55341

Installation, Storage, and Compute with Windows Server Training

55341AC is the Community Courseware equivalent of retired MOC 20740C - Installation, Storage, and Compute with Windows Server.

This five-day course is designed primarily for IT professionals who have some experience with Windows Server. It is designed for professionals who will be responsible for managing storage and compute by using Windows Server, and who need to understand the scenarios, requirements, and storage and compute options that are available and applicable to Windows Server.

Although this course and the associated labs are written for Windows Server 2022, the skills taught will also be backwards compatible for Server 2016 and Server 2019.
Course Details

Duration

5 days

Prerequisites

  • A basic understanding of networking fundamentals.
  • An awareness and understanding of security best practices.
  • An understanding of basic Active Directory concepts.
  • Basic knowledge of server hardware.
  • Experience supporting and configuring Windows client operating systems such as Windows 10 or Windows 11.

Target Audience

  • IT professionals who have some experience working with Windows Server, and who are looking for a single five-day course that covers storage and compute technologies in Windows Server.
  • Windows Server administrators who are relatively new to Windows Server administration and related technologies, and who want to learn more about the storage and compute features in Windows Server.
  • IT professionals with general IT knowledge who are looking to gain knowledge about Windows Server especially around storage and compute technologies in Windows Server.

Skills Gained

  • Prepare and install Windows Server and plan a server upgrade and migration strategy.
  • Describe the various storage options, including partition table formats, basic and dynamic disks, file systems, virtual hard disks, and drive hardware, and explain how to manage disks and volumes.
  • Describe enterprise storage solutions, and select the appropriate solution for a given situation.
  • Implement and manage Storage Spaces and Data Deduplication.
  • Install and configure Microsoft Hyper-V, and configure virtual machines.
  • Deploy, configure, and manage Windows and Hyper-V containers.
  • Describe the high availability and disaster recovery technologies in Windows Server.
  • Plan, create, and manage a failover cluster.
  • Implement failover clustering for Hyper-V virtual machines.
  • Configure a Network Load Balancing (NLB) cluster, and plan for an NLB implementation.
  • Create and manage deployment images.
  • Manage, monitor, and maintain virtual machine installations.
Course Outline
  • Installing, upgrading, and migrating servers and workloads
    • Introducing Windows Server
    • Preparing and installing Server Core
    • Preparing for upgrades and migrations
    • Migrating server roles and workloads
    • Windows Server activation models
  • Configuring local storage
    • Managing disks in Windows Server
    • Managing volumes in Windows Server
  • Implementing enterprise storage solutions
    • 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
  • Implementing Storage Spaces and Data Deduplication
    • Implementing Storage Spaces
    • Managing Storage Spaces
    • Implementing Data Deduplication
  • Installing and configuring Hyper-V and virtual machines
    • 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
  • Deploying and managing containers
    • Overview of containers in Windows Server
    • Deploying Windows Server and Hyper-V containers
    • Installing, configuring, and managing containers by using Docker
  • High availability and disaster recovery
    • 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
  • Implementing failover clustering
    • 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
  • Implementing failover clustering with Windows Server Hyper-V
    • Overview of the integration of Hyper-V with failover clustering
    • Implementing Hyper-V VMs on failover clusters
    • Key features for VMs in a clustered environment
  • Implementing Network Load Balancing
    • Overview of NLB
    • Configuring an NLB cluster
    • Planning an NLB implementation
  • Creating and managing deployment images
    • Introduction to deployment images
    • Creating and managing deployment images by using MDT
    • Virtual machine environments for different workloads
  • Managing, monitoring, and maintaining virtual machine installations
    • WSUS overview and deployment options
    • Update management process with WSUS
    • Overview of Windows PowerShell DSC
    • Overview of Windows Server monitoring tools
    • Using Performance Monitor
    • Monitoring event logs
  • Installing and configuring domain controllers
    • Overview of AD DS
    • Overview of AD DS domain controllers
    • Deploying a domain controller
  • Managing objects in AD DS
    • Managing user accounts
    • Managing groups in AD DS
    • Managing computer objects in AD DS
    • Using Windows PowerShell for AD DS administration
    • Implementing and managing OUs
  • Advanced AD DS infrastructure management
    • Overview of advanced AD DS deployments
    • Deploying a distributed AD DS environment
    • Configuring AD DS trusts
  • Implementing and administering AD DS sites and replication
    • Overview of AD DS replication
    • Configuring AD DS sites
    • Configuring and monitoring AD DS replication
  • Implementing Group Policy
    • Introducing Group Policy
    • Implementing and administering GPOs
    • Group Policy scope and Group Policy processing
    • Troubleshooting the application of GPOs
  • Managing user settings with Group Policy
    • Implementing administrative templates
    • Configuring Folder Redirection, software installation, and scripts
    • Configuring Group Policy preferences
  • Securing Active Directory Domain Services
    • Securing domain controllers
    • Implementing account security
    • Implementing audit authentication
    • Configuring managed service accounts
  • Deploying and managing AD CS
    • Deploying CAs
    • Administering CAs
    • Troubleshooting and maintaining CAs
  • Deploying and managing certificates
    • Deploying and managing certificate templates
    • Managing certificate deployment, revocation, and recovery
    • Using certificates in a business environment
    • Implementing and managing smart cards
  • Implementing and administering AD FS
    • Overview of AD FS
    • AD FS requirements and planning
    • Deploying and configuring AD FS
    • Web Application Proxy Overview
  • Implementing and administering AD RMS
    • Overview of AD RMS
    • Deploying and managing an AD RMS infrastructure
    • Configuring AD RMS content protection
  • Implementing AD DS synchronization with Microsoft Azure AD
    • Planning and preparing for directory synchronization
    • Implementing directory synchronization by using Azure AD Connect
    • Managing identities with directory synchronization
  • Monitoring, managing, and recovering AD DS
    • Monitoring AD DS
    • Managing the Active Directory database
    • Active Directory backup and recovery options for AD DS and other identity and access solutions
Upcoming Course Dates
USD $2,975
Online Virtual Class
Scheduled
Date: Jun 3 - 7, 2024
Time: 9 AM - 5 PM ET
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