Paths

Managing Microsoft Networks

Authors: Michael Bender, Richard Hicks, Ben Piper, John Savill, Orin Thomas, Glenn Weadock

In this path, you’ll learn the essential skills for managing Microsoft networks. You’ll begin with learning the basics of Windows Server networking, including DNS and DHCP... Read more

Beginner

Learn the basics of managing Windows Server networking.

Implementing Windows Server 2016 DNS

by Orin Thomas

Jan 26, 2017 / 5h 48m

5h 48m

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Description

This course, Implementing Windows Server 2016 DNS, provides you with coverage from a basic level to an advanced level of Windows Server DNS, specifically the implementation available in Windows Server 2016. Some of the major topics that you will learn include: Replication, records, zones and delegation, securing and managing DNS traffic with DNS policies, and integrating cryptography into DNS with DNSSEC and DANE. In addition you'll explore applying role based access control to DNS through Just Enough Administration and Integrating Windows Server DNS with Azure DNS and BIND. By the end this course, you'll know how to get the most out of your Windows Server 2016 DNS server deployment.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview1m
  2. Course and Scenario Overview5m
  3. Building the Lab22m
  4. DNS Architecture and Tools26m
  5. DNS Deployment and Administration32m
  6. DNS Zones and Replication33m
  7. Forwarders and Root Hints19m
  8. DNS Records and Options23m
  9. DNSSEC and DANE41m
  10. DNS High Availability Policies27m
  11. DNS Traffic Management Policies28m
  12. DNS Server Security30m
  13. DNS Monitoring and Auditing17m
  14. Azure DNS and DNS on IaaS21m
  15. Integrating with BIND15m

Implementing Windows Server 2016 DHCP

by Michael Bender

Apr 11, 2017 / 2h 52m

2h 52m

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DHCP is a staple of all networks and without it, IP Address management would be near impossible. In this course, Implementing Windows Server 2016 DHCP, you'll learn how to implement DHCP in a Windows Server 2016 environment. First, you'll learn how to install and configure a DHCP server including scopes, options, and server properties for IPv4 and IPv6 addresses. Next, you'll discover how to manage and troubleshoot DHCP including the DHCP database, event logs, and performing backups/restores. Finally, you'll explore how to migrate DHCP and implement fault tolerance in your environment. When you're finished with this course, you'll have the skills and knowledge of DHCP to implement and manage a DHCP implementation on Windows Server 2016.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview1m
  2. Building the Lab for DHCP16m
  3. Introduction to DHCP21m
  4. Implementing IPv4 Addressing with DHCP Scopes and Options35m
  5. DHCPv6 on Windows Server22m
  6. Maintaining a DHCP Server29m
  7. Migrating a DHCP Server22m
  8. Deploying Highly-available DHCP Infrastructures21m

Implement Windows Server 2016 IP Address Management (IPAM)

by Orin Thomas

Apr 11, 2017 / 3h 39m

3h 39m

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This course is useful for those deploying and managing IPAM in their production environments as well as those pursuing the 70-741 exam. In this course, Implement Windows Server 2016 IP Address Management (IPAM), you'll learn, from a basic to advanced level of the Windows Server IPAM role, specifically the implementation available in Windows Server 2016. First, you'll explore IPAM concepts, prerequisites, deployment topologies, and deployment options. Next, you'll discover securing IPAM administration through RBAC and JEA. Then, you'll learn about IPAM blocks, ranges, subnets, IP addresses, and how to manage DHCP scopes, policies, and servers. Finally, you'll learn about managing DNS servers, zones, records using IPAM, how to use IPAM to track IP address usage, how to migrate existing workloads to IPAM, how to integrated IPAM into System Center Virtual Machine Manager, and how to migrate the IPAM database to SQL Server. By the end this course, you’ll know how to get the most out of your Windows Server 2016 IPAM server deployment.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview1m
  2. Course and Scenario Overview4m
  3. Building the Lab22m
  4. Introduction to IP Address Management21m
  5. Provision and Configure IPAM27m
  6. IPAM, RBAC and JEA14m
  7. IP Blocks and Ranges29m
  8. Manage DHCP with IPAM19m
  9. Managing DNS with IPAM12m
  10. Audit IPAM12m
  11. Migrate Existing Workload to IPAM8m
  12. IPAM in Multiple Forest Environments16m
  13. IPAM Database Storage and Management14m
  14. Using IPAM with System Center VMM13m

