Course Information
Code20417
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Duration5 Day(s)
Delivery MethodInstructor-led
Scheduled Dates
  • 04/09/2017 Central Sheffield 5 Day(s) £1195
  • 18/12/2017 Central Sheffield 5 Day(s) £1195
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Rezound provide official 20417 Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows Server 2012 training for Sheffield, London, Leeds, Manchester, Yorkshire and at your site in the UK.

Course Details

Introduction

This version of this course is built on the final release version of Windows Server 2012.

This 5-day instructor-led 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 course explains 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. Rather, this course will update your existing knowledge and skills to Windows Server 2012.

This course maps directly to and is preparation material for Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA):Windows Server 2012 upgrade exam "70-417: Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows Server 2012".

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Audience

This course is intended for Information Technology (IT) Professionals who are already experienced Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2 Administrators carrying out day to day management and administrative tasks and who want to update their skills and knowledge to Windows Server 2012.

Also suitable for this course would be candidates who hold the existing Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) Windows Server 2008 credential and who want to update that to the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) Windows Server 2012 credential by taking the upgrade exam "70-417: Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows Server 2012"

At Course Completion

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Install and configure Windows Server 2012
  • Monitor and maintain Windows Server 2012
  • Manage Windows Server with Windows PowerShell 3.0
  • Manage storage for Windows Server 2012 servers
  • Implement network services
  • Implement Remote Access
  • Implement Failover Clustering
  • Implement Hyper-V
  • Implement Failover Clustering with Hyper-V
  • Implement Dynamic Access Control
  • Implement Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS)
  • Plan and implement AD FS

Prerequisites

Before attending this course, students should ideally have:

  • Real World hands-on experience deploying and managing Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2 environments
  • Experience implementing Windows Server 2008 networking technologies
  • Experience implementing Windows Server 2008 Active Directory technologies
  • Experience implementing Windows Server 2008 server virtualization technologies
  • Candidates attending this course are expected to have obtained, or have equivalent knowledge to that covered in, the MCSA Windows Server 2008 credential

Materials

The student kit includes a comprehensive workbook and other necessary materials for this class.

Course Outline

Module 1: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012

This module covers the installation and initial configuration and management of Windows Server 2012. It also explains how to configure remote management in Windows Server 2012.

Lessons and Activities

  • Installing Windows Server 2012
  • Configuring Windows Server 2012
  • Configuring Remote Management for Windows Server 2012 Servers

Lab : Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 Servers

  • Installing Windows Server 2012 Server Core
  • Configuring a Computer Running a Server Core Installation of Windows Server 2012
  • Configuring Remote Management for Servers Running Windows Server 2012

Module 2: Monitoring and Maintaining Windows Server 2012

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 also describes server and data recovery options.

Lessons and Activities

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

Lab : Monitoring and Maintaining Windows 2012 Servers

  • Configuring Centralized Monitoring for Windows Server 2012 Servers
  • Backing Up Windows Server 2012
  • Restoring Files by using Windows Server Backup
  • Implementing Windows Azure Online Backup and Restore

Module 3: Managing Windows Server 2012 by Using Windows PowerShell 3.0

This module explains the features and functionality of Windows PowerShell 3.0. It also describes managing Windows Server 2012 servers and Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) with Windows PowerShell.

Lessons and Activities

  • Overview of Windows PowerShell 3.0
  • Using Windows PowerShell 3.0 to Manage AD DS
  • Managing Servers by Using Windows PowerShell 3.0

Lab : Managing Servers Running Windows Server 2012 by Using Windows PowerShell 3.0

  • Introduction to Windows PowerShell 3.0
  • Managing AD DS by Using Windows PowerShell 3.0
  • Managing Servers by Using Windows PowerShell 3.0

Module 4: Managing Storage for Windows Server 2012

This module describes the new storage features in Windows Server 2012 such as data deduplication, thin provisioning and trim storage, File Server Resource Manager, and Resilient File System (ReFS). The module also describes iSCSI and storage spaces as well as how to implement BranchCache.

