Microsoft® Windows Server® 2012: Installation and Configuration (Exam 70-410)

Course Specifications

Course Number:


Course Length:

5 days

Course Description


Welcome to Microsoft® Windows Server® 2012: Installation and Configuration (Exam 70-410). This course covers all the topics listed in the exam objectives for 70-410. It also 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 LogicalCHOICE 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 some knowledge of and experience working with Windows Server and who want to further develop their implementation 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 70-410, Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012.


To ensure your success in this course, you should understand the fundamentals of networking. You should have experience with completing administration and security tasks in an enterprise environment. In addition, you should be comfortable with supporting, configuring, and using a Windows® client such as Windows Vista®, Windows 7, or Windows 8. You can obtain this level of skills and knowledge by taking the following Logical Operations courses:

Course-specific Technical Requirements


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


For this course, you will need the following software:

Course Content

Lesson 1: Planning, Installing, and Configuring Windows Server 2012

Topic A: Introduction to Windows Server 2012

Topic B: Describe Windows Server 2012 Management

Topic C: Plan and Install Windows Server 2012

Topic D: Configure Windows Server 2012

Lesson 2: Installing and Configuring an Active Directory Domain Controller

Topic A: Overview of Active Directory

Topic B: Install an Active Directory Domain Controller

Lesson 3: Administering Active Directory Objects

Topic A: Design and Create an Active Directory Hierarchy

Topic B: Manage Users

Topic C: Manage Computers

Topic D: Manage Groups

Topic E: Delegate Administrative Tasks

Lesson 4: Automating Administrative Tasks

Topic A: Introduction to Windows PowerShell

Topic B: Use Windows PowerShell to Manage Active Directory Objects

Topic C: Use Command-Line Tools to Administer Active Directory

Topic D: Use Bulk Operations

Lesson 5: Configuring IPv4

Topic A: Overview of the TCP/IP Protocol Suite

Topic B: Describe IPv4 Addressing

Topic C: Implement Subnetting and Supernetting

Topic D: Configure and Troubleshoot IPv4

Lesson 6: Configuring IPv6

Topic A: Overview of IPv6

Topic B: Implement IPv6 Addressing

Topic C: Implement IPv6 and IPv4

Topic D: Transition from IPv4 to IPv6

Lesson 7: Installing and Configuring DHCP

Topic A: Install the DHCP Server Role

Topic B: Configure DHCP Scopes

Topic C: Manage a DHCP Database

Topic D: Secure and Monitor a DHCP Server

Lesson 8: Installing and Configuring DNS

Topic A: Overview of DNS

Topic B: Install and Configure the DNS Server Role

Lesson 9: Configuring Storage Spaces and File and Print Services

Topic A: Design and Implement Storage Spaces

Topic B: Secure Files and Folders

Topic C: Configure Offline Files and Shadow Copies

Topic D: Implement Network Printing

Lesson 10: Configuring Group Policy

Topic A: Create Group Policy Objects

Topic B: Group Policy Processing

Topic C: Implement a Central Store

Lesson 11: Securing Windows Servers

Topic A: Analyze Security

Topic B: Configure Windows Server User Security

Topic C: Configure Windows Server Software Security

Topic D: Configure Windows Firewall

Lesson 12: Installing and Configuring Virtual Servers and Clients

Topic A: Identify Virtualization Solutions

Topic B: Implement Hyper-V

Topic C: Configure Hyper-V

Topic D: Manage Virtual Networking

Appendix A: Exam 70-410: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012