20743: Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA: Windows Server 2016

$2,895.00
$2,895.00
$2,895.00
$2,895.00
$2,895.00
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About this course

This five-day, instructor-led course explains how to implement and configure new Windows Server 2016 features and functionality. This course is for information technology (IT) professionals who want to upgrade their technical skills from Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2012 to Windows Server 2016. This course presumes a high level of knowledge about previous Windows Server technologies and skills equivalent to the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA): Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2012 credential.

 

This course is not a product-upgrade course, detailing considerations for migrating and upgrading students’ specific environment to Windows Server 2016. Rather, this course provides updates to students’ existing Windows Server knowledge and skills, as they pertain to Windows Server 2016.

 

Audience profile

This course is for IT professionals who are experienced Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2008 system administrators, with real-world experience working in a Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows Server 2008 enterprise environment. Additionally, students should have obtained the MCSA credential for Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2012, or they should have equivalent knowledge.

 

Additionally, IT professionals who plan to take the Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) exams might be interested in this course, as preparation for the MCSA exams, which are a prerequisite for the MCSE specialties.

 

At course completion

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Install and configure Windows Server 2016.

  • Describe storage in Windows Server 2016.

  • Implement directory services.

  • Implement Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS).

  • Describe networking.

  • Implement Hyper-V.

  • Configure advanced networking features.

  • Implement software-defined networking.

  • Implement remote access.

  • Deploy and manage Windows and Hyper-V containers.

  • Implement failover clustering.

  • Implement failover clustering by using virtual machines.

 

Prerequisites

Before attending this course, students must have:

  • Two or more years of experience with deploying and managing Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2008 environments; NS experience with day-to-day Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2008 system-administration management and maintenance tasks.

  • Experience with Windows networking technologies and implementation. 

  • Experience with Active Directory technologies and implementation.

  • Experience with Windows Server virtualization technologies and implementation.

  • Knowledge equivalent to the MCSA credentials of Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2012.

 

 

 

Course Outline

 

Module 1: Installing and configuring Windows Server 2016

This module explains how to install and perform post-installation configuration of Windows Server 2016 servers.

 

Lessons

Introducing Windows Server 2016

Installing Windows Server 2016

Configuring Windows Server 2016

Preparing for upgrades and migrations

Migrating server roles and workloads

Windows Server activation models

 

Lab: Installing and configuring Nano Server

Installing Nano Server

Completing post-installation tasks on Nano Server

 

After completing this course, students will be able to:

Explain Windows Server 2016.

Install Windows Server 2016.

Configure Windows Server 2016.

Prepare for upgrades and migrations.

Migrate server roles and workloads.

Describe the Windows Server activation models.

 

Module 2: Overview of storage in Windows Server 2016

This module explains how to configure storage in Windows Server 2016.

 

Lessons

Overview of storage in Windows Server 2016

Implementing Data Deduplication

Configuring iSCSI storage

Configuring the Storage Spaces feature in Windows Server 2016

 

Lab: Implementing and managing storage

Implementing File Server Resource Manager (FSRM)

Configuring iSCSI storage

Lab: Implementing and managing advanced storage solutions

Configuring redundant storage spaces

Implementing the Storage Spaces Direct feature

 

After completing this module, students will be able to:

Explain storage in Windows Server 2016.

Implement Data Deduplication.

Configure iSCSI storage.

Configure the Storage Spaces feature in Windows Server 2016

 

Module 3: Implementing Directory Services

This module explains how to implement the Directory Services feature.

 

Lessons

Deploying Active Directory domain controllers

Implementing service accounts

Azure AD

 

Lab: Implementing and Managing AD DS

Cloning a domain controller

Implementing service accounts

 

After completing this module, students will be able to:

Deploy AD DS domain controllers.

Implement service accounts.

Explain Azure AD.

 

Module 4: Implementing AD FS

This module explains how to implement an AD FS deployment.

 

Lessons

Overview of AD FS

Deploying AD FS

Implementing AD FS for a single organization

Implementing Web Application Proxy

Implementing SSO with Microsoft Online Services

 

Lab: Implementing AD FS

Installing and configuring AD FS

Configuring an internal application for AD FS

Lab: Implementing Web Application Proxy

Implementing Web Application Proxy

 

After completing this module, students will be able to:

Describe of AD FS.

Deploy AD FS.

Implement AD FS for a single organization.

Implement Web Application Proxy.

Implement SSO with Microsoft Online Services.

