Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA: Windows Server 2016 (20743C)

Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA: Windows Server 2016 (20743C)

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Course ID: B3205 | Guaranteed to Run

Duration: 5 Days (8:00 am - 4:00 pm PST)| 3-Month Access (MOC On-Demand)

Location: Flex - San Francisco or Live Online | Click here to schedule private course.

Overview:

Course 20743 is an instructor-led training (ILT) course which, over 5 days, teaches students how to implement and configure the new features and functionality of Windows Server 2016.

The purpose of this course is to help IT professionals - who already have a strong background in older Windows Server editions - to enhance their knowledge and skills, and update them for Windows Server 2016.

This course is also available in the On-Demand delivery format with digital Microsoft Official Courseware (dMOC).

+ Who Should Attend

The course is aimed at IT professionals with a strong background in Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2012, and who wish to upgrade their skills and knowledge for Windows Server 2016. A secondary audience for this course would be those looking to sit the Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) exams.

+ 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 Server Core

  • Installing Server Core
  • Completing post-installation tasks on Windows Server 2016 Core
  • Performing remote management

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)
  • Implementing Data Deduplication
  • Configuring iSCSI storage

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 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 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 SDN
  • 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

  • Configuring 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 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
  • Preparing for containers
  • Installing, configuring, and managing containers by using Docker

Lab: Installing and configuring containers

  • Installing Docker Enterprise Edition for Windows Server 2016
  • Installing and configuring an IIS container

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe containers in Windows Server 2016.
  • Explain how to deploy containers.
  • Explain how to install, configure, and manage containers by using Docker.

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.

 

+ 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.

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