Microsoft
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA): Windows Server 2016
70-740: Installation, Storage, and Compute with Windows Server 2016
Server 2016 - Install, Store, and Compute: Data Deduplication and Hyper-V Setup
Server 2016 - Install, Store, and Compute: Hyper-V Configuration
Server 2016 - Install, Store, and Compute: Hyper-V Networking and Containers
Server 2016 - Install, Store, and Compute: Implementing Failover Clustering
Server 2016 - Install, Store, and Compute: Installation Options
Server 2016 - Install, Store, and Compute: Maintaining Servers and Images
Server 2016 - Install, Store, and Compute: Managing High Availability Solutions
Server 2016 - Install, Store, and Compute: Storage Solutions
Server 2016 - Install, Store, and Compute: Upgrading, Managing, and Monitoring
Server 2016 - Install, Store, and Compute: VM Motion and Network Load Balancing
Mentoring 70-740 Installation, Storage, and Compute with Windows Server 2016
70-741: Networking with Windows Server 2016
Server 2016: Advanced Network Infrastructures
Server 2016: Configuring DNS Zones
Server 2016: DHCP Management
Server 2016: DNS Name Resolution
Server 2016: Implementing IP Address Management (IPAM)
Server 2016: IPv4 and IPv6 Address Management
Server 2016: Network Connectivity and Remote Access
Server 2016: Securing Remote Authentication
Server 2016: Supporting Branch Office Technologies
Mentoring 70-741 Networking with Windows Server 2016
70-742: Identity with Windows Server 2016
Server 2016 - Identity: Active Directory Accounts and Permissions
Server 2016 - Identity: Active Directory Certificate Services
Server 2016 - Identity: Active Directory Domain Controllers
Server 2016 - Identity: Active Directory Object Management
Server 2016 - Identity: AD Federation Services and Web Application Proxy
Server 2016 - Identity: AD Rights Management Services
Server 2016 - Identity: Defining Group Policy Objects
Server 2016 - Identity: Implementing Group Policy Preferences
Server 2016 - Identity: Maintaining Active Directory
Server 2016 - Identity: Trusts and Site Management
Mentoring 70-742 Identity with Windows Server 2016

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

Lesson Objectives

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

  • Install Windows Servers in host and compute environments
  • Implement storage solutions
  • Implement Hyper-V
  • Implement Windows containers
  • Implement high availability
  • Maintain and monitor server environments

Overview/Description
Skillsoft Mentors are available to help students with their studies for exam 70-740 Installation, Storage, and Compute with Windows Server 2016. You can reach them by entering a Mentored Chat Room or by using the Email My Mentor service.

Target Audience
Individuals who are studying the associated Skillsoft content in preparation for, or to become familiar with, the skills and competencies being measured by the actual certification exam.

Server 2016 - Install, Store, and Compute: Data Deduplication and Hyper-V Setup

Course Number:
os_csao_a05_it_enus
Lesson Objectives

Server 2016 - Install, Store, and Compute: Data Deduplication and Hyper-V Setup

  • start the course
  • identify the characteristics and functionality of data deduplication
  • determine appropriate usage scenarios for deduplication
  • implement and configure data deduplication
  • monitor a configuration that has been set up for data deduplication
  • implement a backup and restore solution with data deduplication
  • determine hardware and compatibility requirements for installing Hyper-V
  • install Hyper-V on Windows Server 2016
  • install management tools on Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V
  • upgrade from existing versions of Hyper-V
  • delegate virtual machine management
  • perform remote management of Hyper-V hosts
  • configure virtual machines using Windows PowerShell Direct
  • implement nested virtualization
  • identify the appropriate PowerShell Direct commands and syntax for a given scenario

Overview/Description
In this course, you'll learn about the Windows Server 2016 technology of data deduplication and how to install and manage Windows Hyper-V. This course is part of a series preparing for the Installation, Storage, and Compute with Windows Server 2016 (70-740) exam.

Target Audience
Individuals who will manage the planning, installation, and configuration of a Windows 2016 environment; individuals preparing for the Microsoft Installation, Storage, and Compute with Windows Server 2016 (70-740) exam

Server 2016 - Install, Store, and Compute: Hyper-V Configuration

Course Number:
os_csao_a06_it_enus
Lesson Objectives

Server 2016 - Install, Store, and Compute: Hyper-V Configuration

  • start the course
  • add or remove memory in running a virtual machine
  • configure dynamic memory for a virtual machine
  • understand non-uniform memory access (NUMA) support
  • configure smart paging for a virtual machine
  • configure Resource Metering using Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V
  • manage Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V Integration Services
  • determine when to create and configure generation 1 and 2 VMs
  • implement enhanced session mode
  • implement Linux and FreeBSD VMs in Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V
  • install and configure Linux Integration Services (LIS)
  • install and configure FreeBSD Integration Services (BIS)
  • implement Secure Boot for Windows and Linux environments
  • identify the process of moving and converting VMs from a previous version of Hyper-V to Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V
  • export and import VMs to Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V
  • implement Discrete Device Assignment (DDA)
  • create VHD and VHDX files using Hyper-V Manager and implement shared VHDX files
  • configure differencing disks, modify virtual hard disks, configure pass-through disks
  • resize a virtual hard disk, manage checkpoints, and implement checkpoints
  • implement a virtual Fibre Channel adapter and configure storage Quality of Service (QoS)
  • choose virtual hard disk management options for a given scenario

Overview/Description
In this course, you'll find a thorough examination of the Hyper-V role in Windows Server 2016, including key virtual machine configuration settings for basic VM resources, performance, storage, and exciting new integration services for managing Linux and Free BSD virtual machines.

