MS-20743 - Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA: Windows Server 2016

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.

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Before attending this course, students must 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.

Detailed Class Syllabus

Module 1: Installing and configuring Windows Server 2016

Introducing 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

Module 2: Overview of storage in Windows Server 2016

Overview of storage in Windows Server 2016
Implementing Data Deduplication
Configuring iSCSI storage
Configuring the Storage Spaces feature in Windows Server 2016

Module 3: Implementing Directory Services

Deploying Active Directory domain controllers
Implementing service accounts
Azure AD

Module 4: Implementing AD FS

Overview of AD FS
Deploying AD FS
Implementing AD FS for a single organization
Implementing Web Application Proxy
Implementing SSO with Microsoft Online Services

Module 5: Implementing network services

Overview of networking enhancements
Implementing IPAM
Managing IP address spaces with IPAM

Module 6: Implementing Hyper-V

Configuring the Hyper-V role in Windows Server 2016
Configuring Hyper-V storage
Configuring Hyper-V networking
Configuring Hyper-V virtual machines

Module 7: Configuring advanced networking features

Overview of high-performance networking features
Configuring advanced Hyper-V networking features

Module 8: Implementing Software Defined Networking

Overview of Software Defined Networking
Implementing network virtualization
Implementing Network Controller

Module 9: Implementing remote access

Remote access overview
Implementing DirectAccess
Implementing VPN

Module 10: Deploying and managing Windows Server and Hyper-V containers

Overview of containers in Windows Server 2016
Preparing for containers
Installing, configuring, and managing containers by using Docker

Module 11: 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 stretch cluster

Module 12: Implementing 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 virtual machine migration
Implementing Hyper-V Replica