Microsoft Upgrading your skills to MCSA Windows Server 2016

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Upgrade your skills to MCSA: Windows Server 2016 on this accelerated certification course. In just 3 days, upgrade your technical skills from Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2012, learning to implement all the new features and functionalities in Windows Server 2016.

Your MCSA upgrade course is 40% faster than traditional training. This also includes exam 70-743: Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows Server 2016, which you will sit during the course. Covered by your Certification Guarantee.

Your expert instructor will be a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT). Using our unique Lecture | Lab | Review technique, they will immerse you in Microsoft Official Curriculum (MOC) combined with hands-on practical exercises. You will learn skills appilicable to real world situations including:

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  • Installing and configuring Windows Server 2016
  • Implementing Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) and directory services
  • Implementing advanced features including:
    • Hyper-V
    • Software-defined networking
    • Windows Containers
  • Implementing failover clustering, including using virtual machines

This course is ideal if you are an IT professional looking to upgrade your knowledge, skills and MCSA certifcation to Windows Server 2016. You should be an experienced Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2008 system administrator, ideally with real-world experience working with past versions of Windows Server in an enterprise environment.

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Seven reasons why you should sit your course with Firebrand Training

  1. You'll be MCSA Windows Server 2016 Upgrade certified in just 3 days. With us, you’ll be MCSA Windows Server 2016 Upgrade trained in record time
  2. Our MCSA Windows Server 2016 Upgrade course is all-inclusive. A one-off fee covers all course materials, exams, accommodation and meals. No hidden extras
  3. Pass MCSA Windows Server 2016 Upgrade first time or train again for free. This is our guarantee. We’re confident you’ll pass your course first time. But if not, come back within a year and only pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs
  4. You’ll learn more. A day with a traditional training provider generally runs from 9am – 5pm, with a nice long break for lunch. With Firebrand Training you’ll get at least 12 hours/day quality learning time, with your instructor
  5. You’ll learn MCSA Windows Server 2016 Upgrade faster. Chances are, you’ll have a different learning style to those around you. We combine visual, auditory and tactile styles to deliver the material in a way that ensures you will learn faster and more easily
  6. You’ll be studying MCSA Windows Server 2016 Upgrade with the best. We’ve been named in Training Industry’s “Top 20 IT Training Companies of the Year” every year since 2010. As well as winning many more awards, we’ve trained and certified 72,589 professionals, and we’re partners with all of the big names in the business
  7. You'll do more than study Firebrand's courseware. We use practical exercises to make sure you can apply your new knowledge to the work environment. Our instructors use demonstrations and real-world experience to keep the day interesting and engaging

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The key benefits of this course include:

  • 40% faster than traditional training
  • Microsoft Certified Trainers
  • Access to Microsoft Official Curriculum
  • Official Practice Tests

Other accelerated training providers rely heavily on lecture and independent self-testing and study.

Effective technical instruction must be highly varied and interactive to keep attention levels high, promote camaraderie and teamwork between the students and instructor, and solidify knowledge through hands-on learning.

Firebrand Training provides instruction to meet every learning need:

  • Intensive group instruction
  • One-on-one instruction attention
  • Hands-on labs
  • Lab partner and group exercises
  • Question and answer drills
  • Independent study

This information has been provided as a helpful tool for candidates considering training. Courses that include certification come with a certification guarantee. Pass first time or train again for free (just pay for accommodation and exams on your return). We do not make any guarantees about personal successes or benefits of obtaining certification. Benefits of certification determined through studies do not guarantee any particular personal successes.

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Course 20743C: Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA: Windows Server 2016

Module 1: Installing and configuring Windows Server 2016

This module explains how to install and perform post-installation configuration of Windows Server 2016 servers.

Lessons

  • Introducing Windows Server 2016
  • Installing Windows Server 2016
  • Configuring Windows Server 2016
  • Preparing for upgrades and migrations
  • Migrating server roles and workloads
  • Windows Server activation models

Lab : Installing and configuring Server Core

  • Installing Server Core
  • Completing post-installation tasks on Windows Server 2016 Core
  • Performing remote management

After completing this course, you'll be able to:

  • Explain Windows Server 2016.
  • Install Windows Server 2016.
  • Configure Windows Server 2016.
  • Prepare for upgrades and migrations.
  • Migrate server roles and workloads.
  • Describe the Windows Server activation models.

Module 2: Overview of storage in Windows Server 2016

This module explains how to configure storage in Windows Server 2016.

