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Implementing an Advanced Server 2012 R2 Infrastructure Expert Live with Encore - Virtual Classroom

  • Duration 32 HOURS
  • Regular fee 2 250


The course is designed to help IT professionals implement and support an advanced infrastructure based on Windows Server. This includes designing and implementing datacenter technologies using core Windows services as well as using products from the System Center family. For example, this course will help students understand how to manage a virtualized datacenter using System Center Virtual Machine Manager. Other technologies include Active Directory Rights Management, Active Directory Federation Services, System Center Data Protection Manager, System Center Operations Manager, and System Center Configuration Manager. Moreover, students will learn to plan for business continuity and disaster recovery, and how to build highly available services using networking services such as Network Load Balancing and failover clustering. This course is the final course in the MCSE series of courses.
MCSE: Windows Server 2012

70-414: Implementing an Advanced Server Infrastructure

Targeted audience

This course targets IT professionals who design, deploy, maintain and support Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 enterprise networks. It is also designed for individuals who seek professional distinction through the 70-414 – Implementing an Advanced Server Infrastructure exam.


To benefit fully from this course, students should have the following prerequisite courses/skills and knowledge:

  • Experience working with Windows Server 2008 or later operating systems
  • Experience working with Active Directory Domain Services and networking infrastructure
  • Equivalent knowledge of the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate

Special Note

Skillsoft provides preparation materials for the exam but does not include the actual exam. Students will need to pay for and obtain access to the exam. Exam not included. Refer to vendor website for further information:

Live Learning is similar to traditional instructor-led technical training, but rather than gathering students in one physical location, instructor presentations are webcast to participants anywhere via the internet. These presentations are also available as recordings for on-demand viewing and re-viewing.
Live Learning courses contain:

  • Multiple instances of real-time virtual class sessions (course-dependent) led by a team of expert instructors (Live sessions)
  • Recorded sessions (Encore Modules) for on-demand viewing or review of Live sessions content
  • A rich set of supporting materials that stays available to the student for 1 year and can include Student Guides, Hands-On Labs, Class Notes, and a variety of assessments
  • Two-person team-teaching approach in every live class
  • Lectures are scheduled twice per week for 3 hours each, giving students time to attend to their highest-priority daily duties while still engaged in essential learning


  • Delegate administration for services
  • Design a centralized monitoring strategy
  • Plan for automated remediation
  • Plan and implement a server virtualization infrastructure using VMM
  • Implement and configure failover clustering for services
  • Implement and configure Network Load Balancing
  • Configure highly available storage solutions with iSCSI, MPIO, and Storage Spaces
  • Implement high availability for services like DHCP and file services
  • Integrate VMM with Operations Manager
  • Implement Desired Configuration Manager in SCCM
  • Implement Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) and Web Application Proxy
  • Manage an Active Directory Certification Services (AD CS) infrastructure
  • Install and configure Active Directory Rights Management Services (AD RMS)

General Note

Microsoft® Windows Vista, Microsoft® Windows XP, Microsoft® Windows 7, Microsoft® Windows 8, Microsoft® Windows RT, Mac OS® X™: 10.5.8, 10.6.8, 10.7.5, 10.8.5, 10.9.2, 10.10, 10.10.1 and above (Version 10.6 32-bit kernel is supported.)

Internet Explorer® (Internet Explorer 8 on Windows 7 only, Internet Explorer 9 or later is recommended, Internet Explorer 8 may hinder performance and result in minor visual problems.), Firefox 31 or later, Chrome 29 or later, Safari: 5.1.8 or later (Safari on Windows platforms is not supported.)

Skillsoft supports the minimum hardware specifications for all supported operating systems. Additionally, we recommend the following: speakers or headphones to listen to audio content, a microphone to speak in Dialogue streaming audio sessions (Live learning only).

Legal Note

Exams requirements are subject to change without notification.