The primary audience for this course is Information Technology (IT) professionals who are experienced Windows Server 2008 Server Administrators, and who carry out day-to-day management and administrative tasks, and want to update their skills and knowledge to Windows Server 2012.
The secondary audience for this course includes candidates who hold existing credentials in Windows Server 2008 at Technology Specialist (TS) or Professional (PRO) level, and who want to migrate their current credentials to the new credential of Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) with Windows Server 2012.
This version of this course, 20417A, utilizes pre-release software in the virtual machines for the labs. This 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 will explain 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. However, this course will update your skills to Windows Server 2012.
Module 1: Installing and Configuring Servers Based on Windows Server 2012
|•Installing Windows Server 2012.
•Configuring Windows Server 2012.
•Configuring Remote Management for Windows Server 2012 Servers.|
Module 2: Monitoring and Maintaining Windows Server 2012
|•Monitoring Windows Server 2012.
•Implementing Windows Server Backup.
•Implementing Server and Data Recovery.|
Module 3: Managing Windows Server 2012 by Using Windows PowerShell 3.0
|•Overview of Windows PowerShell 3.0.
•Using Windows PowerShell 3.0 to Manage AD DS.
•Managing Servers by Using Windows PowerShell 3.0.|
Module 4: Managing Storage for Windows Server 2012
|•New Features in Windows Server 2012 Storage.
•Configuring iSCSI Storage.
•Configuring Storage Spaces in Windows Server 2012.
•Configuring BranchCache in Windows Server 2012.|
Module 5: Implementing Network Services
|•Implementing DNS and DHCP Enhancements.
•Implementing IP Address Management.
Module 6: Implementing DirectAccess
|•Overview of DirectAccess.
•Installing and Configuring DirectAccess Components.|
Module 7: Implementing Failover Clustering
|•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.|
Module 8: Implementing Hyper-V
|•Configuring Hyper-V Servers.
•Configuring Hyper-V Storage.
•Configuring Hyper-V Networking.
•Configuring Hyper-V Virtual Machines.|
Module 9: Implementing Failover Clustering with Hyper-V
|•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.|
Module 10: Implementing Dynamic Access Control
|•Overview of Dynamic Access Control.
•Planning for a Dynamic Access Control Implementation.
•Implementing and Configuring Dynamic Access Control.|
Module 11: Implementing Active Directory Domain Services
|•Deploying AD DS Domain Controllers.
•Configuring AD DS Domain Controllers.
•Implementing Service Accounts.
•Implementing Group Policy in AD DS.
•Maintaining AD DS.|
Module 12: Implementing Active Directory Federation Services
|•Overview of Active Directory Federation Services.
•Deploying Active Directory Federation Services.
•Implementing AD FS for a Single Organization.
•Deploying AD FS in a Business to Business Federation Scenario.|