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20411 Administering Windows Server 2012

Course Overview

Get hands-on instruction and practice administering Windows Server 2012, including Windows Server 2012 R2, in this five-day Microsoft Official Course. This course is part two in a series of three courses that provides the skills and knowledge necessary to implement a core Windows Server 2012 infrastructure in an existing enterprise environment. The three courses collectively cover implementing, managing, maintaining and provisioning services and infrastructure in a Windows Server 2012 environment. Although there is some cross-over of skills and tasks across these courses, this course focuses on the administration tasks necessary to maintain a Windows Server 2012 infrastructure such as configuring and troubleshooting name resolution, user and group management with Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) and Group Policy, implementing Remote Access solutions such as DirectAccess, VPNs and Web Application Proxy, implementing Network Policies and Network Access Protection, Data Security, deployment and maintenance of server images, as well as update management and monitoring of Windows Server 2012 environments. This course maps directly to and is the preferred choice for hands-on preparation for Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA): Exam 411: Administering Windows Server 2012, which is the second of three exams required for MCSA: Windows Server 2012 credential.

Who Should Attend

This course is intended for Information Technology (IT) Professionals with hands on experience working in a Windows server 2008 or Windows Server 2012 environment who wish to acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to be able to manage and maintain the core infrastructure required for a Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2 environment. The key focus for students is to broaden the initial deployment of Windows Server 2012 services and infrastructure and provide the skills necessary to Manage and Maintain a domain based Windows Server 2012 environment, providing skills in areas such as User and Group management, Network Access and Data Security. Candidates typically interested in attending this course would be Windows Server Administrators experienced in working with Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2012 who wish to gain skills necessary to perform daily management and maintenance tasks in a Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2012 R2 environment. IT Professionals who are looking to take the 411, Administering Windows Server 2012 exam IT professional wishing to take the Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) exams in DataCenter, Desktop Infrastructure, Messaging, Collaboration and Communications will also be interested in taking this course as they prepare for the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) exams, which are a pre-requisite for their individual specialties.

Course Objectives

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • 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
  • Install, Configure and Troubleshoot Network Policy Server
  • Implement Network Access Protection
  • Implement Remote Access
  • Optimize File Services
  • Configure Encryption and Advanced Auditing
  • Deploy and Maintain Server Images
  • Implement Update Managements
  • Monitor Windows Server 2012

    Course Outline

    1 - Configuring and Troubleshooting Domain Name System

    • Configuring the DNS Server Role
    • Configuring DNS Zones
    • Configuring DNS Zone Transfers
    • Managing and Troubleshooting DNS

    2 - Maintaining Active Directory Domain Services

    • Overview of AD DS
    • Implementing Virtualized Domain Controllers
    • Implementing RODCs
    • Administering AD DS
    • Managing the AD DS Database

    3 - Managing User and Service Accounts

    • Configuring Password Policy and User Account Lockout Settings
    • Configuring Managed Service Accounts

    4 - Implementing a Group Policy Infrastructure

    • Introducing Group Policy
    • Implementing and Administering GPOs
    • Group Policy Scope and Group Policy Processing
    • Troubleshooting the Application of GPOs

    5 - Managing User Desktops with Group Policy

    • Implementing Administrative Templates
    • Configuring Folder Redirection and Scripts
    • Configuring Group Policy Preferences
    • Managing Software with Group Policy

    6 - Installing, Configuring, and Troubleshooting the Network Policy Server Role

    • Installing and Configuring a Network Policy Server
    • Configuring RADIUS Clients and Servers
    • NPS Authentication Methods
    • Monitoring and Troubleshooting a Network Policy Server

    7 - Implementing Network Access Protection

    • Overview of Network Access Protection
    • Overview of NAP Enforcement Processes
    • Configuring NAP
    • Configuring IPSec Enforcement for NAP
    • Monitoring and Troubleshooting NAP

    8 - Implementing Remote Access

    • Overview of Remote Access
    • Implementing DirectAccess by Using the Getting Started Wizard
    • Implementing and Managing an Advanced DirectAccess Infrastructure
    • Implementing VPN
    • Implementing Web Application Proxy

    9 - Optimizing File Services

    • Overview of FSRM
    • Using FSRM to Manage Quotas, File Screens, and Storage Reports
    • Implementing Classification and File Management Tasks
    • Overview of DFS
    • Configuring DFS Namespaces
    • Configuring and Troubleshooting DFS Replication

    10 - Configuring Encryption and Advanced Auditing

    • Encrypting Drives by Using BitLocker
    • Encrypting Files by Using EFS
    • Configuring Advanced Auditing

    11 - Deploying and Maintaining Server Images

    • Overview of Windows Deployment Services
    • Managing Images
    • Implementing Deployment with Windows Deployment Services
    • Administering Windows Deployment Services

    12 - Implementing Update Management

    • Overview of WSUS
    • Deploying Updates with WSUS

    13 - Monitoring Windows Server 2012

    • Monitoring Tools
    • Using Performance Monitor
    • Monitoring Event Logs

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    This is a 5-day class

    Price: $2,975.00
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    10/19/2020 9:00AM - 5:00PM GTR Online LIVE OLL

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