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20411 Administering Windows Server 2012 Training Course


In this 5-day course, get hands-on instruction and practice administering Windows Server 2012, including Windows Server 2012 R2.  This course is part two in a series of three courses that provides the skills and knowledge necessary to implement a core Windows Server 2012 infrastructure in an existing enterprise environment.

The three courses collectively cover implementing, managing, maintaining and provisioning services and infrastructure in a Windows Server 2012 environment. Although there is some cross-over of skills and tasks across these courses, this course focuses on the administration tasks necessary to maintain a Windows Server 2012 infrastructure such as configuring and troubleshooting name resolution, user and group management with Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) and Group Policy, implementing Remote Access solutions such as DirectAccess, VPNs and Web Application Proxy, implementing Network Policies and Network Access Protection, Data Security, deployment and maintenance of server images, as well as update management and monitoring of Windows Server 2012 environments.

This course maps directly to and is the preferred choice for hands-on preparation for Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA): Exam 411: Administering Windows Server 2012, which is the second of three exams required for MCAS: Windows Server 2012 credential.

For upcoming class dates, as well as the full course outline, please click here.

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New Windows 10 Training! Course 20697-1 Installing and Configuring Windows 10 Now Available!

20697-1 Installing and Configuring Windows 10This 5 day 20697-1 Installing and Configuring Windows 10 training course is designed to provide attendees with the knowledge and skills required to install and configure Windows 10 desktops and devices in a Windows Server domain corporate environment. These skills include learning how to install and customize Windows 10 operating systems and apps, and configure local and remote network connectivity and storage. Students will also learn how to configure data security, device security, and network security, and maintain, update, and recover Windows 10.

For the full 20697-1 Installing and Configuring Windows 10 course outline and available class dates, please visit this link:


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New Windows 10 Training; 20697-2 Deploying and Managing Windows 10 Using Enterprise Services!

20697-2 Deploying and Managing Windows 10 Using Enterprise Services

Learn to plan and implement Windows 10 deployments in large organizations!

This 5 day 20697-2 Deploying and Managing Windows 10 Using Enterprise Services training course provides administrators with the knowledge and skills needed to deploy and manage Windows 10 desktops, devices, and applications in an enterprise environment. Students will also learn how to manage the Windows 10 installations after deployment to provide secure identity and data access using technologies related to Group Policy, Remote Access, and Device Registration. To support a variety of device and data management solutions, Microsoft Azure Active Directory, Microsoft Intune, and Microsoft Azure Rights Management are introduced. These services are part of the Enterprise Mobility Suite which provide identity and access management, cloud-based device, application, and update management, and secure data access to information stored both in the cloud and on any location within your corporate network.

For the full course outline for 20697-2 Deploying and Managing Windows 10 Using Enterprise Services as well as available course dates, please visit:


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Everything you Need to Know about MCSA: Windows Server 2012


In 2013, Microsoft will be updating all of their major platforms and with this change you will need to update your skills to keep up with this paradigm shift into the cloud so you are not left behind. Even with its detractors ‘The Cloud’ is here to stay and when it is inevitably implemented into your organization it will affect everything. With all of these new technologies, how do you know which is the right step to take in your career?

The Windows Server 2012 MCSA is becoming the most popular certification because it helps pave the way for 6 more higher level certifications (MCSE: Server Infrastructure, Desktop Infrastructure, Messaging, Communication, SharePoint, and Private Cloud). It is the foundation for all of these certifications and you will only have to take two additional exams to begin the next step in becoming a Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert.

Windows Server MCSA is the launching pad for many more certification paths and will be beneficial for your career if you are willing to invest the time to further your knowledge. Windows Server 2012 is not just another server release, it goes into the cloud and takes a leadership position. The shift toward the cloud is higher than anyone could have predicted. Windows Server 2012 focuses in four key areas that you should know:

  • Beyond Virtualization – Dynamic, multi-tenant infrastructure that provides maximum flexibility for delivering cloud services
  • Power of Many Servers with the Simplicity of One – It is an easy to manage multiple server platform
  • Every App, Every Cloud – Flexibility to build and deploy Apps on premise, in the cloud, and in a hybrid environment
  • Modern Work Style – Flexible access to data and applications anywhere

The certification path is a simple one, you will have to take three courses and three exams and upon passing all three you will officially be a Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate in Windows Server 2012:


What if you already hold a certification for the previous version of Windows Server? Don’t worry you won’t have to go through the entire certification process again. Microsoft Learning has released just one class that you will need to upgrade.  20417: Upgrading your Skills to MCSA Windows Server 2012 along with passing the accompanying exam is all you will need to upgrade your certification to Windows Server 2012.

