MCSA: Windows Server 2016

Microsoft Certified Solution Associate on Windows Server 2016


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The MCSA on Windows Server 2016 is a mid-level certification that covers skills required to manage Windows Server 2016 operating system and Active Directory infrastructure. In this course you will learn the skills necessary to implement AD environment (ADDS), implement and configure core networking services such as DNS, DHCP, Storage, File Services, Group Policy, Server virtualization with Hyper-V, Routing, VPN and Failover clustering.

Prerequisites/Candidate profile

  • IT support technician with minimum of 1 year experience.
  • Hardware and networking (A+/N+) or equivalent knowledge
  • Windows OS basic knowledge is required
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In this training, we are covering both MCSA: Windows Server 2016 and Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA: Windows Server 2016 syllabus practically.
 
  • Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2016
    • Windows Server 2016 editions
    • Understanding Installation options
    • Moving to Windows Server 2016
    • Upgrading previous versions to Windows Server 2016
    • How to get it for practice?
    • Hardware requirements
    • Installation of full Windows Server 2016
    • Perform Initial Configuration of Windows Server 2016
    • What is Server core?
    • Installation of Server core
    • What is Nano server?
    • Installation of Nano server
    • Manage Nano Server
    • Nano Server Image Builder (GUI) tool
  • Active Directory Domain Services (ADDS)
    • What is the AD DS?
    • What is AD Forests, trees, and domains?
    • Features in AD DS
    • Installing the AD DS server role as 1st DC in new Forest!
    • Configure 2nd Windows Server 2016 as a member server
    • Understanding the requirement for Additional DC
    • Adding “Additional DC” in new domain
  • Managing AD objects: Users, groups and devices
    • Understanding AD objects
    • Organizing your objects with Organizational Units
    • Understanding user objects
    • Types of user accounts
    • How to create users?
    • Working with groups
    • Group types
    • Group scopes
    • Creating Group Accounts
    • Organizing computer objects
  • Managing servers using PowerShell
    • What is the PowerShell?
    • Why PowerShell?
    • Start Windows PowerShell
    • Role and feature deployment in PowerShell
    • Cmdlets to manage IP addresses
    • Deploy the ADDS using PowerShell
    • Manage OU and users using PowerShell
    • Manage group using PowerShell
    • Organizing computer objects using PowerShell
  • Configuring File and Storage
    • Shared Folders in Windows Server 2016
    • Modifying Shared Folder Properties
    • Mapping a Drive on Client computer
    • NTFS File and Folder Permissions
    • Applying NTFS Permissions
    • Specifying Advanced Permissions
    • Configuring NTFS Permissions Inheritance
    • Taking Ownership of Files and Folders
    • Effective Permissions
    • Copying Files and Folders with NTFS Permissions
    • Moving Files and Folders with NTFS Permissions
    • Access-Based Enumeration of Files and Folders
    • Configuring Volume Shadow Copy Service (Previous Version of files)
    • Configuring NTFS Quotas
    • Using FSRM to Enable Quotas
  • AD Backup and recovery
    • Installing Windows Server Backup feature
    • Configuring Exclusions
    • Configuring VSS Settings
    • Performance settings
    • Backup Active Directory
    • Backup Active Directory using PowerShell
    • Recovering Active Directory objects
    • Understanding non-authoritative and authoritative restore
    • Using Active Directory Recycle Bin
  • Implementing Server Virtualization using Hyper-V
    • What is Hyper-V?
    • How to get Hyper-V?
    • Install the Hyper-V in GUI and using PowerShell
    • Create a Virtual Switch
    • Create a virtual machine
    • Install the guest operating system
    • Configuring Virtual Machines
    • Configure Disks and Storage
    • Using checkpoints
  • Configuring Core Networking services (DHCP & DNS)
    • Concepts of TCP/IP
    • IPv4 Addressing
    • Configuring IPv4 Address Options
    • Troubleshooting IPv4 problems
    • Configuring DHCP
    • The Four-Phase DHCP IPv4 Leasing Process: DORA
    • Create and manage scope
    • DHCP reservation
    • DHCP options
    • Maintaining the DHCP database
