Administering Windows Server
This five-day instructor-led course is designed primarily for IT professionals who have some experience with Windows Server. It is designed for professionals who will be responsible for managing identity, networking, storage and compute by using Windows Server, and who need to understand the scenarios, requirements, and options that are available and applicable to Windows Server. The course teaches IT professionals the fundamental administration skills required to deploy and support Windows Server in most organizations.
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The course target for “Administering Windows Server” is to empower IT professionals with the skills to effectively manage and maintain Windows Server environments, ensure server security and high availability, and execute advanced configurations and migrations. Participants will gain proficiency in implementing disaster recovery strategies, handling virtualization and containerization, and optimizing server performance for a robust IT infrastructure.
This course is intended for Information Technology (IT) Professionals with experience working with Windows Server and are looking for a single five-day course that covers core administration components and technologies in Windows Server. This course also helps server administrators from previous Windows Server versions to update their knowledge and skills related to Windows Server. Additionally, this course can help individuals looking for preparation materials to pass exams related to Windows Server. The course is also for individuals from a service desk role who wish to transition into server maintenance.
At Course Completion
After completing the Administering Windows Server course, students will be able to:
- Administer and deploy Windows Server with essential tools.
- Manage Active Directory identities and automate related tasks.
- Configure network services like DHCP and DNS.
- Implement and maintain storage and file services.
- Ensure high availability and set up disaster recovery strategies.
- Enhance server security and implement advanced protection measures.
- Manage remote access solutions, including VPNs.
- Monitor performance and manage server migrations effectively.
Before attending this course, students should have:
- Prior experience with Windows Server and core server infrastructure concepts.
- Fundamental knowledge of networking, security, and administration tasks related to Windows Server.
- Basic understanding of Active Directory.
- Familiarity with Windows Server workloads.
- Prior exposure to or experience with previous versions of Windows Server is advantageous but not required.
Students will use materials prepared in the e-learning environment and will have 180 days of access to the course’s lab environment.
This course does not include a certification exam.
1. Windows Server Administration Overview
- Introducing Windows Server
- Windows Server Core Overview
- Windows Server administration principles and tools overview
2. Identity Services in Windows Server
- AD DS Overview
- Deploying Windows Server domain controllers
- Entra ID overview
- Implementing Group Policy
- Active Directory Certificate Services overview
3. Network Infrastructure services in Windows Server
- Deploying and managing DHCP
- Deploying and managing DNS service
- Deploying and managing IPAM
- Remote Access Services in Windows Server
4. File Servers and Storage management in Windows Server
- Volumes and File Systems in Windows Server
- Implementing sharing in Windows Server
- Implementing Storage Spaces in Windows Server
- Implementing Data Deduplication
- Implementing iSCSI
- Deploying Distributed File System
5. Hyper-V virtualization and containers in Windows Server
- Hyper-V in Windows Server
- Configuring VMs
- Securing virtualization in Windows Server
- Containers in Windows Server
- Overview of Kubernetes
6. High Availability in Windows Server
- Planning for failover clustering implementation
- Creating and configuring failover cluster
- Overview of stretch clusters
- High availability and disaster recovery solutions with Hyper-V VMs
7. Disaster recovery in Windows Server
- Hyper-V Replica
- Backup and restore infrastructure in Windows Server
8. Windows Server security
- Credentials and privileged access protection
- Hardening Windows Server
- JEA in Windows Server
- Securing and analyzing SMB traffic
- Windows Server update management
9. RDS in Windows Server
- Overview of RDS
- Configuring a session-based desktop deployment
- Overview of personal and pooled virtual desktops
10. Remote access and web services in Windows Server
- Implementing VPNs
- Implementing Always On VPN
- Implementing NPS
- Implementing Web Server in Windows Server
11. Server and performance monitoring in Windows Server
- Overview of Windows Server monitoring tools
- Using Performance Monitor
- Monitoring event logs for troubleshooting
12. Upgrade and migration in Windows Server
- AD DS migration
- Storage Migration Service
- Windows Server migration tools