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Windows Server 2016: Advanced Virtualization

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About This Course

Virtualized environments are the future of computing. This computer science course extends basic virtualization skills into the latest Windows Server 2016 capabilities.

Explore the capabilities of Nano Server as an alternative lightweight OS solution for implementing an agile and cost-effective data center host with a reduced footprint.

Learn to extend the support provided by virtualization for hosting a variety of VMs running different operating systems. And ensure that you can support a highly available virtual environment, using clustering and load balancing technologies.

In addition to having a highly available virtual environment, you need to secure the environment. Explore some of the newest enhancements in Windows Server 2016 to protect your virtualized environment.

This course will also show you how to implement different migration options for moving VMs between Hyper-V hosts.

Through videos, discussions, hands-on labs, and assessments this self-paced course will help you identify and implement the latest Windows Server 2016 virtualization capabilities. Use this course to help you:

  • Decide if a career in IT is for you.
  • Prepare for an introductory job in Windows Server administration.
  • Enhance your existing skills in virtualized environments, such as modern data center and cloud-based systems.
  • Study for Microsoft certification tests and badges.


Learners should have a:

  • general understanding of virtualized environments, specifically Hyper-V.   
  • good foundation in accessing and using simple Windows PowerShell commands.

What you'll learn

  • How to implement Nano Server.
  • How to configure Hyper-V to run VMs with Linux and FreeBSD operating systems.
  • How to configure new virtual switch and virtual networking features.
  • How shielded VMs and the Host Guardian fabric protect your virtualized environment.
  • How to plan backup and recovery strategies for virtualized environments.
  • How to reduce downtime with migration strategies like Quick Migration, Live Migration and Hyper-V Replica.

Meet the instructors

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Cynthia Staley

Senior Content Developer


Cindy is a Senior Content Developer for Microsoft specializing in Windows Server IT professional online training.

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Tony Jamieson

Content Developer


Tony is a Content Developer for Microsoft with over 15 years specializing in IT professional online training.

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Claus Jacob Wordenskjold

Independent Contractor

Chinchilla Data

Claus Jacob Wordenskjold is an independent consultant and trainer based in Denmark. He founded his company, Chinchilla Data, in 1995 and has more than 25 years of experience in IT. Claus has been an MCT since 2002, and has delivered training throughout Europe. He specializes in Windows Client and Windows Server courses, but also conducts training in Microsoft SharePoint and Cloud Computing. Claus holds certifications in every Windows operating system since Windows 2000, and provides consulting services on Windows Server, Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS), and Group Policy. Claus has been a speaker at local Danish Microsoft events, and has authored several Windows-related courses.

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Brian Svidergol

Technical Consultant

Self Employed

Brian Svidergol builds Microsoft infrastructure and cloud solutions with Exchange Server, Active Directory, Microsoft Azure, Office 365, and related technologies. He holds many industry certifications including the Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) – Cloud Platform and Infrastructure. Brian is the author of several books on Microsoft technologies.

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    18-24 hours in total