The goal of this course is to help you create your own Windows Server IT lab so you can gain experience at home using your own personal computer.
Believe it or not, experience gained at home is just as valuable as experience gained on the job. Many people struggle with the catch-22 of not being able to get an IT job because they don’t have experience, but also can’t get experience because they don’t have an IT job. This course will solve that problem for you the student.
How can I say that? Because this is exactly how I got my start in the IT field. In fact, my first employer substituted a 4-year degree because I had gained home experience and put it to practical use in some volunteer work that I did. This is all I had on my resume when I walked in and applied at this large, 40,000+ employee company of which I had no other advantage or inside connections to.
The sad truth is that our colleges are sending their students out with a heavy load of debt and very little practical experience. My mission is to provide affordable IT training that does prepare you for the IT workplace through valuable, practical experience.
Listed below are the hardware and software requirements you will need before starting this course:
A 64-bit processor is required to install Windows Server 2016 as taught in this course. If you cannot obtain a 64-bit processor, then your only other option is to install the 32-bit Windows Server 2012r2 which can be found here. If the link is dead, run a quick google search for “Windows Server 2012r2 Download” and download the ISO from Microsoft.com.
The 64-bit operating system is also required if you plan to install Windows Server 2016. As mentioned above, if you opt to go with the 32bit Windows Server 2012r2, you should have no issues following along with the course.
To create 64-bit VMs, you must enable virtualization in your BIOS. If you run into trouble when creating your VMs, you can assume that your virtualization is not enabled. For detailed instructions on how to enable virtualization, click here.
Instructor to over 120,000 students. He creates training material that allows you to add technical skills directly to your resume.
Instructor Paul is not only an instructor, but he also works in the IT field full time. This means you are learning from an instructor who can provide insights into the IT world full-time instructors cannot.