20741 Networking with Windows Server 2016
8/9/2021 - 8/13/2021
9/20/2021 - 9/24/2021
11/1/2021 - 11/5/2021



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

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This 5-day classroom-based course provides the fundamental networking skills required to deploy and support Windows Server 2016 in most organizations. It covers IP fundamentals, remote access technologies, and more advanced content including Software Defined Networking.


This course is intended for existing IT professionals who have some networking knowledge and experience and are looking for a single course that provides insight into core and advanced networking technologies in Windows Server 2016. This audience would typically include:

  • Network administrators who are looking to reinforce existing skills and learn about new networking technology changes and functionality in Windows Server 2016.
  • System or Infrastructure Administrators with general networking knowledge who are looking to gain core and advanced networking knowledge and skills on Windows Server 2016.

The secondary audience for this course is those IT professionals who are looking to take the MCSA 70-741: Networking with Windows Server 2016 exam.

In addition to professional experience, students who attend this training should already have the following technical knowledge:
  • 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


*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: Planning and implementing an IPv4 network
Planning IPv4 addressing
Configuring an IPv4 host
Managing and troubleshooting IPv4 network connectivity
Lab : Planning an IPv4 network
Lab : Implementing and troubleshooting an IPv4 network

Module 2: Implementing DHCP
Overview of the DHCP server role
Deploying DHCP
Managing and troubleshooting DHCP
Lab : Implementing DHCP

Module 3: Implementing IPv6
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

Module 4: Implementing DNS
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
Lab : Integrating DNS with AD DS
Lab : Configuring advanced DNS settings

Module 5: Implementing and managing IPAM
Overview of IPAM
Deploying IPAM
Managing IP address spaces by using IPAM
Lab : Implementing IPAM

Module 6: Remote access in Windows Server 2016
Overview of remote access
Implementing Web Application Proxy
Lab : Implementing Web Application Proxy

Module 7: Implementing DirectAccess
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
Lab : Deploying an advanced DirectAccess solution

Module 8: Implementing VPNs
Planning VPNs
Implementing VPNs
Lab : Implementing a VPN

Module 9: Implementing networking for branch offices
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
Lab : Implementing BranchCache

Module 10: Configuring advanced networking features
Overview of high performance networking features
Configuring advanced Microsoft Hyper-V networking features
Lab : Configuring advanced Hyper-V networking features

Module 11: Implementing Software Defined Networking
Overview of Software Defined Networking
Implementing network virtualization
Implementing Network Controller
Lab : Deploying Network Controller