Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA: Windows Server 2016 (20743)



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 your existing environment to Windows Server 2016. Rather, this course provides updates to your existing Windows Server knowledge and skills, as they pertain to Windows Server 2016.

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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 enterprise environment.


  • 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: Windows Server 2008 or 2012


  • 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

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Outline: Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA: Windows Server 2016 (20743)

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
  • Configuring Internet SCSI (iSCSI) storage
  • Configuring the Storage Spaces feature in Windows Server 2016
  • Implementing the Data Deduplication feature
Module 3: Implementing the Directory Services feature
  • Deploying AD DS domain controllers
  • Implementing service accounts
  • What is 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 Azure AD FS SSO with Microsoft Online Services
Module 5: Implementing network services
  • Overview of networking enhancements
  • Implementing the IP address management
  • 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 the Network Controller feature
Module 9: Implementing remote access
  • Remote access overview
  • Implementing DirectAccess
  • Implementing a virtual private network (VPN)
Module 10: Deploying and managing Windows Server and Hyper-V containers
  • Overview of Windows Server 2016 containers
  • Deploying Windows Server and Hyper-V containers
  • Installing, configuring, and managing containers
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 the Hyper-V Replica feature


  • Installing and configuring Nano Server
    • Installing Nano Server
    • Completing post-installation tasks on Nano Server
  • Implementing and managing storage
    • Implementing File Server Resource Manager (FSRM)
    • Configuring iSCSI storage
  • Implementing and managing advanced storage solutions
    • Configuring redundant storage spaces
    • Implementing the Storage Spaces Direct feature
  • Implementing and Managing AD DS
    • Cloning a domain controller
    • Implementing service accounts
  • Implementing AD FS
    • Installing and configuring AD FS
    • Configuring an internal application for AD FS
  • Implementing Web Application Proxy
  • Implementing network services
    • Configuring DNS policies
    • Configuring DHCP failover
    • Configuring IPAM
  • Implementing server virtualization with Hyper-V
    • Installing the Hyper-V server role
    • Configuring virtual networking
    • Creating and configuring a virtual machine
  • Configuring advanced Hyper-V networking features
    • Creating and using Microsoft Hyper-V virtual switches
    • Configuring and using the advanced features of a virtual switch
  • Deploying Network Controller
    • Preparing to deploy Network Controller
    • Deploying Network Controller
  • Implementing DirectAccess
    • Configure DirectAccess using the Getting Started Wizard
    • Testing DirectAccess
  • Installing and configuring containers
    • Using Windows PowerShell
    • Using the Docker engine
  • Implementing failover clustering
    • Configuring iSCSI storage
    • Configuring a failover cluster
    • Deploying and configuring a highly available file server
    • Validating the deployment of a highly available file server
    • Configuring CAU on the failover cluster
  • Implementing failover clustering with Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V
    • The Hyper-V Failover clustering testing environment
    • Configuring Hyper-V Replica
    • Configuring a failover cluster for Hyper-V
    • Configuring a highly available virtual machine
Formation en ligne

Durée 5 jours

  • CAD 2 895,-
  • SA Voucher: 5
Classroom training

Durée 5 jours

  • Canada: CAD 2 895,-
  • SA Voucher: 5
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