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70-741: Networking with Windows Server 2016

70-742: Identity with Windows Server 2016

Course Overview

In this instructor-led, online training course, students will learn how to deploy and configure Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) in a distributed environment, how to implement Group Policy, how to perform backup and restore, and how to monitor and troubleshoot Active Directory–related issues with Windows Server 2016. Additionally, this course teaches how to deploy other Active Directory server roles such as Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) and Active Directory Certificate Services (AD CS).

Skills Learned

After completing this online training course, students will be able to:

  • Install and configure domain controllers
  • Manage objects in AD DS by using graphical tools and Windows PowerShell
  • Implement AD DS in complex environments
  • Implement AD DS sites, and configure and manage replication
  • Implement and manage Group Policy Objects (GPO)
  • Manage user settings by using GPOs
  • Secure AD DS and user accounts
  • Implement and manage a certificate authority (CA) hierarchy with AD CS
  • Deploy and manage certificates
  • Implement and administer AD FS
  • Implement and administer Active Directory Rights Management Services (AD RMS)
  • Implement synchronization between AD DS and Azure AD
  • Monitor, troubleshoot, and establish business continuity for AD DS services

*Skills are subject to change

Who Should Attend This Course

This online training course is intended for AD DS administrators who are looking to train in identity and access technologies with Windows Server 2016 and system or infrastructure admins with general AD DS experience and knowledge who are looking to cross-train in core and advanced identity and access technologies in Windows Server 2016. Also, for any professional looking to take the 70-741 exam and/or gain their MCSA: Windows Server 2016 certification.


None, but it is recommended that before attending this course, students have:

  • Some exposure to and experience with AD DS concepts and technologies in Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2016.
  • Experience working with and configuring Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2016
  • Experience and an understanding of core networking technologies such as IP addressing, name resolution, and Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP).
  • Experience working with and an understanding of Microsoft Hyper-V and basic server virtualization concepts.
  • An awareness of basic security best practices.
  • Hands-on working experience with Windows client operating systems such as Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, or Windows 10.
  • Basic experience with the Windows PowerShell command-line interface.

Course Outline

Understanding TCP/IP

  • Understanding IP Addressing
  • Subnetting a Network
  • Understanding IPv6
  • Summary

Installing DNS

  • Introducing DNS
  • The Form of an IP Address
  • Understanding Servers, Clients, and Resolvers
  • Understanding the DNS Process
  • Introducing DNS Database Zones
  • Understanding Primary Zones
  • Understanding Secondary Zones
  • Understanding Active Directory Integrated DNS
  • Understanding Stub Zones
  • Global Name Zones
  • Zone Transfers and Replication
  • Advantages of DNS in Windows Server 2016
  • Background Zone Loading
  • Support for IPv6 Addresses
  • Support for Read-Only Domain Controllers
  • DNS Socket Pools
  • DNS Cache Locking
  • DNS Security Extensions
  • Record Weighting
  • Netmask Ordering
  • Windows PowerShell Support
  • Introducing DNS Record Types
  • Start of Authority Records
  • Name Server Records
  • Host Record
  • Alias Record
  • Pointer Record
  • Mail Exchanger Record
  • Service (SRV) Record
  • Configuring DNS
  • Installing DNS
  • Load Balancing with Round Robin
  • Configuring a Caching-Only Server
  • Setting Zone Properties
  • Configuring Zones for Dynamic Updates
  • Delegating Zones for DNS
  • DNS Forwarding
  • Manually Creating DNS Records
  • DNS Aging and Scavenging
  • Monitoring and Troubleshooting DNS
  • Monitoring DNS with the DNS Snap-In
  • Troubleshooting DNS

Configuring DHCP

  • Overview of DHCP
  • Installing and Authorizing DHCP
  • Creating and Managing DHCP Scopes
  • Using Multiple DHCP Servers

Implement IP Address Management (IPAM)

  • Understanding IPAM
  • Provision IPAM
  • Configure server discovery
  • Create and manage IP blocks and ranges
  • Monitor utilization of IP address space
  • Migrating existing workloads to IPAM
  • Configure IPAM database storage using SQL Server
  • IPAM with System Center Virtual Machine Manager
  • Managing DNS and DHCP using IPAM
  • Manage DHCP using IPAM
  • Configure DHCP scopes and options
  • Configure DHCP policies and failover
  • Manage DNS server properties using IPAM
  • Manage DNS zones and records
  • Manage DNS and DHCP servers in multiple Active Directory forests
  • Delegate administration for DNS and DHCP using role-based access control
  • Auditing IPAM
  • Auditing DNS and DHCP servers
  • Audit the IPAM address usage trail
  • Audit DHCP lease events and user logon events

Understanding File Servers

  • Understanding Distributed File System
  • Configuring DFS
  • Configure DFS replication targets
  • Understanding replication scheduling
  • Configure Remote Differential Compression (RDC) settings
  • Understanding staging
  • Configure fault tolerance
  • Clone a Distributed File System Replication (DFSR) database
  • Recovering a DFSR database
  • Optimize DFS Replication
  • Install and configure BranchCache
  • Implement distributed and hosted cache modes
  • Configure BranchCache for web, file, and application servers
  • Troubleshoot BranchCache

Configuring High Availability

  • Components of High Availability
  • Configuring High Availability
  • Implement NIC Teaming or Switch Embedded Teaming (SET)
  • Enable and configure Receive Side Scaling (RSS)
  • Enabling Quality of Service (QoS) with Data Center Bridging (DCB)
  • Configuring SMB Direct on Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA)
  • Enable and configure SMB Multichannel
  • Configuring virtual Receive Side Scaling (vRSS)
  • Configure Virtual Machine Multi-Queue (VMMQ)
  • Enable Single-Root I/O Virtualization
  • Achieving High Availability with Failover Clustering

Implementing Software Defined Networking

  • Understanding Software Defined Networking
  • Determine deployment scenarios and network requirements
  • Configuring Hyper-V Network Virtualization (HNV)
  • Using Network Virtualization
  • Virtual Extensible LAN (VXLAN) encapsulation
  • Determine implementation of SLB for load balancing
  • Configuring L3, GRE, and S2S
  • Requirements for distributed firewall policies and network security groups


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