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MCSA 2012

DESCRIPTION
This training program allows participants to design, configure, implement and manage Windows Server deployments on desktops and devices in an enterprise environment. The skills learnt in this MCSA course will also help users reduce their IT costs and maximize business value.
COURSE CONTENT

COURSE 1

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

 

 

 

COURSE 2

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.

  • Overview of Windows Deployment Services
  • Implementing Deployment with Windows Deployment Services
  • Administering Windows Deployment Services

 

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.

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

 

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.

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

 

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.

  • Automating User Account Management
  • Configuring Password-Policy and User-Account Lockout Settings
  • Configuring 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.

  • Introducing Group Policy
  • Implementing and Administering Group Policy Objects (GPOs)
  • Group Policy Scope and Group Policy Processing
  • Troubleshooting the Application of GPOs

 

Module 6: Management of Adminisrative Templates

This module explains how to configure Administrative Templates.

  • Implementing Administrative Templates
  • Configuring Folder Redirection and Scripts
  • Configuring Group Policy Preferences
  • Managing Software with Group Policy

 

Module 7: Configuration of Remote Desktop Access

This module explains how to configure and secure your remote access clients by using network.

  • Configuring Network Access
  • Configuring Virtual Private Network (VPN) Access
  • Overview of Network Policies
  • Troubleshooting Routing and Remote Access
  • Configuring DirectAccess

 

Module 8: Installation and Management of NPS

This module explains how to install, configure, and troubleshoot Network Policy Server (NPS).

  • Installing and Configuring a NPS
  • Configuring Remote Authentication Dial-In User Service (RADIUS) Clients and Servers
  • NPS Authentication Methods
  • Monitoring and Troubleshooting a 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.

  • Overview of Network Access Protection
  • Overview of NAP Enforcement Processes
  • Configuring NAP
  • Monitoring and Troubleshooting 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.

  • 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)

 

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.

  • Encrypting Files by Using Encrypting File System
  • Configuring Advanced Auditing

 

Module 12: Implementation of Security Update Management

This module introduces key features of the Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) server role.

  • Overview of WSUS
  • Deploying Updates with WSUS

 

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.

  • Monitoring Tools
  • Using Performance Monitor
  • Monitoring Event Logs