MCSA: Windows Server 2012 Boot Camp


The Academy's Microsoft Windows Server 2012 MCSA program covers the new features and enhancements for transforming virtualization and cloud computing, which have been made available with Windows Server 2012. It is designed to assist you in gaining a level of proficiency that can only be taught through hands-on labs, simulations, and the real-world application of skills. Our intensive, instructor-led course equips students with valuable knowledge and skills that directly transfer from the classroom to the workplace.

This is an accelerated course, designed for computer professionals that require effective, real-world skill-building and timely certification.

This 7-day boot camp is a combination of the following official Microsoft courses:
• 20410D: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 (Exam 70-410)
• 20411D: Administering Windows Server 2012 (Exam 70-411)
• 20412D: Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services (Exam 70-412)

This 7-day boot camp consists of a three-part series that collectively cover implementing, managing, maintaining, and provisioning services and infrastructure in a Windows Server 2012 environment. This course covers the initial 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 the administration tasks necessary to maintain a Windows Server 2012 infrastructure such as Implementing Server Images, User and Group management with Active Directory Domain Services(AD DS) and Group Policy, Remote Access and Network Policies, Data Security, Monitoring and Update Management. 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.

After completing this course, students will be able to:

• Install and Configure Windows Server 2012.
• Describe AD DS.
• Manage Active Directory objects.
• Automate Active Directory administration.
• Implement IPv4.
• Implement Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP).
• Implement Domain Name System (DNS).
• Implement IPv6.
• Implement local storage.
• Share files and printers.
• Implement Group Policy.
• Use Group Policy Objects (GPOs) to secure Windows Servers.
• Implement server virtualization using Hyper-V.
• Deploy and Maintain Server Images
• Configure and Troubleshoot DNS
• Maintain Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS).
• Manage User and Service Accounts
• Implement a Group Policy Infrastructure
• Manage User Desktops with Group Policy
• Configure and Troubleshoot Remote Access
• Install, Configure and Troubleshoot Network Policy Server (NPS) role
• Implement Network Access Protection (NAP)
• Optimize File Services
• Configure Encryption and Advanced Auditing
• Implement Update Management
• Monitor Windows Server 2012
• Implement advanced network services.
• Implement advanced file services.
• Implement Dynamic Access Control.
• Implement distributed Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) deployments.
• Implement AD DS sites and replication.
• Implement Active Directory Certification Services (AD CS).
• Implement Active Directory Rights Management Services (AD RMS).
• Implement Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS).
• Implement network load balancing (NLB).
• Implement failover clustering.
• Implement failover clustering with Hyper-V.
• Implement disaster recovery.


Before attending this course, students must have:

• A good understanding of networking fundamentals.
• An understanding of and experience with configuring security and administration tasks in an enterprise environment.
• Experience supporting or configuring Windows operating system clients.
• Good hands-on Windows client operating system experience with Windows Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8.
• An understanding of basic Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) concepts, such as the purpose of user accounts and computer accounts.

Students would also benefit from having some previous Windows Server operating system experience.

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