MCSA/MCSE: Windows Server 2016 Courses Contents

MCSA: Windows Server 2016

       

1st paper- 70-740: Installation, Storage, and Compute with Windows Server 2016

       

2nd Paper--70-741: Networking with Windows Server 2016

       

3rd Paper-- 70-742: Identity with Windows Server 2016

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1st paper- 70-740: Installation, Storage, and Compute with Windows Server 2016

1.Install Windows Servers in Host and Compute Environments (10-15%)

        1.1. Install, upgrade, and migrate servers and workloads
               This objective may include but is not limited to: Determine Windows Server 2016 installation requirements; determine appropriate Windows Server 2016 editions per workloads; install
               Windows Server 2016; install Windows Server 2016 features and roles; install and configure Windows Server Core; manage Windows Server Core installations using Windows PowerShell,
               command line, and remote management capabilities; implement Windows PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC) to install and maintain integrity of installed environments; perform
               upgrades and migrations of servers and core workloads from Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2012 to Windows Server 2016; determine the appropriate activation model
               for server installation, such as Automatic Virtual Machine Activation (AVMA), Key Management Service (KMS), and Active Directory-based Activation

1.2. Create, manage, and maintain images for deployment


               This objective may include but is not limited to: Plan for Windows Server virtualization; assess virtualization workloads using the Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit; determine considerations for deploying
               workloads into virtualized environments; update images with patches, hotfixes, last cumulative updates and drivers; install roles and features in offline images; manage and maintain Windows Server Core, and VHDs using Windows PowerShell

2. Implement Storage Solutions(15-20%)

        2.1. Configure disks and volumes:
               This objective may include but is not limited to: Configure sector sizes appropriate for various workloads; configure GUID partition table (GPT) disks; create VHD and VHDX files using Disk
               Management or Windows PowerShell; mount virtual hard disks; determine when to use NTFS and ReFS file systems; configure NFS and SMB shares using Server Manager; configure SMB
               share and session settings using Windows PowerShell; configure SMB server and SMB client configuration settings using Windows PowerShell; configure file and folder permissions
        2.2. Implement server storage:
               This objective may include but is not limited to: Configure storage pools; implement simple, mirror, and parity storage layout options for disks or enclosures; expand storage pools;
               configure Tiered Storage; configure iSCSI target and initiator; configure iSNS; configure Datacenter Bridging (DCB); configure Multi-Path IO (MPIO); determine usage scenarios for
               Storage Replica; implement Storage Replica for server-to-server, cluster-to-cluster, and stretch cluster scenarios
        2.3. Implement data deduplication:
               This objective may include but is not limited to: Implement and configure deduplication;determine appropriate usage scenarios for deduplication; monitor deduplication; implement a backup and restore solution with deduplication

3. Implement Hyper-V (20-25%)

        3.1. Install and configure Hyper-V:
               This objective may include but is not limited to: Determine hardware and compatibility requirements for installing Hyper-V; install Hyper-V; install management tools; upgrade from
               existing versions of Hyper-V; delegate virtual machine management; perform remote management of Hyper-V hosts; Using Windows PowerShell Direct; implement nested virtualization
        3.2. Configure virtual machine (VM) settings:
               This objective may include but is not limited to: Add or remove memory in a running VM; configure dynamic memory; configure Non-Uniform Memory Access (NUMA) support;
               configure smart paging; configure Resource Metering; manage Integration Services; create and configure Generation 1 and 2 VMs and determine appropriate usage scenarios; implement enhanced session mode;
               create Linux and FreeBSD VMs; install and configure
               Linux Integration Services (LIS); install and configure FreeBSD Integration Services (BIS); implement Secure Boot for Windows and Linux environments; move and convert VMs from
               previous versions of Hyper-V to Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V; export and import VMs; implement Discrete Device Assignment (DDA), Troubleshoot VM configuration versions
        3.3. Configure Hyper-V storage:
               This objective may include but is not limited to: Create VHDs and VHDX files using Hyper-V Manager; create shared VHDX files; configure differencing disks; modify virtual hard disks;
               configure pass-through disks; resize a virtual hard disk; manage checkpoints; implement production checkpoints; implement a virtual Fibre Channel adapter; configure storage Quality of Service (QoS)
        3.4. Configure Hyper-V networking:
               This objective may include but is not limited to: Add and remove virtual network interface cards (vNICs); configure Hyper-V virtual switches; optimize network performance; configure
               MAC addresses; configure network isolation; configure synthetic and legacy virtual network adapters; configure NIC teaming in 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

