Microsoft MCSA: Windows Server 2012 R2

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MCSA Windows Server 2012 certification, Windows Server 2012 training

Get your MCSA: Windows Server 2012 certification in just 9 days – that’s 40% faster than traditional training. On this accelerated course, you’ll study Microsoft Official Curriculum and sit each MCSA: Windows Server 2012 exam onsite at the Firebrand Training Centre.

Learn how to administer and maintain Windows Server 2012 infrastructure in an enterprise environment. With Firebrand’s unique Lecture | Lab | Review technique, you’ll learn faster and get the knowledge you need to:

  • Deploy, maintain and manage Windows Server 2012 infrastructure
  • Configure fault tolerance, certificate services and identity federation
  • Conduct maintenance tasks, including network access and data security

With this official Windows Server 2012 training, you'll learn from Firebrand’s Microsoft Certified Trainers (MCTs) and achieve your Windows Server certification 40% faster. This accelerated MCSA: Windows Server 2012 course will give you the fundamental set of skills needed to develop and manage your Windows Server environment.

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Complete your MCSA: Windows Server 2012 in just 9 days

This accelerated MCSA: Windows Server 2012 course is 40% faster than traditional training. In 9 days, you’ll study Microsoft Official Curriculum and sit the following exams:

  • Exam 70-410: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012
  • Exam 70-411: Administering Windows Server 2012
  • Exam 70-412: Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services

The Microsoft MCSA: Windows Server 2012 course is your first step towards earning an MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure certification.

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Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012

Deploying and Managing Windows Server 2012

You'll be introduced to the editions of Windows Server 2012 and the new Windows Server 2012 management tools. This module 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

Introduction to Active Directory Domain Services

Covers the structure of Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) and its various components, such as forest, domain, and organisational units (OUs). You'll also get 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

Managing Active Directory Domain Services Objects

Describes how to manage user accounts and computer accounts, including how to manage various consumer devices that employees use. This 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 Groups
  • Managing Computer Accounts
  • Delegating Administration

Automating Active Directory Domain Services Administration

Describes how to use command line tools and Windows PowerShell to automate AD DS administration. It discusses various command-line tools, Windows PowerShell commands, how to use these tools, as well as 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

Implementing IPv4

This module covers IPv4, the network protocol used on the Internet and on local area networks. You'll 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.

Implementing Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol

Covers supporting and troubleshooting a Windows Server–based 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

Implementing DNS

This module covers 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

Implementing IPv6

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
  • IPv6 Addressing
  • Coexistence with IPv4
  • IPv6 Transition Technologies

Implementing Local Storage

Introduces several different storage technologies. It also 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

Implementing File and Print Services

This module will demonstrate 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

Implementing Group Policy

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

Securing Windows Servers Using Group Policy Objects

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
  • Restricting Software
  • Configuring Windows Firewall with Advanced Security

Implementing Server Virtualisation with Hyper-V

Describes virtualisation 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 Virtualisation Technologies
  • Implementing Hyper-V
  • Managing Virtual Machine Storage
  • Managing Virtual Networks

Administering Windows Server 2012

Configuring and Troubleshooting Domain Name System

Explains how to configure and troubleshoot DNS, including DNS replication and caching.

  • Configuring the DNS Server Role
  • Configuring DNS Zones
  • Configuring DNS Zone Transfers
  • Managing and Troubleshooting DNS

Maintaining Active Directory Domain Services

Explains how to implement virtualised 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.

  • Overview of AD DS
  • Implementing Virtualised Domain Controllers
  • Implementing RODCs
  • Administering AD DS
  • Managing the AD DS Database

Managing User and Service Accounts

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.

  • Configuring Password Policy and User Account Lockout Settings
  • Configuring Managed Service Accounts

Implementing a Group Policy Infrastructure

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.

  • Introducing Group Policy
  • Implementing and Administering GPOs
  • Group Policy Scope and Group Policy Processing
  • Troubleshooting the Application of GPOs

Managing User Desktops with Group Policy

Describes how you can use Group Policy Objects (GPOs) to implement desktop environments across your organisation 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.

  • Implementing Administrative Templates
  • Configuring Folder Redirection and Scripts
  • Configuring Group Policy Preferences
  • Managing Software with Group Policy

Installing, Configuring, and Troubleshooting the Network Policy Server Role

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.

  • Installing and Configuring a Network Policy Server
  • Configuring RADIUS Clients and Servers
  • NPS Authentication Methods
  • Monitoring and Troubleshooting a Network Policy Server

Implementing Network Access Protection

This module will teach you how to configure, monitor, and troubleshoot NAP. You'll also learn how NAP can help to protect your network and the various NAP enforcement processes.

  • Overview of Network Access Protection
  • Overview of NAP Enforcement Processes
  • Configuring NAP
  • Configuring IPSec Enforcement for NAP
  • Monitoring and Troubleshooting NAP

Implementing Remote Access

You'll 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.

  • Overview of Remote Access
  • Implementing DirectAccess by Using the Getting Started Wizard
  • Implementing and Managing an Advanced DirectAccess Infrastructure
  • Implementing VPN
  • Implementing Web Application Proxy

Optimising File Services

Learn about FSRM, configure quotas, file screening, storage reports, implement classification management and file management tasks. This module also describes the components of the DFS and you'll learn how to how to configure DFS namespaces and DFS replication.

  • Overview of FSRM
  • Using FSRM to Manage Quotas, File Screens, and Storage Reports
  • Implementing Classification and File Management Tasks
  • Overview of DFS
  • Configuring DFS Namespaces
  • Configuring and Troubleshooting DFS Replication

Configuring Encryption and Advanced Auditing

Explains how to encrypt files using EFS and configure advanced auditing features.

