Microsoft Windows Server 2012 – Installing and Configuring

Course Info:

Course Introduction

This course provides students with the knowledge and skills required to deploy and manage core infrastructure services in Windows Server 2012. Students will learn about the planning and installation of Windows Server, storage management, permissions, printing, Hyper-V, network virtualization, IP addressing, DHCP and DNS configuration, Active Directory, Group policy, and security.

Course Prerequisites

Students should possess the knowledge and experience with implementing and administering a network operating system.

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: Overview, Virtualization, and Networking; Security, Server Management, and Application Platforms; Evaluation, Server Roles, and Upgrade Paths; Installation Options and Features on Demand; Migrating Roles; Configuring Server Core and Windows GUI; Configure Server Core and Convert GUI to Server Core; Configuring Services and Roles; NIC Teaming; Configuring Remote Management and NIC Teaming

Module 2: Hard Drives and Partitions; Configuring Partitions; Disk Types; Dynamic Volumes and Dynamic Disks; Volumes and Virtual Hard Disks; Storage Management and Storage Pools

Module 3: File Shares and File Server Resource Manager; File Shares and Permissions; Configuring and Combining Share and NTFS Permissions; Configuring and Editing NTFS Quotas; Data Deduplication; Access-based Enumeration and Shadow Copies

Module 4: iSCSI, File and Storage Services, and SMB 3.0; Server Manager Remote Management; Print and Document Services; Branch Office Direct Printing and Printer Sharing; Migrating Print Service to Windows Server 2012; Configuring Printer Pooling, Priorities, and Permissions

Module 5: Virtualization; Hyper-V Architecture and Benefits; Hyper-V Requirements; Installing Hyper-V and Adding a Guest OS; Hyper-V Settings Management; Adding a Hyper-V Host; Configuring Memory, Paging, and Virtual NUMA; Creating and Configuring a Virtual Machine; VHDs, VHDX, and Configuring Files; Disk Management Methods

Module 6: Creating Snapshots; Configuring Snapshots; Virtual Machine Configuration; Configuring Virtual Networks; VLANS and Hyper-V Network Virtualization; VM Migration and Hyper-V Replica; Hyper-V, VM, and Server Backup

Module 7: IPv4 Addressing; Configuring Subnetting and VLSMs; Calculating Subnets and Hosts; Configuring Subnets and Host Addresses; Configuring Supernets and CIDR; Configuring Subnets with CIDR; Configuring Routers and NAT; Comparing IPv4 and IPv6

Module 8: Configuring IP Addresses; Configuring DHCP components; Designing DHCP Fault Tolerance and Backup; Configuring DHCP Scope and Client Options; DHCP and DNS Integration; Create and Configure a DHCP Scope

Module 9: DNS Name Resolution and Hierarchy; DNS Deployment and AD Integration; Installing DNS; DNS Record and Integrated Zones; Creating DNS Records and Server Settings; Root Hints and DNS Forwarding; Reverse Lookup and Root Zones; Name Resolution and Client Configurations; Manipulating the DNS Cache and DNS Clients

Module 10: Configuring AD DS and Functional Levels; AD Components and Functional Levels; Establishing AD and Installing the AD Role; Creating Server Pools and AD DS PowerShell Options; Installing AD DS form Media on Server 2012; AD Schema and Operations Master Roles; Configuring FSMO Roles and Role Placement; Upgrading a DC to Server 2012 and the FSMO Role

Module 11: DC Name Registration and SRV Records; NSLOOKUP and PowerShell; Global Catalog Server Relationship; Removing DCs, Domain Services, and DNS; Creating Users, Accounts and Objects in Server 2012; Creating Objects in Active Directory; Distinguishing Names and Objet Security and Inheritance

Module 12: User Templates and AD Utilities; Domain Joins; Perform an Offline Domain Join; Managing AD User Accounts; User Account Attributes; AD Group Nesting and Conversion; Managing Shadow Groups and Enumeration

Module 13: Group Policy Management; Group Policies under Windows 8; Group Policy Creation and Modification; Link a Group Policy Object; Group Policy Administrative Templates; Configure Group Policy Processing; Configuring User Rights and GPO Settings; Group Policy Templates and GPOs

Module 14: UAC and Creating Linked GPOs; Security Filtering and Group Delegation; Activate Directory Auditing; AD Service and Security Auditing; Configure Security Settings in Group Policy; Application Control Policy; AppLocker Rules and Policies; Software Restriction Policy; Windows Firewall; Advanced Firewall Security; Security Templates and Security Analysis; Group Policy Objects


Course Aim:

This course prepares students to write the following Microsoft exam: 70-410: Installing and Configuring 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 a MCSA: Windows Server 2012 Certification.

Method of Delivery:

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


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