Upgrading Your Skills to Windows Server 2016

This course is designed to update delegates’ existing Windows Server knowledge and skills and explains how to implement and configure new features and functionality in Windows Server 2016. It assumes a high level of knowledge of the preceding versions of Windows Server. 

Who's it for?

This course is intended for experienced Windows Server 2008/2012 system administrators preparing to implement and configure Windows Server 2016. Delegates will have practical experience of a Windows Server 2008/2012 R2 enterprise environment plus the Windows Server Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) certification or equivalent knowledge.

Key objectives

After attending this course a delegate will be able to:

  • install and configure Windows Server 2016
  • implement Hyper-V
  • apply directory services
  • install Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS)
  • manage and optimise storage in Windows Server 2016
  • implement secure data access for users and devices
  • deploy network services
  • implement remote access
  • implement failover clustering
  • apply failover clustering with Hyper-V
  • recover data in Windows Servers 2016. 


Delegates should have:

  • two or more years’ experience of deploying, administering and maintaining Windows Server 2008/2012 environments
  • experience with Windows networking technologies and implementation
  • experience of implementing and administering Active Directory
  • experience of using Windows Server virtualisation technologies
  • MCSA Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2012 certification or equivalent knowledge.

What's covered?

Module 1: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2016

  • Introducing Windows Server 2016
  • Installing Windows Server 2016
  • Configuring Windows Server 2016
  • Implementing Containers in Windows Server 2016
  • Lab: Installing Nano Server
  • Lab: Completing post-installation tasks on Nano Server
  • Lab: Performing remote management

Module 2: Implementing Hyper-V

  • Configuring Hyper-V host servers
  • Configuring Hyper-V storage
  • Configuring Hyper-V networking
  • Configuring Hyper-V virtual machines
  • Lab: Configuring virtual networking
  • Lab: Creating and configuring a virtual machine

Module 3: Implementing Directory Services

  • Deploying Active Directory domain controllers
  • Implementing service accounts
  • Microsoft Azure Active Directory (AD)
  • Integrating Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) with Azure AD
  • Lab: Configuring and validating service accounts
  • Lab: Configuring the Azure subscription
  • Lab: Installing Azure AD Connect
  • Lab: Configuring Azure AD Connect
  • Lab: Verifying synchronisation

Module 4: Implementing Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS)

  • Overview of AD FS
  • Deploying AD FS
  • Implementing AD FS for a single organisation
  • Implementing Web Application Proxy
  • Implementing Azure AD FS
  • Lab: Installing and configuring AD FS
  • Lab: Configuring an internal application for AD FS
  • Lab: Implementing Web Application Proxy

Module 5: Managing and optimising storage in Windows Server 2016

  • Overview of storage in Windows Server 2016
  • Configuring iSCSI storage
  • Configuring Storage Spaces in Windows Server 2016
  • Lab: Implementing File Server Resource Manager (FSRM)
  • Lab: Configuring iSCSI storage
  • Lab: Configuring redundant Storage Spaces
  • Lab: Implementing Storage Spaces Direct

Module 6: Implementing secure data access for users and devices

  • Overview of Dynamic Access Control
  • Planning for a Dynamic Access Control implementation
  • Configuring Dynamic Access Control
  • Implementing work folders
  • Lab: Preparing Dynamic Access Control
  • Lab: Implementing Dynamic Access Control
  • Lab: Validating and remediating Dynamic Access Control
  • Lab: Configuring work folders

Module 7: Implementing network services

  • Overview of networking enhancements
  • Implementing IP address management
  • Managing IP address spaces with IPAM
  • Lab: Configuring DHCP failover
  • Lab: Configuring IPAM

Module 8: Implementing remote access

  • Remote access overview
  • Implementing DirectAccess
  • Implementing VPN
  • Lab: Configuring the DirectAccess infrastructure
  • Lab: Verifying the DirectAccess configuration

Module 9: 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 multi-site failover cluster
  • Lab: Configuring a failover cluster
  • Lab: Deploying and configuring a highly-available file server
  • Lab: Validate the deployment of the highly-available file server
  • Lab: Configure cluster-aware updating on the failover cluster

Module 10: Implementing failover clustering with Hyper-V

  • Overview of the integration of Hyper-V Server 2012 with failover clustering
  • Implementing Hyper-V virtual machines on failover clusters
  • Implementing Hyper-V virtual machine movement
  • Implementing Hyper-V Replica
  • Lab: Configuring Hyper-V Replica
  • Lab: Configuring a failover cluster for Hyper-V
  • Lab: Configuring a highly available virtual machine

Module 11: Data recovery in Windows Server 2016

  • Implementing Windows Server backup
  • Implementing Microsoft Azure Backup
  • Implementing server and data recovery
  • Lab: Backing up servers running Windows Server 2016
  • Lab: Restoring files
  • Lab: Implementing Azure Backup

Next step

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