Overview

The pinnacle of professional distinction
Validate your ability to design, build, and troubleshoot the most complex business solutions based on Microsoft Directory Services.
To earn an MCSM: Directory Services certification, youll need to pass the exams and meet the eligibility requirements listed below.
This MCSM certification requires that you show continued ability to perform in your chosen solution area by completing a recertification exam every three years.
This MCSM certification requires that you show continued ability to perform in your chosen solution area by completing a recertification exam every three years.
To be eligible for the MCSM program youll need the following:
Hands-on experience in planning, installing, configuring, customizing, and troubleshooting Microsoft Windows Server 2012 and Active Directory
Three or more years of hands-on experience planning, installing, configuring, customizing, and troubleshooting previous versions of Microsoft
Windows Server and Active Directory
The ability to communicate in fluent English

Topics Covered

Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012

Module 01: Deploying and Managing Windows Server 2012
Module 02: Introduction to Active Directory Domain Services
Module 03: Managing Active Directory Domain Services Objects
Module 04: Automating Active Directory Domain Services Administration
Module 05: Implementing IPv4
Module 06: Implementing Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol
Module 07: AMAZON VIRTUAL PRIVATE CLOUD (VPC)
Module 08: Implementing Domain Name System
Module 09: Implementing IPv6
Module 10: Implementing Local Storage
Module 11: Implementing File and Print Services
Module 12: Implementing Group Policy
Module 13: Securing Windows Servers Using Group Policy Objects
Module 14: Implementing Server Virtualization with Hyper-V


Administering Windows Server 2012

Module 01: Deploying and Maintaining Server Images
Module 02: Configuring and Troubleshooting Domain Name System
Module 03: Maintaining Active Directory Domain Services
Module 04: Managing User and Service Accounts
Module 05: Implementing a Group Policy Infrastructure
Module 06: Managing User Desktops with Group Policy
Module 07: Configuring and Troubleshooting Remote Access
Module 08: Installing, Configuring, and Troubleshooting the Network Policy Server Role
Module 09: Implementing Network Access Protection
Module 10: Optimizing File Services
Module 11: Configuring Encryption and Advanced Auditing
Module 12: Implementing Update Management
Module 13: Monitoring Windows Server 2012


Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services

Module 01: Implementing Advanced Network Services
Module 02: Implementing Advanced File Services
Module 03: Implementing Dynamic Access Control
Module 04: Implementing Distributed Active Directory Domain Services Deployments
Module 05: Implementing Active Directory Domain Services Sites and Replication
Module 06: Implementing Active Directory Certificate Services
Module 07: Implementing Active Directory Rights Management Services
Module 08: Implementing Active Directory Federation Services
Module 09: Implementing Network Load Balancing
Module 10: Implementing Failover Clustering
Module 11: Implementing Failover Clustering with Hyper-V
Module 12: Implementing Disaster Recovery




Designing and Implementing a Server Infrastructure

Module 01: Implementing an Advanced Server Infrastructure
Module 02: Planning and Implementing a Server Virtualization Strategy
Module 03: Planning and Implementing Networks and Storage for Virtualization
Module 04: Planning and Deploying Virtual Machines
Module 05: Planning and Implementing a Virtualization Administration Solution
Module 06: Planning and Implementing a Server Monitoring Strategy
Module 07: Planning and Implementing High Availability for File Services and Applications
Module 08: Planning and Implementing a Highly Available Infrastructure Using Failover Clustering
Module 09: Planning and Implementing an Server Updates Infrastructure
Module 10: Planning and Implementing a Business Continuity Strategy
Module 11: Planning and Implementing an Public Key Infrastructure
Module 12: Planning and Implementing an Identity Federation Infrastructure
Module 13: Planning and Implementing an Information Rights Management Infrastructure


The duration for MCSM Directory Services is: :
Regular Track:120 Hours (60 Days)
Fast Track: 120 Hours (30 Days)
Certificate :
Exam 70-410: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012