Target Audience
Individuals who will manage the planning, installation, and configuration of a Windows 2016 environment; individuals preparing for the Microsoft Installation, Storage, and Compute with Windows Server 2016 (70-740) exam

Server 2016 - Install, Store, and Compute: Hyper-V Networking and Containers

Course Number:
os_csao_a07_it_enus
Lesson Objectives

Server 2016 - Install, Store, and Compute: Hyper-V Networking and Containers

  • start the course
  • add and remove virtual network interface cards (vNICs)
  • configure Hyper-V virtual switches
  • optimize network performance
  • configure MAC addresses
  • implement network isolation
  • configure synthetic and legacy virtual network adapters
  • configure NIC teaming for Hyper-V VMs
  • configure Virtual Machine Queue (VMQ)
  • enable Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA) on network adapters bound to a Hyper-V virtual switch using Switch Embedded Teaming (SET)
  • configure Bandwidth Management
  • identify installation requirements and implementation scenarios for Windows containers
  • implement a Windows Server container host in physical or virtualized environments
  • implement a Windows Server container host on Windows Server Core or Nano Server in a physical or virtualized environment
  • install Docker on Windows Server and Nano Server
  • configure Docker daemon start-up options
  • configure Windows PowerShell for use with containers
  • install a base operating system container image
  • add tags to an image
  • uninstall an operating system image
  • manage container images

Overview/Description
In this course, you'll examine the many flexible options available for virtual networking of Hyper-V guests. The course also covers the exciting new world of containers - self-contained, isolated, and portable operating environments that support the two most popular operating systems out there, Windows and Linux. This course is part of a series preparing for the Installation, Storage, and Compute with Windows Server 2016 (70-740) exam.

Target Audience
Individuals who will manage the planning, installation, and configuration of a Windows 2016 environment; individuals preparing for the Microsoft Installation, Storage, and Compute with Windows Server 2016 (70-740) exam

Server 2016 - Install, Store, and Compute: Implementing Failover Clustering

Course Number:
os_csao_a09_it_enus
Lesson Objectives

Server 2016 - Install, Store, and Compute: Implementing Failover Clustering

  • start the course
  • identify implementation requirements for workgroup, single, and multi-domain clusters
  • deploy a workgroup cluster
  • deploy a single domain cluster
  • identify cluster quorum configuration options
  • configure cluster networking
  • restore single node configuration
  • restore a cluster configuration
  • configure cluster storage
  • implement Cluster-Aware Updating (CAU)
  • identify the steps to perform a cluster operating system rolling upgrade
  • configure and optimize Clustered Shared Volumes (CSVs)
  • configure a failover cluster without a network name
  • implement a Scale-Out File Server |w (SOFS) on Windows Server 2016
  • determine when to use a SOFS versus a clustered File Server
  • determine implementation scenarios for guest clustering
  • implement a clustered storage spaces solution
  • implement storage replica
  • implement cloud witness feature for a failover cluster
  • using shared VHDX as a storage solution for guest clusters
  • determine cluster strategies for a given scenario

Overview/Description
In this course, you'll examine the high availability solutions for Windows Server 2016 provided by Microsoft's software implemented Failover Clustering. This course is part of a series preparing for the Installation, Storage, and Compute with Windows Server 2016 (70-740) exam.

Target Audience
Individuals who will manage the planning, installation, and configuration of a Windows 2016 environment; individuals preparing for the Microsoft Installation, Storage, and Compute with Windows Server 2016 (70-740) exam

Server 2016 - Install, Store, and Compute: Installation Options

Course Number:
os_csao_a01_it_enus
Lesson Objectives

Server 2016 - Install, Store, and Compute: Installation Options

  • start the course
  • define Windows Server 2016 requirements
  • differentiate between Windows Server 2016 editions
  • install Windows Server 2016
  • install Windows Server 2016 roles and features
  • describe Nano Server features and characteristics
  • identify installation considerations for Nano server
  • describe role and feature installation on Nano Server
  • install Nano Server roles and features
  • manage Nano Server
  • configure Nano Server
  • install Server Core
  • manage Server Core
  • implement Windows PowerShell desired state configuration
  • determine the appropriate installation options and features for a given scenario

Overview/Description
In this course, you'll learn about the prerequisites and requirements for installing Windows Server 2016, including the installation options for Nano Server and Server Core. This course is part of a series preparing for the Installation, Storage, and Compute with Windows Server 2016 (70-740) exam.

Target Audience
Individuals who will manage the planning, installation, and configuration of a Windows 2016 environment; individuals preparing for the Microsoft Installation, Storage, and Compute with Windows Server 2016 (70-740) exam

Server 2016 - Install, Store, and Compute: Maintaining Servers and Images

Course Number:
os_csao_a03_it_enus
Lesson Objectives

Server 2016 - Install, Store, and Compute: Maintaining Servers and Images

  • start the course
  • plan for Windows Server virtualization
  • plan for Linux and FreeBSD deployments
  • describe Windows images and supported image types
  • understand the Microsoft Assessment and Planning toolkit (MAP)
  • explain the purpose of deployment images and the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) used to deploy and maintain them
  • understand the use of the Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK)
  • implement and manage deployment images by using the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT)
  • determine considerations for deploying workloads into virtualized environments
  • update images
  • install roles and features in offline images
  • manage and maintain Windows Server Core images, Nano Server images, and VHDs using Windows PowerShell
  • describe the purpose of Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) and the requirements to implement WSUS
  • manage the update process with WSUS
  • configure WSUS groups
  • manage patch management in mixed environments
  • understand Windows Defender
  • integrate Windows Defender with WSUS
  • choose WSUS topology appropriate for a given scenario

Overview/Description
In this course, you'll examine the tools native to Windows Server 2016 used to create, deploy, manage, and maintain servers and server images. These tools include the Microsoft Assessment and Planning toolkit (MAP), the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT), and the Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK). You will also learn about updating image files, including update and patch management using Windows Server Update Services (WSUS). This course is part of a series preparing for the Installation, Storage, and Compute with Windows Server 2016 (70-740) exam.

