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MCSA Windows Server 2016 Complete Study Guide, 2nd Edition

Book Description

Over 1,000 pages of comprehensive exam prep for the entire MCSA certification process

MCSA Windows Server 2016 Complete Study Guide is your ultimate companion on the journey to MCSA certification. Covering exams 70-740, 70-741, 70-742, plus the upgrade exam 70-743, this book walks you through 100 percent of all exam objectives to help you achieve complete readiness. Hands-on exercises strengthen your practical skills, and real-world scenarios help you understand how these skills are used on the job. Over 500 practice questions allow you to test your understanding along the way, and the companion website gives you access to electronic flashcards, practice exams, and over an hour of expert video demonstrations. From basic networking concepts and services to Active Directory and Hyper-V, this guide provides full coverage of critical MCSA concepts and skills. This new edition has been updated for the latest Windows Server 2016 release, featuring the latest exam blueprints for the most relevant coverage.

This value-priced guide is three books in one, giving you the most comprehensive exam prep experience for all required MCSA exams. Whether you're starting from the beginning, or upgrading from the MCSA Windows Server 2012 R2 certification, arm yourself with the ultimate tool for complete and comprehensive preparation.

  • Study 100 percent of the objectives for all three MCSA exams, plus the upgrade exam
  • Practice your skills using hands-on exercises and real-world scenarios
  • Test your knowledge with over 500 challenging practice questions
  • Access online study aids including flashcards, video demos, and more!

The MCSA exams test your knowledge and skill in installation, configuration, deployment, and administration using a variety of networking tools. The scope is broad, but your complete understanding of the most up-to-date concepts and practices is critical to your success on the exam—and on the job. MCSA Windows Server 2016 Complete Study Guide covers everything you need to know, and gives you the tools to help you learn it.

