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"Firebrand taught me 2 months ago for a networking course and was just as good this time, highly recommend Firebrand. Until next time!"
Jordan Duncan, LSI Architects. - Microsoft MTA Security Fundamentals (2 days) (2017.10.6 to 2017.10.7)
"This is now the 3rd time I have attended a Firebrand course and still cannot fault them. Each instructor I've had has been extremely knowledge and helpful. I have recommended FB to many colleagues."
Laura OConnor, Utilita Energy Limited. - Microsoft MTA Security Fundamentals (2 days) (2017.10.6 to 2017.10.7)
"The course was intensive with a lot to take in during a short period but you have every resource you need.
Great Staff, great atmosphere and you get well looked after too.
I'll be back!"
D.W.. - Microsoft MCSE: Messaging (Exchange 2016) (6 days) (2017.10.2 to 2017.10.7)
"Excellent tutor, all explained clearly and in detail."
Arkadiusz Rycyk, Environ Audio Ltd. - Microsoft Specialist: Programming in C# (4 days) (2017.10.2 to 2017.10.5)
"The teaching was dynamic, engaging, immersive and knowledgeable. The instructor made complex concepts simple. I enjoyed the course very much.
Richard Barnes, Whale Tankers. - Microsoft Specialist: Programming in C# (4 days) (2017.10.2 to 2017.10.5)
"Intense but very rewarding course, learned a lot in a few days."
S.S.. - Microsoft Specialist: Programming in C# (4 days) (2017.10.2 to 2017.10.5)
"The course was very intense and very informative, real examples were given to concepts hard to understand."
Anonymous - Microsoft Specialist: Programming in C# (4 days) (2017.10.2 to 2017.10.5)
"Training with Firebrand has been a great way to kick-start my IT certifications and to help me aim to progress in my careers. Instructors are knowledgeable and insightful and the learning experience was top notch!"
L.M.. - Microsoft MTA: Windows Server Administration Fundamentals (2 days) (2017.10.2 to 2017.10.3)
"Great facilities, good teacher and an enjoyable course."
Adam Batten. - Microsoft MTA Software Development Fundamentals (2 days) (2017.9.28 to 2017.9.29)
"This course was condensed but covered most of the topics. Will recommend to my colleagues and friends. One has to understand OOP, SDLC, VS, .net +Core. The Dev course was tough for me but the trainer made it understandable for me. "
P.A., kpdsolutions Ltd and contract client - TfL. - Microsoft MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure (Azure) (9 days) (2017.9.9 to 2017.9.17)
"As expected, I had an excellent experience here and the instructor knew the subject matter very well. I will definitely recommend Firebrand anytime and any day."
Ekhorutomwen Asemota, Capgemini. - Microsoft Specialist: Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions (2 days) (2017.9.16 to 2017.9.17)
"Excellent and to the point, cannot not praise enough the instructor whose delivery was impeccable. "
P.V.. - Microsoft MCSD: Azure Solutions Architect (9 days) (2017.9.9 to 2017.9.17)
"The training was well structured and comprehensive. I filled in my Azure knowledge gaps and the instructor prepared me for the exams excellently, and was extremely knowledgeable, patient, and friendly throughout. All hail Lord Chinzilla!"
Chris Smallman. - Microsoft MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure (Azure) (9 days) (2017.9.9 to 2017.9.17)
"Lots of long days paid off - the course was tough but greatly rewarding. The instructor was a brilliant coach and we wouldn't have made it through the 9 days without him. The food wasn't bad either!"
Joseph Ellis, PA Consulting. - Microsoft MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure (Azure) (9 days) (2017.9.9 to 2017.9.17)
"The instructor has been great. Extremely enthusiastic and engaging. Would definitely recommend him to my colleagues.
The structure and coverage of the material will definitely help me succeed with Azure, thanks Victor!"
Tarun Julka, Diligent Corporation. - Microsoft MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure (Azure) (9 days) (2017.9.9 to 2017.9.17)
"I always enjoy my courses at Firebrand and would recommend people take their courses here."
Ridhan Romjon, Retail 247. - Microsoft MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure (Azure) (9 days) (2017.9.9 to 2017.9.17)
"Intensive means just that. Long and exhausting training days but the quality of instruction makes the time fly by. Looking forward to part 2!"
