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Exam 70-410

Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012

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  • Published: 17 September 2012
  • Languages: English, Chinese (Simplified), French, German, Japanese, Portuguese (Brazil)
  • Audiences: IT professionals
  • Technology: Windows Server 2012
  • Credit towards certification: MCP, MCSA, MCSE

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Dear [your boss's name]:

I'd like to expand and prove my technical skills by earning a Microsoft Certification. My next step is taking Exam 70-410. The registration fee is $150.00 USD.

When I pass this certification, you'll have proof of my ability to work with Windows Server 2012 . Microsoft has training and online resources to help me prepare for the exam. I believe I'll be more effective and productive after achieving this valuable technical certification.

Let me know if you have any questions. In the meantime, you can find out more about this exam at https://www.microsoft.com/learning/en-au/exam-70-410.aspx. As you can see, the exam validates skills that are crucial to our team's success.

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Skills measured

This exam measures your ability to accomplish the technical tasks listed below. The percentages indicate the relative weight of each major topic area in the exam. The higher the percentage, the more questions you are likely to see on that content area in the exam.

Please note that the questions may test on, but will not be limited to, the topics described in the bulleted text.

As of January 2014, this exam includes content covering Windows Server 2012 R2.

  • Install servers

    • Plan for a server installation, plan for server roles, plan for a server upgrade, install Server Core, optimise resource utilisation by using Features on Demand, migrate roles from previous versions of Windows Server

  • Configure servers

    • Configure Server Core, delegate administration, add and remove features in offline images, deploy roles on remote servers, convert Server Core to/from full GUI, configure services, configure NIC teaming, install and configure Windows PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC)

  • Configure local storage

    • Design storage spaces, configure basic and dynamic disks, configure master boot record (MBR) and GUID partition table (GPT) disks, manage volumes, create and mount virtual hard disks (VHDs), configure storage pools and disk pools, create storage pools by using disk enclosures

  • Configure file and share access

    • Create and configure shares, configure share permissions, configure offline files, configure NTFS permissions, configure access-based enumeration (ABE), configure Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS), configure NTFS quotas, create and configure Work Folders

  • Configure print and document services

    • Configure the Easy Print print driver, configure Enterprise Print Management, configure drivers, configure printer pooling, configure print priorities, configure printer permissions

  • Configure servers for remote management

    • Configure WinRM, configure down-level server management, configure servers for day-to-day management tasks, configure multi-server management, configure Server Core, configure Windows Firewall, manage non-domain joined servers

  • Create and configure virtual machine settings

    • Configure dynamic memory, configure smart paging, configure Resource Metering, configure guest integration services, create and configure Generation 1 and 2 virtual machines, configure and use enhanced session mode, configure RemoteFX

  • Create and configure virtual machine storage

    • Create VHDs and VHDX, configure differencing drives, modify VHDs, configure pass-through disks, manage checkpoints, implement a virtual Fibre Channel adapter, configure storage Quality of Service

  • Create and configure virtual networks

    • Configure Hyper-V virtual switches, optimise network performance, configure MAC addresses; configure network isolation, configure synthetic and legacy virtual network adapters, configure NIC teaming in virtual machines

  • Configure IPv4 and IPv6 addressing

    • Configure IP address options, configure IPv4 or IPv6 subnetting, configure supernetting, configure interoperability between IPv4 and IPv6, configure Intra-site Automatic Tunnel Addressing Protocol (ISATAP), configure Teredo

  • Deploy and configure Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) service

    • Create and configure scopes, configure a DHCP reservation, configure DHCP options, configure client and server for PXE boot, configure DHCP relay agent, authorise DHCP server

  • Deploy and configure DNS service

    • Configure Active Directory integration of primary zones, configure forwarders, configure Root Hints, manage DNS cache, create A and PTR resource records

  • Install domain controllers

    • Add or remove a domain controller from a domain, upgrade a domain controller, install Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) on a Server Core installation, install a domain controller from Install from Media (IFM), resolve DNS SRV record registration issues, configure a global catalogue server, deploy Active Directory infrastructure as a service (IaaS) in Microsoft Azure

  • Create and manage Active Directory users and computers

    • Automate the creation of Active Directory accounts; create, copy, configure and delete users and computers; configure templates; perform bulk Active Directory operations; configure user rights; offline domain join; manage inactive and disabled accounts

  • Create and manage Active Directory groups and organisational units (OUs)

    • Configure group nesting; convert groups, including security, distribution, universal, domain local and domain global; manage group membership using Group Policy; enumerate group membership; delegate the creation and management of Active Directory objects; manage default Active Directory containers; create, copy, configure and delete groups and OUs

  • Create Group Policy objects (GPOs)

    • Configure a Central Store, manage starter GPOs, configure GPO links, configure multiple local Group Policies

  • Configure security policies

    • Configure User Rights Assignment, configure Security Options settings. Configure Security templates, configure Audit Policy, configure Local Users and Groups, configure User Account Control (UAC)

  • Configure application restriction policies

    • Configure rule enforcement, configure AppLocker rules, configure Software Restriction Policies

  • Configure Windows Firewall

    • Configure rules for multiple profiles using Group Policy; configure connection security rules; configure Windows Firewall to allow or deny applications, scopes, ports, and users; configure authenticated firewall exceptions; import and export settings

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  • Windows Server 2012: Technical Overview

    The seven modules in this introductory course provide details of the new capabilities, features and solutions built into Windows Server 2012. After completing this course, you will be ready to dive deeper into the technology through additional Microsoft Virtual Academy courses dedicated to each topic.

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    I Passed Exam 70-410: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 R2 Today!
    I was enrolled in WGU course C185 which includes CBT Nuggets, Transcender, and MeasureUp Labs.  Read MS Press Exam Ref 70-410, Did UCertify Course, Microsoft Virtual Academy Courses, and also researched a lot of TechNet articles.  I also built my own Hyper-V lab and practiced all of the requirements for this exam on it.  I took the Born To Learn Challenge and completed all of my training for this exam and passed it in a little over a month (April 15th-May 19th, 2015).  I want to thank everyone at WGU and Microsoft for their support and knowledge base.  To my fellow learners I wish you the best of luck and know you can do it too!   

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Who should take this exam?

This exam is part one of a series of three exams that test the skills and knowledge necessary to implement a core Windows Server 2012 infrastructure in an existing enterprise environment. Passing this exam validates a candidate’s ability to implement and configure Windows Server 2012 core services, such as Active Directory and the networking services. Passing this exam along with the other two exams confirms that a candidate has the skills and knowledge necessary for implementing, managing, maintaining and provisioning services and infrastructure in a Windows Server 2012 environment.

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