Project Description

5 Days, Virtual, Instructor-Led
10/21/2019 – 10/25/2019     9:00am – 5:00pm
10/28/2019 – 11/01/2019     9:00am – 5:00pm
11/18/2019 – 11/22/2019     9:00am – 5:00pm
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20741: Networking with Windows Server 2016 

Course Description

This 5-day classroom-based course provides the fundamental networking skills required to deploy and support Windows Server 2016 in most organizations. It covers IP fundamentals, remote access technologies, and more advanced content including software defined networking. 

Course Objectives 

After completing this course, students will be able to: 

  • Plan and implement an IPv4 network 
  • Implement Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) 
  • Implement IPv6 
  • Implement Domain Name System (DNS) 
  • Implement and manage IP address management (IPAM) 
  • Plan for remote access 
  • Implement DirectAccess 
  • Implement virtual private networks (VPNs) 
  • Implement networking for branch offices 
  • Configure advanced networking features 
  • Implement software defined networking 

Audience  

This course is intended for existing IT professionals who have some networking knowledge and experience and are looking for a single course that provides insight into core and advanced networking technologies in Windows Server 2016. This audience would typically include: 

Network administrators who are looking to reinforce existing skills and learn about new networking technology changes and functionality in Windows Server 2016. 

System or Infrastructure Administrators with general networking knowledge who are looking to gain core and advanced networking knowledge and skills on Windows Server 2016. 

The secondary audience for this course is those IT professionals who are looking to take the MCSA 70-741: Networking with Windows Server 2016 exam.  

Prerequisites  

In addition to professional experience, students who attend this training should already have the following technical knowledge: 

  • Experience working with Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2012  
  • Experience working in a Windows Server infrastructure enterprise environment  
  • Knowledge of the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) model 
  • Understanding of core networking infrastructure components and technologies such as cabling, routers, hubs, and switches 
  • Familiarity with networking topologies and architectures such as local area networks (LANs), wide area networks (WANs) and wireless networking 
  • Some basic knowledge of the TCP/IP protocol stack, addressing and name resolution 
  • Experience with and knowledge of Hyper-V and virtualization 
  • Hands-on experience working with the Windows client operating systems such as Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 

Course Outline  

Module 1: Planning and implementing an IPv4 network 

This module explains how to plan and implement an IPv4 addressing scheme to support organizational needs. This module also explains how to use fundamental networking tools and techniques to configure and troubleshoot IPv4-based networks. 

Lessons  

  • Planning IPv4 addressing 
  • Configuring an IPv4 host 
  • Managing and troubleshooting IPv4 network connectivity 

Lab: Planning an IPv4 network 

  • Planning the IPv4 address assignments 

Lab: Implementing and troubleshooting an IPv4 network 

  • Verifying the IPv4 configuration 
  • Troubleshooting IPv4 

After completing this module, students will be able to: 

  • Plan IPv4 addressing 
  • Configure an IPv4 host 
  • Manage and troubleshoot IPv4 network connectivity 

Module 2: Implementing DHCP 

This module explains how to plan and implement DHCP to support the IPv4 infrastructure. 

Lessons  

  • Overview of the DHCP server role 
  • Deploying DHCP 
  • Managing and troubleshooting DHCP 

Lab: Implementing DHCP 

  • Planning the DHCP server implementation 
  • Implementing the DHCP configuration 
  • Validating the DHCP implementation 

After completing this module, students will be able to: 

  • Explain the DHCP server role 
  • Deploy DHCP 
  • Manage and troubleshoot DHCP 

Module 3: Implementing IPv6 

This module explains how to implement IPv6, and how to integrate IPv6 and IPv4 networks. 

Lessons  

  • Overview of IPv6 addressing 
  • Configuring an IPv6 host 
  • Implementing IPv6 and IPv4 coexistence 
  • Transitioning from IPv4 to IPv6 

Lab: Implementing IPv6 

  • Reviewing the default IPv6 configuration 
  • Implementing DHCPv6 

Lab: Configuring and evaluating IPv6 transition technologies 

  • Configuring network integration by using ISATAP 
  • Configuring native IPv6 connectivity 
  • Configuring 6to4 connectivity 

After completing this module, students will be able to: 

  • Describe the features and benefits of IPv6 
  • Configure an IPv6 host 
  • Implement the coexistence between IPv4 and IPv6 networks 
  • Transition from an IPv4 network to an IPv6 network 

Module 4: Implementing DNS 

This module explains how to install, configure, and troubleshoot DNS within the organization’s network. 

