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Online Instructor-led (5 days)

Classroom (5 days)

Online Self-paced (40 hours)

Administering Windows Server 2012 Course Outline | M20411

This course will include the following content:

Module 1: Configuring and Troubleshooting Domain Name System

  • Configuring the DNS Server Role
  • Configuring DNS Zones
  • Configuring DNS Zone Transfers
  • Managing and Troubleshooting DNS
  • Lab: Configuring and Troubleshooting DNS

Module 2: Maintaining Active Directory Domain Services

  • Overview of AD DS
  • Implementing Virtualized Domain Controllers
  • Implementing RODCs
  • Administering AD DS
  • Managing the AD DS Database
  • Lab: Maintaining AD DS

Module 3: Managing User and Service Accounts

  • Configuring Password Policy and User Account Lockout Settings
  • Configuring Managed Service Accounts
  • Lab: Managing User and Service Accounts

Module 4: Implementing a Group Policy Infrastructure

  • 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

Module 5: Managing User Desktops with Group Policy

  • Implementing Administrative Templates
  • Configuring Folder Redirection and Scripts
  • Configuring Group Policy Preferences
  • Managing Software with Group Policy  
  • Lab: Managing User Desktops with Group Policy

Module 6: Installing, Configuring, and Troubleshooting the Network Policy Server Role

  • Installing and Configuring a Network Policy Server
  • Configuring RADIUS Clients and Servers
  • NPS Authentication Methods
  • Monitoring and Troubleshooting a Network Policy Server
  • Lab: Installing and Configuring a Network Policy Server

Module 7: Implementing Network Access Protection

  • Overview of Network Access Protection
  • Overview of NAP Enforcement Processes
  • Configuring NAP
  • Configuring IPSec Enforcement for NAP
  • Monitoring and Troubleshooting NAP
  • Lab: Implementing Network Access Protection

Module 8: Implementing Remote Access

  • Overview of Remote Access
  • Implementing DirectAccess by Using the Getting Started Wizard
  • Implementing and Managing an Advanced DirectAccess Infrastructure
  • Implementing VPN
  • Implementing Web Application Proxy
  • Lab: Implementing DirectAccess by Using the Getting Started Wizard
  • Lab: Deploying an Advanced DirectAccess Solution
  • Lab: Implementing VPN
  • Lab: Implementing Web Application Proxy

Module 9: Optimizing File Services

  • Overview of FSRM
  • Using FSRM to Manage Quotas, File Screens, and Storage Reports
  • Implementing Classification and File Management Tasks
  • Overview of DFS
  • Configuring DFS Namespaces
  • Configuring and Troubleshooting DFS Replication
  • Lab: Configuring Quotas and File Screening Using File Server Resource Manager
  • Lab: Implementing a Distributed File System

Module 10: Configuring Encryption and Advanced Auditing

  • Encrypting Drives by Using BitLocker
  • Encrypting Files by Using EFS
  • Configuring Advanced Auditing
  • Lab: Configuring Encryption and Advanced Auditing

Module 11: Deploying and Maintaining Server Images

  • Overview of Windows Deployment Services
  • Managing Images
  • Implementing Deployment with Windows Deployment Services
  • Administering Windows Deployment Services
  • Lab: Using Windows Deployment Services to Deploy Windows Server 2012

Module 12: Implementing Update Management

  • Overview of WSUS
  • Deploying Updates with WSUS
  • Lab: Implementing Update Management

Module 13: Monitoring Windows Server 2012

  • Monitoring Tools
  • Using Performance Monitor
  • Monitoring Event Logs
  • Lab: Monitoring Windows Server 2012

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Who should attend this Microsoft Technical Training Course?

This course is suited to IT professionals wishing to possess the skills and knowledge required to be able to manage and maintain the fundamental infrastructure required for a Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2 environment. 

Prerequisites

  • A good understanding of networking fundamentals
  • An understanding of and experience with configuring security and administration tasks in an enterprise environment
  • Experience supporting or configuring Windows operating system clients
  • Good hands-on Windows client operating system experience with Windows Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8
  • An understanding of basic Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) concepts, such as the purpose of user accounts and computer accounts

Administering Windows Server 2012 Course Overview | M20411

The 5-day Microsoft training course provides the skills and knowledge necessary to implement a core Windows Server 2012 infrastructure in an existing enterprise environment.  This course is the second section in a series of three courses, which together allow for a complete education in implementing, managing, maintaining, and provisioning services and infrastructure in a Windows Server 2012 environment. This course specifically focuses on the administration tasks required to maintain a Windows Server 2012 infrastructure.

 

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Administering Windows Server 2012 Exam Information | M20411

Delegates will need to pass the Administering Windows Server 2012 Exam (70-411) in order to complete the course. This exam is not included. The exam tests the ability to:

  • Deploy, manage, and maintain servers
  • Configure File and Print Services
  • Configure network services and access
  • Configure a Network Policy Server (NPS) infrastructure
  • Configure and manage Active Directory
  • Configure and manage Group Policy 

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accredited by

Microsoft Gold Partner, on behalf of Microsoft Partner

Online Instructor-led (5 days)

Classroom (5 days)

Online Self-paced (40 hours)

Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services Course Outline | M20412

This Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services (M20412) training course will cover the following content:

Module 1: Implementing Advanced Network Services

  • Configuring Advanced DHCP Features
  • Configuring Advanced DNS Settings
  • Implementing IPAM
  • Managing IP Address Spaces with IPAM
  • Lab: Implementing Advanced Network Services

Module 2: Implementing Advanced File Services

  • Configuring iSCSI Storage
  • Configuring BranchCache
  • Optimizing Storage Usage
  • Lab: Implementing Advanced File Services
  • Lab: Implementing BranchCache

Module 3: Implementing Dynamic Access Control

  • Overview of DAC
  • Implementing DAC Components
  • Implementing DAC for Access Control
  • Implementing Access Denied Assistance
  • Implementing and Managing Work Folders
  • Lab: Implementing Secure Data Access

Module 4: Implementing Distributed Active Directory Domain Services Deployments

  • Overview of Distributed AD DS Deployments
  • Deploying a Distributed AD DS Environment
  • Configuring AD DS Trusts
  • Lab: Implementing Distributed AD DS Deployments

Module 5: Implementing Active Directory Domain Services Sites and Replication

  • AD DS Replication Overview
  • Configuring AD DS Sites
  • Configuring and Monitoring AD DS Replication
  • Lab: Implementing AD DS Sites and Replication

Module 6: Implementing AD CS

  • Using Certificates in a Business Environment
  • PKI Overview
  • Deploying CAs
  • Deploying and Managing Certificate Templates
  • Implementing Certificate Distribution and Revocation
  • Managing Certificate Recovery
  • Lab: Deploying and Configuring CA Hierarchy
  • Lab: Deploying and Managing Certificates

Module 7: Implementing Active Directory Rights Management Services

  • AD RMS Overview
  • Deploying and Managing an AD RMS Infrastructure
  • Configuring AD RMS Content Protection
  • Configuring External Access to AD RMS
  • Lab: Implementing AD RMS

Module 8: Implementing and Administering AD FS

  • Overview of AD FS
  • Deploying AD FS
  • Implementing AD FS for a Single Organization
  • Deploying AD FS in a Business-to-Business Federation Scenario
  • Extending AD FS to External Clients
  • Lab : Implementing AD FS
  • Lab: Implementing AD FS for External Partners and Users

Module 9: Implementing Network Load Balancing

  • Overview of NLB
  • Configuring an NLB Cluster
  • Planning an NLB Implementation
  • Lab: Implementing NLB

Module 10: Implementing Failover Clustering

  • Overview of Failover Clustering
  • Implementing a Failover Cluster
  • Configuring Highly Available Applications and Services on a Failover Cluster
  • Maintaining a Failover Cluster
  • Implementing a Multi-Site Failover Cluster
  • Lab: Implementing Failover Clustering

Module 11: Implementing Failover Clustering with Hyper-V

  • Overview of Integrating Hyper-V with Failover Clustering
  • Implementing Hyper-V Virtual Machines on Failover Clusters
  • Implementing Hyper-V Virtual Machine Movement
  • Lab: Implementing Failover Clustering with Hyper-V

Module 12: Implementing Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery

  • Data Protection Overview
  • Implementing Windows Server Backup
  • Implementing Server and Data Recovery
  • Lab: Implementing Windows Server Backup and Restore

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Who should attend this Microsoft Technical Training Course?

This course is designed for IT Professionals who use or will need to use, Windows Server within their role and in order to complete advanced management and provisioning services.

M20412 Prerequisites

In order to enrol on this course, delegates must have day-to-day experience working with both Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2012 within an Enterprise setting. This is to ensure that candidates fully understand the content of the course.

Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services Course Overview | M20412

This 5 day Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services course aims to educate delegates on how to deploy, manage, and maintain Windows Server 2012. This includes controlling advanced networking services such as Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) and Active Directory Rights Management Service (AD RMS).

This Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services training course is fully accredited by Microsoft. In addition, The Knowledge Academy is a Silver Partner of Microsoft.

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Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services Examination Information | M20412

This Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services 70-412 examination, which is not included, covers the following areas:

  • Configure and manage high availability (15–20%)
  • Configure file and storage solutions (15–20%)
  • Implement business continuity and disaster recovery (15–20%)
  • Configure Network Services (15–20%)
  • Configure the Active Directory infrastructure (15–20%)
  • Configure Identity and Access Solutions (15–20%)

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accredited by

Microsoft Gold Partner, on behalf of Microsoft Partner

Online Instructor-led (5 days)

Classroom (5 days)

Online Self-paced (40 hours)

Designing and Implementing a Server Infrastructure (M20413) Outline

This is a 5 day course, with a total of 12 modules. Upon completing the course, delegates may progress onto the Designing and Implementing a Server Infrastructure exam.

 

Module 1: Planning a Server Upgrade and Migration

  • Considerations for Upgrades and Migrations

  • Creating a Server Upgrade and Migration Plan

  • Planning for Virtualization

 

Module 2: Planning and Implementing a Server Deployment Infrastructure

  • Selecting an Appropriate Server Deployment Strategy

  • Implementing an Automated Deployment Strategy

 

Module 3: Designing and Maintaining an IP Configuration and Address Management Solution

  • System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager Overview

  • Implementing a Virtual Machine Manager Library and Profiles

  • Planning and Deploying Virtual Machine Manager Services

 

Module 4: Designing and Implementing Name Resolution

  • Designing DHCP Servers

  • Planning DHCP Scopes

  • Designing an IPAM Provisioning Strategy

  • Managing Servers and Address Spaces by Using IPAM

 

Module 5: Designing and Implementing an Active Directory Domain Services Forest and Domain Infrastructure

  • 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

 

Module 6: Designing and Implementing an Active Directory Organizational Unit Infrastructure

  • 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

 

Module 7: Designing and Implementing a Group Policy Object Strategy

  • Planning the Active Directory Administrative Tasks Delegation Model

  • Designing an OU Structure

  • Designing and Implementing an AD DS Group Strategy

 

Module 8: Designing and Implementing an Active Directory Domain Services Topology

  • Collecting the Information Required for a GPO Design

  • Designing and Implementing GPOs

  • Designing GPO Processing

  • Planning Group Policy Management

 

Module 9: Planning and Implementing Storage

  • 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

 

Module 10: Planning and Implementing File Services

  • Planning and Implementing iSCSI SANs

  • Planning and Implementing Storage Spaces

  • Optimizing File Services for Branch Offices

 

Module 11: Designing and Implementing Network Access Services

  • Overview of Network Security Design

  • Designing and Implementing a Windows Firewall Strategy

  • Designing and Implementing a NAP Infrastructure

 

Module 12: Designing and Implementing Network Protection

  • Planning and Implementing DirectAccess

  • Planning and Implementing VPN

  • Planning and Implementing Web Application Proxy

  • Planning a Complex Remote Access Infrastructure

 

The exam is to be taken after completing the 5-day Designing and Implementing a Server Infrastructure course (M20413). 

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Who should attend?                                                         

This course is specifically targeted to those with:

  • A good understanding of Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) fundamentals and networking concepts.

  • A good working knowledge of both Windows Server 2012 and AD DS. For example, domain user accounts, domain vs. local user accounts, user profiles, and group membership.

  • A good understanding of both scripts and batch files.

  • A solid understanding of security concepts, such as authentication and authorization.

  • Ability to work in a team or a virtual team.

  • Knowledge equivalent to Windows 2012 MCSA.

 

Prerequisites

Students attending this course are expected to have passed the following exams, or attending the following courses:

  • 20410B: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012

  • 20411B: Administering Windows Server 2012

  • 20412B: Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services

Or

  • 20417B: Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows Server 2012

Designing and Implementing a Server Infrastructure (M20413) Overview

This Windows Server, 5-day, M20413 Microsoft course is aimed at IT professionals. The Designing and Implementing a Server Infrastructure certification aims to equip delegates with the skills and knowledge required to design and implement a Windows Server 2012 R2 infrastructure, within an organisational environment.

 

This course is designed for IT professionals who are responsible for planning, designing, and deploying a physical and logical Windows Server 2012 enterprise Active Directory® Domain Services (AD DS) infrastructure.

 

We are fully accredited by Microsoft, for our Designing and Implementing a Server Infrastructure course and we are a Silver Partner. This is an expert level course as it requires several prerequisites and its duration is 5 days. 

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Designing and Implementing a Server Infrastructure (M20413) Exam

Once the M20413 course has been completed the 70-413 exam can be taken. However, we do not provide the exam, and it must be taken separately. The Designing and Implementing a Server Infrastructure exam information is protected as part of a Non-Disclosure Agreement. Therefore information on the exam format is not available. However information regarding how the exam content is divided is available and is as follows:

 

  • Plan and deploy a server infrastructure (20-25%)

  • Design and implement network infrastructure services (20-25%)

  • Design and implement network access services (15-20%)

  • Design and implement an Active Directory infrastructure (logical) (20-25%)

  • Design and implement an Active Directory infrastructure (physical) (20-25%)

 

The percentages indicate the weighting of each of the major topic areas covered in the exam. 

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accredited by

Microsoft Gold Partner, on behalf of Microsoft Partner

Online Instructor-led (5 days)

Classroom (5 days)

Online Self-paced (40 hours)

Fundamentals of a Windows Server Infrastructure Course Outline | M10967

 

Module 1: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012

This module explains how the Windows Server 2012 editions, installation options, optimal service and device configuration and general post-installation configuration all contribute to the functionality and effectiveness of your Windows Server implementation.

Lessons

  • Windows Server Architecture.
  • Installing Windows Server.
  • Configuring Services.
  • Configuring Devices and Device Drivers.
  • Lab: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012

After completing this module, student will be able to:

  • Describe Windows Server components and architecture.
  • Install Windows Server 2012.
  • Configure services.
  • Configure devices and device drivers.

Module 2: Implementing Storage in Windows Server

This module will introduce you to different storage technologies and discuss how to implement the storage solutions in Windows Server. There is also a discussion on how to create a resilient strategy for your storage, helping to avoid unplanned downtime and loss of data.

Lessons

  • Identifying Storage Technologies.
  • Managing Disks and Volumes.
  • Fault Tolerance.
  • Lab: Implementing Storage in Windows Server

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Identify a suitable storage technology.
  • Manage storage within Windows Server.
  • Implement disk fault tolerance.

Module 3: Understanding Network Infrastructure

In this module, students will learn how to describe fundamental network component and terminology thus enabling the student to select an appropriate network component in a particular scenario.

Lessons

  • Network Architecture Standards.
  • Local Area Networking.
  • Wide Area Networking.
  • Wireless Networking.
  • Connecting to the Internet.
  • Remote Access.
  • Lab: Selecting Network Infrastructure Components

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe physical network topologies and standards.
  • Define local area networks (LANs).
  • Define wide area networks (WANs).
  • Describe wireless networking technologies.
  • Explain how to connect a network to the Internet.
  • Describe how technologies are used for remote access.

Module 4: Connecting Network Components

This module explores the functionality of low-level networking components, including switches and routers. In addition, the module provides guidance on how best to connect these and other components together to provide additional network functionality.

Lessons

  • Understanding the OSI Model.
  • Understanding Media Types.
  • Understanding Adapters, Hubs, and Switches.
  • Understanding Routing.
  • Lab: Connecting Network Components

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the industry standard protocol model.
  • Describe wiring methodologies and standards.
  • Describe adapters, hubs, and switches.
  • Describe routing technologies and protocols.

 Module 5: Implementing TCP/IP

This module describes the requirements of a protocol stack and then focuses on the Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) protocol stack.

Lessons

  • Overview of TCP/IP.
  • IPv4 Addressing.
  • IPv6 Addressing.
  • Name Resolution.
  • Lab: Implementing TCP/IP

 

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the Functionality of the TCP/IP Suite.
  • Describe IPv4 Addressing.
  • Configure an IPv4 Network.
  • Describe IPv6 Addressing and Transition.
  • Describe the Various Name Resolution Methods Used by TCP/IP Hosts.

Module 6: Implementing Windows Server Roles

This module explains the functional requirements of a server computer and how to select and deploy appropriate server roles to support these functional requirements.

Lessons

  • Role-Based Deployment.
  • Deploying Role-Specific Services.
  • Considerations for Provisioning Roles.
  • Lab: Implementing Server Roles
  • Lab: Implementing Server Roles

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe role-based deployment.
  • Deploy role-specific servers.
  • Describe deployment options for server roles.

Module 7: Implementing Active Directory

This module explains that, as a directory service, how AD DS stores information about objects on a network and makes this information available to users and network administrators.

Lessons

  • Introducing Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS).
  • Implementing AD DS.
  • Managing Users, Groups, and Computers.
  • Implementing Group Policy
  • Lab: Implementing AD DS

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the fundamental features of AD DS.
  • Implement AD DS.
  • Implement organizational units (OUs) for managing groups and objects. 
  • Configure client computers centrally with group policy objects (GPOs).

Module 8: Implementing IT Security Layers

This module explains how, in addition to file and share permissions, you can also use data encryption to restrict data access.

Lessons

  • Overview of Defense-in-Depth.
  • Physical Security.
  • Internet Security.
  • Lab: Implementing IT Security Layers

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the risks posed by connecting to the Internet.
  • Describe possible mitigations to these risks.
  • Describe the Windows Server components and features that can help provide his Internet security.

Module 9: Implementing Security in Windows Server

This module reviews the tools and concepts available for implementing security within a Microsoft Windows infrastructure.

Lessons

  • Overview of Windows Security.
  • Securing Files and Folders.
  • Implementing Encryption.
  • Lab: Implementing Windows Security

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the Windows Server features that help improve your network’s security.
  • Explain how to secure files and folders in the Windows Server environment.
  • Explain how to use the Windows Server encryption features to help secure access to resources.

Module 10: Implementing Network Security

This module explains possible threats when you connect your computers to a network, how to identify them, and how implement appropriate Windows network security features to help to eliminate them.

Lessons

  • Overview of Network Security.
  • Implementing Firewalls.
  • Internet Protocol Security (IPsec)
  • Lab: Implementing Network Security

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Identify network-based security threats.
  • Implement Windows Firewall to secure Windows hosts.
  • Explain how to enforce corporate compliance.

Module 11: Implementing Security Software

This module explains how an information technology (IT) administrator can account for and mitigate the risks of malicious code, unauthorized use, and data theft.

Lessons

  • Client Software Protection Features.
  • E-Mail Protection.
  • Server Protection.
  • Lab: Implementing Security Software

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Implement Windows Server technologies and features to improve client security.
  • Describe security threats posed by e-mail and how to reduce these threats.
  • Explain how to improve server security using Windows Server security analysis and hardening tools.

Module 12: Monitoring Server Performance

This module discusses the importance of monitoring the performance of servers, and how you monitor servers to ensure that they run efficiently and use available server capacity. It also explains performance monitoring tools to identify components that require additional tuning and troubleshooting, so that you can improve the efficiency of your servers.

