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70-411: Administering Windows Server 2012

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About This Exam:
This exam is part two of a series of three exams that test the skills and knowledge necessary to administer a Windows Server 2012 infrastructure in an enterprise environment. Passing this exam validates a candidate’s ability to administer the tasks required to maintain a Windows Server 2012 infrastructure, such as user and group management, network access, and data security. Passing this exam along with the other two exams confirms that a candidate has the skills and knowledge necessary for implementing, managing, maintaining, and provisioning services and infrastructure in a Windows Server 2012 environment.

Cost: $150
Format: Multiple Choice, Hot Area, Drag and Drop
Passing Score: 700
Questions: Approx 50-60
Time Limit: 120 mins
Published: 9/17/12
Credit Toward: MCSA, MCSE

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Outlined below are the skills being measured on the 70-411 exam:

Deploy, Manage, and Maintain Servers (15-20%)
  • Deploy and manage server images: Install the Windows Deployment Services (WDS) role; configure and manage boot, install, and discover images; update images with patches, hotfixes, and drivers; install features for offline images
  • Implement patch management: Install and configure the Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) role; configure group policies for updates; configure client-side targeting; configure WSUS synchronization; configure WSUS groups
  • Monitor servers: Configure Data Collector Sets (DCS); configure alerts; monitor real-time performance; monitor virtual machines (VMs); monitor events; configure event subscriptions; configure network monitoring
Configure File and Print Services (15-20%)
  • Configure Distributed File System (DFS): Install and configure DFS namespaces; configure DFS Replication Targets; configure Replication Scheduling; configure Remote Differential Compression settings; configure staging; configure fault tolerance
  • Configure File Server Resource Manager (FSRM): Install the FSRM role; configure quotas; configure file screens; configure reports
  • Configure file and disk encryption: Configure Bitlocker encryption; configure the Network Unlock feature; configure Bitlocker policies; configure the EFS recovery agent; manage EFS and Bitlocker certificates including backup and restore
  • Configure advanced audit policies: Implement auditing using Group Policy and AuditPol.exe; create expression-based audit policies; create removable device audit policies
Configure Network Services and Access (15-20%)
  • Configure DNS zones: Configure primary and secondary zones; configure stub zones; configure conditional forwards; configure zone and conditional forward storage in Active Directory; configure zone delegation; configure zone transfer settings; configure notify settings
  • Configure DNS records: Create and configure DNS Resource Records (RR) including A, AAAA, PTR, SOA, NS, SRV, CNAME, and MX records; configure zone scavenging; configure record options including Time To Live (TTL) and weight; configure round robin; configure secure dynamic updates
  • Configure VPN and routing: Install and configure the Remote Access role; implement Network Address Translation (NAT); configure VPN settings; configure remote dial-in settings for users; configure routing
  • Configure DirectAccess: Implement server requirements; implement client configuration; configure DNS for Direct Access; configure certificates for Direct Access
Configure a Network Policy Server Infrastructure (10-15%)
  • Configure Network Policy Server (NPS): Configure multiple RADIUS server infrastructures; configure RADIUS clients; manage RADIUS templates; configure RADIUS accounting; configure certificates
  • Configure NPS policies: Configure connection request policies; configure network policies for VPN clients (multilink and bandwidth allocation, IP filters, encryption, IP addressing); manage NPS templates; import and export NPS policies
  • Configure Network Access Protection (NAP): Configure System Health Validators (SHVs); configure health policies; configure NAP enforcement using DHCP and VPN; configure isolation and remediation of non-compliant computers using DHCP and VPN; configure NAP client settings
Configure and Manage Active Directory (15-20%)
  • Configure service authentication: Create and configure Service Accounts; create and configure Group Managed Service Accounts; create and configure Managed Service Accounts; configure Kerberos delegation; manage Service Principal Names (SPNs)
  • Configure Domain Controllers: Configure Universal Group Membership Caching (UGMC); transfer and seize operations masters; install and configure a read-only domain controller (RODC); configure Domain Controller cloning
  • Maintain Active Directory: Back up Active Directory and SYSVOL; manage Active Directory offline; optimize an Active Directory database; clean up metadata; configure Active Directory snapshots; perform object- and container-level recovery; perform Active Directory restore
  • Configure account policies: Configure domain user password policy; configure and apply Password Settings Objects (PSOs); delegate password settings management; configure local user password policy; configure account lockout settings
Configure and Manage Group Policy (15-20%)
  • Configure Group Policy processing: Configure processing order and precedence; configure blocking of inheritance; configure enforced policies; configure security filtering and WMI filtering; configure loopback processing; configure and manage slow-link processing; configure client-side extension (CSE) behavior
  • Configure Group Policy settings: Configure settings including software installation, folder redirection, scripts, and administrative template settings; import security templates; import custom administrative template file; convert administrative templates using ADMX Migrator; configure property filters for administrative templates
  • Manage Group Policy objects (GPOs): Back up, import, copy, and restore GPOs; create and configure Migration Table; reset default GPOs; delegate Group Policy management
  • Configure Group Policy preferences: Configure Group Policy Preferences (GPP) settings including printers, network drive mappings, power options, custom registry settings, Control Panel settings, Internet Explorer settings, file and folder deployment, and shortcut deployment; configure item-level targeting