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Who is this MCSE course for?

This training course is for you if you are interested in becoming Microsoft Certified System Engineer (MSCE) 2012. This training course can be taken as a part-time evening course or even on the weekends. Each course is restricted to a maximum of six delegates to ensure an excellent training experience.

 MCSE 2012 Certification Course Overview

This MCSE 2012 course includes following exams.

Following three are MCSA Windows Server 2012 exams:
  • Exam 70-410: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012
  • Exam 70-411: Administering Windows Server 2012
  • Exam 70-412: Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services
Following two are MCSE Server Infrastructure exams
  • Exam 70-413:Designing and Implementing a Server Infrastructure
  • Exam 70-414:Implementing an Advanced Server Infrastructure

Learn from MCSE trainers

This course will be offered by MCSE certified trainers who are working in the industry as Microsoft engineers. Those consultants write and teach our MCSE training courses, so their experience directly informs course content.

Prerequisites for MCSE Course

This course is not suitable for complete beginners. Microsoft MCSE 2012 candidate should have at least one year of networking experience supporting a Windows network. Complete beginners should consider our network engineer training programme. Please contact us for more details.

Course Contents

Exam 70-410: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012

Module 1: Deploying and Managing Windows Server 2012
This module introduces the new Windows Server 2012 administrative interface. This module covers the different roles and features that are available with the Windows Server 2012 operating system. It also discusses the various installation and configuration options you can use when deploying and configuring Windows Server 2012.
Lessons
  • Windows Server 2012 Overview
  • Overview of Windows Server 2012 Management
  • Installing Windows Server 2012
  • Post-Installation Configuration of Windows Server 2012
  • 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
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe Windows Server 2012.
  • Describe the management tools available in Windows Server 2012.
  • Install Windows Server 2012.
  • Perform post-installation configuration of Windows Server 2012.
  • Perform basic administrative tasks using Windows PowerShell.
Module 2: Introduction to Active Directory Domain ServicesThis module introduces Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) in Windows Server 2012. It covers general AD DS infrastructure including forests, trees, schema, Global Catalog, and Operations Masters. It also covers installing and configuring domain controllers.Lessons
  • 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
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe the structure of AD DS.
  • Describe the purpose of domain controllers.
  • Explain how to install a domain controller.
Module 3: Managing Active Directory Domain Services ObjectsThis module covers configuring Active Directory objects such as users, groups and computers. The functionality of AD DS administrative tools is addressed, in addition to the configuration of user profiles and the process of delegating permissions to perform AD DS administration.Lessons
  • Managing User Accounts   
  • Managing Group Accounts   
  • 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
After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Manage user accounts with graphical tools.
  • Manage group accounts with graphical tools.
  • Manage computer accounts.
  • Delegate permissions to perform AD DS administration.
Module 4: Automating Active Directory Domain Services AdministrationThis module covers using command-line tools to configure and administer AD DS. It introduces using Windows PowerShell cmdlets for AD DS administration, and using Windows PowerShell to perform bulk AD DS administrative operations.Lessons
  • 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
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Use command-line tools for AD DS administration.
  • Use Windows PowerShell cmdlets for AD DS administration.
  • Perform bulk operations by using Windows PowerShell.
Module 5: Implementing IPv4This module covers Internet Protocol Version 4 (IPv4) addressing. It details the various IPv4 components, covers subnetting and supernetting, and discusses configuring and general troubleshooting of IPv4 addresses.Lessons
  • Overview of TCP/IP
  • Understanding IPv4 Addressing
  • Subnetting and Supernetting
  • Configuring and Troubleshooting IPv4
Lab : Implementing IPv4
  • Identifying Appropriate Subnets
  • Troubleshooting IPv4
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe the TCP/IP protocol suite.
  • Describe IPv4 addressing.
  • Determine a subnet mask necessary for subnetting or supernetting.
  • Configure IPv4 and troubleshoot IPv4 communication.
Module 6: Implementing Dynamic Host Configuration ProtocolThis module covers the installation and configuration of DHCP in addition to managing a DHCP database. It also covers security and monitoring of DHCP, including auditing and logging.Lessons
  • Installing a 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)
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Install the DHCP server role.
  • Configure DHCP scopes.
  • Manage a DHCP database.
  • Secure and monitor the DHCP server role.
Module 7: Implementing Domain Name SystemThis module covers name resolution for Windows Server and clients. It details the installation of a Domain Name System (DNS) server and configuring Active Directory Integrated DNS zones.Lessons
  • Name Resolution for Windows Client and Servers
  • Installing and Managing a DNS Server
  • Managing DNS Zones  
Lab : Implementing DNS
  • Installing and Configuring DNS
  • Creating Host Records in DNS
  • Managing the DNS Server Cache
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe name resolution for Windows operating system clients and Windows Server servers.
  • Install and manage DNS Server service.
  • Manage DNS zones.
Module 8: Implementing IPv6This module covers understanding and implementing IPv6 addressing. It covers configuration and troubleshooting as well as co-existence with IPv4 using transition technologies.Lessons
  • Overview of IPv6 
  • IPv6 Addressing
  • Coexistence with IPv6
  • IPv6 Transition Technologies
Lab : Implementing IPv6
  • Configuring an IPv6 Network
  • Configuring an ISATAP Router
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe the features and benefits of IPv6.
  • Describe IPv6 addressing.
  • Describe IPv6 coexistence with IPv4.
  • Describe IPv6 transition technologies.
Module 9: Implementing Local StorageThis module covers the storage configuration options for Windows Server 2012, including managing disks and volumes and implementing file systems. It also covers creating and managing storage pools.Lessons
  • 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
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe the various storage technologies.
  • Explain how to manage disks and volumes.
  • Explain how to implement Storage Spaces.
Module 10: Implementing File and Print ServicesThis module covers securing files, folders and network file shares, in addition to using shadow copies to protect network file shares. It also covers configuring network printing and creating a printer pool.Lessons
  • Securing Files and Folders
  • Protecting Shared Files and Folders by Using Shadow Copies
  • Configuring Network Printing
Lab : Implementing File and Print Services
  • Creating and Configuring a File Share
  • Configuring Shadow Copies
  • Creating and Configure a Printer Pool
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Secure shared files and folders.
  • Protect shared files and folders by using shadow copies.
  • Configure network printing.
Module 11: Implementing Group PolicyThis module covers using Group Policy to centrally manage and apply configuration settings.Lessons
  • Overview of Group Policy   
  • Group Policy Processing
  • Implementing a Central Store for Administrative Templates
Lab : Implementing Group Policy
  • Configuring a Central Store
  • Creating GPOs
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Create and manage Group Policy Objects.
  • Describe Group Policy processing.
  • Implement a central store for administrative templates.
Module 12: Securing Windows Servers Using Group Policy ObjectsIncrease security in a Windows Server 2012 infrastructure by using Group Policy Objects, AppLocker, and Windows Firewall.Lessons
  • Windows Operating Systems Security Overview
  • Configuring Security Settings
  • Restricting Software
  • Configuring Windows Firewall with Advanced Security
Lab : Lab A: Increasing Security for Server Resources
  • Using Group Policy to Secure Member Servers
  • Auditing File System Access
  • Auditing Domain Logons
Lab : Lab B: Configuring AppLocker and Windows Firewall
  • Configuring AppLocker Policies
  • Configuring Windows Firewall
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe Windows Server operating system Security.
  • Configure security settings by using Group Policy.
  • Restrict unauthorized software from running on servers and clients.
  • Configure Windows Firewall with Advanced Security.
Module 13: Implementing Server Virtualization with Hyper-VThis module describes Microsoft Virtualization technologies. It covers installing and configuring Hyper-V virtual machines, configuring virtual storage, and configuring virtual networks.Lessons
  • 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 Snapshots
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe virtualization technologies.
  • Implement Hyper‑V.
  • Manage virtual machine storage.
  • Manage virtual networks.

