M20414 – Implementing an Advanced Server Infrastructure

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In this course, students will learn how to plan, design, and deploy physical and logical Windows Server 2012 R2 enterprise environments. Students will acquire the knowledge and skills to plan and implement a highly available, secure infrastructure with focus on Active Directory Federation Service (AD FS), public key infrastructure (PKI), and Active Directory Rights Management Services (AD RMS). Students will also learn how to plan and deploy virtual machines including self-service and automation of virtual machine deployments as well as planning and implementing a monitoring strategy that includes Microsoft System Center 2012 R2-Operations Manager.

This course incorporates material from the Microsoft Official Course 20414 and will help prepare for Exam 70-414: Implementing an Advanced Server Infrastructure.

Related Certifications:

MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure

Course Length: 5 day(s)

Course Price: $2995 CAD

Available Course Formats:

  • In-class
  • Instructor Led Online

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Course: M20414 – Implementing an Advanced Server Infrastructure

1. Management in an Enterprise Data Center

  • System Center 2012 Components
  • Considerations for Implementing an Enterprise Data Center

2. Planning and Implementing a Server Virtualization Strategy

  • Planning a VMM Deployment
  • Planning and Implementing a Server Virtualization Host Environment

3. Planning and Implementing Networks and Storage for Virtualization

  • Planning a Storage Infrastructure for Virtualization
  • Implementing a Storage Infrastructure for Virtualization
  • Planning and Implementing a Network Infrastructure for Virtualization

4. Planning and Deploying Virtual Machines

  • Planning Virtual Machine Configuration
  • Preparing for Virtual Machine Deployments with Virtual Machine Manager (VMM)
  • Deploying Virtual Machines
  • Planning and Implementing Hyper-V Replica

5. Planning and Implementing a Virtualization Administration Solution

  • Planning and Implementing Automation with System Center 2012
  • Planning and Implementing System Center 2012 Administration
  • Planning and Implementing Self-Service Options in System Center 2012
  • Planning and Implementing Updates in a Server Virtualization Infrastructure

6. Planning and Implementing a Server Monitoring Strategy

  • Planning Monitoring in Windows Server 2012
  • System Center Operations Manager
  • Planning and Configuring Monitoring Components
  • Configuring Integration with VMM

7. Planning and Implementing High Availability for File Services and Applications

  • Planning and Implementing Storage Spaces
  • Planning and Implementing Distributed File System (DFS)
  • Planning and Implementing Network Load Balancing

8. Planning and Implementing a High Availability Infrastructure Using Failover Clustering

  • Planning a Failover Clustering Infrastructure
  • Implementing Failover Clustering
  • Integrating Failover Clustering with Server Virtualization
  • Planning a Multi-Site Failover Cluster

9. Planning and Implementing a Business Continuity Strategy

  • Planning and Implementing Backup Strategies
  • Planning and Implementing Recovery
  • Planning and Implementing Backup and Recovery of Virtual Machines

10. Planning and Implementing a Public Key Infrastructure (PKI)

  • Planning and Implementing a Certification Authority Deployment
  • Planning and Implementing Certificate Templates
  • Planning and Implementing Certificate Distribution and Revocation
  • Planning and Implementing Key Archival and Recovery

11. Planning and Implementing an Identity Federation Infrastructure

  • Planning and Implementing an Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) Server Infrastructure
  • Planning and Implementing AD FS Claim Providers and Relying Parties
  • Planning and Implementing AD FS Claims and Claim Rules

12. Planning and Implementing Data Access for Users and Devices

  • Planning and Implementing DAC
  • Planning Workplace Join
  • Planning Work Folders

13. Planning and Implementing an Information Rights Management Infrastructures

  • Planning and Implementing an Active Directory Rights Management Services (AD RMS) Cluster
  • Planning and Implementing AD RMS Templates and Policies
  • Planning and Implementing External Access to AD RMS Services
  • Planning and Implementing AD RMS Integration with Dynamic Access Control (DAC)


IT professionals responsible for planning, designing, and deploying Windows Server 2012 enterprise and Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) infrastructures including the network services.


  • Experience with Windows Server operating systems and have
  • MCSA: Windows Server 2012 certification or equivalent skills
  • Understanding of TCP/IP and networking concepts
  • Understanding of Windows Server 2012 and AD DS, including planning, designing, and deploying
  • Understanding of scripts and batch files
  • Understanding of security concepts, such as authentication and authorization
  • Understanding of deployment, packaging, and imaging tools
  • Working in a team or a virtual team
  • Ability to create proposals and make budget recommendations
    Designing and Implementing a Server Infrastructure (M20413)

Instructor-Led In Classroom 
Newcomp can directly deliver courses through the use of in-class training facilities. Currently, in-class courses are offered in Markham, Ottawa, Vancouver, Halifax, and Edmonton. Please note that classes can be added to new areas based on demand.

Instructor-Led Online 
Students receive the same quality as an in-class course, with a live instructor and the ability to participate in hands-on labs through real-life examples. ILOs help cut costs by reducing time and travel as they can be taken from home or the office and require only the use of a computer, high-speed wired internet and a headset.