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

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Overview: This series covers how to install Windows Server 2016 as well as how to navigate the storage and computing protocols. Students will learn about installing windows servers in host and computer environments and maintaining and monitoring server environments. Students will also learn how to implement storage solutions, Hyper-V virtualization, windows containers and high availability.

This series, along with the 70-741 and 70-742 series, will prepare you to take the MCSA: Windows Server 2016 exams. Taking the 70-744 series will then prepare you to take the MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure exams.

New! Add-on Practice Labs: This course series offers optional hands on practice-labs available for purchase. Try out your new skills today!

Certification Exam Details:
Installation, Storage, and Compute with Windows Server 2016 – Exam 70-740: Learn More about this certification exam.

Course Modules:

Series Taught By: Patrick Loner

Available CEUs for Course Series Completion: 16
Students can earn up to 16 CEUs for fully completing this course series. This information will be displayed on the certificate of completion. Learn More

Module 01 – Installing Windows Servers in Host and Computer Environments

(Duration: 3h 4m)

  1. Workbook (Pdf)
  2. Topic A: Determining Windows Server 2016 Installation
  3. Installing Windows Server 2016
  4. Introduction to Windows Server 2016
  5. Windows Server Editions
  6. Hardware Requirements
  7. Hardware Considerations
  8. Installation Options
  9. Options for Managing Servers
  10. Windows PowerShell
  11. Windows PowerShell Basics
  12. Demo – Using Windows PowerShell
  13. What’s New Since 2008?
  14. What’s New in Windows Server 2016
  15. Topic B: Installing Windows Server 2016 Core and Nano Editions
  16. Planning for Installation
  17. Planning for Nano Server
  18. Understanding Nano Server Roles
  19. Installing Nano Server Roles
  20. Planning for Server Core
  21. Server Core vs. Nano Server
  22. Nano Server Installation
  23. Installation Steps
  24. Alternative Steps to Install Nano Server
  25. Demo – Performing Nano Server Installation
  26. Managing and Configuring Nano
  27. Demo – Configuring Nano Server
  28. Installing Server Core
  29. Demo – Installing Windows Server 2016
  30. Demo – Configure the Local Installation
  31. Upgrades vs. Migrations
  32. Choosing In-Place Upgrades
  33. Choosing to Migrate
  34. Installation and Migration Tools
  35. Choosing an Activation Model
  36. Activation Methods
  37. Topic C: Managing Windows Installations with Windows PowerShell
  38. Post Installation Tasks
  39. Topic D: Create, Manage, and Maintain Windows Images to Deploy
  40. Creating and Managing Deployment Images
  41. File-Based Imaging
  42. Windows Image File Format
  43. Types of Images
  44. Image-Based Installation Tools
  45. Creating Install Images
  46. Considerations for Image Creation
  47. Windows ADK for Windows 10
  48. Basic Deployment Process
  49. Windows Deployment Services
  50. WDS Components
  51. Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2013
  52. Chapter 01 Review
  53. Review Quiz (Number of attempts allowed: Unlimited)

Module 03  – Implementing Hyper-V Virtualization

(Duration: 1h 41m)

  1. Workbook (Pdf)
  2. Topic A: Installing Hyper-V Virtualization
  3. Introducing Hyper-V
  4. New Host Features in Windows Server 2016
  5. New VM Features in Windows Server 2016
  6. Introducing Windows Server Containers
  7. Hyper-V Prerequisites
  8. Nested Virtualization
  9. Demo – Installing the Hyper-V Role
  10. Topic B: Configuring Storage and Networking on Hyper-V Hosts
  11. Using Virtual Hard Disks in Hyper-V
  12. Virtual Hard Formats
  13. Virtual Hard Disk Types
  14. Considerations for Virtual Hard Disks
  15. Fibre Channel in Hyper-V
  16. Choosing Storage for Virtual Machines
  17. Demo – Managing Storage in Hyper-V
  18. Hyper-V Networks
  19. Demo – Creating a Virtual Switch
  20. Considerations for Hyper-V Networks
  21. New Features in Windows Server 2016
  22. Topic C: Configuring and Managing Virtual Machines
  23. Overview of Virtual Machines
  24. Configuration Versions
  25. Generation Versions
  26. Demo – Creating Virtual Machines
  27. Virtual Machine Settings
  28. New Options in Windows Server 2016
  29. Shielded Virtual Machines
  30. Best Practices for Virtual Machines
  31. Overview of Virtual Machine Management
  32. Managing Virtual Machine States
  33. Working with Checkpoints
  34. Importing and Exporting VMs
  35. Windows PowerShell Direct
  36. Chapter 03 Review
  37. Review Quiz (Number of attempts allowed: Unlimited

