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MOC On-Demand: 20743-Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA: Windows Server 2016 Course Outline

 (5 days)
Version 2016
Special Note to New Hampshire Residents
This course has not yet been approved by the New Hampshire Department of Education. Please contact us for an update on when the class will be available in New Hampshire.

Important Notice: All Microsoft Official Courses On-Demand (MOC On-Demand) are scheduled to retire and will no longer be orderable after June 26, 2020.
• The last day to purchase a MOC On-Demand course from ONLC is June 26, 2020.
• The last day to activate the MOC On-Demand course in Skillpipe is September 28, 2020
• The final expiration date for all MOC On-Demand courseware on Skillpipe student bookshelves is December 28, 2020

- Exam 70-743 is scheduled to retire June 30, 2020 -

*** Note: This is an On-Demand Self Study Class, 5-days of content, 90-days unlimited access, $995 ***
You can take this class at any time; there are no set dates. It covers the same content as the 5-day instructor-led class of the same name. The cost for this MOC On-Demand class is $995. (Applicable State and Local taxes may be added for On-Demand purchases, depending on your location.) Microsoft Enterprise customers paying with Software Assurance Vouchers, see SATV Payment note below.

MOC On-Demand Learner Profiles
MOC On-Demand is a self-study training solution that was designed for two types of learners. First, MOC On-Demand is a great fit for experienced IT professionals who don't need a traditional 5-day class to upgrade their existing skills. They can pick and choose topics to make the most effective use of their time. Second, MOC On-Demand is perfect for highly-motivated individuals who are new to a technology and need to space their learning over a period of weeks or months. These learners can take their time and repeat sections as needed until they master the new concepts.

About MOC On-Demand
Our MOC On-Demand classes are self-study courses with 30 to 40 hours of content. They include hours of videos, hands-on labs using the actual software, and knowledge checks and were created by Microsoft to mirror the content found in the traditional live instructor-led version of this course. Those features are all part of the standard MOC On-Demand training. But don't settle for the standard MOC On-Demand class! Check out the "ONLC Extras" that you get when purchasing this course from us.

ONLC Extras
ONLC Training Centers bundles in valuable extras with our MOC On-Demand Courses. These items are not available from other training companies.
Courseware After the Course. Get the digital courseware that is used in the live, instructor-led version of this class. While the MOC On-Demand access goes away after 90 days, you will have access to the "extra" digital courseware for an unlimited period of time.
24/7 Online Support. You will be able to chat online with a content matter expert while you are taking your MOC On-Demand class. And, with your permission, the expert can even take over your computer to provide with assistance with your labs.

Optional Add-Ons
These add-ons are available exclusively by ONLC Training Centers and are offered to you at an additional cost.
Certification Pak, $150. Interested in obtaining certification? Get a Transcender practice exam and a Microsoft exam voucher at this reduced price.
ILT Listener, $250. Want to listen in and follow along with a live Instructor-Led Training (ILT) class? We offer this option for individuals on a limited budget who have time during the day to hear a live class in progress. ILT Listeners have access to their online support chat expert during the class but they do not have direct access to the live instructor.
ILT Participant, $ Varies. You've purchased MOC On-Demand, have gone through the training and decided that you still want a live class. Just pay difference between MOC On-Demand course and and the Instructor-Led Training (ILT) class and you can have a seat in our live class. Get both self-study and live, instructor-led training for the retail price of the instructor-led class alone!

Paying with Software Assurance Training Vouchers (SATV)
For Microsoft Enterprise customers paying with Software Assurance Vouchers, the cost of this class is 5 vouchers--this includes access to the self-study materials, the student workbook, 24/7 access to an online expert, and a corresponding exam voucher, if applicable, upon request.

Do You Still Prefer a Live, Instructor-led Class?
Already know MOC On-Demand is not right for you? We also offer this same course content in a live, instructor-led format. For more details, click on the link below:
20743 Instructor-led


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 students’ specific environment to Windows Server 2016. Rather, this course provides updates to students' existing Windows Server knowledge and skills, as they pertain to Windows Server 2016.

Audience profile
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 2008 R2 or Windows Server 2008 enterprise environment. Additionally, students should have obtained the MCSA credential for Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2012, or they should have equivalent knowledge.