Target Audience
Individuals who will manage the planning, installation, and configuration of a Windows 2016 environment; individuals preparing for the Microsoft Installation, Storage, and Compute with Windows Server 2016 (70-740) exam

Server 2016 - Install, Store, and Compute: Managing High Availability Solutions

Course Number:
os_csao_a10_it_enus
Lesson Objectives

Server 2016 - Install, Store, and Compute: Managing High Availability Solutions

  • start the course
  • identify requirements for implementing Storage Spaces Direct
  • configure Storage Spaces Direct using Windows PowerShell
  • implement a cluster using a disaggregated Storage Spaces Direct configuration
  • implement a cluster using a hyper-converged Storage Spaces Direct configuration
  • configure role-specific settings, including continuously available shares
  • configure VM monitoring options
  • configure failover and preference settings
  • implement stretch and site-aware failover clusters
  • enable and configure node fairness
  • define the requirements of S2D for a given scenario

Overview/Description
Hyper-V combined with flexible storage solutions and Windows Clustering can create a remarkably fluid server infrastructure that responds to the 24/7/365 demands of modern business. In this course, you'll explore those options native to Windows Server 2016.

Target Audience
Individuals who will manage the planning, installation, and configuration of a Windows 2016 environment; individuals preparing for the Microsoft Installation, Storage, and Compute with Windows Server 2016 (70-740) exam

Server 2016 - Install, Store, and Compute: Storage Solutions

Course Number:
os_csao_a04_it_enus
Lesson Objectives

Server 2016 - Install, Store, and Compute: Storage Solutions

  • start the course
  • understand the implications of and configure sector sizes
  • understand and configure GUID partition table (GPT) disks
  • create VHD and VHDX files using Server Manager
  • create VHD and VHDX files using Windows PowerShell Storage module cmdlets
  • mount virtual hard disks using MOUNT-VHD
  • determine when to use NTFS and ReFS file systems
  • configure NFS and SMB shares using Server Manager
  • configure SMB server and SMB client configuration settings using Windows PowerShell
  • configure Share and NTFS Permissions
  • verifying combined NTFS and Share permissions
  • describe the features and configuration considerations of storage pools
  • implement simple, mirror, and parity storage layout options for disks or enclosures
  • identify the steps to expand storage pools
  • describe the features of Tiered Storage
  • implement an iSCSI target and initiator
  • understand the use of the Internet Storage Name Service (iSNS)
  • identify best practices for Datacenter Bridging (DCB)
  • configure Multi-Path IO (MPIO)
  • determine appropriate usage scenarios for Storage Replicas
  • Determine Effective Permissions for a given scenario

Overview/Description
In this course, you'll explore the Windows Server 2016 storage solutions, which feature a versatile set of tools and options for a variety of modern data storage needs. This course is part of a series preparing for the Installation, Storage, and Compute with Windows Server 2016 (70-740) exam.

Target Audience
Individuals who will manage the planning, installation, and configuration of a Windows 2016 environment; individuals preparing for the Microsoft Installation, Storage, and Compute with Windows Server 2016 (70-740) exam

Server 2016 - Install, Store, and Compute: Upgrading, Managing, and Monitoring

Course Number:
os_csao_a02_it_enus
Lesson Objectives

Server 2016 - Install, Store, and Compute: Upgrading, Managing, and Monitoring

  • start the course
  • identify the supported Windows Server 2016 upgrade paths
  • identify Windows Server 2016 upgrade considerations
  • describe the Windows Server 2016 upgrade process
  • describe Windows Server migration tools
  • migrate server roles and workloads within a domain
  • describe considerations for cross-domain and forest migrations
  • choose the appropriate Windows Server activation model
  • implement a Windows Server activation model
  • identify the capabilities of Windows Backup
  • determine backup strategies for Hyper-V hosts
  • determine backup strategies for Hyper-V guests
  • determine backup strategies for Active Directory
  • determine backup strategies for file servers
  • monitoring Windows Server 2016 workloads using PerfMon and Resource Monitor
  • configure Data Collector Sets
  • describe appropriate thresholds for Windows Server 2016 workloads
  • describe how to manage Windows Event Logs
  • demonstrate upgrade and migration tasks, implement activation strategy, and monitor server performance

Overview/Description
In this course, you'll examine the prerequisites, tools, and requirements for upgrading to Windows Server 2016, and migrating roles and services from earlier versions. This course also covers monitoring solutions, Windows Server activation models, and recommendations for backup strategies in preparation for your servers being upgraded or migrated. This course is part of a series preparing for the Installation, Storage, and Compute with Windows Server 2016 (70-740) exam.

