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

Video Description

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 00:04:10
  2. Module 1 Install Windows Servers in Host and Compute Environments
    1. Module 1 introduction 00:00:39
  3. Lesson 1: Overview
    1. Learning objectives 00:01:03
    2. 1.1 Determine Windows Server 2016 installation requirements and appropriate editions per workloads 00:11:38
    3. 1.2 Install Windows Server 2016 00:10:53
    4. 1.3 Install Windows Server 2016 features and roles 00:13:16
    5. 1.4 Install and configure Windows Server Core 00:09:56
    6. 1.5 Manage Windows Server Core installations using Windows PowerShell, command line, and remote management capabilities 00:06:53
    7. 1.6 Implement Windows PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC) to install and maintain integrity of installed environments 00:06:48
    8. 1.7 Perform upgrades and migrations of servers and core workloads from Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2012 to Windows Server 2016 00:10:35
    9. 1.8 Determine the appropriate activation model for server installation: KMS, AD, AVMA 00:07:26
  4. Lesson 2: Install and configure Nano Server
    1. Learning objectives 00:00:36
    2. 2.1 Determine appropriate usage scenarios and requirements for Nano Server; Install Nano Server 00:10:26
    3. 2.2 Implement Roles and Features on Nano Server 00:03:51
    4. 2.3 Manage and Configure Nano Server 00:07:58
    5. 2.4 Manage Nano Server remotely using Windows PowerShell 00:06:32
  5. Lesson 3: Create, manage, and maintain images for deployment
    1. Learning objectives 00:00:41
    2. 3.1 Plan for Windows Server virtualization; Determine considerations for deploying workloads into virtualized environments 00:08:03
    3. 3.2 Assess virtualization workloads using the Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit 00:08:53
    4. 3.3 Update images with patches, hotfixes, and drivers; Install roles and features in offline images 00:13:10
    5. 3.4 Manage and maintain Windows Server Core, Nano Server images, and VHDs using Windows PowerShell 00:02:20
  6. Module 2 Implement Storage Solutions
    1. Module 2 introduction 00:00:37
  7. Lesson 4: Configure disks and volumes
    1. Learning objectives 00:00:41
    2. 4.1 Configure GPT disks; Configure sector sizes for various workloads; Determine when to use NTFS and ReFS file systems 00:14:33
    3. 4.2 Create VHD and VHDX files using Server Manager or Windows PowerShell, Mount virtual hard disks 00:07:08
    4. 4.3 Configure NFS and SMB shares using Server Manager 00:10:34
    5. 4.4 Configure SMB share and session settings,and SMB server and client configuration settings using Windows PowerShell 00:07:06
    6. 4.5 Configure file and folder permissions 00:15:10
  8. Lesson 5: Implement server storage
    1. Learning objectives 00:00:44
    2. 5.1 Configure and expand storage pool. Implement simple, mirror, and parity storage layout options 00:10:38
    3. 5.2 Configure Tiered Storage 00:06:56
    4. 5.3 Configure iSCSI target and initiator, Configure iSNS 00:12:57
    5. 5.4 Configure Datacenter Bridging (DCB) 00:08:32
    6. 5.5 Configure Multi-Path IO (MPIO) 00:05:30
    7. 5.6 Determine usage scenarios for and implement Storage Replica 00:11:01
  9. Lesson 6: Implement data deduplication
    1. Learning objectives 00:00:42
    2. 6.1 Implement and configure deduplication; Determine appropriate usage scenarios for deduplication, including backup and restore 00:11:46
    3. 6.2 Monitor deduplication 00:03:07
  10. Module 3 Implement Hyper-V
    1. Module 3 introduction 00:00:30
  11. Lesson 7: Install and configure Hyper-V
    1. Learning objectives 00:00:53
    2. 7.1 Installing Hyper-V and management tools 00:07:56
    3. 7.2 Upgrading Hyper-V and delegating virtual machine management 00:03:34
    4. 7.3 Perform remote management of Hyper-V hosts 00:08:02
    5. 7.4 Configure virtual machines using Windows PowerShell Direct 00:07:41
    6. 7.5 Implement nested virtualization 00:05:37
  12. Lesson 8: Configure virtual machine (VM) settings
    1. Learning objectives 00:01:02
    2. 8.1 Creating a VM 00:07:27
    3. 8.2 Add or remove memory in a running VM, Configure dynamic memory 00:07:47
    4. 8.3 Configure Non-Uniform Memory Access (NUMA) support 00:07:19
    5. 8.4 Configure smart paging 00:03:52
    6. 8.5 Configure Resource Metering 00:03:26
    7. 8.6 Manage Integration Services 00:04:59
    8. 8.7 Create and configure Generation 1 and 2 VMs and determine appropriate usage scenarios 00:05:46
    9. 8.8 Implement enhanced session mode 00:03:51
    10. 8.9 Plan and create Linux and FreeBSD VMs, Install and configure LIS and BIS 00:10:36
    11. 8.10 Implement Secure Boot for Windows and Linux environments 00:05:23
    12. 8.11 Move and convert VMs from previous versions of Hyper-V to Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V 00:04:31
    13. 8.12 Export and import VMs 00:07:00
    14. 8.13 Implement Discrete Device Assignment (DDA) 00:06:00
  13. Lesson 9: Configure Hyper-V storage
    1. Learning objectives 00:00:45
    2. 9.1 Create VHDs and VHDX files using Hyper-V Manager 00:11:14
    3. 9.2 Create shared VHDX files 00:05:30
    4. 9.3 Configure differencing disks 00:04:41
    5. 9.4 Modify virtual hard disks 00:03:55
    6. 9.5 Configure pass-through disks 00:05:30
    7. 9.6 Resize a virtual hard disk 00:04:50
    8. 9.7 Manage checkpoints; Implement production checkpoints 00:08:08
    9. 9.8 Implement a virtual Fibre Channel adapter 00:04:07
    10. 9.9 Configure storage Quality of Service (QoS) 00:05:14
  14. Lesson 10: Configure Hyper-V networking
    1. Learning objectives 00:00:50
    2. 10.1 Add and remove virtual network interface cards (vNICs) 00:04:08
    3. 10.2 Configure Hyper-V virtual switches 00:09:44
    4. 10.3 Optimize network performance 00:07:37
    5. 10.4 Configure MAC addresses 00:06:09
    6. 10.5 Configure network isolation 00:05:16
    7. 10.6 Configure synthetic and legacy virtual network adapters 00:05:21
    8. 10.7 Configure NIC teaming in VMs 00:06:28
    9. 10.8 Configure VMQ 00:08:20
    10. 10.9 Enable RDMA on network adapters bound to a virtual switch using SET 00:06:13
    11. 10.10 Configure Bandwidth Management 00:04:06
  15. Module 4 Implement Windows Containers
    1. Module 4 introduction 00:00:34
  16. Lesson 11: Deploy Windows containers
    1. Learning objectives 00:00:34
    2. 11.1 Determine installation requirements and appropriate scenarios for Windows Containers 00:07:13
    3. 11.2 Install and configure Windows Server container host in physical or virtualized environments, on Desktop Experience, Server Core, or Nano Server 00:06:08
    4. 11.3 Install Docker on Windows Server and Nano Server 00:13:33
    5. 11.4 Configure Docker daemon start-up options 00:05:11
    6. 11.5 Configure Windows PowerShell for use with containers 00:03:40
    7. 11.6 Install a base operating system; Uninstall an operating system image 00:07:46
    8. 11.7 Tag an image 00:03:53
    9. 11.8 Create Windows Server containers; Create Hyper-V containers 00:13:54
  17. Lesson 12: Manage Windows containers
    1. Learning objectives 00:00:45
    2. 12.1 Manage Windows or Linux containers using the Docker client and Windows PowerShell 00:08:42
    3. 12.2 Manage container networking 00:10:33
    4. 12.3 Manage container data volumes 00:04:44
    5. 12.4 Manage Resource Control 00:13:21
    6. 12.5 Create new container images using Dockerfile 00:06:42
    7. 12.6 Manage container images using Docker Hub repository 00:05:08
    8. 12.7 Manage container images using Microsoft Azure 00:02:08
  18. Module 5 Implement High Availability
    1. Module 5 introduction 00:00:30
  19. Lesson 13: Implement high availability and disaster recovery options in Hyper-V
