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Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services

Exam 70-412

Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services 5 Day Boot Camp

If you are aiming for the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) in Server 2012, this is the third and final week of preparation. For those who are striving for their Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert: Server Infrastructure, there are two more courses and exams: 70-413 and 70-414.

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Course Overview

The advanced services course covers a wealth of topics, including: high availability configurations, dynamic access control, site-level fault tolerance, IPAM, trusts, Federation Services 2.1, Certificate Services, and Rights Management Services. As with the other Server 2012 courses, both Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2 will be used as part of the training material.

The labs consist of advanced configurations and deep exploration of Server 2012 technologies, with a heavy emphasis on virtualization with Hyper-V.

Prerequisites: Completion of the first two MCSA courses, or in-depth understanding of topics covered on exams 70-410 and 70-411.

Course Outline

Day 1: Advanced Network Services

  • DHCP, DNS, and IPAM settings.
  • Configuring iSCSI Storage
  • Using BranchCache.
  • How to optimize storage in your environment.
  • Dynamic Access Control and deployment.

Day 2: Distributed AD DS, Replication, and Certificate Services

  • Overview of Distributed AD DS Deployments.
  • Deploying a Distributed AD DS Environment
  • Configuring AD DS Trusts.
  • Configuring and monitoring AD DS sites and replication.
  • Public Key Infrastructure and deploying CAs.
  • CA Hierarchy and Certificate Templates.
  • Certificate Distribution and Revocation
  • Managing Certificate Recovery

Days 3-4: AD RMS and Federation Services

  • Overview of Active Directory Rights Management Services.
  • Deploying and Managing an AD RMS Infrastructure.
  • Configuring AD RMS Content Protection and external access.
  • Overview of AD FS.
  • Implementing AD FS for a Single Organization.
  • Deploying AD FS in a B2B Federation scenario.
  • Network Load Balancing (NLB).
  • Configuring an NLB cluster.
  • Planning an NLB implementation.

Days 4-5: Failover Clustering

  • Review of failover technologies.
  • Implementing a Failover Cluster.
  • Configuring Highly Available Applications and Services on a Failover Cluster.
  • Maintaining a Failover Cluster.
  • Implementing a Multi-Site Failover Cluster.
  • How to integrating Hyper-V with Failover Clustering.
  • Virtual Machines on Failover Clusters.
  • Hyper-V Virtual Machine Movement.
  • Managing Hyper-V Virtual Environments by Using VMM.

Day 5: Disaster Recovery and MCSA Exam Review

  • Overview of Disaster Recovery.
  • Implementing Windows Server Backup.
  • Implementing Server and Data Recovery.
  • Other backup options.
  • MCSA course review and exam prep.