Lessons

  • Event Logging.
  • Performance Monitoring.
  • Lab: Monitoring Server Performance

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Use the Event Viewer to identify and interpret Windows Logs, and Application and Services Logs.
  • Measure system resource usage and identify component bottlenecks

Module 13: Maintaining Windows Server

This module explains the importance of system updates, how to troubleshoot the Windows Server boot process, and how to implement high availability and recovery technologies to improve system availability.

Lessons

  • Troubleshooting Windows Server Startup.
  • Server Availability and Data Recovery.
  • Applying Updates to Windows Server.
  • Troubleshooting Windows Server.
  • Lab: Maintaining Windows Server

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Troubleshoot the Windows Server boot process.
  • Implement high availability and recovery technologies to improve system availability.
  • Explain the importance of system updates.
  • Implement an appropriate troubleshooting methodology to resolve problems with Windows Server.

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Who should attend this Microsoft Training Course?

Students for this course are just starting their Information Technology (IT) careers or want to change careers into Windows Server technologies. This fundamental knowledge and skills can be used by home computer users, small business owners, academic students, information workers, technical managers, help desk technicians, or students who want to cross-train from another technology.
 
This course is a first step in preparing for a job in IT or as prerequisite training, before you start the Microsoft Certified System Administrator (MCSA) training and certification path.

Prerequisites

Before attending this course, students must have:
  • Basic knowledge of general computing concepts.
  • Some experience working with Windows Client operating systems such as Windows 7 or Windows 8

Fundamentals of a Windows Server Infrastructure Course Overview | M10967

Learn the fundamental knowledge and skills that you need to build a Windows Server infrastructure with Windows Server 2012.
 
This five-day course provides the networking, security, and system administration information that you need to implement a Windows Server infrastructure. It covers the basics of installation and configuration, storage, network infrastructure, network components, network protocols, server roles, Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS), Group Policy, IT security, server security, network security, security software, monitoring server performance, and maintaining a Windows Server.
 
This course includes the foundational level knowledge to prepare students to start a career or cross train in Microsoft Windows Server technologies.
 
After completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Perform a local media-based installation of Windows Server 2012.
  • Select appropriate storage technologies and configure storage on a Windows Server.
  • Describe fundamental network components and terminology so you can select an appropriate network component.
  • Implement a network by selecting network hardware components and technologies and determine the appropriate network hardware and wiring components for a given situation.
  • Describe the protocols and services within the Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) suite of protocols and implement IPv4 within a Windows Server environment.
  • Describe and implement server roles.
  • Implement and configure an Active Directory Domain Service (AD DS) forest.
  • Describe the concept of defence-in-depth and determine how to implement this approach with Windows Server.
  • Identify the security features in Windows Server that help to provide defence-in-depth.
  • Identify the network-related security features in Windows Server to mitigate security threats to your network.
  • Identify and implement additional software components to enhance your organization’s security.
  • Monitor a server to determine the performance level.
  • Identify the Windows Server tools available to maintain and troubleshoot Windows Server.
 

Fully accredited as a Microsoft Gold Learning Partner.

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What's included in this Microsoft Training Course?

  • Delegate pack consisting of course notes and exercises
  • Manual
  • Experienced Instructor
  • Refreshments

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accredited by

Microsoft Gold Partner, on behalf of Microsoft Partner

Online Instructor-led (5 days)

Classroom (5 days)

Online Self-paced (40 hours)

Identity with Windows Server 2016 (M20742) Outline

 

Module 1: Installing and configuring domain controllers

This module describes features of AD DS and how to install domain controllers (DCs). It also covers the considerations for deploying DCs.

  • 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 of domain controllers and their roles.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Explain how to deploy a distributed AD DS environment.

  • Explain how to 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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).

  • 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 a 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Overview of AD FS

  • AD FS requirements and planning

  • Deploying and configuring AD FS

  • Overview of Web Application Proxy

 

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.

  • 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.

  • Describe usage scenarios for AD RMS.

  • Describe the AD RMS components.

 

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 describe various sync scenarios, such as Azure AD sync, AD FS and Azure AD, and Azure AD Connect.

  • 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

 

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.

  • 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.

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Who should attend this course?

This course is primarily intended for existing IT professionals who have some AD DS knowledge and experience and who aim to develop knowledge about identity and access technologies in Windows Server 2016. This would typically include:

 

  • AD DS administrators who are looking to train in identity and access technologies with Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2016.

  • System or infrastructure administrators with general AD DS experience and knowledge who are looking to cross-train in core and advanced identity and access technologies in Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2016.

  • The secondary audience for this course includes IT professionals who are looking to consolidate their knowledge about AD DS and related technologies, in addition to IT professionals who want to prepare for the 70-742 exam.

 

Prerequisites

  • Some exposure to and experience with AD DS concepts and technologies in Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2016.

  • Experience working with and configuring Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2016

  • Experience and an understanding of core networking technologies such as IP addressing, name resolution, and Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP).

  • Experience working with and an understanding of Microsoft Hyper-V and basic server virtualization concepts.

  • An awareness of basic security best practices.

  • Hands-on working experience with Windows client operating systems such as Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, or Windows 10.

  • Basic experience with the Windows PowerShell command-line interface.

Identity with Windows Server 2016 (M20742) Overview

Windows Server Administration is a networking platform specifically designed for advanced computers to install and configure servers effectively. Other functions include creating active directories, remote access, application servers and troubleshooting.

 

This five-day instructor-led Microsoft course teaches IT Pros how to deploy and configure Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) in a distributed environment, how to implement Group Policy, how to perform backup and restore, and how to monitor and troubleshoot Active Directory–related issues with Windows Server 2016. Additionally, this course teaches how to deploy other Active Directory server roles such as Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) and Active Directory Certificate Services (AD CS).

 

After completing this course, students will be able to:

 

  • Install and configure domain controllers.

  • Manage objects in AD DS by using graphical tools and Windows PowerShell.

  • Implement AD DS in complex environments.

  • Implement AD DS sites, and configure and manage replication.

  • Implement and manage Group Policy Objects (GPOs).

  • Manage user settings by using GPOs.

  • Secure AD DS and user accounts.

  • Implement and manage a certificate authority (CA) hierarchy with AD CS.

  • Deploy and manage certificates.

  • Implement and administer AD FS.

  • Implement and administer Active Directory Rights Management Services (AD RMS).

  • Implement synchronization between AD DS and Azure AD.

  • Monitor, troubleshoot, and establish business continuity for AD DS services.

 

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Identity with Windows Server 2016 (M20742) Exam

The Identity with Windows Server 2016 exam code is 70-742 and covers topics taught in the course such as:

  • Install and configure Active Directory Domain Services (AS DS) (20-25%)

  • Manage and maintain AS DS (15-20%)

  • Create and manage Group Policy (25-30%)

  • Implement Active Directory Certificate Services (AD CS) (10-15%)

  • Implement identity federation and access solutions (15-20%)

 

The exam is not included. 

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Classroom (5 days)

Online Self-paced (40 hours)

Implementing a Software-Defined DataCenter Using System Center Virtual Machine Manager Course Outline | M20745

Module 1: Introduction to Server Virtualisation

This module explains the different virtualisation solutions. It also describes the concepts of software-defined datacenter and Microsoft Azure.

Lessons

  • Overview of Microsoft Virtualisation
  • Introducing the software-defined datacenter
  • Extending virtualisation to the cloud

Lab: Evaluating virtualisation options

  • Selecting the appropriate virtualisation method
  • Creating Azure virtual machines

 

Module 2: Overview of Hyper-V Virtualisation

This module explains how to install and manage Hyper-V in Windows Server 2016.

Lessons

  • Installing and configuring the Hyper-V role
  • Creating and managing virtual hard disks and virtual machines
  • Creating and using Hyper-V virtual switches
  • Implementing failover clustering with Hyper-V

Lab: Creating and managing virtual hard disks and virtual machines

  • Installing and configuring the Hyper-V server role
  • Configuring virtual machines and virtual hard disks

Lab: Implementing failover clustering with Hyper-V

  • Creating a Hyper-V failover cluster
  • Managing a Hyper-V failover cluster

 

Module 3: Installing and Configuring Virtual Machine Manager

This module explains how to install and configure Virtual Machine Manager for managing a virtualisation environment.

Lessons

  • Overview of Virtual Machine Manager
  • Installing Virtual Machine Manager
  • Adding hosts and managing host groups

Lab: Installing and configuring Virtual Machine Manager

  • Installing and configuring Virtual Machine Manager
  • Managing hosts and host groups
  • Managing an Azure subscription by using Virtual Machine Manager

 

Module 4: Managing Storage Fabric and Fabric Updates

This module explains how to manage storage fabric and fabric updates in Virtual Machine Manager.

Lessons

  • Overview of server virtualisation storage technologies
  • Managing storage fabric
  • Managing fabric updates

Lab: Managing storage fabric and fabric updates

  • Implementing a storage infrastructure
  • Creating a file server cluster and a storage QoS policy
  • Managing fabric updates

 

Module 5: Configuring and Managing the Virtual Machine Manager Library and Library objects

This module describes how to configure and manage the Virtual Machine Manager library and library objects. It also describes the differences between profiles and templates and how they are used.

Lessons

  • Overview of the Virtual Machine Manager library
  • Preparing Windows for deployment in Virtual Machine Manager
  • Working with profiles
  • Working with VM templates

Lab: Configuring and managing the Virtual Machine Manager Library and Library Objects

  • Configuring and managing a Virtual Machine Manager library
  • Creating a Windows image for the Virtual Machine Manager library
  • Creating and managing profiles and templates

 

Module 6: Managing the Networking Fabric

This module explains how to manage networking fabric in Virtual Machine Manager.

Lessons

  • Networking concepts in Virtual Machine Manager
  • Managing Software Defined Networking
  • Understanding network function virtualisation

Lab: Creating and configuring the networking fabric

  • Associating virtual network adapters of Hyper-V hosts with the management logical network
  • Deploying Network Controller

Lab: Configuring and testing Hyper-V Network Virtualisation

  • Configuring Hyper-V Network Virtualisation
  • Provisioning and testing tenant VM networks

 

Module 7: Creating and Managing Virtual Machines by Using Virtual Machine Manager

This module explains how to create and manage virtual machines by using Virtual Machine Manager.

Lessons

  • VM management tasks
  • Creating, cloning, and converting VMs

Lab: Creating and managing VMs by using System Center VM Manager

  • Creating a VM and modifying its properties
  • Creating and managing checkpoints
  • Cloning and migrating a VM

 

Module 8: Managing Clouds in Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager

This module explains how to create and manage clouds by using Virtual Machine Manager.

Lessons

  • Introduction to clouds
  • Creating and managing a cloud
  • Creating user roles in Virtual Machine Manager

Lab: Managing clouds in Virtual Machine Manager

  • Creating a private cloud
  • Creating user roles

 

Module 9: Managing Services in Virtual Machine Manager

This module explains how to create and manage services in Virtual Machine Manager.

Lessons

  • Overview of services in Virtual Machine Manager
  • Creating and managing services in Virtual Machine Manager

Lab: Managing services in Virtual Machine Manager

  • Creating a service template
  • Deploying a service and updating service template
  • Scaling out a service and updating the service

 

Module 10: Monitoring a Virtualisation Infrastructure by Using System Center Operations Manager

This module explains how to use Operations Manager for monitoring virtualisation infrastructure.

Lessons

  • Operations Manager architecture and security
  • Using Operations Manager for monitoring and reporting
  • Integrating Operations Manager with Virtual Machine Manager and Data Protection Manager

Lab: Monitoring a Virtualisation Infrastructure by Using Operations Manager

  • Implementing Operations Manager agents
  • Integrating Operations Manager with Virtual Machine Manager

 

Module 11: Implementing and Managing Hyper-V Replica and Azure Site Recovery

This module explains how to implement and manage Hyper-V Replica and Azure Site Recovery.

Lessons

  • Implementing and managing Hyper-V Replica
  • Implementing and managing Azure Site Recovery

Lab: Implementing and managing Hyper-V Replica and Azure Site Recovery

  • Configuring and managing Hyper-V Replica
  • Configuring and managing Azure Site Recovery

 

Module 12: Protecting a Virtualisation Infrastructure by Using Data Protection Manager

This module explains how to use Data Protection Manager for protecting virtualisation infrastructure.

Lessons

  • Overview of backup and restore options for VMs
  • Configuring and managing Data Protection Manager for virtualisation infrastructure protection

Lab: Protecting virtualisation infrastructure by using Data Protection Manager

  • Configuring a DPM server and installing DPM protection agents
  • Creating and configuring protection groups
  • Recovering VMs and other data
  • Providing online protection with DPM

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Who should attend this Microsoft System Center Course?

The primary audience for this course is IT professionals and administrators who are responsible for designing, implementing, and managing virtualisation infrastructure in a software-defined datacentres. It is also suitable for those who want to become familiar with the System Center 2016 solution for managing virtualisation infrastructure.

Prerequisites

Before attending this course, delegates should possess the following:

  • A technical understanding of TCP/IP and networking concepts
  • An understanding of different storage technologies and concepts
  • Familiarity with different types of virtualisations
  • Familiarity with Windows Server and Windows Server administration
  • An solid understanding of Windows PowerShell

Delegates must also attend the following courses before attending:

  • 20740: Storage & Compute with Windows Server 2016
  • 20741: Networking with Windows Server 2016

Implementing a Software-Defined DataCenter Using System Center Virtual Machine Manager Course Overview | M20745

This 5-day course teaches delegates how to implement and manage virtualisation infrastructure in a software-defined datacentre by using Microsoft System Center 2016 Virtual Machine Manager. The course also describes how to monitor the infrastructure by using Microsoft System Center Operations Manager and protect it by using Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager.

After completing this course, delegates will be able to:

  • Explain the different virtualisation options
  • Install and manage Hyper-V on Windows Server 2016
  • Install and configure System Center 2016 Virtual Machine Manager
  • Manage storage fabric and fabric updates
  • Configure and manage the Virtual Machine Manager library and library objects
  • Manage the networking fabric
  • Create and manage virtual machines by using Virtual Machine Manager
  • Manage clouds in Virtual Machine Manager.
  • Manage services in Virtual Machine Manager.
  • Monitor a virtualisation infrastructure by using System Center Operations Manager
  • Implement and manage Microsoft Hyper-V Replica and Microsoft Azure Site Recovery
  • Protect virtualisation infrastructure by using Data Protection Manager

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Implementing a Software-Defined DataCenter Using System Center Virtual Machine Manager Exam information | M20745

 

 

What's Included in this Microsoft System Center Course?

  • Delegate pack consisting of course notes and exercises
  • Manual
  • Experienced Instructor
  • Refreshments

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Classroom (5 days)

Online Self-paced (40 hours)

Implementing an Advanced Server (M20414)​ Infrastructure Outline

 

Module 1: Overview of Management in an Enterprise Data Center

Module 2: Planning and Implementing a Server Virtualization Strategy

Module 3: Planning and Implementing Networks and Storage for Virtualization

Module 4: Planning and Deploying Virtual Machines

Module 5: Planning and Implementing a Virtualization Administration Solution

Module 6: Planning and Implementing a Server Monitoring Strategy

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

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

Module 9: Planning and Implementing Server Update Infrastructure

Module 10: Planning and Implementing a Business Continuity Strategy

Module 11: Planning and Implementing a Public Key Infrastructure

Module 12: Planning and Implementing an Identity Federation Infrastructure

Module 13: Planning and Implementing an Information Rights Management Infrastructure

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Course Prerequisites

Before attending this course, students must have knowledge of:

 

  • TCP/IP and networking concepts.

  • Windows Server 2012 and AD DS, including planning, designing and deploying AD DS and network infrastructure.

  • Using scripts and batch files.

  • Security concepts, such as authentication and authorization.

  • Deployment, packaging, and imaging tools.

  • Working on a team or with a virtual team.

  • Creating proposals and making budget recommendations.

 

Students should have achieved the Windows Server 2012 MCSA certification, as well as completed Course 20413B: Designing and Implementing an Enterprise Server Infrastructure or have equivalent knowledge.

Implementing an Advanced Server (M20414)​ Infrastructure

In this course (M20414), students will learn how to plan and implement some of the more advanced features available in Windows Server 2012.

 

Windows Server Administration is a networking platform specifically designed for advanced computers to install and configure servers effectively. Other functions include creating active directories, remote access, application servers and troubleshooting.

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Implementing an Advanced Server (M20414) Infrastructure

The Exam corresponding to this course is the Exam 70-414. Please note that we do not provide this exam and it must be taken separately.

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Online Instructor-led (5 days)

Classroom (5 days)

Online Self-paced (40 hours)

Installation, Storage and Compute with Windows Server 2016 (M20740) Outline

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.

  • Introducing Windows Server 2016

  • Preparing and installing Nano Server and Server Core

  • Preparing for upgrades and migrations

  • Migrating server roles and workloads

  • Windows Server activation models

 

Lab: Installing and configuring Nano Server

  • Implementing Nano Server

  • Completing post-installation tasks on the Nano Server

  • Performing remote management

 

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Choose the appropriate version of the Windows Server operating system, and describe the installation options and new features of Windows Server 2016.

  • Prepare and install Nano Server and Server Core.

  • Consider whether an upgrade or migration is the best approach and use tools to help determine upgrade or migration suitability.

  • Migrate server roles and workloads within a domain and across domains or forests.

  • Choose an activation model based on your environment characteristics.

 

Module 2: Configuring local storage

  • Managing disks in Windows Server 2016

  • Managing volumes in Windows Server 2016

 

Lab: Managing disks and volumes in Windows Server 2016

  • Creating and Managing virtual hard disks by using Windows PowerShell

  • Converting virtual hard disks from .vhd to .vhdx

  • Resising a volume

 

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Manage disks in Windows Server 2016.

  • Manage 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.

  • Overview of direct-attached storage, network-attached storage, and storage area networks

  • Comparing Fibre Channel, iSCSI, and FCoE

  • Understanding iSNS, data centre bridging, 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, and the usage scenarios for each topology.

  • Compare Fibre Channel, FCoE, an iSCSI target and initiator.Describe iSNS, MPIO, data center bridging, and Windows Storage Server 2016 (two versions—Workgroup and Standard).

  • Configure server message block (SMB) and network file system (NFS) shares by using Server Manager and Windows PowerShell.

 

Module 4: Implementing Storage Spaces and Data Deduplication

  • Implementing Storage Spaces

  • Managing Storage Spaces

  • Implementing Data Deduplication

 

Lab: Implementing Storage Spaces

  • Creating a storage space

  • Enabling and configuring storage tiering

 

Lab: Implementing Data Deduplication

  • Installing Data Deduplication

  • Configuring Data Deduplication

 

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Implement Storage Spaces as an enterprise storage solution.

  • Manage Storage Spaces by using Server Manager and Windows PowerShell.

  • Implement Data Deduplication.

 

Module 5: Installing and configuring Hyper-V and virtual machines

  • 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 Hyper-V virtual machines

 

Lab: Installing and configuring Hyper-V

  • Installing the Hyper-V server role

  • Configuring Hyper-V settings

  • Creating and configuring a virtual machine

  • Managing a virtual machine by using PowerShell Direct

 

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe Hyper-V and virtualization.

  • Prepare to install the Hyper-V role.

  • Configure storage on Hyper-V host servers.

  • Configure networking on Hyper-V host servers.

  • Configure Hyper-V virtual machines.

  • Move virtual machines from one host to another host, using PowerShell Direct to manage a virtual machine, and manage miscellaneous virtual machine settings.

 

Module 6: Deploying and managing Windows Server and Hyper-V.

  • Overview of containers in Windows Server 2016

  • Deploying Windows Server and Hyper-V containers

  • Installing, configuring, and managing containers

 

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:

  • Explain the purpose of Windows Server and Hyper-V containers.

  • Deploy and manage Windows Server and Hyper-V containers.

