DUNS #: 07-985-4198 | Cage Code: 7F5V0 | NAICS Codes: 611310, 611420

Administering Windows Server 2012

5 Days

Price: $2625

Course Schedule

Overview

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.

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


Objectives

After completing this course, students will be able to:

Configure and Troubleshoot Domain Name System
Maintain Active Directory Domain Services
Manage User and Service Accounts
Implement Group Policy Infrastructure
Manage User Desktops using Group Policy
Install, Configure and Troubleshoot Network Policy Server
Implement Network Access Protection
Implement Remote Access
Optimize File Services
Configure Encryption and Advanced Auditing
Deploy and Maintain Server Images
Implement Update Managements
Monitor Windows Server 2012


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 be

Windows 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 environment.

IT Professionals who are looking to take the 411, Administering Windows Server 2012 exam

IT 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..


Prerequisites

Before attending this course, students must have:

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-V.

The course pre-requisites can be met by having knowledge equivalent to, or by attendance at, course20410D: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012, as this course will build upon that knowledge and skills covered in that course.


Outline

Module 1: Configuring and Troubleshooting Domain Name System

This module explains how to configure and troubleshoot DNS, including DNS replication and caching.

Lessons

Configuring the DNS Server Role
Configuring DNS Zones
Configuring DNS Zone Transfers
Managing and Troubleshooting DNS
Lab: Configuring and Troubleshooting DNS

Configuring DNS Resource Records
Configuring DNS Conditional Forwarding
Installing and Configuring DNS Zones
Troubleshooting DNS
After completing this module, students will be able to:

Install and configure the DNS server role.
Create and configure DNS zones.
Configure DNS zone transfers.
Manage and troubleshoot DNS.
Module 2: Maintaining Active Directory Domain Services

This 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.

Lessons

Overview of AD DS
Implementing Virtualized Domain Controllers
Implementing RODCs
Administering AD DS
Managing the AD DS Database
Lab: Maintaining AD DS

Installing and Configuring a RODC
Configuring AD DS Snapshots
Configuring the Active Directory Recycle Bin
Optional Exercise- Cloning a domain controller
After completing this module, students will be able to:

Implement virtualized domain controllers.
Implement RODCs.
Administer AD DS.
Manage the AD DS database
Module 3: Managing User and Service Accounts

This 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.

Lessons

Configuring Password Policy and User Account Lockout Settings
Configuring Managed Service Accounts
Lab: Managing User and Service Accounts

Configuring Password Policy and Account Lockout Settings
Creating and Associating a Managed Service Account
After completing this module, students will be able to:

Configure password policy and user account lockout settings.
Configure managed service accounts.
Module 4: Implementing a Group Policy Infrastructure

This 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.

Lessons

Introducing Group Policy
Implementing and Administering GPOs
Group Policy Scope and Group Policy Processing
Troubleshooting the Application of GPOs
Lab: Implementing a Group Policy Infrastructure

Creating and Configuring Group Policy Objects
Managing GPO Scope
Verify GPO Application
Managing GPOs
After completing this module, students will be able to:

Explain what Group Policy is.
Implement and administer Group Policy Objects (GPOs).
Manage Group Policy scope and Group Policy processing.
Troubleshoot the application of GPOs.
Module 5: Managing User Desktops with Group Policy

This 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 usersÂ’ computer settings properly.

Lessons

Implementing Administrative Templates
Configuring Folder Redirection and Scripts
Configuring Group Policy Preferences
Managing Software with Group Policy
Lab: Managing User Desktops with Group Policy

Implement Settings by Using Group Policy Preferences
Managing Office 2013 by using Administrative Templates
Deploying Software by using Group Policy
Configuring Folder Redirection
After completing this module, students will be able to:

Configure folder redirection and scripts by using GPOs.
Describe and implement Administrative Templates.
Configure GPO preferences.
Deploy software by using GPOs.
Module 6: Installing, Configuring, and Troubleshooting the Network Policy Server Role

This 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.

Lessons

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 and Testing a RADIUS Client
After completing this module, students will be able to:

Install and configure a Network Policy Server (NPS).
Configure clients and servers with the Remote Authentication Dial-In User Service (RADIUS) protocol.
Explain NPS authentication methods.
Monitor and troubleshoot NPS.
Module 7: Implementing Network Access Protection

This 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.

