MCSA Windows Server 2016

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This 17 Days Course will cover the three courses(20740,20741 & 20742)  required for the MCSA Windows Server 2016.

Courses included:

1. Course 20740: Installation, Storage and Compute with Windows Server 2016

Overview:
The course is designed primarily for IT professionals who have some experience with Windows Server. It is designed for professionals who will be responsible for managing storage and compute by using Windows Server 2016, and who need to understand the scenarios, requirements, and storage and compute options that are available and applicable to Windows Server 2016.

Who Should Attend:
This course is intended for IT professionals who have some experiencing working with Windows Server, and who are looking for a single five-day course that covers storage and compute technologies in Windows Server 2016. This course will help them update their knowledge and skills related to storage and compute for Windows Server 2016.

Candidates suitable for this course would be:
• Windows Server administrators who are relatively new to Windows Server administration and related technologies, and who want to learn more about the storage and compute features in Windows Server 2016.
• IT professionals with general IT knowledge, who are looking to gain knowledge about Windows Server, especially around storage and compute technologies in Windows Server 2016.


At Course Completion:
After completing this course, students will be able to:
• Prepare and install Nano Server, a Server Core installation, and plan a server upgrade and migration strategy.
• Describe the various storage options, including partition table formats, basic and dynamic disks, file systems, virtual hard disks, and drive hardware, and explain how to manage disks and volumes.
• Describe enterprise storage solutions, and select the appropriate solution for a given situation.
• Implement and manage Storage Spaces and Data Deduplication
• Install and configure Microsoft Hyper-V.
• Deploy, configure, and manage Windows and Hyper-V containers.
• Describe the high availability and disaster recovery technologies in Windows Server 2016.
• Plan, create, and manage a failover cluster.
• Implement failover clustering for Hyper-V virtual machines.
• Configure a Network Load Balancing (NLB) cluster, and plan for an NLB implementation
. • Create and manage deployment images.
• Manage, monitor, and maintain virtual machine installations.

Outline:     
 

Module 1: Installing, upgrading, and migrating servers and workloads
Lessons
• Introducing Windows Server 2016

 • Preparing and installing Nano Server and Server Core

• Preparing for upgrades and migrations
• Migrating server roles and workloads
• Windows Server activation models

Lab : Installing and configuring Nano Server

 • Implementing Nano Server
• Completing post-installation tasks on the Nano Server

• Performing remote management

Module 2: Configuring local storage
Lessons
• Managing disks in Windows Server 2016
• Managing volumes in Windows Server 2016

Lab : Managing disks and volumes in Windows Server 2016
• Creating and Managing virtual hard disks by using Windows PowerShell
• Converting virtual hard disks from .vhd to .vhdx
• Resizing a volume

Module 3: Implementing enterprise storage solutions
Lessons
• Overview of direct-attached storage, network-attached storage, and storage area networks
• Comparing Fibre Channel, iSCSI, and FCoE
• Understanding iSNS, data centre bridging, and MPIO
• Configuring sharing in Windows Server 2016

Lab : Planning and configuring storage technologies and components
• Planning storage requirements • Configuring iSCSI storage
• Configuring and managing the share infrastructure

 

Module 4: Implementing Storage Spaces and Data Deduplication
Lessons
• Implementing Storage Spaces
• Managing Storage Spaces
• Implementing Data Deduplication

Lab : Implementing Storage Spaces
• Creating a storage space
• Enabling and configuring storage tiering

Lab : Implementing Data Deduplication
• Installing Data Deduplication • Configuring Data Deduplication

Module 5: Installing and configuring Hyper-V and virtual machines
Lessons
• Overview of Hyper-V
• Installing Hyper-V
• Configuring storage on Hyper-V host servers
• Configuring networking on Hyper-V host servers
• Configuring Hyper-V virtual machines
• Managing Hyper-V virtual machines

Lab : Installing and configuring Hyper-V
• Installing the Hyper-V server role
• Configuring Hyper-V settings
• Creating and configuring a virtual machine
• Managing a virtual machine by using PowerShell Direct

Module 6: Deploying and managing Windows Server and Hyper-V containers
Lessons
• Overview of containers in Windows Server 2016
• Deploying Windows Server and Hyper-V containers
• Installing, configuring, and managing containers

Lab : Installing and configuring containers
• Installing and configuring Windows Server containers by using Windows PowerShell
• Installing and configuring Windows Server containers by using Docker

 

