Upgrading to MCSA Server 2012 Online Course

Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows Server 2012 Online Courses


2KO presents online Microsoft certification course Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows Server 2012 in South Africa. This course provides IT professionals with the opportunity to validate their skills and knowledge for implementing the Windows Server 2012 core infrastructure services. This course provides credit towards the MCSA and MCSE certifications. This course is designed for IT professionals who have already earned the MCSA: Windows Server 2008 certification or one of the following MCITP Certifications: Virtualization Administrator on Windows Server 2008 R2, Enterprise Messaging Administrator 2010, Lync Server Administrator 2010, SharePoint Administrator 2010, or Enterprise Desktop Administrator on Windows 7.

2KO is an IT consulting and training company, offering both business services and multi-platform training. 2KO Africa's wide range of computer courses are available as full time classes, or as online learning, enabling 2KO students the opportunity to study courses online world-wide, to ensure students have access to the best IT certification training in South Africa.


The primary objectives of this course include:

Installing and configuring servers

Configuring server roles and features

Configuring Hyper-V

Installing and administering Active Directory

Deploying, managing, and maintaining servers

Configuring network services and access

Configuring network policy server infrastructures

Configuring and managing Active Directory

Configuring and managing Group Policy

Configuring and managing high availability

Configuring file and storage solutions

Implementing business continuity and disaster recovery

Configuring network services

Configuring identity and access solutions


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Course Curriculum


Module 1

Windows Server 2012 CORE

Introduction to Windows Server 2012 CORE

Minimum Server Interface

Server Core Management

CORE Roles

Installation Options

Installing and Configuring Server CORE

Chapter Review


Module 2

Windows Server 2012 Local Storage

Storage Basics

Drive Types


File System

Creating Mounts and Links

Chapter Review


Module 3

Windows Server 2012 Storage Spaces

Storage Spaces

High Available Virtual Disk

Advanced Configuration

Advanced Storage Space Management

Working with Storage Space

Chapter Review


Module 4

Windows Firewall

Windows Firewall Advanced Security

Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V

Basic Overview of Virtualization

What is Server Virtualization?

Desktop Virtualization

Presentation Virtualization

Application Virtualization

USV Virtualization

Cloud Computing

System Requirements

Installing the Hyper-V Role

Installing Hyper-V

Configuring Hyper-V

Managing Virtual Networks

Configuration Settings In Hyper-V

Chapter Review


Module 5

Windows Server 2012 Active Directory Domain Services

Active Directory Accounts

Active Directory Administration

Creating Active Directory User Account

Active Directory Templates

Creating a Template

Command Line Tools

PowerShell Scripting

Adding Users and Groups In PowerShell

Chapter Review


Module 6

Windows Server 2012 AD Objects and Groups


Group Scope

Default Groups

Creating Groups

AD DS Permissions

AD DS Delegation

Chapter Review


Module 7

Windows Server 2012 Group Policy Object Basics

Defining GPO

GPO History

Practical Application

GPO Settings

GPO Types

GPO Overview

Chapter Review


Module 8

Windows Server 2012 GPO Starter

Building GPOs

Available Settings



Creating GPOs and Using a Starter GPO

Chapter Review


Module 9

Windows Server 2012 GPO Secure

Security 101


Security Template



Implementing Server Security

Auditing File System Access

Chapter Review

Windows Server 2012 Monitoring

Performance Monitor

Task Manager

Resource Monitor

Event Viewer

Monitoring Tools

Chapter Review


Module 10

Direct Access VS VPN

DA Components

Configuring Direct Access


Module 11

Windows Server 2012 Network Access Protection

NAP Overview


NAP Components

NAP Policing

System Health


NAP Monitoring

Implementing NAP

Chapter Review


Module 12

Windows Server 2012 Active Directory Domain Services

Domain Controller

Virtual Domain Controller

Deploying and Configuring

Read Only Domain Controller (RODC)

Installing RODC

Chapter Review


Module 13

Windows Server 2012 AD DS and DB Management

Active Directory

DS Administrative Center

DS with PowerShell

AD DS Database

DC States

Using Ntdsutil

Recycle Bin

Using Active Directory Recycle Bin

Chapter Review

Module 14

Windows Server 2012 GPO Processing

Basic Process

Process Order

Inheritance and/or Precedence

Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) Filters

Slow Link No Link

GPO Processing

Chapter Review


Module 15

High Availability Failover Clustering

High Availability Basics

HA New Features

HA Components

Features CSV

Quorum (Modes)

Failover Clustering

Cluster Deployment Requirements

Failover Cluster Setup and Configuration

HA File Server Setup and Configuration

Cluster Aware Updating


Module 16

HA Hypervisor and VM

HA Basics with Hyper-V

Failover Clustering with Hyper-V

New Features



Best Practices

HV Replica

Virtual Machine Cluster Setup

Failover Cluster Configuration for Hyper-V

Chapter Review


Module 17

Windows Server 2012: Dynamic Access Control

DAC Basics

New VS Old

Central Access Policy

Implementing DAC

Deploying DAC

Implementation of Dynamic Access Control

Chapter Review


Module 18

Networking IPAM

IPAM Basics

Reason to Use IPAM




Management and Monitoring

IPAM Installation and Configuration

Chapter Review


Module 19

Active Directory Federation Services

AD FS Services

Web Security Components

AD FS New Features




AD FS Setup and Configuration

Installing AD FS Role

Installing AD FS for a Single Organization

Configuring AD Claims Provider Trust

Chapter Review


Module 20 Review

Certification Overview

Exam Preparation