Windows Server 2012 System Administration: Get an IT Job!

Learn Systems Adminitration! The easiest way to stack your resume & get a high paying IT Job - Step-by-step guide!
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  • Lectures 26
  • Length 2 hours
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  • Languages English, captions
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Published 12/2015 English Closed captions available

Course Description

Note: Join the 6,000+ students who have already enrolled and over 450 five star reviews. Every day I interact with students and help them on their journey and I can help you too! Check out the reviews for your self below...

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If you want to get a Help Desk, Systems Admin, IT Support Specialist, or other IT releated job, this is the course you have been looking for!  This course will give you the critical skills necessary to succeed in the Information Technology field.

Companies everywhere are looking for people who have real job skills and not simply certifications or degrees! Many people are graduating college and looking for an job but are unable to secure a position because they don't have any practical experience.

This course will give you the skills you need in order to get into the IT field. I will be covering a myriad of topics including how to setup Windows Server 2012, how to build a domain controller, and how to work in Active Directory and Group Policy.

If you are looking to get hands-on experience THIS IS the course for you. Stop waiting and enroll now!

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Here are some of the course reviews (see more below):

by Willie Beale, (5/5) GREAT COURSE HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

Truly one of the best course on udemy. For months after getting my A+, MCITP and MCTS windows 7 I could not get an interview anywhere but after taking this course and using the resume template within a week after submitting my resume to several companies I got 3 interviews. Highly recommended. Instructor is great I've watched this course 5 times already.

by Kurt Schmucker, (5/5) Excellent course

A very good course, with excellent hands-on configuration of virtual machines (VMs). I can only imagine how tough it must have been to learn these IT skills before VMs became prevalent and so easy to install, configure, throw away, etc. I am learning exactly the items I needed.

by Robert Martin, (5/5) Nothing that you don't need to sift through to get the gems!

I love this course! It is concise and to the point giving students the luxury of not having to figure out what the "important" tidbits of information are. It ALL is, and that's a refreshing difference from most other online tutorials I've waded through. Thanks for good design and lesson planning!

by Corey Carter, (5/5) Invaluable

There are a lot of courses on udemy with regard to Windows System Administration but I am glad I chose this one. I about 175 days left on my eval copy of windows server and plan to use it to really practice all the things I learned in this course. It is a beginner course and feels like one so if you're at all wondering if you should take it, stop wondering and take it!

by Travis Coles, (5/5) Great Instruction

Very practical, easy to understand lectures. The quality is excellent and the instructor's delivery was spot on. I can't wait for the next course.

by Roshan Ally, (5/5) Awesome course

This is an excellent beginner`s course in Windows Server 2012 R2. William explain and demonstrated some important and useful tasks that the sys admin will do. I learn a few things about virtualbox as well. I enjoy following along and do the tasks as well. I now feel more cofident about the Windows Server Operating System. I do hope that William will follow up with intermediate and advanced level courses.

See more reviews for yourself below!

What are the requirements?

  • (MUST) A computer with a 64-bit processor - if you want to do it at home!
  • A drive to succeed and learn
  • A computer with 6gb of ram and 100gb of space on HDD
  • Internet Access

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Work with virtual technology and understand how VMs work
  • Build a Domain & Domain Controller
  • Manage User & Computer Accounts in Active Directory
  • Deploy software to workstations on your domain with Group Policy
  • Control your Users & Workstation with Group Policy
  • Build a Windows 10 VM and join it to your domain

What is the target audience?

  • Take this course if you want to get an IT Job
  • Take this course if you want to enhance your resume
  • Do NOT take this course if you do NOT have a computer with at least 6gb of Ram
  • Do NOT take this course if you don't have what it takes to succeed in your career

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Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction
02:46

I've been working in the IT field for over 7 years. Through my career I have had opportunities to learn skills on the job and I want to share them with you! Best of all, you don't even need to have an IT job to begin learning these skills! In this course I am going to show you how to learn what you need to know to get an IT job right from your home!

04:39

Getting your first IT job can be very frustrating! In this lecture I am going to cover a few things you can do to help you get an IT job. Make sure you check the resources section because I have included an example resume you can use that includes experience gained from this course!

