20417 Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows Server 2012
8/3/2020 - 8/7/2020
10/26/2020 - 10/30/2020



COURSE TIMES: 9:00am - 4:30pm

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This version of this course, 20417A, utilizes pre-release software in the virtual machines for the labs. This course is designed primarily for people who want to upgrade their technical skills from Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 to Windows Server 2012. It presumes a high level of knowledge about previous Windows Server versions.
This will explain new features and functionality in Windows Server 2012 around management, networking infrastructure, storage, access control, Hyper-V, high availability, and identity federation. Specific technologies covered will include Dynamic Access Control(DAC), Failover Clustering, Microsoft Online Backup and changes with Active Directory, and Hyper-V and Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS). It is not a product upgrade course, detailing the considerations for migrating and upgrading your specific environment to Windows Server 2012. However, this course will update your skills to Windows Server 2012.


The primary audience for this course is Information Technology (IT) professionals who are experienced Windows Server 2008 Server Administrators, and who carry out day-to-day management and administrative tasks, and want to update their skills and knowledge to Windows Server 2012.
The secondary audience for this course includes candidates who hold existing credentials in Windows Server 2008 at Technology Specialist (TS) or Professional (PRO) level, and who want to migrate their current credentials to the new credential of Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) with Windows Server 2012.
Before attending this course, students must have:
•Two or more years of experience deploying and managing Windows Server 2008
•Experience with Windows networking technologies and implementation
•Experience with Active Directory technologies and implementation
•Experience with Windows Server 2008 server virtualization technologies and implementation Students attending this course are expected to have passed the following exams, or have equivalent knowledge:
•Exam 70-640: Windows Server 2008 Active Directory, Configuring
•Exam 70-642: Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure, Configuring
•Exam 70-646: Windows Server 2008, Server Administrator


*Course Cost listed does not include the cost of courseware or lunch, required in your registration. Please refer to your Enrollment Sales Order or Invoice for the additional cost. If you have any questions, please contact us (learn@vtec.org or 207-775-0244). Course is subject to minimum enrollment. Course may run as a live distance learning course if minimum is not met.


Module 1: Installing and Configuring Servers Based on Windows Server 2012
This module covers the installation and initial configuration and management of Windows Server 2012. It also explains how to configure remote management in Windows Server 2012.
Installing Windows Server 2012
Configuring Windows Server 2012
Configuring Remote Management for Windows Server 2012 Servers
After completing this module, students will be able to:
•Install Windows Server 2012.
•Configure Windows Server 2012.
•Configure remote management for Windows Server 2012 servers

Module 2: Monitoring and Maintaining Windows Server 2012
Monitoring Windows Server 2012
Implementing Windows Server Backup
Implementing Server and Data Recovery
Lab : Monitoring and Maintaining Windows Server 2012
Configuring Centralized Monitoring for Windows Server 2012 Servers
Backing Up Windows Server 2012
Restoring Files by Using Windows Server Backup
Implementing Microsoft Online Backup and Restore
After completing this module, students will be able to:
•Monitor Windows Server 2012
•Implement Windows Server Backup
•Restore data and servers by using Windows Server Backup

Module 3: Managing Windows Server 2012 by Using Windows PowerShell 3.0
This module explains the features and functionality of Windows PowerShell 3.0. It also describes managing Windows Server 2012 servers and AD DS with Windows PowerShell.
Overview of Windows PowerShell 3.0
Using Windows PowerShell 3.0 to Manage AD DS
Managing Servers by Using Windows PowerShell 3.0
Lab : Managing Servers Running Windows Server 2012 by Using Windows PowerShell 3.0
Introduction to Windows PowerShell 3.0
Managing AD DS by Using Windows PowerShell 3.0
Managing Servers by Using Windows PowerShell 3.0
After completing this module, students will be able to:
•Describe the Windows PowerShell command-line interface.
•Use Windows PowerShell to manage Active Directory Domain Service (AD DS).
•Manage servers by using Windows PowerShell.

