OD10967A: Fundamentals of a Windows Server® Infrastructure
Fundamentals of a Windows Server® Infrastructure
Learn the fundamental knowledge and skills that you need to build a Windows Server infrastructure with Windows Server 2012.
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At course completion
- Perform a local media-based installation of Windows Server 2012.
- Select appropriate storage technologies and configure storage on a Windows Server.
- Describe fundamental network components and terminology so you can select an appropriate network component.
- Implement a network by selecting network hardware components and technologies and determine the appropriate network hardware and wiring components for a given situation.
- Describe the protocols and services within the Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) suite of protocols and implement IPv4 within a Windows Server environment.
- Describe and implement server roles.
- Implement and configure an Active Directory Domain Service (AD DS) forest.
- Describe the concept of defense-in-depth and determine how to implement this approach with Windows Server.
- Identify the security features in Windows Server that help to provide defense-in-depth.
- Identify the network-related security features in Windows Server to mitigate security threats to your network.
- Identify and implement additional software components to enhance your organization’s security.
- Monitor a server to determine the performance level.
- Identify the Windows Server tools available to maintain and troubleshoot Windows Server.
Module 1: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012This module explains how the Windows Server 2012 editions, installation options, optimal service and device configuration and general post-installation configuration all contribute to the functionality and effectiveness of your Windows Server implementation.Lessons
- Windows Server Architecture.
- Installing Windows Server.
- Configuring Services.
- Configuring Devices and Device Drivers.
Lab : Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012
- Describe Windows Server components and architecture.
- Install Windows Server 2012.
- Configure services.
- Configure devices and device drivers.
Module 2: Implementing Storage in Windows ServerThis module will introduce you to different storage technologies and discuss how to implement the storage solutions in Windows Server. There is also a discussion on how to create a resilient strategy for your storage, helping to avoid unplanned downtime and loss of data.Lessons
- Identifying Storage Technologies.
- Managing Disks and Volumes.
- Fault Tolerance.
Lab : Implementing Storage in Windows Server
- Identify a suitable storage technology.
- Manage storage within Windows Server.
- Implement disk fault tolerance.
Module 3: Understanding Network InfrastructureIn this module, students will learn how to describe fundamental network component and terminology thus enabling the student to select an appropriate network component in a particular scenario.Lessons
- Network Architecture Standards.
- Local Area Networking.
- Wide Area Networking.
- Wireless Networking.
- Connecting to the Internet.
- Remote Access.
Lab : Selecting Network Infrastructure Components
- Describe physical network topologies and standards.
- Define local area networks (LANs).
- Define wide area networks (WANs).
- Describe wireless networking technologies.
- Explain how to connect a network to the Internet.
- Describe how technologies are used for remote access.
Module 4: Connecting Network ComponentsThis module explores the functionality of low-level networking components, including switches and routers. In addition, the module provides guidance on how best to connect these and other components together to provide additional network functionality.Lessons
- Understanding the OSI Model.
- Understanding Media Types.
- Understanding Adapters, Hubs, and Switches.
- Understanding Routing.
Lab : Connecting Network Components
- Describe the industry standard protocol model.
- Describe wiring methodologies and standards.
- Describe adapters, hubs, and switches.
- Describe routing technologies and protocols.
Module 5: Implementing TCP/IPThis module describes the requirements of a protocol stack and then focuses on the Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) protocol stack.Lessons
- Overview of TCP/IP.
- IPv4 Addressing.
- IPv6 Addressing.
- Name Resolution.
Lab : Implementing TCP/IP
- Describe the Functionality of the TCP/IP Suite.
- Describe IPv4 Addressing.
- Configure an IPv4 Network.
- Describe IPv6 Addressing and Transition.
- Describe the Various Name Resolution Methods Used by TCP/IP Hosts.
Module 6: Implementing Windows Server RolesThis module explains the functional requirements of a server computer and how to select and deploy appropriate server roles to support these functional requirements.Lessons
- Role-Based Deployment.
- Deploying Role-Specific Services.
- Considerations for Provisioning Roles.
Lab : Implementing Server RolesLab : Implementing Server Roles
- Describe role-based deployment.
- Deploy role-specific servers.
- Describe deployment options for server roles.
Module 7: Implementing Active DirectoryThis module explains that, as a directory service, how AD DS stores information about objects on a network and makes this information available to users and network administrators.Lessons
- Introducing Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS).
- Implementing AD DS.
- Managing Users, Groups, and Computers.
- Implementing Group Policy
Lab : Implementing AD DS
- Describe the fundamental features of AD DS.
- Implement AD DS.
- Implement organizational units (OUs) for managing groups and objects.
- Configure client computers centrally with group policy objects (GPOs).
Module 8: Implementing IT Security Layers
- Overview of Defense-in-Depth.
- Physical Security.
- Internet Security.
Lab : Implementing IT Security Layers
- Describe the risks posed by connecting to the Internet.
Describe possible mitigations to these risks.
- Describe the Windows Server components and features that can help provide his Internet security.
Module 9: Implementing Security in Windows ServerThis module reviews the tools and concepts available for implementing security within a Microsoft Windows infrastructure.Lessons
- Overview of Windows Security.
- Securing Files and Folders.
- Implementing Encryption.
Lab : Implementing Windows Security
- Describe the Windows Server features that help improve your network’s security.
- Explain how to secure files and folders in the Windows Server environment.
- Explain how to use the Windows Server encryption features to help secure access to resources.
Module 10: Implementing Network SecurityThis module explains possible threats when you connect your computers to a network, how to identify them, and how implement appropriate Windows network security features to help to eliminate them.Lessons
- Overview of Network Security.
- Implementing Firewalls.
- Internet Protocol Security (IPsec)
Lab : Implementing Network Security
- Identify network-based security threats.
- Implement Windows Firewall to secure Windows hosts.
- Explain how to enforce corporate compliance.
Module 11: Implementing Security SoftwareThis module explains how an information technology (IT) administrator can account for and mitigate the risks of malicious code, unauthorized use, and data theft.Lessons
- Client Software Protection Features.
- E-Mail Protection.
- Server Protection.
Lab : Implementing Security Software
- Implement Windows Server technologies and features to improve client security.
- Describe security threats posed by e-mail and how to reduce these threats.
- Explain how to improve server security using Windows Server security analysis and hardening tools.
Module 12: Monitoring Server Performance
- Event Logging.
- Performance Monitoring.
Lab : Monitoring Server Performance
Use the Event Viewer to identify and interpret Windows Logs, and Application and Services Logs.
- Measure system resource usage and identify component bottlenecks
Module 13: Maintaining Windows Server
- Troubleshooting Windows Server Startup.
- Server Availability and Data Recovery.
- Applying Updates to Windows Server.
- Troubleshooting Windows Server.
Lab : Maintaining Windows Server
- Troubleshoot the Windows Server boot process.
- Implement high availability and recovery technologies to improve system availability.
- Explain the importance of system updates.
- Implement an appropriate troubleshooting methodology to resolve problems with Windows Server.
Before attending this course, students must have:
- A basic knowledge of general computing concepts.
- Some experience working with Windows Client operating systems such as Windows 7 or Windows 8
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About Microsoft Official Course On-Demand
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