Module 1: Identity services in Windows Server
- This module introduces identity services and describes Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) in a Windows Server environment.
- The module describes how to deploy domain controllers in AD DS, as well as Azure Active Directory (AD) and the benefits of integrating Azure AD with AD DS.
- The module also covers Group Policy basics and how to configure group policy objects (GPOs) in a domain environment.
- Introduction to AD DS
- Manage AD DS domain controllers and FSMO roles
- Implement Group Policy Objects
- Manage advanced features of AD DS
Lab : Implementing identity services and Group Policy
- Deploying a new domain controller on Server Core
- Configuring Group Policy
Module 2: Implementing identity in hybrid scenarios
- This module discusses how to configure an Azure environment so that Windows IaaS workloads requiring Active Directory are supported.
- The module also covers integration of on-premises Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) environment into Azure.
- Finally, the module explains how to extend an existing Active Directory environment into Azure by placing IaaS VMs configured as domain controllers onto a specially configured Azure virtual network subnet.
- Implement hybrid identity with Windows Server
- Deploy and manage Azure IaaS Active Directory domain controllers in Azure
Lab : Implementing integration between AD DS and Azure AD
- Preparing Azure AD for AD DS integration
- Preparing on-premises AD DS for Azure AD integration
- Downloading, installing, and configuring Azure AD Connect
- Verifying integration between AD DS and Azure AD
- Implementing Azure AD integration features in AD DS
Module 3: Windows Server administration
- This module describes how to implement the principle of least privilege through Privileged Access Workstation (PAW) and Just Enough Administration (JEA).
- The module also highlights several common Windows Server administration tools, such as Windows Admin Center, Server Manager, and PowerShell.
- This module also describes the post-installation configuration process and tools available to use for this process, such as sconfig and Desired State Configuration (DSC).
- Perform Windows Server secure administration
- Describe Windows Server administration tools
- Perform post-installation configuration of Windows Server
- Just Enough Administration in Windows Server
Lab : Managing Windows Server
- Implementing and using remote server administration
Module 4: Facilitating hybrid management
- This module covers tools that facilitate managing Windows IaaS VMs remotely.
- The module also covers how to use Azure Arc with on-premises server instances, how to deploy Azure policies with Azure Arc, and how to use role-based access control (RBAC) to restrict access to Log Analytics data.
- Administer and manage Windows Server IaaS virtual machines remotely
- Manage hybrid workloads with Azure Arc
Lab : Using Windows Admin Center in hybrid scenarios
- Provisioning Azure VMs running Windows Server
- Implementing hybrid connectivity by using the Azure Network Adapter
- Deploying Windows Admin Center gateway in Azure
- Verifying functionality of the Windows Admin Center gateway in Azure
Module 5: Hyper-V virtualization in Windows Server
- This module describes how to implement and configure Hyper-V VMs and containers.
- The module covers key features of Hyper-V in Windows Server, describes VM settings, and how to configure VMs in Hyper-V.
- The module also covers security technologies used with virtualization, such as shielded VMs, Host Guardian Service, admin-trusted and TPM-trusted attestation, and Key Protection Service (KPS).
- Finally, this module covers how to run containers and container workloads, and how to orchestrate container workloads on Windows Server using Kubernetes.
- Configure and manage Hyper-V
- Configure and manage Hyper-V virtual machines
- Secure Hyper-V workloads
- Run containers on Windows Server
- Orchestrate containers on Windows Server using Kubernetes
Lab : Implementing and configuring virtualization in Windows Server
- Creating and configuring VMs
- Installing and configuring containers
Module 6: Deploying and configuring Azure VMs
- This module describes Azure compute and storage in relation to Azure VMs, and how to deploy Azure VMs by using the Azure portal, Azure CLI, or templates.
- The module also explains how to create new VMs from generalized images and use Azure Image Builder templates to create and manage images in Azure.
- Finally, this module describes how to deploy Desired State Configuration (DSC) extensions, implement those extensions to remediate noncompliant servers, and use custom script extensions.
- Plan and deploy Windows Server IaaS virtual machines
- Customize Windows Server IaaS virtual machine images
- Automate the configuration of Windows Server IaaS virtual machines
Lab : Deploying and configuring Windows Server on Azure VMs
- Authoring Azure Resource Manager (ARM) templates for Azure VM deployment
- Modifying ARM templates to include VM extension-based configuration
- Deploying Azure VMs running Windows Server by using ARM templates
- Configuring administrative access to Azure VMs running Windows Server
- Configuring Windows Server security in Azure VMs
Module 7: Network infrastructure services in Windows Server
- This module describes how to implement core network infrastructure services in Windows Server, such as DHCP and DNS.
- This module also covers how to implement IP address management and how to use Remote Access Services.
- Deploy and manage DHCP
- Implement Windows Server DNS
- Implement IP address management
- Implement remote access
Lab : Implementing and configuring network infrastructure services in Windows Server
- Deploying and configuring DHCP
- Deploying and configuring DNS
Module 8: Implementing hybrid networking infrastructure
- This module describes how to connect an on-premises environment to Azure and how to configure DNS for Windows Server IaaS virtual machines.
- The module covers how to choose the appropriate DNS solution for your organization’s need and run a DNS server in a Windows Server Azure IaaS VM.
- Finally, this module covers how to manage Microsoft Azure virtual networks and IP address configuration for Windows Server infrastructure as a service (IaaS) virtual machines.
- Implement hybrid network infrastructure
- Implement DNS for Windows Server IaaS VMs
- Implement Windows Server IaaS VM IP addressing and routing
Lab : Implementing Windows Server IaaS VM networking
- Implementing virtual network routing in Azure
- Implementing DNS name resolution in Azure
Module 9: File servers and storage management in Windows Server
- This module covers the core functionality and use cases of file server and storage management technologies in Windows Server.
- The module discusses how to configure and manage the Windows File Server role, and how to use Storage Spaces and Storage Spaces Direct.
- This module also covers replication of volumes between servers or clusters using Storage Replica.
- Manage Windows Server file servers
- Implement Storage Spaces and Storage Spaces Direct
- Implement Windows Server Data Deduplication
- Implement Windows Server iSCSI
- Implement Windows Server Storage Replica
Lab : Implementing storage solutions in Windows Server
- Implementing Data Deduplication
- Configuring iSCSI storage
- Configuring redundant Storage Spaces
- Implementing Storage Spaces Direct
Module 10: Implementing a hybrid file server infrastructure
- This module introduces Azure file services and how to configure connectivity to Azure Files.
- The module also covers how to deploy and implement Azure File Sync to cache Azure file shares on an on-premises Windows Server file server.
- This module also describes how to manage cloud tiering and how to migrate from DFSR to Azure File Sync.
- Overview of Azure file services
- Implementing Azure File Sync