Overview

The 70-411: Administering Windows Server 2012 R2 online training course is part two of a series of three online training courses which provide the skills and knowledge necessary to implement a core Windows Server 2012 Infrastructure in an existing enterprise environment. The three online training courses in total will collectively cover implementing, managing, maintaining and provisioning services and infrastructure in a Windows Server 2012 environment. While there is some cross-over in skillset and tasks across the online training courses, this online training course will primarily cover the administration tasks necessary to maintain a Windows Server 2012 infrastructure, such as user and group management, network access and data security.

Course Instructor: Will Panek

Course Outline

01. Module 1: Implementing a Group Policy Infrastructure

  • Group Policy
  • Implementing Group Policy Objects (GPOs)
  • Managing Group Policy Scope
  • Group Policy Processing
  • Troubleshooting Policy Application

02. Module 2: Managing User Desktops with Group Policy

  • Implementing Administrative Templates
  • Configuring Group Policy Preferences
  • Managing Software with Group Policy Software Installation (GPSI)

03. Module 3: Managing User and Service Accounts

  • Creating and Administering User Accounts
  • Configuring User Object Attributes
  • Automating User Account Creation
  • Configuring Managed Service Accounts

04. Module 4: Maintaining AD DS

  • Implementing Virtualized Domain Controllers
  • Implementing Read Only Domain Controllers
  • Administering AD DS
  • Managing the AD DS Database

05. Module 5: Configuring and Troubleshooting DNS

  • Installing the DNS Server Role
  • Configuring the DNS Server Role
  • Configuring DNS Zones
  • Configuring DNS Zone Transfers
  • Managing and Troubleshooting DNS

06. Module 6: Configuring and Troubleshooting Remote Access

  • Configuring Network Access
  • Configuring VPN Access
  • Network Policies
  • Troubleshooting Routing and Remote Access
  • Configuring DirectAccess

07. Module 7: Installing, Configuring, and Troubleshooting the NPS Role

  • Installing and Configuring a NPS
  • Configuring RADIUS Clients and Servers
  • NPS Authentication Methods
  • Monitoring and Troubleshooting a NPS

08. Module 8: Implementing NAP

  • NAP
  • Configuring NAP
  • Monitoring and Troubleshooting NAP
  • 09. Module 9: Optimizing File Services
  • File Server Resource Manager (FSRM)
  • Using FSRM to Manage Quotas, File Screens, and Storage Reports
  • Implementing Classification Management and File Management Tasks
  • Distributed File System (DFS)
  • Configuring DFS Namespaces
  • Configuring and Troubleshooting DFS Replication

10. Module 10: Configuring Encryption and Advanced Auditing

  • Encrypting Network Files with Encrypting File System (EFS)
  • Configuring Advanced Auditing

11. Module 11: Deploying and Maintaining Server Images

  • Windows Deployment Services (WDS)
  • Implementing Deployment with WDS
  • Administering WDS

12. Module 12: Implementing Update Management

  • Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
  • Deploying Updates with WSUS

13. Module 13: Monitoring Windows Server 2012

  • Monitoring Tools
  • Using Performance Monitor
  • Monitoring Event Logs

    Skills Learned

    After completing this online training course, students will be able to:

    • Implement a Group Policy infrastructure
    • Manage user desktops with Group Policy
    • Manage user and service accounts
    • Maintain Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS)
    • Configure and troubleshoot Domain Name System (DNS)
    • Configure and troubleshoot Remote Access
    • Install, configure, and troubleshoot the Network Policy Server (NPS) role
    • Implement Network Access Protection (NAP)
    • Optimize file services
    • Configure encryption and advanced auditing
    • Deploy and maintain server images
    • Implement Update Management
    • Monitor Windows Server 2012
    • Understand appropriate command-line, PowerShell and applicable management shell commands