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MCSA 70-741 Cert Guide: Networking with Windows Server 2016, First Edition

Book Description

Learn, prepare, and practice for MCSA 70-741 exam success with this Cert Guide from Pearson IT Certification, a leader in IT certification.

  • Master MCSA 70-741 exam topics

  • Assess your knowledge with chapter-ending quizzes

  • Review key concepts with exam preparation tasks

  • Practice with realistic exam questions


  • MCSA 70-741 Cert Guide is a best-of-breed exam study guide. Leading technology trainer and exam development consultant Michael S. Schulz shares preparation hints and test-taking tips, helping you identify areas of weakness and improve both your conceptual knowledge and hands-on skills. Material is presented in a concise manner, focusing on increasing your understanding and retention of exam topics.

    The book presents you with an organized test-preparation routine through the use of proven series elements and techniques. Exam topic lists make referencing easy. Chapter-ending Exam Preparation Tasks help you drill on key concepts you must know thoroughly. Review questions help you assess your knowledge, and a final preparation chapter guides you through tools and resources to help you craft your final study plan.

    The companion website contains the powerful Pearson Test Prep practice test software, complete with hundreds of exam-realistic questions. The assessment engine offers you a wealth of customization options and reporting features, laying out a complete assessment of your knowledge to help you focus your study where it is needed most.

    Well regarded for its level of detail, assessment features, and challenging review questions and exercises, this study guide helps you master the concepts and techniques that will enable you to succeed on the exam the first time.

    The study guide helps you master all the topics on the MCSA 70-741 exam for Windows Server 2016, including

  • DNS implementation, including server configuration, zones, records, policies, DNSSEC, and DANE

  • DHCP, including server installation, configuration, and scopes

  • IPAM, including installation/configuration, DNS/DHCP management, and auditing

  • Network connectivity and remote access solutions, including VPN, DirectAccess, NPS Radius, and wired clients

  • Core and distributed network solutions, including IPv4 and IPv6 addressing, DFS, and branch office solutions

