MCSA Training is a three-part series 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.
Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 [EXAM-70-410] Book-I
Module 1- Starts the course by covering the installation of Windows Server 2012. This is not the most commonly performed task in the course, but it provides a logical starting point for students to begin working with Windows Server 2012.
Module 2- Provides an introduction to Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS). AD DS is a core part of network management in an enterprise environment and needs to be introduced early in the course so that students can perform other tasks such as creating users and groups in later modules. In this module, students will install a domain controller.
Module 3- Provides information about creating and managing specific AD DS objects such as users, groups, and computer accounts. This is a core part of what a beginning server administrator does on a daily basis. Some of these tasks are also delegated to help desk staff.
Module 4- Expands on the knowledge gained in Module 3 by providing students with methods for automating the creation and management of AD DS objects.
Module 5- Configuring and understanding IPv4 (Subnetting) is a core part of working as a system administrator.
Module 6- Covers how Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol is used to distribute IPv4 address information.
Module 7- Includes how Domain Name System (DNS) converts names to IP addresses, and why this is important in an environment with AD DS.
Module 8- Introduces IPv6 configuration, which is likely to be new content for the students.
Module 9- Includes content on storage configuration for Windows Server 2012.
Module 10- Covers printing, which is often discussed at the same time as file shares, because both are commonly used network services. Security for file shares and printing uses the knowledge about user accounts and groups.
Module 11- Group Policy creation and management.
Module 12- Group Policy settings that can be used to increase security. The settings include security policies, application restriction policies, and Windows Firewall rules.
Module 13- covers the configuration of Hyper-V and the creation of virtual machines.
Administering Windows Server 2012 [EXAM-70-411] Book-II
Module 1- Describes how to monitor Windows Server 2012 by using Server Manager and Performance Monitor.
Module 2- Describes configuring and troubleshooting Domain Name System (DNS).
Module 3- maintaining Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) with topics such as backup and restore.
Module 4- Provides information about account policies that you can configure by using Group Policy.
Module 5- Discusses Group Policy, including how you can implement and maintain it.
Module 6- How to use Group Policy settings and Group Policy preferences to manage user desktops.
Module 7- Describes configuration and troubleshooting of routing and remote access. This is primarily information about virtual private network (VPN), but also includes DirectAccess.
Module 8- Network Policy Server role discusses RAIDUS servers and their used for centralized authentication and logging for Routing and Remote Access.
Module 9- Information about optimizing file services by using Distributed File System and File Server Resource Manager.
Module 10- Describes how you can use encryption and auditing to increate file system security.
Module 11- Describes how to create and deploy server images by using Windows Deployment Services.
Module 12- Details how to automate the approval and deployment of updates for Windows servers and clients.
Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services [EXAM-70-412] Book-III
Module 1- starts the course with topics on advanced network configuration. Students will already be familiar with Domain Name System (DNS) and Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP services, and this course is designed for more advanced configurations that they may not have encountered. IP Address Management (IPAM) is a new Windows Server 2012 feature that will help students streamline the management of IP addressing in the organization.
Module 2- how to configure file services in a Windows Server environment by introducing some advanced configuration options.
Module 3- Describes the new Windows Server 2012 feature that provides even more advanced options for managing and auditing access to file server resources in Windows Server 2012.
Module 4- Discuss the more advanced topics in implementing AD DS and other Active Directory role services.
Module 5- Describe the scenario where an organization has a highly complicated environment that cannot be easily managed with a single AD DS domain and site. Therefore, these modules describe how to implement multi-domain and multi-site AD DS environments.
Module 6- Focus to providing some of the AD DS services outside of the organization. This includes authentication and authorization to users or services that might be in the same forest, but that might also be in a different AD DS forest, or might not even have any AD DS accounts.
Module 7- Describes how to implement a public key infrastructure (PKI) environment that will meet internal certificate services requirements and external requirements. Module 7 describes how to implement an Active Directory Rights Management Services (AD RMS) deployment to enable internal access restrictions to be extended outside the organization’s boundaries.
Module 8- Describes how to implement Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) environments to extend authentication services to users who might not have any accounts in the internal AD DS forest.
Module 9- Describes Network Load Balancing (NLB), which is used primarily for web-based applications. provide details on two different options for making applications and services highly available in a Windows Server 2012 environment.
Module 10- Describes failover clustering, which can be used to make many other applications and services highly available.
Module 11- Expands on the failover clustering content from Module 10, by describing how to integrate Hyper-V virtual machines with failover clustering.
Module 12- Provides details on how to plan for and recover from various data and server loss scenarios in Windows Server 2012. Because of the options for integrating high availability with disaster recovery, this module will build on the high-availability content that was presented in the previous modules, but will also extend this content to include scenarios and procedures for ensuring data and service availability in the event of a highly available environment failure.