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70-741: Networking with Windows Server 2016

In this instructor-led, online training course, students will learn to implement an IPv4 network, Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP), Domain Name System (DNS), IP address management (IPAM), DirectAccess, virtual private networks (VPN), and configure advanced networking features.
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This course assists students in their preparation for the MCSA: Windows Server 2016 certification.


Exam Number: 70-741

Instructor: Will Panek

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Skills Learned

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • 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.

*Skills are subject to change

Who Should Attend This Course

This online training course is intended for Network Administrators and professionals who have some networking knowledge and experience and 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. Also, for any professional looking to take the 70-741 exam and/or gain their MCSA: Windows Server 2016 certification.


None, but it is recommended that students 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 infastructure 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 Outline

Understanding TCP/IP

  • Understanding IP Addressing
  • Subnetting a Network
  • Understanding IPv6
  • Summary

Installing DNS

  • Introducing DNS
  • The Form of an IP Address
  • Understanding Servers, Clients, and Resolvers
  • Understanding the DNS Process
  • Introducing DNS Database Zones
  • Understanding Primary Zones
  • Understanding Secondary Zones
  • Understanding Active Directory Integrated DNS
  • Understanding Stub Zones
  • Global Name Zones
  • Zone Transfers and Replication
  • Advantages of DNS in Windows Server 2016
  • Background Zone Loading
  • Support for IPv6 Addresses
  • Support for Read-Only Domain Controllers
  • DNS Socket Pools
  • DNS Cache Locking
  • DNS Security Extensions
  • Record Weighting
  • Netmask Ordering
  • Windows PowerShell Support
  • Introducing DNS Record Types
  • Start of Authority Records
  • Name Server Records
  • Host Record
  • Alias Record
  • Pointer Record
  • Mail Exchanger Record
  • Service (SRV) Record
  • Configuring DNS
  • Installing DNS
  • Load Balancing with Round Robin
  • Configuring a Caching-Only Server
  • Setting Zone Properties
  • Configuring Zones for Dynamic Updates
  • Delegating Zones for DNS
  • DNS Forwarding
  • Manually Creating DNS Records
  • DNS Aging and Scavenging
  • Monitoring and Troubleshooting DNS
  • Monitoring DNS with the DNS Snap-In
  • Troubleshooting DNS

Configuring DHCP

  • Overview of DHCP
  • Installing and Authorizing DHCP
  • Creating and Managing DHCP Scopes
  • Using Multiple DHCP Servers

Implement IP Address Management (IPAM)

  • Understanding IPAM
  • Provision IPAM
  • Configure server discovery
  • Create and manage IP blocks and ranges
  • Monitor utilization of IP address space
  • Migrating existing workloads to IPAM
  • Configure IPAM database storage using SQL Server
  • IPAM with System Center Virtual Machine Manager
  • Managing DNS and DHCP using IPAM
  • Manage DHCP using IPAM
  • Configure DHCP scopes and options
  • Configure DHCP policies and failover
  • Manage DNS server properties using IPAM
  • Manage DNS zones and records
  • Manage DNS and DHCP servers in multiple Active Directory forests
  • Delegate administration for DNS and DHCP using role-based access control
  • Auditing IPAM
  • Auditing DNS and DHCP servers
  • Audit the IPAM address usage trail
  • Audit DHCP lease events and user logon events

Understanding File Servers

  • Understanding Distributed File System
  • Configuring DFS
  • Configure DFS replication targets
  • Understanding replication scheduling
  • Configure Remote Differential Compression (RDC) settings
  • Understanding staging
  • Configure fault tolerance
  • Clone a Distributed File System Replication (DFSR) database
  • Recovering a DFSR database
  • Optimize DFS Replication
  • Install and configure BranchCache
  • Implement distributed and hosted cache modes
  • Configure BranchCache for web, file, and application servers
  • Troubleshoot BranchCache

Configuring High Availability

  • Components of High Availability
  • Configuring High Availability
  • Implement NIC Teaming or Switch Embedded Teaming (SET)
  • Enable and configure Receive Side Scaling (RSS)
  • Enabling Quality of Service (QoS) with Data Center Bridging (DCB)
  • Configuring SMB Direct on Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA)
  • Enable and configure SMB Multichannel
  • Configuring virtual Receive Side Scaling (vRSS)
  • Configure Virtual Machine Multi-Queue (VMMQ)
  • Enable Single-Root I/O Virtualization
  • Achieving High Availability with Failover Clustering

Implementing Software Defined Networking

  • Understanding Software Defined Networking
  • Determine deployment scenarios and network requirements
  • Configuring Hyper-V Network Virtualization (HNV)
  • Using Network Virtualization
  • Virtual Extensible LAN (VXLAN) encapsulation
  • Determine implementation of SLB for load balancing
  • Configuring L3, GRE, and S2S
  • Requirements for distributed firewall policies and network security groups

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