Lessons  

  • Implementing DNS servers 
  • Configuring zones in DNS 
  • Configuring name resolution between DNS zones 
  • Configuring DNS integration with Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) 
  • Configuring advanced DNS settings 

Lab: Planning and implementing name resolution by using DNS 

  • Planning DNS name resolution 
  • Implementing DNS servers and zones 

Lab: Integrating DNS with Active Directory 

  • Integrating DNS with Active Directory 

Lab: Configuring advanced DNS settings 

  • Configuring DNS policies 
  • Validating the DNS implementation 
  • Troubleshooting DNS 

After completing this module, students will be able to: 

  • Implement DNS servers 
  • Configure zones in DNS 
  • Configure name resolution between DNS zones 
  • Configure DNS integration with AD DS 
  • Configure advanced DNS settings 

Module 5: Implementing and managing IPAM 

This module explains how to implement and manage the IPAM feature in Windows Server 2016. This module also explains how to use IPAM to manage services such as DHCP and DNS. 

Lessons  

  • IPAM overview 
  • Deploying IPAM 
  • Managing IP address spaces by using IPAM 

Lab: Implementing IPAM 

  • Installing the IPAM Server feature 
  • Provisioning the IPAM Server feature 
  • Managing IP address spaces by using IPAM 

After completing this module, students will be able to: 

  • Describe IPAM functionality and components 
  • Deploy IPAM 
  • Manage IP address spaces by using IPAM 

Module 6: Remote access in Windows Server 2016 

This module explains how to plan for remote access in Windows Server 2016 and how to implement Web Application Proxy. 

Lessons  

  • Remote access overview 
  • Implementing Web Application Proxy 

Lab: Implementing Web Application Proxy 

  • Implementing Web Application Proxy 
  • Validating Web Application Proxy 

After completing this module, students will be able to: 

  • Describe remote access 
  • Implement Web Application Proxy 

Module 7: Implementing DirectAccess 

This module explains how to implement and manage DirectAccess in Windows Server 2016. 

Lessons  

  • Overview of DirectAccess 
  • Implementing DirectAccess by using the Getting Started Wizard 
  • Implementing and managing an advanced DirectAccess infrastructure 

Lab: Implementing DirectAccess by using the Getting Started Wizard 

  • Verifying readiness for a DirectAccess deployment 
  • Configuring DirectAccess 
  • Validating the DirectAccess deployment 

Lab: Deploying an advanced DirectAccess solution 

  • Preparing the environment for DirectAccess 
  • Implementing the advanced DirectAccess infrastructure 
  • Validating the DirectAccess deployment 

After completing this module, students will be able to: 

  • ExplaiDirectAccess and how it works 
  • Implement DirectAccess by using the Getting Started Wizard 
  • Implement and manage an advanced DirectAccess infrastructure 

Module 8: Implementing VPNs 

This module explains how to implement and manage remote access in Windows Server 2016 by using VPNs. 

Lessons  

  • Planning VPNs 
  • Implementing VPNs 

Lab: Implementing a VPN 

  • Implementing a VPN 
  • Validating VPN deployment 

Lab: Troubleshooting VPN access 

  • Troubleshooting VPN access 

After completing this module, students will be able to: 

  • Plan for VPNs 
  • Implement VPNs 

Module 9: Implementing networking for branch offices 

This module explains how to implement network services for branch offices. 

Lessons  

  • Networking features and considerations for branch offices 
  • Implementing Distributed File System (DFS) for branch offices 
  • Implementing BranchCache for branch offices 

Lab: Implementing DFS for branch offices 

  • Implementing DFS 
  • Validating the deployment 

Lab: Implementing BranchCache 

  • Implementing BranchCache 
  • Validating the deployment 

After completing this module, students will be able to: 

  • Describe the networking features and considerations for branch offices 
  • Implement DFS for branch offices 
  • Implement BranchCache for branch offices 

Module 10: 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 Microsoft Hyper-V virtual switches  
  • Configuring and using the advanced features of a virtual switch 

After completing this module, students will be able to: 

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

Module 11: Implementing software defined networking 

This module explains how to implement software defined networking. 

Lessons  

  • Overview of software defined networking 
  • Implementing network virtualization 
  • Implementing Network Controller 

Lab: Implementing Network Controller 

  • Deploying Network Controller 
  • Configuring network services with Network Controller 
  • Managing and monitoring with Network Controller 

After completing this module, students will be able to: 

  • Describe software defined networking 
  • Implement network virtualization 
  • Implement Network Controller