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Suitable for IT Technicians and Server Support staff working within a Windows Sever Environment.

Award and Associated Qualifications

Awarded 50 CPD points upon successful completion

Start Date
Study Type
In centre, online, or a combination
Training Type
50 hours

About This Course

Preparing you with the technical knowledge required to install and configure Windows Server 2012 into any business environment, helping you to advance in your IT career.

From installing and administering Active Directory and configuring Hyper-V, to server configuration and installation, you will build up both your knowledge and skills in order to be able to implement, manage and maintain a Windows Server 2012 environment.

For more information on this course, please contact your local course advisor.

The Windows Server 2012 Installation and Configuration course is made up of 5 sessions:

Session 1

Section A: Plan Windows Server Installation

Section B: Installing Windows Server 2012

Section C: Upgrading from Previous Versions

Section D: Configuring Initial Installation

Section E: PowerShell

Section F: Other Tasks and Features

Section G: Server Installation Conversion

Session 2

Section A: Active Directory

Section B: Organise and Manage Active Directory

Section C: Active Directory Groups and OUs

Session 3

Section A: Netting Windows Server

Section B: IPv4 and IPv6

Section C: Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol

Section D: DNS

Section E: File and Share Access Protocol

Section F: Print and Document Servers

Session 4

Section A: Configure Local Storage

Section B: Virtual Machine Settings

Section C: Create/Configure Virtual Machine Storage

Section D: Virtual Networks

Session 5

Section A: Group Policy Objects

Section B: Security Policies

Section C: Application Restriction Policy

Section D: Windows Firewall

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

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Aims and Objectives

This course is designed to help you prepare for the Windows Server 2012 Installation and Configuration exam*

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


There are no formal pre-requisites required for 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*).

Funding & Grants:

There may be the opportunity to apply for funded grants that can help towards the cost of training. These include the Skills Development Scotland ITAs and the ReAct programme in Wales. All schemes will have different terms and conditions that will need to be met in order to qualify for a grant and these are managed by each individual centre.

We’d recommend you speak to a Course Advisor in your local centre to find out whether they are registered to offer any such schemes and discuss your requirements further.

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

Career Path

This training can lead to a number of different IT careers all centered around the management of Windows Servers. Roles such as Technical Support Engineer, Senior Systems Engineer or Microsoft Server Engineer.

What's the Difference?

We offer a range of training packages in a range of subject areas and can offer blended learning opportunities to best meet your needs.

Our courses are practical in nature and focus on a single subject and can last anywhere from a few hours to a few days.

Diplomas are designed to give you a complete skillset mapped to a specific career path and contain a number of core and elective courses.