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A comprehensive certification guide that will help you prepare for the exam from day one of your preparation journey Key Features Get well-versed with the nitty-gritty of Windows server 2016 A practical guide towards installing, upgrading, and migrating to Windows Server 2016 Enhance your skills with practice questions and mock tests Book Description MCSA: Windows Server 2016 is one of the most sought-after certifications for IT professionals which include working with Windows Server and performing administrative tasks around it. It targets Exam 70-740, Exam 70-741, Exam 70-742 and Exam 70-743 certifications and the demand for these certifications is increasingly high. This book will start with installation, upgrade and migration to Windows Server 2016, cover imaging and deployment and proceed with High Availability and Clustering. Then we will deep dive into fundamental concepts like Core networking, DNS, DHCP, Storage and proceed to Hyper-V, Network Access and Distributed File System. It will also explain Advanced Networking topics such as Software Defined Networking and High-Performance Networking. Furthermore, it will also cover advanced Identity topics in Windows Server 2016 such as Active Directory installation and configuration, Group Policy, Active Directory Certificate Services, and Active Directory Federation Services and Rights Management. Towards the end of this book, test questions and mock preparation items will help in preparing for the certifications with more ease. By the end of this book, you will be able to complete MCSA: Windows Server 2016 certification with more confidence. What you will learn Prepare for exam 70-741 Networking with Windows Server 2016 Learn to apply the technology to real-world examples Learn core networking, name resolution and connectivity technologies in Windows Server 2016. Get prepared for exam 70-742 Identity with Windows Server 2016 Get ways to clear the exam 70-743 Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA: Windows Server 2016 Practice critical skills and test your knowledge of the objectives of all three MCSA exams Who this book is for This book is targeted towards system administrators or windows server administrators who are interested in clearing the MCSA certification with ease.
Set up complete CI and CD pipelines for your serverless applications using DevOps principles Key Features Understand various services for designing serverless architecture Build CD pipelines using various cloud providers for your serverless applications Implement DevOps best practices when building serverless applications Book Description Serverless applications are becoming very popular among developers and are generating a buzz in the tech market. Many organizations struggle with the effective implementation of DevOps with serverless applications. DevOps for Serverless Applications takes you through different DevOps-related scenarios to give you a solid foundation in serverless deployment. You will start by understanding the concepts of serverless architecture and development, and why they are important. Then, you will get to grips with the DevOps ideology and gain an understanding of how it fits into the Serverless Framework. You'll cover deployment framework building and deployment with CI and CD pipelines for serverless applications. You will also explore log management and issue reporting in the serverless environment. In the concluding chapters, you will learn important security tips and best practices for secure pipeline management. By the end of this book, you will be in a position to effectively build a complete CI and CD delivery pipeline with log management for serverless applications. What you will learn Explore serverless fundamentals and effectively combine them with DevOps Set up CI and CD with AWS Lambda and other popular Serverless service providers with the help of the Serverless Framework Perform monitoring and logging with serverless applications Set up a dynamic dashboard for different service providers Discover best practices for applying DevOps to serverless architecture Understand use cases for different serverless architectures Who this book is for DevOps for Serverless Applications is for DevOps engineers, architects, or anyone interested in understanding the DevOps ideology in the serverless world. You will learn to use DevOps with serverless and apply continuous integration, continuous delivery, testing, logging, and monitoring with serverless.
Learn how to run new and old applications in Docker containers on Windows - modernizing the architecture, improving security and maximizing efficiency. Key Features Run .NET Framework and .NET Core apps in Docker containers for efficiency, security and portability Design distributed containerized apps, using enterprise-grade open source software from Docker Hub Build a CI/CD pipeline with Docker, going from source to a production Docker Swarm in the cloud Book Description Docker on Windows, Second Edition teaches you all you need to know about Docker on Windows, from the 101 to running highly-available workloads in production. You'll be guided through a Docker journey, starting with the key concepts and simple examples of .NET Framework and .NET Core apps in Docker containers on Windows. Then you'll learn how to use Docker to modernize the architecture and development of traditional ASP.NET and SQL Server apps. The examples show you how to break up legacy monolithic applications into distributed apps and deploy them to a clustered environment in the cloud, using the exact same artifacts you use to run them locally. You'll see how to build a CI/CD pipeline which uses Docker to compile, package, test and deploy your applications. To help you move confidently to production, you'll learn about Docker security, and the management and support options. The book finishes with guidance on getting started with Docker in your own projects. You'll walk through some real-world case studies for Docker implementations, from small-scale on-premises apps to very large-scale apps running on Azure. What you will learn Understand key Docker concepts: images, containers, registries and swarms Run Docker on Windows 10, Windows Server 2019, and in the cloud Deploy and monitor distributed solutions across multiple Docker containers Run containers with high availability and failover with Docker Swarm Master security in-depth with the Docker platform, making your apps more secure Build a Continuous Deployment pipeline, running Jenkins and Git in Docker Debug applications running in Docker containers using Visual Studio Plan the adoption of Docker in your organization Who this book is for If you want to modernize an old monolithic application without rewriting it, smooth the deployment to production, or move to DevOps or the cloud, then Docker is the enabler for you. This book gives you a solid grounding in Docker so you can confidently approach all of these scenarios.
