Technology: Windows Server 2016
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This boot camp focuses primarily on the installation, storage, and compute features and functionality available in Windows Server 2016. It covers general installation tasks and considerations and the installation and configuration of Nano Server, in addition to the creation and management of images for deployment. It also covers local and server storage solutions, including the configuration of disks and volumes, Data Deduplication, High Availability, Disaster Recovery, Storage Spaces Direct, and Failover Clustering solutions. The boot camp also covers Hyper-V and containers, along with the maintenance and monitoring of servers in physical and compute environments.
This boot camp also focuses on the identity functionality in Windows Server 2016. It covers the installation and configuration of Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS), in addition to Group Policy implementation for non-Nano Server environments. It also covers functionality such as Active Directory Certificate Services (AD CS), Active Directory Federations Services (AD FS), and Web Application proxy implementations.
Module 1: Installing, upgrading, and migrating servers and workloads
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.
Lab: Installing and configuring Nano Server
After completing this module, students will be able to:
Module 2: Configuring local storage
This module explains how to manage disks and volumes in Windows Server 2016.
Lab: Managing disks and volumes in Windows Server 2016
Module 3: Implementing enterprise storage solutions
This module describes the direct-attached storage (DAS), network-attached storage (NAS), and storage area networks (SANs). It also helps you understand Microsoft Internet Storage Name Service (iSNS) Server, data center bridging, and Multipath I/O (MPIO). Additionally, this module also 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.
Lab: Planning and configuring storage technologies and components
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.
Lab: Implementing Storage Spaces
Lab: Implementing Data Deduplication
Module 5: Installing and configuring Hyper-V and virtual machines
This module provides an overview of Hyper-V. This module also explains how to configure, manage, and install Hyper-V.
Lab: Installing and configuring Hyper-V
Module 6: Deploying and managing Windows Server and Hyper-V containers
This module provides and overview of containers in Windows Server 2016. It also explains how to deploy, install, configure, and manage containers in Windows Server 2016.
Lab: Installing and configuring containers
Module 7: Overview of high availability and disaster recovery
This module provides an overview of high availability, business continuity, and disaster recovery. It further explains how to plan high availability and disaster recovery solutions. Additionally, in this module you will know how to back up and restore the Windows Server 2016 operating system and data by using Windows Server Backup. Finally, you will learn about Windows Server 2016 high availability with failover clustering.
Lab: Planning and implementing a high availability and disaster recovery solution
Module 8: Implementing and managing failover clustering
This module explains how to plan, create, configure, maintain, and troubleshoot a failover cluster. This module also explains how to implement site high availability with stretch clustering.
Lab: Implementing a failover cluster
Lab: Managing a failover cluster
Module 9: Implementing failover clustering for Hyper-V virtual machines
This module describes integrating Hyper-V virtual machines in a clustered environment. It also explains how to implement and maintain Hyper-V virtual machines on failover clusters. Additionally, this module also explains how to configure network health protection.
Lab: Implementing failover clustering with Hyper-V
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.
Lab: Implementing an NLB cluster
Module 11: Creating and managing deployment images
This module provides an introduction to deployment images. It also explains how to create and manage deployment images by using the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT). Additionally, it explains how to evaluate an organization’s requirements for server virtualization.
Lab: Using MDT to deploy Windows Server 2016
Module 12: Managing, monitoring, and maintaining virtual machine installations
This module provides an overview on WSUS and explains the deployment options. It explains how to update management process with WSUS and also how to use Performance Monitor. Additionally, this module also provides an overview of PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC) and Windows Server 2016 monitoring tools. Finally, this module describes how to use Performance Monitor and monitor Event Logs.
Lab: Implementing WSUS and deploying updates
Lab: Monitoring and troubleshooting Windows Server 2016
Module 1: Planning and implementing an IPv4 network
This module explains how to plan and implement an IPv4 addressing scheme to support organizational needs. This module also explains how to use fundamental networking tools and techniques to configure and troubleshoot IPv4-based networks.
Lab: Planning an IPv4 network
Lab: Implementing and troubleshooting an IPv4 network
Module 2: Implementing DHCP
This module explains how to plan and implement DHCP to support the IPv4 infrastructure.
Lab: Implementing DHCP
Module 3: Implementing IPv6
This module explains how to implement IPv6, and how to integrate IPv6 and IPv4 networks.
Lab: Implementing IPv6
Lab: Configuring and evaluating IPv6 transition technologies
Module 4: Implementing DNS
This module explains how to install, configure, and troubleshoot DNS within the organization’s network.
Lab: Planning and implementing name resolution by using DNS
Lab: Integrating DNS with Active Directory
Lab: Configuring 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.
Lab: Implementing 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.
Lab: Implementing Web Application Proxy
Module 7: Implementing DirectAccess
This module explains how to implement and manage DirectAccess in Windows Server 2016.
Lab: Implementing DirectAccess by using the Getting Started Wizard
Lab: Deploying an advanced DirectAccess solution
Module 8: Implementing VPNs
This module explains how to implement and manage remote access in Windows Server 2016 by using VPNs.
Lab: Implementing a VPN
Lab: Troubleshooting VPN access
Module 9: Implementing networking for branch offices
This module explains how to implement network services for branch offices.
Lab: Implementing DFS for branch offices
Lab: Implementing BranchCache
Module 10: Configuring advanced networking features
This module explains how to implement an advanced networking infrastructure.
Lab: Configuring advanced Hyper-V networking features
Module 11: Implementing software defined networking
This module explains how to implement software defined networking.
Lab: Implementing Network Controller
Module 1: Installing and configuring DCs
This module describes features of AD DS and how to install domain controllers (DCs). It also covers the considerations for deploying DCs.
Lab: Deploying and administering AD DS
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.
Lab: Administering 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.
Lab: Domain and trust management in AD DS
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.
Lab: Managing and implementing AD DS sites and 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.
Lab: Implementing a Group Policy infrastructure
Lab: Troubleshooting a Group Policy infrastructure
Module 6: Managing user settings with GPOs
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.
Lab: Managing user settings with GPOs
Module 7: Securing AD DS
This module describes how to configure domain controller security, account security, password security, and Group Managed Service Accounts (gMSA).
Lab: Securing AD DS
Module 8: Deploying and managing AD CS
This module describes how to implement an AD CS deployment. This includes deploying, administering, and troubleshooting CAs.
Lab: Deploying and configuring a two-tier CA hierarchy