Microsoft Windows Server 2012 – Installing and Configuring: Getting Started

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

Overview

Microsoft Windows Server 2012 builds upon features found in previous versions of Windows Server, as well as providing several new features. This course discusses the planning and installation of Windows Server 2012, including an overview of the various editions, features, minimum requirements, upgrade paths and planning server roles and, installing Server Core, migrating roles from previous versions of Windows Server, optimizing resource allocation and adding and removing features in offline images. This course also examines the configuration of Windows Server 2012, including an introduction to the default PowerShell interface and optional Windows 8 Interface. Issues such as configuring Server Core, converting Server Core to or from the full GUI interface, deploying roles on remote servers, remote server administration, how to configure services, and how to configure NIC teaming will also be covered. It is one of a series designed to prepare the learner for exam 70-410: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012.

Target Audience

Candidates for this exam are Information Technology (IT) Professionals who have Windows Server 2012 operating system knowledge and experience and want to validate the skills and knowledge necessary to implement the Windows Server 2012 core infrastructure services. Candidates who wish to pass the 70-410: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 exam will benefit from taking this course.

Prerequisites

Expected Duration

180 min.

Course Objectives

Overview, Virtualization, and Networking

  • describe features of server virtualization in Windows Server 2012
  • recognize the Windows Server 2012 features that help minimize the complexity of networking and simplify network management
  • differentiate between the technologies that help implement remote access for users based outside the office
  • Security, Server Management, and Application Platforms

  • describe the identity and security features in Windows Server 2012
  • describe the new Server Manager capabilities in Windows Server 2012
  • recognize the advantages of hosting web-based applications on Windows Azure public clouds
  • Evaluation, Server Roles, and Upgrade Paths

  • specify the business reasons for migrating to new server technology
  • match the method of assessing a network’s capacity with its correct description
  • identify the Windows Server editions that can only be upgraded to Windows Server 2012 Standard
  • Installation Options and Features on Demand

  • differentiate between a server with a core installation and a server with a GUI installation
  • describe how Features on Demand works in Windows Server 2012
  • recognize how to override Features on Demand
  • Migrating Roles

  • describe the characteristics of Windows Server Migration Tools (WSMT)
  • recognize how to prepare to migrate roles from previous versions
  • recognize how to migrate roles from previous versions
  • Configuring Server Core and Windows GUI

  • describe the components of RSAT for Windows 8
  • sequence the steps to enable remote management on a server with a Server 2012 Server Core installation
  • sequence the steps to enable remote management on a server with a Server 2012 GUI installation
  • Configure Server Core and Convert GUI to Server Core

    Configuring Services and Roles

  • describe the features and characteristics of the Best Practices Analyzer (BPA)
  • NIC Teaming

  • recognize the benefits of NIC Teaming
  • differentiate between the two possible configurations for NIC Teaming in Windows Server 2012
  • Configuring Remote Management and NIC Teaming

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