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Administering Windows Server 2012

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Administering Windows Server 2012

Get hands-on instruction and practice administering Windows Server 2012, including Windows Server 2012 R2, in this five-day Microsoft Official Course. This course is part two 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 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 courses, this course focuses on the administration tasks necessary to maintain a Windows Server 2012 infrastructure such as configuring and troubleshooting name resolution, user and group management with Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) and Group Policy, implementing Remote Access solutions such as DirectAccess, VPNs and Web Application Proxy, implementing Network Policies and Network Access Protection, Data Security, deployment and maintenance of server images, as well as update management and monitoring of Windows Server 2012 environments.This course maps directly to and is the preferred choice for hands-on preparation for Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA): Exam 411: Administering Windows Server 2012, which is the second of three exams required for MCSA: Windows Server 2012 credential.Please Note: Labs in this course are based on the General Availability release of Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1.Target Audience: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 and Windows Server 2012 R2 environment. The key focus for students 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, providing skills in areas such as User and Group management, Network Access and Data Security. Candidates typically interested in attending this course would beWindows Server Administrators experienced in working with Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2012 who wish to gain skills necessary to perform daily management and maintenance tasks in a Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2012 R2 environmentIT Professionals who are looking to take the 411, Administering Windows Server 2012 examIT professional wishing to take the Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) exams in DataCenter, Desktop Infrastructure, Messaging, Collaboration and Communications will also be interested in taking this course as they prepare for the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) exams, which are a pre-requisite for their individual specialties

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Knowledge and skills concerning the initial implementation and configuration of core Windows Server services including Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS), Networking Services and Microsoft Hyper-VThe course pre-requisites can be met by having knowledge equivalent to, or by attendance at, course 20410B: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 as this course will build upon knowledge and skills covered in that course.

