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Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows Server 2012

This five day course will cover new features and functionality in Windows Server 2012 around Management, Networking Infrastructure, Storage, Access Control, Hyper-V, High Availability, and Identity Federation.


This five day course 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.

This course is also preparation material for, and maps directly to, the exam 70-417: 'Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows Server 2012'.


Duration5
Cost£999 (plus VAT)
Dates
This course is not bookable online. Please contact us to express your interest in this course


Please note


This course is delivered by QA. QA have training centres nationwide and offer this course in a number of locations around the UK.

To find out available dates and venues for this training course, please email us at training@rm.com or contact us by phone on 01235 826125.




Target audience


This course is intended for information technology (IT) professionals who are already experienced Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2 Server administrators, carrying out day to day implementation, management and administrative tasks, who want to update their skills and knowledge to Windows Server 2012.

This course will also be of interest to students who hold the MCSA: Windows Server 2008 credential, who aspire to update it to the MCSA: Windows Server 2012 credential by taking the upgrade exam 70-417: 'Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows Server 2012'.




Prerequisites


Before attending this course, students must have:

  • experience with implementing, managing and administering a Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 environment.
  • experience with implementing and managing Windows networking technologies.
  • experience with implementing and managing Active Directory technologies.
  • an understanding of basic virtualisation and storage technologies.
  • knowledge equivalent to the MCSA: Windows Server 2008 credential.



Course outline


Module 1: Installing and configuring servers based on Windows Server 2012
This module covers the installation and initial configuration and management of Windows server 2012. It will also cover how to configure remote management in Windows Server 2012.

Lessons

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

Lab : Installing and configuring servers based on Windows Server 2012

  • Install Windows Server 2012 Server Core
  • Configure a Windows Server 2012 Server Core
  • Configure Remote Management for Windows Server 2012 Servers

Module 2: Monitoring and maintaining Windows Server 2012 servers
This module covers monitoring and maintenance tasks when managing Windows Server 2012. It will cover the options for backup in Windows Server 2012 including Windows Server Backup and Microsoft Online Backup. It also covers server and data recovery options.

Lessons

  • Monitoring Windows Server 2012
  • Implementing Windows Server Backup
  • Implementing server and data recovery

Lab : Monitoring and maintaining Windows Server 2012 servers

  • Configure Centralized Monitoring
  • Back up Windows Server 2012
  • Restore files by using Windows Server Backup
  • Implement Microsoft Online Backup and Restore

Module 3: Managing Windows Server 2012 with Windows PowerShell 3.0
This module will cover features and functionality of Windows PowerShell® 3.0. It will cover managing Windows Server 2012 servers and AD DS with Windows PowerShell.

Lessons

  • Overview of Windows PowerShell 3.0
  • Using PowerShell 3.0 to manage AD DS
  • Managing servers with PowerShell 3.0

Lab : Managing servers based on Windows Server 2012 with Windows PowerShell 3.0

  • Explore Windows PowerShell 3.0
  • Use Windows PowerShell 3.0 to manage AD DS
  • Manage servers by using Windows PowerShell 3.0

Module 4: Managing storage for Windows Server 2012
This module 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

  • 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

  • Configure iSCSI storage
  • Configure a storage pool
  • Configure a redundant storage space
  • Configure BranchCache

Module 5: Implementing network services
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 802.1x

Lessons

  • Implementing DHCP and DNS enhancements
  • Implementing IP address management
  • Overview of Network Access Protection
  • Implementing Network Access Protection

Lab : Implementing network services

  • Configure DHCP and DNS features
  • Configure IP address management
  • Configure NAP
  • Verify the NAP deployment

Module 6: Implementing DirectAccess
This module covers new features and functionality with DirectAccess in Windows Server 2012. It will detail how to implement and configure various components of Direct Access such as AD DS and DNS, Name Resolution Policy table (NRPT) and client-side requirements for Windows 7 and Windows 8.

Lessons

  • Introduction to DirectAccess
  • Configuring Direct Access components

Lab : Implementing DirectAccess

  • Configure the DirectAccess Infrastructure
  • Configure the DirectAccess clients
  • Verify the DirectAccess configuration

Module 7: Implementing failover clustering
This module covers new features and functionality in failover clustering in Windows Server 2012. It will cover how to implement failover clustering and how to configure specific server roles in a cluster, such as Print. It will also cover new maintenance features such as Cluster Aware Updating (CAU) and how to implement multi-site failover cluster.

Lessons

  • Overview of failover clustering
  • Implementing a failover cluster
  • Configuring Highly-Available applications and services on a failover cluster
  • Maintaining a failover cluster
  • Implementing a multi-site failover cluster

Lab : Implementing failover clustering

  • Configuring a failover cluster
  • Deploy and configure a Highly-Available file server
  • Validate the deployment of the Highly-Available file server
  • Configure Cluster-Aware Updating on the failover cluster

Module 8: Implementing Hyper-V
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 machines

Lessons

  • Configuring Hyper-V servers
  • Configuring Hyper-V storage
  • Configuring Hyper-V setworking
  • Configuring Hyper-V virtual machines

Lab : Implementing Hyper-V

  • Install the Hyper-V server role
  • Configure virtual networking
  • Configure a virtual machine

Module 9: Implementing failover clustering with Hyper-V
This module covers how to make virtual machines highly available and how to implement virtual machines in a failover cluster deployed on the host. It will also explain the movement of virtual machines or virtual machine storage. The module will also provide a high level overview of System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) 2012.

Lessons

  • Overview of the integration of Hyper-V with failover clustering
  • Implementing Hyper-V virtual machines on failover clusters
  • Implementing Hyper-V Virtual Machine Movement
  • Managing Hyper-V virtual environments by using System Center Virtual Machine Manager

Lab : Implementing failover clustering with Hyper-V

  • Configure Hyper-V replicas
  • Configure a failover cluster for Hyper-V
  • Configure a Highly Available virtual machine

Module 10: Implementing Dynamic Access Control
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

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

Lab : Implementing Dynamic Access Control

  • Plan the DAC implementation
  • Configure User and Device Claims
  • Configure Resource Property Definitions
  • Configure Central Access Rules and Policies
  • Validate and remediate Access Control

Module 11: Implementing Active Directory Domain Services
This module covers the advanced implementation of Active Directory Domain Controllers in Windows Server 2012 such as Server Core deployments, RODCs and Cloning. It will cover Domain Controller configuration, Managed Service Accounts, Group Policy implementation and maintenance tasks for AD DS.

Lessons

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

Lab : Implementing Active Directory Domain Services

  • Deploy Domain Controllers
  • Implement Group Policy
  • Implement Service Accounts in AD DS
  • Maintain AD DS

Module 12: Implementing AD FS
This module covers Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) and how it can be used to address various organisational and business identity federation services and scenarios. It will cover configuration of prerequisites and the deployment of the AD FS services. It also covers implementing AD FS to enable Internal Single Sign On (SSO) in an organisation and Implementing AD FS to enable SSO between federated partners.

Lessons

  • Overview of Active Directory Federation Services
  • Deploying Active Directory Federation Services
  • Implementing AD FS for a single organisation
  • Deploying AD FS in a business to business federation scenario

Lab : Implementing AD FS

  • Configure AD FS prerequisites
  • Install and configuring AD FS
  • Configure AD FS for a single organisation
  • Configure AD FS for federated business partners