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MCSA Guide to Installing and Configuring Microsoft Windows Server 2012 /R2, Exam 70-410, 1st Edition

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  • Greg Tomsho Yavapai College
  • ISBN-10: 128586865X  |  ISBN-13: 9781285868653
  • 656 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2010, 2006, 2006
  • © 2015 | Published
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Overview

Packed with hands-on applications, MCSA Guide to Installing and Configuring Microsoft Windows Server 2012 /R2, Exam 70-410equips you with the skills you need to pass the MCSE/MCSA certification exam-as well as successfully meet the real-world challenges of a Microsoft networking professional. The vibrant four-color text thoroughly prepares you 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.

Features and Benefits

  • 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.
  • 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

Table of Contents

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.

What's New

  • 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.

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Efficacy and Outcomes

Reviews

"Excellent and easy to understand,"

— Heith Hennel, Valencia College

"The recap at the beginning of the chapter is great. Provides a good memory jog of what was read from the 410 book.The use of examples through out the chapter is excellent. This helps get a better understanding of the topic."

— Michael Linkey, University of Illinois Springfield

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MCITP GUIDE TO MICROSOFT WINDOWS SERVER 2008, Enterprise Administration (EXAM #70-647) prepares learners to develop the skills necessary to manage Windows Server 2008 in an enterprise environment and to successfully take the MCITP 70-647 certification exam. Comprehensive coverage includes designing Active Directory domain services, DNS, group policy, remote access, security, business continuity, and virtualization. Extensive hands-on activities and review questions reinforce concepts and prepare readers for the real-world challenges of network administration in an enterprise environment.

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Student Supplements

Coursenotes  (ISBN-10: 1305072596 | ISBN-13: 9781305072596)

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.

List Price = $14.95  | CengageBrain Price = $14.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $11.50

CourseMate, 2 terms (12 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285868692 | ISBN-13: 9781285868691)

Cengage Learning’s Networking CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook. Watch student comprehension soar as your class works with the printed textbook and the textbook-specific website. Networking CourseMate goes beyond the book to deliver what you need!

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LMS Integrated for CourseMate™, 2 terms Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1305101227 | ISBN-13: 9781305101227)

Many of our print offerings are also available in digital formats on www.CengageBrain.com. CengageBrain eBooks & eChapters are compatible with desktop computers and mobile devices such as the iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Kindle Fire & Android devices. Students can highlight, take notes and access content without a software download. For more information, visit, http://www.cengagebrain.com/shop/newereader.html.

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ExamConnection  (ISBN-10: 1305072626 | ISBN-13: 9781305072626)

ExamConnection is an online testing system that automatically grades students and keeps class and student records. ExamConnection tests against Cengage's textbook, as well as against Microsoft certification exam. ExamConnection is managed by the classroom instructor who has 100% of the control, 100% of the time.

List Price = $43.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $32.25

LabConnection Standard Enterprise Solution  (ISBN-10: 1305072723 | ISBN-13: 9781305072725)

With powerful computer-based exercises, video demonstrations, lab simulations and in-depth remediation capabilities, LabConnection provides a uniquely integrated supplement to hands-on networking courses, and can be used both as a virtual lab and homework assignment tool. LabConnection supports Cengage Learning's textbooks, the corresponding certification exam, and offers remediation towards both.

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LabConnection Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1305072731 | ISBN-13: 9781305072732)

With powerful computer-based exercises, video demonstrations, lab simulations and in-depth remediation capabilities, LabConnection provides a uniquely integrated supplement to hands-on networking courses, and can be used both as a virtual lab and homework assignment tool. LabConnection supports Cengage Learning's textbooks, the corresponding certification exam, and offers remediation towards both.

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ExamConnection, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1305651944 | ISBN-13: 9781305651944)

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MCTS Guide to Configuring Microsoft® Windows Server® 2008 Active Directory (Exam #70-640)  (ISBN-10: 1423902351 | ISBN-13: 9781423902355)

MCTS Guide to Microsoft®Windows Server® 2008 Active Directory Configuration prepares students to develop the skills needed to manage a Windows Server 2008 system and to prepare to pass the MCTS 70-640 certification exam. While the focus of topics is on the configuration of Active Directory and related services, coverage of Windows foundational topics such as the file system and networking are also included. Extensive coverage begins with an introduction to Windows Server 2008 and goes on to active directory design, account management, group policy management and configuration, certificate services, AD LDS, AD RMS, AD FS, server core, Windows Hyper-V virtualization, and server management.

List Price = $208.95  | CengageBrain Price = $208.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $156.75

MCITP Guide to Microsoft® Windows Server 2008, Server Administration, Exam #70-646  (ISBN-10: 1423902386 | ISBN-13: 9781423902386)

MCITP GUIDE TO MICROSOFT WINDOWS SERVER 2008, Server Administration (Exam 70-646) prepares the reader to administer networks using the Microsoft Windows Server 2008 operating system and to pass the MCITP 70-646 certification exam. Focusing on updates to the software and in-depth coverage of the administration aspects of Windows Server 2008, this book includes topics such as installing, configuring, managing and troubleshooting. In addition, the book includes fundamental coverage of topics from other MCTS certifications. This full-color book also features a series of activities and readings designed to engage readers and offer real-world operating system experiences to users at any level.

List Price = $192.95  | CengageBrain Price = $192.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $145.25

MCITP Guide to Microsoft® Windows Server 2008, Enterprise Administration (Exam # 70-647)  (ISBN-10: 1423902394 | ISBN-13: 9781423902393)

MCITP GUIDE TO MICROSOFT WINDOWS SERVER 2008, Enterprise Administration (EXAM #70-647) prepares learners to develop the skills necessary to manage Windows Server 2008 in an enterprise environment and to successfully take the MCITP 70-647 certification exam. Comprehensive coverage includes designing Active Directory domain services, DNS, group policy, remote access, security, business continuity, and virtualization. Extensive hands-on activities and review questions reinforce concepts and prepare readers for the real-world challenges of network administration in an enterprise environment.

List Price = $192.95  | CengageBrain Price = $192.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $145.25

MCTS Guide to Microsoft Windows 7 (Exam # 70-680)  (ISBN-10: 1111309779 | ISBN-13: 9781111309770)

Introducing a complete guide to deploying and managing Windows 7 that is suitable for IT professionals and students alike! This instructional text provides the information users need to successfully migrate to Windows 7 and immediately derive benefits from it. Readers will learn about the new features in Windows 7, such as advanced security, and how those features compare to Windows Vista and Windows XP. Valuable for professionals, but written in a way that is understandable to the novice networking student, this informative guide examines Windows 7 in a thorough and logical manner making the information easy to understand and preparing readers for Microsoft's MCTS Exam #70-680. The hands-on activities and case projects help learners practice new skills, and review questions and key terms reinforce important information. The accompanying CD provides valuable certification preparation material, including test preparation software. With a section devoted to troubleshooting, this text also doubles as a manual that professionals can take on the job with them.

List Price = $141.95  | CengageBrain Price = $141.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $107.00

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Greg Tomsho

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, 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.

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