20410: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 Training

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Course Description

The course is part one of a series of three courses that provide 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. While there is some cross-over in skillset and tasks across the courses, this course primarily covers the initial implementation and configuration of those core services, such as Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS), networking services, and Hyper-V configuration.
Course Length: 5 Days
Course Tuition: $2090 (US)


This course is intended for Information Technology (IT) Professionals who have good Windows operating system knowledge and experience and who want to acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to implement the core infrastructure services in an existing Windows Server 2012 environment. Although students would benefit from having some previous Windows Server experience, they must have good hands-on Windows Client experience with Windows Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8.

Course Outline


Module 1: Deploying and Managing Windows Server 2012
This module introduces the new Windows Server 2012 administrative interface. This module covers the different roles and features that are available with the Windows Server 2012 operating system. It also discusses the various installation and configuration options you can use when deploying and configuring Windows Server 2012.

Windows Server 2012 Overview
Overview of Windows Server 2012 Management
Installing Windows Server 2012
Post-Installation Configuration of Windows Server 2012
Introduction to Windows PowerShell
Lab : Deploying and Managing Windows Server 2012
Deploying Windows Server 2012
Configuring Windows Server 2012 Server Core
Managing Servers
Using Windows PowerShell to Manage Servers

After completing this module, students will be able to:
Describe Windows Server 2012.
Describe the management tools available in Windows Server 2012.
Install Windows Server 2012.
Perform post-installation configuration of Windows Server 2012.
Perform basic administrative tasks using Windows PowerShell.

Module 2: Introduction to Active Directory Domain Services
This module introduces Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) in Windows Server 2012. It covers general AD DS infrastructure including forests, trees, schema, Global Catalog, Operations Masters. It also covers installing and configuring domain controllers.
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

After completing this module, students will be able to:
Describe the structure of Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS).
Describe the purpose of domain controllers.
Install a domain controller.

Module 3: Managing Active Directory Domain Services Objects
This module covers configuring Active Directory Objects such as users, groups and computers. The functionality of AD DS Administrative Tools is addressed, in addition to the configuration of user profiles and the process of delegating permissions to perform AD DS administration.

Managing User Accounts
Managing Group Accounts
Managing Computer Accounts
Delegating Administration
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

After completing this module, students will be able to:
Manage user accounts with graphical tools.
Manage groups with graphical tools.
Manage computer accounts.
Delegate permissions to perform AD DS administration.

Module 4: Automating Active Directory Domain Services Administration
This module covers using command-line tools to configure and administer AD DS. It introduces using Windows PowerShell cmdlets for AD DS administration, and using Windows PowerShell to perform bulk AD DS administrative operations.

Using Command-line Tools for Administration
Using Windows PowerShell for 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

After completing this module, students will be able to:
Use command-line tools for AD DS administration.
Use Windows PowerShell cmdlets for AD DS administration.
Perform bulk operations by using Windows PowerShell.

Module 5: Implementing IPv4
This module covers Internet Protocol Version 4 (IPv4) addressing. It details the various IPv4 components, covers subnetting and supernetting, and discusses configuring and general troubleshooting of IPv4 addresses.

Overview of TCP/IP
Understanding IPv4 Addressing
Subnetting and Supernetting
Configuring and Troubleshooting IPv4
Lab : Implementing IPv4
Identifying Appropriate Subnets
Troubleshooting IPv4

After completing this module, students will be able to:
Describe the TCP/IP protocol suite.
Describe IPv4 addressing.
Determine a subnet mask necessary for supernetting or subnetting.
Configure IPv4 and troubleshoot IPv4 communication.

Module 6: Implementing DHCP
This module covers the installation and configuration of DHCP as well as managing a DHCP database. It also covers security and monitoring of DHCP, including auditing and logging.

Installing a DHCP Server Role
Configuring DHCP Scopes
Managing a DHCP Database
Securing and Monitoring DHCP
Lab : Implementing DHCP
Implementing DHCP
Implementing a DHCP Relay (Optional Exercise)

After completing this module, students will be able to:
Install the DHCP server role.
Configure DHCP scopes.
Manage a DHCP database.
Secure and monitor the DHCP server role.

