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WINDOWS SERVER 2016

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Course 20740C: Installation, Storage, and Compute with Windows Server 2016

Module 1: Installing, upgrading, and migrating servers and workloads
This module describes the new features of Windows Server 2016, and explains how to prepare for and install Nano Server and Server Core. This module also describes how to plan a server upgrade and migration strategy, and explains how to perform a migration of server roles and workloads within and across domains. Finally, this module explains how to choose an activation model based on your environment characteristics.
Lessons
Introducing Windows Server 2016
Preparing and installing Server Core
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
After completing this module, students will be able to:
Describe the new features of Windows Server 2016.
Prepare for and install Server Core.
Plan a server upgrade and migration strategy.
Perform a migration of server roles and workloads within a domain and across domains.
Choose an appropriate activation model.


Module 2: Configuring local storage
This module explains how to manage disks and volumes in Windows Server 2016.
Lessons
Managing disks in Windows Server
Managing volumes in Windows Server
Lab : Configuring local storage
Creating and managing volumes
Resizing volumes
Managing virtual hard disks
After completing this module, students will be able to:
Manage disks in Windows Server.
Manage volumes in Windows Server.


Module 3: Implementing enterprise storage solutions
This module discusses direct-attached storage (DAS), network-attached storage (NAS), and storage area networks (SANs). It also explains the purpose of Microsoft Internet Storage Name Service (iSNS) Server, data center bridging (DCB), and Multipath I/O (MPIO). Additionally, this module compares Fibre Channel, Internet Small Computer System Interface (iSCSI), and Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE), and describes how to configure sharing in Windows Server 2016.
Lessons
Overview of DAS, NAS, and SANs
Comparing Fibre Channel, iSCSI, and Fibre Channel over Ethernet
Understanding iSNS, DCB, and MPIO
Configuring sharing in Windows Server 2016
Lab : Planning and configuring storage technologies and components
Planning storage requirements
Configuring iSCSI storage
Configuring and managing the share infrastructure
After completing this module, students will be able to:
Describe DAS, NAS, and SANs.
Compare Fibre Channel, iSCSI, and FCoE.
Explain the use of iSNS, DCB, and MPIO.
Configure sharing in Windows Server.


Module 4: Implementing Storage Spaces and Data Deduplication
This module explains how to implement and manage Storage Spaces. This module also explains how to implement Data Deduplication.
Lessons
Implementing Storage Spaces
Managing Storage Spaces
Implementing Data Deduplication
Lab : Implementing Storage Spaces
Creating a Storage Space
Lab : Implementing Data Deduplication
Installing Data Deduplication
Configuring Data Deduplication
After completing this module, students will be able to:
Describe and implement the Storage Spaces feature in the context of enterprise storage needs.
Manage and maintain Storage Spaces.
Describe and implement Data Deduplication.


Module 5: Installing and configuring Hyper-V and virtual machines
This module provides an overview of Hyper-V and virtualization. It explains how to install Hyper-V, and how to configure storage and networking on Hyper-V host servers. Additionally, it explains how to configure and manage Hyper-V virtual machines.
Lessons
Overview of Hyper-V
Installing Hyper-V
Configuring storage on Hyper-V host servers
Configuring networking on Hyper-V host servers
Configuring Hyper-V virtual machines
Managing virtual machines
Lab : Installing and configuring Hyper-V
Verify installation of the Hyper-V server role
Configuring Hyper-V networks
Creating and configuring virtual machines
Enable nested virtualization for a virtual machine
After completing this module, students will be able to:
Describe Hyper-V and virtualization.
Install Hyper-V.
Configure storage on Hyper-V host servers.
Configure networking on Hyper-V host servers.
Configure Hyper-V virtual machines.
Manage Hyper-V virtual machines.


Module 6: Deploying and managing Windows and Hyper-V containers
This module provides an overview of containers in Windows Server 2016. Additionally, this module explains how to deploy Windows Server and Hyper-V containers. It also explains how to install, configure, and manage containers by using Docker.
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 Docker
After completing this module, students will be able to:
Describe containers in Windows Server 2016.
Explain how to deploy containers.
Explain how to install, configure, and manage containers using Docker.