4. Implement Windows Containers (5-10%)

        4.1. Deploy Windows containers:
               This objective may include but is not limited to: Determine installation requirements and appropriate scenarios for Windows Containers; install and configure Windows Server
               container host in physical or virtualized environments; install and configure Windows Server container host to Windows Server Core in a physical or virtualized environment; install Docker
               Enterprise Edition on Windows Server; configure Docker start-up options; install a base container image; tag an image; remove a container; create Windows Server containers; create Hyper-V containers
        4.2. Manage Windows containers:
               This objective may include but is not limited to: Manage Windows containers by using Docker CLI; manage container networking; manage container data volumes; manage Resource
               Control; create new container images using Dockerfile; manage container images using DockerHub repository for public and private scenarios; manage container images using Microsoft Azure

5. Implement High Availability (30-35%)

        5.1. Implement high availability and disaster recovery options in Hyper-V:-
               This objective may include but is not limited to: Implement Hyper-V Replica; implement Live Migration including Shared Nothing Live Migration; configure CredSSP or Kerberos
               authentication protocol for Live Migration; implement storage migration
        5.2. Implement failover clustering:-
               This objective may include but is not limited to: Implement Workgroup, Single, and Multi Domain clusters; configure quorum; configure cluster networking; restore single node or
               cluster configuration; configure cluster storage; implement Cluster-Aware Updating; implement Cluster Operating System Rolling Upgrade; configure and optimize cluster shared
               volumes (CSVs); configure clusters without network names; implement Scale-Out File Server (SoFS); determine different scenarios for the use of SoFS vs. File Server for general use;
               determine usage scenarios for implementing guest clustering; implement a Clustered Storage Spaces solution using Shared SAS storage enclosures; implement Storage Replica; implement
               Cloud Witness; implement VM resiliency; implement shared VHDX as a storage solution for guest clusters         5.3. Implement Storage Spaces Direct:-
               This objective may include but is not limited to: Determine scenario requirements for implementing Storage Spaces Direct; enable Storage Spaces Direct using Windows
               PowerShell; implement a disaggregated Storage Spaces Direct scenario; implement a hyperconverged Storage Spaces Direct scenario
        5.4. Manage failover clustering:-
               This objective may include but is not limited to: Configure role-specific settings, including continuously available shares; configure VM monitoring; configure failover and preference
               settings; implement stretch and site-aware failover clusters; enable and configure node fairness
        5.5. Manage VM movement in clustered nodes:-
               This objective may include but is not limited to: Perform a live migration; perform a quick migration; perform a storage migration; import, export, and copy VMs; configure VM network
               health protection; configure drain on shutdown
        5.6. Implement Network Load Balancing (NLB):-
               This objective may include but is not limited to: Install NLB nodes; configure NLB prerequisites; configure affinity; configure port rules; configure cluster operation mode; upgrade an NLB cluster

6.Maintain and Monitor Server Environments (10-15%)

        6.1. Maintain server installations:-
               This objective may include but is not limited to: Implement Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) solutions; configure WSUS groups; manage patch management in mixed
               environments; implement an antimalware solution with Windows Defender; integrate Windows Defender with WSUS and Windows Update; perform backup and restore operations
               using Windows Server Backup; determine backup strategies for different Windows Server roles and workloads, including Hyper-V Host, Hyper-V Guests, Active Directory, File Servers,
               and Web Servers using Windows Server 2016 native tools and solutions
        6.2. Monitor server installations:-
               This objective may include but is not limited to: Monitor workloads using Performance Monitor, Server Manager, Event Viewer; configure Data Collector Sets; determine appropriate
               CPU, memory, disk, and networking counters for storage and compute workloads; configure alerts; monitor workloads using Resource Monitor, manage and monitor Windows Server by using Windows Admin Center