Additionally, IT professionals who plan to take the Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) exams might be interested in this course, as preparation for the MCSA exams, which are a prerequisite for the MCSE specialties.

Before attending this course, students must have:
• 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 credentials of Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2012.

At course completion
After completing this course, students will be able to:
• 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.

Course Outline

Module 1: Installing and configuring Windows Server 2016
This module explains how to install and perform post-installation configuration of Windows Server 2016 servers.
• 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
Lab : Installing and configuring Nano Server
• Installing Nano Server
• Completing post-installation tasks on Nano Server

Module 2: Overview of storage in Windows Server 2016
This module explains how to configure 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
Lab : Implementing and managing storage
• Implementing File Server Resource Manager (FSRM)
• Configuring iSCSI storage
Lab : Configuring storage spaces
• Configuring redundant storage spaces
• Implementing the Storage Spaces Direct feature

Module 3: Implementing the Directory Services feature
This module explains how to implement the Directory Services feature.
• Deploying AD DS domain controllers
• Implementing service accounts
• What is Azure AD?
Lab : Implementing and Managing AD DS
• Cloning an AD DS domain controller
• Implementing service accounts

Module 4: Implementing AD FS
This module explains how to implement an AD FS deployment.
• 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
Lab : Implementing AD FS
• Installing and configuring AD FS
• Configuring an internal application for AD FS
Lab : Implementing Web Application Proxy
• Implementing Web Application Proxy

Module 5: Implementing network services
This module explains how to configure advanced features for Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) and configure IP Address Management (IPAM).
• Overview of networking enhancements
• Implementing the IP address management
• Managing IP address spaces with IPAM
Lab : Implementing network services
• Configuring DNS policies
• Configuring DHCP failover
• Configuring IPAM

Module 6: Implementing Hyper-V
This module explains how to install and configure Hyper-V virtual machines.
• Configuring the Hyper-V role in Windows Server 2016
• Configuring Hyper-V storage
• Configuring Hyper-V networking
• Configuring Hyper-V virtual machines
Lab : Implementing server virtualization with Hyper-V
• Installing the Hyper-V server role
• Configuring virtual networking
• Creating and configuring a VM

Module 7: Configuring advanced networking features
This module explains how to implement an advanced networking infrastructure.
• Overview of high-performance networking features
• Configuring advanced Hyper-V networking features
Lab : Configuring advanced Hyper-V networking features
• Creating and using Microsoft Hyper-V virtual switches
• Configuring and using the advanced features of a virtual switch

Module 8: Implementing software defined networking
This module explains how to implement software-defined networking.
• Overview of software-defined networking
• Implementing network virtualization
• Implementing the Network Controller feature
Lab : Implementing Network Controller
• Deploying Network Controller
• Configuring network services with Network Controller
• Managing and monitoring with Network Controller

Module 9: Implementing remote access
This module explains how to configure connectivity for remote users by using the DirectAccess feature.
• Remote access overview
• Implementing DirectAccess
• Implementing a virtual private network (VPN)
Lab : Implementing DirectAccess
• Configuring DirectAccess by using the Getting Started Wizard
• Testing DirectAccess

Module 10: Deploying and managing Windows Server and Hyper-V containers
This module provides an overview of Windows Server 2016 containers. Additionally, it explains how to deploy, install, configure, and manage containers in Windows Server 2016.
• Overview of Windows Server 2016 containers
• Deploying Windows Server and Hyper-V containers
• Installing, configuring, and managing containers
Lab : Installing and configuring containers
• Installing and configuring Windows Server containers by using Windows PowerShell
• Installing and configuring Windows Server containers by using the Docker engine

Module 11: Implementing failover clustering
This module explains how to implement failover clustering to provide high availability for network services and applications.
• 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
Lab : 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 the Cluster-Aware Updating feature on the failover cluster

Module 12: Implementing failover clustering with Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V
This module explains how to deploy and manage Hyper-V virtual machines in a failover cluster.
• 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
Lab : Implementing failover clustering with Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V
• Configuring Hyper-V Replica
• Configuring a failover cluster for Hyper-V
• Configuring a highly available virtual machine
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