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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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Our Microsoft training course is accredited by 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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Our Microsoft training course is accredited by 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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Our Microsoft training course is accredited by 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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Our Microsoft training course is accredited by 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Our Microsoft training course is accredited by 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

Our Microsoft training course is accredited by 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

Our Microsoft training course is accredited by 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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accredited by

Our Microsoft training course is accredited by Microsoft Partner

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

Our Microsoft training course is accredited by Microsoft Partner

Online Instructor-led (5 days)

Classroom (5 days)

Online Self-paced (40 hours)

Troubleshooting Windows Server 2016 Core Technologies Course Overview | M10991

Please Note: Microsoft will be retiring this course M10991 on the 28th of February 2020

During this 5 day training course you will learn the following modules:

Module 1: Implement a troubleshooting methodology

This module describes the common steps in the troubleshooting process, and the commonly used troubleshooting tools. This module also describes how to use remote administration tools and how to troubleshoot Windows PowerShell commands and scripts.

Lessons

  • Overview of the troubleshooting process
  • Overview of troubleshooting tools
  • Use remote administration tools
  • Troubleshoot Windows PowerShell commands and scripts

Lab : Implement a troubleshooting methodology

  • Implement a troubleshooting methodology

Lab : Use troubleshooting tools

  • Use troubleshooting tools

Lab : Troubleshoot a remote server computer

  • Use remote tools to administer a remote server

Lab : Troubleshoot a script

  • Troubleshoot a script

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the common steps in the troubleshooting process
  • Describe the commonly used troubleshooting tools
  • Explain how to use remote administration tools
  • Troubleshoot Windows PowerShell commands and scripts

Module 2: Troubleshoot network connectivity

This module explains how to troubleshoot network connectivity issues by using Windows Server 2016 tools. This module describes using Microsoft Message Analyzer to troubleshoot network connectivity issues. This module also describes how to troubleshoot IPv4 and IPv6 settings, network communication, the configuration of DHCP and client name resolution.

Lessons

  • Troubleshooting with Message Analyzer
  • Troubleshooting IP settings
  • Troubleshoot network connectivity
  • Troubleshooting DHCP
  • Troubleshooting client name resolution

Lab : Resolve network connectivity issues

  • Resolve a network problem

Lab : Troubleshoot DHCP

  • Resolve DHCP issues
  • Install and configure the DHCP server role
  • Configure DHCP failover

Lab : Resolve name resolution issues

  • Resolve a name resolution issue (1)
  • Resolve a name resolution issue (2)

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe how to use Message Analyzer for troubleshooting
  • Troubleshoot IPv4 and IPv6 settings
  • Troubleshoot network connectivity
  • Troubleshoot the DHCP configuration
  • Troubleshoot client name resolution

Module 3: Troubleshoot authentication issues

This module describes how to troubleshoot authentication issues, including user and computer authentication issues and AD DS replication issues. This module also describes troubleshooting authentication to Office 365.

Lessons

  • Troubleshoot user and computer account authentication
  • Troubleshoot AD DS replication issues
  • Troubleshoot authentication to Office 365

Lab : Resolve sign-in problems

  • Resolve a sign-in problem (1)
  • Resolve a sign-in problem (2)

Lab : Resolve sign-in problems at branch offices

  • Resolve sign-in problems at branch offices

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Troubleshoot user and computer authentication
  • Troubleshoot AD DS replication
  • Troubleshoot authentication to Office 365

Module 4: Troubleshoot application access issues

This module explains how to troubleshoot issues related to application access including issues related to accessing traditional Windows Server apps and issues with certificates that are used for application access. This module also describes how to troubleshoot issues related to accessing web-based applications.

Lessons

  • Troubleshooting access to Windows Server apps
  • Troubleshooting issues with certificates
  • Troubleshooting access to web-based apps

Lab : Troubleshoot application access issues

  • Troubleshoot application startup
  • Troubleshoot application security warnings
  • Troubleshoot application authentication

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe how to troubleshoot access to Windows Server apps
  • Troubleshoot issues with certificates that are used for application access
  • Troubleshoot issues related to accessing web-based applications

Module 5: Troubleshoot file access issues

This module describes how to troubleshoot issues related to file access, including access to files and shared folders. This module also describes how to manage and troubleshoot BitLocker.

Lessons

  • Troubleshooting access to files and folders
  • Manage and troubleshoot BitLocker

Lab : Troubleshooting file access

  • Troubleshoot file access (1)
  • Troubleshoot file access (2)

Lab : Test BitLocker on a Windows 2016 Server

  • Test BitLocker on Windows Server 2016

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Troubleshoot access to files and folders
  • Manage and troubleshoot BitLocker

Module 6: Troubleshoot storage issues

This module describes how to troubleshoot issues related to server storage. This module also describes how to troubleshoot and optimize DFS namespaces and replication. Additionally, this module describes how to troubleshoot advanced file services.

Lessons

  • Troubleshooting server storage issues
  • Troubleshoot DFS
  • Troubleshoot advanced file services

Lab : Troubleshooting server storage issues

  • Repair data redundancy
  • Troubleshoot file replication
  • Troubleshoot Dynamic Access Control

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Troubleshoot server storage issues
  • Troubleshoot and optimize DFS namespaces and replication
  • Troubleshoot advanced file services

Module 7: Troubleshoot Group Policy

This module explains how to troubleshoot issues related to Group Policy, including how group policies are processed. This module also describes how to troubleshoot Group Policy application.

Lessons

  • Group Policy overview
  • Troubleshoot Group Policy application

Lab : Troubleshooting GPO application

  • Troubleshoot GPOs (1)
  • Troubleshoot GPOs (2)
  • Troubleshoot GPOs (3)

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe how Group Policies are processed
  • Troubleshoot Group Policy application

Module 8: Troubleshooting AD DS

This module describes how to troubleshoot issues related to AD DS, including the tools used for AD DS administration. This module also describes control management of AD DS objects and how to backup and restore AD DS objects. Additionally, this module explains how to troubleshoot issues related to domain controllers and trust relationships between domains and forests.

