AZ-801T00 - Configuring Windows Server Hybrid Advanced Services

This course teaches IT Professionals to configure advanced Windows Server services using on-premises, hybrid, and cloud technologies. The course teaches IT Professionals how to leverage the hybrid capabilities of Azure, how to migrate virtual and physical server workloads to Azure IaaS, and how to secure Azure VMs running Windows Server. The course also teaches IT Professionals how to perform tasks related to high availability, troubleshooting, and disaster recovery. The course highlights administrative tools and technologies including Windows Admin Center, PowerShell, Azure Arc, Azure Automation Update Management, Microsoft Defender for Identity, Azure Security Center, Azure Migrate, and Azure Monitor.

Duration: 4.0 days

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Schedule

Virtual ILT | 12 Dec 2022 - 15 Dec 2022 Sri Lanka
Virtual ILT | 12 Dec 2022 - 15 Dec 2022 United Arab Emirates
Virtual ILT | 19 Dec 2022 - 22 Dec 2022 India
Kuala Lumpur | 21 Feb 2023 - 24 Feb 2023 Malaysia
Virtual ILT | 21 Feb 2023 - 24 Feb 2023 Malaysia
Singapore | 27 Dec 2022 - 30 Dec 2022 Singapore
Virtual ILT | 27 Dec 2022 - 30 Dec 2022 Singapore
Virtual ILT | 27 Dec 2022 - 30 Dec 2022 Australia

