Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MSCA): Server 2012

In this program, you will learn to install, configure, and manage Server 2012 with hands-on labs that give step-by-step instructions
Temecula, CA P.O. Box 760,, Temecula, CA 92593
(951) 9723600

Course at a Glance

Mode of learning : Online - Instructor Lead(LVC)

Domain / Subject : Engineering & Technology

Function : Information Technology(IT)

Trainer name : Tracey Rossi

Duration : 230 Hours

Difficulty : Medium

Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MSCA): Server 2012

The Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA): Windows Server 2012 program can take you to the next level in your IT career. This program validates the primary set of Windows Server 2012 skills, relevant across multiple solution areas in a business environment.  You will prepare to manage IT departments as a Network or Computer Systems Administrator or as a Computer Network Specialist.

With a MCSA: Server 2012 certification, you will be able to reduce IT costs and deliver more business value with a certification. This program prepares you for the standards set forth by Microsoft for earning the MCSA Certification and prepares you to take the Microsoft 70-410, 70-411 and 70-412 certification exams. Upon passing all three exams, you will receive the MCSA: Server 2012 Certification.

In this program, you will learn to install, configure, and manage Server 2012 with hands-on labs that give step-by-step instructions. The applied learning labs prepare you to walk into an interview with marketable skills. This online program will also prepare you to take the MCSA exams.


Upon completion of this program, you will be able to do the following:

  • Install and configure servers
  • Deploy and administer Active Directory
  • Create and manage Group Policy
  • Deploy, manage and maintain servers
  • Implement business continuity and disaster recovery
  • Identity and access solutions

You will also be able to configure and manage the following:

  • File, storage, and print services
  • Network services and access
  • Server roles and features
  • Hyper-V
  • Network Policy Server (NPS) infrastructures
  • Active directory infrastructure, Group Policy, and High Availability

You’ll also be prepared to take the following Microsoft exams:

  • 70-410: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012
  • 70-411: Administering Windows Server 2012
  • 70-412: Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services


This program can be taken on a Mac or a PC. On a PC, it is compatible with Windows XP and later operating systems and IE 7 and later browsers.

On a Mac, the program is compatible with Mac OS X 10.6 and later operating systems, Firefox, Chrome, and Safari 5.1.9 or later browsers. We highly recommend that you use Chrome and Firefox in place of other web browsers. Adobe Flash Player and Adobe Acrobat Reader are required for this program.

To complete the labs, you must install and configure VirtualBox (instructions provided in program):

  • VirtualBox runs on most 32-bit or 64-bit operating systems
  • 6 GB of RAM is recommended, 4 is the minimum        
  • 10 GB of Hard Drive space is recommended

Upon registering, you will receive the following materials:

  • Exam Ref MCSA / MCSE 70-410:  Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012
  • Training Guide: Administering Windows Server 2012 (Microsoft Press Training Guide)
  • Exam Ref MCSA / MCSE 70-412:  Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services


Students should have a basic understanding of how to use a computer, in addition to basic networking skills. These skills can be learned in programs such as CompTIA A+ and Network+.

All of our programs are self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start them when you want and finish them at your own pace.

Course Content

Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012    

  • Installing Server 2012 and Hyper-V
    • Installing Server 2012
    • Configure Server Core
    • Configure Local Storage
    • Configure Hyper-V
    • Configure Hyper-V in R2
  • AD Installation and Configuring AD Objects
    • Active Directory Installation
    • Manage Accounts
    • Deploy IaaS
    • Configure Domain Controllers
    • Configure Groups
    • Configure Organizational Units
    • Delegate Control
    • Automate Accounts
    • Windows PowerShell
  • File and Share Access, Printers and Group Policy
    • Share and NTFS Permissions
    • Manage Storage
    • Word Folders
    • Install and Configure Printers
    • Group Policy Essentials
    • GPO Central Store and Refresh
    • Manage Group Policy Scope and Preferences
    • Group Policy Security and Templates
    • Group Policy Application Enforcement
  • Domain Services
    • IPv4
    • IPv6
    • DHCP
    • DNS
  • Remote Administration and Windows Firewall
    • Remote Management
    • Windows Firewall

Administering Windows Server 2012

  • WDS and WSUS
    • Installing and Configuring WDS
    • PowerShell for WDS
    • WDS Server Properties and Discover Images
    • WDS Image Modification and Capture
    • WSUS Installation
    • WSUS Configuration
  • Monitoring Services and File System Management
    • Task Manager
    • Data Collector Sets
    • Performance Monitor
    • Performance Alerts
    • Event Subscriptions
    • FSRM
    • DFS
    • Encryption
    • BitLocker
  • Services
    • DNS Records
    • DNS Zones
    • VPN
    • Routing
    • DirectAccess
    • Web Application Proxies
  • NAP and AD Management
    • NAT
    • RADIUS
    • NPS
    • NAP
    • AD Authentication Services
    • AD UGMC and Operations Masters
    • RODC and Coned Domain Controllers
    • AD Maintenance
    • AD Account Policies
  • Group Policy
    • Configure Group Policy Processing
    • Configure Group Policy Settings
    • Manage Group Policy Objects (GPOs)
    • Configure Group Policy Preferences (GPP)

Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services

  • High Availability and Storage
    • Configure Network Load Balancing
    • Configure Clustering
    • Manage Failover Cluster Roles
    • Manage VM Movement
    • Configure and Optimize Storage
    • Dynamic Access Control
    • Configure Advanced File Services
  • Backup and Recovery and Services
    • Manage Backups
    • Recover Settings
    • Configure Site-Level Fault Tolerance
    • Advanced DHCP
    • Advanced DNS
    • Configure and Manage IPAM
  • AD Infrastructure and Roles
    • Configure Forests
    • Configure Domains
    • Configure Sites
    • Manage AD and SYSVOL Replication
    • Configure AD RMS
    • Implement ADFS
  • Certificate Services
    • AD Certificate Services
    • Manage Certificates


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