Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows Server 2012 Course Details:

In this course, you will cover new features and functionality in Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2 including management, networking infrastructure, storage, access control, Hyper-V, high availability, and identity federation. You will also cover Dynamic Access Control (DAC), failover clustering, Microsoft Online Backup and changes with Active Directory, Powershell, Hyper-V, and Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS). This course will update your existing knowledge and skills of previous Windows Server versions to Windows Server 2012, including Windows Server 2012 R2. 

This course incorporates material from the Official Microsoft Learning Product 20417 and it can assist you in your preparation for Exam 70-417: Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows Server 2012.

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1. Installing and Configuring Servers Based on Windows Server 2012

  • Installing Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Configuring Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows Server 2012
  • Configuring Remote Management for Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2

2. Managing Windows Server 2012by using Windows PowerShell

  • Overview ofWindows PowerShell
  • Using PowerShell to Manage Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS)
  • Managing Servers with PowerShell

3. Managing Storage for Windows Server 2012

  • Features in Windows Server 2012 Storage
  • Configuring iSCSI Storage
  • Configuring Storage Spaces in Windows Server 2012
  • Configuring BranchCache in Windows Server 2012

4. Implementing Network Services

  • Implementing Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) and Domain Name System (DNS) Enhancements
  • Implementing IP Address Management
  • Implementing Network Access Protection

5. Implementing Remote Access

  • Implementing VPN Access
  • Implementing DirectAccess by Using the Getting Started Wizard
  • Implementing and Managing an Advanced DirectAccess Infrastructure

6. Implementing Failover Clustering

  • Failover Clustering
  • Configuring Highly-Available Applications and Services on a Failover Cluster
  • Maintaining a Failover Cluster
  • Implementing a Multi-Site Failover Cluster

7. Implementing Hyper-V

  • Configuring Hyper-V Servers
  • Configuring Hyper-V Storage
  • Configuring Hyper-V Networking
  • Configuring Hyper-V Virtual Machines

8. Implementing Failover Clustering with Hyper-V

  • Implementing Hyper-V Virtual Machines on Failover Clusters
  • Implementing Hyper-V Virtual Machine Movement
  • Implementing Hyper-V Replica

9. Implementing Secure Data Access for Users and Devices

  • Dynamic Access Control
  • Implementing DAC Components
  • Implementing DAC for Access Control
  • Implementing Access-Denied Assistance
  • Implementing and Managing Work Folders

10. Implementing Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS)

  • Deploying AD DS Domain Controllers
  • Configuring AD DS Domain Controllers
  • Implementing Service Accounts
  • Implementing Group Policy in AD DS
  • Maintaining AD DS

11. Implementing Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS)

  • Deploying AD FS
  • Implementing AD FS for a Single Organization
  • Deploying AD FS in a Business to Business Federation Scenario
  • Implementing Web Application Proxy
  • Implementing Workplace Join

12. Monitoring and Maintaining Windows Server 2012 Servers

  • Monitoring Windows Server 2012
  • Implementing Windows Server Backup
  • Implementing Server and Data Recovery

*Please Note: Course Outline is subject to change without notice. Exact course outline will be provided at time of registration.
  • Install and configure servers based on Windows Server 2012
  • Monitor and maintain Windows Server 2012 server
  • Manage Windows Server 2012 with Windowsby using PowerShell 3.0
  • Manage storage for Windows Server 2012
  • Implement network services
  • Implement DirectAccess remote access
  • Implement failover clustering
  • Implement Hyper-V
  • Implement failover clustering with Hyper-V
  • Implement dynamic access controlsecure data access for users and devices
  • Implement Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS)
  • Implement AD FS
  • Monitor and maintain Windows Server 2012

Labs in this course are based on Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1.


Lab 1: Install and Configure Servers Based on Windows Server 2012 R2

  • Install Windows Server 2012 R2 Server Core
  • Configure a Computer Running a Server Core Installation of Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Configure Remote Management for Windows Server 2012 R2

Lab 2: Manage Servers Running Windows Server 2012 by Using Windows PowerShell

  • Introductions to Windows PowerShell
  • Manage AD DS by Using Windows PowerShell
  • Manage Servers by Using Windows PowerShell

Lab 3a: Manage Storage for Servers Based on Windows Server 2012

  • Configure iSCSI Storage
  • Configurea Redundant Storage Space

Lab 3b: Implement BranchCache

  • Perform Initial Configuration Tasks for BranchCache
  • Configure BranchCache for Client Computers on the Branch Server
  • Monitor BranchCache

Lab 4: Implement Network Services

  • Configure DHCP and DNS Features
  • Configure IP Address Management
  • Configure NAP
  • Verify the NAP Deployment

Lab 5: Implement DirectAccess

  • Configure the DirectAccess Infrastructure
  • Configure the DirectAccess Clients
  • Verify the DirectAccess Configuration

Lab 6: Implement Failover Clustering

  • Configuring a Failover Cluster
  • Deploy and Configure a Highly-Available File Server
  • Validate the Deployment of the Highly-Available File Server
  • Configure Cluster-Aware Updating on the Failover Cluster

Lab 7: Implement Hyper-V (Demonstration)

  • Install the Hyper-V Server Role
  • Configure Virtual Networking
  • Configure a Virtual Machine

Lab 8: Implement Failover Clustering with Hyper-V (Demonstration)

  • Configure Hyper-V Replicas
  • Configure a Failover Cluster for Hyper-V
  • Configure a Highly Available Virtual Machine

Lab 9: Implement Secure File Access

  • Prepare for DAC Deployment
  • Implement DAC
  • Validate and Remediate DAC
  • Implement Work Folders

Lab 10: Implement Active Directory Domain Services

  • Deploy a Read Only Domain Controller
  • Implement Service Accounts in AD DS

Lab 11: Troubleshoot and Maintain Active Directory Domain Services

  • Troubleshoot Group Policy
  • Maintain AD DS

Lab 12: Implement AD FS

  • Install and Configure AD FS
  • Configure an Internal Application for AD FS
  • Configure AD FS for Federated Business Partner
  • Implement Web Application Proxy
  • Perform a Workplace Join

Lab 13: Monitor and Maintain Windows Server 2012

  • Configure Centralized Monitoring
  • Back Up Windows Server 2012
  • Restore Files by Using Windows Server Backup
  • Experience with implementing, managing, and administering a Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 environment
  • Experience with implementing and managing Windows networking technologies
  • Experience with implementing and managing Active Directory technologies
  • Understanding of basic virtualization and storage technologies
  • Knowledge equivalent to the MCSA: Windows Server 2008
  • Microsoft professionals who hold one or more of the following certifications and want to upgrade to MCSA: Windows Server 2012
    • MCSA: Windows Server 2008
    • MCITP: Virtualization Administrator
    • MCITP: Enterprise Messaging Administrator
    • MCITP: Lync Server Administrator
    • MCITP: SharePoint Administrator
    • MCITP: Enterprise Desktop Administrator
  • IT Professionals who are already experienced in Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Server Administrators carrying out day-to-day management and administrative tasks and want to update their skills and knowledge to Windows Server 2012

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