Administering Windows Server 2012 (Exam 70-411)

Course ID: HLT 20411

Course Length: 5 days

Course Description:
This course is part two in a series of three courses that provides the skills and knowledge necessary to implement a core Windows Server 2012 Infrastructure in an existing enterprise environment. The three courses 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 primarily covers the administration tasks necessary to maintain a Windows Server 2012 infrastructure such as Implementing Server Images, User and Group management with Active Directory Domain Services(AD DS) and Group Policy, Remote Access and Network Policies, Data Security, Monitoring and Update Management.

Target Student:
This 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 and have:

  • At least one year hands on experience working in a Windows Server 2008,Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows Server 2012 environment.
  • Good knowledge and understanding of Active Directory and networking infrastructure.
  • Knowledge equivalent to that already covered in 20410A: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 course as this course will build upon that knowledge.

Delivery Method:
Instructor led, group-paced, classroom-delivery learning model with structured hands-on activities.

Course Content

Module 1: Deploying and Maintaining Server Images
Topic 1A:Overview of Windows Deployment Services
Topic 1B:Implementing Deployment with Windows Deployment Services
Topic 1C:Overview of Windows Server 2012 Management
Topic 1D:Administering Windows Deployment Services
Lab:Using Windows Deployment Services to Deploy Windows Server 2012

Module 2:Configuring and Troubleshooting Domain Name System
Topic 2A: Installing the DNS Server Role
Topic 2B: Configuring the DNS Server Role
Topic 2C: Configuring DNS Zones
Topic 2D: Configuring DNS Zone Transfers
Topic 2E: Managing and Troubleshooting DNS
Lab: Configuring and Troubleshooting DNS

Module 3: Maintaining Active Directory Domain Services
Topic 3A: Overview of AD DS
Topic 3B: Implementing Virtualized Domain Controllers
Topic 3C: Implementing RODC
Topic 3D: Administering AD DS
Topic 3E: Managing the AD DS Database
Lab: Maintaining AD DS

Module 4: Managing User and Service Accounts
Topic 4A: Automating User Account Management
Topic 4B: Configuring Password-Policy and User-Account Lockout Settings
Topic 4C: Configuring Managed Service Accounts
Lab: Managing User and Service Accounts

Module 5: Implementing a Group Policy Infrastructure
Topic 5A: Introducing Group Policy
Topic 5B: Implementing and Administering Group Policy Objects (GPOs)
Topic 5C: Group Policy Scope and Group Policy Processing
Topic 5D: Configuring and Troubleshooting IPv4
Topic 5E:Troubleshooting the Application of GPOs
Lab:Implementing a Group Policy Infrastructure

Module 6: Managing User Desktops with Group Policy
Topic 6A: Implementing Administrative Templates
Topic 6B: Configuring DHCP Scopes
Topic 6C: Configuring Folder Redirection and Scripts
Topic 6D: Configuring Group Policy Preferences
Topic 6E: Managing Software with Group Policy
Lab: Managing User Desktops with Group Policy

Module 7: Configuring and Troubleshooting Remote Access
Topic 7A: Configuring Network Access
Topic 7B: Configuring Virtual Private Network (VPN) Access
Topic 7C: Overview of Network Policies
Topic 7D: Troubleshooting Routing and Remote Access
Topic 7E: Configuring DirectAccess
Lab: Configuring Remote Access
Lab: Configuring DirectAccess

Module 8: Installing, Configuring, and Troubleshooting the Network Policy Server Role
Topic 8A: Overview of IPv6
Topic 8B: IPv6 Addressing
Topic 8C: Coexistence with IPv6
Topic 8D: IPv6 Transition Technologies
Lab: Implementing IPv6

Module 9: Implementing Network Access Protection
Topic 9A: Overview of Network Access Protection
Topic 9B: Overview of NAP Enforcement Processes
Topic 9C: Configuring NAP
Topic 9D: Monitoring and Troubleshooting NAP
Lab:Implementing NAP

Module 10: Optimizing File Services
Topic 10A: Overview of FSRM
Topic 10B: Using FSRM to Manage Quotas, File Screens, and Storage Reports
Topic 10C: Implementing Classification and File Management Tasks
Topic 10D: Overview of Distributed File System (DFS)
Topic 10E: Configuring DFS Namespaces
Topic 10F: Configuring and Troubleshooting Distributed File System Replication (DFS-R)
Lab : Configuring Quotas and File Screening Using FSRM
Lab : Implementing DFS
Lab : Installing the DFS Role Service

Module 11: Configuring Encryption and Advanced Auditing
Topic 11A: Encrypting Files by Using Encrypting File System
Topic 11B: Configuring Advanced Auditing
Lab: Encrypting and Recovering Files
Lab: Configuring Advanced Auditing

Module 12: Implementing Update Management
Topic 12A: Overview of WSUS
Topic 12B: Configuring Security Settings
Topic 12C: Deploying Updates with WSUS
Lab : Implementing Update Management

Module 13: Monitoring Windows Server 2012
Topic 13A: Monitoring Tools
Topic 13B: Using Performance Monitor
Topic 13C: Monitoring Event Logs
Lab : Monitoring Windows Server 2012