70-414 – Implementing an Advanced Server Infrastructure (MCSE) Series!

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Overview: This series covers will prepare the student for Exam 70-414: Implementing an Advanced Server Infrastructure. Students will learn how to create the virtual infrastructure, plan and deploy virtual machines and implement solutions for the virtual administration. They will also learn about monitoring, high availability, updates, PKI, BCP and IDA.

Certification Details

This certification validates that you have the skills needed to run a highly efficient and modern data center, with expertise in identity management, systems management, virtualization, storage, and networking. It confirms that a candidate has the skills and knowledge necessary for designing, deploying, and maintaining infrastructure services in a Windows Server 2012 environment.

Certification Exam Details:
Implementing an Advanced Server Infrastructure – Exam 70-414: Learn More about this certification exam.

Series Taught By:  Ken Mayer

Available CEUs for Course Series Completion: 13
Students can earn up to 13 CEUs for fully completing this course series. This information will be displayed on the certificate of completion. Learn More

Course Modules:

Module 01 – Creating the Virtualization Infrastructure

(Duration: 2h 30m)

  1. Workbook (Pdf)
  2. Lesson 1: Introducing Microsoft System Center 2012 Components
  3. What is the VMM
  4. What is Operations Manager
  5. What is Orchestrator
  6. What is the App Controller
  7. What is Service Manager
  8. What is Data Protection Manager
  9. What is Configuration Manager
  10. System Center Services and Tools
  11. Lesson 2: Using System Center for Virtualization
  12. Scaling VMs with the VMM
  13. Management with App Controller
  14. Monitoring with Operations Manager
  15. Using Service Manager
  16. Automating Tasks with Orchestrator
  17. Using Data Protection Manager to Help Protect a Virtual Deployment
  18. Demo – Using the VMM Management Console
  19. Lesson 3: Planning a VMM Deployment
  20. Calculating the VMM Deployment Topology
  21. Planning a VMM Management Server
  22. Creating a VMM Library
  23. Creating a VMM Database
  24. Lesson 4: Creating the Virtualization Host
  25. Deploying Hyper-V Hosts
  26. What are Host Groups
  27. Demo – Configuring Host Groups
  28. Working with VMM Libraries
  29. Demo – Working with Libraries
  30. Lesson 5: Storage Infrastructure
  31. Storage Options for Server Virtualization
  32. Options for Configuring Virtual Disks
  33. Using Fibre Channel Storage
  34. Implementing iSCSI Storage
  35. Implementing NFS and SMB 3 Storage
  36. HA for Storage
  37. Lesson 6: Configuring a Storage Infrastructure for Virtualization
  38. iSCSI Configuration Overview
  39. Managing Storage in VMM
  40. Demo
  41. – Configuring Storage in VMM
  42. Lesson 7: Network Infrastructure for Virtualization
  43. Networking Requirements
  44. Hyper
  45. -V Virtual Switch
  46. New Features Hyper
  47. -V Virtual Switch Server 2012 R2
  48. Configuration Options for Virtual Networks
  49. Demo
  50. – Configuring Virtual Networks
  51. Planning Networks for a Hyper
  52. -V Deployment
  53. Managing Virtual Networks in VMM
  54. What Is Network Virtualization
  55. Demo
  56. – Configuring Virtual Networks in VMM
  57. Module 01 Review
  58. Review Quiz (Number of attempts allowed: Unlimited)

Module 03 -Monitoring

(Duration: 1h 42m)

  1. Workbook (Pdf)
  2. Lesson 1: Monitoring in Windows Server 2012
  3. Introduction to Monitoring Tools in Windows Server 2012
  4. Using Server Manager for Monitoring
  5. Strategies for Monitoring
  6. Monitoring Server Roles
  7. Options for Monitoring Virtualization
  8. Considerations for Monitoring Virtual Machines
  9. Demo – Enabling and Viewing Resource Metering Data
  10. Lesson 2: Introduction to Operations Manager
  11. Features of Operations Manager
  12. Operations Manager Components
  13. Options for Operations Manager Agent Installation
  14. Demo – Installing the Operations Manager Agent
  15. What is ACS?
  16. Deploying Audit Collection Services
  17. Considerations for Deploying Operations Manager
  18. Demo – Using the Operations Manager Console
  19. Lesson 3: Management Packs
  20. Overview of Management Packs
  21. Management Pack Authoring
  22. Using Management Packs
  23. Creating Overrides
  24. Planning Monitoring with Operations Manager
  25. Lesson 4: Notifications and Reporting
  26. Overview of Notifications
  27. Configuring Notifications
  28. Overview of Reporting
  29. Configuring Reports and Reporting
  30. Implementing Notifications and Reports
  31. Lesson 5: Integration with VMM
  32. Operations Manager Integration with VMM
  33. Configuring Operations Manager and VMM Integration
  34. What is PRO?
  35. Comparing PRO and Advanced Placement Options in VMM
  36. Considerations for Implementing PRO
  37. Configuring Advanced Monitoring for Virtualization Components
  38. Module 03 Review
  39. Review Quiz (Number of attempts allowed: Unlimited)

