Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA: Windows Server 2016

Course 20743C: 5 days; Instructor-Led

About this Course
This five-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 studentsí 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.


Audience

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 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.

Student Prerequisites

      Two or more years of experience Deploying and Managing Windows Server 2012 or Windows 2008 environments; 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 credential or Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2012, or have equivalent knowledge.

At Course Completion

After completing this course, students will be able to:

      Install and configure Windows Server 2016.

      Describe storage in Windows Server 2016.

      Implement directory services.

      Implement Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS).

      Describe 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.

 


Course Objectives

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 Nano Server

      Installing Nano Server

      Completing post-installation tasks on Nano Server

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)

      Configuring iSCSI storage

Lab : Implementing and managing advanced storage solutions

      Configuring redundant storage spaces

      Implementing the Storage Spaces Direct feature

 

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 of 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 Microsoft 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 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.

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

      Configure 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 Server 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

      Deploying Windows Server and Hyper-V containers

      Installing, configuring, and managing containers by using Docker

Lab : Installing and configuring containers

      Installing and configuring Windows Server containers by using Windows PowerShell

      Installing and configuring Windows Server containers by using the Docker engine

After completing this module, students will be able to:

      Explain the purpose of Windows Server and Hyper-V containers.

      Deploy and manage Windows Server and Hyper-V containers.

      Install, configure, and manage containers.

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.