About: This three part course collectively covers implementing, managing, maintaining and provisioning services and infrastructure in a Windows Server 2016 environment. There are three exams to be attempted to complete the certification: 70-740, 70-741 and 70-742.

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

About: This course is designed for professionals who will be responsible for managing storage and compute by using Windows Server 2016, and who need to understand the scenarios, requirements and storage and compute options that are available and applicable to Windows Server 2016.

Duration: 40 hours (5 Days)

Prerequisites: The participant should have the following:

  • An understanding of networking fundamentals
  • An understanding of basic AD DS concepts
  • An awareness and understanding of security best practices
  • Basic knowledge of server hardware
  • Experience working with and configuring, Windows client OS such as Windows 8 or Windows 10

Audience: Windows Server Administrators, IT professionals with general IT knowledge looking to gain knowledge about Windows Server, especially around storage and compute technologies in Windows Server 2016.

Course Outline:

├×┬áInstalling, Upgrading and Migrating Servers and workloads

  • Configuring local storage
  • Implementing enterprise storage solutions
  • Implementing Storage Spaces and Data Deduplication
  • Installing and configuring Hyper-V and virtual machines
  • Deploying and managing Windows and Hyper-V containers
  • Overview of high availability and disaster recovery
  • Implementing failover clustering
  • Implementing failover clustering with Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V
  • Implementing Network Load Balancing
  • Creating and managing deployment images
  • Managing, monitoring and maintaining virtual machine installations

Networking with Windows Server 2016 (Exam Code 70-741)

About: This course provides the fundamental networking skills required to deploy and support Windows Server 2016 in most organizations. It covers IP fundamentals, remote access technologies and more advanced content including Software Defined Networking.

Duration: 40 hours (5 Days)

Prerequisites: The participant should have the following:

  • Experience working with Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2012
  • Knowledge of OSI model
  • Understanding of core networking infrastructure components and technologies
  • Familiarity with networking topologies and architectures such as LAN and WAN and wireless networking
  • Basic knowledge of TCP/IP protocol stack, addressing and name resolution
  • Experience with and knowledge of Hyper-V and virtualization
  • Experience working with Windows client OS such as Windows 8.1 or Windows 10

Audience: Windows System or Infrastructure Administrators, Network Administrators

Course Outline:

  • Planning and implementing an IPv4 network
  • Implementing DHCP
  • Implementing IPv6
  • Implementing DNS
  • Implementing and managing IPAM
  • Remote access in Windows Server 2016
  • Implementing DirectAccess
  • Implementing VPNs
  • Implementing networking for branch offices
  • Configuring advanced networking features
  • Implementing Software Defined Networking

Identity with Windows Server 2016 (Exam Code 70-742)

About: This course teaches how to deploy and configure Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) in a distributed environment, how to implement Group Policy, how to perform backup and restore, and how to monitor and troubleshoot Active Directory related issues with Windows Server 2016. Additionally, this course teaches how to deploy other Active Directory Server roles such as Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) and Active Directory Certificate Services (AD CS).

Duration: 40 hours (5 Days)

Prerequisites: The participant must have:

  • Some exposure to or experience with AD DS concepts and technologies
  • Experience working with and configuring Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2016
  • Experience and understanding of core networking technologies
  • Experience working with and an understanding of Microsoft Hyper-V and basic server virtualization concepts
  • Awareness of basic security best practices
  • Working experience with Windows Client OS such as Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 or Windows 10
  • Basic experience with the Windows Powershell command-line interface.

Audience: AD DS Administrators, System or Infrastructure Administrators

Course Outline:

  • Installing and configuring domain controllers
  • Managing objects in AD DS
  • Advanced AD DS infrastructure management
  • Implementing and administering AD DS sites and replication
  • Implementing Group Policy
  • Managing user settings with Group Policy
  • Securing Active Directory Domain Services
  • Deploying and managing AD CS
  • Deploying and managing certificates
  • Implementing and administering AD FS
  • Implementing and administering AD RMS
  • Implementing AD DS synchronization with Microsoft Azure AD
  • Monitoring, managing and recovering ADDS