  • Install, configure, and manage 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.

  • Defining levels of availability

  • Planning high availability and disaster recovery solutions with Hyper-V virtual machines

  • Backing up and restoring the Windows Server 2016 operating system and data by using Windows Server B

  • 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

  • Implementing Hyper-V Replica

 

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe high availability, business continuity, and disaster recovery.

  • Plan for high availability and disaster recovery solutions with Hyper-V virtual machines.

  • Back up and restore Hyper-V hosts, virtual machines, Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS), and file and web servers by using Windows Server Backup.

  • Describe Windows Server 2016 high availability with failover clustering.

 

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.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 a failover cluster

  • 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

  • Adding and removing disks from the cluster

 

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the requirements and infrastructure considerations for a failover cluster.

  • Create and configure a new failover cluster.

  • Monitor and maintain failover clusters.

  • Troubleshoot failover clusters by using various tools such as Performance Monitor, Event Viewer, and Windows PowerShell.

  • Configure and implement a stretch 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.Lessons

  • Overview of integrating Hyper-V in Windows Server 2016 with failover clustering

  • Implementing and maintaining Hyper-V virtual machines on failover clusters

  • Key features for virtual machines in a clustered environment

 

Lab: Implementing failover clustering with Hyper-V

  • Configuring a failover cluster for Hyper-V

  • Configuring a highly available virtual machine

 

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Explain the integration of Hyper-V in Windows Server 2016 with failover clustering.

  • Implement and maintain Hyper-V virtual machines on failover clusters.

  • Describe and configure network health protection.

 

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.

  • Overview of NLB clusters

  • Configuring an NLB cluster

  • Planning an NLB implementation

 

Lab: Implementing an NLB cluster

  • Implementing an 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 and how it works.

  • Configure an NLB cluster.

  • Describe the considerations for implementing NLB.

 

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.

  • 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

  • Installing and configuring MDT

  • Creating and deploying an image

 

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Explain the purpose of deployment images and the tools that you use to deploy and maintain them.

  • Implement and manage deployment images by using MDT.

  • Evaluate their organization’s requirements for server virtualization.

 

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

  • WSUS overview and deployment options

  • Update management process with WSUS

  • Overview of 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 Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) and the requirements to implement WSUS.

  • Manage the update process with WSUS.

  • Describe the purpose and benefits of PowerShell DSC.

  • Describe the monitoring tools available in Windows Server 2016.

  • Describe how to use Performance Monitor.

  • Describe how to manage event logs.

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Who should attend?

  • 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.

 

The secondary audience for this course is IT professionals looking to take the Microsoft 70-740 certification exam, Installation, Storage and Computer with Windows Server 2016. 

 

Prerequisites

  • 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.

Installation, Storage and Compute with Windows Server 2016 (M20740) Overview

This five-day Microsoft course is designed primarily for IT professionals who have some experience with Windows Server. It is designed for professionals who will be responsible for managing storage and compute by using Windows Server 2016, and who need to understand the scenarios, requirements, and storage and compute options that are available and applicable to Windows Server 2016.

 

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.

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Installation, Storage and Compute with Windows Server 2016 (M20740) Exam

Delegates will need to pass the Exam 70-740 in order to complete the course. The exam is not provided. This exam covers:  

  • Install Windows Servers in host and compute environments (10-15%)

  • Implement storage solutions (10-15%)

  • Implement Hyper-V (20-25%)

  • Implement Windows containers (5-10%)

  • Implement high availability (30-35%)

  • Maintain and monitor server environments (10-15%)

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accredited by

Microsoft Gold Partner, on behalf of Microsoft Partner

Online Instructor-led (5 days)

Classroom (5 days)

Online Self-paced (40 hours)

Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 Course Outline | M20410

Module 1: Deploying and Managing Windows Server 2012

This module introduces students to the editions of Windows Server 2012 and the new Windows Server 2012 management tools. It also covers how to install Windows Server 2012, how to perform post-deployment tasks, and how to perform basic administrative tasks.

Lessons

  • Windows Server 2012 Overview
  • Installing Windows Server 2012
  • Post-Installation Configuration of Windows Server 2012
  • Overview of Windows Server 2012 Management
  • Introduction to Windows PowerShell

Lab: Deploying and Managing Windows Server 2012

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe Windows Server 2012.
  • Install Windows Server 2012.
  • Perform post‑installation configuration of Windows Server 2012.
  • Describe the management tools available in Windows Server 2012.
  • Perform basic administrative tasks using Windows PowerShell.

Module 2: Introduction to Active Directory Domain Services

This module covers the structure of Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) and its various components, such as forest, domain, and organizational units (OUs). It also gives an overview of domain controllers, in addition to choices that are available with Windows Server 2012 for installing AD DS on a server.

Lessons

  • Overview of AD DS
  • Overview of Domain Controllers
  • Installing a Domain Controller

Lab: Installing Domain Controllers

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the structure of AD DS.
  • Describe the purpose of domain controllers.
  • Install a domain controller.

Module 3: Managing Active Directory Domain Services Objects

This module describes how to manage user accounts and computer accounts, including how to manage various consumer devices that employees use. The module also covers how to manage an enterprise network by managing groups, and how to delegate administrative tasks to designated users or groups.

Lessons

  • Managing User Accounts
  • Managing Groups
  • Managing Computer Accounts
  • Delegating Administration

Lab: Managing Active Directory Domain Services Objects

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Manage user accounts with graphical tools.
  • Manage group accounts with graphical tools.
  • Manage computer accounts.
  • Delegate permissions to perform AD DS administration.

Module 4: Automating Active Directory Domain Services Administration

This module describes how to use command‑line tools and Windows PowerShell to automate AD DS administration. It discusses various command-line tools and Windows PowerShell commands, and then describes how to use these tools and commands to modify objects individually and in bulk operations.

Lessons

  • Using Command-line Tools for AD DS Administration
  • Using Windows PowerShell for AD DS Administration
  • Performing Bulk Operations with Windows PowerShell

Lab: Automating AD DS Administration by Using Windows PowerShell

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Use command‑line tools for AD DS administration.
  • Use Windows PowerShell cmdlets for AD DS administration.
  • Perform bulk operations by using Windows PowerShell.

Module 5: Implementing IPv4

This module discusses using IPv4, which is the network protocol used on the Internet and on local area networks. In this module, students learn how to implement an IPv4 addressing scheme and how to troubleshoot network communication. This module also covers how to determine and troubleshoot network-related problems.

Lessons

  • Overview of TCP/IP
  • Understanding IPv4 Addressing
  • Subnetting and Supernetting
  • Configuring and Troubleshooting IPv4

Lab: Implementing IPv4

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the TCP/IP protocol suite.
  • Describe IPv4 addressing.
  • Determine a subnet mask necessary for supernetting or subnetting.
  • Configure IPv4 and troubleshoot IPv4 communication.

Module 6: Implementing Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol

This module covers supporting and troubleshooting a Windows Server-based network infrastructure by deploying, configuring, and troubleshooting the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) server role.

Lessons

  • Overview of the DHCP Server Role
  • Configuring DHCP Scopes
  • Managing a DHCP Database
  • Securing and Monitoring DHCP

Lab: Implementing DHCP

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Explain the DHCP server role.
  • Configure DHCP scopes.
  • Manage a DHCP database.
  • Secure and monitor the DHCP server role.

Module 7: Implementing DNS

This module describes name resolution for Windows operating system clients and Windows Server servers. It also covers installing and configuring a DNS Server service and its components.

Lessons

  • Name Resolution for Windows Clients and Servers
  • Installing a DNS Server
  • Managing DNS Zones

Lab: Implementing DNS

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe name resolution for Windows operating system clients and Windows Server servers.
  • Install and manage a DNS Server.
  • Manage DNS zones.

Module 8: Implementing IPv6

This module discusses the features and benefits of IPv6, how IPv6 affects IPv4 networks, and how to integrate IPv6 into IPv4 networks by using various transition technologies.

Lessons

  • Overview of IPv6
  • IPv6 Addressing
  • Coexistence with IPv4
  • IPv6 Transition Technologies

Lab: Implementing IPv6

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the features and benefits of IPv6.
  • Describe IPv6 addressing.
  • Describe IPv6 coexistence with IPv4.
  • Describe IPv6 transition technologies.

Module 9: Implementing Local Storage

This module introduces several different storage technologies. It discusses how to implement the storage solutions in Windows Server 2012, and how to use the new Storage Spaces feature, which enables you to combine disks into pools that you can configure for automatic management.

Lessons

  • Overview of Storage
  • Managing Disks and Volumes
  • Implementing Storage Spaces

Lab: Implementing Local Storage

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe various storage technologies.
  • Explain how to manage disks and volumes.
  • Explain how to implement Storage Spaces.

Module 10: Implementing File and Print Services

This module discusses how to provide file and print resources with Windows Server 2012. It describes how to secure files and folders, how to protect previous versions of files and folders by using shadow copies, and how to give workers remote access to corporate files by implementing the new Work Folders role service. It also describes new network printing features that help manage the network printing environment.

Lessons

  • Securing Files and Folders
  • Protecting Shared Files and Folders by Using Shadow Copies
  • Configuring Work Folders
  • Configuring Network Printing

Lab: Implementing File and Print Services

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Secure shared files and folders.
  • Protect shared files and folders by using shadow copies.
  • Configure the Work Folders role service.
  • Configure network printing.

Module 11: Implementing Group Policy

This module provides an overview of Group Policy and provides details about how to implement Group Policy.

Lessons

  • Overview of Group Policy
  • Group Policy Processing
  • Implementing a Central Store for Administrative Templates

Lab: Implementing Group Policy

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Create and manage Group Policy Objects (GPOs).
  • Describe Group Policy processing.
  • Implement a Central Store for Administrative Templates.

Module 12: Securing Windows Servers Using Group Policy Objects

This module describes the Windows Server 2012 operating system security. It covers how to identify security threats, plan your strategy to mitigate security threats, and secure your Windows Server 2012 infrastructure.

Lessons

  • Security Overview for Windows Operating Systems
  • Configuring Security Settings
  • Restricting Software
  • Configuring Windows Firewall with Advanced Security

Lab: Increasing Security for Server Resources

Lab: Configuring AppLocker and Windows Firewall

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe Windows Server operating system security.
  • Configure security settings by using Group Policy.
  • Increase security for server resources.
  • Restrict unauthorized software from running on servers and clients.
  • Configure Windows Firewall with Advanced Security.

Module 13: Implementing Server Virtualization with Hyper-V

This module describes virtualization technologies available on Windows, specifically focusing on the Hyper-V role in Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2. It covers the components of the Hyper-V role, configuring and deploying the role, in addition to and how to configure and manage key components of a Hyper-V implementation, such as Storage and Networking.

Lessons

  • Overview of Virtualization Technologies
  • Implementing Hyper-V
  • Managing Virtual Machine Storage
  • Managing Virtual Networks

Lab: Implementing Server Virtualization with Hyper-V

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe virtualization technologies.
  • Implement Hyper‑V.
  • Manage virtual machine storage.
  • Manage virtual networks.

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Who should attend this Microsoft Training Course?

The course is aimed at IT professionals with knowledge of working with Windows operating systems. Typical candidates include:

  • Windows Server administrators who are relatively new to Windows Server administration and related technologies who are looking to learn more about Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2.
  • IT professionals who are experienced in other non-Microsoft technologies, who meet the course prerequisites and are looking to cross-train on Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2.
  • IT professionals who are looking to take the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) 410: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 exam.

M20410 Prerequisites

You should have the following knowledge and experience before attending:

  • An understanding of networking fundamentals.
  • An understanding of basic AD DS concepts.
  • An awareness and understanding of security best practices.
  • Basic knowledge of server hardware.
  • Experience working with, and configuring, Windows client operating systems, such as Windows 7 or Windows 8.

Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 Course Overview | M20410

This five-day official Microsoft course provides hands-on instruction and practice in installing and configuring Windows Server 2012 and is one of three courses which together provide the skills and knowledge necessary to implement a core Windows 2012 infrastructure in an enterprise environment and receive the MCSA: Windows Server 2012 certification.

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Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 Exam Information | M20410

The course prepares you for Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 Exam 70-410. This exam measures ability to accomplish the following technical tasks:

  • Install and configure servers
  • Configure server roles and features
  • Configure Hyper-V
  • Deploy and configure core network services
  • Install and administer Active Directory
  • Create and manage Group Policy

This exam is not included in the course price.

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accredited by

Microsoft Gold Partner, on behalf of Microsoft Partner

Online Instructor-led (3 days)

Classroom (3 days)

Online Self-paced (24 hours)

Networking Fundamentals Course Outline | Windows Server Training | M40366

This course includes the following modules:

  • Module 1: Understanding Local Area Networking
  • Module 2: Defining Networks with the OSI Model
  • Module 3: Understanding Wired and Wireless Networks
  • Module 4: Understanding Internet Protocol
  • Module 5: Implementing TCP/IP in the Command Line
  • Module 6: Working with Networking Services
  • Module 7: Understanding Wide Area Networks
  • Module 8: Defining Network Infrastructures and Network Security

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Who Should Attend?

This course is intended for IT professionals who are interested in:

  • Learning about Network Infrastructures
  • Learning about Network Hardware
  • Learning about Protocols and Services
  • Preparing for the MTA Exam 98-366

Prerequisites

This is an introductory course, and as such there are no formal prerequisites – The Knowledge Academy is pleased to offer this course to any individuals who are interested.​

Networking Fundamentals Training | Windows Server Training | M40366

This 3-day course is designed to help delegates prepare for the Microsoft Technology Associate Exam 98-366, and build an understanding of Network Infrastructures, Network Hardware, and Protocols and Services. This course is updated in support of Windows 10.

This Networking Fundamentals course is fully accredited by Microsoft through the Microsoft Silver Partnership held by The Knowledge Academy.

After completing this course, delegates will be able to:

  • Understand Network Infrastructures
  • Understand Network Hardware
  • Understand Protocols and Services

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Networking Fundamentals Exam Information | Windows Server Training | M40366

Taking this course will help to prepare delegates for the Microsoft Technology Associate Networking Fundamentals 98-366 exam. The Knowledge Academy does not provide the exam and it must be taken separately. The examination will cover the following areas:

  • Understanding network infrastructures (30–35%)
  • Understanding network hardware (20–25%)
  • Understanding protocols and services (45-50%)

What's Included?

  • Delegate pack consisting of course notes and exercises
  • Manual
  • Experienced Instructor
  • Refreshments

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accredited by

Microsoft Gold Partner, on behalf of Microsoft Partner

Online Instructor-led (5 days)

Classroom (5 days)

Online Self-paced (40 hours)

Networking with Windows Server 2016 (M20741)​ Outline

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.

  • 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 the IPv4 communication

  • 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.

  • Overview of the DHCP server role

  • Deploying DHCP

  • Managing and troubleshooting DHCP

 

Lab: Implementing DHCP

  • Planning the 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.

  • 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.

  • The 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.

  • 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 AD DS

  • Integrating DNS with AD DS

 

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.

  • 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.

  • Overview of remote access

  • Implementing 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.

  • 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.

  • Planning VPNs

  • Implementing VPNs

 

Lab: Implementing a VPN

  • Implementing a VPN

  • Validating the VPN deployment

  • Troubleshooting VPN access

 

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Plan for a VPN solution.

  • Implement VPNs.

 

Module 9: Implementing networking for branch offices

This module explains how to implement network services for branch offices.

  • 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.

  • 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 software-defined networking.

  • Overview of Software Defined Networking

  • 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 Software Defined Networking.

  • Implement network virtualization.

  • Implement Network Controller.

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Who is this course for?

This course is intended for existing IT professionals who have some networking knowledge and experience and are looking for a single course that provides insight into the core and advanced networking technologies in Windows Server 2016. This audience would typically include:

 

  • Network administrators who are looking to reinforce existing skills and learn about new networking technology changes and functionality in Windows Server 2016.

  • System or Infrastructure Administrators with general networking knowledge who are looking to gain core and advanced networking knowledge and skills on Windows Server 2016.

 

The secondary audience for this course is those IT professionals who are looking to take the MCSA 70-741: Networking with Windows Server 2016 exam.

 

Prerequisites

In addition to professional experience, students who attend this training should already have the following technical knowledge:

 

  • Experience working with Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2012

  • Experience working in a Windows Server infrastructure enterprise environment

  • Knowledge of the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) model

  • Understanding of core networking infrastructure components and technologies such as cabling, routers, hubs, and switches

  • Familiarity with networking topologies and architectures such as local area networks (LANs), wide area networks (WANs) and wireless networking

  • Some basic knowledge of the TCP/IP protocol stack, addressing and name resolution

  • Experience with and knowledge of Hyper-V and virtualization

  • Hands-on experience working with the Windows client operating systems such as Windows 8.1 or Windows 10

Networking with Windows Server 2016 (M20741) Overview

This 5-day classroom-based Microsoft course provides the fundamental networking skills required to deploy and support Windows Server 2016 in most organisations. It covers IP fundamentals, remote access technologies, and more advanced content including Software Defined Networking.

 

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Plan and implement an IPv4 network.

  • Implement Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP).

  • Implement IPv6.

  • Implement Domain Name System (DNS).

  • Implement and manage IP address management (IPAM).

  • Plan for remote access.

  • Implement DirectAccess.

  • Implement virtual private networks (VPNs).

  • Implement networking for branch offices.

  • Configure advanced networking features.

  • Implement Software Defined Networking.

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Networking with Windows Server 2016 (M20741) Exam

The Networking with Windows Server 2016 course does not include the exam (Code 70-741), delegates must take the exam separately. This exam tests delegates on the following topics:

 

  • Implement Domain Name System (DNS) (15-20%)

  • Implement DHCP (15-20%)

  • Implement IP Address Management (IPAM) (15-20%) 

  • Implement network connectivity and remote access solutions (25-30%)

  • Implement core and distributed network solutions (10-15%)

  • Implement an advanced network infrastructure (10-15%)

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accredited by

Microsoft Gold Partner, on behalf of Microsoft Partner

Online Instructor-led (3 days)

Classroom (3 days)

Online Self-paced (24 hours)

Configuring and Troubleshooting a Windows Server® 2008 Network Infrastructure Course Outline | M6421

Please Note: Microsoft will be retiring this course M6421 on the 28th of February 2020

Module 1: Planning and Configuring IPv4

This module explains how to deploy and configure networking services in your organisation. This module explains how to implement an IPv4 addressing scheme, determine which name services to deploy, and troubleshoot network-related problems.

Lessons

  • Implementing an IPv4 Network Infrastructure
  • Overview of Name Resolution Services in an IPv4 Network Infrastructure
  • Configuring and Troubleshooting IPv4

Lab: Planning and Configuring IPv4

After completing this module, delegates will be able to:

  • Plan an IPv4 addressing scheme
  • Determine which name services you must deploy
  • Configure and troubleshoot an IPv4 network

 

Module 2: Configuring and Troubleshooting DHCP

This module introduces you to Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP), which plays an important role in the Windows Server 2008 R2 infrastructure. It is the primary means of distributing important network configuration information to network clients, and it provides configuration information to other network-enabled services, including Windows Deployment Services (WDS) and Network Access Protection (NAP). To support and troubleshoot a Windows Server-based network infrastructure, it is important that you understand how to deploy, configure, and troubleshoot the DHCP Server Role.

Lessons

  • Overview of the DHCP Server Role
  • Configuring DHCP Scopes
  • Configuring DHCP Options
  • Managing a DHCP Database
  • Monitoring and Troubleshooting DHCP
  • Configuring DHCP Security

Lab: Configuring and Troubleshooting the DHCP Server Role

After completing this module, delegates will be able to:

  • Describe the function of the DHCP Server Role
  • Configure DHCP scopes
  • Configure DHCP options
  • Manage a DHCP database
  • Monitor and troubleshoot the DHCP Server Role
  • Configure security the DHCP Server Role

 

Module 3: Configuring and Troubleshooting DNS

This module introduces you to Domain Name System (DNS), which is the foundation name service in Windows Server 2008 R2. It is vital that you understand how to deploy, configure, manage, and troubleshoot this critical service.

