Microsoft MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure (Windows Server 2016) - Only 15 Days

Seven reasons why you should sit your MCSE Windows Server 2016 course with Firebrand Training

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  1. You'll be MCSE Windows Server 2016 certified in just 15 days. With us, you’ll be MCSE Windows Server 2016 trained in record time
  2. Our MCSE Windows Server 2016 course is all-inclusive. A one-off fee covers all course materials, exams, accommodation and meals. No hidden extras
  3. Pass MCSE Windows Server 2016 first time or train again for free. This is our guarantee. We’re confident you’ll pass your course first time. But if not, come back within a year and only pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs
  4. You’ll learn more MCSE Windows Server 2016. A day with a traditional training provider generally runs from 9am – 5pm, with a nice long break for lunch. With Firebrand Training you’ll get at least 12 hours/day quality learning time, with your instructor
  5. You’ll learn MCSE Windows Server 2016 faster. Chances are, you’ll have a different learning style to those around you. We combine visual, auditory and tactile styles to deliver the material in a way that ensures you will learn faster and more easily
  6. You’ll be studying MCSE Windows Server 2016 with the best. We’ve been named in Training Industry’s “Top 20 IT Training Companies of the Year” every year since 2010. As well as winning many more awards, we’ve trained and certified 65,217 professionals, and we’re partners with all of the big names in the business
  7. You'll do more than study MCSE Windows Server 2016 courseware. We use practical exercises to make sure you can apply your new knowledge to the work environment. Our instructors use demonstrations and real-world experience to keep the day interesting and engaging

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On this 15 day accelerated training course, you'll learn the fundamental skills required to develop, manage and secure your Windows environment. You'll validate your knowledge of technologies and methods for hardening server environments and securing virtual machine infrastructures. You'll leave us both MCSA: Windows Server 2016 and MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure certified.

Some of the skills you will learn include: installing Windows Servers in host and compute environments, implementing Hyper-V, IP Address Management, an advanced infrastructure, IP Address Management (IPAM) and Active Directory Certificate Services (AD CS). You'll also learn how to enhance the security of your IT infrastructure.

Your Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) will immerse you in Microsoft Official Curriculum (MOC) through our unique Lecture | Lab | Review technique. Exposure to both theoretical and practical tasks will accelerate your learning and develop the hands-on experience you'll need to apply your skills in the real world.

You will be prepared for and sit the following exams on site. This is covered by your Certification Guarantee:

  • Installation, Storage, and Compute with Windows Server 2016 - exam 70-740
  • Networking with Windows Server 2016 - exam 70-741
  • Identity with Windows Server 2016 - exam 70-742
  • Securing Windows Server 2016 - exam 70-744

Earning an MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure certification will qualify for a role as a cloud administrator, cloud architect, computer support specialist or information security analyst.

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In order to pass the MCSA: Windows Server 2016 and MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure you will need to complete the requirements specified at each of the steps listed below:

Step 1. Attain MCSA: Windows Server 2016

Step 2. Complete the following elective for MCSE: Cloud Platform & Infrastructure

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Other accelerated training providers rely heavily on lecture and independent self-testing and study.

Effective technical instruction must be highly varied and interactive to keep attention levels high, promote camaraderie and teamwork between the students and instructor, and solidify knowledge through hands-on learning.

Firebrand Training provides instruction to meet every learning need:

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This information has been provided as a helpful tool for candidates considering training. Courses that include certification come with a Certification Guarantee. Pass first time or train again for free (just pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs). We do not make any guarantees about personal successes or benefits of obtaining certification. Benefits of certification determined through studies do not guarantee any particular personal successes.

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Course 20740A: Installation, Storage, and Compute with Windows Server 2016

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

This module explains how to prepare and install Nano Server and Server Core. This module also explains how to upgrade and migrate server roles and workloads. Finally, this module explains how to choose an activation model based on your environment characteristics.

Lessons

  • 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

This module explains how to manage disks and volumes in Windows Server 2016.

