MCSA: Windows Server 2016

Microsoft Certified Solution Associate on Windows Server 2016


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The MCSA on Windows Server 2016 is a mid-level certification that covers skills required to manage Windows Server 2016 operating system and Active Directory infrastructure. In this course you will learn the skills necessary to implement AD environment (ADDS), implement and configure core networking services such as DNS, DHCP, Storage, File Services, Group Policy, Server virtualization with Hyper-V, Routing, VPN and Failover clustering.

Prerequisites/Candidate profile

  • IT support technician with minimum of 1 year experience.
  • Hardware and networking (A+/N+) or equivalent knowledge
  • Windows OS basic knowledge is required
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In this training, we are covering both MCSA: Windows Server 2016 and Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA: Windows Server 2016 syllabus practically.
 
  • Implementing Server Virtualization using Hyper-V
    • Install and configure Hyper-V
    • Virtual machine (VM) settings
    • Configure Hyper-V storage & networking
    • Create and configure virtual machine settings
  • Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2016
    • Version of the Windows Server, Installation options
    • Prepare and install Nano Server and Server Core
  • Implement Windows containers
    • Overview of containers in Windows Server 2016
    • Deploying Windows Server and Hyper-V containers
    • Installing, configuring, and managing containers
  • Install and configure Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS)
    • Install and configure domain controllers
    • Create and manage users and computers
    • Create and manage groups and organizational units (OUs)
  • Manage and maintain AD DS
    • Back up Active Directory and SYSVOL
    • Perform Active Directory restore
    • Using Active Directory Recycle Bin
    • Configure a multi-domain and multi-forest Active Directory infrastructure
  • Implement DHCP server
    • Install and configure DHCP
    • Manage and maintain DHCP
  • Implement Domain Name System (DNS)
    • Install and configure DNS servers
    • Create and configure DNS zones and records
  • Implement IP Address Management (IPAM)
    • Install and configure IPAM
    • Manage DNS and DHCP using IPAM
  • Implement storage solutions
    • Configure NFS and SMB shares using Server Manager
    • Implement and configure data deduplication
    • Configure disks and volumes
    • Configure storage pools
    • Configuring iSCSI storage
  • Implement high availability
    • Implementing a failover cluster
    • Manage failover clustering
    • Implement Network Load Balancing (NLB)
  • Maintain and monitor server environments
    • Monitor workloads using Performance Monitor and Resource Monitor
    • Implement Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
    • Backup and restore operations using Windows Server Backup
  • Implement an advanced network infrastructure
    • Overview of high performance networking features
    • Configuring advanced Microsoft Hyper-V networking features
    • Transfer and seize operations master roles
    • Install and configure a read-only domain controller (RODC)
  • Implement network connectivity and remote access solutions
    • Implement network connectivity solutions: NAT & routing
    • Implement virtual private network (VPN) and DirectAccess solutions
    • Implement Network Policy Server (NPS)
  • Implement Active Directory Certificate Services (AD CS)
    • Install and configure AD CS
    • Manage certificates & templates
  • Overiew of Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS), Web Application Proxy (WAP) & Active Directory Rights Management Services (AD RMS)
After completing this training, you can appear for MCP certification (after 1st Exam) and MCSA: Windows Server 2016 (after 3 Exams). Here is the list of required exams:
Exam no. Details MCP (pass 1 Exam) MCSA (pass 3 Exams)
70-740 Installation, Storage, and Compute with Windows Server 2016
70-741 Networking with Windows Server 2016  
70-742 Identity with Windows Server 2016  

Exam details:

  • All Microsoft exams are online and available at Pearson VUE exam centers.
  • Exam pricing is $165 per exam in United States. In India current Microsoft exam fee is Rs. 4800. Worldwide it may vary.
  • Total exam is of 1000 marks and you need to earn 700 marks to pass the exam.
  • You will get 45 to 55 questions in an approximate 2-2½ hours of duration and may change per exam basis.
  • Exam formats and question types: Mostly single or multiple choice, drag and drop, repeated answer choices, etc. To understand and view video demos, please » visit http://microsoft.com/learning
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