Lessons

  • Installing the DNS Server Role
  • Configuring the DNS Server Role
  • Configuring DNS Zones
  • Configuring DNS Zone Transfers
  • Managing and Troubleshooting DNS

Lab: Configuring and Troubleshooting DNS

After completing this module, delegates will be able to:

  • Install the DNS server role
  • Configure the DNS server role
  • Create and configure DNS zones
  • Configure zone transfers
  • Manage and troubleshoot DNS

 

Module 4: Configuring and Troubleshooting IPv6 TCP/IP

This module introduces you to IPv6, a technology that will help ensure that the Internet can support a growing user base and the increasingly large number of IP-enabled devices. The current Internet Protocol Version 4 (IPv4) has served as the underlying Internet protocol for almost thirty years. Its robustness, scalability, and limited feature set is now challenged by the growing need for new IP addresses, due in large part to the rapid growth of new network-aware devices.

Lessons

  • Overview of IPv6
  • IPv6 Addressing
  • Coexistence with IPv6
  • IPv6 Transition Technologies
  • Transitioning from IPv4 to IPv6

Lab: Configuring an ISATAP Router

Lab: Converting the Network to Native IPv6

After completing this module, delegates will be able to:

  • Describe the features and benefits of IPv6
  • Implement IPv6 addressing
  • Implement an IPv6 coexistence strategy
  • Describe and select a suitable IPv6 transition solution
  • Transition from IPv4 to IPv6
  • Troubleshoot an IPv6-based network

 

Module 5: Configuring and Troubleshooting Routing and Remote Access

To support your organisation’s distributed workforce, you must become familiar with technologies that enable remote users to connect to your organisation’s network infrastructure. These technologies include virtual private networks (VPNs) and DirectAccess. It is important that you understand how to configure and secure your remote access clients by using network policies. This module explores these remote access technologies.

Lessons

  • Configuring Network Access
  • Configuring VPN Access
  • Overview of Network Policies
  • Overview of the Connection Manager Administration Kit
  • Troubleshooting Routing and Remote Access
  • Configuring DirectAccess

Lab: Configuring and Managing Network Access

Lab: Configuring and Managing DirectAccess

After completing this module, delegates will be able to:

  • Configure network access
  • Create and configure a VPN solution
  • Describe the role of network policies
  • Use the Connection Manager Administration Kit to create and configure client connection profiles
  • Troubleshoot routing and remote access
  • Implement DirectAccess

 

Module 6: Installing, Configuring, and Troubleshooting the Network Policy Server Role Service

NPS provides support for the Remote Authentication Dial-In User Service (RADIUS) protocol, and can be configured as a RADIUS server or proxy. Additionally, NPS provides functionality that is essential for the implementation of Network Access Protection (NAP). This module explains how to install, configure, and troubleshoot NPS.

Lessons

  • Installing and Configuring a Network Policy Server
  • Configuring RADIUS Clients and Servers
  • NPS Authentication Methods
  • Monitoring and Troubleshooting a Network Policy Server

Lab: Configuring and Managing Network Policy Server

After completing this module, delegates will be able to:

  • Install and configure NPS
  • Configure RADIUS clients and servers
  • Describe NPS authentication methods
  • Monitor and troubleshoot NPS

 

Module 7: Implementing Network Access Protection

In this module, you will learn about Network Access Protection (NAP). NAP enables you to create customised health-requirement policies to validate computer health before allowing access or communication. NAP also automatically updates compliant computers to ensure on-going compliance and can limit the access of noncompliant computers to a restricted network until they become compliant.

Lessons

  • Overview of Network Access Protection
  • How NAP Works
  • Configuring NAP
  • Monitoring and Troubleshooting NAP

Lab: Implementing NAP into a VPN Remote Access Solution

After completing this module, delegates will be able to:

  • Describe how NAP can help protect your network
  • Describe the various NAP enforcement processes
  • Configure NAP
  • Monitor and troubleshoot NAP

 

Module 8: Increasing Security for Windows Servers

Security is an essential consideration for networking with Windows Server 2008. In this module, you will learn how to implement various methods to increase security. Windows Firewall with Advanced Security is one of the features in Windows Server 2008 that is used to increase security. You can also use Windows Server Update Services to ensure that approved security updates are applied to servers in a timely way.

Lessons

  • Windows Security Overview
  • Configuring Windows Firewall with Advanced Security
  • Deploying Updates with Windows Server Update Services

Lab: Increasing Security for Windows Servers

After completing this module, delegates will be able to:

  • Describe a process for increasing the security of Windows Server 2008
  • Configure Windows Firewall with Advanced Security
  • Describe Windows Server Update Services and how to use it

 

Module 9: Increasing Security for Network Communication

Internet Protocol security (IPsec) is a framework of open standards for protecting communications over IP networks through cryptographic security services. IPsec supports network-level peer authentication, data-origin authentication, data integrity, data confidentiality (encryption), and replay protection. The Microsoft IPsec implementation is based on standards that the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) IPsec working group developed. In this module, you will learn how to implement, configure, and troubleshoot IPsec.

Lessons

  • Overview of IPsec
  • Configuring Connection Security Rules
  • Configuring NAP with IPsec Enforcement
  • Monitoring and Troubleshooting IPsec

Lab: Increasing Security for Network Communication

After completing this module, delegates will be able to:

  • Describe when and how to use IPsec
  • Configure Connection Security rules
  • Configure IPsec with NAP Enforcement
  • Describe how to monitor and troubleshoot IPsec

 

Module 10: Configuring and Troubleshooting Network File and Print Services

File and print services are some of the most commonly implemented network services for end users. Unlike infrastructure services like DNS, file and print services are highly visible to the end users. In this module, you will learn how to configure and troubleshoot file and print services to provide high quality service to end users. In addition, you will see how both EFS and BitLocker can be used to increase the security of files that are located in file shares.

Lessons

  • Configuring and Troubleshooting File Shares
  • Encrypting Network Files with EFS
  • Encrypting Partitions with BitLocker
  • Configuring and Troubleshooting Network Printing

Lab: Configuring and Troubleshooting Network File and Print Services

After completing this module, delegates will be able to:

  • Describe how to manage file share security
  • Explain how to encrypt network files with EFS
  • Describe how to encrypt partitions with BitLocker
  • Discuss how to configure and troubleshoot network printing

 

Module 11: Optimising Data Access for Branch Offices

Many organisations maintain a large number of file resources that need to be organised and made highly available to users. These file resources are often stored on servers and provided to users who are distributed geographically in widespread locations. In this module, you will learn how to provide efficient access to network resources with minimal traffic over a WAN link.

Lessons

  • Branch Office Data Access
  • DFS Overview
  • Overview of DFS Namespaces
  • Configuring DFS Replication
  • Configuring BranchCache

Lab: Implementing DFS

Lab : Implementing BranchCache

After completing this module, delegates will be able to:

  • Describe the challenges experienced when providing data access to branch offices
  • Identify the basic components of DFS
  • Describe DFS namespaces
  • Explain how to configure DFS replication
  • Discuss how to configure BranchCache

 

Module 12: Controlling and Monitoring Network Storage

Network storage for users is a finite resource that must be managed appropriately to ensure that it remains available for all users. If network storage is not monitored and managed, it can become filled with irrelevant data, such as personal music or movies. Irrelevant data increases network storage costs and in some cases can prevent useful data from placement on the network storage. In this module, you will learn how to monitor and manage network storage.

Lessons

  • Monitoring Network Storage
  • Controlling Network Storage Utilisation
  • Managing File Types on Network Storage

Lab: Controlling and Monitoring Network Storage

After completing this module, delegates will be able to:

  • Describe how to monitor network storage by using FSRM
  • Explain how to manage quotas by using FSRM
  • Describe how to implement file screening, classification management, and file management tasks by using FSRM

 

Module 13: Recovering Network Data and Servers

This module explains how to recover network data and servers. There are a variety of scenarios where a network data or a server that provides networks services can be lost. Volume shadow copies can be used to restore previous versions of files when a file is accidentally deleted or modified on a computer that is running Windows Server 2008. Windows Server Backup can be used to back up and restore data files or an entire server.

Lessons

  • Recovering Network Data with Volume Shadow Copies
  • Recovering Network Data and Servers with Windows Server Backup

Lab: Recovering Network Data and Servers

After completing this module, delegates will be able to:

  • Describe how to configure and use volume shadow copies
  • Describe how to configure and use Windows Server Backup

 

Module 14: Monitoring Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure Servers

When a system failure or an event that affects system performance occurs, you need to be able to repair the problem or resolve the issue quickly and efficiently. With so many variables and possibilities in the modern network environment, the ability to determine the root cause quickly often depends on having an effective performance monitoring methodology and toolset. In this module, you will learn to use performance-monitoring tools to identify components that require additional tuning and troubleshooting. By identifying components that require additional tuning, you can improve the efficiency of your servers.

Lessons

  • Monitoring Tools
  • Using Performance Monitor
  • Monitoring Event Logs 

Lab: Monitoring Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure Servers

After completing this module, delegates will be able to:

  • Describe monitoring tools for Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Describe how to use performance monitor
  • Describe how to monitor event logs

 

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Who should attend this Microsoft Windows Server Training Course?

This course will be of interest and benefit to attendees with different backgrounds and career aspirations. It will be of interest to Network Administrators who currently are, or will be, working with Windows Server 2008 servers. It will also be of interest and benefit to Active Directory technology specialists who aspire to be Enterprise Administrators (Tier 4 day-to-day network operations) or experienced Server Administrators who aspire to be Enterprise Administrators.

Storage Area Network Administrators who need to understand this information to deploy or extend their current storage infrastructure and Operations Managers who need this information to support troubleshooting efforts and business decisions would also benefit from this course.

Prerequisites

Before attending this course, delegates must have:

  • You must have an intermediate understanding of Windows Server operating systems such as Windows Server® 2003, Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2 Sp1 and Windows client operating systems such as Windows Vista or Windows 7. Client operating system knowledge equivalent to the below certifications would be of benefit:
    • Exam 70-680: TS: Windows 7, Configuration
    • Exam 70-620: TS: Windows Vista, Configuring
  • You should understand how TCP/IP functions and have a basic understanding of addressing, name resolution (Domain Name System [DNS]/Windows® Internet Name Service [WINS]), connection methods (wired, wireless, virtual private network [VPN])
  • You should have an awareness of security best practices such as understanding file system permissions, authentication methods, workstation, and server hardening methods, and so forth

Please Note: Microsoft will be retiring this course M6421 on the 28th of February 2020

Configuring and Troubleshooting a Windows Server® 2008 Network Infrastructure Course Overview | M6421

This 3-day instructor-led course provides delegates with the knowledge and skills to configure and troubleshoot Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Sp1 Network Infrastructures. It will cover networking technologies most commonly used with Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Sp1 such as DNS, DHCP, IPv4 and IPv6 network addressing, Network Policy server and Network Access Protection and configuring secure network access. It also covers fault tolerant storage technologies, Network Storage and routing and remote access, monitoring, and compliance updates as well as other relevant technologies.

After completing this course, delegates will be able to:

  • Plan and configure an IPv4 network infrastructure
  • Implement DHCP within their organisation
  • Configure and troubleshoot DNS
  • Configure, transition to, and troubleshoot IPv6
  • Configure and troubleshoot Routing and Remote Access
  • Install, configure, and troubleshoot the Network Policy Server Role service
  • Implement Network Access Protection
  • Implement security features within Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Implement security features within Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 that help to secure network communications
  • Configure and troubleshot file and print services
  • Enable and configure services to optimise branch office data access
  • Control and monitor network storage
  • Recover data on Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 servers
  • Monitor Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server R2 network infrastructure services

Please Note: Microsoft will be retiring this course M6421 on the 28th of February 2020

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Configuring and Troubleshooting a Windows Server® 2008 Network Infrastructure Exam Information | M6421

Please Note: Microsoft will be retiring this course M6421 on the 28th of February 2020

What's included in this Microsoft Windows Server Training?

  • Delegate pack consisting of course notes and exercises
  • Manual
  • Experienced Instructor
  • Refreshments

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accredited by

Microsoft Gold Partner, on behalf of Microsoft Partner

Online Instructor-led (5 days)

Classroom (5 days)

Online Self-paced (40 hours)

Securing Windows Server Course Outline | M20744

Module 1: Attacks, breach detection, and Sysinternals tools

This module introduces delegates to the concepts and ideas of security in Microsoft specific environments. Delegates are introduced to the “assume breach” philosophy and encourages them to consider the different types of attacks that can occur. Additionally, delegates are taught about key resources, how they detect and respond to an incident, and how an organisation’s needs and requirements determine the overall security policy.

Lessons:

  • Understanding attacks
  • Detecting security breaches
  • Examining activity with the Sysinternals tools

Lab: Basic breach detection and incident response strategies

  • Identifying attack types
  • Exploring Sysinternals tools

Module 2: Protecting credentials and privileged access

This module explores computer and service accounts, user accounts and rights, credentials, the Local Administrator Password Solution, and Privileged Access Workstations. Delegates will learn about configuring user rights and security options, protecting credentials by using Credential Guard, implementing Privileged Access Workstations, and managing and deploying Local Administrator Password Solution to manage local administrator account passwords.

Lessons:

  • Understanding user rights
  • Computer and service accounts
  • Protecting credentials
  • Privileged Access Workstations and jump servers
  • Local administrator password solution

Lab: Implementing user rights, security options, and group managed service accounts

  • Configuring user rights and account-security options
  • Delegating privileges
  • Creating group Managed Service Accounts
  • Locating problematic accounts

Lab: Configuring and deploying LAPs

  • Installing and configuring LAPs
  • Deploying and testing LAPs

Module 3: Limiting administrator rights with Just Enough Administration

In this module, delegates will learn how to deploy and configure Just Enough Administration (JEA), which is a technology that allows delegates to apply role-based access control (RBAC) principles through Windows PowerShell remote sessions.

Lessons:

  • Understanding JEA
  • Verifying and deploying JEA

Lab: Limiting administrator privileges with JEA

  • Creating a role-capability file
  • Creating a session-configuration file
  • Creating a JEA endpoint
  • Connecting and testing a JEA endpoint
  • Deploying a JEA configuration to another computer

Module 4: Privileged access management and administrative forests

This module explores Enhanced Security Administrative Environment (ESAE) forests, Microsoft Identity Manager (MIM), and Just In Time (JIT) Administration, or Privileged Access Management (PAM).

Lessons:

  • ESAE forests
  • Overview of Microsoft Identity Manager
  • Overview of JIT administration and PAM

Lab: Limiting administrator privileges with PAM

  • Layered approach to security
  • Configuring trust relationships and shadow principals
  • Requesting privileged access
  • Managing PAM roles

Module 5: Mitigating malware and threats

In this module, delegates will learn how to use tools such as Windows AppLocker, Windows Defender, Microsoft Device Guard, Windows Defender Application Guard, and Windows Defender Exploit Guard.

Lessons:

  • Configuring and managing Windows Defender
  • Restricting software
  • Configuring and using the Device Guard feature

Lab: Securing applications with Windows Defender, AppLocker, and Device Guard Rules

  • Configuring Windows Defender
  • Configuring AppLocker
  • Configuring Device Guard

Module 6: Analysing activity with advanced auditing and log analytics

This module broadly covers the concepts and techniques of general auditing, and then focusing on how to configure advanced auditing, Windows PowerShell auditing, and logging.

Lessons:

  • Overview of auditing
  • Advanced auditing
  • Windows PowerShell auditing and logging

Lab: Configuring advanced auditing

  • Configuring the auditing of file system access
  • Auditing domain sign-ins
  • Managing advanced audit policy configuration
  • Windows PowerShell logging and auditing

Module 7: Deploying and configuring Advanced Threat Analytics and Microsoft Operations Management Suite

This module provides delegates with the opportunity to explore the Microsoft Advanced Threat Analytics tool and the Microsoft Operations Management suite (OMS). Delegates will learn how to use them to monitor and analyse the security of a Windows Server deployment. Microsoft Azure Security Centre will also be covered, which allows users to manage and monitor the security configuration of workloads both on-premises and in the cloud.

Lessons:

  • Deploying and configuring ATA
  • Deploying and configuring Microsoft Operations Management Suite
  • Deploying and configuring Azure Security Centre

Lab: Deploying ATA, Microsoft Operations Management Suite, and Azure Security Centre

  • Preparing and deploying ATA
  • Preparing and deploying Microsoft Operations Management Suite
  • Deploying and configuring Azure Security Centre

Module 8: Secure Virtualisation Infrastructure

Delegates will learn how to configure Guarded Fabric VMs, including the requirements for shielded and encryption-supported VMs.

Lessons:

  • Guarded fabric
  • Shielded and encryption-supported virtual machines

Lab: Guarded fabric with Admin-trusted attestation and shielded VMs

  • Deploying a guarded fabric with admin-trusted attestation
  • Deploying a shielded VM

Module 9: Securing application development and server-workload infrastructure

This module provides delegates with an understanding of the SCT, which is a free, downloadable set of tools that can be used to create and apply security settings. Delegates will also learn about improving platform security by reducing the size and scope of application and compute resources by containerising workloads.

Lessons:

  • Using SCT
  • Understanding containers

Lab: Using SCT

  • Configuring a security baseline for Windows Server 2016
  • Deploying the security baseline for Windows Server 2016

Lab: Deploying and configuring containers

  • Deploying and managing a Windows container

Module 10: Planning and protecting data

In this module, delegates will learn how to configure Encrypting File System (EFS) and BitLocker drive encryption to protect data at rest. This module will also cover how to extend protection into the cloud by using Azure Information Protection.

Lessons:

  • Planning and implementing encryption
  • Planning and implementing BitLocker
  • Protecting data by using Azure Information Protection

Lab: Protecting data by using encryption and BitLocker

  • Encrypting and recovering access to encrypted files
  • Using BitLocker to protect data

Module 11: Optimising and securing file services

This module provides delegates with an understanding of file optimisation services through configuring File Server Resource Manager (FSRM) and Distributed File System (DFS). Delegates also will learn how to manage access to shared files by configuring Dynamic Access Control (DAC).

Lessons:

  • File Server Resource Manager
  • Implementing classification and file management tasks
  • Dynamic Access Control

Lab: Quotas and file screening

  • Configuring File Server Resource Manager quotas
  • Configuring file screening and storage reports

Lab: Implementing Dynamic Access Control

  • Preparing for implementing Dynamic Access Control
  • Implementing Dynamic Access Control
  • Validating and remediating Dynamic Access Control

Module 12: Securing network traffic with firewalls and encryption

In this module, delegates will learn how you to use Windows Firewall as an integral part of an organisation’s protection strategy. It covers the use of Internet Protocol security (IPsec) to encrypt network traffic and to establish security zones on your network. Delegates will also gain an understanding about the Datacenter Firewall feature that can be used to help protect on-premises virtual environments.

Lessons:

  • Understanding network-related security threats
  • Understanding Windows Firewall with Advanced Security
  • Configuring IPsec
  • Datacenter Firewall

Lab: Configuring Windows Firewall with Advanced Security

  • Creating and testing inbound rules
  • Creating and testing outbound rules
  • Creating and testing connection security rules

Module 13: Securing network traffic

This module covers a selection of the Windows Server 2016 technologies that can be used to help mitigate network-security threats. It explains how you can configure DNSSEC to help protect network traffic, and use Microsoft Message Analyser to monitor network traffic. Delegates will also learn how to secure Server Message Block (SMB) traffic.

Lessons:

  • Configuring advanced DNS settings
  • Examining network traffic with Message Analyser
  • Securing and analysing SMB traffic

Lab: Securing DNS

  • Configuring and testing DNSSEC
  • Configuring DNS policies and RRL

Lab: Microsoft Message Analyser and SMB encryption

  • Installing and using the Message Analyser
  • Configuring and verifying SMB encryption on SMB shares

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Who should attend this Microsoft Windows Server Training Course?