Lessons

  • 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

This module describes the direct-attached storage (DAS), network-attached storage (NAS), and storage area networks (SANs). It also helps you understand Microsoft Internet Storage Name Service (iSNS) Server, data center bridging, and Multipath I/O (MPIO). Additionally, this module also compares Fibre Channel, Internet Small Computer System Interface (iSCSI), and Fibre Channel Over Ethernet (FCoE), and describes how to configure sharing in Windows Server 2016.

Lessons

  • Overview of direct-attached storage, network-attached storage, and storage area networks
  • Comparing Fibre Channel, iSCSI, and FCoE
  • Understanding iSNS, data centre 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 share infrastructure

Module 4: Implementing Storage Spaces and Data Deduplication

This module explains how to implement and manage Storage Spaces. This module also explains how to implement Data Deduplication.

Lessons

  • 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

This module provides an overview of Hyper-V. This module also explains how to configure, manage, and install Hyper-V.

Lessons

  • 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

This module provides and overview of containers in Windows Server 2016. It also explains how to deploy, install, configure, and manage containers in Windows Server 2016.

Lessons

  • 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

This module provides an overview of high availability, business continuity, and disaster recovery. It further explains how to plan high availability and disaster recovery solutions. Additionally, in this module you will know how to back up and restore the Windows Server 2016 operating system and data by using Windows Server Backup. Finally, you will learn about Windows Server 2016 high availability with failover clustering.

Lessons

  • 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 a 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

This module explains how to plan, create, configure, maintain, and troubleshoot a failover cluster. This module also explains how to implement site high availability with stretch clustering.

Lessons

  • 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

This module describes integrating Hyper-V virtual machines in a clustered environment. It also explains how to implement and maintain Hyper-V virtual machines on failover clusters. Additionally, this module also explains how to configure network health protection.

Lessons

  • 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.

Lessons

  • 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

This module provides an introduction to deployment images. It also explains how to create and manage deployment images by using the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT). Additionally, it explains how to evaluate an organisation’s requirements for server virtualisation.

Lessons

  • 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

This module provides an overview on WSUS and explains the deployment options. It explains how to update management process with WSUS and also how to use Performance Monitor. Additionally, this module also provides an overview of PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC) and Windows Server 2016 monitoring tools. Finally, this module describes how to use Performance Monitor and monitor Event Logs.

Lessons

  • 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 centralised event logs

Course 20741A: Networking with Windows Server 2016

Module 1: Planning and implementing an IPv4 network

This module explains how to plan and implement an IPv4 addressing scheme to support organisational needs. This module also explains how to use fundamental networking tools and techniques to configure and troubleshoot IPv4-based networks.

Lessons

  • Planning IPv4 addressing
  • Configuring an IPv4 host
  • Managing and troubleshooting IPv4 network connectivity

Lab : Planning an IPv4 network

  • Planning the IPv4 address assignments

Lab : Implementing and troubleshooting an IPv4 network

  • Verifying the IPv4 configuration
  • Troubleshooting IPv4

Module 2: Implementing DHCP

This module explains how to plan and implement DHCP to support the IPv4 infrastructure.

Lessons

  • Overview of the DHCP server role
  • Deploying DHCP
  • Managing and troubleshooting DHCP

Lab : Implementing DHCP

  • Planning the DHCP server implementation
  • Implementing the DHCP configuration
  • Validating the DHCP implementation

Module 3: Implementing IPv6

This module explains how to implement IPv6, and how to integrate IPv6 and IPv4 networks.

Lessons

  • Overview of IPv6 addressing
  • Configuring an IPv6 host
  • Implementing IPv6 and IPv4 coexistence
  • Transitioning from IPv4 to IPv6

Lab : Implementing IPv6

  • Reviewing the default IPv6 configuration
  • Implementing DHCPv6

Lab : Configuring and evaluating IPv6 transition technologies

  • Configuring network integration by using ISATAP
  • Configuring native IPv6 connectivity
  • Configuring 6to4 connectivity

Module 4: Implementing DNS

This module explains how to install, configure, and troubleshoot DNS within the organisation’s network.

