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Installing and Configuring Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Expert Live with Encore

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This course is establishes the fundamentals of skills and knowledge necessary to implement a core Windows Server 2012 R2 infrastructure. The course is designed to help IT professionals understand and support the technologies within Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 such as File and Print Services and Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS), networking services such as DNS and DHCP, and virtualization through Microsoft Hyper-V. This course is the first of three courses that will cumulatively provide the complete picture of managing a Server 2012 R2 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
Hands-on desktop experience with a Vista or later desktop operating system.
Strong familiarity with basic networking and security concepts
Familiarity with basic Active Directory concepts, such as user and computer accounts.
Helpful to have previous Windows Server experience.
MCSA: Windows Server 2012
70-410: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012
Included Labs
Convert Windows Server from GUI to Server Core
Configure a Server Core Installation of Windows Server 2012
Configure Remote Management and NIC Teaming
Configure Sharing and NTFS Permissions
Install and Configure a Hyper-V Host
Create and Configure a Virtual Machine
Create a DNS Host Record and Configure an AD Integrated Zone
Create a Reverse Lookup Zone and Root Zone
Create and Configure a DHCP Scope
Perform an Offline Domain Join
Create Objects in Active Directory
Link a Group Policy Object
Configure Group Policy Processing Part 1
Configure Group Policy Processing Part 2
Configure Security Settings in Group Policy Part 1
Configure Security Settings in Group Policy Part 2
Installing and Configuring Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
Server Roles
Remote Management
Powershell DSC
Disks, NTFS, and Sharing
IP Subnetting and DHCP
NIC Teaming
Active Directory
Groups and GPOs
Security Policies

Target Audience
This course targets IT professionals who install, configure, maintain and support Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 networks of small to enterprise class.. It is also designed for individuals who seek professional distinction through the 70-410 - Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 exam.

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Installing and Configuring Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Expert Live with Encore

  • Install Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Install and configure server roles using Server Manager or Powershell
  • Migrate server roles to Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Manage Server Core to Full GUI installations
  • Configure servers for remote management and delegated administration
  • Implement local data storage configurations including storage spaces and VHDs
  • Understand advanced storage options such as iSCSI, Data Deduplication and Work Folders
  • Configure shared folders and printers
  • Install and configure Hyper-V
  • Create and configure virtual machines and virtual networks
  • Implement IPv4 and IPv6 networking
  • Install and configure the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) role
  • Install and configure the Domain Name System (DNS) role
  • Describe Active Directory Domain Services (ADDS) infrastructure
  • Deploy ADDS as a service in Windows Azure
  • Install and configure Domain Controllers
  • Describe and manage Read Only Domain Controllers
  • Create and manage Active Directory objects such as users, computers, and OUs
  • Create and manage Group Policy Objects (GPOs) and Group Policy Preferences (GPPs)
  • Configure GPO links and the Central Store
  • Create security policies and firewall policies using GPOs
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