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MCSE: Server Infrastructure 2012

This certification is highly sought after by employers looking for someone who can run a modern data center. In addition, the MCSE: Server Infrastructure provides validation you have the necessary expertise involving virtualization, storage, networking and identity/systems management. This certification fills roles including but not limited to information security analyst and computer support specialist.

MCSE: Server Infrastructure

  • 1 x Microsoft 70-410: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012  
  • 1 x Microsoft 70-411: Administering Windows Server 2012  
  • 1 x Microsoft 70-412: Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services  
  • 1 x Microsoft 70-413: Designing and Implementing a Server Infrastructure  
  • 1 x Microsoft 70-414: Implementing an Advanced Server Infrastructure  

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Microsoft Exam 70-410: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 Certification Training Course Curriculum:

Instructor Introduction
Course Outline

Module 1

Course Introduction
Instructor Introduction
Course Overview
Prerequisites
Certification Overview

Module 2

Best Course Practices
Lab Setup
Building Your Own Environment
Presentation Types
Chapter Review

Module 3

Windows Server 2012 Installation
Available Editions
Requirements
Server Manager Overview
Best Practice Analyzer
Installing Server 2012
Performing a Windows Server 2012 Installation
Windows Server 2012 Standard Configurations
Server Manager Roles
Remote Management Configuration
Installation Review
Chapter Review

Module 4

Windows Server 2012 CORE
Introduction to Windows Server 2012 CORE
Minimum Server Interface
Server Core Management
CORE Roles
Installation Options
Installing and Configuring Server CORE
Chapter Review

Module 5

Windows Server 2012 Server Manager
Dashboard Overview
Servers
Roles and Features
Server Manager Creation and Configuration
Server Manager Toolbar
Local Server Management
Configuring Server Manager Toolbar
Chapter Review

Module 6

Server Manager PowerShell
Server Core Management Tools
Windows PowerShell ISE Tool

Module 7

PowerShell 101 Basics
What is PowerShell
Remoting
Commands Cmdlets
Server Administration
Remote Server Administration
PowerShell ISE
Scripting
More PowerShell Features
Chapter Review

Module 8

Windows Server 2012 Network DHCP
Networking
Network Components
TCP/IP
DHCP
DHCP Installation
IP and DHCP Tools
DHCP Configuration
Chapter Review

Module 9

Windows Server 2012 Network Configuration IPv4
IPv4 Basics
IPv4 Addressing
IPv4 Subnetting
Network Adapter Settings
Network Settings Through the GUI
Network Settings from a Command Line
Chapter Review

Module 10

Windows Server 2012 Network Configuration IPv6
IPv6 Basics
IPv6 Addressing
IPv6 Simplification and Equivalents
IPv6 Network Configuration
Transition Technologies
Configuring ISATAP
Chapter Review

Module 11

Windows Server 2012 Network DNS
DNS Basics
Zone Records and Types
Records
Name Resolution
DNS Installation and Configuration
DNS Query
DNS Tools
Working with DNS Tools
Chapter Review

Module 12

Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V
Basic Overview of Virtualization
What is Server Virtualization?
Desktop Virtualization
Presentation Virtualization
Application Virtualization
USV Virtualization
Cloud Computing
System Requirements
Installing the Hyper-V Role
Installing Hyper-V
Configuring Hyper-V
Managing Virtual Networks
Configuration Settings In Hyper-V
Chapter Review

Module 13

Windows Server 2012 Active Directory Domain Services
Active Directory Accounts
Active Directory Administration
Creating Active Directory User Account
Active Directory Templates
Creating a Template
Command Line Tools
PowerShell Scripting
Adding Users and Groups In PowerShell
Chapter Review

Module 14

Windows Server 2012 AD Objects and Groups
Groups
Group Scope
Default Groups
Creating Groups
AD DS Permissions
AD DS Delegation
Chapter Review

Module 15

Windows Server 2012 Local Storage
Storage Basics
Drive Types
Volumes
File System
Creating Mounts and Links
Chapter Review

Module 16

Windows Server 2012 Storage Spaces
Storage Spaces
High Available Virtual Disk
Advanced Configuration
Advanced Storage Space Management
Working with Storage Space
Chapter Review

Module 17

Windows Server 2012 Files Folders Shadow Copy
NTFS Permissions
File/Folder Permissions
File/Folder Rights
Effective Permissions
File/Folder Creation and Configuration
Shadow Copies
Creating and Restoring Shadow Copies
Chapter Review

