TestOut's simulated labs provide students an environment to gain hands-on experience working with diverse technologies and platforms in a risk-free setting. Based on real world scenarios, students will practice key tasks they would encounter on the job. The labs are designed to give students the confidence they need to be able to complete a task, not just learn about it. All without any need to set up virtual environments or configure physical technology.
On-Premises Windows Server
Students will learn the essential skills to configure and manage Windows Server. This includes installation, server roles, and server core configurations. They will also learn to use the requisite tools to manage Windows Server such as PowerShell, Performance Monitor, Windows Admin Center, and remote management.
With a focus on core cloud and Azure concepts, students will learn to configure and manage Windows Server workloads in the Azure cloud. They'll learn to manage Windows Servers with Azure Arc, Azure Monitor, Azure Security Center, Azure Policy, and Azure Automation. They will also integrate Azure cloud services with an on-premises Windows Server environment.
Students will learn how to apply networking concepts in a hybrid environment and the implications on both on-premises and cloud resources. They will learn IP addressing, DHCP management, NIC teaming, troubleshooting, and name resolution with DNS. They will also learn how to integrate cloud services for a hybrid solution to networking needs.
In order to manage large scale networks, students will learn to use Active Directory and work with OUs, users, groups, trusts, sites, Azure AD, replication, and identities. They will also learn about managing group policies and user rights. With Azure AD Connect, students will learn to manage synchronization of various settings.
File and Storage Management
Students will learn to configure storage and file sharing by managing Storage Service with volumes, Storage Replica, and data deduplication. Additionally, they will explore file services with shares, DFS namespaces, and syncing to the cloud.
Virtualization and Containers
To understand the various services that rely on these technologies, students will learn to manage virtual machines and containers and learn how they differ. They will learn how to optimize virtual networks and machine storage, as well as Hyper-V replication and high availability to ensure their virtualization is always up and running.
Students will learn how all these technologies come together in a hybrid server environment integrating on-premises and hybrid network connectivity, including remote access, web app proxies, Azure relays, and VPNs.