Implementing an Advanced Server Infrastructure (70-414)

Author: Greg Shields

This path will teach you the skills and knowledge needed to design, implement, and maintain a server infrastructure. It will also help prepare you for Microsoft's 70-414 exam.... Read more

Implementing an Advanced Server Infrastructure (70-414)

This series of courses will help prepare you for the 70-414 exam.


Windows Server 2012 R2 (70-414) MCSE and the 70-414 Exam

by Greg Shields

Dec 31, 2014 / 56m

Intermediate • 56m

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Prepare yourself for the Microsoft MCSE 70-414 Learning Path in this introductory series with Greg Shields. You'll explore the exam objectives and prepare your virtual machine environment to follow along at home.

Table of contents
  1. An Introduction to the MCSE's Final Exam
    32m 33s
  2. Building Your 70-414 R2 Environment
    24m 6s

Windows Server 2012 R2 (70-414) Server Infrastructure

by Greg Shields

Dec 31, 2014 / 2h 44m

Intermediate • 2h 44m

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In this course, you'll learn how manage design considerations of user rights and built-in groups, design a delegation of administration structure for Microsoft System Center 2012 R2, delegate rights for managing private cloud using App Controller and Virtual Machine Manager, design self-service portals using System Center Service Manager, implement and optimize System Center 2012 Operations Manager management packs, plan for monitoring Active Directory, manage design considerations of monitoring servers using Audit Collection Services and System Center Global Service Monitor, performance monitoring, application monitoring, centralized monitoring and reporting, integrate System Center 2012 for automatic remediation into your existing enterprise infrastructure, create an update baseline in Virtual Machine Manager, implement a Desired Configuration Management baseline, implement Virtual Machine Manager integration with Operations Manager, configure Virtual Machine Manager to move a VM dynamically based on policy, and design and implement a Windows PowerShell Desired State Configuration solution.

Table of contents
  1. Introduction
    6m 29s
  2. Design an Administrative Model
  3. Design a Monitoring Strategy
    56m 28s
  4. Plan and Implement Automated Remediation
    1h 6m 56s

Windows Server 2012 R2 (70-414) Highly Available Enterprise

by Greg Shields

Dec 31, 2014 / 3h 40m

Intermediate • 3h 40m

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In this course, you'll learn how to create and configure superscopes and multicast scopes; configure DHCP filters and policies; implement DHCPv6; configure high availability for DHCP, including DHCP failover and split scopes; configure DHCP name protection; configure DNS registration; 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; analyze zone level statistics; provision IPAM manually or by Group Policy; configure server discovery; create and manage IP blocks and ranges; migrate to IPAM; monitor utilization of IP address space; delegate IPAM administration; manage IPAM collections; and configure IPAM database storage.

Table of contents
  1. Introduction
    5m 19s
  2. Plan and Implement Highly Available Network Services
    24m 8s
  3. Plan and Implement Highly Available Storage Solutions
    49m 58s
  4. Plan and Implement Failover Clustering
    44m 29s
  5. Plan and Implement Highly Available Roles
    36m 19s
  6. Plan and Implement a Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Solution
    1h 16s

Windows Server 2012 R2 (70-414) Virtualization Infrastructure

by Greg Shields

Dec 31, 2014 / 4h 27m

Intermediate • 4h 27m

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In this course, you'll learn how to: plan for and implement delegation of a virtualization environment, including self-service capabilities, plan and implement multi-host libraries including equivalent objects, plan for and implement host resource optimization, integrate third-party virtualization platforms, deploy Hyper-V hosts to bare metal, plan for and configure VMM logical networks, including virtual switch extensions and logical switches, plan for and configure IP address and MAC address settings across multiple Hyper-V hosts, including network virtualization, plan for and configure virtual network optimization, plan and implement VM networks, plan and implement Windows Server Gateway, plan and implement VLANs and PVLANs, plan and implement converged networks, plan for and configure Hyper-V host clustered storage, plan for and configure Hyper-V virtual machine storage, including virtual fibre channel, iSCSI, and shared VHDX, plan and implement storage using SMB 3.0 file shares, plan for storage optimization, create VMM templates, plan for and implement highly available VMs, plan for and implement guest resource optimization, including shared VHDX, configure placement rules, plan for and configure live and storage migration between Hyper-V hosts, plan for and manage P2V and V2V, plan and implement VM migration between clouds, manage dynamic optimization and resource optimization, integrate Operations Manager with System Center VMM and System Center Service Manager, update VM images in libraries, and plan for and implement backup and recovery of virtualization infrastructure by using System Center Data Protection Manager.

Table of contents
  1. Introduction
    7m 10s
  2. Plan and Implement Virtualization Hosts
    43m 28s
  3. Plan and Implement Virtualization Networking
    1h 6m 42s
  4. Plan and Implement Virtualization Storage
    42m 43s
  5. Plan and Implement Virtual Machines
    56m 45s
  6. Plan and Implement Virtual Machine Movement
    25m 19s
  7. Manage and Maintain a Server Virtualization Infrastructure
    25m 19s

Windows Server 2012 R2 (70-414) Identity and Access Solutions

by Greg Shields

Jan 9, 2015 / 3h 46m

Intermediate • 3h 46m

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In this course you'll learn how to design a multi-tier certificate authority hierarchy with offline root CA, plan for multi-forest CA deployment, Certificate Enrollment Web Services and Certificate Enrollment Policy Web Services, Network Device Enrollment Services, certificate validation and revocation, disaster recovery, trust between organizations including Certificate Trust Lists, cross certifications, and bridge CAs. You will also learn to configure and manage offline root CA, Certificate Enrollment Web Services and Certificate Enrollment Policy Web Services, Network Device Enrollment Services, and Online Certificates Status Protocol responders. We will also learn how to implement administrator role separation; implement and manage trust between organizations, including certificate trust lists, cross certifications, and bridge CAs; migrate CAs; monitor CA health; manage certificate templates, certificate deployment, validation, renewal, revocation, and publishing including internet-based clients, CAs, and network devices. We will configure and manage key archival and recovery, plan for and implement identity integration with cloud services and claims-based authentication, including planning and implementing Relying Party Trusts, integrate Web Application Proxy with AD FS, plan for and manage Active Directory Federation Services certificates, plan for and configure attribute stores including Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services, Claims Provider and Relying Party Trust Claim Rules, as well as plan for highly available AD RMS deployment, and AD RMS client deployment, manage Trusted User and Trusted Publishing Domains, manage federated identity support, upgrade or migrate AD RMS, and decommission AD RMS.

Table of contents
  1. Introduction
    8m 36s
  2. Design a Certificate Services Infrastructure
    31m 18s
  3. Implement and Manage a Certificate Services Infrastructure
    1h 18m 12s
  4. Implement and Manage Certificates
    36m 21s
  5. Design and Implement a Federated Identity Solution
    43m 34s
  6. Design and Implement AD Rights Management Services
    28m 33s

What you will learn

  • How to manage and maintain a server infrastructure
  • How to implement a highly available virtualization infrastructure
  • How to design and implement identity and access solutions


In order to obtain your MCSE: Server Infrastructure certification you must pass the 70-413 and 70-414 exams. Plus an up-to-date MCSA: Windows Server 2012 R2 certification is required. You can find our Certification Path to prepare you for the exam below. Prerequisite Paths: - MCSA: Windows Server 2012 R2

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