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Networking with Windows Server 2016


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Networking with Windows Server 2016

Course Code: 20741

Duration: 5 days


In addition to professional experience, students who attend this training should already have the following technical knowledge:

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

Course Description:

This 5-day 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.

Course Objectives:

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Plan and implement an IPv4 network. 
  • Implement Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP). Implement IPv6. 
  • Implement Domain Name System (DNS). 
  • Implement and manage IP address management (IPAM). 
  • Plan for remote access.
  • Implement DirectAccess. 
  • Implement virtual private networks (VPNs). 
  • Implement networking for branch offices. 
  • Configure advanced networking features. 
  • Implement Software Defined Networking.

Intended Audience:

This course is intended for existing IT professionals who have some networking knowledge and experience and are looking for a single course that provides insight into core and advanced networking technologies in Windows Server 2016. This audience would typically include:

  • Network administrators who are looking to reinforce existing skills and learn about new networking technology changes and functionality in Windows Server 2016. 
  • System or Infrastructure Administrators with general networking knowledge who are looking to gain core and advanced networking knowledge and skills on Windows Server 2016.

The secondary audience for this course is those IT professionals who are looking to take the MCSA 70- 741: Networking with Windows Server 2016 exam.

Course Outline:

Module 1: Planning and implementing an IPv4 network 

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

Module 2: Implementing DHCP 

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

Module 3: Implementing IPv6 

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

Module 4: Implementing DNS 

  • 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

Module 5: Implementing and managing IPAM 

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

Module 6: Remote access in Windows Server 2016 

  • Overview of remote access
  • Implementing Web Application Proxy

Module 7: Implementing DirectAccess 

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

Module 8: Implementing VPNs 

  • Planning VPNs 
  • Implementing VPNs

Module 9: Implementing networking for branch offices 

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

Module 10: Configuring advanced networking features 

  • Overview of high performance networking features 
  • Configuring advanced Microsoft Hyper-V networking features

Module 11: Implementing Software Defined Networking

  • Overview of Software Defined Networking
  • Implementing network virtualization 
  • Implementing Network Controller