Lessons

  • Implementing DNS servers
  • Configuring zones in DNS
  • Configuring name resolution between DNS zones
  • Configuring DNS integration with Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS)
  • Configuring advanced DNS settings

Lab : Planning and implementing name resolution by using DNS

  • Planning DNS name resolution
  • Implementing DNS servers and zones

Lab : Integrating DNS with Active Directory

  • Integrating DNS with Active Directory

Lab : Configuring advanced DNS settings

  • Configuring DNS policies
  • Validating the DNS implementation
  • Troubleshooting DNS

Module 5: Implementing and managing IPAM

This module explains how to implement and manage the IPAM feature in Windows Server 2016. This module also explains how to use IPAM to manage services such as DHCP and DNS.

Lessons

  • IPAM overview
  • Deploying IPAM
  • Managing IP address spaces by using IPAM

Lab : Implementing IPAM

  • Installing the IPAM Server feature
  • Provisioning the IPAM Server feature
  • Managing IP address spaces by using IPAM

Module 6: Remote access in Windows Server 2016

This module explains how to plan for remote access in Windows Server 2016 and how to implement Web Application Proxy.

Lessons

  • Remote access overview
  • Implementing Web Application Proxy

Lab : Implementing Web Application Proxy

  • Implementing Web Application Proxy
  • Validating Web Application Proxy

Module 7: Implementing DirectAccess

This module explains how to implement and manage DirectAccess in Windows Server 2016.

Lessons

  • Overview of DirectAccess
  • Implementing DirectAccess by using the Getting Started Wizard
  • Implementing and managing an advanced DirectAccess infrastructure

Lab : Implementing DirectAccess by using the Getting Started Wizard

  • Verifying readiness for a DirectAccess deployment
  • Configuring DirectAccess
  • Validating the DirectAccess deployment

Lab : Deploying an advanced DirectAccess solution

  • Preparing the environment for DirectAccess
  • Implementing the advanced DirectAccess infrastructure
  • Validating the DirectAccess deployment

Module 8: Implementing VPNs

This module explains how to implement and manage remote access in Windows Server 2016 by using VPNs

Lessons

  • Planning VPNs
  • Implementing VPNs

Lab : Implementing a VPN

  • Implementing a VPN
  • Validating VPN deployment

Lab : Troubleshooting VPN access

  • Troubleshooting VPN access

Module 9: Implementing networking for branch offices

This module explains how to implement network services for branch offices.

Lessons

  • Networking features and considerations for branch offices
  • Implementing Distributed File System (DFS) for branch offices
  • Implementing BranchCache for branch offices

Lab : Implementing DFS for branch offices

  • Implementing DFS
  • Validating the deployment

Lab : Implementing BranchCache

  • Implementing BranchCache
  • Validating the deployment

Module 10: Configuring advanced networking features

This module explains how to implement an advanced networking infrastructure.

Lessons

  • 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 11: Implementing software defined networking

This module explains how to implement software defined networking.

Lessons

  • Overview of software defined networking
  • Implementing network virtualisation
  • Implementing Network Controller

Lab : Implementing Network Controller

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

Course 20742A: Identity with Windows Server 2016

Module 1: Installing and configuring DCs

This module describes features of AD DS and how to install domain controllers (DCs). It also covers the considerations for deploying DCs.

Lessons

  • Overview of AD DS
  • Overview of AD DS DCs
  • Deploying DCs

Lab : Deploying and administering AD DS

  • Deploying AD DS
  • Deploying a DC by performing DC cloning
  • Administering AD DS by using Active Directory Administrative Center

Module 2: Managing objects in AD DS

This module describes how to use various techniques to manage objects in AD DS. This includes creating and configuring user, group, and computer objects.

