Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows Server® 2012

Course Code: 5077


This course is designed for IT professionals who want to upgrade their existing Windows Server technical skills to Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2. The course focuses on all the new features in Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2, including management, network infrastructure, storage, access control, virtualization, high availability, and identity federation. The course covers topics on technologies such as Windows PowerShell, Storage Spaces and Internet Small Computer System Interface (iSCSI), Active Directory, Hyper-V, implementation of Remote Access solutions such as DirectAccess, VPNs, and Web Application Proxy (WAP).

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Course Delivery

This course is available in the following formats:

Live Classroom
Duration: 5 days

Live Virtual Classroom
Duration: 5 days

What You'll learn

  • Install and configure Windows Server 2012
  • Manage Windows Server 2012 by using Windows PowerShell®
  • Manage storage in Windows Server 2012
  • Implement network services
  • Implement Remote Access
  • Implement Failover Clustering
  • Implement Hyper-V™
  • Implement Failover Clustering with Hyper-V
  • Implementing secure data access for users and devices
  • Implement Active Directory® Domain Services (AD DS)
  • Implement Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS)
  • Monitor and maintain Windows Server 2012


  • Installing Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Configuring Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows Server 2012
  • Configuring Remote Management for Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows Server 2012
  • Lab: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Overview of Windows PowerShell
  • Using Windows PowerShell to Manage AD DS
  • Managing Servers by Using Windows PowerShell
  • Lab: Managing Servers Running Windows Server 2012 by Using Windows PowerShell
  • Storage Features in Windows Server 2012
  • Configuring iSCSI Storage
  • Configuring Storage Spaces in Windows Server 2012
  • Configuring BranchCache in Windows Server 2012
  • Lab: Managing Storage on Servers Running Windows Server 2012
  • Lab: Implementing BranchCache
  • Implementing IPAM
  • Managing IP Address Spaces with IPAM
  • NAP Overview
  • Implementing NAP
  • Lab: Implementing Network Services
  • Lab: Deploying NAP
  • Remote Access Overview
  • Implementing DirectAccess by Using the Getting Started Wizard
  • Implementing and Managing an Advanced DirectAccess Infrastructure
  • Implementing VPN
  • Lab: Implementing DirectAccess
  • Overview of Failover Clustering
  • Implementing a Failover Cluster
  • Configuring Highly-Available Applications and Services on a Failover Cluster
  • Maintaining a Failover Cluster
  • Implementing a Multisite Failover Cluster
  • Lab: Implementing Failover Clustering
  • Configuring Hyper-V Servers
  • Configuring Hyper-V Storage
  • Configuring Hyper-V Networking
  • Configuring Hyper-V Virtual Machines
  • Lab: Implementing Server Virtualization with Hyper-V
  • Overview of the Integration of Hyper-V Server 2012 with Failover Clustering
  • Implementing Hyper-V Virtual Machines on Failover Clusters
  • Implementing Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Virtual Machine Movement
  • Implementing Hyper-V Replica
  • Lab: Implementing Failover Clustering with Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V
  • Dynamic Access Control Overview
  • Implementing DAC Components
  • Implementing DAC for Access Control
  • Implementing Access-Denied Assistance
  • Implementing and Managing Work Folders
  • Lab: Implementing Secure File Access
  • Deploying AD DS Domain Controllers
  • Configuring AD DS Domain Controllers
  • Implementing Service Accounts
  • Implementing Group Policy in AD DS
  • Overview of Windows Azure Active Directory
  • Maintaining AD DS
  • Lab: Implementing AD DS
  • Lab: Troubleshooting and Maintaining AD DS
  • Overview of AD FS
  • Deploying AD FS
  • Implementing AD FS for a Single Organization
  • Deploying AD FS in a Business-to-Business Federation Scenario
  • Implementing Web Application Proxy
  • Implementing Workplace Join
  • Lab: Implementing AD FS
  • Monitoring Windows Server 2012
  • Implementing Windows Server Backup
  • Implementing Server and Data Recovery
  • Lab: Monitoring and Maintaining Windows 2012 Servers
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There are no mandatory prerequisites for this course, however, completing the Foundations of Agile course prior to taking up this course would be beneficial.

Who Should Attend

This course is highly recommended for:

  • Windows Server administrators
  • Windows infrastructure administrators
  • System administrators
  • Network administrators

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