Windows Server 2019 Administration - WS-011 Course Outline

(5 Days) - Learning Credits Accepted

Overview

This five-day instructor-led 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 identity, networking, storage and compute by using Windows Server 2019, and who need to understand the scenarios, requirements, and options that are available and applicable to Windows Server 2019. The course teaches IT professionals the fundamental administration skills required to deploy and support Windows Server 2019 in most organizations.

Audience Profile

This course is intended for Information Technology (IT) Professionals who have some experiencing working with Windows Server and are looking for a single five-day course that covers core administration components and technologies in Windows Server 2019. This course also helps server administrators from previous Windows Server versions to update their knowledge and skills related to Windows Server 2019. Additionally, this course can help individuals looking for preparation materials to pass exams related to Windows Server. The course is also to individuals from a service desk role who wish to transition into server maintenance.

Prerequisites

  • Some exposure to and experience with Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) concepts and technologies in Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2016.
  • Some exposure to and experience with Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) concepts and technologies in Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2016.
  • Experience and an understanding of core networking technologies such as IP addressing, name resolution, and Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP).
  • Experience working with and an understanding of Microsoft Hyper-V and basic server virtualization concepts.
  • An awareness of basic security best practices.
  • Experience working hands-on with Windows client operating systems such as Windows 8, Windows 8.1 or Windows 10.
  • Basic experience with Windows PowerShell.

At Course Completion

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Use administrative techniques and tools in Windows Server 2019.
  • Implement identity Services.
  • Manage network infrastructure services.
  • Configure file servers and storage.
  • Manage virtual machines using Hyper-V virtualization and containers
  • Implement high availability and disaster recovery solutions.
  • Apply security features to protect critical resources.
  • Configure Remote Desktop Services.
  • Configure a virtual machine-based desktop infrastructure deployment.
  • Implement remote access and web services.
  • Implement service monitoring and performance monitoring, and apply troubleshooting.
  • Perform upgrades and migration related to AD DS, and storage.

Course Outline

Module 1: Windows Server Administration Overview

This module describes how to distinguish different Windows Server 2019 editions and techniques for deployment, servicing and activation. The module also introduces Windows Server Core and compares it with the Desktop Experience version. The module describes tools and concepts for administering Windows Server, such as Windows Admin Center, PowerShell, and delegation of privileges.

Lessons

  • Introducing Windows Server 2019
  • Windows Server Core Overview
  • Windows Server administration principles and tools overview

Lab : Deploying and configuring Windows Server

  • Deploying and configuring Server Core
  • Implementing and using remote server administration

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe Windows Server as well as techniques for deployment, servicing and activation.
  • Describe Windows Server Core, its specifics and ways to administer it.

Module 2: 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 the 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. Finally, the modules describes the role of Active Directory certificate services and certificate usage.

Lessons

  • AD DS Overview
  • Deploying Windows Server domain controllers
  • Azure AD overview
  • Implementing Group Policy
  • Active Directory Certificate Services overview

Lab : Implementing Identity Services and Group Policy

  • Deploying new domain controller on Server Core
  • Configuring Group Policy
  • Deploying and using certificate services
  • Explain Group Policy basics and configure GPOs in a domain environment
  • Describe the role of Active Directory certificate services and certificate usage

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe AD DS in a Windows Server environment.
  • Deploy domain controllers in AD DS.
  • Describe Azure AD and benefits of integrating Azure AD with AD DS.

Module 3: Network Infrastructure services in Windows Server

This module describes how to implement core network infrastructure services in Windows Server. The modules covers how to deploy, configure and manage DNS and IPAM. The modules also describes how to use Remote Access Services.

Lessons

  • Deploying and managing DHCP
  • Deploying and managing DNS service
  • Deploying and managing IPAM
  • Remote Access Services in Windows Server

Lab : Implementing and configuring network infrastructure services in Windows Server

  • Deploying and configuring DHCP
  • Deploying and configuring DNS
  • Implementing Web Application Proxy

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe, deploy and configure DHCP service.
  • Deploy, configure and manage DNS.
  • Describe, deploy and manage IPAM.

Module 4: File Servers and Storage management in Windows Server

This modules describes how to configure file servers and storage in Windows Server. The module covers file sharing and deployment of Storage Spaces technology. The module describes how to implement data deduplication, iSCSI based storage in Windows Server, and finally, how to deploy DFS.

Lessons

  • Volumes and File Systems in Windows Server
  • Implementing sharing in Windows Server
  • Implementing Storage Spaces in Windows Server
  • Implementing Data Deduplication
  • Implementing iSCSI
  • Deploying Distributed File System

Lab : Implementing storage solutions in Windows Server

  • Implementing Data Deduplication
  • Configuring iSCSI storage
  • Configuring redundant storage spaces
  • Implementing Storage Spaces Direct

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Implement sharing in Windows Server
  • Deploy Storage Spaces technology
  • Implement the data deduplication feature
  • Implement iSCSI based storage
  • Deploy and manage Distributed File System (DFS)

Module 5: Hyper-V virtualization and containers in Windows Server

This modules 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 KPS.

Lessons

  • Hyper-V in Windows Server
  • Configuring VMs
  • Securing virtualization in Windows Server
  • Containers in Windows Server
  • Overview of Kubernetes

Lab : Implementing and configuring virtualization in Windows Server

  • Creating and configuring VMs
  • Installing and configuring containers

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the key features of Hyper-V in Windows Server.
  • Describe VM settings and deploy and configure VMs in Hyper-V.
  • Explain the use of security technologies for virtualization.
  • Describe and deploy containers in Windows Server.
  • Explain the use of Kubernetes on Windows.

Module 6: High Availability in Windows Server

This module describes current high availability technologies in Windows Server. The module describes failover clustering and considerations for implementing it, and how to create and configure failover clustering. The module also explains stretch clusters and options for achieving high availability with Hyper-V VMs.

Lessons

  • Planning for failover clustering implementation
  • Creating and configuring failover cluster
  • Overview of stretch clusters
  • High availability and disaster recovery solutions with Hyper-V VMs

Lab : Implementing failover clustering

  • Configuring storage and creating a cluster
  • Deploying