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20411 Administering Windows Server 2012

New Horizons Computer Learning Centers
Training overview
5 days
Next start date: Contact for info. - Online

Course description

This course focuses on the administration tasks necessary to maintain a Windows Server 2012 infrastructure such as configuring and troubleshooting name resolution, user and group management with Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) and Group Policy.

Course Outline

Configuring and Troubleshooting Domain Name System

  • Configuring the DNS Server Role
  • Configuring DNS Zones
  • Configuring DNS Zone Transfers
  • Managing and Troubleshooting DNS
  • Lab : Configuring and Troubleshooting DNS

Maintaining Active Directory Domain Services

  • Overview of AD DS
  • Implementing Virtualized Domain Controllers
  • Implementing RODC
  • Administering AD DS
  • Managing the AD DS Database
  • Lab : Maintaining AD DS

Managing User and Service Accounts

  • Configuring Password Policy and User Account Lockout Settings
  • Configuring Managed Service Accounts
  • Lab : Managing User and Service Accounts

Implementing a Group Policy Infrastructure

  • 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

Managing User Desktops with Group Policy

  • Implementing Administrative Templates
  • Configuring Folder Redirection and Scripts
  • Configuring Group Policy Preferences
  • Managing Software with Group Policy
  • Lab : Managing User Desktops with Group Policy

Installing, Configuring, and Troubleshooting the Network Policy Server Role

  • Installing and Configuring a Network Policy Server
  • Configuring RADIUS Clients and Servers
  • NPS Authentication Methods
  • Monitoring and Troubleshooting a Network Policy Server
  • Lab : Installing and Configuring a Network Policy Server

Implementing Network Access Protection

  • Overview of Network Access Protection
  • Overview of NAP Enforcement Processes
  • Configuring NAP
  • Configuring IPSec Enforcement for NAP
  • Monitoring and Troubleshooting NAP
  • Lab : Implementing Network Access Protection

Implementing Remote Access

  • Overview of Remote Access
  • Implementing DirectAccess by Using the Getting Started Wizard
  • Implementing and Managing an Advanced DirectAccess Infrastructure
  • Implementing VPN
  • Implementing Web Application Proxy
  • Lab : Implementing DirectAccess by Using the Getting Started Wizard
  • Lab : Deploying an Advanced DirectAccess Solution
  • Lab : Implementing VPN
  • Lab : Implementing Web Application Proxy

Optimizing File Services

  • Overview of FSRM
  • Using FSRM to Manage Quotas, File Screens, and Storage Reports
  • Implementing Classification and File Management Tasks
  • Overview of DFS
  • Configuring DFS Namespaces
  • Configuring and Troubleshooting DFS Replication
  • Lab : Configuring Quotas and File Screening Using File Server Resource Manager
  • Lab : Implementing Distributed File System

Configuring Encryption and Advanced Auditing

  • Encrypting Drives by Using BitLocker
  • Encrypting Files by Using EFS
  • Configuring Advanced Auditing
  • Lab : Configuring Encryption and Advanced Auditing

Deploying and Maintaining Server Images

  • Overview of Windows Deployment Services
  • Managing Images
  • Implementing Deployment with Windows Deployment Services
  • Administering Windows Deployment Services
  • Lab : Using Windows Deployment Services to Deploy Windows Server 2012

Implementing Update Management

  • Overview of WSUSDeploying Updates with WSUSLab : Implementing Update Management

Monitoring Windows Server 2012

  • Monitoring Tools
  • Using Performance Monitor
  • Monitoring Event Logs
  • Lab : Monitoring Windows Server 2012

Course Objectives

After completing this course, students will be able to:

Configure and Troubleshoot Domain Name System
Maintain Active Directory Domain Services
Manage User and Service Accounts
Implement Group Policy Infrastructure
Manage User Desktops using Group Policy
Install, Configure and Troubleshoot Network Policy Server
Implement Network Access Protection
Implement Remote Access
Optimize File Services
Configure Encryption and Advanced Auditing
Deploy and Maintain Server Images
Implement Update Managements
Monitor Windows Server 2012

Who should attend?

Windows Server Administrators experienced in working with Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2012 who wish to gain skills necessary to perform daily management and maintenance tasks in a Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2012 R2 environment.
IT Professionals who are looking to take the 411, Administering Windows Server 2012 exam
IT professional wishing to take the Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) exams in DataCenter, 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, which are a pre-requisite for their individual specialties.

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