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  • Deploy, Manage, and Maintain Servers

    3 7.69%
  • Configure File and Print Services

    1 2.56%
  • Configure Network Services and Access

    4 10.26%
  • Configure a Network Policy Server Infrastructure

    20 51.28%
  • Configure and Manage Active Directory

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  • Configure and Manage Group Policy

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    Default 70-411 TechNet & Other Resources

    This has been mostly modified from the Microsoft Born To Learn Wiki - they are not identical! Not all of the objectives were covered by that website so I filled in the gaps where I could.

    Some things relate to older versions of Windows Server, but they are still relevant or there is not a newer documented alternative. Feel free to make suggestions or add to this thread.


    TechNet Resources 70-411: 70-411.doc

    Microsoft Exam Objectives - 70-411
    Microsoft Born To Learn Wiki - 70-411

    Books:
    Microsoft Press Exam Ref. R2 - Amazon.com - OReilly.com - Not Released Yet (January 22nd)
    Microsoft Press Training Guide - Amazon.com - OReilly.com - Safari
    Sybex MCSA 2012 - Amazon.com - Safari

    Training:
    CBT Nuggets - 70-411
    Train Signal - 70-411
    VTC - 70-411

    Practice Tests:
    Self-Test - 70-411
    Transcender - 70-411
    Measure Up - 70-411
    Boson Practice Lab - 70-411

    YouTube:
    Microsoft JumpStart


    70-411 - Administering Windows Server 2012 – 108 Objectives

    Deploy, Manage, and Maintain Servers (15-20%)
    • Deploy and manage server images.
      • This objective may include but is not limited to: Install the Windows Deployment Services (WDS) role [1] [2] [3] [4]; configure and manage boot, install, and discover images [1]; update images with patches, hotfixes, and drivers [1]; install features for offline images [1]
    • Implement patch management.
      • This objective may include but is not limited to: Install and configure the Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) role [1] [2] [3] [4]; configure group policies for updates [1]; configure client-side targeting [1]; configure WSUS synchronization [1]; configure WSUS groups [1]
    • Monitor servers.
      • This objective may include but is not limited to: Configure Data Collector Sets (DCS) [1]; configure alerts [1]; monitor real-time performance [1]; monitor virtual machines (VMs) [1]; monitor events [1]; configure event subscriptions [1]; configure network monitoring [1]

    Configure File and Print Services (15-20%)
    • Configure Distributed File System (DFS).
      • This objective may include but is not limited to: Install and configure DFS namespaces [1]; configure DFS Replication Targets [1]; configure Replication Scheduling [1]; configure Remote Differential Compression settings [1]; configure staging [1]; configure fault tolerance [1]
    • Configure File Server Resource Manager (FSRM).
      • This objective may include but is not limited to: Install the FSRM role [1]; configure quotas [1]; configure file screens [1]; configure reports [1]
    • Configure file and disk encryption.
      • This objective may include but is not limited to: Configure Bitlocker encryption [1] [2] [3]; configure the Network Unlock feature [1]; configure Bitlocker policies [1]; configure the EFS recovery agent [1]; manage EFS and Bitlocker certificates including backup and restore [1]
    • Configure advanced audit policies.
      • This objective may include but is not limited to: Implement auditing using Group Policy and AuditPol.exe [1] [2] [3]; create expression-based audit policies [1]; create removable device audit policies [1]

    Configure Network Services and Access (15-20%)
    • Configure DNS zones.
      • This objective may include but is not limited to: Configure primary and secondary zones [1] [2]; configure stub zones [1]; configure conditional forwards [1]; configure zone and conditional forward storage in Active Directory [1]; configure zone delegation [1]; configure zone transfer settings [1]; configure notify settings [1]
    • Configure DNS records.
      • This objective may include but is not limited to: Create and configure DNS Resource Records (RR) including A, AAAA, PTR, SOA, NS, SRV, CNAME, and MX records [1]; configure zone scavenging [1]; configure record options including Time To Live (TTL) and weight [1]; configure round robin [1]; configure secure dynamic updates [1]
    • Configure VPN and routing.
      • This objective may include but is not limited to: Install and configure the Remote Access role [1] [2]; implement Network Address Translation (NAT) [1]; configure VPN settings [1]; configure remote dial-in settings for users [1]; configure routing [1]
    • Configure DirectAccess.
      • This objective may include but is not limited to: Implement server requirements [1] [2]; implement client configuration [1] [2]; configure DNS for Direct Access [1]; configure certificates for Direct Access [1]

