410 | Installing and configuring

Windows Server 2012 R2

Show that you have the primary set of Windows Server 2012 skills, relevant across multiple solution areas in a business environment, to reduce IT costs and deliver more business value. (New to IT? Learn about MTA certification for new entrants.)

Earning an MCSA: Windows Server 2012 certification will qualify you for a position as a network or computer systems administrator or a computer network specialist.

To find out how the certifications and training will be updated with Windows Server 2012 R2 updates, read the FAQs.

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    Course Content

    Lesson 1

    Module 1: Deploying and Managing Windows Server 2012

    This module introduces students to the editions of Windows Server 2012 and the new Windows Server 2012 management tools. It 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

    Lab : Deploying and Managing Windows Server 2012

    • Deploying Windows Server 2012
    • Configuring Windows Server 2012 Server Core
    • Managing Servers
    • Using Windows PowerShell to Manage Servers
    Lesson 2

    Module 2: Introduction to Active Directory Domain Services

    This module covers the structure of Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) and its various components, such as forest, domain, and organizational units (OUs). It also gives 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

    Lab : Installing Domain Controllers

    • Installing a Domain Controller
    • Installing a Domain Controller by Using IFM
    Lesson 3

    Module 3: Managing Active Directory Domain Services Objects

    This module describes how to manage user accounts and computer accounts, including how to manage various consumer devices that employees use. The 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

    Lab : Managing Active Directory Domain Services Objects

    • Delegating Administration for a Branch Office
    • Creating and Configuring User Accounts in AD DS
    • Managing Computer Objects in AD DS
    Lesson 4

    Module 4: Automating Active Directory Domain Services Administration

    This module describes how to use command‑line tools and Windows PowerShell to automate AD DS administration. It discusses various command-line tools and Windows PowerShell commands, and then describes how to use these tools and 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

    Lab : Automating AD DS Administration by Using Windows PowerShell

    • Creating User Accounts and Groups by Using Windows PowerShell
    • Using Windows PowerShell to Create User Accounts in Bulk
    • Using Windows PowerShell to Modify User Accounts in Bulk
    Lesson 5

    Module 5: Implementing IPv4

    This module discusses using IPv4, which is the network protocol used on the Internet and on local area networks. In this module, students 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.Lessons

    • Overview of TCP/IP
    • Understanding IPv4 Addressing
    • Subnetting and Supernetting
    • Configuring and Troubleshooting IPv4

    Lab : Implementing IPv4

    • Identifying Appropriate Subnets
    • Troubleshooting IPv4
    Lesson 6

    Module 6: Implementing Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol

    This module 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

    Lab : Implementing DHCP

    • Implementing DHCP
    • Implementing a DHCP Relay Agent (Optional Exercise)
    Lesson 7

    Module 7: Implementing DNS

    This module describes 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

    Lab : Implementing DNS

    • Installing and Configuring DNS
    • Creating Host Records in DNS
    • Managing the DNS Server Cache
    Lesson 8

    Module 8: Implementing IPv6

    This module 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

    Lab : Implementing IPv6

    • Configuring an IPv6 Network
    • Configuring an ISATAP Router
    Lesson 9

    Module 9: Implementing Local Storage

    This module introduces several different storage technologies. It 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

    Lab : Implementing Local Storage

    • Installing and Configuring a New Disk
    • Resizing Volumes
    • Configuring a Redundant Storage Space
    Lesson 10

    Module 10: Implementing File and Print Services

    This module discusses 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

    Lab : Implementing File and Print Services

    • Creating and Configuring a File Share
    • Configuring Shadow Copies
    • Enabling and Configuring Work Folders
    • Creating and Configuring a Printer Pool
    Lesson 11

    Module 11: Implementing Group Policy

    This module 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

    Lab : Implementing Group Policy

    • Configuring a central store
    • Creating GPOs
    Lesson 12

    Module 12: Securing Windows Servers Using Group Policy Objects

    This module 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

    Lab : Increasing Security for Server Resources

    • Using Group Policy to Secure Member Servers
    • Auditing File System Access
    • Auditing Domain Logons

    Lab : Configuring AppLocker and Windows Firewall

    • Configuring AppLocker Policies
    • Configuring Windows Firewall
    Lesson 13

    Module 13: Implementing Server Virtualization with Hyper-V

    This module describes virtualization 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 Virtualization Technologies
    • Implementing Hyper-V
    • Managing Virtual Machine Storage
    • Managing Virtual Networks

    Lab : Implementing Server Virtualization with Hyper-V

    • Installing the Hyper-V Role onto a Server
    • Configuring Virtual Networking
    • Creating and Configuring a Virtual Machine
    • Using Virtual Machine Checkpoints

    Lab Information

    During and after your class times, each student has access to the following lab environment;

    • 21′ Full HD LED Screen
    • 240gb SSD SATA3 HDD
    • i7 4-core CPU
    • 64Gb RAM

    And this can also be accessed from home. Giving you 24/7 access to enable you to practice, practice, practice.

    Exam Information

    Code = 70-410
    Time = 2.30 hours
    Cost = $206.00 ex GST
    Questions = 45 to 50 questions
    Maximum Score = 1000
    Passing Score = 700
    Retake = if you fail, you must wait 7 days before retaking the exam


    Course Objectives

    After completing this course, students will be able to:

    • Install and configure Windows Server 2012.
    • Describe AD DS.
    • Manage Active Directory objects.
    • Automate Active Directory administration.
    • Implement IPv4.
    • Implement Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP).
    • Implement Domain Name System (DNS).
    • Implement IPv6.
    • Implement local storage.
    • Implement file and print services.
    • Implement Group Policy.
    • Secure Windows servers by using Group Policy Objects (GPOs).
    • Implement server virtualization by using Hyper-V.

    Target Student

    This training is suitable for all students who are keen to learn more about the installation and configuring aspects of Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 edition. Some background knowledge and experience will help, but is not necessary.

    This course is intended for information technology (IT) professionals who have some knowledge and experience working with Windows operating systems and who want to acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to install and perform the initial configuration of a Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2012 R2 server in an existing Windows server environment. Typically, candidates who are interested in attending this course include:

    Windows Server administrators who are relatively new to Windows Server administration and related technologies who are looking to learn more about Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2.
    IT professionals who are experienced in other non-Microsoft technologies, who meet the course prerequisites and are looking to cross-train on Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2.
    IT professionals who are looking to take the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) 410: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 exam.
    IT professionals who want to take the Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) exams in Data Centre, Desktop Infrastructure, Messaging, Collaboration and Communications will also be interested in taking this course as they prepare for the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) exams. These are a prerequisite for their individual specialities.

    Skills Assessment

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    What’s Included

    • Training – Instructor-led
    • Courseware – Digital and Hard copy
    • Exam Voucher
    • Practice Tests (180 days)
    • Lab Access (24/7)
    • FREE Resit’s should you want to retake the training again

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