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

Module 1: Install and Configure Windows Server 2016


  • 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


  • 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


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

Module 4: Implement AD FS


  • 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


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

Module 6: Implement Hyper-V


  • 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


  • 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


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

Module 9: Implementing Remote Access


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

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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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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There are no prerequisites for this course.


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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Our easy to use Virtual platform allows you to sit the course from home with a live instructor. You will follow the same schedule as the classroom course, and will be able to interact with the trainer and other delegates.

Our fully interactive online training platform is compatible across all devices and can be accessed from anywhere, at any time. All our online courses come with a standard 90 days access that can be extended upon request. Our expert trainers are constantly on hand to help you with any questions which may arise.

This is our most popular style of learning. We run courses in 1200 locations, across 200 countries in one of our hand-picked training venues, providing the all important ‘human touch’ which may be missed in other learning styles.


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Frequently asked questions


Please arrive at the venue at 8:45am.
Good experience is required in a Windows server environment.
Anyone who is interested in pursuing a career IT Professionals or Microsoft Technologies.
We are able to provide support via phone & email prior to attending, during and after the course.
Delegate pack consisting of course notes and exercises, Manual, Experienced Instructor, and Refreshments
This course is 5 days.
Once your booking has been placed and confirmed, you will receive an email which contains your course location, course overview, pre-course reading material (if required), course agenda and payment receipts
The price for Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA: Windows Server 2016 M20743 certification in the United Kingdom starts from £2495
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