Module 18

Windows Server 2012 Group Policy Object Basics
Defining GPO
GPO History
Practical Application
GPO Settings
GPO Types
GPO Overview
Chapter Review

Module 19

Windows Server 2012 GPO Central Store
Storage of GPO
Central Store
Administrative Templates
Multiple Local GPO
Policy vs. Preference
Managed vs. Unmanaged
Creating a Central Store
Chapter Review

Module 20

Windows Server 2012 GPO Starter
Building GPOs
Available Settings
Export/Import
Delegation
Creating GPOs and Using a Starter GPO
Chapter Review

Module 21

Windows Server 2012 GPO Secure
Security 101
Types
Security Template
Rights
Monitor
Implementing Server Security
Auditing File System Access
Chapter Review

Module 22

Windows Server 2012 GPO Application and Firewall
Application Restrictions
Software Restriction Policy
AppLocker
Creating AppLocker Rules
Windows Firewall
Windows Firewall Advanced Security
Chapter Review

Module 23

Windows Server 2012 Printing
Network Printing
Enhanced Point and Print
V3 and V4 Drivers
Printer Security
Printer Pooling
Branch Office Direct
Installing and Configuring Printer Services
Chapter Review

Module 24

Certification Preparation Review
Microsoft Website Exam Overview
Instant Expert
Microsoft Official Curriculum
Study Recommendation and Exam Preparation
Chapter Review

Module 25

Program Review



Microsoft Exam 70-411: Administering Windows Server 2012 Certification Training Course Curriculum:

Module 1

Course Introduction
Instructor Introduction
Course Overview
Microsoft Exam Information
Prerequisites
Certification Overview

Module 2

Windows Server 2012 Course Components
Making the Best of the Course
Lab Setup
Building Your Own Environment
Presentation Types
Chapter Review

Module 3

Windows Server 2012 Active Directory Domain Services
Domain Controller
Virtual Domain Controller
Deploying and Configuring
Read Only Domain Controller (RODC)
Installing RODC
Chapter Review

Module 4

Windows Server 2012 AD DS and DB Management
Active Directory
DS Administrative Center
DS with PowerShell
AD DS Database
DC States
Using Ntdsutil
Recycle Bin
Using Active Directory Recycle Bin
Chapter Review

Module 5

Windows Server 2012 AD DS Account Creation
User Accounts
CSVDE Account Creation
Command Line LDIFDE
Command Line PowerShell
Chapter Review

Module 6

Windows Server 2012 AD DS Account Management
User Account Settings and Policies
Password Policy
Lockout Settings
Password Policy and Account Lockout Settings
Managing Service Accounts
Managing Service Accounts Demonstration
Chapter Review

Module 7

Windows Server 2012 Group Policy Object Creation
Defining GPO
Practical GPO Application
GPO Types
GPO Domain
Implementing Group Policy
Chapter Review

Module 8

Windows Server 2012 GPO Management
Administrative Templates
.adm Files
Central Store
Folder Redirection
Scripts
Using Scripts and Folder Redirection
Chapter Review

Module 9

Windows Server 2012 GPO Software
Basic Software Deployment
Microsoft Installer
Deployment Methods
Upgrades
Managing Software with GPO
Chapter Review

Module 10

Windows Server 2012 GPO Processing
Basic Process
Process Order
Inheritance and/or Precedence
Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) Filters
Slow Link No Link
GPO Processing
Chapter Review

Module 11

Windows Server 2012 Data Fields
Files
File Server Resource Manager (FSRM)
File Tasks
FSRM Configuration
Chapter Review

Module 12

Windows Server 2012 Distributed File System
File Sharing with DFS
DFS Namespace
DFS Replication
Installing DFS
Chapter Review

Module 13

Windows Server 2012 Security and Encryption
Encrypting File System Basics
EFS Process
EFS Recovery
Advanced Auditing
EFS and Auditing Demonstration
Chapter Review

Module 14

Windows Server 2012 Domain Name System
DNS Overview
Installing and Managing DNS
Resource Records
Zone Types
Zone Transfers
Creating Zones and Zone Transfers
DNS Management and Troubleshooting
Monitoring and Troubleshooting

Module 15

Windows Server 2012 Access and Authentication
Network Access
Authentication vs. Authorization
Network Policy and Access Roles
Creating a Network Access Role
Network Policy
Policy Processing and Configuration
Network Policy Configuration
Chapter Review

Module 16

Windows Server 2012 VPN and Direct Access
Virtual Private Network
Tunnel Protocols
Authentication Methods
Connection Manager Administration KIT
Configuring a VPN Server
Configuring a VPN Client
Direct Access VS VPN
DA Components
Configuring Direct Access
Chapter Review

