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MCSA Windows Server 2012 Complete Study Guide: Exams 70-410, 70-411, 70-412, and 70-417

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Prepare for the MCSA Windows Server 2012 exams with this Sybex study guide

Microsoft's new version of the MCSA certification for Windows Server 2012 requires passing three exams. This value-priced study guide includes more than 1,000 pages of quality exam-prep content, covering 100 percent of the objective domains of all three exams (as well as the Upgrade exam, 70-417). Also includes more than 500 practice questions. You also have access to three bonus exams, electronic flashcards, and videos showing how to perform the more difficult tasks. Both first-time MCSA candidates and those wishing to upgrade from Server 2008 certification will benefit from this complete test-prep guide.

  • Provides a comprehensive study guide for all three MCSA Windows Server 2012 exams: 70-410, 70-411, and 70-412, as well as the Upgrade exam: 70-417

  • Covers installing and configuring Windows Server 2012; deploying and configuring DNS service; administering Active Directory; creating and managing Group Policy Objects; and configuring server roles and features, Hyper-V, and core networking services

  • Explains basic networking concepts, DHCP, deploying and maintaining servers, configuring a network policy server infrastructure and high availability in Windows Server 2012, and much more

  • Features real-world scenarios, hands-on exercises, practice exams, electronic flashcards, and over an hour of video demonstrations

  • Covers all exam objectives

MCSA Windows Server 2012 Complete Study Guide arms you with all the information you must master to achieve MCSA certification on Windows Server 2012.