C.P.. - Microsoft Specialist: Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions (3 days) (2017.9.9 to 2017.9.11)
"The instructor was very engaging and knew his stuff! "
Anonymous - Microsoft Specialist: Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions (3 days) (2017.9.9 to 2017.9.11)
"The quality of the training at Firebrand is perfect for preparing your for the exams!"
Rachel Hillier, Computer-eye2. - Microsoft MCSA: Windows 10 (6 days) (2017.8.21 to 2017.8.26)
"If you need massive amounts of knowledge in a short time, these are the guys to train with.
Excellent facility and instructors.
Darrall Jarman, Dazzle Computer Solutions (Self Employed). - Microsoft MCSA: Windows 10 (6 days) (2017.8.21 to 2017.8.26)
"Great place to come if like me you cant sit at home and read through a book, as it just does not go in. I came here having read books and have learnt a lot in the 6 days I was here. The classrooms are quite a nice environment and if you get a good trainer then it makes the whole thing better. The days are long and a bit of a slog at times getting in at 8/8.30 and then leaving at 9. Obviously there are breaks in between but still long days and don't sleep much. Overall a great experience and will definitely be using Firebrand for training again. "
Ben Farnath-Jones, OC&C Strategy Consultants. - Microsoft MCSA: Windows 10 (6 days) (2017.8.21 to 2017.8.26)
"Although the course consisted of very long days, the instructor was brilliant, it was a good laugh in the classroom and covered the subject areas very well! "
Anonymous - Microsoft MCSA: Windows 10 (6 days) (2017.8.21 to 2017.8.26)
"The trainer was great and very engaging.
I thoroughly enjoyed the course and felt that all of the modules were covered clearly and concisely."
Ethan ODonnell. - Microsoft Windows Server 2016 - Identity (4 days) (2017.8.17 to 2017.8.20)
"After finishing the training for the MCSA course, I now feel confident in taking the examination!"
Callum Nocton-Gribben, Onefile ltd. - Microsoft MCSA: SQL Server 2016 - Database Development (6 days) (2017.8.14 to 2017.8.19)
"Had a great time at Firebrand. Thank you for all your support."
Jacob Johnson, St Johns School. - Microsoft Windows Server 2016 - Networking (3 days) (2017.8.14 to 2017.8.16)
"MCSD - App Builder course experience was great, got to know lot of new stuff like Azure & MVC and information about how to develop/plan enterprise level web application. The instructor was great through out the course explaining lot of modern stuff which goes on and also balancing the course with exam perspective. "
Amit Rathod. - Microsoft MCSD: App Builder (9 days) (2017.8.5 to 2017.8.13)
"The instructor was great and answered all questions in detail as well as making sure everyone understood. I found the course challenging but learning at Firebrand helps beginners get better knowledge of all the courseware covered."
Hannah McEwan. - Microsoft MCSD: App Builder (9 days) (2017.8.5 to 2017.8.13)
"The course was of very high quality and has provided me with the relevant information to allow me to put it into practice. I attended the course with little knowledge of administering SharePoint and I am leaving knowing that I have the relevant knowledge to build and administer a SharePoint farm. This is all thanks to the instructor - he has been fantastic!"
Benjamin Riley, Halton Borough Council. - Microsoft MCSE: SharePoint 2016 (6 days) (2017.8.7 to 2017.8.12)
"Very experienced tutor also allowed flexible learning environment to discuss wider scope of applied knowledge.
All In one location (accommodation and self contained classroom building that is 24 hours accessible)."
A.A.. - Microsoft MCSA: SQL Server 2016 - Database Administration (6 days) (2017.8.7 to 2017.8.12)
"The quality of the training experience was excellent! Good facilities, helpful staff and brilliant instructors. This was my first experience of official Microsoft training and Firebrand have definitely made me want more... and with them!
I will be Back!"
D.W., Declaro Support Limited. - Microsoft MCSA: Office 365 (5 days) (2017.8.7 to 2017.8.11)
"Excellent facility with excellent trainers."
Owen Heaume . - Microsoft MCSA: Office 365 (5 days) (2017.8.7 to 2017.8.11)
"It has been a great course, the instructor takes a fast-paced & information dense course, yet somehow makes it feel relaxed. Its been a great 3 days."
