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Windows 2012 Server Administration

Course Overview


Windows 2012 Server Administration course is part two in a series of three courses that provides the skills and knowledge necessary to implement a core Windows Server 2012 Infrastructure in an existing enterprise environment. The three courses collectively cover implementing, managing, maintaining and provisioning services and infrastructure in a Windows Server 2012 environment. Although there is some cross-over of skills and tasks across these courses, this course primarily covers the administration tasks necessary to maintain a Windows Server 2012 infrastructure such as Implementing Server Images, User and Group management with Active Directory Domain Services(AD DS) and Group Policy, Remote Access and Network Policies, Data Security, Monitoring and Update Management. Windows 2012 Server Administration training course maps directly to and is preparation material for Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA):Windows Server 2012 exam "70-411: Windows 2012 Server Administration".

Course Content


Deploying and Maintaining Server Images

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

Lab : 

  • Using Windows Deployment Services to Deploy Windows Server 2012
  • Installing and Configuring Windows Deployment Services
  • Creating Operating System Images with Windows Deployment Services
  • Configuring Custom Computer Naming
  • Deploying Images with Windows Deployment Services

Configuring and Troubleshooting Domain Name System

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

Lab : 

  • Configuring and Troubleshooting DNS
  • Configuring DNS Resource Records
  • Configuring DNS Conditional Forwarding
  • Configuring DNS Conditional Forwarding
  • 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
  • Installing and Configuring a RODC
  • Configuring AD DS snapshots
  • Configuring the Active Directory Recycle Bin

Managing User and Service Accounts

  • Automating User Account Management
  • Configuring Password-Policy and User-Account Lockout Settings
  • Configuring Managed Service Accounts

Lab : 

  • Managing User and Service Accounts
  • Configuring Password-Policy and Account-Lockout Settings
  • Creating and Associating a Managed Service Account

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
  • Creating and Configuring GPOs
  • Managing GPO Scope
  • Verifying GPO Application
  • Managing GPOs

Managing User Desktops with Group Policy

  • Implementing Administrative Templates
  • Configuring Folder Redirection and Scripts
  • Configuring Group Policy Preferences
  • Securing and Monitoring DHCP

Lab : 

  • Managing Software with Group Policy
  • Implementing Settings by Using Group Policy Preferences
  • Configuring Folder Redirection

Configuring and Troubleshooting Remote Access

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

Lab : 

  • Configuring Remote Access
  • Configuring a VPS Server
  • Configuring VPN Clients

Lab : 

  • Configuring DirectAccess
  • Configuring the DirectAccess Infrastructure
  • Configuring the DirectAccess Clients
  • Verifying the DirectAccess Configuration

Installing, Configuring, and Troubleshooting the Network Policy Server Role

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

Lab : 

  • Installing and Configuring a Network Policy Server
  • Installing and Configuring NPS to Support RADIUS
  • Configuring and Testing a RADIUS Client
  • Implementing Network Access Protection
  • Overview of Network Access Protection
  • Overview of NAP Enforcement Processes
  • Configuring NAP
  • Monitoring and Troubleshooting NAP

Lab : 

  • Implementing NAP
  • Configuring NAP Components
  • Configuring VPN Access
  • Configuring the Client Settings to Support NAP
  • Optimizing File Services
  • 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)

Lab : 

  • Configuring Quotas and File Screening Using FSRM
  • Configuring FSRM Quotas
  • Configuring File Screening and Storage Reports

Lab : 

  • Implementing DFS
  • Installing the DFS Role Service
  • Configuring a DFS Namespace
  • Configuring DFS-R

Configuring Encryption and Advanced Auditing

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

Lab : 

  • Configuring Encryption and Advanced Auditing
  • Encrypting and Recovering Files
  • Configuring Advanced Auditing

Implementing Update Management

  • Overview of WSUS
  • Deploying Updates with WSUS

Lab : 

  • Implementing Update Management
  • Implementing the WSUS Server Role
  • Configuring Update Settings
  • Approving and Deploying an Update by Using WSUS

Monitoring Windows Server 2012

  • Monitoring Tools
  • Using Performance Monitor
  • Monitoring Event Logs

Lab : 

  • Monitoring Windows Server 2012
  • Establishing a Performance Baseline
  • Identifying the Source of a Performance Problem
  • Viewing and Configuring Centralized Event Logs

Customer Reviews


Thanks to Xpertised and the tutor who walked me through all the topics with Practical exposure which is helping me in my current project.
-Waseem

Course was quite helpful in terms of understanding of concepts and practicality. Its really a very friendly environment to learn. The timing were mutually chosen, as we both are working professional. I am quite satisfied with the course.
-Tanmoy

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