Lessons

  • Overview of AD DS administration tools
  • Control AD DS administration
  • Backup and restore AD DS objects
  • Troubleshoot issues related to domain controllers
  • Troubleshoot AD DS trusts

Lab : Deploy LAPS

  • Troubleshoot local administrator password configuration
  • Install and configure LAPS
  • Deploy and test LAPS

Lab : Recover AD DS objects

  • Recover missing user accounts

Lab : Resolve common AD DS problems

  • Restore the Toronto AD DS site
  • Restore the TOR-DC1 and FSMO roles
  • Restore the Adatum Contoso forest trust

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Identify the tools used for AD DS administration
  • Control management of AD DS objects
  • Backup and restore AD DS objects
  • Troubleshoot issues related to domain controllers
  • Troubleshoot trust relationships between domains and forests

Module 9: Troubleshoot remote access to data and apps

This module describes how to troubleshoot remote access to data and apps, including VPN connectivity. This module describes remote access options for apps, and how to troubleshoot Remote Desktop Services.

Lessons

  • Troubleshoot VPN connectivity
  • Overview of remote access for apps
  • Troubleshoot Remote Desktop Services

Lab : Troubleshoot remote access to data and apps

  • Resolve common remote access problems
  • Troubleshoot VPN connectivity
  • Troubleshoot access to a RemoteApp program

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Troubleshoot VPN connectivity
  • Describe remote access options for apps
  • Troubleshoot Remote Desktop Services

Module 10: Troubleshoot visualization issues

This module describes how to troubleshoot issues related to virtualization, including the issues that need to be considered when configuring virtual machines and virtual machine resources.

Lessons

  • Issues with VM configuration
  • Troubleshoot VM resources

Lab : Troubleshooting Hyper-V

  • Troubleshoot replication
  • Troubleshoot PowerShell Direct access
  • Troubleshoot Hyper-V networking
  • Troubleshoot Hyper-V VM storage
  • Troubleshoot VM startup

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe issues that need to be considered when configuring virtual machines
  • Troubleshoot virtual machine resources

Module 11: Troubleshooting high availability

This module explains how to troubleshoot high availability, including load balancing methods and the considerations for implementing them. This module also describes how to troubleshoot failover clustering and Hyper-V clustering.

Lessons

  • Considerations for implementing load balancing
  • Troubleshooting failover clustering
  • Troubleshooting Hyper-V clusters

Lab : Troubleshooting high availability

  • Troubleshooting high availability for a virtual machine
  • Troubleshooting storage for high availability
  • Troubleshooting a failover cluster

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the load balancing methods and the considerations for implementing them
  • Troubleshoot failover clustering
  • Troubleshoot Hyper-V clustering

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Who should attend this Microsoft Windows Server Training Course?

This course is intended for IT professionals who are experienced Windows Server administrators and want to expand their troubleshooting skills. Students should be experienced with day-to-day administration of Windows Server. These students may or may not have Windows Server 2016–specific training.

Prerequisites

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

  • Networking fundamentals, including IPv4 and Domain Name System (DNS)
  • Principles and management of AD DS
  • Basic understanding of public key infrastructure (PKI)
  • Windows PowerShell basics
  • Hyper-V
  • Load balancing
  • Failover clustering

Students who attend this training can meet the prerequisites by attending the following courses, or obtaining equivalent knowledge and skills:

  • M20740: Installation, Storage, and Compute with Windows Server 2016
  • M20741: Networking with Windows Server 2016
  • M20742: Identity with Windows Server 2016

Please Note: Microsoft will be retiring this course M10991 on the 28th of February 2020

Troubleshooting Windows Server 2016 Core Technologies Course Overview | M10991

This course covers a wide variety of troubleshooting scenarios that a network administrator might encounter in their work. A high percentage of this course is labs that require students to identify problems and implement a solution that might include multiple technologies. Students will learn about common errors and resolutions related to Windows Server core technologies including; Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS), storage, certificates, Microsoft Hyper-V, load balancing, and failover clustering. Authentication to Office 365 is also covered. Some advanced services such as Microsoft Azure integration, containers, advanced security features such as shielded virtual machines etc., and Linux Integration and support are not covered.

After completing this course students will be able to:

  • Understand the common steps in the troubleshooting process and the commonly used troubleshooting tools. Utilize remote administration tools and how to troubleshoot Windows PowerShell commands and script.
  • Troubleshoot network connectivity issues by using Windows Server 2016 tools.  
  • Troubleshoot network connectivity issues by using Microsoft Message Analyzer. Troubleshoot IPv4 and IPv6 settings, network communication, the configuration of DHCP and client name resolution.
  • Troubleshoot authentication issues, including user and computer authentication issues and AD DS replication issues.
  • Troubleshoot authentication to Office 365.
  • Troubleshoot issues related to application access.
  • Troubleshoot issues related to accessing web-based applications.
  • Troubleshoot issues related to file access.
  • Manage and troubleshoot BitLocker.
  • Troubleshoot issues related to server storage.
  • Troubleshoot and optimize DFS namespaces and replication.
  • Troubleshoot advanced file services.
  • Troubleshoot issues related to Group Policy.
  • Troubleshoot a Group Policy application.
  • Troubleshoot issues related to AD DS.
  • Explain control management of AD DS objects and how to backup and restore AD DS objects.
  • Troubleshoot issues related to domain controllers and trust relationships between domains and forests.
  • Troubleshoot remote access to data and apps.
  • Describe remote access options for apps, and how to troubleshoot Remote Desktop Services.
  • Troubleshoot issues related to virtualization.
  • Troubleshoot high availability.
  • Troubleshoot failover clustering and Hyper-V clustering.

Please Note: Microsoft will be retiring this course M10991 on the 28th of February 2020

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What's included in this Microsoft Windows Server Course?