Section 2: Download & Setup
01:55

In this lecture we will install the most important piece of software for this course. Oracle VM VirtualBox is free software that will allow you to build Virtual Machines (VMs). You can also setup internal networks with VirtualBox so your VMs can communicate internally, drag & drop between your host and VM, and much more!  If you want to be a System Administrator you HAVE to understand how to use Virtual Macines!

02:12

In this lecture I am going to show you how to download Microsoft's Windows Server 2012 for FREE (100% legal)! Microsoft offers free version of their server software than anyone can use for a limited amount of time (180-260 days). If you need more time, you can open CMD as an administrator and run "slmgr.vbs /rearm". This will give you an extension on your license. You can do this up to two times!  As a System Administrator you will have times where you need to setup a Windows Server 2012 server and you will not always have a license key.  This is how you can download the software!

Section 3: Server 2012 Installation
01:05

In this lecture we will answer the question: "What is a virtual machine?" A simple way to think of it is a computer in a computer...a VM emulates a real computer. The benefit of a VM is that you can run multiple "computers" on a single comple. Since these VMs are files stored on the computer it is very easy to transport a VM from one computer to another.  System Administrators MUST understand what Virtual Machine's are!

00:50

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05:53

In this lecture you will learn how to create a Virtual Machine and understand dynamic (also referred to as thick / thin) HDD provisioning. Remember that you can create / copy / delete VMs at any time. As a System Administrator I recommend that you keep an updated backup available just in case you crash your server.

05:24

Every System Adminstrator MUST know how to install Microsoft Windows Server 2012 - no excuses and no exceptions! In this lecture I will show you how to do just that! Thankfully it isn't too complicated and depending on your computer speed generally takes less than 20 minutes!

Section 4: Build a Domain Controller
06:21

The most basic task you MUST be able to complete as a System Administrator is setting up and configuring the Active Directory Domain Services on Microsoft Windows Server 2012.  In this easy to follow lecture I will show you how to do just that!

03:46

As a System Administrator (Sys Admin) you will be asked to add additional Hard Disk Drives (HDDs) to servers that are already built and in operation.  In this lecture I will show you how to add and configure a secondary HDD to our Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Domain Controller. We will use this second HDD as a share drive for our users.

02:50

In this lecture we will be creating a share drive so users in our domain can access and share files across computers.

Section 5: Active Directory Users & Computers
04:28

In this lecture we will learn how to make an Organizational Unit. I also cover how to removed protection on an OU so we can delete them if necessary.

05:26

In this lecture I show you how to create a user account and add the appropriate memberships.

Reset Users Password
04:24
Section 6: Joining a Workstation to the Domain
01:22

In this lecture I will show you how to download the Windows 10 trial.

02:28

In this lecture we are going to create our VM for our workstation and install Windows 10.

07:43

In this lecture we will be joining the Windows 10 VM we just created to our domain.

Section 7: Active Directory Continued
03:36

Learn how to Create and Manage Groups in Active Directory.

03:20

It's time to create a non-administrator account for testing purposes.

04:15

This is another task you will be required to do frequently in Active Directory! Don't skip this lecture!

Section 8: Group Policy Functions
Create GPO & Logon Script for Disabled Users OU
09:09
03:46

In this lecture we will setup a shared folder on our data drive and configure Group Policy to automatically map the drive as a network drive called Projcets (P).

07:15

In this lecture, we will be place a file on Domain Users computers. This is useful when you have specific files that all of your users will want access to.

05:01

In this lecture we set the desktop wallpaper we downloaded earlier as the wallpaper our domain users will see when they log in.

Please download the following background at https://www.dropbox.com/s/3hjqlgqwqsz77ma/Logo.jpg?dl=0. Password is SysAdmin101

07:09

In this lecture, I am going to show you how to deploy Adobe Flash with group policy.

Section 9: Conclusion
06:09

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

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Instructor Biography

Paul Hill, Expert IT Instructor: 24k+ Students, 1.7k Reviews, 8 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!

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