70-411-R2 : MCSA/MCSE - Administering Windows Server 2012 R2 (Course & Lab)

70-411-complete
70-411-complete
MCSA/MCSE - Administering Windows Server 2012 R2 (Course & Lab)
ISBN : 978-1-61691-594-0
This course is intended for individuals who want to earn their MCSA: Windows Server 2012 R2 certification. Not only will this book help anyone who is looking to pass the Microsoft exams, it will also help anyone who wants to learn the real ins and outs of the Windows Server 2012 R2.

Lessons

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uCertify platform supports 50+ different types of interactive activities, connect the idea, or try it yourself lab activities embedded throughout its course. These interactive activities keeps learners engaged and makes learning fun.

Here's What You Get

Exercises Flashcards Quizzes Glossary

Each lesson comes with Exercises, Flashcards & Quizzes. There is no limit to the number of times learners can attempt these. Exercises come with detailed remediation, which ensures that learners are confident on the topic before proceeding. Flashcards help master the key concepts. Glossary defines the key terms.

Exercise Questions
92+
Quizzes
123+
Flashcards
180+
Glossary of terms
180+
Lessons
8+
Videos and How To..

uCertify course includes videos to help understand concepts. It also includes How Tos that help learners with how to accomplish certain tasks.

Videos
84+
Hours
16:24+

Test Prep & Practice Questions

uCertify provides full length practice tests. These tests closely follow the exam objectives and are designed to simulate real exam conditions. Each course has a number of test sets consisting of hundreds of items to ensure that learners are prepared for the certification exam.

Here's What You Get

Pre-assessments Questions
55+
Full Length Tests
2+
Post-Assessments Questions
50+

Features

Full Remediation

Each question comes with detailed remediation explaining not only why an answer option is correct but also why the incorrect answer options are incorrect.

Unlimited Practice

Each test can be taken unlimited number of times until the learner feels they are prepared. Learner can review the test and read detailed remediation. Detailed test history is also available.

Learn, Test and Review Mode

Each test set comes with learn, test and review modes. In learn mode, learners will attempt a question and will get immediate feedback and complete remediation as they move on to the next question. In test mode, learners can take a timed test simulating the actual exam conditions. In review mode, learners can read through one item at a time without attempting it.

Labs

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Here's What You Get

Performance based lab
44+
Video tutorials
46+
Minutes
45+

Hands on Activities

Manage and Maintain Servers

  • Installing a WSUS server
  • Configuring a WSUS server
  • Configuring a GPO for WSUS
  • Installing SNMP
  • Configuring SNMP

Manage File Services

  • Enabling BitLocker
  • Installing the DFS role services
  • Enabling audit logon events for success and failure
  • Enabling auditing of Active Directory objects

Configure DNS

  • Installing a DNS server
  • Setting dynamic updates
  • Creating DNS resource records
  • Configuring a zone for dynamic updates
  • Creating DNS domains
  • Performing simple DNS tests

Configure Routing and Remote Access

  • Configuring an incoming connection
  • Changing remote access logging settings
  • Installing RRAS for IP routing
  • Creating a VPN Network Access Policy
  • Installing the DirectAccess feature

Configure a Network Policy Server Infrastructure

  • Creating a Network Access Policy
  • Restricting a user profile for dial-in access

Configure and Manage Active Directory

  • Applying security policies by using Group Policy
  • Viewing auditing data
  • Enabling an active desktop
  • Prohibiting user access to Control Panel and PC
  • Assigning single-master operations
  • Managing trust relationships
  • Adding and removing a UPN suffix
  • Managing global catalog servers
  • Managing universal group membership caching

Configure and Manage Group Policy

  • Deleting the web browsing history
  • Editing a new GPO
  • Adding a group to the GPO
  • Creating and linking a new GPO to an OU
  • Applying maximum security log size
  • Applying security policy settings
  • Configuring the Certificate Services Client - Auto Enrollment policy
  • Creating a Starter GPO
  • Creating group policy objects from Starter GPO
  • Creating a GPO and linking it with the existing GPO
  • Removing groups from GPOs
  • Creating automatically generated executable rules
  • Defining software restrictions policies

Appendix A

Live Lab

Live-Lab is a real computer equipment, networked together and conveniently accessible over the internet using virtualization. A live-lab has equipment such as a computer, server, switch or router in it that a user is free to configure.

The benefits of live-labs are:

  • Exam based practical tasks
  • Real equipment, absolutely no simulations
  • Access to the latest industry technologies
  • Available anytime, anywhere on any device
  • Break and Reset functionality
  • No hardware costs

Here's What You Get

live lab
20+
Video tutorials
46+
Minutes
45+

Hands on Activities

Manage and Maintain Servers

  • Installing a WSUS server
  • Configuring a WSUS server
  • Configuring a GPO for WSUS
  • Installing SNMP
  • Configuring SNMP

Manage File Services

  • Enabling BitLocker
  • Installing the DFS role services
  • Enabling audit logon events for success and failure
  • Enabling auditing of Active Directory objects

Configure DNS

  • Installing a DNS server
  • Setting dynamic updates
  • Creating DNS resource records
  • Configuring a zone for dynamic updates
  • Creating DNS domains
  • Performing simple DNS tests

Configure Routing and Remote Access

  • Configuring an incoming connection
  • Changing remote access logging settings
  • Installing RRAS for IP routing
  • Creating a VPN Network Access Policy
  • Installing the DirectAccess feature

