MCSA Training Objective

To install, configure, manage and maintain an environment with Windows client and server operating systems. At the end of the module you should be able to

  • Understand the pre requirements for installing various Windows operating systems
  • Install Windows 7, Windows server 2003 and Windows server 2008 Operating systems
  • Understand the features of Windows server 2003 and Windows server 2008
  • Compare various Client and Server Operating systems
  • Administer local Users and Groups
  • Installing & Configuring roles in Windows Server 2008 (DHCP,DNS,ADDS,WDS & Hyper-V)
  • Administer Domain Users and Groups
  • Understand the start up process for various Windows operating systems
  • Optimize the systems for peak performances
  • Install and Configure Server Core operating system
  • Migrate between various Windows operating systems
  • Install and Configure various Windows backup features

Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012

 Deploying and Managing Windows Server 2012

  • Windows Server 2012 Overview
  • Overview of Windows Server 2012 Management
  • Installing Windows Server 2012
  • Post-Installation Configuration of Windows Server 2012
  • Introduction to Windows PowerShell

Introduction to Active Directory Domain Services

  • Overview of AD DS
  • Overview of Domain Controllers
  • Installing a Domain Controller

Managing Active Directory Domain Services Objects

  • Managing User Accounts
  • Managing Group Accounts
  • Managing Computer Accounts
  • Delegating Administration

Automating Active Directory Domain Services Administration

  • Using Command-line Tools for Administration
  • Using Windows PowerShell for Administration
  • Performing Bulk Operations with Windows PowerShell

 Implementing IPv4

  • Overview of TCP/IP
  • Understanding IPv4 Addressing
  • Subnetting and Supernetting
  • Configuring and Troubleshooting IPv4

Implementing DHCP

  • Installing a DHCP Server Role
  • Configuring DHCP Scopes
  • Managing a DHCP Database
  • Securing and Monitoring DHCP

Implementing DNS

  • Name Resolution for Windows Client and Servers
  • Installing and Managing a DNS Server
  • Managing DNS Zones

Implementing IPv6

  • Overview of IPv6
  • IPv6 Addressing
  • Coexistence with IPv6
  • IPv6 Transition Technologies

Implementing Local Storage

  • Overview of Storage
  • Managing Disks and Volumes
  • Implementing Storage Spaces

Implementing File and Print Services

  • Securing Files and Folders
  • Protecting Shared Files and Folders Using Shadow Copies
  • Configuring Network Printing

Implementing Group Policy

  • Overview of Group Policy
  • Group Policy Processing
  • Implementing a Central Store for Administrative Templates

Securing Windows Servers Using Group Policy Objects

  • Windows Security Overview
  • Configuring Security Settings
  • Restricting Software
  • Configuring Windows Firewall with Advanced Security

Implementing Server Virtualization with Hyper-V

  • Overview of Virtualization Technologies
  • Implementing Hyper-V
  • Managing Virtual Machine Storage
  • Managing Virtual Networks

  Administering windows server 2012

Deploying and Maintaining Server Images

  • Overview of Windows Deployment Services
  • Implementing Deployment with Windows Deployment Services
  • Administering Windows Deployment Services

Configuring and Troubleshooting Domain Name System

  • Installing the DNS Server Role
  • Configuring the DNS Server Role
  • Configuring DNS Zones
  • Configuring DNS Zone Transfers
  • Managing and Troubleshooting DNS

Maintaining Active Directory Domain Services

  • Overview of AD DS
  • Implementing Virtualized Domain Controllers
  • Implementing RODC
  • Administering AD DS
  • Managing the AD DS Database

Managing User and Service Accounts

  • Automating User Account Management
  • Configuring Password-Policy and User-Account Lockout Settings
  • Configuring Managed Service Accounts

Implementing a Group Policy Infrastructure

  • Introducing Group Policy
  • Implementing and Administering Group Policy Objects (GPOs)
  • Group Policy Scope and Group Policy Processing
  • Troubleshooting the Application of GPOs

