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
Delivery Style
Course Type
Private Only
Max Delegates
Available as Nutshell

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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
Subnetting Examples
Exercise: Configuring and Troubleshooting IPv4
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
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.

About the Lead Trainer

Martin is a Systems trainer specialising mostly in Microsoft products, with over 20 years’ experience in training, contracting and managing networks. He currently delivers courses on Windows Server and client operating systems, Virtualisation, Active Directory, IIS web server, Network security, System Center products and automated deployments.