Course Outline

MCSE Server Infrastructure Day

MSFT-5017 | Day | 35 Days

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. Earning an MCSE Server Infrastructure certification will qualify you for such jobs as computer support specialist, Network Administrator, or information security analyst.

The primary goal of this course is to help each student pass the exams required to earn the MCSE Server Infrastructure certification. To do this, your knowledgeable instructor will blend hands-on labs with lecture and practice exams to prepare you to pass each exam. The practice exams identify knowledge gaps that the instructor will fill with customized, hands-on labs and tailored lectures. 

Who should take this course

The MCSE Server Infrastructure certification is for IT professionals either looking to expand upon and document their existing skills in Microsoft Server technology or to document their existing skill sets. This training is intended for students seeking to earn the MCSE Server Infrastructure certification and who need an expert instructor to guide them throughout the training and exam preparation process.

Course Objectives

After completing this course, students will have the knowledge to:

Course Outline

Module 1: Deploying and Managing Windows Server 2012

This module introduces students to the editions of Windows Server 2012 and the new Windows Server 2012 management tools. It also covers how to install Windows Server 2012, how to perform post-deployment tasks, and how to perform basic administrative tasks.

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Module 2: Introduction to Active Directory Domain Services.

This module covers the structure of Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) and its various components, such as forest, domain, and organizational units (OUs). It also gives an overview of domain controllers, in addition to choices that are available with Windows Server 2012 for installing AD DS on a server.

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Module 3: Managing Active Directory Domain Services Objects

This module describes how to manage user accounts and computer accounts, including how to manage various consumer devices that employees use. The module also covers how to manage an enterprise network by managing groups, and how to delegate administrative tasks to designated users or groups.

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Module 4: Automating Active Directory Domain Services Administration.

This module describes how to use command‑line tools and Windows PowerShell to automate AD DS administration. It discusses various command-line tools and Windows PowerShell commands, and then describes how to use these tools and commands to modify objects individually and in bulk operations.

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Module 5: Implementing IPv4

This module discusses using IPv4, which is the network protocol used on the Internet and on local area networks. In this module, students learn how to implement an IPv4 addressing scheme and how to troubleshoot network communication. This module also covers how to determine and troubleshoot network-related problems.

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Module 6: Implementing Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol

This module covers supporting and troubleshooting a Windows Server–based network infrastructure by deploying, configuring, and troubleshooting the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) server role.

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Module 7: Implementing DNS

This module describes name resolution for Windows operating system clients and Windows Server servers. It also covers installing and configuring a DNS Server service and its components.

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Module 8: Implementing IPv6

This module discusses the features and benefits of IPv6, how IPv6 affects IPv4 networks, and how to integrate IPv6 into IPv4 networks by using various transition technologies.

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Module 9: Implementing Local Storage

This module introduces several different storage technologies. It discusses how to implement the storage solutions in Windows Server 2012, and how to use the new Storage Spaces feature, which enables you to combine disks into pools that you can configure for automatic management.

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Module 10: Implementing File and Print Services

This module discusses how to provide file and print resources with Windows Server 2012. It describes how to secure files and folders, how to protect previous versions of files and folders by using shadow copies, and how to give workers remote access to corporate files by implementing the new Work Folders role service. It also describes new network printing features that help manage the network printing environment.

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Module 11: Implementing Group Policy

This module provides an overview of Group Policy and provides details about how to implement Group Policy.

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Module 12: Securing Windows Servers Using Group Policy Objects

This module describes Windows Server 2012 operating system security. It covers how to identify security threats, plan your strategy to mitigate security threats, and secure your Windows Server 2012 infrastructure.

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Module 13: Implementing Server Virtualization with Hyper-V

This module describes virtualization technologies available on Windows, specifically focusing on the Hyper-V role in Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2. It covers the components of the Hyper-V role, configuring and deploying the role, in addition to and how to configure and manage key components of a Hyper-V implementation, such as Storage and Networking.