Module 4: Managing Storage for Windows Server 2012
New Features in Windows Server 2012 Storage
Configuring iSCSI Storage
Configuring Storage Spaces in Windows Server 2012
Configuring BranchCache in Windows Server 2012
Lab : Managing Storage for Servers Based on Windows Server 2012
Configuring iSCSI Storage
Configuring a Redundant Storage Space
Lab : Implementing BranchCache
Performing Initial Configuration Tasks for BranchCache
Configuring BranchCache Client Computers
Configuring BranchCache on the Branch Server

Module 5: Implementing Network Services
Implementing DNS and DHCP Enhancements
Implementing IP Address Management
NAP Overview
Implementing NAP
Lab : Implementing Network Services
Configuring New Features in DNS and DHCP
Configuring IP Address Management
Configuring NAP
Verifying the NAP Deployment

Module 6: Implementing DirectAccess
Overview of DirectAccess
Installing and Configuring DirectAccess Components
Lab : Implementing DirectAccess
Configuring the DirectAccess Infrastructure
Configuring the DirectAccess Clients
Verifying the DirectAccess Configuration
After completing this module, students will be able to:
•Describe the DirectAccess functionality in Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8.
•Install and configure DirectAccess in Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8.

Module 7: Implementing Failover Clustering
Overview of Failover Clustering
Implementing a Failover Cluster
Configuring Highly-Available Applications and Services on a Failover Cluster
Maintaining a Failover Cluster
Implementing a Multi-Site Failover Cluster
Lab : Implementing Failover Clustering
Configuring a Failover Cluster
Deploying and Configuring a Highly-Available File Server
Validating the Deployment of the Highly-Available File Server
Configuring Cluster-Aware Updating on the Failover Cluster

Module 8: Implementing Hyper-V
Configuring Hyper-V Servers
Configuring Hyper-V Storage
Configuring Hyper-V Networking
Configuring Hyper-V Virtual Machines
Lab : Implementing Server Virtualization with Hyper-V
Installing the Hyper-V Server Role
Configuring Virtual Networking
Creating and Configuring a Virtual Machine

Module 9: Implementing Failover Clustering with Hyper-V
Overview of the Integration of Hyper-V with Failover Clustering
Implementing Hyper-V Virtual Machines on Failover Clusters
Implementing Hyper-V Virtual Machine Movement
Managing Hyper-V Virtual Environments by Using System Center Virtual Machine Manager
Lab : Implementing Failover Clustering with Hyper-V
Configuring Hyper-V Replicas
Configuring a Failover Cluster for Hyper-V
Configuring a Highly-Available Virtual Machine

Module 10: Implementing Dynamic Access Control
Overview of Dynamic Access Control
Planning for a Dynamic Access Control Implementation
Implementing and Configuring Dynamic Access Control
Lab : Implementing Dynamic Access Control
Planning the Dynamic Access Control Implementation and Preparing AD DS for Dynamic Access Control
Configuring User and Device Claims
Configuring Resource Properties and File Classifications
Configuring Central Access Rules and Policies
Validating and Remediating Access Control

Module 11: Implementing Active Directory Domain Services
Deploying AD DS Domain Controllers
Configuring AD DS Domain Controllers
Implementing Service Accounts
Implementing Group Policy in AD DS
Maintaining AD DS
Lab : Implementing AD DS
Deploying a Read-Only Domain Controller
Troubleshooting Group Policy
Implementing Service Accounts in AD DS
Maintaining AD DS

Module 12: Implementing Active Directory Federation Services
Overview of Active Directory Federation Services
Deploying Active Directory Federation Services
Implementing AD FS for a Single Organization
Deploying AD FS in a Business to Business Federation Scenario
Lab : Implementing AD FS
Configuring AD FS Prerequisites
Installing and Configuring AD FS
Configuring AD FS for a Single Organization
Configuring AD FS for Federated Business Partners