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Course 20741: Networking with Windows Server 2016

Duration: 90-days online access
ILT Classroom: 5 days
Audience: IT Professionals
Certification: MCSA
Exam: 70-741
Level: 200

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About this course

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

Audience profile
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.

At course completion
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

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 Outline

  • Module 1: Planning and implementing an IPv4 network
    This module explains how to plan and implement an IPv4 addressing scheme to support organizational 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Module 4: Implementing DNS
    This module explains how to install, configure, and troubleshoot DNS within the organization’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
  • 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.
    - Overview of IPAM
    - Deploying IPAM
    - Managing IP address spaces with 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 Web Application Proxy.
    - Overview of remote access
    - Implementing 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Module 10: Configuring advanced networking features
    This module explains how to implement an advanced networking infrastructure.
    - Overview of high performance networking features
    - Configuring advanced Microsoft Hyper-V networking features
  • Module 11: Implementing Software Defined Networking
    This module explains how to implement software defined networking.
    - Overview of Software Defined Networking
    - Implementing network virtualization
    - Implementing Network Controller

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