MCSE: Server Infrastructure Solutions Expert

The Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE): Server Infrastructure certification validates that you have the skills needed to run a highly efficient and modern data center, with expertise in identity management, systems management, virtualization, storage, and networking.

Earning an MCSE: Server Infrastructure certification will qualify you for such jobs as computer support specialist and information security analyst.

Required Exams

After successfully completing the above exams, you’ll earn a Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA): Windows Server 2012

certification.

  • Designing and Implementing a Server Infrastructure
  • Implementing an Advanced Server Infrastructure

Course 20413B:Designing and Implementing a Server Infrastructure

Course Outline

Module 1: Planning a Server Upgrade and Migration

Upgrade and Migration Considerations
Creating a Server Upgrade and Migration Plan
Planning for Virtualization

Module 2: Planning and Implementing a Server Deployment Infrastructure

Selecting an Appropriate Server Imaging Strategy
Selecting a Deployment Automation Strategy
Implementing an Automated Deployment Strategy

Module 3: Designing and Maintaining an IP Configuration and Address Management Solution

Designing and Implementing DHCP
Planning and Implementing DHCP Scopes
Planning and Implementing an IPAM Provisioning Strategy

Module 4: Designing and Implementing Name Resolution

Designing a Domain Name System (DNS) Server Implementation Strategy
Designing the DNS Namespace
Designing and Implementing DNS Zones
Designing and Configuring DNS Zone Replication and Delegation
Optimizing DNS Servers
Designing DNS for High Availability and Security

Module 5: Designing and Implementing an Active Directory Domain Services Forest and Domain Infrastructure

Designing an AD DS Forest
Designing and Implementing AD DS Forest Trusts
Designing and Implementing AD DS Domains
Designing DNS Namespaces in AD DS Environments
Designing AD DS Domain Trusts

Module 6: Designing and Implementing an Active Directory Organizational Unit Infrastructure

Planning the Active Directory Administrative Tasks Delegation Model
Designing the OU Structure
Designing and Implementing an Active Directory Group Strategy

Module 7: Designing and Implementing a Group Policy Object Strategy

Gathering the Information Required for a GPO Design
Designing and Implementing GPOs
Designing GPO Processing
Planning Group Policy Management

Module 8: Designing and Implementing an Active Directory Domain Services Topology

Designing and Implementing AD DS Sites
Designing AD DS Replication
Designing the Placement of Domain Controllers
Virtualization Considerations for Domain Controllers
Designing Highly Available Domain Controllers

Module 9: Planning and Implementing Storage

Storage Considerations
Planning and Implementing iSCSI SANs
Storage Spaces in Windows Server 2012

Module 10: Planning and Implementing File Services

Planning and Implementing DFS
Planning and Implementing BranchCache
Planning and Implementing Dynamic Access Control

Module 11: Designing and Implementing Network Access Services
Designing and Implementing Remote Access Services
Designing RADIUS Authentication by Using NPS
Designing a Perimeter Network
Planning and Implementing DirectAccess

Module 12: Designing and Implementing Network Protection

Overview of Network Security Design
Identifying and Mitigating Common Network Security Threats
Designing and Implementing a Windows Firewall Strategy
Designing and Implementing a NAP Infrastructure

Course 20414B: Implementing an Advanced Server Infrastructure

Course Outline

Module 1: Overview of Management in an Enterprise Data Center

Overview of the Enterprise Data Center
Overview of the Microsoft System Center 2012 Components
Considerations for Implementing an Enterprise Data Center

Module 2: Planning and Implementing a Server Virtualization Strategy

Planning a VMM Deployment
Planning and Implementing a Server Virtualization Host Environment
Planning and Implementing a Network Infrastructure for Virtualization

Module 3: Planning and Implementing Networks and Storage for Virtualization

Planning a Storage Infrastructure for Virtualization
Implementing a Storage Infrastructure for Virtualization
Planning and Implementing a Network Infrastructure for Virtualization

Module 4: Planning and Deploying Virtual Machines

Planning Virtual Machine Configuration
Preparing for Virtual Machine Deployments with VMM
Deploying Virtual Machines

Module 5: Planning and Implementing a Virtualization Administration Solution

Planning and Implementing Automation with System Center 2012
Planning and Implementing System Center 2012 Administration
Planning and Implementing Self-Service Options in System Center 2012

Module 6: Planning and Implementing a Server Monitoring Strategy

Planning Monitoring in Windows Server 2012
Overview of System Center Operations Manager
Planning and Configuring Management Packs
Planning and Configuration Notifications and Reporting
Configuring Integration with VMM

Module 7: Planning and Implementing High Availability for File Services and Applications

Planning and Implementing Storage Spaces
Planning and Implementing Distributed File System (DFS)
Planning and Implementing Network Load Balancing (NLB)

Module 8: Planning and Implementing a High Availability Infrastructure Using Failover Clustering

Planning an Infrastructure for Failover Clustering
Implementing Failover Clustering
Integrating Failover Clustering with Server Virtualization
Planning a Multisite Failover Cluster

Module 9: Planning and Implementing Server Update Infrastructure

Planning and Implementing a WSUS Deployment
Planning Software Updates with System Center 2012 Configuration Manager
Planning and Implementing Updates in a Server Virtualization Infrastructure
Planning and Implementing Virtual Machine Backup and Recovery

Module 10: Planning and Implementing a Business Continuity Strategy

Overview of Business Continuity Planning
Planning and Implementing Backup Strategies
Planning and Implementing Recovery
Planning and Implementing Backup and Recovery of Virtual Machines

Module 11: Planning and Implementing an Public Key Infrastructure

Planning and Implementing Deployment of a Certification Authority
Planning and Implementing Certificate Templates
Planning and Implementing Certificate Distribution and Revocation
Planning and Implementing Key Archival and Recovery

Module 12: Planning and Implementing an Identity Federation Infrastructure

Planning and Implementing an Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) Server Infrastructure
Planning and Implementing AD FS Claims Providers and Relying Parties
Planning and Implementing AD FS Claims and Claim Rules

Module 13: Planning and Implementing an Information Rights Management Infrastructure

Planning and Implementing an AD RMS Cluster
Planning and Implementing AD RMS Templates and Policies
Planning and Implementing External Access to AD RMS Services
Planning and Implementing AD RMS Integration with Dynamic Access Control (DAC)