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Microsoft Windows Server 2016 certification exams

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Installation, Storage, and Compute with Windows Server 2016

Exam 70-740

Candidates for this exam are involved with the installation, storage, and compute functionalities available in Windows Server 2016. Candidates perform general installation tasks, including installing and configuring Nano Server, as well as creating and managing images for deployment. Candidates should have experience with 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 candidates should also be familiar with managing Hyper-V and Containers as well as maintaining and monitoring servers in physical and compute environments.

Exam 70-740 includes such topics as: install Windows Servers in host and compute environments, implement high availability, and maintain and monitor server environments.

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Networking with Windows Server 2016

Exam 70-741

Candidates for this exam perform tasks related to the networking features and functionalities available in Windows Server 2016. Candidates should have familiarity with implementing and managing DNS, DHCP, and IPAM, as well as deploying remote access solutions such as VPN and RADIUS. Candidates should also have experience managing DFS and branch cache solutions, configuring high performance network features and functionality, and implementing Software Defined Networking (SDN) solutions such as Hyper-V Network Virtualization (HNV) and Network Controller.

Exam 70-741 includes such topics as: Implement Domain Name System (DNS), Implement DHCP and IPAM, Implement Network Connectivity and Remote Access Solutions, Implement Core and Distributed Network Solutions, and Implement an Advanced Network Infrastructure.

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Identity with Windows Server 2016

Exam 70-742

Candidates for this exam manage identities using the functionalities in Windows Server 2016. Candidates install, configure, manage, and maintain Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) as well as implement Group Policy Objects (GPOs). Candidates should also be familiar implementing and managing Active Directory Certificate Services (AD CS), Active Directory Federations Services (AD FS), Active Directory Rights Management Services (AD RMS), and Web Application proxy.

Exam 70-742 includes such topics as: Install and Configure Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS, Manage and Maintain AD D, Create and Manage Group Policy, Implement Active Directory Certificate Services (AD CS) and Implement Identity Federation and Access Solutions.

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Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA: Windows Server 2016

Exam 70-743

Candidates for this exam are IT professionals who implement the Windows Server 2016 core infrastructure services. Candidates have already earned an MCSA: Windows Server 2008 or MCSA: Windows Server 2012 R2 certification. This exam covers key aspects of installation, storage, compute, networking, and identity functionality available in Windows Server 2016.

Exam 70-743 includes such topics as: Install Windows Servers in Host and Compute Environments, Implement Storage Solutions, Implement Hyper-V, Implement Windows Containers, Implement High Availability, Implement Domain Name System (DNS), Implement Network Connectivity and Remote Access Solutions, Implement an Advanced Network Infrastructure, Install and Configure Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS), and Implement Identity Federation and Access Solutions.

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Securing Windows Server 2016

Exam 70-744

Candidates for this exam secure Windows Server 2016 environments. Candidates are familiar with the methods and technologies used to harden server environments and secure virtual machine infrastructures using Shielded and encryption-supported virtual machines and Guarded Fabric. Candidates manage the protection of Active Directory and Identity infrastructures and manage privileged identities using Just in Time (JIT) and Just Enough Administration (JEA) approaches, as well as implement Privileged Access Workstations (PAWs) and secure servers using the Local Administrator Password Solution (LAPS). Candidates should also be able to use threat detection solutions such as auditing access, implementing Advanced Threat Analytics (ATA), deploying Operations Management Suite (OMS) solutions, and identifying solutions for specific workloads.

Exam 70-744 includes such topics as: Implement Server Hardening Solution, Secure a Virtualization Infrastructure, Secure a Network Infrastructure, Manage Privileged Identities, Implement Threat Detection Solutions, and Implement Workload-Specific Security.

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Implementing a Software-Defined Datacenter

Exam 70-745

This certification exam is targeted towards data management professionals, data architects, data scientists, and data developers who design big data analytics solutions on Microsoft Azure. Candidates for this exam will have relevant work experience in big data analytics solutions.

Exam 70-745 includes such topics as: Plan and Implement System Center Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) Core Infrastructure, Implement Software-Defined Networking (SDN), Implement Software-Defined Storage, Implement Datacenter Compute Solutions with Virtual Machine Manager (VMM), Secure your Software-Defined Datacenter, and Monitor and Maintain the Software-Defined Datacenter.

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