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

Please Note: Microsoft will be retiring this course M10991 on the 28th of February 2020

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accredited by

Our Microsoft training course is accredited by Microsoft Partner

Online Instructor-led (5 days)

Classroom (5 days)

Online Self-paced (40 hours)

Administering the Web Server (IIS) Role of Windows Server 10972B Course Outline

Module 1: Understanding and Installing Internet Information Services

  • Understanding a Web Server infrastructure
  • Installing Internet Information Services

Lab: Installing Internet Information Services

  • Describe the prerequisites for using IIS
  • Describe the architecture of IIS
  • Install IIS and configure basic security settings

Module 2: Configuring The Default Website

  • Examining the Default Website Using IIS Manager
  • Examining the Default IIS File Structure
  • Configuring DNS Records for a Website
  • Creating Folders, Virtual Directories, and Applications

Lab: Configuring the Default Website for Public Access

Lab: Creating Virtual Directories and Applications

Module 3: Configuring and Managing Application Pools

  • Defining the Application Pool Architecture
  • Creating and Managing Application Pools
  • Configuring Application Pool Recycling

Lab: Configuring and Managing Application Pools

Lab: Configuring Application Pool Recycling

Module 4: Creating Additional Websites

  • Understanding Configurations for Multiple Websites
  • Configuring Website Bindings
  • Creating and Starting Websites

Lab: Examining Existing Websites for Binding Conflicts

Lab: Creating New Websites

Module 5: Configuring Website and Web Application Support

  • Configuring Common Features
  • Configuring Support for Web Applications

Lab: Configuring Common Features

Lab: Configuring Support for Web Applications

Module 6: Securing Websites and Applications

  • Understanding IIS Authentication and Authorisation
  • Configuring Authentication and Authorisation
  • Configuring URL Authorisation Rules

Lab: Configuring Authentication and Access

Lab: Configuring URL Authorisation Rules

Module 7: Securing Website Data Transmission

  • Understanding Certificates and SSL
  • Creating and Managing Web Server Certificates
  • Configuring HTTPS Bindings

Lab: Creating and Managing Web Server Certificates

Lab: Adding a Certificate to a Website

Module 8: Managing Certificates in the Centralised Certificate Store

  • Understanding the Centralised Certificate Store
  • Installing and Configuring the Centralised Certificate Store

Lab: Installing and Configuring the Centralised Certificate Store

Module 9: Configuring Remote Administration

  • Installing and Configuring the Management Service
  • Connecting to Remote Web Servers and Websites
  • Delegating Management Permissions

Lab: Installing and Configuring the Management Service

Lab: Connecting to Remote Web Servers and Websites

Lab: Delegating Management Permissions

Module 10: Implementing FTP

  • Planning for FTP
  • Implementing an FTP site
  • Uploading and Downloading by Using FTP

Lab: Installing and Configuring an FTP Site

Module 11: Monitoring IIS

  • Monitoring IIS Logs
  • Analysing Performance Counters

Lab: Monitoring IIS Logs

Lab: Analysing Performance Counters

Module 12: Backing Up and Restoring IIS

  • Understanding IIS Backup and Recovery Components
  • Backing Up and Recovering a Website

Lab: Backing Up and Recovering Configuration History

Module 13: Building Load-Balanced Web Farms

  • Understanding Load-Balancing Mechanisms
  • Building a Load-Balanced Web Farm by Using ARR
  • Sharing Content in a Web Farm by Using Shared Folders
  • Sharing Content in a Web Farm by Using DFS-R
  • Sharing IIS Configurations in a Web Farm

Lab: Building a Load-Balanced Web Farm by Using ARR

Lab: Sharing Content in a Web Farm by Using Shared Folders

Lab: Sharing Web Farm Content by Using DFS-R

Lab: Sharing IIS Configurations in a Web Farm

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Prerequisites

In this Administering the Web Server (IIS) Role of Windows Server 10972-B course, there are no formal prerequisites. However, having prior experience in windows, client administration, and networking technologies will benefit the delegates.

Audience 

This Administering the Web Server (IIS) Role of Windows Server 10972-B course is suitable for the ones who are interested in gaining more knowledge to configure and manage internet information services. However, this course can be more advantageous for individuals working as IT professionals and Window Server Administrators as they can develop or add to their skills for new career opportunities.

Administering the Web Server (IIS) Role of Windows Server 10972B​ Course Overview

The Internet Information Services is a web server developed by Microsoft, used with the Windows NT family. IIS supports HTTP, HTTP/2, HTTPS, FTP, FTPS, SMTP and NNTP. It is widely used to host ASP.NET web applications and static websites. Not only this, but users can also use IIS as a host WCF service, FTP server, and it can be extended to host web applications built on other platforms such as PHP. The role of administering the webserver is to configure and provide security to the websites, manage application tools, implement FTP, and monitor IIS. The skills and knowledge acquired by attending this course will help you to build a reputed career and also get a bright future in this competitive era.

This 5-day Administering the Web Server (IIS) Role of Windows Server 10972-B course provides delegates with the essential knowledge and skills to configure and manage internet information services. This course is specially designed to teach delegates how to maintain the performance of the website. This course focuses on building delegates' skills, which are required to support a broad range of internet web applications, security, and teaches how to support other products that use IIS such as Microsoft Exchange and SharePoint. They will learn various concepts, such as maintaining and managing secure website data transmission and websites applications. Delegates will also learn about the architecture of Internet Information Services (IIS), creating web pages, installing web applications, and describing standard features of Internet Information Services (IIS).

This training will also cover the following concepts, such as: 

  • Configuring the default website
  • Configuring and managing application pools
  • Creating additional websites
  • Configuring website and web application support
  • Securing websites and applications
  • Securing website data transmission
  • Configuring remote administration
  • Implementing FTP

At the end of this training, delegates will be able to use the latest techniques and configure out the web application support. They will also be able to install and monitor Internet Information Services (IIS). Our highly-skilled, experienced, and technically sound trainer will teach this course, who will help delegates enhance their new or current skills so that they can have an extra opportunity to get higher ranks in their respective organisations. 

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

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accredited by

Our Microsoft training course is accredited by Microsoft Partner

Online Instructor-led (5 days)

Classroom (5 days)

Online Self-paced (40 hours)

Windows Server 2019 Administration Course Outline

 

Module 1: Windows Server Administration Overview

This module describes how to distinguish different Windows Server 2019 editions and techniques for deployment, servicing and activation. The module also introduces Windows Server Core and compares it with the Desktop Experience version. The module describes tools and concepts for administering Windows Server, such as Windows Admin Center, PowerShell, and delegation of privileges.

Lessons

  • Overview of Windows Server administration principles and tools
  • Introducing Windows Server 2019
  • Windows Server Core Overview

Lab : Deploying and configuring Windows Server

  • Deploying and configuring Server Core
  • Implementing and using remote server administration

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe Windows Server as well as techniques for deployment, servicing and activation.
  • Describe Windows Server Core, its specifics and ways to administer it.