This course is for IT professionals who require the ability to use Windows Server 2016. Delegates will typically have experience in domain-based activities, managing access, and using cloud services.

Students who are seeking certification in the 70-744 Securing Windows server exam, will also benefit from this course.

Prerequisites

Students are expected to have a minimum of two years’ experience in the IT field and should have:

  • Completed courses 740, 741, and 742, or the equivalent
  • A comprehensive understanding of networking fundamentals, including TCP/IP, User Datagram Protocol (UDP), and Domain Name System (DNS)
  • A comprehensive understanding of Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) principles
  • A comprehensive understanding of Microsoft Hyper-V virtualisation fundamentals
  • An understanding of Windows Server security principles

Securing Windows Server Course Overview | M20744

This five-day course is designed to teach IT professionals about infrastructure security enhancements. Focus is firstly placed on identifying past network breaches to highlight vulnerabilities and raise awareness. This will ultimately help to teach delegates how to protect their IT infrastructures and ensure administrators have controlled access.

Delegates will learn how to use auditing to identify security issues, alongside the Advanced Threat Analysis feature of Windows Server 2016. The course will also cover the nature of malware threats and how to deal with them, securing a virtualisation platform, and deployment options. Delegates will also have the opportunity to learn about using encryption and dynamic access control.

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Securing Windows Server Exam Information | M20744

 

 

What's included in this Microsoft Windows Server Course?

  • Delegate pack consisting of course notes and exercises
  • Manual
  • Experienced Instructor
  • Refreshments

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accredited by

Microsoft Gold Partner, on behalf of Microsoft Partner

Online Instructor-led (3 days)

Classroom (3 days)

Online Self-paced (24 hours)

Security Fundamentals Course Outline | Microsoft Windows Server Training | M40367

This course includes the following modules:

  • Module 1: Understanding Security Layers
  • Module 2: Understanding Authentication, Authorisation, and Accounting
  • Module 3: Understanding Security Policies
  • Module 4: Understanding Network Security
  • Module 5: Protecting the Server and Client

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Who Should Attend this Microsoft Windows Server Course?

The Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) is Microsoft’s newest suite of technology certification exams that validate fundamental knowledge needed to begin building a career using Microsoft technologies. This program provides an appropriate entry point to a future career in technology and assumes some hands-on experience or training but does not assume on-the-job experience.

Prerequisites

This is an introductory course, and as such there are no formal prerequisites – The Knowledge Academy is pleased to offer this course to any individuals who are interested.​

Security Fundamentals Training | Microsoft Windows Server Training | M40367

This 3-day course is designed to help prepare for Microsoft Technology Associate Exam 98-367, and build an understanding of Security Layers, Operating System Security, Network Security, and Security Software. This course is updated in support of Windows 10.

This Security Fundamentals course is fully accredited by Microsoft through the Microsoft Silver Partnership held by The Knowledge Academy.

After completing this course, delegates will be able to:

  • Understand Security Layers
  • Understand Operating System Security
  • Understand Network Security
  • Understand Security Software
  • Take the MTA Security Fundamentals Exam 98-367

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Security Fundamentals Exam Information | Microsoft Windows Server Training | M40367

Taking this course will help to prepare delegates for the Microsoft Technology Associate Security Fundamentals 98-367 exam. The Knowledge Academy does not provide the exam and it must be taken separately. The examination will cover the following areas:

  • Understand security layers (25–30%)
  • Understand operating system security (35-40%)
  • Understand network security (20–25%)
  • Understand security software (15–20%)

What's Included in this Microsoft Windows Server Training Course?

  • Delegate pack consisting of course notes and exercises
  • Manual
  • Experienced Instructor
  • Refreshments

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accredited by

Microsoft Gold Partner, on behalf of Microsoft Partner

Online Instructor-led (5 days)

Classroom (5 days)

Online Self-paced (40 hours)

Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows Server® 2012 Course Outline | M20417

Module 1: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012

This module explains how to install and configure Windows Server 2012. It specifically covers requirements and considerations for installation and the installation of roles and installation types such as Server Core. It also covers the implementation and configuration of remote management of servers running Windows Server 2012.

Lessons

  • Installing Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Configuring Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows Server 2012
  • Configuring Remote Management for Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows Server 2012

Lab: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 R2

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Install Windows Server 2012 R2.
  • Configure Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows Server 2012.
  • Configure Remote Management for Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows Server 2012.

Module 2: Managing Windows Server 2012 by Using Windows PowerShell

This module explains how to use Windows PowerShell to manage Windows Server 2012. It will provide an overview of Windows PowerShell and the Windows PowerShell Integrated Scripting Environment (ISE). It will also cover Windows PowerShell in the context of AD DS and general server management.

Lessons

  • Overview of Windows PowerShell
  • Using Windows PowerShell to Manage AD DS
  • Managing Servers by Using Windows PowerShell

Lab: Managing Servers Running Windows Server 2012 by Using Windows PowerShell

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the Windows PowerShell command line interface.
  • Use Windows PowerShell to manage Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS).
  • Manage servers by using Windows PowerShell.

Module 3: Managing Storage in Windows Server 2012

This module explains how to configure storage in Windows Server 2012.

Lessons

  • Storage Features in Windows Server 2012
  • Configuring iSCSI Storage
  • Configuring Storage Spaces in Windows Server 2012
  • Configuring BranchCache in Windows Server 2012

Lab: Managing Storage on Servers Running Windows Server 2012

Lab: Implementing BranchCache

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the storage features in Windows Server 2012.
  • Configure iSCSI storage.
  • Configure Storage Spaces.
  • Configure BranchCache.

Module 4: Implementing Network Services

This module explains how to configure advanced features for Domain Name System (DNS) and Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP). It also explains how to configure IP Address Management (IPAM) and Network Access Protection (NAP).

Lessons

  • Implementing DNS and DHCP Enhancements
  • Implementing IPAM
  • Managing IP Address Spaces with IPAM
  • NAP Overview
  • Implementing NAP

Lab: Implementing Network Services

Lab: Deploying NAP

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Implement DHCP and DNS enhancements.
  • Implement IPAM.
  • Manage IP address spaces with IPAM.
  • Describe NAP.
  • Implement NAP.

Module 5: Implementing Remote Access

This module covers the options for provisioning remote access with Windows Server 2012. It will specifically cover DirectAccess and VPNs and the considerations for implementing and managing these remote access technologies in your Windows Server 2012 environment, including the use of certificates.

Lessons

  • Remote Access Overview
  • Implementing DirectAccess by Using the Getting Started Wizard
  • Implementing and Managing an Advanced DirectAccess Infrastructure
  • Implementing VPN

Lab: Implementing DirectAccess

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Install and manage the Remote Access role in Windows Server 2012.
  • Implement DirectAccess by using the Getting Started Wizard.
  • Implement and manage an advanced DirectAccess infrastructure.
  • Implement VPN access in Windows Server 2012.

Module 6: Implementing Failover Clustering

This module explains how to provide high availability for network services and applications by implementing Failover Clustering. It will provide an overview of the terms and technologies as well as specific considerations and options for the services and applications under discussion.

Lessons

  • Overview of Failover Clustering
  • Implementing a Failover Cluster
  • Configuring Highly-Available Applications and Services on a Failover Cluster
  • Maintaining a Failover Cluster
  • Implementing a Multisite Failover Cluster

Lab: Implementing Failover Clustering

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe failover clustering.
  • Implement a failover cluster.
  • Configure highly-available applications and services.
  • Maintain a failover cluster.
  • Implement multisite failover clustering.

Module 7: Implementing Hyper-V

This module explains how to install and configure Hyper-V virtual machines. It will cover general configuration as well as storage and networking considerations. It will also cover differences introduced in Windows Server 2012 R2.

Lessons

  • Configuring Hyper-V Servers
  • Configuring Hyper-V Storage
  • Configuring Hyper-V Networking
  • Configuring Hyper-V Virtual Machines

Lab: Implementing Server Virtualization with Hyper-V

  • After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Configure Hyper-V servers.
  • Configure Hyper-V storage.
  • Configure Hyper-V networking.
  • Configure Hyper-V virtual machines.

Module 8: Implementing Failover Clustering with Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V

This module explains how to deploy and manage Hyper-V virtual machines in a failover cluster. It will provide an overview of the technologies involved as well as details on general configuration and migration of virtual machines.

Lessons

  • Overview of the Integration of Hyper-V Server 2012 with Failover Clustering
  • Implementing Hyper-V Virtual Machines on Failover Clusters
  • Implementing Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Virtual Machine Movement
  • Implementing Hyper-V Replica

Lab: Implementing Failover Clustering with Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe how Hyper-V integrates with Failover Clustering.
  • Implement Hyper-V virtual machines in failover clusters.
  • Implement Hyper-V virtual machine movement.
  • Implement Hyper-V Replica.

Module 9: Implementing Secure Data Access for Users and Devices

This module explains how to configure secure data access for users and devices. It will primarily cover the implementation of Dynamic Access Control (DAC) and Work Folders.

Lessons

  • Dynamic Access Control Overview
  • Implementing DAC Components
  • Implementing DAC for Access Control
  • Implementing Access-Denied Assistance
  • Implementing and Managing Work Folders

Lab: Implementing Secure File Access

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe DAC.
  • Implement DAC components.
  • Implement DAC for access control.
  • Implement access-denied assistance.
  • Implement and manage Work Folders.

Module 10: Implementing AD DS

This module explains how to implement AD DS in Windows Server 2012. It covers the deployment and configuration of domain controllers as well as the use and implementation of service accounts, Group Policy, and services offered by Windows Azure Active Directory. It also covers the general maintenance of AD DS.

Lessons

  • Deploying AD DS Domain Controllers
  • Configuring AD DS Domain Controllers
  • Implementing Service Accounts
  • Implementing Group Policy in AD DS
  • Overview of Windows Azure Active Directory
  • Maintaining AD DS

Lab: Implementing AD DS

Lab: Troubleshooting and Maintaining AD DS

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Deploy domain controllers.
  • Configure domain controllers.
  • Implement service accounts.
  • Implement Group Policy.
  • Describe Windows Azure Active Directory.
  • Maintain AD DS.

Module 11: Implementing AD FS

This module explains how to implement an AD FS deployment. It will cover a single organization usage scenario as well as a business-to-business scenario. The module also covers Web Application Proxy and Workplace Join.

Lessons

  • Overview of AD FS
  • Deploying AD FS
  • Implementing AD FS for a Single Organization
  • Deploying AD FS in a Business-to-Business Federation Scenario
  • Implementing Web Application Proxy
  • Implementing Workplace Join

Lab: Implementing AD FS

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 deploy AD FS in a business-to-business federation scenario.
  • Explain how to implement Web Application Proxy.
  • Explain how to implement Workplace Join.

Module 12: Monitoring and Maintaining Windows Server 2012

This module explains how to monitor and maintain Windows Server 2012. It will cover Performance Monitor and data collector sets as well as server backup and recovery technologies.

Lessons

  • Monitoring Windows Server 2012
  • Implementing Windows Server Backup
  • Implementing Server and Data Recovery

Lab: Monitoring and Maintaining Windows 2012 Servers

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Monitor Windows Server 2012.
  • Implement Windows Server Backup.
  • Restore data and servers by using Windows Server Backup.

 

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Who should attend this Microsoft Server Training Course?

This course is intended for Information Technology (IT) Professionals who are experienced Windows Server system administrators who are familiar with carrying out day to day Windows Server management and maintenance tasks. The course will update their skill to Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2. Candidates suitable for this course would be:

  • Experienced Windows Server Administrators who have real-world experience working in a Windows Server enterprise environment.
  • IT professionals who have obtained the MCSA: Windows Server 2008, or a qualifying upgradeable certification, details of which are available here, or have equivalent knowledge.
  • IT Professionals wanting to take the Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) exams in Data Center, Desktop Infrastructure, Messaging, Collaboration and Communication will also be interested in taking this course as they prepare for the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) Windows Server 2012 credential, which is a pre-requisite for their individual specialities.

Prerequisites

  • Experience with day-to-day Windows Server system administration, management and maintenance tasks in an Enterprise environment.

Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows Server® 2012 Course Overview | M20417

Get hands-on instruction and practice configuring and implementing new features and functionality in Windows Server 2012, including Windows Server 2012 R2, in this five-day Microsoft Official Course. This course is designed for IT professionals who want to upgrade their existing Windows Server technical skills to Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2. It presumes a high level of knowledge about previous Windows Server technologies and skills equivalent to MCSA: Windows Server 2008 credential.

The course covers the new features and functionality in Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2, including management, network infrastructure, storage, access control, virtualization, high availability, and identity federation. Specific technologies covered include Windows PowerShell, Storage Spaces and Internet Small Computer System Interface (iSCSI), Active Directory, Hyper-V, implementation of Remote Access solutions such as DirectAccess, VPNs, and Web Application Proxy (WAP). The course also covers Failover Clustering, Federation Services as well as access and information provisioning and protection technologies such as Dynamic Access Control, and Web Application Proxy integration with Federation Services and Workplace Join.

This course is not a product upgrade course, detailing considerations for migrating and upgrading your specific environment to Windows Server 2012. Rather, this course will update your existing Windows Server knowledge and skills to Windows Server 2012, including Windows Server 2012 R2.

After completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Install and configure Windows Server 2012.
  • Manage Windows Server 2012 by using Windows PowerShell®.
  • Manage storage in Windows Server 2012.
  • Implement network services.
  • Implement Remote Access.
  • Implement Failover Clustering.
  • Implement Hyper-V™.
  • Implement Failover Clustering with Hyper-V.
  • Implementing secure data access for users and devices.
  • Implement Active Directory® Domain Services (AD DS).
  • Implement Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS).
  • Monitor and maintain Windows Server 2012.

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What's included in this Microsoft Server Training Course?

  • Delegate pack consisting of course notes and exercises
  • Manual
  • Experienced Instructor
  • Refreshments

Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows Server® 2012 Exam 70-417 Information

70-417 Exam contains 181 questions and covers the following objectives:

  • Install and Configure Servers
  • Configure Server Roles and Features
  • Configure Hyper-V
  • Install and Administer Active Directory
  • Deploy, Manage, and Maintain Servers
  • Configure Network Services and Access
  • Configure a Network Policy Server Infrastructure
  • Configure and Manage Active Directory
  • Configure and Manage Group Policy
  • Configure and Manage High Availability
  • Configure File and Storage Solutions
  • Implement Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery
  • Configure Identify and Access Solutions
  • Configure Network Services

Please Note: The exam is not included in the cost of this training course.

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accredited by

Microsoft Gold Partner, on behalf of Microsoft Partner

Online Instructor-led (5 days)

Classroom (5 days)

Online Self-paced (40 hours)

Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA: Windows Server 2016 (M20743) Course Outline

Module 1: Install and Configure Windows Server 2016

Lessons

  • Introduction to Windows Server 2016
  • Installing Windows Server 2016
  • Configuring Windows Server 2016
  • Preparing for Upgrades and Migrations
  • Migrating Server Roles and Workloads
  • Windows Server Activation Models
  • Lab: Installing and Configuring Server Core

Module 2: Overview of Storage in Windows Server 2016

Lessons

  • Overview of Storage in Windows Server 2016
  • Implement Data Deduplication
  • Configure iSCSI Storage
  • Configure the Storage Spaces Feature in Windows Server 2016
  • Lab: Implement and Manage Storage

Module 3: Implement Directory Services

Lessons

  • Deploying Active Directory Domain Controllers
  • Implement Service Accounts
  • Azure AD
  • Lab: Implement and Manage AD DS

Module 4: Implement AD FS

Lessons

  • Overview of AD FS
  • Deploy AD FS
  • Implement AD FS for a Single Organisation
  • Implement Web Application Proxy
  • Implement SSO with Microsoft Online Services
  • Lab: Implement AD FS
  • Lab: Implement Web Application Proxy

Module 5: Implement Network Services

Lessons

  • Overview of Networking Enhancements
  • Implement IPAM
  • Managing IP Address Spaces with IPAM
  • Lab: Implement Network Services

Module 6: Implement Hyper-V

Lessons

  • Configure the Hyper-V Role in Windows Server 2016
  • Configure Hyper-V Storage, Networking, and Virtual Machines
  • Lab: Implement Server Virtualisation with Hyper-V

Module 7: Configuring Advanced Networking Features

Lessons

  • Overview of High-Performance Networking Features
  • Configuring Advanced Hyper-V Networking Features
  • Lab: Configuring Advanced Hyper-V Networking Features

Module 8: Implementing Software-Defined Networking

Lessons

  • Overview of SDN
  • Implementing Network Virtualisation
  • Implementing Network Controller
  • Lab: Deploying Network Controller

Module 9: Implementing Remote Access

Lessons

  • Remote Access Overview
  • Implementing DirectAccess
  • Implementing VPN
  • Lab: Implementing DirectAccess

Module 10: Deploying and Managing Windows and Hyper-V Containers

Lessons

  • Overview of Containers in Windows Server 2016
  • Preparing for Containers
  • Installing, Configuring, and Managing Containers by using Docker
  • Lab: Installing and Configuring Containers

Module 11: Implementing Failover Clustering

Lessons

  • Overview of Failover Clustering
  • Implement a Failover Cluster
  • Configure Highly Available Applications and Services on a Failover Cluster
  • Maintain a Failover Cluster
  • Implement a Stretch Cluster
  • Lab: Implement Failover Clustering

Module 12: Implement Failover Clustering with Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V

Lessons

  • Overview of the Integration of Hyper-V Server 2016 with Failover Clustering
  • Implementing Hyper-V Virtual Machines on Failover Clusters
  • Implementing Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V VM Migration
  • Implementing Hyper-V Replica
  • Lab: Implementing Failover Clustering with Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V

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Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this course.

Audience

Anyone interested in Amazon Web Services (AWS) can attend this course.

Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA: Windows Server 2016 (M20743)​ Course Overview

This course teaches how to implement and configure new Windows Server 2016 features and functionality. In this course, delegates will acquire knowledge of storage in Window server 2016. They will also learn how to deploy an active directory domain controller and how to implement a service account. This course describes AD FS and how to deploy AD FS and web application proxy.

In this 5-day course, delegates will learn how to implement and manage IPAM (IP Address Management). Delegates will also learn how to configure Hyper-V role, storage, networking and virtual machines. Furthermore, delegates will acquire knowledge of how to configure advanced networking features, e.g. Hyper-V networking features. They will also learn how to implement network visualisation, network controller, remote access and VPN. At the end of this course, delegates will learn how to implement Hyper-V virtual machines on failover clusters.

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Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA: Windows Server 2016 Exam Information | Microsoft Windows Server Training | M20743

What's included?

  • Delegate pack consisting of course notes and exercises
  • Manual
  • Experienced Instructor
  • Refreshments

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Online Instructor-led (5 days)

Classroom (5 days)

Online Self-paced (40 hours)

Upgrading Your Skills to Windows Server 2016 M10983 Course outline

Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2016

The aim of this module how to install and perform post-installation configuration of WS 2016 (Windows Server 2016)

Lessons

  • Introducing and installing WS 2016
  • Implementing containers in WS 2016

Lab: Installing and Configuring Nano Server

  • Completing Post-Installation Tasks on Nano Server

After finish this module, delegates will be capable of:

  • Describe the New Features in WS 2016
  • Configure, Install, And Manage WS 2016
  • Configure WS 2016 Containers

Implement Hyper/-V

The aim of this module:

  • The delegate will understand how to Install And Configure Hyper-V Virtual Machines.

