Windows Server 2016 Networking


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  • Windows Server 2016 Networking
    5 days  (Instructor Led Online)  |  Windows Server

    Course Details

    The Windows Server 2016 Networking course is a three-day instructor-led training. In this course,  you will develop the fundamental skills you need to develop and manage your Windows Server environment.

    This course is part of the Microsoft MCSA: Windows Server 2016 training and certification programme and it will help you to bring the in-built networking benefits of Windows Server 2016 to your business, fast.

    This training already retired on 30th of June 2020.
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    This will help you develop skills applicable to real-world scenarios, including how to:

    • Implement an IPv4 network, Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol and IPv6
    • Plan for remote access
    • Implement software-defined networking
    • Implement DirectAccess


    Course 20741A: Networking with Windows Server 2016

    Module 1: Planning and implementing an IPv4 network

    This module explains how to plan and implement an IPv4 addressing scheme to support organisational needs. This module also explains how to use fundamental networking tools and techniques to configure and troubleshoot IPv4-based networks.


    • Planning IPv4 addressing
    • Configuring an IPv4 host
    • Managing and troubleshooting IPv4 network connectivity

    Lab: Planning an IPv4 network

    • Planning the IPv4 address assignments

    Lab: Implementing and troubleshooting an IPv4 network

    • Verifying the IPv4 configuration
    • Troubleshooting IPv4


    Module 2: Implementing DHCP

    This module explains how to plan and implement DHCP to support the IPv4 infrastructure.


    • Overview of the DHCP server role
    • Deploying DHCP
    • Managing and troubleshooting DHCP

    Lab: Implementing DHCP

    • Planning the DHCP server implementation
    • Implementing the DHCP configuration
    • Validating the DHCP implementation


    Module 3: Implementing IPv6

    This module explains how to implement IPv6, and how to integrate IPv6 and IPv4 networks.


    • Overview of IPv6 addressing
    • Configuring an IPv6 host
    • Implementing IPv6 and IPv4 coexistence
    • Transitioning from IPv4 to IPv6

    Lab: Implementing IPv6

    • Reviewing the default IPv6 configuration
    • Implementing DHCPv6

    Lab: Configuring and evaluating IPv6 transition technologies

    • Configuring network integration by using ISATAP
    • Configuring native IPv6 connectivity
    • Configuring 6to4 connectivity


    Module 4: Implementing DNS

    This module explains how to install, configure, and troubleshoot DNS within the organisation’s network.


    • Implementing DNS servers
    • Configuring zones in DNS
    • Configuring name resolution between DNS zones
    • Configuring DNS integration with Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS)
    • Configuring advanced DNS settings

    Lab: Planning and implementing name resolution by using DNS

    • Planning DNS name resolution
    • Implementing DNS servers and zones

    Lab: Integrating DNS with Active Directory

    • Integrating DNS with Active Directory

    Lab: Configuring advanced DNS settings

    • Configuring DNS policies
    • Validating the DNS implementation
    • Troubleshooting DNS


    Module 5: Implementing and managing IPAM

    This module explains how to implement and manage the IPAM feature in Windows Server 2016. This module also explains how to use IPAM to manage services such as DHCP and DNS.


    • IPAM Overview
    • Deploying IPAM
    • Managing IP address spaces by using IPAM

    Lab: Implementing IPAM

    • Installing the IPAM Server feature
    • Provisioning the IPAM Server feature
    • Managing IP address spaces by using IPAM


    Module 6: Remote access in Windows Server 2016

    This module explains how to plan for remote access in Windows Server 2016 and how to implement a Web Application Proxy.


    • Remote access overview
    • Implementing Web Application Proxy

    Lab: Implementing Web Application Proxy

    • Implementing Web Application Proxy
    • Validating Web Application Proxy


    Module 7: Implementing DirectAccess

    This module explains how to implement and manage DirectAccess in Windows Server 2016.


    • Overview of DirectAccess
    • Implementing DirectAccess by Using the Getting Started Wizard
    • Implementing and managing an advanced DirectAccess infrastructure

    Lab: Implementing DirectAccess by Using the Getting Started Wizard

    • Verifying readiness for a DirectAccess deployment
    • Configuring DirectAccess
    • Validating the DirectAccess deployment

    Lab: Deploying an advanced DirectAccess solution

    • Preparing the environment for DirectAccess
    • Implementing the advanced DirectAccess infrastructure
    • Validating the DirectAccess deployment


    Module 8: Implementing VPNs

    This module explains how to implement and manage remote access in Windows Server 2016 by using VPNs.


    • Planning VPNs
    • Implementing VPNs

    Lab: Implementing a VPN

    • Implementing a VPN
    • Validating VPN deployment

    Lab: Troubleshooting VPN access

    • Troubleshooting VPN access


    Module 9: Implementing networking for branch offices

    This module explains how to implement network services for branch offices.


    • Networking features and considerations for branch offices
    • Implementing Distributed File System (DFS) for branch offices
    • Implementing BranchCache for branch offices

    Lab: Implementing DFS for branch offices

    • Implementing DFS
    • Validating the deployment

    Lab: Implementing BranchCache

    • Implementing BranchCache
    • Validating the deployment


    Module 10: 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 11: Implementing software defined networking

    This module explains how to implement software defined networking.


    • Overview of software defined networking
    • Implementing network virtualisation
    • Implementing Network Controller

    Lab: Implementing Network Controller

    • Deploying Network Controller
    • Configuring network services with Network Controller
    • Managing and monitoring with Network Controller


    In addition to professional experience working with Windows Server, you should meet the following requirements:

    • Experience working with Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2012
    • Experience in an infrastructure enterprise environment with Windows Server
    • Knowledge of the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) model
    • Understanding of core networking infrastructure components and technologies such as cabling, routers, hubs, and switches
    • Knowledge of networking architectures and topologies – local area networks (LANs), wide area networks (WANs) & wireless networking
    • Foundation knowledge of the TCP/IP protocol stack, addressing and name resolution
    • Experience working with Hyper-V and foundation knowledge of virtualisation
    • Hands-on experience working with Windows client operating systems including Windows 8.1 or Windows 10