MCSA: 412 Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services

MCSA: 412 Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services

Study Mode: Part Time
Course Level: N/A

Where will this course lead?

Learn how to provision and configure advanced services using Windows Server 2012. This course is part three, 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 will 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 three courses, this course primarily covers advanced configuration of services necessary to deploy, manage and maintain a Windows Server 2012 infrastructure, such as advanced networking services, Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS), identity management, rights management, Federated services, network load balancing, failover clustering, business continuity and disaster recovery.

This course is intended for IT professionals with hands-on experience implementing, managing, and maintaining a Windows Server 2012 infrastructure in an existing enterprise environment, who wish to acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to perform advanced management and provisioning of services within that Windows Server 2012 environment. Suitable candidates are typically experienced system administrators who have real-world experience working in a Windows Server 2008, Windows server 2008 R2 or Windows Server 2012 environment.

The secondary audience consists of those seeking to prepare for certification in 70-412: Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services, 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:
- Implement advanced network services.
- Implement advanced file services.
- Implement Dynamic Access Control.
- Implement distributed Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) deployments.
- Implement AD DS sites and replication.
- Implement Active Directory Certification Services (AD CS).
- Implement Active Directory Rights Management Services (AD RMS).
- Implement Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS).
- Implement network load balancing (NLB).
- Implement failover clustering.
- Implement failover clustering with Hyper-V.
- Implement disaster recovery.

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

How will this course be delivered?

This 'Associate' 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 Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services

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 prepare you for the following Microsoft MCP exam: 70-412: Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services 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
MCSA: 411 Administering Windows Server 2012

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.

Solihull College and University Centre offers full time and part time courses for businesses and residents in Birmingham, Walsall, Wolverhampton, Coventry Warwickshire and the whole of the West Midlands.

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 'Desktop Certification Track' including Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 or on the 'Database Certification Track' including SQL Server 2012.

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