Target Audience
Individuals who will manage the planning, installation, and configuration security or performance of a Windows 2016 environment; individuals preparing for the Microsoft Installation, Storage, and Compute with Windows Server 2016 (70-740) exam

Server 2016 - Install, Store, and Compute: VM Motion and Network Load Balancing

Course Number:
os_csao_a11_it_enus
Lesson Objectives

Server 2016 - Install, Store, and Compute: VM Motion and Network Load Balancing

  • start the course
  • perform a live migration
  • perform a quick migration
  • perform a storage migration
  • import or export, and copy VMs
  • configure VM network health protection
  • configure drain on shutdown
  • identify deployment prerequisites for network
  • install NLB cluster nodes
  • configure Network Load Balancing cluster node affinity
  • configure port rules for the Network Load Balancing cluster
  • configure cluster operation mode for the Network Load Balancing cluster
  • define the requirements and procedure of performing an NLB cluster upgrade
  • define appropriate NLB configuration details for a given scenario

Overview/Description
In this course, you'll learn about solutions for supporting continuous VM availability with VM movement and migration scenarios and the implementation of a Network Load Balancing cluster. This course is part of a series preparing for the Installation, Storage, and Compute with Windows Server 2016 (70-740) exam.

Target Audience
Individuals who will manage the planning, installation, and configuration of a Windows 2016 environment; individuals preparing for the Microsoft Installation, Storage, and Compute with Windows Server 2016 (70-740) exam

Mentoring 70-741 Networking with Windows Server 2016

Lesson Objectives

Mentoring 70-741 Networking with Windows Server 2016

  • Implement Domain Name System (DNS)
  • Implement DHCP
  • Implement IP Address Management
  • Implement network connectivity and remote access solutions
  • Implement core and distributed network solutions
  • Implement an advanced network infrastructure

Overview/Description
Skillsoft Mentors are available to help students with their studies for exam 70-741 Networking with Windows Server 2016. You can reach them by entering a Mentored Chat Room or by using the Email My Mentor service.

Target Audience
Individuals who are studying the associated Skillsoft content in preparation for, or to become familiar with, the skills and competencies being measured by the actual certification exam.

Server 2016: Advanced Network Infrastructures

Course Number:
os_csat_a09_it_enus
Lesson Objectives

Server 2016: Advanced Network Infrastructures

  • start the course
  • implement NIC Teaming
  • implement the Switch Embedded Teaming (SET) solution
  • identify when to use NIC Teaming or the Switch Embedded Teaming (SET) solution
  • configure Receive Side Scaling (RSS)
  • configure network Quality of Service (QoS) with Data Center Bridging (DCB)
  • configure SMB Direct on Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA) enabled network adapters
  • enable and configure SMB Multichannel
  • configure Virtual Machine Multi-Queue (VMMQ)
  • configure virtual Receive Side Scaling (vRSS) on a Virtual Machine Queue (VMQ) capable network adapter
  • configure Single-Root I/O Virtualization (SR-IOV) on a supported network adapter
  • determine deployment scenarios and network requirements for deploying software-defined Networking (SDN)
  • determine requirements for implementing Hyper-V Network Virtualization (HNV) using Network Virtualization Generic Route Encapsulation (NVGRE)
  • determine requirements and scenarios for implementing Hyper-V Network Virtualization (HNV) using Virtual Extensible LAN (VXLAN) encapsulation
  • determine implementation scenarios for the Software Load Balancer (SLB), including North-South and East-West load balancing
  • determine implementation scenarios for Windows Server Gateways, including L3, GRE, and S2S
  • determine usage scenarios and requirements for distributed firewall policies and network security groups
  • create a high-performance network using advanced network infrastructure solutions

Overview/Description
Networks need to continue to be responsive even in the face of NIC and network failures. In this course, you'll explore advanced networking options supported in Windows Server 2016 including NIC and Switch Embedded Teaming, and options for software-defined networking (SDN). This course aligns with the Networking with Windows Server 2016 (70-741) exam.

Target Audience
Individuals who will manage the planning, implementing, and configuration of core networking services in Windows 2016 Server environments, and individuals preparing for the Microsoft Networking with Windows Server 2016 (70-741) exam

Server 2016: Configuring DNS Zones

Course Number:
os_csat_a04_it_enus
Lesson Objectives

Server 2016: Configuring DNS Zones

  • start the course
  • create primary DNS zones
  • configure Active Directory integration of primary zones
  • configure secure dynamic updates
  • create and configure secondary zones
  • create and configure stub zones
  • configure a DNS zone delegation
  • configure a GlobalNames zone
  • create and configure DNS Resource Records (RR), including A, AAAA, PTR, SOA, NS, SRV, CNAME, and MX records
  • configure zone scavenging
  • configure record options, including Time To Live (TTL) and weight
  • configure DNS round robin
  • use DNS audit and query events for auditing and troubleshooting your DNS zones
  • configure unknown record support
  • configure DNS zone scopes and records
  • configure policies for zones
  • configure DNS zone support

Overview/Description
In this course, you'll examine the options for DNS zone creation and management in Windows Server 2016 to provide name resolution on the network. This course aligns with the Networking with Windows Server 2016 (70-741) exam.

Target Audience
Individuals who will manage the planning, implementing, and configuration of core networking services in Windows 2016 Server environments, and individuals preparing for the Microsoft Networking with Windows Server 2016 (70-741) exam

Server 2016: DHCP Management

Course Number:
os_csat_a02_it_enus
Lesson Objectives

Server 2016: DHCP Management

  • start the course
  • configure policies
  • configure client and server for PXE boot
  • configure DHCP Relay Agent
  • implement IPv6 addressing using DHCPv6
  • perform export and import of a DHCP server
  • perform DHCP server migration
  • back up and restore the DHCP database
  • configure high availability using DHCP failover
  • configure DHCP name protection
  • troubleshoot DHCP
  • configure advanced DHCP for a given scenario

Overview/Description
In this course, you'll explore DHCP management features with Windows Server 2016 for automated and fault tolerant IP address assignments. This course aligns with the Networking with Windows Server 2016 (70-741) exam.

