MS-10967 - Fundamentals of a Windows Server Infrastructure

Learn about the Fundamental building blocks that go into building a Windows Server infrastructure with Windows Server 2012.

This five day course covers the basic skills and knowledge that are required in order to build a Windows Server Infrastructure. It covers networking architecture and topologies, security considerations and best practices as well as basic Windows Server administration skills and technologies such as Windows Server 2012 Installation, configuration, maintenance and performance. Within that it will also cover specific areas such as Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS), Domain Name Services (DNS), Storage and many others.

This course is designed to provide foundational level knowledge needed to prepare students to start a career or cross train in Microsoft Windows Server technologies.

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In addition to their professional experience, before attending this course, students must have:
  • A good fundamental knowledge of general computing concepts.
  • Knowledge equivalent to the MTA exam 98-349: Windows Operating System Fundamentals

Detailed Class Syllabus

Module 1: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012

Installing Windows Server.
Configuring Services.
Configuring Peripherals and Devices.

Module 2: Implementing Storage in Windows Server

Identifying Storage Technologies.
Managing Disks and Volumes.
Fault Tolerance.

Module 3: Understanding Network Infrastructure

Network Architecture Standards.
Local Area Networking.
Wide Area Networking.
Wireless Networking.
Connecting to the Internet.
Remote Access.

Module 4: Connecting Network Components

Understanding the OSI Model.
Understanding Media Types.
Understanding Adapters, Hubs, and Switches.
Understanding Routing.

Module 5: Implementing TCP/IP

Overview of TCP/IP.
Understanding IPv4 Addressing.
Configuring IPv4.
Understanding IPv6.
Name Resolution.

Module 6: Implementing Windows Server Roles

Role Based Deployment.
Deploying Role-Specific Services.
Virtualizing Windows Server Roles.
Best Practices for management of Windows Server Roles.

Module 7: Implementing Active Directory Domain Services

Introducing AD DS.
Implementing AD DS.
Managing Users, Groups, and Computers.
Implementing Organizational Units.
Implementing Group Policy.

Module 8: Implementing IT Security Layers

Overview of Defense-in-Depth.
Physical Security.
Internet Security.

Module 9: Implementing Windows Server Security

Overview of Windows Security.
Securing Files and Folders.
Implementing Encryption.

Module 10: Implementing Network Security

Overview of Network Security.
Implementing Firewalls.

Module 11: Implementing Security Software

Client Protection Features.
E-Mail Protection.
Server Protection.

Module 12: Monitoring Server Performance

Windows Logs.
Performance Monitoring.

Module 13: Maintaining Windows Server

Troubleshooting Windows Server Startup.
Server Availability and Data Recovery.
Applying Updates to Windows Server.
Troubleshooting Windows Server.