Anonymous - Microsoft Developing ASP.NET MVC Web 4 Applications (3 days) (2017.8.8 to 2017.8.10)
"Very good course, enjoyable under many aspects. The instructor was very friendly, knowledgeable and patient (I ask many questions).
"Firebrands intensive courses are great for achieving qualifications fast!"
"The training was very helpful and puts a lot of things into perspective and real life. It is explained in a way that makes sense, which isn't always captured from a book."
M.J., Knauf Insulation. - Microsoft MTA Networking, Security & Windows Server Administration (6 days) (2017.7.31 to 2017.8.5)
"Really enjoyed my short time here. I've made lots of new friends and learned a lot of new stuff within the 6 days that I've been here. Gareth has been great and has helped us through every section of the course."
James Laird, Jmfinn & Co. - Microsoft MTA Networking, Security & Windows Server Administration (6 days) (2017.7.31 to 2017.8.5)
"It was a great course, relevant information and a knowledgeable instructor. It helped to make a good bond with other attendees, helping with the evening revision and practice exams together in the hotel bar, or purely just moral support! Be prepared for a lot of intense information, take notes and use whatever vice you need; coffee, sugar, fizzy drinks to keep you alert! I had a great time and would definitely recommend."
KAYLEA REED, UTILITA ENERGY. - Microsoft MTA Networking, Security & Windows Server Administration (6 days) (2017.7.31 to 2017.8.5)
"My journey at Firebrand has been great. First course with them, it was extremely informative and I learnt more than I ever would in my own time. The course duration was just right, 6 days to cover 3 modules was perfect. The practice exams are priceless, you can never prepare yourself for the real thing however they got you ready for the daunting aspect of exam conditions. The level of help, support and enthusiasm for us to succeed drives you to do your best (and the failure is not an option T-shirt helps!). Thank you - I will be back!"
Leah Hunt, Scientifica. - Microsoft MTA Networking, Security & Windows Server Administration (6 days) (2017.7.31 to 2017.8.5)
"I have learnt a lot this week with Firebrand, their instructors were all friendly and experienced, and have the experience they have in the real world has significantly contributed to my passing this course."
James Gunn, Softwerx. - Microsoft MTA Networking, Security & Windows Server Administration (6 days) (2017.7.31 to 2017.8.5)
"The course was great; fast paced enough to keep you interested and the instructors will give you excellent insight the books wont."
R.W., 3T RPD Ltd. - Microsoft MTA Networking, Security & Windows Server Administration (6 days) (2017.7.31 to 2017.8.5)
"Excellent Environment and training provided. Thank you"
Anonymous - Microsoft MTA Networking Fundamentals (2 days) (2017.8.2 to 2017.8.3)
"The instructor was very knowledgeable and very accommodating in changing and adding additional content for the course."
Colin Lobo, NCC Group. - Microsoft Azure Academy: Infrastructure and Networking (4 days) (2017.7.31 to 2017.8.3)
"Instructor was very knowledgeable in his subject. If he did not know the answer to a question he would go off and investigate to provide answers."
C.H.. - Microsoft Azure Academy: Infrastructure and Networking (4 days) (2017.7.31 to 2017.8.3)
"It was well spent 4 days understanding the Azure Platform and good pointers for security best practices for deployment, monitoring and assessment."
A.N., NCC Group. - Microsoft Azure Academy: Infrastructure and Networking (4 days) (2017.7.31 to 2017.8.3)
"Its been really hard work, but really worth the time.
Jeffrey Vermunt, MK2. - Microsoft MCSE: Communication (Skype for Business) (6 days) (2017.7.17 to 2017.7.22)
"Training has been of high standards and quality and why I have returned for 3rd time to train with them. I would highly recommended Firebrand Training to anyone wanting to certify themselves."
S.B., Sutaj Ltd. - Microsoft MCSE: Communication (Skype for Business) (6 days) (2017.7.17 to 2017.7.22)
"Great course with a brilliant course teacher. The instructor managed to dumb down complex concepts and made an interactive educative environment."