Scale and maintain outstanding performance in your AWS-based infrastructure using DevOps principles Key Features Implement continuous integration and continuous deployment pipelines on AWS Gain insight from an expert who has worked with Silicon Valley's most high-profile companies Implement DevOps principles to take full advantage of the AWS stack and services Book Description The DevOps movement has transformed the way modern tech companies work. Amazon Web Services (AWS), which has been at the forefront of the cloud computing revolution, has also been a key contributor to the DevOps movement, creating a huge range of managed services that help you implement DevOps principles. Effective DevOps with AWS, Second Edition will help you to understand how the most successful tech start-ups launch and scale their services on AWS, and will teach you how you can do the same. This book explains how to treat infrastructure as code, meaning you can bring resources online and offline as easily as you control your software. You will also build a continuous integration and continuous deployment pipeline to keep your app up to date. Once you have gotten to grips will all this, we'll move on to how to scale your applications to offer maximum performance to users even when traffic spikes, by using the latest technologies, such as containers. In addition to this, you'll get insights into monitoring and alerting, so you can make sure your users have the best experience when using your service. In the concluding chapters, we'll cover inbuilt AWS tools such as CodeDeploy and CloudFormation, which are used by many AWS administrators to perform DevOps. By the end of this book, you'll have learned how to ensure the security of your platform and data, using the latest and most prominent AWS tools. What you will learn Implement automatic AWS instance provisioning using CloudFormation Deploy your application on a provisioned infrastructure with Ansible Manage infrastructure using Terraform Build and deploy a CI/CD pipeline with Automated Testing on AWS Understand the container journey for a CI/CD pipeline using AWS ECS Monitor and secure your AWS environment Who this book is for Effective DevOps with AWS is for you if you are a developer, DevOps engineer, or you work in a team which wants to build and use AWS for software infrastructure. Basic computer science knowledge is required to get the most out of this book.
Master the art of identifying vulnerabilities within the Windows OS and develop the desired solutions for it using Kali Linux. Key Features Identify the vulnerabilities in your system using Kali Linux 2018.02 Discover the art of exploiting Windows kernel drivers Get to know several bypassing techniques to gain control of your Windows environment Book Description Windows has always been the go-to platform for users around the globe to perform administration and ad hoc tasks, in settings that range from small offices to global enterprises, and this massive footprint makes securing Windows a unique challenge. This book will enable you to distinguish yourself to your clients. In this book, you'll learn advanced techniques to attack Windows environments from the indispensable toolkit that is Kali Linux. We'll work through core network hacking concepts and advanced Windows exploitation techniques, such as stack and heap overflows, precision heap spraying, and kernel exploitation, using coding principles that allow you to leverage powerful Python scripts and shellcode. We'll wrap up with post-exploitation strategies that enable you to go deeper and keep your access. Finally, we'll introduce kernel hacking fundamentals and fuzzing testing, so you can discover vulnerabilities and write custom exploits. By the end of this book, you'll be well-versed in identifying vulnerabilities within the Windows OS and developing the desired solutions for them. What you will learn Get to know advanced pen testing techniques with Kali Linux Gain an understanding of Kali Linux tools and methods from behind the scenes See how to use Kali Linux at an advanced level Understand the exploitation of Windows kernel drivers Understand advanced Windows concepts and protections, and how to bypass them using Kali Linux Discover Windows exploitation techniques, such as stack and heap overflows and kernel exploitation, through coding principles Who this book is for This book is for penetration testers, ethical hackers, and individuals breaking into the pentesting role after demonstrating an advanced skill in boot camps. Prior experience with Windows exploitation, Kali Linux, and some Windows debugging tools is necessary
