Integrated Performance Improvement

AZ-800T00 Administering Windows Server Hybrid Core Infrastructure


This course teaches IT Professionals how to manage core Windows Server workloads and services using on-premises, hybrid, and cloud technologies. 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 Outline:

1 – Introduction to AD DS

  • Define AD DS
  • Define users, groups, and computers
  • Define AD DS forests and domains
  • Define OUs
  • Manage objects and their properties in AD DS

2 – Manage AD DS domain controllers and FSMO roles

  • Deploy AD DS domain controllers
  • Maintain AD DS domain controllers
  • Manage the AD DS Global Catalog role
  • Manage AD DS operations masters
  • Manage AD DS schema

3 – Implement Group Policy Objects

  • Define GPOs
  • Implement GPO scope and inheritance
  • Define domain-based GPOs
  • Create and configure a domain-based GPO
  • Define GPO storage
  • Define administrative templates

4 – Manage advanced features of AD DS

  • Create trust relationships
  • Implement ESAE forests
  • Monitor and troubleshoot AD DS
  • Create custom AD DS partitions

5 – Implement hybrid identity with Windows Server

  • Select a Microsoft Entra integration model
  • Plan for Microsoft Entra integration
  • Prepare on-premises Active Directory for directory synchronization
  • Install and configure directory synchronization with Microsoft Entra Connect
  • Implement Seamless Single Sign-On
  • Enable Microsoft Entra login in for Windows VM in Azure
  • Describe Microsoft Entra Domain Services
  • Implement and configure Microsoft Entra Domain Services
  • Manage Windows Server 2019 in a Microsoft Entra Domain Services environment
  • Create and configure a Microsoft Entra Domain Services instance
  • Join a Windows Server VM to a managed domain

6 – Deploy and manage Azure IaaS Active Directory domain controllers in Azure

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

7 – Perform Windows Server secure administration

  • Define least privilege administration
  • Implement delegated privileges
  • Use privileged access workstations
  • Use jump servers

8 – Describe Windows Server administration tools

  • Explore Windows Admin Center
  • Use Server Manager
  • List Remote Server Administration Tools
  • Use Windows PowerShell
  • Use Windows PowerShell to remotely administer a server

9 – Perform post-installation configuration of Windows Server

  • List the available post-installation configuration tools
  • Configure Server Core using Sconfig
  • Use DSC to configure Windows Server
  • Perform post-installation configuration with Windows Admin Center
  • Configure a server with answer files

10 – Just Enough Administration in Windows Server

  • Explain the concept of Just Enough Administration (JEA)
  • Define role capabilities for a JEA endpoint
  • Create a session configuration file to register a JEA endpoint
  • Describe how JEA endpoints work to limit access to a PowerShell session
  • Create and connect to a JEA endpoint
  • Demonstration: Connect to a JEA endpoint

11 – Administer and manage Windows Server IaaS Virtual Machine remotely

  • Select the appropriate remote administration tool
  • Manage Windows Virtual Machines with Azure Bastion
  • Create an Azure Bastion host
  • Configure just-in-time administration

12 – Manage hybrid workloads with Azure Arc

  • Describe Azure Arc
  • Onboard Windows Server instances
  • Connect hybrid machines to Azure from the Azure portal
  • Use Azure Arc to manage Windows Server instances
  • Restrict access with RBAC

13 – Configure and manage Hyper-V

  • Define Hyper-V
  • Define Hyper-V Manager
  • Configure Hyper-V hosts using best practices
  • Configure Hyper-V networking
  • Assess advanced Hyper-V networking features
  • Define nested virtualization

14 – Configure and manage Hyper-V virtual machines

  • List the virtual machine configuration versions
  • List the virtual machine generation versions
  • List available VHD formats and types
  • Create and configure VMs
  • Determine storage options for VMs
  • Define shared VHDs and VHD Sets
  • Implement guest clusters using shared VHDX

15 – Secure Hyper-V workloads

  • Define guarded fabric
  • Define the Host Guardian Service
  • Explore TPM-trusted attestation
  • Define KPS
  • Determine key features of shielded VMs
  • Compare encryption-supported and shielded VMs in a guarded fabric
  • Implement a shielded VM

16 – Run containers on Windows Server

  • Define containers
  • List the differences between containers and VMs
  • Define Windows Server and Hyper-V containers and isolation modes
  • Explore Docker
  • Prepare a Windows Server 2019 host for container deployment
  • Security, Storage, and Networking with Windows containers

