MCSA Windows Server 2016 Training

The MCSA Windows Server 2016 certification is a comprehensive deep dive into the Windows Server covering topics such as installing, configuring and administering. This instructor led face to face training camp will teach you the skills needed to support a Windows Server 2016 environment.

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

While attending this training program – you take three exams to test and certify for the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA): Windows Server 2016 official certification. If your goal is to learn how to implement, administer and secure Windows Server 2016 services and pass the certification exams (70-740, 70-741 & 70-742) – you’ve found the right place. This course is a hybrid of actual hands on learning combined with focused materials mapped to exam objectives.

Exam Details:
1. 70-740 Installation, Storage, and Compute with Windows Server 2016
Install Windows Servers in Host and Compute Environments (10-15%)
  • Install, upgrade, and migrate servers and workloads : Determine Windows Server 2016 installation requirements; determine appropriate Windows Server 2016 editions per workloads; install Windows Server 2016; install Windows Server 2016 features and roles; install and configure Windows Server Core; manage Windows Server Core installations using Windows PowerShell, command line, and remote management capabilities; implement Windows PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC) to install and maintain integrity of installed environments; perform upgrades and migrations of servers and core workloads from Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2012 to Windows Server 2016; determine the appropriate activation model for server installation, such as Automatic Virtual Machine Activation (AVMA), Key Management Service (KMS), and Active Directory-based Activation
  • Install and configure Nano Server : Determine appropriate usage scenarios and requirements for Nano Server; install Nano Server; implement Roles and Features on Nano Server; Using Nano Server Image Builder , manage and configure Nano Server; manage Nano Server remotely using MMC, Windows PowerShell, and Server Management Tools.
  • Create, manage, and maintain images for deployment: Plan for Windows Server virtualisation; assess virtualisation workloads using the Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit; determine considerations for deploying workloads into virtualised environments; update images with patches, hotfixes, last cumulative updates and drivers; install roles and features in offline images; manage and maintain Windows Server Core, Nano Server images, and VHDs using Windows PowerShell
  • Configure disks and volumes: Configure sector sizes appropriate for various workloads; configure GUID partition table (GPT) disks; create VHD and VHDX files using Disk Management or Windows PowerShell; mount virtual hard disks; determine when to use NTFS and ReFS file systems; configure NFS and SMB shares using Server Manager; configure SMB share and session settings using Windows PowerShell; configure SMB server and SMB client configuration settings using Windows PowerShell; configure file and folder permissions
  • Implement server storage: Configure storage pools; implement simple, mirror, and parity storage layout options for disks or enclosures; expand storage pools; configure Tiered Storage; configure iSCSI target and initiator; configure iSNS; configure Datacentre Bridging (DCB); configure Multi-Path IO (MPIO); determine usage scenarios for Storage Replica; implement Storage Replica for server-toserver, cluster-to-cluster, and stretch cluster scenarios
  • Implement data deduplication: Implement and configure deduplication; determine appropriate usage scenarios for deduplication; monitor deduplication; implement a backup and restore solution with deduplication
  • Install and configure Hyper-V: Determine hardware and compatibility requirements for installing Hyper-V; install Hyper-V; install management tools; upgrade from existing versions of Hyper-V; delegate virtual machine management; perform remote management of Hyper-V hosts; Using Windows PowerShell Direct; implement nested virtualisation
  • Configure virtual machine (VM) settings: Add or remove memory in a running VM; configure dynamic memory; configure NonUniform Memory Access (NUMA) support; configure smart paging; configure Resource Metering; manage Integration Services; create and configure Generation 1 and 2 VMs and determine appropriate usage scenarios; implement enhanced session mode; create Linux and FreeBSD VMs; install and configure Linux Integration Services (LIS); install and configure FreeBSD Integration Services (BIS); implement Secure Boot for Windows and Linux environments; move and convert VMs from previous versions of Hyper-V to Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V; export and import VMs; implement Discrete Device Assignment (DDA), Troubleshoot VM configuration versions
