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Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA: Windows Server 2016


Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA: Windows Server 2016 course teaches participants how to configure and implement new functionality and features of Windows Server 2016. This course is meant for IT professionals who wish to enhance their knowledge and technical skills from previous versions of Windows Server to the latest Windows Server 2016

Targeted Groups:

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

Course Objectives:

At the end of this course the participants will be able to:

  • Install and configure Windows Server 2016
  • Learn about storage in Windows Server 2016
  • Implement directory services
  • Implement Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS)
  • Learn the 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

Targeted Competencies:

  • Installing and Configuring Server Core
  • Implementing and Managing Storage
  • Implementing and Managing AD DS
  • Implementing Network Services
  • Installing and Configuring Containers
  • Implementing Failover Clustering

Course Content:

Unit 1: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2016:

  • 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

Unit 2: Overview of Storage in Windows Server 2016:

  • Configuring Internet SCSI (iSCSI) storage
  • Configuring the Storage Spaces feature in Windows Server 2016
  • Implementing the Data Deduplication feature

Unit 3: Implementing the Directory Services Feature:

  • Deploying AD DS domain controllers
  • Implementing service accounts
  • What is Azure AD?

Unit 4: Implementing AD FS:

  • Overview of AD FS
  • Deploying AD FS
  • Implementing AD FS for a single organization
  • Implementing Web Application Proxy
  • Implementing Azure AD FS SSO with Microsoft Online Services

Unit 5: Implementing Network Services:

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

Unit 6: Implementing Hyper-V :

  • Configuring the Hyper-V role in Windows Server 2016
  • Configuring Hyper-V storage
  • Configuring Hyper-V networking
  • Configuring Hyper-V virtual machines

Unit 7: Configuring Advanced Networking Features:

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

Unit 8: Implementing Software-Defined Networking:

  • Overview of software-defined networking
  • Implementing network virtualization
  • Implementing the Network Controller feature

Unit 9: Implementing Remote Access:

  • Remote access overview
  • Implementing DirectAccess
  • Implementing a virtual private network (VPN)

Unit 10: Deploying and Managing Windows Server and Hyper-V Containers:

  • Overview of Windows Server 2016 containers
  • Preparing for containers
  • Installing, configuring, and managing containers

Unit 11: Implementing Failover Clustering:

  • Overview of failover clustering
  • Implementing a failover cluster
  • Configuring highly-available applications and services on a failover cluster
  • Maintaining a failover cluster

Unit 12: Implementing Failover Clustering with Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V :

  • 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 the Hyper-V Replica feature

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Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA: Windows Server 2016 (B6079)


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