MCSE – Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert

Course Description

The Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE): Server Infrastructure course trains you to acquire the skills needed to run a highly efficient and modern data center, with expertise in identity management, systems management, virtualization, storage, and networking. It prepares you in the right way to take up Microsoft’s MCSE certification. There are totally 5 papers that one has to write in order to get certified. Below given are the five papers.

  • 70-410 – Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012
  • 70-411 – Administering Windows Server 2012
  • 70-412 – Administering Windows Server 2012

After successfully completing steps 1-3, you’ll earn a Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA): Windows Server 2012 Certification

  • 70-413- Designing and Implementing a Server Infrastructure
  • 70-414 – Implementing an Advanced Server Infrastructure

Course topics

70-410 – Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012

  • Installing windows server 2012
  • Disk Management – MBR, GPT, VHD, Basic disk, Dynamic disk, storage pool, disk pool
  • NTFS file system and its features – file permissions, quota, VSS, offline files
  • Hyper-V – Creating and configuring virtual machines
  • Hyper-V – Creating and configuring virtual machine storage
  • Hyper-V – Creating and configuring virtual networks
  • IPv4 and IPv6
  • DHCP – Deployment and configuration
  • DNS – Forward and reverse lookup, primary/secondary/stub zone, forwarders, root hints, caching
  • only DNS, Dynamic DNS.
  • Installing Active Directory domain controllers
  • Active Directory user, group, OU management
  • Create and manage Group Policy objects (GPOs)
  • Configure security policies
  • Configure application restriction policies
  • Configure Windows Firewall

70-411 – Administering Windows Server 2012

  • Deploy and manage Windows Deployment Services (WDS)
  • Install and configure Windows Server Update Service (WSUS)
  • Configure DCS to monitor servers, VMs, networking, real time performance
  • Configure Distributed File system (DFS)
  • Configure File Server Resource Manager (FSRM)
  • Configure file and disk encryption
  • Configure routing
  • Configure NAT
  • Configure VPN
  • Configure RADIUS servers
  • Configure Network Access Protection
  • FSMO roles
  • Active Directory backup and restoration
  • Active directory task delegation
  • Active Directory object and container level recovery
  • Advance Group Policy Object configuration and management

70-412 – Administering Windows Server 2012

  • Configure Network Load Balancing (NLB)
  • Configure failover clustering
  • Manage Virtual Machine (VM) migration
  • Configure advanced file services
  • Implement Dynamic Access Control (DAC)
  • Configure and optimize storage
  • Configuring Windows server backup tool
  • Bare metal recovery
  • Understanding Windows booting and troubleshooting booting issues
  • Configuring Hyper-V site level fault tolerance
  • Advanced DHCP
  • Advanced DNS
  • Active Directory Forest trust relationship
  • Active Directory sites and services
  • Active Directory Certificate services
  • Active Directory Rights Management Services (ADRMS)

70-413- Designing and Implementing a Server Infrastructure

  • Design an automated server installation strategy
  • Plan and implement a server deployment infrastructure
  • Plan and implement server upgrade and migration
  • Plan and deploy Virtual Machine Manager services
  • Plan and implement file and storage services
  • Design and maintain 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 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

70-414 – Implementing an Advanced Server Infrastructure

  • Plan and implement failover clustering
  • Plan and implement highly available network services
  • Plan and implement highly available storage solution
  • Plan and implement highly available server roles
  • Plan and implement a business continuity and disaster recovery solution
  • Plan and implement virtualization hosts
  • Plan and implement virtualization guests
  • Plan and implement virtualization networking
  • Plan and implement virtualization storage
  • Plan and implement virtual guest movement