If you do not pass your test, you don’t have to worry. With the Second Shot offer customers get a free second chance to pass their certification exam. Ask your Learning Solutions Specialist on how to get a ‘Second Shot’ when you register for an exam.

Start your path on becoming an MCSA with Solartech and become a more valuable asset to your organization. Taking all three courses and passing the related exams is your first step in the future of cloud computing:

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Which Windows Server 2008 course is for you: 6419 or 6420

ImageIf you are looking for Windows Server 2008 training look no further. Even with the impending release of Windows Server 2012, Solartech is still looking to help those who are looking for training on the now old technology. Our two most popular Windows Server courses are 6419: Configuring, Managing and Maintaining Windows Server 2008 and 6420: Fundamentals of a Windows Sever 2008 Network Infrastructure and Application Platform. At first glance they may seem very similar however; they are for two very different audiences.

The first class, 6419: Configuring, Managing and Maintaining Windows Server 2008, is for System Administrators who already have experience in a Windows Server environment. Some of the highlights include: managing Active Directory Domain services; creating users, groups and roles; configuring group policy, and implementing security settings. If these components are too advanced for you then 6420: Fundamentals of a Windows Sever 2008 Network Infrastructure and Application Platform is the way to go.

In this course students will learn the basic fundamentals of networking, security, and server administration with Windows Server 2008. The audience can range from students still in school to help desk technicians. This class is a great way to start your career if you plan on leveraging the great elements of Windows Server.

If you have experience using Windows Server we have 6419: Configuring, Managing and Maintaining Windows Server 2008 guaranteed to run (GTR) on 10/15 – 10/19.

If you would like to know more about this class or any other Windows Server 2008 training offerings, please contact to speak with a Learning Solutions Specialist. I hope to see you there!

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Featured Class: Windows 7 Help Desk Training

ImageWindows 7 currently takes up 35% of the desktop operating system market share trailing only Windows XP, according to With Windows XP becoming obsolete Windows 7 will soon be the undisputed leader in the operating system market, which is the perfect reason to take one of our Windows 7 training courses. Whether you are a developer, a technician or on the end user side Solartech has the training you need.

With the growing popularity of Windows 7 one of the most important jobs in your company will be the help desk positions. Many organizations are finally adopting Windows 7 and you do not want to be left behind because your staff lacks the proper training. We offer several training courses however, our most popular Windows 7 help desk course is 6293: Troubleshooting and Supporting Windows 7 in the Enterprise. This course will help you prepare for Exam 70-685, the final requirement for the Enterprise Desktop Support Technician professional credit.  Course: 6293 is designed for Information Technology professionals who have experience with Windows XP and Windows Vista who work as Windows 7 Enterprise Desktop Support Technicians in Tier 2 support environments.  Students will be exposed to various troubleshooting tools and techniques that enable them to address the following issues: Startup, group policy, performance, security and applications.

Course Highlights:

  • Describe the processes of establishing and using a troubleshooting methodology, and define the EDST job role and responsibilities.
  • Troubleshoot hardware device, device driver, and performance issues.
  • Troubleshoot network connectivity issues.
  • Troubleshoot remote connectivity issues.
  • Troubleshoot operating system and applications issues


Feel free to contact 1 877-SOLARTECH with any questions. Are next scheduled class is 2/8-2/10, we hope to see you soon!

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Featured Class: Microsoft Lync Server 2010

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Planning and Deploying a Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Solution


For those who don’t know, Microsoft Lync Server 2010 is an enterprise real-time communications server, providing the infrastructure for enterprise instant messaging, presence, file transfer, peer-to-peer and multiparty voice and video calling, ad hoc and structured conferences.   aka An amazing addition to your current communication efforts.  This is also one of great tools of the new Microsoft Office 365 Suite.

Course 10534A: Planning and Deploying a Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Solution  is the first release for the Lync Server 2010 portfolio. It’s a five-day instructor-led training course that teaches how to plan and design a Microsoft Lync Server 2010 solution to IT professionals.

Course Highlights

  • Describe the Lync Server 2010 design process
  • Design a Lync Server 2010 topology
  • Design for conferencing and external scenarios
  • Create a network design for Lync Server 2010
  • Design for Location Services
  • Design for backup and disaster recovery
  • Plan a migration to Lync Server 2010

Feel free to Contact us with any questions.  Thanks!



Jason Rosoff| Learning Solutions Specialist | | |

Solartech is a Microsoft managed and award winning Gold Certified Partner for Learning Solutions. Solartech is leadingthe training industry with our innovative LivE online learning solutions for Microsoft technologies. With our eco friendly distance learning practice, we help thousands of our corporate clients go green with us by participating in live training right from their homes or offices. Our goal is to reduce the carbon footprint with green training solutions.



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