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MCSA: Windows Server 2016 Boot Camp

Exam 70-740: Installation, Storage, and Compute with Windows Server 2016


1. Installing, Upgrading, and Migrating Servers and Workloads

  • Introducing Windows Server 2016

  • Preparing and installing Nano Server and Server Core

  • Preparing for upgrades and migrations

  • Migrating server roles and workloads

  • Windows Server activation models


2. Configuring Local Storage

  • Managing disks in Windows Server 2016

  • Managing volumes in Windows Server 2016


3. Implementing Enterprise Storage Solutions

  • Overview of direct-attached storage, network-attached storage, and storage area networks

  • Comparing Fibre Channel, iSCSI, and FCoE

  • Understanding iSNS, data centre bridging, and MPIO

  • Configuring sharing in Windows Server 2016


4. Implementing Storage Spaces and Data Deduplication

  • Implementing Storage Spaces

  • Managing Storage Spaces

  • Implementing Data Deduplication


5. Installing and Configuring Hyper-V and Virtual Machines

  • Overview of Hyper-V 

  • Installing Hyper-V

  • Configuring storage on Hyper-V host servers

  • Configuring networking on Hyper-V host servers

  • Configuring Hyper-V virtual machines

  • Managing Hyper-V virtual machines


6. Deploying and Managing Windows Server and Hyper-V Containers

  • Overview of containers in Windows Server 2016

  • Deploying Windows Server and Hyper-V containers

  • Installing, configuring, and managing containers


7. Overview of High Availability and Disaster Recovery

  • Defining levels of availability

  • Planning high availability and disaster recovery solutions with Hyper-V virtual machines

  • Backing up and restoring the Windows Server 2016 operating system and data by using Windows Server B

  • High availability with failover clustering in Windows Server 2016


8. Implementing and Managing Failover Clustering

  • Planning a failover cluster

  • Creating and configuring a new failover cluster

  • Maintaining a failover cluster

  • Troubleshooting a failover cluster

  • Implementing site high availability with stretch clustering


9. Implementing Failover Clustering for with Server 2016 Hyper-V

  • Overview of integrating Hyper-V Server 2016 with failover clustering

  • Implementing and maintaining Hyper-V virtual machines on failover clusters

  • Key features for virtual machines in a clustered environment


10. Implementing Network Load Balancing

  • Overview of NLB clusters 

  • Configuring an NLB cluster

  • Planning an NLB implementation


11. Creating and Managing Deployment Images

  • Introduction to deployment images

  • Creating and managing deployment images by using MDT

  • Virtual machine environments for different workloads


12. Managing, Monitoring, and Maintaining Virtual Machine Installations

  • WSUS overview and deployment options 

  • Update management process with WSUS

  • Overview of PowerShell DSC

  • Overview of Windows Server 2016 monitoring tools

  • Using Performance Monitor

  • Monitoring Event Logs


Exam 70-741: Networking with Windows Server 2016


1. Planning and Implementing an IPv4 Network

  • Planning IPv4 addressing

  • Configuring an IPv4 host

  • Managing and troubleshooting IPv4 network connectivity


2. Implementing DHCP

  • Overview of the DHCP server role

  • Deploying DHCP

  • Managing and troubleshooting DHCP


3. Implementing IPv6

  • Overview of IPv6 addressing

  • Configuring an IPv6 host

  • Implementing IPv6 and IPv4 coexistence

  • Transitioning from IPv4 to IPv6


4. Implementing DNS

  • Configuring zones in DNS

  • Configuring name resolution between DNS zones

  • Configuring DNS integration with Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS)

  • Configuring advanced DNS settings


5. Implementing and Managing IPAM

  • IPAM overview

  • Deploying IPAM

  • Managing IP address spaces by using IPAM


6. Remote Access in Windows Server 2016

  • Remote access overview

  • Implementing Web Application Proxy

7. Implementing DirectAccess

  • Overview of DirectAccess

  • Implementing DirectAccess by using the Getting Started Wizard

  • Implementing and managing an advanced DirectAccess infrastructure


8. Implementing VPNs

  • Planning VPNs


9. Implementing Networking for Branch Offices

  • Networking features and considerations for branch offices

  • Implementing Distributed File System (DFS) for branch offices

  • Implementing BranchCache for branch offices


10. Configuring Advanced Networking Features

  • Overview of high performance networking features

  • Configuring advanced Hyper-V networking features


11. Implementing Software-Defined Networking (SDN)

  • Overview of SDN

  • Implementing network virtualization

  • Implementing Network Controller


Exam 70-742: Identity with Windows Server 2016


1. Installing and Configuring Domain Controllers (DCs)

  • Overview of AD DS

  • Overview of AD DS DCs

  • Deploying DCs


2. Managing Objects in AD DS

  • Managing user accounts

  • Managing groups in AD DS

  • Managing computer accounts

  • Using Windows PowerShell for AD DS administration

  • Implementing and managing organizational units


3. Advanced AD DS Infrastructure Management

  • Overview of advanced AD DS deployments

  • Deploying a distributed AD DS environment

  • Configuring AD DS trusts


4. Implementing and Administering AD DS Sites and Replication

  • Overview of AD DS replication

  • Configuring AD DS sites

  • Configuring and monitoring AD DS replication


5. Implementing Group Policy

  • Introducing Group Policy

  • Implementing and administering GPOs

  • Group Policy scope and Group Policy processing

  • Troubleshooting the application of GPOs


6. Managing User Settings with GPOs

  • Implementing administrative templates

  • Configuring Folder Redirection and scripts

  • Configuring Group Policy preferences


7. Securing AD DS

  • Securing domain controllers

  • Implementing account security

  • Audit authentication

  • Configuring managed service accounts (MSAs)


8. Deploying and Managing AD CS

  • Deploying CAs

  • Administering CAs

  • Troubleshooting and maintaining CAs


9. Deploying and Managing Certificates

  • Deploying and managing certificate templates

  • Managing certificate deployment, revocation, and recovery

  • Using certificates in a business environment

  • Implementing and managing smart cards


10. Implementing and Administering AD FS

  • Overview of AD FS

  • AD FS requirements and planning

  • Deploying and configuring AD FS

  • Overview of Web Application Proxy


11. Implementing and Administering AD RMS

  • Overview of AD RMS

  • Deploying and managing an AD RMS infrastructure

  • Configuring AD RMS content protection


12. Implementing AD DS Synchronization with Azure AD

  • Planning and preparing for directory synchronization

  • Implementing directory synchronization by using Azure AD Connect

  • Managing identities with directory synchronization


13. Monitoring, Managing, and Recovering AD DS

  • Monitoring AD DS

  • Managing the Active Directory database

  • Active Directory backup and recovery options for AD DS and other identity and access solutions

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