MOD 20743: Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA: Windows Server 2016


Duration: 5 days

This five-day course explains how to implement and configure new Windows Server 2016 features and functionality. This course is for IT professionals who want to upgrade their technical skills from previous versions (Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2012) to Windows Server 2016. This course is for IT professionals with a high level of knowledge about previous Windows Server technologies and skills equivalent to the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA): Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2012 credential.

***Note: This course is not a product upgrade course. This course provides updates to students existing Windows Server Knowledge and skills, as they pertain to Windows Server 2016***

This course is intended for IT professionals who have experienced Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2008 system administrators. Real-World experience working in a Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows Server 2012 enterprise environment. Additionally, students should have obtained the MCSA credential for Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2012 or the equivalent knowledge.


It is recommended that students interested in this course are able to:

Install and configure Windows Server 2016
Describe storage in Windows Server 2016
Implement directory services
Implement Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS)
Describe networking
Implement Hyper-V
Configure advanced networking features
Implement software-defined networking
Implement remote access
Deploy and manage Windows and Hyper-V containers
Implement failover clustering
Implement failover clustering by using virtual machines

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 and Configuring Windows Server 2016


Introducing Windows Server 2016
Installing Windows Server 2016
Configuring Windows Server 2016
Preparing for upgrades and migrations
Migrating server roles and workloads
Windows Server activation models

Lab: Installing and configuring Nano Server

Installing Nano Server
Completing post-installation tasks on Nano Server

Module 2: Overview of storage in Windows Server 2016


Overview of storage in Windows Server 2016
Configuring Internet SCSI (iSCSI) storage
Configuring the Storage Spaces feature in Windows Server 2016
Implementing the Data Deduplication feature

Lab: Implementing and managing storage

Implementing File Server Resource Manager (FSRM)
Configuring iSCSI storage

Lab: Configuring storage spaces

Configuring redundant storage spaces
Implementing the Storage Spaces Direct feature

Module 3: Implementing the Directory Services feature


Deploying AD DS domain controllers
Implementing service accounts
What is Azure AD?

Lab: Implementing and Managing AD DS

Cloning an AD DS domain controller
Implementing service accounts

Module 4: Implementing AD FS


Overview of AD FS
Deploying AD FS
Implementing AD FS for a single organization
Implementing Web Application Proxy
Implementing Azure AD FS SSO with Microsoft Online Services

Lab: Implementing AD FS

Installing and configuring AD FS
Configuring an internal application for AD FS

Lab: Implementing Web Application Proxy

Implementing Web Application Proxy

Module 5: Implementing network services


Overview of networking enhancements
Implementing the IP address management
Managing IP address spaces with IPAM

Lab: Implementing network services

Configuring DNS policies
Configuring DHCP failover
Configuring IPAM

Module 6: Implementing Hyper-V


Configuring the Hyper-V role in Windows Server 2016
Configuring Hyper-V storage
Configuring Hyper-V networking
Configuring Hyper-V virtual machines

Lab: Implementing server virtualization with Hyper-V

Installing the Hyper-V server role
Configuring virtual networking
Creating and configuring a VM

Module 7: Configuring advanced networking features


Overview of high-performance networking features
Configuring advanced Hyper-V networking features

Lab: Configuring advanced Hyper-V networking features

Creating and using Microsoft Hyper-V virtual switches
Configuring and using the advanced features of a virtual switch

Module 8: Implementing software-defined networking


Overview of software-defined networking
Implementing network virtualization
Implementing the Network Controller feature

Lab: Implementing Network Controller

Deploying Network Controller
Configuring network services with Network Controller
Managing and monitoring with Network Controller

Module 9: Implementing remote access


Remote access overview
Implementing DirectAccess
Implementing a virtual private network (VPN)

Lab: Implementing DirectAccess

Configuring DirectAccess by using the Getting Started Wizard
Testing DirectAccess

Module 10: Deploying and managing Windows Server and Hyper-V containers


Overview of Windows Server 2016 containers
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 the Docker engine

Module 11: Implementing failover clustering


Overview of failover clustering
Implementing a failover cluster
Configuring highly-available applications and services on a failover cluster
Maintaining a failover cluster
Implementing a stretch cluster

Lab: Implementing failover clustering

Configuring iSCSI storage
Configuring a failover cluster
Deploying and configuring a highly-available file server
Validating the deployment of a highly-available file server
Configuring the Cluster-Aware Updating feature on the failover cluster

Module 12: Implementing failover clustering with Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V


Overview of the integration of Hyper-V Server 2016 with failover clustering
Implementing Hyper-V virtual machines on failover clusters
Implementing Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V virtual machine migration
Implementing the Hyper-V Replica feature

Lab: Implementing failover clustering with Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V

Configuring Hyper-V Replica
Configuring a failover cluster for Hyper-V
Configuring a highly available virtual machine