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This is a 5 day course, with a total of 12 modules. Upon completing the course, delegates may progress onto the Designing and Implementing a Server Infrastructure exam.
Module 1: Planning a Server Upgrade and Migration
Considerations for Upgrades and Migrations
Creating a Server Upgrade and Migration Plan
Planning for Virtualization
Module 2: Planning and Implementing a Server Deployment Infrastructure
Selecting an Appropriate Server Deployment Strategy
Implementing an Automated Deployment Strategy
Module 3: Designing and Maintaining an IP Configuration and Address Management Solution
System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager Overview
Implementing a Virtual Machine Manager Library and Profiles
Planning and Deploying Virtual Machine Manager Services
Module 4: Designing and Implementing Name Resolution
Designing DHCP Servers
Planning DHCP Scopes
Designing an IPAM Provisioning Strategy
Managing Servers and Address Spaces by Using IPAM
Module 5: Designing and Implementing an Active Directory Domain Services Forest and Domain Infrastructure
Designing a DNS Server Implementation Strategy
Designing the DNS Namespace
Designing DNS Zones
Designing DNS Zone Replication and Delegation
Optimizing DNS Servers
Designing DNS for High Availability and Security
Module 6: Designing and Implementing an Active Directory Organizational Unit Infrastructure
Designing an Active Directory Forest
Designing and Implementing Active Directory Forest Trusts
Designing Active Directory Integration with Windows Azure Active Directory
Designing and Implementing Active Directory Domains
Designing DNS Namespaces in Active Directory Environments
Designing Active Directory Domain Trusts
Module 7: Designing and Implementing a Group Policy Object Strategy
Planning the Active Directory Administrative Tasks Delegation Model
Designing an OU Structure
Designing and Implementing an AD DS Group Strategy
Module 8: Designing and Implementing an Active Directory Domain Services Topology
Collecting the Information Required for a GPO Design
Designing and Implementing GPOs
Designing GPO Processing
Planning Group Policy Management
Module 9: Planning and Implementing Storage
Designing and Implementing Active Directory Sites
Designing Active Directory Replication
Designing the Placement of Domain Controllers
Virtualization Considerations for Domain Controllers
Designing Highly Available Domain Controllers
Module 10: Planning and Implementing File Services
Planning and Implementing iSCSI SANs
Planning and Implementing Storage Spaces
Optimizing File Services for Branch Offices
Module 11: Designing and Implementing Network Access Services
Overview of Network Security Design
Designing and Implementing a Windows Firewall Strategy
Designing and Implementing a NAP Infrastructure
Module 12: Designing and Implementing Network Protection
Planning and Implementing DirectAccess
Planning and Implementing VPN
Planning and Implementing Web Application Proxy
Planning a Complex Remote Access Infrastructure
The exam is to be taken after completing the 5-day Designing and Implementing a Server Infrastructure course (M20413).
This course is specifically targeted to those with:
A good understanding of Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) fundamentals and networking concepts.
A good working knowledge of both Windows Server 2012 and AD DS. For example, domain user accounts, domain vs. local user accounts, user profiles, and group membership.
A good understanding of both scripts and batch files.
A solid understanding of security concepts, such as authentication and authorization.
Ability to work in a team or a virtual team.
Knowledge equivalent to Windows 2012 MCSA.
Students attending this course are expected to have passed the following exams, or attending the following courses:
20410B: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012
20411B: Administering Windows Server 2012
20412B: Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services
20417B: Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows Server 2012
This Windows Server, 5-day, M20413 Microsoft course is aimed at IT professionals. The Designing and Implementing a Server Infrastructure certification aims to equip delegates with the skills and knowledge required to design and implement a Windows Server 2012 R2 infrastructure, within an organisational environment.
This course is designed for IT professionals who are responsible for planning, designing, and deploying a physical and logical Windows Server 2012 enterprise Active Directory® Domain Services (AD DS) infrastructure.
We are fully accredited by Microsoft, for our Designing and Implementing a Server Infrastructure course and we are a Silver Partner. This is an expert level course as it requires several prerequisites and its duration is 5 days.
Once the M20413 course has been completed the 70-413 exam can be taken. However, we do not provide the exam, and it must be taken separately. The Designing and Implementing a Server Infrastructure exam information is protected as part of a Non-Disclosure Agreement. Therefore information on the exam format is not available. However information regarding how the exam content is divided is available and is as follows:
Plan and deploy a server infrastructure (20-25%)
Design and implement network infrastructure services (20-25%)
Design and implement network access services (15-20%)
Design and implement an Active Directory infrastructure (logical) (20-25%)
Design and implement an Active Directory infrastructure (physical) (20-25%)
The percentages indicate the weighting of each of the major topic areas covered in the exam.
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