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Objectives

  • Configure and manage user accounts to limit security threats across an organization
  • Apply Protected Users settings, policies, and authentication silos to protect highly privileged user accounts
  • Describe and configure Windows Defender Credential Guard
  • Configure Group Policy to block the use of NTLM for authentication
  • Manage local administrator passwords using Local Administrator Password Solution
  • Limit administrative access to Privileged Access Workstations (PAWs)
  • Explain how to secure domain controllers from being compromised
  • Describe how to use the Microsoft Security Compliance Toolkit to harden servers
  • Secure SMB traffic using SMB encryption
  • Describe the role of Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
  • Describe the WSUS update management process
  • Deploy updates with WSUS
  • Describe split-horizon DNS and explain how to implement it.
  • Create DNS policies.
  • Implement DNS policies.
  • Describe the options for protecting the DNS server role.
  • Implement DNS security.
  • Implement Network Security Groups (NSGs) with Windows Server IaaS VMs.
  • Implement adaptive network hardening.
  • Implement Azure Firewall.
  • Implement Windows Defender Firewall in Windows Server IaaS VMs.
  • Choose an appropriate filtering solution.
  • Capture network traffic with Network Watcher.
  • Describe Azure Security Center.
  • Enable Azure Security Center in hybrid environments.
  • Onboard Windows Server computers to Azure Security Center.
  • Implement and assess security policies.
  • Describe Azure Sentinel.
  • Implement SIEM and SOAR.
  • Protect your resources with Azure Security Center.
  • Describe Azure updates.
  • Enable Update Management.
  • Deploy updates.
  • Review an update assessment.
  • Manage updates for your Azure VMs.
  • Enable Adaptive application controls.
  • Implement adaptive application control policies.
  • Describe Azure Disk Encryption.
  • Configure Key Vault to support Azure Disk Encryption.
  • Explain how to encrypt Azure IaaS VM hard disks.
  • Back up and recover encrypted data from IaaS VM hard disks.
  • Implement Change Tracking and Inventory
  • Manage Change Tracking and Inventory
  • Manage tracked files
  • Implement File Integrity Monitoring
  • Select and monitor entities
  • Use File Integrity Monitoring
  • Describe the functionality of CSV.
  • Describe the architecture and components of CSV.
  • Implement CSV.
  • Describe Windows Server failover clustering.
  • Implement Windows Server failover clustering.
  • Manage Windows Server failover clustering.
  • Implement stretch clusters.
  • Describe cluster sets.
  • Describe the Hyper-V high availability options.
  • Describe Hyper-V VMs load balancing.
  • Implement Hyper-V VMs live migration.
  • Implement Hyper-V VMs storage migration.
  • Provide a high-level overview of Windows Server File Server high-availability options.
  • Describe the characteristics of, and high-level implementation steps for Cluster Shared Volumes (CSV).
  • Describe the characteristics of, and high-level implementation steps for Scale-Out File Server (SOFS).
  • Describe the characteristics of, and high-level implementation steps for Storage Replica.
  • Describe virtual machine scale sets.
  • Implement scaling.
  • Implement load-balancing virtual machines.
  • Implement Azure Site Recovery.
  • Describe Hyper-V Replica, pre-requisites for its use, and its high-level architecture and components.
  • Describe Hyper-V Replica usage scenarios, available replication settings, and security considerations.
  • Configure Hyper-V Replica settings, health monitoring, and failover options.
  • Implement Hyper-V Replica.
  • Describe extended replication.
  • Describe Site Recovery.
  • Implement Site Recovery.
  • Identify the features and protection capabilities Azure Site Recovery provides to on-premises infrastructure
  • Identify the requirements for enabling protection of on-premises infrastructure
  • Describe Azure Backup.
  • Implement Recovery Vaults.
  • Implement Azure Backup policies.
  • Recover Windows IaaS VMs.
  • Perform file and folder recovery.
  • Perform backup and recovery of on-premises workloads.
  • Explain how to manage Azure VM backups with Azure Backup.
  • Protect Azure virtual machines with Azure Site Recovery
  • Run a disaster recovery drill to validate protection
  • Failover and failback your virtual machines
  • Identify the scenarios for which Azure Backup provides backup and restore capabilities
  • Back up and restore an Azure virtual machine
  • Compare upgrading an AD DS forest and migrating to a new AD DS forest
  • Describe how to upgrade an existing AD DS forest
  • Describe how to migrate to a new AD DS forest
  • Describe Active Directory Migration Tool (ADMT)
  • Describe Storage Migration Service and its usage scenarios
  • Identify the requirements for using Storage Migration Service
  • Describe how to migrate a server with storage migration
  • List the considerations for using Storage Migration Service
  • Describe the Windows Server Migration Tools
  • Use the migration tools to migrate specific Windows Server roles
  • Plan your migration.
  • Describe Azure Migrate.
  • Migrate server workloads using Windows Server Migration Tools.
  • Assess physical servers with Azure Migrate.
  • Migrate on-premises servers to Azure.
  • Describe Windows Server IaaS migration.
  • Explain how to migrate workloads using Windows Server Migration tools.
  • Describe storage migration.
  • Migrate file servers by using the Storage Migration Service.
  • Discover and containerize your ASP.NET app running on Windows machines using Azure Migrate: App Containerization.
  • Build a container image for your ASP.NET application.
  • Deploy your containerized application to Azure App Service using Azure Migrate: App Containerization.
  • Use built-in tools in Windows Server to monitor server performance
  • Understand the fundamentals of server performance tuning
  • Describe event logs
  • Use Server Manager and Windows Admin Center to - Review event logs
  • Implement custom views
  • Configure an event subscription
  • Audit Windows Server events
  • Configure Windows Server to record diagnostic information
  • Recover the AD DS database, objects in AD DS, and SYSVOL
  • Troubleshoot AD DS replication
  • Troubleshoot Hybrid authentication issues
  • Enable Azure Monitor for VMs.
  • Monitor an Azure VM with Azure Monitor.
  • Enable Azure Monitor in hybrid scenarios.
  • Collect data from a Windows computer in a hybrid environment.
  • Integrate Azure Monitor with Microsoft Operations Manager.
  • Identify metrics and diagnostic data that you can collect for virtual machines
  • Configure monitoring for a virtual machine
  • Use monitoring data to diagnose problems
  • Evaluate Azure Monitor Logs and Azure Monitor VM Insights.
  • Configure a Log Analytics workspace.
  • Build queries from the Heartbeat and InsightsMetrics tables.
  • Diagnose DHCP and DNS problems in on-premises contexts
  • Diagnose IP configuration and routing problems
  • Implement Packet Monitor to help diagnose network problems
  • Use Azure Network Watcher to troubleshoot Microsoft Azure virtual networks
  • Troubleshoot VM deployment and extension issues
  • Troubleshoot VM startup and performance issues
  • Troubleshoot VM storage and encryption issues
  • Troubleshoot connectivity to VMs

Content

1. Secure Windows Server user accounts

Protect your Active Directory environment by securing user accounts to least privilege and placing them in the Protected Users group. Learn how to limit authentication scope and remediate potentially insecure accounts.

