Microsoft Course 2041020411 - Accelerated Installing, Configuring and Administering Windows Server 2012 — A 5 day course

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The Microsoft M2041020411 course is Part 1 of a series of two that provide the skills and knowledge necessary to implement a core Windows Server 2012 Infrastructure in an existing enterprise environment.

The two courses collectively cover implementing, managing, maintaining and provisioning services and infrastructure in a Windows Server 2012 environment. While there is some cross-over in skillset and tasks across the courses, the Microsoft MS2041020411 course primarily covers the initial implementation, configuration and administration of those core services, such as Active Directory Domain Services, networking services and initial Hyper-V configuration.

This course is an accelerated event delivered between 9.00 and 5.30 each day and prerequisite knowledge is assumed to enable completion of the content. Some subjects may be discussed at high pace and, if an delegate does not possess the pre-course requirements in such subjects they will have access additional course material to help cover the basic knowledge they are missing.


On completing the Microsoft 2041020411 course delegates will be able to:

Suitable For

The Microsoft course M2041020411 is intended for Information Technology (IT) Professionals who have Windows 2000 Server or Windows Server 2003 MCSA/MCSE level working knowledge. Previous certification is not required. Delegates that attend this course will want to acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to implement the core infrastructure services in an existing Windows Server 2012 environment. It would also be expected that a delegate will have good Windows client skills in at least Windows 7.


This course incorporates the first and second step to help candidates work towards the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) Windows Server 2012 qualification. This course helps prepare delegates for Exam 70-410 - Installing & Configuring Windows Server 2012 and Exam 70-411 - Administering Windows Server 2012. These exams are arranged separately from the course and the exam fees are not included in the price of the course.

Follow on Courses

Delegates wishing to work towards the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) Windows Server 2012 qualification should also review:

Other related courses


Before attending this course, students must have:

A good understanding of networking fundamentals.

An understanding and experience configuring security and administration tasks in an Enterprise environment.

Experience supporting or configuring Microsoft Windows clients.

Experience and understanding of Windows 2000 Server or Windows Server 2003 inbox technologies


This course has been retired and is no longer available.


Deploying and Managing Windows Server 2012

This module introduces the new Windows Server 2012 administrative interface. This module covers the different roles and features that are available with the Windows Server 2012 operating system. It also discusses the various installation options from which you can choose when deploying Windows Server 2012. Lessons:

Lab : Deploying and Managing Windows Server 2012

Introduction to Active Directory Domain Services

This module will just discuss the new was to install a Windows Server 2012 Domain Controller Lessons: Lab : Installing Domain Controllers

Automating Active Directory Domain Services Administration

This module covers using command-line tools to configure and administer Active Directory Domain Services. It introduces Windows PowerShell and Active Directory Cmdlets to perform bulk administrative operations. Lessons:

Lab : Automating AD DS Administration by Using Windows PowerShell

Implementing IPv6

This module covers understanding and implementing IPv6 addressing. It covers configuration and troubleshooting as well as co-existence with IPv4 using transition technologies. Lessons:

Lab : Implementing IPv6

Implementing Local Storage

This module covers the storage configuration options for Windows server 2012, including managing disks and volumes and implementing file systems. It also covers creating and managing Storage Pools. Lessons:

Lab : Implementing Local Storage

Optimizing File Services

This module covers File Server Resource Manager (FSRM) and how to use it to implement Quotas, file screens and Storage Reports. It will also outline how to implement Classification Management and File Management Tasks as well as covering how to implement DFS, DFS Namespaces and configuring and troubleshooting DFS Replication. Lessons:

Lab : Lab A: Configuring Quotas and File Screening Using FSRM

Lab : Lab B: Configuring DFS Namespaces and Replication

Configuring Encryption and Advanced Auditing

This module covers how to increase file system security by configuring file encryption with Encrypting File System (EFS) as well as how to enable and implement advanced auditing features. Lessons:

Lab : Lab A: Encrypting and Recovering Files

Lab : Lab B: Implementing Advanced Audit Policy Configuration

Securing Windows Servers by Using Group Policy Objects.

This module covers increasing security on Windows servers by using Group Policy objects. Configuring security settings via group policy. Lessons:

Lab : Lab A: Increasing Security for Server Resources

Lab : Lab B: Configuring AppLocker and Windows Firewall

Managing User Desktops with Group Policy

This module covers implementing administrative templates, how to configure GPO preferences and folder redirection as well as managing software with Group Policy. Lessons:

Lab : Managing User Desktops with Group Policy

Implementing Server Virtualization with Hyper-V

This module covers installing and configuring Hyper-V virtual machines as well as understanding and describing Microsoft Virtualization technologies. It also covers configuring virtual storage and virtual networks. Lessons:

Lab : Implementing Server Virtualization with Hyper-V

Maintaining Active Directory Domain Services

This module covers how to implement Virtualized and Read Only Domain Controllers as well as how to perform common AD DS administrative tasks. The module will also cover how to manage the AD DS database. Lessons:

Lab : Maintaining Active Directory Domain Services

Configuring and Troubleshooting Remote Access

This module covers configuring network access, creating and configuring virtual private networks (VPNs) and Network Policies as well as troubleshooting routing and remote access. It will also cover configuration of DirectAccess. Lessons:

Lab : Configuring and Troubleshooting Remote Access

Installing, Configuring, and Troubleshooting the Network Policy Server Role

This module covers installing and configuring NPS as well as remote authentication dial in user service (RADIUS) clients and servers. It will also deal with NPS authentication methods and monitoring and troubleshooting a NPS. Lessons:

Lab : Installing and Configuring a Network Policy Server

Implementing Network Access Protection

This module will provide an overview of NAP, detailing the functionality and infrastructure requirements. It will also cover configuration, monitoring and troubleshooting NAP. Lessons:

Lab : Implementing Network Access Protection