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Installation, Storage, and Compute with Windows Server

20740 Course outline

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.


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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.

Next steps:

Please contact us for dates.
This course will be in English. 5 days. Online.
Europe: €2.760
North America: US$
2.760 (Course runs on Eastern Standard Time)
Excluding VAT. Payable 2 weeks before the course.
Quality guarantee: Fully refundable if not satisfied on end of the first day of the course.

MOC courses are arranged thru our Microsoft Learning Partner

Networking with Windows Server

20741 Course outline

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


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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.

Next steps:

Please contact us for dates.
This course will be in English. 5 days. Online.
Europe: €2.760
North America: US$
2.760 (Course runs on Eastern Standard Time)
Excluding VAT. Payable 2 weeks before the course.
Quality guarantee: Fully refundable if not satisfied on end of the first day of the course.

MOC courses are arranged thru our Microsoft Learning Partner

Identity with Windows Server

20742 Course outline

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.


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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.

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.

MOC courses are arranged thru our Microsoft Learning Partner

Next steps:

Please contact us for dates.
This course will be in English. 5 days. Online.
Europe: €2.760
North America: US$
2.760 (Course runs on Eastern Standard Time)
Excluding VAT. Payable 2 weeks before the course.
Quality guarantee: Fully refundable if not satisfied on end of the first day of the course.

MOC courses are arranged thru our Microsoft Learning Partner

Designing and Implementing a Server Infrastructure

20413 Course outline

Module 1: Planning Server Upgrade and Migration

This module explains how to plan a server upgrade and migration strategy.

Lessons

  • Considerations for Upgrades and Migrations

  • Creating a Server Upgrade and Migration Plan

  • Planning for Virtualization

Lab : Planning a Server Upgrade and Migration

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the factors to consider when performing a server upgrade and migration.

  • Create a plan for a server upgrade and migration.

  • Plan for server virtualization.


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Module 2: Planning and Implementing a Server Deployment Strategy

This module explains how to design an automated server installation strategy and plan and implement a server deployment infrastructure.

Lessons

  • Selecting an Appropriate Server Deployment Strategy

  • Implementing an Automated Deployment Strategy

Lab : Planning and Implementing a Server Deployment Infrastructure

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Select an appropriate server deployment strategy.

  • Implement an automated deployment strategy.

Module 3: Planning and Deploying Servers Using Virtual Machine Manager

This module explains how to plan and deploy a Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) infrastructure for deploying servers.

Lessons

  • System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager Overview

  • Implementing a Virtual Machine Manager Library and Profiles

  • Planning and Deploying Virtual Machine Manager Services

Lab : Planning and Deploying Virtual Machines by Using Virtual Machine Manager

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the core VMM architecture and components.

  • Implement VMM libraries and profiles.

  • Plan and deploy VMM services.

Module 4: Designing and Maintaining an IP Configuration and Address Management Solution

This module explains how to design and maintain IP address management (IPAM) and a Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) solution.

Lessons

  • Designing DHCP Servers

  • Planning DHCP Scopes

  • Designing an IPAM Provisioning Strategy

  • Managing Servers and Address Spaces by Using IPAM

Lab : Designing and Maintaining an IP Configuration and IP Address Management Solution

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Design a DHCP server implementation.

  • Plan DHCP scope configuration and options.

  • Design an IPAM provisioning strategy.

  • Manage servers and address spaces by using IPAM.

Module 5: Designing and Implementing Name Resolution

This module explains how to design a name resolution strategy.

Lessons

  • Designing a DNS Server Implementation Strategy

  • Designing the DNS Namespace

  • Designing DNS Zones

  • Designing DNS Zone Replication and Delegation

  • Optimizing DNS Servers

  • Designing DNS for High Availability and Security

Lab : Designing and Implementing Name Resolution

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Design a Domain Name System (DNS) server-implementation strategy.

  • Design a DNS namespace.

  • Design and implement a DNS zone strategy.

  • Design and configure DNS zone replication and delegation.

  • Optimize the DNS server configuration.

  • Design DNS for high availability and security.

Module 6: Designing and Implementing an Active Directory Domain Services Forest and Domain Infrastructure

This module explains how to design and implement an AD DS forest and domain infrastructure.