Module 7: Overview of high availability and disaster recovery
Lessons
• Defining levels of availability
• Planning high availability and disaster recovery solutions with Hyper-V virtual machines
• Backing up and restoring the Windows Server 2016 operating system and data by using Windows Server B
• High availability with failover clustering in Windows Server 2016

Lab : Planning and implementing a high availability and disaster recovery solution
• Determining the appropriate high availability and disaster recovery solution
• Implementing storage migration
• Implementing Hyper-V Replica

Module 8: Implementing and managing failover clustering
Lessons
• Planning a failover cluster
• Creating and configuring a new failover cluster
• Maintaining a failover cluster
• Troubleshooting a failover cluster
• Implementing site high availability with stretch clustering

Lab : Implementing a failover cluster
• Creating a failover cluster
• Verifying quorum settings and adding a node

Lab : Managing a failover cluster
• Evicting a node and verifying quorum settings
• Changing the quorum from Disk Witness to File Share Witness, and defining node voting
• Adding and removing disks from the cluster


Module 9: Implementing failover clustering for Hyper-V virtual machines
Lessons
• Overview of integrating Hyper-V in Windows Server 2016 with failover clustering
• Implementing and maintaining Hyper-V virtual machines on failover clusters
• Key features for virtual machines in a clustered environment

Lab : Implementing failover clustering with Hyper-V
• Configuring a failover cluster for Hyper-V
• Configuring a highly available virtual machine

Module 10: Implementing Network Load Balancing
Lessons
• Overview of NLB clusters
• Configuring an NLB cluster
• Planning an NLB implementation

Lab : Implementing an NLB cluster
• Implementing an NLB cluster

  • Configuring and managing the NLB cluster
• Validating high availability for the NLB cluster

 

Module 11: Creating and managing deployment images
Lessons
• Introduction to deployment images
• Creating and managing deployment images by using MDT
• Virtual machine environments for different workloads

Lab : Using MDT to deploy Windows Server 2016
• Installing and configuring MDT
• Creating and deploying an image

Module 12: Managing, monitoring, and maintaining virtual machine installation

Lessons
• WSUS overview and deployment options
• Update management process with WSUS
• Overview of PowerShell DSC
• Overview of Windows Server 2016 monitoring tools
• Using Performance Monitor
• Monitoring Event Logs

Lab : Implementing WSUS and deploying updates
• Implementing WSUS
• Configuring update settings
• Approving and deploying an update by using WSUS

Lab : Monitoring and troubleshooting Windows Server 2016
• Establishing a performance baseline
• Identifying the source of a performance problem
• Viewing and configuring centralized event logs


2. Course 20741: Networking with Windows Server 2016

Overview:

This 5-day classroom-based course provides the fundamental networking skills required to deploy and support Windows Server 2016 in most organizations. It covers IP fundamentals, remote access technologies, and more advanced content including Software Defined Networking.

Who Should Attend:

This course is intended for existing IT professionals who have some networking knowledge and experience and are looking for a single course that provides insight into core and advanced networking technologies in Windows Server 2016. This audience would typically include:
•Network administrators who are looking to reinforce existing skills and learn about new networking technology changes and functionality in Windows Server 2016.
•System or Infrastructure Administrators with general networking knowledge who are looking to gain core and advanced networking knowledge and skills on Windows Server 2016.
The secondary audience for this course is those IT professionals who are looking to take the MCSA 70-741: Networking with Windows Server 2016 exam.

At Course Completion:

After completing this course, students will be able to:
•Plan and implement an IPv4 network.
•Implement Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP).
Implement IPv6.
•Implement Domain Name System (DNS).
•Implement and manage IP address management (IPAM).
•Plan for remote access.
•Implement DirectAccess.
•Implement virtual private networks (VPNs).
•Implement networking for branch offices.
•Configure advanced networking features.
•Implement Software Defined Networking.
 
Outline:    
 
Module 1: Planning and implementing an IPv4 network

Lessons
•Planning IPv4 addressing
•Configuring an IPv4 host
•Managing and troubleshooting IPv4 network connectivity
Lab: Planning an IPv4 network
•Planning the IPv4 address assignments
Lab: Implementing and troubleshooting an IPv4 network
•Verifying the IPv4 communication
•Troubleshooting IPv4

Module 2: Implementing DHCP

Lessons
•Overview of the DHCP server role
•Deploying DHCP
Lab : Implementing DHCP
•Planning the DHCP server implementation
•Implementing the DHCP configuration
•Validating the DHCP implementation

