MCSA - Windows Server 2016 Boot Camp

MCSA - Windows Server 2016 Boot Camp

Length : 9 days

In an intensive and immersive hands-on learning environment, you will prepare for the MCSA: Windows Server 2016 certification exams. This extended-hours boot camp, led by senior Global Knowledge instructors, includes targeted lectures using Microsoft Learning recommended content and 12 months of access to more than 40 remote labs.

This boot camp includes all the exam vouchers required for certification, along with one free retake voucher if needed. It also includes access to our Microsoft Boot Camp Exclusives, providing indispensable certification exam prep.

You will prepare for these 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

What You'll Learn

  • Implement and manage Storage Spaces and Data Deduplication
  • Install and configure Microsoft Hyper-V
  • Deploy, configure, and manage Windows and Hyper-V containers
  • 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
  • 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
  • Implement AD DS in complex environments
  • Implement 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

Who Should Attend

  • IT professionals with at least two years of hands-on experience implementing and administering network and desktop operating systems
  • Systems engineers, network engineers, systems analysts, network analysts, and technical consultants who want to prepare for their MCSA: Windows Server 2016 credential in an accelerated format
  • MCSAs on Windows Server 2012


  • Two years of hands-on experience working in a Windows Server 2012 R2 or Windows Server 2016 environment
  • Hands-on Windows Client experience Windows 8, or Windows 10 is recommended but not required

Course Outline

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


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

Lab 1: Installing and Configuring Nano Server

Lab 2: Configuring Local Storage

Lab 3: Planning and Configuring Storage Technologies and Components

Lab 4: Implementing Storage Spaces

Lab 5: Implementing Data Deduplication

Lab 6: Installing and Configuring Hyper-V

Lab 7: Installing and Configuring Containers

Lab 8: Planning and Implementing a High Availability and Disaster Recovery Solution

Lab 9: Implementing a Failover Cluster

Lab 10: Managing a Failover Cluster

Lab 11: Implementing Failover Clustering with Hyper-V

Lab 12: Implementing an NLB Cluster

Lab 13: Using MDT to Deploy Windows Server 2016

Lab 14: Implementing WSUS and Deploying Updates

Lab 15: Monitoring and Troubleshooting Windows Server 2016

Exam 70-741: Networking with Windows Server 2016

Lab 1: Planning an IPv4 Network

Lab 2: Implementing and Troubleshooting an IPv4 network

Lab 3: Implementing DHCP

Lab 4: Configuring and Evaluating IPv6 Transition Technologies

Lab 5: Planning and Implementing Name Resolution by Using DNS

Lab 6: Integrating DNS with Active Directory

Lab 7: Configuring Advanced DNS Settings

Lab 8: Implementing IPAM

Lab 9: Implementing Web Application Proxy

Lab 10: Implementing DirectAccess by Using the Getting Started Wizard

Lab 11: Deploying an Advanced DirectAccess Solution

Lab 12: Implementing a VPN

Lab 13: Implementing DFS for Branch Offices

Lab 14: Implementing BranchCache

Lab 15: Configuring Advanced Hyper-V Networking Features

Lab 16: Deploying Network Controller

Exam 70-742: Identity with Windows Server 2016

Lab 1: Deploying and Administering AD DS

Lab 2: Managing AD DS objects

Lab 3: Administering AD DS

Lab 4: Domain and Trust Management in AD DS

Lab 5: Implementing AD DS Sites and Replication

Lab 6: Implementing a Group Policy Infrastructure

Lab 7: Troubleshooting a Group Policy Infrastructure

Lab 8: Managing User Settings with GPOs

Lab 9: Securing AD DS

Lab 10: Deploying and Configuring a Two-Tier CA Hierarchy

Lab 11: Deploying and Using Certificates

Lab 12: Implementing AD FS

Lab 13: Implementing an AD RMS Infrastructure

Lab 14: Configuring Directory Synchronization

Lab 15: Recovering Objects in AD DS


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