Windows Server 2012 Network Infrastructure & Security

Connecting and Securing Windows Server 2012

This hands-on course is aimed at securely networking the Server 2012 operating system, for systems administrators.  It will give you the practical knowledge you need in easy to understand chunks, so you can go back to your working environment ready to put what you have learnt straight into practice.  You have your own PC to perform different Windows Server 2012 tasks on, as well as an extensive course manual, which you can away as your future reference guide.

Course Code
4 Days
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Private Only
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Purpose of this course

This course is the third in a series of Windows Server courses for administrators, covering the key concepts and principles of networking and network security.  This is a hands-on course, with both real and virtual machines.  From day 1 it builds a network scenario to build and test functionality of Windows Server 2012 in connecting to, controlling and managing networks.

Who is this course for

This course is intended for IT Professionals with hands-on experience working with Windows Server, and who want to acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to fulfil the Systems Administrator role within their organisation.  The course is also suitable for anyone who is preparing for a Windows 2012 qualification.

You will learn how to
  • Configure TCP IP in Windows Server 2012
  • Manage DHCP and DNS servers and manage them with IPAM
  • Set up a PKI and Certificate infrastructure
  • Use IPSec and VPN to secure network traffic
  • Control Network Access using Network Policy Server and Radius
  • Manage The Windows Firewall
Benefits for your organisation

Windows Server 2012 is the latest in Microsoft server systems, and offers many functionalities in server  networking and network security, including some benefits for standard licenses. Having a trained administrator can ensure that you get the most out of this new functionality and reduce exposure to network threats for local and remote / home workers.

Benefits for you as an individual

You gain the knowledge, practical understanding and confidence to use Windows Server 2012.  You will receive hands on network administration skills and experience that employers are looking for. This course giving you the flexibility to study towards qualifications from the official Microsoft Learning exam.

TCP/IP Networking on Windows
  • Networking Overview
  • Network and Sharing Centre
  • Introducing the Windows Firewall
  • Introduction to TCP/IP
  • Exercise: Configuring TCP/IP
IP Addressing
  • IP Addressing
  • IPv4
  • Subnetting
  • Subnetting Examples
  • Exercise: Configuring and Troubleshooting IPv4
  • Supernetting
  • Overview of IPv6
  • Optional Exercise: Assigning IPv6 Addresses
  • Configuring the Routing and Remote Access Service
  • Understanding Routing and Routing Tables
  • Exercise: Installing and Configuring Routing on Windows 2012
  • Network Address Translation
  • Optional Exercise: Installing and Configuring NAT on Windows 2012
  • Tunnelling IPv6 in IPv4 Networks
Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol
  • What is Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol?
  • Implementing DHCP
  • Managing a DHCP Server
  • Exercise: Implementing DHCP Servers
  • Optional Exercise: IPv6 Scopes
  • Securing and Monitoring DHCP
  • Configuring Advanced DHCP Features
  • Optional Exercises: Advanced DHCCP Features
Implementing Configuring and Trouble Shooting Domain Name System
  • DNS and Name Resolution Methods
  • DNS on the Internet
  • Internal DNS and Active Directory
  • Installing DNS
  • Domain Name System Records
  • DNS Zone Types
  • Exercise: DNS and Active Directory
  • Exercise: Installing and Configuring DNS
  • Multiple DNS Servers
  • Exercise: Multiple DNS Servers
  • Configuring Advanced DNS Settings
  • Managing and Troubleshooting DNS
  • What is IPAM?
  • Implementing IPAM
  • Optional Exercise: Implementing IPAM
Implementing IP Security
  • IP Security Overview
  • IPSec Policies
  • Managing IPSec
  • Exercise: Implementing IPSec Policies
Windows Firewall
  • Windows Firewall with Advanced Security
  • Exercise: Configuring the Windows Firewall
  • Connection Security Rules
  • Optional Exercise: Creating a Connection Security Rule
Remote Access and the Network Policy Server Role
  • Configuring Network Access
  • Configuring a Remote Access Client
  • Remote Access Policies
  • Exercises: Installing and Configuring VPN Servers
  • Configuring RADIUS Clients and Servers
  • Integrating Remote Access with RADIUS
  • Optional Exercise: Using Radius/NPS Servers for VPN Connections
  • Configuring DirectAccess
  • Configuring Direct Access Servers
  • Exercise: Direct Access
Implementing Network Access Protection
  • Introduction to Network Access Protection
  • Implementing and Configuring NAP
  • Configuring the NAP Client
  • VPN and NAP
  • Exercise: Implementing NAP
  • Optional Exercise: Implementing NAP with DHCP

Delegates should have experience with TCP/ IP networks and Windows Servers.  Ideally they will have attended our Windows Server 2012 Administration course.