Lessons

  • Designing an Active Directory Forest

  • Designing and Implementing Active Directory Forest Trusts

  • Designing Active Directory Integration with Windows Azure Active Directory

  • Designing and Implementing Active Directory Domains

  • Designing DNS Namespaces in Active Directory Environments

  • Designing Active Directory Domain Trusts

Lab : Designing and Implementing an Active Directory Domain Services Forest Infrastructure

Lab : Designing and Implementing an Active Directory Domain Infrastructure

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Design an Active Directory forest.

  • Design and implement Active Directory forest trusts.

  • Design Active Directory integration with Windows Azure Active Directory.

  • Design and implement Active Directory domains.

  • Design DNS namespaces in an Active Directory environment.

  • Design and implement Active Directory domain trusts.

Module 7: Designing and Implementing an AD DS Organizational Unit Infrastructure

This module explains how to design and implement an OU infrastructure and an AD DS permissions model.

Lessons

  • Planning the Active Directory Administrative Tasks Delegation Model

  • Designing an OU Structure

  • Designing and Implementing an AD DS Group Strategy

Lab : Designing and Implementing an Active Directory OU Infrastructure and Delegation Model

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Plan an Active Directory administrative tasks delegation model.

  • Design an OU structure.

  • Design and implement an AD DS group strategy.

Module 8: Designing and Implementing a Group Policy Object Strategy

This module explains how to design and implement a Group Policy Object (GPO) strategy.

Lessons

  • Collecting the Information Required for a GPO Design

  • Designing and Implementing GPOs

  • Designing GPO Processing

  • Planning Group Policy Management

Lab : Designing and Implementing a Group Policy Object Strategy

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Collect and analyze the information required to facilitate a GPO design.

  • Create a GPO design and implement it.

  • Create a GPO processing design.

  • Plan GPO management.

Module 9: Designing and Implementing an AD DS Physical Topology

This module explains how to design an AD DS sites topology and a domain controller placement strategy.

Lessons

  • Designing and Implementing Active Directory Sites

  • Designing Active Directory Replication

  • Designing the Placement of Domain Controllers

  • Virtualization Considerations for Domain Controllers

  • Designing Highly Available Domain Controllers

Lab : Designing and Implementing an Active Directory Domain Services Physical Topology

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Design and implement Active Directory sites.

  • Design and configure Active Directory replication.

  • Design domain controller placement.

  • Plan for virtualization of the domain controller role.

  • Design domain controller deployments for high availability.

Module 10: Planning and Implementing Storage and File Services

This module explains how to plan and implement storage and file services.

Lessons

  • Planning and Implementing iSCSI SANs

  • Planning and Implementing Storage Spaces

  • Optimizing File Services for Branch Offices

Lab : Planning and Implementing Storage

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Plan and implement an Internet Small Computer System Interface (iSCSI) SAN.

  • Plan and implement storage spaces.

  • Optimize file services for branch offices.

Module 11: Designing and Implementing Network Protection

This module explains how to design and implement network protection.

Lessons

  • Overview of Network Security Design

  • Designing and Implementing a Windows Firewall Strategy

  • Designing and Implementing a NAP Infrastructure

Lab : Designing and Implementing Network Protection

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the design process for network security.

  • Design and implement a Windows Firewall strategy.

  • Design and implement Network Access Protection (NAP).

Module 12: Designing and Implementing Remote Access Services

This module explains how to design and implement remote access services.

Lessons

  • Planning and Implementing DirectAccess

  • Planning and Implementing VPN

  • Planning and Implementing Web Application Proxy

  • Planning a Complex Remote Access Infrastructure

Lab : Designing and Implementing Network Access Services

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Plan and implement DirectAccess.

  • Plan and implement a virtual private network (VPN).

  • Plan and implement a Web Application Proxy.

  • Plan a complex remote access infrastructure.

Next steps:

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Implementing an Advanced Server Infrastructure

20414 Course outline

Module 1: Overview of Management in an Enterprise Data Center

In this module, students will be able to describe the enterprise data center and how to use System Center 2012 to manage the enterprise data center.