Managing User Desktops with Group Policy

  • Implementing Administrative Templates
  • Configuring Folder Redirection and Scripts
  • Configuring Group Policy Preferences
  • Managing Software with Group Policy

Configuring and Troubleshooting Remote Access

  • Configuring Network Access
  • Configuring Virtual Private Network (VPN) Access
  • Overview of Network Policies
  • Troubleshooting Routing and Remote Access
  • Configuring Direct Access

Installing, Configuring, and Troubleshooting the Network Policy Server Role

  • Installing and Configuring a NPS
  • Configuring Remote Authentication Dial-In User Service (RADIUS) Clients and Servers
  • NPS Authentication Methods
  • Monitoring and Troubleshooting a NPS

Implementing Network Access Protection

  • Overview of Network Access Protection
  • Overview of NAP Enforcement Processes
  • Configuring NAP
  • Monitoring and Troubleshooting NAP

Optimizing File Services

  • Overview of FSRM
  • Using FSRM to Manage Quotas, File Screens, and Storage Reports
  • Implementing Classification and File Management Tasks
  • Overview of Distributed File System (DFS)
  • Configuring DFS Namespaces
  • Configuring and Troubleshooting Distributed File System Replication (DFS-R)

Configuring Encryption and Advanced Auditing

  • Encrypting Files by Using Encrypting File System
  • Configuring Advanced Auditing

Implementing Update Management

  • Overview of WSUS
  • Deploying Updates with WSUS

Monitoring Windows Server 2012

  • Monitoring Tools
  • Using Performance Monitor
  • Monitoring Event Logs

Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services

Implementing Advanced Network Services

  • Configuring Advanced DHCP Features
  • Configuring Advanced DNS Settings
  • Implementing IPAM

Implementing Advanced File Services

  • Configuring iSCSI Storage
  • Configuring BranchCache
  • Optimizing Storage Usage

Implementing Dynamic Access Control

  • Overview of Dynamic Access Control
  • Planning for Dynamic Access Control
  • Deploying Dynamic Access Control

Implementing Distributed Active Directory Domain Services Deployments

  • Overview of Distributed AD DS Deployments
  • Deploying a Distributed AD DS Environment
  • Configuring AD DS Trusts

Implementing Active Directory Domain Services Sites and Replication

  • Overview of AD DS Replication
  • Configuring AD DS Sites
  • Configuring and Monitoring AD DS Replication

Implementing Active Directory Certificate Services

  • PKI Overview
  • Deploying CAs
  • Deploying and Configuring CA Hierarchy
  • Deploying and Managing Certificate Templates
  • Implementing Certificate Distribution and Revocation
  • Managing Certificate Recovery

Implementing Active Directory Rights Management Services

  • AD RMS Overview
  • Deploying and Managing an AD RMS Infrastructure
  • Configuring AD RMS Content Protection
  • Configuring External Access to AD RMS

Implementing Active Directory Federation Services

  • Overview of AD FS
  • Deploying AD FS
  • Implementing AD FS for a Single Organization
  • Deploying AD FS in a B2B Federation Scenario

Implementing Network Load Balancing

  • Overview of NLB
  • Configuring an NLB Cluster
  • Planning an NLB Implementation

Implementing Failover Clustering

  • Overview of Failover Clustering
  • Implementing a Failover Cluster
  • Configuring Highly Available Applications and Services on a Failover Cluster
  • Maintaining a Failover Cluster
  • Implementing a Multi-Site Failover Cluster

Implementing Failover Clustering with Hyper-V

  • Overview of Integrating Hyper-V with Failover Clustering
  • Implementing Hyper-V Virtual Machines on Failover Clusters
  • Implementing Hyper-V Virtual Machine Movement
  • Managing Hyper-V Virtual Environments by Using VMM

Implementing Disaster Recovery

  • Overview of Disaster Recovery
  • Implementing Windows Server Backup
  • Implementing Server and Data Recovery