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2. Hardening Windows Server

Learn how to harden the security configuration of your Windows Server operating system environment. Secure administrative access to Privileged Access Workstations (PAWs), apply security baselines, and secure domain controllers and SMB traffic.

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3. Windows Server update management

Learn how to use Windows Server Update Services to deploy operating system updates to computers on your network. Select the appropriate deployment option and combine WSUS with Microsoft Azure Update Management to manage server updates.

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4. Secure Windows Server DNS

Learn how to secure Windows Server DNS to help protect your network name resolution infrastructure and also learn how to implement DNS policies.

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5. Implement Windows Server IaaS VM network security

In this module, you will focus on how to improve the network security for Windows Server infrastructure as a service (IaaS) virtual machines (VMs) and how to diagnose network security issues with those VMs.

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6. Audit the security of Windows Server IaaS Virtual Machines

You'll learn about Azure Security Center and how to onboard Windows Server computers to Security Center. You'll also learn about Azure Sentinel, security information and event management (SIEM), and security orchestration, automation and response (SOAR).

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7. Manage Azure updates

You'll be able to enable Azure Update Management, deploy updates, review an update assessment, and manage updates for your Azure VMs.

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8. Create and implement application allowlists with adaptive application control

You'll be able to implement Adaptive application controls within your organization to protect your Windows Server IaaS VMs.

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9. Configure BitLocker disk encryption for Windows IaaS Virtual Machines

You'll be able to configure Azure Disk Encryption for Windows IaaS VMs and back up and recover encrypted data.

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10. Implement change tracking and file integrity monitoring for Windows IaaS VMs

In this module, you’ll learn how to monitor Windows Server Azure IaaS VMs for changes in files and the registry, as well as other monitor modifications made to application software.

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11. Introduction to Cluster Shared Volumes

Learn about the core functionality, benefits, use cases, and implementation of Cluster Shared Volumes (CSV) in Windows Server 2019.

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12. Implement Windows Server failover clustering

Learn about the core functionality of Windows Server failover clustering, various configuration options for failover clustering, and the use of cluster sets.

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13. Implement high availability of Windows Server VMs

Learn about the core functionality, benefits, use cases, and implementation of highly available Microsoft Hyper-V virtual machines (VMs) in Windows Server 2019.

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14. Implement Windows Server File Server high availability

Learn about the core functionality, benefits, use cases, and implementation of the highly available File Server role in Windows Server 2019.

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15. Implement scale and high availability with Windows Server VM

You'll learn how to implement scaling for virtual machine scale sets and load-balanced VMs. You'll also learn how to implement Azure Site Recovery.

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16. Implement Hyper-V Replica

Learn about Hyper-V Replica, scenarios for its use, and prerequisites to use it. Learn about Azure Site Recovery and the benefits of using it, focusing on implementing Site Recovery in on-premises scenarios.

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17. Protect your on-premises infrastructure from disasters with Azure Site Recovery

Provide disaster recovery for your on-premises infrastructure by managing and orchestrating replication, failover, and failback of VMware virtual machines, Hyper-V virtual machines, and physical servers with Azure Site Recovery.

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18. Implement hybrid backup and recovery with Windows Server IaaS

You'll learn about Azure Backup before learning to implement Recovery Vaults and Azure Backup Policies. You’ll learn to implement Windows IaaS VM recovery, perform backup and restore of on-premises workloads, and manage Azure VM backups.

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19. Protect your Azure infrastructure with Azure Site Recovery

Provide disaster recovery for your Azure infrastructure by managing and orchestrating replication, failover, and failback of Azure virtual machines with Azure Site Recovery.

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20. Protect your virtual machines by using Azure Backup

Use Azure Backup to help protect the data for on-premises servers, virtual machines, virtualized workloads such as SQL Server or SAP HANA running in Azure VMs, Azure file shares, and more.