Skills Measured
This exam measures your ability to accomplish the technical tasks listed below. The percentages indicate the relative weight of each major topic area on the exam. The higher the percentage, the more questions you are likely to see on that content area on the exam.Who should take this exam?This exam is part one of a series of three exams that test the skills and knowledge necessary to implement a core Windows Server 2012 infrastructure in an existing enterprise environment. Passing this exam validates a candidate's ability to implement and configure Windows Server 2012 core services, such as Active Directory and the networking services. Passing this exam along with the other two exams confirms that a candidate has the skills and knowledge necessary for implementing, managing, maintaining, and provisioning services and infrastructure in a Windows Server 2012 environment.
Exam 70-411: Administering Windows Server 2012

Skills Measured
This exam measures your ability to accomplish the technical tasks listed below. The percentages indicate the relative weight of each major topic area on the exam. The higher the percentage, the more questions you are likely to see on that content area on the exam.Who should take this exam?This exam is part two of a series of three exams that test the skills and knowledge necessary to administer a Windows Server 2012 infrastructure in an enterprise environment. Passing this exam validates a candidate's ability to administer the tasks required to maintain a Windows Server 2012 infrastructure, such as user and group management, network access, and data security. Passing this exam along with the other two exams confirms that a candidate has the skills and knowledge necessary for implementing, managing, maintaining, and provisioning services and infrastructure in a Windows Server 2012 environment.
Exam 70-412: Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services

Skills Measured
This exam measures your ability to accomplish the technical tasks listed below. The percentages indicate the relative weight of each major topic area on the exam. The higher the percentage, the more questions you are likely to see on that content area on the exam.Who should take this exam?This exam is part three of a series of three exams that test the skills and knowledge necessary to administer a Windows Server 2012 infrastructure in an enterprise environment. Passing this exam validates a candidate's ability to perform the advanced configuring tasks required to deploy, manage, and maintain a Windows Server 2012 infrastructure, such as fault tolerance, certificate services, and identity federation. Passing this exam along with the other two exams confirms that a candidate has the skills and knowledge necessary for implementing, managing, maintaining, and provisioning services and infrastructure in a Windows Server 2012 environment.
Exam 70-413: Designing and Implementing a Server Infrastructure

Skills Measured
This exam measures your ability to accomplish the technical tasks listed below. The percentages indicate the relative weight of each major topic area on the exam. The higher the percentage, the more questions you are likely to see on that content area on the exam.Who should take this exam?This exam is part one of a series of two exams that test the skills and knowledge necessary to design, implement, and maintain a Windows Server 2012 infrastructure in an enterprise scaled, highly virtualized environment. Passing this exam validates a candidate's ability to plan, configure, and implement the Windows Server 2012 services, such as server deployment, server virtualization, and network access and infrastructure. Passing this exam along with the other exam confirms that a candidate has the skills and knowledge necessary for designing, deploying, and maintaining infrastructure services in a Windows Server 2012 environment.
Exam 70-414: Implementing an Advanced Server Infrastructure

Skills Measured
This exam measures your ability to accomplish the technical tasks listed below. The percentages indicate the relative weight of each major topic area on the exam. The higher the percentage, the more questions you are likely to see on that content area on the exam.Who should take this exam?This exam is part two of a series of two exams that test the skills and knowledge necessary to design, implement, and maintain a Windows Server 2012 infrastructure in an enterprise scaled, highly virtualized environment. Passing this exam validates a candidate's ability to the plan, configure, and manage the Windows Server 2012 services, such as identity and access, high availability, and the server infrastructure. Passing this exam along with the other exam confirms that a candidate has the skills and knowledge necessary for designing, deploying, and maintaining services and infrastructure in a Windows Server 2012 environment.
Exam 88-948: MCSM: Directory Services Knowledge Exam

Exam 88-928: MCSM: Directory Services Lab Exam

Deliverables
Training
Books
CD's
Participation Certificate
Prerequisites

You must possess the following certifications prior to applying for the MCSM: SharePoint training: MCSE: Server Infrastructure

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