Course 20413B:

Designing and Implementing a Server Infrastructure

Length:5 Days
Published:April 05, 2013
Language(s):English, Japanese
Audience(s):IT Professionals
Level:300
Technology:Windows Server 2012
Type:Course
Delivery Method:Instructor-led (classroom)
About this Course
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 with 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.
Audience Profile
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 AD DS infrastructure including the network services necessary. Students have experience of previous Windows Server operating systems and possess Windows Server 2012 Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA)certification or equivalent skills. 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 Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE): Server Infrastructure certification.
At Course Completion
After completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Plan a server upgrade and migration.
  • Plan and implement a server deployment infrastructure.
  • 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 Active Directory organizational unit infrastructure.
  • Design and implement a Group Policy Object (GPO) strategy.
  • Design and implement an AD DS topology.
  • Plan and implement storage.
  • Plan and implement file services.
  • Design and implement network access services.
  • Design and implement network protection.
Course OutlineModule 1: Planning a Server Upgrade and MigrationThis 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
Lab : Planning a Server Upgrade and Migration
  • Plan a server upgrade and migration strategy
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe server upgrade and migration considerations.
  • Explain how to create a server upgrade and migration plan.
  • Explain how to plan for server virtualization.
Module 2: Planning and Implementing a Server Deployment InfrastructureThis module explains how to design an automated server installation strategy and plan and implement a server deployment infrastructure.Lessons
  • Selecting an Appropriate Server Imaging Strategy
  • Selecting a Deployment Automation Strategy
  • Implementing an Automated Deployment Strategy
Lab : Planning and Implementing a Server Deployment Infrastructure
  • Planning an Automated Server Installation and Deployment Strategy
  • Preparing the Windows Server 2012 Image
  • Deploying Windows Server 2012
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Select an appropriate server imaging strategy.
  • Select a deployment automation strategy.
  • Implement an automated deployment strategy.
Module 3: Designing and Maintaining an IP Configuration and Address Management SolutionThis module explains how to design and maintain IP address management (IPAM) and a Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) solution.Lessons
  • 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
  • Designing an IP Addressing Scheme for Contoso (Optional)
  • Planning DHCP to Support Your Propose Scheme
  • Planning an IPAM Deployment
  • Implementing DHCP and IPAM
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Design and implement DHCP.
  • Plan and implement DHCP scope configuration and options.
  • Design and implement an IPAM provisioning strategy.
Module 4: Designing and Implementing Name ResolutionThis module explains how to design a name resolution solution strategy.Lessons
  • Designing a Domain Name System (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
  • Designing a DNS Name Resolution Strategy
  • Planning a DNS Server Placement Strategy
  • Planning DNS Zones and DNS Zone Replication
  • Implementing DNS
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Design a DNS server implementation strategy.
  • Design a DNS namespace.
  • Design and implement a DNS zone strategy.
  • Design and configure DNS zone replication.
  • Optimize the DNS server configuration.
  • Design DNS for high availability and security.
Module 5: Designing and Implementing an Active Directory Domain Services Forest and Domain InfrastructureThis module explains how to design and implement an Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) forest and domain infrastructure.Lessons
  • 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 Active Directory Domain Services Forest Infrastructure
  • Designing an AD DS Forest Infrastructure
  • Implementing AD DS Forest Trusts
Lab : Designing and Implementing an AD DS Domain Infrastructure
  • Designing an AD DS Domain Infrastructure
  • Implementing an AD DS Domain Infrastructure
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Design an AD DS forest.
  • Design and implement AD DS forest trusts.
  • Design AD DS domains.
  • Design DNS namespaces in an AD DS environment.
  • Design and implement AD DS domain trusts.
Module 6: Designing and Implementing an Active Directory Organizational Unit InfrastructureThis module explains how to design and implement an organizational unit (OU) infrastructure and AD DS permissions model.Lessons
  • Planning the Active Directory Administrative Tasks Delegation Model