    1. Learning objectives 00:00:44
    2. 13.1 Implement Hyper-V replica 00:12:37
    3. 13.2 Implement Live Migration and Shared Nothing Live Migration 00:13:21
    4. 13.3 Configure CredSSP or Kerberos authentication protocol 00:04:03
    5. 13.4 Implement storage migration 00:05:30
  20. Lesson 14: Implement failover clustering
    1. Learning objectives 00:01:10
    2. 14.1 Creating failover clusters and guest clusters 00:13:40
    3. 14.2 Creating Workgroup, Single and Multi Domain clusters, and clusters without network names 00:07:40
    4. 14.3 Configure quorum; Implement Cloud Witness 00:13:42
    5. 14.4 Configure cluster networking 00:10:40
    6. 14.5 Restore single node or cluster configuration 00:05:14
    7. 14.6 Configure cluster storage 00:07:43
    8. 14.7 Implement Cluster-Aware Updating; Implement Cluster Operating System Rolling Upgrade 00:12:52
    9. 14.8 Configure and optimize clustered shared volumes (CSVs) 00:09:48
    10. 14.9 Implement SoFS; Determine different scenarios for the use of SoFS vs. Clustered File Server 00:10:13
    11. 14.10 Implement a Clustered Storage Spaces solution using Shared SAS storage enclosures 00:08:06
    12. 14.11 Implement VM resiliency 00:06:57
    13. 14.12 Implement shared VHDX as a storage solution for guest clusters 00:07:00
  21. Lesson 15: Implement Storage Spaces Direct
    1. Learning objectives 00:00:36
    2. 15.1 Determine scenario requirements for implementing Storage Spaces Direct; Enable Storage Spaces direct using Windows PowerShell 00:16:10
    3. 15.2 Implement disaggregated and hyper-converged Storage Spaces Direct scenarios in a cluster 00:07:18
  22. Lesson 16: Manage failover clustering
    1. Learning objectives 00:00:48
    2. 16.1 Configure role-specific settings, including continuously available shares 00:06:08
    3. 16.2 Configure VM monitoring 00:08:32
    4. 16.3 Configure failover and preference settings 00:05:58
    5. 16.4 Implement stretch and site-aware failover clusters 00:08:04
    6. 16.5 Enable and configure node fairness 00:03:49
  23. Lesson 17: Manage VM movement in clustered nodes
    1. Learning objectives 00:00:41
    2. 17.1 Perform a live migration; Perform a quick migration; Perform a storage migration 00:10:17
    3. 17.2 Import, export, and copy VMs 00:03:43
    4. 17.3 Configure VM network health protection 00:03:00
    5. 17.4 Configure drain on shutdown 00:02:28
  24. Lesson 18: Implement Network Load Balancing
    1. Learning objectives 00:00:43
    2. 18.1 Configure NLB prerequisites; Install NLB nodes 00:14:42
    3. 18.2 Configure affinity; Configure port rules; Configure cluster operation mode 00:12:59
    4. 18.3 Upgrade an NLB cluster 00:03:14
  25. Module 6 Maintain and Monitor Server Environments
    1. Module 6 introduction 00:00:38
  26. Lesson 19: Maintain server installations
    1. Learning objectives 00:00:37
    2. 19.1 Implement Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) solutions 00:15:53
    3. 19.2 Configure WSUS groups; manage patch management in mixed environments 00:09:46
    4. 19.3 Implement an antimalware solution with Windows Defender; Integrate Windows Defender with WSUS and Windows Update 00:06:18
    5. 19.4 Perform backup and restore operations using Windows Server Backup 00:11:15
    6. 19.5 Determine backup strategies for different Windows Server roles and workloads using Windows Server 2016 native tools 00:11:02
  27. Lesson 20: Monitor server installations
    1. Learning objectives 00:00:39
    2. 20.1 Monitor workloads using Performance Monitor 00:11:15
    3. 20.2 Configure Data Collector Sets 00:05:07
    4. 20.3 Determine appropriate CPU, memory, disk, and networking counters for storage and compute workloads 00:08:21
    5. 20.4 Configure alerts 00:02:59
    6. 20.5 Monitor workloads using Resource Monitor 00:03:56
  28. Summary
    1. Windows Server 70-740: Summary 00:01:14