 

Module 2: Identity Services in Windows Server

This module introduces identity services and describes Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) in a Windows Server environment. The module describes how to deploy domain controllers in AD DS, as well as the Azure Active Directory (AD) and the benefits of integrating Azure AD with AD DS. The module also covers Group Policy basics and how to configure group policy objects (GPOs) in a domain environment. Finally, the modules describes the role of Active Directory certificate services and certificate usage.

Lessons

  • Overview of AD DS
  • Deploying Windows Server domain controllers
  • Overview of Azure AD
  • Implementing Group Policy
  • Overview of Active Directory Certificate Services

Lab : Implementing identity services and Group Policy

  • Deploying a new domain controller on Server Core
  • Configuring Group Policy
  • Deploying and using certificate services

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe AD DS in a Windows Server environment.
  • Deploy domain controllers in AD DS.
  • Describe Azure AD and benefits of integrating Azure AD with AD DS.
  • Explain Group Policy basics and configure GPOs in a domain environment
  • Describe the role of Active Directory certificate services and certificate usage

 

Module 3: Network Infrastructure services in Windows Server

This module describes how to implement core network infrastructure services in Windows Server. The modules covers how to deploy, configure and manage DNS and IPAM. The modules also describes how to use Remote Access Services.

Lessons

  • Deploying and managing DHCP
  • Deploying and managing DNS services
  • Deploying and managing IPAM

Lab : Implementing and configuring network infrastructure services in Windows Server

  • Deploying and configuring DHCP
  • Deploying and configuring DNS

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe, deploy and configure DHCP service.
  • Deploy, configure and manage DNS.
  • Describe, deploy and manage IPAM.

 

Module 4: File Servers and Storage management in Windows Server

This modules describes how to configure file servers and storage in Windows Server. The module covers file sharing and deployment of Storage Spaces technology. The module describes how to implement data deduplication, iSCSI based storage in Windows Server, and finally, how to deploy DFS.

Lessons

  • Volumes and file systems in Windows Server
  • Implementing sharing in Windows Server
  • Implementing Storage Spaces in Windows Server
  • Implementing Data Deduplication
  • Implementing iSCSI
  • Deploying Distributed File System

Lab : Implementing storage solutions in Windows Server

  • Implementing Data Deduplication
  • Configuring iSCSI storage
  • Configuring redundant storage spaces
  • Implementing Storage Spaces Direct

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Implement sharing in Windows Server
  • Deploy Storage Spaces technology
  • Implement the data deduplication feature
  • Implement iSCSI based storage
  • Deploy and manage Distributed File System (DFS)

 

Module 5: Hyper-V virtualization and containers in Windows Server

This modules describes how to implement and configure Hyper-V VMs and containers. The module covers key features of Hyper-V in Windows Server, describes VM settings, and how to configure VMs in Hyper-V. The module also covers security technologies used with virtualization, such as shielded VMs, Host Guardian Service, admin-trusted and TPM-trusted attestation, and KPS.

Lessons

  • Hyper-V in Windows Server
  • Configuring VMs
  • Securing virtualization in Windows Server
  • Containers in Windows Server
  • Overview of Kubernetes

Lab : Implementing and configuring virtualization in Windows Server

  • Creating and configuring VMs
  • Installing and configuring containers

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the key features of Hyper-V in Windows Server.
  • Describe VM settings and deploy and configure VMs in Hyper-V.
  • Explain the use of security technologies for virtualization.
  • Describe and deploy containers in Windows Server.
  • Explain the use of Kubernetes on Windows.

 

Module 6: High Availablity in Windows Server

This module describes current high availability technologies in Windows Server. The module describes failover clustering and considerations for implementing it, and how to create and configure failover clustering. The module also explains stretch clusters and options for achieving high availability with Hyper-V VMs.

Lessons

  • Planning for failover clustering implementation
  • Creating and configuring failover cluster
  • Overview of stretch clusters
  • High availability and disaster recovery solutions with Hyper-V VMs

Lab : Implementing failover clustering

  • Configuring iSCSI storage
  • Configuring a failover cluster
  • Deploying and configuring a highly available file server
  • Validating the deployment of the highly available file server

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe failover clustering and the considerations for implementing it.
  • Create and configure failover clusters.
  • Describe stretch clusters.
  • Describe options to achieve high availability with Hyper-V VMs.

 

Module 7: Disaster recovery in Windows Server

This module describes disaster recovery technologies in Windows Server and how to implement them. The module covers how to configure and use Hyper-V Replica and describes Azure Site Recovery. The module also covers how to implement Windows Server backup and describes the Azure Backup service.

Lessons

  • Hyper-V Replica
  • Backup and restore infrastructure in Windows Server

Lab : Implementing Hyper-V Replica and Windows Server Backup

  • Implementing Hyper-V Replica
  • Implementing backup and restore with Windows Server Backup

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe and implement Hyper-V Replica.
  • Describe Azure Site Recovery.
  • Describe and implement Windows Server backup.
  • Describe the Azure Backup service.

 

Module 8: Windows Server security

This module describes Windows Server security features and how to implement them. The module covers credentials used in Windows Server and explains how to implement privileged access protection. In addition to describing methods and technologies for hardening Windows Server security, the module explains how to configure Just Enough Administration (JEA) and how to secure SMB traffic. Finally, the module covers Windows Update, its deployment and management options.

Lessons

  • Credentials and privileged access protection in Windows Server
  • Hardening Windows Server
  • Just Enough Administration in Windows Server
  • Securing and analyzing SMB traffic
  • Windows Server update management

Lab : Configuring sercurity in Windows Server

  • Configuring Windows Defender Credential Guard
  • Locating problematic accounts
  • Implementing LAPS

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe credentials used in Windows Server.
  • Explain how to implement privileged access protection.
  • Describe methods and technologies to harden security in Windows Server.
  • Describe and configure Just Enough Administration (JEA).
  • Secure SMB traffic in Windows Server.
  • Describe Windows Update and its deployment and management options.

 

Module 9: Remote Desktop Services in Windows Server

This module describes key Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) and Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) features in Windows Server. The modules covers how to deploy session-based desktops and describes personal and poled virtual desktops.

Lessons

  • Remote Desktop Services Overview
  • Configuring a session-based desktop deployment
  • Overview of personal and pooled virtual desktops

Lab : Implementing RDS in Windows Server

  • Implementing RDS
  • Configuring RemoteApp collection settings
  • Configuring a virtual desktop template

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe Remote Desktop Services (RDS) in Windows Server.
  • Describe and deploy session-based desktops.
  • Describe personal and pooled virtual desktops.

