70-412: Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 R2 Services


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70-412: Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 R2 Services

The 70-412: Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 R2 Services online training course is part three, of a series of three online training courses, which provide the skills and knowledge necessary to implement a core Windows Server 2012 Infrastructure in an existing enterprise environment.
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The series provides the skills and knowledge necessary to implement a core Windows Server 2012 infrastructure in an existing enterprise environment. Collectively, the three online training courses cover implementing, managing, maintaining, and provisioning services and infrastructure in a Windows Server 2012 environment. This course maps directly to and is the preferred choice for preparation for Exam 412: Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services, which is the third of three exams required for MCSA: Windows Server 2012 certification.


Exam Number: 70-412

Bonus Material – This course includes the following additional mini-courses:

  • FSMO (Operational Master Roles)
  • Understanding DNS
  • Hyper-V
  • PowerShell Command List


Will Panek, MCSE, MCT, 5 x MVP

Course Information

Skills Learned

After completing this course, the student should be able to:

  • Implement a Group Policy infrastructure
  • Manage user desktops with Group Policy
  • Manage user and service accounts
  • Maintain Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS)
  • Configure and troubleshoot Domain Name System (DNS)
  • Configure and troubleshoot Remote Access
  • Install, configure, and troubleshoot the Network Policy Server (NPS) role
  • Implement Network Access Protection (NAP)
  • Optimize file services
  • Configure encryption and advanced auditing
  • Deploy and maintain server images
  • Implement Update Management
  • Monitor Windows Server 2012
  • Understand appropriate command-line, PowerShell and applicable management shell commands

Who Should Attend This Course

This course is intended for IT Professionals with hands on experience implementing, managing and maintaining a Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2012 R2 environment who wish to acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to perform advanced management and provisioning of services within that Windows Server 2012 environment. Candidates who would typically be interested in attending this online training course will be:

  • Experienced Windows Server Administrators who have real world experience working in a Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2012 enterprise environment.
  • IT Professionals who are looking to take the exam 412, Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services.


Before attending this online training course, students must have:

  1. Experience working with Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2012 servers day to day in an Enterprise environment.
  2. Knowledge equivalent to the content covered in these online training courses Configuring Windows Server 2012 R2 (410) and Administering Windows Server 2012 R2 (411)

Course Outline

Module 1: Implementing Advanced Network Services

  • Configuring Advanced Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) Features
  • Configuring Advanced Domain Name System (DNS) Settings
  • Implementing IP Address Management

Module 2: Implementing Advanced File Services

  • Configuring Internet Small Computer System Interface (iSCSI) Storage
  • Configuring Branch Cache
  • Optimizing Storage Usage

Module 3: Implementing Dynamic Access Control (DAC)

  • Planning for a DAC Implementation
  • Configuring DAC

Module 4: Implementing Network Load Balancing (NLB)

  • Network Load Balancing
  • Configuring a NLB Cluster
  • Planning a NLB Implementation

Module 5: Implementing Failover Clustering

  • Failover Clustering
  • Configuring Highly-Available Applications and Services on a Failover Cluster
  • Maintaining a Failover Cluster
  • Implementing a Multi-Site Failover Cluster

Module 6: Implementing Failover Clustering with Hyper-V

  • Integration of Hyper-V with Failover Clustering
  • Implementing Hyper-V Virtual Machines on Failover Clusters
  • Implementing Hyper-V Virtual Machine Movement
  • Managing Hyper-V Virtual Environments by Using System Center Virtual Machine Manager

Module 7: Implementing Disaster Recovery

  • Disaster Recovery
  • Implementing Windows Server Backup
  • Implementing Server and Data Recovery

Module 8: Implementing Distributed AD DS Deployments

  • Distributed AD DS Deployments
  • Implementing a Distributed AD DS Deployment
  • Configuring AD DS Trusts

Module 9: Implementing AD DS Sites and Replication

  • AD DS Replication
  • Configuring AD DS Sites
  • Configuring and Monitoring AD DS Replication

Module 10: Implementing AD CS

  • Public Key Infrastructure
  • Deploying Certification Authorities
  • Deploying and Managing Certificate Templates
  • Implementing Certificate Distribution and Revocation
  • Managing Certificate Recovery

Module 11: Implementing AD RMS

  • Active Directory Rights Management
  • Deploying and Managing an AD RMS Infrastructure
  • Configuring AD RMS Content Protection
  • Configuring External Access to AD RMS

Module 12: Implementing AD FS

  • Deploying AD FS
  • Implementing AD FS for a Single Organization
  • Deploying AD FS in a Business to Business Federation Scenario

Hands-On Labs

  1. Getting to Know Windows Server 2012 R2 Preview
  2. Introduction to DirectAccess in Windows Server 2012
  3. Windows Server 2012 R2 Implementing Workplace Join
  4. Windows Server 2012: New Domain Controller Deployment and Dynamic Access Control
  5. Windows Server 2012: DirectAccess
  6. Windows Server 2012: Minimal Installation Shell
  7. Managing your Datacenter devices with Windows Server and System Center 2012 R2
  8. Desired State Configuration with Window Server 2012 R2
  9. Windows Server 2012 R2 – Enabling Windows Server Work Folders
  10. Windows Server 2012: High Availability File Server
  11. Enhancements with Window Server 2012 R2 Hyper-v Replica
  12. Network Automation using Window Server 2012 R2 IPAM
  13. Windows Server 2012 R2: Implementing Claims-Aware Applications
  14. Getting Insight and Managing Data Using the File Classification Infrastructure
  15. Windows Server 2012: Storage Spaces and Deduplication
  16. Windows Server 2012: IIS Central SSL Store and IIS CPU Throttling
  17. Windows Server 2012: SMB Multi-Channel
  18. Configuring Hyper-V over Highly Available SMB Storage
  19. Active Directory Deployment and Management Enhancements
  20. Managing Network Infrastructure
  21. Introduction to Windows PowerShell Fundamentals
  22. Configuring a Highly Available iSCSI Target
  23. Managing Windows Server 2012 with Server Manager and Windows PowerShell 3.0
  24. Using Dynamic Access Control to Automatically and Centrally Secure Data
  25. Implementing Storage Pools and Storage Spaces
  26. Implementing BranchCache in Windows Server 2012
  27. Managing Your Network Infrastructure with IP Address Management
  28. Building a Resilient Network Infrastructure
  29. Building a Remote Storage Infrastructure to Support Your Critical Workloads
  30. Network Automation using IP Address Management (IPAM)
  31. Enabling Secure Remote Users with RemoteApp, DirectAccess, and Dynamic Access Control Windows Server 2012 provides new, exciting features to easily implement secure remote user features. In this lab, you will begin by leveraging both RemoteApp and VDI to
  32. Deploying and Configuring Servers with Server Manager
  33. Configuring a Web Farm for Multitenant Applications
  34. Introduction to IIS 8


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