Course M10983 Upgrading Your Skills to Windows Server 2016 |

Course M10983 Upgrading Your Skills to Windows Server 2016

  • Install and configure Windows Server 2016
  • Implement:
    • Hyper-V
    • Directory services
    • Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS)
    • Secure data access for users and devices
    • Network services
    • Remote access
    • Failover clustering with Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V
  • Manage and optimize storage in Windows Server 2016
  • Recover data in Windows Servers 2016

After completing this course, students will be able to:

This Windows 2016 training course teaches Windows 2008 and Windows 2012 systems administrators, as well as Microsoft Certified Solutions Associates, how to implement and configure the new features in Windows Server 2016. This 5-day, instructor-led course, is not a product upgrade seminar. It will instead take your existing Windows Server skills and adapt them to the Windows Server 2016 environment. Graduates will be prepared to take the Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSA) exams, as well as be able to bring a broader knowledge of Windows Server environments back to their respective teams.

Audience Profile

IT Professionals who are:

  • Experienced Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2008 System Administrators with real world experience working in a Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows Server 2008 enterprise environment.
  • Have obtained the credential Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2012 or have equivalent knowledge.

IT professionals wanting to take the Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) exams will also be interested in taking this course as they prepare for the MCSA exams, which are a prerequisite for the MCSE specialties.

Before attending this course, students must have:
  • Two or more years of experience deploying and managing Windows Server 2012 or Windows 2008 environments; experience with day-to-day Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2008 system administration management and maintenance tasks
  • Windows networking technologies and implementation experience
  • Active Directory technologies and implementation experience
  • Windows Server virtualization technologies and implementation experience
  • Knowledge equivalent to the MCSA credentials of Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2012

Module 1: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2016

  • Introducing Windows Server 2016
  • Installing Windows Server 2016
  • Configuring Windows Server 2016
  • Implementing containers in Windows Server 2016

Module 2: Implementing Hyper-V

  • Configuring the Hyper-V role in Windows Server 2016
  • Configuring Hyper-V storage
  • Configuring Hyper-V networking
  • Configuring Hyper-V virtual machines

Module 3: Implementing directory services

  • Deploying AD DS domain controllers
  • Implementing service accounts
  • Microsoft Azure Active Directory (Azure AD)
  • Integrating AD DS with Azure AD

Module 4: Implementing AD FS

  • Overview of AD FS
  • Deploying AD FS
  • Implementing AD FS for a single organization
  • Implementing Web Application Proxy
  • Implementing single sign-on (SSO) with Microsoft Online Services

Module 5: Managing and Optimizing Storage in Windows Server 2016

  • Overview of storage in Windows Server 2016
  • Configuring Internet small computer system interface (iSCSI) Storage
  • Configuring the Storage Spaces feature in Windows Server 2016

Module 6: Implementing Secure Data Access for Users and Devices

  • Overview of Dynamic Access Control
  • Planning for a Dynamic Access ControliImplementation
  • Configuring Dynamic Access Control
  • Implementing Work Folders

Module 7: Implementing network services

  • Overview of networking enhancements
  • Implementing IP address management
  • Managing IP address spaces with IPAM

Module 8: Implementing remote access

  • Remote access overview
  • Implementing DirectAccess
  • Implementing a virtual private network (VPN)

Module 9: Implementing failover clustering

  • Overview of failover clustering
  • Implementing a failover cluster
  • Configuring highly-available applications and services on a failover cluster
  • Maintaining a failover cluster
  • Implementing a stretch cluster

Module 10: Implementing failover clustering with Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V

  • Overview of the integration of Hyper-V Server 2016 with failover clustering
  • Implementing Hyper-V virtual machines on failover clusters
  • Implementing Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V virtual machine migration
  • Implementing Hyper-V Replica

Module 11: Implementing Data recovery in Windows Server 2016

  • Data recovery options
  • Microsoft Azure Backup
  • Server recovery implementation


  • Install and configure Nano Server
  • Implement server virtualization with Hyper-V
  • Implement service accounts
  • Integrate with Azure AD
  • Implement AD FS
  • Implement Web Application Proxy
  • Implement and Manage Storage
  • Configure Storage Spaces
  • Implement Dynamic Access Control
  • Configure Work Folders
  • Implement network services
  • Implement DirectAccess
  • Implement failover clustering
  • Implement failover clustering with Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V
  • Server data recovery options

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