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Overview

Packed with hands-on applications, MCSA Guide to Installing and Configuring Microsoft Windows Server 2012 /R2, Exam 70-410empowers students to pass the MCSE/MCSA certification exam while preparing them to successfully meet the real-world challenges of a Microsoft networking professional. The vibrant four-color text equips readers with the skills necessary to manage a Windows Server 2012 system with a focus on installation and configuration. Extensive coverage of all exam objetives begins with an introduction to Windows Server 2012/R2 and continues with coverage of server management, configuration of storage, file and printer services, Active Directory , account management, Group Policy, TCP/IP, DNS, DHCP and Hyper-V virtualization.

Greg Tomsho, Yavapai College

Greg Tomsho is director of the Computer Networking Technology Department and Cisco Academy at Yavapai College in Prescott, Arizona. He has earned the CCNA, MCTS, MCSA, A+, Network+, Security+, Server+ and Linux+ certifications. A former software engineer, technical support manager and IT director, he has more than 30 years of computer and networking experience. He has written numerous other leading books, including MCSA GUIDE TO INSTALLING AND CONFIGURING MICROSOFT WINDOWS SERVER 2012/R2, MCSA GUIDE TO ADMINISTERING MICROSOFT WINDOWS SERVER 2012/R2, MCSA GUIDE TO CONFIGURING ADVANCED MICROSOFT WINDOWS SERVER 2012/R2 SERVICES, Guide to Operating Systems, MCTS GUIDE TO WINDOWS SERVER 2008 ACTIVE DIRECTORY CONFIGURATION, MCTS GUIDE TO MICROSOFT WINDOWS SERVER 2008 APPLICATIONS INFRASTRUCTURE CONFIGURATION, GUIDE TO NETWORKING ESSENTIALS, GUIDE TO NETWORK SUPPORT AND TROUBLESHOOTING and A+ COURSEPREP EXAMGUIDE.
  • The text's comprehensive, full-color content maps completely to MCSA Certification Exam #70-410: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012.
  • Coverage of features new to Windows Server 2012/R2 include a revamped Server Manager, Minimal Server Interface, new Hyper-V and PowerShell features, Storage Spaces, and Resilient File System (ReFS).
  • Balancing conceptual material with hands-on application, each chapter includes a variety of activities that reflect real-world practice.
  • Case projects encourage readers to review and apply key concepts through real-world setup and administrative scenarios.
  • A detailed lab setup guide provides step-by-step instructions and tips for creating the best environment for completing the hands-on activities.
  • The text includes a 180-day evaluation version of Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2.
  • Case projects encourage readers to review and apply key concepts through real-world set up and administrative scenarios.
  • Step-by-step hands-on activities walk you through over 130 Windows Server 2012/R2 solutions, including installation, remote server management, designing storage spaces, configuring file and printer services, a host of Active Directory solutions, IP addressing, DNS and DHCP configuration, and Hyper-V virtual machine configuration.
  • Challenging case projects build on one another and require you to apply the concepts and technologies learned throughout the book.
  • Abundant screen captures and illustrations visually reinforce the text and hands-on activities
  • Tomsho's MCSA GUIDE TO INSTALLING AND CONFIGURING WINDOWS SERVER 2012/R2, EXAM 70-410 focuses on quality, classroom usability and a hands-on experience for students.
  • Learning Objectives, Chapter Summaries, Key Terms & Definitions, Review Questions, Hands-On Activities, and Case Projects reinforce skills as students learn them, while test preparation resources help students thoroughly prepare for exam day.
  • Integrated throughout every chapter, practical activities reinforce conceptual material with real-life application.
1. Introducing Windows Server 2012/R2
2. Installing Windows Server 2012/R2.
3. Local and Remote Server Management.
4. Configuring Server Storage.
5. File and Printer Services.
6. Introducing Active Directory
7. Managing OUs and Active Directory Accounts.
8. Configuring Group Policies.
9. Configuring TCP/IP.
10. Configuring DNS.
11. Configuring DHCP.
12. Configuring Virtualization with Hyper-V Appendix A. MCTS 70-640 Exam Objectives.
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Six-panel quick reference card that reinforces the critical knowledge related to Windows Server 2012 and the certification exam in a visual and user-friendly format. CourseNotes will serve as a great reference tool during and after the student completes the course.

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