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Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows Server 2012

Price: $1,900.00

Course Code: 20417A | Hours: 40

Microsoft Course 20417A:
Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows Server 2012

Overview

This version of this course, 20417A, utilizes pre-release software in the virtual machines for the labs. This course is designed primarily for people who want to upgrade their technical skills from Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 to Windows Server 2012. It presumes a high level of knowledge about previous Windows Server versions.

This will explain new features and functionality in Windows Server 2012 around management, networking infrastructure, storage, access control, Hyper-V, high availability, and identity federation. Specific technologies covered will include Dynamic Access Control (DAC), Failover Clustering, Microsoft Online Backup and changes with Active Directory, and Hyper-V and Active Directory Federation Services(ADFS). It is not a product upgrade course, detailing the considerations for migrating and upgrading your specific environment to Windows Server 2012. However, this course will update your skills to Windows Server 2012. This course is also preparation material, and maps directly to, the Exam 70-417: Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows Server 2012.

Audience Profile

The primary audience for this course is Information Technology (IT) professionals who are experienced Windows Server 2008 Server Administrators, and who carry out day-to-day management and administrative tasks, and want to update their skills and knowledge to Windows Server 2012. The secondary audience for this course includes candidates who hold existing credentials in Windows Server 2008 at Technology Specialist (TS) or Professional (PRO) level, and who want to migrate their current credentials to the new credential of Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) with Windows Server 2012.

After completing this course, students will be able to:

Prerequisites:

Before attending this course, students must have:

Students attending this course are expected to have equivalent knowledge:

The Career Center Course Curriculum for Microsoft Course 20417A:

Module 1: Installing and Configuring Servers Based on Windows Server 2012
This module covers the installation and initial configuration and management of Windows Server 2012.
It also explains how to configure remote management in Windows Server 2012.

Lab: Installing and Configuring Servers Based on Windows Server 2012

After completing this module, students will be able to:

Module 2: Monitoring and Maintaining Windows Server 2012
This module covers monitoring and maintenance tasks when managing Windows Server 2012. It also
explains the options for backup in Windows Server 2012 including Windows Server Backup and
Microsoft Online Backup. It also describes server and data recovery options.

Lab: Monitoring and Maintaining Windows Server 2012

After completing this module, students will be able to:

Module 3: Managing Windows Server 2012 by Using Windows PowerShell 3.0
This module explains the features and functionality of Windows PowerShell 3.0. It also describes
managing Windows Server 2012 servers and AD DS with Windows PowerShell.

Lab: Managing Servers Running Windows Server 2012 by Using Windows PowerShell 3.0

After completing this module, students will be able to:

Module 4: Managing Storage for Windows Server 2012
This modules describes new storage features in Windows Server 2012 such as data deduplication, thin
provisioning and trim storage, File Server Resource Manager, and Resilient File System (ReFS). The
module also describes iSCSI and storage spaces as well as how to implement BranchCache.

Lab: Managing Storage for Servers Based on Windows Server 2012

Lab: Implementing BranchCache

After completing this module, students will be able to:

Module 5: Implementing Network Services
This module describes the new features in DNS and DHCP in Windows Server 2012. It also explains how
to implement IP Address Management (IPAM) and Network Access Protection (NAP) with VPN, IPsec,
DHCP, and 802.1x.

Lab: Implementing Network Services

After completing this module, students will be able to:

Module 6: Implementing DirectAccess
This module describes the new features and functionality with DirectAccess in Windows Server 2012. It
also explains how to implement and configure various components of DirectAccess such as AD DS and
DNS. It also discusses the Name Resolution Policy table (NRPT) and the client-side requirements for
Windows 7 and Windows 8.

Lab: Implementing DirectAccess

After completing this module, students will be able to:

Module 7: Implementing Failover Clustering
This module describes new features and functionality in Failover Clustering in Windows Server 2012. It
also explains how to implement Failover Clustering and how to configure specific server roles in a
cluster, such as a File Server. It also explains new maintenance features such as Cluster Aware Updating
(CAU).

Lab: Implementing Failover Clustering

After completing this module, students will be able to:

Module 8: Implementing Hyper-V
This module explains how to configure Hyper-V and Hyper-V storage options in Windows Server 2012. It
also describes networking features and various feature options and requirements in Hyper-V 3.0 as well
as how to configure virtual machines.

Lab: Implementing Server Virtualization with Hyper-V

After completing this module, students will be able to:

Module 9: Implementing Failover Clustering with Hyper-V
This module explains how to make virtual machines highly available and how to implement virtual
machines in a failover cluster deployed on the host. It also explains the movement of virtual machines
on virtual machine storage. It also provides a high level overview of System Center Virtual Machine
Manager (SCVMM) 2012.

Lab: Implementing Failover Clustering with Hyper-V

After completing this module, students will be able to:

Module 10: Implementing Dynamic Access Control
This module explains how to implement Dynamic Access Control (DAC) in Windows Server 2012. It also
describes core DAC concepts such as claims, Central Access Rules, and policies and their
implementation.

Lab: Implementing Dynamic Access Control

After completing this module, students will be able to:

Module 11: Implementing Active Directory Domain Services
This module explains the advanced implementation of Active Directory domain controllers in Windows
Server 2012 such as server core deployments, read-only domain controllers (RODCs), and cloning. It also
explains domain controller configuration, managed service accounts, Group Policy implementation, and
maintenance tasks for AD DS.

Lab: Implementing AD DS

After completing this module, students will be able to:

Module 12: Implementing Active Directory Federation Services
This module explains Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) and how it can be used to address
various organizational and business identity federation services and scenarios. It also describes
configuration of prerequisites and the deployment of the AD FS services. It also explain implementing
AD FS to enable internal single sign on (SSO) in an organization and implementing AD FS to enable SSO
between federated partners.

Lab: Implementing AD FS

After completing this module, students will be able to: