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

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16+ Hours of Video Instruction

More than 16 hours of video instruction, quizzes, and exercises to help you prepare for Exam 70-740: Installation, Storage, and Compute with Windows Server 2016, one of three exams required to achieve the MCSA Windows Server 2016 certification.

Windows Server 70-740: Installation, Storage, and Compute Complete Video Course covers the exam domains published by Microsoft in a logical way for learning the technology and preparing for the exam.

This engaging, self-paced video course includes demonstrations and configurations of various features of Windows Server 2016. Even if you're not planning to take the 70-740 exam, this video training will help you get up-to-speed on the new and updated features in Windows Server 2016.

The course is designed to emulate the process by which users can build their own lab environment, using a single Windows server to create complex configurations, such as failover clusters, shared storage, and nested Hyper-V hosts. The only hardware required is a single computer with at least 12 gigabytes of memory. The only software needed is the evaluation version of Windows Server 2016.

Trainer and author Craig Zacker has been working with Windows Servers for more than 20 years. Throughout each lesson, he describes key concepts and puts them into action with demonstrations and real-world scenarios. Follow along by creating your own practice environment using virtual machines in Hyper-V.

About the Instructor

Craig Zacker is a writer, editor, and educator who has written or contributed to dozens of books on operating systems, networking, and PC hardware, as well as several college texts and online training courses. Craig is the author of Exam Ref 70-740: Installation, Storage, and Compute with Windows Server 2016 published by Microsoft Press (January 2017).

Skill Level

  • Intermediate

Learn How To

  • Install Windows Servers in host and compute environments
  • Implement storage solutions
  • Implement Hyper-V
  • Implement Windows containers
  • Implement high availability and disaster recovery options
  • Maintain and monitor server environments

Who Should Take This Course

  • Windows Server administrators preparing for MCSA Exam 70-740
  • IT professionals who want to explore new and updated features in Windows Server 2016

Course Requirements

  • Some experience administering Windows servers
  • Access to a virtual machines in a Hyper-V environment

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Table of contents

  1. Introduction
    1. Windows Server 70-740: Introduction
  2. Module 1 Install Windows Servers in Host and Compute Environments
    1. Module 1 introduction
  3. Lesson 1: Overview
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 1.1 Determine Windows Server 2016 installation requirements and appropriate editions per workloads
    3. 1.2 Install Windows Server 2016
    4. 1.3 Install Windows Server 2016 features and roles
    5. 1.4 Install and configure Windows Server Core
    6. 1.5 Manage Windows Server Core installations using Windows PowerShell, command line, and remote management capabilities
    7. 1.6 Implement Windows PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC) to install and maintain integrity of installed environments
    8. 1.7 Perform upgrades and migrations of servers and core workloads from Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2012 to Windows Server 2016
    9. 1.8 Determine the appropriate activation model for server installation: KMS, AD, AVMA
  4. Lesson 2: Install and configure Nano Server
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 2.1 Determine appropriate usage scenarios and requirements for Nano Server; Install Nano Server
    3. 2.2 Implement Roles and Features on Nano Server
    4. 2.3 Manage and Configure Nano Server
    5. 2.4 Manage Nano Server remotely using Windows PowerShell
  5. Lesson 3: Create, manage, and maintain images for deployment
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 3.1 Plan for Windows Server virtualization; Determine considerations for deploying workloads into virtualized environments
    3. 3.2 Assess virtualization workloads using the Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit
    4. 3.3 Update images with patches, hotfixes, and drivers; Install roles and features in offline images
    5. 3.4 Manage and maintain Windows Server Core, Nano Server images, and VHDs using Windows PowerShell
  6. Module 2 Implement Storage Solutions
    1. Module 2 introduction
  7. Lesson 4: Configure disks and volumes
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 4.1 Configure GPT disks; Configure sector sizes for various workloads; Determine when to use NTFS and ReFS file systems
    3. 4.2 Create VHD and VHDX files using Server Manager or Windows PowerShell, Mount virtual hard disks
    4. 4.3 Configure NFS and SMB shares using Server Manager
    5. 4.4 Configure SMB share and session settings,and SMB server and client configuration settings using Windows PowerShell
    6. 4.5 Configure file and folder permissions
  8. Lesson 5: Implement server storage
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 5.1 Configure and expand storage pool. Implement simple, mirror, and parity storage layout options
    3. 5.2 Configure Tiered Storage
    4. 5.3 Configure iSCSI target and initiator, Configure iSNS
    5. 5.4 Configure Datacenter Bridging (DCB)
    6. 5.5 Configure Multi-Path IO (MPIO)
    7. 5.6 Determine usage scenarios for and implement Storage Replica
  9. Lesson 6: Implement data deduplication
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 6.1 Implement and configure deduplication; Determine appropriate usage scenarios for deduplication, including backup and restore
    3. 6.2 Monitor deduplication
  10. Module 3 Implement Hyper-V
    1. Module 3 introduction
  11. Lesson 7: Install and configure Hyper-V
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 7.1 Installing Hyper-V and management tools
    3. 7.2 Upgrading Hyper-V and delegating virtual machine management
    4. 7.3 Perform remote management of Hyper-V hosts
    5. 7.4 Configure virtual machines using Windows PowerShell Direct
    6. 7.5 Implement nested virtualization
  12. Lesson 8: Configure virtual machine (VM) settings
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 8.1 Creating a VM
    3. 8.2 Add or remove memory in a running VM, Configure dynamic memory
    4. 8.3 Configure Non-Uniform Memory Access (NUMA) support
    5. 8.4 Configure smart paging
    6. 8.5 Configure Resource Metering
    7. 8.6 Manage Integration Services
    8. 8.7 Create and configure Generation 1 and 2 VMs and determine appropriate usage scenarios
    9. 8.8 Implement enhanced session mode
    10. 8.9 Plan and create Linux and FreeBSD VMs, Install and configure LIS and BIS
    11. 8.10 Implement Secure Boot for Windows and Linux environments
    12. 8.11 Move and convert VMs from previous versions of Hyper-V to Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V
    13. 8.12 Export and import VMs
    14. 8.13 Implement Discrete Device Assignment (DDA)
  13. Lesson 9: Configure Hyper-V storage
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 9.1 Create VHDs and VHDX files using Hyper-V Manager
    3. 9.2 Create shared VHDX files
    4. 9.3 Configure differencing disks
    5. 9.4 Modify virtual hard disks
    6. 9.5 Configure pass-through disks
    7. 9.6 Resize a virtual hard disk
    8. 9.7 Manage checkpoints; Implement production checkpoints
    9. 9.8 Implement a virtual Fibre Channel adapter
    10. 9.9 Configure storage Quality of Service (QoS)
  14. Lesson 10: Configure Hyper-V networking
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 10.1 Add and remove virtual network interface cards (vNICs)
    3. 10.2 Configure Hyper-V virtual switches
    4. 10.3 Optimize network performance
    5. 10.4 Configure MAC addresses
    6. 10.5 Configure network isolation
