Microsoft Installation, Storage, and Compute with Windows Server 2016

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On this accelerated 4 day Installation, Storage and Compute in Windows Server 2016 course, learn the fundamental skills to bring the benefits of Windows Server 2016 to your organisation.

You’ll learn how to install Windows Server 2016 - including Nano Server, Hyper-V and Virtual Machines. You'll also cover how to migrate from your existing server platform to Windows Server 2016. In addition to this, you'll develop your knowledge of disaster recovery technologies and be capable of planning, creating and managing a failover cluster.

This course is 20% faster than traditional training, meaning you will be back in work sooner using your new skills.

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Using Firebrand’s unique Lecture | Lab | Review technique, your Microsoft Certified Trainer will immerse you in Microsoft Official Curriculum combined with practical labs. This will help you develop skills applicable to real-world scenarios, including how to:

  • Install, upgrade and migrate servers and workloads
  • Install, deploy and manage Windows Server and Hyper-V containers
  • Plan and implement a high availability and disaster recovery solution
  • Manage, monitor and maintain virtual machine installations

As part the course, you will be prepared for exam 70-740: Installation, Storage and Compute in Windows Server 2016. You will sit this exam on-site as part of the course, covered by your Certification Guarantee.

If you're an IT professional looking to build knowledge of storage and compute funcationality using Windows Server 2016, this course is ideal. It's also highly relevant if you're looking to migrate to Windows Server 2016 from previous server technologies.

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Seven reasons why you should sit your Windows Server 2016 course with Firebrand Training

  1. You'll be Windows Server 2016 certified in just 4 days. With us, you’ll be Windows Server 2016 trained in record time
  2. Our Windows Server 2016 course is all-inclusive. A one-off fee covers all course materials, exams, accommodation and meals. No hidden extras
  3. Pass Windows Server 2016 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 Windows Server 2016. 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 Windows Server 2016 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 Windows Server 2016 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 Windows Server 2016 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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Firebrand is a Microsoft Learning partner, meaning you will benefit from:

  • Microsoft Certified Trainers - learn from expert instructors certified by Microsoft to deliver your course. With years of in-industry experience, you will benefit from their real world knowledge.
  • Microsoft Official Curriculum - access the latest and most relevant content to Windows Server 2016.
  • Microsoft Official Practice Tests - reinforce your knowledge and simulate a Microsoft exam situation with official practice tests aligned to the MOC content you are learning.
  • This course emphasises practical tasks with labs integrated throughout the content to build upon the theoretical knowledge developed. This will help you develop knowledge applicable to real-world scenarios.

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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MOC 20740C: Installation, Storage, and Compute with Windows Server 2016

Module 1: Installing, upgrading, and migrating servers and workloads

This module describes the new features of Windows Server 2016, and explains how to prepare for and install Nano Server and Server Core. It describes how to plan a server upgrade and migration strategy, and explains how to perform a migration of server roles and workloads within and across domains. You'll also learn how to choose an activation model based on your environment characteristics.

Lessons

  • Introducing Windows Server 2016
  • Preparing and installing Server Core
  • 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 module, you'll be able to:

  • Describe the new features of Windows Server 2016.
  • Prepare for and install Server Core.
  • Plan a server upgrade and migration strategy.
  • Perform a migration of server roles and workloads within a domain and across domains.
  • Choose an appropriate activation model.

Module 2: Configuring local storageThis module explains how to manage disks and volumes in Windows Server 2016.Lessons

  • Managing disks in Windows Server
  • Managing volumes in Windows Server

Lab : Configuring local storage

  • Creating and managing volumes
  • Resising volumes
  • Managing virtual hard disks

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

  • Manage disks in Windows Server.
  • Manage volumes in Windows Server.

Module 3: Implementing enterprise storage solutionsThis module discusses direct-attached storage (DAS), network-attached storage (NAS), and storage area networks (SANs). It also explains the purpose of Microsoft Internet Storage Name Service (iSNS) Server, data center bridging (DCB), and Multipath I/O (MPIO). Additionally, this module compares Fibre Channel, Internet Small Computer System Interface (iSCSI), and Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE), and describes how to configure sharing in Windows Server 2016.Lessons

  • Overview of DAS, NAS, and SANs
  • Comparing Fibre Channel, iSCSI, and Fibre Channel over Ethernet
  • Understanding iSNS, DCB, and MPIO
  • Configuring sharing in Windows Server 2016

Lab : Planning and configuring storage technologies and components

  • Planning storage requirements
  • Configuring iSCSI storage
  • Configuring and managing the share infrastructure

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

  • Describe DAS, NAS, and SANs.
  • Compare Fibre Channel, iSCSI, and FCoE.
  • Explain the use of iSNS, DCB, and MPIO.
  • Configure sharing in Windows Server.