Equip yourself with the most complete and comprehensive preparation experience for Identity with Windows Server 2016: Microsoft 70-742 exam. Key Features Helps you demonstrate real-world mastery of Windows Server 2016 identity features and functionality and prepare for 70-742 Acquire skills to reduce IT costs and deliver more business value Enhance your existing skills through practice questions and mock tests Book Description MCSA: Windows Server 2016 certification is one of the most sought-after certifications for IT professionals, which includes working with Windows Server and performing administrative tasks around it. This book is aimed at the 70-742 certification and is part of Packt's three-book series on MCSA Windows Server 2016 certification, which covers Exam 70-740, Exam 70-741, and Exam 70-742. This exam guide covers the exam objectives for the 70-742 Identity with Windows Server 2016 exam. It starts with installing and configuring Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS), managing and maintaining AD DS objects and advanced configurations, configuring Group Policy, Active Directory Certificate Services, and Active Directory Federation Services and Rights Management. At the end of each chapter, convenient test questions will help you in preparing for the certification in a practical manner. By the end of this book, you will be able to develop the knowledge and skills needed to complete MCSA Exam 70-742: Identity with Windows Server 2016 with confidence. What you will learn Install, configure, and maintain Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) Manage Active Directory Domain Services objects Configure and manage Active Directory Certificate Services Configure and manage Group Policy Design, implement, and configure Active Directory Federation Services Implement and configure Active Directory Rights Management Services Who this book is for This book primarily targets system administrators who are looking to gain knowledge about identity and access technologies with Windows Server 2016 and aiming to pass the 70-742 certification. This will also help infrastructure administrators who are looking to gain advanced knowledge and understanding of identity and access technologies with Windows Server 2016. Familiarity with the concepts such as Active Directory, DNS is assumed.
A comprehensive guide for MCSA Exam 70-740, that will help you prepare from day one to earn the valuable Microsoft Certificate Key Features Leverage practice questions and mock tests to pass this certification with confidence Learn to Install Windows Servers,implement high availability, and monitor server environments Gain necessary skills to implement and configure storage and compute features Book Description MCSA: Windows Server 2016 certification is one of the most sought-after certifications for IT professionals, which includes working with Windows Server and performing administrative tasks around it. This book is aimed at the 70-740 certification and is part of Packt's three-book series on MCSA Windows Server 2016 certification, which covers Exam 70-740, Exam 70-741, and Exam 70-742. This book will cover exam objectives for the 70-740 exam, and starting from installing and configuring Windows Server 2016, Windows Server imaging and deployment to configuring and managing disks and volumes, implementing and configuring server storage and implementing Hyper-V. At the end of each chapter you will be provided test questions to revise your learnings which will boost your confidence in preparing for the actual certifications. By the end of this book, you will learn everything needed to pass the, MCSA Exam 70-740: Installation, Storage, and Compute with Windows Server 2016, certification. What you will learn Install Windows Server 2016 Upgrade and Migrate servers and workloads Implement and configure server storage Install and configure Hyper-V Configure the virtual machine (VM) settings Configure Hyper-V storage Configure Hyper-V networking Who this book is for This book is ideal for system administrators interested in installing and configuring storage and compute features with Windows Sever 2016 and aiming to pass the 70-740 certification. Some experience with Windows Server in an enterprise environment is assumed.