    7. 10.6 Configure synthetic and legacy virtual network adapters
    8. 10.7 Configure NIC teaming in VMs
    9. 10.8 Configure VMQ
    10. 10.9 Enable RDMA on network adapters bound to a virtual switch using SET
    11. 10.10 Configure Bandwidth Management
  15. Module 4 Implement Windows Containers
    1. Module 4 introduction
  16. Lesson 11: Deploy Windows containers
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 11.1 Determine installation requirements and appropriate scenarios for Windows Containers
    3. 11.2 Install and configure Windows Server container host in physical or virtualized environments, on Desktop Experience, Server Core, or Nano Server
    4. 11.3 Install Docker on Windows Server and Nano Server
    5. 11.4 Configure Docker daemon start-up options
    6. 11.5 Configure Windows PowerShell for use with containers
    7. 11.6 Install a base operating system; Uninstall an operating system image
    8. 11.7 Tag an image
    9. 11.8 Create Windows Server containers; Create Hyper-V containers
  17. Lesson 12: Manage Windows containers
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 12.1 Manage Windows or Linux containers using the Docker client and Windows PowerShell
    3. 12.2 Manage container networking
    4. 12.3 Manage container data volumes
    5. 12.4 Manage Resource Control
    6. 12.5 Create new container images using Dockerfile
    7. 12.6 Manage container images using Docker Hub repository
    8. 12.7 Manage container images using Microsoft Azure
  18. Module 5 Implement High Availability
    1. Module 5 introduction
  19. Lesson 13: Implement high availability and disaster recovery options in Hyper-V
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 13.1 Implement Hyper-V replica
    3. 13.2 Implement Live Migration and Shared Nothing Live Migration
    4. 13.3 Configure CredSSP or Kerberos authentication protocol
    5. 13.4 Implement storage migration
  20. Lesson 14: Implement failover clustering
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 14.1 Creating failover clusters and guest clusters
    3. 14.2 Creating Workgroup, Single and Multi Domain clusters, and clusters without network names
    4. 14.3 Configure quorum; Implement Cloud Witness
    5. 14.4 Configure cluster networking
    6. 14.5 Restore single node or cluster configuration
    7. 14.6 Configure cluster storage
    8. 14.7 Implement Cluster-Aware Updating; Implement Cluster Operating System Rolling Upgrade
    9. 14.8 Configure and optimize clustered shared volumes (CSVs)
    10. 14.9 Implement SoFS; Determine different scenarios for the use of SoFS vs. Clustered File Server
    11. 14.10 Implement a Clustered Storage Spaces solution using Shared SAS storage enclosures
    12. 14.11 Implement VM resiliency
    13. 14.12 Implement shared VHDX as a storage solution for guest clusters
  21. Lesson 15: Implement Storage Spaces Direct
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 15.1 Determine scenario requirements for implementing Storage Spaces Direct; Enable Storage Spaces direct using Windows PowerShell
    3. 15.2 Implement disaggregated and hyper-converged Storage Spaces Direct scenarios in a cluster
  22. Lesson 16: Manage failover clustering
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 16.1 Configure role-specific settings, including continuously available shares
    3. 16.2 Configure VM monitoring
    4. 16.3 Configure failover and preference settings
    5. 16.4 Implement stretch and site-aware failover clusters
    6. 16.5 Enable and configure node fairness
  23. Lesson 17: Manage VM movement in clustered nodes
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 17.1 Perform a live migration; Perform a quick migration; Perform a storage migration
    3. 17.2 Import, export, and copy VMs
    4. 17.3 Configure VM network health protection
    5. 17.4 Configure drain on shutdown
  24. Lesson 18: Implement Network Load Balancing
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 18.1 Configure NLB prerequisites; Install NLB nodes
    3. 18.2 Configure affinity; Configure port rules; Configure cluster operation mode
    4. 18.3 Upgrade an NLB cluster
  25. Module 6 Maintain and Monitor Server Environments
    1. Module 6 introduction
  26. Lesson 19: Maintain server installations
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 19.1 Implement Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) solutions
    3. 19.2 Configure WSUS groups; manage patch management in mixed environments
    4. 19.3 Implement an antimalware solution with Windows Defender; Integrate Windows Defender with WSUS and Windows Update
    5. 19.4 Perform backup and restore operations using Windows Server Backup
    6. 19.5 Determine backup strategies for different Windows Server roles and workloads using Windows Server 2016 native tools
  27. Lesson 20: Monitor server installations
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 20.1 Monitor workloads using Performance Monitor
    3. 20.2 Configure Data Collector Sets
    4. 20.3 Determine appropriate CPU, memory, disk, and networking counters for storage and compute workloads
    5. 20.4 Configure alerts
    6. 20.5 Monitor workloads using Resource Monitor
  28. Summary
    1. Windows Server 70-740: Summary

Product information

  • Title: Windows Server 70-740: Installation, Storage, and Compute with Windows Server 2016
  • Author(s): Craig Zacker
  • Release date: September 2017
  • Publisher(s): Pearson
  • ISBN: 0134772997