Target Audience
Individuals who will manage the planning, implementing, and configuration of core networking services in Windows 2016 Server environments, and individuals preparing for the Microsoft Networking with Windows Server 2016 (70-741) exam

Server 2016: DNS Name Resolution

Course Number:
os_csat_a03_it_enus
Lesson Objectives

Server 2016: DNS Name Resolution

  • start the course
  • determine DNS installation requirements
  • determine supported DNS deployment scenarios on Nano Server
  • install DNS
  • configure forwarders
  • configure Root Hints
  • configure delegation
  • implement DNS policies
  • implement DNS global settings using Windows PowerShell
  • configure Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC)
  • configure DNS-based Authentication of Named Entities (DANE)
  • configure DNS socket pool, cache locking, and logging and enable Response Rate Limiting
  • configure recursion settings
  • implement DNS performance tuning
  • configure DNS settings to secure DNS

Overview/Description
In this course, you'll explore the options for DNS deployments in Windows Server 2016 to provide name resolution on the Network. This course aligns with the Networking with Windows Server 2016 (70-741) exam.

Target Audience
Individuals who will manage the planning, implementing, and configuration of core networking services in Windows 2016 Server environments, and individuals preparing for the Microsoft Networking with Windows Server 2016 (70-741) exam

Server 2016: Implementing IP Address Management (IPAM)

Course Number:
os_csat_a05_it_enus
Lesson Objectives

Server 2016: Implementing IP Address Management (IPAM)

  • start the course
  • identify management capabilities and features of IP Address Management (IPAM)
  • identify deployment and installation requirements for IP Address Management (IPAM)
  • provision IPAM manually or by using group policy
  • configure server discovery
  • create and manage IP blocks and ranges
  • monitor utilization of IP address space
  • migrate existing workloads to IPAM
  • configure IPAM database storage using SQL Server
  • use IPAM with System Center Virtual Machine Manager to manage physical and virtual IP address spaces
  • manage DHCP server properties using IPAM
  • configure DHCP scopes and options using IPAM
  • configure DHCP policies and failover using IPAM
  • manage DNS server properties using IPAM
  • manage DNS zones and records using IPAM
  • manage DNS and DHCP servers in multiple Active Directory forests
  • delegate administration for DNS and DHCP using role-based access control (RBAC)
  • audit the changes performed on the DNS and DHCP servers
  • audit the IPAM address usage trail
  • audit DHCP lease events and user logon events
  • manage and discover relevant properties using IPAM

Overview/Description
The scaled network depends heavily on basic network services like DNS and DHCP, but managing and controlling access to these critical services poses challenges in the scaled environment. In this course, you'll learn about the role of IPAM in centralizing administrative access for Windows Server 2016, providing fine-grained, delegated administration of both DHCP and DNS servers. This course aligns with the Networking with Windows Server 2016 (70-741) exam.

Target Audience
Individuals who will manage the planning, implementing, and configuration of core networking services in Windows 2016 Server environments, and individuals preparing for the Microsoft Networking with Windows Server 2016 (70-741) exam

Server 2016: IPv4 and IPv6 Address Management

Course Number:
os_csat_a01_it_enus
Lesson Objectives

Server 2016: IPv4 and IPv6 Address Management

  • start the course
  • configure IPv4 addresses and options
  • understand IPv4 addresses and subnets
  • determine and configure appropriate IPv6 addresses
  • understand IPv6 addresses and subnets
  • understand IPv6 stateless/stateful addressing options
  • configure IPv4 and IPv6 interoperability using ISATAP, 6to4, and Teredo transition technologies
  • implement Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
  • configure IPv4 and IPv6 routing
  • install and configure DHCP servers
  • authorize a DHCP server
  • create and configure scopes
  • create and configure superscopes
  • create and configure multicast scopes
  • configure DHCP reservations and exclusions
  • configure DHCP options
  • configure a lease period
  • configure DNS options from within DHCP
  • configure DHCP for a given scenario

Overview/Description
In this course, you'll explore IPv4, IPv6, and DHCP deployments with Windows Server 2016 for automated IP address assignments. This course aligns with the Networking with Windows Server 2016 (70-741) exam.

Target Audience
Individuals who will manage the planning, implementing, and configuration of core networking services in Windows 2016 Server environments, and individuals preparing for the Microsoft Networking with Windows Server 2016 (70-741) exam

Server 2016: Network Connectivity and Remote Access

Course Number:
os_csat_a06_it_enus
Lesson Objectives

Server 2016: Network Connectivity and Remote Access

  • start the course
  • implement Network Address Translation (NAT)
  • configure routing
  • implement remote access and site-to-site (S2S) VPN solutions
  • configure different VPN protocol options
  • configure authentication options
  • configure VPN reconnect
  • create and configure connection profiles
  • determine when to use a remote access VPN and a site-to-site VPN
  • implement server requirements for DirectAccess
  • install and configure DirectAccess using the wizard option
  • implement post deployment client configuration for DirectAccess
  • implement server requirements using the DirectAccess Advanced Solution
  • install and configure DirectAccess using the DirectAccess Advanced Solution
  • implement client configuration using DirectAccess Advanced Solution
  • troubleshoot DirectAccess
  • configure the correct remote access solution for a given scenario

Overview/Description
In this course, you'll learn about the various remote access configurations available in Windows Server 2016 including NAT, the routing feature, the Remote Access Gateway, VPN options, and the DirectAccess solution. This course aligns with the Networking with Windows Server 2016 (70-741) exam.

