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Dan stolts mct mcsa mcitp mcse microsoft technology evangelist itproguru

Becoming a Virtualization Expert

Virtualization

Cloud

System Center

Management

Infrastructure

Security

Dan Stolts, MCT, MCSA, MCITP, MCSE…

Microsoft – Technology Evangelist

http://ITProGuru.com

http://blogs.technet.com/DanStolts

@itproguru

CT, MA, ME, NH, VT, NY (upstate)

@ITProGuru

  • More Jobs 

    • Owner - Bay State Integrated Technology, Inc. (www.BayStateTechnology.com)

    • President - Boston User Groups (www.BostonUserGroups.org)

    • Leader – Cub Scouts Pack 14, Lakeville, MA {LakevillePack14.com)

    • Founder/Chairman - Virtualization Group Boston (www.VirtG.com)


Windows server 2012 early experts challenge

Windows Server 2012 “Early Experts” Challenge

  • Organized into series of “Knowledge Quests” (KQs)

  • Videos, Study guides, Hands-on labs

  • GOAL: Obtain MCSA certification on Windows Server 2012

  • http://ITProGuru.com/EarlyExperts

Your Name Here

Your Name Here

Networker

Virtualizer

Your Name Here

Your Name Here

Your Name Here

Installer

Apprentice

Explorer

5 Hours / 2 Jams


Mcsa on windows server 2012

MCSA on Windows Server 2012

New to Microsoft Certification

Upgrade Path

http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/certification/cert-windows-server-MCSA.aspx


Exam 70 410 installing and configuring

Exam 70-410: Installing and Configuring

  • Audience ProfileCandidates for this exam are Information Technology (IT) Professionals who have Windows Server 2012 operating system knowledge and experience and want to validate the skills and knowledge necessary to implement the Windows Server 2012 core infrastructure services.

  • Six (6) Exam Objective Domains

    • Install and Configure Servers (17%)

    • Install and Administer Active Directory (18%)

    • Create and Manage Group Policy (16%)

    • Configure Server Roles and Features (16%)

    • Deploy and Configure Network Services (16%)

    • Configure Hyper-V (16%)

http://aka.ms/earlyexpert70410od


Exam 70 410 installing and configuring windows server 2012 http aka ms 410

Exam 70-410: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 http://aka.ms/410

  • Install and Configure Servers (17%)

    • Install servers

    • Configure servers

    • Configure local storage

    • Install domain controllers

    • Create and manage Active Directory users and computers

    • Create and manage Active Directory groups and organizational units (OUs)

  • Create and Manage Group Policy (16%)

    • Create Group Policy objects (GPOs)

    • Configure security policies

    • Configure application restriction policies

    • Configure Windows Firewall

  • Configure Server Roles and Features (16%)

    • Configure file and share access

    • Configure print and document services

    • Configure servers for remote management

  • Deploy and Configure Core Network Services (16%)

    • Configure IPv4 and IPv6 addressing

    • Deploy and configure Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) service

    • Deploy and configure DNS service

  • Configure Hyper-V (16%)

    • Create and configure virtual machine settings

    • Create and configure virtual machine storage

    • Create and configure virtual networks


Month by month knowledge quests

Month-by-Month Knowledge Quests

  • Month 1: Apprentice

    • Technical Overview of Windows Server 2012

    • Download installation bits / Register for Free Azure Trial

    • Setup your lab environment

  • Month 2: Installer

    • Install and Configure Servers (17%)

    • Install and Administer Active Directory (18%)

  • Month 3: Explorer

    • Create and Manage Group Policy (16%)

    • Configure Server Roles and Features (16%)

  • Month 4: Networker & Virtualizer

    • Deploy and Configure Network Services (16%)

    • Configure Hyper-V (16%)

Your Name Here

Your Name Here

Your Name Here

Your Name Here

Your Name Here

Apprentice

Installer

Explorer

Virtualizer

Networker

http://earlyexperts.net


Sample early experts virtualizer quest

Sample – “Early Experts” Virtualizer Quest

  • Located at: http://aka.ms/EarlyExpertsVirtualizer

  • Week 1

    • Configure Virtual Machine Settings

  • Week 2

    • Configure Virtual Machine Storage

  • Week 3

    • Configure Virtual Networks

  • Week 4

    • Install, Configure and Migrate Hyper-V Server 2012

Your Name Here

Virtualizer

http//earlyexperts.net


Discussion group rules for success

Discussion Group – “Rules” for Success

  • DO PARTICIPATE: Actively review recommended study materials on a weekly basis

  • DO SHARE: Post Questions, Comments, Topics for discussion within our peer study group with your insights

  • DO COLLABORATE: Respond to polls and other questions from the group

  • DO NOT: Share brain dumps or exact questions from any certification exams

  • NO HOLY WARS ;-) : We're all here for the same reason - to gain technical knowledge and support each other with preparing for technical certification exams.

http//ITProGuru.com/earlyexperts


Delivering jam sessions

Delivering Jam Sessions

  • Jam Session Goals

  • Sample Session Agenda

  • Deliver Monthly (at least)

  • Leverage User Groups & Influencers

  • Combine in-person and live online

  • Resources


Dan stolts mct mcsa mcitp mcse microsoft technology evangelist itproguru

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Community study group

Community Study Group

  • Meet twice a month – Once face to face, once online

    • If miss, you can make it up with the recording

    • Some meetings if you are stuck, we MAY have an option for you to dial in (can’t get a sitter / can’t get off work early enough / whatever)

    • Meetup – RSVP required

    • 2nd and 4th Thursday? 6:30-8:30pm

  • Quiz after each module (Sample Exam Questions)

  • Homework assigned

    • Read x, y, z

    • Build out server (step-by-step instructions usually available)

  • Community Support

    • LinkedIN Group for questions, National List

    • Meetup Discussion for local discussions

    • Both groups monitored by Microsoft and other vendors (Dell, etc)

  • $130 Includes Exam Voucher ($125.00 value)


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