Module 05 –  Implementing High Availability

(Duration: 3h 34m)

  1. Workbook (Pdf)
  2. Topic A: Overview of High Availability and Disaster Recovery
  3. Understanding High Availability
  4. Continuous Availability
  5. Business Continuity
  6. Business Continuity Strategies
  7. Developing Disaster Recovery Plans
  8. Service Level Agreements
  9. Highly Available Networking
  10. Highly Available Storage
  11. High Availability for Virtual Machines
  12. Understanding Live Migration
  13. Live Migration Process
  14. Hyper
  15. -V Replica
  16. Planning for Hyper
  17. -V Replica
  18. Implementing Hyper
  19. -V Replica
  20. Overview of Windows Backup
  21. Demo
  22. – Installing and Configuring Windows Server Backup
  23. Overview of Failover Clustering
  24. High Availability through Failover Clustering
  25. Failover Clustering Terminology
  26. Clustering Types and Categories
  27. Topic B: Implementing Network Load Balancing
  28. Understanding NLB
  29. NLB Operation
  30. NLB Features in Windows Server 2016
  31. NLB Deployment Requirements
  32. Demo
  33. – Deploying NLB
  34. NLB Configuration Options
  35. NLB Host Parameters
  36. Network Considerations for NLB
  37. Planning NLB Implementation
  38. Topic C: Planning and Configuring Failover Clustering
  39. The Importance of Planning
  40. Application Considerations
  41. Storage Considerations
  42. Storage Requirements
  43. Hardware Requirements
  44. Network Requirements
  45. Demo – Verifying NIC Capabilities
  46. Additional Planning Considerations
  47. Introducing Quorum
  48. Dynamic Quorum
  49. Testing the Configuration
  50. Creation Process
  51. Demo – Creating a Failover Cluster
  52. Cluster Roles
  53. Common Cluster Management Tasks
  54. Cluster Properties
  55. Failover and Failback Configuration
  56. Storage Configuration
  57. Network Configuration
  58. Configuring Quorum Options
  59. Demo – Configuring the Quorum
  60. Topic D: Maintaining a Failover Cluster
  61. Overview of Maintaining Failover Clusters
  62. Monitoring Failover Clusters
  63. Backup and Restore
  64. Troubleshooting Failover Clusters
  65. Managing Cluster Communication
  66. Cluster Aware Updating (CAU)
  67. Topic E: Troubleshooting Failover Clustering
  68. Troubleshooting Communication
  69. Troubleshooting Cluster Name Objects
  70. Quorum Issues
  71. Using Event Viewer
  72. Using Windows PowerShell
  73. Topic F: Integrating Failover Clustering and Hyper-V
  74. High Availability Options
  75. Host Clustering Overview
  76. Failover Clustering for Hyper-V in Windows Server 2016
  77. Hyper-V Cluster Components
  78. Hyper-V Failover Cluster Prerequisites
  79. Implementation Process
  80. Cluster Shared Volumes
  81. Configuring a Shared Virtual Hard Disk
  82. Scale Out File Server (SOFS)
  83. SOFS Requirements
  84. Topic G: Configuring Site Availability
  85. Stretch Clustering
  86. Prerequisites for Stretch Clustering
  87. Types of Replication
  88. Overview of Storage Replica
  89. Quorum Modes for Stretch Clusters
  90. Chapter 05 Review
  91. Review Quiz (Number of attempts allowed: Unlimited)

Module 02 – Implementing Local and Enterprise Storage Solutions

(Duration:3h 29m)

