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In this intermediate Microsoft Server 2012 training, Garth Schulte covers the objectives in the 70-410 exam, which is the first of three exams required to earn the MCSA: Server 2012 certification.
MCSA: Server 2012 is broken into three exams that mirror the three stages of implementing Server 2012 in an enterprise environment. This 70-410 exam covers how to install Server 2012 and do initial configuration. After finishing this Server 2012 training, you'll know how to plan and install a Windows Server 2012 infrastructure, including how to setup AD, set group policies, and fire up some VMs.
With the right experience, systems administrators who complete this 70-410 training prove they’re ready to jump right into Server 2012 installation. It can also prepare a sysadmin to take on more senior systems administrator roles.
For anyone who manages systems administrators, this Server 2012 training can be used for 70-410 exam prep, on-boarding new systems administrators on Server 2012, or as part of a team training plan.
MCSA: Server 2012 (70-410): What You Need to Know
This MCSA: Server 2012 training maps to the Microsoft 70-410 exams objectives, and cover topics such as:
- Installation: planning, server core installation, services, server roles, features on-demand
- Server Roles: file configuration, share permissions, NTFS permissions, print and document services, server core configuration
- Virtual Machines: creation and configuration, Hyper-V virtual switches, RemoteFX, storage, resource metering
- Core Network Services: IPv4 and IPv6 addressing, subnetting, DHCP configuration, DNS configuration
- Active Directory: domain controller, IaaS, accounts, users and computers, bulk operations, groups, and organizational units
- Group Policy: group policy objects (GPO), security policies, local users and groups, user account control (UAC), rule enforcement, Windows Firewall
Who Should Take 70-410 Training?
This Server 2012 training is considered associate-level Microsoft training, which means it was designed for systems administrators. This 70-410 course is valuable for new IT professionals with at least a year of experience with Microsoft infrastructure and experienced systems administrators looking to validate their Microsoft skills.
New or aspiring systems administrators. If you’re a new sysadmin and your company has just thrown you into Server 2012 administration, it can seem like a bit much at first. MCSA: Server 2012 training (70-410) will give you a good overview of what you need to support Windows Server. You will learn more about how servers function, and you will be one step closer to MCSA: Server 2012 certification in preparation for the first exam.
Experienced systems administrators. Sometimes it’s good to just go back to the basics. That’s what you get with exam 70-410 in preparation for MCSA: Server 2012 certification. CBT Nuggets gives you the option to prepare for the three required exams with one course or to break the training down to individual exams. Even if you’re not going for certification, taking MCSA: Server 2012 training for 70-410 will refresh your knowledge of server roles, virtual machines, Active Directory, and other important topics. It’s good training for experienced sysadmins — even if only to refresh their knowledge and skills.