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Designing and Implementing a Server Infrastructure (20413)

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Course Content

This five-day, instructor-led course is part one in a series of two courses that will teach you how to design and implement a Windows Server 2012 R2 infrastructure in an enterprise environment. The two courses collectively cover designing, planning, deploying, securing, monitoring, automating, and virtualizing an enterprise server infrastructure. This course covers the knowledge and skills needed to provide an enterprise solution that supports manual and automated server installations in a physical and virtual environment including the supporting file and storage services. Through hands-on labs you will learn how to provide enterprise networking solutions such as DHCP, IPAM, VPN, and DirectAccess. You will also learn how to design and implement a forest and domain infrastructure including multi domains/forest and branch office scenarios. This course prepares you for Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE): Exam 413: Designing and Implementing and Server Infrastructure.

Note: Labs in this course are based on Windows Server 2012 R2 and System Center 2012 R2. This course is designed for experienced IT professionals who support medium to large enterprises and have experience administering Windows Server 2012 R2 and have an MCSA: Windows Server 2012 certification or equivalent skills.

Who should attend

You should have a good understanding of Windows client and server operating systems and basic AD DS and networking experience in an enterprise or small business environment together with application configuration experience.

This course is intended for IT professionals who are responsible for planning, designing, and deploying a physical and a logical Windows Server 2012 enterprise Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) infrastructure including the network services necessary. Students have experience of previous Windows Server operating systems and possess Windows Server 2012 certification (MCSA) or equivalent skills.


  • Good understanding of TCP/IP fundamentals and networking concepts
  • Experience working with both Windows Server 2012 and Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS)
  • Working knowledge of scripts and batch files
  • A solid understanding of security concepts, such as authentication and authorization
  • Familiarity with deployment, packaging, and imaging tools
  • Have an MCSA Windows Server certification or equivalent knowledge

Course Objectives

  • Plan a server upgrade and migration.
  • Plan and implement a server deployment infrastructure.
  • 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 Active Directory organizational unit infrastructure.
  • Design and implement a Group Policy Object (GPO) strategy.
  • Design and implement an AD DS topology.
  • Plan and implement storage.
  • Plan and implement file services.
  • Design and implement network access services.
  • Design and implement network protection

Follow On Courses

Outline: Designing and Implementing a Server Infrastructure (20413)

Module 1: Planning Server Upgrade and Migration

  • Upgrade and Migration Considerations
  • Creating a Server Upgrade and Migration Plan
  • Planning for Virtualization

Module 2: Planning and Implementing a Server Deployment Infrastructure

  • Selecting an Appropriate Server Imaging Strategy
  • Selecting a Deployment Automation Strategy
  • Implementing an Automated Deployment Strategy

Module 3: Designing and Maintaining an IP Configuration and Address Management Solution

  • Designing and Implementing DHCP
  • Planning and Implementing DHCP Scopes
  • Planning and Implementing an IPAM Provisioning Strategy

Module 4: Designing and Implementing Name Resolution

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

Module 5: Designing and Implementing an Active Directory Domain Services Forest and Domain Infrastructure

  • Designing an AD DS Forest
  • Designing and Implementing AD DS Forest Trusts
  • Designing and Implementing AD DS Domains
  • Designing DNS Namespaces in AD DS Environments
  • Designing AD DS Domain Trusts

Module 6: Designing and Implementing an OU Infrastructure and AD DS Permissions Model

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

Module 7: Designing and Implementing a Group Policy Object Strategy

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

Module 8: Designing and Implementing an AD DS Physical Topology

  • Designing and Implementing AD DS Sites
  • Designing AD DS Replication
  • Designing the Placement of Domain Controllers
  • Virtualization Considerations for Domain Controllers
  • Designing Highly-Available Domain Controllers

Module 9: Planning and Implementing Storage

  • Storage Considerations
  • Planning and Implementing iSCSI SANs

Module 10: Planning and Implementing File Services

  • Distributed File System
  • BranchCache
  • Dynamic Access Control

Module 11: Designing and Implementing Network Access Services

  • Designing and Implementing Remote Access Services
  • Designing RADIUS Authentication by Using a Network Policy Server
  • Designing a Perimeter Network
  • Planning and Implementing DirectAccess

Module 12: Designing and Implementing Network Protection

  • Overview of Network Security Design
  • Identifying and Mitigating Common Network Security Threats
  • Designing and Implementing a Windows Firewall Strategy
  • Designing and Implementing a Network Access Protection Infrastructure
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