Automating Administration with PowerShell (AZ-800T00)

The course teaches IT Professionals how to implement and manage on-premises and hybrid solutions such as identity, management, compute, networking, and storage in a Windows Server hybrid environment.

Course Information

Price: $2,495.00
Duration: 4 days
Certification: Administering Windows Server Hybrid Core Infrastructure
Exam: AZ-800
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Prerequisites:

Before attending this course, students must have:

  • Experience with managing Windows Server operating system and Windows Server workloads in on-premises scenarios, including AD DS, DNS, DFS, Hyper-V, and File and Storage Services
  • Experience with common Windows Server management tools (implied in the first prerequisite).
  • Basic knowledge of core Microsoft compute, storage, networking, and virtualization technologies (implied in the first prerequisite).
  • 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
  • Basic experience with implementing and managing IaaS services in Microsoft Azure
  • Basic knowledge of Azure Active Directory
  • Experience working hands-on with Windows client operating systems such as Windows 10 or Windows 11
  • Basic experience with Windows PowerShell

 

Target Audience:

This four-day course is intended for Windows Server Hybrid Administrators who have experience working with Windows Server and want to extend the capabilities of their on-premises environments by combining on-premises and hybrid technologies. Windows Server Hybrid Administrators implement and manage on-premises and hybrid solutions such as identity, management, compute, networking, and storage in a Windows Server hybrid environment.

 

Course Objectives:

Students will learn to:

  • Introduction to AD DS
  • Manage AD DS domain controllers and FSMO roles
  • Implement Group Policy Objects
  • Manage advanced features of AD DS
  • Implement hybrid identity with Windows Server
  • Deploy and manage Azure IaaS Active Directory domain controllers in Azure
  • Perform Windows Server secure administration
  • Describe Windows Server administration tools
  • Perform post-installation configuration of Windows Server
  • Just Enough Administration in Windows Server
  • Administer and manage Windows Server IaaS Virtual Machine remotely
  • Manage hybrid workloads with Azure Arc
  • Configure and manage Hyper-V
  • Configure and manage Hyper-V virtual machines
  • Secure Hyper-V workloads
  • Run containers on Windows Server
  • Orchestrate containers on Windows Server using Kubernetes
  • Plan and deploy Windows Server IaaS Virtual Machines
  • Customize Windows Server IaaS Virtual Machine images
  • Automate the configuration of Windows Server IaaS Virtual Machines
  • Deploy and manage DHCP
  • Implement Windows Server DNS
  • Implement IP Address Management
  • Implement remote access
  • Implement hybrid network infrastructure
  • Implement DNS for Windows Server IaaS VMs
  • Implement Windows Server IaaS VM IP addressing and routing
  • Manage Windows Server file servers
  • Implement Storage Spaces and Storage Spaces Direct
  • Implement Windows Server Data Deduplication
  • Implement Windows Server iSCSI
  • Implement Windows Server Storage Replica
  • Implement a hybrid file server infrastructure

 

Course Outline:

Module 1: Introduction to AD DS

  • Describe AD DS.
  • Describe users, groups, and computers.
  • Identify and describe AD DS forests and domains.
  • Describe OUs.
  • Manage objects and their properties in AD DS.

Module 2: Manage AD DS domain controllers and FSMO roles

  • Deploy AD DS domain controllers.
  • Maintain AD DS domain controllers.
  • Describe the AD DS global catalog role and its placement considerations.
  • Describe AD DS operations master roles, their placement considerations, and their management tasks.
  • Describe AD DS schema and its management tasks.

Module 3: Implement Group Policy Objects

  • Describe GPOs.
  • Describe GPO scope and inheritance.
  • Describe domain-based GPOs.
  • Create and configure GPOs.
  • Explain GPO storage.
  • Describe administrative templates and the Central Store.

Module 4: Manage advanced features of AD DS

  • Identify the purpose, types, and the process of creating trust relationships.
  • Describe the purpose and the process of implementing ESAE forests.
  • Monitor and troubleshoot AD DS replication.
  • Identify the purpose and the process of creating custom AD DS partitions.