 

Module 5: Implementing network services

This module explains how to configure advanced features for Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) and configure IP Address Management (IPAM).Lessons

Overview of networking enhancements

Implementing IPAM

Managing IP address spaces with IPAM

 

Lab: Implementing network services

Configuring DNS policies

Configuring DHCP failover

Configuring IPAM

 

After completing this module, students will be able to:

Describe networking enhancements.

Implement IP address management.

Manage IP address spaces with IPAM.

 

Module 6: Implementing Hyper-V

This module explains how to install and configure Hyper-V virtual machines.

 

Lessons

Configuring the Hyper-V role in Windows Server 2016

Configuring Hyper-V storage

Configuring Hyper-V networking

Configuring Hyper-V virtual machines

 

Lab: Implementing server virtualization with Hyper-V

Installing the Hyper-V server role

Configuring virtual networking

Creating and configuring a virtual machine

 

After completing this module, students will be able to:

Configure the Hyper-V role in Windows Server 2016.

Configure Hyper-V storage.

Configure Hyper-V networking.

Configure Hyper-V virtual machines.

 

Module 7: Configuring advanced networking features

This module explains how to implement an advanced networking infrastructure.

 

Lessons

Overview of high-performance networking features

Configuring advanced Hyper-V networking features

 

Lab: Configuring advanced Hyper-V networking features

Creating and using Microsoft Hyper-V virtual switches

Configuring and using the advanced features of a virtual switch

 

After completing this module, students will be able to:

Describe high-performance networking features.

Configure advanced Hyper-V networking features.

 

Module 8: Implementing Software Defined Networking

This module explains how to implement software-defined networking.

 

Lessons

Overview of Software Defined Networking

Implementing network virtualization

Implementing Network Controller

 

Lab: Deploying Network Controller

Preparing to deploy Network Controller

Deploying Network Controller

 

After completing this module, students will be able to:

Describe Software Defined Networking.

Implement network virtualization.

Implement Network Controller.

 

Module 9: Implementing remote access

This module explains how to configure connectivity for remote users by using the DirectAccess feature.

 

Lessons

Remote access overview

Implementing DirectAccess

Implementing VPN

 

Lab: Implementing DirectAccess

Configure DirectAccess using the Getting Started Wizard

Testing DirectAccess

 

After completing this module, students will be able to:

Describe common remote-access solutions and technologies.

Implement DirectAccess.

Implement VPNs.

 

Module 10: Deploying and managing Windows Server and Hyper-V containers

This module provides an overview of Windows Server 2016 containers. Additionally, it explains how to deploy, install, configure, and manage containers in Windows Server 2016.

 

Lessons

Overview of containers in Windows Server 2016

Deploying Windows Server and Hyper-V containers

Installing, configuring, and managing containers by using Docker

 

Lab: Installing and configuring containers

Installing and configuring Windows Server containers by using Windows PowerShell

Installing and configuring Windows Server containers by using the Docker engine

 

After completing this module, students will be able to:

Explain the purpose of Windows Server and Hyper-V containers.

Deploy and manage Windows Server and Hyper-V containers.

Install, configure, and manage containers.

 

Module 11: Implementing failover clustering

This module explains how to implement failover clustering to provide high availability for network services and applications.

 

Lessons

Overview of failover clustering

Implementing a failover cluster

Configuring highly-available applications and services on a failover cluster

Maintaining a failover cluster

Implementing a stretch cluster

 

Lab: Implementing failover clustering

Configuring iSCSI storage

Configuring a failover cluster

Deploying and configuring a highly available file server

Validating the deployment of a highly available file server

Configuring CAU on the failover cluster

 

After completing this module, students will be able to:

Describe the concept of failover clustering.

Implement a failover cluster.

Configure highly-available applications and services on a failover cluster.

Maintain a failover cluster.

Implement a stretch-failover cluster.

 

Module 12: Implementing failover clustering with Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V

This module explains how to deploy and manage Hyper-V virtual machines in a failover cluster.

 

Lessons

Overview of the integration of Hyper-V Server 2016 with failover clustering

Implementing Hyper-V virtual machines on failover clusters

Implementing Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V virtual machine migration

Implementing Hyper-V Replica

 

Lab: Implementing failover clustering with Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V

The Hyper-V Failover clustering testing environment

Configuring Hyper-V Replica

Configuring a failover cluster for Hyper-V

Configuring a highly available virtual machine

 

After completing this module, students will be able to:

Describe how Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V integrates with failover clustering.

Implement Hyper-V virtual machines on failover clusters.

Implement Hyper-V virtual machine migration.

Implement Hyper-V Replica.