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In this intermediate Microsoft Server 2016 training, Keith Barker covers the objectives in the 70-741 exam — the second of three exams required to earn the MCSA: Windows Server 2016 certification.
MCSA: Server 2016 is broken into three exams that mirror the three stages of implementing Server 2016 in an enterprise environment. This 70-741 training covers networking with Windows Server 2016. This Server 2016 course not only covers the management of Microsoft software-defined networking products like Hyper-V Network Virtualization (HNV) and Network Controller, but also foundational networking topics.
Once you're done with this Microsoft skills training, you'll know how to implement DNS, DHCP, and IPAM, network connectivity and remote access solutions, and core and distributed network solutions. By completing this 70-741 training, systems administrators will prove they're ready to implement an advanced network infrastructure.
For anyone who manages their Microsoft training, this Server 2016 training can be used for 70-741 exam prep, on-boarding new systems administrators, or as part of a team training plan.
70-741: What You Need to Know
For any systems administrator using this training for exam preparation, our MCSA: Windows Server 2016 course maps to the Microsoft 70-741 exams objectives, and covers topics including:
- Configuring Receive Side Scaling (RSS) and Quality of Service (QoS) with Data Center Bridging (DCB)
- Installing and configuring DHCP servers and DHCP Relay Agent
- Implementing IP Address Management (IPAM)
- Configuring DNS servers, DNS zones, and DNS records
- Implementing a Distributed File System (DFS) solutions and BranchCache
- Using the Network Policy Server (NPS) as a RADIUS server
- Implementing Software-Defined Networking (SDN)
- Configuring IPv4 and IPv6 addressing
- Implementing a virtual private network (VPN), DirectAccess, and Network Address Translation (NAT) solutions
Who Should Take 70-741 Training?
This Server 2016 training is considered associate-level Microsoft training, which means it was designed for systems administrators. This 70-741 course is valuable for new IT professionals with at least a year of experience with Microsoft servers and experienced systems administrators looking to validate their Microsoft skills.
New or aspiring systems administrators. IT professionals learn their skills both in the classroom and on the job. The question of whether to take training first and then get experience, or to go for the experience first is a decision left with the individual. Those who take this MCSA: Server 2016 training will be developing essential software-defined networking skills. It may be just the ticket for new sysadmins to accelerate their IT career advancement.
Experienced systems administrators. Every technology you learn now becomes part of a larger structure of knowledge later. While you may already have experience and knowledge about servers and how to implement them, 70-741 covers more advanced networking topics that bring you one step closer to becoming a systems engineer.