Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows Server 2012
Published: September 21, 2012
Languages: English, Chinese (Simplified), French, German, Japanese, Portuguese (Brazil)
Audiences: IT professionals
Technology: Windows Server 2012 R2
Credit toward certification: MCP, MCSA, MCSE
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This exam has been updated to cover the recent technology updates in Windows Server 2012 R2 and System Center 2012 R2. For more details, you may review the documents on the exam detail pages for exams 70-410, 70-411, and 70-412.
Install and configure servers
Plan for a server installation, plan for server roles, plan for a server upgrade, install Server Core, optimize resource utilization by using Features on Demand, migrate roles from previous versions of Windows Server
Configure Server Core, delegate administration, add and remove features in offline images, deploy roles on remote servers, convert Server Core to/from full GUI, configure services, configure NIC teaming, install and configure Windows PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC)
Configure local storage
Design storage spaces, configure basic and dynamic disks, configure Master Boot Record (MBR) and GUID Partition Table (GPT) disks, manage volumes, create and mount virtual hard disks (VHDs), configure storage pools and disk pools, create storage pools by using disk enclosures
Installing Windows Server 2012
Configure Server Core
Windows Server 2012 "Early Experts" challenge – Exam 70-410 – storage spaces
Configure server roles and features
Configure servers for remote management
Configure WinRM, configure down-level server management, configure servers for day-to-day management tasks, configure multi-server management, configure Server Core, configure Windows Firewall, manage non-domain joined servers
NTFS shared folders in Windows Server 2012
Simplified printing with Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012
Using the Windows Server 2012 Server Manager for remote and multi-server management
Create and configure virtual machine (VM) settings
Configure dynamic memory, configure smart paging, configure Resource Metering, configure guest integration services, create and configure Generation 1 and 2 VMs, configure and use enhanced session mode, configure RemoteFX
Create and configure virtual machine storage
Create VHDs and VHDX, configure differencing drives, modify VHDs, configure pass-through disks, manage checkpoints, implement a virtual Fibre Channel adapter, configure storage Quality of Service
Create and configure virtual networks
Configure Hyper-V virtual switches, optimize network performance, configure MAC addresses, configure network isolation, configure synthetic and legacy virtual network adapters, configure NIC teaming in VMs
Hyper-V Dynamic Memory overview
Configuring pass-through disks in Hyper-V
Hyper-V network virtualization overview
Install and administer Active Directory
Install domain controllers
Add or remove a domain controller from a domain, upgrade a domain controller, install Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) on a Server Core installation, install a domain controller from install from media (IFM), resolve Domain Name System (DNS) SRV record registration issues, configure a global catalog server, deploy Active Directory infrastructure as a service (IaaS) in Microsoft Azure
What's new in Active Directory Domain Services installation
Overview of Active Directory simplified administration
Using the updated Active Directory Administration Center
Deploy, manage, and maintain servers
Configure Data Collector Sets (DCS), configure alerts, monitor real-time performance, monitor VMs, monitor events, configure event subscriptions, configure network monitoring, schedule performance monitoring
Windows Deployment Services overview
Windows Server Update Services overview
How to configure VM monitoring in Windows Server 2012
Configure network services and access
Implement server requirements, implement client configuration, configure DNS for DirectAccess, configure certificates for DirectAccess
How the Domain Name System works
Administering DNS Server
Configure a network policy server infrastructure
Configure Network Access Protection (NAP)
Configure System Health Validators (SHVs), configure health policies, configure NAP enforcement using Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) and VPN, configure isolation and remediation of non-compliant computers using DHCP and VPN, configure NAP client settings
Network Policy and Access Services overview
Policies in NPS
Network Access Protection in NPS
Configure and manage Active Directory
Configure domain controllers
Transfer and seize operations master roles, install and configure a read-only domain controller (RODC), configure domain controller cloning
Maintain Active Directory
Back up Active Directory and SYSVOL, manage Active Directory offline, optimize an Active Directory database, clean up metadata, configure Active Directory snapshots, perform object- and container-level recovery, perform Active Directory restore, configure and restore objects by using the Active Directory Recycle Bin
Managed service accounts
Configure universal group membership caching in Active Directory
Administering Active Directory backup and recovery
Configure and manage Group Policy
Configure Group Policy processing
Configure processing order and precedence, configure blocking of inheritance, configure enforced policies, configure security filtering and WMI filtering, configure loopback processing, configure and manage slow-link processing and Group Policy caching, configure client-side extension (CSE) behavior, force Group Policy Update
Back up, restore, import, and copy Group Policy objects
Deploying and managing OS and application setting with Group Policy preferences
Configure and manage high availability
Configure failover clustering
Configure quorum, configure cluster networking, restore single node or cluster configuration, configure cluster storage, implement Cluster Aware Updating, upgrade a cluster, configure and optimize clustered shared volumes, configure clusters without network names, configure storage spaces
Manage failover clustering roles
Configure role-specific settings, including continuously available shares; configure VM monitoring; configure failover and preference settings; configure guest clustering
Manage virtual machine movement
Perform live migration; perform quick migration; perform storage migration; import, export, and copy VMs; configure virtual machine network health protection; configure drain on shutdown
Network load balancing deployment guide
Installing the failover clustering feature and tools
Virtual machine storage migration overview
Configure file and storage solutions
Implement Dynamic Access Control (DAC)
Configure user and device claim types, implement policy changes and staging, perform access-denied remediation, configure file classification, create and configure Central Access rules and policies, create and configure resource properties and lists
Network File System
Dynamic Access control: Scenario overview
Introduction of iSCSI target in Windows Server 2012
Implement business continuity and disaster recovery
Configure and manage backups
Configure Windows Server backups, configure Azure backups, configure role-specific backups, manage VSS settings using VSSAdmin
Configure site-level fault tolerance
Configure Hyper-V Replica, including Hyper-V Replica Broker and VMs; configure multi-site clustering, including network settings, quorum, and failover settings; configure Hyper-V Replica extended replication; configure Global Update Manager; recover a multi-site failover cluster
Windows Server backup overview
Windows recovery technical reference
Deploy Hyper-V replica
Configure network services
Deploy and manage IP address management (IPAM)
Provision IPAM manually or by using Group Policy, configure server discovery, create and manage IP blocks and ranges, monitor utilization of IP address space, migrate to IPAM, delegate IPAM administration, manage IPAM collections, configure IPAM database storage
Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol overview
Step-by-step: Demonstrate DNSSEC in a test lab
Step-by-step: Configure IPAM to manage your IP address space
Configure access and information protection solutions
Implement Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS)
Install AD FS; implement claims-based authentication, including Relying Party Trusts; configure authentication policies; configure Workplace Join; configure multi-factor authentication
AD FS deployment guide
Active Directory Certificate Services overview
Deploy a private CA with Windows Server 2012
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