Configure a Network Policy Server Infrastructure

  • Creating a Network Access Policy
  • Restricting a user profile for dial-in access

Configure and Manage Active Directory

  • Applying security policies by using Group Policy
  • Viewing auditing data
  • Enabling an active desktop
  • Prohibiting user access to Control Panel and PC
  • Assigning single-master operations
  • Managing trust relationships
  • Adding and removing a UPN suffix
  • Managing global catalog servers
  • Managing universal group membership caching

Configure and Manage Group Policy

  • Deleting the web browsing history
  • Editing a new GPO
  • Adding a group to the GPO
  • Creating and linking a new GPO to an OU
  • Applying maximum security log size
  • Applying security policy settings
  • Configuring the Certificate Services Client - Auto Enrollment policy
  • Creating a Starter GPO
  • Creating group policy objects from Starter GPO
  • Creating a GPO and linking it with the existing GPO
  • Removing groups from GPOs
  • Creating automatically generated executable rules
  • Defining software restrictions policies

Appendix A

Exam Information

The Administering Windows Server 2012 is part of Microsoft's MCSE and MCSA certification. It is a required part to the MCSA certification and further can be upgraded to MCSE certification. This certification is targeted at network or computer systems administrator or a computer support specialist. This exam test the skills and knowledge necessary to administer a Windows Server 2012 infrastructure in an enterprise environment. Passing this exam validates a candidate's ability to administer the tasks required to maintain a Windows Server 2012 infrastructure, such as user and group management, network access, and data security.

Career Prospects

A MCSA/MCSE: Windows Server Certified Professional has several career opportunities open up to them, including:

  • Server Designer
  • Server Administrator
  • Network Administrator
Exam FAQs
What are the prerequisites for this exam?
While there are no official prerequisites to take the MCSA/MCSE certification, both Microsoft and uCertify strongly recommend that the candidate have a good knowledge of servers.
What is the exam registration fee?
USD 150

Pricing and taxes may vary from country to country.

Where do I take the exam?
The Microsoft's 70-411 exam is administered by Pearson VUE at testing centers worldwide. Click here to find a testing center near you.
What is the format of the exam?
The exam consists of Linear and Adaptive, Build list and reorder, Case studies, Drag and drop, Hot area, and Multiple-choice questions.
How many questions are asked in the exam?
The exam contains 40-60 questions.
What is the duration of the exam?
120 minutes
What is the passing score?
700

(on a scale of 0-1000)

What is the exam's retake policy?

70-411 exam, Microsoft's retake policy is:

  • If a candidate does not achieve a passing score on an exam the first time, the candidate must wait at least 24 hours before resitting the exam.
  • If a candidate does not achieve a passing score the second time, the candidate must wait at least 14 days before retaking the exam for a third time.
  • A 14-day waiting period is also imposed for the fourth and fifth exam retakes. A candidate may not take a given exam any more than five times per year (12 months). This 12-month period starts the day of the fifth unsuccessful exam retake. The candidate is then eligible to retake the exam 12 months from that date. To take a given exam more than five times per year, a candidate must submit a request and obtain prior permission from Microsoft.
  • If a candidate achieves a passing score on an exam, the candidate cannot take the exam again.
What is the validity of the certification?
The Microsoft's MCSA/MCSE: Windows Server 2012 certification does not expire. The certification holder is certified for life unless the vendor changes their policy. Click here for more information.
Where can I find more information about this exam?
To know more about the 70-411-complete, click here.

Table of Content

Here's What you will Learn

Lesson 1: Manage and Maintain Servers

  • Using Windows Deployment Services
  • Configuring Windows Server Update Services
  • Overview of Windows Server 2012 R2 Performance Monitoring
  • Using Windows Server 2012 R2 Performance Tools
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Lesson 2: Manage File Services

  • Configuring File Server Resource Manager
  • Configure File and Disk Encryption
  • Configuring Distributed File System
  • Implementing an Audit Policy
  • Making Active Directory Objects Available to Users
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Lesson 3: Configure DNS

  • Introducing DNS
  • Introducing DNS Database Zones
  • Advantages of DNS in Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Introducing DNS Record Types
  • Configuring DNS
  • Monitoring and Troubleshooting DNS
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Lesson 4: Configure Routing and Remote Access

  • Overview of Dial-Up Networking
  • Overview of Virtual Private Networks
  • Configuring Your Remote Access Server
  • Understanding a VPN
  • Configuring a VPN
  • Managing Your Remote Access Server
  • Configuring a VPN Client
  • Configuring a Web Application Proxy
  • Understanding DirectAccess
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Lesson 5: Configure a Network Policy Server Infrastructure

  • Overview of Wireless Access
  • Remote Access Security
  • Configuring User Access
  • Configuring Security
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Lesson 6: Configure and Manage Active Directory

  • Active Directory Security Overview
  • Implementing Active Directory Security
  • Using Group Policy for Security
  • Managing Multiple Domains
  • Maintain Active Directory
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Lesson 7: Configure and Manage Group Policy

  • Introducing Group Policy Objects
  • Planning a Group Policy Strategy
  • Implementing Group Policy
  • Managing Group Policy
  • Deploying Software Through a GPO
  • Implementing Software Deployment
  • Configuring Software Deployment Settings
  • Troubleshooting Group Policies
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Lesson 8: Appendix A

  • Video Tutorials