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Fundamentals of a Windows Server Infrastructure (M10967)

Learn to build a Windows Server infrastructure with Windows Server 2012.

GK# 3989 Vendor# M10967

Course Overview


Learn the fundamental knowledge and skills of networking, security, and system administration information needed to implement a Windows Server infrastructure. In this course, you will learn all about monitoring server performance and maintaining a Windows Server.

This course incorporates materials from the Official Microsoft Learning Product 10967: Fundamentals of a Windows Server Infrastructure.

This course utilizes Windows Server 2012.


This course is also available in the On-Demand delivery format with digital Microsoft Official Courseware (dMOC). Click here to purchase.


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What You'll Learn

  • Perform a local media-based installation of Windows server 2012
  • Select appropriate storage technologies and configure storage on a Windows Server
  • Fundamental network components and terminology so you can select an appropriate network component
  • Implement a network by selecting network hardware components and technologies and determine the appropriate network hardware and wiring components for a given situation
  • Protocols and services within the Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) suite of protocols and implement IPv4 within a Windows Server environment
  • Implement server roles
  • Implement and configure an Active Directory Domain Service (AD DS) forest
  • Concept of defense-in-depth and determine how to implement this approach with Windows Server
  • Security features in Windows Server that help provide defense-in-depth
  • Network-related security features in Windows Server that mitigate security threats to your network
  • Implement additional software components to enhance your organizations’ security
  • Monitor a server to determine performance level
  • Windows Server tools available to maintain and troubleshoot Windows Server


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On-Demand Outline

1. Install and Configure Windows Server 2012

  • Windows Server Architecture
  • Install Windows Server
  • Configure Services
  • Configure Devices and Device Drivers

2. Implement Storage in Windows Server

  • Identify Storage Technologies
  • Manage Disk and Volumes
  • Fault Tolerance

3. Network Infrastructure

  • Network Architecture Standards
  • LAN, WAN, and Wireless Networking
  • Connecting to the Internet and Remote Access

4. Connect Network Components

  • OSI Model
  • Media Types
  • Adapters, Hubs, Switches
  • Routing

5. Implement TCP/IP

  • TCP/IP
  • IPv4 and IPv6 Addressing
  • Name Resolution

6. Implement Windows Server Roles

  • Role-based Deployment
  • Deploy Role-Specific Services
  • Considerations for Provisioning Roles

7. Implement Active Director

  • Implement Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS)
  • Managing Users, Groups, and Computers
  • Implement Group Policy

8. Implement IT Security Layers

  • Defense-in-Depth
  • Physical and Internet Security

9. Implement Security in Windows Server

  • Security Files and Folders
  • Implement Encryption

10. Implement Network Security

  • Implement Firewalls
  • Internet Protocol Security (IPsec)

11. Implement Security Software

  • Client Software Protection Features
  • E-mail and Server Protection

12. Monitor Server Performance

  • Event logging
  • Performance Monitoring

13. Maintain Windows Server

  • Troubleshoot Windows Server Setup
  • Server Availability and Data Recovery
  • Apply Updates to Windows Server
  • Troubleshoot Windows Server


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On-Demand Labs

Lab 1: Install and Configure Windows Server 2012
Lab 2: Implement Storage in Windows Server
Lab 3: Select Network Infrastructure Components
Lab 4: Connect Network Components
Lab 5: Implement TCP/IP
Lab 6: Implement Server Roles
Lab 7: Implement AD DS
Lab 8: Implement IT Security Layers
Lab 9: Implement Windows Security
Lab 10: Implement Network Security
Lab 11: Implement Security Software
Lab 12: Monitor Server Performance
Lab 13: Maintain Windows Server


  • Basic knowledge of general computing concepts
  • Experience working with Windows Client operating systems such as Windows 7 or Windows 8

Who Should Attend

  • Individuals just beginning an IT career or who want to change careers into Windows Server technologies
  • Home computer users, small business owners, academic students, information workers, technical managers, help desk technicians, or students who want to cross train from another technology

Vendor Credits

  • Redeem five SATVs for a Classroom Live or Virtual Classroom Live session
  • Redeem five SATVs for an individual On-Demand course plus digital Microsoft Official Courseware (dMOC)
  • Redeem two SATVs for an individual On-Demand course

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Duration: 25 hours

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