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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.


After completing this course students will be able to:

Course Outcomes

  • Plan and implement an IPv4 network
  • Implement Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)
  • Implement IPv6
  • Implement Domain Name System (DNS)
  • Implement and manage IP address management (IPAM)
  • Plan for remote access
  • Implement DirectAccess
  • Implement virtual private networks (VPNs)
  • Implement networking for branch offices
  • Configure advanced networking features
  • Implement Software Defined Networking
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This course is intended for existing IT professionals who have some networking knowledge and experience and are looking for a single course that provides insight into core and advanced networking technologies in Windows Server 2016.

This audience would typically include:

  • Network administrators who are looking to reinforce existing skills and learn about new networking technology changes and functionality in Windows Server 2016.
  • System or Infrastructure Administrators with general networking knowledge who are looking to gain core and advanced networking knowledge and skills on Windows Server 2016.

The secondary audience for this course is those IT professionals who are looking to take the MCSA 70-741: Networking with Windows Server 2016 exam.

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Entry Requirements

In addition to professional experience, students who attend this training should already have the following technical knowledge:

  • Experience working with Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2012
  • Experience working in a Windows Server infrastructure enterprise environment
  • Knowledge of the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) model
  • Understanding of core networking infrastructure components and technologies such as cabling, routers, hubs, and switches
  • Familiarity with networking topologies and architectures such as local area networks (LANs), wide area networks (WANs) and wireless networking
  • Some basic knowledge of the TCP/IP protocol stack, addressing and name resolution
  • Experience with and knowledge of Hyper-V and virtualization
  • Hands-on experience working with the Windows client operating systems such as Windows 8.1 or Windows 10

You can meet the prerequisites by attending the following course, or by having knowledge and skills equivalent to:

Microsoft Course 10967A: Fundamentals of a Windows Server Infrastructure

Course content

This version of the Microsoft Course 20741 comprises 11 modules delivered over 1 week.


  • Module 1: Planning and implementing an IPv4 network
  • Module 2: Implementing DHCP
  • Module 3: Implementing IPv6

  • Module 4: Implementing DNS

  • Module 5: Implementing and managing IPAM

  • Module 6: Remote access in Windows Server 2016

  • Module 7: Implementing DirectAccess

  • Module 8: Implementing VPNs

  • Module 9: Implementing networking for branch offices

  • Module 10: Configuring advanced networking features

  • Module 11: Implementing Software Defined Networking

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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