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MCSA Windows Server 2012 R2 Complete Study Guide: Exams 70-410, 70-411, 70-412, and 70-417

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Prepare for the MCSA Windows Server 2012 R2 Exams

Microsoft's new version of the MCSA certification for Windows Server 2012 R2 requires passing three exams (or one Upgrade exam if you have your MCSA or MCITP in Windows Server 2008). This value-priced study guide includes more than 1,000 pages of quality exam-prep content, covering 100% of the objective domains of all three exams (as well as the Upgrade exam, 70-417).

In addition, you get access to an interactive practice test environment with more than 500 questions, 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.

  • Completely updated to cover the Windows Server 2012 R2 Exams

  • Provides a comprehensive study guide for all three MCSA Windows Server 2012 R2 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 exam questions, electronic flashcards, and over an hour of video demonstrations

  • Covers all exam objectives

  • MCSA Windows Server 2012 R2 Complete Study Guide arms you with all the information you must master to achieve MCSA certification on Windows Server 2012 R2.

    Table of Contents

    1. Cover Page
    2. Title Page
    3. Copyright
    4. Dedication
    5. Acknowledgments
    6. About the Authors
    7. Contents at a Glance
    8. Contents
    9. Table of Exercises
    10. Introduction
      1. The Microsoft Certification Program
      2. Who Should Read This Book?
      3. What's Inside?
      4. What's Included with the Book
      5. Recommended Home Lab Setup
      6. How to Contact the Author/Sybex
      7. Certification Objectives Maps
      8. Objectives
    11. Assessment Test
    12. Answers to the Assessment Test
    13. PART I: Exam 70-410: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 R2
      1. Chapter 1: Install Windows Server 2012 R2
        1. Features and Advantages of Windows Server 2012 and Server 2012 R2
        2. Planning the Windows Server 2012 R2 Installation
        3. Understanding Features On Demand
        4. Storage in Windows Server 2012 R2
        5. Summary
        6. Exam Essentials
        7. Review Questions
      2. Chapter 2: Configure Network Services
        1. Introducing DNS
        2. Introducing DNS Database Zones
        3. Advantages of DNS in Windows Server 2012 R2
        4. Introducing DNS Record Types
        5. Configuring DNS
        6. Monitoring and Troubleshooting DNS
        7. Overview of DHCP
        8. Installing and Authorizing DHCP
        9. Creating and Managing DHCP Scopes
        10. Summary
        11. Exam Essentials
        12. Review Questions
      3. Chapter 3: Plan and Install Active Directory
        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
      4. Chapter 4: Configure Windows Server 2012 R2
        1. Understanding File Servers
        2. Configuring File Servers
        3. Configuring Disk Quotas
        4. Configuring Print Services
        5. Configuring Remote Management
        6. Summary
        7. Exam Essentials
        8. Review Questions
      5. Chapter 5: Administer 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
      6. Chapter 6: Manage GPOs
        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
      7. Chapter 7: Manage Security
        1. Managing Security
        2. Implementing an Audit Policy
        3. Configuring Windows Firewall Options
        4. Summary
        5. Exam Essentials
        6. Review Questions
      8. Chapter 8: Configure TCP/IP
        1. Understanding TCP/IP
        2. Understanding IP Addressing
        3. Subnetting a Network
        4. Understanding IPv6
        5. Summary
        6. Exam Essentials
        7. Review Questions
      9. Chapter 9: Use Virtualization in Windows Server 2012
        1. Hyper-V Overview
        2. Hyper-V Installation and Configuration
        3. Configuring Virtual Machines
        4. Summary
        5. Exam Essentials
        6. Review Questions
    14. PART II: Exam 70-411: Administering Windows Server 2012 R2
      1. Chapter 10: Manage and Maintain Servers
        1. Using Windows Deployment Services
        2. Configuring Windows Server Update Services
        3. Overview of Windows Server 2012 R2 Performance Monitoring
        4. Using Windows Server 2012 R2 Performance Tools
        5. Summary
        6. Exam Essentials
        7. Review Questions
      2. Chapter 11: Manage File Services
        1. Configuring File Server Resource Manager
        2. Configure File and Disk Encryption
        3. Configuring Distributed File System
        4. Implementing an Audit Policy
        5. Making Active Directory Objects Available to Users
        6. Summary
        7. Exam Essentials
        8. Review Questions
      3. Chapter 12: Configure DNS
        1. Introducing DNS