Target Audience
Individuals who will manage the planning, implementing, and configuration of core networking services in Windows 2016 Server environments, and individuals preparing for the Microsoft Networking with Windows Server 2016 (70-741) exam

Server 2016: Securing Remote Authentication

Course Number:
os_csat_a07_it_enus
Lesson Objectives

Server 2016: Securing Remote Authentication

  • start the course
  • configure a RADIUS server
  • configure a RADIUS server including RADIUS proxy
  • configure RADIUS clients
  • configure NPS templates
  • configure RADIUS accounting
  • configure NPS certificates
  • configure connection request policies
  • configure network policies for VPN clients
  • configure network policies for VPN and wireless and wired clients
  • import and export NPS policies
  • identify usage and capabilities of the Web Application Proxy (WAP)
  • describe new features of the Web Application Proxy
  • configure connection request policies

Overview/Description
In the always on, always connected world of ubiquitous broadband connections, you need more secure remote authentication solutions and Windows Server 2016 delivers those solutions ready to deploy. In this course, you'll explore the Windows Server 2016 remote authentication solutions, including the Network Policy Server with its set of authentication features and the Windows Web Application Proxy. This course aligns with the Networking with Windows Server 2016 (70-741) exam.

Target Audience
Individuals who will manage the planning, implementing, and configuration of core networking services in Windows 2016 Server environments, and individuals preparing for the Microsoft Networking with Windows Server 2016 (70-741) exam

Server 2016: Supporting Branch Office Technologies

Course Number:
os_csat_a08_it_enus
Lesson Objectives

Server 2016: Supporting Branch Office Technologies

  • start the course
  • identify the challenges faced by branch offices regarding file access and WAN consumption
  • describe the process used by the Distributed File System (DFS)
  • install and configure DFS namespaces
  • configure DFS replication targets
  • configure DFS replication scheduling
  • configure Remote Differential Compression (RDC) settings
  • configure DFS staging
  • configure DFS fault tolerance
  • clone a Distributed File System Replication (DFSR) database
  • recover DFSR databases
  • optimize DFS replication
  • identify the features and requirements of a BranchCache implementation
  • install and configure BranchCache
  • implement distributed and hosted cache modes
  • implement distributed and hosted cache modes
  • implement BranchCache for web and application servers
  • troubleshoot BranchCache
  • configure remote file access for a given scenario

Overview/Description
Bandwidth costs money. By understanding ways to improve service delivery while reducing bandwidth you can drive savings into the bottom line. In this course, you'll examine the technologies native to Windows Server 2016 that help to support branch offices. This is includes general considerations for branch offices, reducing bandwidth consumption using BranchCache, and making files more available using the Distributed Files System (DFS). This course aligns with the Networking with Windows Server 2016 (70-741) exam.

Target Audience
Individuals who will manage the planning, implementing, and configuration of core networking services in Windows 2016 Server environments, and individuals preparing for the Microsoft Networking with Windows Server 2016 (70-741) exam

Mentoring 70-742 Identity with Windows Server 2016

Lesson Objectives

Mentoring 70-742 Identity with Windows Server 2016

  • Install and configure Active Directory Domain services (AD DS)
  • Manage and maintain AD DS
  • Create and manage Group Policy
  • Implement Active Directory Certificate Services (AD CS)
  • Implement identity federation and access solutions

Overview/Description
Skillsoft Mentors are available to help students with their studies for exam 70-742 Identity with Windows Server 2016. You can reach them by entering a Mentored Chat Room or by using the Email My Mentor service.

Target Audience
Individuals who are studying the associated Skillsoft content in preparation for, or to become familiar with, the skills and competencies being measured by the actual certification exam.

Server 2016 - Identity: Active Directory Accounts and Permissions

Course Number:
os_csau_a02_it_enus
Lesson Objectives

Server 2016 - Identity: Active Directory Accounts and Permissions

  • start the course
  • automate the creation of Active Directory accounts
  • create, copy, configure, and delete users and computers
  • configure user templates
  • perform bulk Active Directory operations
  • configure NTFS permissions
  • configure share permissions
  • combine NTFS and share permissions and determine effective permissions
  • implement offline domain join
  • manage inactive and disabled accounts
  • automate unlocking of disabled accounts using Windows PowerShell
  • automate password resets using Windows PowerShell
  • configure domain controller cloning
  • determine effective permissions for a given scenario

Overview/Description
In this course, you'll examine Active Directory logical objects, permissions, and sharing. You'll learn about user and computer accounts, setting the appropriate types of permissions, and managing accounts in order to secure domain resources. This course is part of a series preparing for the Identity with Windows Server 2016 (70-742) exam.

Target Audience
Individuals who will manage the planning, implementing and configuration of Active directory directory services, including Group Policy, in Windows 2016 server environments; Individuals preparing for the Microsoft Identity with Windows Server 2016 (70-742) exam.

