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To My Students (Past and Present)
Thank you for attending.  I have really enjoyed having each of you in my classes.  I am continuing my partnership with Oakland Community College to bring updated training on Windows Server 2008 to the community.  Feel free to contact me with further questions or advice (either way).  I have an open email policy.  Study guides, definitions, etc. are always welcome as well.  See you in the field. 
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Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) Classes
NEW! 2014 MCSA Windows Server 2012 track starting in March
 
Contact OCC's Continuing Education department (https://www.oaklandcc.edu/ce or 248-232-4000) for more information or to registration for these classes, or check out Short -Term Training page at http://www.oaklandcc.edu/wfdev/STT.aspx. You can also email me directly with questions about the track at steven.thode@toadworld.net.     
 
Current schedule  

 
2014 MCSA: Windows Server 2012 Track at OCC Orchard Ridge Campus - Farmington Hills   Instructor: Steven Thode
Windows Server 2012 certification show that you have the primary set of Windows Server 2012 skills, relevant across multiple solution areas in a business environment, to reduce IT costs and deliver more business value.  Earning an MCSA (Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate): Windows Server 2012 certification will qualify you for a position as a network or computer systems administrator or a computer support specialist. 


*This is just a portion of the certification paths available from Microsoft.  To see the full list, click here.

For the 2014 track, OCC will be offering a curriculum designed to provide knowledge and experience in Windows Server 2012 in preparation for MCSA Server 2012 certification. Each course is directly mapped to a certification exam as described below. Students wishing to continue their training may consider pursuing the MCSE (Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert) certification, however, OCC does not currently have plans to offer those courses as part of this program.

Prerequisites: Before attending these courses, students should have an understanding of networking fundamentals and basic Active Directory concepts, and awareness and understanding of security best practices, basic knowledge of server/computer hardware, and experience configuring Windows operating systems.

MCSA: Windows Server 2012
Solutions Associate
 
Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 (Exam 70-410)

Course 20410: (M/W - 5 weeks)  Get hands-on instruction and practice installing and configuring Windows Server 2012, including Windows Server 2012 R2, in this 5-day Microsoft Official Course. This course is part one in a series of three courses that provides the skills and knowledge necessary to implement a core Windows Server 2012 infrastructure in an existing enterprise environment. The three courses collectively cover implementing, managing, maintaining and provisioning services and infrastructure in a Windows Server 2012 environment. Although there is some cross-over of skills and tasks across these courses, this course primarily covers the initial implementation and configuration of core services, such as Networking, Storage, Active Directory Domain Services (ADDS), Group Policy, File and Print services, and Hyper-V.

Administering Windows Server 2012 (Exam 70-411)

Course 20411:  (M/W - 5 weeks)  Get hands-on instruction and practice administering Windows Server 2012, including Windows Server 2012 R2, in this 5-day Microsoft Official Course. This course is part two in a series of three courses that provides the skills and knowledge necessary to implement a core Windows Server 2012 infrastructure in an existing enterprise environment. The three courses collectively cover implementing, managing, maintaining and provisioning services and infrastructure in a Windows Server 2012 environment. Although there is some cross-over of skills and tasks across these courses, this course primarily covers the administration tasks necessary to maintain a Windows Server 2012 infrastructure such as configuring and troubleshooting name resolution, user and group management with Active Directory Domain Services (ADDS) and Group Policy, implementing Remote Access solutions such as DirectAccess, VPNs and Web Application Proxy, implementing Network Policies and Network Access Protection, Data Security, deployment and maintenance of server images, as well as update management and monitoring of Windows Server 2012 environments.

Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services (Exam 70-412)

Course 20412:  (M/W - 5 weeks) Get hands-on instruction and practice configuring advanced Windows Server 2012, including Windows Server 2012 R2, services in this 5-day Microsoft Official Course. This course is part three in a series of three courses that provides the skills and knowledge necessary to implement a core Windows Server 2012 infrastructure in an existing enterprise environment. The three courses collectively cover implementing, managing, maintaining and provisioning services and infrastructure in a Windows Server 2012 environment. Although there is some cross-over of skills and tasks across these courses, this course primarily covers advanced configuration of services necessary to deploy, manage and maintain a Windows Server 2012 infrastructure, such as advanced networking services, Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS), Active Directory Rights Management Services (AD RMS), Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS), Network Load Balancing, Failover Clustering, business continuity and disaster recovery services as well as access and information provisioning and protection technologies such as Dynamic Access Control (DAC), and Web Application Proxy integration with ADFS and Workplace Join.

NOTE: Labs in this course are based on the General Availability release of Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1.

Courses may be subject to change based on changes in Microsoft requirements for certification or course availability.  Any changes will be in the best interest of the students to ensure appropriate and desired training is received.
 
 
 
 
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