Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012



Vendor: Microsoft Certified Partners for Learning Solutions (CPLS) - Windows Server 2012
Course # 20410
Course Starts On: March 10, 2014 - May 12, 2014 -
Length of the Course: 5 Days
Price: $2,625 – Click Here to Pre Register

Course Description

This version of this course 20410A utilizes pre-release software in the virtual machines for the labs.
The five day course is part one, of a series of three courses, which provide the skills and knowledge necessary to implement a core Windows Server 2012 Infrastructure in an existing enterprise environment. The three courses in total will collectively cover implementing, managing, maintaining and provisioning services and infrastructure in a Windows Server 2012 environment. While there is some cross-over in skillset and tasks across the courses this course will primarily cover the initial implementation and configuration of those core services, such as Active Directory, networking services and initial Hyper-V configuration
This course is also preparation material, and maps directly to, Exam 70-412: Administering Windows Server 2012.

Course Objectives:

This course is intended for Information Technology (IT) Professionals who have good Windows operating system knowledge and experience and want to acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to implement the core infrastructure services in an existing Windows Server 2012 environment.After completing this course, students will be able to:

Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012
Introduction to Active Directory Domain Services
Managing Active Directory Domain Services Objects
Automating Active Directory Domain Services Administration
Implementing TCP/IPv4
Implementing DHCP
Implementing DNS
Implementing IPv6
Implementing Local Storage
Implementing File and Print Services
Implementing Group Policy
Securing Windows Servers by Using Group Policy Objects
Implementing Server Virtualization with Hyper-V

Course Audience:

Although students would benefit from having some previous Windows Server experience, they must have good hands-on Windows Client experience with Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8.
A secondary audience for this course will be candidates looking to take Exam 70-410: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012, or are aspiring to acquire the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) credential, either in its own right, or in order to proceed in acquiring the Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) credentials, for which the MCSA credential is a pre-requisite.

Course PreRequisites:

Before attending this course, students must have:

A good understanding of networking fundamentals.
An understanding and experience configuring security and administration tasks in and Enterprise environment
Experience supporting or configuring Windows clients such as Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8

Course Outline:

Module 1:
Deploying and Managing Windows Server 2012
This module introduces the new Windows Server 2012 administrative interface. In this module, you will learn about the different roles and features that are available with the Windows Server 2012 operating system. You will also learn about the different installation options from which you can choose when deploying Windows Server 2012.

Lessons

Windows Server 2012 Overview
Overview of Windows Server 2012 Management
Installing Windows Server 2012
Post-Installation Configuration of Windows Server 2012
Introduction to Windows PowerShell
Lab : Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012
Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012
Configuring Windows Server 2012 Core
Managing Servers
Managing Servers with Windows PowerShell
After completing this module, students will be able to:
Describe Windows Server 2012.
Describe the management tools available in Windows Server 2012.
Install Windows Server 2012.
Perform post-installation configuration of Windows Server 2012.
Perform basic administrative tasks using Windows PowerShell.

Module 2:
Introduction to Active Directory Domain Services
This module introduces Active Directory Domain Services (ADDS) in Windows Server 2012. It will cover general ADDS infrastructure including forests, trees, schema, Global catalog, Operations Masters as well as the Installation and configuration of Domain Controllers

Lessons

Overview of Active Directory Domain Services
Overview of Domain Controllers
Installing a Domain Controller
Lab : Installing Domain Controllers
Installing a Domain Controller
Installing a domain controller by using IFM
After completing this module, students will be able to:
Understand ADDS infrastructure in Windows Server 2012
install and configure Domain Controllers
Configure Global Catalog Server

Module 3:
Managing Active Directory Domain Services Objects
This module covers configuring Active Directory Objects such as users, groups and computers. It also covers functionality of Active directory Administrative tools and the configuration of user profiles. It also covers delegating permissions to perform AD DS administration.

Lessons

Managing User Accounts
Managing Groups
Managing Computer Accounts
Delegating Administration
Lab : Managing Active Directory Domain Services Objects
Delegating Administration for a Branch Office
Creating and Configuring User Accounts in AD DS
Creating and Configuring Groups in AD DS
Managing Computer Objects in AD DS
After completing this module, students will be able to:
Manage Users
Manage Groups
Manage Computer Accounts
Delegate Administration

Module 4:
Automating Active Directory Domain Services Administration
This module covers using command line tools to configure and administer Active Directory. It will introduce Windows PowerShell and Active Directory Cmdlets to perform bulk administrative operations

Lessons

Using Command-line Tools
Using Windows PowerShell for Administration
Performing Bulk Operations with Windows PowerShell
Lab : Automating Active Directory Domain Services Administration using Windows PowerShell
Creating User Accounts and Groups by Using Windows PowerShell
Modifying User Accounts in Bulk
Using Windows PowerShell to Create User Accounts in Bulk
After completing this module, students will be able to:
Use Command-line Tools
Use Windows PowerShell for administration
Perform bulk operations with Windows PowerShell

Module 5:
Implementing IPv4
This module covers IPv4 addressing. It will details the various IPv4 components, cover Subnetting and Supernetting as well as details on general troubleshooting and configuring IPv4 addresses.

Lessons

Overview of TCP/IP
Understanding IPv4 Addressing
Subnetting and Supernetting
Configuring and Troubleshooting IPv4
Lab : Implementing IPv4
Identifying Appropriate Subnets
Troubleshooting IPv4
After completing this module, students will be able to:
Define and configure IPv4 addresses
Understand and describe Subnetting and Supernetting
Configure and Troubleshoot IPv4

Module 6:
Implementing DHCP
This module covers Installation and configuration of DHCP as well as managing a DHCP database. It will also cover security and monitoring of DHCP including auditing and logging.

Lessons

Installing a DHCP Server
Configuring DHCP Scopes
Managing a DHCP Database
Securing and Monitoring DHCP
Lab : Implementing DHCP
Implementing DHCP
Implementing DHCP Relay
After completing this module, students will be able to:
Install a DHCP Server
Configure a DHCP Scope
Manage a DHCP database
Secure and Monitor DHCP

Module 7:
Implementing DNS
This module covers name resolution for Windows Server and clients. It will detail an installation of a DNS server and configuring Active Directory Integrated DNS zones.

Lessons

Name Resolution for Windows Client and Servers
Installing a DNS Server
Configuring Active Directory Integrated DNS Zones
Lab : Implementing DNS
Installing and Configuring DNS
Creating Host Records in DNS
Managing the DNS Server Cache
After completing this module, students will be able to:
Describe and implement Name Resolution for windows servers and clients
Install a DNS Server
Configure Active Directory Integrated DNS zones

Module 8:
Implementing IPv6
This module covers understanding and implementing IPv6 addressing. It covers configuration and troubleshooting as well as co-existence with IPv4 using transition technologies.

Lessons

Overview of IPv6
IPv6 Addressing
Coexistence with IPv6
IPv6 Transition Technologies
Lab : Implementing IPv6
Configure IPv6
Configure ISATAP
After completing this module, students will be able to:
Understand and Describe IPv6
Implement IPv6 Addressing
Implement a co-existence strategy between IPv6 and IPv4
Implement Transition Technologies

Module 9:
Implementing Local Storage
This module covers the storage configuration options for Windows server 2012, including managing disks and volumes and implementing file systems. It will also cover creating and managing Storage Pools

Lessons

Overview of Storage
Managing Disks and Volumes
Implementing Storage Pools
Lab : Implementing Local Storage
Installing and configuring a new disk
Resizing volumes
Configuring a Storage Pool
Configuring a Redundant Storage Space
After completing this module, students will be able to:
Install and configure Disks
Manage and re-size volumes
Configure Storage Pools
Configure Redundant Storage Space

Module 10:
Implementing File and Print Services
This module covers securing files, folders and network file shares. As well as Using shadow copies to protect network file shares. It will also cover configuring network printing, creating a printer pool.

Lessons

Securing Files and Folders
Protecting File Shares with Shadow Copies
Configuring Network Printing
Lab : Implementing File and Print Services
Creating and Configuring a File Share
Configuring Volume Shadow Copy
Create and Configure a Printer Pool
After completing this module, students will be able to:
Create and Configure file shares
Configure volume shadow copy
Crate and configure network printing

Module 11:
Implementing Group Policy
This module will cover creating and managing Group Policy objects as well as how to configure group policy processing. It will also cover Implementing a central store for administrative templates.

Lessons

Overview of Group Policy
Group Policy Processing
Implementing a Central Store for Administrative Templates
Lab : Implementing Group Policy
Configuring a Central Store for Group Policy objects
Creating Group Policy Objects
After completing this module, students will be able to:
Understand and configure Group Policy objects
Configure group policy processing
Implement a central store for administrative templates

Module 12:
Securing Windows Servers by Using Group Policy Objects
This module covers increasing security on Windows servers by using Group Policy objects. configuring security settings via group policy.

Lessons

Windows Security Overview
Security Settings
Restricting Software
Configuring Windows Firewall with Advanced Security
Lab : Lab A: Increasing Security for Server Resources
Using Group Policy to Secure Member Servers
Auditing File System Access
Auditing Domain Logons
Lab : Lab B: Configuring AppLocker and Windows Firewall
Configuring AppLocker Policies
Configuring Windows Firewall
After completing this module, students will be able to:
Use Group Policy to secure Member Servers
Configure security settings and restrict software use
Configure Windows firewall with Advanced security

Module 13:
Implementing Server Virtualization with Hyper-V
This module covers installing and configuring Hyper-V virtual machines as well as understanding and describing Microsoft Virtualization technologies. As well as Configuring virtual storage and virtual networks.

Lessons

Overview of Virtualization Technologies
Implementing Hyper-V
Managing Virtual Machine Storage
Managing Virtual Networks
Lab : Implementing Server Virtualization with Hyper-V
Installing the Hyper-V Server Role
Configuring Virtual Networking
Create and configure a virtual machine
Using Virtual Machine Snapshots
After completing this module, students will be able to:
Understand and describe Microsoft’s Virtualization technologies
Implement Hyper-V
Manage Virtual machine Storage
Manage Virtual Networks