The MCSA 70-740 - Installation, Storage, and Compute with Windows Server 2016 Course and exam is designed for those who want to show that they possess the fundamental knowledge and proven skills in the area of Microsoft Windows Server 2016.

The course is suitable for anyone who want to build their career in Windows Server domain and enables them to utilize Windows Server to manage the IT infrastructure. The course covers installation, storage, and computing functionalities accessible in Windows Server 2016 and covers tasks such as installation and creating and managing images for deployment.

This MCSA 70-740 exam focuses on general installation tasks and considerations and the installation and configuration of Nano Server, in addition to the creation and management of images for deployment. It also covers local and server storage solutions, including the configuration of disks and volumes, Data Deduplication, High Availability, Disaster Recovery, Storage Spaces Direct, and Failover Clustering solutions. The exam also covers Hyper-V and containers, along with the maintenance and monitoring of servers in physical and compute environments.

About Microsoft MCSA and MCSE Certification

Microsoft have MCSA (Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate) and MCSE (Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert) Certification paths for many technical job roles. Each of these consists of passing a series of exams to earn the certification title.

The MCSA Windows Server 2016 consists of the following exams:

  • 70-740 - Installation, Storage, and Compute with Windows Server 2016
  • 70-741 - Networking with Windows Server 2016
  • 70-742 - Identity with Windows Server 2016

Elearning Portal:

Course ScreenshotThis course is delivered through our online course portal and will give students 12 months access to their materials. The course includes interactive activities that to keep the student engaged and includes Flashcards, Exercises and Quizzes related to each chapter to confirm your understanding of the subject. When returning to your studies you to return to the last point or to the furthest point you have read.

Free Trial: We recommend that students register for and access a free trial of this course prior to enrolment. As this is a digital edition of the course, refunds cannot be issued once the access code has been issued. The free trial will give you access to the first lesson of the course materials.

The 70-740 - Installation, Storage, and Compute with Windows Server 2016 Course includes the following contents:

Pre-assessment:

Pre-Assessment lets you identify the areas for improvement before you start your prep. It determines what students know about a topic before it is taught and identifies areas for improvement with question assessment before beginning the course.

Chapter & Lessons:

  • Lesson 1: Introduction

This lesson covers the following subjects: The Microsoft Certification Program; Who Should Do This Course?; What’s Inside?; What’s Included with the Course; Recommended Setup; Certification; and Objectives Maps.

  • Lesson 2: Installing Windows Server 2016

This lesson covers the following subjects: Features and Advantages of Windows Server 2016; Planning the Windows Server 2016 Installation; Activating and Servicing Windows; Using Windows Deployment Services; Understanding Features On Demand; Summary; and Exam Essentials.

  • Lesson 3: Installing in the Enterprise

This lesson covers the following subjects: Understanding Automated Deployment Options; Deploying Unattended Installations; Understanding Hyper-V; Summary; and Exam Essentials.

  • Lesson 4: Configuring Storage and Replication

This lesson covers the following subjects: Understanding File Systems; Storage in Windows Server 2016; Configuring Permissions; Configuring Disk Quotas; Windows PowerShell; Using Server Manager; Understanding Data Deduplication; Summary; and Exam Essentials.

  • Lesson 5: Understanding Hyper-V

This lesson covers the following subjects: Components of High Availability; Achieving High Availability; Understanding Network Load Balancing; Achieving High Availability with Hyper-V; Summary; and Exam Essentials.

  • Lesson 6: Configuring High Availability

This lesson covers the following subjects: Components of High Availability; Achieving High Availability; Understanding Network Load Balancing; Achieving High Availability with Hyper-V; Summary; and Exam Essentials

  • Lesson 7: Understanding Clustering

This lesson covers the following subjects: Achieving High Availability with Failover Clustering; Windows Server 2016 Clustering Features; PowerShell Commands for Clustering; Implementing Storage Spaces Direct; Summary; and Exam Essentials.

  • Lesson 8: Configuring Windows Containers

This lesson covers the following subjects: Understanding Windows Containers; Using PowerShell for Containers; Summary; and Exam Essentials.

  • Lesson 9: Maintaining Windows Server

This lesson covers the following subjects: Configuring Windows Server Updates; Understanding Backups; PowerShell Commands; Summary; and Exam Essentials.

  • Lesson 10: Understanding Monitoring

This lesson covers the following subjects: Overview of Windows Server 2016 Performance Monitoring; Using Windows Server 2016 Performance Tools; Summary and Exam Essentials.

Practice Exams:

Prepare for your exam with 60 pre-assessment questions, 2 full length tests and 60 post-assessment questions. Practice tests comes with learn, test and review modes. In learn mode, learners will attempt a question and will get immediate feedback as they move on to the next question. In test mode, learners can take a timed test simulating the actual exam conditions. In review mode, learners can read through one item at a time without attempting it.

Post Assessment:

Post-Assessments are given to students and often used in conjunction with a Pre-Assessment to measure their achievement and the effectiveness of the exam.

Additional MeasureUp Exam Preparation Software:

Official MeasureUp practice test software is included with our course materials which gives students 365 days access to over 400 Questions and Robust Explanations. MeasureUp offer quality test content so that you will be prepared for your exams. All objectives of the exam are covered in depth so students are ready for any question. The practice tests are written by industry experts in this subject area.

Please Note: The MeasureUp practice exam requires the use of Chrome as your browser in order to study with the simulation type questions and is not compatible with mobile devices.

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Performance Labs & Videos: Optional (Available for an additional £90.00) – 12 Month License

Online performance labs and videos can be purchased for £90.00 as an additional item when ordering from our website.

The labs are used to supplement training and simulate real-world, hardware, software & command line interface environments. There are 45 Performance Based Labs and 45 Video Tutorials. You can find a full list of Lab tasks here.

Live Lab Features:

  • Provide hands-on experience in a safe, online environment
  • Labs simulate real world, hardware, software & CLI environment
  • Flexible and inexpensive alternative to physical Labs
  • Comes with well-organized component library for every task
  • Explanations and remediation available

Videos on how to perform:

The labs also include 12 video lessons which can help you to understand concepts and how to accomplish certain tasks.

Prerequisites:

Candidates should have experience with local and server storage solutions including the configuration of disks and volumes, Data Deduplication, High Availability, Disaster Recovery, Storage Spaces Direct, and Failover Clustering solutions.

Course Duration & Support:

Students may register at any time and have 12 months access to the course materials. This home study course is designed as a self-study course, but email support is available for the 12 month period. As the course is self-study you can complete in as little or as long a time as you prefer.

Assessment:

Assessment is in the form of the Microsoft 70-740 Installation, Storage, and Compute with Windows Server 2016 Examination. The examination has 40-60 questions over a 120 minute period. The questions are Single choice, multiple choice, drag-and-drop, active screen, build list, case studies, and short answer formats.

The Exams are graded on a scale of 100 – 1000, and all technical exams are scaled such that the passing score is 700.

MCSA Windows Server 2016Qualification:

On completion of the MCSA 70-740 Installation, Storage, and Compute with Windows Server 2016 course, you can apply for the 70-740 exam.

Examinations must be sat at a registered Pearson VUE testing centre and are currently £113.00 + VAT. You can find or register for your nearest exam centres by selecting the Test Takers option from the Pearson Vue Website.

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