Fundamentals of a Windows Server® Infrastructure (90 Day) - On Demand (OD10967A)

Learn about the Fundamental building blocks that go into building a Windows Server infrastructure with Windows Server 2012.
This five day course covers the basic skills and knowledge that are required in order to build a Windows Server Infrastructure. It covers networking architecture and topologies, security considerations and best practices as well as basic Windows Server administration skills and technologies such as Windows Server 2012 Installation, configuration, maintenance and performance. Within that it will also cover specific areas such as Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS), Domain Name Services (DNS), Storage and many others.
This course is designed to provide foundational level knowledge needed to prepare students to start a career or cross train in Microsoft Windows Server technologies.

Microsoft On Demand
Microsoft Official Courses On-Demand (MOC On-Demand) blend video, text, hands-on labs and knowledge checks to help you build your Microsoft technology skills on your own schedule, at your own pace and in your own place. No need to spend time and money travelling to a classroom location or adhering to classroom hours with a computer and an Internet connection, your Microsoft Official Courses On-Demand come to you, any time.
  • Microsoft On Demand covers the same objectives as the classroom course by the same name
  • After you activate your course, you have 3 months to complete it. You can work on your course at any time throughout the 3-month period after you activate the course.

Target Audience
Candidates for this course are people who are starting out their career or looking to change careers into Windows Server Technologies and need the fundamental knowledge to help them achieve that. It would be of interest to home computer users, small business owners, academic students, information workers, developers, technical managers, help desk technicians or students who are looking to cross train from an alternative technology.
This course is needed as a first step in preparing for a job in IT or as prerequisite training before beginning the Microsoft Certified System Administrator (MCSA) training and certification path.

Pre-Requisites
In addition to their professional experience, before attending this course, students must have: 
  • A good fundamental knowledge of general computing concepts. 
  • Knowledge equivalent to the MTA exam 98-349: Windows Operating System Fundamentals

Objectives
  • Perform a local media-based installation of Windows Server 2012. 
  • Select appropriate storage technologies and configure storage on Windows Server. 
  • Describe fundamental network components and terminology thus enabling you to select an appropriate network component in a particular scenario. 
  • Implement a network by selecting network hardware components and technologies and determine the appropriate network hardware and wiring components for a given situation. 
  • Describe the protocols and services within the Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) suite of protocols and implement IPv4 within a Windows Server environment. 
  • Describe server roles. 
  • Implement and configure an Active Directory Domain Service (AD DS) forest. 
  • Describe the concept of defense-in-depth and determine how to implement this approach with Windows Server. 
  • Identify the security features in Windows Server that help to provide defense-in-depth. 
  • Identify the network-related security features in Windows Server to mitigate security threats to you network. 
  • Identify and implement additional software components to enhance your organization?s security. 
  • Monitor a server to determine the performance level. 
  • Identify the Windows Server tools available to maintain and troubleshoot Windows Server.



 
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Content

Module 1:
  • Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012
  • Installing Windows Server. 
  • Configuring Services. 
  • Configuring Peripherals and Devices.
Module 2:
  • Implementing Storage in Windows Server
  • Identifying Storage Technologies. 
  • Managing Disks and Volumes. 
  • Fault Tolerance.
Module 3:
  • Understanding Network Infrastructure
  • Network Architecture Standards. 
  • Local Area Networking. 
  • Wide Area Networking. 
  • Wireless Networking. 
  • Connecting to the Internet. 
  • Remote Access.
Module 4:
  • Connecting Network Components
  • Understanding the OSI Model. 
  • Understanding Media Types. 
  • Understanding Adapters, Hubs, and Switches. 
  • Understanding Routing.
Module 5:
  • Implementing TCP/IP
  • Overview of TCP/IP. 
  • Understanding IPv4 Addressing. 
  • Configuring IPv4. 
  • Understanding IPv6. 
  • Name Resolution.
Module 6:
  • Implementing Windows Server Roles
  • Role Based Deployment. 
  • Deploying Role-Specific Services. 
  • Virtualizing Windows Server Roles. 
  • Best Practices for management of Windows Server Roles.
Module 7:
  • Implementing Active Directory Domain Services
  • Introducing AD DS. 
  • Implementing AD DS. 
  • Managing Users, Groups, and Computers. 
  • Implementing Organizational Units. 
  • Implementing Group Policy
Module 8:
  • Implementing IT Security Layers
  • Overview of Defense-in-Depth. 
  • Physical Security. 
  • Internet Security.
Module 9:
  • Implementing Windows Server Security
  • Overview of Windows Security. 
  • Securing Files and Folders. 
  • Implementing Encryption.
Module 10:
  • Implementing Network Security
  • Overview of Network Security. 
  • Implementing Firewalls.
Module 11:
  • Implementing Security Software
  • Client Protection Features. 
  • E-Mail Protection. 
  • Server Protection.
Module 12:
  • Monitoring Server Performance
  • Windows Logs. 
  • Performance Monitoring.
Module 13:
  • Maintaining Windows Server
  • Troubleshooting Windows Server Startup. 
  • Server Availability and Data Recovery. 
  • Applying Updates to Windows Server. 
  • Troubleshooting Windows Server.