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Administering Windows Server 2012

Price: $1,900.00

Course Code: 20411A | Hours: 40

Microsoft Course 20411A:
Administering Windows Server 2012

Overview

This version of this course 20411A utilizes pre-release software in the virtual machines for the labs. The course is part two of a series of three courses, which provide the skills and knowledge necessary to implement a core Windows Server 2012 infrastructure in an existing enterprise environment. The three courses in total will collectively cover implementing, managing, maintaining and provisioning services and infrastructure in a Windows Server 2012 environment. While there is some cross-over in skillset and tasks across the courses, this course will primarily cover the administration tasks necessary to maintain a Windows Server 2012 infrastructure, such as user and group management, network access and data security.

Audience Profile

This course is intended for Information Technology (IT) Professionals with hands on experience working in a Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2012 environment, who wish to acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to be able to manage and maintain the core infrastructure required for a Windows Server 2012 environment. The key focus for students in this course is to broaden the initial deployment of Windows Server 2012 services and infrastructure and provide the skills necessary to manage and maintain a domain based Windows Server 2012 environment, such as user and group management, network access and data security.

Candidates would typically be System Administrators or aspiring to be System Administrators. They must have at least one year hands on experience working in a Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2012 environment. Candidates must also have knowledge equivalent to that already covered in 20410A Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 course as this course will build upon that knowledge.

After completing this course, students will be able to:

Prerequisites:

Before attending this course, students must have:

The Career Center Course Curriculum for Microsoft Course 20411A:

Module 1: Implementing a Group Policy Infrastructure
This module covers how to implement a Group Policy infrastructure and then how to configure and manage that infrastructure. It also covers how to scope Group Policy objects (GPOs) using links, security groups, WMI filters, loopback processing, and preference targeting as well as covering troubleshooting policy application.

Lab: Implementing a Group Policy Infrastructure

After completing this module, students will be able to:

Module 2: Managing User Desktops with Group Policy
This module covers implementing administrative templates, how to configure GPO preferences and folder redirection as well as managing software with Group Policy.

Lab: Managing User Desktops with Group Policy

After completing this module, students will be able to:

Module 3: Managing User and Service Accounts
This module covers how to create and administer user accounts as well as configure user object attributes. It also covers automating user account creation and configuring Managed Service Accounts.

Lab: Managing User and Service Accounts

After completing this module, students will be able to:

Module 4: Maintaining Active Directory Domain Services
This module covers how to implement Virtualized and Read Only Domain Controllers as well as how to perform common AD DS administrative tasks. The module will also cover how to manage the AD DS database.

Lab: Maintaining Active Directory Domain Services

After completing this module, students will be able to:

Module 5: Configuring and Troubleshooting DNS
This module covers installing and configuring the DNS server role as well as creating and configuring DNS zones and zone transfers. It will also cover managing and troubleshooting DNS.

Lab: Configuring and Troubleshooting DNS

After completing this module, students will be able to:

Module 6: Configuring and Troubleshooting Remote Access
This module covers configuring network access, creating and configuring virtual private networks (VPNs) and Network Policies as well as troubleshooting routing and remote access. It will also cover configuration of DirectAccess.

Lab: Configuring and Troubleshooting Remote Access

After completing this module, students will be able to:

Module 7: Installing, Configuring, and Troubleshooting the Network Policy Server Role
This module covers installing and configuring NPS as well as remote authentication dial in user service (RADIUS) clients and servers. It will also deal with NPS authentication methods and monitoring and troubleshooting a NPS.

Lab: Installing and Configuring a Network Policy Server

After completing this module, students will be able to:

Module 8: Implementing Network Access Protection
This module will provide an overview of NAP, detailing the functionality and infrastructure requirements. It will also cover configuration, monitoring and troubleshooting NAP.

Lab: Implementing Network Access Protection

After completing this module, students will be able to:

Module 9: Optimizing File Services
This module covers File Server Resource Manager (FSRM) and how to use it to implement Quotas, file screens and Storage Reports. It will also outline how to implement Classification Management and File Management Tasks as well as covering how to implement DFS, DFS Namespaces and configuring and troubleshooting DFS Replication.

Lab: Lab A: Configuring Quotas and File Screening Using FSRM

Lab: Lab B: Configuring DFS Namespaces and Replication

After completing this module, students will be able to:

Module 10: Configuring Encryption and Advanced Auditing
This module covers how to increase file system security by configuring file encryption with Encrypting File System (EFS) as well as how to enable and implement advanced auditing features.

Lab: Lab A: Encrypting and Recovering Files

Lab: Lab B: Implementing Advanced Audit Policy Configuration

After completing this module, students will be able to:

Module 11: Deploying and Maintaining Server Images
This module covers the features and functionality of Windows Deployment Services (WDS) as well as providing considerations for its use. It will also cover how to Perform deployments with WDS.

Lab: Deploying and Maintaining Server Images Using Windows Deployment Services

After completing this module, students will be able to:

Module 12: Implementing Update Management
This module covers the features and functionality of Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) as well as detailing how to provision updates with WSUS.

Lab: Implementing Update Management

After completing this module, students will be able to:

Module 13: Monitoring Windows Server 2012
This module covers the various monitoring tools available in Windows Server 2012. It will cover the use of Performance Monitor as well as how to monitor and successfully utilize Event logs.

Lab: Monitoring Windows Server 2012

After completing this module, students will be able to: