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Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) Course

 Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) Course

Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012
Install and configure servers

Install 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 servers
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

Configure local storage
Design storage spaces; configure basic and dynamic disks; configure MBR and GPT
disks; manage volumes; create and mount virtual hard disks (VHDs); configure storage
pools and disk pools
Configure server roles and features (15–20%)

Configure file and share access

Create and configure shares; configure share permissions; configure offline files;
configure NTFS permissions; configure access-based enumeration (ABE);
configure Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS); configure NTFS quotas

Configure print and document services

Configure the Easy Print print driver; configure Enterprise Print Management;
configure drivers; configure printer pooling; configure print priorities; configure printer
permissions

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
Configure Hyper-V 

Create and configure virtual machine settings
Configure dynamic memory; configure smart paging; configure Resource Metering;
configure guest integration services

Create and configure virtual machine storage
Create VHDs and VHDX; configure differencing drives; modify VHDs; configure pass-
through disks; manage snapshots; implement a virtual Fibre Channel adapter

Create and configure virtual networks
Implement Hyper-V Network Virtualization; configure Hyper-V virtual switches;
optimize network performance; configure MAC addresses; configure network isolation;
configure synthetic and legacy virtual network adapters
Deploy and configure core network services

Configure IPv4 and IPv6 addressing
Configure IP address options; configure subnetting; configure supernetting; configure
interoperability between IPv4 and IPv6; configure ISATAP; configure Teredo

Deploy and configure Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) service
Create and configure scopes; configure a DHCP reservation; configure DHCP options;
configure client and server for PXE boot; configure DHCP relay agent; authorize DHCP
server

Deploy and configure DNS service
Configure Active Directory integration of primary zones; configure forwarders; configure
Root Hints; manage DNS cache; create A and PTR resource records
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 DNS SRV record registration
issues; configure a global catalog server

Create and manage Active Directory users and computers
Automate the creation of Active Directory accounts; create, copy, configure, and delete
users and computers; configure templates; perform bulk Active Directory operations;
configure user rights; offline domain join; manage inactive and disabled accounts

Create and manage Active Directory groups and organizational units (OUs)
Configure group nesting; convert groups including security, distribution, universal,
domain local, and domain global; manage group membership using Group Policy;
enumerate group membership; delegate the creation and management of Active Directory
objects; manage default Active Directory containers; create, copy, configure, and delete
groups and OUs
Create and manage Group Policy 

Create Group Policy objects (GPOs)
Configure a Central Store; manage starter GPOs; configure GPO links; configure
multiple local group policies; configure security filtering

Configure security policies
Configure User Rights Assignment; configure Security Options settings; configure
Security templates; configure Audit Policy; configure Local Users and Groups; configure
User Account Control (UAC)

Configure application restriction policies
Configure rule enforcement; configure Applocker rules; configure Software Restriction
Policies

Configure Windows Firewall
Configure rules for multiple profiles using Group Policy; configure connection security
rules; configure Windows Firewall to allow or deny applications, scopes, ports, and
users; configure authenticated firewall exceptions; import and export settings
Exam   70-411  Administering  Windows   Server  2012
Deploy, manage, and maintain servers 

Deploy and manage server images
Install the Windows Deployment Services (WDS) role; configure and manage boot,
install, and discover images; update images with patches, hotfixes, and drivers; install
features for offline images

Implement patch management
Install and configure the Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) role; configure group
policies for updates; configure client-side targeting; configure WSUS synchronization;
configure WSUS groups

Monitor servers
Configure Data Collector Sets (DCS); configure alerts; monitor real-time
performance; monitor virtual machines (VMs); monitor events; configure event
subscriptions; configure network monitoring
Configure file and print services 

Configure Distributed File System (DFS)
Install and configure DFS namespaces; configure DFS Replication Targets; configure
Replication Scheduling; configure Remote Differential Compression settings; configure
staging; configure fault tolerance

Configure File Server Resource Manager (FSRM)
Install the FSRM role; configure quotas; configure file screens; configure reports

Configure file and disk encryption
Configure Bitlocker encryption; configure the Network Unlock feature; configure
Bitlocker policies; configure the EFS recovery agent; manage EFS and Bitlocker
certificates including backup and restore

Configure advanced audit policies
Implement auditing using Group Policy and AuditPol.exe; create expression-based audit
policies; create removable device audit policies
Configure network services and access 

Configure DNS zones
Configure primary and secondary zones; configure stub zones; configure conditional
forwards; configure zone and conditional forward storage in Active Directory; configure
zone delegation; configure zone transfer settings; configure notify settings

Configure DNS records
Create and configure DNS Resource Records (RR) including A, AAAA, PTR, SOA, NS,
SRV, CNAME, and MX records; configure zone scavenging; configure record options
including Time To Live (TTL) and weight; configure round robin; configure secure
dynamic updates

Configure VPN and routing
Install and configure the Remote Access role; implement Network Address Translation
(NAT); configure VPN settings; configure remote dial-in settings for users; configure
routing

Configure Direct Access
Implement   server   requirements;   implement   client   configuration;   configure   DNS
for Direct Access; configure certificates for Direct Access
Configure a Network Policy Server infrastructure 

Configure Network Policy Server (NPS)
Configure multiple RADIUS server infrastructures; configure RADIUS clients; manage
RADIUS templates; configure RADIUS accounting; configure certificates

Configure NPS policies
Configure connection request policies; configure network policies for VPN clients
(multilink and bandwidth allocation, IP filters, encryption, IP addressing); manage NPS
templates; import and export NPS policies

Configure Network Access Protection (NAP)
Configure System Health Validators (SHVs); configure health policies; configure NAP
enforcement using DHCP and VPN; configure isolation and remediation of non-
compliant computers using DHCP and VPN; configure NAP client settings
Configure and manage Active Directory 

Configure service authentication
Create and configure Service Accounts; create and configure Group Managed Service
Accounts; create and configure Managed Service Accounts; configure Kerberos
delegation; manage Service Principal Names (SPNs)

Configure Domain Controllers
Configure Universal Group Membership Caching (UGMC); transfer and seize operations
masters; 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 account policies
Configure domain user password policy; configure and apply Password Settings
Objects (PSOs); delegate password settings management; configure local user password
policy; configure account lockout settings
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; configure client-side
extension (CSE) behavior

Configure Group Policy settings
Configure settings including software installation, folder redirection, scripts, and
administrative template settings; import security templates; import custom administrative
template file; convert administrative templates using ADMX Migrator; configure
property filters for administrative templates

Manage Group Policy objects (GPOs)
Back up, import, copy, and restore GPOs; create and configure Migration Table; reset
default GPOs; delegate Group Policy management

Configure Group Policy preferences
Configure Group Policy Preferences (GPP) settings including printers, network drive
mappings, power options, custom registry settings, Control Panel settings, Internet
Explorer settings, file and folder deployment, and shortcut deployment; configure item-
level targeting
 Exam 70-412 Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Service
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Configure and manage high availability

Configure Network Load Balancing (NLB)
Install NLB nodes; configure NLB prerequisites; configure affinity; configure port rules;
configure cluster operation mode; upgrade an NLB cluster

Configure failover clustering
Configure Quorum; configure cluster networking; restore single node or cluster
configuration; configure cluster storage; implement Cluster Aware Updating; upgrade a
cluster

Manage failover clustering roles
Configure   role-specific   settings   including   continuously   available   shares;   configure
VM monitoring; configure failover and preference settings

Manage Virtual Machine (VM) movement

Perform   Live   Migration;   perform   quick   migration;   perform   storage   migration;
import, export, and copy VMs; migrate from other platforms (P2V and V2V)
Configure file and storage solutions 

Configure advanced file services
Configure NFS data store; configure BranchCache; configure File Classification
Infrastructure (FCI) using File Server Resource Manager (FSRM); configure file
access auditing

Implement Dynamic Access Control (DAC)
Configure   user   and   device   claim   types;   implement   policy   changes   and   staging;
perform access-denied remediation; configure file classification

Configure and optimize storage
Configure iSCSI Target and Initiator; configure Internet Storage Name server (iSNS);
implement thin provisioning and trim; manage server free space using Features on
Demand
Implement business continuity and disaster recovery 

Configure and manage backups
Configure Windows Server backups; configure Windows Online backups; configure role-
specific backups; manage VSS settings using VSSAdmin; create System Restore
snapshots

Recover servers
Restore from backups; perform a Bare Metal Restore (BMR); recover servers using
Windows Recovery Environment (Win RE) and safe mode; apply System Restore
snapshots; configure the Boot Configuration Data (BCD) store

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 setting.