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MCSA Windows Server 2012 R2 Configuring Advanced Services Study Guide: Exam 70-412

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The bestselling MCSA study guide, with expert instruction and hands-on practice

MCSA Windows Server 2012 R2 Configuring Advanced Services Study Guide provides focused preparation for exam 70-412 and is fully updated to align with the latest Windows Server 2012 R2 objectives. This comprehensive guide covers 100 percent of all exam objective domains, and includes hundreds of practice questions and answers. You get access to video demonstrations, electronic flashcards, and practice exams, and hands-on exercises based on real-world scenarios allow you to apply your skills to everyday tasks. Organized by objective, each chapter includes review questions and a list of Exam Essentials that help you judge your level of preparedness every step of the way.

Exam 70-412: Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services is the third and final exam in the MCSA certification series, and was recently updated to cover Server R2. Additions include enhancements to Hyper-V, Storage Spaces, and Active Directory, so it's crucial that your study guide be up to date as well. This book covers the entire exam, including the new information, with expert instruction and easy-to-follow explanation that helps you to:

  • Configure network services, high availability, information protection, and more

  • Implement business continuity and disaster recovery solutions

  • Get hands-on practice in real-world scenarios

  • Pass this one last exam and you become a Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate - someone with trusted, demonstrated expertise in the server software with over 83 percent market share. Businesses rely on Windows Server, and the people who understand them are in demand. Thorough preparation is the key to exam success, and MCSA Windows Server 2012 R2 Configuring Advanced Services Study Guide provides all the information you need to know.