Module 4: Implementing Storage Spaces and Data DeduplicationThis module explains how to implement and manage Storage Spaces. This module also explains how to implement Data Deduplication.Lessons

  • Implementing Storage Spaces
  • Managing Storage Spaces
  • Implementing Data Deduplication

Lab : Implementing Storage Spaces

  • Creating a Storage Space

Lab : Implementing Data Deduplication

  • Installing Data Deduplication
  • Configuring Data Deduplication

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

  • Describe and implement the Storage Spaces feature in the context of enterprise storage needs.
  • Manage and maintain Storage Spaces.
  • Describe and implement Data Deduplication.

Module 5: Installing and configuring Hyper-V and virtual machinesThis module provides an overview of Hyper-V and virtualisation. It explains how to install Hyper-V, and how to configure storage and networking on Hyper-V host servers. Additionally, it explains how to configure and manage Hyper-V virtual machines.Lessons

  • Overview of Hyper-V
  • Installing Hyper-V
  • Configuring storage on Hyper-V host servers
  • Configuring networking on Hyper-V host servers
  • Configuring Hyper-V virtual machines
  • Managing virtual machines

Lab : Installing and configuring Hyper-V

  • Verify installation of the Hyper-V server role
  • Configuring Hyper-V networks
  • Creating and configuring virtual machines
  • Enable nested virtualisation for a virtual machine

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

  • Describe Hyper-V and virtualisation.
  • Install Hyper-V.
  • Configure storage on Hyper-V host servers.
  • Configure networking on Hyper-V host servers.
  • Configure Hyper-V virtual machines.
  • Manage Hyper-V virtual machines.

Module 6: Deploying and managing Windows and Hyper-V containersThis module provides an overview of containers in Windows Server 2016. Additionally, this module explains how to deploy Windows Server and Hyper-V containers. It also explains how to install, configure, and manage containers by using Docker.Lessons

  • Overview of containers in Windows Server 2016
  • Deploying Windows Server and Hyper-V containers
  • Installing, configuring, and managing containers by using Docker

Lab : Installing and configuring containers

  • Installing and configuring Windows Server containers by using Windows PowerShell
  • Installing and configuring Windows Server containers by using Docker

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 using Docker.

Module 7: Overview of high availability and disaster recoveryThis module provides an overview of high availability and high availability with failover clustering in Windows Server 2016. It further explains how to plan high availability and disaster recovery solutions with Hyper-V virtual machines. Additionally, this module explains how to back up and restore the Windows Server 2016 operating system and data by using Windows Server Backup.Lessons

  • Defining levels of availability
  • Planning high availability and disaster recovery solutions with Hyper-V virtual machines
  • Backing up and restoring by using Windows Server Backup
  • High availability with failover clustering in Windows Server 2016

Lab : Planning and implementing a high availability and disaster recovery solution

  • Determining the appropriate high availability and disaster recovery solution
  • Implementing storage migration
  • Configuring Hyper-V replicas

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

  • Define levels of availability.
  • Plan high availability and disaster recovery solutions with Hyper-V virtual machines.
  • Back up and restore data by using Windows Server Backup.
  • Describe high availability with failover clustering in Windows Server 2016.

Module 8: Implementing failover clusteringThis module explains how to plan for failover clustering. It also explains how to create, manage, and troubleshoot a failover cluster.Lessons

  • Planning a failover cluster
  • Creating and configuring a new failover cluster
  • Maintaining a failover cluster
  • Troubleshooting a failover cluster
  • Implementing site high availability with stretch clustering

Lab : Implementing failover clustering

  • Creating a failover cluster
  • Verifying quorum settings and adding a node

Lab : Managing a failover cluster

  • Evicting a node and verifying quorum settings
  • Changing the quorum from disk witness to file-share witness, and defining node voting
  • Verifying high availability

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

  • Plan for a failover-clustering implementation.
  • Create and configure a failover cluster.
  • Maintain a failover cluster.
  • Troubleshoot a failover cluster.
  • Implement high availability and stretch clustering for a site.