 

Module 10: Remote access and web services in Windows Server

This module describes how to implement virtual private networks (VPNs), Network Policy Server (NPS), and Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS). The module provides an overview of remote access services and describes Always On VPN functionality, as well as how to configure NPS and Web Server (IIS) in Windows Server.

Lessons

  • Overview of RAS in Windows Server
  • Implementing VPNs
  • Implementing NPS
  • Implementing Always On VPN
  • Implementing Web Server in Windows Server

Lab : Deploying network workloads

  • Implementing Web Application Proxy
  • Implementing VPN in Windows Server
  • Deploying and Configuring Web Server

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe VPN options in Windows Server.
  • Describe Always On VPN functionality.
  • Describe and configure NPS.
  • Describe and configure Web Server (IIS).

 

Module 11: Monitoring, performance, and troubleshooting

This module describes how to implement service and performance monitoring, and apply troubleshooting in Windows Server. The module highlights monitoring tools and describes how to monitor performance, including event logging and how to perform event logging monitoring for troubleshooting purposes.

Lessons

  • Overview of Windows Server monitoring tools
  • Using Performance Monitor
  • Monitoring event logs for troubleshooting

Lab : Monitoring and troubleshooting Windows Server

  • Establishing a performance baseline
  • Identifying the source of a performance problem
  • Viewing and configuring centralized event logs
  • Identifying the source of a performance problem
  • Describe monitoring tools in Windows Server.
  • Describe performance monitoring and use it in Windows Server.
  • Describe event logging and perform event logging monitoring for troubleshooting purposes.

 

Module 12: Upgrade and migration in Windows Server

This module describes how to perform upgrades and migrations for AD DS, Storage, and Windows Server. The module covers tools to use for AD DS migration. The module also covers the Storage Migration Service, and finally, Windows Server migration tools and usage scenarios.

Lessons

  • AD DS migration
  • Storage Migration Service
  • Windows Server migration tools

Lab : Migrating Server workloads

  • Selecting a process to migrate server workloads
  • Planning how to migrate files by using Storage Migration Service

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe tools to use for AD DS migration.
  • Describe the Storage Migration Service.
  • Describe Windows Server migration tools and their usage scenarios.

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Who should attend?

This course is intended for Information Technology (IT) Professionals who have some experiencing working with Windows Server and are looking for a single five-day course that covers core administration components and technologies in Windows Server 2019. This course also helps server administrators from previous Windows Server versions to update their knowledge and skills related to Windows Server 2019. Additionally, this course can help individuals looking for preparation materials to pass exams related to Windows Server. The course is also to individuals from a service desk role who wish to transition into server maintenance.

Prerequsities

  • Some exposure to and experience with Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) concepts and technologies in Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2016.
  • Some exposure to and experience with Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) concepts and technologies in 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.
  • Experience working hands-on with Windows client operating systems such as Windows 8, Windows 8.1 or Windows 10.
  • Basic experience with Windows PowerShell.

Windows Server 2019 Administration Course Overview

This five-day instructor-led 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 identity, networking, storage and compute by using Windows Server 2019, and who need to understand the scenarios, requirements, and options that are available and applicable to Windows Server 2019. The course teaches IT professionals the fundamental administration skills required to deploy and support Windows Server 2019 in most organizations.

You will learn: 

  • Use administrative techniques and tools in Windows Server 2019.
  • Implement identity Services.
  • Manage network infrastructure services.
  • Configure file servers and storage.
  • Manage virtual machines using Hyper-V virtualization and containers
  • Implement high availability and disaster recovery solutions.
  • Apply security features to protect critical resources.
  • Configure Remote Desktop Services.
  • Configure a virtual machine-based desktop infrastructure deployment.
  • Implement remote access and web services.
  • Implement service monitoring and performance monitoring, and apply troubleshooting.
  • Perform upgrades and migration related to AD DS, and storage.

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What's Inlcuded?

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

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Our Microsoft training course is accredited by Microsoft Partner

Online Instructor-led (3 days)

Classroom (3 days)

Online Self-paced (24 hours)

Azure Stack HCI Training WS013​ Course Outline

Module 1: Introducing Azure Stack HCI

  • Azure Stack HCI Technologies
  • Azure Stack HCI Management Tools
  • Azure Stack HCI Hybrid Capabilities

Module 2: Operating and Maintaining Azure Stack HCI

  • Implementing and Managing Workloads on Azure Stack HCI
  • Maintaining Azure Stack HCI

Lab: Using Windows Admin Center in Hybrid Scenarios

  • Integrating Hyperconverged Infrastructure with Azure Services
  • Reviewing Azure Integration Functionality
  • Managing Updates to Hyperconverged Infrastructure

Module 3: Planning for and Implementing Azure Stack HCI Storage

  • Overview of Azure Stack HCI Storage Core Technologies
  • Planning for Storage Spaces Direct in Azure Stack HCI
  • Implementing a Storage Spaces Direct-Based Hyper-Converged Infrastructure
  • Managing Storage Spaces Direct in Azure Stack HCI
  • Planning for and Implementing Storage QoS
  • Planning for and Implementing Storage Replica

Lab: Implementing a Storage Spaces Direct Cluster

  • Implementing a Storage Spaced Direct Cluster by using Windows PowerShell
  • Managing of a Storage Spaces Direct Cluster by using Windows Admin Center and Windows PowerShell
  • Managing and Monitoring Resiliency of a Storage Spaces Direct Cluster
  • Managing Storage Spaces Direct Cluster Tiers
  • Identifying and Analysing Metadata of a Storage Spaces Direct Cluster (optional)

Module 4: Planning for and Implementing Azure Stack HCI Networking

  • Overview of Azure Stack HCI Core Networking Technologies
  • Network Virtualisation and Software-Defined Networking
  • Planning for and Implementing
    • Switch Embedded Teaming
    • Datacenter Firewall
    • Software Load Balancing
    • RAS Gateways

Lab: Deploying Software-Defined Networking

  • Deploying Software-Defined Networking by using PowerShell
  • Managing Virtual Networks by using Windows Admin Center and PowerShell
  • Implementing SDN Access Control List by using Windows Admin Center
  • Implementing SDN Software Load Balancing by using Windows Admin Center and Windows PowerShell

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Prerequisites

For this Azure Stack HCI WS013 training course, delegates should have prior basic and intermediate experience in working and managing with Windows Server operating system and other Microsoft technologies.