Lessons and Activities

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

Lab : Managing Storage for Servers Based on Windows Server 2012

  • Configuring iSCSI Storage
  • Configuring a Redundant Storage Space

Lab : Implementing BranchCache

  • Performing Initial Configuration Tasks for BranchCache
  • Configuring BranchCache Client Computers
  • Configuring BranchCache on the Branch Server
  • Monitoring BranchCache

Module 5: Implementing Network Services

This module describes the new features in DNS and DHCP in Windows Server 2012. It also explains how to implement IP Address Management(IPAM) and Network Access Protection (NAP) with VPN, IPsec, DHCP, and 802.1x.

Lessons and Activities

  • Implementing DNS and DHCP Enhancements
  • Implementing IP Address Management
  • NAP Overview
  • Implementing NAP

Lab : Implementing Network Services

  • Configuring New Features in DNS and DHCP
  • Configuring IP Address Management
  • Configuring NAP
  • Verifying the NAP Deployment

Module 6: Implementing Remote Access

This module describes the new features and functionality with DirectAccess in Windows Server 2012. It also explains how to implement and configure the various components of 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.

Lessons and Activities

  • Overview of VPN Access
  • Overview of DirectAccess
  • Installing and Configuring DirectAccess Components

Lab : Implementing DirectAccess

  • Configuring the DirectAccess Infrastructure
  • Configuring the DirectAccess Clients
  • Verifying the DirectAccess Configuration

Module 7: Implementing Failover Clustering

This module describes the new features and functionality in Failover Clustering in Windows Server 2012. It also 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).

Lessons and Activities

  • Overview of Failover Clustering
  • Implementing a Failover Cluster
  • Configuring Highly-Available Applications and Services on a Failover Cluster
  • Maintaining a Failover Cluster
  • Implementing a Multisite Failover Cluster

Lab : Implementing Failover Clustering

  • Configuring a Failover Cluster
  • Deploying and Configuring a Highly Available File Server
  • Validating the Deployment of the Highly Available File Server
  • Configuring Cluster-Aware Updating on the Failover Cluster

Module 8: Implementing Hyper-V

This module explains how to configure Hyper-V and Hyper-V storage options in Windows Server 2012. It also describes networking features and various feature options and requirements in Hyper-V 3.0 as well as how to configure virtual machines.

Lessons and Activities

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

Lab : Implementing Server Virtualization with Hyper-V

  • Installing the Hyper-V Server Role
  • Configuring Virtual Networking
  • Creating and Configuring a Virtual Machine

Module 9: Implementing Failover Clustering with Hyper-V

This module explains how to make virtual machines highly available and how to implement virtual machines in a failover cluster deployed on the host. It also explains the movement of virtual machines on virtual machine storage. It also provides a high level overview of System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012.

Lessons and Activities

  • Overview of the Integration of Hyper-V Server 2012 with Failover Clustering
  • Implementing Hyper-V Virtual Machines on Failover Clusters
  • Implementing Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Virtual Machine Movement
  • Managing Hyper-V Virtual Environments by Using Virtual Machine Manager

Lab : Implementing Failover Clustering with Hyper-V

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

Module 10: Implementing Dynamic Access Control

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.

Lessons and Activities

  • Overview of Dynamic Access Control
  • Planning for a Dynamic Access Control Implementation
  • Implementing and Configuring Dynamic Access Control

Lab : Implementing Dynamic Access Control

  • Planning the Dynamic Access Control Implementation and Preparing AD DS for Dynamic Access Control
  • Configuring User and Device Claims
  • Configuring Resource Properties and File Classifications
  • Configuring Central Access Rules and Policies
  • Validating and Remediating Access Control

Module 11: Implementing Active Directory Domain Services

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.

Lessons and Activities

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

Lab : Implementing AD DS

  • Deploying a Read-Only Domain Controller
  • Troubleshooting Group Policy
  • Implementing Service Accounts in AD DS
  • Maintaining AD DS

Module 12: Implementing Active Directory Federation Services

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.

Lessons and Activities

  • Overview of AD FS
  • Deploying AD FS
  • Implementing AD FS for a Single Organization
  • Deploying AD FS in a B2B Federation Scenario

Lab : Implementing AD FS

  • Configuring AD FS Prerequisites
  • Installing and Configuring AD FS
  • Configuring AD FS for a Single Organization
  • Configuring AD FS for Federated Business Partners

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