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MCSA Windows Server 2016 Study Guide: Exam 70-742, 2nd Edition

Book Description

Comprehensive preparation for the final MCSA exam, updated for Windows Server 2016

MCSA Windows Server 2016 Study Guide: Exam 70-742 is the ultimate preparation resource for the third and final MCSA exam. Tightly focused and highly relevant, this guide provides everything you need to go into the exam fully prepared; expert coverage of all exam objectives helps ensure comprehensive understanding, and hundreds of practice questions help you track your progress and prioritize areas most in need of review. Access to online study aids allows you to study on the go, with electronic flashcards, practice tests, and a glossary to help you get the most out of your preparation plan. Hands-on exercises test your practical skills, while real-world scenarios give you a preview of how MCSA skills and concepts are applied in the workplace.

Bestselling author and four-time Microsoft MVP, William Panek, covers server deployment, maintenance, and management; file and print server configuration; network services and access; Active Directory; Group Policy; server infrastructure and more, this book is your comprehensive companion for the latest exam.

  • Study 100 percent of Exam 70-742 objectives, updated for Windows Server 2016
  • Practice your skills with real-world hands-on exercises
  • Review from anywhere with access to online study aids
  • Assess your readiness with challenging practice exams

Windows Server 2016 includes enhancements to Hyper-V, Storage Spaces, and Active Directory, along with many brand new and updated features—all of which are reflected in the latest exam. To ensure complete readiness and avoid exam-day surprises, it is critical that your study resources be up-to-date and comprehensive in scope; MCSA Windows Server 2016 Study Guide: Exam 70-742 covers everything you need to know, with a practical approach that promotes true understanding.

Table of Contents

  1. Acknowledgments
  2. About the Author
  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 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
  7. Chapter 2 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
  8. Chapter 3 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
  9. Chapter 4 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
  10. Chapter 5 Understanding Certificates
    1. Features of Windows Server 2016 Certificate Services
    2. PowerShell for AD CS
    3. Summary
    4. Exam Essentials
    5. Review Questions
  11. Chapter 6 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
  12. Appendix Answers to Review Questions
    1. Chapter 1: Installing Active Directory
    2. Chapter 2: Administer Active Directory
    3. Chapter 3: Maintaining Active Directory
    4. Chapter 4: Implementing GPOs
    5. Chapter 5: Understanding Certificates
    6. Chapter 6: Configure Access and Information Protection Solutions
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