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Accelerated Installing, Configuring and Administering Windows Server 2012 - FastTrack2Windows Server 2012 MCSA (Part 1)

  • Price £2,250.00
  • Duration 5 day(s)
All major credit cards accepted


The course is Part 1 of a series of two that provide the skills and knowledge necessary to implement a core Windows Server 2012 Infrastructure in an existing enterprise environment.

The two courses 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, M2041020411 primarily covers the initial implementation, configuration and administration of those core services, such as Active Directory Domain Services, networking services and initial Hyper-V configuration.

This course is an accelerated event delivered between 9.00 and 5.30 each day and pre-requisite knowledge is assumed to enable completion of the content. Some subjects may be discussed at high pace and , if an delegate does not possess the pre-course requirements in such subjects they will have access additional course material to help cover the basic knowledge they are missing.

Target Audience:

M2041020411 is intended for Information Technology (IT) Professionals who have Windows 2000 Server or Windows Server 2003 MCSA/MCSE level working knowledge. Previous certification is not required. The IT Professional that attends this course will want to acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to implement the core infrastructure services in an existing Windows Server 2012 environment. It would also be expected that a delegate will have good Windows client skills in at least Windows 7.

Those intending to take the 70-410 or the 70-411 exam will also benefit from attendance at this course.

Course Content

 Module 1: Deploying and Managing Windows Server 2012

This module introduces the new Windows Server 2012 administrative interface. This module covers the different roles and features that are available with the Windows Server 2012 operating system. It also discusses the various installation options from which you can choose when deploying Windows Server 2012.


Windows Server 2012 Overview
Overview of Windows Server 2012 Management
Post-Installation Configuration of Windows Server 2012
Introduction to Windows PowerShell
Lab : Deploying and Managing Windows Server 2012

Configuring Windows Server 2012 Core
Managing Servers
Using Windows PowerShell to Manage Servers
Module 2: Introduction to Active Directory Domain Services

This module will just discuss the new was to install a Windows Server 2012 Domain Controller


Installing a Domain Controller

Lab : Installing Domain Controllers

Installing a Domain Controller
Installing a Domain Controller by using IFM
Module 3: Automating Active Directory Domain Services Administration

This module covers using command-line tools to configure and administer Active Directory Domain Services. It introduces Windows PowerShell and Active Directory Cmdlets to perform bulk administrative operations.


Using Command-line Tools for Administration
Using Windows PowerShell for Administration
Performing Bulk Operations with Windows PowerShell
Lab : Automating AD DS Administration by Using Windows PowerShell

Creating User Accounts and Groups by Using Windows PowerShell
Using Windows PowerShell to Create User Accounts in Bulk
Using Windows PowerShell to Modify User Accounts in Bulk
Module 4: Implementing IPv6

This module covers understanding and implementing IPv6 addressing. It covers configuration and troubleshooting as well as co-existence with IPv4 using transition technologies.


Overview of IPv6
IPv6 Addressing
Coexistence with IPv6
IPv6 Transition Technologies
Lab : Implementing IPv6

Configuring an IPv6 Network
Configuring an ISATAP Router
Module 5: Implementing Local Storage

This module covers the storage configuration options for Windows server 2012, including managing disks and volumes and implementing file systems. It also covers creating and managing Storage Pools.


Overview of Storage
Managing Disks and Volumes
Implementing Storage Pools
Lab : Implementing Local Storage

Installing and Configuring a New Disk
Resizing Volumes
Configuring a Storage Pool
Configuring a Redundant Storage Space
Module 6: 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.


Overview of FSRM
Using FSRM to Manage Quotas, File Screens, and Storage Reports
Implementing Classification Management and File Management Tasks
DFS Overview
Configuring DFS Namespaces
Configuring and Troubleshooting DFS Replication
Lab : Lab A: Configuring Quotas and File Screening Using FSRM

Configuring FSRM Quotas
Configuring File Screening
Lab : Lab B: Configuring DFS Namespaces and Replication

Installing and Configuring the DFS Namespaces Server Role
Configuring DFS Folder Targets
Configuring DFS Replication
Module 7: 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.


Encrypting Network Files with EFS
Configuring Advanced Auditing
Lab : Lab A: Encrypting and Recovering Files

Encrypting and Recovering Files

Lab : Lab B: Implementing Advanced Audit Policy Configuration

Configuring Advanced Audit Policy Configuration

Module 8: Securing Windows Servers by Using Group Policy Objects.

This module covers increasing security on Windows servers by using Group Policy objects. Configuring security settings via group policy.


Windows Security Overview
Security Settings
Restricting Software
Configuring Windows Firewall with Advanced Security
Lab : Lab A: Increasing Security for Server Resources

Using Group Policy to Secure Member Servers
Auditing File System Access
Auditing Domain Logons
Lab : Lab B: Configuring AppLocker and Windows Firewall

Configuring AppLocker Policies
Configuring Windows Firewall
Module 9: 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.


Implementing Administrative Templates
Configuring Group Policy Preferences
Managing Software with GPSI
Lab : Managing User Desktops with Group Policy

Deploying Software Using Group Policy
Implementing Settings Using Group Policy Preferences
Configuring Folder Redirection
Module 10: Implementing Server Virtualization with Hyper-V

This module covers installing and configuring Hyper-V virtual machines as well as understanding and describing Microsoft Virtualization technologies. It also covers configuring virtual storage and virtual networks.


Overview of Virtualization Technologies
Implementing Hyper-V
Managing Virtual Machine Storage
Managing Virtual Networks
Lab : Implementing Server Virtualization with Hyper-V

Installing the Hyper-V Server Role
Configuring Virtual Networking
Creating and Configuring a Virtual Machine
Using Virtual Machine Snapshots
Module 11: 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.


Implementing Virtualized Domain Controllers
Implementing Read Only Domain Controllers
Administering AD DS
Managing the AD DS Database
Lab : Maintaining Active Directory Domain Services

Deploying a Virtualized Domain Controller Clone
Installing and Configuring a Read Only Domain Controller
Configuring and Viewing Active Directory Snapshots
Configuring the Active Directory Recycle Bin
Module 12: 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.

Configuring Network Access
Configuring VPN Access
Overview of Network Policies
Troubleshooting Routing and Remote Access
Configuring DirectAccess
Lab : Configuring and Troubleshooting Remote Access

Configuring a VPN Server
Configuring a Network Policy for VPN Clients
Configuring Direct Access
Module 13: 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.


Installing and Configuring a Network Policy Server
Configuring RADIUS Clients and Servers
NPS Authentication Methods
Monitoring and Troubleshooting a Network Policy Server
Lab : Installing and Configuring a Network Policy Server

Installing and Configuring NPS to Support RADIUS
Configuring a RADIUS Client
Module 14: 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.


Overview of Network Access Protection
How NAP Works
Configuring NAP
Monitoring and Troubleshooting NAP
Lab : Implementing Network Access Protection

Configuring NAP Components
Configuring the Client Settings to Support NAP

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