Exam 70-411: Administering Windows Server 2012


Module 1: Deploying and Maintaining Server Images
This module explains the functionality of Windows Deployment Services, and explains how to use Windows Deployment Services tools to perform lite-touch deployments.
Lessons
  • Overview of Windows Deployment Services
  • Implementing Deployment with Windows Deployment Services
  • Administering Windows Deployment Services
Lab : Using Windows Deployment Services to Deploy Windows Server 2012
  • Installing and Configuring Windows Deployment Services
  • Creating Operating System Images with Windows Deployment Services
  • Configuring Custom Computer Naming
  • Deploying Images with Windows Deployment Services
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe the important features and functionality of Windows Deployment Services.
  • Configure Windows Deployment Services in Windows Server 2012.
  • Perform deployments with Windows Deployment Services.
Module 2: Configuring and Troubleshooting Domain Name System
This module explains how the Domain Name System (DNS) is the foundation name service in Windows Server 2012. It provides name resolution, and enables DNS clients to locate network services, such as AD DS domain controllers, global catalog servers, and messaging servers. If you configure your DNS infrastructure poorly, or it is not working correctly, these important network services will be inaccessible to your network servers and clients. Consequently, it is vital that you understand how to deploy, configure, manage, and troubleshoot this critical service.
Lessons
  • Installing the DNS Server Role
  • Configuring the DNS Server Role
  • Configuring DNS Zones
  • Configuring DNS Zone Transfers
  • Managing and Troubleshooting DNS
Lab : Configuring and Troubleshooting DNS
  • Configuring DNS Resource Records
  • Configuring DNS Conditional Forwarding
  • Configuring DNS Conditional Forwarding
  • Troubleshooting DNS
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Install the DNS server role.
  • Configure the DNS server role.
  • Create and configure DNS zones.
  • Configure DNS zone transfers.
  • Manage and troubleshoot DNS.
Module 3: Maintaining Active Directory Domain ServicesThis module explains the new features, such as virtualized domain controller cloning, recent features like read-only domain controllers (RODCs), and a host of other features and tools that you can use in the AD DS environment.Lessons
  • Overview of AD DS
  • Implementing Virtualized Domain Controllers
  • Implementing RODC
  • Administering AD DS
  • Managing the AD DS Database
Lab : Maintaining AD DS
  • Installing and Configuring a RODC
  • Configuring AD DS snapshots
  • Configuring the Active Directory Recycle Bin
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Explain the general structure of AD DS.
  • Implement virtualized domain controllers.
  • Implement RODCs.
  • Administer AD DS.
  • Manage the AD DS database.
Module 4: Managing User and Service Accounts
This module explains how to manage large groups of user accounts, explain the different options available for providing adequate password security for accounts in your environment, and show you how to configure accounts to provide authentication for system services and background processes.
Lessons
  • Automating User Account Management
  • Configuring Password-Policy and User-Account Lockout Settings
  • Configuring Managed Service Accounts
Lab : Managing User and Service Accounts
  • Configuring Password-Policy and Account-Lockout Settings
  • Creating and Associating a Managed Service Account
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Automate user account creation.
  • Configure password-policy and account-lockout settings.
  • Configure managed service accounts.
Module 5: Implementing a Group Policy Infrastructure
This module explains Group Policy is, how it works, and how best to implement it in your organization.
Lessons
  • Introducing Group Policy
  • Implementing and Administering Group Policy Objects (GPOs)
  • Group Policy Scope and Group Policy Processing
  • Troubleshooting the Application of GPOs
Lab : Implementing a Group Policy Infrastructure
  • Creating and Configuring GPOs
  • Managing GPO Scope
  • Verifying GPO Application
  • Managing GPOs
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Understand Group Policy.
  • Implement and administer GPOs.
  • Manage Group Policy scope.
  • Process Group Policy.
  • Troubleshoot the application of GPOs.
Module 6: Managing User Desktops with Group Policy
This module explains how to configure Administrative Templates.
Lessons
  • Implementing Administrative Templates
  • Configuring Folder Redirection and Scripts
  • Configuring Group Policy Preferences
  • Managing Software with Group Policy
Lab : Managing User Desktops with Group Policy
  • Implementing Settings by Using Group Policy Preferences
  • Configuring Folder Redirection
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe and implement Administrative Templates.
  • Configure folder redirection and scripts by using GPOs.
  • Configure GPO preferences.
  • Deploy software by using GPOs.
