The latest version of Windows Server, Windows Server 2012 deals with technological upgrades in storage and cloud computing. It includes enhancements in the graphical user interface, address management, active directory, Hyper-V, file system, storage migration, clustering, and NIC teaming. A practical introduction to the installation and configuration of Windows Server 2012 can be gained through a certified course that will impart you the necessary skills and expertise to implement a core Windows Server 2012 infrastructure efficiently. 

Course Outline

The program for installing and configuring Windows Server 2012 is a five-day course that comes under the first part of the series of three courses that have been conceptualized to create a core Microsoft server 2012 structure in an existing enterprise. The course details include:

Module 1: Deploying and Managing Windows Server 2012 

It introduces the learners to an operation of post-deployment and administrative tasks. It provides an overview of Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 Management. Installing Windows Server 2012, post-installation configuration of Windows Server 2012 and introduction to Windows PowerShell are also covered. 

Module 2: Introduction to Active Directory Domain Services

It includes an overview of AD DS, Domain Controllers and teaches installation of Domain Controller. 

Module 3: Managing Active Directory Domain Services Objects

The students will be able to manage user accounts, groups, computer accounts, and delegate administration after this module. 

Module 4: Automating Active Directory Domain Services Administration

This module teaches command-line tools for AD DS administration, use of Windows PowerShell for AD DS administration and teaches bulk operations with Windows PowerShell. 

Module 5: Implementing IPv4

It provides an overview of TCP/IP, understanding of IPv4 Addressing, Subnetting & super netting and configuration and troubleshooting of IPv4.

Module 6: Implementing Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol

It provides an overview of the DHCP server role and teaches configuring DHCP scopes, managing a DHCP database as well as securing and monitoring DHCP. 

Module 7: Implementing DNS

It teaches name resolution for Windows clients and servers, installation of a DNS Server and management of DNS Zones. 

Module 8: Implementing IPv6

This module includes an overview of IPv6 and teaches IPv6 addressing, coexistence with IPv4 and IPv6 transition technologies. 

Module 9: Implementing Local Storage

It provides an overview of storage, manages disks & volumes and teaches the implementation of storage spaces. 

Module 10: Implementing File and Print Services

It includes implementing file and print services, securing files and folders, protecting shared files and folders by using shadow copies, configuring work folders and configuring network printing. 

Module 11: Implementing Group Policy

This module teaches an overview of group policy, group policy processing and implements a central store for administrative templates. 

Module 12: Securing Windows Servers Using Group Policy Objects

It teaches security overview of Windows operating systems, configuring security settings, restricting software and configuring windows firewall with advanced security.

Module 13: Implementing Server Virtualization with Hyper-V 

This module provides an overview of virtualization technologies, implementation of Hyper-V. It also teaches management of virtual machine storage and virtual networks.

Course Outcome

This course is chiefly intended for enhancing the skills of IT professionals as it imparts the basic technicalities related to installation and configuration of Microsoft server 2012. On completion of the course, you will be able to describe AD DS, manage active directory objects, automate active directory administration and secure Windows servers by using group policy objects (GPOs). You will also be able to implement IPv4, dynamic host configuration protocol (DHCP), domain name system (DNS), IPv6, local storage, file and print services, group policy, and server virtualization by using Hyper-V. 

Enhance Your Career Prospects and Job Opportunities

The windows server 2012 course is best suited for IT administrators and tech support executives as it lays the foundation for Microsoft’s new generation of cloud-optimized credentials. It also improves corporate infrastructure and makes assigning of team policies easy by establishing a controlled network within a team. The growing demand for these functions have led to an upsurge in the job prospects of IT professionals as the average pay after getting this certification can be around $50,649 for candidates with 1-year experience. Gradually, with time it can rise to $75,850 but the job role and experience plays a crucial role in getting the maximum benefit from this lucrative career-enhancing course. 

About the Author:

Ed Sattar

Ed Sattar

Ed Sattar is the CEO of  360training and founder of 360factors, an operational risk and compliance management software company.  For more than a decade, Sattar has been a start-up entrepreneur. Invested in and on the board of several e-businesses.

He has made significant contributions to the e-learning industry across multiple industries. During his tenure, he has identified key criteria and e-learning compliance standards that are currently being published and implemented.

Ed Sattar has been nominated for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award three times and was among the top seven finalists in 2009. He has appeared on the Deloitte Fast 50 as the leader of the 6th fastest growing company in Texas and got the companies listed in Inc 5000 several times as one of the fastest growing companies under his leadership.

Ed studied Electrical Engineering and Finance at the University of Texas at Austin.