Aspire Journeys

Windows Server 2022

  • 16 Courses | 23h 57m 15s
  • 1 Lab | 4h
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This Windows Server 2022 Certification Learning Journey is designed for professionals interested in understanding the latest version of Windows Server. The journey starts with introducing new features and capabilities in Windows Server 2022, followed by a module on installation and configuration, covering hardware and software prerequisites. Subsequent modules address topics like Active Directory, where you'll learn about domain management, domain controllers, and basic security policies. As the journey progresses, topics shift to remote access, VPN configurations, and file and storage services management. You will also work with server management tools such as DHCP and DNS, Hyper-V for virtualization, and failover clustering. Additionally, you'll learn about setting up backups, monitoring server performance, and fundamental system health indicators. By the end of the learning journey, you should have a foundational understanding of Windows Server 2022. Modules cover various topics, from security measures using built-in features to task automation with PowerShell. The journey also includes a module on troubleshooting to aid in resolving common issues. This journey aims to provide the knowledge required for the basic management and maintenance of a Windows Server 2022 system.

Track 1: Windows Server 2022 Overview

In this track of the Windows Server 2022 Skillsoft Aspire journey, the focus will be on Windows Server features and capabilities.

  • 1 Course | 1h 16m 40s

Track 2: Windows Server 2022 Installation and Administration

In this track of the Windows Server 2022 Skillsoft Aspire journey, the focus will be on windows server installation and management, networking, actice directory, and virtualization.

  • 15 Courses | 22h 40m 35s
  • 1 Lab | 4h

COURSES INCLUDED

Windows Server 2022: Features & Capabilities
Windows Server 2022 offers many great new features, including advancements in services, security, and system administration. In this course, you will start by exploring the role of Windows Server 2022 in an organization. Discover hardware and software requirements for Windows Server 2022, as well as the three key themes of security, Azure hybrid integration and management, and application platform. Explore the key differences between Windows Server 2022 Essential, Standard, and Datacenter editions, and discover the Azure Datacenter edition specifically designed for the Microsoft Azure platform. Review pricing and licensing for Windows Server 2022 and explore the Desktop and Server Core experience in offers. Lastly, learn about Server Manager, Windows Admin Center, Server Roles, and what features have been removed or are no longer developed starting with Windows Server 2022.
15 videos | 1h 16m has Assessment available Badge

