This version of this course, 20417A, utilizes pre-release software in the virtual machines for the labs. This course is designed primarily for people who want to upgrade their technical skills from Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 to Windows Server 2012. It presumes a high level of knowledge about previous Windows Server versions.
This will explain new features and functionality in Windows Server 2012 around management, networking infrastructure, storage, access control, Hyper-V, high availability, and identity federation. Specific technologies covered will include Dynamic Access Control(DAC), Failover Clustering, Microsoft Online Backup and changes with Active Directory, and Hyper-V and Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS). It is not a product upgrade course, detailing the considerations for migrating and upgrading your specific environment to Windows Server 2012. However, this course will update your skills to Windows Server 2012.
This course is also preparation material, and maps directly to, the Exam 70-417: Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows Server 2012.
The primary audience for this course is Information Technology (IT) professionals who are experienced Windows Server 2008 Server Administrators, and who carry out day-to-day management and administrative tasks, and want to update their skills and knowledge to Windows Server 2012.
The secondary audience for this course includes candidates who hold existing credentials in Windows Server 2008 at Technology Specialist (TS) or Professional (PRO) level, and who want to migrate their current credentials to the new credential of Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) with Windows Server 2012.
After completing this course, students will be able to:
* Install and configure Windows Server 2012 servers.
* Monitor and maintain Windows Server 2012 servers.
* Use Windows PowerShell 3.0 to manage Windows Server 2012 servers.
* Configure storage on Windows Server 2012 servers.
* Deploy and manage network services.
* Deploy and manage a DirectAccess infrastructure.
* Provide high availability for network services and applications by implementing failover clustering.
* Deploy and configure virtual machines on Hyper-V.
* Deploy and manage Hyper-V virtual machines in a failover cluster.
* Configure Dynamic Access Control to manage and audit access to shared files.
* Implement the new features in Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) for Windows Server 2012.
* Plan and implement an Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) deployment.
Before attending this course, students must have:
* Two or more years of experience deploying and managing Windows Server 2008
* Experience with Windows networking technologies and implementation
* Experience with Active Directory technologies and implementation
* Experience with Windows Server 2008 server virtualization technologies and implementation
Students attending this course are expected to have passed the following exams, or have equivalent knowledge:
* Exam 70-640: Windows Server 2008 Active Directory, Configuring
* Exam 70-642: Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure, Configuring
* Exam 70-646: Windows Server 2008, Server Administrator
Installing Windows Server 2012
Configuring Windows Server 2012
Configuring Remote Management for Windows Server 2012 Servers
Monitoring Windows Server 2012
Implementing Windows Server Backup
Implementing Server and Data Recovery
Overview of Windows PowerShell 3.0
Using Windows PowerShell 3.0 to Manage AD DS
Managing Servers by Using Windows PowerShell 3.0
New Features in Windows Server 2012 Storage
Configuring iSCSI Storage
Configuring Storage Spaces in Windows Server 2012
Configuring BranchCache in Windows Server 2012
Implementing DNS and DHCP Enhancements
Implementing IP Address Management
Overview of DirectAccess
Installing and Configuring DirectAccess Components
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
Configuring Hyper-V Servers
Configuring Hyper-V Storage
Configuring Hyper-V Networking
Configuring Hyper-V Virtual Machines
Overview of the Integration of Hyper-V with Failover Clustering
Implementing Hyper-V Virtual Machines on Failover Clusters
Implementing Hyper-V Virtual Machine Movement
Managing Hyper-V Virtual Environments by Using System Center Virtual Machine Manager
Overview of Dynamic Access Control
Planning for a Dynamic Access Control Implementation
Implementing and Configuring Dynamic Access Control
Deploying AD DS Domain Controllers
Configuring AD DS Domain Controllers
Implementing Service Accounts
Implementing Group Policy in AD DS
Maintaining AD DS
Overview of Active Directory Federation Services
Deploying Active Directory Federation Services
Implementing AD FS for a Single Organization
Deploying AD FS in a Business to Business Federation Scenario