• Online, Self-Paced
Course Description

Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 provides multiple features to allow for network services and remote access to the network; such as DNS zones and records. These features are used to lookup and access DNS resources on the network, and provide different types of zones and records depending on the access required. Windows Server 2012 R2 also includes the Remote Access server role to all clients outside the network to gain access to the intranet using different methods. This course demonstrates how to configure DNS, NAT, VPNs and DirectAccess to gain access to the intranet. This course is one in a series in the Skillsoft learning path that covers the objectives for the exam 70-411:Administering Windows Server 2012 R2. Passing this exam will earn the learner credit towards the MCSA: Windows Server 2012 certification and MCSE: Server Infrastructure certification.

Learning Objectives

Configuring DNS Zones and Records

  • match the DNS zone types with their correct descriptions
  • recognize the advantages, Active Directory integrated zones offer over standard zones
  • describe the options available when integrating DNS with Active Directory domain
  • identify the tasks for configuring a DNS server according to their descriptions


VPN, Routing, and DirectAccess

  • identify the services provided by the Remote Access server role
  • recognize the settings that Remote Access Policies need to confirm before authorizing a remote connection
  • recognize DirectAccess considerations when deploying in Windows Server 2012
  • describe how to configure Network Services and Access in Windows Server 2012 R2


Framework Connections

The materials within this course focus on the Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs) identified within the Specialty Areas listed below. Click to view Specialty Area details within the interactive National Cybersecurity Workforce Framework.