MOD 20741: Networking with Windows Server


Duration: 5 days

This five-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 IT professionals who have experience working with Windows Server, and are looking to expand their knowledge by adding the technologies in Windows Server 2016.

Once the student has completed this course, they 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 (VPN)
Implement networking for branch offices
Configure advanced networking features
Implement software-defined networking


It is recommended that before taking this course, students have:

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 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

What’s included?

  • Authorized Courseware
  • Intensive Hands on Skills Development with an Experienced Subject Matter Expert
  • Hands-on practice on real Servers and extended lab support 1.800.482.3172
  • Examination Vouchers & Onsite Certification Testing- (excluding Adobe and PMP Boot Camps)
  • Academy Code of Honor: Test Pass Guarantee
  • Optional: Package for Hotel Accommodations, Lunch and Transportation

With several convenient training delivery methods offered, The Academy makes getting the training you need easy. Whether you prefer to learn in a classroom or an online live learning virtual environment, training videos hosted online, and private group classes hosted at your site. We offer expert instruction to individuals, government agencies, non-profits, and corporations. Our live classes, on-sites, and online training videos all feature certified instructors who teach a detailed curriculum and share their expertise and insights with trainees. No matter how you prefer to receive the training, you can count on The Academy for an engaging and effective learning experience.


  • Instructor Led (the best training format we offer)
  • Live Online Classroom – Online Instructor Led
  • Self-Paced Video

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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

Planning the IPv4 address assignments
Lab: Implementing and troubleshooting an IPv4 network

Verifying the IPv4 configuration
Troubleshooting IPv4

Module 2: Implementing DHCP

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

Planning the DHCP server implementation
Implementing the DHCP configuration
Validating the DHCP implementation

Module 3: Implementing IPv6

Overview of IPv6 addressing
Configuring an IPv6 host
Implementing IPv6 and IPv4 coexistence
Transitioning from IPv4 to IPv6
Lab: Implementing IPv6

Reviewing the default IPv6 configuration
Implementing DHCPv6
Lab: Configuring and evaluating IPv6 transition technologies

Configuring network integration by using ISATAP
Configuring native IPv6 connectivity
Configuring 6to4 connectivity

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

Planning DNS name resolution
Implementing DNS servers and zones
Lab: Integrating DNS with Active Directory

Integrating DNS with Active Directory
Lab: Configuring advanced DNS settings

Configuring DNS policies
Validating the DNS implementation
Troubleshooting DNS

Module 5: Implementing and managing IPAM.

IPAM Overview
Deploying IPAM
Managing IP address spaces by using IPAM
Lab: Implementing IPAM

Installing the IPAM Server feature
Provisioning the IPAM Server feature
Managing IP address spaces by using IPAM

Module 6: Remote access in Windows Server 2016.

Remote access overview
Implementing Web Application Proxy
Lab: Implementing Web Application Proxy

Implementing Web Application Proxy
Validating 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

Verifying readiness for a DirectAccess deployment
Configuring DirectAccess
Validating the DirectAccess deployment
Lab: Deploying an advanced DirectAccess solution

Preparing the environment for DirectAccess
Implementing the advanced DirectAccess infrastructure
Validating the DirectAccess deployment

Module 8: Implementing VPNs

Planning VPNs
Implementing VPNs
Lab: Implementing a VPN

Implementing a VPN
Validating VPN deployment
Lab: Troubleshooting VPN access

Troubleshooting VPN access

Module 9: Implementing networking for branch offices

Networking features and considerations for branch offices
Implementing a Distributed File System (DFS) for branch offices
Implementing BranchCache for branch offices
Lab: Implementing DFS for branch offices

Implementing DFS
Validating the deployment
Lab: Implementing BranchCache

Implementing BranchCache
Validating the deployment

Module 10: Configuring advanced networking features

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

Creating and using Microsoft Hyper-V virtual switches
Configuring and using the advanced features of a virtual switch

Module 11: Implementing software-defined networking

Overview of software-defined networking
Implementing network virtualization
Implementing Network Controller
Lab: Implementing Network Controller

Deploying Network Controller
Configuring network services with Network Controller
Managing and monitoring with Network Controller