Lessons

  • Overview of storage in Windows Server 2016
  • Implementing Data Deduplication
  • Configuring iSCSI storage
  • Configuring the Storage Spaces feature in Windows Server 2016

Lab : Implementing and managing storage

  • Implementing File Server Resource Manager (FSRM)
  • Implementing Data Deduplication
  • Configuring iSCSI storage

After completing this module, you'll be able to:

  • Explain storage in Windows Server 2016.
  • Implement Data Deduplication.
  • Configure iSCSI storage.
  • Configure the Storage Spaces feature in Windows Server 2016.

Module 3: Implementing directory services

This module explains how to implement the Directory Services feature.

Lessons

  • Deploying Active Directory domain controllers
  • Implementing service accounts
  • Azure AD

Lab : Implementing and managing AD DS

  • Cloning a domain controller
  • Implementing service accounts

After completing this module, you'll be able to:

  • Deploy AD DS domain controllers.
  • Implement service accounts.
  • Explain Azure AD.

Module 4: Implementing AD FS

This module explains how to implement an AD FS deployment.

Lessons

  • Overview of AD FS
  • Deploying AD FS
  • Implementing AD FS for a single organisation
  • Implementing Web Application Proxy
  • Implementing SSO with Microsoft online services

Lab : Implementing AD FS

  • Installing and configuring AD FS
  • Configuring an internal application for AD FS

Lab : Implementing Web Application Proxy

  • Implementing Web Application Proxy

After completing this module, you'll be able to:

  • Describe AD FS.
  • Deploy AD FS.
  • Implement AD FS for a single organisation.
  • Implement Web Application Proxy.
  • Implement SSO with Microsoft online services.

Module 5: Implementing network services

This module explains how to configure advanced features for Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) and configure IP Address Management (IPAM).

Lessons

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

Lab : Implementing network services

  • Configuring DNS policies
  • Configuring DHCP failover
  • Configuring IPAM

After completing this module, you'll be able to:

  • Describe networking enhancements.
  • Implement IP address management.
  • Manage IP address spaces with IPAM.

Module 6: Implementing Hyper-V

This module explains how to install and configure Hyper-V virtual machines.

Lessons

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

Lab : Implementing server virtualisation with Hyper-V

  • Installing the Hyper-V server role
  • Configuring virtual networking
  • Creating and configuring a virtual machine

After completing this module, you'll be able to:

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

Module 7: Configuring advanced networking features

This module explains how to implement an advanced networking infrastructure.

Lessons

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

Lab : Configuring advanced Hyper-V networking features

  • Creating and using Hyper-V virtual switches
  • Configuring and using the advanced features of a virtual switch

After completing this module, you'll be able to:

  • Describe high-performance networking features.
  • Configure advanced Hyper-V networking features.

Module 8: Implementing Software Defined Networking

This module explains how to implement software-defined networking.

Lessons

  • Overview of SDN
  • Implementing network virtualisation
  • Implementing Network Controller

Lab : Deploying Network Controller

  • Preparing to deploy Network Controller
  • Deploying Network Controller

After completing this module, you'll be able to:

  • Describe Software Defined Networking.
  • Implement network virtualisation.
  • Implement Network Controller.

Module 9: Implementing remote access

This module explains how to configure connectivity for remote users by using the DirectAccess feature.

Lessons

  • Remote access overview
  • Implementing DirectAccess
  • Implementing VPN

Lab : Implementing DirectAccess

  • Configuring DirectAccess using the Getting Started Wisard
  • Testing DirectAccess

After completing this module, you'll be able to:

  • Describe common remote-access solutions and technologies.
  • Implement DirectAccess.
  • Implement VPNs.

Module 10: Deploying and managing Windows and Hyper-V containers

This module provides an overview of Windows Server 2016 containers. Additionally, it explains how to deploy, install, configure, and manage containers in Windows Server 2016.

Lessons

  • Overview of containers in Windows Server 2016
  • Preparing for containers
  • Installing, configuring, and managing containers by using Docker

Lab : Installing and configuring containers

  • Installing Docker Enterprise Edition for Windows Server 2016
  • Installing and configuring an IIS container

After completing this module, you'll be able to:

  • Describe containers in Windows Server 2016.
  • Explain how to deploy containers.
  • Explain how to install, configure, and manage containers by using Docker.

Module 11: Implementing failover clustering

This module explains how to implement failover clustering to provide high availability for network services and applications.

Lessons

  • 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

Lab : Implementing failover clustering

  • Configuring iSCSI storage
  • Configuring a failover cluster
  • Deploying and configuring a highly available file server
  • Validating the deployment of a highly available file server
  • Configuring CAU on the failover cluster

After completing this module, you'll be able to:

  • Describe the concept of failover clustering.
  • Implement a failover cluster.
  • Configure highly available applications and services on a failover cluster.
  • Maintain a failover cluster.
  • Implement a stretch-failover cluster.

