This path focuses on the networking features and functionality in Windows Server 2016. This path also covers the objectives contained in Microsoft’s 70-741 exam. Before sitting for the 70-741 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 networking features and functionality, this path will help get you there.... Read more Read less
These courses will help prepare you to sit for Microsoft's 70-741 certification exam.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Many organizations have distributed data across multiple sites and all users expect quick data access no matter where they reside. In this course, Implementing Windows Server 2016 Distributed Networking Services, you'll learn about the two core distributed data technologies built into Windows Server and how each can be used to address different use cases. You'll start by learning DFS and DFS Replication and then you'll look at BranchCache and how and when that should be used as an alternative solution. At the end of this course, you'll be able to describe each of the technologies, which problems they solve, and how to implement and troubleshoot them.
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.
You should have experience in a Windows client/server environment. Prerequisite Courses: