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MCSA - Windows Server 2012


Duration: 9 Days




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Course Information

Course Description

All-Inclusive Pricing

  • Option 1: $4,495 
  • Option 2: $4,995 (includes *travel & lodging )

Save 10% on Online/VLT enrollments

*Contiguous US flights only

Exams Included

  • 70-410: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012
  • 70-411: Administering Windows Server 2012
  • 70-412: Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services

Course Objectives

After completing this boot camp, students will be able to:

  • Deploy and Manage Windows Server 2012.
  • Describe Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS).
  • Manage AD DS objects.
  • Automate AD DS Administration.
  • Implement IPv4.
  • Implement Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP).
  • Implement Domain Name System (DNS).
  • Implement IPv6.
  • Implement local storage.
  • Implement File and Print services.
  • Implement Group Policy.
  • Secure Windows servers by using Group Policy Objects (GPOs).
  • Implementing Server Virtualization with Hyper-V.
  • Configure and Troubleshoot Domain Name System
  • Maintain Active Directory Domain Services
  • Manage User and Service Accounts
  • Implement Group Policy Infrastructure
  • Manage User Desktops using Group Policy
  • Configure and Troubleshoot Remote Access
  • Install, Configure and Troubleshoot Network Policy Server
  • Implement Network Access Protection
  • Optimize File Services
  • Configure Encryption and Advanced Auditing
  • Deploy and Maintain Server Images
  • Implement Update Managements
  • Monitor Windows Server 2012
  • Configure advanced features for Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP), Domain Name System (DNS), and configure IP Address Management (IPAM) with Windows Server 2012.
  • Configure and manage iSCSI, BranchCache and FSRM.
  • Configure DAC to manage and audit access to shared files.
  • Plan and implement an AD DS deployment that includes multiple domains and forests.
  • Plan and implement an AD DS deployment that includes locations.
  • Implement and configure an Active Directory Certificate Services (AD CS) deployment.
  • Implement an AD RMS deployment.
  • Implement an AD FS deployment.
  • Provide high availability and load balancing for web-based applications by implementing Network Load Balancing (NLB).
  • Implement and validate high availability and load balancing for web-based applications by implementing NLB.
  • Provide high availability for network services and applications by implementing failover clustering.
  • Implement a failover cluster, and configure and validate a highly available network service.
  • Deploy and manage Hyper-V virtual machines in a failover cluster.
  • Implement a backup and disaster recovery solution based on business and technical requirements.

Course Audience

This boot camp is intended for information technology (IT) Professionals who have some knowledge and experience working with Windows operating systems and who want to acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to install and perform the initial configuration of a Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2012 R2 server in an existing Windows server environment, implement and configure Windows Server 2012 core services, such as Active Directory and the networking services, and administer the tasks required to maintain a Windows Server 2012 infrastructure, such as user and group management, network access, and data security. The MCSA Windows Server 2012 is a prerequisite for those IT professional wanting to take the Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) exams in Desktop Infrastructure, Server Infrastructure, Private Cloud, Communications, Messaging, and SharePoint. 

Course Outline


Course Outline

Install and Configure Servers 

  • Install servers 
  • Configure servers 
  • Configure local storage 

Configure Server Roles and Features 

  • Configure file and share access 
  • Configure print and document services 
  • Configure servers for remote management 

Configure Hyper-V 

  • Create and configure virtual machine settings 
  • Create and configure virtual machine storage 
  • Create and configure virtual networks 

Deploy and Configure Core Network Services 

  • Configure IPv4 and IPv6 addressing 
  • Deploy and configure Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) service 
  • Deploy and configure DNS service 

Install and Administer Active Directory 

  • Install domain controllers 
  • Create and manage Active Directory users and computers 
  • Create and manage Active Directory groups and organizational units (OUs) 

Create and Manage Group Policy 

  • Create Group Policy objects (GPOs) 
  • Configure security policies 
  • Configure application restriction policies 
  • Configure Windows Firewall 

Deploy, Manage, and Maintain Servers 

  • Deploy and manage server images. 
  • Implement patch management. 
  • Monitor servers. 

Configure File and Print Services 

  • Configure Distributed File System (DFS). 
  • Configure File Server Resource Manager (FSRM). 
  • Configure file and disk encryption. 
  • Configure advanced audit policies. 

Configure Network Services and Access 

  • Configure DNS zones. 
  • Configure DNS records. 
  • Configure VPN and routing. 
  • Configure DirectAccess. 

Configure a Network Policy Server Infrastructure 

  • Configure Network Policy Server (NPS). 
  • Configure NPS policies. 
  • Configure Network Access Protection (NAP). 

Configure and Manage Active Directory 

  • Configure service authentication. 
  • Configure Domain Controllers. 
  • Maintain Active Directory. 
  • Configure account policies. 

Configure and Manage Group Policy 

  • Configure Group Policy processing. 
  • Configure Group Policy settings. 
  • Manage Group Policy objects (GPOs). 
  • Configure Group Policy preferences. 

Configure and Manage High Availability 

  • Configure Network Load Balancing (NLB). 
  • Configure failover clustering. 
  • Manage failover clustering roles. 
  • Manage Virtual Machine (VM) movement. 

Configure File and Storage Solutions 

  • Configure advanced file services. 
  • Implement Dynamic Access Control (DAC). 
  • Configure and optimize storage. 

Implement Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery 

  • Configure and manage backups. 
  • Recover servers. 
  • Configure site-level fault tolerance. 

Configure Network Services 

  • Implement an advanced Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) solution. 
  • Implement an advanced DNS solution. 
  • Deploy and manage IPAM. 

Configure the Active Directory Infrastructure

  • Configure a forest or a domain. 
  • Configure trusts. 
  • Configure sites. 
  • Manage Active Directory and SYSVOL replication. 

Configure Identity and Access Solutions 

  • Implement Active Directory Federation Services 2.1 (AD FSv2.1). 
  • Install and configure Active Directory Certificate Services (AD CS). 
  • Manage certificates. 
  • Install and configure Active Directory Rights Management Services (AD RMS).

Course Prerequisites

  • An understanding of networking fundamentals. 
  • An understanding of basic AD DS concepts. 
  • An awareness and understanding of security best practices. 
  • Basic knowledge of server hardware. 
  • Experience working with, and configuring, Windows client operating systems, such as Windows 7 or Windows 8 
  • Additionally, students would benefit from having some previous Windows Server operating system experience. 
  • All of the above prerequisites can be met by having knowledge equivalent to, or by attending, course 10967A: Fundamentals of a Windows Server Infrastructure because this course builds upon knowledge and skills covered in that course

Course Schedule
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