MCSA: 411 Administering Windows Server 2012

MCSA: 411 Administering Windows Server 2012

Study Mode: Part Time
Course Level: N/A

Where will this course lead?

Learn how to administer Windows Server 2012. This course is part two in a series of three courses that provides the skills and knowledge necessary to implement a core Windows Server 2012 Infrastructure in an existing enterprise environment. The three courses collectively cover implementing, managing, maintaining and provisioning services and infrastructure in a Windows Server 2012 environment.

Although there is some cross-over of skills and tasks across these courses, this course primarily covers the administration tasks necessary to maintain a Windows Server 2012 infrastructure such as Implementing Server Images, User and Group management with Active Directory Domain Services(AD DS) and Group Policy, Remote Access and Network Policies, Data Security, Monitoring and Update Management

This course is intended for Information Technology (IT) Professionals with hands on experience working in a Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2012 environment, who wish to acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to be able to manage and maintain the core infrastructure required for a Windows Server 2012 environment. The key focus for students in this course is to broaden the initial deployment of Windows Server 2012 services and infrastructure and provide the skills necessary to manage and maintain a domain based Windows Server 2012 environment, such as user and group management, network access and data security.

The secondary audience consists of those seeking to prepare for certification in the 70-411: Administering Windows Server 2012, or who want to acquire the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) credential.

What will I study?

After completing this course, you will be able to:
- Deploy and Maintain Server Images
- Configure and Troubleshoot DNS
- Maintain Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS).
- Manage User and Service Accounts
- Implement a Group Policy Infrastructure
- Manage User Desktops with Group Policy
- Configure and Troubleshoot Remote Access
- Install, Configure and Troubleshoot Network Policy Server (NPS) role
- Implement Network Access Protection (NAP)
- Optimize File Services
- Configure Encryption and Advanced Auditing
- Implement Update Management
- Monitor Windows Server 2012

Please refer to the Microsoft exam preparation guide for details of objectives covered.

How will this course be delivered?

This 'Specialist' level course is part of the Server 2012 'Server Certification Track' from the Professional IT Training series delivered by the Microsoft IT Academy at Solihull College.

Providing IT professional's access to the latest Microsoft certification courses with high quality, flexible learning systems.

The 'Professional IT Training' courses facilitate effective self-directed learning, with flexible start dates to meet your individual needs. This course is delivered in our Microsoft IT Academy workshop alongside students studying similar Windows Server administration courses.

This course includes hands-on practice labs in our Academy lab facility that assist students in becoming proficient in the skills needed to support the Microsoft technology.

The student resources include relevant comprehensive printed Microsoft Curriculum workbook(s), Microsoft Live labs and e- learning materials.

Microsoft Dreamspark enables students to download Microsoft operating systems and applications to create and develop their own practice lab environments, for your academic use only. Conditions and systems requirements apply.

Tailored individual learning plans, with support and guidance from our qualified Microsoft Certified Trainer / mentors.

Each Microsoft Official Academic Course is aligned to existing MCP exam objectives.

This course is available to study either in the daytime or evening, over 15 sessions. Learners may re-enrol on course to extend their period of study

What qualifications will I get?

Vocational study not leading to a recognised academic qualification.

Students may elect to take the relevant Microsoft MCP exam to gain the Microsoft Certified Professional in Administering Windows Server 2012

Working towards, Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA): Windows Server 2012.

Certification requirements are is subject to change at any time without prior notice and at the sole discretion of Microsoft. Please refer to Microsoft certification site for current details.

How will I be assessed?

The course includes continual assessments throughout the course with both practical and quiz exercises and MeasureUp practice exams. Course certificates of completion are provided.

There is no formal examination required; however this course will help prepare you for the following Microsoft MCP exam: 70-411: Administering Windows Server 2012 which may be taken at external Pearson VUE test centres.

How do I get a place on the course?

Places are offered by interview, subject to meeting the entry requirements.

What are the entry requirements?

Learners must be over 19.

Before attending this course, learners must have completed the following courses, gained certification or have similar knowledge:

MCSA: 410 Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012

Students would also benefit from having some previous Windows Server operating system experience.

What else do I need to know?

Certification benefits:

The number of job postings in the computing industry is growing so rapidly that there aren't enough qualified workers available to fill the positions. Get certified and be part of the solution.

Eighty-six percent of hiring managers indicate IT certifications are a high or medium priority during the candidate evaluation process. (CompTIA, Employer Perceptions of IT Training and Certification, January 2011)

Eight in ten HR execs verify certifications among job candidates. (CompTIA, Employer Perceptions of IT Training and Certification, January 2011)

Ninety-one percent of hiring managers consider certification as part of their hiring criteria. (Microsoft, Microsoft Certification Program Satisfaction Study, April 2012)

Sixty-four percent of IT hiring managers rate certifications as having extremely high or high value in validating the skills and expertise of job candidates. (CompTIA, Employer Perceptions of IT Training and Certification, January 2011)

How much will this course cost?
Tuition fee £ 450.00 ; Materials fee £ 85.00 ; Total £ 535.00

Is there anything else I will have to pay for in order to do this course?
Study material fees (£85) are payable separately on enrolment.
This course is not eligible for fee concession.
Learners may re-enrol on course to extend their period of study, tuition fee payable.

Have you got a question about this course?
Please contact the Microsoft IT Academy co-ordinator, Mr Robin Foster via the enquiries team.

What can I do after this course?

This course is intended for individuals who are employed as or seeking employment as a Systems Administrator or Systems Engineer.

Further Microsoft IT certification courses are available on the 'Server Certification Track' including Server 2012, Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services.

Have a question about the course?
Please contact Admissions on 0121 678 7000 with any queries.
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