MOC 10967 - Fundamentals of a Windows Server Infrastructure

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Learn the fundamental knowledge and skills that you need to build a Windows Server infrastructure with Windows Server 2012.

This five day course provides the networking, security, and system administration information that you need to implement a Windows Server infrastructure. It covers the basics of installation and configuration, storage, network infrastructure, network components, network protocols, server roles, Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS), Group Policy, IT security, server security, network security, security software, monitoring server performance, and maintaining a Windows Server.

This course includes the foundational level knowledge to prepare students to start a career or cross train in Microsoft Windows Server technologies.

  1. Learn to perform a local media-based installation of Windows Server 2012.
  2. Learn to select appropriate storage technologies and configure storage on a Windows Server.
  3. Learn to describe fundamental network components and terminology so you can select an appropriate network component.
  4. Learn to implement a network by selecting network hardware components and technologies and determine the appropriate network hardware and wiring components for a given situation.
  5. Learn to describe the protocols and services within the Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) suite of protocols and implement IPv4 within a Windows Server environment.
  6. Learn to describe and implement server roles.
  7. Learn to implement and configure an Active Directory Domain Service (AD DS) forest.
  8. Learn to describe the concept of defense-in-depth and determine how to implement this approach with Windows Server.
  9. Learn to identify the security features in Windows Server that help to provide defense-in-depth.
  10. Learn to identify the network-related security features in Windows Server to mitigate security threats to your network.
  11. Learn to identify and implement additional software components to enhance your organization’s security.
  12. Learn to monitor a server to determine the performance level.
  13. Learn to identify the Windows Server tools available to maintain and troubleshoot Windows Server.
  1. Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012
    1. Windows Server Architecture.
    2. Installing Windows Server.
    3. Configuring Services.
    4. Configuring Devices and Device Drivers.
    5. Lab: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012
      1. Performing a Local Media-Based Installation.
      2. Configuring Windows Server.
      3. Converting Server Core.
      4. Configuring Services.
      5. Configuring Devices.
  2. Implementing Storage in Windows Server
    1. Identifying Storage Technologies.
    2. Managing Disks and Volumes.
    3. Fault Tolerance.
    4. Lab: Implementing Storage in Windows Server
      1. Create and Mount a VHD File.
      2. Creating and Making Available New Volumes.
      3. Vary the Sizes of NTFS and ReFS Volumes.
      4. Create a Fault Tolerant Disk Configuration.
  3. Understanding Network Infrastructure
    1. In this module, students will learn how to describe fundamental network component and terminology thus enabling the student to select an appropriate network component in a particular scenario.
    2. Network Architecture Standards.
    3. Local Area Networking.
    4. Wide Area Networking.
    5. Wireless Networking.
    6. Connecting to the Internet.
    7. Remote Access.
    8. Lab: Selecting Network Infrastructure Components
      1. Determining Appropriate Network Components
  4. Connecting Network Components
    1. Understanding the OSI Model.
    2. Understanding Media Types.
    3. Understanding Adapters, Hubs, and Switches.
    4. Understanding Routing.
    5. Lab: Connecting Network Components
      1. Determining the Appropriate Network Hardware.
      2. Selecting a Suitable Wiring Infrastructure.
  5. Implementing TCP/IP
    1. Overview of TCP/IP.
    2. IPv4 Addressing.
    3. IPv6 Addressing.
    4. Name Resolution.
    5. Lab: Implementing TCP/IP
      1. Determining an Appropriate IPv4 Addressing Scheme.
      2. Configuring IPv4 with Windows Server.
      3. Verifying the Configuration.
      4. Configuring and Testing Name Resolution.
      5. Viewing the IPv6 Configuration.
  6. Implementing Windows Server Roles
    1. Role-Based Deployment.
    2. Deploying Role-Specific Services.
    3. Considerations for Provisioning Roles.
    4. Lab: Implementing Server Roles
      1. Determining the Appropriate Roles to Deploy.
    5. Lab: Implementing Server Roles
      1. Determining the Appropriate Roles to Deploy.
      2. Deploying and Configuring the Determined Server Roles.
  7. Implementing Active Directory
    1. Introducing Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS).
    2. Implementing AD DS.
    3. Managing Users, Groups, and Computers.
    4. Implementing Group Policy
    5. Lab: Implementing AD DS
      1. Promoting a New Domain Controller.
      2. Creating an Organizational Unit.
      3. Configuring Accounts.
      4. Creating a GPO.
  8. Implementing IT Security Layers
    1. Overview of Defense-in-Depth.
    2. Physical Security.
    3. Internet Security.
    4. Lab: Implementing IT Security Layers
      1. Implementing Physical Security.
      2. Configuring Security Settings in Internet Explorer.
  9. Implementing Security in Windows Server
    1. Overview of Windows Security.
    2. Securing Files and Folders.
    3. Implementing Encryption.
    4. Lab: Implementing Windows Security
      1. Configuring a Fine-Grained Password Policy
      2. Securing NTFS Files and Folders.
      3. Encrypting Files and Folders.
  10. Implementing Network Security
    1. Overview of Network Security.
    2. Implementing Firewalls.
    3. Internet Protocol Security (IPsec)
    4. Lab: Implementing Network Security
      1. Configuring Windows Firewall with Advanced Security.
      2. Create a Server to Server Connection Security Rule.
  11. Implementing Security Software
    1. Client Software Protection Features.
    2. E-Mail Protection.
    3. Server Protection.
    4. Lab: Implementing Security Software
      1. Create and Enforce an AppLocker Rule.
      2. Use the Security Configuration Wizard.
      3. Run the Best Practice Analyzer (BPA).
  12. Monitoring Server Performance
    1. Event Logging.
    2. Performance Monitoring.
    3. Lab: Monitoring Server Performance
      1. Creating a Performance Baseline.
      2. Simulating a Server Load.
      3. Determining Probable Performance Bottlenecks.
      4. Create, Test, and Verify an Alert.
  13. Maintaining Windows Server
    1. Troubleshooting Windows Server Startup.
    2. Server Availability and Data Recovery.
    3. Applying Updates to Windows Server.
    4. Troubleshooting Windows Server.
    5. Lab: Maintaining Windows Server
      1. Installing and Configuring Windows Server Update Services.
      2. Configuring WSUS.
      3. Gathering Information to Start the Troubleshooting Process.
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Class Prerequisites

Experience in the following would be useful for this Windows Server class:

  • A basic knowledge of general computing concepts.
  • Some experience working with Windows Client operating systems such as Windows 7 or Windows 8.
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