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Administering Windows Server 2012 (M20411)

Learn to administer and maintain a Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2 Environment

Vendor# M20411

GK# 6395

Course Overview

This course is part two of a series of three courses. Through this series you will gain the skills and knowledge necessary to implement a core Windows Server 2012, including Windows Server 2012 R2 infrastructure in an existing enterprise environment.

You will cover the necessary administrative responsibilities, such as implementing server images, user and group management with Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) and Group Policy, remote access, network policies, data security, and monitoring and updating management. This course incorporates material from the Official Microsoft Learning Product 20411 and it can assist you in your preparation for Exam 70-411: Administering Windows Server 2012. Exam 70-411 is one of three exams needed for the MCSA: Windows Server 2012 certification.


  • Redeem five SATVs* for a Classroom, Virtual Classroom, or Virtual Classroom Fit session
  • Redeem five SATVs for an individual GK Digital Learning course plus digital Microsoft Official Courseware (dMOC)
  • Redeem two SATVs for an individual GK Digital Learning course

*For more information on Microsoft SATVs, click here.

GK Digital Learning is also available with digital Microsoft Official Courseware (dMOC). Click here to purchase.

Delivery Format Options

  • Classroom Live

    Classroom Live

    Receive face-to-face instruction at one of our training center locations.


    $2995 CAD

    5 day

  • Virtual Classroom Live

    Virtual Classroom Live

    Experience expert-led online training from the convenience of your home, office or anywhere with an Internet connection.


    $2995 CAD

    5 day

  • Virtual Classroom Fit

    Virtual Classroom Fit

    Attend live, online training sessions for a total of 24 hours spread over four weeks.


    $2995 CAD

    5 day

  • GK Digital Learning

    GK Digital Learning

    Experience high-quality online learning combined with reliable expert guidance and skills development activities.


    $1245 CAD

    90 day

  • Private Group Training

    Private Group Training

    Train your entire team in a private, coordinated professional development session at the location of your choice.

    Receive private training for teams online and in-person.

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What You'll Learn

  • Manage user desktops with Group Policy
  • Manage user and service accounts
  • Maintain Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS)
  • Configure and troubleshoot remote access
  • Install, configure, and troubleshoot the network policy server (NPS)
  • Implement network access protection (NAP)
  • Optimize file services
  • Configure encryption and advanced auditing
  • Implement update management
  • Monitor Windows Server 2012

Follow-On Courses


  • At least one year of experience working with Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, or Windows Server 2012
  • Understanding of Active Directory and networking infrastructure
  • Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 (M20410) or equivalent experience

Who Needs To Attend

System administrators and IT professionals with experience in a Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2012 environment, looking to acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to manage and maintain the core infrastructure required for a Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2 environment.

Course Outline

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Training Exclusives

This course comes with 12 months access to the following benefits:

  • Practice Labs
  • 24x7 Mentoring
  • Indexed Class Recordings
  • Unlimited Retakes
  • Digital Courseware
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