Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA: Windows Server 2016

Learn the skills to work effective with Microsoft Windows Server 2016

Course Code : 5078

Overview

This course is designed for IT professionals who are interested in upgrading their technical skills from Windows Server 2008 to Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2016. This is not designed as a product-upgrade course; it rather provides updates to participant’s existing Windows Server knowledge and skills, as they pertain to Windows Server 2016. This is an advanced-level course which 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.

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Course Delivery

This course is available in the following formats:

Live Classroom
Duration: 5 days

Live Virtual Classroom
Duration: 5 days

What You'll learn

  • 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

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
    • Installing Server Core
    • Completing post-installation tasks on Windows Server 2016 Core
    • Performing remote management
  • 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)
    • Implementing Data Deduplication
    • Configuring iSCSI storage
  • Deploying Active Directory domain controllers
  • Implementing service accounts
  • Azure AD
  • Lab: Implementing and managing AD DS
    • Cloning a domain controller
    • Implementing service accounts
  • 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
  • Overview of networking enhancements
  • Implementing IPAM
  • Managing IP address spaces with IPAM
  • Lab: Implementing network services
    • Configuring DNS policies
    • Configuring DHCP failover
    • Configuring IPAM
  • 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
  • Overview of high-performance networking features
  • Configuring advanced 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
  • Overview of SDN
  • Implementing network virtualization
  • Implementing Network Controller
  • Lab: Deploying Network Controller
    • Preparing to deploy Network Controller
    • Deploying Network Controller
  • Remote access overview
  • Implementing DirectAccess
  • Implementing VPN
  • Lab: Implementing DirectAccess
    • Configuring DirectAccess using the Getting Started Wizard
    • Testing DirectAccess
  • Overview of containers in Windows Server 2016
  • Preparing for containers
  • Installing, configuring, and managing containers by using Docker
  • Lab: Installing and configuring containers
    • Installing Docker Enterprise Edition for Windows Server 2016
    • Installing and configuring an IIS container
  • 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
  • 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
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Prerequisites

To attend this course participants, require two or more years of experience with deploying and managing Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2008 environments; experience with day-to-day Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2008 system-administration management and maintenance tasks.

Participants will require experience with Windows networking technologies and implementation, experience with Active Directory technologies and implementation and experience with Windows Server virtualization technologies and implementation.

Additionally, they require knowledge equivalent to the MCSA credentials of Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2012.

Who Should Attend

This course is highly recommended for:

  • Windows system administrators
  • System administrators
  • Windows Server administrators
  • Windows infrastructure administrators

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