MOD 20740: Installation Storage and Compute with Windows Server 2016


Duration: 5 days

This self-study 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 2016, and who need to understand the scenarios, requirements, and storage and compute options that are available and applicable to Windows Server 2016.

This course is intended for IT professionals who have experience in working with Windows Server, and are looking to expand their knowledge with Installation, Computation, and Storage technologies. This course will help them update their knowledge and skills related to storage and compute for Windows Server 2016.

IT Professionals that may be interested in this course are:

Windows Server Administrators
IT professionals who are looking to gain knowledge about Windows Server
IT professionals interested in taking the 70-740 Exam (Installation, Storage and Compute with Windows Server 2016)

Once the student has completed this course, they will be able to:

Prepare and install Nano Server, a Server Core installation, 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.
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 Duplication
Install and configure Microsoft Hyper-V
Deploy, configure, and manage Windows and Hyper-V Containers
Describe the high availability and disaster recovery technologies in Windows Server 2016
Plan, create and manage a failover cluster
Implement failover clustering for Higher-V machines
Configure a Network Load Balancing (NLB) implementation.
Create and manage deployment images
Manage, monitor, and maintain virtual machine installations.


It is recommended that before taking this course, students have:

A basic understanding of networking fundamentals
An awareness and understanding of security best practices
An understanding of basic AD DS concepts
Basic knowledge of Server Hardware
Experience supporting and configuring Windows client operating systems such as Windows 8 or Windows 10
Previous Windows Server operating system experience/Knowledge

What’s included?

  • Authorized Courseware
  • Intensive Hands on Skills Development with an Experienced Subject Matter Expert
  • Hands-on practice on real Servers and extended lab support 1.800.482.3172
  • Examination Vouchers & Onsite Certification Testing- (excluding Adobe and PMP Boot Camps)
  • Academy Code of Honor: Test Pass Guarantee
  • Optional: Package for Hotel Accommodations, Lunch and Transportation

With several convenient training delivery methods offered, The Academy makes getting the training you need easy. Whether you prefer to learn in a classroom or an online live learning virtual environment, training videos hosted online, and private group classes hosted at your site. We offer expert instruction to individuals, government agencies, non-profits, and corporations. Our live classes, on-sites, and online training videos all feature certified instructors who teach a detailed curriculum and share their expertise and insights with trainees. No matter how you prefer to receive the training, you can count on The Academy for an engaging and effective learning experience.


  • Instructor Led (the best training format we offer)
  • Live Online Classroom – Online Instructor Led
  • Self-Paced Video

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Module 1: Installing, upgrading, and migrating servers and workloads


Introducing Windows Server 2016
Preparing and installing Nano Server and Server Core
Preparing for upgrades and migrations
Migrating server roles and workloads
Windows Server activation models
Lab: Installing and configuring Nano Server

Implementing Nano Server
Completing post-installation tasks on the Nano Server
Performing remote management

Module 2: Configuring local storage


Managing disks in Windows Server 2016
Managing volumes in Windows Server 2016
Lab: Managing disks and volumes in Windows Server 2016

Creating and Managing virtual hard disks by using Windows PowerShell
Converting virtual hard disks from .vhd to .vhdx
Resizing a volume

Module 3: Implementing enterprise storage solutions


Overview of direct-attached storage, network-attached storage, and storage area networks
Comparing Fibre Channel, iSCSI, and FCoE
Understanding iSNS, data center bridging, and MPIO
Configuring sharing in Windows Server 2016
Lab: Planning and configuring storage technologies and components

Planning storage requirements
Configuring iSCSI storage
Configuring and managing the shared infrastructure

Module 4: Implementing Storage Spaces and Data Deduplication


Implementing Storage Spaces
Managing Storage Spaces
Implementing Data Deduplication
Lab: Implementing Storage Spaces

Creating a storage space
Enabling and configuring storage tiering
Lab: Implementing Data Deduplication

Installing Data Deduplication
Configuring Data Deduplication

Module 5: 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 Hyper-V virtual machines
Lab: Installing and configuring Hyper-V

Installing the Hyper-V server role
Configuring Hyper-V settings
Creating and configuring a virtual machine
Managing a virtual machine by using PowerShell Direct

Module 6: Deploying and managing Windows Server and Hyper-V containers


Overview of containers in Windows Server 2016
Deploying Windows Server and Hyper-V containers
Installing, configuring, and managing containers
Lab: Installing and configuring containers

Installing and configuring Windows Server containers by using Windows PowerShell
Installing and configuring Windows Server containers by using Docker

Module 7: Overview of 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 the Windows Server 2016 operating system and data by using Windows Server B
High availability with failover clustering in Windows Server 2016
Lab: Planning and implementing high availability and disaster recovery solution

Determining the appropriate high availability and disaster recovery solution
Implementing storage migration
Implementing Hyper-V Replica

Module 8: Implementing and managing 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
Lab: Implementing a failover cluster

Creating a failover cluster
Verifying quorum settings and adding a node
Lab: Managing a failover cluster

Evicting a node and verifying quorum settings
Changing the quorum from Disk Witness to File Share Witness, and defining node voting
Adding and removing disks from the cluster

Module 9: Implementing failover clustering for Hyper-V virtual machines


Overview of integrating Hyper-V in Windows Server 2016 with failover clustering
Implementing and maintaining Hyper-V virtual machines on failover clusters
Key features for virtual machines in a clustered environment
Lab: Implementing failover clustering with Hyper-V
Configuring a failover cluster for Hyper-V
Configuring a highly available virtual machine

Module 10: Implementing Network Load Balancing
This module provides an overview of NLB clusters. It also explains how to plan and configure an NLB cluster implementation.

Overview of NLB clusters
Configuring an NLB cluster
Planning an NLB implementation
Lab: Implementing an NLB cluster

Implementing an NLB cluster
Configuring and managing the NLB cluster
Validating high availability for the NLB cluster

Module 11: Creating and managing deployment images


Introduction to deployment images
Creating and managing deployment images by using MDT
Virtual machine environments for different workloads
Lab: Using MDT to deploy Windows Server 2016

Installing and configuring MDT
Creating and deploying an image

Module 12: Managing, monitoring, and maintaining virtual machine installations


WSUS overview and deployment options
Update management process with WSUS
Overview of PowerShell DSC
Overview of Windows Server 2016 monitoring tools
Using Performance Monitor
Monitoring Event Logs
Lab: Implementing WSUS and deploying updates

Implementing WSUS
Configuring update settings
Approving and deploying an update by using WSUS
Lab: Monitoring and troubleshooting Windows Server 2016

Establishing a performance baseline
Identifying the source of a performance problem
Viewing and configuring centralized event logs