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Administering Windows Server 2012

Exam 70-411

Administering Windows Server 2012 5 Day Boot Camp

The 70-411 exam is needed for both MCSE and MCSA certifications, and is the second week of training in all of the IT Track Server 2012 packages. As the name of the course and exam implies, these five days focus on the daily administrative functions that fall under the realm of supporting this operating system.

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Course Overview

Topics include: implementing Server Images, User and Group management with Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) and Group Policy, Remote Access, Network Policies, Data Security, Monitoring, and Update Management.

The network infrastructure created during the first week of Server 2012 training will be used as the foundation for this course. The network will be added to, manipulated, configured, misconfigured, sabotaged, and tweaked; emulating what can potentially happen in any given network environment.

Prerequisites: Basic knowledge of Server 2012, or completion of course 70-410.

Course Outline

Day 1: Server Images, DNS Troubleshooting

  • Windows Deployment Services and implementation.
  • Administering Windows Deployment Services.
  • Installing and configuring the DNS Server Role.
  • DNS Zones and Zone transfers.
  • Managing and Troubleshooting DNS.

Day 2: Active Directory Domain Services and Group Policy

  • Review of AD DS.
  • Implementing Virtualized Domain Controllers.
  • Administering AD DS and managing the database.
  • Password-Policy and User-Account lockout settings.
  • Configuring Managed Service Accounts.
  • Implementing and Administering Group Policy Objects (GPOs).
  • Group Policy Scope and Group Policy Processing.
  • Troubleshooting GPOs.
  • Configuring Folder Redirection and Scripts.
  • Configuring Group Policy Preferences.
  • Managing Software with Group Policy.

Day 3: Configuring Networking and Remote Access

  • Configuring Network access and VPN access.
  • Overview of Network Policies.
  • Troubleshooting Routing and Remote Access.
  • Configuring DirectAccess.
  • Installing and Configuring a Network Policy Server.
  • Configuring RADIUS Clients and Servers.
  • NPS Authentication Methods.
  • Monitoring and Troubleshooting a NPS.
  • Configuring Network Access Protection (NAP).
  • Monitoring and Troubleshooting NAP.

Day 4: Optimizing File Services

  • File Server Resource Manager (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).
  • Encrypting Files by Using Encrypting File System (EFS).
  • Configuring Advanced Auditing.

Day 5: Update Management and Exam Review

  • Overview of Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
  • WSUS best practices.
  • Server 2012 Monitoring Tools and utilities.
  • Using Performance Monitor.
  • Monitoring Event Logs.
  • Ensuring your infrastructure runs smoothly.
  • Review and Exam prep.