Module 05 – High Availability

(Duration: 2h 34m)

  1. Workbook (Pdf)
  2. Lesson 1: Storage Spaces
  3. Describing Storage Spaces
  4. Storage Space Configurations
  5. Clustered Storage Space
  6. How to Configure Storage Spaces
  7. Storage Space Configuration
  8. Storage Space Needs
  9. Demo – RAID
  10. DFS Components
  11. Scenarios for Using DFS
  12. DFS Namespace
  13. Referrals
  14. DFS Namespaces
  15. Best Practices
  16. Designing DFS Replication
  17. Lesson 2: NLB
  18. Scenarios
  19. NLB
  20. Port Rules
  21. Data Storage for NLB Clusters
  22. Managing NLB with VMM
  23. VMM Control of NLB
  24. Lesson 3: The Infrastructure for Failover Clustering
  25. What is Failover Clustering
  26. Considerations for Server Workloads on Failover Clusters
  27. Cluster Nodes Hardware
  28. Network Components
  29. Storage Components
  30. Cluster Quorum
  31. Application Considerations
  32. Lesson 4: Defining Failover Clustering
  33. Configuring a Failover Cluster
  34. New Features to Failover Clustering Windows Server 2012 R2
  35. Improved Features for Failover Clustering in Windows Server 2012 R2
  36. What Server Roles are Used
  37. Settings for a Failover Cluster
  38. Application and Resource Settings
  39. The Scale-Out File Server for Server 2012
  40. Lesson 5: Integrating Failover Clustering with Server Virtualization
  41. Options for Making Virtual Machine Workloads Highly Available
  42. How Does a Failover Cluster Work with Hyper-V?
  43. Infrastructure Requirements for Implementing Failover Clustering for Hyper-V
  44. Implementing Storage Migration
  45. Implementing Live Migration
  46. Implementing Hyper-V Replica
  47. Implementing Virtual Machine Availability
  48. Lesson 6: Multisite Planning a Multisite Failover Cluster
  49. Multisite Challenges for Planning Multisite Clusters
  50. Multisite Planning Data Replication in a Multisite Failover Cluster
  51. Network Infrastructure Considerations
  52. Quorum Mode Considerations
  53. Multisite General Guidelines for Planning Multisite Clusters
  54. Module 05 Review
  55. Review Quiz (Number of attempts allowed: Unlimited)

Module 07 -Updates

(Duration: 57m)

  1. Workbook (Pdf)
  2. Lesson 1: WSUS Deployment
  3. WSUS Topology
  4. Designing a WSUS Infrastructure
  5. Configuring WSUS Replicas
  6. WSUS on Isolated Networks
  7. WSUS Database
  8. Update Storage Location
  9. WSUS Management
  10. Considerations for Managing Update Deployment
  11. Demo – WSUS
  12. Lesson 2: Using Configuration Manager 2012
  13. Introducing Software Updates Feature in Configuration Manager
  14. Implementing the Software Updates Feature
  15. Software Updates Feature
  16. Working with Software Updates Feature
  17. The Software Update Point
  18. Software Update Deployments
  19. Selecting an Update Management Technology
  20. Lesson 3: Updating Virtualization
  21. Cluster-Aware Updating
  22. Considerations for Configuring CAU
  23. Update Management in VMM
  24. Update Baseline
  25. Considerations for integrating WSUS and VMM
  26. Module 07 Review
  27. Review Quiz (Number of attempts allowed: Unlimited)

