Designing a VPN Solution Hello there and welcome to Pluralsight. My name is Tim Warner and this course is entitled, Windows Server 2012 R2 (70-413) Network Access Services. This is the final course in the exam 70-413 learning path here at Pluralsight. The name of this first module is entitled, Designing a VPN Solution. I'm quite sure that you're familiar with virtual private networks or VPNs, probably wondering how we can build upon what you already know. Well, let's take a look at the relevant exam objectives and you can answer that question for yourself. We need to review very briefly the different types of VPNs, the protocols that are involved, tunneling protocols, encryption, authentication, just so we're all speaking the same language. The centerpiece of this module is how to design a Windows based VPN solution and that really bears repeating. We're concerned here with the Windows based VPN endpoint, the Windows Server based router, Windows Server based remote access, and so forth. Now that probably doesn't square with what you're doing in the industry, but at least as far as the exam is concerned, we have to assume that our VPN servers are Windows Server boxes. Now before you think to yourself, ah, well that reduces the quality of this training, Tim, because we're using a hardware VPN endpoint. Take heart because the principals we're learning and the business cases and the philosophies and the design aspects are not necessarily related to a Windows based solution, so stick with me, please. The third subject answers the question, how can we most easily and effectively and accurately deploy VPN client connections to our users? We have a built-in tool in Windows Server 2012 R2 called the Connection Manager Administration Kit, or CMAK, and by the end of this module you'll know how that works. Let's begin.
Designing a DirectAccess Solution Hi there, and welcome to Pluralsight. My name is Tim Warner and this module is entitled, Designing a DirectAccess Solution. Let's take a look at our objectives, our learning goals for this module. First, as always, I want to give you the need to know Cliff Notes information regarding exam 70-413. I know that not all of you plan to take the certification exam, but I think enough of you do plan such that you could use those alerts. After we get that out of the way we'll get into the proverbial meat and potatoes of the subject and that is planning a DirectAccess deployment. You've seen and worked with DA a lot as you've come through the 70-410, 411, and 412 skill sets. Here we're taking the position of the network architect and looking at the choices that face us as Active Directory planners and how we can best make use of DA. This module's also concerned with tweaking an existing DA environment. I'm not going to show you how to install DirectAccess in this module. Instead we already have an infrastructure in place and I'll give you some need-to-know best practices on how you can tweak the settings for maximum performance and user happiness. Let's get started.
Implementing a Scalable Remote Access Solution Hello, and welcome to Pluralsight. Tim Warner here, as usual, welcoming you to the final module in the Windows Server 2012 70-413 Network Access Services course. This module is entitled, Implementing a Scalable Remote Access Solution. We have four main exam objectives here to cover. The first one, to me anyway, comes out of left field a little bit, mentioning the site to site VPN. Now, we've already talked about VPNs earlier. You'd think that in the 70-413 exam blueprint this objective would've appeared there, but anyway, as your instructor, I'm committed to giving you bullet point by bullet point coverage so we'll start with that. And then we'll spend most of our time on the issue of scaling out and providing high availability for our Windows Server 2012 R2 remote access services, specifically DirectAccess and Web Application Proxy, which we learned all about in the previous module. We also need to review RADIUS in a Microsoft context because RADIUS is used in a couple important ways with DirectAccess scale out, and then again, somewhat surprisingly, I have to confess to be scratching my head a little bit, we need to understand how to link DirectAccess to Network Access Protection or NAP. You see my exclamation mark there. That is because, you probably know this too, Microsoft has deprecated Network Access Protection. The technology is going the way of the dodo. Bottom line is you do need to know your Network Access Protection. Let's get started.