COURSES INCLUDED

Windows Server 2022: Installation & Configuration
Windows Server 2022 is the latest version of Microsoft's Windows Server, built on the strong foundation of Windows Server 2019, around three pillars: Azure hybrid integration and management, application platform, and security. In this course, you will explore server hardware improvements, as well as common storage enhancements in Windows Server 2022, including advanced caching, Resilient File System (ReFS) snapshots, and faster storage. Next, you will discover security improvements in Windows Server 2022, including secure domain name system (DNS) support, Server Message Block (SMB) AES-256, SMB over QUIC, and Azure Arc. Then you will examine enhancements to cloud management and automation and platform flexibility, including Dynamic Source Routing (DSR) and virtualized time zone, as well as upgrades to Hyper-V Manager like the action bar, and live storage migration. Finally, you will learn how to install, set up, and configure Windows Server 2022.
15 videos | 1h 12m has Assessment available Badge
Windows Server 2022: File & Storage Services
Windows Server 2022 can provide central locations on your network where you can store files and share them with other users. In this course, you will investigate common file and storage services available in Windows Server 2022 and discover how to maximize their capabilities. Next, you will differentiate between the New Technology File System (NTFS) and the Resilient File System (ReFS) file systems available in Windows Server 2022, find out how to use file and folder permissions and learn how to create and manage file shares, including Server Message Block (SMB) and Network File System (NFS) shares. Then you will enable and configure encryption and compression features in Windows Server 2022 and examine file and storage services, including offloading and tiering. Finally, you will configure NTFS permissions and create a file share, a Distributed File System (DFS) namespace, and a DFS folder target.
16 videos | 1h 57m has Assessment available Badge
Windows Server 2022: Failover Clustering
Failover clustering in Windows Server 2022 allows computer servers to be grouped together to provide high availability (HA) or continuous availability (CA) capabilities. In this course, you will examine the differences between types of failover clustering, such as active-passive and active-active, and applications that use failover clustering. You will investigate the prerequisites that must be confirmed before creating failover clusters and the key processes of failover clustering, including HA and CA. Next, you will find out how to create a failover cluster, add and remove nodes from a failover cluster, and create clustered roles. Then you will discover how to configure and manage quorum options in a failover cluster and monitor and maintain a failover cluster using Operations Manager. Finally, you will explore best practices for testing, validating, and troubleshooting failover clusters in Windows Server 2022.
15 videos | 1h 27m has Assessment available Badge
Windows Server 2022: Backup & Restore Services
The Windows Server Backup feature in Windows Server 2022 allows administrators to back up essential data in the event of a system crash, accidental or mistaken deletion, or ransomware attack. In this course, you will learn about the Windows Server Backup feature and explore files and folders, volumes, and system state recovery options. You will examine the different types of storage for backups including local drives and remotely shared folders, and find out how to install the Windows Server Backup feature to perform full and custom backups. Then you will identify Windows Server Backup retention policies in Windows Server 2022 and investigate the steps to back up and restore system state data. Finally, you will discover PowerShell capabilities for configuring backups and recovering files in Windows Server 2022.
14 videos | 1h 31m has Assessment available Badge
Windows Server 2022: Monitoring & Performance Optimization
Windows Server 2022 offers numerous built-in tools to monitor the operating system and its applications. In this course, you will explore performance metrics and tools that can be used to monitor and optimize performance including Event Viewer, Performance Monitor, Resource Monitor, and Reliability Monitor. You will examine server hardware performance recommendations for Windows Server 2022 and considerations for optimizing and monitoring Windows Server performance. Next, you will explore Hyper-V monitoring, including how to monitor processors, memory, storage, and network performance, and discover common scenarios that could cause bottlenecks in a virtualized environment. Then, you will learn about common performance counters that can be used to monitor performance and how to configure performance alerts using Server Manager. Lastly, you will explore how to use Event Viewer and Performance Monitor to monitor and troubleshoot Windows Server performance.
15 videos | 1h 37m has Assessment available Badge
Windows Server 2022: Scripting & Common Automation Tasks
PowerShell is a Microsoft cross-platform task automation tool that leverages a command line shell, configuration management framework, and scripting language to manage computer systems. In this course, you'll explore the key capabilities of PowerShell in Windows Server 2022 and discover both Microsoft and third-party platforms supported by PowerShell modules including Azure, Windows, Exchange, and SQL Server. You will also learn how PowerShell cmdlets can be used to run any command available on your system. Next, you will examine PowerShell scripting capabilities and how they can be used to automate the creation of new users in Windows Server 2022. Finally, you will discover how PowerShell can be used to configure and manage services, firewalls, storage, and network settings, and explore how to enable PowerShell remoting so it can be used to view event log information and manage services from remote servers.
16 videos | 2h 13m has Assessment available Badge
Windows Server 2022: Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting is commonly referred to as a systematic approach to solving a problem. In Windows Server 2022, there are various tools, utilities, and approaches that can be used to determine why something is not working as expected. In this course, you will explore common tools used for troubleshooting Windows Server including Event Viewer, Performance Monitor, and Resource Monitor. Discover strategies and approaches for troubleshooting common issues including startup and restart, Active Directory, domain name system (DNS), and Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) problems. You will also investigate how to use the PowerShell program for troubleshooting and how to leverage Event Viewer logs. Finally, find out how to use the Resource Monitor and Performance Monitor to troubleshoot Windows Server issues.
