Microsoft 70-740: Installation, Storage and Compute with Windows Server 2016
Installation, Storage and Compute are the first of a series of courses and exams designed to achieve the MCSA certification in Windows Server 2016. We will cover the installation of Windows Server through standard manual means and image based installations discussing various requirements and different versions. In addition, we will cover the multiple administrative tools that are available. Windows Server 2016 supports several types of storage and introduces new features and enhancements to features such as Storage Spaces and Data Deduplication. We will also discuss the connections of Windows Server 2016 physical and virtual machines to iSCSI and Fibre Channel SANs. Hyper-V , the virtualization platform in Windows Server 2016, has undergone various changes and enhancements such as PowerShell Direct, Nested Virtualization, and Shielded virtualization which will be discussed along with general configuration and management of virtual machines. We will also cover a new style of virtualization possible in Windows Server 2016 known as Containers. We will consider and configure various types high availability and disaster recovery that are available in Windows. In addition we will discuss the importance of patch management and monitoring and the various tools that are available in order to ensure the ongoing efficiency of Windows Server 2016.
Microsoft 70-741: MSCA Networking with Windows Server 2016
Networking with Windows Server 2016 is the 2nd course in the MCSA certification for Windows Server 2016. This course will cover all the major aspects of a network running this operating system. From planning and implementing IPv4 and IPv6 addressing schemes, troubleshooting client and server connectivity to name resolution with the Domain Name System and assignment of IP addresses using Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol. This course also covers various types of remote access capabilities that are supported in Windows Server 2016 such as Virtual Private Networks, the Web Application Proxy and the DirectAccess alternative to remote access. We will also cover options that are available to optimize branch office scenarios such as BranchCache, Read Only Domain Controllers, and the Distributed File System. Additionally we will cover advanced networking features which are new and improved in Windows Server 2016.
Microsoft 70-742: Identity in Windows Server 2016
Identity in Windows Server 2016 is the 3rd course towards the MCSA 2016 certification. This course covers Active Directory Domain services the primary identity management platform for Windows Networks. Learn how to deploy domain controllers, manage various Active Directory objects, secure your network and manage it centrally using Group Policy. You will also learn how to connect your internal Active Directory to cloud-based solutions such as Office 365 and Azure AD along with the establishment of complex AD DS internal infrastructures.
Install and Configure Domain Controllers. Manage Active Directory Objects Users, Groups, Computers, and Organizational Units. Design and Manage complex infrastructures. Secure Active Directory Domain Services. Implementing and Troubleshooting Group Policy. Monitoring and Recovering Active Directory. Implementing Active Directory Certificate Services. Implement AD Federated Services. Implement Active Directory Rights Management Services
Those seeking advanced training in Windows Server 2016 and pursuing the MCSA or MCSE IT certifications. The 70-742 is the second of three required exams covering various topics in Windows Server 2016 for the MCSA certification.