Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows Server 2012 vA


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.


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Before attending this course, students must have:

  • Experience with implementing, managing and administering a Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 environment
  • Experience with implementing and managing Windows networking technologies
  • Experience with implementing and managing Active Directory technologies
  • An understanding of basic virtualization and storage technologies
  • Knowledge equivalent to the MCSA: Windows Server 2008 credential

Module 1: Installing and Configuring Servers Based on Windows Server 2012

  • Installing Windows Server 2012
  • Configuring Windows Server 2012
  • Configuring Remote Management for Windows Server 2012 Servers

Module 2: Monitoring and Maintaining Windows Server 2012 Servers

  • Monitoring Windows Server 2012
  • Implementing Windows Server Backup
  • Implementing Server and Data Recovery

Module 3: Managing Windows Server 2012 with Windows PowerShell 3.0

  • Overview of Windows PowerShell 3.0
  • Using PowerShell 3.0 to Manage AD DS
  • Managing Servers with PowerShell 3.0

Module 4: Managing Storage for Windows Server 2012

  • New Features in Windows Server 2012 Storage
  • Configuring iSCSI Storage
  • Configuring Storage Spaces in Windows Server 2012
  • Configuring BranchCache in Windows Server 2012

Module 5: Implementing Network Services

  • Implementing DHCP and DNS Enhancements
  • Implementing IP Address Management
  • Overview of Network Access Protection
  • Implementing Network Access Protection

Module 6: Implementing DirectAccess

  • Introduction to DirectAccess
  • Configuring Direct Access Components

Module 7: Implementing Failover Clustering

  • 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

Module 8: Implementing Hyper-V

  • Configuring Hyper-V Servers
  • Configuring Hyper-V Storage
  • Configuring Hyper-V Networking
  • Configuring Hyper-V Virtual Machines

Module 9: Implementing Failover Clustering with Hyper-V

  • 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

Module 10: Implementing Dynamic Access Control

  • Overview of Dynamic Access Control
  • Planning for a Dynamic Access Control Implementation
  • Configuring Dynamic Access Control

Module 11: Implementing Active Directory Domain Services

  • Deploying AD DS Domain Controllers
  • Configuring AD DS Domain Controllers
  • Implementing Service Accounts
  • Implementing Group Policy in AD DS
  • Maintaining AD DS

Module 12: Implementing AD FS

  • 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

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Install and Configure Servers Based on Windows Server 2012
  • Monitor and Maintain Windows Server 2012 Server
  • Manage Windows Server 2012 with Windows PowerShell 3.0
  • Manage Storage for Windows Server 2012
  • Implement Network Services
  • Implement DirectAccess
  • Implement Failover Clustering
  • Implement Hyper-V
  • Implement Failover Clustering with Hyper-V
  • Implement Dynamic Access Control
  • Implement Active Directory Domain Services
  • Implement AD FS
Target Audience

This course is intended for Information Technology (IT) Professionals who are already experienced Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2 Server Administrators, carrying out day to day implementation, management and administrative tasks, who want to update their skills and knowledge to Windows Server 2012.
This course will also be of interest to students who hold the MCSA: Windows Server 2008 credential, who aspire to update it to the MCSA: Windows Server 2012 credential by taking the upgrade Exam 70-417: Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows Server 2012.

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