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Upgrading Your Skills to Windows Server 2016 MCSA (M20743)

Upgrade your skills from Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2012 to Windows Server 2016.

GK# 4756 Vendor# M20743

$895 - $3095 USD

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Course Overview

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In this course, you will learn how to implement and configure new features and functionality in Windows Server 2016. This course is designed for IT professionals who want to upgrade their technical skills from Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2012 to Windows Server 2016.

This is not a product-upgrade course, detailing considerations for migrating and upgrading students’ specific environment to Windows Server 2016. Rather, this course presumes a high level of knowledge about previous Windows Server technologies and skills, as they pertain to Windows Server 2016

This course incorporates material from the Official Microsoft Learning Product 20743: Upgrading Your Skills to Windows Server 2016 MCSA and can assist you in preparing for the 70-743: Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA: Windows Server 2016 exam. 

This course is also available in the On-Demand delivery format with digital Microsoft Official Courseware (dMOC). Click here to purchase.

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What You'll Learn

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  • Install and configure Windows Server 2016
  • Storage in Windows Server 2016
  • Implement directory services
  • Implement Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS)
  • 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

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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

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

3. Implementing the Directory Services Feature

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

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

5. Implementing Network Services

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

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

7. Configuring Advanced Networking Features

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

8. Implementing software defined networking

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

9. Implementing Remote Access

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

10. Deploying and Managing Windows Server and Hyper-V Containers

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

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

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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Lab 1: Installing and Configuring Server Core

  • Installing Nano Server
  • Completing post-installation tasks on Nano Server
  • Performing remote management

Lab 2: Implementing and Managing Storage

  • Implementing File Server Resource Manager (FSRM)
  • Implementing Data Deduplication 
  • Configuring iSCSI storage

Lab 3: Implementing and Managing Advanced Storage Solutions

  • Cloning a domain controller
  • Implementing service accounts

Lab 4: Implementing and Managing AD DS

  • Installing and configuring AD FS
  • Configuring an internal application for AD FS

Lab 5: Implementing AD FS

  • Describe AD FS
  • Deploy AD FS
  • Implement AD FS for a single organization
  • Implement Web Application Proxy
  • Implement SSO with Microsoft online services

Lab 6: Implementing Network Services

  • Configuring DNS policies
  • Configuring DHCP failover
  • Configuring IPAM

Lab 7 : Implementing Server Virtualization with Hyper-V

  • Installing the Hyper-V server role
  • Configuring virtual networking
  • Creating and configuring a VM

Lab 8: Configuring Advanced Hyper-V Networking Features

  • Creating and using Microsoft Hyper-V virtual switches
  • Configuring and using the advanced features of a virtual switch

Lab 9: Deploying Network Controller

  • Preparing to deploy Network Controller
  • Deploying Network Controller

Lab 10: Implementing DirectAccess

  • Configuring DirectAccess by using the Getting Started Wizard
  • Testing DirectAccess

Lab 11: Installing and Configuring Containers 

  • Installing Docker Enterprise Edition for Windows Server 2016
  • Installing and configuring an IIS container

Lab 12: 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 the Cluster-Aware Updating feature on the failover cluster

Lab 13: Implementing Failover Clustering with Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V

  • Configuring Hyper-V Replica
  • Configuring a failover cluster for Hyper-V
  • Configuring a highly available virtual machine

Prerequisites

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  • At least two years of experience in 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 credentials of Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2012 (or equivalent knowledge)

Who Should Attend

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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.

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  • Redeem two SATVs for an individual On-Demand course

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This course comes with 12 months access to the following benefits:

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  • 24x7 Mentoring
  • Indexed Class Recordings
  • Unlimited Course Retakes
  • Digital courseware
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SATV Redemption

Redeeming your Microsoft Software Assurance Training Vouchers:

  • 5 SATVs for a Classroom Live or Virtual Classroom Live session
  • 2 SATVs for an individual On-Demand course
  • 5 SATVs for an individual On-Demand course plus digital Microsoft Official Courseware (dMOC)

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Course Delivery

This course is available in the following formats:

Virtual Classroom Live

Experience expert-led online training from the convenience of your home, office or anywhere with an internet connection.

Duration: 5 day

Classroom Live

Receive face-to-face instruction at one of our training center locations.

Duration: 5 day

On-Demand

Train at your own pace with 24/7 access to courses that help you acquire must-have technology skills.

Duration: 39 hours

Blended Live

Experience the best of instructor-led training and the flexibility of on-demand learning.

Live Duration: 6 sessions
On-Demand: 3 months

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