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Administering Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Expert Live with Encore

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This course is establishes the fundamental 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 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 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
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 R2" course.
MCSA: Windows Server 2012
70-411: Administering Microsoft 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 R2
Creating, Managing and Deploying Images
Patch Management and Proactive Monitoring
File Server management
DNS and Remote Access
Remote Access Solutions
Service Accounts, Account Policies and Fine Grained Password Policies
Understanding and Managing Active Directory
Understanding Group Policy
Group Policy Management

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 70-411 - Administering Windows Server 2012 R2 exam.

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Administering Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Expert Live with 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 Services 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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