Welcome to this course: MCSA - Windows Server 2016 Certification (70-742). This course walks through all of the objectives on the exam, including Install and Configure Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS), Manage and Maintain AD DS, Create and Manage Group Policy, Implement Active Directory Certificate Services (AD CS), Implement Identity Federation and Access Solutions, and more. 



Course 20740C: Installation, Storage, and Compute with Windows Server 2016

Introducing Windows Server 2016
Preparing and installing Server Core
Preparing for upgrades and migrations
Migrating server roles and workloads
Windows Server activation models

Managing disks in Windows Server
Managing volumes in Windows Server

Overview of DAS, NAS, and SANs
Comparing Fibre Channel, iSCSI, and Fibre Channel over Ethernet
Understanding iSNS, DCB, and MPIO
Configuring sharing in Windows Server 2016

Implementing Storage Spaces
Managing Storage Spaces
Implementing Data Deduplication

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 virtual machines

Overview of containers in Windows Server 2016
Deploying Windows Server and Hyper-V containers
Installing, configuring, and managing containers by using Docker

Defining levels of availability
Planning high availability and disaster recovery solutions with Hyper-V virtual machines
Backing up and restoring by using Windows Server Backup
High availability with failover clustering in Windows Server 2016

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

Overview of the integration of Hyper-V Server 2016 with failover clustering
Implementing Hyper-V VMs on failover clusters
Key features for VMs in a clustered environment

Overview of NLB
Configuring an NLB cluster
Planning an NLB implementation

Introduction to deployment images
Creating and managing deployment images by using MDT
Virtual machine environments for different workloads

WSUS overview and deployment options
Update management process with WSUS
Overview of Windows PowerShell DSC
Overview of Windows Server 2016 monitoring tools
Using Performance Monitor
Monitoring event logs

Course 20741B: Networking with Windows Server 2016

Planning IPv4 addressing
Configuring an IPv4 host
Managing and troubleshooting IPv4 network connectivity

Overview of the DHCP server role
Deploying DHCP
Managing and troubleshooting DHCP

Overview of IPv6 addressing
Configuring an IPv6 host
Implementing IPv6 and IPv4 coexistence
Transitioning from IPv4 to IPv6

Implementing DNS servers
Configuring zones in DNS
Configuring name resolution between DNS zones
Configuring DNS integration with Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS)
Configuring advanced DNS settings

Overview of IPAM
Deploying IPAM
Managing IP address spaces by using IPAM

Overview of remote access
Implementing the Web Application Proxy

Overview of DirectAccess
Implementing DirectAccess by using the Getting Started Wizard
Implementing and managing an advanced DirectAccess infrastructure

Planning VPNs
Implementing VPNs 

Networking features and considerations for branch offices
Implementing Distributed File System (DFS) for branch offices
Implementing BranchCache for branch offices 

Overview of high performance networking features
Configuring advanced Microsoft Hyper-V networking features  

Overview of SDN.
Implementing network virtualization
Implementing Network Controller  

Course 20742B: Identity with Windows Server 2016

Overview of AD DS
Overview of AD DS domain controllers
Deploying a domain controller 

Managing user accounts
Managing groups in AD DS
Managing computer objects in AD DS
Using Windows PowerShell for AD DS administration
Implementing and managing OUs 

Overview of advanced AD DS deployments
Deploying a distributed AD DS environment
Configuring AD DS trusts 

Overview of AD DS replication
Configuring AD DS sites
Configuring and monitoring AD DS replication 

Introducing Group Policy
Implementing and administering GPOs
Group Policy scope and Group Policy processing
Troubleshooting the application of GPOs

Implementing administrative templates
Configuring Folder Redirection, software installation, and scripts
Configuring Group Policy preferences

Securing domain controllers
Implementing account security
Implementing audit authentication
Configuring managed service accounts

Deploying CAs
Administering CAs
Troubleshooting and maintaining CAs

Deploying and managing certificate templates
Managing certificate deployment, revocation, and recovery
Using certificates in a business environment
Implementing and managing smart cards

Overview of AD FS
AD FS requirements and planning
Deploying and configuring AD FS
Web Application Proxy Overview

Overview of AD RMS
Deploying and managing an AD RMS infrastructure
Configuring AD RMS content protection

Planning and preparing for directory synchronization
Implementing directory synchronization by using Azure AD Connect
Managing identities with directory synchronization

Monitoring AD DS
Managing the Active Directory database
Active Directory backup and recovery options for AD DS and other identity and access solutions



Pedram Nakhai
Master of Computer Science, (CGPA 3.94 from 4, 19.70), University Malaya (UM), Top 100 University

► First and only Iranian engineer who achieved 20 Microsoft Certificates 
► 7500 Hours experience as Microsoft Trainer in Malaysia and Tehran Institute of Technology
►   7 years experience as a network administrator.


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