Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows Server 2012

Exam 70-417

Course ID: HLT 20417

Course Length: 5 days

Course Description:
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 course explains 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. Rather, this course will update your existing knowledge and skills to Windows Server 2012.

Target Student:
This course is intended for Information Technology (IT) Professionals who are already experienced Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2 Administrators carrying out day to day management and administrative tasks and who want to update their skills and knowledge to Windows Server 2012. Also suitable for this course would be candidates who hold the existing Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) Windows Server 2008 credential and who want to update that to the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) Windows Server 2012 credential.

To ensure your success, we recommend:

  • Real World hands-on experience deploying and managing Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2 environments.
  • Experience implementing Windows Server 2008 networking technologies.
  • Experience implementing Windows Server 2008 Active Directory technologies.
  • Experience implementing Windows Server 2008 server virtualization technologies

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

Course Content

Module 1: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012
Topic 1A:Installing Windows Server 2012
Topic 1B:Configuring Windows Server 2012
Topic 1C:Configuring Remote Management for Windows Server 2012 Servers
Lab : Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 Servers

Module 2: Monitoring and Maintaining Windows Server 2012
Topic 2A: Monitoring Windows Server 2012
Topic 2B: Implementing Windows Server Backup
Topic 2C: Implementing Server and Data Recovery
Lab : Monitoring and Maintaining Windows 2012 Servers

Module 3: Managing Windows Server 2012 by Using Windows PowerShell 3.0
Topic 3A: Overview of Windows PowerShell 3.0
Topic 3B: Using Windows PowerShell 3.0 to Manage AD DS
Topic 3C: Managing Servers by Using Windows PowerShell 3.0
Lab: Implementing Dynamic Access Control

Module 4: Managing Storage for Windows Server 2012
Topic 4A: New Features in Windows Server 2012 Storage
Topic 4B: Configuring iSCSI Storage
Topic 4C: Configuring Storage Spaces in Windows Server 2012
Topic 4D: Configuring BranchCache in Windows Server 2012
Lab: Managing Storage for Servers Based on Windows Server 2012
Lab: Implementing BranchCache

Module 5: Implementing Network Services
Topic 5A: Implementing DNS and DHCP Enhancements
Topic 5B: Implementing IP Address Management
Topic 5C: NAP Overview
Topic 5D: Implementing NAP
Lab : Implementing Network Services

Module 6: Implementing Remote Access
Topic 6A: Overview of VPN Access
Topic 6B: Overview of DirectAccess
Topic 6C: Installing and Configuring DirectAccess Components
Lab : Implementing DirectAccess

Module 7: Implementing Failover Clustering
Topic 7A: Overview of Failover Clustering
Topic 7B: Implementing a Failover Cluster
Topic 7C: Configuring Highly-Available Applications and Services on a Failover Cluster
Topic 7D: Maintaining a Failover Cluster
Topic 7E: Implementing a Multisite Failover Cluster
Lab : Implementing Failover Clustering

Module 8: Implementing Hyper-V
Topic 8A: Configuring Hyper-V Servers
Topic 8B: Configuring Hyper-V Storage
Topic 8C: Configuring Hyper-V Networking
Topic 8D: Configuring Hyper-V Virtual Machines
Lab : Implementing Server Virtualization with Hyper-V

Module 9: Implementing Failover Clustering with Hyper-V
Topic 9A: Overview of the Integration of Hyper-V Server 2012 with Failover Clustering
Topic 9B: Implementing Hyper-V Virtual Machines on Failover Clusters
Topic 9C: Implementing Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Virtual Machine Movement
Topic 9D: Managing Hyper-V Virtual Environments by Using Virtual Machine Manager
Lab : Implementing Failover Clustering with Hyper-V

Module 10: Implementing Dynamic Access Control
Topic 10A: Overview of Dynamic Access Control
Topic 10B: Planning for a Dynamic Access Control Implementation
Topic 10C: Implementing and Configuring Dynamic Access Control
Lab : Implementing Dynamic Access Control

Module 11: Implementing Active Directory Domain Services
Topic 11A: Deploying AD DS Domain Controllers
Topic 11B: Configuring AD DS Domain Controllers
Topic 11C: Implementing Service Accounts
Topic 11D: Implementing Group Policy in AD DS
Topic 11E: Maintaining AD DS
Lab : Implementing AD DS

Module 12: Implementing Active Directory Federation Services
Topic 12A: Overview of AD FS
Topic 12B: Deploying AD FS
Topic 12C: Implementing AD FS for a Single Organization
Topic 12D: Deploying AD FS in a B2B Federation Scenario
Lab : Implementing AD FS