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Designing and Implementing a Server Infrastructure (M20413) Outline

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). 

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Who should attend?                                                         

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

Designing and Implementing a Server Infrastructure (M20413) Overview

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. 

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Designing and Implementing a Server Infrastructure (M20413) Exam

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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Ways to take this course

Our easy to use Virtual platform allows you to sit the course from home with a live instructor. You will follow the same schedule as the classroom course, and will be able to interact with the trainer and other delegates.

Our fully interactive online training platform is compatible across all devices and can be accessed from anywhere, at any time. All our online courses come with a standard 90 days access that can be extended upon request. Our expert trainers are constantly on hand to help you with any questions which may arise.

This is our most popular style of learning. We run courses in 1200 locations, across 200 countries in one of our hand-picked training venues, providing the all important ‘human touch’ which may be missed in other learning styles.


Highly experienced trainers

All our trainers are highly qualified, have 10+ years of real-world experience and will provide you with an engaging learning experience.


State of the art training venues

We only use the highest standard of learning facilities to make sure your experience is as comfortable and distraction-free as possible


Small class sizes

We limit our class sizes to promote better discussion and ensuring everyone has a personalized experience


Great value for money

Get more bang for your buck! If you find your chosen course cheaper elsewhere, we’ll match it!

This is the same great training as our classroom learning but carried out at your own business premises. This is the perfect option for larger scale training requirements and means less time away from the office.


Tailored learning experience

Our courses can be adapted to meet your individual project or business requirements regardless of scope.


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Team building opportunity

This gives your team a great opportunity to come together, bond, and discuss, which you may not get in a standard classroom setting.


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Keep track of your employees’ progression and performance in your own workspace.

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Frequently asked questions


Yes, The Knowledge Academy is fully accredited by Microsoft for this Microsoft Designing and Implementing a Server Infrastructure training course.
Yes, delegates must have completed exams or courses in 20410B, 20411B, and 20412B or in 20417B. Please see the Prerequisites section for more information.
No, the 70-413 Exam is not included as part of the course fee for the M20413 course.
The Knowledge Academy has a range of locations globally, making it easy to find a training venue near you.
The price for Designing and Implementing a Server Infrastructure M20413 certification in Philippines starts from $3895
The Knowledge Academy is the Leading global training provider in the world for Designing and Implementing a Server Infrastructure M20413.

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Best price in the industry

You won't find better value in the marketplace. If you do find a lower price, we will beat it.


Trusted & Approved

The Knowledge Academy is a Microsoft Silver Partner, hence we are fully accredited


Many delivery methods

Flexible delivery methods are available depending on your learning style.


High quality resources

Resources are included for a comprehensive learning experience.

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