Lessons

  • Overview of the Enterprise Data Center

  • Overview of the Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Components

Lab : Considerations for Implementing an Enterprise Data Center

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe an enterprise data center.

  • Describe how System Center 2012 components can be used to manage an enterprise data center.


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Module 2: Planning and Implementing a Server Virtualization Strategy

In this module, students will be able to plan and implement a server virtualization strategy using System Center 2012.

Lessons

  • Planning a VMM Deployment

  • Planning and Implementing a Server Virtualization Host Environment

Lab : Planning and Implementing a Server Virtualization Strategy

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Plan a server virtualization environment based on Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V and System Center 2012- Virtual Machine Manager (VMM).

  • Implement a server virtualization environment based on Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V and VMM.

Module 3: Planning and Implementing Networks and Storage for Virtualization

In this module, students will be able to plan and implement the network and storage infrastructure required to deploy a virtualized server infrastructure.

Lessons

  • Planning a Storage Infrastructure for Virtualization

  • Implementing a Storage Infrastructure for Virtualization

  • Planning and Implementing a Network Infrastructure for Virtualization

  • Planning and Implementing Network Virtualization

Lab : Planning and Implementing Virtual Networks and Storage

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Explain storage options available for virtual machines.

  • Configure iSCSI storage in Windows Server 2012 and how to manage storage from VMM.

  • Plan and implement a network infrastructure for server virtualization.

  • Plan and implement network virtualization in Hyper-V and VMM.

Module 4: Planning and Deploying Virtual Machines

In this module, students will be able to plan and deploy virtual machines on Windows Hyper-V.

Lessons

  • Planning a Virtual Machine Configuration

  • Preparing for Virtual Machine Deployments with VMM

  • Deploying Virtual Machines

  • Planning and Implementing Hyper-V Replica

Lab : Planning and Implementing a Virtual Machine Deployment and Management Strategy

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Plan a virtual machine configuration.

  • Plan and configure the VMM profiles and templates that can be used to implement a VMM deployment.

  • Plan and implement Hyper-V Replica.

Module 5: Planning and Implementing a Virtualization Administration Solution

In this module, students will be able to plan and implement a virtualization administration solution by using System Center 2012.

Lessons

  • Planning and Implementing Automation with System Center 2012

  • Planning and Implementing System Center 2012 Administration

  • Planning and Implementing Self-Service Options in System Center 2012

  • Planning and Implementing Updates in a Server Virtualization Infrastructure

Lab : Planning and Implementing an Administration Solution for Virtualization

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Plan automation of a virtual machine environment using System Center 2012.

  • Plan a delegated administration model in System Center 2012.

  • Plan the self-service and automation of a virtual machine environment using the System Center 2012.

  • Plan and implement updates for Hyper-V hosts using VMM.

Module 6: Planning and Implementing a Server Monitoring Strategy

In this module, students will be able to plan and implement a server monitoring strategy using the Windows Server 2012 tools and using Operations Manager.

Lessons

  • Planning Monitoring in Windows Server 2012

  • Overview of Operations Manager

  • Planning and Configuring Monitoring Components

  • Configuring Integration with VMM

Lab : Implementing a Server Monitoring Strategy

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Plan a monitoring strategy using the Windows Server 2012 tools.

  • Describe the Operations Manager components and describe how Operations Manager can be used to monitor physical and virtual servers.

  • Plan and configure management packs, notifications and reporting.

  • Configure the integration of Operations Manager and VMM.

Module 7: Planning and Implementing High Availability for File Services and Applications

In this module, students will be able to plan and implement an application and file services infrastructure that is highly available.

Lessons

  • Planning and Implementing Storage Spaces

  • Planning and Implementing a DFS

  • Planning and Implementing NLB

Lab : Planning and Implementing High Availability for File Services and Applications

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Plan and implement a highly available storage infrastructure using Storage Spaces.

  • Plan and implement a highly available file services deployment using DFS.

  • Plan and implement high availability for applications using NLB.

Module 8: Planning and Implementing a High Availability Infrastructure Using Failover Clustering

In this module, students will be able to plan and implement a high availability server infrastructure by using the failover clustering features in Windows Server 2012.