Module 7: Configuring and Troubleshooting Remote AccessThis module explains how to configure and secure your remote access clients by using network.Lessons
  • Configuring Network Access
  • Configuring Virtual Private Network (VPN) Access
  • Overview of Network Policies
  • Troubleshooting Routing and Remote Access
  • Configuring DirectAccess
Lab : Configuring Remote Access
  • Configuring a VPS Server
  • Configuring VPN Clients
Lab : Configuring DirectAccess
  • Configuring the DirectAccess Infrastructure
  • Configuring the DirectAccess Clients
  • Verifying the DirectAccess Configuration
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Configure network access.
  • Create and configure a VPN solution.
  • Describe the role of network policies.
  • Troubleshoot routing and remote access.
  • Configure DirectAccess.
Module 8: Installing, Configuring, and Troubleshooting the Network Policy Server Role
This module explains how to install, configure, and troubleshoot Network Policy Server (NPS).
Lessons
  • Installing and Configuring a NPS
  • Configuring Remote Authentication Dial-In User Service (RADIUS) Clients and Servers
  • NPS Authentication Methods
  • Monitoring and Troubleshooting a NPS
Lab : Installing and Configuring a Network Policy Server
  • Installing and Configuring NPS to Support RADIUS
  • Configuring and Testing a RADIUS Client
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Install and configure NPS.
  • Configure RADIUS clients and servers.
  • Explain NPS authentication methods.
  • Monitor and troubleshoot NPS.
Module 9: Implementing Network Access ProtectionThis module explains how to create customized health requirement policies to validate computer health before allowing access or communication with NAP.Lessons
  • Overview of Network Access Protection
  • Overview of NAP Enforcement Processes
  • Configuring NAP
  • Monitoring and Troubleshooting NAP
Lab : Implementing NAP
  • Configuring NAP Components
  • Configuring VPN Access
  • Configuring the Client Settings to Support NAP
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe how NAP can help protect your network.
  • Describe the various NAP enforcement processes.
  • Configure NAP.
  • Monitor and troubleshoot NAP.
Module 10: Optimizing File ServicesThis module explains how to use File Server Resource Manager (FSRM) to place quotas on storage volumes, screen files and folders, generate comprehensive storage reports, control the file classification infrastructure, and use file management tasks to perform scheduled actions on sets of files.Lessons
  • Overview of FSRM
  • Using FSRM to Manage Quotas, File Screens, and Storage Reports
  • Implementing Classification and File Management Tasks
  • Overview of Distributed File System (DFS)
  • Configuring DFS Namespaces
  • Configuring and Troubleshooting Distributed File System Replication (DFS-R)
Lab : Configuring Quotas and File Screening Using FSRM
  • Configuring FSRM Quotas
  • Configuring File Screening and Storage Reports
Lab : Implementing DFS
  • Installing the DFS Role Service
  • Configuring a DFS Namespace
  • Configuring DFS-R
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe FSRM.
  • Use FSRM to manage quotas, file screens, and storage reports.
  • Implement classification and file management tasks.
  • Describe DFS.
  • Configure DFS namespaces.
  • Configure and troubleshoot DFS Replication.
Module 11: Configuring Encryption and Advanced Auditing
This module describes how to use Windows Server 2012 tools to help you to provide increased file system security on your servers.
Lessons
  • Encrypting Files by Using Encrypting File System
  • Configuring Advanced Auditing
Lab : Configuring Encryption and Advanced Auditing
  • Encrypting and Recovering Files
  • Configuring Advanced Auditing
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Encrypt files by using Encrypting File System (EFS).
  • Configure advanced auditing.
Module 12: Implementing Update ManagementThis module introduces key features of the Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) server role.Lessons
  • Overview of WSUS
  • Deploying Updates with WSUS
Lab : Implementing Update Management
  • Implementing the WSUS Server Role
  • Configuring Update Settings
  • Approving and Deploying an Update by Using WSUS
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe the role of WSUS.
  • Deploy updates with WSUS.
Module 13: Monitoring Windows Server 2012
This module explains how to improve performance using performance monitoring tools to identify components that require additional tuning and troubleshooting.
Lessons
  • Monitoring Tools
  • Using Performance Monitor
  • Monitoring Event Logs
Lab : Monitoring Windows Server 2012
  • Establishing a Performance Baseline
  • Identifying the Source of a Performance Problem
  • Viewing and Configuring Centralized Event Logs
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe the monitoring tools for Windows Server 2012.
  • Use Performance Monitor to view and analyze performance statistics of programs that are running on your servers.
  • Monitor event logs to view and interpret the events that occurred.