Module 7: Overview of high availability and disaster recovery
This module provides an overview of high availability and high availability with failover clustering in Windows Server 2016. It further explains how to plan high availability and disaster recovery solutions with Hyper-V virtual machines. Additionally, this module explains how to back up and restore the Windows Server 2016 operating system and data by using Windows Server Backup.
Lessons
Defining levels of availability
Planning high availability and disaster recovery solutions with Hyper-V virtual machines
Backing up and restoring by using Windows Server Backup
High availability with failover clustering in Windows Server 2016
Lab : Planning and implementing a high availability and disaster recovery solution
Determining the appropriate high availability and disaster recovery solution
Implementing storage migration
Configuring Hyper-V replicas
After completing this module, students will be able to:
Define levels of availability.
Plan high availability and disaster recovery solutions with Hyper-V virtual machines.
Back up and restore data by using Windows Server Backup.
Describe high availability with failover clustering in Windows Server 2016.


Module 8: Implementing failover clustering
This module explains how to plan for failover clustering. It also explains how to create, manage, and troubleshoot a failover cluster.
Lessons
Planning a failover cluster
Creating and configuring a new failover cluster
Maintaining a failover cluster
Troubleshooting a failover cluster
Implementing site high availability with stretch clustering
Lab : Implementing failover clustering
Creating a failover cluster
Verifying quorum settings and adding a node
Lab : Managing a failover cluster
Evicting a node and verifying quorum settings
Changing the quorum from disk witness to file-share witness, and defining node voting
Verifying high availability
After completing this module, students will be able to:
Plan for a failover-clustering implementation.
Create and configure a failover cluster.
Maintain a failover cluster.
Troubleshoot a failover cluster.
Implement high availability and stretch clustering for a site.


Module 9: Implementing failover clustering with Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V
This module describes how Hyper-V integrates with failover clustering. It also explains how to implement Hyper-V virtual machines (VMs) in failover clusters.
Lessons
Overview of the integration of Hyper-V Server 2016 with failover clustering
Implementing Hyper-V VMs on failover clusters
Key features for VMs in a clustered environment
Lab : Implementing failover clustering with Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V
Configure iSCSI storage
Configuring a failover cluster for Hyper-V
Configuring a highly available VM
After completing this module, students will be able to:
Describe how Hyper-V integrates with failover clustering.
Implement Hyper-V VMs on failover clusters.
Describe the key features for VMs in a clustered environment.


Module 10: Implementing Network Load Balancing
This module provides an overview of NLB clusters. It also explains how to plan and configure an NLB cluster implementation.
Lessons
Overview of NLB
Configuring an NLB cluster
Planning an NLB implementation
Lab : Implementing NLB
Implementing a Network Load Balancing (NLB) cluster
Configuring and managing the NLB cluster
Validating high availability for the NLB cluster
After completing this module, students will be able to:
Describe NLB.
Configure an NLB cluster.
Explain how to plan an NLB implementation.


Module 11: Creating and managing deployment images
This module provides an overview of the Windows Server 2016 image deployment process. It also explains how to create and manage deployment images by using the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT). Additionally, it describes different workloads in the virtual machine environment.
Lessons
Introduction to deployment images
Creating and managing deployment images by using MDT
Virtual machine environments for different workloads
Lab : Using MDT to deploy Windows Server 2016
Configuring MDT
Creating and deploying an image
After completing this module, students will be able to:
Describe the Windows Server 2016 image deployment process.
Create and manage deployment images by using MDT.
Describe the different workloads in the virtual machine environment.


Module 12: Managing, monitoring, and maintaining virtual machine installations
This module provides an overview on Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) and the requirements to implement WSUS. It explains how to manage the update process with WSUS. Additionally, this module provides an overview of Windows PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC) and Windows Server 2016 monitoring tools. Finally, this module describes how to use Performance Monitor, and how to manage event logs.
Lessons
WSUS overview and deployment options
Update management process with WSUS
Overview of Windows PowerShell DSC
Overview of Windows Server 2016 monitoring tools
Using Performance Monitor
Monitoring event logs
Lab : Implementing WSUS and deploying updates
Implementing WSUS
Configuring update settings
Approving and deploying an update by using WSUS
Lab : Monitoring and troubleshooting Windows Server 2016
Establishing a performance baseline
Identifying the source of a performance problem
Viewing and configuring centralized event logs
After completing this module, students will be able to:
Describe the purpose of WSUS and the requirements to implement WSUS.
Manage the update process with WSUS.
Describe the purpose and benefits of Windows PowerShell DSC.
Describe the monitoring tools available in Windows Server 2016.
Use Performance Monitor.
Manage event logs.

