Designing and Implementing a Server Infrastructure (NE-20413)

This course provides you with the skills and knowledge needed to plan, design, and deploy a physical and logical  Windows Server 2012 with Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) infrastructure.

Type

Certified Training Course

Level

Professional

Cost

R 8 800 p.p. (Excl. VAT)

SATV Redeemable 

Yes

Delivery Method

Classroom-based, Instructor-led with emphasis on hands-on exercises

Duration

5 days

Start time: 09:00 (Registration will commence at 08:30 on the first day)

Available in Johannesburg, Cape Town & Pretoria

Please see below for dates

Prerequisites

The knowledge and skills that a learner must have before attending this course is as follows:

  • Good Windows client and server operating system knowledge
  • Basic AD DS and networking experience in an enterprise/small business (SMB) environment together with application configuration experience
  • A good understanding of Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) fundamentals and networking concepts. 
  • A good working knowledge of both Windows Server 2012 R2 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 R2 MCSA.

Students who attend this training can meet the prerequisites by attending the following courses, or obtaining equivalent knowledge and skills:

  • 20410C: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012
  • 20411C: Administering Windows Server 2012
  • 20412C: Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services

OR

  • 20417C: Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows Server 2012

Course Objectives

At the end of this course, you should be able to do the following:

  • Plan server upgrade and migration.
  • Plan and implement a server deployment infrastructure.
  • Plan and deploy servers by using Virtual Machine Manager (VMM). 
  • Design and maintain an IP configuration and address management solution.
  • Design and implement name resolution.
  • Design and implement an AD DS forest and domain infrastructure.
  • Design and implement an AD DS OU Infrastructure.
  • Design and implement a Group Policy object (GPO) strategy.
  • Design and implement an AD DS physical topology.
  • Plan and implement storage and file services.
  • Design and implement network protection.
  • Design and implement remote access services.

Exam & Certifications

This course prepares students to write Exam 70-413: Designing and Implementing a Server Infrastructure and counts as credit towards the Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE): Server Infrastructure.

Course Topics

Module 1: Planning Server Upgrade and Migration

This module explains how to plan a server upgrade and migration strategy.

Lessons:

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

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Lab : Planning Server Upgrade and Migration

  • Plan a Server Upgrade and Migration Strategy
  • Evaluate Server Virtualization Candidates

Module 2: Planning and Implementing a Server Deployment Infrastructure

This module explains how to design an automated server installation strategy and plan and implement a server deployment infrastructure.

Lessons:

  • Selecting an Appropriate Server Deployment Strategy
  • Implementing an Automated Deployment Strategy

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Lab : Planning and Implementing a Server Deployment Infrastructure

  • Planning an Automated Server Installation and Deployment Strategy
  • Preparing the Windows Server Image
  • Deploying Windows Server

Module 3: Planning and Deploying Servers Using Virtual Machine Manager

This module explains how to plan and deploy a Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) infrastructure for deploying servers.

Lessons: 

  • System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager Overview
  • Implementing VMM Library and Profiles
  • Plan and Deploy VMM Services

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Lab : Planning and Deploying Virtual Machines Using Virtual Machine Manager

  • Planning VMM Components
  • Planning VM and Service Templates
  • Implementing VMM components

Module 4: Designing and Maintaining an IP Configuration and Address Management Solution

This module explains how to design and maintain IP address management (IPAM) and a Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) solution.

Lessons:

  • Designing DHCP Servers
  • Planning DHCP Scopes
  • Designing an IPAM Provisioning Strategy
  • Managing Servers and Address Spaces by using IPAM

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Lab : Designing and Maintaining an IP Configuration and IP Address Management Solution

  • Planning DHCP to Support Your Proposed Scheme
  • Planning an IPAM Deployment
  • Implementing DHCP and IPAM

Module 5: Designing and Implementing Name Resolution

This module explains how to design a name resolution solution strategy.

Lessons: 

  • Designing a DNS Server Implementation Strategy
  • Designing the DNS Namespace
  • Designing DNS Zones
  • Designing DNS Zone Replication and Delegation
  • Optimizing DNS Servers
  • Designing DNS for High Availability and Security

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Lab : Designing and Implementing Name Resolution

  • Designing a DNS Name Resolution Strategy
  • Designing a DNS Server Placement Strategy
  • Designing DNS Zones and DNS Zone Replication
  • Implementing DNS

Module 6: Designing and Implementing an AD DS Forest and Domain Infrastructure

This module explains how to design and implement an AD DS forest and domain infrastructure.

Lessons:

  • Designing an AD DS Forest
  • Designing AD DS Forest Trusts
  • Designing AD DS Integration with Windows Azure Active Directory
  • Designing AD DS Domains
  • Designing DNS Namespaces in AD DS Environments
  • Designing and Implementing AD DS Domain Trusts

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Lab : Designing and Implementing an AD DS Forest Infrastructure 

  • Designing an AD DS Forest Infrastructure
  • Implementing an AD DS Forest Trust

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Lab : Designing and Implementing an AD DS Domain Infrastructure

  • Designing an AD DS Domain Infrastructure 
  • Implementing an AD DS Domain Infrastructure

Module 7: Designing and Implementing an AD DS OU Infrastructure

This module explains how to design and implement an organizational unit (OU) infrastructure and AD DS permissions model.

Lessons:

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

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Lab : Designing and Implementing an AD DS OU Infrastructure and an AD DS Delegation Model

  • Designing an OU Infrastructure
  • Implementing the OU Design
  • Designing and Implementing an AD DS Permissions Model

Module 8: Designing and Implementing a Group Policy Object Strategy

This module explains how to design and implement a Group Policy object (GPO) strategy.

Lessons: 

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

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Lab : Designing and Implementing Group Policy Object Strategy

  • Designing a GPO strategy
  • Implementing the GPO design

Module 9: Designing and Implementing an AD DS Physical Topology This modu

This module explains how to design an AD DS sites topology and a domain controller placement strategy.

Lessons: 

  • 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

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Lab : Designing and Implementing an AD DS Physical Topology

  • Designing AD DS Sites 
  • Planning the Placement of Domain Controllers and AD DS Replication
  • Implementing AD DS Sites and Domain Controllers

Module 10: Planning and Implementing Storage and File Services

This module explains how to plan and implement storage and file services.

Lessons: 

  • Planning and Implementing iSCSI SANs
  • Planning and Implementing Storage Spaces
  • Optimizing File Services for Branch Offices

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Lab : Planning and Implementing Storage

  • Planning a storage solution
  • Implementing iSCSI Storage
  • Configuring a Redundant Storage Space

Module 11: Designing and Implementing Network Protection

This module explains how to design and implement network protection.

Lessons:

  • Overview of Network Security Design
  • Designing and Implementing a Windows Firewall Strategy
  • Designing and Implementing a Network Access Protection (NAP) Infrastructure

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Lab : Designing and Implementing Network Protection

  • Designing and Implementing a Firewall Solution
  • Designing a NAP solution
  • Implementing NAP with IPSec Enforcement

Module 12: Designing and Implementing Remote Access Services

This module explains how to design and implement remote access services.

Lessons: 

  • Planning and Implementing DirectAccess
  • Planning and Implementing Virtual Private Networking
  • Planning and Implementing Web Application Proxy
  • Planning a Complex Remote Access Infrastructure

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Lab : Designing and Implementing Network Access Services

  • Designing a Remote Access Strategy
  • Planning and Implementing a DirectAccess Solution
  • Implementing a VPN solution 
  • Implementing Web Application Proxy