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Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA): Server 2012 (Voucher Included)

The MCSA certification can help you advance your existing information technology career. Aimed at individuals already working within the industry, this advanced certification validates your knowledge of Windows Server 2012.

In the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA): Windows Server 2012 program, you will master installation of Server 2012 and configuring roles and features. You will also learn about Hyper-V and deploy and configure core network services like DHCP, DNS, and IP Addresses. You will advance by gaining expertise in installing and administering active directory and managing group policy in enterprise environments. You will also learn tasks related to administering Windows Server 2012, such as Windows Deployment Services, Path Management with WSUS, and server monitoring. Gain experience configuring File and Print Services while exploring DFS, FSRM, encryption, and auditing. Configure network services and access like DNS zones and records, VPNs, and DirectAccess. You will also configure NPS and advanced Group Policy options and manage Active Directory.

Learn how to configure high availability through clustering and network load balancing. Explore advanced file services, Dynamic Access Control, and optimizing storage. Manage business continuity and disaster recovery, manage network services, and explore advanced active directory infrastructure objects like forests, domains, trusts, and sites. In addition, manage roles like AD Federation Services, Certificate Services, and AD Rights Management Services. This training program prepares you to take the Microsoft 70-410, 70-411, and 70-412 certification exams. Upon passing these exams, you will earn the MCSA: Server 2012 Certification. Train in labs using real Microsoft client and server operating systems to gain experience.

12 Months / 230 Course Hrs
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Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA): Server 2012 (Voucher Included) Details + Objective

Course Code: GES853

You Will Learn
  • Master the installation and configuration of Microsoft Server 2012
  • Gain expertise in installing and administering active directory and managing group policy in enterprise environments
  • Practice concepts taught using real Microsoft client and server operating systems
How the course is taught
  • Self-paced, online course
  • 12 months to complete
  • Open enrollment, begin anytime
  • 230 course hours
How you will benefit
  • Gain hands-on experience using Microsoft server and operating systems
  • Earn an advanced MCSA certification that will help you advance your existing IT career
  • Receive vouchers to take three Microsoft certification exams
  • Further your skills for a successful career as a computer user support specialist, computer network architect, IT support specialist, or computer systems support specialist
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA): Server 2012 (Voucher Included) Outline
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Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012

Begin the course by learning the fundamentals of Windows Server 2012. Learn how to install, configure, and allocate storage for the server.

Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 (Continued)

Continue on to develop an understanding of how to manage accounts, install directories, and configure groups. You’ll understand how to delegate control, automate accounts, and understand different domain services.

Administering Windows Server 2012

Learn about WDS and WSUS installation and configuration. Explore WDS image modification. Move on to discuss monitoring services and file management systems.

Administering Windows Server 2012 (Continued)

Complete this module by learning about event subscriptions, encryption, and services. You’ll also understand NAP and AD management, as well as group policy best practices.

Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services

Master an understanding of high availability and storage, backup and recovery services, and AD infrastructure and roles.

Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services (Continued)

Complete the course by understanding your options when it comes to AD certificate services and how to best manage certificates.

Program Details

Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012    

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

Administering Windows Server 2012

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

Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services

  1. High Availability and Storage
    1. Configure Network Load Balancing
    2. Configure Clustering
    3. Manage Failover Cluster Roles
    4. Manage VM Movement
    5. Configure and Optimize Storage
    6. Dynamic Access Control
    7. Configure Advanced File Services
  2. Backup and Recovery and Services
    1. Manage Backups
    2. Recover Settings
    3. Configure Site-Level Fault Tolerance
    4. Advanced DHCP
    5. Advanced DNS
    6. Configure and Manage IPAM
  3. AD Infrastructure and Roles
    1. Configure Forests
    2. Configure Domains
    3. Configure Sites
    4. Manage AD and SYSVOL Replication
    5. Configure AD RMS
    6. Implement ADFS
  4. Certificate Services
    1. AD Certificate Services
    2. Manage Certificates
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Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA): Server 2012 (Voucher Included) Instructors
David Grimes

David brings over 10 years experience in IT, education, instruction, curriculum design, combined with extensive management and leadership experience in the private and non-profit sectors. His passion for technology and education has led David to work as an academic dean, student services director, technology coordinator, teacher, consultant, and technology columnist and blogger. David holds a Master of Education and a Bachelor of Science, both in Technology Education, from Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. In addition, he has earned IT industry certifications and has been published in a book on gamification in the classroom.

Chintan Thakkar

Chintan has 10+ years of teaching and instructional designer experience in Information Technology. His areas of expertise include networking, and server and storage systems management. He has also developed complex software using various programming languages. From an instructional design and teaching perspective, Chintan is focused on (Cisco) CCNA, Networking, Server, and Cloud Computing courses. Chintan holds a Master of Science in Computer Science from Southern Methodist University, in Dallas, Texas, and earned his Bachelor of Engineering Degree in Computer Engineering from South Gujarat University in Surat, India.

Prerequisites / Requirements


This is an advanced level program. Students should have a base knowledge about computer hardware, installing hard drives, installing and navigating operation systems, and basic networking knowledge. It is recommended that students should either first take CompTIA A+ and Network+ or have the equivalent of two years of experience working with computers.


Hardware Requirements: 

  • This program can be taken on either a PC or Mac device. Mac users are encouraged to have access to a Windows environment on their device.

Software Requirements: 

  • Windows 7 and later operating systems and the latest version of Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, or Safari browsers. (Although Firefox or Chrome is preferred). Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.
  • Adobe Flash Player. Click here to download the Flash Player.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to download the Acrobat Reader.
  • Other: Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.

Instructional material requirements: 

  • The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment.
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA): Server 2012 (Voucher Included) Frequently Asked Questions
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Do I have to buy additional materials?

No additional materials are required for this program.

Can I use a Mac?

Yes, you can use a Mac for this program.

What happens when I complete the program?
Upon successful completion of the program, you will be awarded a certificate of completion.
Can I register for programs if I am an international student?

Yes, since ed2go programs are online, you never have to actually travel to the school. Most schools offer telephone or online registration.

How long does it take to complete a program?
This program is self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start and finish at your own pace. Upon registering, you're given twelve (12) months to complete this program.
Can I get financial assistance?

ed2go courses are non-credit courses, so they do not qualify for federal aid. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards will pay for qualified students to take our courses. Additionally, some students may qualify for financial assistance when they enroll, if they meet certain requirements.

Who will be my instructor?
Each student is paired with a facilitator for one-on-one interaction. The facilitator will be available (via e-mail) to answer any questions you may have and to provide feedback on your performance. All of our facilitators are successful working professionals in the fields in which they teach.
When can I start the program?

Our programs are all open enrollment. You can register and start the program as soon as you are ready.

Please note: Once the program curriculum is accessed online or through submission of a material shipment confirmation, refunds cannot be issued.

Does this program lead to a certification?

Yes, this program prepares you to take the MCSA certification exams 70-410, 70-411 and 70-412, which qualify you for the MCSA: Server 2012 Certification. Upon successful completion of this program, you will receive vouchers for these Microsoft exams.

Am I guaranteed a job?

ed2go programs will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. We don’t provide direct job placement services, but our facilitators and career counselors will help you build your resume and are available to give advice on finding your first job. Facilitators will also be available to use as a professional reference upon completion of the program. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.

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What if I don't have enough time to complete my program within the time frame provided?

The time allotted to complete your program has been calculated based on the number of course hours. If after a concerted effort, you are still unable to complete your program on time, your Student Advisor will help you work out a suitable completion date. Please note that a fee may be charged for an extension.

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