Microsoft® Windows Server® 2012: Administration (Exam 70-411)

Course Specifications

Course Number:


Course Length:

5 days

Course Description


Welcome to Microsoft® Windows Server® 2012: Administration (Exam 70-411). This course covers all the topics listed in the exam objectives for 70-411. In addition, it contains practical information for the working server administrator. In addition to this book, the successful student will become comfortable with all procedures and activities listed in this book, the How Tos and LearnTOs on the LogicaCHOICE website, and refer to the websites listed in the student notes throughout the content.

Course Objectives

Target Student:

Students taking this course are system administrators or prospective system administrators who have one year of experience working with Windows Server who want to further develop their administration skills for Active Directory and Windows Server 2012.

This course is also for students seeking the Microsoft Certified System Administrator (MCSA) certification and want to prepare for Exam 70-411, Administering Windows Server 2012.


To ensure your success in your course you should have experience administering Windows Server 2012, including installing Windows Server 2012, using administrative tools, configuring system properties, and configuring networking settings. You can obtain this level of skills and knowledge by taking the following Logical Operations courses:

Microsoft® Windows Server® 2012: Installation

Course-specific Technical Requirements


For this course, you will need one computer for each student and one for the instructor. Each computer will need the following minimum hardware configurations:

Microsoft Hardware Level 6:

  • 64-bit Intel Virtualization Technology (Intel VT) or Advanced Micro Devices Virtualization

(AMD-V) processor

  • 2 GB RAM minimum, 8 GB recommended
  • 120 GB hard disk, 7200 RPM Serial Advanced Technology Attachment (SATA) or better
  • DVD-ROM drive
  • Keyboard and mouse (or other pointing device)
  • 1024 x 768 resolution 17″ SVGA monitor recommended
  • Network cards and cabling for local network access
  • Printer (optional) or an installed printer driver
  • Projection system to display the instructor’s computer screen


  • Microsoft® Windows Server® 2012 Standard or Datacenter Edition
  • Microsoft® Office PowerPoint® Viewer
  • Microsoft® Office Word Viewer
  • A PDF reader such as Foxit or Adobe® Acrobat® Reader
  • A web browser
  • Internet access is required

Course Content

Lesson 1: Managing User and Service Accounts

Topic A: Create and Modify User Accounts

Topic B: Create Managed Service Accounts

Lesson 2: Administering Group Policy

Topic A: Active Directory Group Policy

Topic B: Configure User Account Policies

Topic C: Configure Computer Account Policies

Topic D: Manage Group Policy

Lesson 3: Managing Network File Services

Topic A: Configure the File Server

Topic B: Implement the Distributed File System

Topic C: Encrypt Network Files

Topic D: Audit Resources

Lesson 4: Managing DNS

Topic A: Install and Configure a DNS Server

Topic B: Integrate Active Directory and DNS

Topic C: Configure Zone Transfers, Delegation, and Conditional Forwarding

Topic D: Configure DNSSEC

Topic E: Monitor and Troubleshoot DNS

Lesson 5: Managing Remote Access

Topic A: Implement Remote Access

Topic B: Install Network Policy Server

Topic C: Implement Network Access Protection

Lesson 6: Deploying Operating System Updates

Topic A: Install Windows Server Updates Services Role

Topic B: Deploy Updates

Lesson 7: Deploying Operating System Images

Topic A: Install Windows Deployment Services Role

Topic B: Create Images

Topic C: Deploy Images

Lesson 8: Monitoring System Resources

Topic A: Evaluate Event Logs

Topic B: Monitor Performance

Topic C: Use Data Collector Sets

Topic D: Configure Alerts

Topic E: Use Resource Monitor

Lesson 9: Managing Active Directory Services

Topic A: Implement Virtual Domain Controllers

Topic B: Implement Read-Only Domain Controllers

Topic C: Manage Domain Controllers

Topic D: Maintain Active Directory

Lesson 10:

Appendix A: Exam 70-411: Administering Windows Server 2012