Jun 28th 2016

Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Fundamentals: DNS (edX)

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Learn how to implement Microsoft DNS to provide efficient and secure name resolution in a network infrastructure. DNS (Domain Name System) is an essential core pillar of all Microsoft networking infrastructure. However, incorrectly configured DNS is one of the most common causes of slow and failed logons in Microsoft environments.

In this computer science course, you will learn the core skills to quickly and easily implement DNS in your work environment.

This self-paced interactive computer science course is the fourth in a series of courses where you’ll have the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of Windows Server 2012 operating system administrative tasks. Through video, practical exercises, and assessments, the task-focused material is designed to ensure you can confidently perform the relevant task.

What you'll learn:

- Understand how name resolution works

- How to install and configure DNS

- How to configure DNS zones

- How to configure name resolution between zones

- How to integrate DNS with an Active Directory infrastructure

- How to manage and troubleshoot DNS implementations


- Learners should have an understanding of IPv4 and IPv6 addressing.

- Learners should have an understanding of Active Directory and associated concepts such as authentication and authorization.

- Learners should have some general understanding of basic networking fundamentals.

- You should have a strong foundation in Server Manager, server roles, and server features.

- Windows PowerShell will be the tool of choice when implementing the features in this course. Learners should have a good foundation in accessing and using simple Windows PowerShell commands.

- There are many resources available for learning the skills necessary to be successful in this course, such as Microsoft Virtual Academy.

Note: You can take this course before or after course Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Fundamentals: DHCP. However if no knowledge of IP addressing exists, it would be advisable to take the DHCP course first as this will cover IPv4, IPv6 addressing as well as automated address allocation and management. Both courses provide essential skills for working with networks.