MOC 20417 - Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows Server 2012


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This MCSA Windows Server 2012 training utilizes pre-release software in the virtual machines for the labs. The training will cover 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), High Availability, Failover Clustering, Microsoft Online Backup and changes with Active Directory, 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. Rather, it will update your skills to Windows Server 2012.

The course is also preparation material, and maps directly to, the Exam 70-417: Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows Server 2012.

  1. Installing and Configuring Servers Based on Windows Server 2012
    1. Installing Windows Server 2012
    2. Configuring Windows Server 2012
    3. Configuring Remote Management for Windows Server 2012 Servers
    4. Lab: Installing and Configuring Servers Based on Windows Server 2012
      1. Install Windows Server 2012 Server Core
      2. Configure a Windows Server 2012 Server Core
      3. Configure Remote Management for Windows Server 2012 Servers
  2. Monitoring and Maintaining Windows Server 2012 Servers
    1. Monitoring Windows Server 2012
    2. Implementing Windows Server Backup
    3. Implementing Server and Data Recovery
    4. Lab: Monitoring and Maintaining Windows Server 2012 Servers
      1. Configure Centralized Monitoring
      2. Back Up Windows Server 2012
      3. Restore Files by Using Windows Server Backup
      4. Implement Microsoft Online Backup and Restore
  3. Managing Windows Server 2012 with Windows PowerShell 3.0
    1. Overview of Windows PowerShell 3.0
    2. Using PowerShell 3.0 to Manage AD DS
    3. Managing Servers with PowerShell 3.0
    4. Lab: Managing Servers Based on Windows Server 2012 With Windows PowerShell 3.0
      1. Explore Windows PowerShell 3.0
      2. Use Windows PowerShell 3.0 to Manage AD DS
      3. Manage Servers by Using Windows PowerShell 3.0
  4. Managing Storage for Windows Server 2012
    1. This modules covers new storage features in Windows Server 2012 such as Data Duplication, Thin Provisioning and Trim Storage, File Server Resource Manager and Resilient File System (ReFS). It will also cover iSCSI and Storage Spaces as well as Implementing BranchCache.Lessons
    2. New Features in Windows Server 2012 Storage
    3. Configuring iSCSI Storage
    4. Configuring Storage Spaces in Windows Server 2012
    5. Configuring BranchCache in Windows Server 2012
    6. Lab: Managing Storage for Servers Based on Windows Server 2012
      1. Configure iSCSI Storage
      2. Configure a Storage Pool
      3. Configure a Redundant Storage Space
      4. Configure BranchCache
  5. Implementing Network Services
    1. This module covers the new features in DNS and DHCP in Windows Server 2012 as well as covering how to Implement IP Address Management(IPAM) and NAP with VPN, IPSec, DHCP and 802.1xLessons
    2. Implementing DHCP and DNS Enhancements
    3. Implementing IP Address Management
    4. Overview of Network Access Protection
    5. Implementing Network Access Protection
    6. Lab: Implementing Network Services
      1. Configure DHCP and DNS Features
      2. Configure IP Address Management
      3. Configure NAP
      4. Verify the NAP Deployment
  6. Implementing DirectAccess
    1. Introduction to DirectAccess
    2. Configuring Direct Access Components
    3. Lab: Implementing DirectAccess
      1. Configure the DirectAccess Infrastructure
      2. Configure the DirectAccess Clients
      3. Verify the DirectAccess Configuration
  7. Implementing Failover Clustering
    1. Overview of Failover Clustering
    2. Implementing a Failover Cluster
    3. Configuring Highly-Available Applications and Services on a Failover Cluster
    4. Maintaining a Failover Cluster
    5. Implementing a Multi-Site Failover Cluster
    6. Lab: Implementing Failover Clustering
      1. Configuring a Failover Cluster
      2. Deploy and Configure a Highly-Available File Server
      3. Validate the Deployment of the Highly-Available File Server
      4. Configure Cluster-Aware Updating on the Failover Cluster
  8. Implementing Hyper-V
    1. This module covers how to configure Hyper-V and Hyper-V storage options in Windows Server 2012. It will also cover networking features and various feature options and requirements in Hyper-V 3.0 as well as how to configure Virtual machinesLessons
    2. Configuring Hyper-V Servers
    3. Configuring Hyper-V Storage
    4. Configuring Hyper-V Networking
    5. Configuring Hyper-V Virtual Machines
    6. Lab: Implementing Hyper-V
      1. Install the Hyper-V Server Role
      2. Configure Virtual Networking
      3. Configure a Virtual Machine
  9. Implementing Failover Clustering with Hyper-V
    1. Overview of the Integration of Hyper-V with Failover Clustering
    2. Implementing Hyper-V Virtual Machines on Failover Clusters
    3. Implementing Hyper-V Virtual Machine Movement
    4. Managing Hyper-V Virtual Environments by Using System Center Virtual Machine Manager
    5. Lab: Implementing Failover Clustering with Hyper-V
      1. Configure Hyper-V Replicas
      2. Configure a Failover Cluster for Hyper-V
      3. Configure a Highly Available Virtual Machine
  10. Implementing Dynamic Access Control
    1. This module will cover how to implement Dynamic Access Control (DAC) in Windows Server 2012. It will cover some core DAC concepts and the implementation of them such as Claims, Central Access Rules and Policies.Lessons
    2. Overview of Dynamic Access Control
    3. Planning for a Dynamic Access Control Implementation
    4. Configuring Dynamic Access Control
    5. Lab: Implementing Dynamic Access Control
      1. Plan the DAC implementation
      2. Configure User and Device Claims
      3. Configure Resource Property Definitions
      4. Configure Central Access Rules and Policies
      5. Validate and Remediate Access Control
  11. Implementing Active Directory Domain Services
    1. Deploying AD DS Domain Controllers
    2. Configuring AD DS Domain Controllers
    3. Implementing Service Accounts
    4. Implementing Group Policy in AD DS
    5. Maintaining AD DS
    6. Lab: Implementing Active Directory Domain Services
      1. Deploy Domain Controllers
      2. Implement Group Policy
      3. Implement Service Accounts in AD DS
      4. Maintain AD DS
  12. Implementing AD FS
    1. Overview of Active Directory Federation Services
    2. Deploying Active Directory Federation Services
    3. Implementing AD FS for a Single Organization
    4. Deploying AD FS in a Business to Business Federation Scenario
    5. Lab: Implementing AD FS
      1. Configure AD FS Prerequisites
      2. Install and Configuring AD FS
      3. Configure AD FS for a Single Organization
      4. Configure AD FS for Federated Business Partners

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