20743: Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA: Windows Server 2016
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 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.
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.
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.
Module 1: Installing and configuring Windows Server 2016
This module explains how to install and perform post-installation configuration of Windows Server 2016 servers.
- 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
Module 2: Overview of storage in Windows Server 2016
This module explains how to configure storage in Windows Server 2016.
- Overview of storage in Windows Server 2016
- Implementing Data Deduplication
- Configuring iSCSI storage
- Configuring the Storage Spaces feature in Windows Server 2016
Module 3: Implementing Directory Services
This module explains how to implement the Directory Services feature.
- Deploying Active Directory domain controllers
- Implementing service accounts
- Azure AD
Module 4: Implementing AD FS
This module explains how to implement an AD FS deployment.
- Overview of AD FS
- Deploying AD FS
- Implementing AD FS for a single organization
- Implementing Web Application Proxy
- Implementing 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).
- Overview of networking enhancements
- Implementing IPAM
- Managing IP address spaces with IPAM
Module 6: Implementing Hyper-V
This module explains how to install and configure Hyper-V virtual machines.
- Configuring the Hyper-V role in Windows Server 2016
- Configuring Hyper-V storage
- Configuring Hyper-V networking
- Configuring Hyper-V virtual machines
Module 7: Configuring advanced networking features
This module explains how to implement an advanced networking infrastructure.
- Overview of high-performance networking features
- Configuring advanced Hyper-V networking features
Module 9: Implementing remote access
This module explains how to configure connectivity for remote users by using the DirectAccess feature.
- Remote access overview
- Implementing DirectAccess
- Implementing VPN
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.
- Overview of containers in Windows Server 2016
- Deploying Windows Server and Hyper-V containers
- Installing, configuring, and managing containers by using Docker
Module 11: Implementing failover clustering
This module explains how to implement failover clustering to provide high availability for network services and applications.
- 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
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.
- 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
Before attending this course, students must have:
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.