OD20413 - Designing and Implementing a Server Infrastructure

Self-paced (3 months access)

This On-Demand Microsoft Official Curriculum (MOC)course provides you with the skills and knowledge needed to plan, design, and deploy a physical and logical Windows Server 2012 with Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) infrastructure. The course also provides the skills to perform name resolution, application integration, optimisation of automated remediation, and maintenance of network services.

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This module explains how to design an automated server installation strategy and plan and implement a server deployment infrastructure.

Lessons

  • Selecting an Appropriate Server Deployment Strategy
  • Implementing an Automated Deployment Strategy

Lab : Planning and Implementing a Server Deployment Infrastructure

  • Planning an Automated Server Installation and Deployment Strategy
  • Preparing the Windows Server 2012 R2 Image
  • Deploying Windows Server 2012 R2

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Select an appropriate server deployment strategy.
  • Implement an automated deployment strategy.

This module explains how to plan and deploy a Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) infrastructure for deploying servers.

Lessons

  • System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager Overview
  • Implementing a Virtual Machine Manager Library and Profiles
  • Planning and Deploying Virtual Machine Manager Services

Lab : Planning and Deploying Virtual Machines by Using Virtual Machine Manager

  • Planning Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager Components
  • Planning Virtual Machine and Service Templates
  • Implementing Virtual Machine Manager Components

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the core VMM architecture and components.
  • Implement VMM libraries and profiles.
  • Plan and deploy VMM services.

This module explains how to design and maintain IP address management (IPAM) and a Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) solution.

Lessons

  • Designing DHCP Servers
  • Planning DHCP Scopes
  • Designing an IPAM Provisioning Strategy
  • Managing Servers and Address Spaces by Using IPAM

Lab : Designing and Maintaining an IP Configuration and IP Address Management Solution

  • Planning DHCP to Support Your Proposal
  • Planning an IPAM Deployment
  • Implementing DHCP and IPAM

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Design a DHCP server implementation.
  • Plan DHCP scope configuration and options.
  • Design an IPAM provisioning strategy.
  • Manage servers and address spaces by using IPAM.

This module explains how to design a name resolution strategy.

Lessons

  • Designing a DNS Server Implementation Strategy
  • Designing the DNS Namespace
  • Designing DNS Zones
  • Designing DNS Zone Replication and Delegation
  • Optimising DNS Servers
  • Designing DNS for High Availability and Security

Lab : Designing and Implementing Name Resolution

  • Designing a Strategy for DNS Name Resolution
  • Designing a Strategy for DNS Server Placement
  • Designing DNS Zones and DNS Zone Replication
  • Implementing DNS

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Design a Domain Name System (DNS) server-implementation strategy.
  • Design a DNS namespace.
  • Design and implement a DNS zone strategy.
  • Design and configure DNS zone replication and delegation.
  • Optimise the DNS server configuration.
  • Design DNS for high availability and security.

This module explains how to design and implement an AD DS forest and domain infrastructure.

Lessons

  • Designing an Active Directory Forest
  • Designing and Implementing Active Directory Forest Trusts
  • Designing Active Directory Integration with Windows Azure Active Directory
  • Designing and Implementing Active Directory Domains
  • Designing DNS Namespaces in AD DS Environments
  • Designing Active Directory Domain Trusts

Lab : Designing and Implementing an Active Directory Domain Services Forest Infrastructure

  • Designing an Active Directory Forest Infrastructure
  • Implementing Active Directory Forest Trusts

Lab : Designing and Implementing an Active Directory Domain Infrastructure

  • Designing an Active Directory Domain Infrastructure
  • Implementing an Active Directory Domain Infrastructure

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Design an Active Directory forest.
  • Design and implement Active Directory forest trusts.
  • Design Active Directory integration with Windows Azure Active Directory.
  • Design and implement Active Directory domains.
  • Design DNS namespaces in an AD DS environment.
  • Design and implement Active Directory domain trusts.

This module explains how to design and implement an OU infrastructure and an AD DS permissions model.

Lessons

  • Planning the Active Directory Administrative Tasks Delegation Model
  • Designing an OU Structure
  • Designing and Implementing an AD DS Group Strategy

Lab : Designing and Implementing an Active Directory OU Infrastructure and Delegation Model

  • Designing an Organisational Unit Infrastructure
  • Implementing the OU Design
  • Designing and Implementing an Active Directory Permissions Model

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Plan an Active Directory administrative tasks delegation model.
  • Design an OU structure.
  • Design and implement an AD DS group strategy.

This module explains how to design and implement a Group Policy Object (GPO) strategy.

Lessons

  • Collecting the Information Required for a GPO Design
  • Designing and Implementing GPOs
  • Designing GPO Processing
  • Planning Group Policy Management

Lab : Designing and Implementing a Group Policy Object Strategy

  • Designing a GPO Strategy
  • Implementing the GPO Design

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Collect and analyse the information required to facilitate a GPO design.
  • Create a GPO design and implement it.
  • Create a GPO processing design.
  • Plan GPO management.