Mohammad B, CRMCS Consultancy. - Microsoft Specialist: Programming in C# (4 days) (2017.7.3 to 2017.7.6)
"The training is very good. It is not passive, so you have to work hard, but you get all the key information you need to build upon - with your own reading and revision adding the extra insight needed for the exam. My expectation before the course was that I might pass one of the three exams, but I soon realised that if I was prepared to work in the evenings as the instructor encouraged us all to, then I could get through them all (so far Ive passed 2 with one more this afternoon!). It was up to me now. Having passed an MCP in server 2003 through self-study - which took nearly 12 months - I was very impressed with how much you can learn when able to get the answers you need from a subject matter expert and how quickly you can get through a single exam - a matter of a few days. The labs were also very useful for getting hands-on experience and testing out what you had learned during the day. In terms of the accommodation and food, it was excellent - a small issue with my shower was fixed within hours and the staff are all friendly and very professional. You get a very good choice of food and if you prefer a low carb diet like myself then thats no problem. If you prefer to relax in the evening then there is a decent bar where you can take some time out with your new friends. "
Ben Kane, Euro Recycling. - Microsoft MCSA: Windows Server 2016 (11 days) (2017.6.24 to 2017.7.4)
"Excellent learning environment, knowledgeable staff. Well paced course syllabus."
Matthew Ottley, Manuli Hydraulics UK Ltd. - Microsoft MCSA: Windows Server 2016 (11 days) (2017.6.24 to 2017.7.4)
"5th Course at firebrand, and as always a great experience.
Trainers are friendly and willing to answer most any questions you may have, even if they have to get back to you later 10/10"
Ethan ODonnell. - Microsoft Windows Server 2016 - Networking (3 days) (2017.6.28 to 2017.6.30)
On this 15 day accelerated training course, you'll learn the fundamental skills required to develop, manage and secure your Windows environment. You'll validate your knowledge of technologies and methods for hardening server environments and securing virtual machine infrastructures. You'll leave us both MCSA: Windows Server 2016 and MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure certified.
Some of the skills you will learn include: installing Windows Servers in host and compute environments, implementing Hyper-V, IP Address Management, an advanced infrastructure, IP Address Management (IPAM) and Active Directory Certificate Services (AD CS). You'll also learn how to enhance the security of your IT infrastructure.
Your Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) will immerse you in Microsoft Official Curriculum (MOC) through our unique Lecture | Lab | Review technique. Exposure to both theoretical and practical tasks will accelerate your learning and develop the hands-on experience you'll need to apply your skills in the real world.
You will be prepared for and sit the following exams on site. This is covered by your Certification Guarantee:
Earning an MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure certification will qualify for a role as a cloud administrator, cloud architect, computer support specialist or information security analyst.
In order to pass the MCSA: Windows Server 2016 and MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure you will need to complete the requirements specified at each of the steps listed below:
Step 1. Attain MCSA: Windows Server 2016
Step 2. Complete the following elective for MCSE: Cloud Platform & Infrastructure
You may be entitled to heavily-discounted training via Microsoft's Software Assurance Training Voucher (SATV) scheme. If your business has bought Microsoft software, check to see if it came bundled with free training vouchers! Vouchers can be exchanged against training for all Microsoft technologies. If you’re unsure, get in touch with us
Microsoft Official Curriculum (MOC): As a Microsoft Gold Learning Partner, you'll have access to Microsoft Official Curriculum. This means the content will be the most current and up-to-date available.
Microsoft Certified Trainers (MCT): You’ll learn from our Microsoft Certified Trainers that boast years of industry experience. This experience will be used to provide relevant real-world examples and ultimately enrich your learning experience.
Other accelerated training providers rely heavily on lecture and independent self-testing and study.
Effective technical instruction must be highly varied and interactive to keep attention levels high, promote camaraderie and teamwork between the students and instructor, and solidify knowledge through hands-on learning.
This information has been provided as a helpful tool for candidates considering training. Courses that include certification come with a Certification Guarantee. Pass first time or train again for free (just pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs). We do not make any guarantees about personal successes or benefits of obtaining certification. Benefits of certification determined through studies do not guarantee any particular personal successes.
Module 1: Installing, upgrading, and migrating servers and workloads
This module explains how to prepare and install Nano Server and Server Core. This module also explains how to upgrade and migrate server roles and workloads. Finally, this module explains how to choose an activation model based on your environment characteristics.
Lab : Installing and configuring Nano Server
Module 2: Configuring local storage
This module explains how to manage disks and volumes in Windows Server 2016.