Audience

This Azure Stack HCI WS013 training course is ideal for anyone who wants to gain in-depth knowledge of Azure Stack HCI. However, this training will be more beneficial for:

  • IT Professionals
  • Administrators

Azure Stack HCI Training WS013​ Course Overview

The Azure Stack HCI is a new Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) operating system available as an Azure service. The Azure portal includes Azure Arc enablement and new management scenarios, the latest security, performance, and hybrid features. Studying Azure Stack HCI training will help learners to effectively analyse the Windows Server software-defined datacentre and Azure Stack HCI. It allows organisations to merge their infrastructure and reduce the complexities of conventional hardware. It provides individuals with a simplified hybrid or on-premises environment. Adding Azure Stack HCI as a skill in your profile will certainly help you climb up the ladder of success.

This 3-day Azure Stack HCI training course covers all the essential topics by which delegates will become fully familiar with Azure Stack HCI. During this training, delegates will understand the overview of Azure Stack HCI technologies, management tools, and hybrid capabilities. They will also get familiar with the overview of Azure Stack HCI storage core technologies, planning for and implementing storage QoS, maintaining Azure Stack HCI, an overview of network virtualisation and software-defined networking, and many more. Our highly professional trainer with years of experience in teaching Microsoft courses will conduct this training and will help you get a complete understanding of this course.  

This training will cover various essential topics, such as:    

  • Overview of Azure Stack HCI management tools
  • Managing storage spaces direct in Azure Stack HCI
  • Planning for and implementing software load balancing
  • Planning for and implementing RAS gateways
  • Planning for and implementing datacenter firewall

After attending this Azure Stack HCI training course, delegates will be able to effectively implement storage spaces direct-based hyper-converged infrastructure. They will also be able to plan and implement Azure Stack HCI networking.

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

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accredited by

Our Microsoft training course is accredited by Microsoft Partner

Online Instructor-led (2 days)

Classroom (2 days)

Online Self-paced (16 hours)

PowerShell 5.0 and Desired State Configuration M55202​ Course Outline

Module 1: Introduction to PowerShell 5.0 Desired State Configuration (DSC)

  • Understand Desired State Configuration (DSC)
  • DSC Metaphor
  • PowerShell is Imperative, or Declarative, or Both?
  • Exploring DSC from 30,000 Feet
  • Examining Why to Put Effort into DSC (Or Inspire Me, Dude)?
  • Understand the Requirement of DSC
  • Examining PowerShell Version 4 DSC Features Added
  • Exploring PowerShell Version 5 DSC Improvements

Lab: Introduction to PowerShell 5.0 Desired State Configuration (DSC)

Module 2: DSC Architecture

  • Updating the Help System
  • Define Management Models
  • MOF File Creation Workflow
  • Examining Methodologies of Configuration Data
  • How to Explore the Functions and Cmdlets Available for DSC with WMF 5.0?
  • Describe the DSC Pull Server

Lab: DSC Architecture

Module 3: Introduction to DSC Configuration Files

  • Preparing the Environment
  • Defining a DSC Configuration Script
  • Configuration Keyword

Lab: DSC Configuration Files

Module 4: DSC Resources

  • Examining File Resource
  • Exploring Archive Resource
  • Examining Environment Resource
  • Exploring Group Resource
  • Examining Log Resource
  • Understanding Package Resource
  • Examining Registry Resource
  • Exploring Script Resource
  • Examining Service Resource
  • Exploring User Resource
  • Examining Windows Feature Resource
  • Understanding PsDscRunAsCredential

Lab: DSC Resources

Module 5: DSC Pull and Push Servers

  • Discussing Parameters
  • Examining a Push Mode Example
  • Exploring the Pull Mode
  • Reviewing the Local Configuration Manager (LCM)
  • Placing Configurations and Resources for Distribution by the Pull Server
  • Discussing Configuration Drift
  • Debugging DSC in Version 5

Lab: DSC Pull and Push Servers

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Prerequisites

Before attending this PowerShell 5.0 and Desired State Configuration M55202 training, delegates should have a basic understanding of PowerShell.

Audience

The Knowledge Academy's is PowerShell 5.0 and Desired State Configuration M55202 training is ideal for anyone interested. However, much more benfit for developers is there who want to enhance their knowledge and skills in the Desired State Configuration (DSC).

PowerShell 5.0 and Desired State Configuration M55202​ Course Overview

PowerShell is developed by Microsoft to simplifying and automating the process of Windows management. PowerShell DSC (Desired State Configuration) is an infrastructure automation tool used for Infrastructure as a Code (IaaC). Desired State Configuration (DSC) is a management platform in a PowerShell which is used for developing, configuring, and handling of the system successfully. PowerShell (automation platform and scripting language) allows beginner and expert team to work more efficiently. Holding in-depth understanding and skills for working with PowerShell and Desired State Configuration (DSC), individuals can enhance their career opportunities or get their desired job post.

In this 2-day PowerShell 5.0 and Desired State Configuration M55202 training, delegates will learn various concepts such as DSC metaphor, DSC configuration files, introduction to DSC resources, DSC pull and push servers, DSC requirements, and many more. This interactive training will help you to get the desired expertise and skills of how to explore group resource, how to utilise PowerShell, and how to explore DSC archive resource effectively.

Course Objectives:

  • To acquire knowledge of the Desired State Configuration (DSC)
  • To understand the basics of Appendix PowerShell 5.0
  • To learn about metaphor, pull server, and file resource of DCS
  • To explore the functions and cmdlets available for DSC with WMF 5

At the end of this training, delegates will be able to handle both imperative and declarative languages of PowerShell effectively. Delegates will also become familiar with the configuration of the desired state. The Knowledge Academy's highly experienced and technically expert trainers will deliver this PowerShell 5.0 and Desired State Configuration M55202 training and help you to get the required skills and knowledge out of it to enhance your career advancement.

