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MCSA / MCSE Server 2012 Desktop Infrastructure

This class has been RETIRED and only available as a private group session.

The MCSA/MCSE Bootcamp covers 2 of the 3 premier certifications introduced for Windows 2012. The MCSA: Windows Server 2012 is the prerequisite certification for the either of the two new Premier MCSE Windows Certifications. While attending our MCSA/MCSE: Windows Server 2012 Desktop training - you will have the opportunity to take these 5 exams and achieve the certification. Our camp is focused on teaching students how to use the technology, not just how to pass the exams.

Test Pass Academy employs and contracts training solution specialists, consultants and expert Microsoft Certified Trainers that have been doing Microsoft training back since the Microsoft NT days. This course is taught by world class Microsoft Certified Trainers who have hands on practical experience. Aside from the best training, our course prepares you to take the Microsoft Official Certification Exams - which are offered by Prometric, on-site at the same facility.
If you're goal is to learn how to use Windows Server 2012 Desktop Infrastructure and pass the certification exams - you've found the right place. This course is a hybrid of actual hands on learning, combined with focused materials mapped to exam objectives. You will not find a more comprehensive program anywhere. Our bootcamp will provide the right amount of training needed for you to Test with Confidence.

This course prepares students to pass all 5 of the following MCSA: Windows Server 2012 & MCSE: Desktop Infrastructure Exams from Microsoft.

What is the MCSA Windows Server & MCSE Desktop Infrastructure 2012?

The Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA): Windows Server 2012 certification shows that you have the primary set of Windows Server skills that are relevant across multiple solution areas in a business environment. The MCSA: Windows Server 2012 certification is a prerequisite for earning the MCSE: Server Infrastructure certification, the MCSE: Desktop Infrastructure certification, or the MCSE: Private Cloud certification.

The MCSE: Desktop Infrastructure certification validates your skills in desktop virtualization, remote desktop services and application virtualization. It shows that you can deploy and manage desktops and devices that provide access from anywhere, while maintaining security and compliance.

Certifications Earned During This Bootcamp:

Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA): Windows Server 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE): Desktop Infrastructure

What will I learn in the MCSA Windows Server & MCSE Desktop Infrastructure 2012 Bootcamp?

The MCSA / MCSE: Windows Server 2012 Desktop Infrastructure Bootcamp is 14 days of an intense deep dive into every aspect of Windows Server 2012. This bootcamp is the starting point for the Windows 2012 technology. Our instructors guide you through step by step examples and demonstrations, not just long lectures. Your instructor will create real world scenarios for lab environments.

Students will learn how to:

Install and Configure Windows Server 2012
Introduction to Active Directory Domain Services
Managing Active Directory Domain Services Objects
Automating Active Directory Domain Services Administration
Implementing TCP/IPv4
Implementing DHCP
Implementing DNS
Implementing IPv6
Implementing Local Storage
Implementing File and Print Services
Implementing Group Policy
Securing Windows Servers by Using Group Policy Objects
Implementing Server Virtualization with Hyper-V
Implementing a Group Policy Infrastructure
Managing User Desktops with Group Policy
Managing User and Service Accounts
Maintaining Active Directory Domain Services
Configuring and Troubleshooting DNS
Configuring and Troubleshooting Remote Access
Installing, Configuring, and Troubleshooting the Network Policy Server role
Implementing Network Access Protection
Optimizing File Services
Configuring Encryption and Advanced Auditing
Monitoring Windows Server 2012
Deploying and Maintaining Server Images
Implementing Update Management
Implementing Advanced Network Services
Implementing Advanced File Services
Implementing Dynamic Access Control
Implementing Network Load Balancing
Implementing Failover Clustering
Implementing Failover Clustering with Hyper-V
Implementing Disaster Recovery
Implementing Distributed AD DS Deployments
Implementing AD DS Sites and Replication
Implementing AD CS
Implementing AD RMS
Implementing AD FS
Assess and determine desktop deployment options
Plan an image management strategy
Implement desktop security
Capture and manage a desktop operating system image
Plan and implement User State Migration
Plan and deploy desktops by using the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit
Plan and deploying desktops by using System Center 2012 Configuration Manager
Plan and implement a Remote Desktop Services infrastructure
Manage user state virtualization for enterprise desktops
Plan and implement an updates infrastructure to support enterprise desktops
Protect enterprise desktops from malware and data loss
Monitoring the performance and health of the desktop infrastructure
Design an application distribution strategy that is appropriate for an organizational environment
Diagnose and remediate application compatibility problems for desktop and presentation virtualization-based deployments
Use Group Policy and Windows Intune to deploy applications to client devices
Deploy applications centrally using System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1
Design and deploy Windows Server 2012 roles and features to support presentation virtualization
Prepare, deploy and manage applications for Remote Desktop, RemoteApp, and Remote Desktop Web Access
Design and deploy Windows Server 2012 roles and features to support application virtualization
Virtualize and deploy applications by using App-V and System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1
Plan/configure the appropriate infrastructure to streamline deployment of software updates to applications, and plan and configure application security
Plan and implement application upgrades, supersedence, and application coexistence
Monitor the deployment, performance, and utilization of applications and determine whether current application hosting platforms are meeting business needs

Class Objectives (Following information customized from Microsoft Courses) 20410 Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 & 20411 Administering Windows Server 2012 & 20412 Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services. Additionally, we cover Microsoft Courses: 20415 Implementing a Desktop Infrastructure & 20416 Implementing Desktop Application Environments.