  • Advanced network infrastructure

  • Table of Contents

    1. Title Page
    2. Copyright Page
    3. Contents at a Glance
    4. Table of Contents
    5. About the Author
    6. Dedication
    7. Acknowledgments
    8. About the Technical Reviewer
    9. We Want to Hear from You!
    10. Reader Services
    11. Introduction
      1. About the 70-741 Networking with Windows Server 2016 Exam
      2. 70-741 Exam Topics
      3. About the MCSA 70-741 Cert Guide
      4. Companion Website
        1. Pearson Test Prep Practice Test Software
      5. Accessing the Pearson Test Prep Software Online
      6. Accessing the Pearson Test Prep Software Offline
      7. Customizing Your Exams
      8. Updating Your Exams
    12. Part I: Implement Windows Server 2016 DNS
      1. Chapter 1. Installing and Configuring DNS Servers
        1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
        2. Foundation Topics
          1. DNS Fundamentals
          2. Windows Server 2016 DNS Installation
          3. Configure and Implement DNS Global Settings Using Windows PowerShell
          4. Configure Forwarders
          5. Configure DNS Delegation
          6. Configure DNS Socket Pool
          7. Configure Cache Locking
          8. Configure DNS Logging
          9. Configure DNS Delegated Administration
        3. Exam Preparation Tasks
          1. Review All the Key Topics
          2. Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory
          3. Definition of Key Terms
          4. End-of-Chapter Review Questions
      2. Chapter 2. Creating and Configuring DNS Zones and Records
        1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
        2. Foundation Topics
          1. Zone Type Overview
          2. Primary Zones
          3. Secondary Zones
          4. Stub Zones
          5. GlobalNames Zones
          6. DNSSEC
          7. Analyzing Zone-Level Statistics
          8. Zone Scavenging
          9. Record Options
          10. DNS Audit and Analytical Events
        3. Exam Preparation Tasks
          1. Review All the Key Topics
          2. Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory
          3. Definition of Key Terms
          4. End-of-Chapter Review Questions
      3. Chapter 3. Configuring and Managing DNS Policies
        1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
        2. Foundation Topics
          1. DHCP Options
          2. DHCP Name Protection
          3. Manage DNS Client Settings with PowerShell
          4. Manage DNS Server Settings with PowerShell
          5. Network Troubleshooting with PowerShell
          6. Understanding Routing
          7. Split DNS
          8. DNS Policies
        3. Exam Preparation Tasks
          1. Review All the Key Topics
          2. Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory
          3. Definition of Key Terms
          4. End-of-Chapter Review Questions
      4. Chapter 4. Understanding and Configuring DNSSEC
        1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
        2. Foundation Topics
          1. DNSSEC Planning
          2. Enabling DNSSEC
          3. DNSSEC Functionality
          4. DNSSEC Zone Signing Wizard
          5. DNSSEC Monitoring
          6. Trust Anchors
          7. ZSK/KSK Rollover Process
          8. DNSSEC Clients
          9. DNSSEC and Delegation
          10. Chain of Trust
          11. DNSSEC Record Types
        3. Exam Preparation Tasks
          1. Review All the Key Topics
          2. Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory
          3. Define Key Terms
          4. End-of-Chapter Review Questions
      5. Chapter 5. Understanding and Configuring DANE
        1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
        2. Foundation Topics
          1. DANE Overview
          2. DANE Security
          3. TLSA Records
          4. Configuring DANE
          5. Common DANE Failures
        3. Exam Preparation Tasks
          1. Review All the Key Topics
          2. Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory
          3. Definition of Key Terms
          4. End-of-Chapter Review Questions
    13. Part II: Implement Windows Server 2016 DHCP
      1. Chapter 6. Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2016 DHCP Server
        1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
        2. Foundation Topics
          1. DHCP Fundamentals
          2. DHCP Server Installation
          3. DHCP Scopes
          4. DHCP Options
          5. DHCP Relay Agent
          6. DHCP Security Options
          7. DHCP High Availability
          8. DHCP Policies
        3. Exam Preparation Tasks
          1. Review All the Key Topics
          2. Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory
          3. Definition of Key Terms
          4. End-of-Chapter Review Questions
    14. Part III: Implement Windows Server 2016 IPAM
      1. Chapter 7. Implementing Windows Server 2016 IPAM
        1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
        2. Foundation Topics
          1. IPAM Fundamentals
          2. IPAM Provisioning
          3. Create and Manage IP Blocks and Ranges
          4. Monitor Utilization of IP Address Spaces
          5. Configure IPAM Database Storage Using SQL Server
          6. IPAM and SCVMM
        3. Exam Preparation Tasks
          1. Review All the Key Topics
          2. Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory
          3. Definition of Key Terms
          4. End-of-Chapter Review Questions
      2. Chapter 8. Managing DNS and DHCP Using Windows Server 2016 IPAM
        1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
        2. Foundation Topics
          1. Manage DHCP Server Properties Using IPAM
          2. Configure DHCP Scopes and Options Using IPAM
          3. Configure DHCP Policies and Failover Using IPAM
          4. Configure DNS Server Properties Using IPAM
          5. Manage DNS Zones and Records Using IPAM
          6. Manage DNS and DHCP Servers in Multiple Active Directory Forests Using IPAM
          7. Using RBAC to Delegate DNS and DHCP Server Administration Using IPAM
        3. Exam Preparation Tasks
          1. Review All the Key Topics
          2. Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory
          3. Definition of Key Terms
          4. End-of-Chapter Review Questions
      3. Chapter 9. Windows Server 2016 IPAM Audit Changes and Events
        1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
        2. Foundation Topics
          1. Audit the Changes Performed on the DNS and DHCP Servers
          2. Audit the IPAM Address Usage Trail
          3. Audit DHCP Lease Events and User Logon Events
        3. Exam Preparation Tasks
          1. Review All the Key Topics
          2. Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory
          3. Definition of Key Terms
          4. End-of-Chapter Review Questions
    15. Part IV: Implement Network Connectivity and Remote Access Solutions
      1. Chapter 10. Windows Server 2016 VPN and DirectAccess Solutions
        1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