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21. Active Directory Domain Services migration

Determine the best approach to moving domain controllers to Windows Server 2022. Learn how the Active Directory Migration Tool can consolidate domains within a forest or migrate domains to a new AD DS forest.

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22. Migrate file server workloads using Storage Migration Service

Learn to use Storage Migration Service to migrate files and files shares from existing file server to new servers running Windows Server 2022. Configure storage migration for optimum performance of data migration.

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23. Migrate Windows Server roles

Learn how to install and use the Windows Server Migration Tools cmdlets to migrate commonly used server roles from earlier versions of Windows Server.

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24. Migrate on-premises Windows Server instances to Azure IaaS virtual machines

You'll be able to plan a migration and select appropriate server migration tools. You will also learn how to use Azure Migrate, how to assess physical servers, and how to migrate those servers.

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25. Upgrade and migrate Windows Server IaaS virtual machines

Learn to migrate a workload running in Windows Server to an infrastructure as a service (IaaS) virtual machine (VM) and to Windows Server 2019 by using Windows Server migration tools or the Storage Migration Service.

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26. Containerize and migrate ASP.NET applications to Azure App Service

In this module, you'll learn to use the Azure Migrate App Containerization tool to containerize and migrate ASP.NET applications to Azure App Service.

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27. Monitor Windows Server performance

Learn to use a range of Windows Server tools to monitor the operating system and applications on a server computer. You'll also learn to configure your system to optimize efficiency and to troubleshoot problems.

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28. Manage and monitor Windows Server event logs

Learn how Event Viewer provides a convenient and accessible location for you to observe events that occur. Access event information quickly and conveniently. Learn how to interpret the data in the event log.

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29. Implement Windows Server auditing and diagnostics

Learn to audit and diagnose your Windows Server environment for regulatory compliance, user activity, and troubleshooting. Implement security best practices through regular audits of your network environment to gain early warning of potential malicious activity.

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30. Troubleshoot Active Directory

Learn how to troubleshoot AD DS service failures or degraded performance. Learn how to recover deleted security objects and the AD DS database, and how to troubleshoot hybrid authentication issues.

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31. Monitor Windows Server IaaS Virtual Machines and hybrid instances

You'll be able to implement Azure Monitor for IaaS VMs in Azure, implement Azure Monitor in on-premises environments, and use dependency maps.

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32. Monitor the health of your Azure virtual machine by using Azure Metrics Explorer and metric alerts

Evaluate monitoring options for an Azure virtual machine (VM). Enable diagnostics to get data about your VM. View VM metrics in Azure Metrics Explorer. Create a metric alert to monitor performance.

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33. Monitor performance of virtual machines by using Azure Monitor VM Insights

Deploy monitoring for workloads on virtual machines. Set up a log analytics workspace, onboard virtual machines to Azure Monitor VM Insights, and build log queries by using Kusto Query Language.

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34. Troubleshoot on-premises and hybrid networking

Learn to troubleshoot on-premises connectivity and hybrid network connectivity. Diagnose common issues with DHCP, name resolution, IP configuration, and routing that can cause reliability and connectivity problems in an on-premises and a hybrid environment.

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35. Troubleshoot Windows Server Virtual Machines in Azure

Learn to troubleshoot configuration issues that impact connectivity to your Azure-hosted Windows Server virtual machines (VMs). Explore approaches to resolve issues with VM startup, extensions, performance, storage, and encryption.

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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 who already implement and manage on-premises core technologies want to secure and protect their environments, migrate virtual and physical workloads to Azure Iaas, enable a highly available, fully redundant environment, and perform monitoring and troubleshooting.

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
  • An awareness of basic security best practices
  • Basic understanding of security-related technologies (firewalls, encryption, multi-factor authentication, SIEM/SOAR).
  • Basic knowledge of on-premises resiliency Windows Server-based compute and storage technologies (Failover Clustering, Storage Spaces).
  • 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

An understanding of the following concepts as related to Windows Server technologies:

  • High availability and disaster recovery
  • Automation
  • Monitoring
  • Troubleshooting

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  • Career growth
  • Broad Career opportunities
  • Worldwide recognition from leaders
  • Up-to Date technical skills
  • Popular Certification Badges

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