Lessons

  • Configuring the Hyper-V role in WS 2016 and Hyper-V Storage, Networking, and Virtual Machines

Lab: Implementing Server Virtualisation with Hyper-V

  • Installing the Hyper-V Server Role and Creating a Virtual Machine

After finish this module, delegates will be capable of:

  • Configure Hyper-V Storage, Network, and Virtual Machines

Implementing Directory Services

The aim of this module how to Implement AD DS in WS 2016.

Lessons

  • Deploying AD DS Domain Controllers
  • Implementing Service Accounts and Integrating AD DS with Azure AD
  • Microsoft Azure AD

Lab: Implementing Service Accounts

Lab: Integrating with Azure AD

  • Installing Azure AD Connect and Verifying Synchronisation

After finish this module, delegates will be capable of:

  • Implement Service Accounts in AD DS
  • Deploy WS 2016 Active Directory Domain Services Domain Controllers
  • Define Azure AD and Integrate AD DS with Azure AD

Implement AD FS

The aim of this module how to implement an AD FS deployment.

  • Deploying AD FS and Summary of AD FS
  • Implementing Web Application Proxy and AD FS for a Single Organisation
  • Implementing Single Sign-on (SSO) with Microsoft Online Services

Lab: Implementing AD FS

  • Installing AD FS
  • Configuring AD FS
  • Configuring an Internal Application for AD FS

Lab: Implementing Web Application Proxy

After done this module, delegates will be capable of:

  • Clarify how to Deploy AD FS
  • Introduction to AD FS
  • Clarify how to Implement AD FS for a Single Organisation
  • Clarify how to Extend AD FS to External Clients
  • Define how to Implement SSO to Support Online Services

Managing and Optimising Storage in Windows Server 2016

The aim of this module how to configure storage in WS 2016.

Lessons

  • Introduction to Storage in Windows Server 2016
  • Configuring iSCSI (Internet Small Computer System Interface) Storage
  • Configuring the Storage Spaces Feature in Windows Server 2016

Lab: Implementing and Managing Storage

  • Configuring iSCSI Storage And Implementing FSRM

Lab: Configuring Storage Spaces

  • Implementing the Storage Spaces Direct Feature
  • Configuring Redundant Storage Spaces

After finish this module, delegates will be able to:

  • Define the New Features in Windows Server 2016 Storage
  • Configure the Storage Spaces Feature in WS 2016 and Configure iSCSI Storage

Implementing Secure Data Access for Users and Devices

The aim of this module how to configure DAC to manage and audit access to shared files.

Lessons

  • Summary of Dynamic Access Control
  • Planning for a Dynamic Access Control Implementation
  • Implementing Work Folders

Lab: Implementing Dynamic Access Control

  • Implement Dynamic Access Control
  • Validate and Remediating DAC

Lab: Implementing Work Folders

  • Configuring Work Folders

After done this module, delegates will be capable of:

  • Define Dynamic Access Control
  • Plan and Configure Implementation of Dynamic Access Control
  • Implement and Manage Work Folders

Implement Network Services

The aim of this module:

  • Delegates will understand how to Configure Advanced Features for DHCP and Configure IPAM.

Lessons

  • Introduction to Networking Enhancements
  • How to Implementing IP Address Management and Managing IP Address Spaces with IPAM

Lab: Implementing Network Services

  • Configuring IPAM, DNS Policies and DHCP Failover

After done this module, delegates will be capable of:

  • Define the Networking Enhancements in Windows Server 2016
  • Manage IP Address Spaces with IPAM and Implement IP Address Management

Module 8: Implement Remote Access

The aim of this module how to configure connectivity for remote users by using Direct Access.

Lessons

  • Remote Access Overview and Implementing Direct Access
  • Implementing a Virtual Private Network (VPN)

Lab: Implementing Direct Access

  • Configuring Direct Access using the Getting Started Wizard
  • Testing Direct Access

After done this module, delegates will be capable of:

  • Describe Common Remote Access Solutions and Technologies
  • Implement Direct Access and VPNs

Implement Failover Cluster

The aim of this module:

  • Delegates will understand how to provide high availability for network services and applications by implement failover clustering.

Lessons

  • Introduction to Failover Clustering
  • Implementing a Failover Cluster
  • Configuring Highly-Available Applications and Services on a Failover Cluster
  • Maintaining a Failover Cluster and Implementing a Stretch Cluster

Lab: Implementing Failover Clustering

  • Configuring iSCSI Storage and Failover Cluster
  • Deploying and Configuring a Highly-Available File Server
  • Validating the Deployment of the Highly-Available File Server
  • Configure Cluster-Aware Updating on the Failover Cluster

After done this module, delegates will be capable of:

  • Define the Concept of Failover Clustering and Implement a Failover Cluster
  • Configure Highly-Available Applications
  • Maintain a Failover Cluster and Implement a Stretch Failover Cluster
  • Configure Services on a Failover Cluster

Implement Failover Clustering with WS 2016 Hyper-V

The aim of this module:

  • Delegates will understand how to deploy and manage Hyper-V virtual machines in a failover cluster.

Lessons

  • Introduction to Integration of Hyper-V Server 2016 with Failover Clustering
  • Implementing Hyper-V Virtual Machines on Failover Clusters and Hyper-V Replica
  • Implementing Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V Virtual Machine Migration
  • Implementing Hyper-V Replica

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

  • Configuring Hyper-V Replica, failover cluster for Hyper-V, and Highly Available Virtual Machine

After done this module, delegates will be capable of:

  • Define how Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V integrates with Failover Clustering

Module 11: Data Recovery in WS 2016

The aim of this module how to perform data recovery on Windows Server 2016.

Lessons

  • Implementing Data Recovery Options, Microsoft Azure Backup, and Server Recovery

Lab: Explore Server Data Recovery Options

  • Backing up Servers Running Windows Server 2016
  • Restoring Files and Implementing Azure Backup

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Prerequisites

There are prerequisites to attend:

Two or more years of experience in:

  • How to deploy and manage WS 2012
  • Windows Server 2008 environments NS experience with days WS 2012

Delegates should experience in:

  • Windows networking technologies
  • Windows networking technologies implementation
  • Active Directory technologies and implementation
  • Windows Server virtualisation technologies and implementation

Delegates should have a basic understanding of MCSA credentials of Windows Server 2008 or 2012.

Upgrading Your Skills to Windows Server 2016 M10983​ Course Overview

Windows Server 2016 is an operating system developed by Microsoft. It is used to share information, services with multiple users and devices. It provides wide administrative control of data storage and community networks.

This 5-day Upgrading your Skills to Windows Server 2016 training will provide delegates with the understanding of how to implement and configure new Windows Server 2016 features and functionality. This training will cover the following concepts:

  • How to install and perform post-installation configuration of WS 2016
  • How to install and configure Hyper-V virtual machines
  • How to implement AD DS in WS 2016
  • Implement Active Directory Federation Services
  • How to managing and optimising storage in Windows Server 2016
  • How to configure DAC to manage and audit access to shared files
  • How to configure advanced features for DHCP and configure IPAM
  • How to perform data recovery on Windows Server 2016

This course will be taught by our industry-experienced instructors who will provide knowledge about previous Windows Server technologies, Windows Server 2008, and Window Server 2012.

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  • Delegate pack consisting of course notes and exercises
  • Manual
  • Experienced Instructor

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accredited by

Microsoft Gold Partner, on behalf of Microsoft Partner

Online Instructor-led (3 days)

Classroom (3 days)

Online Self-paced (24 hours)

Configuring and Troubleshooting Identity and Access Solutions with Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Course Outline | M6426

Please Note: Microsoft will be retiring this course M6426 on the 28th of February 2020

Module 1: Exploring Identity and Access Solutions

This module introduces Identity and Access Management (IDA Management) solutions. You will learn the fundamental IDA components and Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 IDA technologies. This module also provides an overview of Microsoft Forefront technologies that further enhance IDA solutions.

Lessons

  • Overview of Identity and Access Techniques
  • Active Directory Identity and Access Solutions Server Roles
  • Additional Identity and Access Management Tools and Solutions

Lab: Identifying IDA Roles to Meet Business Requirements

After completing this module, delegates will be able to:

  • Describe IDA techniques
  • Describe Windows Server 2008 IDA server roles
  • Describe additional IDA tools and solutions

 

Module 2: Deploying and Configuring Active Directory Certificate Services

This module explains the concepts of public key infrastructure (PKI) and certification authority (CA). You will learn how to deploy a CA hierarchy and install AD CS. This module also describes how to configure AD CS and how to resolve common AD CS issues.

Lessons

  • Overview of Public Key Infrastructure
  • Overview of Certification Authorities
  • Deploying Certification Authorities
  • Configuring Certification Authorities
  • Troubleshooting Active Directory Certificate Services

Lab: Deploying and Configuring Active Directory Certificate Services

After completing this module, delegates will be able to:

  • Describe Public Key Infrastructure
  • Describe Certification Authorities
  • Deploy Certification Authorities
  • Configure Certification Authorities
  • Resolve common Active Directory Certificate Services issues

 

Module 3: Deploying and Configuring Certificates

This module describes the deployment of certificates by using AD CS. In addition, the module elaborates on managing enrolment to deploy certificates, certificate revocation, and configuration of certificate template and certificate recovery.

Lessons

  • Managing Certificate Templates
  • Deploying Certificates and Managing Enrolment
  • Managing Certificate Revocation
  • Configuring Certificate Recovery

Lab: Deploying Certificates and Managing Enrolment

After completing this module, delegates will be able to:

  • Manage certificate templates
  • Deploy certificates and manage enrolment
  • Manage certificate revocation
  • Configure certificate recovery

 

Module 4: Deploying and Configuring Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services

This module explains the concept of AD LDS. You will learn how to install AD LDS, configure AD LDS instances and partitions, and configure AD LDS replication. This module also describes how to resolve common AD LDS issues.

Lessons

  • Overview of Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
  • Deploying and Configuring Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
  • Configuring AD LDS Instances and Partitions
  • Configuring Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services Replication
  • Troubleshooting Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services

Lab: Deploying and Configuring Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services

After completing this module, delegates will be able to:

  • Describe Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
  • Deploy and configure Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
  • Configure Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services instances and partitions
  • Configure Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services replication
  • Resolve common Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services issues

 

Module 5: Deploying and Configuring Active Directory Federation Services

This module presents the concept of AD FS 2.0 and its deployment scenarios. You will learn how to deploy AD FS 2.0 and implement AD FS claims. This module also describes how to resolve common AD FS issues.

Lessons

  • Overview of Active Directory Federation Services 2.0
  • Deploying Active Directory Federation Services
  • Configuring Active Directory Federation Services Partner Organisations and Claims
  • Troubleshooting Active Directory Federation Services

Lab: Deploying and Configuring Active Directory Federation Services

After completing this module, delegates will be able to:

  • Describe Active Directory Federation Services
  • Deploy Active Directory Federation Services
  • Configure Active Directory Federation Services partner organisations and claims
  • Resolve common Active Directory Federation Services issues

 

Module 6: Deploying and Configuring Active Directory Rights Management Services

This module explains the concept of AD RMS. You will learn how to install and configure AD RMS server components, administer AD RMS rights policy templates, and implement AD RMS trust policies. This module also describes how to resolve common AD RMS issues.

Lessons

  • Overview of Active Directory Rights Management Services
  • Deploying and Configuring Active Directory Rights Management Services
  • Configuring AD RMS Rights Policy Templates and Exclusion Policies
  • Configuring Active Directory Rights Management Services Trust Policies
  • Troubleshooting Active Directory Rights Management Services

Lab: Deploying and Configuring Active Directory Rights Management Services

After completing this module, delegates will be able to:

  • Describe Active Directory Rights Management Services
  • Deploy and configure Active Directory Rights Management Services
  • Configure Active Directory Rights Management Services rights policy templates and exclusion policies
  • Configure Active Directory Rights Management Services trust policies
  • Resolve common Active Directory Rights Management Services issues

 

Module 7: Maintaining Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Identity and Access Solutions

This module explains the maintenance of AD CS, AD LDS, AD FS 2.0, and AD RMS.

Lessons

  • Maintaining Active Directory Certificate Services
  • Maintaining Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
  • Maintaining Active Directory Federation Services
  • Maintaining Active Directory Rights Management Services

Lab: Maintaining Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Identity and Access Solutions

After completing this module, delegates will be able to:

  • Maintain Active Directory Certificate Services
  • Maintain Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
  • Maintain Active Directory Federation Services
  • Maintain Active Directory Rights Management Services

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Who should attend this Microsoft Windows Server Training?

This course is intended for those who want to learn how IDA solutions are implemented in Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2. It is also intended for those preparing for MCTS: Windows Server 2008 Active Directory certification. This course provides a technology overview of IDA and PKI solutions, and details the implementation of each of the roles in Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 that implement the IDA solution.

Prerequisites 

Before attending this course, delegates must have:

  • Technical skills in Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS). This includes technical skills equivalent to 6425C: Configuring Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Domain Services
  • Technical skills in Windows Server 2008 equivalent to 6419B: Configuring, Managing and Maintaining Windows Server 2008 Servers

Please Note: Microsoft will be retiring this course M6426 on the 28th of February 2020

Configuring and Troubleshooting Identity and Access Solutions with Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Course Overview | M6426

This three-day instructor-led course provides in-depth training on configuring and troubleshooting Active Directory® Identity and Access (IDA) solutions with Windows Server® 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2.

After completing this course, delegates will be able to:

  • Describe the fundamental IDA components and Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 IDA technologies
  • Deploy, configure, and troubleshoot Active Directory Certificate Services (AD CS)
  • Deploy, configure, and manage certificates
  • Deploy, configure, and troubleshoot Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services (AD LDS)
  • Deploy, configure, and troubleshoot Active Directory Federation Services 2.0 (AD FS 2.0)
  • Deploy, configure, and troubleshoot Active Directory Rights Management Services (AD RMS)
  • Maintain Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Active Directory IDA Solutions

Please Note: Microsoft will be retiring this course M6426 on the 28th of February 2020

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Configuring and Troubleshooting Identity and Access Solutions with Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Exam Information | M6426

Please Note: Microsoft will be retiring this course M6426 on the 28th of February 2020

What's Included in this Microsoft Windows Server Training?

  • Delegate pack consisting of course notes and exercises
  • Manual
  • Experienced Instructor
  • Refreshments

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accredited by

Microsoft Gold Partner, on behalf of Microsoft Partner

Online Instructor-led (3 days)

Classroom (3 days)

Online Self-paced (24 hours)

Configuring and Troubleshooting Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Domain Services Course Outline | M6425

Please Note: Microsoft will be retiring this course M6425 on the 28th of February 2020

Module 1: Introducing Active Directory Domain Services

This module provides an overview of Active Directory components and concepts and steps through the basics of installing and configuring an Active Directory domain.

Lessons

  • Lesson 1: Overview of Active Directory, Identity, and Access                        
  • Lesson 2: Active Directory Components and Concepts 
  • Lesson 3: Install Active Directory Domain Services

Lab: Install an AD DS DC to Create a Single Domain Forest

After completing this module, delegates will be able to:

  • Describe the functionality of AD DS in an enterprise in relation to identity and access
  • Describe the major components of AD DS
  • Install AD DS and configure it as a domain controller

 

Module 2: Administering Active Directory Securely and Efficiently

This module explains how to work securely and efficiently in Active Directory using Administration Tools and some best practices as well as use of Windows PowerShell.

Lessons

  • Work with Active Directory Administration Tools
  • Custom Consoles and Least Privilege
  • Find Objects in Active Directory
  • Use Windows PowerShell to Administer Active Directory

Lab: Administer Active Directory Using Administrative Tools

Lab: Find Objects in Active Directory

Lab: Use Windows PowerShell to Administer Active Directory

After completing this module, delegates will be able to:

  • Describe and work with Active Directory administration tools
  • Describe the purpose and functionality of custom consoles and least privilege
  • Locate objects in Active Directory
  • Administer Active Directory by using Windows PowerShell

 

Module 3: Managing Users and Service Accounts

This module explains how to create, manage, and support user and Managed Service Accounts in Active Directory.

Lessons

  • Create and Administer User Accounts
  • Configure User Object Attributes
  • Automate User Account Creation
  • Create and Configure Managed Service Accounts

Lab: Create and Administer User Accounts

Lab: Configure User Object Attributes

Lab: Automate User Account Creation

Lab: Create and Administer Managed Service Accounts

After completing this module, delegates will be able to:

  • Create and administer user accounts
  • Configure user object attributes
  • Automate user account creation
  • Create and configure managed service accounts

 

Module 4: Managing Groups

This module explains how to create, modify, delete, and support group objects in Active Directory.

Lessons

  • Overview of Groups
  • Administer Groups   
  • Best Practices for Group Management

Lab: Administer Groups

Lab: Best Practices for Group Management

After completing this module, delegates will be able to:

  • Describe the role of groups in managing an enterprise
  • Administer groups with by using the built-in tools in Windows Server 2008
  • Describe the best practices for managing groups

 

Module 5: Managing Computer Accounts

This module explains how to create and configure computer accounts.

Lessons

  • Create Computers and Join the Domain
  • Administer Computer Objects and Accounts
  • Perform an Offline Domain Join

Lab: Create Computers and Join the Domain

Lab: Administer Computer Objects and Accounts

Lab: Perform an Offline Domain Join

After completing this module, delegates will be able to:

  • Create computer accounts and join them to a domain
  • Administer computer objects and accounts by using the Windows Interface and command-line tools
  • Describe and perform the Offline Domain Join process

 

Module 6: Implementing a Group Policy Infrastructure

This module explains what Group Policy is, how it works, and how best to implement Group Policy in your organisation.

Lessons

  • Understand Group Policy
  • Implement GPOs
  • Manage Group Policy Scope
  • Group Policy Processing
  • Troubleshoot Policy Application

Lab: Implement Group Policy

Lab: Manage Group Policy Scope

Lab: Troubleshoot Policy Application

After completing this module, delegates will be able to:

  • Describe the components and technologies that comprise the Group Policy framework
  • Implement GPOs
  • Configure and understand a variety of policy setting types
  • Scope GPOs by using links, security groups, Windows Management Instrumentation filters, loopback processing, and preference targeting
  • Describe how GPOs are processed
  • Locate the event logs containing Group Policy–related events and troubleshoot Group Policy application

 

Module 7: Managing User Desktop with Group Policy

This module explains how to manage and configure desktop environments using Administrative templates and Group Policy Preferences as well as how to deploy software using Group Policy.

Lessons

  • Implement Administrative Templates
  • Configure Group Policy Preferences
  • Manage Software with GPSI

Lab: Manage Administrative Templates and Central Store

Lab: Manage Group Policy Preferences

Lab: Manage Software with GPSI

After completing this module, delegates will be able to:

  • Describe Administrative Templates
  • Understand and Configure Group Policy preferences
  • Manage software by using GPSI

 

Module 8: Managing Enterprise Security and Configuration with Group Policy Settings

This module explains how to use Group Policy to manage a variety of components and features of Windows. It will also explain how to audit files and folders and how to restrict access to applications using application control policies.

Lessons

  • Manage Group Membership by Using Group Policy Settings
  • Manage Security Settings
  • Auditing
  • Software Restriction Policy and Applocker

Lab: Using Group Policy to Manage Group Membership

Lab: Manage Security Settings

Lab: Audit File System Access

Lab: Configure Application Control Policies

After completing this module, delegates will be able to:

  • Manage group membership by using Group Policy Settings
  • Manage security settings
  • Describe the purpose and functionality of auditing
  • Describe the purpose of the Software Restriction Policy and Applocker

 

Module 9: Securing Administration

This module explains how to administer Active Directory Domain Services Securely.

Lessons

  • Delegate Administrative Permissions
  • Audit Active Directory Administration

Lab: Delegate Administration

Lab: Audit Active Directory Changes

After completing this module, delegates will be able to:

  • Delegate administrative permissions
  • Audit Active Directory administration

 

Module 10: Improving the Security of Authentication in an AD DS Domain

This module explains the domain-side components of authentication, including the policies that specify password requirements and the auditing of authentication-related activities.