Lessons

  • Managing user accounts
  • Managing groups in AD DS
  • Managing computer accounts
  • Using Windows PowerShell for AD DS administration
  • Implementing and managing organisational units

Lab : Deploying and administering AD DS

  • Creating and configuring user accounts in AD DS
  • Creating and configuring groups in AD DS
  • Managing computer objects in AD DS

Lab : Administering AD DS

  • Delegating administration for a branch office
  • Creating user accounts and groups by using Windows PowerShell

Module 3: Advanced AD DS infrastructure management

This module describes how to plan and implement an AD DS deployment that includes multiple domains and forests. The module provides an overview of the components in an advanced AD DS deployment, the process of implementing a distributed AD DS environment, and the procedure for configuring AD DS trusts.

Lessons

  • Overview of advanced AD DS deployments
  • Deploying a distributed AD DS environment
  • Configuring AD DS trusts

Lab : Domain and trust management in AD DS

  • Implementing child domains in AD DS
  • Implementing forest trusts

Module 4: Implementing and administering AD DS sites and replication

This module describes how to plan and implement an AD DS deployment that includes multiple locations. The module explains how replication works in a Windows Server 2016 AD DS environment.

Lessons

  • Overview of AD DS replication
  • Configuring AD DS sites
  • Configuring and monitoring AD DS replication

Lab : Managing and implementing AD DS sites and replication

  • Modifying the default site
  • Creating additional sites and subnets
  • Configuring AD DS replication
  • Monitoring and troubleshooting AD DS replication

Module 5: Implementing Group Policy

This module describes how to implement a GPO infrastructure. The module provides an overview of the components and technologies that compose the Group Policy framework.

Lessons

  • Introducing Group Policy
  • Implementing and administering GPOs
  • Group Policy scope and Group Policy processing
  • Troubleshooting the application of GPOs

Lab : Implementing a Group Policy infrastructure

  • Creating and configuring GPOs
  • Managing GPO scope

Lab : Troubleshooting a Group Policy infrastructure

  • Verify GPO application
  • Troubleshooting GPOs

Module 6: Managing user settings with GPOs

This module describes how to configure Group Policy settings and Group Policy preferences. This includes implementing administrative templates, configuring folder redirection and scripts, and configuring Group Policy preferences.

Lessons

  • Implementing administrative templates
  • Configuring Folder Redirection and scripts
  • Configuring Group Policy preferences

Lab : Managing user settings with GPOs

  • Using administrative templates to manage user settings
  • Implement settings by using Group Policy preferences
  • Configuring Folder Redirection
  • Planning Group Policy (optional)

Module 7: Securing AD DSThis module describes how to configure domain controller security, account security, password security, and Group Managed Service Accounts (gMSA).

Lessons

  • Securing domain controllers
  • Implementing account security
  • Audit authentication
  • Configuring managed service accounts (MSAs)

Lab : Securing AD DS

  • Implementing security policies for accounts and passwords
  • Implementing administrative security policies
  • Deploying and configuring a read-only domain controller (RODC)
  • Creating and associating a gMSA

Module 8: Deploying and managing AD CSThis module describes how to implement an AD CS deployment. This includes deploying, administering, and troubleshooting CAs.

Lessons

  • Deploying CAs
  • Administering CAs
  • Troubleshooting and maintaining CAs

Lab : Deploying and configuring a two-tier CA hierarchy

  • Deploying an offline root CA
  • Deploying an enterprise subordinate CA

Module 9: Deploying and managing certificates

This module describes how to deploy and manage certificates in an AD DS environment. This involves deploying and managing certificate templates, managing certificate revocation and recovery, using certificates in a business environment, and implementing smart cards.

Lessons

  • Deploying and managing certificate templates
  • Managing certificate deployment, revocation, and recovery
  • Using certificates in a business environment
  • Implementing and managing smart cards

Lab : Deploying certificates

  • Configuring certificate templates
  • Enrolling and using certificates
  • Configuring and implementing key recovery

Module 10: Implementing and administering AD FS

This module describes AD FS and how to configure AD FS in a single-organisation scenario and in a partner-organisation scenario.

