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Administering Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Expert Encore

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This course is establishes the fundamentals of skills and knowledge necessary to implement a core Windows Server 2012 infrastructure. The course is designed to help IT professionals understand and support the technologies within Microsoft Windows Server 2012 such as Server Image Management, Server Monitoring, and Update Management, intermediate User and Group management with Active Directory Domain Services(AD DS) and Group Policy, supporting remote users via Remote Access and Network Policies, and Data Security for File Servers. This course is the second of three courses that will cumulatively provide the complete picture of managing a Server 2012 based network.
To benefit fully from this course, students should have the following prerequisite courses/skills and knowledge:
Six months to one year of IT experience
Experience working with Windows Server 2008 or later operating systems.
Strong understanding of Active Directory infrastructure
Strong understanding of network infrastructure
Knowledge equivalent to the "Installation and Configuration of Server 2012" course.
MCSA: Windows Server 2012
70-411: Administering Windows Server 2012
Included Labs
Configure WSUS
Configure WSUS Client Settings
Install and Configure DFS Namespace
Configure FSRM Quotas
Enable an Advanced Audit Policy Part 1
Enable an Advanced Audit Policy Part 2
Install and Configure DirectAccess
Configure the AD Recycle Bin in the ADAC
Enable a Fine Grain Password Policy
Configure Group Policy Processing Settings
Configure Group Policy Preferences
Delegate Group Policy Preferences
Administering Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Module 1: Deploy, Manage, and Maintain Servers
Lesson 1: Deploy, Manage, and Maintain Servers
Lesson 2: Implement Patch Management
Lesson 3: Monitor Servers
Module 2: Configure File Services
Lesson1: Configure Distributed File System (DFS)
Lesson 2: File Server Resource Manager (FSRM)
Lesson 3: File and Disk Encryption
Lesson 4: Auditing the File System
Module 3: Configure Network Services and Access
Lesson1: Configuring DNS Zones
Lesson 2: Managing DNS
Lesson 3: Configure VPN and Routing
Module 4: Configure a Network Policy Server Infrastructure
Lesson 1: Network Policy Server and RADIUS
Lesson 2: Configure NPS Policies
Lesson 3: Configure Network Access Protection (NAP)
Module 5: Configure and Manage Active Directory
Lesson 1: Configure Service Authentication
Lesson 2: Configure Writable Domain Controllers
Lesson 3: Configure Read-Only Domain Controllers
Lesson 4: Maintain Active Directory
Lesson 5: Configure Account Policies
Module 6: Configure and Manage Group Policy
Lesson 1: Configure Group Policy Settings
Lesson 2: Configure Group Policy Processing
Lesson 3: Manage Group Policy Objects
Lesson 4: Configure Group Policy Preferences

Target Audience
This course targets IT professionals who install, configure, maintain and support Microsoft Windows Server 2012 networks of small to enterprise class. It is also designed for individuals who seek professional distinction through the 70-411 - Administering Windows Server 2012 exam.

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Administering Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Expert Encore

  • Create and deploy images using Windows Deployment Services (WDS)
  • Implementing Update Management using WSUS
  • Observe Performance Metrics and System Events
  • Optimizing File Services using Distributed File System and File Server Resource Manager
  • Increasing File System Security with Bitlocker and EFS encryption
  • Configure and Troubleshoot DNS zones
  • Configure and Troubleshoot the Remote Access role
  • Installing, Configuring, and Troubleshooting the Network Policy Server role to support RADIUS and Network Access Protection
  • Managing Active Directory Domain Service User and Service Accounts
  • Maintaining Active Directory Domain Services using Backups, Snapshots and Database mounting, Single Master Operations role management, and the Directory Services Recycle Bin
  • Implementing a Group Policy Infrastructure to configure account policies, supplemented by Fine Grained Password Policies
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