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Module 14: Configuring and Troubleshooting Domain Name System

This module explains how to configure and troubleshoot DNS, including DNS replication and caching.

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Module 15: Maintaining Active Directory Domain Services

This module explains how to implement virtualized domain controllers and read-only domain controller (RODCs). It also explains how to perform common AD DS administrative tasks

and manage the AD DS Database.

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Module 16: Managing User and Service Accounts

This module explains how to create, configure and automate the creation of user accounts. It also explains how to configure account-related properties of user objects. It further explains how to create and administer Managed Service Accounts.

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Module 17: Implementing a Group Policy Infrastructure

This module explains how to implement a GPO infrastructure. This also teaches how to perform common GPO management tasks, and manage GPOs by using Windows PowerShell. It also focuses on troubleshooting the application of GPOs.

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Module 18: Managing User Desktops with Group Policy

This module explains how you can use Group Policy Objects (GPOs) to implement desktop environments across your organization by using Administrative Templates, Folder Redirection, Group Policy preferences, and where applicable, use software deployment to install and update application programs. It is important to know how to use these various GPO features so that you can configure your users’ computer settings properly.

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Module 19: Installing, Configuring, and Troubleshooting the Network Policy Server Role

This module explains how to install and configure NPS, RADIUS Clients and servers. It also describes NPS authentication methods. It describe NPS authentication methods and how to

monitor and troubleshoot NPS.

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Module 20: Implementing Network Access Protection

This module explains how to configure, monitor, and troubleshoot NAP. It also explains how NAP can help to protect your network and the various NAP enforcement processes.

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Module 21: Implementing Remote Access

In this module, you will learn how to implement and manage remote access in Windows Server 2012. You will also learn how to implement DirectAccess by using the Getting Started wizard, implement and manage an advanced DirectAccess infrastructure, and implement VPN.

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Module 22: Optimizing File Services

This module describes FSRM, configure quotas, file screening, and storage reports and implement classification management and file management tasks. It describes the components of the DFS. I also explains how to configure DFS namespaces and DFS replication.

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Module 23: Configuring Encryption and Advanced Auditing

This module explains how to encrypt files using EFS and configure advanced auditing features.

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Module 24: Deploying and Maintaining Server Images

This module explains how to create and manage server images by using Windows Deployment Services

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Module 25: Implementing Update Management

This module explains how to use Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) to deploy updates to Windows servers and clients.

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Module 26: Monitoring Windows Server 2012

This module explains the monitoring tools available in Windows Server 2012. it also explains how to use Performance Monitor and monitor events.

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Module 27: Implementing Advanced Network Services

In this module students will be able to configure advanced features for Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) and Domain Name System (DNS), and configure IP Address Management (IPAM).

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Module 28: Implementing Advanced File Services

In this module students will be able to configure file services to meet advanced business requirements.

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Module 29: Implementing Dynamic Access Control

In this module students will be able to configure Dynamic Access Control (DAC) to manage and audit access to shared files.

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Module 30: Implementing Distributed Active Directory Domain Services Deployments

In this module students will be able to plan and implement an Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) deployment that includes multiple domains and forests.

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Module 31: Implementing Active Directory Domain Services Sites and Replication

In this module students will be able to plan and implement an AD DS deployment that includes multiple locations.

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Module 32: Implementing AD CS

In this module students will be able to implement an Active Directory Certificate Services (AD CS) deployment.

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Module 33: Implementing Active Directory Rights Management Services

In this module students will be able to implement an AD RMS deployment.

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Module 34: Implementing and Administering AD FS

In this module students will be able to implement an Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) deployment.

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Module 35: Implementing Network Load Balancing

In this module students will be able to provide high availability and load balancing for web-based applications by implementing Network Load Balancing (NLB).

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Module 36: Implementing Failover Clustering

In this module students will be able to provide high availability for network services and applications by implementing failover clustering.