    Configure a Network Policy Server Infrastructure (10-15%)
    • Configure Network Policy Server (NPS).
      • This objective may include but is not limited to: Configure multiple RADIUS server infrastructures [1]; configure RADIUS clients [1]; manage RADIUS templates [1]; configure RADIUS accounting [1]; configure certificates [1]
    • Configure NPS policies.
      • This objective may include but is not limited to: Configure connection request policies [1]; configure network policies for VPN clients (multilink and bandwidth allocation, IP filters, encryption, IP addressing) [1]; manage NPS templates [1]; import and export NPS policies [1]
    • Configure Network Access Protection (NAP).
      • This objective may include but is not limited to: Configure System Health Validators (SHVs) [1]; configure health policies [1]; configure NAP enforcement using DHCP and VPN [1]; configure isolation and remediation of non-compliant computers using DHCP and VPN [1]; configure NAP client settings [1]

    Configure and Manage Active Directory (15-20%)
    • Configure service authentication.
      • This objective may include but is not limited to: Create and configure Service Accounts [1]; create and configure Group Managed Service Accounts [1]; create and configure Managed Service Accounts [1]; configure Kerberos delegation [1]; manage Service Principal Names (SPNs) [1]
    • Configure Domain Controllers.
      • This objective may include but is not limited to: Configure Universal Group Membership Caching (UGMC) [1]; transfer and seize operations masters [1]; install and configure a read-only domain controller (RODC) [1]; configure Domain Controller cloning [1]
    • Maintain Active Directory.
      • This objective may include but is not limited to: Back up Active Directory and SYSVOL [1] [2]; manage Active Directory offline [1]; optimize an Active Directory database [1]; clean up metadata [1]; configure Active Directory snapshots [1]; perform object- and container-level recovery [1]; perform Active Directory restore [1]
    • Configure account policies.
      • This objective may include but is not limited to: Configure domain user password policy [1]; configure and apply Password Settings Objects (PSOs) [1]; delegate password settings management [1]; configure local user password policy [1]; configure account lockout settings [1]

    Configure and Manage Group Policy (15-20%)
    • Configure Group Policy processing.
      • This objective may include but is not limited to: Configure processing order and precedence [1]; configure blocking of inheritance [1]; configure enforced policies [1]; configure security filtering and WMI filtering [1] [2]; configure loopback processing [1]; configure and manage slow-link processing [1]; configure client-side extension (CSE) behavior [1] [2]
    • Configure Group Policy settings.
      • This objective may include but is not limited to: Configure settings including software installation, folder redirection, scripts, and administrative template settings [1] [2]; import security templates [1]; import custom administrative template file [1] [2]; convert administrative templates using ADMX Migrator [1] [2]; configure property filters for administrative templates [1]
    • Manage Group Policy objects (GPOs).
      • This objective may include but is not limited to: Back up, import, copy, and restore GPOs [1]; create and configure Migration Table [1]; reset default GPOs [1]; delegate Group Policy management [1]
    • Configure Group Policy preferences.
      • This objective may include but is not limited to: Configure Group Policy Preferences (GPP) settings including printers, network drive mappings, power options, custom registry settings, Control Panel settings, Internet Explorer settings, file and folder deployment, and shortcut deployment [1]; configure item-level targeting [1]
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    Thank you! Just passed the 70-410, and the other "Resources" thread was invaluable.
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    Sticky this please
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    +1 For Sticky please! Great info! Thanks Asif!
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    +1 For the Sticky! Thanks a lot for the info!
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    does anyone have the updated R2 parts for this please?

    Great info thank you OP
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    Quote Originally Posted by Asif Dasl View Post
    Thank you !

    not sure what other people think but these tech net articles seem more useful than the book

    Also does anyone know if the mesaure up exams etc have been update with R2 content before i purchase please?
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    Quote Originally Posted by topcat007 View Post
    does anyone know if the mesaure up exams etc have been update with R2 content before i purchase please?
    None of the exam providers are on R2 yet (I just checked the links above), it might be a few more weeks before they do..
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    Thanks for checking asif much appreciated! I did have a gander myself but couldn't tell if they had been updated

    Getting so frustrated with Microsoft realising exams with no books in place or mock exams. I have never seen such a mess in all my life..
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    I know, it's a mess alright, the books are 12 months late. Everybody is buying the Exam Ref when they recommend using the Training Guides first! And they don't tell anybody! At least label the books properly i.e. Book 1 of 2 or something! I thought they might have learned how to release books properly after the Server 2008 R2 exams were released with no corresponding books! Oh well, what can you do...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Asif Dasl View Post
    I know, it's a mess alright, the books are 12 months late. Everybody is buying the Exam Ref when they recommend using the Training Guides first! And they don't tell anybody! At least label the books properly i.e. Book 1 of 2 or something! I thought they might have learned how to release books properly after the Server 2008 R2 exams were released with no corresponding books! Oh well, what can you do...
    is there anyway i can check when measure up tests have been updated i keep checking but not sure what to look for please?
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    MCSA Windows Server 2012