14 videos | 1h 53m has Assessment available Badge
Windows Server 2022: Networking Principles
Computer networking is a practice that interconnects computing devices so they can exchange data and share resources with each other. Windows Server 2022 offers administrators a variety of tools to help configure, automate, and manage networking services. In this course, you will explore networking terminology, concepts, common computer network types, and architectures. Next, you will differentiate between IPv4 and IPv6 addresses and configure IP addresses and subnet masks on network interfaces. Then you will investigate domain name system (DNS) and Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) services and troubleshoot common network connectivity issues. Finally, you will examine network address translation (NAT), firewalls, and Quality of Service (QoS) Policy features available in Windows Server 2022.
17 videos | 1h 42m has Assessment available Badge
Windows Server 2022: Remote Access Administration
Remote access provides organizations with the ability for users to access devices or networks from any location. In this course, you'll explore remote access technology and discover how to configure remote desktop services for remote access. You will explore the roles and benefits of virtual private networks (VPNs) in remote access and learn how to install remote access as a VPN server. Next, you will discover remote access features including Always on VPN, DirectAccess, and RAS Gateway, and learn the principles of remote access policies and Network Access Protection (NAP). Lastly, you will explore how to best use Remote Desktop Gateway for secure access over the Internet and how to best troubleshoot and monitor remote access features in Windows Server 2022.
14 videos | 1h 21m has Assessment available Badge
Windows Server 2022: Network & Server Security Measures
Windows Server Security offers numerous built-in protections to help safeguard against security breaches, malicious attacks, and threats against applications and data. In this course, you'll explore common threats to Windows Server, including eavesdropping, identity spoofing, and network denial-of-service (DoS) attacks. Discover how to create a Windows Server hardening checklist and explore common Windows hardening misconfigurations. Learn about new security features in Windows Server 2022, including secured-core server, secure connectivity, and simplified configuration tools, and see how to setup and configure Microsoft Defender Antivirus. Discover the benefits of Windows Firewall rules and the benefits of Active Directory and network security and monitoring. Lastly, explore cloud security features including Microsoft Defender for Cloud, Key Vault, and Azure Information Protection, and how to best implement two-factor authentication and secure updates and patching.
14 videos | 1h 19m has Assessment available Badge
Windows Server 2022: Active Directory Basics
Active Directory (AD) is a hierarchically structured directory service that runs on Microsoft Windows Server editions to connect users with network resources. For administrators, Active Directory stores information about objects on the network in an easy and searchable manner. In this course, you'll explore Active Directory Domain Services and its components, as well as the requirements to install Active Directory. Explore how to install the Active Directory role in Windows Server 2022, and discover how to use Active Directory to manage users and computers, including creating user accounts and groups and assigning permissions. Lastly, explore Active Directory schema, global catalog, and Flexible Single Master Operations (FSMO) roles and discover how objects are named in Active Directory.
15 videos | 2h 2m has Assessment available Badge
Windows Server 2022: Advanced Active Directory
Active Directory (AD) is capable of a lot more than creating users and groups. It can be used to perform more advanced administrative tasks, including creating trust relationships, monitoring and troubleshooting Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) replication, and implementing security policies. In this course, you will explore trust relationships and forest trusts. You will discover appropriate security measures for Active Directory and learn how to implement an Active Directory security policy. Next, explore common risks to Active Directory security, including inactive accounts, simple passwords, and too many administrators, and discover how to compare and contrast Active Directory disaster recovery options. Lastly, you will explore how to monitor Active Directory security and troubleshoot common Active Directory problems.
13 videos | 1h 43m has Assessment available Badge
Windows Server 2022: Virtualization Fundamentals
Server virtualization uses physical host resources to create multiple unique and isolated virtual servers, helping organizations to improve server reliability and availability while lowering total operating costs. In this course, you'll start by exploring virtualization fundamentals. Next, discover the different types of server virtualization including full-virtualization, para-virtualization, hardware-assisted, hypervisor, and OS-level virtualization. Explore the key benefits of server virtualization technology and discover the benefits of containers and virtual machines (VMs). Consider the Hyper-V role in Windows Server 2022 and explore Hyper-V features such as virtual switches and checkpoints. Lastly, learn how to create a virtual machine on Windows Server 2022 using the Hyper-V Manager, and how to connect to, manage, and troubleshoot a Hyper-V host.
14 videos | 1h 34m has Assessment available Badge
Windows Server 2022: Virtualization Automation
Automation allows for more efficient provisioning, deployment, monitoring, maintenance, and de-provisioning of servers and virtual machines (VMs). In this course, you'll explore how to automate Hyper-V virtual machine deployments in Windows Server 2022. Discover PowerShell cmdlets to create, configure, and manage VMs, and learn how to create and configure VHD(X) files and network adapters. Explore tools available to automate the configuration of VMs including Ansible, Chef, Puppet, and Azure Resource Manager templates, and how to automate infrastructure management using Packer and Terraform. Learn about security considerations with automation and scripting, and how to deploy and manage scripts and orchestration tools. Lastly, explore deployment and delivery tools such as Azure DevOps Services and Jenkins, and how to monitor the performance of scripts and orchestration.
13 videos | 1h 2m has Assessment available Badge
Final Exam:Windows Server 2022
Final Exam: Windows Server 2022 will test your knowledge and application of the topics presented throughout the Windows Server 2022 journey.
1 video | 32s has Assessment available Badge

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