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Get both your MCSA Windows Server 2012 and your MCSE Server Infrastructure certifications in just two weeks. This is 40% faster than traditional training, and includes all five required exams.
During the first part of the course, you'll gain the skills and knowledge needed to implement a core Windows Server 2012 infrastructure. You'll learn the following aspects of a Windows Server 2012 environment:
In the second part of the course, you'll learn the skills and knowledge needed to earn your MCSE. You'll be able to plan, design, configure, implement and maintain your Windows Server infrastructure.
You'll also learn how to implement Windows Server 2012 services, including: server deployment, server virtualization and network access and infrastructure.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Covers supporting and troubleshooting a Windows Server–based network infrastructure by deploying, configuring, and troubleshooting the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) server role.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Provides an overview of Group Policy and provides details about how to implement Group Policy.
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.
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.
Explains how to configure and troubleshoot DNS, including DNS replication and caching.
Explains how to implement virtualized domain controllers and read-only domain controller (RODCs). It also explains how to perform common AD DS administrative tasks and manage the AD DS Database.
Explains how to create, configure and automate the creation of user accounts. It also explains how to configure account-related properties of user objects. It further explains how to create and administer Managed Service Accounts.
Explains how to implement a GPO infrastructure. This also teaches how to perform common GPO management tasks, and manage GPOs by using Windows PowerShell. It also focuses on troubleshooting the application of GPOs.
Explains how you can use Group Policy Objects (GPOs) to implement desktop environments across your organization by using Administrative Templates, Folder Redirection, Group Policy preferences, and where applicable, use software deployment to install and update application programs. It is important to know how to use these various GPO features so that you can configure your users’ computer settings properly.
Explains how to install and configure NPS, RADIUS Clients and servers. It also describes NPS authentication methods. It describe NPS authentication methods and how to monitor and troubleshoot NPS.
Explains how to configure, monitor, and troubleshoot NAP. It also explains how NAP can help to protect your network and the various NAP enforcement processes.
You will learn how to implement and manage remote access in Windows Server 2012. You will also learn how to implement DirectAccess by using the Getting Started wizard, implement and manage an advanced DirectAccess infrastructure, and implement VPN.
Describes FSRM, configure quotas, file screening, and storage reports and implement classification management and file management tasks. It describes the components of the DFS. I also explains how to configure DFS namespaces and DFS replication.
Explains how to encrypt files using EFS and configure advanced auditing features.
Explains how to create and manage server images by using Windows Deployment Services.
Explains how to use Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) to deploy updates to Windows servers and clients.
Explains the monitoring tools available in Windows Server 2012. it also explains how to use Performance Monitor and monitor events.
Students will be able to configure advanced features for Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) and Domain Name System (DNS), and configure IP Address Management (IPAM).
You will be able to configure file services to meet advanced business requirements.
Students will be able to configure Dynamic Access Control (DAC) to manage and audit access to shared files.
You will be able to plan and implement an Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) deployment that includes multiple domains and forests.
Delegates will be able to plan and implement an AD DS deployment that includes multiple locations.
Students will be able to implement an Active Directory Certificate Services (AD CS) deployment.
You will be able to implement an AD RMS deployment.
Students will be able to implement an Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) deployment.
Delegates will be able to provide high availability and load balancing for web-based applications by implementing Network Load Balancing (NLB).
You will be able to provide high availability for network services and applications by implementing failover clustering.
Students will be able to deploy and manage Hyper-V virtual machines in a failover cluster.
Students will be able to implement a backup and disaster recovery solution based on business and technical requirements.
Also as part of the Windows Server 2012 R2 course the content also covers an overview of Windows Azure.
You'll sit these five exams, needed to get your MCSA: Windows Server 2012 and MCSE: Server Infrastructure certifications:
To attend this intensive course, you must have:
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"Great delivery and having the freedom to learn key areas critical to my job made this course fantastic. The fact that I had a VM remotely accessible from my hotel room was a big help, allowing me to mess around with settings.
Paul Robertshaw. - Microsoft MCSA: Windows Server 2012 R2 & MCSE: Server Infrastructure (15 days) (2017.2.25 to 2017.3.11)
"Good fast paced course. All material fully covered. Read course materials before you start. Be prepared for hard work. You will get out of it exactly what you put in. The instructor knows his stuff, is very kind and attentive to students questions. He is always available to go over material you do not understand. Overall a very satisfying and rewarding learning experience."
Anonymous - Microsoft MCSA: Windows Server 2012 R2 & MCSE: Server Infrastructure (15 days) (2013.9.29 to 2013.10.12)
"Trainer was great, helped me with areas where knowledge was weak out of class, tons of material in this course was covered in a very short space of time. The quality of training could NOT be improved!"
M.F., Church Of England. - Microsoft MCSA: Windows Server 2012 R2 & MCSE: Server Infrastructure (15 days) (2015.9.19 to 2015.9.27)
"Our tutor was very thorough, entertaining and funny."
Anonymous - Microsoft Windows Server 2016 - Installation, Storage and Compute (4 days) (2018.6.14 to 2018.6.17)
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"The instructor defiantly have excellent knowledge of the course subject.
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Accommodation - personally, I find excellent and the food is very welcome after a long day
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Melody Lam. - Microsoft MCSA: SQL Server 2016 - Business Intelligence Development (5 days) (2018.3.12 to 2018.3.16)
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