    On the page you should be looking for R2 after Windows Server 2012 - they only list "Windows Server 2012" so they are not R2 yet. You could email them also and see when they have an update planned - it should be soon.
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    The R2 updates for practice exam 70-410 were released on 01-22-2014. Now the updates for 70-411 and 70-412 are estimated to be released in that order within the next 2 months. We hope this information was helpful.hanks asif here is their response

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    Is this up-to-date for R2?

    To add to it:

    Deploy, Manage, and Maintain Servers (15-20%)

    Windows Deployment Services Cmdlets in Windows PowerShell
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l.../dn283416.aspx


    WDS UTIL command-line tool
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l.../cc771206.aspx


    Windows Server Update Services Cmdlets in Windows PowerShell
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l.../hh826166.aspx


    Migration Cmdlets
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l.../dd871125.aspx
    -> Add-PSSnapin http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l.../hh849705.aspx
    -> Get-PSSnapin http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l.../hh849744.aspx


    WSUS UTIL Cmdlets
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l...66(ws.10).aspx
    -> Following are a list of Cmdlets I see used but don't have their own article:
    checkhealth
    configuressl
    configuresslproxy
    deletefrontendserver
    healthmonitoring
    listfrontendservers
    usecustomwebsite
    listunreferencedpackagefolders


    winrm quickconfig
    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/...nservermanager


    Wecutil Cmdlets
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l.../cc753183.aspx


    Configure File and Print Services (15-20%)


    What's New in DFS Replication in Windows Server 2012 R2
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l.../dn281957.aspx


    Configure and Manage Active Directory (15-20%)

    Ldifde
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l.../cc731033.aspx
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    70-411 Exam objeectives don't include anythin about PowerShell. Does the exam has any question about PowerShell? Any PowerShell cmdlets?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ayubjon View Post
    70-411 Exam objeectives don't include anythin about PowerShell. Does the exam has any question about PowerShell? Any PowerShell cmdlets?

    There are many powershell cmdlets tested. I should know, I failed it twice (latest was 606 ) because of them...some of them are similar enough to be confused with each other (at least for me). I say the GPO ones caused me to fail because of the print out. I was 50% lowest to about 90% for each category. The 50% was the GPO section. For other exams I've taken in the past, the percentages I had would have been a 700 or higher. My best guess is that the GPO questions are weighted higher than the rest and are worth more points so it would be best to get them all right.

    Check out these links for stuff you should know.

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l.../ee461027.aspx

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l...(v=ws.10).aspx

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l.../hh875588.aspx

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l.../cc731620.aspx

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l...41(WS.10).aspx

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l.../cc732887.aspx

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l.../cc733160.aspx

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l.../cc753820.aspx
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    Hello, I have a problem, on subnetting. Last time I subnet it was 3 year ago.

    I have been giving the following problem Perform subnetting (VLSM) to determine the IP addresses for the devices using the following information:

    For practise I'am writing a practical final Exam on Thursday and Online Final Exam friday, please help.

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    Gonna bump this to the top.
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    Bump - Thanks for this topic.

    Just started preparing for 70-411 today. Very handy to know that NAP and GPO are the hardest sections. Incidentally, these are not my strengths. At work, we have very specific way of creating and applying GPO - We only use computer based policies and the way we apply them results in high amount of predictability.

    Guess I will be looking at our production NPS (it's on 2008, but hope there isn't much change in 2012), VPN and trying out some crazy GPO stuff in the next few days.
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    Thanks to all.

    This thread should be a sticky as using the search for '70 411' doesn't work.
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    I am surprise it isn't

    Plus it doesn't make any sense to have a post for the 70-412 resources as a sticky and not have post similar and corresponding to this post but not a sticky.
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    This ebook looks ok for some labbing but the only thing is I can't seem to find the answers to the questions at the end of each section:

    70-411 Administering Windows Server 2012 - Free Download eBook - pdf
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    Bump (this should be a sticky)
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    CBTNuggets let me down for the 70-411 (I'm not James Conrad's biggest fan), pushing this thread up due to the useful information contained.

    This exam really knocked me back, I admin 100s of servers and couldn't really relate to any of the questions on the test. The 70-410 and 74-409 were a cinch in comparison! I'm under some pressure to pass this month (mainly from myself) as our partner renewal is due - all waiting on me!
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