Implementing and Securing Windows Server 2016 Core Networking

by Ben Piper

Jan 10, 2017 / 2h 43m

2h 43m

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Description

Windows Server 2016 isn't just a new version of Windows. It comes with a complete server and network virtualization platform that can replace much of the physical networking infrastructure in your datacenter. In this course, Implementing and Securing Windows Server 2016 Core Networking, you'll first use PowerShell to configure new Windows Server 2016 VMs. After that, you'll learn to implement IPv4 and IPv6, secure your network using IPSec and the Windows Firewall. Finally, you'll create your own software defined network and configure the distributed firewall. By the end of this course, you'll know how to configure static and dynamic IPv4 and IPv6 addressing, encrypt that traffic using IPSec, restrict traffic using both the Windows Firewall and the distributed datacenter firewall, and even implement your own software defined network! Best of all, you'll learn how to do all of this using PowerShell and group policy, so you can automate all of this if you want.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview1m
  2. Introduction to Windows Server 2016 Core Networking20m
  3. Lab Setup26m
  4. Configuring IPv4 Addressing21m
  5. Configuring IPv6 Addressing17m
  6. Configuring Windows Firewall with Advanced Security16m
  7. Configuring IPSec17m
  8. Configuring SDN and the Distributed Datacenter Firewall41m

Intermediate

Manage remote access and connectivity.

Planning and Implementing DirectAccess with Windows Server 2016

by Richard Hicks

Apr 13, 2017 / 2h 32m

2h 32m

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With today's highly mobile workplace, providing secure remote access for workers is crucial to supporting the highest levels of productivity in the organization. In addition, administrators are seeking better ways to more effectively manage the field-based assets. DirectAccess, with its seamless and transparent always-on remote connectivity, can help you meet both of these requirements. In this course, Planning and Implementing DirectAccess with Windows Server 2016, you will learn how to plan and implement DirectAccess with Windows Server 2016. First, you will choose the best networking topology for DirectAccess. Next, you will install and configure DirectAccess using implementation and security best practices. You will follow with provisioning Windows 10 and 7 clients. With DirectAccess, you have access to the corporate network whenever you have a connection to the Internet, and you can access internal resources outside of the network the same way as you do inside. With consistent network access, IT administrators have a better view of and control over managed Windows clients configuration and security posture. By the end of this course, you will have an understanding of DirectAccess and how it can be implemented with Windows Server 2016.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview1m
  2. Overview of DirectAccess19m
  3. Planning for DirectAccess40m
  4. Configuring DirectAccess with the Getting Started Wizard14m
  5. Configuring DirectAccess with the Remote Access Setup Wizard38m
  6. Provisioning DirectAccess Clients17m
  7. Supporting Windows 7 Clients21m

Managing and Supporting DirectAccess with Windows Server 2016

by Richard Hicks

Jun 5, 2017 / 3h 34m

3h 34m

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After implementing DirectAccess, you must know how to monitor, scale, and troubleshoot DirectAccess to effectively support the solution in your organization. This course, Managing and Supporting DirectAccess with Windows Server 2016, will help you implement a highly available and geographically redundant architecture to reduce potential downtime. You'll also learn how to enable and enforce strong user authentication to mitigate the risk posed by lost or stolen devices. In addition, enabling monitoring and reporting as well as managing out to remote DirectAccess clients are covered in detail. Once you've completed this course, you'll have the skills and knowledge to manage and support DirectAccess in any deployment scenario.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview1m
  2. Configuring High Availability57m
  3. Enabling Strong User Authentication39m
  4. DirectAccess Monitoring and Reporting25m
  5. Implementing Outbound Management for DirectAccess Clients29m
  6. DirectAccess Troubleshooting1h 0m

