Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 - 20410 Course Outline
Get hands-on instruction and practice installing and configuring Windows Server 2012, including Windows Server 2012 R2, in this five-day Microsoft Official Course. This course is part one 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 initial implementation and configuration of core services, such as Networking, Storage, Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS), Group Policy, File and Print Services, and Hyper-V.
This course maps directly to and is the preferred choice for hands-on preparation for the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) Exam 410: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012, which is the first of three exams required for the MCSA: Windows Server 2012 credential.
Labs in this course are based on Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1.
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MOC On-Demand 20410: Installing and Configuring Windows Server
This course 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. Typically, candidates who are interested in attending this course include:
Windows Server administrators who are relatively new to Windows Server administration and related technologies who are looking to learn more about Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2.
IT professionals who are experienced in other non-Microsoft technologies, who meet the course prerequisites and are looking to cross-train on Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2.
IT professionals who are looking to take the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) 410: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 exam.
IT professionals who want 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. These are a prerequisite for their individual specialties.
This course requires that student meet the following prerequisites, including that they have:
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 10967: Fundamentals of a Windows Server Infrastructure because this course builds upon knowledge and skills covered in that course.
At Course Completion
After completing this course, students will be able to:
Install and configure Windows Server 2012.
Describe AD DS.
Manage Active Directory objects.
Automate Active Directory administration.
Implement Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP).
Implement Domain Name System (DNS).
Implement local storage.
Implement file and print services.
Implement Group Policy.
Secure Windows servers by using Group Policy Objects (GPOs).
Implement server virtualization by using Hyper-V.
Module 1: Deploying and Managing Windows Server 2012
This module introduces students to the editions of Windows Server 2012 and the new Windows Server 2012 management tools. It also covers how to install Windows Server 2012, how to perform post-deployment tasks, and how to perform basic administrative tasks.
Windows Server 2012 Overview
Installing Windows Server 2012
Post-Installation Configuration of Windows Server 2012
Overview of Windows Server 2012 Management
Introduction to Windows PowerShell
Lab : Deploying and Managing Windows Server 2012
Deploying Windows Server 2012
Configuring Windows Server 2012 Server Core
Using Windows PowerShell to Manage Servers
Module 2: Introduction to Active Directory Domain Services
This module covers the structure of Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) and its various components, such as forest, domain, and organizational units (OUs). It also gives an overview of domain controllers, in addition to choices that are available with Windows Server 2012 for installing AD DS on a server.
Overview of AD DS
Overview of Domain Controllers
Installing a Domain Controller
Lab : Installing Domain Controllers
Installing a Domain Controller
Installing a Domain Controller by Using IFM
Module 3: Managing Active Directory Domain Services Objects
This module describes how to manage user accounts and computer accounts, including how to manage various consumer devices that employees use. The module also covers how to manage an enterprise network by managing groups, and how to delegate administrative tasks to designated users or groups.
Managing User Accounts
Managing Computer Accounts
Lab : Managing Active Directory Domain Services Objects
Delegating Administration for a Branch Office
Creating and Configuring User Accounts in AD DS
Managing Computer Objects in AD DS
Module 4: Automating Active Directory Domain Services Administration
This module describes how to use command‑line tools and Windows PowerShell to automate AD DS administration. It discusses various command-line tools and Windows PowerShell commands, and then describes how to use these tools and commands to modify objects individually and in bulk operations.
Using Command-line Tools for AD DS Administration
Using Windows PowerShell for AD DS Administration
Performing Bulk Operations with Windows PowerShell
Lab : Automating AD DS Administration by Using Windows PowerShell
Creating User Accounts and Groups by Using Windows PowerShell
Using Windows PowerShell to Create User Accounts in Bulk
Using Windows PowerShell to Modify User Accounts in Bulk
Module 5: Implementing IPv4
This module discusses using IPv4, which is the network protocol used on the Internet and on local area networks. In this module, students learn how to implement an IPv4 addressing scheme and how to troubleshoot network communication. This module also covers how to determine and troubleshoot network-related problems.
