MCSA - Server 2012 Certification Boot Camp

MCSA - Server 2012 Certification Boot Camp

Length : 9 days

This accelerated learning environment helps you build your hands-on skills and prepare for the MCSA: Windows Server 2012 certification exams. This extended-hours Boot Camp, includes targeted lectures using Microsoft Learning recommended content as well as six months of access to over 35 hands-on remote labs.

This Boot Camp includes all the exam vouchers required for certification, along with one free retake voucher if needed. It also includes access to our online study program for 30 days, providing indispensable certification exam prep.

Our exclusive online study program includes:

  • 24x7 chat support by certified mentors: Direct, on-demand access to live certified experts for customized training support
  • Access to the online Microsoft Press E-Reference Library, including all Training Kits, Exam References, and Rapid Review books
  • Recommended Microsoft Reading List designed by our instructors, including topics and chapters within the Microsoft Press E-Reference Library
  • Recorded "Power Hours" for each exam: Online review session covering key exam objectives conducted by our expert instructors
  • On-demand live remote labs: 24x7 on-demand access for six months so there's no scheduling required

This course incorporates content from Microsoft Official Courses (MOC):

  • Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 (M20410)
  • Administering Windows Server 2012 (M20411)
  • Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services (M20412)

You Will Prepare for These Exams:

  • 70-410: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012
  • 70-411: Administering Windows Server 2012
  • 70-412: Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services

Free Retake Exam Voucher

Students who complete the MCSA: Windows Server 2012 Boot Camp and online study program will be issued a free retake exam voucher, if needed. Should any student fail the initial exam, he or she will be eligible to receive a second exam voucher.*

To receive your second exam voucher, send us a copy of the results of your first test, and we'll e-mail you a new exam voucher.

*Note: The second exam voucher will only be issued within one year of the first exam voucher issue date. 

What You'll Learn

  • Administer a Windows Server 2012 Infrastructure in an enterprise environment
  • Implement and configure Windows Server 2012 core services, such as Active Directory and the networking services
  • Administration tasks necessary to maintain a Windows Server 2012 infrastructure, including user and group management, network access, and data security
  • Advanced configuration tasks necessary to deploy, manage, and maintain a Windows Server 2012 infrastructure, including fault tolerance, certificate services, and identity federation
  • Key topics and concepts addressed on the MCSA: Windows Server 2012 exams

Who Needs to Attend

  • IT professionals with at least two years of hands-on experience implementing and administering network and desktop operating systems
  • Systems engineers, network engineers, systems analysts, network analysts, and technical consultants who want to prepare for their MCSA: Windows Server 2012 credential in an accelerated format
  • MCSAs on Windows Server 2008


Two years of hands-on experience working in a Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2012 environment

Recommended: Hands-on Windows Client experience with Windows Vista, Windows 7, or Windows8

Course Outline

Exam 70-410: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012

1: Deploying and Managing Windows Server 2012

Windows Server 2012

Windows Server 2012 Management

Installing Windows Server 2012

Post-Installation Configuration of Windows Server 2012

Windows PowerShell

2: Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS)


Domain Controllers

Installing a Domain Controller

3: Managing Active Directory Domain Services Objects

Managing User Accounts

Managing Group Accounts

Managing Computer Accounts

Delegating Administration

4: Automating AD DS Administration

Using Command Line Tools for Administration

Using Windows PowerShell for Administration

Performing Bulk Operations with Windows PowerShell

5: Implementing IPv4


IPv4 Addressing

Subnetting and Supernetting

Configuring and Troubleshooting IPv4

6: Implementing Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)

Installing a DHCP Server Role

Configuring DHCP Scopes

Managing a DHCP Database

Securing and Monitoring DHCP

7: Implementing Domain Name System (DNS)

Name Resolution for Windows Clients and Servers

Installing and Managing a DNS Server

Managing DNS Zones

8: Implementing IPv6

IPv6 Addressing

Coexistence with IPv6

IPv6 Transition Technologies

9: Implementing Local Storage


Managing Disks and Volumes

Implementing Storage Spaces

10: Implementing File and Print Services

Securing Files and Folders

Protecting Shared Files and Folders Using Shadow Copies

Configuring Network Printing

11: Implementing Group Policy

Group Policy Processing

Implementing a Central Store for Administrative Templates

12: Securing Windows Servers Using Group Policy Objects

Windows Security

Configuring Security Settings

Restricting Software

Configuring Windows Firewall with Advanced Security

13: Implementing Server Virtualization with Hyper-V

Virtualization Technologies

Implementing Hyper-V

Managing Virtual Machine Storage

Managing Virtual Networks

Exam 70-411: Administering Windows Server 2012

1: Implementing a Group Policy Infrastructure

Group Policy

Implementing and Administering Group Policy Objects (GPOs)

Managing Group Policy Scope

Group Policy Processing

Troubleshooting the Application of GPOs

2: Managing User Desktops with Group Policy

Implementing Administrative Templates

Configuring Folder Redirection and Scripts

Configuring Group Policy Preferences

Managing Software with Group Policy

3: Managing User and Service Accounts

Automating User Account Management

Configuring Password-Policy and User-Account Lockout

Configuring Managed Service Accounts

4: Maintaining Active Directory Domain Services

Implementing Virtualized Domain Controllers

Implementing Read-Only Domain Controllers

Administering AD DS

Managing the AD DS Database

5: Configuring and Troubleshooting Domain Name System (DNS)

