Get hands-on instruction and practice planning, designing and deploying a physical and logical Windows Server 2012 R2 enterprise infrastructure in this Microsoft Official course. This course is part one in a series of two courses that provides the skills and knowledge necessary to design and implement a Windows Server 2012 R2 infrastructure in an enterprise environment. The two courses collectively cover designing, planning, deploying, securing, monitoring, automating, and virtualizing an enterprise server infrastructure.
This course covers the knowledge and skills needed to provide an enterprise solution that supports manual and automated server installations in a physical and virtual environment including the supporting file and storage services. You will also learn the skills necessary to provide enterprise networking solutions such as DHCP, IPAM, VPN, and DirectAccess. You will also learn the skills necessary to design and implement a forest and domain infrastructure including multi domains/forest and branch office scenarios. This course maps directly to and is the preferred choice for hands-on preparation for Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE): Exam 413: Designing and Implementing and Server Infrastructure, which is the fourth of five exams required for MCSE: Server Infrastructure certification.
NOTE: Labs in this course are based on Windows Server 2012 R2 and System Center 2012 R2. This course is designed for experienced IT professionals who support medium to large enterprises and have experience administering Windows Server 2012 R2 and have an MCSA: Windows Server 2012 certification or equivalent skills.
This course is intended for IT professionals who are responsible for planning, designing, and deploying a physical and a logical Windows Server 2012 enterprise Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) infrastructure including the network services necessary. They have experience of previous Windows Server operating systems and possess Windows Server 2012 certification Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) or equivalent skills. The course is also intended for IT professionals who are looking to take the exam 70-413: Designing and Implementing a Server Infrastructure, as a stand-alone, or as part of the requirement for the Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE): Server Infrastructure Certification.
Plan server upgrade and migration
Plan and implement a server deployment strategy
Plan and deploy servers by using System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager (VMM)
Design and maintain an IP configuration and address management solution
Design and implement name resolution
Design and implement an AD DS forest and domain infrastructure
Design and implement an AD DS organizational unit (OU) infrastructure
Design and implement a Group Policy Object (GPO) strategy
Design and implement an AD DS physical topology
Plan and implement storage and file services
Design and implement network protection
Design and implement remote access services
A good understanding of Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) fundamentals and networking concepts.
A good working knowledge of both Windows Server 2012 R2 and Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS). For example, domain user accounts, domain vs. local user accounts, user profiles, and group membership.
A good understanding of both scripts and batch files.
A solid understanding of security concepts, such as authentication and authorization.
Familiarity with deployment, packaging, and imaging tools.
Ability to work in a team/virtual team.
Ability to produce good documentation and have the appropriate communication skills to create proposals and make budget recommendations.
Knowledge equivalent to Windows 2012 R2 MCSA.
Students who attend this training can meet the prerequisites by attending the following courses, or obtaining equivalent knowledge and skills:
20410D: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012
20411D: Administering Windows Server 2012
20412D: Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services OR
20417D: Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows Server 2012
This module explains how to plan a server upgrade and migration strategy.
Considerations for Upgrades and Migrations
Creating a Server Upgrade and Migration Plan
Planning for Virtualization
Planning a Strategy for Server Upgrade and Migration
Evaluating Candidates for Server Virtualization
Describe the factors to consider when performing a server upgrade and migration
Create a plan for a server upgrade and migration
Plan for server virtualization
This module explains how to design an automated server installation strategy and plan and implement a server deployment infrastructure.
Selecting an Appropriate Server Deployment Strategy
Implementing an Automated Deployment Strategy
Planning an Automated Server Installation and Deployment Strategy
Preparing the Windows Server 2012 R2 Image
Deploying Windows Server 2012 R2
Select an appropriate server deployment strategy
Implement an automated deployment strategy
This module explains how to plan and deploy a Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) infrastructure for deploying servers.
System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager Overview
Implementing a Virtual Machine Manager Library and Profiles
Planning and Deploying Virtual Machine Manager Services
Planning Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager Components
Planning Virtual Machine and Service Templates
Implementing Virtual Machine Manager Components
Describe the core VMM architecture and components
Implement VMM libraries and profiles
Plan and deploy VMM services
This module explains how to design and maintain IP address management (IPAM) and a Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) solution.