Module 17

Windows Server 2012 Network Policy Server
NPS Overview
Radius Server
Radius Proxy
Network Access Protection
Connection Request
Authentication
Monitoring
Installing, Configuring and Troubleshooting NPS
Chapter Review

Module 18

Windows Server 2012 Network Access Protection
NAP Overview
Usage
NAP Components
NAP Policing
System Health
Remediation
NAP Monitoring
Implementing NAP
Chapter Review

Module 19

Windows Server 2012 Windows Server Update Services
WSUS Overview
WSUS Process
Deployment Components
WSUS Management
WSUS Installation and Configuration
Chapter Review

Module 20

Windows Server 2012 Windows Deployment Services
WDS Overview
WDS Components
WDS Installation
WDS Deployment
WDS Administration
Installing and Configuring WDS
Chapter Review

Module 21

Windows Server 2012 Monitoring
Performance Monitor
Task Manager
Resource Monitor
Event Viewer
Monitoring Tools
Chapter Review

Module 22

Program Review
Certification Overview
Study Recommendations
Exam Preparation
Course Closing



Microsoft Exam 70-412: Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services Certification Training Course Curriculum:

Instructor Introduction
Course Outline

Module 1

Course Introduction
Instructor Introduction
Course Overview
What You Should Know
Certification Overview
Microsoft Learning Quote and Certification Audience

Module 2

Windows Server 2012 Course Specifics
Lab Setup
Lab Layout
Demonstration and Presentation Types

Module 3

Windows Server 2012 ADDS
Domain Tree
Domain Forest
Single Domain
Multiple Domains
Functional Level
Upgrade Migrate
Installing a Domain Controller
Chapter Review

Module 4

Windows Server 2012 ADDS Domains and Forests
Trust Relationships
External Trust
Forest Trust
Realm Trust
Shortcut Trust
Authentication
SID Filtering
Name Suffix Routing
Creating a Child Domain and Building a Trust
Chapter Review

Module 5

Windows Server 2012 ADDS Sites
Active Directory Sites
Implementing ADD
SRV Records
Locating Local DC
ISTG
Active Directory Site Setup
Chapter Review

Module 6

Windows Server 2012 ADDS Replication
AD Partitions
Types of Replication
Conflicts
Sysvol
Site Topology and Site Links
Group Membership Caching
Tools
Site Replication
Chapter Review

Module 7

Windows Server 2012 Networking DNS
DNS and Administration
Management
Queries
GlobalName Zone
DNS Security
DNS Advanced Configuration
Chapter Review

Module 8

Networking DHCP
DHCP Basics
Address Request
Play Nice With DNS
Scopes
DHCP IPv6
Name Protection
DHCP Failover
DHCP Advanced Configuration
Chapter Review
Networking IPAM

Module 9

IPAM Basics
Reason to Use IPAM
Components
Requirements
Security
Management and Monitoring
IPAM Installation and Configuration
Chapter Review

Module 10

Data: Advanced File
File and Storage Basics
File Server Resource Manager
File Classification
New Options
File Classification Configuration
Enabling Data Deduplication
Chapter Review

Module 11

Windows Server 2012: Dynamic Access Control
DAC Basics
New VS Old
Central Access Policy
Implementing DAC
Deploying DAC
Implementation of Dynamic Access Control
Chapter Review

Module 12

Windows Server 2012 Data: Storage
Storage Basics
iSCSI Parts
iSCSI Security
BranchCache
Configuring SCSI and iSCSI Storage
Configuring BranchCache
Chapter Review

Module 13

Business Continuity: Backups
Backup Basics
Server Backup
Online Backup
Recovery
Data Protection Manager
Implementing a Windows Server Backup
Chapter Review

Module 14

Operating System Deployment
Task Sequence Creation and Deployment
Implementing an In-place Upgrade

Module 15

High Availability Network Load Balancing
Network Load Balancing Basics
NLB Functionality
NLB New Features
NLB Deployment
Additional NLB Configuration
Planning for NLB
Securing NLB
NLB Cluster Setup
Configuring NLB Cluster
Host Availability
Chapter Review

Module 16

High Availability Failover Clustering
High Availability Basics
HA New Features
HA Components
Features CSV
Quorum (Modes)
Failover Clustering
Cluster Deployment Requirements
Failover Cluster Setup and Configuration
HA File Server Setup and Configuration
Cluster Aware Updating