Lessons

  • Configure Password and Lockout Policies
  • Audit Authentication
  • Configure Read-Only Domain Controllers

Lab: Configure Password and Account Lockout Policies

Lab: Audit Authentication

Lab: Configure Read-Only Domain Controllers

After completing this module, delegates will be able to:

  • Configure password and lockout policies
  • Audit authentication
  • Configure read-only domain controllers

 

Module 11: Configuring Domain Name System

This module explains how to implement DNS to support name resolution both within your AD DS domain and outside your domain and your intranet.

Lessons

  • Install and Configure DNS in an AD DS Domain
  • Integration of AD DS, DNS, and Windows
  • Advanced DNS Configuration and Administration

Lab: Installing the DNS Service

Lab: Advanced Configuration of DNS

After completing this module, delegates will be able to:

  • Install and configure DNS in an AD DS domain
  • Describe the integration of AD DS, DNS, and Windows
  • Describe advanced DNS configuration and administration tasks

 

Module 12: Administering AD DS Domain Controllers

This module explains how to add Windows Server 2008 domain controllers to a forest or domain, how to prepare a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 forest or domain for its first Windows Server 2008 DC, how to manage the roles performed by DCs, and how to migrate the replication of SYSVOL from the File Replication Service (FRS) used in previous versions of Windows to the Distributed File System Replication (DFS-R) mechanism, providing more robust and manageable replication.

Lessons

  • Domain Controller Installation Options
  • Install a Server Core Domain Controller
  • Manage Operations Masters
  • Configure Global Catalog
  • Configure DFS-R Replication of SYSVOL

Lab: Install Domain Controllers

Lab: Install a Server Core Domain Controller

Lab: Transfer Operations Masters Roles

Lab: Configure the Global Catalog and Universal Group Membership Caching

Lab: Configure DFS-R Replication of SYSVOL

After completing this module, delegates will be able to:

  • Identify the domain controller installation options
  • Install a Server Core DC
  • Manage operations masters
  • Configure Global Catalog
  • Configure DFS-R replication of SYSVOL

 

Module 13: Managing Sites and Active Directory Replication

This module explains how to create a distributed directory service that supports domain controllers in portions of your network that are separated by expensive, slow, or unreliable links and how to configure replication amongst those servers.

Lessons

  • Configure Sites and Subnets
  • Configure Replication

Lab: Configure Sites and Subnets

Lab: Configure Replication

After completing this module, delegates will be able to:

  • Configure sites and subnets
  • Configure replication

 

Module 14: Directory Service Continuity

This module explains about the technologies and tools that are available to help ensure the health and longevity of the directory service. You will explore tools that help you monitor performance in real time, and you will learn to log performance over time so that you can keep an eye on performance trends in order to spot potential problems.

Lessons

  • Monitor Active Directory
  • Manage the Active Directory Database
  • Active Directory Recycle Bin
  • Back Up and Restore AD DS and Domain Controllers

Lab: Monitor Active Directory Events and Performance

Lab: Manage the Active Directory Database

Lab: Using Active Directory Recycle Bin

Lab: Back Up and Restore Active Directory

After completing this module, delegates will be able to:

  • Monitor Active Directory
  • Manage the Active Directory database
  • Describe the purpose of the Active Directory Recycle Bin
  • Back up and restore AD DS and domain controllers

 

Module 15: Managing Multiple Domains and Forests

This module explains how to raise the domain and forest functionality levels within your environment, how to design the optimal AD DS infrastructure for your enterprise, how to migrate objects between domains and forests, and how to enable authentication and resources access across multiple domains and forests.

Lessons

  • Configure Domain and Forest Functional Levels
  • Manage Multiple Domains and Trust Relationships
  • Move Objects between Domains and Forests

Lab: Administer Trust Relationships

After completing this module, delegates will be able to:

  • Configure domain and forest functional levels.
  • Manage multiple domains and trust relationships.
  • Move objects between domains and forests.

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Who should attend this Microsoft Windows Server Training?

This course is intended for Active Directory Technology Specialists, Server and Enterprise Administrators who want to learn how to implement Active Directory Domain Services in Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 environments. Those attending would be interested in learning how to secure domains by using Group Policies, back up, restore, monitor, and troubleshoot configuration to ensure trouble-free operation of Active Directory Domain Services.

Prerequisites

Before attending this course, delegates must have:

  • Basic understanding of networking
  • Intermediate understanding of network operating systems
  • An awareness of security best practices
  • Basic knowledge of server hardware
  • Some experience creating objects in Active Directory
  • Basic concepts of backup and recovery in a Windows Server environment
  • A good knowledge of Windows Client operating systems such as Windows Vista or Windows 7

Please Note: Microsoft will be retiring this course M6425 on the 28th of February 2020

Configuring and Troubleshooting Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Domain Services Course Overview | M6425

This 3-day instructor-led course provides in-depth training on implementing, configuring, managing, and troubleshooting Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) in Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 environments. It covers core AD DS concepts and functionality as well as implementing Group Policies, performing backup and restore, and monitoring and troubleshooting Active Directory related issues. After completing this course, delegates will be able to configure AD DS in their Windows Server 2008 and Windows server 2008 R2 environments.

After completing this course, delegates will be able to:

  • Describe the features and functionality of  Active Directory Domain Services
  • Perform secure and efficient administration of Active Directory
  • Manage users and service accounts
  • Manage groups
  • Manage computer accounts
  • Implement a Group Policy infrastructure
  • Manage User Desktops with Group Policy
  • Manage enterprise security and configuration by using Group Policy settings
  • Secure administration
  • Improve the security of authentication in an AD DS Domain
  • Configure Domain Name System
  • Administer AD DS domain controllers
  • Manage sites and Active Directory Replication
  • Monitor, maintain, and back up directory Service to ensure Directory Service continuity
  • Manage multiple domains and forests

Please Note: Microsoft will be retiring this course M6425 on the 28th of February 2020

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Configuring and Troubleshooting Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Domain Services Exam Information | M6425

Please Note: Microsoft will be retiring this course M6425 on the 28th of February 2020

What's included in this Microsoft Windows Server Training Course?

  • Delegate pack consisting of course notes and exercises
  • Manual
  • Experienced Instructor
  • Refreshments

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accredited by

Microsoft Gold Partner, on behalf of Microsoft Partner

Online Instructor-led (3 days)

Classroom (3 days)

Online Self-paced (24 hours)

Configuring and Troubleshooting Windows Server® 2008 Application Infrastructure Course Outline  | M6439

Module 1: Configuring Storage for Windows Server 2008 Applications

This module covers the storage options most commonly associated with Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 instances today.  It introduces storage architectures, mediums, and protocols, guides delegates through the configuration steps for connecting iSCSI storage, and introduces the concept of VHDs as storage and boot devices.

Lessons

  • Lesson 1: Storage Concepts in Windows Server 2008
  • Lesson 2: Configuring iSCSI Storage for Windows Server
  • Lesson 3: Working with Virtual Hard Disks

Lab: Lab A: Configuring iSCSI Storage for Windows Server 2008

Lab: Lab B: Managing Virtual Hard Disks

After completing this module, delegates will be able to:

  • Understand general Storage concepts in Windows Server 2008
  • Configure iSCSI Storage for Windows Server
  • Work with Virtual Hard Disks in Windows Server 2008

 

Module 2: Configuring High Availability for Windows Server 2008 Applications

This module covers Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2’s built-in platforms that facility high availability for business applications. These general-purpose platforms include Network Load Balancing and Windows Failover Clustering in both single-site and multiple-site configurations.

Lessons

  • Lesson 1: Network Load Balancing Fundamentals
  • Lesson 2: Implementing a Network Load Balancing Cluster
  • Lesson 3: Windows Failover Cluster Fundamentals
  • Lesson 4: Preparing for Failover Clustering
  • Lesson 5: Implementing a Windows Failover Cluster

Lab: Lab A: Installing and Managing an NLB Cluster

Lab: Lab B: Building a Windows Failover Cluster

Lab: Lab C: Managing a Windows Failover Cluster

After completing this module, delegates will be able to:

  • Understand Network Load Balancing Fundamentals
  • Implement a Network Load Balancing Cluster
  • Understand Windows Failover Cluster Fundamentals
  • Prepare for Failover Clustering
  • Implementing a Windows Failover Cluster in Windows Server 2008

 

Module 3: Configuring Remote Desktop Services

This module covers the introductory steps required to bring a single Remote Desktop Services Host server online and prepare it for remote application delivery to users. Delegates in this module will complete all aspects of the single-server configuration while preparing the environment for adding potential future servers.

Lessons

  • Lesson 1: Remote Desktop Services Overview
  • Lesson 2: Configuring a Remote Desktop Services Host Server
  • Lesson 3: Configuring the Remote Desktop User Experience
  • Lesson 4: Deploying and Connecting to Remote App programs
  • Lesson 5: Connecting Users to Applications with RD Web Access and RADC
  • Lesson 6: Configuring Licensing for Remote Desktop Services

Lab: Lab A: Installing and Configuring an RD Session Host Server

Lab: Lab B: Customising the User Experience

Lab: Lab C: Deploying and Connecting to Remote App programs

Lab: Lab D: Connecting Users to Applications with RD Web Access and RADC

Lab: Lab E: Configuring Licensing for RDS

After completing this module, delegates will be able to:

  • Understand Remote Desktop Services Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Configure a Remote Desktop Services Host Server
  • Configure the Remote Desktop User Experience
  • Deploy and Connect to Remote App programs
  • Connect Users to Applications with RD Web Access and RADC
  • Configure Licensing for Remote Desktop Services

 

Module 4: RDS in the Multiple-Server Configuration

This module covers the extra activities and knowledge required to expand a single-RDSH server environment to one with multiple RDSH servers in a farm configuration.

Lessons

  • Lesson 1: Building an RDS Server Farm
  • Lesson 2: Monitoring the RDS Environment

Lab: Lab A: Building an RDS Server Farm

Lab: Lab B: Monitoring the RDS Environment

After completing this module, delegates will be able to:

  • Build an RDS Server Farm
  • Monitor and Configure the RDS Environment

 

Module 5: Securely Delivering RDS Applications to the Internet

This module covers the additional activities that are necessary to build and secure a Remote Desktop Gateway server for the purposes of protecting RDS communication as it passes through untrusted networks such as the Internet.

Lessons

  • Lesson 1: Remote Desktop Gateway Fundamentals
  • Lesson 2: Installing and Managing the RDG

Lab: Lab: Installing and Managing the RDG

After completing this module, delegates will be able to:

  • Remote Desktop Gateway Fundamentals
  • Install, configure, and manage the RDG

 

Module 6: IIS Web Applications

This module covers the primary use of IIS as a Web application platform. Delegates will learn to set up and maintain a Web site and application configuration based upon business and developer requirements. Although ASP.NET Web sites are commonly maintained by developers, IT professionals are typically called upon to configure the platform and assist with maintenance. This module will cover IIS 7.5 and IIS 7.0 and outline distinctions between them but will focus on IIS 7.5 as in Windows Server 2008 R2.

Lessons

  • Lesson 1: IIS Functional Overview
  • Lesson 2: Creating IIS Web Sites and Applications
  • Lesson 3: Managing IIS Web Sites and Applications

Lab: Lab A: Creating IIS Web Sites and Applications

Lab: Lab B: Managing IIS Web Sites and Applications

After completing this module, delegates will be able to:

  • Understand how IIS Works and What it can do in Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Create IIS Web Sites and Applications
  • Manage IIS Web Sites and Applications

 

Module 7: IIS FTP and SMTP Services

This module covers IIS' other major feature areas such as file transfer and email functionality. These features are commonly used to support Web sites, and this module will discuss how to properly configure these features in accordance with best practices and based upon business requirements.

Lessons

  • Lesson 1: Implementing and Configuring IIS FTP Sites
  • Lesson 2: Implementing and Configuring IIS SMTP Sites

Lab: Lab: Implementing FTP and SMTP

After completing this module, delegates will be able to:

  • Implement and Configure IIS FTP Sites
  • Implement and Configure IIS SMTP Sites

 

Module 8: IIS Server and SSL Management

This module focuses on IIS' security-related features, including SSL, logging, delegated permissions, remote administration, and other features. Delegates will practice a variety of scenarios that reflect common real-world business requirements.

Lessons

  • Lesson 1: Monitoring and Logging IIS
  • Lesson 2: Managing IIS and SSL Security
  • Lesson 3: Managing IIS Administrative Delegation and Remote Administration

Lab: Lab A: Managing IIS and SSL Security

Lab: Lab B: Configuring Remote and Delegated Administration in IIS

After completing this module, delegates will be able to:

  • Configure and Monitor IIS and the IIS Logs
  • Manage IIS and SSL Security
  • Manage IIS Administrative Delegation and Remote Administration

 

Module 9: Microsoft SharePoint Foundation

This module covers the installation and configuration of this evolution of Windows SharePoint Services. Delegates will learn to set up and configure a basic document-sharing site that meets many common organisational and project requirements. It will focus on SharePoint Foundation 2010 as implemented in Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2.

Lessons

  • Lesson 1: Installing and Configuring SharePoint Foundation
  • Lesson 2: SharePoint Foundation Integration

Lab: Lab: Installing and Configuring SharePoint Foundation

After completing this module, delegates will be able to:

  • Install and Configure SharePoint Foundation
  • SharePoint Foundation Integration

 

Module 10: Windows Streaming Media Services

This module looks at the Media Services features of the Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 platform, and introduces delegates to key concepts such as Real-Time Streaming Protocol, authentication, authorisation, and more. Delegates will learn to install and configure Media Services to support use of the system features.

Lessons

  • Lesson 1:  Installing and Configuring Streaming Media Services
  • Lesson 2:  Securing Streaming Media

Lab: Lab A: Installing and Configuring Media Services

Lab: Lab B: Configuring Media Services Content Security

After completing this module, delegates will be able to:

  • Install and Configure Streaming Media Services
  • Secure Streaming Media

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Who should attend this Microsoft Windows Server Training?

This course is intended for IT Professional technical specialists who work in the complex computing environment of a medium to large company and are responsible for the underlying Microsoft technologies that support a business application infrastructure in Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2.
 

Prerequisites

Before attending this course, delegates must have the following prerequisites:

  • Up to one year of experience managing Windows Server 2008 and/or Windows Server 2008 R2 in a medium-to-large networking environment of multiple physical locations
  • At least two years of experience configuring and managing Windows Vista or Windows 7 clients
  • Experience managing applications and network technologies in an enterprise environment, which may include network services and resources such as messaging, databases, file and print, a firewall, Internet access, an intranet, Public Key Infrastructure, remote access, remote desktop, virtualisation, and client computer management
  • Experience managing connectivity requirements such as connecting branch offices and individual users in remote locations to corporate resources and connecting corporate networks

Configuring and Troubleshooting Windows Server® 2008 Application Infrastructure Course Overview | M6439

This 3-day course introduces delegates to a series of Windows Server 2008 technologies that are used in common business scenarios, and are often the technical underpinnings for business applications. It guides delegates through the installation, configuration, management, and troubleshooting of a Windows Server 2008 technology infrastructure for a large, comprehensive business application, assisting them with the foundational knowledge required for success in supporting such technologies. It covers technologies in Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 including Sp1.

This course also directly supports the 70-643: TS: Windows Server 2008 Application Infrastructure, Configuring exam.

After completion of this course, delegates will be able to:

  • Configuring Storage for Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Applications
  • Configuring High Availability for Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Applications
  • RDS in the Single-Server Configuration
  • RDS in the Multiple-Server Configuration
  • Securely Delivering RDS Applications to the Internet
  • IIS Web Applications
  • IIS FTP and SMTP Services
  • IIS Server and SSL Management
  • Microsoft SharePoint Foundation
  • Windows Streaming Media Services

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Configuring and Troubleshooting Windows Server® 2008 Application Infrastructure Exam Information | M6439

 

What's included in this Microsoft Windows Server Training?

  • Delegate pack consisting of course notes and exercises
  • Manual
  • Experienced Instructor
  • Refreshments

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accredited by

Microsoft Gold Partner, on behalf of Microsoft Partner

Online Instructor-led (3 days)

Classroom (3 days)

Online Self-paced (24 hours)

 Configuring, Managing and Maintaining Windows Server® 2008-based Servers Course Outline | M6419

Module 1: Overview of the Windows Server 2008 Management

In this module, delegates learn the Windows Server 2008 environment including the roles, features, and the tools used to perform effective server management.

Lessons

  • Lesson 1: Understanding the Windows Server 2008 Environment
  • Lesson 2: Overview of Windows Server 2008 Server Roles and Features
  • Lesson 3: Windows Server 2008 Administration Tools
  • Lesson 4: Managing Windows Server 2008 Server Core

Lab: Managing Server Roles in a Windows Server 2008 Environment

After completing this module, delegates will be able to:

  • Describe the considerations for implementing and managing a Windows Server 2008 environment
  • Explain Windows Server 2008 server roles and features
  • Describe Windows Server 2008 administration tools
  • Manage Windows Server 2008 Server Core

 

Module 2: Managing Windows Server 2008 Infrastructure Roles

In this module, delegates learn about IPv6 addressing and how to install and configure the DNS and DHCP server infrastructure roles.

Lessons

  • Lesson 1: Understanding IPv6 Addressing
  • Lesson 2: Overview of the Domain Name System Server Role
  • Lesson 3: Configuring DNS Zones
  • Lesson 4: Overview of the DHCP Server Role
  • Lesson 5: Configuring DHCP Scopes and Options

Lab: Lab A: Installing and Configuring the DNS Server Role

Lab: Lab B: Installing and Configuring the DHCP Server Role

After completing this module, delegates will be able to:

  • Describe IPv6 addressing
  • Describe the features and concepts related to the DNS server role
  • Configure DNS zones
  • Describe the features and concepts related to the DHCP server role
  • Configure DHCP Scopes and options

 

Module 3: Module 3: Configuring Access to File Services

In this module, delegates learn how to configure secure and efficient access to file services.

Lessons

  • Lesson 1: Overview of Access Control
  • Lesson 2: Managing NTFS File and Folder Permissions
  • Lesson 3: Managing Permissions for Shared Resources
  • Lesson 4: Determining Effective Permissions

Lab: Managing Access to File Services

After completing this module, delegates will be able to:

  • Describe the concept of access control for file services
  • Manage NTFS file system and folder permissions
  • Manage permissions for shared resources
  • Determine effective permissions

 

Module 4: Configuring and Managing Distributed File System

In this module, delegates will learn how to configure and manage a Distributed File System infrastructure.

Lessons

  • Lesson 1: Distributed File System Overview
  • Lesson 2: Configuring DFS Namespaces
  • Lesson 3: Configuring DFS Replication

Lab: Installing and Configuring Distributed File System

After completing this module, delegates will be able to:

  • Describe the Distributed File System
  • Configure DFS Namespaces
  • Configure DFS Replication

 

Module 5: Managing File Resources by Using File Server Resource Manager

In this module, delegates will learn how to use File Server Resource Manager to assist in data storage capacity management.

Lessons

  • Lesson 1: Overview of File Server Resource Manager
  • Lesson 2: Configuring Quota Management
  • Lesson 3: Implementing File Screening
  • Lesson 4: Managing Storage Reports
  • Lesson 5: Implementing Classification Management and File Management Tasks

Lab: Lab A: Installing FSRM and Implementing Quota Management

Lab: Lab B: Configuring File Screening and Storage Reports

Lab: Lab C: Configuring Classification and File Management Tasks

After completing this module, delegates will be able to:

  • Describe File Server Resource Manager
  • Configure quota management
  • Implement file screening
  • Implement classification management and file management tasks
  • Manage storage reports

 

Module 6: Configuring and Securing Remote Access

In this module, delegates will learn how to secure remote access using features such as a Virtual Private Networks, Network Access Protection (NAP), and DirectAccess.