Course 20741B: Networking with Windows Server 2016

Module 1: Planning and implementing an IPv4 network
This module also explains how to use fundamental networking tools and techniques to configure and troubleshoot IPv4-based networks.
Lessons
Planning IPv4 addressing
Configuring an IPv4 host
Managing and troubleshooting IPv4 network connectivity
Lab : Planning an IPv4 network
Planning the IPv4 address assignments
Lab : Implementing and troubleshooting an IPv4 network
Verifying IPv4
Troubleshooting IPv4
After completing this module, students will be able to:
Plan IPv4 addressing.
Configure an IPv4 host.
Manage and troubleshoot IPv4 network connectivity


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 a 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, configure, and troubleshoot DNS within the organization’s 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)
Configuring advanced DNS settings
Lab : Planning and implementing name resolution by using DNS
Planning DNS name resolution
Implementing DNS servers and zones
Lab : Integrating DNS with Active Directory
Integrating DNS with Active Directory
Lab : Configuring advanced DNS settings
Configuring DNS policies
Validating the DNS implementation
Troubleshooting DNS
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.
Configure advanced DNS settings


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 VPN
Implementing 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 SDN.
Lessons
Overview of SDN.
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 SDN.
Implement network virtualization.
Implement Network Controller. 

Course 20742B: Identity with Windows Server 2016

Module 1: Installing and configuring domain controllers
This module describes the features of AD DS and how to install domain controllers (DCs). It also covers the considerations for deploying DCs.
Lessons
Overview of AD DS
Overview of AD DS domain controllers
Deploying a domain controller
Lab : Deploying and administering AD DS
Deploying AD DS
Deploying domain controllers by performing domain controller cloning
Administering AD DS
After completing this module, students will be able to:
Describe AD DS and its main components.
Describe the purpose and roles of domain controllers.
Describe the considerations for deploying domain controllers.


Module 2: Managing objects in AD DS
This module describes how to use various techniques to manage objects in AD DS. This includes creating and configuring user, group, and computer objects.
Lessons
Managing user accounts
Managing groups in AD DS
Managing computer objects in AD DS
Using Windows PowerShell for AD DS administration
Implementing and managing OUs
Lab : Managing AD DS objects
Creating and managing groups in AD DS
Creating and configuring user accounts in AD DS
Managing computer objects in AD DS
Lab : Administering AD DS
Delegate administration for OUs
Creating and modifying AD DS objects with Windows PowerShell
After completing this module, students will be able to:
Manage user accounts in AD DS.
Manage groups in AD DS.
Manage computer objects in AD DS.
Use Windows PowerShell for AD DS administration.
Implement and manage OUs.
Administer AD DS.


Module 3: Advanced AD DS infrastructure management
This module describes how to plan and implement an AD DS deployment that includes multiple domains and forests. The module provides an overview of the components in an advanced AD DS deployment, the process of implementing a distributed AD DS environment, and the procedure for configuring AD DS trusts.
Lessons
Overview of advanced AD DS deployments
Deploying a distributed AD DS environment
Configuring AD DS trusts
Lab : Domain and trust management in AD DS
Implementing forest trusts
Implementing child domains in AD DS
After completing this module, students will be able to:
Describe the components of an advanced AD DS deployment.
Deploy a distributed AD DS environment..
Configure AD DS trusts.
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Module 4: Implementing and administering AD DS sites and replication
This module describes how to plan and implement an AD DS deployment that includes multiple locations. The module explains how replication works in a Windows Server 2016 AD DS environment.
Lessons
Overview of AD DS replication
Configuring AD DS sites
Configuring and monitoring AD DS replication
Lab : Implementing AD DS sites and replication
Modifying the default site
Creating additional sites and subnets
Configuring AD DS replication
Monitoring and troubleshooting AD DS replication
After completing this module, students will be able to:
Describe how AD DS replication works.
Configure AD DS sites to help optimize authentication and replication traffic.
Configure and monitor AD DS replication.


Module 5: Implementing Group Policy
This module describes how to implement a GPO infrastructure. The module provides an overview of the components and technologies that compose the Group Policy framework.
Lessons
Introducing Group Policy
Implementing and administering GPOs
Group Policy scope and Group Policy processing
Troubleshooting the application of GPOs
Lab : Implementing a Group Policy infrastructure
Creating and configuring GPOs
Managing GPO scope
Lab : Troubleshooting Group Policy infrastructure
Verify GPO application
Troubleshooting GPOs
After completing this module, students will be able to:
Explain what Group Policy is.
Implement and administer GPOs.
Describe Group Policy scope and Group Policy processing.
Troubleshoot GPO application.


Module 6: Managing user settings with Group Policy
This module describes how to configure Group Policy settings and Group Policy preferences. This includes implementing administrative templates, configuring folder redirection and scripts, and configuring Group Policy preferences.
Lessons
Implementing administrative templates
Configuring Folder Redirection, software installation, and scripts
Configuring Group Policy preferences
Lab : Managing user settings with GPOs
Using administrative templates to manage user settings
Implement settings by using Group Policy preferences
Configuring Folder Redirection
Planning Group Policy (optional)
After completing this module, students will be able to:
Implement administrative templates.
Configure Folder Redirection, software installation, and scripts.
Configure Group Policy preferences.