Lessons

  • Planning an Infrastructure for Failover Clustering

  • Implementing Failover Clustering

  • Planning and Implementing Updates for Failover Clusters

  • Integrating Failover Clustering with Server Virtualization

  • Planning a Multisite Failover Cluster

Lab : Planning and Implementing a Highly Available Infrastructure Using Failover Clustering

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Plan failover clustering.

  • Implement failover clustering.

  • Plan and implement updates by using Cluster-Aware Updating (CAU).

  • Plan and implement failover clustering for Hyper-V virtual machines.

Module 9: Planning and Implementing a Business Continuity Strategy

In this module, students will be able to plan and implement a business continuity strategy in a Windows Server 2012 environment.

Lessons

  • Overview of Business Continuity Planning

  • Planning and Implementing Backup Strategies

  • Planning and Implementing Recovery

  • Planning and Implementing Backup and Recovery of Virtual Machines

Lab : Implementing a Virtual Machine Backup Strategy with DPM

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the high level requirements and strategies for implementing a business continuity strategy.

  • Plan backup strategies for a variety of Windows roles.

  • Plan and implement recovery of servers and data.

  • Plan and implement a virtual machine backup and recovery strategy.

Module 10: Planning and Implementing an Public Key Infrastructure

In this Module, students will be able to plan and implement a PKI deployment, and plan and implement a certificate management solution.

Lessons

  • Planning and Implementing Deployment of a Certification Authority

  • Planning and Implementing Certificate Templates

  • Planning and Implementing Certificate Distribution and Revocation

  • Planning and Implementing Key Archival and Recovery

Lab : Planning and Implementing an Active Directory Certificate Services Infrastructure

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Plan and implement a CA deployment hierarchy in AD CS.

  • Design and implement a strategy for configuring and maintaining certificate templates.

  • Design and implement a strategy for distributing and revoking certificates.

  • Plan and implement private key and certificate recovery.

Module 11: Planning and Implementing an Identity Federation Infrastructure

In this module, students will be able to plan and implement an AD FS server deployment and claims aware application access.

Lessons

  • Planning and Implementing an AD FS Server Infrastructure

  • Planning and Implementing AD FS Claim Providers and Relying Parties

  • Planning and Implementing AD FS Claims and Claim Rules

  • Planning and Implementing Web Application Proxy

Lab : Planning and Implementing an AD FS Infrastructure

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Plan and implement an AD FS server infrastructure.

  • Plan and implement AD FS claim providers and relying parties.

  • Plan and implement AD FS claims and claim rules.

  • Plan and implement the Web Application Proxy with AD FS integration.

Module 12: Planning and Implementing Data Access for Users and Devices

In this module, students will be able to plan and implement Dynamic Access Control (DAC), Workplace Join and Work Folders.

Lessons

  • Planning and Implementing DAC

  • Planning Workplace Join

  • Planning Work Folders

Lab : Implementing DAC and Access Denied Assistance

Lab : Implementing Work Folders

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Plan and implement DAC.

  • Describe and implement Work Place Join.

  • Plan a Work Folders deployment.

Module 13: Planning and Implementing an Information Rights Management Infrastructure

In this module, students will be able to plan and implement an AD RMS deployment, plan and manage AD RMS templates and access, and plan and implement external access to AD RMS services.

Lessons

  • AD RMS Overview

  • Planning and Implementing an AD RMS Cluster

  • Planning and Implementing AD RMS Templates and Policies

  • Planning and Implementing External Access to AD RMS Services

  • Planning and Implementing AD RMS Integration with Dynamic Access Control

Lab : Planning and Implementing an AD RMS Infrastructure

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe what AD RMS is and the business scenarios addressed by AD RMS.

  • Plan, implement, and manage an AD RMS cluster.

  • Plan and implement AD RMS templates and policies.

  • Plan and implement external access to AD RMS services.

  • Plan the integration of AD RMS and DAC.

Next steps:

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This course will be in English. 5 days. Online.
Europe: €2.760
North America: US$
2.760 (Course runs on Eastern Standard Time)
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Quality guarantee: Fully refundable if not satisfied on end of the first day of the course.

MOC courses are arranged thru our Microsoft Learning Partner

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