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Course ContentModule 1: Configuring and Troubleshooting Domain Name SystemThis module explains how to configure and troubleshoot DNS, including DNS replication and caching.LessonsConfiguring the DNS Server RoleConfiguring DNS ZonesConfiguring DNS Zone TransfersManaging and Troubleshooting DNSLab : Configuring and Troubleshooting DNSConfiguring DNS Resource RecordsConfiguring DNS Conditional ForwardingInstalling and Configuring DNS ZonesTroubleshooting DNSModule 2: Maintaining Active Directory Domain ServicesThis module explains how to implement virtualized domain controllers and read-only domain controller (RODCs). It also explains how to perform common AD DS administrative tasks and manage the AD DS Database.LessonsOverview of AD DSImplementing Virtualized Domain ControllersImplementing RODCsAdministering AD DSManaging the AD DS DatabaseLab : Maintaining AD DSInstalling and Configuring a RODCConfiguring AD DS SnapshotsConfiguring the Active Directory Recycle BinCloning a domain controllerModule 3: Managing User and Service AccountsThis module explains how to create, configure and automate the creation of user accounts. It also explains how to configure account-related properties of user objects. It further explains how to create and administer Managed Service Accounts.LessonsConfiguring Password Policy and User Account Lockout SettingsConfiguring Managed Service AccountsLab : Managing User and Service AccountsConfiguring Password Policy and Account Lockout SettingsCreating and Associating a Managed Service AccountModule 4: Implementing a Group Policy InfrastructureThis module explains how to implement a GPO infrastructure. This also teaches how to perform common GPO management tasks, and manage GPOs by using Windows PowerShell. It also focuses on troubleshooting the application of GPOs.LessonsIntroducing Group PolicyImplementing and Administering GPOsGroup Policy Scope and Group Policy ProcessingTroubleshooting the Application of GPOsLab : Implementing a Group Policy InfrastructureCreating and Configuring Group Policy ObjectsManaging GPO ScopeVerify GPO ApplicationManaging GPOsModule 5: Managing User Desktops with Group PolicyThis module explains how you can use Group Policy Objects (GPOs) to implement desktop environments across your organization by using Administrative Templates, Folder Redirection, Group Policy preferences, and where applicable, use software deployment to install and update application programs. It is important to know how to use these various GPO features so that you can configure your users' computer settings properly.LessonsImplementing Administrative TemplatesConfiguring Folder Redirection and ScriptsConfiguring Group Policy PreferencesManaging Software with Group PolicyLab : Managing User Desktops with Group PolicyImplement Settings by Using Group Policy PreferencesManaging Office 2013 by using Administrative TemplatesDeploying Software by using Group PolicyConfiguring Folder RedirectionModule 6: Implementing Remote AccessIn this module, you will learn how to implement and manage remote access in Windows Server 2012. You will also learn how to implement DirectAccess by using the Getting Started wizard, implement and manage an advanced DirectAccess infrastructure, and implement VPN.LessonsOverview of Remote AccessImplementing DirectAccess by Using the Getting Started WizardImplementing and Managing an Advanced DirectAccess InfrastructureImplementing VPNImplementing Web Application ProxyLab : Implementing DirectAccess by Using the Getting Started WizardVerifying Readiness for a DirectAccess DeploymentConfiguring DirectAccessValidating the DirectAccess DeploymentLab : Deploying an Advanced DirectAccess SolutionPreparing the Environment for DirectAccessImplementing the Advanced DirectAccess InfrastructureValidating the DirectAccess DeploymentLab : Implementing VPNImplementing VPNValidating the VPN DeploymentLab : Implementing Web Application ProxyImplementing Web Application ProxyValidating the Web Application Proxy DeploymentModule 7: Installing, Configuring, and Troubleshooting the Network Policy Server RoleThis module explains how to install and configure NPS, RADIUS Clients and servers. It also describes NPS authentication methods. It describe NPS authentication methods and how to monitor and troubleshoot NPS.LessonsInstalling and Configuring a Network Policy ServerConfiguring RADIUS Clients and ServersNPS Authentication MethodsMonitoring and Troubleshooting a Network Policy ServerLab : Installing and Configuring a Network Policy ServerInstalling and Configuring NPS to Support RADIUSConfiguring and Testing a RADIUS ClientModule 8: Implementing Network Access ProtectionThis module explains how to configure, monitor, and troubleshoot NAP. It also explains how NAP can help to protect your network and the various NAP enforcement processes.LessonsOverview of Network Access ProtectionOverview of NAP Enforcement ProcessesConfiguring NAPConfiguring IPSec Enforcement for NAPMonitoring and Troubleshooting NAPLab : Implementing Network Access ProtectionConfiguring NAP ComponentsConfiguring Virtual Private Network AccessConfiguring the Client Settings to Support NAPModule 9: Optimizing File ServicesThis module describes FSRM, configure quotas, file screening, and storage reports and implement classification management and file management tasks. It describes the components of the DFS. I also explains how to configure DFS namespaces and DFS replication.LessonsOverview of FSRMUsing FSRM to Manage Quotas, File Screens, and Storage ReportsImplementing Classification and File Management TasksOverview of DFSConfiguring DFS NamespacesConfiguring and Troubleshooting DFS ReplicationLab : Configuring Quotas and File Screening Using File Server Resource ManagerConfiguring File Server Resource Manager QuotasConfiguring File Screening and Storage ReportsLab : Implementing Distributed File SystemInstalling the DFS role serviceConfiguring a DFS NamespaceConfiguring DFS ReplicationModule 10: Configuring Encryption and Advanced AuditingThis module explains how to encrypt files using EFS and configure advanced auditing features.LessonsEncrypting Drives by Using BitLockerEncrypting Files by Using EFSConfiguring Advanced AuditingLab : Configuring Encryption and Advanced AuditingEncrypting and Recovering FilesConfiguring Advanced AuditingUsing Windows BitLocker Drive Encryption to Secure Data DrivesModule 11: Deploying and Maintaining Server ImagesThis module explains how to create and manage server images by using Windows Deployment ServicesLessonsOverview of Windows Deployment ServicesManaging ImagesImplementing Deployment with Windows Deployment ServicesAdministering Windows Deployment ServicesLab : Using Windows Deployment Services to Deploy Windows Server 2012Installing and Configuring Windows Deployment ServicesCreating Operating System Images with Windows Deployment ServicesConfiguring Custom Computer NamingDeploying Images with Windows Deployment ServicesModule 12: Implementing Update ManagementThis module explains how to use Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) to deploy updates to Windows servers and clients.LessonsOverview of WSUSDeploying Updates with WSUSLab : Implementing Update ManagementImplementing the WSUS Server RoleConfiguring Update SettingsApproving and Deploying an Update by using WSUSModule 13: Monitoring Windows Server 2012This module explains the monitoring tools available in Windows Server 2012. it also explains how to use Performance Monitor and monitor events.LessonsMonitoring ToolsUsing Performance MonitorMonitoring Event LogsLab : Monitoring Windows Server 2012Establishing a Performance BaselineIdentifying the Source of a Performance ProblemViewing and Configuring Centralized Event LogsRelated CoursesM10967 Fundamentals of a Windows Server InfrastructureM20410 Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012MCSA Fast Track Windows Server 2012 Part 1M10970 Networking with Windows Server

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