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Microsoft 70-417: Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows Server 2012

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Microsoft 70-417: Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows Server 2012

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Course Description

Our Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows Server 2012 course provides IT professionals with the opportunity to validate their skills and knowledge for implementing the Windows Server 2012 core infrastructure services. This course provides credit towards the MCSA and MCSE certifications.

This course is designed for IT professionals who have already earned the MCSA: Windows Server 2008 certification or one of the following MCITP Certifications: Virtualization Administrator on Windows Server 2008 R2, Enterprise Messaging Administrator 2010, Lync Server Administrator 2010, SharePoint Administrator 2010, or Enterprise Desktop Administrator on Windows 7.

The primary objectives of this course include:

  • Installing and configuring servers
  • Configuring server roles and features
  • Configuring Hyper-V
  • Installing and administering Active Directory
  • Deploying, managing, and maintaining servers
  • Configuring network services and access
  • Configuring network policy server infrastructures
  • Configuring and managing Active Directory
  • Configuring and managing Group Policy
  • Configuring and managing high availability
  • Configuring file and storage solutions
  • Implementing business continuity and disaster recovery
  • Configuring network services
  • Configuring identity and access solutions

We create the highest quality course curriculum possible, ensuring you receive the training and knowledge needed to succeed.Ê We are so certain this course meets and exceeds the exam objectives, we guarantee you will pass your exam!


Microsoft Exam 70-417: Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows Server 2012 Certification Training Course Curriculum:

Instructor Introduction
Course Outline

Course Overview

Module 1

Windows Server 2012 CORE
Introduction to Windows Server 2012 CORE
Minimum Server Interface
Server Core Management
CORE Roles
Installation Options
Installing and Configuring Server CORE
Chapter Review

Module 2

Windows Server 2012 Local Storage
Storage Basics
Drive Types
File System
Creating Mounts and Links
Chapter Review

Module 3

Windows Server 2012 Storage Spaces
Storage Spaces
High Available Virtual Disk
Advanced Configuration
Advanced Storage Space Management
Working with Storage Space
Chapter Review

Module 4

Windows Firewall
Windows Firewall Advanced Security
Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V
Basic Overview of Virtualization
What is Server Virtualization?
Desktop Virtualization
Presentation Virtualization
Application Virtualization
USV Virtualization
Cloud Computing
System Requirements
Installing the Hyper-V Role
Installing Hyper-V
Configuring Hyper-V
Managing Virtual Networks
Configuration Settings In Hyper-V
Chapter Review

Module 5

Windows Server 2012 Active Directory Domain Services
Active Directory Accounts
Active Directory Administration
Creating Active Directory User Account
Active Directory Templates
Creating a Template
Command Line Tools
PowerShell Scripting
Adding Users and Groups In PowerShell
Chapter Review

Module 6

Windows Server 2012 AD Objects and Groups
Group Scope
Default Groups
Creating Groups
AD DS Permissions
AD DS Delegation
Chapter Review

Module 7

Windows Server 2012 Group Policy Object Basics
Defining GPO
GPO History
Practical Application
GPO Settings
GPO Types
GPO Overview
Chapter Review

Module 8

Windows Server 2012 GPO Starter
Building GPOs
Available Settings
Creating GPOs and Using a Starter GPO
Chapter Review

Module 9

Windows Server 2012 GPO Secure
Security 101
Security Template
Implementing Server Security
Auditing File System Access
Chapter Review
Windows Server 2012 Monitoring
Performance Monitor
Task Manager
Resource Monitor
Event Viewer
Monitoring Tools
Chapter Review

Module 10

Direct Access VS VPN
DA Components
Configuring Direct Access

Module 11

Windows Server 2012 Network Access Protection
NAP Overview
NAP Components
NAP Policing
System Health
NAP Monitoring
Implementing NAP
Chapter Review

Module 12

Windows Server 2012 Active Directory Domain Services
Domain Controller
Virtual Domain Controller
Deploying and Configuring
Read Only Domain Controller (RODC)
Installing RODC
Chapter Review

Module 13

Windows Server 2012 AD DS and DB Management
Active Directory
DS Administrative Center
DS with PowerShell
AD DS Database
DC States
Using Ntdsutil
Recycle Bin
Using Active Directory Recycle Bin
Chapter Review

Module 14

Windows Server 2012 GPO Processing
Basic Process
Process Order
Inheritance and/or Precedence
Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) Filters
Slow Link No Link
GPO Processing
Chapter Review

Module 15

High Availability Failover Clustering
High Availability Basics
HA New Features
HA Components
Features CSV
Quorum (Modes)
Failover Clustering
Cluster Deployment Requirements
Failover Cluster Setup and Configuration
HA File Server Setup and Configuration
Cluster Aware Updating

Module 16

HA Hypervisor and VM
HA Basics with Hyper-V
Failover Clustering with Hyper-V
New Features
Best Practices
HV Replica
Virtual Machine Cluster Setup
Failover Cluster Configuration for Hyper-V
Chapter Review

Module 17

Windows Server 2012: Dynamic Access Control
DAC Basics
New VS Old
Central Access Policy
Implementing DAC
Deploying DAC
Implementation of Dynamic Access Control
Chapter Review

Module 18

Networking IPAM
IPAM Basics
Reason to Use IPAM
Management and Monitoring
IPAM Installation and Configuration
Chapter Review

Module 19

Active Directory Federation Services
AD FS Services
Web Security Components
AD FS New Features
AD FS Setup and Configuration
Installing AD FS Role
Installing AD FS for a Single Organization
Configuring AD Claims Provider Trust
Chapter Review

Module 20 Review

Certification Overview
Exam Preparation

Instructor Bio

Darin Sutton

MCT 2012, MCITP, MCTS, SCVMM, SCCM, Private Cloud

Darin's technical expertise is well rounded and it runs deeper in Server/Security technologies thru cutting edge new products in Advanced Technology and even MS Office applications & Hardware. He enjoys teaching & training both on/off campus as well as volunteering his teaching skills in the community. In his spare time Darin develops course content for online classes and Universities, or works with his children (who are already certified).

Having served in the trenches as a support person and Engineer up thru Senior positions including IT Manager and Director Darin brings real-world Hardware, Software and SoftSkills to the table. His goal - whether teaching a small class, speaking to large crowds or delivering technical content to executives is to deliver content in a lively and often humorous style - "not just to keep them awake but to help everyone learn a little something for their day-to-day position and take away some information that proves useful in the long run."

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