Exam 70-412: Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services

Module 1: Implementing Advanced Network ServicesThis module describes how to configure advanced features in the Domain Name System (DNS) and Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) with Windows Server 2012, and it covers IP Address Management (IPAM).Lessons
  • Configuring Advanced DHCP Features
  • Configuring Advanced DNS Settings
  • Implementing IPAM
Lab : Implementing Advanced Network Services
  • Configuring Advanced DHCP Settings
  • Configuring Advanced DNS Settings
  • Configuring IPAM
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Configure advanced DNS services.
  • Configure advanced DHCP services.
  • Implement IPAM.
Module 2: Implementing Advanced File ServicesThis module describes how to configure and manage iSCSI and BranchCache, and how to implement Windows 2012 features that optimize storage utilization, such as File Server Resource Manager, file classification, and data duplication.Lessons
  • Configuring iSCSI Storage
  • Configuring BranchCache
  • Optimizing Storage Usage   
Lab : Implementing Advanced File Services
  • Configuring iSCSI Storage
  • Configuring the File Classification Infrastructure
Lab : Implementing BranchCache
  • Configuring the Main Office Servers for BranchCache
  • Configuring the Branch Office Servers for BranchCache
  • Configuring Client Computers for BranchCache
  • Monitoring BranchCache
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Configure iSCSI storage.
  • Configure BranchCache.
  • Optimize storage usage.
Module 3: Implementing Dynamic Access ControlThis module describes how to plan and implement Dynamic Access Control.Lessons
  • Overview of Dynamic Access Control
  • Planning for Dynamic Access Control
  • Deploying Dynamic Access Control
Lab : Implementing Dynamic Access Control
  • Planning the Dynamic Access Control Implementation
  • Configuring User and Device Claims
  • Configuring Resource Property Definitions
  • Configuring Central Access Rules and Central Access Policies
  • Validating and Remediating Dynamic Access Control
  • Implementing New Resource Policies
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Plan for Dynamic Access Control.
  • Deploy Dynamic Access Control.
Module 4: Implementing Distributed Active Directory Domain Services DeploymentsThis module describes the components of a highly complex AD DS deployment, which includes implementing a distributed AD DS deployment and configuring AD DS forest trusts.Lessons
  • Overview of Distributed AD DS Deployments
  • Deploying a Distributed AD DS Environment
  • Configuring AD DS Trusts
Lab : Implementing Complex AD DS Deployments
  • Implementing Child Domains in AD DS
  • Implementing Forest Trusts   
After completing this module, students will be able to:
 
  • Describe and understand distributed AD DS deployments.
  • Implement a distributed AD DS deployment.
  • Configure AD DS trusts.
 
Module 5: Implementing Active Directory Domain Services Sites and ReplicationThis module describes how replication works in a Windows Server 2012 AD DS environment, including how to configure AD DS sites so that you can optimize AD DS network traffic and how to configure and monitor AD DS replication.Lessons
  • Overview of AD DS Replication
  • Configuring AD DS Sites
  • Configuring and Monitoring AD DS Replication
Lab : Implementing AD DS Sites and Replication
  • Modifying the Default Site
  • Creating Additional Sites and Subnets
  • Configuring AD DS Replication
After completing this module, students will be able to:
 
  • Describe AD DS replication.
  • Configure AD DS sites.
  • Configure and monitor AD DS replication.
 
Module 6: Implementing Active Directory Certificate ServicesThis module describes the Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) components and concepts. It covers implementing a certification authority infrastructure, planning and implementing a certificate template deployment using an AD CS certification authority, and planning and implementing certificate distribution and revocation.Lessons
  • PKI Overview
  • Deploying CAs
  • Deploying and Configuring CA Hierarchy
  • Deploying and Managing Certificate Templates
  • Implementing Certificate Distribution and Revocation
  • Managing Certificate Recovery
Lab : Deploying and Managing Certificates
  • Configuring Certificate Templates
  • Configuring Certificate Enrollment
  • Configuring Certificate Revocation
  • Configuring Key Recovery
After completing this module, students will be able to:
 
  • Describe the PKI.
  • Deploy certification authorities.
  • Deploy and configure the CA hierarchy.
  • Deploy and manage certificate templates.
  • Implement certificate distribution and revocation.
  • Manage certificate recovery.
 
Module 7: Implementing Active Directory Rights Management ServicesThis module describes the AD RMS features and functionality. It explains how to use AD RMS to configure content protection, and deploy and manage an AD RMS infrastructure.Lessons
  • AD RMS Overview
  • Deploying and Managing an AD RMS Infrastructure
  • Configuring AD RMS Content Protection
  • Configuring External Access to AD RMS
Lab : Implementing AD RMS
  • Installing and Configuring AD RMS
  • Configuring AD RMS Templates
  • Implementing the AD RMS Trust Policies
  • Verifying the AD RMS Deployment
After completing this module, students will be able to:
 
  • Describe AD RMS.
  • Deploy and manage an AD RMS infrastructure.
  • Configure AD RMS content protection.
  • Configure external access to AD RMS.
 