Installing the DNS Server Role

Configuring the DNS Server Role

Configuring DNS Zones

Configuring DNS Zone Transfers

Managing and Troubleshooting DNS

6: Configuring and Troubleshooting Remote Access

Configuring Network Access

Configuring VPN Access

Network Policies

Troubleshooting Routing and Remote Access

Configuring DirectAccess

7: Installing, Configuring, and Troubleshooting the Network Policy Server Role

Installing and Configuring a Network Policy Server

Configuring RADIUS Clients and Servers

NPS Authentication Methods

Monitoring and Troubleshooting a Network Policy Server

8: Implementing Network Access Protection

NAP Enforcement Processes

Configuring NAP

Monitoring and Troubleshooting NAP

9: Optimizing File Services

File Server Resource Manager (FSRM)

Using FSRM to Manage Quotas, File Screens, and Storage Reports

Implementing Classification and File Management Tasks

Distributed File System (DFS)

Configuring DFS Namespaces

Configuring and Troubleshooting DFS-R

10: Configuring Encryption and Advanced Auditing

Encrypting Files Using Encrypting File System

Configuring Advanced Auditing

11: Deploying and Maintaining Server Images

Windows Deployment Services

Implementing Deployment with Windows Deployment Services

Administering Windows Deployment Services

12: Implementing Update Management

Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)

Deploying Updates with WSUS

13: Monitoring Windows Server 2012

Monitoring Tools

Using Performance Monitor

Monitoring Event Logs

Exam 70-412: Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services

1: Implementing Advanced Network Services

Configuring Advanced DHCP Features

Configuring Advanced DNS Settings

Implementing IPAM

2: Implementing Advanced File Services

Configuring iSCSI Storage

Configuring BranchCache

Optimizing Storage Usage

3: Implementing Dynamic Access Control

Planning for Dynamic Access Control

Deploying Dynamic Access Control

4: Implementing Network Load Balancing (NLB)

Configuring an NLB Cluster

Planning an NLB Implementation

5: Implementing Failover Clustering

Implementing a Failover Cluster

Configuring Highly Available Applications and Services on a Failover Cluster

Maintaining a Failover Cluster

Implementing a Multi-Site Failover Cluster

6: Implementing Failover Clustering with Hyper-V

Integrating Hyper-V with Failover Clustering

Implementing Hyper-V Virtual Machines on Failover Clusters

Implementing Hyper-V Vi rtual Machine Movement

Managing Hyper-V Virtual Environments by Using VMM

7: Implementing Disaster Recovery

Implementing Windows Server Backup

Implementing Server and Data Recovery


8: Implementing Distributed AD DS Deployments

Deploying a Distributed AD DS Environment

Configuring AD DS Trusts

9: Implementing AD DS Sites and Replication

Configuring AD DS Sites

Configuring and Monitoring AD DS Replication

10: Implementing Active Directory Certificate Services

Public Key Infrastructure (PKI)

Deploying CAs

Deploying and Managing Certificate Templates

Implementing Certificate Distribution and Revocation

Managing Certificate Recovery

11: Implementing Active Directory Rights Management Services (AD RMS)

Deploying and Managing an AD RMS Infrastructure

Configuring AD RMS Content Protection

Configuring External Access to AD RMS

12: Implementing Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS)

Deploying AD FS

Implementing AD FS for a Single Organization

Deploying AD FS in a B2B Federation Scenario


Exam 70-410: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012

Lab 1: Deploy and Manage Windows Server 2012

Lab 2: Install Domain Controllers

Lab 3: Manage Active Directory Domain Services Objects

Lab 4: Automate AD DS Administration Using Windows PowerShell

Lab 5: Implement IPv4

Lab 6: Implement DHCP

Lab 7: Implement DNS

Lab 8: Implement IPv6

Lab 9: Implement Local Storage

Lab 10: Implement File and Print Services

Lab 11: Implement Group Policy

Lab 12a: Increase Security for Server Resources

Lab 12b: Configure AppLocker and Windows Firewall

Lab13: Implement Server Virtualization with Hyper-V

Exam 70-411: Administering Windows Server 2012

Lab 1: Implement a Group Policy Infrastructure

Lab 2: Manage User Desktops with Group Policy

Lab 3: Manage User and Service Accounts

Lab 4: Maintain AD DS

Lab 5: Configure and Troubleshoot DNS

Lab 6a: Configure Remote Access

Lab 6b: Configure DirectAccess

Lab 7: Install and Configure a Network Policy Server

Lab 8: Implement NAP

Lab 9a: Configure Quotas and File Screening Using FSRM

Lab 9b: Implement DFS

Lab 10: Configure Encryption and Advanced Auditing

Lab 11: Use Windows Deployment Services to Deploy Windows Server 2012

Lab 12: Implement Update Management

Lab 13: Monitor Windows Server 2012

Exam 70-412: Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services

Lab 1: Implement Advanced Network Services

Lab 2a: Implement Advanced File Services

Lab 2b: Implement BranchCache

Lab 3: Implement Dynamic Access Control

Lab 4: Implement Network Load Balancing

Lab 5: Implement Failover Clustering

Lab 6: Implement Failover Clustering with Hyper-V

Lab 7: Implement Windows Server Backup and

Lab 8: Implement Complex AD DS Deployments

Lab 9: Implement AD DS Sites and Replication

Lab 10: Implement Active Directory Certificate Services

Lab 11: Configure AD RMS

Lab 12: Implement AD FS


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