MCT510 - Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012

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Subject Title
Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012

Subject Description
Participants gain the skills and knowledge to implement a core Windows Server 2012 infrastructure in an existing enterprise environment, primarily the initial implementation and configuration of core services including Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) networking services and Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012 configuration.  Microsoft course 20410, prepares for MCSA exam 70-410.

Credit Status
 This subject is part of the Network Administrator Recognition of Achievement program. 

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

• Install and Configure Windows Server 2012.
• Describe AD DS.
• Manage Active Directory objects.
• Automate Active Directory administration.
• Implement IPv4.
• Implement Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP).
• Implement Domain Name System (DNS).
• Implement IPv6.
• Implement local storage.
• Share files and printers.
• Implement Group Policy.
• Use Group Policy Objects (GPOs) to secure Windows Servers.
• Implement server virtualization using Hyper-V.

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Topic Outline
Module 1: 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
• Deploying Windows Server 2012
• Configuring Windows Server 2012 Server Core
• Managing Servers
• Using Windows PowerShell to Manage Servers

Module 2: Introduction to Active Directory Domain Overview of AD DS
• Overview of Domain Controllers 
• Installing a Domain Controller
• Installing a Domain Controller by Using IFM

Module 3: Managing Active Directory Domain Services Objects Managing User Accounts  
• Managing Group Accounts  
• Managing Computer Accounts
• Delegating Administration  
• Delegating Administration for a Branch Office
• Creating and Configuring User Accounts in AD DS
• Managing Computer Objects in AD DS

Module 4: Automating Active Directory Domain Services Administration Using Command-line Tools for AD DS Administration
• Using Windows PowerShell for AD DS Administration
• Performing Bulk Operations with Windows PowerShell
• Creating User Accounts and Groups by Using Windows PowerShell
• Using Windows PowerShell to Create User Accounts in Bulk
• Using Windows PowerShell to Modify User Accounts in Bulk

Module 5: Implementing IPv4
• Overview of TCP/IP
• Understanding IPv4 Addressing
• Subnetting and Supernetting
• Configuring and Troubleshooting IPv4
• Identifying Appropriate Subnets
• Troubleshooting IPv4

Module 6: Implementing Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol 
• Installing a DHCP Server Role 
• Configuring DHCP Scopes
• Managing a DHCP Database
• Securing and Monitoring DHCP
• Implementing DHCP
• Implementing a DHCP Relay Agent (Optional Exercise)

Module 7: Implementing Domain Name System 
• Name Resolution for Windows Client and Servers
• Installing and Managing a DNS Server
• Managing DNS Zones 
• Installing and Configuring DNS
• Creating Host Records in DNS
• Managing the DNS Server Cache

Module 8: Implementing IPv6
• Overview of IPv6
• IPv6 Addressing
• Coexistence with IPv6
• IPv6 Transition Technologies
• Configuring an IPv6 Network
• Configuring an ISATAP Router

Module 9: Implementing Local Storage
• Overview of Storage
• Managing Disks and Volumes
• Implementing Storage Spaces
• Installing and Configuring a New Disk
• Resizing Volumes
• Configuring a Redundant Storage Space

Module 10: Implementing File and Print Services
• Securing Files and Folders
• Protecting Shared Files and Folders by Using Shadow Copies
• Configuring Network Printing
• Creating and Configuring a File Share
• Configuring Shadow Copies
• Creating and Configure a Printer Pool

Module 11: Implementing Group Policy
• Overview of Group Policy  
• Group Policy Processing
• Implementing a Central Store for Administrative Templates
• Configuring a Central Store
• Creating GPOs

Module 12: Securing Windows Servers Using Group Policy Objects
• Windows Operating Systems Security Overview
• Configuring Security Settings
• Restricting Software
• Configuring Windows Firewall with Advanced Security
• Using Group Policy to Secure Member Servers
• Auditing File System Access
• Auditing Domain Logons
• Configuring AppLocker Policies
• Configuring Windows Firewall

Module 13: Implementing Server Virtualization with Hyper-V
• Overview of Virtualization Technologies  
• Implementing Hyper-V
• Managing Virtual Machine Storage
• Managing Virtual Networks
• Installing the Hyper V Role onto a Server
• Configuring Virtual Networking
• Creating and Configuring a Virtual Machine
• Using Virtual Machine Snapshots

Mode of Instruction
The primary mode of learning is through classroom lecture and instruction and hands on labs. Additional modes of instruction include class discussion, lecture and question and answer period.

Prescribed Texts
The following textbook will be provided:
Microsoft Official Curriculum (MOC) course 20410B

Promotion Policy

Grading Policy
A+ 90%  to  100%
A 80%  to  89%
B+ 75%  to  79%
B 70%  to  74%
C+ 65%  to  69%
C 60%  to  64%
D+ 55%  to  59%
D 50%  to  54%
F 0%    to  49% (Not a Pass)
EXC Excellent
SAT Satisfactory
UNSAT Unsatisfactory

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Modes of Evaluation
This subject is part of the Network Administrator program.   Those students choosing to pursue their Network Administrator Recognition of Achievement are required to complete a final exam. The passing grade for each exam is 70%. All courses are graded as SAT (Satisfactory) for students who achieve 70% or highter or UNSAT (Unsatisfactory) for students who achieve less than 70%. 

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