Administering Windows Server 2012 Training Course (20411)

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This official Microsoft course provides hands-on instruction and practice administering Windows Server 2012, including Windows Server 2012 R2. 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.

Plus, get prepped for Microsoft exam 70-411, the second of three requirements for MCSA: Windows Server 2012 certification.

Administering Windows Server 2012 Training Course (20411)

Key Features of this Administering Windows Server 2012 Training:

  • Microsoft Official Course (MOC 20411) content
  • Prepare for the Microsoft 70-411 certification exam, Administering Windows Server 2012
  • Eligible to use with your Microsoft Training Vouchers

You Will Learn How To:

  • Configure and Troubleshoot Domain Name System
  • Maintain Active Directory Domain Services
  • Manage User and Service Accounts
  • Implement Group Policy Infrastructure
  • Manage User Desktops using Group Policy
  • Install, Configure and Troubleshoot Network Policy Server
  • Implement Network Access Protection
  • Implement Remote Access
  • Optimise File Services
  • Configure Encryption and Advanced Auditing
  • Deploy and Maintain Server Images
  • Implement Update Managements
  • Monitor Windows Server 2012

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Important Windows Server 2012 On-Demand Training Information

  • On-Demand Training Information

    • You will receive a code with your purchase. The code may be redeemed for online access to this On Demand course for up to six months (TESTING)
    • Upon course activation, the MOC On Demand videos and labs are available for three months
    • 2 FREE hours of individual coaching from an MCT Learning Tree Instructor
    • This delivery is also eligible for Microsoft Assurance Training Vouchers (SATVs)
  • Software

    • This course uses Microsoft SQL Server 2016, running on Windows Server 2016
    • This course is applicable to those using earlier versions of SQL Server
  • Recommended Experience

    Familiarity with relational database management systems, programming concepts, and SQL language

  • Exam Information

  • Who Should Attend The Administering Windows Server 2012 Training Course

    SQL Server developers, administrators and analysts who need to migrate and transform data amongst diverse platforms.

  • Exam Information

    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.

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Windows Server 2012 Training Course Outline

  • Module 1: Configuring and Troubleshooting Domain Name System

    This module explains how to configure and troubleshoot DNS, including DNS replication and caching.

    Lessons

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

    Lab : Configuring and Troubleshooting DNS

    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    • Install and configure the DNS server role.
    • Create and configure DNS zones.
    • Configure DNS zone transfers.
    • Manage and troubleshoot DNS.
  • Module 2: Maintaining Active Directory Domain Services

    This module explains how to implement virtualised domain controllers and read-only domain controller (RODCs). It also explains how to perform common AD DS administrative tasksand manage the AD DS Database.

    Lessons

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

    Lab : Maintaining AD DS

    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    • Implement virtualised domain controllers.
    • Implement RODCs.
    • Administer AD DS.
    • Manage the AD DS database
  • Module 3: Managing User and Service Accounts

    This module 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.

    Lessons

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

    Lab : Managing User and Service Accounts

    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    • Configure password policy and user account lockout settings.
    • Configure managed service accounts.
  • Module 4: Implementing a Group Policy Infrastructure

    This module 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.

    Lessons

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

    Lab : Implementing a Group Policy Infrastructure

    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    • Explain what Group Policy is.
    • Implement and administer Group Policy Objects (GPOs).
    • Manage Group Policy scope and Group Policy processing.
    • Troubleshoot the application of GPOs.
  • Module 5: Managing User Desktops with Group Policy

    This module explains 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.

    Lessons

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

    Lab : Managing User Desktops with Group Policy

    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    • Configure folder redirection and scripts by using GPOs.
    • Describe and implement Administrative Templates.
    • Configure GPO preferences.
    • Deploy software by using GPOs.
  • Module 6: Installing, Configuring, and Troubleshooting the Network Policy Server Role

    This module explains how to install and configure NPS, RADIUS Clients and servers. It also describes NPS authentication methods. It describe NPS authentication methods and how tomonitor and troubleshoot NPS.

    Lessons

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

    Lab : Installing and Configuring a Network Policy Server

    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    • Install and configure a Network Policy Server (NPS).
    • Configure clients and servers with the Remote Authentication Dial-In User Service (RADIUS) protocol.
    • Explain NPS authentication methods.
    • Monitor and troubleshoot NPS.
  • Module 7: Implementing Network Access Protection

    This module 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.

