70-410 Exam

As of January 2014 the 70-410 test has been updated to include Windows Server 2012 R2 tasks. Below you will find how the test is scored in areas. Clicking into the objectives below, will lead you to the lecture and lab videos to complete the objectives of the exam.

The Microsoft 70-410 exam is broken into 6 major categories in which you will need a 700 to pass the exam. There are a total of 40 questions on the exam and the exam includes a few simulations. With study and practice this test is not hard, however it will take dedication to passing the exam.

The recommended reading material is the Exam Ref 70-410 Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 R2 (MCSA) by Craig Zacker. A link to the book has been provided below. The lessons below are designed to follow this book, objective by objective until you pass the exam. All lessons are provided free of charge and donations are always accepted to continue providing content (see donations link on the right side of this webpage). Thank You!

1. Install and configure servers (17%)

Install servers

Plan for a server installation; plan for server roles; plan for a server upgrade; install Server Core; optimize resource utilization by using Features on Demand; migrate roles from previous versions of Windows Server

Link to Objective 1.1 Notes and Lab

Configure servers

Configure Server Core; delegate administration; add and remove features in offline images; deploy roles on remote servers; convert Server Core to/from full GUI; configure services; configure NIC teaming

Link to Objective 1.2 Notes and Lab

Configure local storage

Design storage spaces; configure basic and dynamic disks; configure MBR and GPT disks; manage volumes; create and mount virtual hard disks (VHDs); configure storage pools and disk pools

Link to Objective 1.3 Notes and Lab

2. Configure server roles and features (17%)

Configure file and share access

Create and configure shares; configure share permissions; configure offline files; configure NTFS permissions; configure access-based enumeration (ABE); configure Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS); configure NTFS quotas

Link to Objective 2.1 Notes and Lab

Configure print and document services

Configure the Easy Print print driver; configure Enterprise Print Management; configure drivers; configure printer pooling; configure print priorities; configure printer permissions

Link to Objective 2.2 Notes and Lab

Configure servers for remote management

WinRM; configure down-level server management; configure servers for day-to-day management tasks; configure multi-server management; configure Server Core; configure Windows Firewall

3. Configure Hyper-V (18%)

Create and configure virtual machine settings

Configure dynamic memory; configure smart paging; configure Resource Metering; configure guest integration services

Create and configure virtual machine storage

Create VHDs and VHDX; configure differencing drives; modify VHDs; configure pass-through disks; manage snapshots; implement a virtual Fibre Channel adapter

Create and configure virtual networks

Implement Hyper-V Network Virtualization; configure Hyper-V virtual switches; optimize network performance; configure MAC addresses; configure network isolation; configure synthetic and legacy virtual network adapters

4. Deploy and configure core network services (17%)

Configure IPv4 and IPv6 addressing

Configure IP address options; configure subnetting; configure supernetting; configure interoperability between IPv4 and IPv6; configure ISATAP; configure Teredo

Deploy and configure Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) service

Create and configure scopes; configure a DHCP reservation; configure DHCP options; configure client and server for PXE boot; configure DHCP relay agent; authorize DHCP server

Deploy and configure DNS service

Configure Active Directory integration of primary zones; configure forwarders; configure Root Hints; manage DNS cache; create A and PTR resource records

5. Install and administer Active Directory (14%)

Install domain controllers

Add or remove a domain controller from a domain; upgrade a domain controller; install Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) on a Server Core installation; install a domain controller from Install from Media (IFM); resolve DNS SRV record registration issues; configure a global catalog server

Create and manage Active Directory users and computers

Automate the creation of Active Directory accounts; create, copy, configure, and delete users and computers; configure templates; perform bulk Active Directory operations; configure user rights; offline domain join; manage inactive and disabled accounts

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

Configure group nesting; convert groups including security, distribution, universal, domain local, and domain global; manage group membership using Group Policy; enumerate group membership; delegate the creation and management of Active Directory objects; manage default Active Directory containers; create, copy, configure, and delete groups and OUs

6. Create and manage Group Policy (16%)

Create Group Policy objects (GPOs)

Configure a Central Store; manage starter GPOs; configure GPO links; configure multiple local group policies; configure security filtering

Configure security policies

Configure User Rights Assignment; configure Security Options settings; configure Security templates; configure Audit Policy; configure Local Users and Groups; configure User Account Control (UAC)

Configure application restriction policies

Configure rule enforcement; configure AppLocker rules; configure Software Restriction Policies

Configure Windows Firewall

Configure rules for multiple profiles using Group Policy; configure connection security rules; configure Windows Firewall to allow or deny applications, scopes, ports, and users; configure authenticated firewall exceptions; import and export settings