Mastering DNS on Windows Server 2012 R2

Learn Basic to Advanced Configuration, Managing and Troubleshooting DNS on Windows Server 2012 R2
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  • Length 3 hours
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  • Languages English
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Published 1/2016 English

Course Description

What is this course about?

DNS or Domain Naming System is a mechanism for name resolution which is used worldwide in almost every type of networking environment. In this course I’ll be covering basic fundamentals of DNS and Name resolution. Gradually we’ll progress through advanced configuration of DNS and we’ll see how DNS can be integrated with Active Directory Directory Service or AD DS. Proper designing the DNS infrastructure can solve most of the name resolution and security issue. You’ll learn how to secure the DNS and implement it for internal and external namespace. At last we’ll walk-through some troubleshooting tools to identify and troubleshoot name resolution issues.

What kind of materials are used?

I’ve designed this course using Microsoft Official Curriculum (MOC), so this course will also prepare you for MS exam 70-411 as DNS is one of the topic covered in the exam. Training will be done through videos where you’ll find lectures and hands-on. I’ve also provided some hands-on and exercises based on real world scenario as supplementary materials.

What is the structure of the course?

Course is divided into five sections, I’ll be starting from basic fundamentals of DNS and gradually moving toward core or advance configuration of DNS. Every lectures includes step by step hands-on.

Why take this Course?

There are many reasons to take this course.

  1. This course is designed according to Microsoft Official Curriculum and taught by Microsoft Certified Trainer.
  2. Knowing the understanding level of students whether they are beginner or advanced, this course is designed for all levels making it best fit for everyone.
  3. Hands-on are included in the course that is made keeping in mind the pattern of examination and application to the real-world scenario.

What are the requirements?

  • Basic Familiarity with Networking on Windows operating systems

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Configure, Manage and Troubleshoot DNS Servers on Windows Server 2012 R2

Who is the target audience?

  • Students preparing for Microsoft exam 70-411
  • IT professionals who are looking to learn new skills or want to update their existing skill to new changes in windows server 2012 R2
  • Windows or Systems administrators who want to learn Ins and Out in DNS

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Section 1: Welcome to the Course
Who's the Audience
Section 2: Fundamentals of Name Resolution
Overview of DNS and Host Name
Domain Namespace
Host File and Resolver Cache
NetBIOS and Its Use
NetBIOS Resolver Cache and LMhost File
Section 3: How DNS Name Resolution Works
Recursive and Iterative Queries
Authoritative and Non-Authoritative DNS servers
Hands-On: Installing DNS on windows server 2012 R2
Hands-On: Configuring Windows Client
Forwarders and Conditional Forwarders
Hands-On: Configuring Forwarders and Conditional Forwarders
Section 4: DNS Zones
DNS Zone - Primary And Secondary DNS Zones
Stub Zone
AD Integrated Zones
Hands-On Configuring Primary/Secondary DNS Zones
Hands-On Configuring Stub Zones
Hands-On Configuring AD Integrated DNS Zones
Section 5: Zone Transfer And Dynamic Updates
Zone Transfer
Hands-On Zone Transfer
Dynamic Updates
Hands-On Dynamic Updates

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Instructor Biography

Himanshu Rana, Consultant, Microsoft Certified Trainer, Blogger

Himanshu is a Consultant, primarily focused on Windows Active Directory, PKI, ADFS, SCCM, Virtualization and Microsoft Azure. He's been in this industry for past 10 years and worked on various projects for various clients.

He has worked as a corporate trainer in one of the best offshore training provider and delivered corporate trainings on various Microsoft certifications to students all over the globe. 

In free time he writes on Technetlibrary, a blog helping out professionals with real world issues on windows servers, PKI and cloud computing.

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