Lessons

  • Overview of AD FS
  • AD FS requirements and planning
  • Deploying and configuring AD FS
  • Overview of Web Application Proxy

Lab : Implementing AD FS

  • Configuring AD FS prerequisites
  • Installing and configuring AD FS
  • Configuring AD FS for a single organisation
  • Configuring AD FS for federated business partners

Module 11: Implementing and administering AD RMS

This module describes how to implement an AD RMS deployment. The module provides an overview of AD RMS, explains how to deploy and manage an AD RMS infrastructure, and explains how to configure AD RMS content protection.

Lessons

  • Overview of AD RMS
  • Deploying and managing an AD RMS infrastructure
  • Configuring AD RMS content protection

Lab : Implementing an AD RMS infrastructure

  • Installing and configuring AD RMS
  • Configuring AD RMS templates
  • Using AD RMS on clients

Module 12: Implementing AD DS synchronisation with Azure AD

This module describes how to plan and configure directory syncing between Microsoft Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) and on-premises AD DS. The modules describes various sync scenarios, such as Azure AD sync, AD FS and Azure AD, and Azure AD Connect.

Lessons

  • Planning and preparing for directory synchronization
  • Implementing directory synchronisation by using Azure AD Connect
  • Managing identities with directory synchronisation

Lab : Configuring directory synchronisation

  • Preparing for directory synchronisation
  • Configuring directory synchronisation
  • Managing Active Directory users and groups

Module 13: Monitoring, managing, and recovering AD DS

This module describes how to monitor, manage, and maintain AD DS to help achieve high availability of AD DS.

Lessons

  • Monitoring AD DS
  • Managing the AD DS database
  • Recovering AD DS objects

Lab : Recovering objects in AD DS

  • Backing up and restoring AD DS
  • Recovering objects in AD DS

MOC 20744A: Securing Windows Server 2016

Module 1: Breach detection and using the Sysinternals tools

In this module, students will learn about breach detection, attack types and vectors, cybercrime, and how you can analyse your system’s activity by using the Sysinternals tool suite.

Lessons

  • Overview of breach detection
  • Using the Sysinternals tools to detect breaches

Lab : Basic breach detection and incident response strategies

  • Identifying attack types
  • Using incident-response strategies
  • Exploring the Sysinternals tools

Module 2: Protecting credentials and privileged access

This module explains how you can configure user rights and security options, protect credentials by using credential guard, implement privileged-access workstations, and manage and deploy a local administrator-password solution so that you can manage passwords for local administrator accounts.

Lessons

  • Understanding user rights
  • Computer and service accounts
  • Protecting credentials
  • Understanding privileged-access workstations and jump servers
  • Deploying a local administrator-password solution

Lab : User rights, security options, and group-managed service accounts

  • Configuring security options
  • Configuring restricted groups
  • Delegating privileges
  • Creating and managing group managed service accounts (MSAs)
  • Configuring the Credential Guard feature
  • Locating problematic accounts

Lab : Configuring and deploying LAPs 

  • Installing local administrator password solution (LAPs)
  • Configuring LAPs
  • Deploying LAPs

Module 3: Limiting administrator rights with Just Enough Administration

This module explains how to deploy and configure Just Enough Administration (JEA).Lessons

  • Understanding JEA 
  • Configuring and deploying JEA

Lab : Limiting administrator privileges by using JEA

  • Creating a role-capability file
  • Creating a session-configuration file
  • Creating a JEA endpoint
  • Connecting to a JEA endpoint
  • Deploying JEA by using Desire State Configuration (DSC)

Module 4: Privileged Access Management and administrative forests

This module explains the concepts of Enhanced Security Administrative Environment (ESAE) forests, Microsoft Identity Manager (MIM), and Just In Time (JIT) Administration, or Privileged Access Management.

Lessons

  • Understanding ESAE forests
  • Overview of MIM
  • Implementing JIT and Privileged Access Management by using MIM

Lab : Limiting administrator privileges by using Privileged Access Management

  • Using a layered approach to security
  • Exploring MIM 
  • Configuring a MIM web portal
  • Configuring the Privileged Access feature
  • Requesting privileged access

Module 5: Mitigating malware and threats

This module explains how to configure the Windows Defender, AppLocker, and Device Guard features.

