Upgrading Your Skills to Windows Server 2016 (M10983)

In this course, you will learn how to implement and configure new features and functionality in Windows Server 2016. This course is designed for IT professionals who want to upgrade their technical skills from Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2012 to Windows Server 2016.

Note: This course presumes a high level of knowledge about previous Windows Server technologies and skills equivalent to the MCSA: Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2012 credential.


  • Install and configure Windows Server 2016
  • Implement Hyper-V
  • Implement directory services
  • Implement AD FS
  • Manage and optimize storage in Windows Server 2016
  • Implement secure data access for users and devices
  • Implement network services
  • Implement remote access
  • Implement failover clustering
  • Implement failover clustering with Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V
  • Recover data in Windows Servers 2016

Target Audience

  • IT Professionals who are already experienced in Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2012
  • Server administrators carrying out day-to-day management and administrative tasks and want to update their skills and knowledge to Windows Server 2016


  • At least two years of experience in deploying and managing Windows Server 2012 or Windows 2008 environments
  • Experience with day-to-day Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2008 system administration management and maintenance tasks
  • Experience with Windows networking technologies and implementation
  • Experience with Active Directory technologies and implementation
  • Experience with Windows Server virtualization technologies and implementation
  • Knowledge equivalent to the MCSA credentials of Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2012 (or equivalent knowledge)

Expected Duration

5 day

Course Objectives

1. Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2016

  • Introducing Windows Server 2016
  • Installing Windows Server 2016
  • Configuring Windows Server 2016
  • Implementing containers in Windows Server 2016

2. Implementing Hyper-V

  • Configuring the Hyper-V role in Windows Server 2016
  • Configuring Hyper-V storage
  • Configuring Hyper-V networking
  • Configuring Hyper-V virtual machines

3. Implementing Directory Services

  • Deploying AD DS domain controllers
  • Implementing service accounts
  • Microsoft Azure Active Directory (Azure AD)
  • Integrating AD DS with Azure AD

4. Implementing AD FS

  • Overview of AD FS
  • Deploying AD FS
  • Implementing AD FS for a single organization
  • Implementing Web Application Proxy
  • Implementing single sign-on (SSO) with Microsoft Online Services

5. Managing and Optimizing Storage in Windows Server 2016

  • Overview of storage in Windows Server 2016
  • Configuring Internet small computer system interface (iSCSI) Storage
  • Configuring the Storage Spaces feature in Windows Server 2016

6. Implementing Secure Data Access for Users and Devices

  • Overview of Dynamic Access Control
  • Planning for a Dynamic Access Control Implementation
  • Configuring Dynamic Access Control
  • Implementing Work Folders

7. Implementing Network Services

  • Overview of networking enhancements
  • Implementing IP address management
  • Managing IP address spaces with IPAM

8. Implementing Remote Access

  • Remote access overview
  • Implementing DirectAccess
  • Implementing a virtual private network (VPN)

9. Implementing Failover Clustering

  • Overview of failover clustering
  • Implementing a failover cluster
  • Configuring highly-available applications and services on a failover cluster
  • Maintaining a failover cluster
  • Implementing a stretch cluster

10. Implementing Failover Clustering with Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V

  • Overview of the integration of Hyper-V Server 2016 with failover clustering
  • Implementing Hyper-V virtual machines on failover clusters
  • Implementing Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V virtual machine migration
  • Implementing Hyper-V Replica

11. Data Recovery in Windows Server 2016

  • Implementing data recovery options
  • Implementing Microsoft Azure Backup
  • Implementing server recovery