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
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.
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.
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.