LearnKey Training

Windows Server 2012 MCSA Skills Update (70-417)

Windows Server 2012 MCSA Skills Update (70-417)

Windows Server 2012 MCSA Skills Update (70-417)

4 Sessions -
11 Hours of Interactive Training

Join LearnKey expert Tom Carpenter as he guides you through our Windows Server 2012 MCSA skills course. In this course students will learn the technical skills associated with exam 70-417. This course covers topics such as: installing and configuring servers, configuring a network policy server infrastructure, implementing business continuity, disaster recovery and more! Students who take this course will gain the skills and knowledge they need to succeed.

  • Learn to implement, manage, and maintain a Windows Server 2012 environment
  • Learn and practice the skills required for exam 70-417
  • Put your skills to the test with interactive labs and demos in every session

About The Author
Tom Carpenter is a trainer, consultant and author specializing in networking technologies and Microsoft solutions. Tom has written more than 15 books on topics ranging from Windows Server to wireless networking. He has trained more than 30,000 IT professionals since 1997 in face-to-face training classes and he has taught more than 60,000 through webinars and online training programs. He holds certifications with Microsoft, CompTIA and CWNP and is the current CTO for CWNP - the premiere 802.11 wireless administration certification program. With more than 20 years experience in the IT industry, Tom brings a wealth of experience to any training program.

Session 1

Section A: Introduction

  • Benefits of This Course
  • 70-417 Overview
  • Test Taking Tips
  • Exam Objectives

Section B: Plan Installations

  • Plan for Server Installation
  • Hardware Requirements
  • Installation Sources
  • Plan for Server Upgrades
  • Migrate Roles
  • Licensing Data Sheet

Section C: Perform Installation

  • VMware Workstation
  • Performance of Installation
  • Select Operating System for Installation
  • Initial Configuration

Section D: Server Deployment Solutions

  • Server Uses
  • Deployment Solutions
  • Server Core
  • Minimal Server Interface
  • Uninstall GUI Shell

Section E: Configure Servers

  • Day-to-Day Management
  • Configure Server Core
  • Switch Modes
  • Remote Management
  • WinRM Actions
  • WinRM Management
  • Configure Windows Firewall
  • Configure Multi-Server Management

Section F: Manage Server Roles

  • Add Server Role
  • Configure Server Role
  • Remove Role
  • Add DNS from PowerShell
  • Remove DNS Feature

Section G: Manage Server Features

  • Add Feature
  • Remove Feature, Restart
  • PowerShell in Relation to Features

Session 2

Section A: Plan Active Directory

  • Dcpromo is Gone
  • New Deployment Methods
  • Simplified Administration
  • AD Module for PowerShell
  • PowerShell History Viewer
  • Virtualized Domain Controllers
  • Active Directory Based Activation
  • AD Domain Planning Checklist
  • DNS
  • Forests, Trees, and Domains
  • Operations Master Roles
  • Installing on Server Core
  • Using IFM

Section B: Install Active Directory

  • Install AD DS Binaries
  • Configure DNS
  • Reverse Zone
  • Complete Configuration
  • Verify AD DS Operations
  • Resolve DNS SRV Registration Issues
  • Create an Account
  • Create a Group
  • Windows Azure

Section C: Configure Active Directory

  • AD Maintenance Tasks
  • Manage AD Offline
  • AD Restoration
  • Perform Backups
  • Backup Once Wizard
  • Snapshots in Active Directory
  • Active Directory Recycle Bin
  • Restore AD Object
  • Get AD Object

Section D: Manage AD Objects

  • Work with User Accounts
  • Create a User
  • PowerShell History
  • Create an Account from PowerShell
  • Enable AD Account
  • Create Groups
  • Put a User in a Group
  • Create an Organizational Unit
  • Delete Users and Groups

Section E: Group Policy Enhancements

  • New Features
  • Managing GPOs
  • Group Policy Processing
  • Client-Side Extensions
  • Slow Links
  • Key Facts

