Networking with Windows Server (55349/20741) - 20741 Course Outline
This five-day instructor-led course examines the services and features of Microsoft Windows Server from 2012 to 2022, including lessons and lab exercises on key attributes you’ll need on the job. It’s designed for IT professionals who have some networking knowledge and experience, and who are looking for a single course that provides insight into core and advanced Windows Server networking technologies. This audience typically includes network administrators and system and infrastructure administrators.
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Microsoft On-Demand 20741: Networking with Windows Server 2016
This course is for IT pros that have some networking knowledge and experience, and who are looking for a single course that provides insight into core and advanced Windows Server networking technologies. This audience typically includes network administrators and system and infrastructure administrators.
Experience installing PC hardware and devices.
Knowledge of the TCP/IP protocol stack, addressing, and name resolution.
Understanding of networking-infrastructure components, such as cabling, routers, hubs, and switches.
Familiarity with networking topologies and architectures, such as local area networks (LANs), wide area networks (WANs), and wireless networking.
Knowledge of TCP/IP protocol stack, addressing, and name resolution.
Practical experience with Windows Server.
Practical experience with Windows Server Hyper-V.
Practical experience with Windows 10 or Windows 11.
At Course Completion
Plan and implement IPv4.
Implement Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP).
Plan and implement IPv6.
Implement name resolution with Domain Name System (DNS).
Implement and manage IP Address Management (IPAM).
Plan and implement remote access.
Implement networking for branch offices.
Configure advanced networking features.
Module 1: Plan and implement IPv4
This module details how to plan and implement an IPv4 addressing scheme to support your organization’s needs. The module also explains how to use fundamental networking tools and techniques to configure and troubleshoot IPv4-based networks.
Plan IPv4 addressing
Manage and troubleshoot IPv4
Lab 1: Plan an IPv4 addressing scheme
Plan the IPv4 address assignments
Verify IPv4 communication
Module 2: Implement DHCP
Automatic IP configuration makes it easier to manage IP hosts. In this module, students learn how to deploy and manage the DHCP server role, select a high-availability option for DHCP, and configure DHCP failover.
What is DHCP?
Manage DHCP high availability
Manage and troubleshoot DHCP
Lab 1: Implement DHCP
Plan a DHCP server implementation
Implement the DHCP configuration
Implement DHCP failover
Validate the DHCP implementation
Module 3: Plan and implement IPv6
This module details how to plan and implement an IPv6 addressing scheme to support your organization’s needs. It also includes specifics about configuring coexistence between IPv4 and IPv6 and explains options for transitioning to IPv6.
Manage IPv4 and IPv6 Coexistence
Migrate to IPv6
Lab 1: Configure and evaluate IPv6 transition technologies
Review the default IPv6 configuration
Configure network integration by using ISATAP
Configure native IPv6 connectivity
Configure 6to4 connectivity
Module 4: Implement name resolution with DNS
This module explains the fundamentals of using Domain Name System (DNS) for simple name resolution, and then details more advanced topics, such as the GlobalNames zone, Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC), and split-brain syndrome. These modules detail how you can install, configure, and troubleshoot DNS within an organization’s network.
Deploy DNS servers
Configure zones in DNS server
Configure nameresolution between DNS zones
Configure DNS integration with AD DS
Configure advanced DNS settings
Lab 1: Plan and implement DNS name resolution
Plan DNS name resolution
Implement DNS servers and zones
Lab 2: Integrate DNS with AD DS
Integrate DNS with AD DS
Lab 3: Configure advanced DNS settings
Configure DNS policies
Validate a DNS implementation
Module 5: Implement and manage IPAM
This module introduces IPAM functionality, explains how to deploy IPAM, and shows student how to manage DNS and DHCP functionality by using IPAM.
What is IPAM?
Manage IP address spaces with IPAM
Lab 1: Implement IPAM
Install the IPAM Server feature
Provision the IPAM Server
Manage IP address spaces by using IPAM
Module 6: Implement remote access
In this module, students learn how to implement remote access technologies in Windows Server.
They will also learn about different implementation scenarios for small or medium-sized organizations and enterprise organizations. In Windows Server, four component technologies—virtual private network (VPN), DirectAccess, Routing, and Web Application Proxy—integrate into a single, unified server role called Remote Access.
Overview of remote access options
Lab 1: Implement a Web Application Proxy
Implement Web Application Proxy
Validate a Web Application Proxy deployment
Lab 2: Implement a VPN
Validate the VPN deployment
Troubleshoot VPN access
Module 7: Implement branch office networking
In this module, students learn several ways in which to use Windows Server to overcome the limitations of branch-office scenarios. They’ll learn about using Distributed File System (DFS) and Windows BranchCache.
Networking features and coniderations for branch offices
Implement BranchCahe for branch offices
Lab 1: Implement DFS for branch offices
Validate the deployment
Lab 2: Implement BranchCache
Validate the deployment
Module 8: Implement advanced networking
Windows Server includes advanced high-performance networking features, such as server message block (SMB) 3.1.1, Quality of Service (QoS) options, and several enhancements on the receiving end of network packet processing. Additionally, high-performance networking features are available to the Microsoft Hyper-V role and the virtual machines (VMs) that are running under Hyper V, such as expanded virtual-switch functionality and extensibility, single-root I/O virtualization (SR-IOV), dynamic virtual-machine queuing, and NIC Teaming for VMs. In this module, you will learn how to deploy and configure advanced networking in Windows Server and the new Hyper-V networking features.
Overview of high-performance networking features
Configure advanced Hyper-V networking features
Lab 1: Configure advanced Hyper-V networking features
Create and use Hyper-V virtual switches
Configure and use the advanced features of a virtual switch
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