Lab : Managing disks and volumes in Windows Server 2016
Module 3: Implementing enterprise storage solutions
This module describes the direct-attached storage (DAS), network-attached storage (NAS), and storage area networks (SANs). It also helps you understand Microsoft Internet Storage Name Service (iSNS) Server, data center bridging, and Multipath I/O (MPIO). Additionally, this module also compares Fibre Channel, Internet Small Computer System Interface (iSCSI), and Fibre Channel Over Ethernet (FCoE), and describes how to configure sharing in Windows Server 2016.
Lab : Planning and configuring storage technologies and components
Module 4: Implementing Storage Spaces and Data Deduplication
This module explains how to implement and manage Storage Spaces. This module also explains how to implement Data Deduplication.
Lab : Implementing Storage Spaces
Lab : Implementing Data Deduplication
Module 5: Installing and configuring Hyper-V and virtual machines
This module provides an overview of Hyper-V. This module also explains how to configure, manage, and install Hyper-V.
Lab : Installing and configuring Hyper-V
Module 6: Deploying and managing Windows Server and Hyper-V containers
This module provides and overview of containers in Windows Server 2016. It also explains how to deploy, install, configure, and manage containers in Windows Server 2016.
Lab : Installing and configuring containers
Module 7: Overview of high availability and disaster recovery
This module provides an overview of high availability, business continuity, and disaster recovery. It further explains how to plan high availability and disaster recovery solutions. Additionally, in this module you will know how to back up and restore the Windows Server 2016 operating system and data by using Windows Server Backup. Finally, you will learn about Windows Server 2016 high availability with failover clustering.
Lab : Planning and implementing a high availability and disaster recovery solution
Module 8: Implementing and managing failover clustering
This module explains how to plan, create, configure, maintain, and troubleshoot a failover cluster. This module also explains how to implement site high availability with stretch clustering.
Lab : Implementing a failover cluster
Lab : Managing a failover cluster
Module 9: Implementing failover clustering for Hyper-V virtual machines
This module describes integrating Hyper-V virtual machines in a clustered environment. It also explains how to implement and maintain Hyper-V virtual machines on failover clusters. Additionally, this module also explains how to configure network health protection.
Lab : Implementing failover clustering with Hyper-V
Module 10: Implementing Network Load Balancing
This module provides an overview of NLB clusters. It also explains how to plan and configure an NLB cluster implementation.
Lab : Implementing an NLB cluster
Module 11: Creating and managing deployment images
This module provides an introduction to deployment images. It also explains how to create and manage deployment images by using the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT). Additionally, it explains how to evaluate an organisation’s requirements for server virtualisation.
Lab : Using MDT to deploy Windows Server 2016
Module 12: Managing, monitoring, and maintaining virtual machine installations
This module provides an overview on WSUS and explains the deployment options. It explains how to update management process with WSUS and also how to use Performance Monitor. Additionally, this module also provides an overview of PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC) and Windows Server 2016 monitoring tools. Finally, this module describes how to use Performance Monitor and monitor Event Logs.
Lab : Implementing WSUS and deploying updates
Lab : Monitoring and troubleshooting Windows Server 2016
Module 1: Planning and implementing an IPv4 network
This module explains how to plan and implement an IPv4 addressing scheme to support organisational needs. This module also explains how to use fundamental networking tools and techniques to configure and troubleshoot IPv4-based networks.
Lab : Planning an IPv4 network
Lab : Implementing and troubleshooting an IPv4 network
Module 2: Implementing DHCP
This module explains how to plan and implement DHCP to support the IPv4 infrastructure.
Lab : Implementing DHCP
Module 3: Implementing IPv6
This module explains how to implement IPv6, and how to integrate IPv6 and IPv4 networks.
Lab : Implementing IPv6
Lab : Configuring and evaluating IPv6 transition technologies
Module 4: Implementing DNS
This module explains how to install, configure, and troubleshoot DNS within the organisation’s network.
Lab : Planning and implementing name resolution by using DNS
Lab : Integrating DNS with Active Directory
Lab : Configuring 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.
Lab : Implementing 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.
Lab : Implementing Web Application Proxy
Module 7: Implementing DirectAccess
This module explains how to implement and manage DirectAccess in Windows Server 2016.
