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M20413 Designing and Implementing a Server Infrastructure

This 5-day instructor-led course provides you with the skills and knowledge needed to plan, design, and deploy a physical and logical Windows Server 2012 Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) infrastructure. The course also provides the skills to perform name resolution, application integration, optimization of automate remediation and maintenance of network services.

 

Target Audience

Candidates for this course have good Windows client and server operating system knowledge and basic AD DS and networking experience in an enterprise/small business (SMB) environment together with application configuration experience. This course is intended for IT professionals who are responsible for planning, designing, and deploying a physical and a logical Windows Server 2012 enterprise Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) infrastructure including the network services necessary.This course is also intended for IT professionals who are looking to take the exam 70-413 Designing and Implementing a Server Infrastructure, as a stand-alone, or as part of the requirement for the MCSE Server Infrastructure


Learning Objectives

  • Implement server upgrade and migration.
  • Design an automated server installation strategy.
  • Plan and implement a server deployment infrastructure.
  • Plan and implement file and storage services.
  • Design and implement a Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) solution.
  • Design a name resolution solution strategy.
  • Design and manage an IP address management solution.
  • Design a VPN solution.
  • Design a DirectAccess solution.
  • Implement a scalable remote access solution.
  • Design a network protection solution.
  • Implement a network protection solution.
  • Design a forest and domain infrastructure.
  • Implement a forest and domain infrastructure.
  • Design a Group Policy strategy.
  • Design an Active Directory permission model.
  • Design an Active Directory sites topology.
  • Design a domain controller strategy.
  • Design and implement a branch office infrastructure.

Pre-Requisites

  • A good understanding of Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) fundamentals and networking concepts.
  • A good working knowledge of both Windows Server 2012 and Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS). For example, domain user accounts, domain vs. local user accounts, user profiles, and group membership.
  • A good understanding of both scripts and batch files.
  • A solid understanding of security concepts, such as authentication and authorization.
  • Familiarity with deployment, packaging, and imaging tools.
  • Ability to work in a team/virtual team.
  • Ability to produce good documentation and have the appropriate communication skills to create proposals and make budget recommendations.
  • Knowledge equivalent to Windows 2012 MCSA.

Course Content

Module 1: Planning Server Upgrade and Migration

  • Upgrade and Migration Considerations
  • Creating a Server Upgrade and Migration Plan
  • Planning for Virtualization
  • Lab:Planning Server Upgrade and Migration

Module 2: Planning and Implementing a Server Deployment Infrastructure

  • Selecting an Appropriate Server Imaging Strategy
  • Selecting a Deployment Automation Strategy
  • Implementing an Automated Deployment Strategy
  • Lab:Planning and Implementing a Server Deployment Infrastructure

Module 3: Designing and Maintaining an IP Configuration and Address Management Solution

  • Designing and Implementing DHCP
  • Planning and Implementing DHCP Scopes
  • Planning and Implementing an IPAM Provisioning Strategy
  • Lab:Designing and Maintaining an IP Configuration and IP Address Management Solution

Module 4: Designing and Implementing Name Resolution

  • Designing a DNS Server Implementation Strategy
  • Designing the DNS Namespace
  • Designing and Implementing DNS Zones
  • Designing and Configuring DNS Zone Replication and Delegation
  • Optimizing DNS Servers
  • Designing DNS for High Availability and Security
  • Lab:Designing and Implementing Name Resolution

Module 5: Designing and Implementing an Active Directory Domain Services Forest and Domain Infrastructure

  • Designing an AD DS Forest
  • Designing and Implementing AD DS Forest Trusts
  • Designing and Implementing AD DS Domains
  • Designing DNS Namespaces in AD DS Environments
  • Designing AD DS Domain Trusts
  • Lab:Designing and Implementing an AD DS Forest Infrastructure
  • Lab:Designing and Implementing an AD DS Domain Infrastructure

Module 6: Designing and Implementing an OU Infrastructure and AD DS Permissions Model

  • Planning the AD DS Administrative Tasks Delegation Model
  • Designing the OU Structure
  • Designing and Implementing an AD DS Group Strategy
  • Lab:Designing and Implementing an AD DS OU Infrastructure and AD DS Delegation Model

Module 7: Designing and Implementing a Group Policy Object Strategy

  • Gathering the Information Required for a GPO Design
  • Designing and Implementing GPOs
  • Designing GPO Processing
  • Planning Group Policy Management
  • Lab:Designing and Implementing Group Policy Object Strategy

Module 8: Designing and Implementing an AD DS Physical Topology

  • Designing and Implementing AD DS Sites
  • Designing AD DS Replication
  • Designing the Placement of Domain Controllers
  • Virtualization Considerations for Domain Controllers
  • Designing Highly-Available Domain Controllers
  • Lab:Designing and Implementing an AD DS Physical Topology

Module 9: Planning and Implementing Storage

  • Storage Considerations
  • Planning and Implementing iSCSI SANs
  • Lab:Planning and Implementing Storage

Module 10: Planning and Implementing File Services

  • Planning and Implementing a Distributed File System
  • Planning and Implementing BranchCache
  • Planning and Implementing Dynamic Access Control
  • Lab:Designing and Implementing File Services

Module 11: Designing and Implementing Network Access Services

  • Designing and Implementing Remote Access Services
  • Designing RADIUS Authentication by Using a Network Policy Server
  • Designing a Perimeter Network
  • Planning and Implementing DirectAccess
  • Lab:Designing and Implementing Network Access Services

Module 12: Designing and Implementing Network Protection

  • Overview of Network Security Design
  • Identifying and Mitigating Common Network Security Threats
  • Designing and Implementing a Windows Firewall Strategy
  • Designing and Implementing a Network Access Protection Infrastructure
  • Lab: Designing and Implementing Network Protection

 

Exams & Certification

  • This course helps prepare candidates for exam 70-413.
  • Exam 70-413: Designing and Implementing a Server Infrastructure: counts as credit toward the following certification(s):
  • MCSE: Server Infrastructure

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