MCT512 - Configuring Windows Server 2012 Services

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Subject Title
Configuring Windows Server 2012 Services

Subject Description
Participants learn how to provision and configure advanced services using Windows Server 2012.  Topics include advanced networking services, Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS), identity management, rights management, Federated services, network load balancing, failover clustering, business continuity and disaster recovery.  Microsoft course 20412, prepares for MCSA exam 70-412.

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:

• Implement advanced network services.
• Implement advanced file services.
• Implement Dynamic Access Control.
• Implement distributed Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) deployments.
• Implement AD DS sites and replication.
• Implement Active Directory Certification Services (AD CS).
• Implement Active Directory Rights Management Services (AD RMS).
• Implement Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS).
• Implement network load balancing (NLB).
• Implement failover clustering.
• Implement failover clustering with Hyper-V.
• Implement disaster recovery.

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Topic Outline
Module 1: Implementing Advanced Network Services
• Configuring Advanced DHCP Features
• Configuring Advanced DNS Settings
• Implementing IPAM
• Configuring Advanced DHCP Settings
• Configuring Advanced DNS Settings
• Configuring IPAM

Module 2: Implementing Advanced File Services
• Configuring iSCSI Storage
• Configuring BranchCache
• Optimizing Storage Usage  
• Configuring iSCSI Storage
• Configuring the File Classification Infrastructure
• Configuring the Main Office Servers for BranchCache
• Configuring the Branch Office Servers for BranchCache
• Configuring Client Computers for BranchCache
• Monitoring BranchCache

Module 3: Implementing Dynamic Access Control
• Overview of Dynamic Access Control
• Planning for Dynamic Access Control
• Deploying Dynamic Access Control
• Planning the Dynamic Access Control Implementation
• Configuring User and Device Claims
• Configuring Resource Property Definitions
• Configuring Central Access Rules and Central Access Policies
• Validating and Remediating Dynamic Access Control
• Implementing New Resource Policies

Module 4: Implementing Distributed Active Directory Domain Services Deployments
• Overview of Distributed AD DS Deployments
• Deploying a Distributed AD DS Environment
• Configuring AD DS Trusts
• Implementing Child Domains in AD DS
• Implementing Forest Trusts  

Module 5: Implementing Active Directory Domain Services Sites and Replication
• Overview of AD DS Replication
• Configuring AD DS Sites
• Configuring and Monitoring AD DS Replication
• Modifying the Default Site
• Creating Additional Sites and Subnets
• Configuring AD DS Replication

Module 6: 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
• Configuring Certificate Templates
• Configuring Certificate Enrollment
• Configuring Certificate Revocation
• Configuring Key Recovery

Module 7: 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
• Installing and Configuring AD RMS
• Configuring AD RMS Templates
• Implementing the AD RMS Trust Policies
• Verifying the AD RMS Deployment

Module 8: 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
• Configuring AD FS Prerequisites
• Installing and Configuring AD FS
• Configuring AD FS for a Single Organization
• Configuring AD FS for Federated Business Partners

Module 9: Implementing Network Load Balancing
• Overview of NLB
• Configuring an NLB Cluster
• Planning an NLB Implementation
• Implementing a Network Load Balancing Cluster
• Configuring and Managing the NLB Cluster
• Validating High Availability for the NLB Cluster

Module 10: 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
• Configuring a Failover Cluster
• Deploying and Configuring a Highly Available File Server
• Validating the Deployment of the Highly Available File Server
• Configuring Cluster-Aware Updating on the Failover Cluster

Module 11: 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
• Configuring Hyper-V Replicas
• Configuring a Failover Cluster for Hyper-V
• Configuring a Highly Available Virtual Machine

Module 12: Implementing Disaster Recovery
• Overview of Disaster Recovery
• Implementing Windows Server Backup
• Implementing Server and Data Recovery
• Backing Up Data on a Windows Server 2012 Server
• Restoring Files Using Windows Server Backup
• Implementing Microsoft Online Backup and Restore

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 20412B

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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