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

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accredited by

Our Microsoft training course is accredited by Microsoft Partner

Online Instructor-led (5 days)

Classroom (5 days)

Online Self-paced (40 hours)

Active Directory Services with Window Server M10969​ Course Outline

Module 1: Overview of Access and Information Protection

  • Introduction to Access and Information Protection Solutions in Business
  • Overview of AIP Solutions in Windows Server 2012
  • Overview of FIM 2010 R2

Lab: Choosing an Appropriate Access and Information Protection Management Solution

Module 2: Advanced Deployment and Administration of AD DS

  • Deploying AD DS
  • Deploying and Cloning Virtual Domain Controllers
  • Deploying Domain Controllers in Windows Azure
  • Administering AD DS

Lab: Deploying and Administering AD DS

Module 3: Securing AD DS

  • Securing Domain Controllers
  • Implementing Account Security
  • Implementing Audit Authentication

Lab: Securing AD DS

Module 4: Implementing and Administering AD DS Sites and Replication

  • Overview of AD DS Replication
  • Configuring AD DS Sites
  • Configuring and Monitoring AD DS Replication

Lab: Implementing AD DS Sites and Replication

Module 5: Implementing Group Policy

  • Introducing Group Policy
  • Implementing and Administering GPOs
  • Group Policy Scope and Group Policy Processing
  • Troubleshooting the Application of GPOs

Lab: Implementing and Troubleshooting a Group Policy Infrastructure

Module 6: Managing User Settings with Group Policy

  • Implementing Administrative Templates
  • Configuring Folder Redirection and Scripts
  • Configuring Group Policy Preferences

Lab: Managing User Desktops with Group Policy

Module 7: Deploying and Managing AD CS

  • Deploying CAS
  • Administering CAS
  • Troubleshooting, Maintaining, and Monitoring CAS

Lab: Deploying and Configuring a Two-Tier CA Hierarchy

Module 8: Deploying and Managing Certificates

  • Using Certificates in a Business Environment
  • Deploying and Managing Certificate Templates
  • Managing Certificates Deployment, Revocation, and Recovery
  • Implementing and Managing Smart Cards

Lab: Deploying and Using Certificates

Module 9: Implementing and Administering AD RMS

  • Overview of AD RMS
  • Deploying and Managing an AD RMS Infrastructure
  • Configuring AD RMS Content Protection
  • Configuring External Access to AD RMS

Lab: Implementing an AD RMS Infrastructure

Module 10: Implementing and Administering AD FS

  • Overview of AD FS
  • Deploying AD FS
  • Implementing AD FS for a Single Organisation
  • Deploying AD FS in a Business-to-Business Federation Scenario
  • Extending AD FS to External Clients

Lab: Implementing AD FS

Module 11: Implementing Secure Shared File Access

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

Lab: Implementing Secure File Access

Module 12: Monitoring, Managing, and Recovering AD DS

  • Monitoring AD DS
  • Managing the AD DS Database
  • AD DS Backup and Recovery Options for AD DS and Other Identity and Access Solutions

Lab: Monitoring AD DS

Lab: Recovering Objects in AD DS

Module 13: Implementing Windows Azure Active Directory

  • Overview of Windows Azure AD
  • Managing Windows Azure AD Accounts

Lab: Implementing Windows Azure AD

Module 14: Implementing and Administering AD LDS

  • Overview of AD LDS
  • Deploying AD LDS
  • Configuring AD LDS Instances and Partitions
  • Configuring AD LDS Replication
  • Integrating AD LDS with AD DS

Lab: Implementing and Administering AD LDS

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Prerequisites

For attending this Active Directory Services with Windows Server M10969 training course, delegates must have working experience with:

  • Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS)
  • Windows Server Infrastructure enterprise environment
  • Troubleshooting core networking infrastructure technologies such as name resolution, IP Addressing, Domain Name System (DNS) and Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)
  • Hyper-V and Server Virtualisation concepts
  • An awareness and understanding of general security best practices
  • Windows client operating systems such as Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8

Audience

This Active Directory Services with Window Server M10969 training course is suitable for those who want to develop their knowledge and skills using Access and Information Protection technologies in Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2. However, it will be more beneficial for:

  • AD DS Administrators 
  • System or Infrastructure Administrators
  • IT Professionals

Active Directory Services with Window Server M10969​ Course Overview

Microsoft's directory service owns Active Directory. It runs on Windows Server and allows administrators to manage permissions and access to network resources. Domain Services is the leading service, but Active Directory also consists of Certificate Services (AD CS), Rights Management Services (AD RMS), Lightweight Directory Services (AD LDS), and Federation Services (AD FS). This course is specially tailored to teach individuals the practical knowledge needed to manage AD technologies in Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows Server 2012. Having the required knowledge and skills will help you to get your desired job post and advance your career opportunities.

During this course, individuals will be provided with an ability to improve administration, secure data access and material, make management as well as the deployment of identity infrastructure easier. This 5-day Active Directory Services with Window Server M10969 training course provides delegates with a comprehensive knowledge of technologies and services of multiple Access and Information Protection (AIP), deployment of AD DS remotely, virtualisation protections, cloning proficiencies and spreading out AD DS to the cloud. They will understand the risks to AD DS, its domain controllers and various steps to secure. They will acquire knowledge about how group policy works and what are the best ways to implement it within your organisation.

This course will consist of various concepts: 

  • Overview of access and information protection
  • Advanced deployment and administration of AD DS
  • Securing AD DS
  • Implementing and administering AD DS sites and replication
  • Implementing group policy
  • Managing user settings with group policy
  • Deploying and managing AD CS
  • Deploying and managing certificates

At the end of this Active Directory Services with Window Server M10969 training course, delegates will be able to describe and perform various deployment techniques for AD DS and can also deploy domain controllers in Windows Azure and clone virtual domain controllers. They will also implement and manage Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) sites.