Designing DHCP Servers
Planning DHCP Scopes
Designing an IPAM Provisioning Strategy
Managing Servers and Address Spaces by Using IPAM
Planning DHCP to Support Your Proposal
Planning an IPAM Deployment
Implementing DHCP and IPAM
Design a DHCP server implementation
Plan DHCP scope configuration and options
Design an IPAM provisioning strategy
Manage servers and address spaces by using IPAM
This module explains how to design a name resolution strategy.
Designing a DNS Server Implementation Strategy
Designing the DNS Namespace
Designing DNS Zones
Designing DNS Zone Replication and Delegation
Optimizing DNS Servers
Designing DNS for High Availability and Security
Designing a Strategy for DNS Name Resolution
Designing a Strategy for DNS Server Placement
Designing DNS Zones and DNS Zone Replication
Design a Domain Name System (DNS) server-implementation strategy
Design a DNS namespace
Design and implement a DNS zone strategy
Design and configure DNS zone replication and delegation
Optimize the DNS server configuration
Design DNS for high availability and security
This module explains how to design and implement an AD DS forest and domain infrastructure.
Designing an Active Directory Forest
Designing and Implementing Active Directory Forest Trusts
Designing Active Directory Integration with Windows Azure Active Directory
Designing and Implementing Active Directory Domains
Designing DNS Namespaces in Active Directory Environments
Designing Active Directory Domain Trusts
Designing an Active Directory Forest Infrastructure
Implementing Active Directory Forest Trusts
Designing an Active Directory Domain Infrastructure
Implementing an Active Directory Domain Infrastructure
Design an Active Directory forest
Design and implement Active Directory forest trusts
Design Active Directory integration with Windows Azure Active Directory
Design and implement Active Directory domains
Design DNS namespaces in an Active Directory environment
Design and implement Active Directory domain trusts
This module explains how to design and implement an OU infrastructure and an AD DS permissions model.
Planning the Active Directory Administrative Tasks Delegation Model
Designing an OU Structure
Designing and Implementing an AD DS Group Strategy
Designing an Organizational Unit Infrastructure
Implementing the OU Design
Designing and Implementing an Active Directory Permissions Model
Plan an Active Directory administrative tasks delegation model
Design an OU structure
Design and implement an AD DS group strategy
This module explains how to design and implement a Group Policy Object (GPO) strategy.
Collecting the Information Required for a GPO Design
Designing and Implementing GPOs
Designing GPO Processing
Planning Group Policy Management
Designing a GPO Strategy
Implementing the GPO Design
Collect and analyze the information required to facilitate a GPO design
Create a GPO design and implement it
Create a GPO processing design
Plan GPO management
This module explains how to design an AD DS sites topology and a domain controller placement strategy.
Designing and Implementing Active Directory Sites
Designing Active Directory Replication
Designing the Placement of Domain Controllers
Virtualization Considerations for Domain Controllers
Designing Highly Available Domain Controllers
Designing Active Directory Sites and Replication
Planning the Placement of Domain Controllers and Active Directory Replication
Implementing Active Directory Sites and Domain Controllers
Design and implement Active Directory sites
Design and configure Active Directory replication
Design domain controller placement
Plan for virtualization of the domain controller role
Design domain controller deployments for high availability
This module explains how to plan and implement storage and file services.
Planning and Implementing iSCSI SANs
Planning and Implementing Storage Spaces
Optimizing File Services for Branch Offices
Planning a Storage Solution
Implementing iSCSI Storage
Configuring a Redundant Storage Space
Plan and implement an Internet Small Computer System Interface (iSCSI) SAN
Plan and implement storage spaces
Optimize file services for branch offices
This module explains how to design and implement network protection.
Overview of Network Security Design
Designing and Implementing a Windows Firewall Strategy
Designing and Implementing a NAP Infrastructure
Designing a Windows Firewall Solution
Implementing a Windows Firewall Solution
Designing a NAP Solution
Implementing NAP with IPsec Enforcement
Describe the design process for network security
Design and implement a Windows Firewall strategy
Design and implement Network Access Protection (NAP)
This module explains how to design and implement remote access services.
Planning and Implementing DirectAccess
Planning and Implementing VPN
Planning and Implementing Web Application Proxy
Planning a Complex Remote Access Infrastructure
Designing a Remote Access Strategy
Planning and Implementing a DirectAccess Solution
Planning and Implementing a VPN Solution
Implementing Web Application Proxy
Plan and implement DirectAccess
Plan and implement a virtual private network (VPN)
Plan and implement a Web Application Proxy
Plan a complex remote access infrastructure