Module 3: Implementing IPv6-V

Lessons
•Overview of IPv6 addressing
•Configuring an IPv6 host
•Implementing IPv6 and IPv4 coexistence
•Transitioning from IPv4 to IPv6
Lab : Configuring and evaluating IPv6
•Reviewing the default IPv6 configuration
•Implementing DHCPv6
•Configuring network integration by using ISATAP
•Configuring native IPv6 connectivity
•Configuring 6to4 connectivity

Module 4: Implementing DNS

Lessons
•Implementing DNS servers
•Configuring zones in DNS
•Configuring name resolution between DNS zones
•Configuring DNS integration with Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS)
•Configuring advanced DNS settings
Lab: Planning and implementing name resolution by using DNS
•Planning DNS name resolution
•Implementing DNS servers and zones
Lab: Integrating DNS with AD DS
•Integrating DNS with AD DS
•Lab : Configuring advanced DNS settings
•Configuring DNS policies
•Validating the DNS implementation
•Troubleshooting DNS

Module 5: Implementing and managing IPAM

Lessons
•Overview of IPAM
•Deploying IPAM
•Managing IP address spaces by using IPAM
Lab: Implementing IPAM
•Installing the IPAM Server feature
•Provisioning the IPAM Server
•Managing IP address spaces by using IPAM

Module 6: Remote access in Windows Server 2016

Lessons
•Overview of remote access
•Implementing Web Application Proxy
Lab: Implementing Web Application Proxy
•Implementing Web Application Proxy
•Validating the Web Application Proxy deployment

Module 7: Implementing Direct Access

Lessons
•Overview of Direct Access
•Implementing Direct Access by using the Getting Started Wizard
•Implementing and managing an advanced Direct Access infrastructure
Lab: Implementing Direct Access by using the Getting Started Wizard
•Verifying readiness for a DirectAccess deployment
•Configuring DirectAccess
•Validating the DirectAccess deployment
Lab: Deploying an advanced DirectAccess solution
•Preparing the environment for DirectAccess
•Implementing the advanced DirectAccess infrastructure
•Validating the DirectAccess deployment

Module 8: Implementing VPNs

Lessons
•Planning VPNs
•Implementing VPNs
Lab: Implementing a VPN
•Implementing a VPN
•Validating the VPN deployment
•Troubleshooting VPN access

Module 9: Implementing networking for branch offices

Lessons
•Networking features and considerations for branch offices
•Implementing Distributed File System (DFS) for branch offices
•Implementing BranchCache for branch offices
Lab: Implementing DFS for branch offices
•Implementing DFS
•Validating the deployment
Lab: Implementing Branch Cache
•Implementing BranchCache
•Validating the deployment

Module 10: Configuring advanced networking features

Lessons
•Overview of high performance networking features
•Configuring advanced Microsoft 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

Module 11: Implementing 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

3. 20742: Identity with Windows Server 2016

Overview:

This five-day instructor-led course teaches IT Pros how to deploy and configure Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) in a distributed environment, how to implement Group Policy, how to perform backup and restore, and how to monitor and troubleshoot Active Directory–related issues with Windows Server 2016. Additionally, this course teaches how to deploy other Active Directory server roles such as Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) and Active Directory Certificate Services (AD CS).

Who Should Attend:

This course is primarily intended for existing IT professionals who have some AD DS knowledge and experience and who aim to develop knowledge about identity and access technologies in Windows Server 2016. This would typically include:
AD DS administrators who are looking to train in identity and access technologies with Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2016.

System or infrastructure administrators with general AD DS experience and knowledge who are looking to cross-train in core and advanced identity and access technologies in Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2016.
The secondary audience for this course includes IT professionals who are looking to consolidate their knowledge about AD DS and related technologies, in addition to IT professionals who want to prepare for the 70-742 exam.

At Course Completion:

After completing this course, students will be able to:
•Install and configure domain controllers.
•Manage objects in AD DS by using graphical tools and Windows PowerShell.
•Implement AD DS in complex environments.
•Implement AD DS sites, and configure and manage replication.
•Implement and manage Group Policy Objects (GPOs).
•Manage user settings by using GPOs.
•Secure AD DS and user accounts.
•Implement and manage a certificate authority (CA) hierarchy with AD CS.
•Deploy and manage certificates.
•Implement and administer AD FS.
•Implement and administer Active Directory Rights Management Services (AD RMS).
•Implement synchronization between AD DS and Azure AD.
•Monitor, troubleshoot, and establish business continuity for AD DS services.

