Microsoft Windows Server 2012 - Installing and Configuring: DNS Configuration

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The DNS server role in an intrinsic component of a Windows Server 2012 network infrastructure - it is a name resolution system which is essential in optimizing network connectivity and resource access. The DNS server role provided by Server 2012 is an extensive, highly adaptable and configurable application, which when operating on an Active Directory environment provides a secure and efficient name resolution service. The DNS client resolver cache is used in the name resolution process. This course examines DNS name resolution, hierarchy, components, deployment, zones, record types and Active Directory integration. This course also looks at DNS record types, updates, security modes, and the installation of DNS. Finally, this course examines how to create an AD-integrated forward lookup zone, reverse lookup zones, client configurations, and utilities used to configure DNS. Please note this course is based on the original Windows Server 2012 release. Skillsoft recommends visiting the vendor website to confirm exam requirements.

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Candidates for this exam are Information Technology (IT) Professionals who have Windows Server 2012 operating system knowledge and experience and want to validate the skills and knowledge necessary to implement the Windows Server 2012 core infrastructure services. Candidates who wish to pass the 70-410: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 exam will benefit from taking this learning path.

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Microsoft Windows Server 2012 - Installing and Configuring: DNS Configuration

  • describe the characteristics of DNS name resolution
  • recognize DNS deployment configurations
  • match DNS zone types to their descriptions
  • determine if an event will trigger a DNS dynamic update
  • sequence the steps to install a DNS Service Role in Server 2012
  • create a DNS record and configuring an integrated zone
  • specify where to complete DNS server configuration tasks
  • identify the considerations for configuring DNS Root Hints
  • describe how DNS forwarding operates
  • create a reverse lookup and root zone
  • access the local hosts file
  • view a client DNS resolver cache
  • determine which nslookup utility mode should be used
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