Module 8: Implementing Active Directory Federation ServicesThis module provides identity federation business scenarios, and it describes how to use AD FS to address such scenarios. It explains how to configure AD FS prerequisites, deploy AD FS services, enable single sign-on (SSO) for an organization, and enable SSO between federated business partners.Lessons
  • Overview of AD FS
  • Deploying AD FS
  • Implementing AD FS for a Single Organization
  • Deploying AD FS in a B2B Federation Scenario
Lab : Implementing AD FS
  • Configuring AD FS Prerequisites
  • Installing and Configuring AD FS
  • Configuring AD FS for a Single Organization
  • Configuring AD FS for Federated Business Partners
After completing this module, students will be able to:
 
  • Describe AD FS.
  • Deploy AD FS.
  • Implement AD FS for a single organization.
  • Deploy AD FS in a business-to-business federation scenario.
 
Module 9: Implementing Network Load BalancingThis module describes how to plan and implement NLB. It will cover managing and configuring an NLB cluster and validating high availability for an NLB cluster.Lessons
  • Overview of NLB
  • Configuring an NLB Cluster
  • Planning an NLB Implementation
Lab : Implementing Network Load Balancing
  • Implementing a Network Load Balancing Cluster
  • Configuring and Managing the NLB Cluster
  • Validating High Availability for the NLB Cluster
After completing this module, students will be able to:
 
  • Configure an NLB cluster.
  • Plan an NLB implementation.
 
Module 10: Implementing Failover Clustering
This module describes the failover clustering features in Windows Server 2012. It explains how to implement a failover cluster, configure highly available applications and services on a failover cluster, maintain a failover cluster, and use new maintenance features such as Cluster Aware Updating (CAU). It will also cover how to implement multi-site failover clustering.
Lessons
  • Overview of Failover Clustering
  • Implementing a Failover Cluster
  • Configuring Highly Available Applications and Services on a Failover Cluster
  • Maintaining a Failover Cluster
  • Implementing a Multi-Site Failover Cluster
Lab : Implementing Failover Clustering
  • Configuring a Failover Cluster
  • Deploying and Configuring a Highly Available File Server
  • Validating the Deployment of the Highly Available File Server
  • Configuring Cluster-Aware Updating on the Failover Cluster
After completing this module, students will be able to:
 
  • Implement a failover cluster.
  • Configure highly available applications and services on a failover cluster.
  • Maintain a failover cluster.
  • Implement a multi-site failover cluster.
 
Module 11: Implementing Failover Clustering with Hyper-V
This module describes the options for making virtual machines highly available. It explains
how to implement virtual machines in a failover cluster that was deployed on a host and how you can move a virtual machine or its storage. In addition, it provides a high-level overview of System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) 2012.
Lessons
  • Overview of Integrating Hyper-V with Failover Clustering
  • Implementing Hyper-V Virtual Machines on Failover Clusters
  • Implementing Hyper-V Virtual Machine Movement
  • Managing Hyper-V Virtual Environments by Using VMM
Lab : Implementing Failover Clustering with Hyper-V
  • Configuring Hyper-V Replicas
  • Configuring a Failover Cluster for Hyper-V
  • Configuring a Highly Available Virtual Machine
After completing this module, students will be able to:
 
  • Describe Hyper-V integration with failover clustering.
  • Implement Hyper-V virtual machines on failover clusters.
  • Implement Hyper-V virtual machine movement.
  • Manage Hyper-V virtual environments by using VMM.
 
Module 12: Implementing Disaster RecoveryThis module describes considerations for implementing a disaster recovery solution, and how to plan and implement a backup solution for Windows Server 2012. In addition, it explains how to plan and implement server and data recovery using Windows Server backup and Microsoft Online backup.Lessons
  • Overview of Disaster Recovery
  • Implementing Windows Server Backup
  • Implementing Server and Data Recovery
Lab : Implementing Windows Server Backup and Restore
  • Backing Up Data on a Windows Server 2012 Server
  • Restoring Files Using Windows Server Backup
  • Implementing Microsoft Online Backup and Restore
After completing this module, students will be able to:
 
  • Describe disaster recovery.
  • Implement Windows Server backup using Windows Server backup and Microsoft Online backup.
  • Implement server and data recovery

