This course maps directly to and is the preferred choice for hands-on preparation for Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA): Exam 411: Administering Windows Server 2012, which is the second of three exams required for MCSA: Windows Server 2012 credential.
Configure and Troubleshoot Domain Name System
Maintain Active Directory Domain Services
Manage User and Service Accounts
Implement Group Policy Infrastructure
Manage User Desktops using Group Policy
Configure and Troubleshoot Remote Access
Install, Configure and Troubleshoot Network Policy Server
Implement Network Access Protection
Optimize File Services
Configure Encryption and Advanced Auditing
Deploy and Maintain Server Images
Implement Update Managements
Monitor Windows Server 2012
Windows Server Administrators experienced in working with Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2012 who wish to gain skills necessary to perform daily management and maintenance tasks in a Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2012 R2 environment.
IT Professionals who are looking to take the 411, Administering Windows Server 2012 exam
IT professional wishing to take the Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) exams in DataCenter, Desktop Infrastructure, Messaging, Collaboration and Communications will also be interested in taking this course as they prepare for the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) exams, which are a pre-requisite for their individual specialties.
Before attending this course, students must have:
Knowledge and skills concerning the initial implementation and configuration of core Windows Server services including Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS), Networking Services and Microsoft Hyper-V.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