20740 Installation, Storage, and Compute with Windows Server 2016
8/2/2021 - 8/6/2021
9/13/2021 - 9/17/2021
10/25/2021 - 10/29/2021



COURSE TIMES: 9:00am - 4:30pm

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This five-day 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 storage and compute by using Windows Server 2016, and who need to understand the scenarios, requirements, and storage and compute options that are available and applicable to Windows Server 2016.


This course is intended for IT professionals who have some experiencing working with Windows Server, and who are looking for a single five-day course that covers storage and compute technologies in Windows Server 2016. This course will help them update their knowledge and skills related to storage and compute for Windows Server 2016. Candidates suitable for this course would be:

  • Windows Server administrators who are relatively new to Windows Server administration and related technologies, and who want to learn more about the storage and compute features in Windows Server 2016
  • IT professionals with general IT knowledge, who are looking to gain knowledge about Windows Server, especially around storage and compute technologies in Windows Server 2016.
The secondary audience for this course is IT professionals looking to take the Microsoft 70-740 certification exam, Installation, Storage and Compute with Windows Server 2016.

Before attending this course, students must have:
  • A basic understanding of networking fundamentals.
  • An awareness and understanding of security best practices.
  • An understanding of basic AD DS concepts.
  • Basic knowledge of server hardware.
  • Experience supporting and configuring Windows client operating systems such as Windows 8 or Windows 10.


*Course Cost listed does not include the cost of courseware or exam. Course is subject to a minimum enrollment to run. Course may run virtually as a Virtual Instructor-Led (VILT) class if the minimum enrollment is not met. If the course is under the minimum enrollment the course may run as 4 day class (Bootcamp Style). For more information, please contact learn@vtec.org or call 207-775-0244.


Module 1: Installing, upgrading, and migrating servers and workloads
Introducing Windows Server 2016
Preparing and installing Nano Server and Server Core
Preparing for upgrades and migrations
Migrating server roles and workloads
Windows Server activation models
Lab : Installing and configuring Nano Server

Module 2: Configuring local storage
Managing disks in Windows Server 2016
Managing volumes in Windows Server 2016
Lab : Managing disks and volumes in Windows Server 2016

Module 3: Implementing enterprise storage solutions
Overview of DAS, NAS, and SANs
Comparing Fibre Channel, iSCSI, and Fibre Channel over Ethernet
Understanding iSNS, DCB, and MPIO
Configuring sharing in Windows Server 2016
Lab : Planning and configuring storage technologies and components

Module 4: Implementing Storage Spaces and Data Deduplication
Implementing Storage Spaces
Managing Storage Spaces
Implementing Data Deduplication
Lab : Implementing Storage Spaces
Lab : Implementing Data Deduplication

Module 5: Installing and configuring Hyper-V and virtual machines
Overview of Hyper-V
Installing Hyper-V
Configuring storage on Hyper-V host servers
Configuring networking on Hyper-V host servers
Configuring Hyper-V virtual machines
Managing Hyper-V virtual machines
Lab : Installing and configuring Hyper-V

Module 6: Deploying and managing Windows and Hyper-V containers
Overview of containers in Windows Server 2016
Deploying Windows Server and Hyper-V containers
Installing, configuring, and managing containers
Lab : Installing and configuring containers

Module 7: Overview of high availability and disaster recovery
Defining levels of availability
Planning high availability and disaster recovery solutions with Hyper-V virtual machines
Backing up and restoring the Windows Server 2016 operating system and data by using Windows Server B
High availability with failover clustering in Windows Server 2016
Lab : Planning and implementing a high availability and disaster recovery solution

Module 8: Implementing failover clustering
Planning a failover cluster
Creating and configuring a new failover cluster
Maintaining a failover cluster
Troubleshooting a failover cluster
Implementing site high availability with stretch clustering
Lab : Implementing a failover cluster
Lab : Managing a failover cluster

Module 9: Implementing failover clustering with Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V
Overview of integrating Hyper-V in Windows Server 2016 with failover clustering
Implementing Hyper-V VMs on failover clusters
Key features for virtual machines in a clustered environment
Lab : Implementing failover clustering with Hyper-V

Module 10: Implementing Network Load Balancing
Overview of NLB
Configuring an NLB cluster
Planning an NLB implementation
Lab : Implementing an NLB

Module 11: Creating and managing deployment images
Introduction to deployment images
Creating and managing deployment images by using MDT
Virtual machine environments for different workloads
Lab : Using MDT to deploy Windows Server 2016

Module 12: Managing, monitoring, and maintaining virtual machine installations
WSUS overview and deployment options
Update management process with WSUS
Overview of PowerShell DSC
Overview of Windows Server 2016 monitoring tools
Using Performance Monitor
Monitoring Event Logs
Lab : Implementing WSUS and deploying updates
Lab : Monitoring and troubleshooting Windows Server 2016