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Lesson 3 The course project
ObjectiveLearn about the project you will be completing at the end of this course.

MCSE Course Project Conclusion using DHCP and TCP/IP Solutions

To better prepare you to take the MCSE Exam and to provide a final opportunity to practice some of what you have learned in this course, we have designed a case study in which you will put into practice what you have learned throughout the course. The course project consists of a series of exercises in which you respond to design scenarios and troubleshoot various network problems that occur within TACteam, Inc, a fictitious international training and consulting company. You will be taking the role of an enterprise administrator and solving a series of problems that will help you demonstrate your ability to:
  1. Evaluate a scenario and determine the requirements for a TCP/IP design
  2. Design a TCP/IP solution for the given scenario
  3. Evaluate and existing DHCP-based network infrastructure
  4. Design a DHCP solution for the given scenario

Along the way, you will have access to important resources in the case file illustrated below that will help you make decisions and complete each task.

You will also get feedback from a cyborg about your solutions to the problems presented.
In Module 2, you will begin the first part of the course.

Consumerization of IT

The consumerization of IT is a trend that has been of particular concern to the field. As personal technology devices become more sophisticated and ubiquitous, people increasingly want to use their personal devices in the office. (BYOD) - Bring your down device. IT has to perform the delicate balancing act between maintaining control over the business networks that these devices access and delivering a rich user experience. Server 2012 lends itself to navigating this balancing act with enhancements to (RDS) Remote Desktop Services and (VDI) Virtual Desktop Infrastructure.
Microsoft has made WAN-side improvements in VDI so that the remote desktop experience is as robust as connecting to apps and network resources within a LAN. Administration of Remote Desktop Services and remote clients is now centralized in an updated Server Manager, a one-stop shop that compiles all the primary tools a system administrator needs to manage a Windows infrastructure in a single interface. Security improvements accommodate employees personal devices to prevent data leakage, to retain strong access controls, and to adhere to compliance regulations such as Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Overall, these are improvements with (DAC) Dynamic Access Control, the control over security and compliance in an organization in continuous and periodic intervals. Server 2012 not only meets the changing technology needs of the workplace, but it also rolls out new capabilities and beefed-up legacy features. There is an abundance of new features and enhancements, some of them buried in the OS and not readily apparent to a user.