Course Code: GES861
Understand how to install Server 2012 and Hyper-V. Learn about AD installation and how to configure AD objects.
Learn the best ways to configure Server 2012, Hyper-V, and local storage. You’ll also cover file and sharing access, printers and group policy, domain services, and remote administration with Windows firewall.
Explore the best practices for managing WDS and WSUS, monitor services and file system management, NAP and AD management, and group policy.
Learn about high availability and storage, backup and recovery services, AD infrastructure and roles, and certificate services.
Master the installation and management of cloud resources. Understand how to monitor cloud resources and manage problems, service, and workflow issues.
Complete the course by learning how to design and deploy a system center, configure system center infrastructure, configure fabric, configure system center integration, and configure and deploy virtual machines and services.
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.
Aaron brings over 10 years experience in technology and technology-related instructional design, teaching and tutoring. His experience includes instructional design and curriculum development for Loyola University Medical Center, DeVry University, as well as corporate training clients. Aaron holds a Master of Science Education in Learning Design and Technology, from Purdue University, in West Lafayette, Indiana; and a Bachelor of Science in Integrative Biology from the University of Illinois/Urbana Champaign, in Champaign, Illinois.
This program is recommended for IT industry professionals with prior experience or training, or related IT certifications. All 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+.
To earn MS Private Cloud certification, individuals must have a current MCSA Server 2012 credential, and this program is intended for individuals who do not already have that certification. Individuals holding a current MCSA Server 2012 credential should consider taking the Microsoft Private Cloud program.
This program will prepare you for the Microsoft Private Cloud industry certification exams, 70-246 and 70-247 and MCSA certification exams 70-410, 70-411 and 70-412. After completing the program, you're encouraged to set up your own exam dates and times at a testing center close to you. An exam voucher is included in the cost of tuition.
This program is compatible with the Windows 7 and later operating systems and all current Internet browsers.
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. You'll need to have email capabilities.
Adobe Flash Player and Adobe Acrobat Reader are required for this course.
Yes, because ed2go programs are online you never have to actually travel to the school. Most schools offer telephone or online registration.
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. When you register, you’ll receive twelve (12) months to complete the program.
No, the tuition covers all course materials and textbooks.
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.
Upon successful completion of the program, you will be awarded a certificate of completion. In addition, students who successfully complete the course will be well-prepared for the following Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) Server 2012 and Private Cloud certification exams:
You will also receive exam vouchers for the MCSA certification exams 70-410, 70-411 and 70-412 and the Microsoft Private Cloud industry certification exams 70-246 and 70-247.
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.
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.
In order to take our online programs, you must have access to a computer and the Internet. You can access the program contents from any Web-enabled computer. You don’t have to use the same computer to log-in to the program every time. We recommend that you have a word-processing program (Microsoft Word is recommend) and the latest version of Internet Explorer. For the online labs, students will be required to install and configure VirtualBox (instructions provided in program). VirtualBox runs on most 32-bit or 64-bit operating systems, including those listed above. A minimum of 4GB RAM is required and 6GB of RAM is recommended. 10GB of hard drive storage space is recommended.
Yes, you can use a Mac for this program.
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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.
Students who successfully complete the course will be well-prepared for the following Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) Server 2012 exams 70-410, 70-411, 70-412 and Private Cloud exams 70-246, 70-247. Once you complete your online program work, you can move forward to take the certification exams administered by third-party vendors such as Prometric and Virtual University Enterprises (VUE), two leading providers of technology-based testing. Both offer a network of computer-based testing centers with thousands of locations worldwide. Exam vouchers are included in the cost of tuition.
The time allotted to complete your program has been calculated based on the number of hours for each program, so don't worry too much about not completing in time. If, after a concerted effort, you are still unable to complete, your Student Advisor will help you work out a suitable completion date. Please note that a fee will be charged for an extension.