  1. Workbook (Pdf)
  2. Topic A: Managing Disks and Volumes in Windows Server 2016
  3. Managing Disks and Volumes
  4. Partition Table Formats
  5. Disk Types
  6. Required Disk Volumes
  7. File Systems
  8. Resilient File System
  9. Demo – Working with File Systems
  10. Virtual Hard Disks
  11. Managing Virtual Hard Disks
  12. Selecting Physical Disk Types
  13. Working with Disk Volumes
  14. Volume Management Tools
  15. Demo – Managing Volumes
  16. Understanding RAID
  17. Hardware vs. Software RAID
  18. RAID Types
  19. Topic B: Implementing and Managing Storage Spaces
  20. Implementing and Managing Storage Spaces
  21. Requirements for Storage Spaces
  22. Storage Space Features
  23. Demo – Configuring Storage Spaces
  24. Changes to Storage Spaces
  25. Storage Space Usage Scenarios
  26. Storage Spaces Direct Deployment Scenarios
  27. Managing Storage Spaces
  28. Using Windows PowerShell with Storage Spaces
  29. Managing Disk Failure with Storage Spaces
  30. Monitoring Storage Spaces
  31. Topic C: Configuring Data Deduplication
  32. Overview of Data Deduplication
  33. Enhancements in Windows Server 2016
  34. Data Deduplication Requirements
  35. Data Deduplication Components
  36. Data Deduplication Process
  37. Planning Data Deduplication
  38. Data Deduplication Usage Scenarios
  39. Demo – Installing and Configuring Data Deduplication
  40. Monitoring and Maintaining Data Deduplication
  41. Topic D: Understanding Various Types of Storage
  42. Overview of Storage Solutions
  43. Direct Attached Storage
  44. Network Attached Storage
  45. Storage Area Networks
  46. Comparing Storage Solutions
  47. Comparing Storage Technology
  48. Topic E: Fibre Channel, iSCSI, and Fibre Channel over Ethernet
  49. Fibre Channel
  50. Fibre Channel Layouts
  51. Fibre Channel Considerations
  52. iSCSI
  53. iSCSI Target Server
  54. iSCSI Initiator
  55. Considerations for Implementing iSCSI
  56. Topic F: Understanding iSNS, DCB, and MPIO
  57. iSNS
  58. iSNS Functions and Installation
  59. Data Center Bridging
  60. MPIO
  61. Topic G: Configuring File and Folder Sharing in Windows Server 2016
  62. Configuring Sharing in Windows Server 2016
  63. Server Message Block
  64. Configuring SMB Shares
  65. Demo – Configuring SMB Shares
  66. Network File System
  67. Configuring NFS Shares
  68. Chapter 02 Review
  69. Review Quiz (Number of attempts allowed: Unlimited)

Module 04 -Implementing Windows Containers

(Duration: 39m)

  1. Workbook (Pdf)
  2. Topic A: Understanding Windows Server and Hyper-V Containers
  3. Overview of Windows Server Containers
  4. Concepts and Definitions
  5. Windows Server Containers
  6. Overview of Hyper-V Containers
  7. Benefits of Hyper-V Containers
  8. Usage Scenarios
  9. Installation Requirements
  10. Topic B: Deploying Windows Server and Hyper-V Containers
  11. Deploying Windows Server Containers
  12. Deploying Hyper-V Containers
  13. Managing Containers
  14. Demo – Installing the Containers Feature
  15. Topic C: Using Docker to Install, Configure, and Manage Containers
  16. Overview of Docker Support for Docker in Windows
  17. Docker Terminology
  18. Docker Toolbox
  19. Docker Solutions
  20. Management of Docker
  21. Overview of Docker Hub
  22. Docker with Microsoft Azure
  23. Chapter 04 Review
  24. Review Quiz (Number of attempts allowed: Unlimited

Module 06 – Maintaining and Monitoring Server Environments

(Duration:1h 35m)

  1. Workbook (Pdf)
  2. Topic A: Windows Server Update Services
  3. Overview of WSUS
  4. Deployment Options
  5. Server Requirements
  6. Configuring Clients
  7. Administering WSUS
  8. Approving Updates
  9. Demo – Installing and Configuring WSUS
  10. Topic B: Windows PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC)
  11. Overview of PowerShell DSC
  12. Requirements for PowerShell DSC
  13. Implementing PowerShell DSC
  14. Topic C: Windows Server 2016 Monitoring Tools
  15. Overview of Monitoring Tools
  16. Using Task Manager
  17. Demo – Using Task Manager
  18. Performance Monitor
  19. Demo – Using Performance Monitor
  20. Monitoring Resources and Reliability
  21. Event Viewer
  22. Demo – Using Event Viewer
  23. Monitoring with Server Manager
  24. Chapter 06 Review
  25. Course Closure
  26. Review Quiz (Number of attempts allowed: Unlimited)

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