Module 7: Securing Active Directory Domain Services
This module describes how to configure domain controller security, account security, password security, and Group Managed Service Accounts (gMSA).
Lessons
Securing domain controllers
Implementing account security
Implementing audit authentication
Configuring managed service accounts
Lab : Securing AD DS
Implementing security policies for accounts, passwords, and administrative groups
Deploying and configuring an RODC
Creating and associating a group MSA
After completing this module, students will be able to:
Secure domain controllers.
Implement account security.
Implement audit authentication.
Configure managed service accounts (MSAs).


Module 8: Deploying and managing AD CS
This module describes how to implement an AD CS deployment. This includes deploying, administering, and troubleshooting CAs.
Lessons
Deploying CAs
Administering CAs
Troubleshooting and maintaining CAs
Lab : Deploying and configuring a two-tier CA hierarchy
Deploying an offline root CA
Deploying an enterprise subordinate CA
After completing this module, students will be able to:
Deploy CAs.
Administer CAs.
Troubleshoot and maintain CAs.


Module 9: Deploying and managing certificates
This module describes how to deploy and manage certificates in an AD DS environment. This involves deploying and managing certificate templates, managing certificate revocation and recovery, using certificates in a business environment, and implementing smart cards.
Lessons
Deploying and managing certificate templates
Managing certificate deployment, revocation, and recovery
Using certificates in a business environment
Implementing and managing smart cards
Lab : Deploying and using certificates
Configuring certificate templates
Enrolling and using certificates
Configuring and implementing key recovery
After completing this module, students will be able to:
Deploy and manage certificate templates.
Manage certificates deployment, revocation, and recovery.
Use certificates in a business environment.
Implement and manage smart cards


Module 10: Implementing and administering AD FS
This module describes AD FS and how to configure AD FS in a single-organization scenario and in a partner-organization scenario.
Lessons
Overview of AD FS
AD FS requirements and planning
Deploying and configuring AD FS
Web Application Proxy Overview
Lab : Implementing AD FS
Configuring AD FS prerequisites
Installing and configuring AD FS
Configuring an internal application for AD
Configuring AD FS for federated business partners
After completing this module, students will be able to:
Describe AD FS.
Explain how to deploy AD FS.
Explain how to implement AD FS for a single organization.
Explain how to extend AD FS to external clients.
Implement single sign-on (SSO) to support online services.


Module 11: Implementing and administering AD RMS
This module describes how to implement an AD RMS deployment. The module provides an overview of AD RMS, explains how to deploy and manage an AD RMS infrastructure, and explains how to configure AD RMS content protection.
Lessons
Overview of AD RMS
Deploying and managing an AD RMS infrastructure
Configuring AD RMS content protection
Lab : Implementing an AD RMS infrastructure
Installing and configuring AD RMS
Configuring AD RMS templates
Using AD RMS on clients
After completing this module, students will be able to:
Describe AD RMS.
Deploy and manage an AD RMS infrastructure. .
Configure AD RMS content protection.


Module 12: Implementing AD DS synchronization with Microsoft Azure AD
This module describes how to plan and configure directory syncing between Microsoft Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) and on-premises AD DS. The modules describes various sync scenarios, such as Azure AD sync, AD FS and Azure AD, and Azure AD Connect.
Lessons
Planning and preparing for directory synchronization
Implementing directory synchronization by using Azure AD Connect
Managing identities with directory synchronization
Lab : Configuring directory synchronization
Preparing for directory synchronization
Configuring directory synchronization
Managing Active Directory users and groups and monitoring directory synchronization
After completing this module, students will be able to:
Plan and prepare for directory synchronization.
Implement directory synchronization by using Microsoft Azure Active Directory Connect (Azure AD Connect).
Manage identities with directory synchronization.


Module 13: Monitoring, managing, and recovering AD DS
This module describes how to monitor, manage, and maintain AD DS to help achieve high availability of AD DS.
Lessons
Monitoring AD DS
Managing the Active Directory database
Active Directory backup and recovery options for AD DS and other identity and access solutions
Lab : Recovering objects in AD DS
Backing up and restoring AD DS
Recovering objects in AD DS
After completing this module, students will be able to:
Monitor AD DS.
Manage the Active Directory database.
Describe the backup and recovery options for AD DS and other identity access solutions.