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Implementing an Advanced Server Infrastructure (Includes Access to our IT Library)

Gain a solid understanding of the advanced features found in Windows Server 2012.



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12 months
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) Server Infrastructure IT
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  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) not included in price, and must be purchased separately
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Expand and prove your ability to work with Advanced Server Infrastructure with our engaging, tutor-led course.

Microsoft Implementing an Advanced Server Infrastructure 70-414 exam is part two of a two-part series of courses to validate your skills and knowledge essential to plan and implement the more advanced features available in Server 2012.

What will I learn?

  • Describe the considerations for managing an enterprise data center
  • Manage a virtual machine deployment
  • Plan and deploy virtual machines
  • Plan and implement networks and storage for virtualisation
  • Plan and implement an Information Rights Management (IRM) infrastructure
  • Plan and implement an Identity Federation Infrastructure
  • Plan and implement a public key infrastructure (PKI)
  • Plan and implement a business continuity strategy
  • Plan and implement a server-updates infrastructure
  • Plan and implement a high availability infrastructure
  • Plan and implement high availability for file services and applications
  • Plan and implement a server monitoring strategy
  • Plan and implement a server virtualisation strategy using System Center 2012

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Credit toward the new MCSE Server 2012

ITonlinelearning’s courses follow official Microsoft curriculum and Microsoft 70-414 Implementing an Advanced Server Infrastructure course contributes a credit toward the Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE): Server Infrastructure certification which ITonlinelearning also offers.

What do I Get?

  • Expert, instructor-led training delivered via video streaming
  • Extensive demonstrations and presentations delivered in a multimedia format
  • Practice tests and full exam simulators
  • Unlimited access to the course for 1 year

What Next?

Enquire today! Our Advisors can answer any questions you have and set up your learning page as soon as you are ready to start your studies.

** This course bundle is part of our IT Library which also includes Certified Network Professional (CCNP), CISSP, MCSA: Windows Server 2016, MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure and MCSE: Productivity and many more **


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Module 1

  • Introduction to Advanced Server Infrastructure
  • Instructor Introduction
  • Course Overview
  • Prerequisites
  • Certification Overview

Module 2

  • Windows Server 2012 Course Presentation
  • Server Environment and Lab Layout
  • Sneak Peak
  • Chapter Review

Module 3

  • Infrastructure: System Center
  • System Center On The Cloud
  • System Center Family Products
  • Virtual Machine Manager
  • Chapter Review

Module 4

  • Infrastructure: Virtual Machine Manager
  • VMM Components
  • Management Console
  • Library Server Resources
  • VMM Roles
  • Security
  • VM Console: Roles, Groups and Library
  • Chapter Review

Module 5

  • Infrastructure: Deploy Servers and Guests
  • Planning VM Deployment
  • Virtual Machine Servicing Tool
  • VM Components
  • Profiles
  • Templates and Libraries
  • VM Deployment
  • Physical-to-Virtual (P2V) Conversion
  • Virtual-to-Virtual (V2V) Conversion
  • Delegation and Automation
  • Infrastructure Deployment
  • Chapter Review

Module 6

  • Infrastructure: Networking and Storage
  • Storage Basics
  • Virtual Hard Disks
  • iSCSI: Server Message Block (SMB) 3.0
  • Network
  • Storage and Networking Scenarios
  • Networking Infrastructure Setup
  • Chapter Review

Module 7

  • Infrastructure: Updates
  • Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
  • Updates Process
  • Components
  • Server Management
  • System Center Integration (End-to-End)
  • System Center Virtualized World
  • System Center Updated Demonstration
  • Chapter Review

Module 8

  • Infrastructure: Monitoring
  • Monitoring Types
  • Virtual Machine Manager Jobs
  • Virtualized
  • Operations Manager
  • Management Pack
  • Notifications vs. Reporting
  • Integration
  • Using Performance and Resource Optimization
  • Single System Monitoring
  • Operations Manager Monitoring
  • Chapter Review

Module 9

  • High Availability: Failover Clustering
  • High Availability Basics
  • HA System Components
  • New Features
  • HA Diagram
  • Cluster Shared Volume Features
  • Quorum
  • Failover Cluster Additional
  • Failover Cluster Virtual
  • Deployment Requirements
  • Failover Clustering Demonstration
  • Chapter Review

Module 10

  • High Availability: Network Services
  • Network Load Balancing Basics
  • NLB Considerations and Features
  • Deployment and Configuration
  • Planning
  • Secure Cluster
  • Network Services High Availability
  • Chapter Review

Module 11

  • High Availability: File Services
  • File and Storage Basics
  • File Server Resource Manager
  • File Classification and Features
  • Distributed File System Replication
  • Storage Spaces
  • Highly Available Virtual Disk
  • Advanced Storage Space Management
  • Storage Demonstration
  • Chapter Review

Module 12

  • High Availability: Remediation
  • Storage Basics
  • Service Level Agreement Requirements
  • Business Continuity
  • Windows Server Backup
  • Recovery
  • Data Protection Manager
  • BranchCache Requirements
  • Data Protection Manager Backup
  • Chapter Review

Module 13

  • Security and Access: PKI and Certificates
  • Public Key Infrastructure Basics X.509
  • Components PKI Solution
  • Certificate Authority
  • Active Directory Certificate Services (AD CS) 2012 New Features
  • Certificate Template
  • Enrollment
  • Certificate Revocation List
  • Recovery
  • CA Infrastructure Installation
  • Chapter Review

Module 14

  • Security and Access: Active Directory Federation Services
  • AD FS Basics
  • WS Security Components and Features
  • Single Sign-On (SSO)
  • Deploying AD FS
  • Claims Linkage
  • AD FS Setup
  • Chapter Review

Module 15

  • Security and Access: Active Directory Rights Management Services
  • Information Rights Management (IRM)
  • AD RMS Usage
  • AD RMS Components, Certificates and Licensing
  • AD RMS Processes
  • Deployment
  • Rights Policy Templates
  • AD RMS Setup
  • Chapter Review

Module 16

  • Course Review
  • Exam Topics
  • Certification Overview
  • Study Recommendations
  • Exam Preparation

Who is this course for?

If you are pursuing the MCSE: Server Infrastructure certification, then this course is ideal for you.


There are no requirements for this course.

Career path

  • Cloud Architect
  • Cloud Administrator
  • Computer Support Specialist
  • Information Security Analyst

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