Microsoft Windows Server 2012 – Administering

Course Info:

Course Introduction

This course provides students with the knowledge and skills required to administer, secure and troubleshoot the Windows Server 2012 operating system in an enterprise environment. Students learn about the necessary administrative responsibilities, such as monitoring, implementing server images, user and group management, remote access, network policies, auditing, data security, and updating management.

Course Prerequisites

Students should possess the knowledge and experience with implementing and administering a network operating system or successfully completed the Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Installing and Configuring (SSMS410) course or passed the Microsoft 70-410: Installing and Configuring Windows Server certification exam.

Course Notes

A Student Textbook is provided for on-going reference. There is a final exam upon completion of the course. Participants who receive 75% or higher on their exam will receive a certificate. Due to the dynamic nature of the IT industry, job success mandates that an individual not only learns the theory, but also obtains the skill to locate resources that provide answers and help to solve problems on the job. We encourage our students to develop research and study skills that will help them to make the transition from the classroom to the work environment. Independent thinking is required of anyone considering IT courses and a career in IT.

Course Breakdown

Module 1: The WDS Role and PXE Booting; Installation and Configuration of WDS; Working with Images; WDSUTIL and Driver Packages; Transmissions and Unattended Installations; Using Performance Monitor; Data Collector Sets; Using Reliability Monitor and Event Viewer; Creating Custom Views and Subscriptions

Module 2: Windows Server Update Services; Adding and Configuring the WSUS Role; Automatic Update and Client-Site Targeting; Deploying, Migrating, and Verifying WSUS; Configuring WSUS; Configuring WSUS Client Settings

Module 3: The Distributed File System; DFS and Namespaces; Configuring DFS Replication and Staging; Install and Configure DFS Namespace; File Server Resource Manager; FSRM File Screen; FSRM Classification and Management; Using File Server Resource Manager; Configure FSRM Quotas

Module 4: BitLocker and BitLocker To Go; BitLocker Encryption and Recovery; Encrypted File System; Audit and Device Policies; Enable an Advanced Audit Policy

Module 5: DNS Zone Types; Active Directory-Integrated Zones; DNS Zones and Zone Delegation; DNS Forwarders; DNS Records; Dynamic Updates and Aging and Scavenging; Configuring DNS; Network Perimeter Devices and NAT; Remote Access and NAT Implementation; Remote Access and VPN Configuration; DirectAccess and Connection Manager; Install and Configure DirectAccess

Module 6: RADIUS, NPS, and NAP; Remote RADIUS, NPS, and Windows Firewall; NPS Policies and Connection Requests; Working with NPS; Network Access Protection and Solutions; NAP Enforcement and Client Settings

Module 7: Service Accounts; Managing Service Accounts; Managed Service Accounts; Deploying Group Managed Service Accounts; Kerberos delegation

Module 8: Writable Domain Controllers; Universal Group Membership Caching; FSMO and Schema Administration; FSMO Roles; FSMO Management and Transfer; Virtualized Domain Controller Cloning

Module 9: RODC Versus WDC; Read-Only Domain Controller; RODC Passwords and Cached Credentials; Password Policy Settings and Precedence; Password Settings Objects; GPO Backups and Password Policies; Enable a Fine Grain Password Policy

Module 10: AD Protection and Backup; Backing Up the AD and System State; AD Recovery and Recycle Bin; Offline AD Maintenance and Mounting; Configure the AD Recycle Bin

Module 11: Group Policy Management Editor; Software Installation Policy Properties; Configuring Script Policies; Folder Redirection Policies; Administrative Templates; Creating and Importing a Security Template

Module 12: GPO Inheritance and Management; GPO Processing ; Resultant Set of Policy; GPO Backup and Restore; Configure Group Policy Processing; GPO Manipulation; Group Policy Preferences; Manipulating Group Policy Preferences; Manipulating Preferences; Configure Group Policy Preferences


Course Aim:

This course prepares students to write the following Microsoft exam: 70-411: Administering Windows Server 2012

Of interest to:

Those individuals interested in pursuing a career in IT, specifically related to Windows Server technology. Also of interest to those wishing to obtain the MCSA: Windows Server 2012 Certification.

Method of Delivery:

Online learning supported by a qualified College Facilitators or Online Instructors.


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