Module 5: Implement hybrid identity with Windows Server

  • Select an Azure AD integration model.
  • Plan for Azure AD integration.
  • Prepare on-premises AD DS for directory synchronization.
  • Install and configure directory synchronization using Azure AD Connect.
  • Implement Seamless Single Sign-on (SSO).
  • Enable Azure AD login for an Azure Windows virtual machine (VM).
  • Describe Azure AD DS.
  • Implement and configure Azure AD DS.
  • Manage Windows Server 2019 in an Azure AD DS instance.
  • Join a Windows Server VM to a managed domain.

Module 6: Deploy and manage Azure IaaS Active Directory domain controllers in Azure

  • Select an option to implement directory and identity services by using Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) in Azure.
  • Deploy and configure AD DS domain controllers in Azure VMs.
  • Install a replica AD DS domain controller in an Azure VM.
  • Install a new AD DS forest on an Azure VNet.

Module 7: Perform Windows Server secure administration

  • Explain least privilege administrative models.
  • Implement delegated privilege.
  • Describe privileged access workstations.
  • Describe jump servers.

Module 8: Describe Windows Server administration tools

  • Describe Windows Admin Center.
  • Describe how to use Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) to manage servers.
  • Describe Server Manager.
  • Describe how to use Windows PowerShell to manage servers.
  • Explain how to use Windows PowerShell to remotely administer a server.

Module 9: Perform post-installation configuration of Windows Server

  • Explain post-installation configuration and describe the available post-installation configuration tools.
  • Use Sconfig to configure Windows Server.
  • Describe Desired State Configuration (DSC) and explain how to use it to configure Windows Server.
  • Use Windows Admin Center to perform post-installation configuration.
  • Implement answer files to complete the configuration.

Module 10: Just Enough Administration in Windows Server

  • Explain the concept of Just Enough Administration (JEA)
  • Define role group capabilities and session configurations for a JEA session
  • Create and connect to a JEA endpoint

Module 11: Administer and manage Windows Server IaaS Virtual Machine remotely

  • Select appropriate remote administration tools.
  • Secure management connections to Windows Azure IaaS VMs with Azure Bastion.
  • Configure JIT VM access.

Module 12: Manage hybrid workloads with Azure Arc

  • Describe Azure Arc.
  • Explain how to onboard on-premises Windows Server instances in Azure Arc.
  • Connect hybrid machines to Azure from the Azure portal.
  • Use Azure Arc to manage devices.
  • Restrict access using RBAC.

Module 13: Configure and manage Hyper-V

  • Describe the functionality and features of Hyper-V on Windows Server.
  • Install Hyper-V on Windows Server.
  • Describe the options for managing Hyper-V virtual machines (VMs) on Windows Server.
  • Describe networking features and functionality in Hyper-V on Windows Server.
  • Create virtual switches (vSwitches) for use with Hyper-V.
  • Describe using nested virtualization in Hyper-V.

Module 14: Configure and manage Hyper-V virtual machines

  • Describe settings, configuration, and generation versions available for VMs in Windows Server 2019.
  • Identify virtual hard disk (VHD) formats and types.
  • Create and configure a VM.
  • Determine storage options for VMs.
  • Describe shared VHDs and VHD Sets.
  • Describe host and guest clustering with shared VHDs.

Module 15: Secure Hyper-V workloads

  • Describe the features and functionality of the HGS in Windows Server.
  • Describe the attestation options available with the HGS.
  • Describe shielded VMs, their creation, and their deployment.

Module 16: Run containers on Windows Server

  • Describe containers and how they work.
  • Explain the difference between containers and virtual machines (VMs).
  • Describe the difference between process isolation and Hyper-V isolation modes.
  • Describe Docker and how it's used to manage Windows containers.
  • Identify the container-based images available from the Microsoft Container Registry.
  • Understand the process for running a Windows container.
  • Explain how to manage containers using Windows Admin Center (WAC).

Module 17: Orchestrate containers on Windows Server using Kubernetes

  • Describe container orchestration.
  • Describe Kubernetes.
  • Describe how to create a Kubernetes cluster.
  • Describe Azure Arc for Kubernetes.

Module 18: Plan and deploy Windows Server IaaS Virtual Machines

  • Describe Azure compute.
  • Describe Azure storage.
  • Deploy Azure VMs.
  • Create a VM from the Azure portal.
  • Create a VM from Azure Cloud Shell.
  • Deploy Azure VMs by using templates.