This module explains how to design an AD DS sites topology and a domain controller placement strategy.

Lessons

  • Designing and Implementing Active Directory Sites
  • Designing Active Directory Replication
  • Designing the Placement of Domain Controllers
  • Virtualisation Considerations for Domain Controllers
  • Designing Highly Available Domain Controllers

Lab : Designing and Implementing an Active Directory Domain Services Physical Topology

  • Designing Active Directory Sites and Replication
  • Planning the Placement of Domain Controllers and Active Directory Replication
  • Implementing Active Directory Sites and Domain Controllers

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Design and implement Active Directory sites.
  • Design and configure Active Directory replication.
  • Design domain controller placement.
  • Plan for virtualisation of the domain controller role.
  • Design domain controller deployments for high availability.

This module explains how to plan and implement storage and file services.

Lessons

  • Planning and Implementing iSCSI SANs
  • Planning and Implementing Storage Spaces
  • Optimising File Services for Branch Offices

Lab : Planning and Implementing Storage

  • Planning a Storage Solution
  • Implementing iSCSI Storage
  • Configuring a Redundant Storage Space

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Plan and implement an Internet Small Computer System Interface (iSCSI) SAN.
  • Plan and implement storage spaces.
  • Optimise file services for branch offices.

This module explains how to design and implement network protection.

Lessons

  • Overview of Network Security Design
  • Designing and Implementing a Windows Firewall Strategy
  • Designing and Implementing a NAP Infrastructure

Lab : Designing and Implementing Network Protection

  • Designing a Windows Firewall Solution
  • Implementing a Windows Firewall Solution
  • Designing a NAP Solution
  • Implementing NAP with IPsec Enforcement

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the design process for network security.
  • Design and implement a Windows Firewall strategy.
  • Design and implement Network Access Protection (NAP).

This module explains how to design and implement remote access services.

Lessons

  • Planning and Implementing DirectAccess
  • Planning and Implementing VPN
  • Planning and Implementing Web Application Proxy
  • Planning a Complex Remote Access Infrastructure

Lab : Designing and Implementing Network Access Services

  • Designing a Remote Access Strategy
  • Planning and Implementing a DirectAccess Solution
  • Planning and Implementing a VPN Solution
  • Implementing Web Application Proxy

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Plan and implement DirectAccess.
  • Plan and implement a virtual private network (VPN).
  • Plan and implement a Web Application Proxy.
  • Plan a complex remote access infrastructure.

This module explains how to plan a server upgrade and migration strategy.

Lessons

  • Considerations for Upgrades and Migrations
  • Creating a Server Upgrade and Migration Plan
  • Planning for Virtualisation

Lab : Planning Server Upgrade and Migration

  • Planning a Server Upgrade and Migration Strategy
  • Evaluating Candidates for Server Virtualisation

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the factors to consider when performing a server upgrade and migration.
  • Create a plan for a server upgrade and migration.
  • Plan for server virtualisation.

This course is intended for IT professionals who are responsible for planning, designing, and deploying a physical and a logical Windows Server 2012 enterprise AD DS infrastructure including the network services necessary. They have experience of previous Windows Server operating systems and possess Windows Server 2012 certification Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) or equivalent skills. The course is also intended for IT professionals who are looking to take the exam 70-413: Designing and Implementing a Server Infrastructure, as a stand-alone, or as part of the requirement for the Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE): Server Infrastructure Certification.

Candidates for this course have good Windows client and server operating system knowledge and basic AD DS and networking experience in an enterprise/small business (SMB) environment together with application configuration experience. In addition to their professional experience, students who attend this training should already have the following technical knowledge:

  • A good understanding of Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) fundamentals and networking concepts.
  • A good working knowledge of both Windows Server 2012 R2 and Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS). For example, domain user accounts, domain vs. local user accounts, user profiles, and group membership.
  • A good understanding of both scripts and batch files.
  • A solid understanding of security concepts, such as authentication and authorisation.
  • Familiarity with deployment, packaging, and imaging tools.
  • Ability to work in a team/virtual team.
  • Ability to produce good documentation and have the appropriate communication skills to create proposals and make budget recommendations.
  • Knowledge equivalent to Windows 2012 R2 MCSA.

    Students who attend this training can meet the prerequisites by attending the following courses, or obtaining equivalent knowledge and skills:
  • 20410C: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012
  • 20411C: Administering Windows Server 2012
  • 20412C: Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services OR
  • 20417C: Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows Server 2012

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Plan server upgrade and migration.
  • Plan and implement a server deployment infrastructure.
  • Plan and deploy servers by using System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager (VMM).
  • Design and maintain an IP configuration and address management solution.
  • Design and implement name resolution.
  • Design and implement an AD DS forest and domain infrastructure.
  • Design and implement an AD DS organisational unit (OU) infrastructure.
  • Design and implement a Group Policy Object (GPO) strategy.
  • Design and implement an AD DS physical topology.
  • Plan and implement storage and file services.
  • Design and implement network protection.
  • Design and implement remote access services.
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