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Microsoft Windows Server 2016

MCSA: Windows Server 2016

Prove your mastery of the primary set of Windows Server 2016 skills required to reduce IT costs and deliver more business value.

Earning an MCSA: Windows Server 2016 certification qualifies you for a position as a network or computer systems administrator or as a computer network specialist, and it is the first step on your path to becoming a Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE).

The IT Academy offers courses leading towards the MCSA: Windows Server 2016 certification, which requires passing three exams.

Our 20740 course is offered as daytime classes over a 1 week period.

Course 20743 (Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA - Windows Server 2016) is alos offered as daytime classes over a 1 week period for IT professionals who are experienced Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2008 system administrators, or others who want to upgrade from Server 2008 or Server 2012 to Server 2016.

Outcomes

After completing this course students will be able to:

Course Outcomes

  • Prepare and install Nano Server, a Server Core installation, and plan a server upgrade and migration strategy
  • Describe the various storage options, including partition table formats, basic and dynamic disks, file systems, virtual hard disks, and drive hardware, and explain how to manage disks and volumes
  • Describe enterprise storage solutions, and select the appropriate solution for a given situation
  • Implement and manage Storage Spaces and Data Deduplication
  • Install and configure Microsoft Hyper-V, and configure virtual machines
  • Deploy, configure, and manage Windows and Hyper-V containers
  • Describe the high availability and disaster recovery technologies in Windows Server 2016
  • Plan, create, and manage a failover cluster
  • Implement failover clustering for Hyper-V virtual machines
  • Configure a Network Load Balancing (NLB) cluster, and plan for an NLB implementation
  • Create and manage deployment images
  • Manage, monitor, and maintain virtual machine installations
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Audience

This five-day course is designed primarily for IT professionals who have some experience with Windows Server. It is designed for professionals who will be responsible for managing storage and compute by using Windows Server 2016, and who need to understand the scenarios, requirements, and storage and compute options that are available and applicable to Windows Server 2016.

This course is intended for IT professionals who have some experience working with Windows Server, and who are looking for a single five-day course that covers storage and compute technologies in Windows Server 2016. This course will help them update their knowledge and skills related to storage and compute for Windows Server 2016.

Candidates suitable for this course would be:

  • Windows Server administrators who are relatively new to Windows Server administration and related technologies, and who want to learn more about the storage and compute features in Windows Server 2016
  • IT professionals with general IT knowledge who are looking to gain knowledge about Windows Server especially around storage and compute technologies in Windows Server 2016
  • The secondary audience for this course are IT professionals looking to take the Microsoft 70-740 certification exam, Installation, Storage and Compute with Windows Server 2016
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Entry Requirements

Before attending this course, students must have:

  • A basic understanding of networking fundamentals.
  • An awareness and understanding of security best practices.
  • An understanding of basic AD DS concepts.
  • Basic knowledge of server hardware.
  • Experience supporting and configuring Windows client operating systems such as Windows 8 or Windows 10.

Additionally, students would benefit from having some previous Windows Server operating system experience, such as experience as a Windows Server systems administrator.

Course content

This version of the Microsoft Course 20740 comprises 12 modules delivered over 1 week.

Modules

  • Module 1: Installing, upgrading, and migrating servers and workloads
  • Module 2: Configuring local storage
  • Module 3: Implementing enterprise storage solutions
  • Module 4: Implementing Storage Spaces and Data Deduplication
  • Module 5: Installing and configuring Hyper-V and virtual machines
  • Module 6: Deploying and managing Windows and Hyper-V containers
  • Module 7: Overview of high availability and disaster recovery
  • Module 8: Implementing failover clustering
  • Module 9: Implementing failover clustering with Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V
  • Module 10: Implementing Network Load Balancing
  • Module 11: Creating and managing deployment images
  • Module 12: Managing, monitoring, and maintaining virtual machine installations

Please refer to the Microsoft course webpage for further information.

Additional Costs & Sources of Funding

The published tuition fees for this version of the Microsoft Course 20743 does not cover assessment fees which are charged and payable externally.

You may also be eligible for Individual Training Accounts (ITA) from Skills Development Scotland to help fund your Microsoft Course.

Microsft Testing & Additional Costs

This course prepares you to sit the official Microsft Course 20740 Examination. This exam needs to be booked and paid for separately via a Pearson VUE testing centre.

Additional Funding Opprtunities*

Microsoft courses are eligible for ITA funding. Please visit the Skills Development Scotland website to check your eligibility and to search for courses.

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