One of the best ways to learn Windows 10 is to build a virtual machine network like the one built for the 70-697 learning track demos. This course provides guidelines for doing just that, with many tips to save you time and effort.
The Configuring Windows 10 learning path consists of nine courses that prepare viewers to set up and manage Windows 10 in their environments, and that also prepare students wishing to take the 70-697 certification exam. In this course, Configuring Windows 10 (70-697): Lab Setup, you'll review a developed network of virtual machines which will demonstrate the concepts in those nine courses. First, you'll learn how to create a similar network for your own use, starting with obtaining evaluation versions of the operating systems. Next, you'll discover how to create the required virtual switches and virtual machines using Hyper-V. Finally, you'll explore which roles, features, and downloads you need to complete the lab setup. By the end of the course, you'll be ready to start preparing for the 70-697 certification exam.
Glenn is President of Independent Software Inc., a Denver IT consultancy. He has been teaching advanced computer seminars around the world since 1988. He developed official Server 2008 courseware for Microsoft. Glenn has written 18 commercial books for McGraw-Hill, Wiley, IDG and Sybex. He is also a sought-after expert witness.
Course Overview Hi everyone. My name is Glenn Weadock, and welcome to my course, Configuring Windows 10 (70-697): Lab Setup. I'm a consultant and seminar leader at Independent Software Inc. in Colorado and an author of over a dozen books on Windows, networking, and certification. Watching slides and demos is great, but if you really want to solidify your understanding of a product like Windows 10, nothing beats learning by doing. That's the reason we put together this mini course, to help you build a test network, where you can do the same demos we did in the 9-course learning track for exam 70-697. Some of the major topics that we will cover include how to prepare a computer to host your virtual machines, build virtual switches and virtual machines and connect them together, install needed server roles and workstation utilities. By the end of this course, you'll know how to find out whether a given device will make an acceptable Hyper-V host, choose the right mix of external and private virtual switches, configure the IP details for the different systems in your demo network, and add key roles, such as domain controller and NAT router to simulate a real environment. Before beginning the course, you should be familiar with Windows and Active Directory fundamentals, but no advanced knowledge is required. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn how to build yourself a great labs environment with the Configuring Windows 10 (70-697): Lab Setup course, at Pluralsight.