Upgrading your skills to Windows Server 2016

Introduction

This five-day, instructor-led course explains how to implement and configure new Windows Server 2016 features and functionality. This course is for information technology (IT) professionals who want to upgrade their technical skills from Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2012 to Windows Server 2016. This course presumes a high level of knowledge about previous Windows Server technologies and skills equivalent to the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA): Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2012 credential. This course is not a product-upgrade course, detailing considerations for migrating and upgrading students’ specific environment to Windows Server 2016. Rather, this course provides updates to students' existing Windows Server knowledge and skills, as they pertain to Windows Server 2016.

Audience

This course is for IT professionals who are experienced Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2008 system administrators, with real-world experience working in a Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows Server 2008 enterprise environment.

Prerequisites

Before attending this course, participants should have:
 

  • Two or more years of experience with deploying and managing Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2008 environments; NS experience with day-to-day Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2008 system-administration management and maintenance tasks
  • Experience with Windows networking technologies and implementation
  • Experience with Active Directory technologies and implementation
  • Experience with Windows Server virtualization technologies and implementation
  • Knowledge equivalent to the MCSA credentials of Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2012


At course completion

After completing this course, participants will be able to :
 

  • Install and configure Windows Server 2016
  • Describe storage in Windows Server 2016
  • Implement directory services
  • Implement Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS)
  • Describe networking
  • Implement Hyper-V
  • Configure advanced networking features
  • Implement software-defined networking
  • Implement remote access
  • Deploy and manage Windows and Hyper-V containers
  • Implement failover clustering
  • Implement failover clustering by using virtual machines



Course outline

Module 1: Installing and configuring Windows Server 2016
Module 2: Overview of storage in Windows Server 2016
Module 3: Implementing Directory Services
Module 4: Implementing AD FS
Module 5: Implementing network services
Module 6: Implementing Hyper-V
Module 7: Configuring advanced networking features
Module 8: Implementing Software Defined Networking
Module 9: Implementing remote access
Module 10: Deploying and managing Windows Server and Hyper-V containers
Module 11: Implementing failover clustering
Module 12: Implementing failover clustering with Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V