Exam 70-413: Designing and Implementing a Server Infrastructure

Module 1: Planning Server Upgrade and MigrationThis module explains how to plan a server upgrade and migration strategy.Lessons
  • Upgrade and Migration Considerations
  • Creating a Server Upgrade and Migration Plan
  • Planning for Virtualization
Lab : Planning Server Upgrade and Migration
  • Planning a Server Upgrade and Migration Strategy
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Analyze upgrade and migration considerations.
  • Create a server upgrade and migration plan.
  • Plan for virtualization.
Module 2: Planning and Implementing a Server Deployment InfrastructureThis module explains how to design an automated server installation strategy and plan and implement a server deployment infrastructure.Lessons
  • Selecting an Appropriate Server Imaging Strategy
  • Selecting a Deployment Automation Strategy
  • Implementing an Automated Deployment Strategy
Lab : Planning and Implementing a Server Deployment Infrastructure
  • Planning an Automated Server Installation and Deployment Strategy
  • Preparing the Windows Server Image
  • Deploying Windows Server
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe how to select an appropriate server imaging strategy.
  • Describe how to select a deployment automation strategy.
  • Implement an automated deployment strategy.
Module 3: Designing and Maintaining an IP Configuration and Address Management SolutionThis module explains how to design and maintain IP address management (IPAM) and a Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) solution.Lessons
  • Designing and Implementing DHCP
  • Planning and Implementing DHCP Scopes
  • Planning and Implementing an IPAM Provisioning Strategy
Lab : Designing and Maintaining an IP Configuration and IP Address Management Solution
  • Designing an IP Addressing Scheme for Contoso (Optional)
  • Planning DHCP to Support Your Proposed Scheme
  • Planning an IPAM Deployment
  • Implementing DHCP and IPAM
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Design and implement DHCP.
  • Plan DHCP scope configuration and options.
  • Design and implement an IPAM provisioning strategy.
Module 4: Designing and Implementing Name ResolutionThis module explains how to design a name resolution solution strategy.Lessons
  • Designing a DNS Server Implementation Strategy
  • Designing the DNS Namespace
  • Designing and Implementing DNS Zones
  • Designing and Configuring DNS Zone Replication and Delegation
  • Optimizing DNS Servers
  • Designing DNS for High Availability and Security
Lab : Designing and Implementing Name Resolution
  • Designing a DNS Name Resolution Strategy
  • Planning a DNS Server Placement Strategy
  • Planning DNS Zones and DNS Zone Replication
  • Implementing DNS
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Design a Domain Name System (DNS) server implementation strategy.
  • Design a DNS namespace.
  • Design and implement a DNS zone strategy.
  • Design and configure DNS zone replication.
  • Optimize the DNS server configuration.
  • Design DNS for high availability and security.
Module 5: Designing and Implementing an Active Directory Domain Services Forest and Domain InfrastructureThis module explains how to design and implement an AD DS forest and domain infrastructure.Lessons
  • Designing an AD DS Forest
  • Designing and Implementing AD DS Forest Trusts
  • Designing and Implementing AD DS Domains
  • Designing DNS Namespaces in AD DS Environments
  • Designing AD DS Domain Trusts
Lab : Designing and Implementing an AD DS Forest Infrastructure
  • Designing an AD DS Forest Infrastructure
  • Implementing AD DS Forest Trusts
Lab : Designing and Implementing an AD DS Domain Infrastructure
  • Designing an AD DS Domain Infrastructure
  • Implementing an AD DS Domain Infrastructure
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Design an AD DS forest.
  • Design and implement AD DS forest trusts.
  • Design and implement AD DS domains.
  • Design DNS namespaces in an AD DS environment.
  • Design and implement AD DS domain trusts.
Module 6: Designing and Implementing an OU Infrastructure and AD DS Permissions ModelThis module explains how to design and implement an organizational unit (OU) infrastructure and AD DS permissions model.Lessons
  • Planning the AD DS Administrative Tasks Delegation Model
  • Designing the OU Structure
  • Designing and Implementing an AD DS Group Strategy
Lab : Designing and Implementing an AD DS OU Infrastructure and AD DS Delegation Model
  • Designing an OU Infrastructure
  • Implementing the OU Design
  • Designing and Implementing an AD DS Permissions Model
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Plan an AD DS administrative tasks delegation model.
  • Design an OU structure.
  • Design and implement an AD DS group strategy.
Module 7: Designing and Implementing a Group Policy Object StrategyThis module explains how to design and implement a Group Policy Object (GPO) strategy.Lessons
  • Gathering the Information Required for a GPO Design
  • Designing and Implementing GPOs
  • Designing GPO Processing
  • Planning Group Policy Management
Lab : Designing and Implementing Group Policy Object Strategy
  • Designing a GPO Strategy
  • Implementing the GPO Design
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Gather information required for a GPO design.
  • Design and implement GPOs.
  • Design GPO processing.
  • Plan Group Policy management.
Module 8: Designing and Implementing an AD DS Physical TopologyThis module explains how to design an AD DS sites topology and a domain controller placement strategy.Lessons
  • Designing and Implementing AD DS Sites
  • Designing AD DS Replication
  • Designing the Placement of Domain Controllers
  • Virtualization Considerations for Domain Controllers
  • Designing Highly-Available Domain Controllers
Lab : Designing and Implementing an AD DS Physical Topology
  • Designing AD DS Sites and AD DS Replication
  • Planning the Placement of Domain Controllers
  • Implementing AD DS Sites and Domain Controllers
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Design and implement AD DS sites.
  • Design and configure AD DS replication.
  • Design domain controller placement.
  • Plan for virtualization of the domain controller role.
  • Design domain controller deployments for high availability.
Module 9: Planning and Implementing StorageThis module explains how to plan and implement storage.Lessons
  • Storage Considerations
  • Planning and Implementing iSCSI SANs
Lab : Planning and Implementing Storage
  • Planning a Storage Solution
  • Implementing Storage Services
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Plan for efficient storage.
  • Plan and implement an iSCSI storage area network.
Module 10: Planning and Implementing File ServicesThis module explains how to plan and implement file services.Lessons
  • Planning and Implementing a Distributed File System
  • Planning and Implementing BranchCache
  • Planning and Implementing Dynamic Access Control
Lab : Designing and Implementing File Services
  • Planning Data Access
  • Planning and Implementing Dynamic Access Control
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Plan and implement DFS.
  • Plan and implement BranchCache.
  • Plan and implement dynamic access control.
Module 11: Designing and Implementing Network Access ServicesThis module explains how to design and implement network access services.Lessons
  • Designing and Implementing Remote Access Services
  • Designing RADIUS Authentication by Using a Network Policy Server
  • Designing a Perimeter Network
  • Planning and Implementing DirectAccess
Lab : Designing and Implementing Network Access Services
  • Planning and Implementing a VPN Solution
  • Planning and Implementing a DirectAccess Solution
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Design and implement remote access services.
  • Design a Remote Authentication Dial-In User Service (RADIUS) solution.
  • Design a perimeter network.
  • Plan and implement DirectAccess.
Module 12: Designing and Implementing Network ProtectionThis module explains how to design and implement network protection.Lessons
  • Overview of Network Security Design
  • Identifying and Mitigating Common Network Security Threats
  • Designing and Implementing a Windows Firewall Strategy
  • Designing and Implementing a Network Access Protection Infrastructure
Lab : Designing and Implementing Network Protection
  • Designing a Windows Firewall Solution
  • Implementing a Windows Firewall Solution
  • Designing a NAP Solution
  • Implementing NAP with VPN Enforcement
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe the network security design process.
  • Describe how to identify and analyze network security threats.
  • Describe a Windows Firewall implementation.
  • Design Network Access Protection (NAP).