Overview of TCP/IP
Understanding IPv4 Addressing
Subnetting and Supernetting
Configuring and Troubleshooting IPv4
Lab : Implementing IPv4
Identifying Appropriate Subnets
Module 6: Implementing Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol
This module covers supporting and troubleshooting a Windows Serverbased network infrastructure by deploying, configuring, and troubleshooting the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) server role.
Overview of the DHCP Server Role
Configuring DHCP Scopes
Managing a DHCP Database
Securing and Monitoring DHCP
Lab : Implementing DHCP
Implementing a DHCP Relay Agent (Optional Exercise)
Module 7: Implementing DNS
This module describes name resolution for Windows operating system clients and Windows Server servers. It also covers installing and configuring a DNS Server service and its components.
Name Resolution for Windows Clients and Servers
Installing a DNS Server
Managing DNS Zones
Lab : Implementing DNS
Installing and Configuring DNS
Creating Host Records in DNS
Managing the DNS Server Cache
Module 8: Implementing IPv6
This module discusses the features and benefits of IPv6, how IPv6 affects IPv4 networks, and how to integrate IPv6 into IPv4 networks by using various transition technologies.
Overview of IPv6
Coexistence with IPv4
IPv6 Transition Technologies
Lab : Implementing IPv6
Configuring an IPv6 Network
Configuring an ISATAP Router
Module 9: Implementing Local Storage
This module introduces several different storage technologies. It discusses how to implement the storage solutions in Windows Server 2012, and how to use the new Storage Spaces feature, which enables you to combine disks into pools that you can configure for automatic management.
Overview of Storage
Managing Disks and Volumes
Implementing Storage Spaces
Lab : Implementing Local Storage
Installing and Configuring a New Disk
Configuring a Redundant Storage Space
Module 10: Implementing File and Print Services
This module discusses how to provide file and print resources with Windows Server 2012. It describes how to secure files and folders, how to protect previous versions of files and folders by using shadow copies, and how to give workers remote access to corporate files by implementing the new Work Folders role service. It also describes new network printing features that help manage the network printing environment.
Securing Files and Folders
Protecting Shared Files and Folders by Using Shadow Copies
Configuring Work Folders
Configuring Network Printing
Lab : Implementing File and Print Services
Creating and Configuring a File Share
Configuring Shadow Copies
Enabling and Configuring Work Folders
Creating and Configuring a Printer Pool
Module 11: Implementing Group Policy
This module provides an overview of Group Policy and provides details about how to implement Group Policy.
Overview of Group Policy
Group Policy Processing
Implementing a Central Store for Administrative Templates
Lab : Implementing Group Policy
Configuring a central store
Module 12: Securing Windows Servers Using Group Policy Objects
This module describes Windows Server 2012 operating system security. It covers how to identify security threats, plan your strategy to mitigate security threats, and secure your Windows Server 2012 infrastructure.
Security Overview for Windows Operating Systems
Configuring Security Settings
Configuring Windows Firewall with Advanced Security
Lab : Increasing Security for Server Resources
Using Group Policy to Secure Member Servers
Auditing File System Access
Auditing Domain Logons
Lab : Configuring AppLocker and Windows Firewall
Configuring AppLocker Policies
Configuring Windows Firewall
Module 13: Implementing Server Virtualization with Hyper-V
This module describes virtualization technologies available on Windows, specifically focusing on the Hyper-V role in Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2. It covers the components of the Hyper-V role, configuring and deploying the role, in addition to and how to configure and manage key components of a Hyper-V implementation, such as Storage and Networking.
Overview of Virtualization Technologies
Managing Virtual Machine Storage
Managing Virtual Networks
Lab : Implementing Server Virtualization with Hyper-V
Installing the Hyper-V Role onto a Server
Configuring Virtual Networking
Creating and Configuring a Virtual Machine
Using Virtual Machine Checkpoints
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