        2. Introducing DNS Database Zones
        3. Advantages of DNS in Windows Server 2012 R2
        4. Introducing DNS Record Types
        5. Configuring DNS
        6. Monitoring and Troubleshooting DNS
        7. Summary
        8. Exam Essentials
        9. Review Questions
      4. Chapter 13: Configure Routing and Remote Access
        1. Overview of Dial-Up Networking
        2. Overview of Virtual Private Networks
        3. Configuring Your Remote Access Server
        4. Understanding a VPN
        5. Configuring a VPN
        6. Managing Your Remote Access Server
        7. Configuring a VPN Client
        8. Configuring a Web Application Proxy
        9. Understanding DirectAccess
        10. Summary
        11. Exam Essentials
        12. Review Questions
      5. Chapter 14: Configure a Network Policy Server Infrastructure
        1. Overview of Wireless Access
        2. Remote Access Security
        3. Configuring User Access
        4. Configuring Security
        5. Summary
        6. Exam Essentials
        7. Review Questions
      6. Chapter 15: Configure and Manage Active Directory
        1. Active Directory Security Overview
        2. Implementing Active Directory Security
        3. Using Group Policy for Security
        4. Managing Multiple Domains
        5. Maintain Active Directory
        6. Summary
        7. Exam Essentials
        8. Review Questions
      7. Chapter 16: Configure and Manage Group Policy
        1. Introducing Group Policy Objects
        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
    15. PART III: Exam 70-412: Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 R2 Services
      1. Chapter 17: Configure and Manage High Availability
        1. Components of High Availability
        2. Achieving High Availability
        3. Configure Network Load Balancing
        4. Achieving High Availability with Failover Clustering
        5. Windows Server 2012 R2 Clustering Features
        6. Summary
        7. Exam Essentials
        8. Review Questions
      2. Chapter 18: Configure File and Storage Solutions
        1. Configure Advanced File Services
        2. Implement Dynamic Access Control
        3. Configure and Optimize Storage
        4. Summary
        5. Exam Essentials
        6. Review Questions
      3. Chapter 19: Implement Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery
        1. Protecting the System
        2. Backup and Recovery of Active Directory
        3. Understanding Shadow Copies
        4. Using Advanced Boot Options
        5. Configure Site-Level Fault Tolerance
        6. Using the Startup Repair Tool
        7. Summary
        8. Exam Essentials
        9. Review Questions
      4. Chapter 20: Configure Advanced Network Services
        1. Working with Advanced DHCP Configuration Options
        2. The Ins and Outs of DNS
        3. IPAM Administration 101
        4. Summary
        5. Exam Essentials
        6. Review Questions
      5. Chapter 21: Configure the 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
      6. Chapter 22: Configure Access and Information Protection Solutions
        1. What's New in Windows Server 2012 R2 with Active Directory Certificate Services?
        2. Implement Active Directory Federation Services
        3. Workplace Join
        4. Active Directory Rights Management Services
        5. Summary
        6. Exam Essentials
        7. Review Questions
    16. Appendix A: Answers to Review Questions
      1. Chapter 1 : Install Windows Server 2012 R2
      2. Chapter 2 : Configure Network Services
      3. Chapter 3 : Plan and Install Active Directory
      4. Chapter 4 : Configure Windows Server 2012 R2
      5. Chapter 5 : Administer Active Directory
      6. Chapter 6 : Manage GPOs
      7. Chapter 7 : Manage Security
      8. Chapter 8 : Configure TCP/IP
      9. Chapter 9 : Use Virtualization in Windows Server 2012
      10. Chapter 10 : Manage and Maintain Servers
      11. Chapter 11 : Manage File Services
      12. Chapter 12 : Configure DNS
      13. Chapter 13 : Configure Routing and Remote Access
      14. Chapter 14 : Configure a Network Policy Server Infrastructure
      15. Chapter 15 : Configure and Manage Active Directory
      16. Chapter 16 : Configure and Manage Group Policy
      17. Chapter 17 : Configure and Manage High Availability
      18. Chapter 18 : Configure File and Storage Solutions
      19. Chapter 19 : Implement Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery
      20. Chapter 20 : Configure Advanced Network Services
      21. Chapter 21 : Configure the Active Directory Infrastructure
      22. Chapter 22 : Configure Access and Information Protection Solutions
    17. Appendix B: About the Additional Study Tools
      1. Additional Study Tools
      2. System Requirements
      3. Using the Study Tools
      4. Troubleshooting
    18. Index