An Active Directory site is best defined as a group of Active Directory resources that are hosted on a fast, reliable, and very well-connected network. This course details the design and planning of Active Directory sites that help you map the infrastructure to an organizations physical requirements. This includes strategic domain controller placement and the strategic placement of services such as FSMO roles and the Global Catalog. Branch office support is detailed including the use of Read-Only Domain Controllers, the Filtered Attribute Set (FAT), GPMC, and BrancheCache. To end the course the subject area of domain controller virtualization is explained.
This course targets IT professionals looking to acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to design, implement, and maintain a Windows Server 2012 infrastructure in an enterprise scaled, highly virtualized environment. It is also designed for individuals who seek professional distinction through the 70-413 – Designing and Implementing a Server Infrastructure exam. Individuals that have experience working with Windows Server 2008 or later operating systems and Active Directory Domain Services and networking infrastructure.