Lessons

  • Configuring and managing Windows Defender 
  • Using software restricting policies (SRPs) and AppLocker
  • Configuring and using Device Guard 
  • Using and deploying the Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit

Lab : Securing applications by using AppLocker, Windows Defender, Device Guard Rules, and the EMET.

  • Configuring Windows Defender
  • Configuring AppLocker 
  • Configuring and deploying Device Guard 
  • Deploying and using EMET 

Module 6: Analysing activity by using advanced auditing and log analytics

This module explains how to use advanced auditing and Windows PowerShell transcripts.

Lessons

  • Overview of auditing
  • Understanding advanced auditing
  • Configuring Windows PowerShell auditing and logging

Lab : Configuring encryption and advanced auditing

  • Configuring auditing of file-system access
  • Auditing domain logons
  • Managing the configuration of advanced audit policies
  • Windows PowerShell logging and auditing

Module 7: Analysing activity with Microsoft Advanced Threat Analytics feature and Operations Management Suite

This module explains the Microsoft Advanced Threat Analytics tool and the Microsoft Operations Management suite (OMS), and details how you can use them to monitor and analyse the security of a Windows Server deployment.Lessons

  • Overview of Advanced Threat Analytics
  • Understanding OMS

Lab : Advanced Threat Analytics and Operations Management Suite

  • Using ATA and OMS
  • Preparing and deploying ATA
  • Preparing and deploying OMS

Module 8: Securing your virtualisation an infrastructure

This module explains how to configure Guarded Fabric virtual machines (VMs), including the requirements for shielded and encryption-supported VMs.

Lessons

  • Overview of Guarded Fabric VMs
  • Understanding shielded and encryption-supported VMs

Lab : Deploying and using Guarded Fabric with administrator-trusted attestation and shielded VMs

  • Deploying Guarded Fabric VMs with administrator-trusted attestation
  • Deploying a shielded VM

Module 9: Securing application development and server-workload infrastructure

This module details the Security Compliance Manager, including how you can use it to configure, manage, and deploy baselines. Additionally, students will learn how to deploy and configure Nano Server, Microsoft Hyper-V, and Windows Server Containers.

Lessons

  • Using Security Compliance Manager
  • Introduction to Nano Server
  • Understanding containers

Lab : Using Security Compliance Manager

  • Configuring a security baseline for Windows Server 2016
  • Deploying a security baseline for Windows Server 2016

Lab : Deploying and Configuring Nano Server and containers

  • Deploying, managing, and securing Nano Server
  • Deploying, managing, and securing Windows Server containers
  • Deploying, managing, and securing Hyper-V containers

Module 10: Protecting data with encryption

This module explains how to configure Encrypting File System (EFS) and BitLocker drive encryption to protect data at rest.

Lessons

  • Planning and implementing encryption
  • Planning and implementing BitLocker

Lab : Configuring EFS and BitLocker

  • Encrypting and recovering access to encrypted files
  • Using BitLocker to protect data

Module 11: Limiting access to file and folders

This module explains how to optimise file services by configuring File Server Resource Manager (FSRM) and Distributed File System (DFS). Students will learn how to protect a device’s data by using encryption or BitLocker. Students also will learn how to manage access to shared files by configuring Dynamic Access Control (DAC).

Lessons

  • Introduction to FSRM
  • Implementing classification management and file-management tasks
  • Understanding Dynamic Access Control (DAC)

Lab : Configuring quotas and file screening

  • Configuring FSRM quotas
  • Configuring file screening

Lab : Implementing DAC

  • Preparing DAC
  • Implementing DAC

Module 12: Using firewalls to control network traffic flow

This module explains the firewalls that are present on Windows Server.

Lessons

  • Understanding Windows Firewall
  • Software-defined distributed firewalls

Lab : Windows Firewall with Advanced Security

  • Creating and testing inbound rules
  • Creating and testing outbound rules

Module 13: Securing network traffic

This module explains how to secure network traffic and how to use Microsoft Message Analyser, Server Message Block (SMB) encryption, and Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC).

