Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows Server® 2012 Training Course


Microsoft Official Curriculum Course Number: 20417
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This version of this course, 20417A, utilizes pre-release software in the virtual machines for the labs.
This five day course will cover new features and functionality in Windows Server 2012 around Management, Networking Infrastructure, Storage, Access Control, Hyper-V, High Availability, and Identity Federation. Specific technologies covered will include Dynamic Access Control(DAC), High Availability, Failover Clustering, Microsoft Online Backup and changes with Active Directory, Hyper-V and Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS). It is not a Product Upgrade course, detailing the considerations for migrating and upgrading your specific environment to Windows Server 2012. Rather, it will update your skills to Windows Server 2012.

This course is also preparation material, and maps directly to, the Exam 70-417: Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows Server 2012.
Module 1: Installing and Configuring Servers Based on Windows Server 2012
This module covers the installation and initial configuration and management of Windows server 2012. It will also cover how to configure remote management in Windows Server 2012.

Lessons
  • Installing Windows Server 2012
  • Configuring Windows Server 2012
  • Configuring Remote Management for Windows Server 2012 Servers
Lab : Installing and Configuring Servers Based on Windows Server 2012
  • Install Windows Server 2012 Server Core
  • Configure a Windows Server 2012 Server Core
  • Configure Remote Management for Windows Server 2012 Servers
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Install Windows Server 2012
  • Configure Windows Server 2012
  • Configure Remote Management for Windows Server 2012 Servers
Module 2: Monitoring and Maintaining Windows Server 2012 Servers
This module covers monitoring and maintenance tasks when managing Windows Server 2012. It will cover the options for backup in Windows Server 2012 including Windows Server Backup and Microsoft Online Backup. It also covers Server and data recovery options.

Lessons
  • Monitoring Windows Server 2012
  • Implementing Windows Server Backup
  • Implementing Server and Data Recovery
Lab : Monitoring and Maintaining Windows Server 2012 Servers
  • Configure Centralized Monitoring
  • Back Up Windows Server 2012
  • Restore Files by Using Windows Server Backup
  • Implement Microsoft Online Backup and Restore
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Monitor Windows Server 2012
  • Implement a backup plan using Windows Server Backup
  • Implement a backup plan using Microsoft Online backup
  • Implement Server and Data Recovery
Module 3: Managing Windows Server 2012 with Windows PowerShell 3.0
This module will cover features and functionality of Windows PowerShell 3.0. It will cover managing Windows Server 2012 servers and AD DS with Windows PowerShell.

Lessons
  • Overview of Windows PowerShell 3.0
  • Using PowerShell 3.0 to Manage AD DS
  • Managing Servers with PowerShell 3.0
Lab : Managing Servers Based on Windows Server 2012 With Windows PowerShell 3.0
  • Explore Windows PowerShell 3.0
  • Use Windows PowerShell 3.0 to Manage AD DS
  • Manage Servers by Using Windows PowerShell 3.0
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Understand and describe Windows PowerShell 3.0
  • Use PowerShell 3.0 to Manage AD DS
  • Manage Servers with PowerShell 3.0
Module 4: Managing Storage for Windows Server 2012
This modules covers new storage features in Windows Server 2012 such as Data Duplication, Thin Provisioning and Trim Storage, File Server Resource Manager and Resilient File System (ReFS). It will also cover iSCSI and Storage Spaces as well as Implementing BranchCache.

Lessons
  • New Features in Windows Server 2012 Storage
  • Configuring iSCSI Storage
  • Configuring Storage Spaces in Windows Server 2012
  • Configuring BranchCache in Windows Server 2012
Lab : Managing Storage for Servers Based on Windows Server 2012
  • Configure iSCSI Storage
  • Configure a Storage Pool
  • Configure a Redundant Storage Space
  • Configure BranchCache
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Understand and utilize new storage features and functionality in Windows Server 2012 Storage
  • Configure iSCSI Storage
  • Configure Storage Spaces in Windows Server 2012
  • Configure BranchCache in Windows Server 2012
Module 5: Implementing Network Services
This module covers the new features in DNS and DHCP in Windows Server 2012 as well as covering how to Implement IP Address Management(IPAM) and NAP with VPN, IPSec, DHCP and 802.1x

Lessons
  • Implementing DHCP and DNS Enhancements
  • Implementing IP Address Management
  • Overview of Network Access Protection
  • Implementing Network Access Protection
Lab : Implementing Network Services
  • Configure DHCP and DNS Features
  • Configure IP Address Management
  • Configure NAP
  • Verify the NAP Deployment
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Implement DHCP and DNS Enhancements
  • Implement IP Address Management
  • Give an overview of Network Access Protection
  • Implement Network Access Protection
Module 6: Implementing DirectAccess
This module covers new features and functionality with DirectAccess in Windows Server 2012. It will detail how to implement and configure various components of Direct Access such as AD DS and DNS, Name Resolution Policy table (NRPT) and client side requirements for Windows 7 and Windows 8.

Lessons
  • Introduction to DirectAccess
  • Configuring Direct Access Components
Lab : Implementing DirectAccess
  • Configure the DirectAccess Infrastructure
  • Configure the DirectAccess Clients
  • Verify the DirectAccess Configuration
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Understand and describe DirectAccess in Windows Server 2012
  • Implement and Configure DirectAccess
Module 7: Implementing Failover Clustering
This module covers new features and functionality in Failover Clustering in Windows Server 2012. It will cover how to implement Failover Clustering and how to configure specific Server Roles in a cluster, such as Print. It will also cover new maintenance features such as Cluster Aware Updating (CAU) and how to implement multi-site failover cluster.

