Installation, Storage and Compute Windows Server 2016 (Exam 70-740) - Advanced

5 Hours, 38 Minutes


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Course Overview

This course is designed to convey the knowledge and skills needed to work with Windows Server 2016. Key administrative responsibilities, such as implementing server images, planning and configuring storage solutions, and monitoring virtual machine installations will be covered. The material in this training session is designed to help prepare students for the exam 70-740: Installation, Storage, and Compute with Windows Server 2016.

Course Objectives

Install, Upgrade and Migrate, Implement Storage Solutions, Implement Hyper-V, Implement High Availability, Network Load Balancing, Create and Manage Deployment Images, Maintain and Monitor Server Environments, Working with Containers

Course Prerequisites

The recommended pre-requisite for this course is Some experience in system administration with basic knowledge of the Microsoft Windows environment. An understanding of networking and storage protocols is helpful, but not required.


1 - Introduction

  • Introduction

2 - Install, Upgrade and Migrate

  • Reviewing Windows Server 2016 Edition
  • Understanding Hardware Requirements
  • Understanding Installation and Management Options
  • Installing Server 2016
  • Reviewing Server Activation Options
  • What is Nano Server?
  • Building a Nano Server
  • What is Server Core?
  • Installing and Configuring Server Core
  • Upgrading or Migrating Servers
  • What's New in 2012/2012 R2
  • What's New in Server 2016

3 - Implement Storage Solutions

  • Understanding Disk Partition and Type
  • Working with Disk Volumes
  • Managing Disk Options
  • Extending and Shrinking Volumes
  • What is RAID?
  • Understanding RAID Levels
  • Working with Storage Systems
  • Understanding Storage Area Networks
  • Working with iSCSI SAN
  • Configuring iSCSI SAN
  • Using Multipath I/O
  • Data Center Bridging
  • Using SMB Shares
  • Understanding Storage Spaces
  • Working with Storage Spaces Direct
  • Understanding Data Deduplication
  • Using Data Deduplication

4 - Implement Hyper-V

  • New Hyper-V and Guest Features
  • Hyper-V Prerequisites
  • Installing Hyper-V
  • Using Nested Virtualization
  • Understanding Hyper-V Storage
  • Creating VHDs
  • Understanding Hyper-V Networking
  • Creating Virtual Machines
  • Using Live Migration
  • Understanding Storage Migration
  • Understanding Hyper-V Replica

5 - Implement High Availability

  • Understanding High Availability
  • Using Failover Cluster
  • Reviewing Failover Clustering and Prerequisites
  • Installing Failover Cluster
  • Configuring a Failover Cluster
  • Configuring Cluster Service
  • Managing Cluster
  • Managing Cluster Heartbeat
  • Understanding Cluster Aware Updating
  • Virtual Machine High Availability
  • Using Cluster Shared Volumes
  • Understanding Scale-Out File Server
  • Creating Highly Available VM
  • Using VM Host Shutdown
  • Upgrading Failover Cluster

6 - Network Load Balancing

  • Understanding Network Load Balancing
  • Reviewing the NLB Process
  • Understanding Network Options
  • Installing and Creating Network Load Balance Cluster
  • Configuring Affinity and Port Rules
  • Reviewing Considerations for VMs and NLB
  • Understanding NLB Cluster Upgrade

7 - Create and Manage Deployment Images

  • Understanding Image Files
  • Using Image Tools
  • Reviewing MDT and Creating a Deployment Share

8 - Maintain and Monitor Server Environments

  • Understanding WSUS
  • Reviewing Deployment Options
  • Installing and Configuring WSUS
  • Configuring Clients
  • Managing Updates
  • Understanding WSUS Reports
  • Using Task Manager
  • Reviewing Resource Monitor
  • Reviewing Reliability Monitor
  • Understanding Server Manager
  • Using Event Viewer
  • Reviewing Event Subscription
  • Using Performance Monitor

9 - Working with Containers

  • What Are Containers?
  • Using Windows and Hyper-V Containers
  • Understanding Container Usage
  • Installing Package Provider
  • Introducing Docker
  • Downloading an Image

10 - Conclusion

  • Course Recap

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