Get ready for the Windows 10: 70-698 exam and configure Windows to manage data recovery Key Features Implement Windows 10 operational and administrative tasks Configure devices, remote management settings, advanced management tools, and device drivers Comprehensive guide to help you work efficiently in Windows 10 Book Description The Installing and Configuring Windows 10: 70-698 Exam Guide is designed to confirm what you already know, while also updating your knowledge of Windows 10. With its easy-to-follow guidance, you will quickly learn the user interface and discover steps to work efficiently in Windows 10 to rule out delays and obstacles. This book begins by covering various ways of installing Windows 10, followed by instructions on post-installation tasks. You will learn about the deployment of Windows 10 in Enterprise and also see how to configure networking in Windows 10. You'll understand how to leverage Disk Management and Windows PowerShell to configure disks, volumes, and file system options. As you progress through the chapters, you will be able to set up remote management in Windows 10 and learn more about Windows update usage, behavior, and settings. You will also gain insights that will help you monitor and manage data recovery and explore how to configure authentication, authorization, and advanced management tools in Windows 10. By the end of this book, you will be equipped with enough knowledge to take the 70-698 exam and explore different study methods to improve your chances of passing the exam with ease. What you will learn Discover various ways of installing Windows 10 Understand how to configure devices and device drivers Configure and support IPv4 and IPv6 network settings Troubleshoot storage and removable device issues Get to grips with data access and usage Explore the advanced management tools available in Windows 10 Who this book is for This book is for IT professionals who perform installation, configuration, general local management and maintenance of Windows 10 core services and are preparing to clear the Windows 10: 70-698 exam
Improve and reimagine your organization's security stance, desktop standards, and server administration with centralized management via Group Policy. Key Features Explore advanced filtering techniques for Group Policy Objects Interact with Group Policy through GPMC and PowerShell Practical guide covering the daily and advanced administration of group policy Book Description This book begins with a discussion of the core material any administrator needs to know in order to start working with Group Policy. Moving on, we will also walk through the process of building a lab environment to start testing Group Policy today. Next we will explore the Group Policy Management Console (GPMC) and start using the powerful features available for us within that interface. Once you are well versed with using GPMC, you will learn to perform and manage the traditional core tasks inside Group Policy. Included in the book are many examples and walk-throughs of the different filtering options available for the application of Group Policy settings, as this is the real power that Group Policy holds within your network. You will also learn how you can use Group Policy to secure your Active Directory environment, and also understand how Group Policy preferences are different than policies, with the help of real-world examples. Finally we will spend some time on maintenance and troubleshooting common Group Policy-related issues so that you, as a directory administrator, will understand the diagnosing process for policy settings. By the end of the book, you will be able to jump right in and use Group Policy to its full potential. What you will learn Become familiar with the Group Policy Management Console Create, link, and filter new policies Secure your users and devices using Group Policy Maintain and troubleshoot Group Policy Administer Group Policy via PowerShell Control your Active Directory environment efficiently with Group Policy settings Who this book is for If you are an IT professional who works with Windows Servers or are interested in an Active Directory environment then this book is for you. General knowledge of Microsoft Windows, how Windows Server fits into an enterprise's infrastructure and also some existing knowledge of an Active Directory domain environment is expected.
Grasp advanced PowerShell Core 6.0 functionalities to automate your environment Key Features Keep up with changes introduced in PowerShell Core 6.0 Easily maintain appropriate compatibility with older versions Automate complex tasks, manipulate data, and secure your environment with PowerShell Core 6.0 Book Description PowerShell scripts offer a handy way to automate various chores, however working effectively with these scripts can be a difficult task. This comprehensive guide starts with the fundamentals before moving on to advanced-level topics to help you become a PowerShell Core 6.0 expert. The first module, PowerShell Core 6.0 Fundamentals, begins with the new features of PowerShell Core 6.0, installing it on Linux, and working with parameters, objects and .NET classes from within PowerShell Core 6.0. As you make your way through the chapters, you'll see how to efficiently manage large amounts of data and interact with other services using PowerShell Core 6.0. You'll be able to make the most of PowerShell Core 6.0's powerful automation feature, where you will have different methods available to parse data and manipulate regular expressions and Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI). After having explored automation, you will enter the extending PowerShell Core 6.0 module, covering asynchronous processing and desired state configuration. In the last module, you will learn to extend PowerShell Core 6.0 using advanced scripts and filters, and also debug issues along with working on error handling techniques. By the end of this book, you will be an expert in scripting with PowerShell Core 6.0. What you will learn Optimize code through the use of functions, switches, and looping structures Work with objects and operators to test and manipulate data Parse and manipulate different data types Create scripts and functions using PowerShell Use jobs, events, and popular public modules which assist with implementing multithreading Write .NET classes with ease within the PowerShell Create and implement regular expressions in PowerShell scripts Make use of advanced techniques to define and restrict the behavior of parameters Who this book is for If you are a system administrator who wants to become an expert in controlling and automating your Windows environment, then Mastering Windows PowerShell Scripting is for you. It is also ideal for those new to the PowerShell language.