Designing and Implementing a Server Infrastructure

Description

This exam measures your ability to accomplish the technical tasks listed below. The percentages indicate the relative weight of each major topic area on the exam. The higher the percentage, the more questions you are likely to see on that content area on the exam. View video tutorials about the variety of question types on Microsoft exams.

Benefit

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Content

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Course

• Design considerations including images and bare metal/virtual deployment; design a server implementation using Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK); design a virtual server deployment

• Configure multi-site topology and transport servers; implement a multi-server topology, including stand-alone and Active Directory–integrated Windows Deployment Services (WDS) servers; deploy servers to Microsoft Azure IaaS; deploy servers to public and private cloud by using AppController and Windows PowerShell

• Plan for role migration; migrate server roles; migrate servers across domains and forests; design a server consolidation strategy; plan for capacity and resource optimization

• Design Virtual Machine Manager service templates; plan and deploy profiles, operating system profiles, hardware and capability profiles, application profiles, and SQL profiles; plan and manage services including scaling out, updating and servicing services; configure Virtual Machine Manager libraries; plan and deploy services to non-trusted domains and workgroups

• Planning considerations include iSCSI SANs, Fibre Channel SANs, Virtual Fibre Channel, storage spaces, storage pools including tiered storage and data de-duplication; configure the Internet Storage Name server (iSNS); configure Services for Network File System (NFS); plan and implement SMB 3.0 based storage; plan for Windows Offloaded Data Transfer (ODX)

• Design considerations including a highly available DHCP solution including split scope, DHCP failover, and DHCP failover clustering, DHCP interoperability, and DHCPv6; implement DHCP filtering; implement and configure a DHCP management pack; maintain a DHCP database

• Design considerations including Active Directory integrated zones, DNSSEC, DNS Socket Pool, cache locking, disjoint namespaces, DNS interoperability, migration to application partitions, IPv6, Single-Label DNS Name Resolution, zone hierarchy, and zone delegation

• Design considerations including IP address management technologies including IPAM, Group Policy based, manual provisioning, and distributed, centralized, hybrid placement, and database storage; configure role-based access control; configure IPAM auditing; migrate IPs; manage and monitor multiple DHCP and DNS servers; configure data collection for IPAM; integrate IPAM with Virtual Machine Manager (VMM)

• Design considerations including certificate deployment, firewall configuration, client/site to site, bandwidth, protocol implications, connectivity to Microsoft Azure IaaS and VPN deployment configurations using Connection Manager Administration Kit (CMAK)

• Design considerations including deployment topology, migration from Forefront UAG, One Time Password (OTP), and use of certificates issued by enterprise Certificate Authority (CA)

• Design considerations including planning for applications, authentication and authorization, Workplace Join, devices, multifactor authentication, multifactor access control, single sign-on (SSO), certificates, planning access for internal and external clients

• Configure site-to-site VPN; configure packet filters; implement packet tracing; implement multi-site Remote Access; configure Remote Access clustered with Network Load Balancing (NLB); implement an advanced DirectAccess solution, configure multiple RADIUS server groups and infrastructure, configure Web Application Proxy for clustering

• Design considerations including Network Access Protection (NAP) enforcement methods for DHCP, IPSec, VPN, and 802.1x, capacity, placement of servers, firewall, Network Policy Server (NPS), and remediation network, configure NAP enforcement for IPsec and 802.1x, monitor for compliance

• Design considerations including multi-forest architecture, trusts, functional levels, domain upgrade, domain migration, forest restructure, Microsoft Azure Active Directory and DirSync

• Configure domain rename; configure Kerberos realm trusts; implement a domain upgrade; implement a domain migration; implement a forest restructure; deploy and manage a test forest including synchronization with production forests

• Design considerations including inheritance blocking, enforced policies, loopback processing, security, and WMI filtering, site-linked Group Policy Objects (GPOs), slow-link processing, group strategies, organizational unit (OU) hierarchy, and Advanced Group Policy Management (AGPM), and Group Policy caching

• Design considerations including Active Directory object security and Active Directory quotas; customize tasks to delegate in Delegate of Control Wizard; deploy administrative tools on the client devices; delegate permissions on administrative users (AdminSDHolder); plan for Kerberos delegation

• Design considerations including proximity of domain controllers, replication optimization, and site link; monitor and resolve Active Directory replication conflicts

• Design considerations including global catalog, operations master roles, Read-Only Domain Controllers (RODCs), partial attribute set, and domain controller cloning, and domain controller placement

• Design considerations including RODC, Universal Group Membership Caching (UGMC), global catalog, DNS, DHCP, and BranchCache; implement confidential attributes; delegate administration; modify filtered attributes set; configure password replication policy; configure hash publication

Methodology

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• Presentation • Discussion • Practice Activities • Case Studies

Evaluation

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• Pre test • Post test

Duration

5 Days

Target Audience

This exam is part one of a series of two exams that test the skills and knowledge necessary to design, implement, and maintain a Windows Server 2012 infrastructure in an enterprise scaled, highly virtualized environment. Passing this exam validates a candidate’s ability to plan, configure, and implement the Windows Server 2012 services, such as server deployment, server virtualization, and network access and infrastructure. Passing this exam along with the other exam confirms that a candidate has the skills and knowledge necessary for designing, deploying, and maintaining infrastructure services in a Windows Server 2012 environment.

Schedule

No Schedule