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

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accredited by

Our Microsoft training course is accredited by Microsoft Partner

Online Instructor-led (3 days)

Classroom (3 days)

Online Self-paced (24 hours)

Windows Server 2019 Hybrid and Azure IaaS WS012 Course Outline

Module 1: Introducing Azure Hybrid IaaS with Windows Server 2019

  • Overview of Azure IaaS
  • Overview of the Azure Hybrid Model
  • Using Hybrid Admin Tools

Module 2: Implementing Identity in Hybrid Scenarios

  • Implementing AD DS on Azure IaaS
  • Integrating AD DS with Azure AD
  • Implementing Managed AD DS Environments

Lab: Implementing Integration Between AD DS and Azure AD

  • Preparing Azure AD for Integration with AD DS
  • Preparing On-Premises AD DS for Azure AD Integration
  • Downloading, Installing, and Configuring Azure AD Connect
  • Verifying Integration Between AD DS and Azure AD
  • Implementing Azure AD Integration Features in AD DS

Module 3: Facilitating Hybrid Management and Operational Monitoring in Hybrid Scenarios

  • Windows Admin Centre
  • Azure Arc
  • Azure Monitor
  • Azure Automation

Lab: Using Windows Admin Centre in Hybrid Scenarios

  • Provisioning Azure VMs Running Windows Server 2019
  • Implementing Hybrid Connectivity via Azure Network Adapter
  • Deploying Windows Admin Centre gateway in Azure
  • Verifying Functionality of Windows Admin Centre Gateway in Azure

Module 4: Implementing Security Solutions in Hybrid Scenarios

  • Azure Security Centre
  • Azure Sentinel
  • Managing Windows Updates

Lab: Using Azure Security Centre in Hybrid Scenarios

  • Provisioning Azure VMs Running Windows Server 2019
  • Configuring Azure Security Centre
  • On2boarding On-Premises Windows Server 2019 into Azure Security Centre
  • Verifying the Hybrid Capabilities of Azure Security Centre

Module 5: Implementing File Services in Hybrid Scenarios

  • Implementing Azure Files
  • Implementing Azure File Sync

Lab: Implementing Azure File Sync

  • Implementing DFS Replication in your On-Premises Environment
  • Creating and Configuring a Sync Group
  • Replacing DFS Replication with File Sync–Based Replication
  • Verifying Replication and Enabling Cloud Tiering
  • Troubleshooting Replication Issues

Module 6: Deploying and Configuring Azure VMs

  • Deploying Azure VMs
  • Configuring Azure VM Networking
  • Configuring Azure VM Storage
  • Configuring Azure VM Security

Lab: Deploying and Configuring Windows Server 2019 on Azure VMs

  • Authoring ARM Templates for Azure VM Deployment
  • Modifying ARM Templates to Include VM Extension-Based Configuration
  • Deploying Azure VMs Running Windows Server 2019 By Using ARM Templates
  • Configuring Administrative Access to Azure VMs Running Windows Server 2019
  • Configuring Windows Server 2019 Security in Azure VMs

Module 7: Managing and Maintaining Azure VMs

  • Managing Azure VMs Running Windows Server 2019
  • Maintaining Azure VMs Running Windows Server 2019

Lab: Managing Azure VMs Running Windows Server 2019

  • Provisioning Azure VMs Running Windows Server 2019
  • Managing Windows Server 2019 in Azure VMs by Using Windows Admin Centre
  • Managing Windows Server 2019 in Azure VMs from Cloud Shell by Using PowerShell Remoting
  • Managing Windows Server 2019 in Azure VMs by Using Run Command
  • Managing Windows Server 2019 in Azure VMs by Using the Serial Console
  • Managing Windows Server 2019 in Azure VMs by Using Azure Policy Guest Configuration

Module 8: Planning and Implementing Migration and Recovery Services in Hybrid Scenarios

  • Azure Migrate
  • Storage Migration Server
  • Azure Site Recovery
  • Storage Replica
  • Azure Backup

Lab: Implementing Azure-Based Recovery Services

  • Implementing the Lab Environment
  • Creating and Configuring an Azure Site Recovery Vault
  • Implementing Hyper-V VM Protection by Using Azure Site Recovery Vault
  • Implementing Azure Backup

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Prerequisites

In this Windows Server 2019 Hybrid and Azure IaaS WS012 training course, there are some formal prerequisites. Delegates should have:

  • Experience working with managing Windows Server operating system and Windows Server workloads in on-premises scenarios, including AD DS, DNS, DFS, Hyper-V, and File and Storage Services.
  • Experience working with common Windows Server management tools (implied by the first prerequisite).
  • Basic knowledge of core Microsoft compute, storage, networking, and virtualisation technologies (implied by the first prerequisite).
  • Basic knowledge of on-premises resiliency Windows Server-based compute and storage technologies (Failover Clustering, Storage Spaces).
  • Basic experience with implementing and managing IaaS services in Microsoft Azure.
  • Basic knowledge of Azure Active Directory and PowerShell scripting.
  • Basic understanding of security-related technologies (firewalls, encryption, multi-factor authentication, SIEM/SOAR).
  • Understanding of Windows Server technologies like high availability and disaster recovery, automation, and monitoring.

Audience

This training course is ideal for anyone who wants to gain in-depth knowledge about the Windows Server 2019 Hybrid and Azure IaaS to manage server-based workloads.

Windows Server 2019 Hybrid and Azure IaaS WS012 Course Overview

Windows Server 2019 Hybrid and Azure IaaS WS012 training's main goal is to train individuals to plan, implement, and manage infrastructures that contain Azure IaaS-hosted windows server-based workloads. This training course will teach individuals how to use Azure's hybrid capabilities, transfer virtual and physical server workloads to Azure IaaS, and protect Azure VMs running Windows Server 2019. Magnifying your skills by attending our very popular Windows Server 2019 Hybrid and Azure IaaS WS012 training course will lead individuals to attain many excellent career opportunities in prominent organisations worldwide.

The Knowledge Academy’s 3-day Windows Server 2019 Hybrid and Azure IaaS WS012 training course is designed to enhance the delegates’ ability to understand Azure hybrid model using hybrid admin tools. They will also get elaborated information regarding the functionality of the Windows admin centre gateway in Azure. During this training course, delegates will learn to create and configure a sync group using various tools and techniques.

It also accommodates the delegates with more Azure related topics, such as:

  • Windows admin centre
  • Azure arc
  • Deploying Azure VMs
  • Configuring Azure VM networking
  • Azure sentinel

At the end of this training course, delegates will be able to manage Windows updates according to the requirements of Windows. Delegates will be able to implement file services and security solutions in hybrid scenarios. Our industry experts with abundant knowledge and experience have designed this training course to enable the delegates manage and maintain Azure VMs running Windows Server 2019 and implement hybrid and cloud-only migration, backup, and recovery scenarios.

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

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accredited by

Our Microsoft training course is accredited by 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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Our Microsoft training course is accredited by 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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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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