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20741: Networking with Windows Server 2016


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 fulfills part of the requirements for the MCSA: Windows Server 2016 certification by attending and passing the 70-741 exam.

Candidates for this exam perform tasks related to the networking features and functionalities available in Windows Server 2016. Candidates should have familiarity with implementing and managing DNS, DHCP, and IPAM, as well as deploying remote access solutions such as VPN and RADIUS.

Candidates should also have experience managing DFS and branch cache solutions, configuring high performance network features and functionality, and implementing Software Defined Networking (SDN) solutions such as Hyper-V Network Virtualization (HNV) and Network Controller.


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
  • Students can meet the prerequisites by attending the following courses, or by having knowledge and skills equivalent to: 10967A: Fundamentals of a Windows Server Infrastructure


This program will be conducted with interactive lectures, PowerPoint presentation, discussions and hands-on labs. This course can be conducted as instructor-led (ILT) or virtual instructor-led training (VILT).


Upon completion of this program, participants should 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.

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Module 1: Planning and implementing an IPv4 network

This module explains how to plan and implement an IPv4 addressing scheme to support organizational needs. 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
  • Lab : Planning an IPv4 network
  • Planning the IPv4 address assignments

Lab : Implementing and troubleshooting an IPv4 network

  • Verifying the IPv4 configuration
  • Troubleshooting IPv4

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Plan IPv4 addressing.
  • Configure an IPv4 host.
  • Manage and troubleshoot 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

Lab : Implementing DHCP

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

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Explain the DHCP server role.
  • Deploy DHCP.
  • Manage and troubleshoot 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

Lab : Implementing IPv6

  • Reviewing the default IPv6 configuration
  • Implementing DHCPv6

Lab : Configuring and evaluating IPv6 transitiontechnologies

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

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the features and benefits of IPv6.
  • Configure an IPv6 host.
  • Implement the coexistence between IPv4 and IPv6 networks.
  • Transition from an IPv4 network to an IPv6 network.
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

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

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Implement DNS servers.
  • Configure zones in DNS.
  • Configure name resolution between DNS zones.
  • Configure DNS integration with AD DS.
  • Configure advanced DNS settings.
Module 5: Implementing and managing IPAM

This module explains how to implement and manage the IPAM feature in Windows Server 2016. This module also explains how to use IPAM to manage services such as DHCP and DNS.


  • 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

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe IPAM functionality and components.
  • Deploy IPAM.
  • Manage IP address spaces by using IPAM.
Module 6: Remote access in Windows Server 2016

This module explains how to plan for remote access in Windows Server 2016 and how to implement Web Application Proxy.


  • Remote access overview
  • Implementing Web Application Proxy

Lab : Implementing Web Application Proxy

  • Implementing Web Application Proxy
  • Validating Web Application Proxy

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe remote access.
  • Implement Web Application Proxy.
Module 7: Implementing DirectAccess

This module explains how to implement and manage DirectAccess in Windows Server 2016.


  • 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

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Explain DirectAccess and how it works.
  • Implement DirectAccess by using the Getting Started Wizard.
  • Implement and manage an advanced DirectAccess infrastructure.
Module 8: Implementing VPNs

This module explains how to implement and manage remote access in Windows Server 2016 by using VPNs.


  • Planning VPNs
  • Implementing VPNs

Lab : Implementing a VPN

  • Implementing a VPN
  • Validating VPN deployment

Lab : Troubleshooting VPN access

  • Troubleshooting VPN access

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Plan for VPNs.
  • Implement 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

Lab : Implementing DFS for branch offices

  • Implementing DFS
  • Validating the deployment

Lab : Implementing BranchCache

  • Implementing BranchCache
  • Validating the deployment

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the networking features and considerations for branch offices.
  • Implement DFS for branch offices.
  • Implement 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 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

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe high performance networking features.
  • Configure advanced Hyper-V networking features.
Module 11: Implementing software defined networking

This module explains how to implement 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

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe software defined networking.
  • Implement network virtualization.
  • Implement Network Controller.
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