  • Encrypting Drives by Using BitLocker
  • Encrypting Files by Using EFS
  • Configuring Advanced Auditing

Deploying and Maintaining Server Images

Explains how to create and manage server images by using Windows Deployment Services

  • Overview of Windows Deployment Services
  • Managing Images
  • Implementing Deployment with Windows Deployment Services
  • Administering Windows Deployment Services

Implementing Update Management

Explains how to use Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) to deploy updates to Windows servers and clients.

  • Overview of WSUS
  • Deploying Updates with WSUS

Monitoring Windows Server 2012

Explains the monitoring tools available in Windows Server 2012. This module also explains how to use Performance Monitor and monitor events.

  • Monitoring Tools
  • Using Performance Monitor
  • Monitoring Event Logs

Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services

Implementing Advanced Network Services

You'll be able to configure advanced features for Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) and Domain Name System (DNS), and configure IP Address Management (IPAM).

  • Configuring Advanced DHCP Features
  • Configuring Advanced DNS Settings
  • Implementing IPAM
  • Managing IP Address Spaces with IPAM

Implementing Advanced File Services

After this module you will be able to configure file services to meet advanced business requirements.

  • Configuring iSCSI Storage
  • Configuring BranchCache
  • Optimising Storage Usage

Implementing Dynamic Access Control

Configure Dynamic Access Control (DAC) to manage and audit access to shared files.

  • Overview of DAC
  • Implementing DAC Components
  • Implementing DAC for Access Control
  • Implementing Access Denied Assistance
  • Implementing and Managing Work Folders

Implementing Distributed Active Directory Domain Services Deployments

Plan and implement an Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) deployment that includes multiple domains and forests.

  • Overview of Distributed AD DS Deployments
  • Deploying a Distributed AD DS Environment
  • Configuring AD DS Trusts

Implementing Active Directory Domain Services Sites and Replication

You will be able to plan and implement an AD DS deployment that includes multiple locations.

  • AD DS Replication Overview
  • Configuring AD DS Sites
  • Configuring and Monitoring AD DS Replication

Implementing AD CS

This teaches you how to implement an Active Directory Certificate Services (AD CS) deployment.

  • Using Certificates in a Business Environment
  • PKI Overview
  • Deploying CAs
  • Deploying and Managing Certificate Templates
  • Implementing Certificate Distribution and Revocation
  • Managing Certificate Recovery

Implementing Active Directory Rights Management Services

You will be able to implement an AD RMS deployment.

  • AD RMS Overview
  • Deploying and Managing an AD RMS Infrastructure
  • Configuring AD RMS Content Protection
  • Configuring External Access to AD RMS

Implementing and Administering AD FS

You will be able to implement an Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) deployment.

  • Overview of AD FS
  • Deploying AD FS
  • Implementing AD FS for a Single Organisation
  • Deploying AD FS in a Business-to-Business Federation Scenario
  • Extending AD FS to External Clients

Implementing Network Load Balancing

You will be able to provide high availability and load balancing for web-based applications by implementing Network Load Balancing (NLB).

  • Overview of NLB
  • Configuring an NLB Cluster
  • Planning an NLB Implementation

Implementing Failover Clustering

You will be able to provide high availability for network services and applications by 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

Implementing Failover Clustering with Hyper-V

You will be able to deploy and manage Hyper-V virtual machines in a failover cluster.

  • Overview of Integrating Hyper-V with Failover Clustering
  • Implementing Hyper-V Virtual Machines on Failover Clusters
  • Implementing Hyper-V Virtual Machine Movement

Implementing Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery

After this module, you will be able to implement a backup and disaster recovery solution based on business and technical requirements

  • Data Protection Overview
  • Implementing Windows Server Backup
  • Implementing Server and Data Recovery

Also as part of the Windows Server 2012 R2 course the content also covers an overview of Windows Azure.

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During your Windows Server 2012 training you'll sit the following exams at the Firebrand Training Centre, covered by your Certification Guarantee:

  • Exam 70-410: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012
  • Exam 70-411: Administering Windows Server 2012
  • Exam 70-412: Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services

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Exam 70-410: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012

  • Topics covered:
    • Install and configure servers (15 - 20%)
    • Configure server roles and features (15 - 20%)
    • Configure Hyper-V (15 - 20%)
    • Deploy and configure core network services (15 - 20%)
    • Install and administer Active Directory (15 - 20%)
    • Create and manage Group Policy (15 - 20%)

Exam 70-411: Administering Windows Server 2012

  • Topics covered:
    • Deploy, manage and maintain servers (15 - 20%)
    • Configure File and Print Services (15 - 20%)
    • Configure network services and access (15 - 20%)
    • Configure a Network Policy Server (NPS) infrastructure (10 - 15%)
    • Configure and manage Active Directory (10 - 15%)
    • Configure and manage Group Policy (15 - 20%)

Exam 70-412: Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services

  • Topics covered:
    • Configure and manage high availability (15–20%)
    • Configure file and storage solutions (15–20%)
    • Implement business continuity and disaster recovery (15–20%)
    • Configure Network Services (15–20%)
    • Configure the Active Directory infrastructure (15–20%)
    • Configure Identity and Access Solutions (15–20%)

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You’ll receive the following Microsoft Official Curriculum (MOC):

  • MOC 20410: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012
  • MOC 20411: Administering Windows Server 2012
  • MOC 20412: Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services

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Before attending this accelerated course, you should have:

  • Basic knowledge of server hardware
  • A good understanding of networking fundamentals
  • An awareness and understanding of security best practices
  • Knowledge of the initial implementation and configuration of core Windows Server services like:
    • Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS)
    • Networking Services
    • Microsoft Hyper-V

You should also have experience with:

  • Configuring Windows client operating systems, like Windows 7 or Windows 8
  • Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2012 servers in an Enterprise environment

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