Administering Windows Server 2012 Training (M20411)

Administering Windows Server 2012 Training

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Administering Windows Server 2012 Training (M20411) Course Description

This Administering Windows Server 2012 Training course focuses on the administration tasks necessary to maintain a Windows Server 2012 infrastructure. Topics covered include 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, and update management and monitoring of Windows Server 2012 environments.

This Administering Windows Server 2012 Training 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.

This Administering Windows Server 2012 Training course prepares students for Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA): Exam 70-411: Administering Windows Server 2012, which is the second of three exams required for MCSA: Windows Server 2012 credential.

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• If you are familiar with some aspects of this Administering Windows Server 2012 Training course, we can omit or shorten their discussion.
• We can adjust the emphasis placed on the various topics or build the Administering Windows Server 2012 Training course around the mix of technologies of interest to you (including technologies other than those included in this outline).
• If your background is nontechnical, we can exclude the more technical topics, include the topics that may be of special interest to you (e.g., as a manager or policy-maker), and present the Administering Windows Server 2012 Training course in manner understandable to lay audiences.

Audience / Target Group:

The target audience for this Administering Windows Server 2012 Training course:

• 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 70-411, Administering Windows Server 2012 exam
• IT Professionals 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

Related Courses:

Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 Training (M20410)
Deploying and Migrating Windows Servers 2012 Training (M10974)


The knowledge and skills that a learner must have before attending this Administering Windows Server 2012 Training course are as follows:

• 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.
• Completed Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 (20410) if you are pursuing an MCSA: Windows Server 2012 certification.

What You Will Learn:

Upon completing this Administering Windows Server 2012 Training course, learners will be able to meet these objectives:

• 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

Administering Windows Server 2012 Training – Course Syllabus:

Module 1: Configuring and Troubleshooting Domain Name System

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

Module 2: Maintaining Active Directory Domain Services

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

Module 3: Managing User and Service Accounts

Configuring Password Policy and User Account Lockout Settings
Configuring Managed Service Accounts

Module 4: Implementing a Group Policy Infrastructure

Introducing Group Policy
Implementing and Administering GPOs
Group Policy Scope and Group Policy Processing
Troubleshooting the Application of GPOs

Module 5: Managing User Desktops with Group Policy

Implementing Administrative Templates
Configuring Folder Redirection and Scripts
Configuring Group Policy Preferences
Managing Software with Group Policy

Module 6: Installing, Configuring, and Troubleshooting the Network Policy Server Role

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

Module 7: Implementing Network Access Protection

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

Module 8: Implementing Remote Access

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

Module 9: Optimizing File Services

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

Module 10: Configuring Encryption and Advanced Auditing

Encrypting Drives by Using BitLocker
Encrypting Files by Using EFS
Configuring Advanced Auditing

Module 11: Deploying and Maintaining Server Images

Overview of Windows Deployment Services
Managing Images
Implementing Deployment with Windows Deployment Services
Administering Windows Deployment Services

Module 12: Implementing Update Management

Overview of WSUS
Deploying Updates with WSUS

Module 13: Monitoring Windows Server 2012

Monitoring Tools
Using Performance Monitor
Monitoring Event Logs


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