20740C : Installation, Storage, and Compute with Windows Server 2016

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20740C : Installation, Storage, and Compute with Windows Server 2016 Course Overview:

This five-day course is designed primarily for information technology (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.

Intended Audience:

This course is intended for IT professionals who have some experiencing working with Windows Server, and who are looking for a single five-day course that covers storage and compute technologies in Windows Server 2016. This course will help them update their knowledge and skills related to storage and compute for Windows Server 2016.

Candidates suitable for this course would be:

  • 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, and who are looking to gain knowledge about Windows Server, especially around storage and compute technologies in Windows Server 2016.
Module 1: Installing, upgrading, and migrating servers and workloads

Lesson 1: Introducing Windows Server 2016
Lesson 2: Preparing and installing Server Core
Lesson 3: Preparing for upgrades and migrations
Lesson 4: Migrating server roles and workloads
Lesson 5: Windows Server activation models
Lab: Installing and configuring Server Core

Lesson 1: Managing disks in Windows Server
Lesson 2: Managing volumes in Windows Server
Lab: Configuring local storage

Lesson 1: Overview of DAS, NAS, and SANs
Lesson 2: Comparing Fibre Channel, iSCSI, and Fibre Channel over Ethernet
Lesson 3: Understanding iSNS, DCB, and MPIO
Lesson 4: Configure sharing.
Lab: Planning and configuring storage technologies and components

Lesson 1: Implementing Storage Spaces
Lesson 2: Managing Storage Spaces
Lab A: Implementing Storage Spaces
Lesson 3: Implementing Data Deduplication
Lab B: Implementing Data Deduplication

Lesson 1: Overview of Hyper-V
Lesson 2: Installing Hyper-V
Lesson 3: Configuring storage on Hyper-V host servers
Lesson 4: Configuring networking on Hyper-V host servers
Lesson 5: Configuring Hyper-V virtual machines
Lesson 6: Managing virtual machines
Lab: Installing and configuring Hyper-V

Lesson 1: Overview of containers.
Lesson 2: Preparing for containers
Lesson 3: Installing, configuring, and managing containers by using Docker
Lab: Installing and configuring containers

Lesson 1: Defining levels of availability
Lesson 2: Planning high availability and disaster recovery solutions with Hyper-V virtual machines
Lab: Planning and implementing a high availability and disaster recovery solution Lesson 3: Backing up and restoring by using Windows Server Backup
Lesson 4: High availability with failover clustering.

Lesson 1: Planning a failover cluster
Lesson 2: Creating and configuring a new failover cluster
Lab A: Implementing failover clustering
Lesson 3: Maintaining a failover cluster
Lesson 4: Troubleshooting a failover cluster
Lesson 5: Implementing site high availability with stretch clustering
Lab B: Managing a failover cluster

Lesson 1: Overview of the integration of Hyper-V Server 2016 with failover clustering
Lesson 2: Implementing Hyper-V VMs on failover clusters
Lesson 3: Key features for VMs in a clustered environment
Lab: Implementing failover clustering with Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V

Lesson 1: Overview of NLB
Lesson 2: Configuring an NLB cluster
Lesson 3: Planning an NLB Implementation
Lab: Implementing NLB

Lesson 1: Introduction to deployment images
Lesson 2: Creating and managing deployment images by using MDT
Lesson 3: Virtual machine environments for different workloads
Lab: Using MDT to deploy Windows Server 2016

Lesson 1: WSUS overview and deployment options
Lesson 2: Update management process with WSUS
Lab A: Implementing WSUS and deploying updates
Lesson 3: Overview of Windows PowerShell DSC
Lesson 4: Overview of monitoring tools
Lesson 5: Using Performance Monitor
Lesson 6: Monitoring event logs
Lab B: Monitoring and troubleshooting Windows Server 2016

20740C : Installation, Storage, and Compute with Windows Server 2016 Course Prerequisites:

Before attending this course, students must have:

  • A basic understanding of networking fundamentals.
  • An awareness and understanding of security best practices.
  • An understanding of basic Active Directory Domain Services (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.

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