Server 2016 - Identity: Active Directory Certificate Services

Course Number:
os_csau_a08_it_enus
Lesson Objectives

Server 2016 - Identity: Active Directory Certificate Services

  • start the course
  • install Active Directory Integrated Enterprise Certificate Authority (CA)
  • install offline root and subordinate CAs
  • install standalone CAs
  • configure Certificate Revocation List (CRL) distribution points
  • install and configure Online Responder
  • implement administrative role separation
  • configure CA backup and recovery
  • manage certificate templates
  • implement and manage certificate deployment
  • manage CA certificate validation and revocation
  • manage CA certificate renewal
  • manage certificate enrollment and renewal for computers and users using Group Policies
  • configure and manage key archival and recovery
  • identify CA Architectural components to be deployed for a given scenario

Overview/Description
Windows Server 2016 provides built-in identity and access control security services in the form of public key certificates. In this course, you'll examine the Windows server role of Active Directory Certificate Services, including the types of certificate authorities, the architecture components, and key certificate management tasks. This course is part of a series preparing for the Identity with Windows Server 2016 (70-742) exam.

Target Audience
Individuals who will manage the planning, implementation, and configuration of Active Directory, including Group Policy, in Windows Server 2016 environments; Individuals preparing for the Microsoft Identity with Windows Server 2016 (70-742) exam

Server 2016 - Identity: Active Directory Domain Controllers

Course Number:
os_csau_a01_it_enus
Lesson Objectives

Server 2016 - Identity: Active Directory Domain Controllers

  • start the course
  • install a new AD forest
  • add or remove a domain controller from a domain
  • upgrade a domain controller
  • install AD DS on a Server Core installation
  • install a domain controller using the Install from Media (IFM) option
  • resolve DNS SRV record registration issues
  • implement a global catalog server
  • define features and functionality of operations master roles
  • transfer and seize operations master roles
  • identify read-only domain controller (RODC) features and functionality
  • install and configure a read-only domain controller (RODC)
  • perform a read-only domain controller (RODC) configuration for a given scenario

Overview/Description
In this course, you'll learn about Windows Server 2016 Active Directory logical concepts, installation, and configuration options for domain controllers and read-only domain controllers (RODC). This course is part of a series preparing for the Identity with Windows Server 2016 (70-742) exam.

Target Audience
Individuals who will manage the planning, implementation, and configuration of Active Directory, including Group Policy, in Windows Server 2016 environments; Individuals preparing for the Microsoft Identity with Windows Server 2016 (70-742) exam

Server 2016 - Identity: Active Directory Object Management

Course Number:
os_csau_a03_it_enus
Lesson Objectives

Server 2016 - Identity: Active Directory Object Management

  • start the course
  • configure group nesting
  • convert Active Directory groups, including security, distribution, universal, domain local, and domain global groups
  • manage group membership using Group Policy
  • enumerate group membership
  • automate group membership management using Windows PowerShell
  • delegate the creation and management of Active Directory groups and OUs
  • manage default Active Directory containers
  • create, copy, configure, and delete groups and OUs
  • create and configure Service Accounts
  • create and configure Group Managed Service Accounts (gMSAs)
  • configure Kerberos Constrained Delegation (KCD)
  • manage Service Principal Names (SPNs)
  • configure virtual accounts
  • configure domain and local user password policy settings
  • configure and apply Password Settings Objects (PSOs)
  • delegate password settings management
  • configure account lockout policy settings
  • configure Kerberos policy settings within Group Policy
  • identify the correct steps used to manage Active Directory objects

Overview/Description
In this course, you'll examine Active Directory object types and group management. You'll also learn about using service accounts and options for Active Directory authentication services. This course is part of a series preparing for the Identity with Windows Server 2016 (70-742) exam.

Target Audience
Individuals who will manage the planning, implementation, and configuration of Active Directory, including Group Policy, in Windows Server 2016 environments; Individuals preparing for the Microsoft Identity with Windows Server 2016 (70-742) exam

Server 2016 - Identity: AD Federation Services and Web Application Proxy

Course Number:
os_csau_a09_it_enus
Lesson Objectives

Server 2016 - Identity: AD Federation Services and Web Application Proxy

  • start the course
  • upgrade and migrate previous AD FS workloads to Windows Server 2016
  • implement claims-based authentication, including Relying Party Trusts
  • configure authentication policies
  • configure multi-factor authentication
  • implement and configure device registration
  • integrate AD FS with Microsoft Passport
  • configure AD FS for use with Microsoft Azure and Office 365
  • configure AD FS to enable authentication of users stored in LDAP directories
  • install and configure WAP
  • implement WAP in pass-through mode
  • implement WAP as AD FS proxy
  • integrate WAP with AD FS
  • configure AD FS requirements
  • publish web apps via WAP
  • publish Remote Desktop Gateway applications
  • configure HTTP to HTTPS redirects, configure internal and external Fully Qualified Domain Names (FQDNs)
  • describe how AD FS services and WAP are installed and configured

Overview/Description
In this course, you'll learn about Active Directory Federation Services and Web Application Proxy. This course is part of a series preparing for the Identity with Windows Server 2016 (70-742) exam.

Target Audience
Individuals who will manage the planning, implementation, and configuration of Active Directory, including Group Policy, in Windows Server 2016 environments; Individuals preparing for the Microsoft Identity with Windows Server 2016 (70-742) exam

Server 2016 - Identity: AD Rights Management Services

Course Number:
os_csau_a10_it_enus
Lesson Objectives

Server 2016 - Identity: AD Rights Management Services

  • start the course
  • install a licensor certificate AD RMS server
  • manage AD RMS Service Connection Point (SCP)
  • manage AD RMS templates
  • configure Exclusion Policies
  • back up and restore AD RMS
  • use AD RMS templates for a given scenario

Overview/Description
In this course, you'll examine the process of installing and configuring Windows Server 2016 Active Directory Rights Management Services, including the installation of a licensor certificate server, managing Service Connection Points (SCP), exclusion policies, and backing up your AD RMS server. This course is part of a series preparing for the Identity with Windows Server 2016 (70-742) exam.