Module 09 – IDA 

(Duration:1h  19m)

  1. Workbook (Pdf)
  2. Lesson 1: Planning and Implementing an AD FS Server Infrastructure
  3. What is AD FS?
  4. Overview of AD FS Components
  5. AD FS Operational Flow
  6. Overview of AD FS Deployment Scenarios
  7. Options for Implementing the AD FS Server Role
  8. Configuring Certificates
  9. Choosing an AD FS Deployment Scenario
  10. Configuring High Availability for AD FS Services
  11. Integrating AD FS with Online Services
  12. Lesson 2: Planning and Implementing AD FS Claims Providers and Relying Parties
  13. Overview of Claims Provider and Relying Party Roles
  14. Overview of AD FS Compatible Applications
  15. Options for Implementing Attribute Stores
  16. Overview of Claims Provider Trust Components
  17. Overview of Relying Party-Trust Components
  18. Configuring Claims Provider Trusts
  19. Configuring Relying Party Trusts
  20. Lesson 3: Planning and Implementing AD FS Claims and Claim Rules
  21. Claims
  22. Options for Configuring Claim Rules on a Federation Trust
  23. Creating Claim Rules by Using the Claims Rule Language
  24. Designing AD FS Claims
  25. Options for Interoperation with Previous Versions of AD FS
  26. Lesson 4: Planning and Implementing an AD RMS Cluster
  27. What is IRM?
  28. How AD RMS Works
  29. AD RMS Deployment Scenarios
  30. AD RMS Components
  31. Options for Configuring AD RMS Clusters
  32. Guidelines for Designing AD RMS Clusters
  33. Configuring High Availability for AD RMS Services
  34. Planning AD RMS Management
  35. Implementing an AD RMS Backup and Recovery Strategy
  36. Decommissioning and Removing AD RMS
  37. Demo – Installing an AD RMS Cluster
  38. Lesson 5: Planning and Implementing AD RMS Templates and Policies
  39. Options for Configuring AD RMS Rights Policy Templates
  40. Planning for AD RMS Template Distribution
  41. Options for Configuring AD RMS Exclusion Policies
  42. Planning the AD RMS Super Users Group
  43. Planning for AD RMS Client Applications
  44. Lesson 6: Planning and Implementing External Access to AD RMS Services
  45. Options for Enabling External Users to Access AD RMS
  46. Options for Enabling Application Access for AD RMS Clients
  47. Planning Trusted User Domains
  48. Planning Trusted Publishing Domains
  49. Integrating AD RMS with Microsoft Federation Gateway Support
  50. Integrating AD RMS with Windows Live ID
  51. Integrating AD RMS with AD FS
  52. Considerations for Enabling External User Access to AD RMS
  53. Lesson 7: Planning and Implementing AD RMS Integration with DAC
  54. What is DAC?
  55. Overview of Dynamic Access Control Configuration Process
  56. Integrating AD RMS and DAC
  57. How AD RMS Integrates with DAC
  58. Module 09 Review
  59. Course Closure Review Quiz (Number of attempts allowed: Unlimited)

Module 02 – Planning and Deploying Virtual Machines

(Duration: 1h 19m)

  1. Workbook (Pdf)
  2. Lesson 1: Considerations for Virtual Machine Setup
  3. When to Virtualize
  4. Virtual Machine Components
  5. Microsoft Solution Accelerators
  6. VMM Integration with System Center 2012
  7. Windows Server 2012 R2 as Gateway With VM
  8. M
  9. Planning for Virtual Machine Configuration
  10. Virtualizing Exchange
  11. SQL Server
  12. SharePoint Server
  13. Planning Virtual Machines for Active Directory Domain Services
  14. Virtualized Domain Controllers
  15. Cloning Virtual Domain Controllers
  16. Process: Cloning Server 2012 VDC
  17. DcCloneConfig.xml Syntax
  18. DcCloneConfig.xml Parameters
  19. Domain Controller Safe Backup and Restore
  20. Lesson 2: Planning Virtual Machine Deployment with VMM
  21. Profiles
  22. – OS
  23. Profiles
  24. – Hardware
  25. Configuring SQL Server Using SQL Server Profiles
  26. Profiles
  27. – Applications
  28. Service Templates
  29. VM Templates
  30. Guidelines for VMM Profiles and Templates
  31. Lesson 3: How to Deploy a Virtual Machine
  32. Using VMM for Deployment
  33. Using VMM for Smart Placement
  34. P2V
  35. Considerations for Implementing P2V Conversions
  36. V2V Machine Conversions
  37. Considerations for V2V Conversions
  38. Demo – Configuring a Virtual Machine
  39. Module 02 Review
  40. Review Quiz (Number of attempts allowed: Unlimited)