    Table of Contents

    1. Cover Page
    2. Title Page
    3. Copyright
    4. Dedication
    5. Acknowledgments
    6. About the Authors
    7. Contents at a Glance
    8. Contents
    9. Table of Exercises
    10. Introduction
    11. Assessment Test
    12. Chapter 1: Configure and Manage High Availability
      1. Components of High Availability
      2. Achieving High Availability
        1. High Availability Foundation
      3. Configure Network Load Balancing
        1. Install NLB Nodes
        2. Upgrading an NLB Cluster
      4. Achieving High Availability with Failover Clustering
        1. Failover Clustering Requirements
        2. Cluster Quorum
        3. Validating a Cluster Configuration
        4. Creating a Cluster
        5. Clustered Application Settings
        6. Resource Properties
      5. Windows Server 2012 R2 Clustering Features
      6. Summary
      7. Exam Essentials
      8. Review Questions
    13. Chapter 2: Configure File and Storage Solutions
      1. Configure Advanced File Services
        1. Configure the NFS Data Store
        2. Configure BranchCache
        3. Configure File Classification Infrastructure Using File Server Resource Manager
        4. Configure File Access Auditing
      2. Implement Dynamic Access Control
        1. Configure User and Device Claim Types
        2. Create and Configure Resource Properties and Lists
        3. Create and Configure Central Access Rules and Policies
        4. Configure File Classification
        5. Implement Policy Changes and Staging
        6. Perform Access-Denied Remediation
      3. Configure and Optimize Storage
        1. Configure iSCSI Target and Initiator
        2. Configure Internet Storage Name Server
        3. Implement Thin Provisioning and Trim
        4. Manage Server Free Space Using Features on Demand
        5. Configure Tiered Storage
      4. Summary
      5. Exam Essentials
      6. Review Questions
    14. Chapter 3: Implement Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery
      1. Protecting the System
      2. Backup and Recovery of Active Directory
        1. Overview of the Windows Server 2012 R2 Backup Utility
        2. Setting Up an Active Directory Backup
        3. Restoring Active Directory
        4. Active Directory Recycle Bin
        5. Restartable Active Directory
        6. Offline Maintenance
        7. Monitoring Replication
        8. Using the ADSI Editor
        9. Wbadmin Command-Line Utility
        10. Configure Windows Azure Backups
      3. Understanding Shadow Copies
        1. VssAdmin Command
      4. Using Advanced Boot Options
        1. Starting in Safe Mode
        2. Enabling Boot Logging
        3. Using Other Advanced Boot Options Menu Modes
        4. Windows Recovery Environment
      5. Configure Site-Level Fault Tolerance
      6. Using the Startup Repair Tool
      7. Summary
      8. Exam Essentials
      9. Review Questions
    15. Chapter 4: Configure Advanced Network Services
      1. Working with Advanced DHCP Configuration Options
        1. Create and Configure Superscopes
        2. Create and Configure Multicast Scopes
        3. Implement DHCPv6
        4. Configure High Availability for DHCP Including DHCP Failover and Split Scopes
        5. Configure DHCP Name Protection
        6. Configure DNS Registration
      2. The Ins and Outs of DNS
        1. DNS Security
        2. Configure DNS Logging
        3. Configure Delegated Administration
        4. Configure Recursion
        5. Configure Netmask Ordering
        6. Configure a GlobalNames Zone
        7. Analyze Zone-Level Statistics
      3. IPAM Administration 101
        1. Provision IPAM Manually or by Using Group Policy
        2. Configure Server Discovery
        3. Create and Manage IP Blocks and Ranges
        4. Monitor Utilization of IP Address Space
        5. Migrate to IPAM
        6. Delegate IPAM Administration
        7. Manage IPAM Collections
        8. Configure IPAM Database Storage
      4. Summary
      5. Exam Essentials
      6. Review Questions
    16. Chapter 5: Configure the Active Directory Infrastructure
      1. Overview of Network Planning
        1. The Three Types of Networks
        2. Exploring Network Constraints
      2. Overview of Active Directory Replication and Sites
        1. Replicating Active Directory
        2. Understanding Active Directory Site Concepts
        3. Understanding Distributed File System Replication
      3. Implementing Sites and Subnets
        1. Creating Sites
        2. Creating Subnets
        3. Configuring Sites
      4. Configuring Replication
        1. Intrasite Replication
        2. Intersite Replication
        3. RODCs and Replication
        4. Configuring Server Topology
        5. Using Universal Group Membership Caching
      5. Monitoring and Troubleshooting Active Directory Replication
        1. About System Monitor
        2. Troubleshooting Replication
      6. Reasons for Creating Multiple Domains
        1. Reasons for Using Multiple Domains
        2. Drawbacks of Multiple Domains
      7. Creating Domain Trees and Forests
        1. Planning Trees and Forests
        2. The Promotion Process
        3. Creating a Domain Tree
        4. Joining a New Domain Tree to a Forest
        5. Adding Additional Domain Controllers
      8. Demoting a Domain Controller
      9. Managing Multiple Domains
        1. Managing Single-Master Operations
        2. Forest Operations Masters
        3. Domain Operations Masters
        4. Assigning Single-Master Roles
        5. Managing Trusts
        6. Managing UPN Suffixes
        7. Name Suffix Routing
        8. Managing Global Catalog Servers
        9. Managing Universal Group Membership Caching
        10. Upgrading Existing Domains and Forests
      10. Summary
      11. Exam Essentials
      12. Review Questions
    17. Chapter 6: Configure Access and Information Protection Solutions
      1. What's New in Windows Server 2012 R2 with Active Directory Certificate Services?
        1. Active Directory Certificate Services Roles
        2. Planning the Certificate Authority Hierarchy
        3. Installing AD CS
        4. Configuring Active Directory Certificate Services
      2. Implement Active Directory Federation Services
        1. What Is a Claim?
        2. What's New for AD FS in Windows Server 2012 R2?
        3. Active Directory Federation Services Installation
      3. Workplace Join
        1. Device Registration Service
        2. Workplace Join Your Device
      4. Active Directory Rights Management Services
        1. Considerations and Requirements for AD RMS
        2. Installing AD RMS
        3. Managing AD RMS: AD RMS Service Connection Point
      5. Summary
      6. Exam Essentials
      7. Review Questions
    18. Appendix A: Answers to Review Questions
      1. Chapter 1: Configure and Manage High Availability
      2. Chapter 2: Configure File and Storage Solutions
      3. Chapter 3: Implement Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery
      4. Chapter 4: Configure Advanced Network Services
      5. Chapter 5: Configure the Active Directory Infrastructure
      6. Chapter 6: Configure Access and Information Protection Solutions
    19. Appendix B: About the Additional Study Tools
      1. Additional Study Tools
        1. Sybex Test Engine
        2. Electronic Flashcards
        3. PDF of Glossary of Terms
        4. Adobe Reader
      2. System Requirements
      3. Using the Study Tools
      4. Troubleshooting
        1. Customer Care