Module 7: Implementing DNS
This module covers name resolution for Windows Server and clients. It details the installation of a DNS server and configuring Active Directory Integrated DNS zones.

Name Resolution for Windows Client and Servers
Installing and Managing a DNS Server
Managing DNS Zones
Lab : Implementing DNS
Installing and Configuring DNS
Creating Host Records in DNS
Managing the DNS Server Cache

After completing this module, students will be able to:
Describe name resolution for Windows operating system clients and Windows Server servers.
Install and manage DNS service.
Manage DNS zones.

Module 8: Implementing IPv6
This module covers understanding and implementing IPv6 addressing. It covers configuration and troubleshooting as well as co-existence with IPv4 using transition technologies.

Overview of IPv6
IPv6 Addressing
Coexistence with IPv6
IPv6 Transition Technologies
Lab : Implementing IPv6
Configuring an IPv6 Network
Configuring an ISATAP Router

After completing this module, students will be able to:
Describe the features and benefits of IPv6.
Describe IPv6 addressing.
Describe IPv6 coexistence with IPv4.
Describe IPv6 transition technologies.

Module 9: Implementing Local Storage
This module covers the storage configuration options for Windows Server 2012, including managing disks and volumes and implementing file systems. It also covers creating and managing storage pools.

Overview of Storage
Managing Disks and Volumes
Implementing Storage Spaces
Lab : Implementing Local Storage
Installing and Configuring a New Disk
Resizing Volumes
Configuring a Redundant Storage Space

After completing this module, students will be able to:
Explain the various storage technologies.
Manage disks and volumes.
Implement Storage Spaces.

Module 10: Implementing File and Print Services
This module covers securing files, folders and network file shares, in addition to using shadow copies to protect network file shares. It also covers configuring network printing and creating a printer pool.

Securing Files and Folders
Protecting Shared Files and Folders Using Shadow Copies
Configuring Network Printing
Lab : Implementing File and Print Services
Creating and Configuring a File Share
Configuring Shadow Copies
Creating and Configure a Printer Pool

After completing this module, students will be able to:
Secure shared files and folders.
Protect shared files and folders by using shadow copies.
Configure network printing.

Module 11: Implementing Group Policy
This module covers using Group Policy to centrally manage and apply configuration settings.

Overview of Group Policy
Group Policy Processing
Implementing a Central Store for Administrative Templates
Lab : Implementing Group Policy
Configuring a Central Store
Creating GPOs

After completing this module, students will be able to:
Create and manage Group Policy Objects.
Describe Group Policy processing.
Implement a central store for administrative templates.

Module 12: Securing Windows Servers Using Group Policy Objects
Increase security in a Windows Server 2012 infrastructure by using Group Policy Objects, AppLocker, and Windows Firewall.
Windows Security Overview
Configuring Security Settings
Restricting Software
Configuring Windows Firewall with Advanced Security
Lab : Lab A: Increasing Security for Server Resources
Using Group Policy to Secure Member Servers
Auditing File System Access
Auditing Domain Logons
Lab : Lab B: Configuring AppLocker and Windows Firewall
Configuring AppLocker Policies
Configuring Windows Firewall

After completing this module, students will be able to:
Describe Windows Security.
Configure security settings by using Group Policy.
Restrict unauthorized software from running on servers and clients.
Configure Windows Firewall with Advanced Security.

Module 13: Implementing Server Virtualization with Hyper-V
This module describes Microsoft Virtualization technologies. It covers installing and configuring Hyper-V virtual machines, configuring virtual storage, and configuring virtual networks.

Overview of Virtualization Technologies
Implementing Hyper-V
Managing Virtual Machine Storage
Managing Virtual Networks
Lab : Implementing Server Virtualization with Hyper-V
Installing the Hyper-V Server Role
Configuring Virtual Networking
Creating and Configuring a Virtual Machine
Using Virtual Machine Snapshots

After completing this module, students will be able to:
Understand and describe Microsoft's virtualization technologies.
Implement Hyper-V.
Manage virtual machine storage.
Manage virtual networks

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