Lessons

  • Network-related security threats and connection-security rules
  • Configuring advanced DNS settings
  • Examining network traffic with Microsoft Message Analyser
  • Securing SMB traffic, and analysing SMB traffic

Lab : Connection security rules and securing DNS

  • Creating and testing connection security rules
  • Configuring and testing DNSSEC

Lab : Microsoft Message Analyser and SMB encryption

  • Using Microsoft Message Analyser
  • Configuring and verifying SMB encryption on SMB shares

Module 14: Updating Windows Server

This module explains how to use Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) to deploy updates to Windows Servers and clients.

Lessons

  • Overview of WSUS
  • Deploying updates by using WSUS

Lab : Implementing update management

  • Implementing the WSUS server role
  • Configuring update settings
  • Approving and deploying an update by using WSUS
  • Deploying Windows Defender definition updates by using WSUS

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You'll be prepared for and sit the following exams on-site. This is covered by your Certification Guarantee.

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

The skills you'll be tested on include:

  • Install Windows Servers in host and compute environments (10-15%)
  • Implement storage solutions (10-15%)
  • Implement Hyper-V (20-25%)
  • Implement Windows containers (5-10%)
  • Implement high availability (30-35%)
  • Maintain and monitor server environments (10-15%)

Networking with Windows Server 2016 - exam 70-741

The skills you'll be tested on include:

  • Implement Domain Name System (DNS) (15-20%)
  • Implement DHCP (15-20%)
  • Implement IP Address Management (IPAM) (15-20%)
  • Implement network connectivity and remote access solutions (25-30%)
  • Implement core and distributed network solutions (10-15%)
  • Implement an advanced network infrastructure (10-15%)

Identity with Windows Server 2016 - exam 70-742

The skills you'll be tested on include:

  • Install and configure Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) (20-25%)
  • Manage and maintain AD DS (15-20%)
  • Crate and manage Group Policy (25-30%)
  • Implement Active Directory Certificate Services (AD CS) (10-15%)
  • Implement identity federation and access solutions (15-20%)

Securing Windows Server 2016 - exam 70-744

The skills you'll be tested on include:

  • Implement server hardening solutions (25-30%)
  • Secure a virtualisation infrastructure (5-10%)
  • Secure a network infrastructure (10-15%)
  • Managed privileged identities (25-30%)
  • Implement threat detection solutions (15-20%)
  • Implement workload-specific security (5-10%)

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Included in your accelerated training will be the following MOCs:

  • MOC 20740B - Installation, Storage, and Compute with Windows Server 2016
  • MOC 20741B - Networking with Windows Server 2016
  • MOC 20742B - Identity with Windows Server 2016
  • MOC 20744A - Securing Windows Server 2016

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Before attending this course, students must have the following knowledge of Windows Server 2016:

  • A basic understanding of networking fundamentals, including User Datagram Protocol (UDP), and Domain Name System (DNS)
  • An awareness and understanding of security best practices
  • Basic knowledge of server hardware
  • Experience working with Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2012
  • Experience working in a Windows Server infrastructure enterprise environment
  • Knowledge of the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) model
  • Understanding of core networking infrastructure components and technologies such as cabling, routers, hubs, and switches
  • Familiarity with networking topologies and architectures such as local area networks (LANs), wide area networks (WANs) and wireless networking
  • Some basic knowledge of the TCP/IP protocol stack, addressing and name resolution
  • Experience with and knowledge of Hyper-V and virtualization
  • Hands-on experience working with the Windows client operating systems such as Windows 8.1 or Windows 10
  • Some exposure to and experience with AD DS concepts and technologies in Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2016
  • Basic experience with the Windows PowerShell command-line interface
  • Experience and an understanding of core networking technoligies such as IP addressing, name resolution and Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)
  • Hands-on working experience with Windows client operating systems such as Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, or Windows 10.

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