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MCSA 70-742 Cert Guide: Identity with Windows Server 2016

Book Description

Learn, prepare, and practice for MCSA 70-742 exam success with this Cert Guide from Pearson IT Certification, a leader in IT certification.

  • Master MCSA 70-742 exam topics
  • Assess your knowledge with chapter-ending quizzes
  • Review key concepts with exam preparation tasks
  • Practice with realistic exam questions

MCSA 70-742 Cert Guide is a best-of-breed exam study guide. Leading technology trainer and exam development consultant Benjamin Finkel 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 70-742 exam for Windows Server 2016, including:

  • Installing and configuring Active Directory Domain Services, including domain controllers, users, computers, groups, and OUs
  • Managing and maintaining Active Directory Domain Services, including configuration of service authentication and account policies, and challenges of complex enterprise environments
  • Creating and managing Group Policy: objects, processing, setting, and preferences
  • Implementing Active Directory Certification Services: installation, configuration, and management
  • Implementing Identity Federation and Access Solutions, including Web Application Proxy and Rights Management Services

Table of Contents

  1. Title Page
  2. Copyright Page
  3. Contents at a Glance
  4. Table of Contents
  5. About This eBook
  6. About the Author
  7. About the Technical Reviewer
  8. Dedication
  9. Acknowledgments
  10. We Want to Hear from You!
  11. Reader Services
  12. Introduction
    1. About the 70-742 Identity with Windows Server 2016 Exam
    2. 70-742 Exam Topics
    3. About the MCSA 70-742 Cert Guide
      1. Objectives and Methods
      2. Book Features
      3. How This Book Is Organized
    4. Elements Available on the Book Website
    5. Companion Website
    6. Pearson Test Prep Practice Test Software
      1. Accessing the Pearson Test Prep Software Online
      2. Accessing the Pearson Test Prep Software Offline
      3. Customizing Your Exams
    7. Updating Your Exams
  13. Part I: Installing and Configuring Active Directory Domain Services
    1. Chapter 1. Introducing Active Directory 2016
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
        1. Identity and Active Directory 2016
        2. Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS)
        3. Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS)
        4. Active Directory Certificate Services (AD CS)
        5. Active Directory Rights Management Services (AD RMS)
      3. Exam Preparation Tasks
        1. Review All Key Topics
        2. Complete Tables and Lists from Memory
        3. Define Key Terms
      4. End-of-Chapter Review Questions
    2. Chapter 2. Installing and Configuring Domain Controllers
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
        1. Installing a New Forest
        2. Adding or Removing a Domain Controller from a Domain
        3. Upgrading a Domain Controller
        4. Installing AD DS on a Server Core Installation
        5. Installing a Domain Controller with Install from Media (IFM)
        6. Installing and Configuring a Read-Only Domain Controller (RODC)
        7. Configuring Domain Controller Cloning
        8. Resolving DNS SRV Record Registration Issues
        9. Configuring a Global Catalog Server
        10. Transferring and Seizing Operations Master Roles
      3. Exam Preparation Tasks
        1. Review All Key Topics
        2. Complete Tables and Lists from Memory
        3. Define Key Terms
      4. End-of-Chapter Review Questions
    3. Chapter 3. Creating and Managing Active Directory Users and Computers
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
        1. Creating, Copying, Configuring, and Deleting Users and Computers
        2. Automating the Creation of Active Directory Accounts
        3. Performing Bulk Active Directory Operations
        4. Configuring User Rights
        5. Implementing Offline Domain Join
        6. Managing Inactive and Disabled Accounts
      3. Exam Preparation Tasks
        1. Review All Key Topics
        2. Complete Tables and Lists from Memory
        3. Define Key Terms
      4. End-of-Chapter Review Questions
    4. Chapter 4. Creating and Managing Active Directory Groups and Organizational Units
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
        1. Creating, Copying, Configuring, and Deleting Groups and OUs
        2. Configuring Group Nesting
        3. Delegating the Creation and Management of Groups and OUs
        4. Managing Group Membership Using Group Policy
        5. Managing Default Active Directory Containers
      3. Exam Preparation Tasks
        1. Review All Key Topics
        2. Complete Tables and Lists from Memory
        3. Define Key Terms
      4. End-of-Chapter Review Questions
  14. Part II: Managing and Maintaining Active Directory Domain Services
    1. Chapter 5. Configuring Service Authentication and Account Policies
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
        1. Creating and Configuring Service Accounts
        2. Configuring Kerberos Constrained Delegation (KCD)
        3. Configuring Default Domain Account Policies
        4. Configuring and Applying Password Settings Objects (PSOs)
      3. Exam Preparation Tasks
        1. Review All Key Topics
        2. Complete Tables and Lists from Memory
        3. Define Key Terms
      4. End-of-Chapter Review Questions
    2. Chapter 6. Maintaining Active Directory
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
        1. Configuring Active Directory Snapshots
        2. Backing Up and Restoring Active Directory and SYSVOL
        3. Managing Active Directory Offline
        4. Cleaning Up Metadata
        5. Configuring Replication to Read-Only Domain Controllers (RODCs)
        6. Monitoring and Managing Replication
      3. Exam Preparation Tasks
        1. Review All Key Topics
        2. Complete Tables and Lists from Memory
        3. Define Key Terms
      4. End-of-Chapter Review Questions