Outline:    
 
Module 1: Installing and configuring domain controllers

Lessons  
•Overview of AD DS
•Overview of AD DS domain controllers
•Deploying a domain controller
Lab: Deploying and administering AD DS
•Deploying AD DS
•Deploying domain controllers by performing domain controller cloning
•Administering AD DS

Module 2: Managing objects in AD DS

Lessons
•Managing user accounts
•Managing groups in AD DS
•Managing computer objects in AD DS
•Using Windows PowerShell for AD DS administration
•Implementing and managing OUs
Lab : Managing AD DS objects
•Creating and managing groups in AD DS
•Creating and configuring user accounts in AD DS
•Managing computer objects in AD DS
Lab : Administering AD DS
•Delegate administration for OUs
•Creating and modifying AD DS objects with Windows PowerShell

Module 3: Advanced AD DS infrastructure management

Lessons
•Overview of advanced AD DS deployments
•Deploying a distributed AD DS environment
•Configuring AD DS trusts
Lab: Domain and trust management in AD DS
•Implementing forest trusts
•Implementing child domains in AD DS

Module 4: Implementing and administering AD DS sites and replication

Lessons
•Overview of AD DS replication
•Configuring AD DS sites
•Configuring and monitoring AD DS replication
Lab: Implementing AD DS sites and replication
•Modifying the default site
•Creating additional sites and subnets
•Configuring AD DS replication
•Monitoring and troubleshooting AD DS replication

Module 5: Implementing Group Policy

Lessons
•Introducing Group Policy
•Implementing and administering GPOs
•Group Policy scope and Group Policy processing
•Troubleshooting the application of GPOs
Lab: Implementing a Group Policy infrastructure
•Creating and configuring GPOs
•Managing GPO scope
Lab : Troubleshooting Group Policy infrastructure
•Verify GPO application
•Troubleshooting GPOs

Module 6: Managing user settings with Group Policy

Lessons
•Implementing administrative templates
•Configuring Folder Redirection, Software Installation, and Scripts
•Configuring Group Policy preferences
Lab : Managing user settings with GPOs
•Using administrative templates to manage user settings
•Implement settings by using Group Policy preferences
•Configuring Folder Redirection
•Planning Group Policy (optional)

Module 7: Securing Active Directory Domain Services

Lessons
•Securing domain controllers
•Implementing account security
•Implementing audit authentication
•Configuring managed service accounts
Lab : Securing AD DS
•Implementing security policies for accounts, passwords, and administrative groups
•Deploying and configuring an RODC
•Creating and associating a group MSA

Module 8: Deploying and managing AD CS

Lessons
•Deploying CAs
•Administering CAs
•Troubleshooting and maintaining CAs
Lab: Deploying and configuring a two-tier CA hierarchy
•Deploying an offline root CA
•Deploying an enterprise subordinate CA

Module 9: Deploying and managing certificates

Lessons
•Deploying and managing certificate templates
•Managing certificate deployment, revocation, and recovery
•Using certificates in a business environment
•Implementing and managing smart cards
Lab: Deploying and using certificates
•Configuring certificate templates
•Enrolling and using certificates
•Configuring and implementing key recovery

Module 10: Implementing and administering AD FS

Lessons
•Overview of AD FS
•AD FS requirements and planning
•Deploying and configuring AD FS
•Overview of Web Application Proxy
Lab : Implementing AD FS
•Configuring AD FS prerequisites
•Installing and configuring AD FS
•Configuring an internal application for AD
•Configuring AD FS for federated business partners

Module 11: Implementing and administering AD RMS

Lessons
•Overview of AD RMS
•Deploying and managing an AD RMS infrastructure
•Configuring AD RMS content protection
Lab: Implementing an AD RMS infrastructure
•Installing and configuring AD RMS
•Configuring AD RMS templates
•Using AD RMS on clients

Module 12: Implementing AD DS synchronization with Microsoft Azure AD

Lessons
•Planning and preparing for directory synchronization
•Implementing directory synchronization by using Azure AD Connect
•Managing identities with directory synchronization
Lab : Configuring directory synchronization
•Preparing for directory synchronization
•Configuring directory synchronization
•Managing Active Directory users and groups

Module 13: Monitoring, managing, and recovering AD DS

Lessons
•Monitoring AD DS
•Managing the Active Directory database
•Active Directory backup and recovery options for AD DS and other identity and access solutions
Lab: Recovering objects in AD DS
•Backing up and restoring AD DS
•Recovering objects in AD DS


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