Date/Time: October 23-24, 2012 (2 days) 
• Day 1: 9:00am – 4:00pm PDT 
• Day 2: 9:00am – 4:00pm PDT

Where: Live, online virtual classroom
What: Accelerated, engaging, demo-rich virtual learning experience – no hands-on labs.
Cost: FREE!
Target audience: IT professionals who are experienced Windows Server 2008 Server Administrators.
Prerequisites: Two or more years of experience deploying and managing Windows Server 2008 as well as experience with the following technologies and implementations: Windows Networking, Active Directory, and Windows Server 2008 Server Virtualization. Additionally, students attending this course are expected to have passed the following exams, or have equivalent knowledge: Exam 70-640, Exam 70-642, and Exam 70-646.

Prepare for Exam 70-417
Upgrading Skills to Windows Server 2012 Jump Start

Important Note: This course is designed for IT Pros who want to upgrade their technical skills from Windows Server 2008 R2 to Windows Server 2012. It is an accelerated course that covers five days of content and labs in two days without labs – clearly the instructor team presumes a high level of knowledge about previous Windows Server versions and will move quickly.

Leveraging the popular “Jump Start” virtual classroom approach, Microsoft Senior Technical Evangelist Rick Claus and TrainSignal Microsoft Certified Trainer Ed Liberman will walk you through new features and functionality in Windows Server 2012. Topics and technologies covered will include Dynamic Access Control (DAC), Failover Clustering, Microsoft Online Backup and storage, Active Directory, Hyper-V and Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS), and high availability. This course is NOT a “product upgrade” course covering considerations for migrating and upgrading your specific environment; but, it is exam preparation material and maps directly to Exam 70-417: Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows Server 2012.


Day 1:
• Module 1: Installing and Configuring Servers Based on Windows Server 2012
• Module 2: Monitoring and Maintaining Windows Server 2012
• Module 3: Managing Windows Server 2012 by Using Windows PowerShell 3.0
• Module 4: Managing Storage for Windows Server 2012
• Module 5: Implementing Network Services
• Module 6: Implementing Direct Access

Day 2:
• Module 7: Implementing Failover Clustering
• Module 8: Implementing Hyper-V
• Module 9: Implementing Failover Clustering with Hyper-V
• Module 10: Implementing Dynamic Access Control
• Module 11: Implementing Active Directory Domain Services
• Module 12: Implementing Active Directory Federation Services


Rick Claus
Senior Technical Evangelist | Microsoft |
Rick engages the worldwide Technical Community on behalf of Microsoft. Rick's role is to support platform awareness and skills development through special events targeting the broad community. Technical areas of expertise from his 20+ years of experience in the IT Industry include:
Core infrastructure services, Virtualization technologies of all kinds, and systems management. Unofficially, Rick is focused on spreading his enthusiasm, passion and excitement on all things technical to anyone who has the time for a coffee (or pint) and a chat (in English or français – naturellement).
Ed Liberman
Technical Trainer | Train Signal |
Ed has worked in technology for 20 years, is a Microsoft MVP and has acquired a myriad of certifications (MCP, MCSA, MCSE, MCDST, MCT, MCTS, MCITP, A+, Network+, Server+, CWTS, CWNA, and CWNT). He has been certified and instructing IT since 1998. Ed has helped thousands get started or advance their careers in the IT industry.
When not in the classroom, he is helping corporations with their network infrastructure as an independent consultant. Leveraging a teaching style that encourages people to have fun while they learn, Ed prepares students to pass exams while helping them develop the skills needed to succeed in the “real world.” Ed also volunteers in as a math tutor for struggling grade school children in his local community.

What’s a “Jump Start” Course?
Training specifically designed for experienced technologists whose jobs demand they know how to best leverage new, emerging Microsoft technologies. These advanced courses assume a certain level of expertise and domain knowledge, so they move quickly and cover topics in a fashion that enables teams to effectively map new skills to real-world situations.