Module 19: Customize Windows Server IaaS Virtual Machine images

  • Create a generalized image.
  • Create a new VM from a generalized image.
  • Create a managed image of a generalized VM in Azure.
  • Create a VM from a managed image.
  • Describe Azure Image Builder.
  • Use Azure Image Builder to create a Windows image.

Module 20: Automate the configuration of Windows Server IaaS Virtual Machines

  • Describe Azure automation.
  • Implement Azure automation with DSC.
  • Remediate noncompliant servers.
  • Describe custom script extension.
  • Configure a VM by using DSC extensions.

Module 21: Deploy and manage DHCP

  • Describe the DHCP Server role.
  • Install and configure the DHCP Server role.
  • Configure DHCP options.
  • Create and configure a DHCP scope.
  • Describe high availability options for DHCP.
  • Describe DHCP Failover and explain how to configure it.

Module 22: Implement Windows Server DNS

  • Describe Windows Server DNS.
  • Describe DNS zones and records.
  • Install and configure the DNS role and DNS zones.
  • Describe how to implement DNS forwarding.

Module 23: Implement IP Address Management

  • Describe IPAM.
  • Deploy IPAM.
  • Describe how to administer IPAM.
  • Configure IPAM options.
  • Manage DNS zones with IPAM.
  • Manage DHCP servers with IPAM.
  • Use IPAM to manage IP addressing.

Module 24: Implement remote access

  • Describe the remote access options available in Windows Server.
  • Select VPN options and set up VPN servers.
  • Describe the NPS server role.
  • Plan and implement NPS.
  • Determine when to deploy PKI for remote access.
  • Identify the authentication options for Web Application Proxy and explain how to use it to publish applications.

Module 25: Implement hybrid network infrastructure

  • Describe Azure network topologies.
  • Implement an Azure VPN.
  • Explain how to create a route-based VPN gateway using the Azure portal.
  • Implement Azure ExpressRoute.
  • Implement an Azure WAN.
  • Implement DNS resolution in hybrid environments.

Module 26: Implement DNS for Windows Server IaaS VMs

  • Implement DNS in Azure
  • Describe DNS options for Azure IaaS VMs
  • Implement split-horizon DNS in Azure
  • Troubleshoot DNS in Azure
  • Create and configure an Azure DNS zone

Module 27: Implement Windows Server IaaS VM IP addressing and routing

  • Implement an Azure virtual network
  • Implement IP Address Allocation in Azure
  • Assign and manage IP addresses
  • Configure a private IP address for an Azure virtual machine
  • Create a virtual machine with a static IP address
  • Implement IaaS VM IP routing
  • Implement IPv6 for Windows IaaS Virtual Machines

Module 28: Manage Windows Server file servers

  • Describe the Windows Server file system.
  • Describe the benefits and use of File Server Resource Manager.
  • Describe SMB and its security considerations.
  • Manage SMB configuration.
  • Describe Volume Shadow Copy Service.

Module 29: Implement Storage Spaces and Storage Spaces Direct

  • Describe the architecture and components of Storage Spaces.
  • Describe the functionality, benefits, and use cases of Storage Spaces.
  • Implement Storage Spaces.
  • Describe the functionality, components, and use cases of Storage Spaces Direct.
  • Implement Storage Spaces Direct.

Module 30: Implement Windows Server Data Deduplication

  • Describe the architecture, components, and Data Deduplication functionality, components, and use cases of Data Deduplication.
  • Describe the use cases and interoperability of Data Deduplication.
  • Implement Data Deduplication.
  • Manage and maintain Data Deduplication.

Module 31: Implement Windows Server iSCSI

  • Describe iSCSI functionality, components, and use cases.
  • Describe the considerations for implementing iSCSI.
  • Implement iSCSI.
  • Describe implementing high-availability iSCSI configurations.

Module 32: Implement Windows Server Storage Replica

  • Describe the functionality and components of Storage Replica.
  • Describe the prerequisites for implementing Storage Replica.
  • Implement Storage Replica.

Module 33: Implement a hybrid file server infrastructure

  • Describe Azure file services.
  • Configure Azure file services.
  • Configure connectivity to Azure file services.
  • Describe Azure File Sync.
  • Implement Azure File Sync.
  • Deploy Azure File Sync.
  • Manage cloud tiering.
  • Migrate from DFSR to Azure File Sync.