Exam 70-414: Implementing an Advanced Server Infrastructure

Module 1: Planning and Implementing a Server Virtualization StrategyThis module explains how to plan and implement a server virtualization strategy using Microsoft System Center 2012.Lessons
  • Overview of System Center 2012 Components
  • Integrating System Center 2012 and Server Virtualization
  • Planning and Implementing a Server Virtualization Host Environment
Lab : Planning and Implementing a Server Virtualization Strategy
  • Planning the Hyper-V Host Deployment
  • Configuring Hyper-V Host Groups
  • Configuring VMM Libraries
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe the System Center 2012 components.
  • Describe how System Center 2012 is used to manage a server virtualization deployment.
  • Plan and implement a server virtualization environment based on Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V and Microsoft System Center 2012 - Virtual Machine Manager (VMM).
Module 2: Planning and Implementing Networks and Storage for VirtualizationThis module explains how to plan a storage infrastructure for a Hyper-V server virtualization deployment.Lessons
  • Planning a Storage Infrastructure for Virtualization
  • Implementing a Storage Infrastructure for Virtualization
  • Planning and Implementing a Network Infrastructure for Virtualization
Lab : Planning and Implementing Virtualization Networks and Storage
  • Planning a Storage Infrastructure for Virtualization
  • Planning a Network Infrastructure for Virtualization
  • Implementing a Storage Infrastructure for Virtualization
  • Implementing a Network Infrastructure for Virtualization
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Plan a storage infrastructure for a Hyper-V server virtualization deployment.
  • Implement a storage infrastructure for server virtualization.
  • Plan and implement a network infrastructure for server virtualization.
Module 3: Planning and Deploying Virtual MachinesThis module explains how to plan and deploy virtual machines on Windows Hyper-V.Lessons
  • Planning Virtual Machine Configuration
  • Preparing for Virtual Machine Deployments with VMM
  • Deploying Virtual Machines
Lab : Planning and Implementing a Virtual Machine Deployment and Management Strategy
  • Planning Physical to Virtual Server Conversions
  • Planning Virtual Machine and Service Templates
  • Configuring VMM Profiles and Templates
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Plan a virtual machine configuration.
  • Plan and configure the VMM profiles and templates that can be used to implement a VMM deployment.
  • Plan and implement a virtual machine deployment in VMM.
Module 4: Planning and Implementing a Virtualization Administration Solution
This module explains how to plan and implement a virtualization administration solution by using System Center 2012.
Lessons
  • Planning and Implementing Microsoft System Center Administration
  • Planning and Implementing Self-Service with System Center
  • Planning and Implementing Automation with System Center
Lab : Planning and Implementing a Virtualization Administration Solution
  • Planning Administrative Delegation and Self-Service in System Center 2012
  • Configuring Delegated Administration and Self-Service in VMM
  • Configuring Process Automation in System Center 2012
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Plan a delegated administration model in System Center 2012.
  • Plan self-service and automation of a virtual machine environment by using the System Center 2012.
  • Plan automation of a virtual machine environment by using System Center 2012.
Module 5: Planning and Implementing a Server Monitoring Strategy
This module explains how to plan and implement a server monitoring strategy using the Windows Server 2012 tools and using Microsoft System Center 2012 - Operations Manager (Operations Manager).
Lessons
  • Planning Monitoring in Windows Server 2012
  • Overview of System Center Operations Manager
  • Planning and Configuring Monitoring Components
  • Configuring Integration with VMM
Lab : Implementing a Server Monitoring Strategy
  • Configuring Server Monitoring Using Windows Server 2012
  • Implementing Operations Manager Monitoring
  • Configuring the Operations Manager Monitoring Components
  • Monitoring Virtual Machines and Host Machines
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Plan a monitoring strategy using the Windows Server 2012 tools.
  • Describe the Operations Manager components and describe how Operations Manager can be used to monitor physical and virtual servers.
  • Plan and configure management packs, notifications and reporting.
  • Configure the integration of Operations Manager and VMM.
Module 6: Planning and Implementing High Availability for File Services and Applications
This module explains how to plan and implement an application and file services infrastructure that is highly available.
Lessons
  • Planning and Implementing Storage Spaces
  • Planning and Implementing DFS
  • Planning and Implementing Network Load Balancing
Lab : Planning and Implementing High Availability for File Services and Applications
  • Planning a High Availability Strategy for File Services
  • Planning a High Availability Strategy for Web Applications
  • Implementing a High Availability Solution for File Storage
  • Implementing a High Availability Solution Using Network Load Balancing
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Plan and implement a highly available storage infrastructure by using storage spaces.
  • Plan and implement a highly available file services deployment by using distributed file system (DFS).
  • Plan and implement high availability for applications by using network load balancing (NLB).