Lessons

Overview of Network Access Protection
Overview of NAP Enforcement Processes
Configuring NAP
Configuring IPSec Enforcement for NAP
Monitoring and Troubleshooting NAP
Lab: Implementing Network Access Protection

Configuring NAP Components
Configuring Virtual Private Network Access
Configuring the Client Settings to Support NAP
After completing this module, students will be able to:

Describe how NAP can help to protect your network.
Describe the various NAP enforcement processes.
Configure NAP.
Monitor and troubleshoot NAP.
Module 8: Implementing Remote Access

In 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.

Lessons

Overview of Remote Access
Implementing DirectAccess by Using the Getting Started Wizard
Implementing and Managing an Advanced DirectAccess Infrastructure
Implementing VPN
Implementing Web Application Proxy
Lab: Implementing DirectAccess by Using the Getting Started Wizard

Verifying Readiness for a DirectAccess Deployment
Configuring DirectAccess
Validating the DirectAccess Deployment
Lab: Deploying an Advanced DirectAccess Solution

Preparing the Environment for DirectAccess
Implementing the Advanced DirectAccess Infrastructure
Validating the DirectAccess Deployment
Lab: Implementing VPN

Implementing VPN
Validating the VPN Deployment
Lab: Implementing Web Application Proxy

Implementing Web Application Proxy
Validating the Web Application Proxy Deployment
After completing this module, students will be able to:

Install and manage the Remote Access role in Windows Server 2012 operating system.
Implement DirectAccess by using the Getting Started Wizard.
Implement and manage an advanced DirectAccess Infrastructure.
Implement VPN access.
Implement Web Application Proxy.
Module 9: Optimizing File Services

This 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.
Lessons

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

Configuring File Server Resource Manager Quotas
Configuring File Screening and Storage Reports
Lab: Implementing Distributed File System

Installing the DFS role service
Configuring a DFS Namespace
Configuring DFS Replication
After completing this module, students will be able to:

Describe the File Server Resource Manager (FSRM) in the Windows Server 2012 operating system.
Use FSRM to manage quotas, file screens, and storage reports.
Implement classification and file management tasks.
Describe Distributed File System (DFS).
Configure DFS namespaces.
Configure and troubleshoot DFS Replication.
Module 10: Configuring Encryption and Advanced Auditing

This module explains how to encrypt files using EFS and configure advanced auditing features.

Lessons

Encrypting Drives by Using BitLocker
Encrypting Files by Using EFS
Configuring Advanced Auditing
Lab: Configuring Encryption and Advanced Auditing

Using Windows BitLocker Drive Encryption to Secure Data Drives
Encrypting and Recovering Files
Configuring Advanced Auditing
After completing this module, students will be able to:

Secure data by using BitLocker Drive Encryption.
Encrypt files by using Encrypting File System (EFS).
Configure advanced auditing.
Module 11: Deploying and Maintaining Server Images

This module explains how to create and manage server images by using Windows Deployment Services

Lessons

Overview of Windows Deployment Services
Managing Images
Implementing Deployment with Windows Deployment Services
Administering Windows Deployment Services
Lab: Using Windows Deployment Services to Deploy Windows Server 2012

Installing and Configuring Windows Deployment Services
Creating Operating System Images with Windows Deployment Services
Configuring Custom Computer Naming
Deploying Images with Windows Deployment Services
After completing this module, students will be able to:

Describe the important features and functionality of Windows Deployment Services (Windows DS).
Manage images by using Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (Windows ADK) Tools.
Configure Windows Deployment Services in Windows Server 2012.
Perform deployments with Windows Deployment Services.
Module 12: Implementing Update Management

This module explains how to use Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) to deploy updates to Windows servers and clients.

Lessons

Overview of WSUS
Deploying Updates with WSUS
Lab: Implementing Update Management

Implementing the WSUS Server Role
Configuring Update Settings
Approving and Deploying an Update by using WSUS
After completing this module, students will be able to:

Describe the role of WSUS.
Describe the WSUS update management process.
Deploy updates with WSUS.
Module 13: Monitoring Windows Server 2012

This module explains the monitoring tools available in Windows Server 2012. It also explains how to use Performance Monitor and monitor events.

Lessons

Monitoring Tools
Using Performance Monitor
Monitoring Event Logs
Lab: Monitoring Windows Server 2012

Establishing a Performance Baseline
Identifying the Source of a Performance Problem
Viewing and Configuring Centralized Event Logs
After completing this module, students will be able to:

Describe the monitoring tools for the Windows Server 2012 operating system.
Use Performance Monitor to view and analyze performance statistics of programs that are running on their servers.
Monitor event logs to view and interpret the recorded events.