MS-20414 - Implementing an Advanced Server Infrastructure

Get hands-on instruction and practice planning, designing and deploying a physical and logical Windows Server 2012 R2 enterprise infrastructure in this 5-day Microsoft Official course. This course is part two in a series of two courses that provides the skills and knowledge necessary to design and implement a Windows Server 2012 R2 infrastructure in an enterprise environment. The two courses collectively cover designing, planning, deploying, securing, monitoring, automating, and virtualizing an enterprise server infrastructure. This course covers the knowledge and skills to plan and implement a highly available, secure infrastructure with focus on Active Directory Federation Service (AD FS), public key infrastructure (PKI), and Active Directory Rights Management Services (AD RMS). You will also learn the skills needed to plan and deploy virtual machines including self-service and automation of virtual machine deployments as well as planning and implementing a monitoring strategy that includes Microsoft System Center 2012 R2-Operations Manager. This course maps directly to and is the preferred choice for hands-on preparation for Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE): Exam 414: Implementing an Advanced Server Infrastructure, which is the fifth of five exams required for MCSE: Server Infrastructure certification. NOTE: Labs in this course are based on Windows Server 2012 R2 and System Center 2012 R2. This course is designed for experienced IT professionals who support medium to large enterprises and have experience administering Windows Server 2012 R2 and have an MCSA: Windows Server 2012 certification or equivalent skills.

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Before attending this course, students must have:
  • An understanding of TCP/IP and networking concepts.
  • An understanding of Windows Server 2012 and AD DS, including planning, designing and deploying.
  • An understanding of scripts and batch files.
  • An understanding of security concepts such as authentication and authorization.
  • An understanding of deployment, packaging, and imaging tools.
  • Experience working in a team or a virtual team.
  • Achieved the Windows Server 2012 MCSA certification as well as information in the course 20413C: Designing and Implementing an Enterprise Server Infrastructure.

Detailed Class Syllabus

Module1: Overview of Management in an Enterprise Data Centerc

Overview of the Enterprise Data Center
Overview of the Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Components

Module 2: Planning and Implementing a Server Virtualization Strategy

Planning a VMM Deployment
Planning and Implementing a Server Virtualization Host Environment

Module 3: Planning and Implementing Networks and Storage for Virtualization

Planning a Storage Infrastructure for Virtualization
Implementing a Storage Infrastructure for Virtualization
Planning and Implementing a Network Infrastructure for Virtualization
Planning and Implementing Network Virtualization

Module 4: Planning and Deploying Virtual Machines

Planning a Virtual Machine Configuration
Preparing for Virtual Machine Deployments with VMM
Deploying Virtual Machines
Planning and Implementing Hyper-V Replica

Module 5: Planning and Implementing a Virtualization Administration Solution

Planning and Implementing Automation with System Center 2012
Planning and Implementing System Center 2012 Administration
Planning and Implementing Self-Service Options in System Center 2012
Planning and Implementing Updates in a Server Virtualization Infrastructure

Module 6: Planning and Implementing a Server Monitoring Strategy

Planning Monitoring in Windows Server 2012
Overview of Operations Manager
Planning and Configuring Monitoring Components
Configuring Integration with VMM

Module 7: Planning and Implementing High Availability for File Services and Applications

Planning and Implementing Storage Spaces
Planning and Implementing a DFS
Planning and Implementing NLB

Module 8: Planning and Implementing a High Availability Infrastructure Using Failover Clustering

Planning an Infrastructure for Failover Clustering
Implementing Failover Clustering
Planning and Implementing Updates for Failover Clusters
Integrating Failover Clustering with Server Virtualization
Planning a Multisite Failover Cluster

Module 9: Planning and Implementing a Business Continuity Strategy

Overview of Business Continuity Planning
Planning and Implementing Backup Strategies
Planning and Implementing Recovery
Planning and Implementing Backup and Recovery of Virtual Machines

Module 10: Planning and Implementing an Public Key Infrastructure

Planning and Implementing Deployment of a Certification Authority
Planning and Implementing Certificate Templates
Planning and Implementing Certificate Distribution and Revocation
Planning and Implementing Key Archival and Recovery

Module 11: Planning and Implementing an Identity Federation Infrastructure

Planning and Implementing an AD FS Server Infrastructure
Planning and Implementing AD FS Claim Providers and Relying Parties
Planning and Implementing AD FS Claims and Claim Rules
Planning and Implementing Web Application Proxy

Module 12: Planning and Implementing Data Access for Users and Devices

Planning and Implementing DAC
Planning Workplace Join
Planning Work Folders

Module 13: Planning and Implementing an Information Rights Management Infrastructure

AD RMS Overview
Planning and Implementing an AD RMS Cluster
Planning and Implementing AD RMS Templates and Policies
Planning and Implementing External Access to AD RMS Services
Planning and Implementing AD RMS Integration with Dynamic Access Control