Module 12: Implementing failover clustering with Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V

This module explains how to deploy and manage Hyper-V virtual machines in a failover cluster.

Lessons

  • 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

Lab : Implementing failover clustering with Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V

  • The Hyper-V Failover clustering testing environment
  • Configuring Hyper-V Replica
  • Configuring a failover cluster for Hyper-V
  • Configuring a highly available virtual machine

After completing this module, you'll be able to:

  • Describe how Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V integrates with failover clustering.
  • Implement Hyper-V virtual machines on failover clusters.
  • Implement Hyper-V virtual machine migration.
  • Implement Hyper-V Replica

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Covered by your Certification Guarantee, you will be prepared for and sit the following exam during this course:

Exam 70-743: Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA: Windows Server 2016

This exam measures your skills in the following areas:

  • Installing Windows Servers in host and compute environments
  • Implementing virtualisation features including Hyper-V and Windows containers
  • Implementing high availability and storage solutions
  • Implementing advanced networking features including:
    • Domain Name System (DNS)
    • IP Address Management (IPAM)
    • Network connectivity and remote access solutions
    • Implementing an advanced network infrastructure
  • Installing and configuring Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS)
  • Implementing identity federation and access solutions

Who should take this exam?

Exam 70-743 is aimed at IT professionals looking to validate their skills and knowledge in implementing Windows Server 2016 core infrastructure services. You should have already earned the MCSA: Windows Server 2008 or MCSA: Windows Server 2012 R2 certification. This exam measures skills across installation, storage, compute, networking, and identity functionality available in Windows Server 2016.

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Included:

  • Microsoft Official Curriculum 20743C: Upgrading Your Skills to Windows Server 2016 MCSA

Firebrand Training offers top-quality technical education and certification training in an all-inclusive course package specifically designed for the needs and ease of our students. We attend to every detail so our students can focus solely on their studies and certification goals.

Our Accelerated Learning Programmes include:

  • Intensive Hands-on Training Utilising our (Lecture | Lab | Review)TM Delivery
  • Comprehensive Study Materials, Program Courseware and Self-Testing Software including MeasureUp *
  • Fully instructor-led program with 24 hour lab access
  • Examination vouchers **
  • On site testing ***
  • Accommodation, all meals, unlimited beverages, snacks and tea / coffee****
  • Transportation to/from designated local railway stations
  • Examination Passing Policy

Our instructors teach to accommodate every student's learning needs through individualised instruction, hands-on labs, lab partner and group exercises, independent study, self-testing, and question/answer drills.

Firebrand Training has dedicated, well-equipped educational facilities where you will attend instruction and labs and have access to comfortable study and lounging rooms. Our students consistently say our facilities are second-to-none.

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There are several benefits of easy-to-use digital courseware: downloads are immediate, and you’ll always have your courseware available wherever you are. You won’t need to wait for a printed book to be delivered before you start learning – and it’s better for the environment. You can choose to download the courseware to your own device, or borrow one of ours.

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Examination Passing Policy

Should a student complete a Firebrand Training Program without having successfully passed all vendor examinations, the student may re-attend that program for a period of one year.  Students will only be responsible for accommodations and vendor exam fees.

Please note

  • * Not on all courses
  • ** Examination vouchers are not included for the following courses: GIAC, CREST and CISSP CBK Review. Exam vouchers may also not be included for Apprentices and will require a separate purchase by an employer due to Education and Skills Funding Agency guidelines.
  • *** On site testing is not included for our GIAC, CREST or ITIL Managers and Revision Certification Courses
  • **** Accommodation not included on the CISSP CBK Review Seminar

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In order to upgrade to MCSA Windows Server 2016, you must have attained either the MCSA: Windows Server 2012 or MCSA: Windows Server 2008 certification.

It is also recommended you possess the following prerequisites before attending this course:

  • Two or more years of experience deploying and managing Windows Server 2012 or Windows 2008 environments; NS experience with day-to-day Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2008 system administration management and maintenance tasks.
  • Experience with Windows networking technologies and implementation
  • Experience with Active Directory® technologies and implementation
  • Experience with Windows Server virtualisation technologies and implementation
  • Knowledge equivalent to the MCSA credentials of Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2012

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Don’t worry - we’ll discuss your technical background, experience and qualifications to determine whether this accelerated course suits you.

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Firebrand is an immersive environment and requires commitment. Some prerequisites are simply guidelines; you may find your unique experience, attitude and determination enables you to succeed on your accelerated course.

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