MCSA Windows Server 2012 Upgrade
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MCSA Windows Server 2012 Upgrade


This instructor-led course is designed primarily for people who want to upgrade their technical skills from Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 to Windows Server 2012. It presumes a high level of knowledge about previous Windows Server versions.

This course explains new features and functionality in Windows Server 2012 around management, networking infrastructure, storage, access control, Hyper-V, high availability, and identity federation. Specific technologies covered will include Dynamic Access Control(DAC), Failover Clustering, Microsoft Online Backup and changes with Active Directory, and Hyper-V and Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS).
It is not a product upgrade course, detailing the considerations for migrating and upgrading your specific environment to Windows Server 2012. Rather, this course will update your existing knowledge and skills to Windows Server 2012.
This course maps directly to and is preparation material for Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA):Windows Server 2012 upgrade exam “70-417: Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows Server 2012” details of which are available here.
Compulsory Topics
  1. Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012
  2. Monitoring and Maintaining Windows Server 2012
  3. Managing Windows Server 2012 by Using Windows PowerShell 3.0
  4. Managing Storage for Windows Server 2012
  5. Implementing Network Services
  6. Implementing Remote Access
  7. Implementing Failover Clustering
  8. Implementing Hyper-V
  9. Implementing Failover Clustering with Hyper-V
  10. Implementing Dynamic Access Control
  11. Implementing Active Directory Domain ServicesThis
  12. Implementing Active Directory Federation Services
Intended For

This course is intended for Information Technology (IT) Professionals who are already experienced Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2 Administrators carrying out day to day management and administrative tasks and who want to update their skills and knowledge to Windows Server 2012.

Also suitable for this course would be candidates who hold the existing Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) Windows Server 2008 credential and who want to update that to the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) Windows Server 2012 credential by taking the upgrade exam “70-417: Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows Server 2012”

This course is aimed at students who currently posses one of the following qualifications:
MCSA: Windows Server 2008
MCITP: Server Administrator on Windows Server 2008
MCITP: Enterprise Administrator on Windows Server 2008
MCITP: Virtualization Administrator on Windows Server 2008 R2
MCITP: Enterprise Messaging Administrator 2010
MCITP: Lync Server Administrator 2010
MCITP: SharePoint Administrator 2010
MCITP: Enterprise Desktop Administrator on Windows 7

5 days


Exam 70-417

Learning Outcome
After completing this course, students will be able to:
  • 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.
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