17 – Orchestrate containers on Windows Server using Kubernetes

  • Define orchestration
  • Define Kubernetes
  • Deploy Kubernetes resources
  • Create a Kubernetes cluster on Windows
  • Define Azure Arc
  • Connect an Azure Arc-enabled Kubernetes cluster to Azure Arc

18 – Plan and deploy Windows Server IaaS Virtual Machines

  • Describe Azure compute
  • Describe Virtual Machine storage
  • Deploy Azure Virtual Machines
  • Create a windows Virtual Machine using the portal
  • Create a windows Virtual Machine using Azure CLI
  • Deploy Azure Virtual Machines using templates
  • Describe additional management optimization options

19 – Customize Windows Server IaaS Virtual Machine images

  • Create a generalized image
  • Create a new Virtual Machine from a managed image
  • Create a managed image of a generalized virtual machine in Azure
  • Create a Virtual Machine from a managed image
  • Implement Azure Image Builder
  • Create a windows Virtual Machine using Azure Image Builder template
  • Create a Windows Virtual Machine with Azure Image Builder using PowerShell

20 – Automate the configuration of Windows Server IaaS Virtual Machines

  • Describe Azure Automation
  • Implement Azure Automation with DSC
  • Remediate noncompliant servers
  • Describe Custom Script Extensions
  • Configure a Virtual Machine by using DSC

21 – Deploy and manage DHCP

  • Use DHCP to simplify IP configuration
  • Install and configure the DHCP role
  • Configure DHCP options
  • Configure DHCP scopes
  • Select DHCP high availability options
  • Implement DHCP Failover

22 – Implement Windows Server DNS

  • Explore the DNS architecture
  • Work with DNS zones and records
  • Install and configure the DNS role
  • Implement DNS forwarding

23 – Implement IP Address Management

  • Define IP Address Management
  • Deploy IP Address Management
  • Administer IP Address Management
  • Configure IP Address Management options
  • Manage DNS zones with IP Address Management
  • Manage DHCP servers with IP Address Management
  • Use IP Address Management to manage IP addressing

24 – Implement remote access

  • Examine the remote access options in Windows Server
  • Select and set up VPNs
  • Use NPS to create and enforce network access policies
  • Plan and implement NPS
  • Deploy a PKI for remote access
  • Use WAP as a reverse web proxy

25 – Implement hybrid network infrastructure

  • Describe Azure network topologies
  • Implement Azure VPN options
  • Create a route-based VPN gateway using the Azure portal
  • Implement Azure ExpressRoute
  • Configure Azure Virtual WAN
  • Implement DNS in hybrid environments

26 – Implement DNS for Windows Server IaaS VMs

  • Understand Azure DNS
  • Implement Azure DNS
  • Create an Azure DNS zone and record using the Azure portal
  • Implement DNS with Azure IaaS virtual machines
  • Implement split-horizon DNS in Azure
  • Troubleshoot DNS

27 – Implement Windows Server IaaS VM IP addressing and routing

  • Implement a virtual network
  • Implement IaaS VM IP addressing
  • Assign and manage IP addresses
  • Configure a private IP address for a virtual machine using the Azure portal
  • Create a virtual machine with a static public IP address using the Azure portal
  • Implement IaaS virtual machine IP routing
  • Implement IPv6 for Windows Server IaaS virtual machines

28 – Manage Windows Server file servers

  • Define the Windows Server file system
  • List the benefits and uses of File Server Resource Manager
  • Define SMB and its security considerations
  • Configure SMB protocol
  • Define Volume Shadow Copy Service

29 – Implement Storage Spaces and Storage Spaces Direct

  • Define the Storage Spaces architecture and its components
  • List the functionalities, benefits, and use cases of Storage Spaces
  • Implement Storage Spaces
  • List the functionalities, components, benefits, and use cases of Storage Spaces Direct
  • Implement Storage Spaces Direct

30 – Implement Windows Server Data Deduplication

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

31 – Implement Windows Server iSCSI

  • List the functionalities, components, and use cases of iSCSI
  • List the considerations for implementing iSCSI
  • Implement iSCSI
  • Configure high availability for iSCSI

32 – Implement Windows Server Storage Replica

  • List the functionalities and components of Storage Replica
  • Examine the prerequisites for implementing Storage Replica
  • Implement Storage Replica by using Windows Admin Center
  • Implement Storage Replica by using Windows PowerShell

33 – Implement a hybrid file server infrastructure

  • Describe Azure File services
  • Configure Azure Files
  • Configure connectivity to Azure Files
  • Describe Azure File Sync
  • Implement Azure File Sync
  • Deploy Azure File Sync
  • Deploy Azure File Sync 2
  • Manage cloud tiering
  • Migrate from DFSR to Azure File Sync

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