Course Introduction

The course provides the essential knowledge and skills required to design and implement a physical and logical Windows Server 2012 R2 enterprise infrastructure within an organisational environment. The course enables the delegates to plan and deploy a server deployment strategy, design and implement forest and domain infrastructure and also provide enterprise networking solutions such as DirectAccess, DHCP and VPN. The course equips the delegates with the knowledge needed to perform application integration, name resolution and maintenance of network services.  


What's Included

Find out what's included in the training programme.

Course Content

The course provides entry level skills required to plan, design and deploy an infrastructure featuring Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2012R2. By the completion of the course, the delegates will be able to:

  • Design and Implement Network Infrastructure Services
  • Design and Implement an Active Directory Infrastructure (Logical)
  • Design and Implement an Active Directory Infrastructure (Physical)
  • Design and Implement Network Access Services

Designing and Implementing a Server Infrastructure Exam

The 70-413 exam covers the following areas:

  • Plan and deploy a server infrastructure
  • Design and implement network access services
  • Design and implement network infrastructure services
  • Design and implement an Active Directory infrastructure (logical)
  • Design and implement an Active Directory infrastructure (physical)

This course covers following topics:

Planning Server Upgrade and Migration

  • Describe considerations for Upgrades and Migrations
  • Creating a Server Upgrade and Migration Plan
  • Planning for Server Virtualisation

Planning and Implementing a Server Deployment Strategy

Selecting an Appropriate Server Deployment Strategy

Implementing an Automated Deployment Strategy

Planning and Deploying Servers Using Virtual Machine Manager

Describe the System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager

Planning and Deploying Virtual Machine Manager Services

Implementing Library and Profiles of a Virtual Machine Manager

Designing and Maintaining an IP Configuration and Address Management Solution

Designing DHCP Servers Implementation

Planning DHCP Scopes

Designing an IPAM Provisioning Strategy

Managing Servers and Address Spaces by Using IPAM

Designing and Implementing Name Resolution

Designing a DNS Server Implementation Strategy

Designing the DNS Namespace

Designing DNS Zone Strategy

Designing DNS Zone Replication and Delegation

Optimising DNS Server Configuration

Designing DNS for High Availability and Security

Designing and Implementing an Active Directory Domain Infrastructure

Designing an Active Directory Forest

Designing and Implementing Active Directory Forest Trusts

Designing and Implementing Active Directory Domains

Designing Active Directory Domain Trusts

Designing Active Directory Integration with Windows Azure Active Directory

Designing DNS Namespaces in Active Directory Environments

Designing and Implementing an AD DS Organisational Unit Infrastructure

Planning the Active Directory Administrative Tasks Delegation Model

Designing an OU Structure

Designing and Implementing an AD DS Group Strategy

Designing and Implementing a Group Policy Object Strategy

Collecting the Information for a GPO Design

Creating and Implementing GPOs

Creating GPO Processing

Planning Group Policy Management

Designing and Implementing an AD DS Physical Topology

Designing and Implementing Active Directory Sites

Designing Active Directory Replication

Designing the Placement of Domain Controllers

Virtualisation Considerations for Domain Controllers

Designing Highly Available Domain Controllers

Planning and Implementing Storage and File Services

Planning and Implementing iSCSI SANs

Planning and Implementing Storage Spaces

Optimising File Services for Branch Offices

Designing and Implementing Network Protection

Describe Network Security Design

Designing and Implementing a Windows Firewall Strategy

Designing and Implementing a NAP Infrastructure

Designing and Implementing Remote Access Services

Planning and Implementing DirectAccess

Planning and Implementing VPN

Planning and Implementing Web Application Proxy

Planning a Complex Remote Access Infrastructure



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What are prerequisites for attending this course?

Delegates must have a good knowledge of Windows client and server operating system and also possess working experience of AD DS and networking in a business environment before attending the course. Delegates are also expected to have the following technical knowledge:

  • Understanding of both scripts and batch files
  • Understanding of deployment, packaging and imaging tools
  • Knowledge of TCP/IP fundamentals and networking concepts
  • Understanding of Windows Server 2012 R2 and Active Directory Domain Services
  • Knowledge of security concepts such as authentication and authorisation
  • Knowledge equivalent to Windows 2012 R2 MCSA

Delegates who have attended the below courses can also meet the prerequisites:

  • Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012
  • Administering Windows Server 2012
  • Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services

Who should attend this course?

The course is ideally suited for IT professionals and Windows Server administrators who are involved in planning, deploying and devising a physical and logical Windows Server with AD DS infrastructure. Delegates who want to take the Designing and Implementing a Server Infrastructure exam 70-413 can also enroll on the course.  

What will you learn during the course?

  • Plan and implement a server deployment strategy
  • Design and maintain an IP configuration and address management solution
  • Plan server upgrade and migration
  • Design and implement an AD DS forest and domain infrastructure
  • Design and implement a Group Policy Object (GPO) strategy
  • Plan and implement storage and file services
  • Design and implement remote access services
  • Design and implement an AD DS physical topology
  • Design and implement name resolution

What time shall I arrive at the venue?

Please arrive the venue at 8:45 am as our training sessions are from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

How can I find more information about the course?

Please send us an e-mail on or contact us on 0800 781 0626 for more information.