MCSA: Windows Server 2016

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Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate

Prove your mastery of the primary set of Windows Server 2016 skills required to reduce IT costs and deliver more business value.


What is involved

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).

  • STEP 1 – SKILLS

Possess introductory IT skills through existing knowledge or optional MTA Certification.

  • STEP 2 – EXAMS


Exam 70-740/Course 20740A


Installation, Storage, and computer with Windows Server 2016

This exam focuses primarily on the installation, storage, and compute features and functionality available in Windows Server 2016. It covers general installation tasks and considerations and the installation and configuration of Nano Server, in addition to the creation and management of images for deployment. It also covers local and server storage solutions, including the configuration of disks and volumes, Data Deduplication, High Availability, Disaster Recovery, Storage Spaces Direct, and Failover Clustering solutions. The exam also covers Hyper-V and containers, along with the maintenance and monitoring of servers in physical and compute environments.


Exam 70-741/Course 20741A


Networking with Windows Server 2016

This exam focuses on the networking features and functionality available in Windows Server 2016. It covers DNS, DHCP, and IPAM implementations, in addition to remote access solutions, such as VPN and Direct Access. It also covers DFS and BranchCache solutions, high performance network features and functionality, and implementation of software-defined networking (SDN) solutions, such as Hyper-V Network Virtualization (HNV) and Network Controller.


Exam 70-742/Course 20742A


Identity with Windows Server 2016

This exam focuses on the identity functionality in Windows Server 2016. It covers the installation and configuration of Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS), in addition to Group Policy implementation for non-Nano Server environments. It also covers functionality such as Active Directory Certificate Services (AD CS), Active Directory Federations Services (AD FS), and Web Application proxy implementations.

  • STEP 3 – CERTIFICATION

Earn your MCSA: Windows Server 2016.

  • STEP 4 – CONTINUING EDUCATION

Earn an MCSE by passing 1 related exam.

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