55343AC: Networking with Windows Server
This 5-day classroom-based course provides the fundamental networking skills required to deploy and support Windows Server in most organizations. It covers IP fundamentals, remote access technologies, and more advanced content including Software Defined Networking. Although this course and the associated labs are written for Windows Server 2022, the skills taught will also be backwards compatible for Server 2016 and Server 2019. 55343A is the equivalent of the retired MOC Course 20741BC - Networking with Windows Server 2016.
This course is intended for 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. The audience typically includes:
- Network administrators who are looking to reinforce existing skills and learn about new networking technology changes and functionality in Windows Server.
- System or Infrastructure Administrators with general networking knowledge who are looking to gain core and advanced networking knowledge and skills on Windows Server.
In addition to professional experience, students who attend this training should already have the following technical knowledge:
- Experience working with Windows Server
- Knowledge of the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) model
- Understanding of core networking infrastructure components and technologies such as cabling, routers 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 virtualization
- Hands-on experience working with the Windows client operating systems such as Windows 10 or Windows 11
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
Module 1: Planning and implementing an IPv4 network
This module also explains how to use fundamental networking tools and techniques to configure and troubleshoot IPv4-based networks.
- Planning IPv4 addressing
- Configuring an IPv4 host
- Managing and troubleshooting IPv4 network connectivity
Module 2: Implementing DHCP
This module explains how to plan and implement DHCP to support the IPv4 infrastructure.
- Overview of the DHCP server role
- Deploying DHCP
- Managing and troubleshooting DHCP
Module 3: Implementing IPv6
This module explains how to implement IPv6, and how to integrate IPv6 and IPv4 networks.
- Overview of IPv6 addressing
- Configuring an IPv6 host
- Implementing IPv6 and IPv4 coexistence
- Transitioning from IPv4 to IPv6
Module 4: Implementing DNS
This module explains how to install, configure, and troubleshoot DNS within the organization’s network.
- 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
Module 5: Implementing and managing IPAM
This module explains how to implement and manage the IPAM feature in Windows Server. This module also explains how to use IPAM to manage services such as DHCP and DNS.
- Overview of IPAM
- Deploying IPAM
- Managing IP address spaces by using IPAM
Module 6: Remote access in Windows Server
This module explains how to plan for remote access in Windows Server 2016 and how to implement Web Application Proxy.
- Overview of remote access
- Implementing the Web Application Proxy
Module 7: Implementing DirectAccess
This module explains how to implement and manage DirectAccess in Windows Server
- Overview of DirectAccess
- Implementing DirectAccess by using the Getting Started Wizard
- Implementing and managing an advanced DirectAccess infrastructure
Module 8: Implementing VPNs
This module explains how to implement and manage remote access in Windows Server by using VPNs.
- Planning VPNs
- Implementing VPNs
Module 9: Implementing networking for branch offices
This module explains how to implement network services for branch offices.
- Networking features and considerations for branch offices
- Implementing Distributed File System (DFS) for branch offices
- Implementing BranchCache for branch offices
Module 10: Configuring advanced networking features
This module explains how to implement an advanced networking infrastructure.
- Overview of high performance networking features
- Configuring advanced Microsoft Hyper-V networking features
Module 11: Implementing Software Defined Networking
This module explains how to implement SDN.
- Overview of SDN.
- Implementing network virtualization
- Implementing Network Controller