Introduction to Windows Server 2012 & Linux for Beginners
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Introduction to Windows Server 2012 & Linux for Beginners

Enroll in this course and get VALUABLE IT experience right from your house! Based on Windows Server 2012r2 and Ubuntu
4.5 (1,221 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
22,267 students enrolled
Created by Paul Hill
Last updated 6/2017
English [Auto-generated]
Price: Free
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Understand Virtual Machines
  • Know how to install Windows Server 2012
  • Understand the basics of Windows Server 2012
  • Understand basic Windows Batch scripting
  • Understand how to install / remove roles on Windows Server 2012
  • Know how to install Ubuntu Server 14
  • Understand the basics of Linux (Ubuntu Server 14)
  • Gain a solid understanding of the Linux terminal
  • Determine which platform (Windows or Linux) they would rather work on in the professional field
  • The student will have one fully functioning Windows Server 2012 VM that they can use to do anything they want with
  • MUCH more!
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  • Internet Access
  • A computer with at least 4gb of ram
  • A 64bit Processor and 64bit Operating System
  • THAT'S IT!

Learn the basics of managing Windows Server 2012r2 and Ubuntu Server.

In this course I am going to give you a foundation of Windows Server 2012 and Ubuntu Server 14.  The goal of this course is to get your feet wet with both of these operating systems and help you understand the contrasts between them.

Many people would like to get into the computer field because of the lure of high-paying jobs but they do not know where to start - this course will point you down the right path!

This is an introductory course and you will be able to follow each step easily as my instructions are clear and concise!  I will walk you through everything you need to do in order to get your Windows Server 2012 and Ubuntu Server 14 virtual machines setup and running!

Also there is no cost for the software you will be using in this course - it is all free!  What are you waiting for? Enroll now! 

Who is the target audience?
  • Take this course if you want to learn the basics of Windows Server or Linux
  • DO NOT take this course if you are very knowledgeable about Windows & Linux
  • Take this course if you would like to see what it is like to work as a Systems Administrator
  • DO NOT take this course if you hate working on computers =)
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Curriculum For This Course
18 Lectures
Course Introduction
1 Lecture 01:59

My Name is Paul Hill, IT Professional with over 7 years of experience and owner of Check out this lecture to learn more about me and what I have been working on the past few years!

Instructor Introduction
Downloading & Installing VM Managers
3 Lectures 10:30

A Virtual Machine is a computer within in a computer. There are many benefits to using VMs including portability, duplication, scale-ability and much more.

What is a Virtual Machine?

Oracle's VM VirtualBox is what we are going to use to mange our Virtual Machines (VMs). VirtualBox is free open source software that anyone can download and use at home or in an enterprise environment! We are going to use this software to operate our Windows Server 2012 r2 and Ubuntu Linux operating systems.

Downloading & Installing Oracle VM VirtualBox

Now it is time to create and manage virtual machines so we can create them for our Windows Server 2012r2 and Ubuntu Server VMs.

Creating & Managing Virtual Machines
Introduction to Windows for System Administrators
8 Lectures 40:01

We are going to download Windows Server 2012. Don't worry, it's 100% legal and best of all, FREE!

Downloading Windows Server 2012

Now it's time to Install Windows Server 2012. Thankfully it is a relatively simple task. Our Windows Server 2012 installation will be good for 180 days, but if you need to extend the license you can do so for another 60 days or you can simply create a new VM and reinstall Windows.

Installing Windows Server 2012

In this lecture I will show you how to rename your server Windows Server 2012 Instance.

Renaming Your Server

In this lecture we are going to learn how to manage user accounts on Windows Server 2012. A local account is stored on the "LOCAL" machine v.s. a domain account being stored on a domain controller and thus accessible throughout the entire domain.

Managing Local Users Accounts

Managing OS Updates

Adding Windows Roles & Features

Event Viewer & Windows Logs

Batch Scripts 101

Windows Server 2012 Quiz
5 questions
Introduction to Linux for System Administrators
5 Lectures 32:50
Downloading & Installing Ubuntu Server

In this lecture we will cover the absolute bare BASICs of the Ubuntu Server console and file navigation!

Basic Linux Commands

Creating & Deleting Files / Folders

Managing Local User Accounts

Installing / Removing Packages (programs)

Ubuntu Linux Quiz
5 questions
Course Conclusion
1 Lecture 02:28

In this lecture I provide you with my contact information as well as discounts to all of my other Udemy courses!

Bonus Lecture - You DON'T want to miss this =)
About the Instructor
Paul Hill
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Expert IT Instructor: 72k+ Students, 5k+ Reviews, 13 Courses

Paul is an IT Professional with over 8 years of experience currently working as a Network Administrator in contract support of various Federal Agencies in the United States.

Paul began his career by volunteering his computer skills at his local church at the age of 16. He identified a technology problem the church was having and designed a system to fix it . Other IT Professionals at the church encouraged Paul to continue utilizing his skills to gain experience, and emphasized that he should include it on his resume even though his experience wasn't paid.  Based solely on the experience he gained volunteering, a large DoD contracting company hired Paul as an intern.   As his career progressed, Paul moved on to another Large company to work full time.

Paul constantly pushes himself to increase the depth of his knowledge in the field of Information Technology and expand his skill-set, whether on the job or at home. Paul gratefully notes that he “had the blessing of working alongside highly motivated and talented professionals” who continually inspired and pushed him to take challenges head-on, and to make EVERYTHING you can out of opportunities that arise while on the job. His motto is "Any job is what you make of it. You write your own resume and paycheck by your drive to succeed."

Paul's goal on Udemy is to help YOU get an IT job by providing you a basic skill-set. The fact is that most entry level IT jobs (Help Desk) in the NCR are paying only 10k under the median HOUSE HOLD income from just ONE entry level job and a much higher potential to double or triple the median house hold income throughout one's career. The IT field is viewed as very difficult to enter, but if you have a good skill-set and determination to succeed, you WILL get hired!