Section F: Configure Group Policy

  • Group Policy Management Console
  • Create Group Policy Objects
  • Link Group Policy Object
  • Configure DNP, Client-Side Extensions
  • Configure Loopback Processing
  • Configure Slow Link Processing
  • Configure Group Policy Caching
  • WMI Filtering
  • Custom Policies

Section G: Troubleshoot Group Policy

  • Resultant Set of Policy
  • Group Policy Modeling
  • GP Update
  • Remote Update
  • GP Result

Session 3

Section A: Hyper-V

  • What is Hyper-V?
  • New Hyper-V 3.0 Features
  • Hyper-V Installation Prerequisites
  • Hyper-V Settings
  • Hyper-V Hosts
  • Common VM Management Tasks

Section B: Administer Hyper-V

  • Virtual Hard Disks in Hyper-V 3.0
  • Disk Types
  • Convert Disk Types and Storage
  • Snapshot Management in Hyper-V
  • Fibre Channel Support in Hyper-V
  • New Features in Hyper-V Networking
  • Hyper-V Virtual Switches
  • Configuring Virtual Networks
  • Common Virtual Network Tasks

Section C: Manage Network Services

  • IPAM
  • Migrate to IPAM
  • Configure IPAM Database Storage
  • IPAM Management Tasks
  • IPAM Limitations
  • IPAM Basic Setup
  • Install IPAM
  • Provision the IPAM Server
  • Invoke IPAM GPO Provisioning
  • Configure Server Discovery

Section D: Manage Network Access

  • DirectAccess Benefits
  • Server Requirements for DirectAccess
  • DirectAccess Components
  • Client Configuration
  • Certificates
  • DNS

Section E: Use Network Policy Server

  • NAP
  • New Features in NAP
  • NAP Architecture
  • Scenarios for NAP Uses
  • Considerations for NAP
  • Requirements for NAP Implementation
  • NAP Enforcement with VPN
  • NAP with IPSec, DHCP, 802.1x

Section F: Understand Identity and Access

  • Identity Federation
  • Claims-Based Identity
  • Web Services Overview
  • AD FS
  • AD FS Components

Section G: Configure Identity and Access

  • AD FS and SSO in a Single Organization
  • AD FS and SSO in a B2B Federation
  • AD FS and SSO with Online Services
  • Install AD FS
  • Configure AD FS

Session 4

Section A: File and Storage Enhancement

  • General Storage Features
  • DAC Overview
  • DAC Components
  • DAC Compared to Other Technologies
  • Identities
  • Claims With DAC
  • Central Access Policies

Section B: Manage Files and Storage

  • Prerequisites to Implement DAC
  • Enable Support in AD DS for DAC
  • Claims and Resource Property Objects
  • Implement Central Access Rules and Polic
  • Implement File Access Auditing
  • Implement Access Denied Assistance
  • Configure File Classification
  • Basic Deployment Steps

Section C: Plan for Business Continuity

  • Virtual Machine Migration Options
  • VM and Storage Migration
  • Live Migration Process
  • Hyper-V Replica Process
  • Configure Hyper-V Replica
  • Additional Hyper-V Tasks

Section D: Plan for High Availability

  • VM High Availability Options
  • Failover Clustering
  • Failover Clustering Tasks
  • Multi-Site Clustering Tasks
  • Cluster Maintenance Tasks
  • Best Practices for High Availability

Section E: Server Backup and Restoration

  • Server Backup Tasks
  • Role Backup Methods
  • Windows Server Backup
  • VSS Admin Tool

Section F: General Troubleshooting Tips

  • Get Around in Windows PowerShell
  • Get Around in Command Prompt
  • Use the New Task Manager
  • Use the Resource Monitor
  • Access Common Dialogs
  • Use Boot Troubleshooting

Section G: Performance Enhancement

  • Monitor Real-Time Performance
  • Configure Data Collector Sets
  • Configure Alerts
  • Configure Event Subscriptions
  • Monitor Events
  • Configure Network Monitoring
  • Monitor Virtual Machines