Is This for You?

This course is for anyone working as an IT Professional who already possess proven skills and knowledge of Windows Server 2008 and who wish to update to Windows Server 2012.

Award and Associated Qualifications

Awarded 40 CPD points upon successful completion

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

About This Course

If you choose a career in IT you are also committing to a career-lifetime of learning. As technologies advance so too must your skills and abilities, to ensure you keep pace with the ever changing industry.

This Windows Server 2012 Skills Update course is designed for anyone who is already familiar with Windows Server 2008 and is now looking to learn how to implement, manage and maintain a Windows Server 2012 environment.

The course can be studied flexibly, either full or part-time, whichever suits you, and is carried out online. Throughout the training you’ll have access to interactive labs and demos and you’ll be able to undertake practice test questions, all designed to help you build your knowledge of this infrastructure.

Once you’ve successfully completed your course you’ll receive a Pitman Training certificate and be well placed to go on and sit Microsoft exam 70-417*.

There are four sessions within this course, details as follows: -

Session 1

  • Introduction
  • Plan Installations
  • Perform Installation
  • Server Deployment Solutions
  • Configure Servers
  • Manage Server Roles
  • Manage Server Features 

Session 2

  • Plan Active Directory
  • Install Active Directory
  • Configure Active Directory
  • Manage AD Objects
  • Group Policy Enhancements
  • Configure Group Policy
  • Troubleshoot Group Policy

Session 3

  • Hyper-V
  • Administer Hyper-V
  • Manage Network Services
  • Manage Network Access
  • Use Network Policy
  • Understand Identity and Access
  • Configure Identity and Access

Session 4

  • File and Storage Enhancement
  • Manage Files and Storage
  • Plan for Business Continuity
  • Plan for High Availability
  • Server Backup and Restoration
  • General Troubleshooting Tips
  • Performance Enhancement

* Vendor specific exams can be arranged separately

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Aims and Objectives

If you already hold Windows Server 2008 knowledge, this course will update your existing skills to Windows Server 2012 and put you in a great position to go on an sit Microsoft exam 70-417*

* Vendor specific exams can be arranged separately  


Evidence of existing Windows Server knowledge will be 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*).

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

As this course is about progressing existing knowedge towards the 2012 Windows Server, this course will help you to work as a Server Engineer, Senior Systems Engineers, Senior IT Support and more.

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.