The M20411 Admistering Microsoft Windows Server 2012 course is the second of three courses (m20410, m20411, m20412) which 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 administration tasks necessary to maintain a Windows Server 2012 infrastructure such as configuring and troubleshooting name resolution, user and group management with Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) and Group Policy, implementing Remote Access solutions such as DirectAccess, VPNs and Web Application Proxy, implementing Network Policies and Network Access Protection, Data Security, deployment and maintenance of server images, as well as update management and monitoring of Windows Server 2012 environments.
This course maps directly to and is the preferred choice for hands-on preparation for Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA): Exam 411: Administering Windows Server 2012, which is the second of three exams required for MCSA: Windows Server 2012 credential.
The m20411 course is intended for Information Technology (IT) Professionals with hands on experience working in a Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2012 environment, who wish to acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to be able to manage and maintain the core infrastructure required for a Windows Server 2012 environment. The key focus for students in this course is to broaden the initial deployment of Windows Server 2012 services and infrastructure and provide the skills necessary to manage and maintain a domain based Windows Server 2012 environment, such as user and group management, network access and data security.
Candidates would typically be System Administrators or aspiring to be System Administrators. They must have at least one year hands on experience working in a Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2012 environment. Candidates must also have knowledge equivalent to that already covered in “M20410: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012” course as this course will build upon that knowledge.
Before attending this course, students must have:
Delegates will learn how to:
M20411 Course Outline
Module 1: Implementing a Group Policy Infrastructure
This module covers how to implement a Group Policy infrastructure and then how to configure and manage that infrastructure. It also covers how to scope Group Policy objects (GPOs) using links, security groups, WMI filters, loopback processing, and preference targeting as well as covering troubleshooting policy application.
Lab : Implementing a Group Policy Infrastructure
Module 2: Managing User Desktops with Group Policy
This module covers implementing administrative templates, how to configure GPO preferences and folder redirection as well as managing software with Group Policy.
Lab : Managing User Desktops with Group Policy
Module 3: Managing User and Service Accounts
This module covers how to create and administer user accounts as well as configure user object attributes. It also covers automating user account creation and configuring Managed Service Accounts.
Lab : Managing User and Service Accounts
Module 4: Maintaining Active Directory Domain Services
This module covers how to implement Virtualized and Read Only Domain Controllers as well as how to perform common AD DS administrative tasks. The module will also cover how to manage the AD DS database.
Lab : Maintaining Active Directory Domain Services
Module 5: Configuring and Troubleshooting DNS
This module covers installing and configuring the DNS server role as well as creating and configuring DNS zones and zone transfers. It will also cover managing and troubleshooting DNS.
Lab : Configuring and Troubleshooting DNS
Module 6: Configuring and Troubleshooting Remote Access
This module covers configuring network access, creating and configuring virtual private networks (VPNs) and Network Policies as well as troubleshooting routing and remote access. It will also cover configuration of DirectAccess.
Lab : Configuring and Troubleshooting Remote Access
Module 7: Installing, Configuring, and Troubleshooting the Network Policy Server Role
This module covers installing and configuring NPS as well as remote authentication dial in user service (RADIUS) clients and servers. It will also deal with NPS authentication methods and monitoring and troubleshooting a NPS.
Lab : Installing and Configuring a Network Policy Server
Module 8: Implementing Network Access Protection
This module will provide an overview of NAP, detailing the functionality and infrastructure requirements. It will also cover configuration, monitoring and troubleshooting NAP.
Lab : Implementing Network Access Protection
Module 9: Optimizing File Services
This module covers File Server Resource Manager (FSRM) and how to use it to implement Quotas, file screens and Storage Reports. It will also outline how to implement Classification Management and File Management Tasks as well as covering how to implement DFS, DFS Namespaces and configuring and troubleshooting DFS Replication.
Lab : Lab A: Configuring Quotas and File Screening Using FSRM
Lab : Lab B: Configuring DFS Namespaces and Replication
Module 10: Configuring Encryption and Advanced Auditing
This module covers how to increase file system security by configuring file encryption with Encrypting File System (EFS) as well as how to enable and implement advanced auditing features.
Lab : Lab A: Encrypting and Recovering Files
Encrypting and Recovering Files
Lab : Lab B: Implementing Advanced Audit Policy Configuration
Configuring Advanced Audit Policy Configuration
Module 11: Deploying and Maintaining Server Images
This module covers the features and functionality of Windows Deployment Services (WDS) as well as providing considerations for its use. It will also cover how to Perform deployments with WDS.
Lab : Deploying and Maintaining Server Images Using Windows Deployment Services
Module 12: Implementing Update Management
This module covers the features and functionality of Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) as well as detailing how to provision updates with WSUS.
Lab : Implementing Update Management
Module 13: Monitoring Windows Server 2012
This module covers the various monitoring tools available in Windows Server 2012. It will cover the use of Performance Monitor as well as how to monitor and successfully utilize Event logs.
Lab : Monitoring Windows Server 2012
|Course Duration||5 Days|