This four-day instructor-led course is designed for IT professionals who configure advanced Windows Server services using on-premises, hybrid, and cloud technologies. These professionals manage and support an infrastructure that includes on-premises and Azure IaaS-hosted Windows Server-based workloads. The course teaches IT professionals how to leverage the hybrid capabilities of Azure, how to migrate virtual and physical server workloads to Azure IaaS, and how to manage and secure Azure VMs running Windows Server. The course also covers how to perform tasks related to high availability, troubleshooting, and disaster recovery. The course highlights various administrative tools and technologies including Windows Admin Center, PowerShell, Azure Arc, Azure Automation Update Management, Microsoft Defender for Identity, Azure Security Center, Azure Migrate, and Azure Monitor.
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Experience 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 with common Windows Server management tools (implied in the first prerequisite).
Basic knowledge of core Microsoft compute, storage, networking, and virtualization technologies (implied in the first prerequisite).
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
Basic understanding of security-related technologies (firewalls, encryption, multi-factor authentication, SIEM/SOAR).
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
Experience working hands-on with Windows client operating systems such as Windows 10 or Windows 11
Basic experience with Windows PowerShell
Detailed Class Syllabus
Learning Path 1: Secure Windows Server on-premises and hybrid infrastructures (Windows Server security)
Secure Windows Sever user accounts
Hardening Windows Server
Windows Server Update Management
Secure Windows Server DNS
Learning Path 1: Secure Windows Server on-premises and hybrid infrastructures (Implementing security solutions in hybrid scenarios)
Implement Windows Server IaaS VM network security.
Audit the security of Windows Server IaaS Virtual Machines
Manage Azure updates
Create and implement application allowlists with adaptive application control
Configure BitLocker disk encryption for Windows IaaS Virtual Machines
Implement change tracking and file integrity monitoring for Windows Server IaaS VMs
Learning Path 2: Implementing Windows Server high availability (Implementing high availability)
Introduction to Cluster Shared Volumes.
Implement Windows Server failover clustering.
Implement high availability of Windows Server VMs.
Implement Windows Server File Server high availability.
Implement scale and high availability with Windows Server VMs.
Learning Path 3: Implement disaster recovery in Windows Server on-premises and hybrid environments (Disaster recovery in Windows Server)
Implement Hyper-V Replica
Protect your on-premises infrastructure from disasters with Azure Site Recovery
Learning Path 3: Implement disaster recovery in Windows Server on-premises and hybrid environments (Implementing recovery services in hybrid scenarios)
Implement hybrid backup and recovery with Windows Server IaaS
Protect your Azure infrastructure with Azure Site Recovery
Protect your virtual machines by using Azure Backup
Learning Path 4: Migrate servers and workloads in on-premises and hybrid environments (Upgrade and migrate in Windows Server)
Active Directory Domain Services migration
Migrate file server workloads using Storage Migration Service
Migrate Windows Server roles
Learning Path 4: Migrate servers and workloads in on-premises and hybrid environments (Implementing migration in hybrid scenarios)
Migrate on-premises Windows Server instances to Azure IaaS virtual machines
Upgrade and migrate Windows Server IaaS virtual machines
Containerize and migrate ASP.NET applications to Azure App Service
Learning Path 5: Monitor and troubleshoot Windows Server environment (Server and performance monitoring in Windows Server)
Monitor Windows Server performance
Manage and monitor Windows Server event logs
Implement Windows Server auditing and diagnostics
Troubleshoot Active Directory
Learning Path 5: Monitor and troubleshoot Windows Server environment (Implementing operational monitoring in hybrid scenarios)
Monitor Windows Server IaaS Virtual Machines and hybrid instances
Monitor the health of your Azure virtual machines by using Azure Metrics Explorer and metric alerts
Monitor performance of virtual machines by using Azure Monitor VM Insights
Troubleshoot on-premises and hybrid networking
Troubleshoot Windows Server Virtual Machines in Azure