    3. Chapter 7. Configuring Active Directory in a Complex Enterprise Environment
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
        1. Deploying Windows Server 2016 Domain Controllers Within a Pre-Existing Active Directory Environment
        2. Configuring Trusts
        3. Configuring Sites
      3. Exam Preparation Tasks
        1. Review All Key Topics
        2. Complete Tables and Lists from Memory
        3. Define Key Terms
      4. End-of-Chapter Review Questions
  15. Part III: Creating and Managing Group Policy
    1. Chapter 8. Creating and Managing Group Policy Objects (GPOs)
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
        1. Introduction to Group Policy
        2. Managing Starter GPOs
        3. Backing Up, Importing, Copying, and Restoring GPOs
        4. Delegating Group Policy Management
        5. Detecting Health Issues Using the Group Policy Infrastructure Status Dashboard
        6. Local Group Policies
      3. Exam Preparation Tasks
        1. Review All Key Topics
        2. Complete Tables and Lists from Memory
        3. Define Key Terms
      4. End-of-Chapter Review Questions
    2. Chapter 9. Configuring Group Policy Processing
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
        1. Configuring Processing Order, Precedence, and Blocking of Inheritance
        2. Configuring Security Filtering and Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) Filtering
        3. Client-Side Processing
      3. Exam Preparation Tasks
        1. Review All Key Topics
        2. Complete Tables and Lists from Memory
        3. Define Key Terms
      4. End-of-Chapter Review Questions
    3. Chapter 10. Configuring Group Policy Settings
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
        1. Configuring Software Installation
        2. Configuring Folder Redirection
        3. Configuring Scripts
        4. Configuring Administrative Templates
      3. Exam Preparation Tasks
        1. Review All Key Topics
        2. Complete Tables and Lists from Memory
        3. Define Key Terms
      4. End-of-Chapter Review Questions
    4. Chapter 11. Configuring Group Policy Preferences
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Configuring Control Panel Settings
        1. Configuring Printer Preferences
        2. Configuring Power Options
        3. Configuring Internet Explorer Settings
        4. Configuring Item-Level Targeting
      3. Configuring Windows Settings
        1. Configuring Custom Registry Settings
        2. Defining Network Drive Mappings
        3. Configuring File and Folder Deployment
        4. Configuring Shortcut Deployment
      4. Exam Preparation Tasks
        1. Review All Key Topics
        2. Complete Tables and Lists from Memory
        3. Define Key Terms
      5. End-of-Chapter Review Questions
  16. Part IV: Implementing Active Directory Certification Services
    1. Chapter 12. Installing and Configuring Active Directory Certificate Services
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
        1. Installing Active Directory Integrated Enterprise Certificate Authority
        2. Configuring Certificate Revocation List Distribution Points
        3. Configuring CA Backup, Recovery, and Administrative Role Separation
      3. Exam Preparation Tasks
        1. Review All Key Topics
        2. Complete Tables and Lists from Memory
        3. Define Key Terms
      4. End-of-Chapter Review Questions
    2. Chapter 13. Managing Certificates
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
        1. Managing Certificate Templates
        2. Managing Certificate Deployment, Validation, Revocation, and Renewal
        3. Managing Certificate Autoenrollment Using Group Policies
        4. Configuring Key Archival and Recovery
      3. Exam Preparation Tasks
        1. Review All Key Topics
        2. Complete Tables and Lists from Memory
        3. Define Key Terms
      4. End-of-Chapter Review Questions
  17. Part V: Implementing Identity Federation and Access Solutions
    1. Chapter 14. Installing and Configuring Active Directory Federation Services
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
        1. Implementing Claims-Based Authentication
        2. Configuring Authentication
        3. Implementing and Configuring Device Registration
        4. Integrating AD FS with Microsoft Passport
        5. Configuring AD FS to Enable Authentication of Users Stored in LDAP Directories
      3. Exam Preparation Tasks
        1. Review All Key Topics
        2. Complete Tables and Lists from Memory
        3. Define Key Terms
      4. End-of-Chapter Review Questions
    2. Chapter 15. Implementing Web Application Proxy
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
        1. Installing and Configuring Web Application Proxy
        2. Implementing WAP as AD FS Proxy
      3. Exam Preparation Tasks
        1. Review All Key Topics
        2. Complete Tables and Lists from Memory
        3. Define Key Terms
      4. End-of-Chapter Review Questions
    3. Chapter 16. Installing and Configuring Active Directory Rights Management Services
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
        1. Installing an Active Directory Rights Management Services Server
        2. Managing AD RMS Templates and Exclusion Policies
        3. Backing Up and Restoring AD RMS
      3. Exam Preparation Tasks
        1. Review All Key Topics
        2. Complete Tables and Lists from Memory
        3. Define Key Terms
      4. End-of-Chapter Review Questions
    4. Chapter 17. Final Preparation
      1. Tools for Final Preparation
        1. Pearson Cert Practice Test Engine and Questions on the Website
        2. Customizing Your Exams
        3. Updating Your Exams
        4. Memory Tables
        5. Chapter-Ending Review Tools
      2. Suggested Plan for Final Review/Study
      3. Summary
  18. Part VI: Appendices
    1. Appendix A. Answers to the “Do I Know This Already?” Quizzes and End-of-Chapter Review Questions
    2. Glossary of Key Terms
    3. Index
  19. Appendix B. Memory Tables
  20. Appendix C. Memory Tables Answer Key
  21. Appendix D. Study Planner