Microsoft® Windows Server® 2012: Configuring Advanced Services (Exam 70-412)

Course Specifications

Course Number:


Course Length:

5 days

Course Description


You have installed and administered Windows Server 2012. Windows Server has many advanced settings and services such as for DNS, DHCP, domains, forests and AD RMS. By configuring these advanced settings, you can manage the network infrastructure efficiently. In this course, you will configure advanced services within Windows Server 2012.

Course Objectives:

Target Student:

This course is designed for IT professionals who have System Administration experience, who can implement, manage, and maintain a Windows Server (Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, or Windows Server 2012) infrastructure at the enterprise level, and who want to gain the skills and knowledge required to carry out advanced management and provisioning of services within the Windows Server 2012 environment.

This course is also for students who are seeking the Microsoft Certified System Administrator (MCSA) certification and who want to prepare for Exam 70-412: Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services.


To ensure your success in this course, you should have experience working in a Windows Server 2008, 2008 R2, or 2012 enterprise environment, including the implementation, management, and configuration of Active Directory and networking infrastructures.

You should also know how to install, configure, and administer Windows Server 2012. To gain this prerequisite knowledge, you can take the following Logical Operations courses:

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

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

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:

Course Content

Lesson 1: Configuring Advanced DNS Services

Topic A: Configure DNSSEC

Topic B: Configure Socket Pool and Cache Locking

Topic C: Implement Advanced DNS Settings

Lesson 2: Configuring Advanced DHCP Services

Topic A: Configure DHCP Scopes

Topic B: Set Up DHCP Name Protection

Topic C: Configure DHCP Failover

Topic D: Assign Policy Based Leases

Topic E: Implement DHCPv6

Lesson 3: Configuring IPAM

Topic A: Set Up IPAM

Topic B: Configure IPAM Settings

Lesson 4: Configuring iSCSI and iSNS

Topic A: Configure iSCSI

Topic B: Configure iSNS

Lesson 5: Managing DAC

Topic A: Set Up DAC

Topic B: Implement DAC

Lesson 6: Configuring Active Directory Domain Services

Topic A: Configure Forest and Domain

Topic B: Manage Sites

Topic C: Configure Trusts

Topic D: Manage Replication

Lesson 7: Managing Active Directory Certificate Services

Topic A: Install AD CS

Topic B: AD CS Administration

Topic C: Manage AD CS Certification

Lesson 8: Configuring AD RMS

Topic A: Install AD RMS

Topic B: Manage AD RMS

Lesson 9: Managing Active Directory Federation Services

Topic A: Configure AD FS

Topic B: Manage AD FS

Lesson 10: Configuring Hyper-V Virtual Machines

Topic A: Create VM Replicas in Hyper-V

Topic B: Migrate VMs

Lesson 11: Managing NLB

Topic A: Install NLB

Topic B: Configure NLB

Lesson 12: Configuring Failover Clusters

Topic A: Configure Cluster Networking

Topic B: Configure an FOC

Topic C: Configure Applications and Services in a FOC

Lesson 13: Implementing Disaster Recovery

Topic A: Configure Windows Server Backup

Topic B: Restore Windows Servers

Lesson 14: Configuring Additional Services

Topic A: Configure BranchCache

Topic B: Configure Advanced File Services

Topic C: Configure ReFS and Storage Spaces

Topic D: Set Up BitLocker

Appendix A: Exam 70-412: Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services