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70-412: Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services

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About This Exam:
This exam is part three 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 perform the advanced configuring tasks required to deploy, manage, and maintain a Windows Server 2012 infrastructure, such as fault tolerance, certificate services, and identity federation. 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
Passing Score: 700
Questions: Approx 50-60
Time Limit: 120 minutes
Published: 9/17/12
Credit Toward: MCSA, MCSE

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Exam Objectives:
Outlined below are the skills being measured on the 70-412 exam:

Configure and Manage High Availability (15-20%)
  • Configure Network Load Balancing (NLB): Install NLB nodes; configure NLB prerequisites; configure affinity; configure port rules; configure cluster operation mode; upgrade an NLB cluster.
  • Configure failover clustering: Configure Quorum; configure cluster networking; restore single node or cluster configuration; configure cluster storage; implement Cluster Aware Updating; upgrade a cluster.
  • Manage failover clustering roles: Configure role-specific settings including continuously available shares; configure VM monitoring; configure failover and preference settings.
  • Manage Virtual Machine (VM) movement: Perform Live Migration; perform quick migration; perform storage migration; import, export, and copy VMs; migrate from other platforms (P2V and V2V).
Configure File and Storage Solutions (15-20%)
  • Configure advanced file services: Configure NFS data store; configure BranchCache; configure File Classification Infrastructure (FCI) using File Server Resource Manager (FSRM); configure file access auditing.
  • Implement Dynamic Access Control (DAC): Configure user and device claim types; implement policy changes and staging; perform access-denied remediation; configure file classification.
  • Configure and optimize storage: Configure iSCSI Target and Initiator; configure Internet Storage Name server (iSNS); implement thin provisioning and trim; manage server free space using Features on Demand.
Implement Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery (15-20%)
  • Configure and manage backups: Configure Windows Server backups; configure Windows Online backups; configure role-specific backups; manage VSS settings using VSSAdmin; create System Restore snapshots.
  • Recover servers: Restore from backups; perform a Bare Metal Restore (BMR); recover servers using Windows Recovery Environment (Win RE) and safe mode; apply System Restore snapshots; configure the Boot Configuration Data (BCD) store.
  • Configure site-level fault tolerance: Configure Hyper-V Replica including Hyper-V Replica Broker and VMs; configure multi-site clustering including network settings, Quorum, and failover settings.
Configure Network Services (15-20%)
  • Implement an advanced Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) solution: Create and configure superscopes and multicast scopes; implement DHCPv6; configure high availability for DHCP including DHCP failover and split scopes; configure DHCP Name Protection.
  • Implement an advanced DNS solution: Configure security for DNS including DNSSEC, DNS Socket Pool, and cache locking; configure DNS logging; configure delegated administration; configure recursion; configure netmask ordering; configure a GlobalNames zone.
  • Deploy and manage IPAM: Configure IPAM manually or by using Group Policy; configure server discovery; create and manage IP blocks and ranges; monitor utilization of IP address space; migrate to IPAM; delegate IPAM administration; manage IPAM collections.
Configure the Active Directory Infrastructure (15-20%)
  • Configure a forest or a domain: Implement multi-domain and multi-forest Active Directory environments including interoperability with previous versions of Active Directory; upgrade existing domains and forests including environment preparation and functional levels; configure multiple user principal name (UPN) suffixes.
  • Configure trusts: Configure external, forest, shortcut, and realm trusts; configure trust authentication; configure SID filtering; configure name suffix routing.
  • Configure sites: Configure sites and subnets; create and configure site links; manage site coverage; manage registration of SRV records; move domain controllers between sites.
  • Manage Active Directory and SYSVOL replication: Configure replication to Read-Only Domain Controllers (RODCs); configure Password Replication Policy (PRP) for RODCs; monitor and manage replication; upgrade SYSVOL replication to Distributed File System Replication (DFSR).