  • Configure Hyper-V storage: Create VHDs and VHDX files using Hyper-V Manager; create shared VHDX files; configure differencing disks; modify virtual hard disks; configure pass-through disks; resize a virtual hard disk; manage checkpoints; implement production checkpoints; implement a virtual Fibre Channel adapter; configure storage Quality of Service (QoS)
  • Configure Hyper-V networking:Add and remove virtual network interface cards (vNICs); configure Hyper-V virtual switches; optimise network performance; configure MAC addresses; configure network isolation; configure synthetic and legacy virtual network adapters; configure NIC teaming in VMs; configure virtual machine queue (VMQ); enable Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA) on network adapters bound to a Hyper-V virtual switch using Switch Embedded Teaming (SET); configure Bandwidth Management
  • Deploy Windows containers: Determine installation requirements and appropriate scenarios for Windows Containers; install and configure Windows Server container host in physical or virtualised environments; install and configure Windows Server container host to Windows Server Core or Nano Server in a physical or virtualised environment; install Docker on Windows Server and Nano Server; configure Docker start-up options; install PowerShell for Docker; install a base container image; tag an image; remove a container; create Windows Server containers; create Hyper-V containers
  • Manage Windows containers: Manage Windows containers by using Docker CLI and PowerShell for Docker; manage container networking; manage container data volumes; manage Resource Control; create new container images using Dockerfile; manage container images using DockerHub repository for public and private scenarios; manage container images using Microsoft Azure
  • Implement high availability and disaster recovery options in Hyper-V: Implement Hyper-V Replica; implement Live Migration; including Shared Nothing Live Migration; configure CredSSP or Kerberos authentication protocol for Live Migration; implement storage migration
  • Implement failover clustering: Implement Workgroup, Single, and Multi Domain clusters; configure quorum; configure cluster networking; restore single node or cluster configuration; configure cluster storage; implement Cluster-Aware Updating; implement Cluster Operating System Rolling Upgrade; configure and optimise cluster shared volumes (CSVs); configure clusters without network names; implement Scale-Out File Server (SoFS); determine different scenarios for the use of SoFS vs. File Server for general use; determine usage scenarios for implementing guest clustering; implement a Clustered Storage Spaces solution using Shared SAS storage enclosures; implement Storage Replica; implement Cloud Witness; implement VM resiliency; implement shared VHDX as a storage solution for guest clusters
  • Implement Storage Spaces Direct: Determine scenario requirements for implementing Storage Spaces Direct; enable Storage Spaces Direct using Windows PowerShell; implement a disaggregated Storage Spaces Direct scenario; implement a hyper-converged Storage Spaces Direct scenario
  • Manage failover clustering: Configure role-specific settings, including continuously available shares; configure VM monitoring; configure failover and preference settings; implement stretch and site-aware failover clusters; enable and configure node fairness
  • Manage VM movement in clustered nodes: Perform a live migration; perform a quick migration; perform a storage migration; import, export, and copy VMs; configure VM network health protection; configure drain on shutdown
  • Implement Network Load Balancing (NLB): Install NLB nodes; configure NLB prerequisites; configure affinity; configure port rules; configure cluster operation mode; upgrade an NLB cluster
  • Maintain server installations: Implement Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) solutions; configure WSUS groups; manage patch management in mixed environments; implement an antimalware solution with Windows Defender; integrate Windows Defender with WSUS and Windows Update; perform backup and restore operations using Windows Server Backup; determine backup strategies for different Windows Server roles and workloads, including Hyper-V Host, Hyper-V Guests, Active Directory, File Servers, and Web Servers using Windows Server 2016 native tools and solutions
  • Monitor server installations: Monitor workloads using Performance Monitor, Server Manager, Event Viewer; configure Data Collector Sets; determine appropriate CPU, memory, disk, and networking counters for storage and compute workloads; configure alerts; monitor workloads using Resource Monitor