Lab : Implementing DirectAccess by using the Getting Started Wizard
Lab : Deploying an advanced DirectAccess solution
Module 8: Implementing VPNs
This module explains how to implement and manage remote access in Windows Server 2016 by using VPNs
Lab : Implementing a VPN
Lab : Troubleshooting VPN access
Module 9: Implementing networking for branch offices
This module explains how to implement network services for branch offices.
Lab : Implementing DFS for branch offices
Lab : Implementing BranchCache
Module 10: Configuring advanced networking features
This module explains how to implement an advanced networking infrastructure.
Lab : Configuring advanced Hyper-V networking features
Module 11: Implementing software defined networking
This module explains how to implement software defined networking.
Lab : Implementing Network Controller
Module 1: Installing and configuring DCs
This module describes features of AD DS and how to install domain controllers (DCs). It also covers the considerations for deploying DCs.
Lab : Deploying and administering AD DS
Module 2: Managing objects in AD DS
This module describes how to use various techniques to manage objects in AD DS. This includes creating and configuring user, group, and computer objects.
Lab : Deploying and administering AD DS
Lab : Administering AD DS
Module 3: Advanced AD DS infrastructure management
This module describes how to plan and implement an AD DS deployment that includes multiple domains and forests. The module provides an overview of the components in an advanced AD DS deployment, the process of implementing a distributed AD DS environment, and the procedure for configuring AD DS trusts.
Lab : Domain and trust management in AD DS
Module 4: Implementing and administering AD DS sites and replication
This module describes how to plan and implement an AD DS deployment that includes multiple locations. The module explains how replication works in a Windows Server 2016 AD DS environment.
Lab : Managing and implementing AD DS sites and replication
Module 5: Implementing Group Policy
This module describes how to implement a GPO infrastructure. The module provides an overview of the components and technologies that compose the Group Policy framework.
Lab : Implementing a Group Policy infrastructure
Lab : Troubleshooting a Group Policy infrastructure
Module 6: Managing user settings with GPOs
This module describes how to configure Group Policy settings and Group Policy preferences. This includes implementing administrative templates, configuring folder redirection and scripts, and configuring Group Policy preferences.
Lab : Managing user settings with GPOs
Module 7: Securing AD DSThis module describes how to configure domain controller security, account security, password security, and Group Managed Service Accounts (gMSA).
Lab : Securing AD DS
Module 8: Deploying and managing AD CSThis module describes how to implement an AD CS deployment. This includes deploying, administering, and troubleshooting CAs.
Lab : Deploying and configuring a two-tier CA hierarchy
Module 9: Deploying and managing certificates
This module describes how to deploy and manage certificates in an AD DS environment. This involves deploying and managing certificate templates, managing certificate revocation and recovery, using certificates in a business environment, and implementing smart cards.
Lab : Deploying certificates
Module 10: Implementing and administering AD FS
This module describes AD FS and how to configure AD FS in a single-organisation scenario and in a partner-organisation scenario.
Lab : Implementing AD FS
Module 11: Implementing and administering AD RMS
This module describes how to implement an AD RMS deployment. The module provides an overview of AD RMS, explains how to deploy and manage an AD RMS infrastructure, and explains how to configure AD RMS content protection.
Lab : Implementing an AD RMS infrastructure
Module 12: Implementing AD DS synchronisation with Azure AD
This module describes how to plan and configure directory syncing between Microsoft Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) and on-premises AD DS. The modules describes various sync scenarios, such as Azure AD sync, AD FS and Azure AD, and Azure AD Connect.
Lab : Configuring directory synchronisation
Module 13: Monitoring, managing, and recovering AD DS
This module describes how to monitor, manage, and maintain AD DS to help achieve high availability of AD DS.
Lab : Recovering objects in AD DS
Module 1: Breach detection and using the Sysinternals tools
In this module, students will learn about breach detection, attack types and vectors, cybercrime, and how you can analyse your system’s activity by using the Sysinternals tool suite.
Lab : Basic breach detection and incident response strategies
Module 2: Protecting credentials and privileged access
This module explains how you can configure user rights and security options, protect credentials by using credential guard, implement privileged-access workstations, and manage and deploy a local administrator-password solution so that you can manage passwords for local administrator accounts.