        2. Foundation Topics
          1. Implementing Remote Access and S2S VPN Solutions Using RAS Gateway
          2. Configure Different VPN Protocol Options
          3. Configure Authentication Options
          4. Configure VPN Reconnect
          5. Create and Configure VPN Connection Profiles
          6. Scenarios for RAS VPN and S2S VPN and Appropriate Protocols
          7. Install and Configure DirectAccess
          8. Implement DirectAccess Server Requirements
          9. Implement DirectAccess Client Requirements
          10. Troubleshooting DirectAccess
        3. Exam Preparation Tasks
          1. Review All the Key Topics
          2. Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory
          3. Definition of Key Terms
          4. End-of-Chapter Review Questions
      2. Chapter 11. Windows Server 2016 Network Policy Server
        1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
        2. Foundation Topics
          1. Implementing RADIUS
          2. Registering the NPS Server in Active Directory
          3. Implementing RADIUS Proxy
          4. Implementing RADIUS Clients
          5. Configure NPS Templates
          6. Configure RADIUS Accounting
          7. Certificates
          8. Connection Request Policies
          9. Network Policies for VPN Wireless and Wired Clients
          10. Import and Export NPS Policies
        3. Exam Preparation Tasks
          1. Review All the Key Topics
          2. Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory
          3. Definition of Key Terms
          4. End-of-Chapter Review Questions
    16. Part V: Implement Core and Distributed Network Solutions
      1. Chapter 12. Implementing Windows Server 2016 IPv4 and IPv6 Addressing
        1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
        2. Foundation Topics
          1. Configure IPv4 Addresses and Options
          2. Determine and Configure Appropriate IPv6 Addresses
          3. Configure IPv4 and IPv6 Subnetting
          4. Implement IPv6 Stateless Addressing
          5. Configure Interoperability Between IPv4 and IPv6 by Using ISATAP, 6to4, and Teredo Scenarios
          6. Configure Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
          7. Configure IPv4 and IPv6 Routing
        3. Exam Preparation Tasks
          1. Review All the Key Topics
          2. Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory
          3. Definition of Key Terms
          4. End-of-Chapter Review Questions
      2. Chapter 13. Implementing Windows Server 2016 DFS and Branch Office Solutions
        1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
        2. Foundation Topics
          1. Install and Configure DFS Namespaces
          2. Configure DFS Replication and DFSR Scheduling
          3. Configure Remote Differential Compression (RDC) Settings
          4. Configure Fault Tolerance
          5. Recover DFS Databases
          6. Optimize DFS Replication
          7. Install and Configure BranchCache
          8. Implement Distributed and Hosted Cache Modes
          9. Implement BranchCache for Web, File, and Application Servers
          10. Troubleshoot BranchCache
        3. Exam Preparation Tasks
          1. Review All the Key Topics
          2. Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory
          3. Definition of Key Terms
          4. End-of-Chapter Review Questions
    17. Part VI: Implement an Advanced Network Infrastructure
      1. Chapter 14. Implementing Windows Server 2016 High-Performance Network Solutions
        1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
        2. Foundation Topics
          1. Implement NIC Teaming or the Switch Embedded Teaming (SET) Solution, and Identify When to Use Each
          2. Receive Side Scaling
          3. Quality of Service with Data Center Bridging
          4. SMB Direct on RDMA-Enabled Network Adapters
          5. SMB Multichannel
          6. Receive Side Scaling on a VMQ-Capable Network Adapter
          7. Virtual Machine Multi-Queue
          8. Single-Root I/O Virtualization on a Supported Network Adapter
          9. Software-Defined Networking
        3. Exam Preparation Tasks
          1. Review All the Key Topics
          2. Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory
          3. Definition of Key Terms
          4. End-of-Chapter Review Questions
      2. Chapter 15. Final Preparation
        1. Tools for Final Preparation
        2. Suggested Plan for Final Review/Study
        3. Summary
    18. Part VII: Appendices
      1. Appendix A. Answers to the “Do I Know This Already?” Quizzes and End-of-Chapter Review Questions
        1. Chapter 1
          1. Do I Know This Already? Quiz
          2. End-of-Chapter Review Questions
        2. Chapter 2
          1. Do I Know This Already? Quiz
          2. End-of-Chapter Review Questions
        3. Chapter 3
          1. Do I Know This Already? Quiz
          2. End-of-Chapter Review Questions
        4. Chapter 4
          1. Do I Know This Already? Quiz
          2. End-of-Chapter Review Questions
        5. Chapter 5
          1. Do I Know This Already? Quiz
          2. End-of-Chapter Review Questions
        6. Chapter 6
          1. Do I Know This Already? Quiz
          2. End-of-Chapter Review Questions
        7. Chapter 7
          1. Do I Know This Already? Quiz
          2. End-of-Chapter Review Questions
        8. Chapter 8
          1. Do I Know This Already? Quiz
          2. End-of-Chapter Review Questions
        9. Chapter 9
          1. Do I Know This Already? Quiz
          2. End-of-Chapter Review Questions
        10. Chapter 10
          1. Do I Know This Already? Quiz
          2. End-of-Chapter Review Questions
        11. Chapter 11
          1. Do I Know This Already? Quiz
          2. End-of-Chapter Review Questions
        12. Chapter 12
          1. Do I Know This Already? Quiz
          2. End-of-Chapter Review Questions
        13. Chapter 13
          1. Do I Know This Already? Quiz
          2. End-of-Chapter Review Questions
        14. Chapter 14
          1. Do I Know This Already? Quiz
          2. End-of-Chapter Review Questions
    19. Glossary of Key Terms
    20. Index
    21. Appendix B. Memory Tables
      1. Chapter 1
      2. Chapter 2
      3. Chapter 3
      4. Chapter 4
      5. Chapter 5
      6. Chapter 6
      7. Chapter 7
      8. Chapter 8
      9. Chapter 9
      10. Chapter 10
      11. Chapter 11
      12. Chapter 12
      13. Chapter 13
      14. Chapter 14
    22. Appendix C. Memory Tables Answer Key
      1. Chapter 1
      2. Chapter 2
      3. Chapter 3
      4. Chapter 4
      5. Chapter 5
      6. Chapter 6
      7. Chapter 7
      8. Chapter 8
      9. Chapter 9
      10. Chapter 10
      11. Chapter 11
      12. Chapter 12
      13. Chapter 13
      14. Chapter 14
    23. Appendix D. Study Planner
    24. Inside Front Cover
    25. Inside Back Cover
    26. Where are the companion content files?
    27. Where are the companion content files?
    28. Access Card
    29. Code Snippets