After completing this course, students will be able to:
• Prepare and install Nano Server, a Server Core installation, and plan a server upgrade and migration strategy.
• Describe the various storage options, including partition table formats, basic and dynamic disks, file systems, virtual hard disks, and drive hardware, and explain how to manage disks and volumes.
• Describe enterprise storage solutions, and select the appropriate solution for a given situation.
• Implement and manage Storage Spaces and Data Deduplication.
• Install and configure Microsoft Hyper-V.
• Deploy, configure, and manage Windows and Hyper-V containers.
• Describe the high availability and disaster recovery technologies in Windows Server 2016.
• Plan, create, and manage a failover cluster.
• Implement failover clustering for Hyper-V virtual machines.
• Configure a Network Load Balancing (NLB) cluster, and plan for an NLB implementation.
• Create and manage deployment images.
• Manage, monitor, and maintain virtual machine installations.
• Module 1: Installing, upgrading, and migrating servers and workloads
o This module explains how to prepare and install Nano Server and Server Core. This module also explains how to upgrade and migrate server roles and workloads. Finally, this module explains how to choose an activation model based on your environment characteristics.
• Module 2: Managing objects in AD DS
o This module describes how to use various techniques to manage objects in AD DS. This includes creating and configuring user, group, and computer objects.
• Module 3: Implementing Storage Spaces, Data Deduplication and File Server Resource Manager (adapted)
o This module explains how to implement and manage Storage Spaces. This module also explains how to implement Data Deduplication and File Server Resource Manager
• Module 4: Implementing networking for branch offices (adapted)
o This module explains how to implement network services for branch offices.
• Module 5: Implementing DHCP
o This module explains how to plan and implement DHCP to support the IPv4 infrastructure.
• Module 6: Implementing DNS
o This module explains how to install, configure, and troubleshoot DNS within the organization’s network.
• Module 7: Implementing Group Policy
o 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.
• Module 8: Managing user settings with Group Policy
o 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.
• Module 9: Installing and configuring Hyper-V and virtual machines
o This module provides an overview of Hyper-V. This module also explains how to configure, manage, and install Hyper-V.
• Module 10: Introduction to Azure
o This module introduces cloud solutions in general and then focuses on the services that Azure offers. The module goes on to describe the portals that you can use to manage Azure subscriptions and services before introducing Windows PowerShell as a scripting solution for managing Azure. Finally, the module provides explanations and guidance for the use of Azure Resource Manager and Azure management services.
• Module 11: Planning and configuring directory synchronization
o This module describes how to plan and configure directory synchronization between Azure AD and on-premises AD DS.
This course is intended for IT professionals who have some experiencing working with Windows Server, and who are looking for a single five-day course that covers storage and compute technologies in Windows Server 2016.
Candidates suitable for this course would be:
• Windows Server administrators who are relatively new to Windows Server administration and related technologies, and who want to learn more about the storage and compute features in Windows Server 2016.
• IT professionals with general IT knowledge, who are looking to gain knowledge about Windows Server, especially around storage and compute technologies in Windows Server 2016.
Before attending this course, students must have:
• A basic understanding of networking fundamentals.
• An awareness and understanding of security best practices.
• An understanding of basic AD DS concepts.
• Basic knowledge of server hardware.
• Experience supporting and configuring Windows client operating systems such as Windows 8 or Windows 10.
Additionally, students would benefit from having some previous Windows Server operating system experience, such as experience as a Windows Server systems administrator.