Windows Server 2012 - MCSA Series

If you want to work as a computer network specialist, IT Technician, network or systems administrator having proven IT skills, such as the MCSA certification, is essential.


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If you would like to work as an IT Technician, Server Support Technician, Network Support Technician or Computer Network Specialist this is an essential, up to date course which will help you start an exciting new IT career. 

Award and Associated Qualifications

Awarded 150 CPD points upon successful completion

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In centre, online, or a combination

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150 hours or 5 weeks full-time study

About this course

To be able you can tell a prospective employer that you are Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) trained will give you a definite advantage over unqualified counterparts.

If you want to work as a computer network specialist, IT Technician, network or systems administrator having proven IT skills is essential.

There are three main subject areas within this course, Windows Server 2012 Configuring Advanced Services, Installation and Configuration and Administrator Course. All designed to give you the knowledge needed to sit exams 70-410, 70-411 and 70-412*.


• The flexibility and value of a self-study course designed to enable you to work at your own pace

• The opportunity to gain the widely recognised Pitman Training Certification

• The opportunity to gain certification* which is recognised by industry computing manufacturers and organisations.

What is included in this training programme?

Windows Server 2012 – Installation and Configuration Course

Module 1 – Plan Windows Server Installation, Installing Windows Server 2012, Upgrading from previous versions, PowerShell, other tasks and features and server installation conversion.

Module 2 – Active Directory, organise and manage Active Directory, Active Directory groups and OUs.  

Module 3 – Netting Windows Server, IPv4 and IPv6, Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol, DNS, file and Share Access Protocol, Print and Document Servers. 

Module 4 – Configure Local Storage, Virtual Machine Settings, Create/Configure Virtual Machine Storage, Virtual Networks. 

Module 5 – Group Policy Objects, Security Policies, Application Restriction Policy, Windows Firewall. 

Windows Server 2012 – Administrator

Module 1 – Server Images, Patch Management, File Server Resource Manager. 

Module 2 – Distributed File System, DNS Zones, DNS Records, VPN and Routing, Direct Access. 

Module 3 – Network Policy Server, NPS Policy, Network Access Protection, Monitor Servers. 

Module 4 – Service Authentication, Domain Controllers, Active Directory, Account Policies. 

Module 5 – Group Policy Processing, Group Policy Settings, Group Policy Objects, Advanced Audit Policies. 

Windows Server 2012 – Configuring Advanced Services

Module 1 – Windows Server 412, Failover Clustering, Failover Clustering Roles, Virtual Machine Movement.

Module 2 – Advanced File Services, Dynamic Access Control, Optimise Storage and Site Level Fault Tolerance. 

Module 3 – Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol, Advanced DNS Solution, Deploy and Manage IPAM. 

Module 4 – Forest or Domain, Trusts, Sites, Active Recovery. 

Module 5 – AD FS, AD CS, Certificates, Rights Management Services.


* Please note that Vendor specific exams can be separately arranged.

Aims and Objectives

This series is designed to help you learn how to install and configure a Windows 2012 Server environment.

On completion of the course you’ll be well placed to go on and undertake exams 70-410, 70-411 and 70-412*

* Please note that Vendor specific exams can be separately arranged.


There are no specific pre-requisites required before starting this course.

Finance Options

Wherever possible our training is tailored to your needs. The cost of our training programmes depend on the course(s) you choose and varies according to duration and breadth. Rest assured we have a number of payment options available to ensure the cost of training is affordable and can be worked alongside your other financial commitments. Common ways people fund their training include: - 



  • Flexible payment plans to help you spread the cost* available at many of our centres;
  • You could opt to pay upfront.



Company Funded:

Requesting funding from your employers needn’t be a daunting task. Many employers support and encourage their employees with their professional development and consider it a worthwhile investment to fund any training required.

What we can help with:

  • Providing a comprehensive training programme outlining learning outcomes
  • Tailored personnel letters
  • Communication with finance departments to arrange payment options (upfront or payment plan*).

* Terms and Conditions apply. Speak to a Course Advisor for full information on the options available to you.



Career Path

With this training you can progress to IT careers such as IT Systems Engineer, Desktop Engineer, Network Systems Administrator and IT Support Engineer just to name a few. 

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