  • Designing the OU Structure
  • Designing and Implementing an Active Directory Group Strategy
Lab : Designing and Implementing an Active Directory OU Infrastructure and Delegation Model
  • Designing an OU Infrastructure
  • Implementing the OU design
  • Designing and Implementing an Active Directory Permissions Model
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Plan an AD DS administrative tasks delegation model.
  • Design an OU structure.
  • Design and implement an AD DS group strategy.
Module 7: Designing and Implementing a Group Policy Object StrategyThis 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
Lab : Designing and Implementing a Group Policy Object Strategy
  • Designing a GPO Strategy
  • Implementing the GPO Design
After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Collect and analyze the information required to facilitate a GPO design.
  • Create a GPO design and implement it.
  • Create a GPO processing design.
  • Plan GPO management.
Module 8: Designing and Implementing an Active Directory Domain Services TopologyThis 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
Lab : Designing and Implementing an Active Directory Domain Services Physical Topology
  • Designing Active Directory sites and replication
  • Planning the placement of domain controllers
  • Implementing Active Directory sites and domain controllers
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Design AD DS sites.
  • Design AD DS replication.
  • Design domain controller placement.
  • Design domain controller deployments on virtual machines.
  • Design a highly available domain controller deployment.
Module 9: Planning and Implementing StorageThis module explains how to plan and implement storage.Lessons
  • Storage Considerations
  • Planning and Implementing iSCSI SANs
  • Storage Spaces in Windows Server 2012
Lab : Planning and Implementing Storage
  • Planning a Storage Solution
  • Implementing iSCSI Storage
  • Configuring a Redundant Storage Space
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Plan for efficient storage.
  • Plan and implement an Internet Small Computer System Interface (iSCSI) storage area network (SAN).
  • Plan and implement storage spaces.
Module 10: Planning and Implementing File ServicesThis module explains how to plan and implement file services.Lessons
  • Planning and Implementing DFS
  • Planning and Implementing BranchCache
  • Planning and Implementing Dynamic Access Control
Lab : Designing and Implementing File Services
  • Planning Data Access
  • Planning and Implementing Dynamic Access Control
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Plan and implement Distributed File System (DFS).
  • Plan and implement Windows BranchCache.
  • Plan and implement Dynamic Access Control.
Module 11: Designing and Implementing Network Access ServicesThis module explains how to design and implement network access services.Lessons
  • Designing and Implementing Remote Access Services
  • Designing RADIUS Authentication by Using NPS
  • Designing a Perimeter Network
  • Planning and Implementing DirectAccess
Lab : Designing and Implementing Network Access Services
  • Planning and implementing a VPN solution
  • Planning and implementing a DirectAccess solution
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Design and implement remote access services.
  • Design a Remote Authentication Dial-In User Service (RADIUS) solution.
  • Design a perimeter network.
  • Plan and implement the Windows 8 DirectAccess feature.
Module 12: Designing and Implementing Network ProtectionThis module explains how to design and implement network protection.Lessons
  • Overview of Network Security Design
  • Identifying and Mitigating Common Network Security Threats
  • Designing and Implementing a Windows Firewall Strategy
  • Designing and Implementing a NAP Infrastructure
Lab : Designing and Implementing Network Protection
  • Designing a Windows Firewall solution
  • Implementing a Windows Firewall solution
  • Designing a NAP solution
  • Implementing NAP with VPN Enforcement
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe the network security design process.
  • Describe how to identify and mitigate common network security threats.
  • Design and implement a Windows Firewall implementation.
  • Design and implement Network Access Protection (NAP).
Before attending this course, students must have:
  • 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 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.
  • Ability to work in a team or a virtual team.
  • Knowledge equivalent to Windows 2012 MCSA.

Students attending this course are expected to have passed the following exams, or have equivalent knowledge:
    • 20410B: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012
    • 20411B: Administering Windows Server 2012
    • 20412B: Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services
OR
    • 20417B: Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows Server 2012
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