Module 17

HA Hypervisor and VM
HA Basics with Hyper-V
Failover Clustering with Hyper-V
New Features
Migration
SCCM
Best Practices
HV Replica
Virtual Machine Cluster Setup
Failover Cluster Configuration for Hyper-V
Chapter Review

Module 18

Access and Identity: Certificates
Public Key Infrastructure Basics
Components PKI Solution
AD CS New Features
Certificate Templates
Enrollment Types
Certificate Revocation List
Key Recovery
Building A Root CA
Deploying and Configuring an Enterprise Subordinate CA
Managing Certificate Templates
Certificate Revocation
Chapter Review

Module 19

Active Directory Federation Services
AD FS Services
Web Security Components
AD FS New Features
SSO
Deployment
Claims
AD FS Setup and Configuration
Installing AD FS Role
Installing AD FS for a Single Organization
Configuring AD Claims Provider Trust
Chapter Review

Module 20

Active Directory Rights Management
AD RMS Basics
RMS Usage
AD RMS Components
Certificates / Licenses
AD RMS Process
AD RMS Deployment
Rights Policy Templates
Creating a Super User Group and Service Group
Installing and Configuring AD RMS
Build and Deploy a Policy Template
Implementing RMS Trust Policies
Anonymous Access Setup
Creating A Rights Protected Document

Module 21

Course Review
Certification Overview
Exam Preparation



Microsoft 70-413: Designing and Implementing a Server Infrastructure Course Curriculum

 

Module 1

Designing and Implementing a Server Infrastructure
Instructor Introduction
Course Overview
Prerequisites
Domainwise
Networkwise
Windows Server
Certification Overview
Microsoft Learning Quote
Chapter Review

Module 2

Windows Server 2012 Topology
Course Tips
Lab Setup
Build Environment
Presentation Types
What Microsoft is Showing Us
Chapter Review

Module 3

Plan: Installs/Images/Deployment
Course Overview
Topology
Flavors
Requirements
Fresh Install
Image
Deployment Tools
Installation Deployment
Windows Server 2012 Image
System Center Manager
Prepare for Deployment
Best Practices
Chapter Review

Module 4

Plan: Migration/Upgrades/Capacity
Whiteboard
Upgrade Plans
Migration Plans
Identifying Requirements
Licensing
Activating Windows Server
Considerations
Private Cloud
Virtualization
Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit
Chapter Review

Module 5

Plan: Storage/Virtual Machine
Storage Basics
Redundant Array of Independent Disks (RAID)
Storage Options
Direct-Attached Storage (DAS)
Network-Attached Storage (NAS)
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Internet Small Computer System Interface (iSCSI)
iSCSI Target Server
High Availability
iSCSI Virtual Disks
Chapter Review

Module 6

Networking: Domain Name System (DNS)
Basics
Planning
Design
Exchange
Zone Types
Query
Optimize
Security
DNS Security Extensions (DNSSEC)
Common Attacks
DNS Basics
Chapter Review

Module 7

Networking: Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)
Basics
Planning
Process Review
Play Nice
Availability
Scope
Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6)
Name Protection
Configure DHCP Failover
Chapter Review

Module 8

Networking: Internet Protocol address management (IPAM)
Network Topology
IPAM Basics
Reasons To Use
Components
Requirements
Security
Install and Configure IPAM
Chapter Review

Module 9

Logical: Domains/Forest/Trusts
Forest
Domain Tree
Models
Single
Multi
Functional
Upgrade/Migrate
Trusts
Planning
Implement Forest Trusts
Chapter Review

Module 10

Logical: Advanced Group Policy Management (AGPM)
Group Policy Object (GPO)
Organizational Control
Windows OS
Practical Application
GPO Types
GPO Storage
Central Store
Planning
Links
Templates
Export/Import
Delegate
Design a GPO
Chapter Review

Module 11

AD DS Physical: Sites/DC
Domain Controller (DC)
Locating Local DC
Virtual Domain Controller
Monitor
AD Sites
Site to Site Replication
Planning and Implementing
Inter-Site Topology Generator (ISTG)
Knowledge Consistency Checker (KCC)
Replication Topology and Protocol
Build a Domain Controller
Chapter Review

Module 12

AD DS Physical: Roles/Branches
Files
Distributed File System (DFS)
DFS Namespace
DFS Replication
What Is Branch Cache?
Branch Cache Objectives
Branch Cache Modes
Managing and Monitoring
Dynamic Access Control Basics
New vs. Old
Central Access Policy
Implementing
Deploy
Controlling Access
Chapter Review

