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This Microsoft Windows Server 70-411 R2: Administering Windows Server 2012 course with Garth Schulte prepares you for the exam and system administration related functions, including deploying, managing, and maintaining servers, configuring file and print services, configuring network services and access, configuring NPS infrastructure, configuring and managing active directory, and configuring and managing group policy. This course directly relates to Microsoft's exam objectives and contains virtual labs for a complete learning experience!...
This Microsoft Windows Server 70-411 R2: Administering Windows Server 2012 course with Garth Schulte prepares you for the exam and system administration related functions, including deploying, managing, and maintaining servers, configuring file and print services, configuring network services and access, configuring NPS infrastructure, configuring and managing active directory, and configuring and managing group policy. This course directly relates to Microsoft's exam objectives and contains virtual labs for a complete learning experience!

This course completely covers every exam objective:
  • Deploy, manage, and maintain server images
    • Deploy and manage server images
    • Implement patch management
    • Monitor servers
  • Configure file and print services
    • Configure Distributed File System (DFS)
    • Configure File Server Resource Manager (FSRM)
    • Configure file and disk encryption
    • Configure advanced audit policies
  • Configure network services and access
    • Configure DNS zones
    • Configure DNS records
    • Configure virtual private network (VPN) and routing
    • Configure DirectAccess
  • Configure Network Policy Server (MPS) infrastructure
    • Configure Network Policy Server
    • Configure NPS policies
    • Configure Network Access Protection (NAP)
  • Configure and manage Active Directory
    • Configure service authentication
    • Configure domain controllers
    • Maintain Active Directory
    • Configure account policies
  • Configure and manage Group Policy
    • Configure Group Policy processing
    • Configure Group Policy settings
    • Manage Group Policy objects (GPOs)
    • Configure Group Policy preferences (GPP)
    NOTE: This course features virtual labs at the Nugget level! Follow along as we build Microsoft Windows-based networks together for that crucial hands-on experience. A dual monitor or tablet and monitor configuration is recommended, but not required.

    Recommended Experience Recommended Equipment
    • Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard Edition (provided in our Hands-on Labs)
    Related Certifications
    • Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA): Windows Server 2012
    • Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE): Cloud Platform and Infrastructure
    Related Job Functions
    • IT Professional
    • System Administrator
    • Network Administrator
    • System Engineer
    • Network Engineer

    Garth Schulte has been a CBT Nuggets trainer since 2001 and holds a variety of Microsoft and Google certifications spanning system administration, development, databases, cloud, and big data.

    Note: Supplemental files are not available until the entire course is completed.
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1. Introduction to 70-411: Administering Windows Server 2012 R2 (5 min)
2. The Deploy Manage and Maintain Servers Section (3 min)
3. Install and Configure Windows Deployment Services (WDS) (12 min)
4. Deploy and Manage Server Images (22 min)
5. Install and Configure Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) (12 min)
6. Implement Patch Management (22 min)
7. Monitor Servers (22 min)
8. The Configure File and Print Services Section (3 min)
9. Install and Configure Distributed File System (DFS) (19 min)
10. Manage Distributed File System (DFS) (20 min)
11. Configure File Server Resource Manager (FSRM) (21 min)
12. Configure File and Disk Encryption (23 min)
13. Configure Advanced Audit Policies (18 min)
14. The Configure Network Services and Access Section (5 min)
15. Configure DNS Zones (21 min)
16. Configure DNS Records (19 min)
17. Install and Configure Remote Access (15 min)
18. Configure VPN (17 min)
19. Configure Web Application Proxy (12 min)
20. The Configure a Network Policy Server (NPS) Infrastructure Section (3 min)
21. Configure Network Policy Server (23 min)
22. Configure NPS Policies (13 min)
23. Configure Network Access Protection (19 min)
24. The Configure and Manage Active Directory Section (4 min)
25. Configure Service Authentication (19 min)
26. Configure Domain Controllers (25 min)
27. Maintain Active Directory (24 min)
28. Configure Account Policies (11 min)
29. The Configure and Manage Group Policy Section (5 min)

5 additional videos are in-progress.

Introduction to 70-411: Administering Windows Server 2012 R2

00:00:00

Welcome to 70-411, Administering Windows Server 2012. This is the second exam in the MCSA, the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate certification, for Windows Server 2012. I'll be your host, Garth Schulte. Thanks for joining me. Thanks for joining us here at CBT Nuggets.

00:00:15

In this Nugget, we're going to take a high level look at the exam, the technologies that you'll need to be familiar with, and we'll also look at all the resources that you can use here at CBT Nuggets to help you prepare for the exam. Let's do. 70-411 picks up right where 70-410 left off.

00:00:30

There is a little bit of crossover between these exams. But there are quite a few new technologies that you'll need to be familiar with here for 11. Like for 410, 411 is broken out across six sections worth of objectives, with near equal distribution here.

00:00:43

Just a little lighter of a focus on NPS and Active Directory. Now we've structured the Nuggets, in this course, based on the objectives on Microsoft's exam page. Which you can access here, using the short URL, which is case sensitive. Let's head over to that 70-411 exam page and take a look at the technologies we're going to need to know.