    • Split scopes (aka 80-20 rule)
    • DHCP failover
    • Troubleshooting DHCP service
    • Domain Name System (DNS) Server
    • DNS zone types
    • Managing DNS records
    • Dynamic update
    • Forwarders and conditional forwarders
    • Root Hints in Windows Server
    • Deploying and managing IPAM
    • Configure IPAM database storage
    • Configure server discovery
    • Managing the IP address space
    • IP address tracking
  • Configure AD in a complex environment
    • Multidomain Active Directory environments
    • Understanding Active Directory Forest
    • Understanding Domain trees
    • Create a child domain with a contiguous namespace
    • Understanding trust types
    • Understanding trust directions
    • Configuring trusts
    • Understanding Domain functional levels
    • Forest Functional Level
    • Add User Principal Name Suffixes
    • Active Directory sites and replication
    • Configure sites and subnets
    • Creating sites
    • Creating site links
    • Creating site link bridges
    • Understanding Active Directory replication
    • Active Directory partitions
    • Understanding and configuring Global Catalog servers
    • Operation Master roles (Flexible single-master operations)
    • Role Transfer and Seizure
  • Storage and Failover Clustering
    • NFS server for Linux Clients
    • Install NFS Server to share folders
    • Configure NFS Client on SVR1 or Windows 10
    • Configure disks and volumes in Windows Server 2016
    • Understanding Storage Spaces
    • Storage Provisioning
    • Configure Storage Server with iSCSI
    • Install iSCSI Target service
    • Configure iSCSI Target
    • Configure iSCSI Initiator
    • Understanding Windows High availability (Failover Cluster)
    • Failover Clustering Hardware Requirements and Storage Options
    • Install & Configure Failover clustering
    • Create clustered roles
  • Updating clients and server using WSUS
    • Why WSUS?
    • Choose a Type of WSUS Deployment
    • Install WSUS
    • Configure WSUS
    • Configure Automatic Updates by Using Group Policy
  • Group Policy Objects (GPO)
    • Understanding Group Policy Objects
    • Backup & restore GPO
    • Policy processing precedence
    • Creating and linking nonlocal GPOs
    • Using security filtering
    • Configuring Group Policy settings
    • Configure security policies
    • Implementing password and lockout policies
    • Understanding Fine–grained password policies
    • Configuring Password Settings Objects (PSO)
    • Determining password settings
    • Planning and configuring an audit policy
    • Assigning user rights
  • ADCS & Overview of AD FS, WAP & ADRMS
    • Understanding Active Directory Certificate Service
    • Installing certificate authorities
    • Understanding CA hierarchies
    • Configure Certificate templates
    • Configure Autoenrollment
    • Understanding Active Directory Rights Management Services (AD RMS)
    • Overview of Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS)
    • Web Application Proxy
  • RRAS service & Windows Server Containers
    • Deploy Routing and Remote Access
    • Configure routing in Windows Server
    • Remote access using VPN authentication
    • Understanding VPN protocols
    • Configure VPN settings in Windows server
    • Implement Network Policy Server (NPS)
  • Windows Server Docker and Container
    • Understanding Docker on Windows Server 2016
    • What are Containers?
    • Understanding Windows Container Types
    • Deployment of the Windows container
    • Pull an image from the Docker hub
  • Top 10 - new features in Windows Server 2016
    • Nano Server
    • Windows Server Containers and Hyper-V Containers
    • Rolling upgrades for Hyper-V and Storage clusters
    • Hot add & remove of virtual memory network adapters
    • Nested virtualization
    • PowerShell Direct
    • Linux Secure Boot
    • New Host Guardian Service and Shielded VMs
    • Storage Spaces Direct
    • Storage Replica
After completing this training, you can appear for MCP certification (after 1st Exam) and MCSA: Windows Server 2016 (after 3 Exams). Here is the list of required exams:
Exam no. Details MCP (pass 1 Exam) MCSA (pass 3 Exams)
70-740 Installation, Storage, and Compute with Windows Server 2016
70-741 Networking with Windows Server 2016  
70-742 Identity with Windows Server 2016  

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