    Lessons

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

    Lab : Implementing Network Access Protection

    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    • Describe how NAP can help to protect your network.
    • Describe the various NAP enforcement processes.
    • Configure NAP.
    • Monitor and troubleshoot NAP.
  • Module 8: Implementing Remote Access

    In this module, 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.

    Lessons

    • 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

    Lab : Implementing DirectAccess by Using the Getting Started Wizard

    Lab : Deploying an Advanced DirectAccess Solution

    Lab : Implementing VPN

    Lab : Implementing Web Application Proxy

    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    • Install and manage the Remote Access role in Windows Server 2012 operating system.
    • Implement DirectAccess by using the Getting Started Wizard.
    • Implement and manage an advanced DirectAccess Infrastructure.
    • Implement VPN access.
    • Implement Web Application Proxy.
  • Module 9: Optimising File Services

    This module 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.

    Lessons

    • 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

    Lab : Configuring Quotas and File Screening Using File Server Resource Manager

    Lab : Implementing Distributed File System

    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    • Describe the File Server Resource Manager (FSRM) in the Windows Server 2012 operating system.
    • Use FSRM to manage quotas, file screens, and storage reports.
    • Implement classification and file management tasks.
    • Describe Distributed File System (DFS).
    • Configure DFS namespaces.
    • Configure and troubleshoot DFS Replication.
  • Module 10: Configuring Encryption and Advanced Auditing

    This module explains how to encrypt files using EFS and configure advanced auditing features.

    Lessons

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

    Lab : Configuring Encryption and Advanced Auditing

    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    • Secure data by using BitLocker Drive Encryption.
    • Encrypt files by using Encrypting File System (EFS).
    • Configure advanced auditing.
  • Module 11: Deploying and Maintaining Server Images

    This module explains how to create and manage server images by using Windows Deployment Services

    Lessons

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

    Lab : Using Windows Deployment Services to Deploy Windows Server 2012

    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    • Describe the important features and functionality of Windows Deployment Services (Windows DS).
    • Manage images by using Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (Windows ADK) Tools.
    • Configure Windows Deployment Services in Windows Server 2012.
    • Perform deployments with Windows Deployment Services.
  • Module 12: Implementing Update Management

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

    Lessons

    • Overview of WSUS
    • Deploying Updates with WSUS

    Lab : Implementing Update Management

    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    • Describe the role of WSUS.
    • Describe the WSUS update management process.
    • Deploy updates with WSUS.
  • Module 13: Monitoring Windows Server 2012

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

    Lessons

    • Monitoring Tools
    • Using Performance Monitor
    • Monitoring Event Logs

    Lab : Monitoring Windows Server 2012

    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    • Describe the monitoring tools for the Windows Server 2012 operating system.
    • Use Performance Monitor to view and analyse performance statistics of programs that are running on their servers.
    • Monitor event logs to view and interpret the recorded events.

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Administering Windows Server 2012 Instructor-Led Training Outline

  • Module 1: Configuring and Troubleshooting Domain Name System

    This module explains how to configure and troubleshoot DNS, including DNS replication and caching.

    Lessons

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

    Lab : Configuring and Troubleshooting DNS

    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    • Install and configure the DNS server role.
    • Create and configure DNS zones.
    • Configure DNS zone transfers.
    • Manage and troubleshoot DNS.
  • Module 2: Maintaining Active Directory Domain Services

    This module explains how to implement virtualised domain controllers and read-only domain controller (RODCs). It also explains how to perform common AD DS administrative tasksand manage the AD DS Database.

    Lessons

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

    Lab : Maintaining AD DS

    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    • Implement virtualised domain controllers.
    • Implement RODCs.
    • Administer AD DS.
    • Manage the AD DS database
  • Module 3: Managing User and Service Accounts

    This module 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.

    Lessons

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

    Lab : Managing User and Service Accounts

    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    • Configure password policy and user account lockout settings.
    • Configure managed service accounts.
  • Module 4: Implementing a Group Policy Infrastructure

    This module 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.

    Lessons

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

    Lab : Implementing a Group Policy Infrastructure

    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    • Explain what Group Policy is.
    • Implement and administer Group Policy Objects (GPOs).
    • Manage Group Policy scope and Group Policy processing.
    • Troubleshoot the application of GPOs.
  • Module 5: Managing User Desktops with Group Policy

    This module explains 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.

