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This path focuses on the installation, storage, and compute features and functionality in Windows Server 2016. This path also covers the objectives contained in Microsoft’s 70-740 exam. Before sitting for the 70-740 exam, we strongly recommend you pair your Pluralsight training with ample hands-on experience in a production environment. Whether you are preparing for the exam or simply want to increase your mastery of Windows Server 2016 installation, store, and compute features, this path will help get you there.Get Started
System Administrator, Network Administrator, Systems Engineer, Storage Solutions, Hyper-V, Windows Containers, High Availability, Windows Server
You should have experience in a Windows client/server environment. Prerequisite Courses:
In this series, you’ll learn the installation, storage, and compute features in Windows Server 2016, which will help you prepare for Microsoft’s 70-740 exam.
Are you responsible for managing and deploying Windows-based servers? Is your organization looking to implement Windows Server 2016? Are you interested in obtaining your MCSA certification? If so, this course is for you. In this course, Introducing the Windows Server 2016 MCSA and the 70-740 Exam, find out how you can follow this seven course learning path to get an understanding of the 70-740 MCSA exam objectives. Learn how to build a lab environment you can use to follow along and get real-world skills with Windows Server 2016.
Installing Windows Server 2016 might not seem the most exciting of topics, but move past the next, next, finish and there's incredible depth in automating this otherwise-mundane task. In this course, you won't just see the "Next-Next-Finish" of installing a copy of Windows Server, but you'll learn a myriad of new installation approaches. First, you'll learn about offline installation. Next, you'll explore the command line and PowerShell approaches. Finally, you'll take a look at the Desired State Configuration approach. All of these might take a little extra time up-front, but they greatly pay off down the road. By the end of this course, you will have the knowledge of PowerShell, Desired State Configuration, and even some of the WinPE and DISM commands that you'll need for rapid deployment of Windows Server 2016.
One of the most important resources within a server deployment is storage. For production servers and applications, you need to made sure your implementing the right technologies, so you can prevent performance bottlenecks and ensure that your storage resources are resilient to hardware failures. In this course, Implementing Windows Server 2016 Storage Solutions, you will learn about the new features and advancements in storage. First, you'll learn how to configure disks and volumes. Next, you will learn how to setup iSCSI and storage replication. Finally, you'll learn to implement data deduplication. By the end of this course, you will have the knowledge and skills necessary to maximize your efforts and meet your enterprises needs.
Hyper-V can seem a deceptively simplistic solution for hosting virtual machines, but hiding under the shallows of its surface is some complex machinery alongside powerful automation. Getting started these days requires diving beneath Hyper-V Manager's graphical interface alone. This course, Implementing Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V, kick-starts your Hyper-V experience by going beyond the basics. First, you'll begin with the installation of Hyper-V, along with the gotchas to be prepared for. Next, you'll explore the right ways to configure storage and networking. Finally, you'll learn about the wide range of virtual machine settings that ensure your VMs get the resources their workloads require. By the end of this course, you will have the foundational knowledge to be able to manage a Hyper-V environment.
Container technology is nothing new and with the release of Windows Server 2016, you can now provide Windows Server containers and Hyper-V containers in your own environment. In this course, Implementing Containers on Windows Server 2016, you will learn all about installing and configuring Windows Server container hosts. First, you will be introduced to the concept of containers, and the difference between Windows Server containers and Hyper-V containers. Next, you will dive into deploying and managing containers on Windows Server. Finally, you will delve into managing container networking, and deploying a multi-container application in Azure. By the end of this course, you will have the knowledge and skills necessary to maximize your efforts and meet your enterprises needs.
Windows services these days nearly never stands alone. Our needs for always-on applications means just about everything you manage must be made highly available. This course, Implementing High Availability in Windows Server 2016, discusses the range of high availability technologies now available in Windows Server 2016 for Hyper-V as well as other common Windows services. You'll explore the preparation, configuration, and management of Windows Failover Clustering, both with and without Storage Spaces Direct. You'll also dig into Storage Replica, Hyper-V Replica, Network Load Balancing, Shared Nothing Live Migration, Stretch Clustering, among a range of other out-of-the-box technologies for Windows workloads. By the end of this course, you will have the foundational knowledge to be able to implement a highly available Windows Server 2016 environment.
Monitoring and maintaining your server environments is crucial to your organizations overall success. In this course, Maintaining and Monitoring Windows Server 2016, you'll learn all you need to know in order to ensure your server installations are running optimally. First, you'll learn how to implement patch management and anti-malware. Next, you'll delve into backup and restore options. Finally, you'll discover how to monitor environments running Windows Server 2016. By the end of this course, you'll have the knowledge and skills necessary to maintain and monitor your environments.