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Upgrading Your MCSA to Windows Server 2012

Duration 5 Days

This version of this course is built on the final release version of Windows Server 2012

This 5-day course is designed primarily for people who want to upgrade their technical skills from Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 to Windows Server 2012. It presumes a high level of knowledge about previous Windows Server versions.

This course explains new features and functionality in Windows Server 2012 around management, networking infrastructure, storage, access control, Hyper-V, high availability, and identity federation. Specific technologies covered will include Dynamic Access Control(DAC), Failover Clustering, Microsoft Online Backup and changes with Active Directory, and Hyper-V and Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS).

It is not a product upgrade course, detailing the considerations for migrating and upgrading your specific environment to Windows Server 2012. Rather, this course will update your existing knowledge and skills to Windows Server 2012.

Audience Profile

This course is intended for Information Technology (IT) Professionals who are already experienced Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2 Administrators carrying out day to day management and administrative tasks and who want to update their skills and knowledge to Windows Server 2012.


Before attending this course, delegates must have:

  • Real World hands-on experience deploying and managing Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2 environments
  • Experience implementing Windows Server 2008 networking technologies
  • Experience implementing Windows Server 2008 Active Directory technologies
  • Experience implementing Windows Server 2008 server virtualization technologies

After completing this course, delegates will be able to:

  • Install and configure Windows Server 2012
  • Monitor and maintain Windows Server 2012
  • Manage Windows Server with Windows PowerShell 3.0
  • Manage storage for Windows Server 2012 servers
  • Implement network services
  • Implement Remote Access
  • Implement Failover Clustering
  • Implement Hyper-V
  • Implement Failover Clustering with Hyper-V.
  • Implement Dynamic Access Control
  • Implement Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS)
  • Plan and implement AD FS

Course Outline

Module 1:
Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012
Module 2: Monitoring and Maintaining Windows Server 2012
Module 3: Managing Windows Server 2012 by Using Windows PowerShell 3.0
Module 4: Managing Storage for Windows Server 2012
Module 5: Implementing Network Services
Module 6: Implementing Remote Access
Module 7: Implementing Failover Clustering
Module 8: Implementing Hyper-V
Module 9: Implementing Failover Clustering with Hyper-V
Module 10: Implementing Dynamic Access Control
Module 11: Implementing Active Directory Domain Services
Module 12: Implementing Active Directory Federation Services