MCSE: Windows Server 2012 Desktop Infrastructure Boot Camp

Description

Show that you can deploy and manage desktops and devices that provide access from anywhere, while maintaining security and compliance. Also validate your skills in desktop virtualization, remote desktop services, and application virtualization.


The Academy's MCSE Windows Server 2012 Desktop Infrastructure Boot Camp is a combination of the following official Microsoft courses:


This MCSE certification requires you to show continued ability to perform in your chosen solution area by completing a recertification exam every three years.

This 14-day boot camp provides the skills and knowledge necessary to implement and administer a core Windows Server 2012 infrastructure in an existing enterprise environment. This course covers implementing, managing, maintaining, and provisioning services and infrastructure in a Windows Server 2012 environment. This course covers the implementation and configuration of core services including Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS), networking services, and Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012 configuration.

This course covers advanced configuration of services necessary to deploy, manage and maintain a Windows Server 2012 infrastructure, such as advanced networking services, Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS), identity management, rights management, Federated services, network load balancing, failover clustering, business continuity and disaster recovery. The course provides guidance on planning and deploying desktops by using several technologies such as User State Migration Tool (USMT), Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT), Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), and more.

Additionally, the course describes how to protect desktops and monitor their health and performance. Students will also learn to design, deploy and manage Windows 8 Enterprise applications in a physical and virtual environment as well as in the cloud.

 

After completing this course, students will be able to:

 

  • Install and Configure Windows Server 2012.
  • Describe and Maintain AD DS.
  • Manage: Active Directory objects, User and Service Accounts, User Desktops with Group Policy
  • Automate Active Directory administration.
  • Implement: IPv4, DHCP, DNS, IPv6, local storage, Group Policy, NAP, server virtualization using Hyper-V, Group Policy Infrastructure, Update Management
  • Share files and printers.
  • Use GPOs to secure Windows Servers.
  • Deploy and Maintain Server Images
  • Configure and Troubleshoot: DNS and Remote Access
  • Install, Configure and Troubleshoot NPS role
  • Optimize File Services
  • Configure Encryption and Advanced Auditing
  • Monitor Windows Server 2012
  • Implement: advanced network services, advanced file services, Dynamic Access Control, distributed AD DS deployments, AD DS sites and replication, AD CS, AD RMS, AD FS, NLB, failover clustering with Hyper-V, disaster recovery, desktop security.
  • Assess and determine desktop deployment options.
  • Plan an image management strategy.
  • Capture and manage a desktop operating system image.
  • Plan and implement: User State Migration, Remote Desktop Services infrastructure, updates infrastructure to support enterprise desktops
  • Plan and deploy: desktops by using the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit, desktops by using System Center 2012 Configuration Manager.
  • Manage user state virtualization for enterprise desktops.
  • Protect enterprise desktops from malware and data loss.
  • Monitoring the performance and health of the desktop infrastructure.
  • Design an application distribution strategy that is appropriate for an organizational environment.
  • Diagnose and remediate application compatibility problems for desktop and presentation virtualization-based deployments.
  • Use Group Policy and Windows Intune to deploy applications to client devices.
  • Deploy applications centrally using Configuration Manager.
  • Configure self-service application deployment using Configuration Manager, Service Manager, and Windows 8 Application Store.
  • Design and deploy: Windows Server 2012 roles and features to support presentation virtualization, Windows Server 2012 roles and features to support application virtualization
  • Prepare, deploy and manage applications for Remote Desktop, RemoteApp, and Remote Desktop Web Access.
  • Virtualize and deploy applications by using App-V and System Center 2012 Configuration Manager.
  • Plan and configure the appropriate infrastructure to streamline the deployment of software updates to applications, and plan and configure application security.
  • Plan and implement application upgrades, supersedence, and application coexistence.
  • Monitor the deployment, performance, and utilization of applications and determine whether current application hosting platforms are meeting business needs.

Prerequisites

Before attending this course, students must have:

  • Experience administering Windows Server in an environment that typically has the following characteristics:
    • 2,500 to 50,000 or more users
    • Multiple physical locations and multiple domain controllers
    • Network services and resources such as messaging, databases, file and print, firewalls, Internet access, an intranet, and client computer management
    • Support for Windows 8 client desktops
    • Deployment and management of both physical and virtual applications
  • Experience supporting Windows 8 client desktops and deploying and managing applications, both physical and virtual.
  • Have solid understanding of TCP/IP and networking concepts.
  • Have a solid understanding of Windows and Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS), for example, domain user accounts, domain vs. local user accounts, user profiles, and group membership.
  • Understand how to use scripts and batch files.
  • Have solid understanding of security concepts such as authentication and authorization.
  • Be able to perform a clean installation of Windows 8, upgrade to Windows 8, and migrate user-related data and settings from Windows XP.
  • Be able to configure disks, partitions, volumes, and device drivers to enable Windows 8 to function as desired.
  • Be able to configure and troubleshoot permissions and other settings to allow access to resources and applications on Windows 8 Systems.
  • Be able to configure settings to enable network connectivity.
  • Be able to configure and troubleshoot a wireless network connection.
  • Be able to configure and troubleshoot Windows 8 security.
  • Be able to configure mobile computers and devices.
  • Understand the client administration capabilities of Windows Server and be familiar with management tools such as the Microsoft System Center suite of products.
  • Understand the concepts of deployment, packaging, and imaging.
  • Have a familiarity with SQL Server concepts.
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