2. 70-741 Networking with Windows Server 2016

  • Install, upgrade, and migrate servers and workloads: Determine Windows Server 2016 installation requirements; determine appropriate Windows Server 2016 editions per workloads; install Windows Server 2016; install Windows Server 2016 features and roles; install and configure Windows Server Core; manage Windows Server Core installations using Windows PowerShell, command line, and remote management capabilities; implement Windows PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC) to install and maintain integrity of installed environments; perform upgrades and migrations of servers and core workloads from Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2012 to Windows Server 2016; determine the appropriate activation model for server installation, such as Automatic Virtual Machine Activation (AVMA), Key Management Service (KMS), and Active Directory-based Activation
  • Install and configure Nano Server: Determine appropriate usage scenarios and requirements for Nano Server; install Nano Server; implement Roles and Features on Nano Server; Using Nano Server Image Builder , manage and configure Nano Server; manage Nano Server remotely using MMC, Windows PowerShell, and Server Management Tools.
  • Create, manage, and maintain images for deployment: Plan for Windows Server virtualisation; assess virtualisation workloads using the Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit; determine considerations for deploying workloads into virtualised environments; update images with patches, hotfixes, last cumulative updates and drivers; install roles and features in offline images; manage and maintain Windows Server Core, Nano Server images, and VHDs using Windows PowerShell
  • Configure disks and volumes: Configure sector sizes appropriate for various workloads; configure GUID partition table (GPT) disks; create VHD and VHDX files using Disk Management or Windows PowerShell; mount virtual hard disks; determine when to use NTFS and ReFS file systems; configure NFS and SMB shares using Server Manager; configure SMB share and session settings using Windows PowerShell; configure SMB server and SMB client configuration settings using Windows PowerShell; configure file and folder permissions
  • Implement server storage: Configure storage pools; implement simple, mirror, and parity storage layout options for disks or enclosures; expand storage pools; configure Tiered Storage; configure iSCSI target and initiator; configure iSNS; configure Datacentre Bridging (DCB); configure Multi-Path IO (MPIO); determine usage scenarios for Storage Replica; implement Storage Replica for server-toserver, cluster-to-cluster, and stretch cluster scenarios
  • Implement data deduplication: Implement and configure deduplication; determine appropriate usage scenarios for deduplication; monitor deduplication; implement a backup and restore solution with deduplication
  • Install and configure Hyper-V: Determine hardware and compatibility requirements for installing Hyper-V; install Hyper-V; install management tools; upgrade from existing versions of Hyper-V; delegate virtual machine management; perform remote management of Hyper-V hosts; Using Windows PowerShell Direct; implement nested virtualisation
  • Configure virtual machine (VM) settings: Add or remove memory in a running VM; configure dynamic memory; configure NonUniform Memory Access (NUMA) support; configure smart paging; configure Resource Metering; manage Integration Services; create and configure Generation 1 and 2 VMs and determine appropriate usage scenarios; implement enhanced session mode; create Linux and FreeBSD VMs; install and configure Linux Integration Services (LIS); install and configure FreeBSD Integration Services (BIS); implement Secure Boot for Windows and Linux environments; move and convert VMs from previous versions of Hyper-V to Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V; export and import VMs; implement Discrete Device Assignment (DDA), Troubleshoot VM configuration versions
  • Configure Hyper-V storage: Create VHDs and VHDX files using Hyper-V Manager; create shared VHDX files; configure differencing disks; modify virtual hard disks; configure pass-through disks; resize a virtual hard disk; manage checkpoints; implement production checkpoints; implement a virtual Fibre Channel adapter; configure storage Quality of Service (QoS)
  • Configure Hyper-V networking: Add and remove virtual network interface cards (vNICs); configure Hyper-V virtual switches; optimise network performance; configure MAC addresses; configure network isolation; configure synthetic and legacy virtual network adapters; configure NIC teaming in VMs; configure virtual machine queue (VMQ); enable Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA) on network adapters bound to a Hyper-V virtual switch using Switch Embedded Teaming (SET); configure Bandwidth Management
  • Deploy Windows containers: Determine installation requirements and appropriate scenarios for Windows Containers; install and configure Windows Server container host in physical or virtualised environments; install and configure Windows Server container host to Windows Server Core or Nano Server in a physical or virtualised environment; install Docker on Windows Server and Nano Server; configure Docker start-up options; install PowerShell for Docker; install a base container image; tag an image; remove a container; create Windows Server containers; create Hyper-V containers
  • Manage Windows containers: Manage Windows containers by using Docker CLI and PowerShell for Docker; manage container networking; manage container data volumes; manage Resource Control; create new container images using Dockerfile; manage container images using DockerHub repository for public and private scenarios; manage container images using Microsoft Azure
  • Implement high availability and disaster recovery options in Hyper-V: Implement Hyper-V Replica; implement Live Migration; including Shared Nothing Live Migration; configure CredSSP or Kerberos authentication protocol for Live Migration; implement storage migration
  • Implement failover clustering: Implement Workgroup, Single, and Multi Domain clusters; configure quorum; configure cluster networking; restore single node or cluster configuration; configure cluster storage; implement Cluster-Aware Updating; implement Cluster Operating System Rolling Upgrade; configure and optimise cluster shared volumes (CSVs); configure clusters without network names; implement Scale-Out File Server (SoFS); determine different scenarios for the use of SoFS vs. File Server for general use; determine usage scenarios for implementing guest clustering; implement a Clustered Storage Spaces solution using Shared SAS storage enclosures; implement Storage Replica; implement Cloud Witness; implement VM resiliency; implement shared VHDX as a storage solution for guest clusters
  • Implement Storage Spaces Direct: Determine scenario requirements for implementing Storage Spaces Direct; enable Storage Spaces Direct using Windows PowerShell; implement a disaggregated Storage Spaces Direct scenario; implement a hyper-converged Storage Spaces Direct scenario
  • Manage failover clustering: Configure role-specific settings, including continuously available shares; configure VM monitoring; configure failover and preference settings; implement stretch and site-aware failover clusters; enable and configure node fairness
  • Manage VM movement in clustered nodes: Perform a live migration; perform a quick migration; perform a storage migration; import, export, and copy VMs; configure VM network health protection; configure drain on shutdown
  • Implement Network Load Balancing (NLB): Install NLB nodes; configure NLB prerequisites; configure affinity; configure port rules; configure cluster operation mode; upgrade an NLB cluster

