Course description

Learn administration skills to support and maintain a Windows Server 2012 including Windows Server 2012 R2 environment.

In this course, you will cover new features and functionality in Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2 including management, networking infrastructure, storage, access control, Hyper-V, high availability, and identity federation. You will also cover Dynamic Access Control (DAC), failover clustering, Microsoft Online Backup and changes with Active Directory, Powershell, Hyper-V, and Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS). This course will update your existing knowledge and skills of previous Windows Server versions to Windows Server 2012, including Windows Server 2012 R2.

This course incorporates material from the Official Microsoft Learning Product 20417 and it can assist you in your preparation for Exam 70-417: Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows Server 2012.

Each individual Microsoft Official Course On-Demand includes 3 months (or 12 months with purchase of Microsoft Total Access Collection) of 24x7 access to the following:

What You'll Learn in Class:

Who Needs to Attend:


Follow-On Courses:


Course Outline:

  1. Installing and Configuring Servers Based on Windows Server 2012

  1. Managing Windows Server 2012 by using Windows PowerShell

  1. Managing Storage for Windows Server 2012

  1. Implementing Network Services

  1. Implementing Remote Access

  1. Implementing Failover Clustering

  1. Implementing Hyper-V

  1. Implementing Failover Clustering with Hyper-V

  1. Implementing Secure Data Access for Users and Devices

  1. Implementing Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS)

  1. Implementing Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS)

Implementing Workplace Join

  1. Monitoring and Maintaining Windows Server 2012 Servers


Labs in this course are based on Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1.

Lab 1: Install and Configure Servers Based on Windows Server 2012 R2

Lab 2: Manage Servers Running Windows Server 2012 by Using Windows PowerShell

Lab 3a: Manage Storage for Servers Based on Windows Server 2012

Lab 3b: Implement BranchCache

Lab4: Implement Network Services

Lab 5: Implement DirectAccess

Lab 6: Implement Failover Clustering

Lab 7: Implement Hyper-V (Demonstration)

Lab 8 Implement Failover Clustering with Hyper-V (Demonstration)

Lab 9: Implement Secure File Access

Lab 10: Implement Active Directory Domain Services

Lab 11: Troubleshoot and Maintain Active Directory Domain Services

Lab 12: Implement AD FS

Lab 13: Monitor and Maintain Windows Server 2012