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Module 37: Implementing Failover Clustering with Hyper-V

In this module students will be able to deploy and manage Hyper-V virtual machines in a failover cluster.

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Module 38: Implementing Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery

In this module students will be able to implement a backup and disaster recovery solution based on business and technical requirements

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Module 39: Planning Server Upgrade and Migration

This module explains how to plan a server upgrade and migration strategy.

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Module 40: Planning and Implementing a Server Deployment Strategy

This module explains how to design an automated server installation strategy and plan and implement a server deployment infrastructure.

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Module 41: Planning and Deploying Servers Using Virtual Machine Manager

This module explains how to plan and deploy a Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) infrastructure for deploying servers.

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Module 42: Designing and Maintaining an IP Configuration and Address Management Solution

This module explains how to design and maintain IP address management (IPAM) and a Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) solution.

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Module 43: Designing and Implementing Name Resolution

This module explains how to design a name resolution strategy.

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Module 44: Designing and Implementing an Active Directory Domain Services Forest and Domain Infrastructure

This module explains how to design and implement an AD DS forest and domain infrastructure.

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Module 45: Designing and Implementing an AD DS Organizational Unit Infrastructure

This module explains how to design and implement an OU infrastructure and an AD DS permissions model.

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Module 46: Designing and Implementing a Group Policy Object Strategy

This module explains how to design and implement a Group Policy Object (GPO) strategy.

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Module 47: Designing and Implementing an AD DS Physical Topology

This module explains how to design an AD DS sites topology and a domain controller placement strategy.

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Module 48: Planning and Implementing Storage and File Services

This module explains how to plan and implement storage and file services.

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Module 49: Designing and Implementing Network Protection

This module explains how to design and implement network protection.

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Module 50: Designing and Implementing Remote Access Services

This module explains how to design and implement remote access services.

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Module 51: Overview of Management in an Enterprise Data Center

In this module, students will be able to describe the enterprise data center and how to use System Center 2012 to manage the enterprise data center.

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Module 52: Planning and Implementing a Server Virtualization Strategy

In this module, students will be able to plan and implement a server virtualization strategy using System Center 2012.

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Module 53: Planning and Implementing Networks and Storage for Virtualization

In this module, students will be able to plan and implement the network and storage infrastructure required to deploy a virtualized server infrastructure.

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Module 54: Planning and Deploying Virtual Machines

In this module, students will be able to plan and deploy virtual machines on Windows Hyper-V.

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Module 55: Planning and Implementing a Virtualization Administration Solution

In this module, students will be able to plan and implement a virtualization administration solution by using System Center 2012.

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Module 56: Planning and Implementing a Server Monitoring Strategy

In this module, students will be able to plan and implement a server monitoring strategy using the Windows Server 2012 tools and using Operations Manager.

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Module 57: Planning and Implementing High Availability for File Services and Applications

In this module, students will be able to plan and implement an application and file services infrastructure that is highly available.  

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Module 58: Planning and Implementing a High Availability Infrastructure Using Failover Clustering

In this module, students will be able to plan and implement a high availability server infrastructure by using the failover clustering features in Windows Server 2012.

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Module 59: Planning and Implementing a Business Continuity Strategy

In this module, students will be able to plan and implement a business continuity strategy in a Windows Server 2012 environment.

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Module 60: Planning and Implementing an Public Key Infrastructure

In this Module, students will be able to plan and implement a PKI deployment, and plan and implement a certificate management solution.

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Module 61: Planning and Implementing an Identity Federation Infrastructure

In this module, students will be able to plan and implement an AD FS server deployment and claims aware application access.

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Module 62: Planning and Implementing Data Access for Users and Devices

In this module, students will be able to plan and implement Dynamic Access Control (DAC), Workplace Join and Work Folders. 

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Module 63: Planning and Implementing an Information Rights Management Infrastructure

In this module, students will be able to plan and implement an AD RMS deployment, plan and manage AD RMS templates and access, and plan and implement external access to AD RMS services.

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