MS Server 2016 – Installation, Storage, and Compute with Windows Server 2016

Course Info:

Course Introduction

This course is designed to prepare students for the Windows Server 2016 (70-740) certification exam. The 70-740 certification exam is the first step on the path to becoming a Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA).

In this course, students obtain the skills and knowledge required to install, store and configure Windows Server 2016, Nano Server, and Server Core, and perform server upgrades and migrations. Students will also learn how to use Hyper-V, Active Directory, Performance and Resource Monitor, Event Viewer, and how to create, manage, and maintain servers and server images, configure disks and volumes, and implement data storage solutions. In addition, students will learn about Data Deduplication and Hyper-V Setup, VM settings, storage configurations, network settings, Windows Container and Docker deployment, CredSSP, Kerberos, Failover Cluster strategies, managing high availability solutions, and VM motion and Network Load Balancing.

Course Prerequisites

Experience in the IT field, including implementing and administering a Windows client operating system in a networked environment.

Course Notes

A student manual is provided for ongoing reference. The course consists of 15 graded module quizzes and a final exam. Participants who receive 75% or higher on their final grade will receive a certificate.

Due to the dynamic nature of the IT industry, job success demands that an individual not only learn the theory, but also obtain the skills to locate resources that provide answers and help solve problems on the job. We encourage our students to develop research and study skills that will help them make the transition from the classroom to the work environment. Independent thinking is required of anyone considering IT courses and a career in Information Technology.

Course Breakdown

Module 1: Install Windows Server 2016, Nano Server, and Server Core, Roles and Features, Manage Windows 2016 Server, Nano Server, and Server Core remotely, Windows PowerShell cmdlets, Nano Server Image Builder

Module 2: Windows Server 2016 upgrade paths and considerations, deployment options, migration tools, migrate server roles and workloads, crossdomain and forest migration, Windows Server activation models

Module 3: Windows Server 2016 backup strategies for Hyper-V hosts, Guest VMs, Active Directory, File Servers, monitor workloads with Performance and Resource Monitor, Event Viewer and Event Logs, Data Collector Sets

Module 4: Windows Server 2016 virtualization, Linux and FreeBSD deployments, Windows Server imaging and deployments, imaging tools MAP, MDT, and ADK, manage and maintain Cumulative, Offline, Windows Server Core, Nano Server, VHDs, and WSUS images, Windows Defender

Module 5: Configure disk and volumes, Sector Sizes, GUID and MBR Partition Tables, create and mount VHD and VHDx files with Disk Management tool and PowerShell cmdlets, NTFS and ReFS file systems, configure NFS and SMB shares with Server Manager and PowerShell, Share and NTFS permissions, effective permissions

Module 6: Windows Server 2016 Storage Pools and Storage Spaces, storage layouts types, Simple, Mirror, and Parity for disks and enclosures, expand Storage Pools, Tiered Storage features, iSCSI targets and initiators, Internet Storage Name Service (iSNS), Datacenter Bridging (DCB), Multi-Path IO (MPIO), storage replicas

Module 7: Implement, configure, backup and restore, and monitor Data Deduplication, installing and configuring Hyper-V and Management Tools, VMs using Windows PowerShell Direct, Nested Virtualization

Module 8: Hyper-V VM Memory allocation, dynamic memory, Non-uniform Memory Access (NUMA), smart paging, resource metering, integration, Generation 1 versus Generation 2 VMs, Enhanced Session Mode, Linux and FreeBSD VMs and Integration Services, Secure Boot Windows and Linux, export and import VMs, troubleshoot VMs

Module 9: Hyper-V storage configuration of VHD, VHDx, and shared VHDx files, differencing and pass-through disks, managing VHDs and checkpoints, VFC adapters and storage QoS

Module 10: Hyper-V networking with vNICs, synthetic and legacy vNICs, NIC Teaming, VM Queue (VMQ), RDMA using Switch Embedded Teaming (SET), virtual switches, Network isolation, bandwidth management

Module 11: Containers, container hosts, and Dockers on Windows Server 2016, Core Servers, and Nano Servers, Docker start-up options, Windows PowerShell for Docker, Base Container images, tagging images, removing a container

Module 12: Create and manage Windows Server 2016 containers, Docker CLI, PowerShell for Docker, and Microsoft Azure, container networking, data volumes, resource controls, DockerFile, and DockerHub, implement Hyper-V replica, live, shared nothing and storage migrations, secure migrations with CredSSP and Kerberos authentication

Module 13: Deploy, configure, restore, and implement Workgroup, Single Domain, Guest, Quorum, Single Node, Failover, Storage and Storage Replica Clusters, Cluster-Aware updating, Clustered Shared Volumes (CSVs), Windows Server 2016 Scale-out File Server (SoFS) versus General Use File Server

Module 14: Implement, configure, and manage Storage Spaces Direct and Windows PowerShell for Storage Spaces Direct, clustering using Disaggregated (Converged) and HyperConverged, VM monitoring, stretch and siteaware Failover clusters, node fairness

Module 15: Perform live, quick, and storage migration, import, export, and copy VMs, configure VM networking, Network Health Protection and Drain or Shutdown, install, and configure Network Load Balancing cluster node affinity, port rules, operation mode, NLB cluster upgrades

  • Program: IT Programs

  • Course Aim:

    At the end of this course, students will have obtained the knowledge required to write the Windows Server 2016 70-740 certification exam.

  • Of interest to:

    Those individuals interested in pursuing a career in IT, specifically related to Windows Server 2016. Also of interest to those wishing to obtain a Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) certification.

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