The attendee should have experience administering Windows Server in an environment that typically has the following characteristics:
- 2,500 to 50,000 or more users
- Multiple physical locations and multiple domain controllers
- Network services and resources such as messaging, databases, file and print, firewalls, Internet access, an intranet, and client computer management
The attendee should have:
- Experience supporting Windows 8 client desktops and deploying and managing applications, both physical and virtual.
- An MCSA and 20415B or equivalent knowledge.
In addition to their professional experience, students who attend this training should already have the following technical knowledge, and should:
- Have solid understanding of TCP/IP and networking concepts.
- Have a solid understanding of Windows and Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS), for example, domain user accounts, domain vs. local user accounts, user profiles, and group membership.
- Understand how to use scripts and batch files.
- Have solid understanding of security concepts such as authentication and authorization.
- Be able to perform a clean installation of Windows 8, upgrade to Windows 8, and migrate user-related data and settings from Windows XP.
- Be able to configure disks, partitions, volumes, and device drivers to enable Windows 8 to function as desired.
- Be able to configure and troubleshoot permissions and other settings to allow access to resources and applications on Windows 8 systems.
- Be able to configure settings to enable network connectivity.
- Be able to configure and troubleshoot a wireless network connection.
- Be able to configure and troubleshoot Windows 8 security.
- Be able to configure mobile computers and devices.
- Understand the client administration capabilities of Windows Server and be familiar with management tools such as the Microsoft System Center suite of products.
- Understand the concepts of deployment, packaging, and imaging.
- Have a familiarity with SQL Server concepts.
Students who attend this training can meet the prerequisites by attending the following courses, or obtaining equivalent knowledge and skills:
- 20410B: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012
- 20411B: Administering Windows Server 2012
- 20412B: Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 services
- 20415B: Implementing a Desktop Infrastructure.