Target Audience
Individuals who will manage the planning, implementation, and configuration of Active Directory, including Group Policy, in Windows Server 2016 environments; Individuals preparing for the Microsoft Identity with Windows Server 2016 (70-742) exam

Server 2016 - Identity: Defining Group Policy Objects

Course Number:
os_csau_a06_it_enus
Lesson Objectives

Server 2016 - Identity: Defining Group Policy Objects

  • start the course
  • describe the function of the central store
  • manage starter GPOs
  • configure GPO links
  • configure multiple local group policies
  • back up, import, copy, and restore GPOs
  • create and configure a migration table
  • reset default GPOs
  • delegate Group Policy management
  • detect health issues using the Group Policy Infrastructure Status dashboard
  • configure processing order and precedence
  • configure blocking of inheritance
  • configure enforced policies
  • configure security filtering and Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) filtering
  • configure loopback processing
  • configure and manage slow-link processing and Group Policy caching
  • configure client-side extension (CSE) behavior
  • force a Group Policy update
  • perform group policy configurations for a given scenario

Overview/Description
Operating system infrastructures have benefited greatly from centralized configuration management for operating system and applications alike, all using one tool. In this course, you'll learn about this tool - the Group Policy object, or GPO. You'll examine its function, configuration, GPO processing, and precedence. This course is part of a series preparing for the Identity with Windows Server 2016 (70-742) exam.

Target Audience
Individuals who will manage the planning, implementation, and configuration of Active Directory, including Group Policy, in Windows Server 2016 environments; Individuals preparing for the Microsoft Identity with Windows Server 2016 (70-742) exam

Server 2016 - Identity: Implementing Group Policy Preferences

Course Number:
os_csau_a07_it_enus
Lesson Objectives

Server 2016 - Identity: Implementing Group Policy Preferences

  • start the course
  • Configure software installation
  • configure folder redirection
  • configure script processing
  • configure administrative templates
  • import security templates
  • import a custom administrative template file
  • configure property filters for administrative templates
  • configure printer preferences
  • define network drive mappings
  • configure power options
  • configure custom registry settings
  • configure Control Panel settings
  • configure Internet Explorer settings
  • configure file and folder deployment
  • configure shortcut deployment
  • configure item-level targeting
  • use administrative templates and Group Policy preferences in a given scenario

Overview/Description
Group Policy preferences provide you with a range of additional configuration settings for your Group Policy object (GPO). In this course, you'll learn about Group Policy preferences and settings, including script processing administrative templates, item-level targeting, and configuration settings for specific system components. This course is part of a series preparing for the Identity with Windows Server 2016 (70-742) exam.

Target Audience
Individuals who will manage the planning, implementation, and configuration of Active Directory, including Group Policy, in Windows Server 2016 environments; Individuals preparing for the Microsoft Identity with Windows Server 2016 (70-742) exam

Server 2016 - Identity: Maintaining Active Directory

Course Number:
os_csau_a04_it_enus
Lesson Objectives

Server 2016 - Identity: Maintaining Active Directory

  • start the course
  • back up Active Directory and SYSVOL
  • perform offline management of Active Directory, including defragmentation of the Active Directory database and clean up of metadata
  • configure Active Directory snapshots
  • perform object and container-level recovery
  • perform Active Directory restore
  • configure and restore objects by using the Active Directory Recycle Bin
  • monitor and manage Active Directory replication
  • upgrade SYSVOL replication to Distributed File System Replication (DFSR)
  • configure a multi-domain and multi-forest Active Directory infrastructure
  • deploy Windows Server 2016 domain controllers within a pre-existing Active Directory environment
  • upgrade existing domains and forests
  • configure domain and forest functional levels
  • configure multiple user principal name (UPN) suffixes
  • demonstrate how to recover Active Directory in Windows Server 2016

Overview/Description
In this course, you'll learn about Active Directory maintenance, recovery, and replication options. This course is part of a series preparing for the Identity with Windows Server 2016 (70-742) exam.

Target Audience
Individuals who will manage the planning, implementation, and configuration of Active Directory, including Group Policy, in Windows Server 2016 environments; Individuals preparing for the Microsoft Identity with Windows Server 2016 (70-742) exam

Server 2016 - Identity: Trusts and Site Management

Course Number:
os_csau_a05_it_enus
Lesson Objectives

Server 2016 - Identity: Trusts and Site Management

  • start the course
  • configure external and realm trusts
  • configure forest trusts
  • configure shortcut trusts
  • configure trust authentication
  • configure SID filtering
  • configure name suffix routing
  • configure sites and subnets
  • create and configure site links
  • manage site coverage
  • manage registration of SRV records
  • move domain controllers between sites
  • select the appropriate trust type for a given scenario

Overview/Description
In this course, you'll learn about the different types of Active Directory trusts and trust configuration options. You'll also explore the use of sites, site links, and subnets. This course is part of a series preparing for the Identity with Windows Server 2016 (70-742) exam.

Target Audience
Individuals who will manage the planning, implementation, and configuration of Active Directory, including Group Policy, in Windows Server 2016 environments; Individuals preparing for the Microsoft Identity with Windows Server 2016 (70-742) exam

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