Networking with Windows Server 2016

Live Classroom
Duration: 5 days
Live Virtual Classroom
Duration: 5 days
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This five-day course covers IP fundamentals, remote access technologies and more advanced concepts, such as, Software Defined Networking. The course equips participants with the necessary knowledge and skills for deploying and supporting the Windows Server 2016 in their organizations.

What You'll Learn

  • Plan and implement an IPv4 network
  • Implement Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)
  • Implement IPv6
  • Implement Domain Name System (DNS)
  • Implement and manage IP address management (IPAM)
  • Plan for remote access
  • Implement DirectAccess
  • Implement virtual private networks (VPNs)
  • Implement networking for branch offices
  • Configure advanced networking features
  • Implement Software Defined Networking


  • Planning IPv4 addressing
  • Configuring an IPv4 host
  • Managing and troubleshooting IPv4 network connectivity
  • Lab: Planning an IPv4 network
    • Planning the IPv4 address assignments
  • Lab: Implementing and troubleshooting an IPv4 network
    • Verifying IPv4
    • Troubleshooting IPv4

  • Overview of the DHCP server role
  • Deploying DHCP
  • Managing and troubleshooting DHCP
  • Lab: Implementing DHCP
    • Planning a DHCP server implementation
    • Implementing the DHCP configuration
    • Validating the DHCP implementation

  • Overview of IPv6 addressing
  • Configuring an IPv6 host
  • Implementing IPv6 and IPv4 coexistence
  • Transitioning from IPv4 to IPv6
  • Lab: Configuring and evaluating IPv6 transition technologies
    • Reviewing the default IPv6 configuration
    • Implementing DHCPv6
    • Configuring network integration by using ISATAP
    • Configuring native IPv6 connectivity
    • Configuring 6to4 connectivity

  • Implementing DNS servers
  • Configuring zones in DNS
  • Configuring name resolution between DNS zones
  • Configuring DNS integration with Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS)
  • Configuring advanced DNS settings
  • Lab: Planning and implementing name resolution by using DNS
    • Planning DNS name resolution
    • Implementing DNS servers and zones
  • Lab: Integrating DNS with Active Directory
    • Integrating DNS with Active Directory
  • Lab: Configuring advanced DNS settings
    • Configuring DNS policies
    • Validating the DNS implementation
    • Troubleshooting DNS

  • Overview of IPAM
  • Deploying IPAM
  • Managing IP address spaces by using IPAM
  • Lab: Implementing IPAM
    • Installing the IPAM Server feature
    • Provisioning the IPAM Server
    • Managing IP address spaces by using IPAM

  • Overview of remote access
  • Implementing the Web Application Proxy
  • Lab: Implementing Web Application Proxy
    • Implementing Web Application Proxy
    • Validating the Web Application Proxy deployment

  • Overview of DirectAccess
  • Implementing DirectAccess by using the Getting Started Wizard
  • Implementing and managing an advanced DirectAccess infrastructure
  • Lab: Implementing DirectAccess by using the Getting Started Wizard
    • Verifying readiness for a DirectAccess deployment
    • Configuring DirectAccess
    • Validating the DirectAccess deployment
  • Lab: Deploying an advanced DirectAccess solution
    • Preparing the environment for DirectAccess
    • Implementing the advanced DirectAccess infrastructure
    • Validating the DirectAccess deployment

  • Planning VPNs
  • Implementing VPNs
  • Lab: Implementing VPN
    • Implementing VPN
    • Validating the VPN deployment
    • Troubleshooting VPN access

  • Networking features and considerations for branch offices
  • Implementing Distributed File System (DFS) for branch offices
  • Implementing BranchCache for branch offices
  • Lab: Implementing DFS for branch offices
    • Implementing DFS
    • Validating the deployment
  • Lab: Implementing BranchCache
    • Implementing BranchCache
    • Validating the deployment

  • Overview of high performance networking features
  • Configuring advanced Microsoft Hyper-V networking features
  • Lab: Configuring advanced Hyper-V networking features
    • Creating and using Hyper-V virtual switches
    • Configuring and using the advanced features of a virtual switch

  • Overview of SDN
  • Implementing network virtualization
  • Implementing Network Controller
  • Lab: Deploying Network Controller
    • Preparing to deploy Network Controller
    • Deploying Network Controller
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Who should attend

The course is highly recommended for –

  • Windows Server administrators
  • System administrators
  • System engineers
  • Server administrators
  • Windows administrators
  • Desktop support engineers


Participants for this course need to have –

  • Experience working with Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2012
  • Experience working in a Windows Server infrastructure enterprise environment
  • Knowledge of the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) model
  • Understanding of core networking infrastructure components and technologies such as cabling, routers, hubs, and switches
  • Familiarity with networking topologies and architectures such as local area networks (LANs), wide area networks (WANs) and wireless networking
  • Some basic knowledge of the TCP/IP protocol stack, addressing and name resolution
  • Experience with and knowledge of Hyper-V and virtualization
  • Hands-on experience working with the Windows client operating systems such as Windows 8.1 or Windows 10

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