Microsoft Windows Server 2012 – Configuring Advanced Services: Storage

This course is included in our On-demand training solution.


Data storage is a fundamental part of an IT INfrastructure. Windows Server 2012 provides many different storage provisioning, management and security features to ensure that the organizations data available as needed. This course describes and demonstrates how to configure iSCSI storage and Internet Storage Name Service or iSNS. Storage optimization is also covered, as is Branchcache, a feature which allows data to be cached locally at the organizations branch offices. This course is one of a series, which covers the objectives for Microsoft Exam 70-412: Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services. This exam is a requirement for the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA): Windows Server 2012 certification.

Target Audience

IT Professionals working in a Windows Server datacenter infrastructure based on Windows Server 2008/2008 R2 or Windows Server 2012 seeking advanced knowledge of Window Server 2012 services. This course can be taken in preparation for exam 70-412: Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services,which is part of the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate, or MCSA credential.


Expected Duration

90 min.

Course Objectives

Windows Server 2012 iSCSI Overview

  • describe high-availability features of iSCSI
  • Configuring iSCSI in Windows Server 2012

  • recognize how to install and configure iSCSI
  • Windows Server 2012 iSNS

  • describe iSNS architecture components
  • Windows Server 2012 BranchCache

  • describe how BranchCache is used
  • Optimizing Storage in Windows Server 2012

  • recognize the options available for optimizing storage
  • Working with iSCSI in Windows Server 2012

  • create an iSCSI drive