Lab : User rights, security options, and group-managed service accounts
Lab : Configuring and deploying LAPs
Module 3: Limiting administrator rights with Just Enough Administration
This module explains how to deploy and configure Just Enough Administration (JEA).Lessons
Lab : Limiting administrator privileges by using JEA
Module 4: Privileged Access Management and administrative forests
This module explains the concepts of Enhanced Security Administrative Environment (ESAE) forests, Microsoft Identity Manager (MIM), and Just In Time (JIT) Administration, or Privileged Access Management.
Lab : Limiting administrator privileges by using Privileged Access Management
Module 5: Mitigating malware and threats
This module explains how to configure the Windows Defender, AppLocker, and Device Guard features.
Lab : Securing applications by using AppLocker, Windows Defender, Device Guard Rules, and the EMET.
Module 6: Analysing activity by using advanced auditing and log analytics
This module explains how to use advanced auditing and Windows PowerShell transcripts.
Lab : Configuring encryption and advanced auditing
Module 7: Analysing activity with Microsoft Advanced Threat Analytics feature and Operations Management Suite
This module explains the Microsoft Advanced Threat Analytics tool and the Microsoft Operations Management suite (OMS), and details how you can use them to monitor and analyse the security of a Windows Server deployment.Lessons
Lab : Advanced Threat Analytics and Operations Management Suite
Module 8: Securing your virtualisation an infrastructure
This module explains how to configure Guarded Fabric virtual machines (VMs), including the requirements for shielded and encryption-supported VMs.
Lab : Deploying and using Guarded Fabric with administrator-trusted attestation and shielded VMs
Module 9: Securing application development and server-workload infrastructure
This module details the Security Compliance Manager, including how you can use it to configure, manage, and deploy baselines. Additionally, students will learn how to deploy and configure Nano Server, Microsoft Hyper-V, and Windows Server Containers.
Lab : Using Security Compliance Manager
Lab : Deploying and Configuring Nano Server and containers
Module 10: Protecting data with encryption
This module explains how to configure Encrypting File System (EFS) and BitLocker drive encryption to protect data at rest.
Lab : Configuring EFS and BitLocker
Module 11: Limiting access to file and folders
This module explains how to optimise file services by configuring File Server Resource Manager (FSRM) and Distributed File System (DFS). Students will learn how to protect a device’s data by using encryption or BitLocker. Students also will learn how to manage access to shared files by configuring Dynamic Access Control (DAC).
Lab : Configuring quotas and file screening
Lab : Implementing DAC
Module 12: Using firewalls to control network traffic flow
This module explains the firewalls that are present on Windows Server.
Lab : Windows Firewall with Advanced Security
Module 13: Securing network traffic
This module explains how to secure network traffic and how to use Microsoft Message Analyser, Server Message Block (SMB) encryption, and Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC).
Lab : Connection security rules and securing DNS
Lab : Microsoft Message Analyser and SMB encryption
Module 14: Updating Windows Server
This module explains how to use Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) to deploy updates to Windows Servers and clients.
Lab : Implementing update management
You'll be prepared for and sit the following exams on-site. This is covered by your Certification Guarantee.
Installation, Storage, and Compute with Windows Server 2016 - exam 70-740
The skills you'll be tested on include:
Networking with Windows Server 2016 - exam 70-741
The skills you'll be tested on include:
Identity with Windows Server 2016 - exam 70-742
The skills you'll be tested on include:
Securing Windows Server 2016 - exam 70-744
The skills you'll be tested on include:
Included in your accelerated training will be the following MOCs:
Firebrand Training offers top-quality technical education and certification training in an all-inclusive course package specifically designed for the needs and ease of our students. We attend to every detail so our students can focus solely on their studies and certification goals.
Our instructors teach to accommodate every student's learning needs through individualised instruction, hands-on labs, lab partner and group exercises, independent study, self-testing, and question/answer drills.
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Should a student complete a Firebrand Training Program without having successfully passed all vendor examinations, the student may re-attend that program for a period of one year. Students will only be responsible for accommodations and vendor exam fees.
Before attending this course, students must have the following knowledge of Windows Server 2016:
Don’t worry - we’ll discuss your technical background, experience and qualifications to determine whether this accelerated course suits you.
Just call us on +44 207 907 1120 and speak to one of our enrolment consultants.
Firebrand is an immersive environment and requires commitment. Some prerequisites are simply guidelines; you may find your unique experience, attitude and determination enables you to succeed on your accelerated course.