20743 Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA: Windows Server 2016

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20743 Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA: Windows Server 2016

This 5-day instructor-led course explains how to implement and configure new Windows Server 2016 features and functionality.

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Overview

This 5-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.

Prerequisites

Those who wish to attend this course should meet the following prerequisites:

  • 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

Who Should Attend?

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 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.

Course Outline

  • 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

  • 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

  • Deploying Active Directory domain controllers
  • Implementing service accounts
  • Azure AD

Lab: Implementing and Managing AD DS

  • 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
Lab: Implementing Web Application Proxy

  • Overview of networking enhancements
  • Implementing IPAM
  • Managing IP address spaces with IPAM

Lab: Implementing network services

  • 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

  • Overview of high-performance networking features
  • Configuring advanced Hyper-V networking features

Lab: Configuring advanced Hyper-V networking features

  • Overview of SDN
  • Implementing network virtualization
  • Implementing the Network Controller

Lab: Deploying Network Controller

  • Remote access overview
  • Implementing DirectAccess
  • Implementing VPN

Lab: Implementing DirectAccess

  • Overview of containers in Windows Server 2016
  • Preparing to deploy containers
  • Installing, configuring, and managing containers by using Docker

Lab: Installing and configuring containers

  • 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: Implement failover clustering

  • Overview of the integration of Hyper-V Server with failover clustering
  • Implementing Hyper-V virtual machine 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

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