MCSE Windows Server 2012 Infrastructure Boot Camp


The Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE): Server Infrastructure certification validates that you have the skills needed to run a highly efficient and modern data center, with expertise in identity management, systems management, virtualization, storage, and networking.

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

Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012: 20410DC (exam 70-410)
Administering Windows Server 2012: 20411D (exam 70-411)
Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Service: 20412D (exam 70-412)
Designing and Implementing a Server Infrastructure: 20413C (exam 70-413)
Implementing an Advanced Server Infrastructure: 20414C (exam 70-414)

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

This 14-day boot camp provides the skills and knowledge necessary to implement a core Windows Server 2012 infrastructure in an existing enterprise environment. It also includes implementing, managing, maintaining, and provisioning services and infrastructure in a Windows Server 2012 environment. This boot camp teaches how to administer Windows Server 2012, and 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 boot camp also provides you with the skills and knowledge needed to plan, design, and deploy a physical and logical Windows Server 2012 Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) infrastructure. The course also provides the skills to perform name resolution, application integration, and optimization of automate remediation and maintenance of network services. In this course, students will learn how to plan and implement some of the more advanced features available in Windows Server 2012.

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, server upgrade and migration.
•Design: an automated server installation strategy, a name resolution solution strategy, VPN solution, DirectAccess solution, a network protection solution, a forest and domain infrastructure, a Group Policy strategy, an Active Directory permission model, an Active Directory sites topology, a domain controller strategy
•Plan and implement: a server deployment infrastructure, file and storage services, a branch office infrastructure
•Design and implement a DHCP solution.
•Design and manage an IP address management solution.
•Implement: a scalable remote access solution, a network protection solution, a forest and domain infrastructure.
•Plan and implement: server virtualization strategy, implement networks and storage for virtualization, a server monitoring strategy, high availability for file services and applications, a highly available infrastructure using failover clustering, a server updates infrastructure, a business continuity strategy, PKI, an identity federation infrastructure
•Plan and deploy virtual machines.
•Manage a virtual machine deployment.


Before attending this course, students must have:

•A good understanding of networking fundamentals, Active Directory, networking infrastructure, Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) fundamentals and networking concepts, and basic Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) concepts.
•An understanding of and experience with configuring security and administration tasks in an enterprise environment.
•Hands on experience working with Windows Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, or Windows Server 2012 enterprise environment.
•Real-world experience implementing, managing, and configuring AD DS and networking infrastructure in an enterprise environment.
•A good working knowledge of both Windows Server 2012 and Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS).
•A good understanding of both scripts and batch files.
•A solid understanding of security concepts, such as authentication and authorization.
•Familiarity with deployment, packaging, and imaging tools.
•Ability to work in a team/virtual team.
•Ability to produce good documentation and have the appropriate communication skills to create proposals and make budget recommendations.
•Understanding of TCP/IP and networking concepts.
•Understanding of: scripts and batch files; security concepts such as authentication and authorization; deployment, packaging, and imaging tools.

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