Module 7: Planning and Implementing a Highly Available Infrastructure Using Failover ClusteringThis module explains how to plan and implement a highly available server infrastructure by using the failover clustering features in Windows Server 2012.Lessons
  • Planning a Failover Clustering Infrastructure
  • Implementing Failover Clustering
  • Integrating Failover Clustering with Server Virtualization
  • Planning a Multi-Site Failover Cluster
Lab : Planning and Implementing a Highly Available Infrastructure Using Failover Clustering
  • Designing Highly Available Server Roles
  • Implement Hyper-V Replica
  • Deploy a Failover Cluster
  • Implement a Scale-Out File Server
  • Implement Highly Available Virtual Machines
  • Implement Operations Manager and VMM Integration
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Plan and implement a highly available storage infrastructure by using storage spaces
  • Plan and implement a highly available file services deployment by using DFS.
  • Plan and implement high availability for applications by using NLB.
Module 8: Planning and Implementing an Server Updates InfrastructureThis module explains how to plan and implement an infrastructure for updating Windows Servers and virtual machines.Lessons
  • Planning and Implementing a Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) Deployment
  • Planning Software Updates with System Center 2012 Configuration Manager
  • Planning and Implementing Updates in a Server Virtualization Infrastructure
Lab : Planning and Implementing an Update Remediation Infrastructure
  • Implement Host Updating in VMM
  • Configuring Cluster-Aware Updating
  • Planning a WSUS Deployment
  • Deploying a Replica Server
  • Configure and Validate the WSUS Server Deployment
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Plan and implement a WSUS deployment to distribute updates to Windows Servers.
  • Plan a software update deployment infrastructure by using Configuration Manager.
  • Plan and implement updates for Hyper-V hosts by using Cluster Aware Updating and VMM.
Module 9: Planning and Implementing a Business Continuity StrategyThis module explains how to plan and implement a business continuity strategy in a Windows Server 2012 environment.Lessons
  • Overview of Business Continuity Planning
  • Planning and Implementing Backup Strategies
  • Planning and Implementing Recovery
  • Planning and Implementing Virtual Machine Backup and Recovery
Lab : Implementing a Virtual Machine Backup Strategy with Data Protection Manager
  • Configuring Data Protection Manager
  • Implementing Backup and Restore for Virtual Machine Data
  • Implementing Virtual Machine Backup and Recovery using Data Protection Manager
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe the high level requirements and strategies for implementing a business continuity strategy.
  • Plan backup strategies for a variety of Windows roles.
  • Plan and implement recovery of servers and data.
Module 10: Planning and Implementing an Public Key InfrastructureThis module explains how to plan and implement a PKI deployment, and plan and implement a certificate management solution.Lessons
  • Planning and Implementing a Certification Authority Deployment
  • Planning and Implementing Certificate Templates
  • Planning and Implementing Certificate Distribution and Revocation
  • Planning and Implementing Key Archival and Recovery
Lab : Planning and Implementing an Active Directory Certificate Services (AD CS) Infrastructure
  • Planning the AD CS Deployment
  • Deploying the Certificate Authority (CA) Infrastructure
  • Implementing Certificate Templates
  • Implementing Certificate Revocation and Distribution
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Plan and implement a CA deployment hierarchy in AD CS.
  • Design and implement a strategy for configuring and maintaining certificate templates.
  • Design and implement a strategy for distributing and revoking certificates.
  • Plan and implement private key and certificate recovery.
Module 11: Planning and Implementing an Identity Federation InfrastructureThis module explains how to plan and implement an AD FS server deployment and claims aware application access.Lessons
  • Planning and Implementing an AD FS Server Infrastructure
  • Planning and Implementing AD FS Claim Providers and Relying Parties
  • Planning and Implementing AD FS Claims and Claim Rules
Lab : Planning and Implementing an Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) Infrastructure
  • Designing the AD FS Deployment
  • Configuring Prerequisite Components for AD FS
  • Deploying AD FS for Internal Users
  • Deploying AD FS for a Partner Organization
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Plan and implement and AD FS server infrastructure.
  • Plan and implement AD FS claim providers and relying parties.
  • Plan and implement AD FS claims and claim rules.
Module 12: Planning and Implementing an Information Rights Management InfrastructureThis module describes how to plan and implement an Active Directory Rights Management Services (AD RMS) deployment, plan and manage AD RMS templates and access, and plan and implement external access to AD RMS services.Lessons
  • Planning and Implementing an AD RMS Cluster
  • Planning and Implementing AD RMS Templates and Policies
  • Planning and Implementing External Access to AD RMS Services
  • Planning and Implementing AD RMS Integration with Dynamic Access Control (DAC)
Lab : Planning and Implementing an AD RMS Infrastructure
  • Planning the AD RMS Deployment
  • Deploy the AD RMS Infrastructure for Internal Users
  • Implement AD RMS Integration with DAC
  • Implement AD RMS Integration with External Users
After completing this module, students will be able to:
Plan, implement, and manage an AD RMS cluster.
Plan and implement AD RMS templates and policies.
Plan and implement external access to AD RMS services.
Plan the integration of AD RMS and DAC