Table of Contents

  1. About the Author
  2. Acknowledgments
  3. Introduction
    1. The Microsoft Certification Program
    2. Who Should Read This Book?
    3. What’s Inside?
    4. What’s Included with the Book
    5. Recommended Home Lab Setup
    6. How to Contact Sybex/Author
    7. Certification Objectives Maps
  4. Assessment Test
  5. Answers to Assessment Test
  6. Chapter 1 Installing Windows Server 2016
    1. Features and Advantages of Windows Server 2016
    2. Planning the Windows Server 2016 Installation
    3. Activating and Servicing Windows
    4. Using Windows Deployment Services
    5. Understanding Features On Demand
    6. Summary
    7. Video Resources
    8. Exam Essentials
    9. Review Questions
  7. Chapter 2 Installing in the Enterprise
    1. Understanding Automated Deployment Options
    2. Deploying Unattended Installations
    3. Understanding Hyper-V
    4. Summary
    5. Video Resources
    6. Exam Essentials
    7. Review Questions
  8. Chapter 3 Configuring Storage and Replication
    1. Understanding File Systems
    2. Storage in Windows Server 2016
    3. Configuring Permissions
    4. Configuring Disk Quotas
    5. Windows PowerShell
    6. Using Server Manager
    7. Understanding Data Deduplication
    8. Summary
    9. Video Resources
    10. Exam Essentials
    11. Review Questions
  9. Chapter 4 Understanding Hyper-V
    1. Hyper-V Overview
    2. Hyper-V Installation and Configuration
    3. Configuring Virtual Machines
    4. PowerShell Commands
    5. Summary
    6. Video Resources
    7. Exam Essentials
    8. Review Questions
  10. Chapter 5 Configuring High Availability
    1. Components of High Availability
    2. Achieving High Availability
    3. Understanding Network Load Balancing
    4. Achieving High Availability with Hyper-V
    5. Summary
    6. Video Resources
    7. Exam Essentials
    8. Review Questions
  11. Chapter 6 Understanding Clustering
    1. Achieving High Availability with Failover Clustering
    2. Windows Server 2016 Clustering Features
    3. PowerShell Commands for Clustering
    4. Implementing Storage Spaces Direct
    5. Summary
    6. Video Resources
    7. Exam Essentials
    8. Review Questions
  12. Chapter 7 Configuring Windows Containers
    1. Understanding Windows Containers
    2. Using PowerShell for Containers
    3. Summary
    4. Video Resources
    5. Exam Essentials
    6. Review Questions
  13. Chapter 8 Maintaining Windows Server
    1. Configuring Windows Server Updates
    2. Understanding Backups
    3. PowerShell Commands
    4. Summary
    5. Video Resources
    6. Exam Essentials
    7. Review Questions
  14. Chapter 9 Understanding Monitoring
    1. Overview of Windows Server 2016 Performance Monitoring
    2. Using Windows Server 2016 Performance Tools
    3. Summary
    4. Video Resources
    5. Exam Essentials
    6. Review Questions
  15. Chapter 10 Configuring TCP/IP
    1. Understanding TCP/IP
    2. Understanding IP Addressing
    3. Subnetting a Network
    4. Understanding IPv6
    5. Summary
    6. Exam Essentials
    7. Review Questions
  16. Chapter 11 Configuring DNS
    1. Introducing DNS
    2. Introducing DNS Database Zones
    3. Advantages of DNS in Windows Server 2016
    4. Introducing DNS Record Types
    5. Configuring DNS
    6. Monitoring and Troubleshooting DNS
    7. DNS PowerShell Commands
    8. Summary
    9. Exam Essentials
    10. Review Questions
  17. Chapter 12 Configuring DHCP
    1. Understanding DHCP
    2. Installing and Authorizing DHCP
    3. Creating and Managing DHCP Scopes
    4. Working with Advanced DHCP Configuration Options
    5. PowerShell Commands
    6. Summary
    7. Exam Essentials
    8. Review Questions
  18. Chapter 13 Implement IP Address Management
    1. Understanding IPAM
    2. Managing Services
    3. IPAM Access and Auditing
    4. PowerShell Commands for IPAM
    5. Summary
    6. Exam Essentials
    7. Video Resources
    8. Review Questions
  19. Chapter 14 Configuring Network Access
    1. Overview of Dial-Up Networking
    2. Overview of Virtual Private Networks
    3. Configuring Your Remote Access Server
    4. Understanding a VPN
    5. Configuring a VPN
    6. Managing Your Remote Access Server
    7. Configuring a VPN Client
    8. Configuring a Web Application Proxy
    9. Understanding DirectAccess
    10. Overview of Wireless Access
    11. Remote Access Security
    12. Configuring User Access
    13. Configuring Security
    14. PowerShell for Remote Access
    15. Summary
    16. Exam Essentials
    17. Video Resources
    18. Review Questions
  20. Chapter 15 Understanding File Services
    1. Configuring File Server Resource Manager
    2. Configure File and Disk Encryption
    3. Configuring Distributed File System
    4. Configure Advanced File Services
    5. Implementing an Audit Policy
    6. Configure and Optimize Storage
    7. Summary
    8. Exam Essentials
    9. Review Questions
  21. Chapter 16 Configuring High Availability
    1. Components of High Availability
    2. Achieving High Availability
    3. Understanding Network Load Balancing
    4. Achieving High Availability with Failover Clustering
    5. Windows Server 2016 Clustering Features
    6. PowerShell Commands for Clustering
    7. Implementing Storage Spaces Direct
    8. Achieving High Availability with Hyper-V
    9. Summary
    10. Exam Essentials
    11. Video Resources
    12. Review Questions
  22. Chapter 17 Implementing Software Defined Networking
    1. Understanding Software Defined Networking
    2. Hyper-V Overview
    3. Hyper-V Installation and Configuration
    4. Configuring Virtual Machines
    5. PowerShell Commands
    6. Summary
    7. Exam Essentials
    8. Review Questions
  23. Chapter 18 Installing Active Directory
    1. Verifying the File System
    2. Verifying Network Connectivity
    3. Understanding Domain and Forest Functionality
    4. Planning the Domain Structure
    5. Installing Active Directory
    6. Verifying Active Directory Installation
    7. Creating and Configuring Application Data Partitions
    8. Configuring DNS Integration with Active Directory
    9. Summary
    10. Exam Essentials
    11. Review Questions
  24. Chapter 19 Administer Active Directory
    1. Active Directory Overview
    2. An Overview of OUs
    3. Planning the OU Structure
    4. Creating OUs
    5. Managing OUs
    6. Troubleshooting OUs
    7. Creating and Managing Active Directory Objects
    8. Using Group Policy for Security
    9. Publishing Active Directory Objects
    10. Using the Command Prompt for Active Directory Configuration
    11. PowerShell for Active Directory
    12. Summary
    13. Exam Essentials
    14. Review Questions
  25. Chapter 20 Maintaining Active Directory
    1. Overview of Network Planning
    2. Overview of Active Directory Replication and Sites
    3. Implementing Sites and Subnets
    4. Configuring Replication
    5. Monitoring and Troubleshooting Active Directory Replication
    6. Reasons for Creating Multiple Domains
    7. Creating Domain Trees and Forests
    8. Demoting a Domain Controller
    9. Managing Multiple Domains
    10. Maintain Active Directory
    11. Summary
    12. Exam Essentials
    13. Review Questions
  26. Chapter 21 Implementing GPOs
    1. Introducing Group Policy
    2. Planning a Group Policy Strategy
    3. Implementing Group Policy
    4. Managing Group Policy
    5. Deploying Software Through a GPO
    6. Implementing Software Deployment
    7. Configuring Software Deployment Settings
    8. Troubleshooting Group Policies
    9. Summary
    10. Exam Essentials
    11. Review Questions
  27. Chapter 22 Understanding Certificates
    1. Features of Windows Server 2016 Certificate Services
    2. PowerShell for AD CS
    3. Summary
    4. Exam Essentials
    5. Review Questions
  28. Chapter 23 Configure Access and Information Protection Solutions
    1. Implement Active Directory Federation Services
    2. Workplace Join
    3. Active Directory Rights Management Services
    4. Configuring a Web Application Proxy
    5. PowerShell Commands
    6. Summary
    7. Exam Essentials
    8. Review Questions
  29. Appendix Answers to the Review Questions
    1. Chapter 1: Installing Windows Server 2016
    2. Chapter 2: Installing in the Enterprise
    3. Chapter 3: Configuring Storage and Replication
    4. Chapter 4: Understanding Hyper-V
    5. Chapter 5: Configuring High Availability
    6. Chapter 6: Understanding Clustering
    7. Chapter 7: Configuring Windows Containers
    8. Chapter 8: Maintaining Windows Server
    9. Chapter 9: Understanding Monitoring
    10. Chapter 10: Configuring TCP/IP
    11. Chapter 11: Configuring DNS
    12. Chapter 12: Configuring DHCP
    13. Chapter 13: Implement IP Address Management
    14. Chapter 14: Configuring Network Access
    15. Chapter 15: Understanding File Services
    16. Chapter 16: Configuring High Availability
    17. Chapter 17: Implementing Software Defined Networking
    18. Chapter 18: Installing Active Directory
    19. Chapter 19: Administer Active Directory
    20. Chapter 20: Maintaining Active Directory
    21. Chapter 21: Implementing GPOs
    22. Chapter 22: Understanding Certificates
    23. Chapter 23: Configure Access and Information Protection Solutions
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