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Course 20412: Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services

Duration: 90-days online access
ILT Classroom: 5 days
Audience: IT Professionals
Certification: MCSA
Exam: 70-412
Level: 300

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Overview

About this course
Learn how to provision and configure advanced services using Windows Server 2012 with this five-day course. This course is part three, 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 will 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 three courses, this course primarily covers advanced configuration of services necessary to deploy, manage and maintain a Windows Server 2012 infrastructure, such as advanced networking services, Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS), identity management, rights management, Federated services, network load balancing, failover clustering, business continuity and disaster recovery.

This course maps directly to and is preparation material for Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA):Windows Server 2012 exam "70-412: Configuring Advanced Windows Server® 2012 Services". 

Audience profile
This course is intended for IT professionals with hands-on experience implementing, managing, and maintaining a Windows Server 2012 infrastructure in an existing enterprise environment, who wish to acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to perform advanced management and provisioning of services within that Windows Server 2012 environment. Suitable candidates are typically experienced system administrators who have real-world experience working in a Windows Server 2008, Windows server 2008 R2 or Windows Server 2012 environment.

The secondary audience for this course are candidates who plan to take Exam 70-412: Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services, or who want to acquire the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) credential.

At course completion

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Implement advanced network services.
  • Implement advanced file services.
  • Implement Dynamic Access Control.
  • Implement distributed Active Directory® Domain Services (AD DS) deployments.
  • Implement AD DS sites and replication.
  • Implement Active Directory Certification Services (AD CS).
  • Implement Active Directory Rights Management Services (AD RMS).
  • Implement Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS).
  • Implement network load balancing (NLB).
  • Implement failover clustering.
  • Implement failover clustering with Hyper-V.
  • Implement disaster recovery.

Pre-requisites
Before attending this course, students must have:

  • Good hands-on experience working in a Windows Server 2008, Windows server 2008 R2 or Windows Server 2012 enterprise environment.
  • Real-world experience implementing, managing, and configuring AD DS and networking infrastructure in an enterprise environment.
  • Knowledge equivalent to courses: 20410: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012, and 20411: Administering Windows Server 2012.

Course Outline

  • Module 1: Implementing Advanced Network Services
    This module describes how to configure advanced features in the Domain Name System (DNS) and Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) with Windows Server 2012, and it covers IP Address Management (IPAM).
  • Module 2: Implementing Advanced File Services
    This module describes how to configure and manage iSCSI and BranchCache, and how to implement Windows 2012 features that optimize storage utilization, such as File Server Resource Manager, file classification, and data duplication.
  • Module 3: Implementing Dynamic Access Control
    This module describes how to plan and implement Dynamic Access Control.
  • Module 4: Implementing Distributed Active Directory Domain Services Deployments
    This module describes the components of a highly complex AD DS deployment, which includes implementing a distributed AD DS deployment and configuring AD DS forest trusts.
  • Module 5: Implementing Active Directory Domain Services Sites and Replication
    This module describes how replication works in a Windows Server 2012 AD DS environment, including how to configure AD DS sites so that you can optimize AD DS network traffic and how to configure and monitor AD DS replication.
  • Module 6: Implementing Active Directory Certificate Services
    This module describes the Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) components and concepts. It covers implementing a certification authority infrastructure, planning and implementing a certificate template deployment using an AD CS certification authority, and planning and implementing certificate distribution and revocation.
  • Module 7: Implementing Active Directory Rights Management Services
    This module describes the AD RMS features and functionality. It explains how to use AD RMS to configure content protection, and deploy and manage an AD RMS infrastructure.
  • Module 8: Implementing Active Directory Federation Services
    This module provides identity federation business scenarios, and it describes how to use AD FS to address such scenarios. It explains how to configure AD FS prerequisites, deploy AD FS services, enable single sign-on (SSO) for an organization, and enable SSO between federated business partners.
  • Module 9: Implementing Network Load Balancing
    This module describes how to plan and implement NLB. It will cover managing and configuring an NLB cluster and validating high availability for an NLB cluster.
  • Module 10: Implementing Failover Clustering
    This module describes the failover clustering features in Windows Server 2012. It explains how to implement a failover cluster, configure highly available applications and services on a failover cluster, maintain a failover cluster, and use new maintenance features such as Cluster Aware Updating (CAU). It will also cover how to implement multi-site failover clustering.
  • Module 11: Implementing Failover Clustering with Hyper-V
    This module describes the options for making virtual machines highly available. It explains how to implement virtual machines in a failover cluster that was deployed on a host and how you can move a virtual machine or its storage. In addition, it provides a high-level overview of System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) 2012.
  • Module 12: Implementing Disaster Recovery
    This module describes considerations for implementing a disaster recovery solution, and how to plan and implement a backup solution for Windows Server 2012. In addition, it explains how to plan and implement server and data recovery using Windows Server backup and Microsoft Online backup.

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