Duration: 5 Days
Technology: Windows Server 2012
Delivery Method: Instructor-Led (In-class & virtual)
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Get hands-on instruction and practice implementing networking with Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2 in this 5-day Microsoft Official Course. You will learn the skills you need to help reduce networking complexity while lowering costs, simplifying management tasks, and delivering services reliably and efficiently. You will learn how to automate and consolidate networking processes and resources, more easily connect private clouds with public cloud services, and more easily connect users to IT resources and services across physical boundaries. You will learn how to configure some of the key networking features such as IP Addressing, IPAM, DNS and DHCP, Remote Access technologies such as DirectAccess and VPNs. You will learn how to secure networks using Windows Firewall, IPSec and Network Access Protection, as well as becoming familiar with high performance technologies such as NIC Teaming, Receive Side Scaling, SMB Direct and SMB MultiChannel. You will learn how to integrate your network infrastructure with Hyper-V and leverage virtual high performance technologies such as SR-IOV, virtual Machine Queue, (VMQ), virtual Receive Side Scaling (vRSS) as well as provision multitenant networks using Hyper-V Network Virtualization and provisioning external access for those multitenant networks using the built in software gateway in Window Server 2012 R2. As part of the learning experience, you will perform hands-on exercises in a virtual lab environment. NOTE: This course is based on Windows Server 2012 R2 Preview. This course is designed for experienced IT professionals who support medium to large enterprises and have fundamental knowledge and experience in networking with Windows Server.
After completing this course, students will be able to:
This course is intended for Information Technology (IT) professionals who have some networking knowledge and experience and are looking for a single course that will further develop that knowledge and skillset on core and advanced networking technologies in Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2. This would typically include:
Module 1: Implementing IPv4 Services
Windows networks rely heavily on the IPv4 protocol for the transmission of network data. As a network administrator, you must understand the functionality of IPv4. This module explains how to plan and troubleshoot IPv4-based networks to ensure a properly functioning network environment.
Lab: Implementing IPv4 Services
After completing this module, students will be able to:
Module 2: Implementing Name Resolution by Using DNSThe DNS is the foundation name service in Windows Server 2012. It provides name resolution, and enables DNS clients to locate network services, such as Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) domain controllers, global catalog servers, and messaging servers. If you configure your DNS infrastructure poorly, or if DNS is not working correctly, these important network services will be inaccessible to your network servers and clients. This module explains how to deploy, configure, manage, and troubleshoot DNS.
Lab: Planning and Implementing Name Resolution by Using DNS
Module 3: Implementing IPv6IPv6 is a technology that helps the Internet support a growing user base and an increasingly large number of IP-enabled devices. IPv4 has been the underlying Internet protocol for almost 30 years. Its robustness, scalability, and limited feature set is now challenged by the growing need for new IP addresses. This is largely because of the rapid growth of new network-aware devices. This module explains how to implement coexistence between IPv4 and IPv6 networks and transition from an IPv4 network to an IPv6 network.Lessons
Lab: Configuring and Evaluating IPv6 Transition Technologies
Module 4: Implementing and Managing IPAMThis module explains how to implement and manage the IP Address Management feature in Windows Server 2012.
Lab: Implementing IPAM
Module 5: Implementing Remote AccessRemote access technologies in Windows Server 2012 enable users to securely connect to data and resources in corporate networks. In Windows Server 2012, four component technologies (Remote Access, DirectAccess, Routing, and Web Application Proxy) are integrated into a single, unified server role called Windows Server 2012 Remote Access.This module explains how to implement remote access technologies in Windows Server 2012. It also describes the different implementation scenarios for small or medium-sized organizations and enterprise organizations.
Lab: Implementing DirectAccess by Using the Getting Started Wizard
Lab: Deploying an Advanced DirectAccess Solution
Lab: Implementing VPN
Lab: Implementing Web Application Proxy
Module 6: Implementing Network SecurityWhen you connect your server computers to a network, you might expose them to additional security threats. You must formulate a strategy to protect your servers from these threats. User policies, antivirus software, encrypted network traffic, and other protective measures can work together to help shield your servers from security threats. This module explores some of the technologies in Windows Server 2012 that you can use to help to mitigate these network security threats.
Lab: Implementing Network Security
Module 7: Implementing Network Access ProtectionYou can use Network Access Protection (NAP) to create customized health-requirement policies to validate the health of a computer before allowing it to access or communicate with a network. Additionally, NAP automatically updates compliant computers to ensure their ongoing compliance and limits the access of noncompliant computers to the restricted network until they become compliant.This module explains how to configure, monitor, and troubleshoot NAP.
Lab: Implementing NAP with VPN Enforcement
Lab: Implementing IPsec Enforcement for NAP?
Module 8: Implementing Networking for Branch OfficesBranch offices can provide challenges for network administrators. When organizations have centralized infrastructure, such as database servers in a data center or file servers in the head office, access from branch offices is often limited because of the decreased network bandwidth of wide area network (WAN) connections.This module explains the different ways that you can use Windows Server 2012 to overcome the limitations of branch office scenarios.
Lab: Implementing Networking for Branch Offices
Module 9: Implementing Networking Infrastructure for File and Data ServicesWindows Server 2012 provides a large set of features that you can use for network file access. You can use shared folders for different remote storage usage scenarios. You can use the Internet SCSI (iSCSI) capability in Windows Server 2012 to connect to remote iSCSI storage or configure Windows Server 2012 as an iSCSI storage host.This module explains the key network file and data services available in Windows Server 2012. It also explains how to implement the network file and data services to address the network and remote storage needs of your organization.
Lab: Implementing File and Data Networking Infrastructure
Module 10: Implementing and Managing Networking in Hyper-VMost companies are deploying almost all servers as virtual machines running on a physical host. Virtual machines are isolated even when they are running on the same Hyper-V host, and they communicate only over the network. Hyper-V in Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2 includes a completely redesigned and extensible virtual switch, which enables basic network packet forwarding, and also more advanced features such as support for network virtualization. As a Windows server administrator, it is important that you know how to configure the networking environment for the virtual machines and hosts. This module describes the networking components available in Hyper-V and describes how to configure these components.
Lab: Creating and Configuring Virtual Machine Networks
Module 11: Virtualizing your Network InfrastructureThis module explains the concepts and technologies related to virtualizing a physical network infrastructure in Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2. It also explains how to implement some core components of these technologies such as Hyper-V Network Virtualization and the built in software gateway in Windows Server 2012 R2.Lessons