Maintain and Monitor Server Environments (10-15%)

  • Maintain server installations: Implement Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) solutions; configure WSUS groups; manage patch management in mixed environments; implement an antimalware solution with Windows Defender; integrate Windows Defender with WSUS and Windows Update; perform backup and restore operations using Windows Server Backup; determine backup strategies for different Windows Server roles and workloads, including Hyper-V Host, Hyper-V Guests, Active Directory, File Servers, and Web Servers using Windows Server 2016 native tools and solutions
  • Monitor server installations: Monitor workloads using Performance Monitor, Server Manager, Event Viewer; configure Data Collector Sets; determine appropriate CPU, memory, disk, and networking counters for storage and compute workloads; configure alerts; monitor workloads using Resource Monito

3. 70-742 Identity with Windows Server 2016

Install and Configure Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) (20-25%)

  • Install and configure domain controllers: This objective may include but is not limited to: Install a new forest; add or remove a domain controller from a domain; upgrade a domain controller; install AD DS on a Server Core installation; install a domain controller from Install from Media (IFM); resolve DNS SRV record registration issues; configure a global catalog server; transfer and seize operations master roles; install and configure a read-only domain controller (RODC); configure domain controller cloning
  • Create and manage Active Directory users and computers: This objective may include but is not limited to: Automate the creation of Active Directory accounts; create, copy, configure, and delete users and computers; configure templates; perform bulk Active Directory operations; configure user rights; implement offline domain join; manage inactive and disabled accounts; automate unlocking of disabled accounts; automate password resets
  • Create and manage Active Directory groups and organisational units (OUs): This objective may include but is not limited to: Configure group nesting; convert groups, including security, distribution, universal, domain local, and global; manage group membership using Group Policy; enumerate group membership; automate group membership management using Windows PowerShell; delegate the creation and management of Active Directory groups and OUs; manage default Active Directory containers; create, copy, configure, and delete groups and OUs.