    Lessons

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

    Lab : Managing User Desktops with Group Policy

    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    • Configure folder redirection and scripts by using GPOs.
    • Describe and implement Administrative Templates.
    • Configure GPO preferences.
    • Deploy software by using GPOs.
  • Module 6: Installing, Configuring, and Troubleshooting the Network Policy Server Role

    This module explains how to install and configure NPS, RADIUS Clients and servers. It also describes NPS authentication methods. It describe NPS authentication methods and how tomonitor and troubleshoot NPS.

    Lessons

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

    Lab : Installing and Configuring a Network Policy Server

    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    • Install and configure a Network Policy Server (NPS).
    • Configure clients and servers with the Remote Authentication Dial-In User Service (RADIUS) protocol.
    • Explain NPS authentication methods.
    • Monitor and troubleshoot NPS.
  • Module 7: Implementing Network Access Protection

    This module 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.

    Lessons

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

    Lab : Implementing Network Access Protection

    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    • Describe how NAP can help to protect your network.
    • Describe the various NAP enforcement processes.
    • Configure NAP.
    • Monitor and troubleshoot NAP.
  • Module 8: Implementing Remote Access

    In this module, 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.

    Lessons

    • 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

    Lab : Implementing DirectAccess by Using the Getting Started Wizard

    Lab : Deploying an Advanced DirectAccess Solution

    Lab : Implementing VPN

    Lab : Implementing Web Application Proxy

    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    • Install and manage the Remote Access role in Windows Server 2012 operating system.
    • Implement DirectAccess by using the Getting Started Wizard.
    • Implement and manage an advanced DirectAccess Infrastructure.
    • Implement VPN access.
    • Implement Web Application Proxy.
  • Module 9: Optimising File Services

    This module 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.

    Lessons

    • 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

    Lab : Configuring Quotas and File Screening Using File Server Resource Manager

    Lab : Implementing Distributed File System

    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    • Describe the File Server Resource Manager (FSRM) in the Windows Server 2012 operating system.
    • Use FSRM to manage quotas, file screens, and storage reports.
    • Implement classification and file management tasks.
    • Describe Distributed File System (DFS).
    • Configure DFS namespaces.
    • Configure and troubleshoot DFS Replication.
  • Module 10: Configuring Encryption and Advanced Auditing

    This module explains how to encrypt files using EFS and configure advanced auditing features.

    Lessons

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

    Lab : Configuring Encryption and Advanced Auditing

    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    • Secure data by using BitLocker Drive Encryption.
    • Encrypt files by using Encrypting File System (EFS).
    • Configure advanced auditing.
  • Module 11: Deploying and Maintaining Server Images

    This module explains how to create and manage server images by using Windows Deployment Services

    Lessons

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

    Lab : Using Windows Deployment Services to Deploy Windows Server 2012

    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    • Describe the important features and functionality of Windows Deployment Services (Windows DS).
    • Manage images by using Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (Windows ADK) Tools.
    • Configure Windows Deployment Services in Windows Server 2012.
    • Perform deployments with Windows Deployment Services.
  • Module 12: Implementing Update Management

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

    Lessons

    • Overview of WSUS
    • Deploying Updates with WSUS

    Lab : Implementing Update Management

    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    • Describe the role of WSUS.
    • Describe the WSUS update management process.
    • Deploy updates with WSUS.
  • Module 13: Monitoring Windows Server 2012

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

    Lessons

    • Monitoring Tools
    • Using Performance Monitor
    • Monitoring Event Logs

    Lab : Monitoring Windows Server 2012

    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    • Describe the monitoring tools for the Windows Server 2012 operating system.
    • Use Performance Monitor to view and analyse performance statistics of programs that are running on their servers.
    • Monitor event logs to view and interpret the recorded events.

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Administering Windows Server 2012 Training Course FAQs

  • Does the course cover administering windows server 2012 R2 as well?

    Yes, the course covers Windows Server 2012 R2.

  • What step in the MSCA Windows Server 2012 certification does this course prepare me for?

    This course maps directly to and is the preferred choice for hands-on preparation for Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA): Exam 70-411: Administering Windows Server 2012, which is the second of three exams required for MCSA: Windows Server 2012 credential.

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