Lessons

  • Lesson 1: Configuring a Virtual Private Network Connection
  • Lesson 2: Overview of Network Policies
  • Lesson 3: Integrating Network Access Protection with VPNs
  • Lesson 4: Configuring VPN Enforcement by Using NAP
  • Lesson 5: Overview of DirectAccess
  • Lesson 6: Deploying DirectAccess

Lab: Lab A: Implementing a Virtual Private Network

Lab: Lab B: Implementing NAP into a VPN Remote Access Solution

Lab: Lab C: Implementing DirectAccess

After completing this module, delegates will be able to:

  • Configure a VPN connection
  • Explain network policies
  • Integrate NAP with VPNs
  • Configure and monitor NAP
  • Describe DirectAccess

 

Module 7: Managing Active Directory Domain Services

In this module, delegates will learn about the Active Directory infrastructure and how to manage AD DS objects.

Lessons

  • Lesson 1: Overview of the Active Directory Infrastructure
  • Lesson 2: Working with Active Directory Administration Tools
  • Lesson 3: Managing User Accounts
  • Lesson 4: Managing Computer Accounts
  • Lesson 5: Managing Groups
  • Lesson 6: Using Queries to Locate Objects in AD DS

Lab: Lab A: Creating and Managing User and Computer Accounts

Lab: Lab B: Managing Groups and Locating Objects in AD DS

After completing this module, delegates will be able to:

  • Explain the Active Directory infrastructure
  • Work with Active Directory Administration Tools
  • Manage user accounts
  • Manage computer accounts
  • Manage groups
  • Use queries to locate objects in AD DS

 

Module 8: Configuring Active Directory Object Administration and Domain Trust

In this module, delegates will learn how to configure and manage AD DS object permissions; and configure trust between AD DS domains.

Lessons

  • Lesson 1: Configuring Active Directory Object Administration
  • Lesson 2: Configuring Active Directory Trusts

Lab: Lab A: Configuring Active Directory Delegation

Lab: Lab B: Administer Trust Relationships

After completing this module, delegates will be able to:

  • Configure Active Directory object administration
  • Configure Active Directory trusts

 

Module 9: Creating and Managing Group Policy Objects

In this module, delegates will learn how to create and manage Group Policy Objects (GPOs).

Lessons

  • Lesson 1: Overview of Group Policy
  • Lesson 2: Configuring the Scope of Group Policy Objects
  • Lesson 3: Managing Group Policy Objects
  • Lesson 4: Evaluating and Troubleshooting Group Policy Processing

Lab: Lab A: Creating and Configuring GPOs

Lab: Lab B: Creating and Configuring GPOs

Lab: Lab C: Troubleshooting Group Policy

After completing this module, delegates will be able to:

  • Explain Group Policy
  • Configure the scope of GPOs
  • Manage GPOs
  • Evaluate and troubleshoot Group Policy processing

 

Module 10: Using Group Policy to Configure User and Computer Settings

In this module, delegates will understand the specific settings that can be managed using Group Policy.

Lessons

  • Lesson 1: Using Group Policy to Configure Folder Redirection and Scripts
  • Lesson 2: Using Administrative Templates to Manage Users and Computers
  • Lesson 3: Deploying Software by Using Group Policy
  • Lesson 4: Deploying Group Policy Preferences

Lab: Lab A: Configuring Logon Scripts and Folder Redirection with Group Policy

Lab: Lab B: Configuring Administrative Templates

Lab: Lab C: Deploying Software Using (Group Policy

Lab: Lab D: Deploying Group Policy Preferences

After completing this module, delegates will be able to:

  • Use Group Policy to configure folder redirection and scripts
  • Use Administrative Templates to manage users and computers
  • Deploy software using Group Policy
  • Deploy Group Policy preferences

 

Module 11: Implementing Security Settings Using Group Policy

In this module, delegates will learn how to secure network clients using Group Policy.

Lessons

  • Lesson 1: Overview of Security Settings
  • Lesson 2: Implementing Fine-Grained Password Policies
  • Lesson 3: Restricting Group Membership and Access to Software

Lab: Lab A: Implementing Security Using Group Policy

Lab: Lab B: Configuring Restricted Groups and Application Control Policies

After completing this module, delegates will be able to:

  • Understand security settings
  • Implement Fine-Grained Password Policies
  • Restrict group membership and access to software

 

Module 12: Providing Efficient Network Access for Remote Offices

In this module, delegates will learn solutions that can be implemented to provide efficient remote office network access.

Lessons

  • Lesson 1: Overview of Remote Office Requirements
  • Lesson 2: Implementing Read-Only Domain Controllers
  • Lesson 3: Implementing BranchCache

Lab: Lab A: Deploying a Read-Only Domain Controller

Lab: Lab B: Deploying BranchCache

After completing this module, delegates will be able to:

  • Explain remote office requirements
  • Implement Read-Only Domain Controllers
  • Implement BranchCache

 

Module 13: Monitoring and Maintaining Windows Server 2008

In this module, delegates will learn how to plan for, implement performance baselines, and perform server monitoring using monitoring tools.

Lessons

  • Lesson 1: Planning Maintenance Tasks
  • Lesson 2: Calculating a Server Baseline
  • Lesson 3: Interpreting Performance Counters
  • Lesson 4: Selecting Appropriate Monitoring Tools

Lab: Creating a Baseline of Performance Metrics

After completing this module, delegates will be able to:

  • Plan monitoring tasks
  • Calculate server baselines
  • Interpret performance counters
  • Select appropriate monitoring tools

 

Module 14: Managing Windows Server 2008 Backup, Restore, and Recovery

In this module, delegates will learn how to plan for, identify backup, and restore strategies and to identify steps needed to recover from server start-up issues.

Lessons

  • Lesson 1: Planning and Implementing File Backups on Windows Server 2008
  • Lesson 2: Planning and Implementing File Recovery
  • Lesson 3: Recovering Active Directory
  • Lesson 4: Troubleshooting Windows Server Startup

Lab: Lab A: Implementing Windows Server Backup and Recovery

Lab: Lab B: Recovering Active Directory Objects

After completing this module, delegates will be able to:

  • Plan and implement backup on Windows Server 2008
  • Plan and implement server restore
  • Describe Active Directory recovery methods
  • Troubleshoot Windows Server startup

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Who should attend this Microsoft Windows Server Training Course?

Candidates for this course are information technology (IT) professionals who work in medium to large organisations. The primary candidate is a Windows Server administrator who operates Windows Servers on a daily basis and who requires the skills for configuring, managing, and maintaining servers installed with Windows Server 2008, including the Release 2 (R2) edition. Candidates are typically responsible for day-to-day management of the server operating system and various server roles such as DHCP, DNS, file and print services, directory services, and software distribution. This course may also be considered in combination with other exam preparation materials for candidates wishing to prepare for MCTS and MCITP certification in Windows Server 2008.

Other candidates for this course include IT Pros with skills within other IT areas or operating systems who wish to gain an insight into Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2.

Prerequisites

Before attending this course, in addition to their professional experience, delegates must have:

  • At least one year experience operating Windows Servers in the area of account management, server maintenance, server monitoring, or server security
  • Certification related to the Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) Networking Fundamentals, Security Fundamentals, and Windows Server Administration Fundamentals designations, or equivalent knowledge as outlined in course 6420B: Fundamentals of Windows Server 2008
  • A+, Server+, hardware portion of Network+, or equivalent knowledge
  • Working knowledge of networking technologies
  • Intermediate understanding of network operating systems
  • Basic knowledge of Active Directory
  • An understanding of security concepts and methodologies (for example, corporate policies)
  • Basic knowledge of TCP/IP
  • Basic knowledge of scripting tools such as PowerShell and WMI

 Configuring, Managing and Maintaining Windows Server® 2008-based Servers Course Overview | M6419

This 3-day instructor-led course provides delegates with the knowledge and skills that are required to manage accounts and resources, maintain server resources, monitor server performance, and safeguard data in a Microsoft Windows Server 2008 and R2 environment. This course covers the core skills required by anyone working with Windows Server 2008 Servers.

After completing this course, delegates will be able to:

  • Describe the Windows Server 2008 environment including the roles, features, and the tools used to perform effective server management
  • Manage the DNS and DHCP server infrastructure roles
  • Configure secure and efficient access to file services
  • Configure and manage Distributed File Systems
  • Manage file resources by using File Server Resource Manager
  • Configure and secure Remote Access
  • Manage Active Directory Domain Services
  • Configure Active Directory object administration and Domain Trust
  • Create and manage Group Policy objects
  • Configure user and computer settings by using Group Policy
  • Implement security settings by using Group Policy
  • Provide efficient network access for remote offices
  • Monitor and maintain Windows Server 2008
  • Manage Windows Server 2008 backup, restore, and recovery

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 Configuring, Managing and Maintaining Windows Server® 2008-based Servers Exam Information | M6419

 

What's Included in this Microsoft Windows Server Training?

  • Delegate pack consisting of course notes and exercises
  • Manual
  • Experienced Instructor
  • Refreshments

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accredited by

Microsoft Gold Partner, on behalf of Microsoft Partner

Online Instructor-led (3 days)

Classroom (3 days)

Online Self-paced (24 hours)

Deploying Windows Server® 2008 Course Outline | M6418

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Who should attend this Microsoft Windows Server Training?

 

Prerequisites

Deploying Windows Server® 2008 Course Overview | M6418

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Deploying Windows Server® 2008 Exam Information | M6418

 

What's included in this Microsoft Windows Server Training Course?

  • Delegate pack consisting of course notes and exercises
  • Manual
  • Experienced Instructor
  • Refreshments

Show moredown

accredited by

Microsoft Gold Partner, on behalf of Microsoft Partner

Online Instructor-led (3 days)

Classroom (3 days)

Online Self-paced (24 hours)

Designing Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Infrastructure and Services Course Outline | M6436

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Who should attend this Microsoft Windows Server Course?

 

Prerequisites

Designing Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Infrastructure and Services Course Overview | M6436

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Designing Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Infrastructure and Services Exam Information | M6436

 

What's included in this Microsoft Windows Server Course?

  • Delegate pack consisting of course notes and exercises
  • Manual
  • Experienced Instructor
  • Refreshments

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accredited by

Microsoft Gold Partner, on behalf of Microsoft Partner

Online Instructor-led (3 days)

Classroom (3 days)

Online Self-paced (24 hours)

Designing Windows Server® 2008 Network and Applications Infrastructure Course Outline | M6435

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Who should attend this Microsoft Windows Server Training?

 

Prerequisites

Designing Windows Server® 2008 Network and Applications Infrastructure Course Overview | M6435

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Designing Windows Server® 2008 Network and Applications Infrastructure Exam Information | M6435

 

What's included in this Microsoft Windows Server Course?

  • Delegate pack consisting of course notes and exercises
  • Manual
  • Experienced Instructor
  • Refreshments

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accredited by

Microsoft Gold Partner, on behalf of Microsoft Partner

Online Instructor-led (3 days)

Classroom (3 days)

Online Self-paced (24 hours)

Implementing and Managing Microsoft® Server Virtualization Course Outline | M10215

Module 1: Evaluating and Planning for Virtualisation

Describe virtualisation as it relates to server, desktop, and application environments. Delegates also will learn how to plan for critical decision points related to hardware requirements, storage, availability, and security.

Lessons

  • Overview of Microsoft Virtualisation
  • Overview of Microsoft Virtualisation
  • Evaluating the Current Environment for Virtualisation
  • Evaluating the Current Environment for Virtualisation

Lab: Evaluating the Network Environment for Virtualisation

 

Module 2: Installing and Configuring the Hyper-V Server Role

After completing this module, delegates will be able to install the Hyper-V server role, and configure host and virtual network settings.

Lessons

  • Installing the Hyper-V Server Role
  • Configuring Hyper-V Settings and Virtual Networks

Lab: Installing and Configuring the Hyper-V Server Role

 

Module 3: Creating and Configuring Virtual Hard Disks and Virtual Machines

After completing this module, delegates will be able to determine and configure the most appropriate virtual hard disk(s) to use in a virtual machine. Delegates will also be able to create and configure virtual machines.

Lessons

  • Creating and Configuring Virtual Hard Disks
  • Creating and Configuring Virtual Machines
  • Managing Virtual Machine Snapshots
  • Working with the Virtual Machine Connection Application

Lab: Creating Virtual Hard Disks and Virtual Machines

 

Module 4: Integrating System Center Virtual Machine Manager with Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2

After completing this module, delegates will be able to plan for, and deploy, System Center Virtual Machine Manager with their Hyper-V solution.

Lessons

  • Planning for Integration of System Center Virtual Machine Manager
  • Installing the VMM Server and Administrator Console
  • Managing Hosts and Host Groups

Lab: Planning and Deploying VMM 2008 R2

Module 5: Creating and Deploying Virtual Machines Using System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2After completing this module, delegate will be able to use VMM 2008 R2 to create and deploy virtual machines.

Lessons

  • Creating a New Virtual Machine Using VMM 2008 R2
  • Converting a Physical Server to a Virtual Machine
  • Converting and Migrating Virtual Machines

Lab: Creating and Deploying Virtual Machines

 

Module 6: Managing Virtual Machines Using Virtual Machine Manager 2008

This module explains how to perform various management tasks on virtual machines stored within the VMM infrastructure.

Lessons

  • Overview of VMM Management Tasks
  • Creating and Managing Checkpoints

Lab: Managing Virtual Machines Using VMM 2008 R2

 

Module 7: Configuring and Managing the VMM Library

This module explains how to configure and manage resources in the VMM Library.

Lessons

  • Overview of the VMM Library
  • Managing Profiles and Templates
  • Designing Fault Tolerance for the VMM Library

Lab: Configuring and Managing the VMM Library

 

Module 8: Configuring User Roles and the Virtual Machine Manager Self-Service Portal

This module explains how to configure and manage user roles and the Virtual Machine Manager Self-Service Portal.

Lessons

  • Configuring User Roles
  • Installing and Configuring the VMM Self-Service Portal

Lab: Configuring the VMM Self-Service Portal

 

Module 9: Implementing High Availability for Server Virtualisation

This module explains how to configure high availability for server virtualisation.

Lessons

  • Overview of Failover Clustering
  • Implementing Failover Clustering with Hyper-V
  • Implementing High Availability with VMM 2008 R2

Lab: Implementing High Availability for Server Virtualisation

 

Module 10: Maintaining Software Updates Using the Offline Virtual Machine Servicing Tool

This module explains how to maintain software updates using the Offline Virtual Machine Servicing Tools.

Lessons

  • Overview of the Offline Virtual Machine Servicing Tool
  • Configuring WSUS and the Offline Virtual Machine Servicing Tool

Lab: Maintaining Software Updates Using the Offline Virtual Machine Servicing Tool

 

Module 11: Monitoring and Reporting Virtualisation

This module explains how to use the monitoring tools included with VMM 2008 and integrate System Center Operations Manager to provide extended monitoring, reporting, and troubleshooting capabilities.

Lessons

  • Monitoring Jobs in VMM 2008 R2
  • Integrating System Center Operations Manager with VMM 2008 R2
  • Configuring Performance and Resource Optimisation

Lab: Integrating System Center Operations Manager with VMM 2008

 

Module 12: Backup and Restore Strategies for Virtual Machines

This module explains how to configure and manage resources in the VMM Library.

Lessons

  • Overview of Backup and Restore Options for Virtual Machines and the VMM Database
  • Implementing Data Protection Manager for Backing Up the VMM Infrastructure

Lab: Using Data Protection Manager to Back-Up the VMM 2008 Infrastructure

 

Module 13: Desktop Virtualisation Using Remote Desktop Services

This module explains how to describe and implement the core role services included in the Remote Desktop Services server Role.

Lessons

  • Overview of Remote Desktop Services
  • Implementing the Remote Desktop Session Host
  • Implementing Remote Desktop Connection Broker
  • Implementing the Remote Desktop Connection Virtualisation Host

Lab: Implementing Remote Desktop Services

 

Module 14: Extending Remote Desktop Services Outside the Organisation

This module explains how to implement and configure the Remote Desktop Gateway and Remote Desktop Web Access.

Lessons

  • Configuring the Remote Desktop Gateway
  • Configuring Remote Desktop Web Access

Lab: Integrating Remote Desktop Web Access into the Desktop Virtualisation Infrastructure

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Who should attend this Microsoft Windows Server Traning?

The primary audience for this course are delegates who work as Microsoft® Windows Server 2008 system administrators; a minimum of 1.5 years’ experience is expected. Although prior experience with virtualisation is not a requirement, familiarity with its concepts and management tools would be highly advantageous.

Prerequisites

Before attending this course, delegates must:

  • Perform server administrator tasks responsible for building and maintaining a virtualisation infrastructure
  • Work or consult for a midsize to enterprise-size organisation
  • Have a basic understanding of server virtualisation concepts related to Microsoft or other third-party virtualisation technologies
  • Support production, development, testing, high availability, business continuity, staging, classroom, or hosting environments based upon Windows Server 2008 technology
  • Understand a Windows-based network, including Active Directory® directory service
  • Understand storage technologies, such as Storage Area Network (SAN) including Internet small computer system interface (iSCSI), Fiber Channel, and Direct Attached Storage (DAS)
  • Understand Windows Server 2008 failover clustering

Implementing and Managing Microsoft® Server Virtualization Course Overview | M10215

This 3-day course provides delegates with the knowledge and skills to deploy and manage a server virtualisation environment using Microsoft technologies. The course provides details on how to use Hyper-V and Remote Desktop Services in Windows Server 2008 R2. The course also provide details on how to manage a server virtualisation environment by using System Center products such as System Center Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) 2008, SCVMM 2008 R2, System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2, System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 R2, and System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R2.

This course does not require previous server virtualisation experience, but does require that delegates have significant experience in managing Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2.

After completing this course, delegates will be able to:

  • Describe server, desktop, and application virtualisation
  • Describe how you use Microsoft System Center is to manage the virtual infrastructure
  • Evaluate a network environment for server virtualisation
  • Plan for the implementation of the Hyper-V ™ server role
  • Install the Hyper-V Server Role.
  • Manage Hyper-V settings and virtual networks
  • Create and configure virtual machines
  • Manage virtual machine snapshots
  • Managing and maintaining the Virtual Machine Connection Tool
  • Create and configure virtual machines
  • Manage virtual machine snapshots
  • Managing and maintaining the Virtual Machine Connection Tool
  • Create a new virtual machine using SCVMM 2008 R2
  • Convert a physical server to a virtual machine
  • Convert and migrate virtual machines
  • Clone virtual machines
  • Describe common management tasks and property configuration settings for virtual machines managed by VMM 2008
  • Describe when and how to use virtual machine checkpoints
  • Overview of the VMM Library
  • Manage profiles and templates
  • Design fault tolerance for the VMM library
  • Configure VMM user roles
  • Install and configure the VMM Self-Service Portal
  • Describe the Windows Server 2008 R2 Failover Cluster feature
  • Implement failover clustering with Hyper-V and VMM 2008 R2
  • Describe how to use the Offline Virtual Machine Servicing Tool to maintain updates for virtual machines
  • Configure Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) and the Offline Virtual Machine Servicing Tool
  • Monitor and manage jobs in VMM 2008 R2s
  • Configure System Center Operations Manager integration
  • Configure Performance and Resource Optimization (PRO)
  • Describe backup and restore options for virtual machines and the VMM database
  • Implementing Data Protection Manager for backing up the VMM infrastructure
  • Understand the use and role of Remote Desktop Services (RDS)
  • Implement the Remote Desktop Session Host
  • Implement the Remote Desktop Connection Broker
  • Implement the Remote Desktop Virtualisation Host
  • Configure the Remote Desktop Gateway
  • Configure Remote Desktop Web Access
  • Configure Remote Desktop Licensing

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Implementing and Managing Microsoft® Server Virtualization Exam Information | M10215

 

What's included in this Microsoft Windows Server Training Course?

  • Delegate pack consisting of course notes and exercises
  • Manual
  • Experienced Instructor
  • Refreshments

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