Manage and Maintain AD DS (15-20%)

  • Configure service authentication and account policies: This objective may include but is not limited to: Create and configure Service Accounts; create and configure Group Managed Service Accounts (gMSAs); configure Kerberos Constrained Delegation (KCD); manage Service Principal Names (SPNs); configure virtual accounts; configure domain and local user password policy settings; configure and apply Password Settings Objects (PSOs); delegate password settings management; configure account lockout policy settings; configure Kerberos policy settings within Group Policy, configure Authentication Policies and Authentication Policy Silos
  • Maintain Active Directory: This objective may include but is not limited to: Back up Active Directory and SYSVOL; manage Active Directory offline; perform offline defragmentation of an Active Directory database; clean up metadata; configure Active Directory snapshots; perform object- and container-level recovery; perform Active Directory restore; configure and restore objects by using the Active Directory Recycle Bin; configure replication to Read-Only Domain Controllers (RODCs); configure Password Replication Policy (PRP) for RODC; monitor and manage replication; upgrade SYSVOL replication to Distributed File System Replication (DFSR)
  • Configure Active Directory in a complex enterprise environment: This objective may include but is not limited to: Configure a multi-domain and multi-forest Active Directory infrastructure; deploy Windows Server 2016 domain controllers within a preexisting Active Directory environment; upgrade existing domains and forests; configure domain and forest functional levels; configure multiple user principal name (UPN) suffixes; configure external, forest, shortcut, and realm trusts; configure trust authentication; configure SID filtering; configure name suffix routing; configure sites and subnets; create and configure site links; manage site coverage; manage registration of SRV records; move domain controllers between sites

Create and Manage Group Policy (25-30%)

  • Create and manage Group Policy Objects (GPOs):This objective may include but is not limited to: Configure a central store; manage starter GPOs; configure GPO links; configure multiple local Group Policies; back up, import, copy, and restore GPOs; create and configure a migration table; reset default GPOs; delegate Group Policy management; detect health issues using the Group Policy Infrastructure Status page
  • Configure Group Policy processing: This objective may include but is not limited to: Configure processing order and precedence; configure blocking of inheritance; configure enforced policies; configure security filtering and Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) filtering; configure loopback processing; configure and manage slow-link processing and Group Policy caching; configure client-side extension (CSE) behaviour; force a Group Policy update
  • Configure Group Policy settings: This objective may include but is not limited to: Configure software installation; configure folder redirection; configure scripts; configure administrative templates; import security templates; import a custom administrative template file; configure filtering for administrative template
  • Configure Group Policy preferences: This objective may include but is not limited to: Configure printer preferences; define network drive mappings; configure power options; configure custom registry settings; configure Control Panel settings; configure Internet Explorer settings; configure file and folder deployment; configure shortcut deployment; configure item-level targeting

Implement Active Directory Certificate Services (AD CS) (10–15%)

  • Install and configure AD CS: This objective may include but is not limited to: Install Active Directory Integrated Enterprise Certificate Authority (CA); install offline root and subordinate CAs; install standalone CAs; configure Certificate Revocation List (CRL) distribution points; install and configure Online Responder; implement administrative role separation; configure CA backup and recovery
  • Manage certificates: This objective may include but is not limited to: Manage certificate templates; implement and manage certificate deployment, validation, and revocation; manage certificate renewal; manage certificate enrolment and renewal for computers and users using Group Policies; configure and manage key archival and recovery

Implement Identity Federation and Access Solutions (15-20%)

  • Install and configure Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS): This objective may include but is not limited to: Upgrade and migrate previous AD FS workloads to Windows Server 2016; implement claims-based authentication, including Relying Party Trusts; configure authentication policies; configure multi-factor authentication; implement and configure device registration; integrate AD FS with Microsoft Passport; configure for use with Microsoft Azure and Office 365; configure AD FS to enable authentication of users stored in LDAP directories
  • Implement Web Application Proxy (WAP): This objective may include but is not limited to: Install and configure WAP; implement WAP in pass-through mode; implement WAP as AD FS proxy; integrate WAP with AD FS; configure AD FS requirements; publish web apps via WAP; publish Remote Desktop Gateway applications; configure HTTP to HTTPS redirects; configure internal and external Fully Qualified Domain Names (FQDNs)
  • Install and configure Active Directory Rights Management Services (AD RMS): This objective may include but is not limited to: Install a licensor certificate AD RMS server; manage AD RMS Service Connection Point (SCP); manage AD RMS templates; configure Exclusion Policies; back up and restore AD RMS

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