  • Ability to work in a team or a virtual team.
  • Knowledge equivalent to Windows 2012 MCSA.

Students attending this course are expected to have passed the following exams, or have equivalent knowledge:
  • 20410B: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012
  • 20411B: Administering Windows Server 2012
  • 20412B: Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services

  • 20417B: Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows Server 2012

Detailed Class Syllabus

Module 1: Planning Server Upgrade and Migration

Upgrade and Migration Considerations
Creating a Server Upgrade and Migration Plan
Planning for Virtualization

Module 2: Planning and Implementing a Server Deployment Infrastructure

Selecting an Appropriate Server Imaging Strategy
Selecting a Deployment Automation Strategy
Implementing an Automated Deployment Strategy

Module 3: Designing and Maintaining an IP Configuration and Address Management Solution

Designing and Implementing DHCP
Planning and Implementing DHCP Scopes
Planning and Implementing an IPAM Provisioning Strategy

Module 4: Designing and Implementing Name Resolution

Designing a Domain Name System (DNS) Server Implementation Strategy
Designing the DNS Namespace
Designing and Implementing DNS Zones
Designing and Configuring DNS Zone Replication and Delegation
Optimizing DNS Servers
Designing DNS for High Availability and Security

Module 5: Designing and Implementing an Active Directory Domain Services Forest and Domain Infrastructure

Designing an AD DS Forest
Designing and Implementing AD DS Forest Trusts
Designing and Implementing AD DS Domains
Designing DNS Namespaces in AD DS Environments
Designing AD DS Domain Trusts

Module 6: Designing and Implementing an Active Directory Organizational Unit Infrastructure

Planning the Active Directory Administrative Tasks Delegation Model
Designing the OU Structure
Designing and Implementing an Active Directory Group Strategy

Module 7: Designing and Implementing a Group Policy Object Strategy

Gathering the Information Required for a GPO Design
Designing and Implementing GPOs
Designing GPO Processing
Planning Group Policy Management

Module 8: Designing and Implementing an Active Directory Domain Services Topology

Designing and Implementing AD DS Sites
Designing AD DS Replication
Designing the Placement of Domain Controllers
Virtualization Considerations for Domain Controllers
Designing Highly-Available Domain Controllers

Module 9: Planning and Implementing Storage

Storage Considerations
Planning and Implementing iSCSI SANs
Storage Spaces in Windows Server 2012

Module 10: Planning and Implementing File Services

Planning and Implementing a Distributed File System
Planning and Implementing BranchCache
Planning and Implementing Dynamic Access Control

Module 11: Designing and Implementing Network Access Services

Designing and Implementing Remote Access Services
Designing RADIUS Authentication by Using a Network Policy Server
Designing a Perimeter Network
Planning and Implementing DirectAccess

Module 12: Designing and Implementing Network Protection

Overview of Network Security Design
Identifying and Mitigating Common Network Security Threats
Designing and Implementing a Windows Firewall Strategy
Designing and Implementing a Network Access Protection Infrastructure