Providing Technology Training and Mentoring For Modern Technology Adoption
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.
After completing this course, students will be able to:
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.
Before attending this course, students must have:
Students attending this course are expected to have passed the following exams, or have equivalent knowledge:
This module covers the installation and initial configuration and management of Windows Server 2012. Italso explainshow 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:
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 alsodescribesserver and data recovery options.
Lab : Monitoring and Maintaining Windows Server 2012
This module explains thefeatures 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
This modules describes new storage features in Windows Server 2012 such as data deduplication,thin provisioning and trim storage,File Server Resource Manager, andResilient File System (ReFS).The modulealsodescribes iSCSI and storage spaces as well as how to implement BranchCache.
Lab : Implementing BranchCache
This module describesthe new features in DNS and DHCP in Windows Server 2012. It also explains how toimplement IP Address Management (IPAM) and Network Access Protection (NAP) with VPN, IPsec, DHCP, and 802.1x.
Lab : Implementing Network Services
This module describes thenew features and functionality with DirectAccess in Windows Server 2012. Italso explainshow to implement and configure various componentsof 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
This module describes new features and functionality in Failover Clusteringin Windows Server 2012. Italso 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
This module explains how to configure Hyper-Vand Hyper-V storage options in Windows Server 2012. Italso 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
This module explains how to make virtual machines highly available andhow to implement virtual machines in a failover cluster deployed on the host. It also explains the movement of virtual machines onvirtual machine storage. It also provides a high level overview of System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) 2012.
Lab : Implementing Failover Clustering with Hyper-V
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
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
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