Module 1: Installation and Deployment of 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.
- Overview, Installation and Management of Windows Server 2012
- Post-Installation Configuration of Windows Server 2012
- Windows PowerShell
Module 2: Active Directory Domain Services
This 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.
- AD DS Introduction
- Domain Controllers Overview
- Domain Controller Installation
Module 3: Windows Active Directory Management Tool
This 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.
- User Accounts Administration
- Group Accounts Administration
- Computer Accounts Administration
Module 4: Using Command-line Tools for Managing Active Directory
This 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.
- Essential Command-line Tools for Managing Active Directory
- Active Directory Administration with Windows PowerShell
- Managing AD in Bulk Using PowerShell
Module 5: Identify, Implement and Troubleshoot IPv4
This 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.
- TCP/IP Introduction
- IPv4 Addressing
- IP Networks Subnetting and Supernetting
- Planning, Configuring and Troubleshooting IPv4
Module 6: Identify. Implement and Troubleshoot DHCP
This 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.
- DHCP Server Role Introduction
- DHCP Scopes Construction
- DHCP Database Administration
- DHCP Maintenance
Module 7: Installation and Configuration of a DNS Server
This 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.
- Introduction to Name Resolution and DNS in Windows
- Installation and Configuration of DNS in Windows
- Introduction to Managing DNS Zones
Module 8: Installation and Integration of IPv6 to IPv4 Networks
This module covers understanding and implementing IPv6 addressing. It covers configuration and troubleshooting as well as co-existence with IPv4 using transition technologies.
- Introduction to IPv6
- Understanding IPv6 Addresses
- IPv4/IPv6 Coexistence and Transition
Module 9: Installations and Management of Local Storage
This 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.
- Introduction to Storage
- Disk Management
- File and Storage Services
Module 10: Installation and Management of Files and Folders
This 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.
- Password and File Protection
- Work Folders Server Installation
- Network Printing Installation
Module 11: Group Policy Planning and Deployment
This module covers using Group Policy to centrally manage and apply configuration settings.
- Understanding Group Policy
- Group Policy and Its Impact
- Creation and Management of the Central Store for Group Policy
Module 12: Using Security Templates and Group Policy to Secure Windows Server 2012
Increase security in a Windows Server 2012 infrastructure by using Group Policy Objects, AppLocker, and Windows Firewall.
- Windows Operating Systems Security Overview
- Using the Security Configuration Tool Set
- Block Software Installation
- Manage Windows Firewall Settings Using Group Policy
Module 13: Server Virtualization with Windows Hyper-V
This module describes Microsoft Virtualization technologies. It covers installing and configuring Hyper-V virtual machines, configuring virtual storage, and configuring virtual networks.
- Summary of Virtualization Techniques
- Installation of Hyper-V to Create a Virtual Machine
- Virtual Machine Storage Optimization
- Virtual Networks Design, Configuration and Management
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.
Module 2: Installation and Management of 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.
Module 3: Management Active Directory
This 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.
Module 4: Management Use 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.
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.
Module 6: Management of Adminisrative Templates
This module explains how to configure Administrative Templates.
Module 7: Configuration of Remote Desktop Access
This module explains how to configure and secure your remote access clients by using network.
Module 8: Installation and Management of NPS
This module explains how to install, configure, and troubleshoot Network Policy Server (NPS).
Module 9: Overview Implementation NAP
This module explains how to create customized health requirement policies to validate computer health before allowing access or communication with NAP.
Module 10: Optimizing File Services
This 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.
Module 11: Active Directory Auduting
This module describes how to use Windows Server 2012 tools to help you to provide increased file system security on your servers.
Module 12: Implementation of Security Update Management
This module introduces key features of the Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) server role.
Module 13: Administration Windows Server 2012
This module explains how to improve performance using performance monitoring tools to identify components that require additional tuning and troubleshooting.