00:01:01

So here is the page, I'm sure you've done this many times before. Head down to skills measured, and you will see those six objectives sections. Each one of these sections is broken out into three or more subsections, with the actual objectives underneath.

00:01:14

Now the first thing I would do is head to this page and see if you can list the technologies that are tested for each one of these sections. If not, study this list and get familiar and make a list of all those technologies. And then you'll have a nice reference point that you can go through for the technologies that you feel comfortable with, and the ones that you need to hit a little harder to fill those gaps.

00:01:34

So for instance, deploy, manage, and maintain servers, this consists of Windows Deployment Services and Windows Server Update Services. File and Print Services consist of distributed file system, as well as FSR and the file system Resource Manager. And even BitLocker and the encrypted file system.

00:01:48

Do that for each one of these until you're comfortable, and you know all the technologies within. Now we've designed this course to closely follow and mapped to these objectives. So once you hit a section, I'll give you that section overview, which will just go over all the objectives, technologies, and also talk about how the virtual lab is laid out.

00:02:06

Then you'll get a Nugget for each one of these subsections. And many of the big subsections we've broken out into multiple Nuggets. So that way we have a Nugget for installation and configuration, and then a Nugget to go over all of these other generally management and implementation objectives.

00:02:21

Speaking of the virtual lab, this course is lab heavy. You're going to be getting very hands on, up close and personal, with all of the technologies in 70-411. Every Nugget that has a lab has its own lab that contains all the machines that you'll need for working with that specific technology.

00:02:38

Here's how we laid it out. All our machines are using the 192.168.1.100 slash 24 address space. We have a gateway at dot 1. All of our core machines will be IP'ed between 100 and 109. So our domain controllers and our file servers and our DNS and are GHCP servers.

00:02:53

All of our supporting machines will be in the range of 110 to 119. So our WDS and WSUS and our Hyper-V server, and all that stuff. And then all of our client machines will be 120 and up. So we're working with Client-Nug and Client-Nug. Almost every level have a 2012 server, as well as a Windows 8.1 client.

00:03:11

That way you can see how these technologies work from all perspectives. If a Nugget has an associated virtual lab-- which all of them do, except the section overviews-- you will see this link on the right hand side of the course page. Click on that. It'll fire up a browser and plant you right in to our lab UI.

00:03:26

Which is very simple to work with. Now a lab could consist of one or two machines. Or as many as we have here, which is five machines. We have a domain controller, three file servers, and a client machine. This was one of our DFS Nuggets. And what's really nice about this lab UI is you can easily bounce between machines just by clicking on them.

00:03:43

It'll plant you in that machine. You'll easily tell where you are, because we've included BG info into these machines. That way, it'll burn information about that machine into the wallpaper there. So you'll easily tell what machine you're on when you're bouncing around between them.

00:03:56

So virtual labs are perfect for following along, for practicing, and getting up close and personal with that technology. Another great feature we have built into the website to help you prepare for exams are quizzes. These were designed to test your basic knowledge on the topic and validate the amount of time you spent watching that Nugget.

00:04:14

So you'll notice there's little markers on the timeline when you're watching a video. As soon as that marker is hit, a quiz will pop up in real time. You can also access all of the quizzes from the quiz tab on the page itself. Whenever you attempt to quiz question and get it right, your minutes will be validated for the amount of time between those markers.

00:04:34

So if you get a quiz question wrong, you have the ability to hit this review video link here. Which will take you back to the starting point, where you can find the answer for that content. We also provide Transcender practice exams for 70-411, which will give you a very realistic exam experience.

00:04:50

So make sure you run through these. They're great practice, and they'll get you prepared for the kinds of questions that you're going to face in the real exam. And finally upon course completion, you will have access to the supplemental files for this course, which will contain all of the PowerShell code and scripts and commands that we use in the virtual lab.

00:05:07

So make sure that you use all of these resources. They will improve and reinforce your learning experience. Your journey through 70-411 begins now. Good luck, and I'll see you on the inside. Until then, I hope that this has been informative for you, and I'd like to thank you for viewing.

The Deploy Manage and Maintain Servers Section

Install and Configure Windows Deployment Services (WDS)

Deploy and Manage Server Images

Install and Configure Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)

Implement Patch Management

Monitor Servers

The Configure File and Print Services Section

Install and Configure Distributed File System (DFS)

Manage Distributed File System (DFS)

Configure File Server Resource Manager (FSRM)

Configure File and Disk Encryption

Configure Advanced Audit Policies

The Configure Network Services and Access Section

Configure DNS Zones

Configure DNS Records

Install and Configure Remote Access

Configure VPN

Configure Web Application Proxy

The Configure a Network Policy Server (NPS) Infrastructure Section

Configure Network Policy Server

Configure NPS Policies

Configure Network Access Protection

The Configure and Manage Active Directory Section

Configure Service Authentication

Configure Domain Controllers

Maintain Active Directory

Configure Account Policies

The Configure and Manage Group Policy Section

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