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MCSA Certification Training

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Show that you have the primary set of Windows Server 2012 skills, relevant across multiple solution areas in a business environment, to reduce IT costs and deliver more business value.

Earning an MCSA: Windows Server 2012 certification will qualify you for a position as a network or computer systems administrator or a computer support specialist.

There are three Exams included in MCSA Certification:
MCSA MCSA:

Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 (Exam 70-410)

Course Overview

Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) MCSA is part one of a three-part series that provides the skills and knowledge necessary to implement a core Windows Server 2012 infrastructure in an existing enterprise environment. The three courses collectively cover implementing, managing, maintaining, and provisioning services and infrastructure in a Windows Server 2012 environment. While there is some cross-over in skills and tasks across the courses, this course primarily covers the initial implementation and configuration of core services including Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS), networking services, and Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012 configuration.

Audience Profile

This course is intended for Information Technology (IT) Professionals who have good Windows operating system knowledge and experience and want to acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to implement the core infrastructure services in an existing Windows Server 2012 environment.

The secondary audience consists of those seeking certification in the 70-410, Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 exam.

At Course Completion
After completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Install and Configure Windows Server 2012.
  • Describe AD DS.
  • Manage Active Directory objects.
  • Automate Active Directory administration.
  • Implement IPv4.
  • Implement Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP).
  • Implement Domain Name System (DNS).
  • Implement IPv6.
  • Implement local storage.
  • Share files and printers.
  • Implement Group Policy.
  • Use Group Policy Objects (GPOs) to secure Windows Servers.
  • Implement server virtualization using Hyper-V
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA): Administering Windows Server 2012(Exam 70-411)
Course Overview

This version of this course is built on the final release version of Windows Server 2012.

Learn how to administer Windows Server 2012 with this five-day course. This course is part two in a series of three courses that provides the skills and knowledge necessary to implement a core Windows Server 2012 Infrastructure in an existing enterprise environment. The three courses collectively cover implementing, managing, maintaining and provisioning services and infrastructure in a Windows Server 2012 environment. Although there is some cross-over of skills and tasks across these courses, this course primarily covers the administration tasks necessary to maintain a Windows Server 2012 infrastructure such as Implementing Server Images, User and Group management with Active Directory Domain Services(AD DS) and Group Policy, Remote Access and Network Policies, Data Security, Monitoring and Update Management

This course maps directly to and is preparation material for Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA):Windows Server 2012 exam "70-411: Administering Windows Server 2012".

Audience Profile

This course is intended for Information Technology (IT) Professionals with hands on experience working in a Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2012 environment, who wish to acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to be able to manage and maintain the core infrastructure required for a Windows Server 2012 environment. The key focus for students in this course is to broaden the initial deployment of Windows Server 2012 services and infrastructure and provide the skills necessary to manage and maintain a domain based Windows Server 2012 environment, such as user and group management, network access and data security.

Candidates would typically be System Administrators or aspiring to be System Administrators. They must have at least one year hands on experience working in a Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2012 environment. Candidates must also have knowledge equivalent to that already covered in “20410A: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012” course as this course will build upon that knowledge.

At Course Completion
After completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Deploy and Maintain Server Images
  • Configure and Troubleshoot DNS
  • Maintain Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS).
  • Manage User and Service Accounts
  • Implement a Group Policy Infrastructure
  • Manage User Desktops with Group Policy
  • Configure and Troubleshoot Remote Access
  • Install, Configure and Troubleshoot Network Policy Server (NPS) role
  • Implement Network Access Protection (NAP)
  • Optimize File Services
  • Configure Encryption and Advanced Auditing
  • Implement Update Management
  • Monitor Windows Server 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA): Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 (Exam 70-412)
Course Overview

This version of this course is built on the final release version of Windows Server 2012. Learn how to provision and configure advanced services using Windows Server 2012 with this five-day course. This course is part three, in a series of three courses that provides the skills and knowledge necessary to implement a core Windows Server 2012 infrastructure in an existing enterprise environment. The three courses will collectively cover implementing, managing, maintaining and provisioning services and infrastructure in a Windows Server 2012 environment. Although there is some cross-over of skills and tasks across these three courses, this course primarily covers advanced configuration of services necessary to deploy, manage and maintain a Windows Server 2012 infrastructure, such as advanced networking services, Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS), identity management, rights management, Federated services, network load balancing, failover clustering, business continuity and disaster recovery.

This course maps directly to and is preparation material for Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA):Windows Server 2012 exam "70-412: Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services".

Audience Profile

This course is intended for IT professionals with hands-on experience implementing, managing, and maintaining a Windows Server 2012 infrastructure in an existing enterprise environment, who wish to acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to perform advanced management and provisioning of services within that Windows Server 2012 environment. Suitable candidates are typically experienced system administrators who have real-world experience working in a Windows Server 2008, Windows server 2008 R2 or Windows Server 2012 environment.

The secondary audience for this course are candidates who plan to take Exam 70-412: Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services, or who want to acquire the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) credential.

At Course Completion
After completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Implement advanced network services.
  • Implement advanced file services.
  • Implement Dynamic Access Control.
  • Implement distributed Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) deployments.
  • Implement AD DS sites and replication.
  • Implement Active Directory Certification Services (AD CS).
  • Implement Active Directory Rights Management Services (AD RMS).
  • Implement Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS).
  • Implement network load balancing (NLB).
  • Implement failover clustering.
  • Implement failover clustering with Hyper-V.
  • Implement disaster recovery.