Published: April 7, 2014
Languages: English, Chinese (Simplified), French, German, Japanese, Portuguese (Brazil)
Audiences: IT professionals
Technology: Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2
Credit toward certification: MCP, MCSE
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As of April 2014, this exam includes content covering Windows Server 2012 R2.
Manage and maintain a server infrastructure (25–30%)
Design an administrative model
Design considerations, including user rights and built-in groups; design a delegation of administration structure for Microsoft System Center 2012 R2; design self-service portals by using System Center Service Manager; delegate rights for managing private cloud by using AppController and System Center Virtual Machine Manager
Design a monitoring strategy
Design considerations including monitoring servers using Audit Collection Services (ACS) and System Center Global Service Monitor, performance monitoring, application monitoring, centralized monitoring, and centralized reporting; implement and optimize System Center 2012 – Operations Manager management packs; plan for monitoring Active Directory
Plan and implement automated remediation
Create an Update Baseline in Virtual Machine Manager; implement a Desired Configuration Management (DCM) Baseline; implement Virtual Machine Manager integration with Operations Manager; configure Virtual Machine Manager to move a VM dynamically based on policy; integrate System Center 2012 for automatic remediation into your existing enterprise infrastructure; design and implement a Windows PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC) solution
Design considerations for delegation of administration in Active Directory
Update management in Windows Server 2012: Revealing cluster-aware updating and the new generation of WSUS
Plan and implement a highly available enterprise infrastructure (25–30%)
Plan and implement failover clustering
Plan for and implement multi-node and multi-site clustering including the use of networking storage, name resolution, and Global Update Manager (GUM); design considerations including redundant networks, network priority settings, resource failover and failback, heartbeat and DNS settings, Quorum configuration, storage placement and replication, and cluster aware updates
Plan and implement highly available network services
Plan for and configure Network Load Balancing (NLB); design considerations including fault-tolerant networking, multicast vs. unicast configuration, state management, and automated deployment of NLB using Virtual Machine Manager service templates
Plan and implement highly available storage solutions
Plan for and configure storage spaces and storage pools; design highly available, multi-replica DFS namespaces; plan for and configure multi-path I/O (MPIO); configure highly available iSCSI Target and iSNS Server; plan for and implement storage using RDMA and SMB multi-channel
Plan and implement highly available roles
Plan for a highly available Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) Server, Hyper-V clustering, Continuously Available File Shares, and a DFS Namespace Server; plan for and implement highly available applications, services, and scripts using Generic Application, Generic Script, and Generic Service clustering roles
Plan and implement a business continuity and disaster recovery solution
Plan a backup and recovery strategy; planning considerations including Active Directory domain and forest recovery, Hyper-V replica including using Microsoft Azure Site Recovery, domain controller restore and cloning, and Active Directory object and container restore using authoritative restore and Recycle Bin; plan for and implement backup and recovery by using System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM)
Failover cluster design guide
Network load balancing overview
Storage spaces overview
Plan and implement a server virtualization infrastructure (25–30%)
Plan and implement virtualization hosts
Plan for and implement delegation of virtualization environment (hosts, services, and VMs), 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; deploying Hyper-V hosts to bare metal
Plan and implement virtual machines
Plan for and implement highly available VMs; plan for and implement guest resource optimization including shared VHDx; configure placement rules; create Virtual Machine Manager templates
Plan and implement virtualization networking
Plan for and configure Virtual Machine Manager 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 Windows Server Gateway; plan and implement VLANs and pVLANs; plan and implement virtual machine (VM) networks; plan and implement converged networks
Plan and implement virtualization storage
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 for storage optimization; plan and implement storage using SMB 3.0 file shares
Plan and implement virtual machine movement
Plan for and configure live and storage migration between Hyper-V hosts; plan for and manage P2V and V2V; plan and implement virtual machine migration between clouds
Manage and maintain a server virtualization infrastructure
Manage dynamic optimization and resource optimization; integrate Operations Manager with System Center Virtual Machine Manager and System Center Service Manager; update virtual machine images in libraries; plan for and implement backup and recovery of virtualization infrastructure by using System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM)
Installing and opening the VMM self-service portal
How to create a virtual machine from a template
Configuring networking in VMM overview
Design and implement identity and access solutions (20–25%)
Design a Certificate Services infrastructure
Design a multi-tier Certificate Authority (CA) hierarchy with offline root CA; plan for multi-forest CA deployment; plan for Certificate Enrollment Web Services and Certificate Enrollment Policy Web Services; plan for Network Device Enrollment Services (NDES); plan for certificate validation and revocation; plan for disaster recovery; plan for trust between organizations including Certificate Trust Lists (CTL), cross certifications, and bridge CAs
Implement and manage a Certificate Services infrastructure
Configure and manage offline root CA; configure and manage Certificate Enrollment Web Services and Certificate Enrollment Policy Web Services; configure and manage Network Device Enrollment Services; configure Online Certificates Status Protocol (OCSP) responders; migrate CA; implement administrator role separation; implement and manage trust between organizations including Certificate Trust Lists (CTL), cross certifications, and bridge CAs; monitor CA health
Implement and manage certificates
Manage certificate templates; implement and manage certificate deployment, validation, renewal, revocation, and publishing including Internet-based clients, CAs, and network devices; configure and manage key archival and recovery
Design and implement a federated identity solution
Plan for and implement claims-based authentication including planning and implementing Relying Party Trusts; plan for and configure Claims Provider and Relying Party Trust claim rules; plan for and configure attribute stores including Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services (AD LDS); plan for and manage Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) certificates; plan for and implement Identity Integration with cloud services; integrate Web Application Proxy with AD FS
Design and implement Active Directory Rights Management Services (AD RMS
Plan for highly available AD RMS deployment; plan for AD RMS client deployment; manage Trusted User Domains; manage Trusted Publishing Domains; manage Federated Identity support; upgrade or migrate AD RMS; decommission AD RMS
Active Directory Certificate Services overview
You need to create a virtual machine template for the web servers used by the CRM
The solution must meet the virtualization requirements.
What should you use?
A. An .iso image
B. A virtual machine
C. A Windows PowerShell script
D. A virtual hard disk (VHD)
You are planning the deployment of System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager (VMM).
You need to identify which additional System Center 2012 product is required to meet the virtualization requirements.
What should you include in the recommendation?
A. App Controller
B. Operations Manager
C. Configuration Manager
D. Service Manager
You need to recommend a solution that resolves the current file server issue. The solution must meet the business requirements.
What should you include in the recommendation?
A. BranchCache in hosted cache mode
B. BranchCache in distributed cache mode
C. A storage pool
D. Distributed File System (DFS)
You need to recommend a solution for managing updates. The solution must meet the technical requirements.
What should you include in the recommendation?
A. A System Center 2012 Configuration Manager management point in the main office and a WSUS downstream server in each office
B. A System Center 2012 Configuration Manager software update point in the main office and a System Center 2012 Configuration Manager distribution point in each office
C. A System Center 2012 Configuration Manager management point in the main office and a System Center 2012 Configuration Manager distribution point in each office
D. A WSUS upstream server in the main office and a WSUS downstream server in each office