Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Certification Training – 70-742 Exam

Video description

This course examines the key identity technologies in Windows Server 2016, including Active Directory, Group Policy, Certificate Services, Federation, and Rights Management. Identity is the cornerstone of security, and this course provides the key skills to architect and implement identity using Windows Server 2016. We explore the technologies and how solutions can be architected and managed. By the end of this course, you'll be able to take advantage of all the key identity technologies in Windows Server 2016 and be one step closer to the Windows Server 2016 MCSA.

What you'll learn

  • Learn to architect an Active Directory solution
  • How to protect data using Azure Information Protection
  • How to deploy configuration using Group Policy
  • How to utilize internal certificate services
  • Provides critical skills as part of MCSA Windows Server 2016 preparation
  • Enables management of Active Directory and Group Policy


  • Basic knowledge of Windows Server deployment
  • Basic knowledge of PowerShell

John Savill is a Windows technical specialist, an 11-time MVP, an MCSE for Windows Server 2016 and Azure, a CISSP and he's ITIL certified. He is the author of the popular FAQ for Windows and a senior contributing editor to Windows IT Pro. John is the author of eight books, with the most recent being Mastering Azure Infrastructure Services (Wiley) and Mastering Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V (Wiley). John speaks at many major industry events such as IT/Dev Connections, TechEd, Ignite, IT Transformation, and Hybrid Identity Protection in addition to having online training available on O’Reilly plus a huge collection on his YouTube channel ( Follow John on Twitter at @NTFAQGuy.

Table of contents

  1. Introduction
    1. Welcome to the Course
    2. About the Author
  2. Active Directory Domain Services
    1. Active Directory Overview
    2. Understanding Forests and Trees
    3. Installing Active Directory Domain Services
    4. Creating a new Domain in a new Forest
    5. Adding and removing Domain Controllers
    6. Installing a DC on Server Core
    7. Installing a DC from Media
    8. Domain Trust Types and Advanced Trust Configuration (Trust Authentication, SID Filtering, Name Suffix Routing)
    9. Multi-Forest Environment Management
    10. Domain and Forest Levels
    11. Global Catalogs
    12. Using Read-Only Domain Controllers
    13. Understanding Flexible Single Master Operations (FSMO) Roles
    14. Managing FSMO Roles
    15. Configure UPN Suffixes
  3. Domain Controller and Site Management
    1. Upgrading Domain Controllers
    2. Upgrading Domains
    3. Active Directory Site Introduction
    4. Creating Active Directory Sites and Site Links
    5. View DNS Service Records
    6. Configure DNS Site Coverage
    7. Domain Controllers in Azure
    8. Move Domain Controllers Between Sites
    9. Domain Controller Cloning
    10. NTDS Management and Metadata Cleanup
    11. Backing Up Active Directory
    12. Performing Active Directory Restoration
    13. Using Active Directory Snapshots
  4. Active Directory Object Management
    1. Active Directory Object Types
    2. Creating Active Directory Users
    3. Creating Active Directory Computers and Joining a Domain
    4. Managing User and Computer Objects with Graphical Tools
    5. Managing User and Computer Objects with PowerShell
    6. Using Organizational Units
    7. Active Directory Group Types
    8. Managing Active Directory Groups
    9. Managing Active Directory Groups with Group Policy
    10. Using Virtual Accounts
    11. Using the Active Direcotry Recycle Bin
    12. Privileged Access Management Overview
  5. Active Directory Policies
    1. Active Directory Policies
    2. Managed Service Accounts and Group Managed Service Accounts
    3. Configure Kerberos Constrained Delegation
    4. Manage Service Principal Names
    5. Configure Password Policy Settings
    6. Use Password Settings Objects
    7. Configure Account Policies
  6. Group Policy
    1. Group Policy
    2. Using Group Policy WMI Filters
    3. Implementing Group Policy Preferences and Item-Level Targeting
    4. Configuring Group Policy Slow Link Processing Options
    5. Creating Custom Administrative Templates
    6. Convert ADM Files to ADMX Files
    7. Configure Software Installation, Folder Redirection and Scripts
    8. Configure Group Policy Caching
    9. Forcing Group Policy update
    10. Backing up and restoring GPOs
    11. Delegate Group Policy Management
    12. Troubleshooting Group Policy Applications and Common Causes of Problems
    13. Using Advanced Group Policy Management (AGPM)
  7. Active Directory Certificate Services
    1. Overview of Public Key Infrastructure (PKI)
    2. Installing ADCS
    3. Configuring Enterprise Certificate Authority (CA)
    4. Implementing Automatic Certificate Deployment and Renewal
    5. Implementing Key Archival and Recovery Processes
    6. Designing Separation of Roles with ADCS
  8. Active Directory Federation Services
    1. The need for ADFS and how it works
    2. Installing ADFS
    3. Configuring ADFS
    4. Integrating ADFS with Cloud Services
    5. Integration with Azure Active Directory
    6. Updating Certificates with Azure AD Connect
  9. Web Application Proxy
    1. WAP Overview
    2. Deploying WAP
    3. Publish Apps with WAP
    4. Publish Remote Desktop Gateway with WAP
  10. Active Directory Rights Management Services
    1. Ways to Protect Data
    2. Active Directory RMS and Azure RMS
    3. Using Microsoft Rights Management Connector and RMS
  11. Conclusion
    1. Wrap Up and Thank You

Product information

  • Title: Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Certification Training – 70-742 Exam
  • Author(s): John Savill
  • Release date: December 2017
  • Publisher(s): O'Reilly Media, Inc.
  • ISBN: 9781492032175