Module 04 -Solution for the Virtualization Administration

(Duration: 53m)

  1. Workbook (Pdf)
  2. Lesson 1: System Center 2012 Administration
  3. Overview of Run As Accounts in System Center 2012
  4. Administration Delegation for VMM
  5. Administration Delegation for App Controller
  6. Administration Delegation for Service Manager
  7. Administration Delegation for Operations Manager
  8. Administration Delegation for Orchestrator
  9. Administration Delegation Plans for System Center
  10. Demo – Delegated Administration
  11. Using Self-Service Options in VMM
  12. Using Self-Service Options in Service Manager
  13. Using Self-Service Options in Orchestrator
  14. Using Self-Service Options in System Center 2012
  15. Lesson 2: Automation with System Center 2012
  16. Options for Automating Virtualization Management in Service Manager
  17. Options for Automating Virtualization Management in Orchestrator
  18. Options for Automating Virtualization Management in Operations Manager
  19. Implementing Process Automation in System Center 2012
  20. Demo – VMM Private Clouds
  21. Module 04 Review
  22. Review Quiz (Number of attempts allowed: Unlimited)

Module 06 -PKI

(Duration: 1h 12m)

  1. Workbook (Pdf)
  2. Lesson 1: The Certificate Authority
  3. Certification Authorities
  4. CA Hierarchy
  5. Internal and Public CAs
  6. Planning a CA Hierarchy
  7. When to Use Standalone and Enterprise CAs
  8. Deploying a Root CA
  9. Designing a CA Hierarchy
  10. CA Recovery
  11. Migrating and Upgrading Certification Authorities
  12. Lesson 2: Certificate Templates
  13. Describing the CA
  14. Template Versions
  15. Modifying Certificate Templates
  16. Certificate Template Security
  17. Designing Certificate Templates
  18. Demo – Overview of Certificate Services
  19. Lesson 3: CRL
  20. Enrollments
  21. Auto Enrollment
  22. Choosing an Enrollment Method
  23. Certificate Revocation
  24. Designing Certificate Revocation
  25. Delegating CA and Certificate Management
  26. Lesson 4: Key Archival
  27. Scenarios for Private Key Recovery
  28. Options for Configuring Key Archival
  29. Options for Configuring Key Recovery
  30. Managing Key Archival and Recovery
  31. Module 06 Review
  32. Review Quiz (Number of attempts allowed: Unlimited)

Module 08 -BCP

(Duration: 1h 18m)

  1. Workbook (Pdf)
  2. Lesson 1: BCP
  3. Requirements for BCP
  4. Strategies for BCP
  5. SLAs
  6. Components of a Backup Strategy
  7. Components of a Restore Strategy
  8. Using Windows Server Backup
  9. Using System Center 2012 DPM
  10. Considerations for Using Windows Azure Online Backup
  11. Lesson 2: Backups
  12. Planning Server Backups
  13. AD DS Backup
  14. Backing Up Windows Server 2012 Roles
  15. Backing Up File Storage
  16. Performing Windows Server Backups with DPM
  17. Planning a Backup Strategy
  18. Demo – Windows Backup Utility
  19. Lesson 3: Recovery
  20. Planning Server Recovery
  21. AD DS Restore
  22. Restoring Windows Server 2012 Roles
  23. Restoring Files and Data
  24. Restoring Windows Servers
  25. Performing Windows Server Restores with DPM
  26. Recovery Strategy
  27. Disaster Recovery Site
  28. Lesson 4: Backup and Recovery of VMs
  29. Options for Implementing Backups for Virtual Machines
  30. Using DPM
  31. Configuring DPM
  32. Backing Up VMs
  33. Restoring VMs
  34. Configuring Hyper-V Replica
  35. Planning for Implementing Virtual Machine Backup and Recovery
  36. Module 08 Review
  37. Review Quiz (Number of attempts allowed: Unlimited)
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