Networking with Windows Server 2016

 

Course 20741B: 5 Day; Instructor-led

 

About this Course

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.

Audience Profile
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.

 

Prerequisites

In addition to professional experience, students who attend this training should already have the following technical knowledge:

      Experience working with Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2012

      Experience working in a Windows Server infrastructure enterprise environment

      Knowledge of the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) model

      Understanding of core networking infrastructure components and technologies such as cabling, routers, hubs, and switches

      Familiarity with networking topologies and architectures such as local area networks (LANs), wide area networks (WANs) and wireless networking

      Some basic knowledge of the TCP/IP protocol stack, addressing and name resolution

      Experience with and knowledge of Hyper-V and virtualization

      Hands-on experience working with the Windows client operating systems such as Windows 8.1 or Windows 10

 

Course Outline


Module 1: Planning and implementing an IPv4 network
This module explains how to plan and implement an IPv4 addressing scheme to support organizational needs.
Lessons

      Planning IPv4 addressing

      Configuring an IPv4 host

Lab : Planning an IPv4 network

      Planning the IPv4 address assignments

After completing this module, students will be able to:

      Plan IPv4 addressing.

      Configure an IPv4 host.

 

Module 2: Implementing DHCP
This module explains how to plan and implement DHCP to support the IPv4 infrastructure.
Lessons

      Overview of the DHCP server role

      Deploying DHCP

      Managing and troubleshooting DHCP

Lab : Implementing DHCP

      Planning the DHCP server implementation

      Implementing the DHCP configuration

      Validating the DHCP implementation

After completing this module, students will be able to:

      Explain the DHCP server role.

      Deploy DHCP.

      Manage and troubleshoot DHCP.


Module 3: Implementing IPv6
This module explains how to implement IPv6, and how to integrate IPv6 and IPv4 networks.
Lessons

      Overview of IPv6 addressing

      Configuring an IPv6 host

      Implementing IPv6 and IPv4 coexistence

      Transitioning from IPv4 to IPv6

Lab : Configuring and evaluating IPv6 transition technologies

      Reviewing the default IPv6 configuration

      Implementing DHCPv6

      Configuring network integration by using ISATAP

      Configuring native IPv6 connectivity

      Configuring 6to4 connectivity

After completing this module, students will be able to:

      Describe the features and benefits of IPv6.

      Configure an IPv6 host.

      Implement the coexistence between IPv4 and IPv6 networks.

      Transition from an IPv4 network to an IPv6 network.

Module 4: Implementing DNS
This module explains how to install and configure DNS within the organizationís network.

Lessons

      Implementing DNS servers

      Configuring zones in DNS

      Configuring name resolution between DNS zones

      Configuring DNS integration with Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS)

Lab : Planning and implementing name resolution by using DNS

      Planning DNS name resolution

      Implementing DNS servers and zones

After completing this module, students will be able to:

      Implement DNS servers.

      Configure zones in DNS.

      Configure name resolution between DNS zones.

      Configure DNS integration with AD DS.


Module 5: Implementing and managing IPAM
This module explains how to implement and manage the IPAM feature in Windows Server 2016. This module also explains how to use IPAM to manage services such as DHCP and DNS.
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

After completing this module, students will be able to:

      Describe the IPAM functionality and components.

      Deploy IPAM.

      Manage IP address spaces by using IPAM.


Module 6: Remote access in Windows Server 2016
This module explains how to plan for remote access in Windows Server 2016 and how to implement Web Application Proxy.
Lessons

      Overview of remote access

      Implementing the Web Application Proxy

Lab : Implementing Web Application Proxy

      Implementing Web Application Proxy

      Validating the Web Application Proxy deployment

After completing this module, students will be able to:

      Describe remote access.

      Implement Web Application Proxy.


Module 7: Implementing DirectAccess
This module explains how to implement and manage DirectAccess in Windows Server 2016.Lessons

      Overview of DirectAccess

      Implementing DirectAccess by using the Getting Started Wizard

      Implementing and managing an advanced DirectAccess infrastructure

Lab : Implementing DirectAccess 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

After completing this module, students will be able to:

      Explain DirectAccess and how it works.

      Implement DirectAccess by using the Getting Started Wizard.

      Implement and manage an advanced DirectAccess infrastructure.


Module 8: Implementing VPNs
This module explains how to implement and manage remote access in Windows Server 2016 by using VPNs.
Lessons

      Planning VPNs

      Implementing VPNs

Lab : Implementing a VPN

      Implementing a VPN

      Validating the VPN deployment

      Troubleshooting VPN access

After completing this module, students will be able to:

      Plan a VPN solution.

      Implement VPNs.


Module 9: Implementing networking for branch offices
This module explains how to implement network services 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 BranchCache

      Implementing BranchCache

      Validating the deployment

After completing this module, students will be able to:

      Describe the networking features and considerations for branch offices.

      Implement DFS for branch offices.

      Implement BranchCache for branch offices.


Module 10: Configuring advanced networking features
This module explains how to implement an advanced networking infrastructure.
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

After completing this module, students will be able to:

      Describe the high performance networking enhancements in Windows Server 2016.

      Configure the advanced Microsoft Hyper-V networking features.


Module 11: 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.