Module 9: Implementing failover clustering with Windows Server 2016 Hyper-VThis module describes how Hyper-V integrates with failover clustering. It also explains how to implement Hyper-V virtual machines (VMs) in failover clusters.Lessons

  • Overview of the integration of Hyper-V Server 2016 with failover clustering
  • Implementing Hyper-V VMs on failover clusters
  • Key features for VMs in a clustered environment

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

  • Configure iSCSI storage
  • Configuring a failover cluster for Hyper-V
  • Configuring a highly available VM

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

  • Describe how Hyper-V integrates with failover clustering.
  • Implement Hyper-V VMs on failover clusters.
  • Describe the key features for VMs in a clustered environment.

Module 10: Implementing Network Load BalancingThis module provides an overview of NLB clusters. It also explains how to plan and configure an NLB cluster implementation.Lessons

  • Overview of NLB
  • Configuring an NLB cluster
  • Planning an NLB implementation

Lab : Implementing NLB

  • Implementing a Network Load Balancing (NLB) cluster
  • Configuring and managing the NLB cluster
  • Validating high availability for the NLB cluster

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

  • Describe NLB.
  • Configure an NLB cluster.
  • Explain how to plan an NLB implementation.

Module 11: Creating and managing deployment imagesThis module provides an overview of the Windows Server 2016 image deployment process. It also explains how to create and manage deployment images by using the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT). Additionally, it describes different workloads in the virtual machine environment.Lessons

  • Introduction to deployment images
  • Creating and managing deployment images by using MDT
  • Virtual machine environments for different workloads

Lab : Using MDT to deploy Windows Server 2016

  • Configuring MDT
  • Creating and deploying an image

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

  • Describe the Windows Server 2016 image deployment process.
  • Create and manage deployment images by using MDT.
  • Describe the different workloads in the virtual machine environment.

Module 12: Managing, monitoring, and maintaining virtual machine installations

This module provides an overview on Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) and the requirements to implement WSUS. It explains how to manage the update process with WSUS. Additionally, this module provides an overview of Windows PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC) and Windows Server 2016 monitoring tools. Finally, this module describes how to use Performance Monitor, and how to manage event logs.

Lessons

  • WSUS overview and deployment options
  • Update management process with WSUS
  • Overview of Windows PowerShell DSC
  • Overview of Windows Server 2016 monitoring tools
  • Using Performance Monitor
  • Monitoring event logs

Lab : Implementing WSUS and deploying updates

  • Implementing WSUS
  • Configuring update settings
  • Approving and deploying an update by using WSUS

Lab : Monitoring and troubleshooting Windows Server 2016

  • Establishing a performance baseline
  • Identifying the source of a performance problem
  • Viewing and configuring centralised event logs

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

  • Describe the purpose of WSUS and the requirements to implement WSUS.
  • Manage the update process with WSUS.
  • Describe the purpose and benefits of Windows PowerShell DSC.
  • Describe the monitoring tools available in Windows Server 2016.
  • Use Performance Monitor.
  • Manage event logs.

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You'll sit the following exams at the Firebrand Training Centre, covered by your Certification Guarantee:

70-740: Installation, Storage, and Compute with Windows Server 2016

Some of the skils you'll be tested on include:

  • Install Windows Servers in host and compute environments (10–15%)
  • Implement storage solutions (10–15%)
  • Implement Hyper-V (20–25%)
  • Implement Windows containers (5–10%)
  • Implement high availability (30–35%)
  • Maintain and monitor server environments (10–15%)

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Microsoft Official Curriculum

  • MOC 20740C: Installation, Storage, and Compute with Windows Server 2016

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Before attending this course, you must have:

  • A basic understanding of networking fundamentals.
  • An awareness and understanding of security best practices.
  • An understanding of basic AD DS concepts.
  • Basic knowledge of server hardware.
  • Experience supporting and configuring Windows client operating systems such as Windows 8 or Windows 10.

You would also benefit from previous experience with Windows Server operating systems. Ideally working as a Windows Server systems administrator.

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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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