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Course Outline

20410D - Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012

Windows Server 2012 Configuration and Management

  • The Installation of Windows Server 2012
  • Understanding Windows Server 2012
  • Server Configuration
  • What is Windows PowerShell?

Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS)

  • What are Domain Controllers?
  • Domain Controller Installation

AD DS Objects Management

  • Managing User, Group, Computer Accounts
  • Administration Delegation

Automated AD DS Administration

  • Command-Line Tools
  • Windows PowerShell
  • Large PowerShell Operations


  • IPv4 Addressing
  • What is TCP/IP?
  • Supernetting vs Subnetting
  • IPv4 Configuration
  • Troubleshooting


  • DHCP Server Role Installation
  • DHCP Scopes Configuration
  • Database Management
  • Security
  • Monitoring DHCP


  • DNS Server Installation
  • Windows Client and Servers Name Resolution
  • DNS Zones Management


  • What is IPv6?
  • IPv6 Addressing
  • Relation to IPv4
  • Transition Technology

Local Storage

  • Using Storage
  • Disks and Volumes
  • Storage Spaces

File and Print Services

  • File/Folder Security
  • File Shares and Shadow Copies
  • Network Printing

Group Policy Infrastructures

  • Using a Group Policy
  • What is Group Policy Processing
  • Central Store for Administrative Templates

Group Policy Objects for Windows Server Security

  • Securing Windows
  • Managing Security Settings and Software
  • Using Windows Firewall

Server Virtualization through Hyper-V

  • Useful Virtualization Technology
  • Using Hyper-V
  • Virtual Machine Storage
  • Virtual Network Management

20411D - Administering Windows Server 2012

Domain Name System (DNS): Troubleshooting and Configuring

  • DNS Server Role
  • DNS Zones
  • DNS Zone Transfers
  • DNS Management and Troubleshooting

Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS)

  • AD DS
  • Virtualized Domain Controllers - Implementation
  • RODC's
  • AD DS Administration
  • AD DS Database Management

User and Service Accounts

  • Password Policy
  • User Account Lockout Settings
  • Managed Service Accounts

Group Policy Infrastructure Implementation

  • Group Policy Intro
  • GPO Implementation and Administration
  • Scope and Processing for Group Policy
  • Troubleshooting

User Desktops with Group Policy

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

Remote Access Implementation

  • Remote Access Overview
  • DirectAccess with Getting Started Wizard
  • Advanced DirectAccess Infrastructure Mangement
  • VPN
  • Web Application Proxy

Network Policy Server Role: Installing, Configuring, Troubleshooting

  • Network Policy Server Installation
  • RADIUS Clients and Servers
  • NPS Authentication Methods
  • Monitoring and Troubleshooting

Network Access Protection Implementation

  • Network Access Protection
  • NAP Enforcement Processes
  • NAP Configuration
  • IPSec Enforcement for NAP
  • Monitoring and Troubleshooting

File Services Optimization

  • FSRM
  • FSRM for Managing File Screens, Storage Reports, Quotas
  • File Management Tasks and Classification
  • DFS
  • DFS Namespaces Configuration
  • DFS Replication Configuration and Troubleshooting

Advanced Auditing and Encryption

  • Encrypting Drives with BitLocker
  • Encrupting Files with EFS
  • Advanced Auditing Configuration

Server Images: Deployment and Maintenance

  • Windows Deployment Services
  • Image Management
  • Windows Deployment Services Implementation
  • Windows Deployment Services Administration

Update Management Implementation

  • WSUS
  • Update Deployment Using WSUS

Windows Server 2012 Monitoring

  • Overview of Monitoring Tools
  • Performance Monitor
  • Event Logs

20412D - Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services

Advanced Network Services Implementation

  • Advanced DHCP Features
  • Advanced DNS Settings
  • IPAM Implementation
  • IPAM and IP Address Spaces

Advanced File Services Implementation

  • iSCSI Storage Configuration
  • BranchCache Configuration
  • Storage Usage Optimization

Dynamic Access Control Implementation

  • DAC Review
  • DAC Components
  • DAC and Access Control
  • Access Denied Assistance
  • Work Folders Management

Distributed AD DS Deployments

  • Distributed AD DS Deployments Review
  • Distributed AD DS Environment Deployment
  • AD DS Trusts Configuration

AD DS Sites and Replication Implementation

  • Reviewing AD DS Replication
  • AD DS Sites
  • AD DS Replication - Configuration and Monitoring

Active Directory Certificate Services

  • Certififcates Purpose in an Enterprise Environment
  • PKI
  • CAs Deployment
  • Certificate Templates
  • Certificate Distribution and Revocation
  • Certifcate Recovery

Active Directory Rights Management Services Implementation

  • Reviewing AD RMS
  • AD RMS Infrastructure Deployment and Management
  • AD RMS Content Protection
  • AD RMS and External Access

Active Directory Federation Services

  • AD FS Review
  • AD FS Deployment
  • AD FS Implementation for One Organization
  • Business-to-Business Federation Scenario and AD FS
  • AD FS and External Clients

Network Load Balancing

  • NLB Review
  • NLB Cluster Configuration and Mangement
  • NLB Cluster and High Availability

Failover Clustering Implementation

  • Reviewing Failover Clustering
  • Failover Cluster Implementation
  • Services and Highly Available Applications for Failover Cluster
  • Failover Cluster Maintenance
  • Multi-Site Failover Cluster

Failover Clustering with Hyper-V

  • Integrating Hyper-V and Failover Clustering
  • Hyper-V Virtual Machines and Failover Clusters
  • Hyper-V Virtual Machine Movement
  • Utilizing VMM for Hyper-V Virual Environments

Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Implementation

  • Data Protection
  • Windows Server Backup
  • Data and Server Recovery

Class Exam

Exam 70-410: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012


  • Installing and Configuring Servers (15-20%)
  • Configuring Server Roles and Features (15-20%)
  • Configuring Hyper-V (15-20%)
  • Deploying and Configuring Core Network Services (15-20%)
  • Creating and Managing Group Policy (15-20%)

Exam 70-411: Administering Windows Server 2012


  • Deploying, Managing and Maintaining Servers (15-20%)
  • Configuring File and Print Services (15-20%)
  • Configuring Network Services and Access (15-20%)
  • Configuring Network Policy Server (NPS) Infrastructure
  • Creating and Managing Group Policy (15-20%)

Exam 70-412: Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services


  • Configuring and Managing High Availability (15-20%)
  • Configuring File and Storage Solutions (15-20%)
  • Implementing Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery (15-20%)
  • Configuring Network Services (15-20%)
  • Configuring the Active Directory Infrastructure (15-20%)
  • Configuring Identity and Access Solutions (15-20%)

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