MCSE 2012

mcseThe Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE 2012): 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.

Required exams and exam objectives
70-410  :Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012
70-411   :Administering windows server 2012
70-412  :Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services
70-413  :Designing and implementing a server infrastructure
70-414  :Implementing an advanced server infrastructure


Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 (Exam:70-410)


  • Deploying and Managing Windows Server 2012

Windows Server 2012 Overview,Overview of Windows Server 2012 Management,Installing Windows Server 2012,Post-Installation Configuration of Windows Server 2012

  • Introduction to Active Directory Domain Services

Overview of AD DS,Overview of Domain Controllers

  • Managing Active Directory Domain Services Objects

Managing User Accounts ,Managing Group Accounts ,Managing Computer Accounts,Delegating Administration

  • Automating Active Directory Domain Services Administration

Using Command-line Tools for AD DS Administration,Using Windows PowerShell for AD DS Administration Performing Bulk Operations with Windows PowerShell

  • Implementing IPv4

Overview of TCP/IP,Understanding IPv4 Addressing,Subnetting and Supernetting,Configuring and Troubleshooting IPv4

  • Implementing Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol

Installing a DHCP Server Role ,Configuring DHCP Scopes,Managing a DHCP Database,Securing and Monitoring DHCP

  • Implementing Domain Name System

Name Resolution for Windows Client and Servers,Installing and Managing a DNS Server,Managing DNS Zones

  • Implementing IPv6

Overview of IPv6,IPv6 Addressing, Coexistence with IPv6,IPv6 Transition Technologies

  • Implementing Local Storage

Overview of Storage,Managing Disks and Volumes,Implementing Storage Spaces

  • Implementing File and Print Services

Securing Files and Folders,Protecting Shared Files and Folders by Using Shadow Copies,Configuring Network Printing

  • Implementing Group Policy

Overview of Group Policy,Group Policy Processing,Implementing a Central Store for Administrative Templates

  • Securing Windows Servers Using Group Policy Objects

Windows Operating Systems Security Overview,Configuring Security Settings,Restricting Software,Configuring Windows Firewall with Advanced Security

  • Implementing Server Virtualization with Hyper-V

Overview of Virtualization Technologies ,Implementing Hyper-V,Managing Virtual Machine Storage,Managing Virtual Networks


Administering Windows Server 2012( Exam : 70-411)


  • Deploying and Maintaining Server Images

Overview of Windows Deployment Services,Implementing Deployment with Windows Deployment Services

  • Configuring and Troubleshooting Domain Name System

Installing the DNS Server Role,Configuring the DNS Server Role,Configuring DNS Zones,Configuring DNS Zone Transfers,Managing and Troubleshooting DNS

  • Maintaining Active Directory Domain Services

Overview of AD DS,Implementing Virtualized Domain Controllers,Implementing RODC,Administering AD DSManaging the AD DS Database

  • Managing User and Service Accounts

Automating User Account Management,Configuring Password-Policy and User-Account Lockout Settings, Configuring Managed Service Accounts

  • Implementing a Group Policy Infrastructure

Introducing Group Policy,Implementing and Administering Group Policy Objects (GPOs),Group Policy Scope and Group Policy Processing,Troubleshooting the Application of GPOs

  • Managing User Desktops with Group Policy

Implementing Administrative Templates,Configuring Folder Redirection and Scripts,Configuring Group Policy Preferences,Managing Software with Group Policy

  • Configuring and Troubleshooting Remote Access

Configuring Network Access,Configuring Virtual Private Network (VPN) Access,Overview of Network Policies, Troubleshooting Routing and Remote Access,Configuring DirectAccess

  • Installing, Configuring, and Troubleshooting the Network Policy Server Role

Installing and Configuring a NPS, NPS Authentication Methods,Monitoring and Troubleshooting a NPS

  • Optimizing File Services

Overview of Distributed File System (DFS),Configuring DFS Namespaces,Configuring and Troubleshooting Distributed File System Replication (DFS-R)

  • Configuring Encryption and Advanced Auditing

Encrypting Files by Using Encrypting File System,Configuring Advanced Auditing

  • Implementing Update Management

Overview of WSUS,Deploying Updates with WSUS

  • Monitoring Windows Server 2012

Monitoring Tools,Using Performance Monitor,Monitoring Event Logs

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

  • Implementing Advanced Network Services

Configuring Advanced DHCP Features,Configuring Advanced DNS Settings

  • Implementing Advanced File Services

Configuring  Storage (Mirroring, RAID0, RAID1 & RAID 5)

  • Implementing Distributed Active Directory Domain Services Deployments

Overview of Distributed AD DS Deployments,Deploying a Distributed AD DS Environment,Configuring AD DS Trusts

  • Implementing Active Directory Domain Services Sites and Replication

Overview of AD DS Replication,Configuring AD DS Sites,Configuring and Monitoring AD DS Replication

  • Implementing Active Directory Certificate Services

PKI Overview,Deploying CAs,Deploying and Configuring CA Hierarchy,Deploying and Managing Certificate Templates,Implementing Certificate Distribution and Revocation,Managing Certificate Recovery

  • Implementing Active Directory Federation Services

Overview of AD FS,Deploying AD FS,Implementing AD FS for a Single Organization,Deploying AD FS in a B2B Federation Scenario

  • Implementing Network Load Balancing

Overview of NLB,Configuring an NLB Cluster,Planning an NLB Implementation

  • Implementing Disaster Recovery

Overview of Disaster Recovery,Implementing Windows Server Backup,Implementing Server and Data Recovery

Designing and Implementing a Server Infrastructure(Exam: 70-413)

  • Planning and Implementing a Server Deployment Infrastructure

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

  • 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

  • Designing and Implementing Name Resolution

Designing a 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

  • 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

  • Designing and Implementing an OU Infrastructure and AD DS Permissions Model

Planning the AD DS Administrative Tasks Delegation Model,Designing the OU Structure,Designing and Implementing an AD DS Group Strategy

  • 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

  • Designing and Implementing an AD DS Physical 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

  • Planning and Implementing Storage

Storage Considerations,Planning and Implementing iSCSI SANs

  • Planning and Implementing File Services

Planning and Implementing a Distributed File System,Planning and Implementing Branch Cache,Planning and Implementing Dynamic Access Control

Implementing an Advanced Server Infrastructure(Exam:70-414)


  • Planning and Overview of Server Virtualization Strategy

Overview of System Center 2012 Components,Integrating System Center 2012 and Server Virtualization,Planning.

  • Overview of Networks and Storage for Virtualization

Planning a Storage Infrastructure and Network Infrastructure for Virtualization

  • Overview of Virtual Machines

Planning Virtual Machine Configuration. Preparing for Virtual Machine Deployments with VMM.


  • Planning and Implementing High Availability for File Services and Applications

Planning and Implementing Storage Spaces,Planning and Implementing DFS,Planning and Implementing Network Load Balancing

  • Planning and Implementing an Server Updates Infrastructure

Planning and Implementing a Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) Deployment,Planning Software Updates with System Center 2012 Configuration Manager,Planning and Implementing Updates in a Server Virtualization Infrastructure

  • Planning and Implementing a Business Continuity Strategy

Overview of Business Continuity Planning,Planning and Implementing Backup Strategies,Planning and Implementing Recovery,Planning and Implementing Virtual Machine Backup and Recovery

  • Planning and Implementing an Public Key Infrastructure(ADCS)

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

  • Planning and Implementing an Identity Federation Infrastructure

Planning and Implementing an AD FS Server Infrastructure,Planning and Implementing AD FS Claim Providers and Relying Parties,Planning and Implementing AD FS Claims and Claim Rules