Module 13

Access: VPN/Certificates
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Methods or Protocols
Authentication Methods
Connection Manager Administration Kit (CMAK)
Planning VPN
PKI and Certificate Basics
Components
Certificate Authority
Certificate Revocation List (CRL)
New Features
Recovery
Perimeter Network (DMZ)
Firewalls
Networks
Chapter Review

Module 14

Access: Direct Access
What is Direct Access?
Components
Features
Name Resolution Policy Table (NRPT)
Connecting Internally
Connecting Externally
Direct Access vs. VPN
Planning
Build and Design
Configure Direct Access
Chapter Review

Module 15

Access: NAP/Network Policy Server (NPS)
Components
Authentication vs. Authorization
Network Policy and Access Roles
Policy Processing
Remote Authentication Dial In User Service (RADIUS)
Network Access Protection (NAP)
Remediation
Components
Police-Regulate-Enforce
Security Demonstration
Chapter Review

Module 16

Course Review
Audience Profile
Certification Overview
Instant Expert
Study Recommendations
Exam Preparation

Learning Microsoft 70-414: Implementing an Advanced Server Infrastructure Course Curriculum

 

Module 1

Introduction to Advanced Server Infrastructure
Instructor Introduction
Course Overview
Prerequisites
Certification Overview

Module 2

Windows Server 2012 Course Presentation
Server Environment and Lab Layout
Sneak Peak
Chapter Review

Module 3

Infrastructure: System Center
System Center On The Cloud
System Center Family Products
Virtual Machine Manager
Chapter Review

Module 4

Infrastructure: Virtual Machine Manager
VMM Components
Management Console
Library Server Resources
VMM Roles
Security
VM Console: Roles, Groups and Library
Chapter Review

Module 5

Infrastructure: Deploy Servers and Guests
Planning VM Deployment
Virtual Machine Servicing Tool
VM Components
Profiles
Templates and Libraries
VM Deployment
Physical-to-Virtual (P2V) Conversion
Virtual-to-Virtual (V2V) Conversion
Delegation and Automation
Infrastructure Deployment
Chapter Review

Module 6

Infrastructure: Networking and Storage
Storage Basics
Virtual Hard Disks
iSCSI: Server Message Block (SMB) 3.0
Network
Storage and Networking Scenarios
Networking Infrastructure Setup
Chapter Review

Module 7

Infrastructure: Updates
Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
Updates Process
Components
Server Management
System Center Integration (End-to-End)
System Center Virtualized World
System Center Updated Demonstration
Chapter Review

Module 8

Infrastructure: Monitoring
Monitoring Types
Virtual Machine Manager Jobs
Virtualized
Operations Manager
Management Pack
Notifications vs. Reporting
Integration
Using Performance and Resource Optimization
Single System Monitoring
Operations Manager Monitoring
Chapter Review

Module 9

High Availability: Failover Clustering
High Availability Basics
HA System Components
New Features
HA Diagram
Cluster Shared Volume Features
Quorum
Failover Cluster Additional
Failover Cluster Virtual
Deployment Requirements
Failover Clustering Demonstration
Chapter Review

Module 10

High Availability: Network Services
Network Load Balancing Basics
NLB Considerations and Features
Deployment and Configuration
Planning
Secure Cluster
Network Services High Availability
Chapter Review

Module 11

High Availability: File Services
File and Storage Basics
File Server Resource Manager
File Classification and Features
Distributed File System Replication
Storage Spaces
Highly Available Virtual Disk
Advanced Storage Space Management
Storage Demonstration
Chapter Review

Module 12

High Availability: Remediation
Storage Basics
Service Level Agreement Requirements
Business Continuity
Windows Server Backup
Recovery
Data Protection Manager
BranchCache Requirements
Data Protection Manager Backup
Chapter Review

Module 13

Security and Access: PKI and Certificates
Public Key Infrastructure Basics X.509
Components PKI Solution
Certificate Authority
Active Directory Certificate Services (AD CS) 2012 New Features
Certificate Template
Enrollment
Certificate Revocation List
Recovery
CA Infrastructure Installation
Chapter Review

Module 14

Security and Access: Active Directory Federation Services
AD FS Basics
WS Security Components and Features
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Deploying AD FS
Claims Linkage
AD FS Setup
Chapter Review

Module 15

Security and Access: Active Directory Rights Management Services
Information Rights Management (IRM)
AD RMS Usage
AD RMS Components, Certificates and Licensing
AD RMS Processes
Deployment
Rights Policy Templates
AD RMS Setup
Chapter Review

Module 16

Course Review
Exam Topics
Certification Overview
Study Recommendations
Exam Preparation