The MCSA 70-741 Networking with Windows Server 2016 Course and exam is designed for those who want to prove their knowledge and skills in the core and advanced networking technologies that are used in Windows Server 2016.

The course is suitable for anyone familiar with the functionalities and networking features available in Windows Server 2016, and who are looking to reinforce their existing skills and learn about new networking technology changes. This certification helps candidates in enhancing their core skills in operating Windows Server 2016, making them knowledgeable and valuable in the IT industry. Earning MCSA 70-741 certification implies that candidates are qualified professionals who are capable to complete tasks and resolve issues in less time.

This MCSA 70-741 exam focuses on the networking features and functionality available in Windows Server 2016. It covers DNS, DHCP, and IPAM implementations, in addition to remote access solutions, such as VPN and Direct Access. It also covers DFS and BranchCache solutions, high performance network features and functionality, and implementation of software-defined networking (SDN) solutions, such as Hyper-V Network Virtualization (HNV) and Network Controller.

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 70-741 Networking with Windows Server 2016 Online Course includes the following contents:


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: Configuring TCP/IP

This lesson covers the following subjects: Understanding TCP/IP; Understanding IP Addressing; Subnetting a Network; Understanding IPv6; Summary and Exam Essentials.

  • Lesson 3: Configuring DNS

This lesson covers the following subjects: Introducing DNS; Introducing DNS Database Zones; Advantages of DNS in Windows Server2016; Introducing DNS Record Types; Configuring DNS; Monitoring and Troubleshooting DNS; DNS PowerShell Commands; Summary; and Exam Essentials.

  • Lesson 4: Configuring DHCP

This lesson covers the following subjects: Understanding DHCP; Installing and Authorizing DHCP; Creating and Managing DHCP Scopes; Working with Advanced DHCP Configuration Options; PowerShell Commands; Summary; and Exam Essentials.

  • Lesson 5: Implement IP Address Management

This lesson covers the following subjects: Understanding IPAM; Managing Services; IPAM Access and Auditing; PowerShell Commands for IPAM; Summary; and Exam Essentials.

  • Lesson 6: Configuring Network Access

This lesson covers the following subjects: Overview of Dial-Up Networking; Overview of Virtual Private Networks; Configuring Your Remote Access Server; Understanding a VPN; Configuring a VPN; Managing Your Remote Access Server; Configuring a VPN Client; Configuring a Web Application Proxy; Understanding DirectAccess; Overview of Wireless Access; Remote Access Security; Configuring User Access; Configuring Security; PowerShell for Remote Access; Summary; and Exam Essentials.

  • Lesson 7: Understanding File Services

This lesson covers the following subjects: Configuring File Server Resource Manager; Configure File and Disk Encryption; Configuring Distributed File System; Configure Advanced File Services; Implementing an Audit Policy; Configure and Optimize Storage; Summary; and Exam Essentials.

  • Lesson 8: Configuring High Availability

This lesson covers the following subjects: Components of High Availability; Achieving High Availability; Understanding Network Load Balancing; Achieving High Availability with FailoverClustering; Windows Server 2016 Clustering Features; PowerShell Commands for Clustering; Implementing Storage Spaces Direct; Achieving High Availability with Hyper-V; Summary; and Exam Essentials.

  • Lesson 9: Maintaining Windows Server

This lesson covers the following subjects: Understanding Software Defined Networking; Hyper-V Overview; Hyper-V Installation and Configuration; Configuring Virtual Machines; PowerShell Commands; 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.

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 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 9 video lessons which can help you to understand concepts and how to accomplish certain tasks.


Candidates should have familiarity with implementing and managing DNS, DHCP, and IPAM, as well as deploying remote access solutions such as VPN and RADIUS. Candidates should also have experience managing DFS and branch cache solutions, configuring high performance network features and functionality, and implementing Software Defined Networking (SDN) solutions such as Hyper-V Network Virtualization (HNV) and Network Controller.

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 is in the form of the Microsoft 70-741 Networking 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 70-741 Networking 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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