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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

  • Install and configure domain controllers
  • Manage objects in AD DS by using graphical tools and Windows PowerShell
  • Implement AD DS in complex environments
  • ImpImplement and administer Active Directory Rights Management Services (AD RMS)
  • lmplement AD DS sites, and configure and manage replication
  • Implement and manage Group Policy Objects (GPOs)
  • Manage user settings by using GPOs
  • Secure AD DS and user accounts
  • Implement and manage a certificate authority (CA) hierarchy with AD CS
  • Deploy and manage certificates
  • Implement and administer AD FS
  • Implement synchronization between AD DS and Azure AD
  • Monitor, troubleshoot, and establish business continuity for AD DS services
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Audience

This five-day instructor-led course teaches IT professionals how to deploy and configure Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) in a distributed environment, how to implement Group Policy, how to perform backup and restore, and how to monitor and troubleshoot Active Directory–related issues with Windows Server 2016. Additionally, this course teaches students how to deploy other Active Directory server roles, such as Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) and Active Directory Certificate Services (AD CS).

This course is primarily intended for existing IT professionals who have some AD DS knowledge and experience and who aim to develop knowledge about identity and access technologies in Windows Server 2016. This would typically include:

  • AD DS administrators who are looking to train in identity and access technologies with Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2016.
  • System or infrastructure administrators with general AD DS experience and knowledge who are looking to cross-train in core and advanced identity and access technologies in Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2016.

The secondary audience for this course includes IT professionals who are looking to consolidate their knowledge about AD DS and related technologies, in addition to IT professionals who want to prepare for the 70-742 exam.

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Entry Requirements

Before attending this course, students must have:

  • Some exposure to and experience with AD DS concepts and technologies in Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2016
  • Experience working with and configuring Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2016
  • Experience and an understanding of core networking technologies such as IP addressing, name resolution, and Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)
  • Experience working with and an understanding of Microsoft Hyper-V and basic server virtualization concepts
  • An awareness of basic security best practices
  • Hands-on working experience with Windows client operating systems such as Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, or Windows 10
  • Basic experience with the Windows PowerShell command-line interface

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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