Implementing Windows Server 2016 Connectivity and Remote Access

by Glenn Weadock

Dec 2, 2016 / 2h 56m

2h 56m

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Windows Server 2016 provides tools for users to connect to corporate networks from outside the LAN, using VPNs where DirectAccess may not be feasible. Administrators can control and track remote connections using Network Policy Servers--Microsoft's implementation of RADIUS. Server 2016 also supports routing and NAT, which reduces the number of public IP addresses a company must purchase. In this course, Implementing Windows Server 2016 Connectivity and Remote Access, you will first learn how to use private IPs internally but still have access to the Internet. Next, you'll create a secure VPN server for remote access. Finally, you'll learn how to connect two cities with a site-to-site VPN, and configure a RADIUS server for centralized administration. By the end of this course, you'll not only learn what you need to get certified, you'll learn what you need to be a Windows Server 2016 hero in whatever capacity your job requires.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview1m
  2. Routing and NAT40m
  3. Remote Access VPNs44m
  4. Site-to-Site VPNs24m
  5. Network Policies39m
  6. RADIUS Servers26m

Advanced

Manage advanced Windows Server Networking.

Implement Windows Server 2016 High Performance Network Solutions

by Orin Thomas

Oct 25, 2017 / 2h 15m

2h 15m

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Are you studying for the 70-741 exam, yet aren't sure how to prepare for the high-performance network solutions objectives? In this course, Implement Windows Server 2016 High Performance Network Solutions, you will have a structured curriculum that will prepare you for this section of the exam. First, you'll learn about NIC teaming and Switch Embedded Teaming. Next, you'll cover Network Quality of Service with Data Center Bridging, SMB Direct on Remote Direct Memory Access, and SMB Multichannel. Finally, you'll discover Virtual Receive Side Scaling, Virtual Machine Multi-Queue, and Single-Root I/O Virtualization. After completing this course, you'll understand these technologies and why you would implement them in the real world. This course will leave you with the confidence on test day to answer the related questions in the exam. Let's get started!

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview1m
  2. Course and Scenario Overview7m
  3. Building the Lab22m
  4. NIC Teaming and Switch Embedded Teaming31m
  5. SMB Multichannel15m
  6. Virtual Machine Multi-queue7m
  7. Receive Side Scaling (RSS)13m
  8. Single Root I/O Virtualization7m
  9. Network Quality of Service with Datacenter Bridging15m
  10. SMB Direct on RDMA Enabled Network Adapters6m
  11. Virtual RSS on VMQ Capable Network Adapter6m

Implementing Windows Server 2016 Software Defined Networking

by John Savill

Mar 7, 2017 / 1h 59m

1h 59m

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Software defined networking aims to increase functionality while simplifying the physical network topology. In this course, Implementing Windows Server 2016 Software Defined Networking, you'll learn all about SDNv2 and how to deploy in your environment. First, you'll learn about the key components and concepts behind software defined networking. Next, you'll delve into the options for SDNv2 deployment and management. Finally, you'll learn how to take advantage of powerful services, such as the software load balancer and datacenter firewall. By the end of this course, you'll be able to identify the right way to use software defined networking v2 in your environment.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview1m
  2. Hyper-V Networking Fundamentals22m
  3. Network Virtualization Overview14m
  4. Deploying and Managing Network Virtualization36m
  5. Software Load Balancer20m
  6. Multi-tenant Gateway and Distributed Firewall22m

What you will learn

  • DNS, DHCP, IPAM
  • DirectAccess with Windows Server 2016
  • Connectivity and Remote Access
  • Core Networking
  • High-Performance Networking
  • Software Defined Networking

Pre-requisites

Familiarity with Windows Server is recommended.

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