MS Server 2016 – Networking with Windows Server 2016

Information Technology (IT)
Course Aim
At the end of this course, students will have obtained the knowledge required to write the Windows Server 2016 70-742 certification exam.
Of Interest To
Those individuals interested in pursuing a career in IT, specifically related to Windows Server 2016. Also of interest to those wishing to obtain a Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) certification.
Method of Delivery
Integrated Learning SystemTM training facilitated by Academy of Learning Career College Learning Coach or Online Instructor

Course Introduction

This course is designed to prepare students for the Windows Server 2016 (70-741) certification exam. The 70-741 certification exam is the second step on the path to becoming a Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA)

In this course, students obtain the skills and knowledge required to understand IPv4 and IPv6 addresses, subnetting, and Border Gateway Protocol, and to install, configure, and manage DHCP servers, DNS Servers, and DNS zones and records. Students will learn IP Address Management (IPAM) configuration, IPAM management of DHCP and DNS, network connectivity and remote access with NAT, VPNs, and DirectAccess, secure remote authentication with RADIUS, NPS, and WAP. Students will also learn about DFS and Branch Office Solutions, advanced network infrastructures with NIC Teaming, SET, RSS, DCB, SMB, SDN, SLB, Hyper-V with NVGRE, and VXLAN.

Course Prerequisites

Experience in the IT field, including completion of Installation, Storage, and Compute with Microsoft Windows Server 2016 70-740, or equivalent.

Course Notes

A student manual is provided for ongoing reference. The course consists of 11 graded quizzes and a final exam. Participants who receive 75% or higher on their final grade will receive a certificate.

Due to the dynamic nature of the IT industry, job success mandates that an individual not only learn the theory, but also obtain the skills to locate resources that provide answers and help solve problems on the job. We encourage our students to develop research and study skills that will help them make the transition from the classroom to the work environment. Independent thinking is required of anyone considering IT courses and a career in Information Technology.

Course Breakdown

Module 1: Understand and configure IPv4 and IPv6 addresses and subnets, IPv6 stateless or stateful addressing, IPv4 and IPv6 interoperability using ISATAP, 6to4, and Teredo Transitions; implement Border Gateway Protocol and IPv4 and IPv6 routing

Module 2: Install, configure, and authorize DHCP Servers, create, and configure DHCP Scopes, SuperScopes, Multi-Scopes, reservations, exclusions, options and lease periods

Module 3: Management of DHCP policies, PXE Boot, Relay Agent, IPv6 DHCPv6 addressing, import and export, migrating, backup and restore, failover, and troubleshooting DHCP Servers

Module 4: Install and configure DNS Servers, forwarders, root hints, delegation, settings using PowerShell, global settings, DNS security with DNSSEC and DANE, DNS socket pools, cache locking and logging; enable Response Rate Limiting, recursive settings, and performance tuning

Module 5: Create and configure primary, secondary, stub, Active Directory Integrated, GlobalName zones, Secure dynamic updates, DNS zone delegation, zone scavenging and round robin, DNS resource records (RR, A, AAAA, PTR, SOA, NS, SRV, CNAME, MX), zone policies, audit and query events, troubleshooting zones

Module 6: Install and provision IPAM, discover IPAM servers, IP blocks and ranges, monitor IP utilization, migrate workloads to IPAM, IPAM database storage using SQL, virtual IP address spaces

Module 7: Manage, use, and audit DNS and DHCP server properties, scopes and options, policies and failovers, zones and records, cross-forest IP address management, RBAC, IPAM address usage trails, lease and user logon events

Module 8: Configure NAT, routing, and remote access gateways, VPN protocols, authentication options, VPN Reconnect and connection profiles, remote access versus site-to-site VPNs, install, configure, and troubleshoot DirectAccess, client configuration and advanced solutions for DirectAccess

Module 9: Explore secure remote authentication accounting solutions with RADIUS servers, clients, and proxy, NPS templates, certificates, network policies for VPN clients, wireless and wired clients, WAP for Windows Server 2016

Module 10: Identify and describe branch offices, WAN link consumption, DFS; install and configure DFS namespaces, replication targets and scheduling, Remote Differential Compression (RDC) settings, staging, fault tolerance, Distributed File System Replication (DFSR) database and database recovery; identify, install, implement, and troubleshoot BranchCache features and requirements, distributed and hosted cache modes, BranchCache for Web and application server

Module 11: Build advanced networking infrastructures with NIC Teaming and Switch Embedded Teaming (SET); receive side scaling, QoS datacenter bridging, SMB Direct, SMB multichannel, Virtual Machine Multi-Queues (VMMQ), vRSS on VMQ NICs, Single-Root I/O Virtualization (SR-IOV), Hyper-V Network Virtualization (HNV) with NVGRE and VXLAN, software load balancers, distributed firewall policies, network security and Window Server gateways