Windows Server 2022 Proficiency (Advanced Level)

  • 35m
  • 35 questions
The Windows Server 2022 Proficiency (Advanced Level) benchmark measures your advanced-level understanding of working with the Windows Server platform. You will be evaluated on your knowledge of Windows Server 2022 file and storage services, advanced Active Directory concepts, failover clustering, monitoring and performance optimization, and network and server security measures. A learner who scores high on this benchmark demonstrates a high working proficiency with Windows Server technology platform processes and can work on the platform independently with minimal supervision.

Topics covered

  • configure a performance baseline using Performance Monitor in Windows Server 2022
  • configure performance alerts using Server Manager
  • create a DFS namespace and add a DFS folder target
  • create a failover cluster
  • create a file share and configure NTFS permissions
  • create a storage space and configure it as a virtual disk
  • describe file and storage services, including offloading and tiering in Windows Server 2022
  • describe how to configure, manage, and maximize storage spaces, including creating and managing storage pools and virtual disks
  • explain how Active Directory replication works
  • identify common threats to Windows servers including eavesdropping, identity spoofing, and network denial-of-service attacks
  • identify the benefits and challenges of Active Directory security
  • install the Failover Clustering features in Windows Server 2022
  • list cloud security features including Microsoft Defender for Cloud, Key Vault, and Azure Information Protection
  • list common applications that use failover clustering
  • list common performance monitor counters that can be used to monitor performance
  • list considerations for optimizing and monitoring Windows Server performance
  • list new security features in Windows Server 2022 including secured-core server, secure connectivity, and simplified configuration tools
  • list server hardware performance recommendations for Windows Server 2022
  • list the considerations to include in a Windows server hardening checklist
  • outline common scenarios that could cause bottlenecks in a virtualized environment
  • outline common Windows hardening misconfigurations
  • outline how trusts work when dealing with multiple forests
  • outline possible file recovery features in Windows Server 2022
  • outline prerequisites that must be confirmed before creating failover clusters
  • provide an overview of DFS namespaces in Windows Server 2022
  • provide an overview of encryption and key management in Windows Server 2022
  • provide an overview of high availability and continuous availability failover clusters
  • provide an overview of how the flow of communication over trusts is determined
  • provide an overview of Hyper-V monitoring including processor, memory, storage, and network performance
  • provide an overview of Sites and Services
  • recognize the advantages and application of two-factor authentication in Windows Server 2022
  • recognize the importance of network security and how to best monitor Windows servers
  • setup and apply Windows Firewall rules
  • setup and configure Microsoft Defender Antivirus
  • use Sites and Services to configure Active Directory replication