Lessons
  • Overview of Failover Clustering
  • Implementing a Failover Cluster
  • Configuring Highly-Available Applications and Services on a Failover Cluster
  • Maintaining a Failover Cluster
  • Implementing a Multi-Site Failover Cluster
Lab : Implementing Failover Clustering
  • Configuring a Failover Cluster
  • Deploy and Configure a Highly-Available File Server
  • Validate the Deployment of the Highly-Available File Server
  • Configure Cluster-Aware Updating on the Failover Cluster
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Understand and describe Failover Clustering
  • Implement a Failover Cluster
  • Configure Highly-Available Applications and Services on a Failover Cluster
  • Maintain a Failover Cluster
  • Implement a Multi-Site Failover Cluster
Module 8: Implementing Hyper-V - This module is Demo Only.
This module covers how to configure Hyper-V and Hyper-V storage options in Windows Server 2012. It will also cover networking features and various feature options and requirements in Hyper-V 3.0 as well as how to configure Virtual machines

Lessons
  • Configuring Hyper-V Servers
  • Configuring Hyper-V Storage
  • Configuring Hyper-V Networking
  • Configuring Hyper-V Virtual Machines
Lab : Implementing Hyper-V
  • Install the Hyper-V Server Role
  • Configure Virtual Networking
  • Configure a Virtual Machine
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Configure Hyper-V Servers
  • Configure Hyper-V Storage
  • Configure Hyper-V Networking
  • Configure Hyper-V Virtual Machines
Module 9: Implementing Failover Clustering with Hyper-V - This module is Demo Only.
This module covers how to make virtual machines highly available and how to implement virtual machines in a failover cluster deployed on the host. It will also explain the movement of virtual machines or virtual machine storage. The module will also provide a high level overview of System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) 2012.

Lessons
  • Overview of the Integration of Hyper-V with Failover Clustering
  • Implementing Hyper-V Virtual Machines on Failover Clusters
  • Implementing Hyper-V Virtual Machine Movement
  • Managing Hyper-V Virtual Environments by Using System Center Virtual Machine Manager
Lab : Implementing Failover Clustering with Hyper-V
  • Configure Hyper-V Replicas
  • Configure a Failover Cluster for Hyper-V
  • Configure a Highly Available Virtual Machine
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Give an overview of the Integration of Hyper-V with Failover Clustering
  • Implement Hyper-V Virtual Machines on Failover Clusters
  • Implement Hyper-V Virtual Machine Movement
  • Manage Hyper-V Virtual Environments by Using System Center Virtual Machine Manager(SCVMM) 2012
Module 10: Implementing Dynamic Access Control
This module will cover how to implement Dynamic Access Control (DAC) in Windows Server 2012. It will cover some core DAC concepts and the implementation of them such as Claims, Central Access Rules and Policies.

Lessons
  • Overview of Dynamic Access Control
  • Planning for a Dynamic Access Control Implementation
  • Configuring Dynamic Access Control
Lab : Implementing Dynamic Access Control
  • Plan the DAC implementation
  • Configure User and Device Claims
  • Configure Resource Property Definitions
  • Configure Central Access Rules and Policies
  • Validate and Remediate Access Control
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Understand and describe Dynamic Access Control core concepts
  • Plan for a Dynamic Access Control Implementation
  • Implement and Configure Dynamic Access Control
Module 11: Implementing Active Directory Domain Services
This module covers the advanced implementation of Active Directory Domain Controllers in Windows Server 2012 such as Server Core deployments, RODCs and Cloning. It will cover Domain Controller configuration, Managed Service Accounts, Group Policy implementation and maintenance tasks for AD DS.

Lessons
  • Deploying AD DS Domain Controllers
  • Configuring AD DS Domain Controllers
  • Implementing Service Accounts
  • Implementing Group Policy in AD DS
  • Maintaining AD DS
Lab : Implementing Active Directory Domain Services
  • Deploy Domain Controllers
  • Implement Group Policy
  • Implement Service Accounts in AD DS
  • Maintain AD DS
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Deploy AD DS Domain Controllers
  • Configure AD DS Domain Controllers
  • Implement Service Accounts
  • Implement Group Policy in AD DS
  • Maintain AD DS
Module 12: Implementing AD FS
This module covers Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) and how it can be used to address various organizational and business identity federation services and scenarios. It will cover configuration of prerequisites and the deployment of the AD FS services. It also covers Implementing AD FS to enable Internal Single Sign On (SSO) in an organization and Implementing AD FS to enable SSO between federated partners.

Lessons
  • Overview of Active Directory Federation Services
  • Deploying Active Directory Federation Services
  • Implementing AD FS for a Single Organization
  • Deploying AD FS in a Business to Business Federation Scenario
Lab : Implementing AD FS
  • Configure AD FS Prerequisites
  • Install and Configuring AD FS
  • Configure AD FS for a Single Organization
  • Configure AD FS for Federated Business Partners
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Understand and describe Active Directory Federation Services
  • Deploy Active Directory Federation Services
  • Implement AD FS for a Internal SSO in an organization
  • Deploy AD FS in a business to business Federation scenario

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