Note: The ebook version does not provide access to the companion files.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Acknowledgments
  3. About the Author
  4. Introduction
  5. Assessment Test
  6. Chapter 1: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012
    1. Features and Advantages of Windows Server 2012
    2. Planning the Windows Server 2012 Installation
    3. Server Roles in Windows Server 2012
    4. Configuring Remote Management
    5. Understanding Features On Demand
    6. Summary
    7. Exam Essentials
    8. Review Questions
  7. Chapter 2: Domain Name System
    1. Introducing DNS
    2. Introducing DNS Database Zones
    3. Advantages of DNS in Windows Server 2012
    4. Introducing DNS Record Types
    5. Configuring DNS
    6. Monitoring and Troubleshooting DNS
    7. Summary
    8. Exam Essentials
    9. Review Questions
  8. Chapter 3: Active Directory Planning and Installation
    1. Verifying the File system
    2. Verifying Network Connectivity
    3. Understanding Domain and Forest Functionality
    4. Planning the Domain Structure
    5. Installing Active Directory
    6. Verifying Active Directory Installation
    7. Creating and Configuring Application Data Partitions
    8. Configuring DNS Integration with Active Directory
    9. Summary
    10. Exam Essentials
    11. Review Questions
  9. Chapter 4: Administering Active Directory
    1. An Overview of OUs
    2. Planning the OU Structure
    3. Creating OUs
    4. Managing OUs
    5. Troubleshooting OUs
    6. Creating and Managing Active Directory Objects
    7. Publishing Active Directory Objects
    8. Using the Command Prompt for Active Directory Configuration
    9. Summary
    10. Exam Essentials
    11. Review Questions
  10. Chapter 5: Managing Group Policy Objects
    1. Introducing Group Policy
    2. Planning a Group Policy Strategy
    3. Implementing Group Policy
    4. Managing Group Policy
    5. Deploying Software through a GPO
    6. Implementing Software Deployment
    7. Configuring Software Deployment Settings
    8. Troubleshooting Group Policies
    9. Summary
    10. Exam Essentials
    11. Review Questions
  11. Chapter 6: Configuring Active Directory Infrastructure
    1. Overview of Network Planning
    2. Overview of Active Directory Replication and Sites
    3. Implementing Sites and Subnets
    4. Configuring Replication
    5. Monitoring and Troubleshooting Active Directory Replication
    6. Reasons for Creating Multiple Domains
    7. Creating Domain Trees and Forests
    8. Demoting a Domain Controller
    9. Managing Multiple Domains
    10. Summary
    11. Exam Essentials
    12. Review Questions
  12. Chapter 7: Configuring Active Directory Server Roles
    1. Understanding Server Manager
    2. Configuring Active Directory Certificate Services
    3. Understanding Active Directory Domain Services
    4. Active Directory Federation Services
    5. Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
    6. Active Directory Rights Management Services
    7. Summary
    8. Exam Essentials
    9. Review Questions
  13. Chapter 8: Using Virtualization in Windows Server 2012
    1. Hyper-V Overview
    2. Hyper-V Installation and Configuration
    3. Configuring Virtual Machines
    4. Using Physical-to-Virtual (P2V) Conversion
    5. Summary
    6. Exam Essentials
    7. Review Questions
  14. Chapter 9: Configuring TCP/IP
    1. Understanding TCP/IP
    2. Understanding IP Addressing
    3. Subnetting a Network
    4. Understanding IPv6
    5. Understanding IP Address Management (IPAM)
    6. Summary
    7. Exam Essentials
    8. Review Questions
  15. Chapter 10: Managing DHCP
    1. Overview of DHCP
    2. Installing and Authorizing DHCP
    3. Creating and Managing DHCP Scopes
    4. Summary
    5. Exam Essentials
    6. Review Questions
  16. Chapter 11: Managing and Maintaining Servers
    1. Configuring Windows Server Update Services
    2. Overview of Windows Server 2012 Performance Monitoring
    3. Using Windows Server 2012 Performance Tools
    4. Summary
    5. Exam Essentials
    6. Review Questions
  17. Chapter 12: Configuring Network Access
    1. Understanding Routing
    2. Installing RRAS
    3. Configuring IP Routing
    4. Configuring TCP/IP Packet Filters
    5. Configuring VPN Packet Filters
    6. Managing IP Routing
    7. Summary
    8. Exam Essentials
    9. Review Questions
  18. Chapter 13: Understanding Security
    1. Active Directory Security Overview
    2. Implementing Active Directory Security
    3. Using Group Policy for Security
    4. Understanding Smart Card Authentication
    5. Understanding Security Configuration and Analysis Tools
    6. Implementing an Audit Policy
    7. Summary
    8. Exam Essentials
    9. Review Questions
  19. Chapter 14: Managing File and Print Services
    1. Understanding File Servers
    2. Configuring File Servers
    3. Using BitLocker Drive Encryption
    4. Understanding BranchCache
    5. Configuring DirectAccess
    6. Configuring Disk Quotas
    7. Configuring Distributed File System
    8. Understanding Printing
    9. Summary
    10. Exam Essentials
    11. Review Questions
  20. Chapter 15: Managing Remote Access Services
    1. Overview of Dial-Up Networking
    2. Overview of Virtual Private Networks
    3. Configuring Your Remote Access Server
    4. Installing a VPN
    5. Configuring a VPN
    6. Managing Your Remote Access Server
    7. Configuring a RAS or VPN Client
    8. Overview of Wireless Access
    9. Remote Access Security
    10. Configuring User Access
    11. Configuring Security
    12. Summary
    13. Exam Essentials
    14. Review Questions
  21. Chapter 16: Configuring High Availability in Windows Server 2012
    1. Components of High Availability
    2. Achieving High Availability
    3. Achieving High Availability with Failover Clustering
    4. Windows Server 2012 Clustering Features
    5. Achieving High Availability with Network Load Balancing
    6. Summary
    7. Exam Essentials
    8. Review Questions
  22. Chapter 17: Configuring File and Storage Services
    1. Storage in Windows Server 2012
    2. Configuring Windows Firewall Options
    3. Summary
    4. Exam Essentials
    5. Review Questions
  23. Chapter 18: Implementing Disaster Recovery
    1. Protecting the System
    2. Backup and Recovery of Active Directory
    3. Understanding Shadow Copies
    4. Using Advanced Boot Options
    5. Using the Startup Repair Tool
    6. Summary
    7. Exam Essentials
    8. Review Questions
  24. Appendix A: Answers to Review Questions
  25. Appendix B: About the Additional Study Tools
  26. Free Online Study Tools