Install and Configure Servers
Install servers
Configure servers
Configure local storage
Configure Server Roles and Features
Configure file and share access
Configure print and document services
Configure servers for remote management
Configure Hyper-V
Create and configure virtual machine settings
Create and configure virtual machine storage
Create and configure virtual networks
Deploy and Configure Core Network Services
Configure IPv4 and IPv6 addressing
Deploy and configure Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) service
Deploy and configure DNS service
Install and Administer Active Directory
Install domain controllers
Create and manage Active Directory users and computers
Create and manage Active Directory groups and organizational units (OUs)

Create and Manage Group Policy
Create Group Policy objects (GPOs)
Configure security policies
Configure application restriction policies
Configure Windows Firewall
Deploy, Manage, and Maintain Servers
Deploy and manage server images.
Implement patch management.
Monitor servers.
Configure File and Print Services
Configure Distributed File System (DFS).
Configure File Server Resource Manager (FSRM).
Configure file and disk encryption.
Configure advanced audit policies.
Configure Network Services and Access
Configure DNS zones.
Configure DNS records.
Configure VPN and routing.
Configure DirectAccess.
Configure a Network Policy Server Infrastructure
Configure Network Policy Server (NPS).
Configure NPS policies.
Configure Network Access Protection (NAP).

Configure and Manage Active Directory
Configure service authentication.
Configure Domain Controllers.
Maintain Active Directory.
Configure account policies.

Configure and Manage Group Policy
Configure Group Policy processing.
Configure Group Policy settings.
Manage Group Policy objects (GPOs).
Configure Group Policy preferences.

Configure and Manage High Availability
Configure Network Load Balancing (NLB).
Configure failover clustering.
Manage failover clustering roles.
Manage Virtual Machine (VM) movement.

Configure File and Storage Solutions
Configure advanced file services.
Implement Dynamic Access Control (DAC).
Configure and optimize storage.

Implement Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery
Configure and manage backups.
Recover servers.
Configure site-level fault tolerance.
Configure Network Services
Implement an advanced Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) solution.
Implement an advanced DNS solution.
Deploy and manage IPAM.
Configure the Active Directory Infrastructure
Configure a forest or a domain.
Configure trusts.
Configure sites.
Manage Active Directory and SYSVOL replication.
Configure Identity and Access Solutions
Implement Active Directory Federation Services 2.1 (AD FSv2.1).
Install and configure Active Directory Certificate Services (AD CS).
Manage certificates.
Install and configure Active Directory Rights Management Services (AD RMS).
Create and Maintain Desktop Images
Plan images.
Capture images.
Maintain images.Design and Deploy Desktops
Design a deployment method.
Implement the deployment infrastructure.
Implement a Lite Touch deployment.
Implement a Zero Touch deployment.
Design and implement user state migration.
Plan and Implement a Remote Desktop Services Infrastructure
Plan and configure a Remote Desktop Session Host.
Plan and implement a Remote Desktop Virtualization Host infrastructure.
Plan and configure a Remote Desktop Connection Broker.
Plan and configure a Remote Desktop Gateway.
Plan and configure Remote Desktop Web Access.
Design and Configure Desktop Settings
Design and configure user state virtualization.
Configure the Remote Desktop client experience.
Configure desktop security.
Manage and Maintain a Desktop Infrastructure
Implement an updates infrastructure.
Monitor the virtual desktop infrastructure.
Create and configure virtual collections.
Design and Prepare the Application Environment
Design an application distribution strategy.
Plan and implement application compatibility.
Update applications in desktop images.
Design and Implement a Presentation Virtualization Environment
Plan and implement presentation virtualization servers.
Create and configure remote applications.
Deploy and manage remote applications.
Design and Implement an Application Virtualization Environment
Install and configure application virtualization environments.
Prepare virtual applications.
Manage application virtualization environments.
Deploy, Manage, and Maintain the Application Environment
Deploy applications to the desktop.
Plan and implement application updates.
Plan and implement application upgrades.
Implement applications security.
Monitor applications.
Design Business Continuity for the Desktop and Application Environment
Design and implement a resilient Remote Desktop infrastructure.
Design and implement business continuity for virtual desktops.
Design and implement a resilient virtual application delivery infrastructure.

Attendee Requirement & Prerequisites:

This certification is intended for IT Professional who need to validate their skills and knowledge necessary for designing, deploying and managing a Windows Server 2012 desktop infrastructure including the application environment, application virtualization, security, business continuity and remote desktop services necessary. Candidate’s should have experience with previous Windows Server Operating systems and have their Windows 2012 Server certification (MCSA) or equivalent skills.

This exam will validate you knowledge to design, implement and maintain a Windows Server 2012 desktop Infrastructure:

such as desktop imaging and deployment, application / desktop virtualization
RDP access and infrastructure.
designing, deploying, and maintaining desktop infrastructure services in a Windows Server 2012 environment.

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